These Things Help Minimize Pet Hair at Home

Grooming Expert Reveals These Unique Things That Can Help Prevent Allergies This Spring

During spring, the mixture of pet dander, tiny, microscopic flakes of skin shed by animals with fur or feathers, and pet hair can significantly worsen allergy symptoms for many. 

Luckily, Jennie Smith, owner of Dogs Own Grooming, explains some strategic grooming practices and innovative cleaning methods to help you maintain a comfortable, allergen-reduced home to ensure an enjoyable spring season regardless of what allergens are floating around your house. 

Regular Grooming Sessions….But With The Right Brush

“Regular grooming is one of the best ways to reduce pet hair, dander, and pollen in your home. However, effective grooming requires the right tools, such as deshedding brushes, grooming gloves, and undercoat rakes. A regular brush just isn’t going to cut it for dogs,” says Jennie. 

“Having the right tools makes a substantial difference, especially in long-haired breeds. Professional grooming services offer deep cleaning and thorough grooming that can be hard to achieve at home, but for those times between professional sessions, establishing a routine of brushing your pet a few times a week with the right tools will significantly reduce allergens in your environment,” advises Jennie. 

Invest in High-Efficiency Cleaning Tools…It’s Worth It

“Investing in high-quality cleaning tools is essential to combat pet hair and dander. Vacuum cleaners equipped with HEPA filters are particularly effective, as they can capture particles as small as pet dander. For air quality, air purifiers with HEPA filters can remove allergens from the air, relieving allergy sufferers,” says Jennie. 

Create an Allergen-Reduced Space & Wash Pet Bedding Regularly

“If you suffer from severe allergies, creating zones in your home where pets are not allowed can significantly reduce exposure to allergens. These pet-free areas, like an office or bedroom, provide a haven, especially during peak pollen seasons,” comments Jennie.

“Regularly wash pet bedding, toys, and even your pet’s favourite lounging blankets in hot water to kill allergens and opt for furniture that doesn’t trap hair as easily to create an allergen-reduced living environment,” says Jennie.

Your Pet’s Diet Matters

“A pet’s diet directly impacts its skin and coat health, which affects how much it sheds. Foods rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can improve coat health, reducing shedding and dander production. Remember, a healthy pet sheds less,” says Jennie.

“Regular veterinary check-ups will help identify any underlying health issues that may cause excessive shedding, so make sure you are regularly taking your pet to the vet,” advises Jennie.

Explore New Pet Care Solutions

“From wearable pet garments designed to reduce shedding to grooming gadgets that trap hair and dander, these innovative products can significantly help maintain a cleaner home. Look for ones that your pet is most comfortable with and that fits into your lifestyle” suggests Jennie.

The battle against pet hair and dander is ongoing, especially during the allergy-inducing spring season. Yet, with the right combination of grooming, cleaning, and pet care strategies, it is possible to create a comfortable living space for everyone in the household. 

Featured Photo by Brittany Colette on Unsplash.

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