Last updated: January 31st, 2023

If you own a dog, you know that you’ve made a couple of compromises just by purchasing this furry family member. If you own a dog like a Boston Terrier, Pomeranian, or Shih Tzu, it’s going to shed dog hair like crazy – and there isn’t anything you can do about it. Cat breeds like Bobtail, Chartreux, and Maine Coon are known for being fur nightmares.

By taking a couple of preventative steps you’ll be able to manage the amount of pet hair you have to deal with, and by calling in the right professionals, you’ll be able to banish large amounts of fur from collecting in your home or on your furniture.

Groom your pet outside

This should be a little bit of a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at the amount of people that get lazy when it comes to grooming their dogs. A lot of people end up doing the grooming while watching one of their favourite shows in the living room.

This is a no-no.

You always want to groom your pets outside (or ideally take them to a professional groomer). Grooming your pets outside is important for no other reason than to make sure no extra pet hair makes it into your home.

Limit shedding as much as possible with a better diet

A lot of people are very surprised to learn that their dogs’ diets can have a dramatic impact on the amount of shedding. Boost the nutrients that your dog or pets gets on a regular basis by adding extra omega-3 fatty acids to the mix. You’ll not only be able to cut down on their shedding but also improve the quality of their coat, reduce allergies, and help these dogs and cats get a natural boost of energy along the way. You can find omega-3 fatty acids in some pet foods, or you can buy liquid or gel cap supplements for your pet.

Call in the experts

You can vacuum, sweep, and dust several times daily, but over the years you’ll need a more intensive solution to pet hair buildup. This is especially important if you or any visitors have allergies. Fortunately, you can tackle pet hair by calling Ja-Doc Inglis for deep carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning to help your carpet and furniture look like new. With professional-grade equipment and cleaning products, an Ottawa carpet cleaning service will take care of it all so you can spend time playing with your furry friend instead of vacuuming.