Tired of pet hair dust bunnies and a couch covered in pet hair?

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My poor Dyson vacuum cleaner is exhausted!  You do your best to keep up with it, but it’s a never-ending problem that can really be frustrating. Unfortunately, shedding is a normal part of life – for your pet and for you. All pets shed at least a little. It’s not something you can “cure” or stop.  All you can do is find the best ways to manage it.

There are some great products on the market that make it easier to clean up the mess, but we think that the most important step you can take is to control the problem at it source.  In other words, try to control the shedding before it happens.

Brushing is a great way to cut down on shedding.  Much of the hair that is removed from your pet’s coat will remain on the brush for you to discard – instead of winding up on your floors and furniture.  You should try to brush your pet regularly.  Not only will it help to cut down on shedding in your home, it will help keep your pet’s coat healthy and shiny. (Plus many pets love the attention from their owners…it’s like a personal day at the spa for them!)

Veterinarians and groomers have a lot of professional tools that are even more effective than regular brushing.  These tools do an amazing job of grooming your pet because they are designed to reach through your pet’s coat to his undercoat, which is the true source of shedding. These tools are wonderful, but they have rarely been available for home use.

Fortunately for pet owners, that is changing.  We both sell and use the FURminator at the Animal Hospital of Polaris. As the leader in de-shedding, FURminator provides effective solutions to reduce shedding and improve your pet’s skin and coat health. Stop in today to try one out, talk with our staff and determine if this solution may be the right answer to keeping your pet (and your house) free from unwanted, excess hair!

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