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The temperatures are slowly rising again, the sun breaks through the clouds more often, and the thick fur of our four-legged friends is slowly becoming impractical and warm. Your fur noses must slowly but surely get a new chic summer hairstyle and get rid of their excessive winter fur. During the time of the fur change, you must support your four-legged friends with the right equipment to deal with all the loose fur. I have put together a few tips and tricks here to make this hairy affair a little more pleasant for you and your fur nose.
Tips & tricks for changing fur
Dogs usually change their fur twice a year – in spring and autumn. The hair is often more intense in spring than in autumn. The change of fur in the dog depends on the temperature and daylight duration. When the air warms up in spring, and the sun shines more often, the balls of fur in the house or apartment get more prominent, and the vacuum cleaner rarely stops.
Combing and brushing the fur
Almost all four-legged friends like to be brushed and combed during the change of fur to get rid of annoying hair more quickly. It is advisable to brush the skin of your favourite with the right brush or comb every day. You may have to try out several combs to find the right one for your four-legged friend. In any case, it should not be too sharp-edged and should be covered with plastic knobs on the ends of particularly sensitive animals. When combing, you should pay attention to it. That is brushed in the direction of growth of the fur since this is more pleasant for the animal. If the coat is particularly dense and long, you should first lift the topcoat and comb through the undercoat well.
Of course, not every pet is immediately enthusiastic about being brushed. Many need a more or less long familiarization phase, and some will probably never like it. 😉 In this case, you should not overwhelm your animal and slowly get used to combing and brushing it with a lot of good talk and rewards. Since a brush is a foreign object for many four-legged friends, a thorough sniffing and examination are essential.
Proper nutrition when changing fur
Of course, healthy and species-appropriate nutrition of the animal when changing fur is also an advantage. There are many specialized types of food, for example, from Science Plan, which support dogs and cats with their ingredients and ensure a healthy, shiny coat. Of course, you can also add unsaturated fatty acids to the feed and thus promote the skin and hair metabolism. Fish, flax, and hemp oil are particularly well tolerated and helpful. However, it would be best if you were careful with the dosage that too much oil can cause indigestion.
The addition of vitamin A, zinc, or vitamin B complex preparation can also do good since these substances support hair growth, hair renewal, and the function of the sebaceous glands. Cats should be offered fresh cat grass every day during the change of fur because your fur nose now picks up even more hair than usual when cleaning and often has to choke it out again as a ball of fur.
Remove hair from the apartment.
Another problem that comes up during the time of the fur change and is more likely to bother the two-legged than the four-legged is the accumulation of hair in the entire apartment. It is often complicated to remove all fur from furniture and clothing. Of course, it primarily helps to brush the animal thoroughly so that it cannot lose so much hair in the first place. Nevertheless, some hair often gets stuck somewhere, which you then have to remove. The animal hair remover “Tidy” from CARPET will help you here. It is the solution for annoying animal hair. No matter whether the hair is on your upholstered furniture, car seats, carpets, or your four-legged friend’s favourite blanket, it can be brushed away. The great thing is that this brush works much better and is more thorough than other brushes or sponges.
You can also use the tumble dryer to remove animal hair. Just take the dry clothes and put them in the dryer. The animal hair ends up collecting in the fluff filter, and the clothes are hair-free. 😉
We wish you much success in the fight against hair in the change of fur and hope that our tips have helped you further.