Shedding is very natural in dogs, and all dogs shed. Some shed less, some shed more, but they all come with this “problem.” However, there are things you can do to improve the situation and reduce the amount of dog hair you find around your home.
If you've got a shedder dog, the first thing you may need to change is how you are grooming your pooch. A few preventative measures will reduce the amount of shed dog hair. Your dog may also enjoy it more than he likes you using a pet hair vacuum or broom.
Let’s go over the most popular methods of getting rid of extra hair:
1. Brushing brushing brushing
The first step to help with Beagle shedding is brushing. Ideally, you should be brushing your Beagle every single day. You should be able to purchase a special grooming brush from a pet store or even from your local vet.
Bristle brush or rubber brush works very well for Beagles
When you regularly brush your dog, it allows you monitor how much hair is leaving his body. Sometimes, excessive shedding can be a sign of certain diseases in dogs.
As an added bonus, brushing your Beagle every day is an excellent way to bond with them.
2. Food is important
If you feed your Beagle a healthy and nutritious diet, then this will aid in lessening the amount of hair your Beagle sheds. So make sure you choose a quality and reputable brand of dog food for your beloved Beagle. It’s also a good idea to check the back of the packet to make sure it holds all the important nutrients your Beagle needs.
3. Bath time
Another great tip to deal with your Beagle shedding is to give your beloved pet regular baths. When bathing your Beagle, it’s really important that you don’t use human shampoo as this isn’t meant for dogs. Instead, purchase some special dog shampoo from your local pet store or vet.
Vet recommends bathing a dog once a month and so do many professional dog groomers. Bathing more often can lead to dry skin and brittle hair. Make sure you know how to do it right and bathe a dog effectively yet not scare him off.
4. Olive oil
Try adding a tablespoon of olive oil to your dog's food on a daily basis. Olive oil, which is almost without taste, contains omega-3 fatty acids that help condition the skin and provide a healthy, shiny coat. It helps curtail shedding in many breeds.
If your Beagle seems to be shedding an unusually large amount of hair to what they normally do, then it might be a good idea to make an appointment with your local vet. They will be able to check your Beagle out to make sure there is nothing out of the ordinary going on.
- A simple way to get rid of unwanted Beagle hair around your home is to vacuum on a regular basis.
- Lint rollers are an excellent way to help remove unwanted Beagle hair from your furniture and clothing. They are a very handy devise to have around if you do own a Beagle. You simply roll the lint roller over your clothing or furniture and the sticky tape on the roller will pick up any stray Beagle hairs.
- A great way to deal with the hair from your Beagle shedding is to make sure your couch has removable covers. When these covers get too ‘hairy’ just simply remove and wash them.