Dear Home-Ec 101,
How do you control the dog hair in the house and keep the little ones from turning into little puppies themselves? Vacuuming does not seem to be enough.
Buried in dog hair
I have 2 cats and a dog, so I feel your pain. We’ve had times where we brushed so much hair off our cats, we could have made a new cat. We seriously considered knitting a cat hair sweater, but we’re all too busy.
Fortunately, we discovered methods to lessen the cat and dog hair in the house, and none too soon- all that hair kept clogging our vacuum. It really irks me to have to take a vacuum apart. With the new method, we only clog our vacuum every once in awhile.
The key to controlling the shedding is to groom, groom, groom! Use a good brush specifically designed to control shedding, and brush your dog every single day. Heather always brushes her dog outside, but I live in a colder climate than she does, and I can say brushing your dog in the bathroom is a good alternative to brushing outside when it is too cold.
The other key to controlling shedding is to use Brewer’s Yeast in their diet.
The grooming and Brewer’s Yeast combo will make the shedding quite minimal, as long as you keep up with it. (Sometimes I forget, and that’s when the vacuum clogging occurs!)
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