Dog Grooming
If you’re like many loving pet owners, you love your pup, but you’re always looking for answers to this important question: how to reduce dog shedding? Man’s best friend is an awesome companion, but tends to leave a trail of pesky hairs that cover your favorite couches, chairs, carpets and beds. What’s a loving pet owner to do?

Below, we’ll offer a few handy dog shedding solutions that can help you control Fido’s shedding so you can spend less time cleaning, and more time snuggling.

How to Stop Dog Shedding – A Few Tips

Fleas, Be Gone!

If your pooch has flea problems, it’s best to tackle those as soon as possible. The more their skin is irritated, the more they will scratch. And the more your dog scratches, the more hair falls out onto your carpets, chairs and sofas. To prevent dandruff and excessive shedding, bathe your dog regularly (but not too much) or talk to your veterinarian about treatment options.

Brush Your Dog’s Hair Regularly

The more you brush your dog’s hair, the less likely they are to lose it. As their hair grows in, be sure to keep a brush or de-shedding tool handy. By scooping up all the surface hair on your dog’s coat after it grows in, you’ll reduce the amount of pet hair that ends up in your home.

Blow-dry after Baths

After Fido’s bath, you can reduce shedding by towel drying, and then follow with the coolest setting on a blow dryer. Be sure to blow the hair in the opposite direction that it grows.  You’ll blow out loose hair from your pup’s coat that you can scoop up so it doesn’t end up on your sofa.

Throw Some Doggy Vitamins in the Mix

If you add specially formulated, vitamin-filled dog food to Fido’s diet, your dog’s skin and coat will thank you. These nourishing vitamins keep their skin healthy and reduce itching, which means less loose hair on your carpets. Woohoo!

Best Methods for Cleaning Dog Hair

Once you’ve taken preventative measures to reduce the amount of shedding in your home, inevitably you’ll find some dog hair on your carpets and furniture. If you can’t find the time or don’t feel like cleaning it yourself, consider professional dog hair shedding solutions that can do the work for you. Professional cleaning technicians can use powerful, industrial-strength cleaning equipment that can dig into your carpet and upholstery to remove dog hair, dirt, stains and more.

How to Stop Dog Shedding – Recap

  1. Zap fleas ASAP!
  2. Brush your dog’s hair regularly.
  3. Blow-dry after baths.
  4. Pump up the nutrition.
  5. Call a professional cleaning service to do the work for you!


Feeling a bit better about Fido’s shedding? You should. With a few helpful adjustments and occasional professional carpet cleaning, you can reduce the amount of pet hair in your home, while still keeping your pup happy.


Phil Kearny is a COIT expert and has a passion for writing about the latest developments in carpet-cleaning techniques.  He recommends the professional services of COIT Carpet Cleaning to help remove surface pet hair, as well as pet hair and allergens stuck deep within your carpets and upholstery.

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