Use these tips to help your pet during allergy season.
A recent spring cleaning survey from the Soap and Detergent Association reveals that 60 percent of Americans believe that spring is the best time to rid the house of dirt and clutter. This is especially true for pet parents, who may need to put some extra “oomph” into their annual ritual to eliminate allergy causing dander. Luckily, pet lifestyle expert Sandy Robins has put together her tips for a successful and pet-safe cleaning session.
Grooming is the most essential method in helping to control pet dander and allergies. Dander is the cause of most pet-related allergies for people, and depending on breed and coat type, some dogs will have more than others. The frequency of grooming depends greatly on these factors, so it’s always best to speak to with a professional groomer before starting any at-home grooming routine. In most cases, the average dog should be groomed every four to eight weeks.
FURminator grooming solutions
Robins suggests utilizing a grooming tool like the FURminator for dogs and cats, which helps to get rid of excess fur and flakes. She says “I love these tools because they reduce shedding and quickly remove loose hair. Plus, grooming your pet at home is a great way to bond with them.”
Bathing pets will also help to eliminate dirt, debris and dander from a pet’s coat. Choose a fragrance-free, exfoliating shampoo to remove dead skin from the coat and allow more moisture to stay locked in. After washing, dry effortlessly with the Furminator Fur Dry towel. “The wet pet smell can be overpowering.
There's no more "wet pet smell" with the FURminator Fur Dry Towel.
This towel utilizes unique microfiber technology to draw water away from a dog’s coat for a quick dry and cut back down on that dreaded smell,” says Robins. In addition, she suggests using a water bottle to mist down a pet’s coat, especially in the dryer months. “This will help keep the skin hydrated and cut down on dander.”
Keep your pup smelling great between baths.
In between baths, use a shed control conditioning spray to keep dogs smelling good and tangle-free. This will moisturize, sooth and leave a dog’s coat and skin soft, shiny, healthy and shed-free. Robins says, “I love Shed Control Conditioning Dog Spraybecause the clean cucumber melon scent smells amazing and the fact that it is an alcohol-free formula means it is safe to use as often as needed.”
Another key component to fighting pet dander and ultimately reducing allergies is nutrition. Continue reading »