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How To Remove Pet Hair & Odour From Our Homes

While it’s healthy for a dog to lose damaged hair by shedding his coat, it can be frustrating for pet owners who feel as though all they do is vacuum up piles of fluff! The frequency and amount of hair that is shed depends on several factors, but dog owners who choose to groom their dog at home can often keep shedding under control. 

Here are our Vet's suggestions on how to get rid of pet hair and odour from our homes.

1.Regular Baths with Captain Zack Shampoo once every 7 to 10 Days

Bathing your dog not only cleans his coat, but also helps to remove dead hair. Deshedding shampoos and conditioners contain moisturisers and omega fatty acids to hydrate your dog’s skin and fur to create healthier, stronger follicles. These shampoos and conditioners can also help to loosen and remove your dog’s excess undercoat. Bathing your dog regularly and
grooming him using brushes or a deshedding tool once he’s dry can significantly combat shedding.

Check out Captain Zack's Complete Bathing & Grooming Range - Here!

2.Brush your dog's coat twice a day daily

Depending on your dog’s coat type, you may need to brush your dog every day or only once a month! There are several types of brushes:

  • Bristle Brush – This brush is good for all coat types, but a brush with more widely spaced and longer bristles should be used on dogs with a longer coat.Coarser hair may require stiffer bristles.
  • Wire-Pin Brush – This type of brush is good for curly, woolly coats that range in length from medium to long.
  • Slicker Brush - Made with fine wire bristles, a slicker brush is useful for removing mats and tangles.
  • Combs - Rubber curry combs massage your dog’s skin and help to remove dead hair from short-haired dogs.
3. Use vacuum cleaning for daily home cleaning
 
 
A vacuum cleaner with powerful suction is the best way to clean the tiny, stubborn dog hair from any surface. Though a wet mob cleaning also helps in cleaning, there are chances for dog hair residue at the tiny and narrow corners. So, choose a vacuum cleaner to clean the dog hair is an easy and effective way to clean it.
 
4. Sweep your floor with natural disinfectants like Captain Zack's PetMe, I'm Sanitised Floor Cleaner
 
 
Regular Cleaning and sweeping of the floor with natural disinfectants like the Captain Zack's PetMe, I'm Sanitised.  ensures that you and your pet live in a germ and bacteria free surroundings. 
Apart from regular floor cleaning , we must also immediately clean their paws after their walks. This way we are not bringing in the dirt from the streets directly into our homes or onto our beds (if you know what we mean :P) 

Captain Zack “PetMe, I’m Sanitized!” is a 100% nature-derived, non-toxic biodegradable sanitizer specially formulated to kill 99.99% germs for the safety of our furry friends.

This alcohol-free formula is made with Poly-Herbal Nanotechnology using Botanical extracts like Coconut, Maize, Orchid, Lemon, and Lemongrass that have anti-microbial, bacteria-killing, insect repelling and odour controlling properties.

Use it daily to protect their paws and coat for safe cuddles, hugs, and make sure they are happy!

 

5. Seek Medical opinion if your dog's skin and coat look diseased
 
 
Some medical conditions can cause excess shedding. Parasites, fungal infections, stress or sunburn are some of the more common problems that will cause your dog to have excessive hair loss. Hormonal issues due to a thyroid imbalance can lead to inflamed skin and brittle hair. If your dog suffers from skin allergies, his chronic skin inflammation can result in itchiness. The more your dog scratches, the more hair will be pulled from his coat! Take your pup for a full checkup if he is exhibiting exceptional hair loss or is losing hair in patches.
 
5. Feeding Omega3, Vitamin E, Salmon Oil, Eggs may be done for better skin and coat health after consulting your Veterinarian.
 
 
Knowing how much your dog is drinking can be tricky, but if your dog is shedding more than usual, you may want to keep an eye on the water bowl. The general rule is that a dog should drink an ounce of water per pound of body weight per day. This means that a ten-pound dog needs a little over a cup of clean water. Dehydrated skin is a major cause of hair loss and can increase the amount of loose fur you have to clean up around your home.
 

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