If you have a pet with long hair (or even if you don’t), grooming is an important part of being a pet parent and having a pet. Thankfully, there are many things you can do yourself for cat grooming and dog grooming at home. It just takes a few tools and you and your pet will be good to go.
The first thing that needs to be done with any type of grooming is a bath. You’ll need shampoo, conditioner, and some towels for this step. If you’re looking for the best shampoo/conditioner, Pride + Groom has some great options. They also have a wonderful dog bath towel that makes drying your dog quick and easy, and features hand pockets that make it easy to hold. They also have different shampoos depending on what kind of hair your dog has. If you have a dog with fur like a Shiba Inu or German Shepherd, the Shedder Shampoo is what you need. If you have a dog with hair (not fur) like a Golden Doodle, Pug, or French Bulldog, the Non-Shedder Shampoo works best for them. If you live in tick country, make sure you get a tick remover. You can use it in the bath to check for ticks or while brushing your pet.
After a bath, you might want to brush your pet’s hair. A dog hair brush or cat hair brush is something you’ll want to invest in if you don’t have one already. Regular brushing can help with excessive shedding and can help stop shedding too. Grooming gloves are an alternative to a brush and are great for combatting shedding too. Does your pet have dry paws or a dry nose? Make sure they have clean paws with a paw cleaner and keep them protected with a paw balm. Skout’s Honor has a prebiotic pet balm that provides great protection. Paw nose balm protection is important because paws and noses are sensitive!
Do you have extra pet hair around your house you don’t want there? A dog hair remover for furniture, clothes, car, or couch is a handy tool to have around. Lilly Brush is a great brand of pet hair remover, as its rubber is really effective at removing hair from all sorts of surfaces. If you’re looking for something that isn’t rubber, Fur-Zoff is a hair-removing stone that works surprisingly well at getting rid of all kinds of pet hair.
If you have a pet, then hair is just a part of life. Dog shedding and cat shedding is common and normal, so make sure you invest in pet grooming tools so you can live a happy life with your pets—and all their hair.