Shedding Season Survival Tips

Winter is finally over! Many of our furry patients are delighted to find the warmer weather returning. Of course, this is also a peak shedding time for many pets. If your four-legged friend tends to leave your house plastered in fur at this time of year, read on! In this article, a local Aurora, CO vet offers some tips on getting through shedding season.


Brushing your furry buddy will be beneficial in several ways. First, you won’t have to deal with as much fur getting stuck to your things. The brush will capture it before it ends up on your sofa! Your pet will also feel more comfortable. All that dead fur can get pretty itchy! If you have a dog, take Fido outside for his grooming sessions. That way the extra fur will just blow away, instead of getting stuck to your clothes.


Vacuuming frequently is always recommended for people with pets. You don’t have to do your entire house every day: just do high traffic areas and your furry pal’s favorite lounging areas. Follow up with more thorough vacuuming about once a week. Remember to empty the canister daily. Put the contents into a plastic bag, then seal it and take it outdoors. This will help keep your home flea-free.


Even if you don’t use slipcovers all the time, you may want to put some on your sofas, loveseats, and armchairs for now, especially if your furry friend is a heavy shedder.

Fur Busting

Did you know that a rubber dish glove is very helpful at getting fur off furniture? You can also use a squeegee, damp sponge, or rubber dish glove.

Clothes Check

Keep a few extra lint rollers on hand. If you find that you need to quickly de-fur an outfit, toss it into the dryer for a few minutes, along with a damp washcloth. Voila! You may also want to avoid clothes that trap pet fur. Rayon, denim, and silk are good options. Avoid cotton, polyester, and wool blends.

Air Filter

This is a good time of year to change your air filter. This will help remove dead fur and dander from the air. Plus, it will keep your home smelling clean and fresh!

Please reach out to us, your local Aurora, CO vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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