Do you love your dog too much to let it sleep outside?  A lot of people feel the same way.  Pets are loyal companions that deserve the best possible care.  They also blossom when you make them part of the family.  But it is hard to live with a shedding dog, especially if you have carpets in your home.  There is just no way to keep those loose hairs from getting stuck on your carpets, upholstery, or clothing.  

There are, however, some good ways to reduce the amount of pet hair in your home and it all starts with keeping your carpets clean because this is the area where most pet hairs end up.  Here is a quick look at some great carpet cleaning tips for people with shedding dogs.

Regular Pet Grooming Can Help a Lot

The best way to keep your carpets hair-free is by reducing the amount of hair your dog sheds. 

Regular doggy baths can help reduce the amount of loose hair your dog has on its skin.  Bi-weekly baths are ideal for dogs that shed a lot.  You can also brush your dog outside every day to remove loose hair.

Vacuum Regularly

It is important to vacuum your carpets regularly.  Daily vacuuming is recommended during those stages when your dog sheds the most.  You can vacuum every 3 days when your dog is finished shedding.  Regular vacuuming is important because the vacuum catches loose hair before they become tangled in your carpet fibres or before the wind can sweep them up to blow them all over your upholstery.

Vacuum Using Baking Soda

A lot of people love to sprinkle baking soda on carpets before they start vacuuming.  Baking soda discharges the static on pet hair so your vacuum can suck up the hair with ease.  Baking soda also absorbs bad odours so your carpets will smell better.

Vacuum Using Fabric Softener

If your carpets are particularly hairy or smelly then you can start using a fabric softener every time you vacuum.  Mix one part fabric softener with three parts water.  Pour the mixture into a spraying bottle and gently spray the area before you vacuum it.  This little tip will help your vacuum pick up the dog hair and can reduce bad smells in your carpets.  Just be careful not to wet your carpets.  Too much water or humidity can make your carpets smell horrid.

Get Professional Carpet Cleaning Regularly

Carpets should be deep cleaned by professional cleaners every six months.  But you should consider professional carpet cleaning every three months if you have a pet that sheds a lot.  Pets don’t just shed a lot of hair.  They tread a lot of mud into your carpets as they keep running in and out of the house.  They also deposit all sorts of germs, insects, and dead skin cells into your carpet fibres where these organisms keep multiplying.  

When your carpets are professionally cleaned, all of these microbes are removed from your flooring, and hair is removed.  Carpet shampoos are also specially developed to remove pet smells, kill bacteria, and leave your home with a refreshing smell.  

Get Deep Carpet Cleaning After Shedding Times

Some dogs shed a lot more than others.  German shepherds, huskies, long-haired basset hounds, beagles, and many others throw off a lot of furs during springtime and in autumn just before the winter starts. 

Monitor your dog’s fur.  At one point, the shedding will start to reduce. 

This is an ideal time to get professional carpet cleaning because your home will look nice and fresh for at least three months.  

Need to get a lot of pet hair out of your carpets?  Complete Carpet Restoration can assist with these and any other carpet issue.  With their help, you can get all of that fur removed and your upholstery and clothing will be much cleaner.