If you own a dog, chances are you're dealing with some degree of shedding. While it's normal for dogs to shed, there are things you can do to help minimize the amount of hair your dog sheds. Here are five tips to get you started:

1. Brush your dog regularly. The more you brush your dog, the less hair they'll shed.Brushing also helps distribute the natural oils in your dog's coat, which can help keep their skin and fur healthy. Be sure to use a brush that's designed for your dog's fur type.

2. Give your dog a bath with shedding-specific shampoo. Just like people, dogs need the occasional bath to help reduce shedding. Look for a shampoo that's specifically designed to help with shedding (you can find these at most pet stores).

3. Feed your dog a healthy diet. A healthy diet is important for all aspects of your dog's health, including their coat. Be sure to talk to your vet about what kind of food is best for your pooch.

4. Avoid any extra stressors in their life. Dogs can sometimes shed more when they're stressed out or anxious. If you think your dog may be experiencing some stress, talk to your vet about possible solutions.

5. Get them professionally groomed. Professional groomers have a lot of experience dealing with shedding dogs, so they know how to properly care for their coats. If you're unsure of how to groom your dog yourself, this may be a good option for you (and it's a great way to pamper your pup).


Shedding is a normal part of being a dogs—but that doesn't mean you have to just accept it! By following these five tips, you can help minimize the amount of hair your dog sheds around the house. And who knows? Maybe with less shedding comes more cuddles from your furry friend.