Minimise Shedding By Adding Fabric Softener To Your Dog's Bath

When a dog starts shedding hair, it can be a nightmare to clean up. Redditor dietcokecrack discovered that a little fabric softener goes a long way towards solving the problem.

Picture: Bruce Fingerhood/Flickr.

I used to have a sheltie and she was the sweetiest, prettiest dog! The problem was she was a major shedder. Shelties have a double coat, so the soft undercoat would shed twice a year. I took her to a local groomer a friend of mine knew. She asked if I wanted the de-shedding bath, I said, Yes I do. She would take a five gallon bucket of water and add about a cup of liquid fabric softener to it and then pour it over the dog and rinse it out. I have to say, that Daisy didn’t shed all over my house for once, her coat was clean, fluffy, smelled great. I also tried this myself on my smaller dog and it was amazing. You will not believe the amount of shedding fur that is released.

I thought I would share this little tip, it really works. I would advise you do it outside if you don’t have huge clumps of wet fur all over your bathtub.

Some redditors voiced concerns about washing your dog with the various chemicals in fabric softener. How risky it is to do this is up for debate. What are your thoughts?

Do you have a dog that sheds like an SOB? Tip from a groomer has done miracles: Fabric Softener! [Reddit]

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