miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 2013

Human/House/Harvey: Shaggy

Design*Sponge

People who first meet my pup, Mr. Harvey, usually react with one of two phrases: 1)Oh my, isnt he cute! (proud mama) or 2) Goodness hes a shaggy guy! Both statements are, in fact trueand not entirely unrelated either. So my pups crazy locks got me thinking about the various shag swag (couldnt resist the rhyme) that is available out there for me, my home and my pup and I thought Id share a couple of them with you today. HUMAN I think this winter is going to be about some fabulous accessories for me, starting with this faux fur neck wrap. HOUSE Its an extremely flamboyant luxury piece, but I cant help but love this over-the-top shag ottoman. HARVEY On chillier nights, my pup and I like to get a snuggle in on the couch. But instead of getting the couch covered in fur, I might just have to grab this cozy shag dog bed and make Harvey scoot over instead! If your pup is anything like mine, you probably find yourself vacuuming/sweeping up your pups fur every day (maybe even every couple of hours). So I thought Id share a couple of tricks and products Ive found to help fight the fuzz frenzy, which is pretty intense in my household with a seriously shedding Sharperrier (Shar Pei + Terrier mix)! Brush daily. Depending on your dogs coat (Harveys is as thick and dense as they come), I tend to brush him every day or every other day to keep his shedding to a minimum and his locks untangled. Find the best tools. For a while, I just used whatever dog brush I found at my local pet storethat is until I was introduced to the Dyson Groom Tool. Game changer! Id definitely test using the vacuum around your dog first before getting this tool, and if they dont have an averse reaction, let the Dyson Groom Tool work its magic on your shaggy dog. Leave it to the professionals. I thought it might be quick and simple to trim my pups locks one day, until I created an uneven shag that left Harvey looking like Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber. Leave the snipping to the professionals! Keep their coat looking fresh. A regular bath is an easy way to keep your dogs coat fresh, healthy and hydrated and may help reduce shedding. Consult with your vet on what a good bathing routine is for your dog. Grin and bear it. Unfortunately shedding is, sometimes, an uncontrollable part of dog-ownership. If you dont think the shagging is due to a health issue, then let it go and deal with it the best you can. Dont let your pup feel bad for their shaggier nature. Gotta love them regardless, just as they do with you.

 

 

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