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Try This Genius Dog Grooming Hack to Beat Shedding Season


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Dealing with dog hair is just one of the many inescapable joys of being a pet owner. Even short-haired and so-called "hypoallergenic" dog breeds are prone to shedding. They may not experience the full coat blow that husky and other long-haired dog owners are familiar with, but short hair still tends to settle on nearly ever surface of the house. (Yes, even if you brush it. Every. Single. Day.) Luckily, there seems to be a new solution for pet parents with too much dog hair in their lives. This genius hack went viral on TikTok because it's simple, cheap, and effective. Sign us up!

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TikTok user Sarah Dee explained that she uses a pumice stone to remove loose dog hair from her short-haired pups. In the video, she says she went to Home Depot and picked up a grill stone. She then takes the stone and gently brushes her dog's back with it. Instead of fur flying everywhere, it gently removes excess hair from the undercoat that sticks right to the stone. Wondering if it really works? The proof is in the video--and the comments section.

"I'm a groomer, and I recommend these over the furminator tool any day," one viewer wrote. Other commenters pointed out that these stones are great for getting fur out of carpets, rugs, and cars. Pumice stones are a safe and natural tool that you can use to brush your dog's fur and file their nails. However, it's important not to leave them lying around. Eating or chewing on a pumice stone can cause intestinal blockage or do damage to a dog's mouth and teeth. When you are done using the stone on your pup, put it away in a cupboard or up out of reach.

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Best Pet-Safe Pumice Stone

Elevate Essentials Pet Hair Stone - Amazon, $7.49

This pumice stone can be used anywhere your pup's hair gets stuck. You can thank us later!

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