We all love our pets, but we can all admit that dealing with their hair is no fun, right? Our furry friends have a special talent for getting their hair everywhere inside our homes and cars. Especially during shedding season, it’s easy for pet fur to get out of hand.
Fortunately, there is an abundance of great products on the market these days designed to help pet owners keep all that pet hair in check.
But before to talk about solutions to your pet hair problems, let’s talk about prevention:
There are many suppliments on the market that you can add to food , and obviously here we only recomend natural , but to add our Pet Tonic Oil to food would be a great way to help prevent excessive shedding / moulting as well as the many other benefits
Make sure your pet is eating a high-quality food
One way to reduce the amount of shed hair that ends up on your carpet and upholstery is to make sure your pet is eating a high-quality food. Pets whose diets include the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals will shed less hair than pets getting fewer nutrients.
Brush your pet regularly
Another way to reduce shedding / moulting is to brush your pet regularly with a good quality pet brush. Brushing your pet regularly is an often overlooked but important task. Regular brushing not only keeps fur from getting tangled and matted but also encourages good circulation and allows you to inspect for any issues such as fleas, worms or injuries.
I’m sure we all have the best intentions to brush our pets regularly, but let’s face it, sometimes we forget. So let’s explore some solutions to existing pet hair problems:
How to remove pet hair from wooden furniture
Use a soft cloth and furniture polish or anti-static dusting spray. The spray will eliminate the electric charge, making removal easier and lessening the likelihood that the hair will re-stick.
For surfaces that don’t require a tool with a handle, like a furniture, treated dust wipes are becoming quite popular. An added bonus: surfaces treated with dust wipes will repel pet hair for a while, meaningless for you to clean next time! If you don’t have dust wipes don’t worry! You can use baby wipes because are very good. Also, you can use baby wipes on dogs to clean them.
You can roll a lint roller over the surface of your furniture to pick up dog hair. You can find a lint roller at any chemist or supermarket store. You can use a lint roller on furniture, clothing, and even your dog itself.
How to remove pet hair from clothes
Moisten your hand with a small amount of water and rub it over the area. The water will cause the hair to ball up and clump together for easier to removal. Brush from the top to the bottom for best results.
A slightly moistened sponge is another great hair removal tool. Squeeze it out well before use.
For clothing with lots of pet hair on it, toss it in the dryer for a quick touch-up. Adding a dryer sheet will help to remove even more of the hair. The unwanted hair will be removed and trapped in the lint filter for easy disposal.
How to remove pet hair from upholstery
Start by vacuuming with the upholstery tool on your vacuum.
Empty the vacuum cup or bag often to allow the vacuum to maintain as much suction as possible. Next, spray the fabric with an anti-static spray. Brush the upholstery with a microfiber cloth or cellulose sponge. Finally, vacuum again and finish up with a sticky lint roller.
Or, lightly spray a mix of water and fabric softener onto your upholstered furniture, then wipe off.
Also, to get pet hair off of couches or other upholstery, use a clean, dry kitchen sponge. Just run it slowly across the couch and the fur will cling to it!
Also new to the market recently is the Lilly Hair Brush if you want something easily to hand
How to remove pet hair from floors
On the hardwood, laminate or other bare floors, use an electrostatic or microfiber dry mop; vacuums tend to blow hair around versus corral it in one spot. Before vacuuming, dust baking soda over the carpets. The baking soda loosens the hair from the carpet fibres and also helps deodorize at the same time.
For animal lovers, pet hair and pet hair removal are just a fact of life. It’s one of those small inconveniences we accept as part of the doggy deal alongside muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor.
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