Five Hacks to Keep Pet Hair Under Control
Pets are more than just furry friends — they’re family. But that doesn’t make them any less furry. Pet owners are all too familiar with the ever-present blanket of hair covering everything. Shedding is a natural and healthy pattern for animals, but pet hair can quickly accumulate and leave no piece of furniture or article of clothing untouched. Check out some of these quick and easy tricks to help keep pesky pet hair under control!
Taking your pet to a professional groomer is a sure-fire way to minimize shedding and ensure your pet is getting the best possible care. But if you have a long-haired pet that requires grooming every few weeks, it’s expensive to leave it to the professionals. To cut back on trips to the groomer, you can spend a few minutes each day brushing your pretty pet. If life gets too busy and a daily brush is not realistic, aim to groom your pet at least twice a week. Brushing your pet helps to eliminate hair that is ready to fall out, while controlling where it falls out. The more you brush, the less they’ll shed!
Watch what they eat
A healthy diet can go a long way. As we are mindful of what we put in our bodies, we should be mindful of what we give our pets. Quality proteins and fatty acids are necessary to help your furry friend maintain a healthy coat and minimize shedding. Before making the switch, consult your veterinarian for recommended food brands.
Change the air filters
Regularly changing your air filters helps to purify the air and eliminate unwanted dust and dirt. If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, a standard air filter may not be enough to combat pet hair. Consider investing in an additional air filter that would further eliminate dust particles, hair, and dander from the air.
When it comes to cleaning pet hair from the floors in your home, there are countless tools and utensils designed to fight the toughest of hair balls. Damp mops, like Swiffer, make it easy to pick up unwanted hair from hardwood or tile flooring. Carpeted floors are trickier to clean because hair gets trapped in the fibers, making it hard for a vacuum cleaner to get the job done. Before vacuuming, try using a rubber broom, or squeegee, to scrape hard-to-reach hair into clumps. You’ll be shocked by the noticeably cleaner look of your carpet.
Break out the rubber gloves
Lint rollers help quickly remove unwanted hair from clothing and furniture. But if you’re tired of having to buy lint rollers in bulk just to keep up with the shedding, we have just what you need. The next time you see hair on your furniture or clothing, slip on some rubber gloves. As you wipe the surface with the gloves, hair quickly clumps together and becomes easily removable.