6 Ways to Successfully Tackle Dog Hair in Your Home
We love our dogs, they are our best friends and most faithful companions, but we don’t like the amount of hair they leave behind. Of course, when you adopt a pet, you know that they are going to shed, but that doesn’t mean you have to live in a fluffy home. Here are six ways to tackle dog hair in your home – including ways to clean it and minimise its return.
How To Eliminate Dog Hair For Good
#1 Invest in a Pet Vacuum
A regular vacuum cleaner just won’t cut it a lot of the time when you are trying to get rid of pet hair, and one designed for pets is usually the way to go. They don’t get clogged easily, have more power, and also tend to come with some handy tools that are designed specifically for the removal of pet hair from furniture and other locations that are usually tricky to clean. There are loads of pet hair specific vacuum cleaners out there, as well as some detailed guides that can help you pick the right one.
#2 Wash and Brush Your Dog
Giving your dog a wash with water and no shampoo every week can be good for reducing pet hair, just make sure you brush them right after. The washing helps to remove loose hairs that would normally be shed, and the brushing collects them all together. This is also a good tip if you have allergies to pets as it can also decrease the dander levels.
#3 Wash Their Bedding
Putting your dog’s bed in the wash every week gets rid of masses of hair because this is where most of it is collected. Of course, to prevent your washing machine from getting clogged, you might also want to consider vacuuming it first to get the bulk of the hair off – you can use a pet tool for this. Your dog will also appreciate having a nice clean bed to curl up in.
#4 Utilise the Lint Brush
Hair is going to get on your clothes and furniture, but a lint roller can reduce this issue. Roll it over the surface, and it will collect everything with its perfectly sticky surface. After, just remove the sticky layer and repeat as much as needed over time. You can also get Velcro ones that are quite handy as well as easy to clean.
#5 Consider Hard Floors Where Possible
If your house is covered in carpet, pet hair is going to stick more and also end up embedded deep down. If possible, consider replacing them with hard floors. They are much easier to vacuum and keep clean, and also don’t end up with stuck hairs. Those with asthma and allergies will also benefit from this floor type.
#6 Feed Them Quality Food
Sometimes, the food they are eating can cause them to shed more. By giving them a dog food that is high in good stuff and low in the bad (wheat, grains, and ash), they may shed less and have a healthier coat overall. A high-quality food can benefit their health and wellbeing, while also making the hair situation a little more bearable.
There’s no way to stop your dog from shedding completely; it’s a natural part of their life. However, we can find ways to make it easier to deal with. From washing their bedding and vacuuming regularly, to giving them a quick wash and brush, the little things are what make all the difference. Let us know how you got on with these tips and if they helped you reduce the amount of fluff in your home.