As much as we love our four-legged friends, pet hair can and will be a constant nuisance in the home. If it’s not all over our carpets and furniture, then it’s more than likely to be all over our clothes.

However, it doesn’t always have to be such an extreme situation and is something that can be quite easily maintained. Check out these awesome tips:

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Are you tired of clumps of pet hair constantly being stuck to your clothes and furniture?

While you can’t stop your pets from shedding hair, you can help minimize it with a few easy steps.

Minimise shedding on your pet: Go for a checkup

Shedding is normal, but your pet is shedding excessively, it’s best to check it’s not a symptom of: 

  1. Sunburn
  2. Fleas, lice or mites
  3. Contact with irritating substances
  4. Infections
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Food-related allergies

Brush Regularly

Not only will regular brushing cut down on the hair that’s left around your house, it’ll also help keep your pet’s coat cleaner and softer.

Your vet or groomer will be able to recommend the right type of brush that’ll work best for your pet’s hair type.

Provide a quality diet 

A pet’s coat will often reflect what they eat. Make sure you’re feeding your pet good sources of digestible protein

Try adding a tablespoon of olive oil to your pet’s food. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to their skin and coats – though it’s always best to consult your vet if this is appropriate.

Bathe regularly 

A clean pet will have a healthier coat. Use a gentle oatmeal shampoo to clean your pets without drying out their skin.

Avoid using heat to dry your pet, as it’ll increase the chances of shedding.

Minimize Shedding Around Your Home 

  1. Put clothes away – As soon as you’re done with your clothes, hang them up or put them in the hamper to prevent pets from using them as a bed.
  2. Use a damp rubber glove – Dampen a rubber glove and run it across upholstery or any hard-to-clean corners of your carpeted floors. This technique doesn’t pick up hair but gathers it so it’s easier to pick up.
  3. Keep a lint roller handy – Leave a lint roller by the front door, in the car, and at work to make sure you don’t leave the house as furry as your pets.
  4. Use an electrostatic dust mop – Vacuuming and sweeping tend to send hairs flying back onto surfaces. An electrostatic mop will attract hairs and make cleaning easier.
  5. Use a dry rubber squeegee – Simply “rake” a carpeted area with a squeegee in short strokes. This will cause stubborn pet hairs to pile up – making them easier to pick up.
  6. Vacuum carpets using baking soda – Before vacuuming, sprinkle baking soda over your carpet. Not only will this loosen pet hairs from the fibers but also deodorize the carpet at the same time.

As a pet owner, it’s easier to make peace with a bit of pet hair. Cleaning a furry home is a small price to pay for all the ways your pet enriches your life.

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