If you have a pet dog that sheds a lot, getting dog hair out of your clothes and furniture may be one of your problems every day. Dog breeds like Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds are among the dog breeds that shed the most. And to remove pet hair more efficiently, here are the following best tricks.
Use a vacuum cleaner
If you have a vacuum cleaner, use the furniture attachment to suck up pet hair on your clothes and your furniture. Use the carpet brush attachment to remove fine hair on carpets and other surfaces. You should vacuum more often if you have a dog that sheds a lot.
Use a lint roller
A lint roller is a handy device that you should have in your bag. It is an on-the-spot pet hair remover that uses sticky tape to catch rouge hair. The tape is attached to a roller with a handle so you can easily move the tool across your clothes and furniture. And because this is a tape, just remove it and discard when the tape is full. You can use another fresh roll of tape the next day.
Use a soft toothbrush
Don’t use a new stiff brush but a soft, easy to move the brush. Use short outward strokes to remove hair from your clothes and furniture. However, the problem with using a brush is that hairs are not captured and thus may stick to furniture and clothes again.
Use sticky tape
Sticky tape works like a lint roller. Just apply the tape on the area where there’s pet hair and remove to detach hair. Move-in a quick and easy manner and just cut the tape and discard it when it’s full. There are different kinds of tapes with varying levels of stickiness. We recommend masking tape or packaging tape to remove pet hair.
Use latex or rubber gloves
Don’t throw away used latex or rubber gloves. Clean them well and use them to remove hair on any surface. Just wear the gloves on your hand and sweep your hand on your clothes or your furniture. Hair will instantly attach to the gloves, and all you need to do is to wipe the hair off the glove and dispose in a trash can or dispose of the entire glove.
Use a damp cloth
A damp cloth will catch all hair and dirt. However, you can’t wipe your clothes with a damp cloth. Also, some furniture materials should not be wiped with a wet or damp cloth either.
If you can’t stand pet hair and pet hair on your clothes and furniture, we recommend getting a dog that sheds the least. Just among these stand out dogs are the Border Terrier, Bichon Frise (despite being a hairy dog!), Affenpinscher, and the Maltese.
And if your pet is shedding fast and uncontrollably, it may be sick or suffering from a medical condition. Take your pet to the vet at once.