Pet owners know the struggle of dealing with shedding pet hair. The hair can stick to the furniture, carpeting, and become tumbleweeds on wooden floors. There are ways to combat pet shedding. Below are some ways to minimize the amount of pet hair accumulating in the home.

The biggest way to cut down on pet hair is to regularly brush your pet’s fur. The brushing helps loose hair work its way out of their fur coat and piles it up neatly for disposal. Cutting down on the hair that can shed will lessen how much of it can stick to the furniture. It’s good to do this at least once or twice a week. If you have the time, brushing them every other day might be even better.

For removal on furniture, especially upholstered furniture, the rubber glove method works well. Put on a rubber glove and run your hand over the furniture. The glove should attract the hair. Rinse off the glove and repeat as needed. Slightly dampening the glove before running it over the furniture can help it attract more hair. You can also try this with a slightly dampened sponge.

For carpeting, you can gently scrape a pumice stone along the surface. This should thoroughly gather up the hair. For a quicker method, you can just vacuum over the area twice in alternative directions. Changing directions can loosen stubborn hairs. If you have hardwood flooring, or any other flooring besides carpeting, use an electrostatic or microfiber dry mop. Vacuums tend to blow the hair around instead of collecting it.

These are just a few quick tips for dealing with pet hair. The main thing with pet shedding is to make sure you keep your pets groomed as best you can. Also, keep track of their shedding. If they begin shedding more than normal, it could be a sign of a potential health issue.

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