first step in removing unwanted pet hair from your
environment involves grooming your dog.
Brushing your dog's coat on a daily basis is one of the best
ways for removing unwanted pet hair. A thorough brushing
removes loose dead hair before it has a chance to float
around your home. The Furminator is a grooming tool that
helps you brush down into the undercoat to remove as much
loose hair as possible. Brush against the grain of your
dog's coat for greatest effect.
One of the surest ways of eliminating pet hair from your
environment without getting rid of your pet is by clipping
your dog's hair short. Many pets receive bi-annual hair cuts
that help keep them looking neat, while greatly reducing the
amount of hair being shed. Follow up with a bath twice a
month, and you'll keep the allergens down too.
Vacuuming Your Dog
Any hose with a vacuum attachment can become a very handy
grooming tool for removing unwanted pet hair directly from
your dog. A Pet Brush Vacuum Attachment allows you to brush
your dog while all the loose hair goes directly into the
vacuum hose. This is a highly effective way of removing
unwanted pet hair from the environment.
Removing Pet Hair from Your Home
Vacuuming and sweeping are the main ways for removing dog
hair from your home, and there are some tools that can make
that removal a little easier.
- The Pet Hair Magnet is a sort of dog hair squeegee
that uses a ribbed rubber blade to gather up the
most stubborn clinging dog hair.
- The Dyson DC14 Animal Vacuum pulls more unwanted pet
hair from furniture and carpets than ordinary household
- The Oreck Vacuum provides a very high level of
suction that even pulls up pet hair that is imbedded in
fabric, and its filtration system traps dander from
recirculating in the room.
Removing Pet Hair from Your Person
Lint brushes and tacky rollers are good items to keep on
hand for removing dog hair from your clothing. If these
items aren't available, you can improvise by wrapping
scotch, masking or duct tape around your hand, sticky side
out, and dabbing your clothing to pull away stray dog hairs