Furballs, Allergies, and Vacuum Cleaners: The Quick List for Dealing with Animal Hair

With much love comes a house full of hair. You know what we’re talking about. You realize that weekly vacuuming job sometimes isn’t enough when you empty the canister or bag after sweeping just the living room. And what about the itchy nose that you notice after a while, and those particles of dust that seem to swarm your home more than the neighbor’s? These are the small pains that come with owning our furry friends.

So how to best deal with the sometimes overwhelming problem? Here’s a short list of our favorite tips and supplies to help you stay on top of the ever-growing stash of animal hair!


  • Use a lint roller on clothing, blankets, couches and chairs. This may seem like a no-brainer, but how many times during the day do you discover short dog hairs on your favorite dark-colored shirt? And it’s one thing to sweep the couch cushions, but what about those awkward, harder to reach spots? Lint rollers made strictly for pets are a thing, if you were wondering. Check them out here.


  • Regularly clean your air ducts and change your furnace filter to keep that built up pet hair in check! Just imagine all of that hair getting circulated throughout your home. Keeping these clean will help reduce the amount of hair build-up and accumulation. Check out this site for DIY instructions on how to clean your air ventilation ducts!


  • Use a FURminator or other grooming tool to remove loose hair—and keep it from piling up in your home! FURminator recommends to give your pet a bath beforehand, and to make sure he or she is completely dry before usage. It’s a two for one deal: your pet is groomed while you reduce the amount of shedding in your home! Buy the FURminator here.


There will always be pet hair—all owners must realize that. Give these tricks a try and see the difference in your life and the life of your favorite furry friend!



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