Acting swiftly to reduce the amount of dog hair in your home can help prevent allergies from developing. Here are five tips to help you keep the hair under control:
Get these cleaning products to keep your house free of dog hair
If you have a pet dog in your home, it is not enough to just focus on removing its hair from your clothes. Dog hair can easily become embedded in carpets, furniture, and other fabrics, and can quickly spread throughout your home.
Failing to remove the animal hair can cause you to develop allergies and other health complications. Therefore, it is important to take the necessary steps to get rid of the animal hair as soon as possible.
These products are specifically designed to help keep your house clean and free of pet hair.
- Microfiber mops are the ideal choice when cleaning the floors of a home that has cats or dogs. They have absorbent and antistatic properties which trap dust and dirt, and come in a variety of colors so you can designate a certain color mop solely for your pet's mess. Microfiber cloths are particularly effective for trapping pet hair, and can be washed with soap and water. It's not recommended to use fabric softener as this will reduce the mop's efficacy.
- Vacuum cleaners designed specifically for pet hair are distinct from regular household models due to their greater suction power and special turbine which prevents the fur from forming large tangles.
- If you have pet hair on any fabric in your home, such as a cushion, sofa, or bedspread, use a roller to make sure it goes away. This is a cheap and easy way to make sure that when you leave, no one will be able to tell you have a dog.
- If you have a carpeted home, it's almost certain that stains, hair, and dust will accumulate. To make it easier to remove dog hair, sprinkle baking soda on the area and let it sit for 15 minutes. This will soften the hair, making it easier to clean.
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Hygiene habits to reduce and remove pet hair from your home
Brushing your pet regularly can help prevent your home from becoming a furry mess. This is especially important for breeds with thicker coats, as it helps to rid the fur of dandruff, knots, and any loose hairs. Just like our own hair and skin, your pet's coat needs to be tended to periodically to keep it looking and feeling healthy.
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The Affinity Foundation suggests brushing dogs on a daily basis, but only bathing them twice a year. This is to prevent their skin from drying out and becoming irritated, as well as to maintain the natural pH balance. Every dog, however, is different, so it may take some time to determine the most effective way to remove dog hair from your home.