I’ve been in the market to find the best tools to reduce pet fur in your home lately. After getting married and blending homes, we have three dogs and three cats. I doubt I have to tell you, but that math equals a TON of FUR!!! These pets shed like crazy and trying to control the pet shedding happening in this house has been a mission for me. I thought maybe you’d like to benefit from some of the things I have tried and found to work.
I have a few favorites on the list for controlling the pet hair that’s flying around this place, and I also found I had to re-visit the post I did about how to get your cats to stop peeing in your plants because that happened again too! I’ve linked that article here in case you need it too. I’m not lying when I tell you we’ve had our share of pet incidents. These are some embarrassing pics, but here is the pet hair hiding in plain sight in our house!!!
You can see all my product recommendations below, but here are the top tools I’ve found to reduce pet fur in your home. I will say, I believe it is a one-two-punch kind of thing. You have to tackle pet shedding from multiple angles to really get it under control.
My favorite and most useful new tool to reduce pet fur is our Shark Robot Vacuum. My mother-in-law gave it to us as a wedding gift and now I’m not sure how I ever lived without it. They are expensive, but it has been the number one tool in cutting down the fur balls and dust bunnies in our house. An absolute game changer in my opinion. It memorizes your home and vacuums on the schedule you make. It even works from my phone so I can send it out when I want or have it spot-clean in certain areas. An added fun bonus is you get to name it! ours is named Pepperoamy – because we are The Peppers and it roams our home! I certainly don’t want to vacuum every day, but with six shedding pets, we need to. Please do yourself a favor if you are in my situation and treat yourself to this miracle tool!
Next, I bought a pet vacuum…not a floor vacuum, but a tool you add to your traditional vacuum and use on your pet. The dogs were leery at first, and I had to hold them with a leash on a door knob to get them still, but once I started they didn’t mind the hair vacuum at all.
This handy brush sucks out the shedding undercoat into the rubber bristle brush. Every once in a while you un-squeeze the brush contraption and it sucks the hair up into the vacuum.
You can see what I mean here:
I easily vacuumed a container full of hair off the dogs. Again, super gross, but better in the vacuum than on my floors and furniture!
Gross but true. It made a huge difference in the shedding they produced. I think adding this to our routine a few times a month is all we need to put a good dent in the pet hair. I’m pretty sure there is no way my cats will ever be down for this, so I haven’t even tried.
I found the best combo pet hair remover pack and have loved a few tools in the set. The little wire hair remover thing is AMAZING for getting pet hair off your fabric furniture. It doesn’t work on all fabrics, so test it first, but on the ones it does, you will be shocked by the pet hair and fur it gets. It’s kind of mesmerizing, lol! The rubber rakes that come in the kit are great for rugs and carpets, they pull out even more than a standard vacuum does by gripping the stuck-in fur and hair.
Having a dedicated space for your pets, like a cozy bed or crate, and getting in the habit of brushing or washing them regularly helps a ton. If you’re like me I have great intentions to keep up with all that, but rarely have the time and memory to do it consistently. That is where having good tools to manage the fur comes in handy. Because I WILL remember to clean up the piles of fur I see hiding under tables and chairs. With a few new additions to the lineup, I’m happy to say those piles have become fewer and farther between. A fur-free house makes me feel so much better. I hope some of the other items I use will work for you! You can see ALL my favorite tools for reducing pet fur in your home below. I also threw in a few favorite cleaning items that go along with having fur babies! All the best to you and your furry friends! Here are my favorite tools to reduce pet fur (that you HAVE to try):
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