If you have pets with fur then you will know how much of a pain it is to keep on top of the shedding! I get annoyed with the hair but it isn’t difficult if you stick to a plan and a routine to clean up the pet hair in your home!
You have to know your pet, some shed more than others! It also depends on the time of year and the breed of animal that you have as to the amount of hair that is left everywhere!
Restricting Movements Of Your Pets
I don’t restrict them much as I am home with them all day, so they have access to most of the house, if I am in a certain area and I want them to stay with me I will shut off the access, but this is not for the sake of the fur but for the sake of the postman normally as they like to bark and scare them!
I have in the past, shut them out of one area to see if it would reduce the fur. However, if you are touching and cuddling your pet then the transfer comes from you and you are distributing this fur as well into these rooms that you have excluded your pet!
So, I found this not worth the effort!
Control The Shedding
The easiest way to reduce the hair you need to pick up is to groom your dog! I know how difficult this is, I can brush all of mine and turn round and they are malting all over the place still!
However, the more you brush them the less you will need to clean up in the long-term and that is always a positive! There is nothing worse than a hairy carpet!
The thought of standing on a hairy carpet really makes my feet curl and yet that is often the case because of the dogs we own and the amount of hair loss they have!
Clipping or trimming the fur will help to reduce the amount that falls out, this is a service that you can hire a professional for or you can tackle yourself! We trim our Cocker Spaniel a few times a year, I don’t do any fancy cut, he just gets a really short trim and he loves it!
How Often To Brush
At certain times of the year, you have to brush more than others! I know that from April time my Labrador starts her shedding and she can shed loads. So, at this time of the year, I am brushing the dogs at least every other day!
However, that doesn’t get rid of the fur that is left around my home! Sometimes I do want to cry, but for the most part, I can deal with the hair!
How To Tackle The Fur
Tackling the fur around your home is an ongoing task, the more you maintain the less you have to do!
My least favourite place to clean is the stairs! I hate how the carpet seems to hold into the hair and doesn’t seem to want to let it go!
Tackling Non-Carpeted Floors
You really need to find ways to keep non-carpeted areas free from fur and you’re spoilt for choice. A microfiber mop is a great way to keep the hair at bay!
Be careful if you sweep as this can make the hair airborne and this just spreads it around your home!
A quick vacuum will do the job too! I have a new dusting robot that just goes around the room picking up the loose hair! It keeps the hair at bay in between cleaning!
Tackling Carpeted Floors
You have to vacuum your carpeted area, I have to do mine daily otherwise it starts to resemble a furry carpet and that drives me insane!
If you have a lot of fur, the more you tackle it the less it can build up!
Don’t forget to vacuum the pet’s beds too!
Therefore, if you are struggling to control the shedding of your pets there are some actions you can take. Grooming and trimming the pet is one option to consider, constant tackling the floors to prevent a build-up of loose hair is the other!
Looking for other pet cleaning articles? How To Clean Up Dog Hair is a great place to start!