Millions of people have love. Our favorite tiger does not only bring pleasure but also leaves annoying hair on clothes and furniture. Today we explain how to get rid of cat hair.
“You’re not dressed properly without cat hair,” you know that saying? Hardly anything sticks as stubbornly to your favorite shirt, carpets and the new upholstered lounge as cat hair. Of course, you can talk about mackerel patterns on the couch as the latest decorative trend in the rental apartment. Or fight the cat hair. Therefore the most important tip first: Brush your cat regularly. Because each hair, which your house tiger does not lose in the dwelling, you do not have to remove laboriously again.
Brushes for prevention
So it is best to brush your cat daily, especially during the change of coat. Shorthaired cats are best groomed with soft brushes, the dead undercoat of longhaired cats can be removed with a comb. Many cat owners have made good experiences with special brushes in the time of the fur change.
These care tools reliably remove dead hairs from the coat and thus contribute to the well-being of the cat and a clean home. If your cat does not tolerate brushing, you can use a cat massage or depilatory glove or a wet washcloth.
If you have your cat from a young age, it’s easy to playfully accustom her to the personal wellness program of brushing and combing. Even adult cats usually find human fur care beneficial.
By the way, you should use a vacuum cleaner for pet hair at least twice a week. During the time of the fur change, you cannot avoid the daily cleaning of your upholstery and carpets. If your cat sleeps in bed, you should change the bed linen weekly and also vacuum the mattress thoroughly.
Remove cat hair from clothing
A song of praise for the tumble dryer. Because this really removes cat hair reliably. The only important thing is that you put the laundry in the dryer before washing and let it run on the coldest step. The dryer sucks the cat hair out of the clothes. The cat hairs collect in the fluff sieve. Even if you want to wear your favorite shirt and have cat hair on it: Five to ten minutes in the tumble dryer work wonders. You can also use this method to remove the hair that your cat has left on bed linen and blankets.
Wash the “cat wash” separately from the things that suffer less from the hair infestation in order not to distribute the cat hair evenly over all the pieces of laundry.
If a new purchase of the washing machine is on the agenda anyway, you should choose a model with an animal hair washing program. In addition or alternatively, a laundry ball helps to remove the hair from the clothes.
If you do not have a dryer, the lint roller is the tool of choice. Lint rolls with adhesive tape are most effective, but they consume a lot of adhesive tape. As alternatives, washable lint rollers and lint brushes are available on the market, but most of them are on the losing end against a cat hair invasion.
Heavy materials can be cleaned with rubber gloves or pumice stone. The miracle cures from the web world: On the Internet, you can find many alleged miracle cures for animal hair on clothing. Most of them belong to the fabulous realm.
Enthusiastic user reports are available for brushes and rollers specially developed for this purpose. Especially brushes with curved bristles, which literally pull the animal hair out of the textiles, are recommended.
Removing cat hair from furniture and carpets
Special textile brushes and rollers can also be used on upholstered furniture. Otherwise, it is recommended to use a vacuum cleaner designed for the removal of animal hair. These vacuum cleaners are usually somewhat more expensive than conventional models, but very powerful and equipped with special turbo brushes.
Many conventional models can be retrofitted with such a turbo brush. If you have laid a lot of carpet in your house or apartment, it is worth purchasing a powerful brush vacuum cleaner, which is also used in professional building cleaning. When purchasing, ensure that the suction power is sufficient.