Although dog owners are deeply happy with their little companion, it must be acknowledged that it is particularly annoying that their hair constantly spreads inside and sticks to the fabrics. If the vacuum cleaner can remove the hairs that spread on the floor, it is not always enough to remove them from the textiles. Fortunately, there are simple, practical and effective tips for removing dog hair from upholstery and clothing. Discover them without delay.
Why do dogs shed so much hair?
A dog naturally loses a certain amount of hair every day, just as we humans daily lose dozens of hairs. This phenomenon of hair loss is even more important in some dogs in the fall and spring because their body sheds part of its fur to prepare for winter and summer, a natural phenomenon called shedding.
But when the dog loses a lot of hair, there is reason to wonder. Illness, deficiencies, stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, lack of care, too many baths, hormonal disorders … the causes of significant hair loss are numerous, but they all testify that the animal is certainly not in top shape. When the problem persists and sets in, it is recommended to consult the veterinarian without delay to find the cause of this hair loss and provide an appropriate solution.
Either way, your dog’s hair will fall out and spread throughout your interior. If the floor is easy to clean, it can be difficult and above all painful to remove dog hair that is stuck in upholstery and clothing!
To remedy this effectively, it is important first of all to fight as much as possible against this hair loss, then to introduce effective methods to remove it from the substances.
How to fight hair loss in dogs?
If your dog loses hair and it spreads all over your insides and clings to drugs, you can take action. There are actually simple and healthy solutions that will help you limit the fall.
- Brushing: Brush your dog’s fur very regularly, every day if necessary. That way, you remove a large amount of dead hair at the brush, which at least prevents these hairs from ending up in your tissue. In addition, brushing stimulates the animal’s blood circulation, which promotes the regrowth of stronger and more resistant hair, while nurturing its muscles.
- Shampoo: once a month you can shampoo your dog to let his skin breathe better. Be careful not to abuse the baths, as they can promote hair loss if there are too many of them.
- A healthy diet: Give your pet a healthy, well-balanced, high-quality diet rich in essential fatty acids. Olive oil and rapeseed oil are full of it. This type of food helps to make the dog’s fur denser, shinier and more resistant.
How to remove dog hair from fabric? Our tips and tricks
When a dog loses its hair, it will very quickly spread throughout the house and cling to the couch, cushions, pillows, clothes and all the upholstery. Of course, and especially during felling, vacuuming daily or very regularly removes a large part of it, but this device is not enough to overcome this problem, which can be particularly unpleasant.
In fact, the hairs caught in the padding are far from being aesthetic, but they also stick to the clothes as soon as you sit on it or pass near them.
The good news is that there are simple tricks to remove them from fabrics and textiles.
Tip # 1: A pair of tights
Not sure what to do with your old spun tights? You can give them a new life thanks to their static electricity generating power. Rub them on textiles covered with dog hair to make them easier to remove.
Tip # 2: Dishwashing gloves
If you use rubber gloves to wash up, be aware that they can also help you remove your dog’s hair from your fabrics. Rub them on the textile surfaces to be cleaned with circular motions. The hairs gather in small balls, which then become easier to remove.
Tip # 3: The wet towel
Dampen a towel and rub it over your hair-covered fabrics in circular motions. Then just remove the hairballs that have formed.
Tip # 4: the damp washcloth
Like the towel, you can dampen a washcloth to remove hair from your fabrics in the same way.
But this accessory is also very useful for prevention! In fact, you just need to moisten it a bit before sending it on the body of your doggie. Caress your little companion like that in the direction of your hair once a day. He will appreciate this moment of tenderness and you will be able to gather a whole pile of hair before it spreads inside you.
Tip # 5: the moist sponge
If you do not want to use a towel or washcloth for this, you can use a sponge instead. Take a clean sponge, preferably a new one, and moisten it. Gently rub the textile surfaces in small circles. You will see that your dog’s hair will come out very easily.
Tip # 6: Taper roll
If you have soft tape (not heavy-duty construction tape that can damage your fabrics), lay it over the textile surfaces covered with hair. These will stick to it effortlessly.
Tip # 7: Self-adhesive tape
In the form of a roller with a handle, this adhesive brush is very convenient for removing hair from fabrics. Run a strip of new self-adhesive paper over your fabrics and renew it as soon as it is too covered with hair.
Tip # 8: the iron
If your dog’s hair gets caught in your clothes, you can iron it with your iron. This makes it much easier to remove them later.
Tip No. 9: the rinse aid
If you use rinsing wipes in your dryer, be aware that they are also useful for removing dog hair from fabrics. Rub a cloth on upholstery or clothing and you will see that the hairs come out easily.
Tip # 10: The microfiber cloth
Dampen this universal cloth and wipe it over your dog hair-covered fabrics in small circles. Your dog’s hair will stick to it and will be easier to remove.
Tip # 11: the bristles
There are brushes specially designed to remove dog hair from textiles. Whether they are self-adhesive or running on static electricity, simply rub them on fabric surfaces to remove ugly hairs that have stuck to them.
Tip # 12: The balloon
You have probably rubbed a balloon over your hair to make it rise on your head using static electricity. You can do the same with your dog’s hair glued to your fabrics. Inflate a balloon and rub it on textile surfaces full of doggie hair. They will stick to it effortlessly.