Anyone with a cat knows that Morris and Fluffy is more than just a pet, your cat is a wonderful part of the family. Just check out your area and see just how many pet salons, bakeries, specialty shops and retail stores that cater to your pets and you’ll get an idea of just how much we all love are furry friends.
What isn’t nice about having a cat is all the unwanted hair that can sometimes overwhelm any household. Cats by nature are meticulous groomers, but even they can’t get rid of it all. And then you’re picking up fur balls in the most unpleasant areas. Pets like bunnies are adorable, but dust bunnies can be unsightly and just plain awful. So how do you take care of the hair issue without saying goodbye to your four-legged friend? Here are 5 easy ways to eliminate cat hair from your home.
Home Anti-Static Solution
If your cat has left hair all over your carpet and furniture, make a quick and easy anti-static cleaning solution. Just mix one teaspoon of fabric softener in a small spray bottle and top off with water. Make sure to shake the bottle to mix the solution and mist wherever you have fur covered furniture. With rubber gloves, wipe away the hair and you’re done.
If your problem is in larger areas, like your carpet, spray the solution as you did on your furniture. But use the hose attachment on your vacuum cleaner and vacuum it away.
A Pet Friendly Bed
To isolate your hair issues, think about buying a pet bed. You can train your cat to sleep and lounge in its own bed instead on your favorite chair or sofa. The good thing about a pet bed is that can you’re your hair issue isolated to one particular area for easier clean up. If you decide to get a pet bed, try to find one that is machine washable or easy to wash.
Brush, Brush, Brush
One of the best ways to keep on top of loose hair is to brush your pet. Although your cat grooms many times a day, hair can still be a big issues especially during shedding season. Brushing helps catch the loose hair before it ends up growing under your bed or sofa. Plus brushing your cat allows you to spend time with him or her and strengthen your bond.
It sounds simple, but keep up with vacuuming your carpet several times a week. It helps with eliminating cat hair that builds up on the surface. If you have hardwood or tile floors, use a broom or dry mop to remove hair.
The Purrfect Arch
If you find it hard to make time to brush your cat, then check out alternatives like the Purrfect Arch. As Seen on TV’s Purrfect Arch may just be what you need to keep down on pet hair around the house. It is made to be placed wherever you want it to be. So if your cat has a favorite spot, just set it up there and let your cat do what comes naturally. It comes with a spot that you can place catnip inside which will draw your furry friends to it.
The arch is made of curved bristle brushes that attracts your cat and encourages them to brush up against it. Since it has an arched shape, when your cat walks underneath, the bristle brushes catch the hair on top as he or she walks through it. It’s simple and easy to use and best of all, you don’t have to worry about electricity, batteries or tending to it too often.