The best magic tricks to remove pet hair at home

Hair: Dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters and other pets have been best friends with millions of families around the world for decades.

Although the balance sheet of most pet owners is positive – these animals offering unconditional companionship and affection – there are always slightly more boring implications for housekeeping.

For example, in the majority of cases, if we have a pet with fur, this means that we will be much more vigilant in trying to eliminate at all times the knots that it leaves on the floor, the sofa, the furniture or even our clothes. Without anyone knowing how, they are found everywhere.

Hairs: Here are some options to keep your home clean without much effort

Knowing that this is a problem that affects more and more families and homes and that we do not always have the best accessories or tools to effectively remove hair, here at El Comprador de La Vanguardia we offer you some very useful solutions.

1. special brushes


If we start by removing all the hair that has already fallen from our pets but is still attached or matted, we can more easily control where the matted hair and piles of superfluous hair end up.

A good choice is this model from FURminator, with over 11,000 reviews on Amazon and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It is suitable for medium to large sized cats weighing up to 4.5 kg and with short hair (less than 5cm long). It is made up of very closely spaced teeth, with stainless steel edges and rounded corners to glide smoothly and not damage the animal’s skin.

Safely and easily removes up to 99% of loose hair. For best results, the brush should be used 1-2 times a week for 10-20 minutes.

This other, even more versatile model is designed for dogs and cats and will allow you to easily control your pet’s excess hair.

The teeth of this comb are made of metal with rubber tips, very flexible and the handle is made of plastic with a non-slip rubber coating. Thanks to this option, we will be able to remove the hair without causing pain and without scratching the skin of the animals.

2. Roller epilator


When pets have started to lose their hair and it is already scattered around the house or in the car on very visible surfaces that we want to keep clean, we can resort to roller epilators, a very practical, simple method and efficient.

This best-selling option from Amazon has a very effective fleece resistance and is covered with a static-charged material. Once the hair is collected, simply open the upper compartment and remove the dirt.

The roller works with dog, cat and rabbit hair, as well as human hair and general dust. Also, it can be reused without the need for expensive spare parts. There is also an alternative that consists of using adhesive rollers and passing them over the surfaces that interest us so that the hairs cling and are quickly eliminated.

In this case there is a handle and the stickers are replaceable. When the hair no longer sticks well, it’s time to renew it.

3. spiked gloves for removing loose hair


A more basic way to remove hair (and probably more comfortable if our dog or cat doesn’t get touched too much or is easily startled by unfamiliar objects) are dimpled gloves.

This product will allow us to gently stroke or scratch our furry friend and remove hair at the same time without too much discomfort.

4. Hair catcher balls for the washing machine


If we think of the fluff that pets leave on our clothes during washing, the best options are washing balls with micro-circular strings like these, which manage to catch the hairs and improve the effect of cleaning.

The washing ball has a diameter of 35mm and is made of high quality nylon, which is safe and environmentally friendly, lightweight and durable. In this way we will save ourselves headaches and it will not be necessary to remove the hair manually.

5. Washable beds with removable cushion or cover


The Ferplast pet bed, made up of a rigid structure and a removable and adaptable soft cushion with a drawstring.

This option allows you to make a much more convenient and comfortable bed in the form of an armchair so that they are comfortable and not cold at any time of the year. It also makes it easier for us to remove hair and mites, since the cushion can be machine washed whenever we want, as long as our program does not exceed 30ºC.

6. Powerful vacuum cleaners (floor and handheld)


Finally, when we find animal hair on the floor or any other surface, we can turn to quality vacuum cleaners that make our job easier, whether it’s a floor cleaning robot or a cordless handheld vacuum cleaner.

Models such as the Cecotec Conga 1090 robot vacuum cleaner and floor cleaner are very practical thanks to a special central silicone brush that helps the hairs to come loose or untangle to be easily removed.

In addition, the suction power of up to 1400 pa, the broom and mop functions and the intelligent dirt detection system to schedule additional cleanings will also come in handy.

On the other hand, if we have hard-to-reach corners in the house and we want to reach them all in a precise, comfortable and very easy way, the solution can be found in handheld vacuum cleaners such as this GEN 11 from Black + Decker, designed especially for homes with pets.

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