All of us cat owners know cat hair is a nuisance.
The hair seems to love clinging to carpets and fabrics and mocks our attempts to leave the house with hair free clothes. Besides, cat hair is prone to floating which causes the hair settling down onto just about everything you own.
I leave you with some tips I hope are useful in the fight against cat hair.
- Start from the inside out! Like our hair, your cat’s coat is a reflection of what he eats. According to PetMD a nutrition rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids will help soften skin and reduce excess shedding.
- Brush your cat about twice a week – this will significantly cut down on the amount of hair rolling through your house. I brush Mister Cat usually two times a week and he really enjoys being brushed. I use a regular cat brush, but you can try the famous FURminator.
- For your clothes keep a lint roller on your entrance hallway, for a quick hair removal session before you leave the house. There’s nothing more embarrassing that being at a work meeting and suddenly realize your black cardigan is covered in white cat hair – it’s happened to me!
- For your furniture you can try a rubber glove scrub. Put the gloves on and moisten them with some sprinkles of water. Then wipe the hair of the problematic areas – the rubber gloves will act like a magnet to hair.
- Floors should be vacuumed, swept, or dusted on a regular basis to avoid the accumulation of cat hair. Since I only have one cat, I do this once a week, but I probably should do it twice a week.
- Before vacuuming, spread baking soda over the carpets. The baking soda loosens the hair from the carpet fibers and, at the same time, will also help deodorize the carpets.
Or you can just get a Sphynx cat 🙂
Let me know in the comments what else works for you!
Read my funny bedtime book for cat lovers: “Stop Meowing and Go the F*ck to Sleep”