By letageraldine from Tucson, AZ
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I have no cats, but three mid-to-large dogs (one a mastiff.) Need to try this, as they all shed and it aggravates my allergies. Thanks for this thrifty tip!Oops. Forgot to add: I suspect, if you add a few drops of something like white vinegar, you'll be deodorizing while you dehair.
I don't have a pet anymore but when I did, I used a mister sprayer and just used my hand in a circular motion. I got a lot of it up that way without saturating the fabric.
Your idea sounds like a good one. And there is nothing to buy for this idea! Thanks for sharing.
I have two cats and have this problem when it gets warm especially since they are shedding their winter coats. Thanks for tip. Will use for sure.
I like to use a plain old fashioned bristle brush. These days it's hard to find a hairbrush that doesn't have bristles made out of hard plastic or metal, but if you can find a regular soft (plastic) bristle brush, you can brush your clothes or sofa & the hair comes right up!
I have found using rubber gloves very good for removing pet hair from material on lounge suites etc.Just put the glove on and wipe along the furniture in a slow firm wipe motion and the pet fur forms a ball which is easy to get rid of.
It is shedding and blowing time (getting rid of the undercoat) for my German Shepherds. I use a wonderbroom, a swiffer and fabric softener diluted with water, four parts water one part fabric softener on the carpet. I don't soak it just a light coat to keep static down, and a Bissel Cleanview II Bagless(the BEST Vacuum I have ever had and I have had an expensive Kirby.)
Also a furminater type tool that helps on dogs with a lot of under coat and shedding to not have skin problems.
That sounds like a good idea, the terry cloth idea~! I use those on the bottom of my swiffer. I love the swiffer but don't buy the swiffer pads or especially the swiffer solution when I can make it out of dish detergent diluted with water or vinegar diluted with water or even pine sol for that matter.
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