How to remove dog hair from fabric? A dog naturally loses a certain amount of hair every day, just as we humans lose dozens of hairs daily. This phenomenon of hair loss is even more important in some doggies in autumn and spring, because their body sheds part of its coat to prepare for winter and summer, a natural phenomenon called moult.
However, when the dog loses a very large amount 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 all of them bear witness to the fact that the animal is surely not top of its form. When the problem persists and sets in, it is recommended to consult the veterinarian without delay in order to find the origin of this hair loss and provide an appropriate solution…
Why do dogs shed so much hair?
Either way, your dog’s hair falls out and spreads throughout your interior. If the floor is easily cleanable, removing dog hair that gets stuck in upholstery and clothing can be tricky, and above all painful to do!
To remedy this effectively, it is important first of all to fight as much as possible against this hair loss, then to put in place effective methods to eliminate it from the fabrics.
How to fight dog hair loss?
If your pooch is losing its hair and it is spreading all over your interior and clinging to fabrics, you can take action. Indeed, there are simple and healthy solutions that will help you limit the fall.
- Brushing: brush your dog’s coat very regularly, every day if necessary. In this way, you will remove a large amount of dead hair by the brush , which will at least prevent these hairs from ending up in your tissues. In addition, brushing stimulates the animal’s blood circulation, which promotes the regrowth of stronger and more resistant hair while taking care of its muscles.
- Shampoo: once a month, you can shampoo your dog to allow his skin to breathe better. Be careful not to abuse the baths, because they can conversely promote hair loss if there are too many of them.
- A healthy diet: Feed your pet a healthy, high-quality, well-balanced diet rich in essential fatty acids. Olive oil and rapeseed oil are full of it. This type of food contributes to making the dog’s coat 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 sofa, cushions, throws, clothing and all upholstery. Of course, and especially during moulting, vacuuming daily or very regularly eliminates a large part of it, but this device is not enough to overcome this problem which can be particularly unpleasant.
Indeed, not only are the hairs caught in the upholstery far from being aesthetic, but they also adhere to the clothes as soon as you sit on them or pass near them.
The good news is that there are simple tricks to remove them from fabrics and textiles.
Tip1: the pair of tights
Not sure what to do with your old spun tights? You can give them a second life thanks to their static electricity generating power. Rub them on textiles covered with dog hair to remove them more easily.
Tip n°2: dishwashing gloves
If you use rubber gloves to do your dishes, 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 using circular movements. The hairs will collect in small balls which will then be easier to eliminate.
Tip n°3: the wet towel
Dampen a towel and rub it over your hair-covered fabrics in circular motions. Then you just have to remove the hairballs that have formed.
Tip4: the damp washcloth
Just like the towel, you can moisten a washcloth to remove hair from your textiles in the same way.
But this accessory is also very useful in prevention! Indeed, you just have to moisten it a little before passing it on the body of your doggie. Caress your little companion like this, in the direction of the hair, once a day. He will appreciate this moment of tenderness and you will be able to collect a whole pile of hair before it spreads in your interior.
Tip5: the damp sponge
If you don’t want to use a towel or washcloth to do this, you can use a sponge instead. Take a clean sponge, preferably a new one, and dampen it. Gently rub the textile surfaces in small circles. You will see that your dog’s hair will come out very easily.
Tip6: the roll of tape
If you have soft tape (not heavy construction tape that could damage your fabrics), pass it over the textile surfaces covered with hair. These will adhere to it effortlessly.
Tip n°7: adhesive tape
In the form of a roller with a handle, this adhesive brush is very practical for removing hair from fabrics. Pass a strip of new adhesive paper over your fabrics and renew it as soon as it is too covered with hair.
Tip8: 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.
Tip9: the fabric softener
If you use fabric softener wipes in your dryer, be aware that they are also useful for removing dog hair from fabrics. Rub a wipe on upholstery or clothing and you will see that the hairs come out easily.
Tip10: the microfiber cloth
Dampen this all-purpose cloth and wipe it over your dog-hair-covered fabrics in small circles. Your pooch’s hair will adhere to it and will be easier to remove.
Tip11: the bristle brush
There are brushes specially designed to remove dog hair from textiles. Whether they are self-adhesive or run on static electricity, simply rub them on fabric surfaces to remove unsightly hairs that have stuck to them.
Tip12: the balloon
You’ve probably rubbed a balloon over your hair to make it stand up on your head using static electricity. You can do the same with your dog’s hair stuck to your fabrics. Inflate a balloon and rub it on textile surfaces full of doggie hair. They will stick to it effortlessly.