Pet Hair

@Suebee (2013)
Canada
July 2, 2012 12:51am CST
I have 3 indoor cats and the hair around the house is starting to get to me. I don't mind vacuuming and brushing the cats to get rid of the hair but the problem is in my bed. The cats all sleep with us and I can't seem to get rid of the hair on the sheets! I wash them but it doesn't take all the hair off them, and yes, I use bounce in the dryer. I've tried lint brushes but that takes forever and doesn't pick up everything. I've resorted to actually vacuuming my sheets and comforter! Yeah, I know it's a "redneck" thing to do but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?
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@celticeagle (116719)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jul 12
I have the same advise at #1. Get one of those sticky roller things. Also, are your cats long haired? THis could cause alot of it. I would choose short haired cats in the future if this is a real bother to you. I don't care for long haired cats myself and can certainly see where they would cause loose hair problems.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
Yes, I have one of those sticky roller things. No, my cats are all short-haired. Although I think long haired cats are beautiful to look at they are very high maintenance!
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@celticeagle (116719)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jul 12
We have three cats and although there are some hair it isn't really that bad. I wonder if your cats might be dropping more hair because of a possible vitamin deficiency or something.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
4 Jul 12
It's a possibility but not probable. The last time they were to the vets everything was A-OK.
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@wolveren (1568)
• Cebu, Philippines
2 Jul 12
Perhaps this will help. A little science may do some wonders. Read the ones on the side bars too. I have 11 cats and it does work. http://www.getridofthings.com/pets/get-rid-of-cat-hair.htm
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
Thanks so much for the link! I thoroughly enjoyed it and it is full of good ideas and little tidbits to aid in the removal of cat hair!
@wolveren (1568)
• Cebu, Philippines
2 Jul 12
You're much welcome. Glad I could help.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
2 Jul 12
It is a reason why i don't allow a mother cat get in my room right now. when i touch her, her hairs are on my hand...she lies on a table what i put in her room, it is full on her hair, it is every where in that room even though i sweep it every morning. I think better you don't allow cats sleep on your bed any more, you can arrange your cats a private sleep area.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
Oh the cats have to sleep with us...I'm so used to them cuddling up with us at night...
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
4 Jul 12
Oh...then you have to live with cat's hairs...
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
5 Jul 12
My cats sleep with me and I don't have an issue. Maybe, its the type of sheets you have?. I find my winter sheets I tend to collect more hair, whereas my summer sheets you just brush the sheets and it comes right off and vacuum the pile I wipe off.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
1 Aug 12
Could be but I don't think so. I don't use any particular type of sheets or brand, just whatever. The hair seems to stick to them anyway, no matter what sheets I have on my bed.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
4 Jul 12
I wish I knew what to do as well, I have the same problem.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
4 Jul 12
See the link above. Some good ideas there.
• United States
2 Jul 12
If I let the cats on the bed, then I would have a much more serious concern than mere hair on the bedsheets as I have a waterbed. That being said, the pet hair does accumulate on the couch, chairs and in pretty much every nook and cranny in the house. I know you said it sounds redneck, but I generally use the vacuum cleaner before washing as that really does seem to work the best. *walks off singing "Redneck Woman*
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
Great minds think alike!!
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
Best way is not to allow them to go to bed with you. Just a simple suggestion. Pet hair is rather unavoidable unless you got to option number two. Shave your pet cats' hair out. Well, that's the most sensible thing I can suggest to eliminate that problem of yours.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
I'd rather sleep with the hair than to kick my cats out of the bed or shave them. Guess I'll just continue doing what I'm doing for now.
@Jennib1 (62)
• South Africa
2 Jul 12
I have to agree with smacksman. We have a short-haired cat that sleeps with us as well. Although I brush off the excess hair as best that I can, I have just come to accept the fact that I will never completed be rid of it and so just live with it now. If I had to choose between my cat or having no cat hair, my cat would win hands down!
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
Oh me too Jennib! The cats are like our kids and I would never, ever consider not having them, hair and all! I guess the hair is just one of the joys of having cats!
@smacksman (6074)
2 Jul 12
Not really an answer for you but we just live with the hair. OK, most of it gets hoovered/washed away but there is always some left so we just accept that as part of the 'fun' of having pets. I will watch this thread for fantastic ideas from other members!
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
Eggggss-actly! What I have been doing all along.