(Closed) If you allow pets on your bed, what do you do about the HAIR?!

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2566 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Creiddylad:  Do you brush the cats?  Less shedding = less hair on your bed.

I use the furminator on my cats.  I have a post from a while back about how my one cat got a little naked, so be careful using it.  If you use the furminator for a few minutes once or twice a week it really cuts down on the shedding so there is less left behind anywhere they sleep.

I also vacuum my couch and comforter to get any remaining hair off.

Post # 4
1225 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Ugh, let me know when you find out. My SO has 2 small dogs in the bed with us and I hate the hair. It’s on everything! Not to mention theyre always right in between him and I. I wish they slept elsewhere.

Post # 5
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

My chiweenie, Riley sleeps with us in bed at night. His hair is very short and he doesn’t shed at all.

Post # 8
10456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Haha, you should see the pillow my cat sleeps on. It’s like a fine down covering in just a couple days. I just wash it as regularly as I wash everything else, but it’s never really bothered me since I grew up with cats.

Post # 10
982 posts
Busy bee

Haha it has never really bothered me, but I grew up with cats and dogs on the bed so I’m used to it. Id just put a towel/comforter/sheet/pet bed/whatever on the end of the bed or whereever you want them to sleep. They’ll tend to figure out that it’s a pretty good spot and then you can just wash that every other day. Brushing them frequently will cut down in the amount they lose but they can’t help it and there isn’t really any way around it. 

Post # 11
37 posts
  • Wedding: November 1999

As part of your routine of making the bed every morning (assuming you do), why don’t you run a lintt brush over the bed? Or use a small hand held vacuum?

For days your away, put a temporary sheet over the bed so they lie on that instead.

Post # 12
2566 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Creiddylad:  My short hair cat sheds more than my long hair cat!  Seriously, the Furminator is magic.  Even if the cats will only sit still for 30 seconds you will get so much hair out.  If you can do 30 seconds a couple times a week it will make a huge difference.

Post # 13
8475 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Don’t get the Sticky Buddy. It sucks. I use the handheld Shark vac with the pet hair attachment. Works beautifully. 

Post # 14
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I bought sheets that arent like the cottony fabric its like the kind of fabric that stays cool and hair just slides off of it. I also have a white dog so I buy white or light colored sheets and pretend it’s not there

Post # 15
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Creiddylad:  My chihuahua sheds like its nobodys business. brush him or not, the fur is everywhere. hes white, and if i pick him up in a black shirt, im covered. i try to use those scotch sticky lint removers on the bed to pick up the hair. it does a decent job, but with a queen size bed, its hard to be thorough. im considering starting to vacuum him with the attachment lol


Post # 16
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I let me dogs sleep wtih me.  What I ususally do is just throw an old sheet on my bed at night when we sleep.  They sleep on that and it is super easy to just throw it in the washer.  I have a few that I rotate so I am not doing laundry all the time but just once a week.  Then I don’t have to worry about washing an entire comforter or removing a duvet cover.  It also keeps the comforter from getting worn out or dirty!

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