Managing Cat Fur Around the House
One of the realities of owning a cat can be that they leave a lot of fur around the place. If you’re sick of cat fur covering your furniture and different places around the house, here’s some ways you can manage it:
Grooming your cat
One of the best ways you can manage cat fur is prevention. Grooming your cat
regularly will help minimise shedding
. If your cat doesn’t like being brushed, try doing it bit by bit. When they are relaxed, gently brush their back. You may find over time, they start to enjoy being brushed. Regular brushing sessions will help. Also, be mindful of where you brush your cat. It’s not good brushing them indoors and having the fur go everywhere!
If fur has managed to get around the house, you can combat it with some clever cleaning
. Purchase a vacuum cleaner that has a ‘fur’ function. This is usually an attachment that works to specifically clean up pet fur. Other helpful tools are brushes – which do a good job in collection pet fur. If you’re struggling with fur on certain materials or surfaces, try using sticky tape. Place it on the fur and lift it off.
Many cats like to lounge around wherever looks appealing to them. If you want to keep the cat off your couch, bed or other furniture, try to give your cat an appealing alternative. It doesn’t necessarily need to be an expensive cat bed. Pay attention to where your cat likes to sleep. If it’s something soft, try giving them their own cushion. If it’s somewhere hidden, try giving them an old box.
Sometimes fur is simply part of owning a pet. It doesn't have to become a nuisance if you keep on top of it. Pets also shed more during different times of the year, such as spring. So be prepared for this and implement your strategy ahead of time.