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Dog Hair-How to get rid of it.

Updated on April 30, 2013

Dog Hair- The challenges you face

Having a pet dog in your home is very rewarding and exciting. It is really pleasing to see when your pet plays with you and your children and gives you constant company. But with you pet you would also be dealing with hair, dander and dirt your pets bring in. According to some experts dander is a much bigger problem than loose hair as dander's main reason is allergy.But there are ways to minimize the problem of dander and hair loss. If you consider a "non-shredding" dog but you still have to face the problem of dander.

How to reduce dog hair

When you are sharing your home with your dog it is very common that you will find hair everywhere. You will find hairs from the blowers of your heater's or air conditioners and even in your dress even your dog was not there. You cannot zero the dog hair fall and dander problem but you can reduce it considerably by following this routine.

Brush frequently

If you have a long haired breed then it needs more grooming so that it looks the best. Fix up a routine to brush its hair which would not only remove tangles and matting but also improve its skin health. By brushing you can get rid of excess hair which falls all over your home.


Regular bathing is very important for your dogs health and also reduces hair fall. But you should always consult your Vet. before making this bathing schedule.

Proper diet

Improper/inadequate diet can also result in hair loss. Do consult your Vet. about the health condition.


Even allergies cause hair loss. Dog's are allergic to many things that it comes in contact with the environment. Allergies causes your dog to lick excessively and or chew which causes hair loss.

You can take the help of Pet Hair Roller- a roll of sticky paper which clean your home easily. This product is available in drug store and super markets.

Best Rated Pet Hair removal Vacuum Cleaner

Hoover WindTunnel Self-Propelled Upright Vacuum with Pet-Hair Tool, Bagless, UH60010
Hoover WindTunnel Self-Propelled Upright Vacuum with Pet-Hair Tool, Bagless, UH60010

This vacuum cleaner comes with a patented wind tunnel technology. It contains hand held rotating brushes which can easily remove pet hair from upholstery and stairs. This cleaner comes with a 1- year limited warranty.


Removing dog hair by vacuum

How to remove Airborne Pet Hair

When you are having a pet as your family member you have to tackle the situation of Airborne pet hair. It would really be a headache and I think your solution lies in using an air purifier. Here are some reasons why you should use an Air purifier.

Saves time and energy

If your air purifier that runs 24 hours it can remove hair from the air before it settles on the floor and on your sofa.

Cleans other Pollutants

Other than Pet's hair it also cleans other invisible particles from air including pet dander's and cleans the air that you breath.

Health improvement

Pet's hair and dander can cause allergy and asthmatic symptoms. Using an air purifier removes this problem and keeps your air clean and healthy. It also prevents small air particles and dander getting into your food.


You can save a considerable amount of money by running an air purifier in your home. To run an air purifier it does not cost more than running a 60 W bulb.At the same time you need to have to spend money on other pet hair removal products.

Using multiple instruments for pet hair removal can cause lot of tension in maintaining them. But if you use an air purifier you can get rid of them totally and as a bonus you get clean air to breath.

Are you De Shedding your Dog

Just like our hair dog's hair also grows from hair follicle which has a cycle of growing then dying and again being replaced by another follicle.

  • some dogs shed hair regularly or even continuously but their are other species of dog which have some dead hair but do not shed.
  • some dogs shed hair continuously as they have undercoat.
  • at the same time some dog has undercoat but do not shed hair.
  • there are some single coat dog that shed hair
  • there are also some single coat dog that do not shed hair.

Examples of some single coated non shedding dogs are

1. Poodle

2. Water dog ( Portuguese)

3. Terrier ( both soft coated wheaton and kerry blue.)

Examples of some double coated non shedding dogs.

1. Lhasa Apso

2. Havanese

3. Shih Tzu

When you are shaving your dog's hair you are actually using the fine teeth of the blade (which you are using) to catch the already loosened hair from your dog. When you are buying a dog buy one which has small hair, discuss with the dog breed owner when do your chosen variety shed the most and last but not the least get your self a proper shedding machine.

How to cut your dog"s hair

Some De Shedding Tools

FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs, Large, Long Hair
FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs, Large, Long Hair

This tool is provided with furejector for removing the fur from the tool. You can safely use this tool for dogs weighing between 51-90 pounds and hair longer than 2 inches.


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      Azizah 3 years ago

      Yes I do. How often do you read in the papers or on the News that a dog has been ill teertad by a Homelessperson?You Here it Every Day about us so called civilised people,including breeders. As has been said already,the Homeless treat their dogs as Family,they always look well and are amazingly obedient.Being on the Streets is a very lonely place to be,Also a very Dangerous one.Don't deny these people the only companionship and loyalty they have. sources: been down that route!

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      Rmashankar 3 years ago

      There are a few ways of looking at it, but my poresnal opinion is that homeless people have every right to own a pet. In some cases, the person may not have been homeless when they adopted the pet. They may have been evicted from their house or apartment and instead of leaving the dog, decided to bring it with them. As long as they are willing and able to keep the dog well nourished and healthy, I don't see any problem with it. A lot of people put their pets' needs before their own.Besides, often times homeless people do not have family and friends to fall back on. When that is your life, sometimes all you need is a friend, and a dog can be that.Dogs are hardy animals and I don't think they really care whether they're sleeping on carpet or grass as long as they get the love and attention they need.

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      Idalee 3 years ago

      You're the one with the brains here. I'm wahnticg for your posts.

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      pgupta 4 years ago

      Some allergies of dog's are very prone to humans.

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      dogfond 4 years ago

      Great and interesting hub. This may be the reason why I've been having allergies lately. Our dogs stay outside but they also stay inside our room.