How to Get Pet Fur Off Anything

Do you often find pet fur on your clothing or furniture? If so, you’re definitely not alone! Dealing with fur is par for the course for people with pets. Your four-legged friend’s fur may be soft and shiny, but it’s probably safe to say that it looks much better on your pet than it does on your belongings. We can help! In this article, a Greensboro, NC vet offers advice on cleaning up pet fur.

Your Pet

Brushing your pet regularly is one of the best ways to reduce the amount of fur in your home. You’ll be trapping that dead fur in a brush before it can stick to your sofa. Plus, your furry friend will look better, and be more comfortable. (Tip: brush Fido outside, so that dead fur blows away instead of getting stuck to your things.)


Use a squeegee or a damp sponge to get pet fur off upholstered pieces, like sofas and chairs. A lint roller or vacuum attachment also works well. For furniture that isn’t upholstered, use a microfiber cloth: it will pick up much more fur and dander than a regular cloth.


A lint roller is a must for pet owners! Use white vinegar to wash clothes that have a lot of fur stuck to them. When you put your things in the dryer, remember to add a dryer sheet: it will help capture dead hair.


Vacuuming is the best way to de-fur your rugs. Sprinkle baking soda or carpet freshener first, to absorb odors and loosen fur. If you really have a lot of fur stuck in your carpets, a rubber broom will help loosen it. You may also want to consider investing in a robotic vacuum or a steam cleaner.


Use a steam mop, preferably one with a microfiber cloth, on floors. This is also a great way to quickly clean and disinfect your floors, and get rid of Fido’s muddy paw prints.

Your Car

Regular vacuuming is also necessary for keeping your car clean. You can use a lint roller or mini-vac for trouble spots. Try to remember to put towels or blankets down before bringing your pet into the car.

Do you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health? Does your furry pal need vaccines or an exam? Call us, your Greensboro, NC vet clinic, anytime!

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