Removing Animal Hair from Blankets

Owning a pet is a beautiful experience.

They shower you with unconditional love, provide companionship, and an unwavering sense of loyalty. These characteristics make it impossible for you not to do the same. In return, you feed and nourish them, provide shelter, and even consider them as an extended member of the family.

Letting them into your home is understandable. However, you must prepare for the possibility of cleaning up after them. Yes, you still need to clean up after them even if they’re potty trained or groomed regularly.

You must understand the fact that dogs and cats shed hair from time to time. The problem becomes much worse if your pet happens to be long-haired.

If you examine carefully, the hairs they shed stick to the fabrics of your sofa, pillows, the clothes you wear, or blanket. They’re a terrible sight to behold, and your only option is to remove them with whatever means necessary. 

 

How to remove dog hair from fleece blanket?

  1. Get your dog to move to another space in the house and put them on a leash.

Keep your dog away while you clean your blanket so you can concentrate on the task at hand.

  1. Lay the blanket flat on the floor, on top of a table, or on your bed.

You need to lay out the blanket so you can see the entire sheet and know where the hairs are. Make sure the surface is clean where you lay out the bedding. It’s advisable to get a garbage bag ready to store your dog’s hair that you’ll remove from the blanket.  You’ll ensure that the hairs won’t stick to another surface.

  1. Use any of the tools that you prefer.

There are various tools you can use to get the job done. It’s your choice what you want to use. It should help you remove the hairs without exerting too much effort.

  1. Clean the blanket until both sides are free from any dog hair.

Avoid shaking the blanket so the hairs won’t fall out and stick to another surface. Instead, use any of the pet hair removal tools directly on the sheet.

  1. Wash your blanket to ensure it’s clean and safe to use.

After you’ve removed the unwanted hairs, you need to wash your blanket. Avoid washing it with other pieces for some of the strands that you didn’t remove might transfer to the others. It will only compound your problem.

 

What are the must-have tools for removing animal hair from blankets?

Adhesive Rollers

It looks like the tool that you use for painting walls, ceiling, or other flat surfaces. The roller part is filled with adhesive, so you can quickly remove the hair by rolling it over them. The rollers are disposable, so you can quickly change them from time to time when it’s no longer effective at removing pet hair.

Rubber Gloves

You wear this on your hand as you wipe it across the blanket to remove all the hairs that stuck. You can also wear this while petting your dog, so the hairs that are about to fall out are removed.

Fur remover brush or broom

The bristles are made of rubber so you can run them through the blanket to remove pet hair. The broom is ideal for cleaning wider surfaces like blankets, walls, floors, and ceiling. The brush is a smaller version of the broom that you can use to clean tight spaces.

Pet hair removal mitts

It’s just the same as rubber gloves, but the design is intended strictly for pet hair removal.

Vacuum cleaner

The vacuum cleaner is a must-have cleaning tool. It is handy in removing pet hair or picking up debris effectively. The only downside to the vacuum cleaner is that it is expensive and consumes electricity to work.

Microfiber cloth

Microfiber cloths rely on static to pick up unwanted pet hair or debris found on your blanket. Just wipe it across and apply some gentle pressure to create friction and static.

Squeegee

The edge of the squeegee is made of rubber. Use it to wipe clean any surface including your blanket.

 

Why do you need to remove animal hair from blankets?

Sanitary reasons

Animal hair on blankets doesn’t look right. Also, your pet will lie on the floor, ground, or any surface whether it’s clean, dirty, wet, or dry. When they lie on top of your blanket, the dirt or bacteria on their hair transfers to the blanket.  

Health reasons

Avoid allergic reactions like asthma attacks or sneezing. When your blanket is clean, it’s safe to use. When it’s dirty, the bacteria or germs found on the sheet gets transferred to anyone who touches or uses your blanket.

Comfort

Animal hair can provide an unpleasant sensation. It’s ticklish and irritating at the same time. Aside from being a health hazard, it makes you uncomfortable that affects your sleep or makes you unable to relax.

 

How can you prevent pet hair from sticking to your blanket?

Bar your pet from entering your room

Don’t allow your pet to jump up on the bed. It’s much better if you train them to understand that your room is off-limits. You can also install a barrier but this only works for small dogs. If you have a large dog, install a door closer to make sure that you don’t accidentally leave any doors open. Put them on a leash when you’re in the office and release them once you arrive home from work.

Give them a designated sleeping area inside your room

If you want them to stay inside your room with you when you sleep, give them a designated area where they can rest. It should not be on top of your blanket. Be patient as training them to do this takes time and constant practice.

Groom your pet regularly

If you own a hairy dog like a Shih Tzu or a Golden Retriever, maintaining the length of their coats through regular grooming is essential. Even short-haired dogs like Beagles and Labrador Retrievers shed from time to time.