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If you feel like your pet’s hair is starting to take over your house and belongings, check out these 11 tips on how to keep pet fur under control at home so you can better survive the next Furpocalypse (a.k.a Shedageddon or simply The Great Shed).

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In this post, we discuss different ways of tackling the dreaded furry onslaught head-on, as well as a few preventative tricks. We’ve also included plenty of additional tips and information for each of the 11 methods for those who like a little more insight, suggestions, or motivation.

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1. Get to know your pet’s fur type.


Finding the best and most effective type of brush style for your pet may depend on their type of fur. This can vary from animal to animal, even within the same breed or if two animals happen to be related.

Some types of pet fur may be silky, dense, fine, or even coarse. Certain pets may even have what we refer to as “bunny fur,” which is light and fluffy and is often seen find floating through the air or attaching itself to your pet’s favorite spot on the couch. Others may have what we might call Velcro fur, which tends to be more coarse and has a habit of sticking stubbornly to woven fabrics, making it somewhat difficult to remove at times.

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3. Invest in a good-quality brush that’s suitable for your pet’s fur.

You can choose from several types of pet brushes these days to suit your pet’s needs and fur type, such as slicker brushes, bristle brushes, pin brushes, and rake-style brushes. There are also various kinds of de-shedding tools, including shedding “blades.”

Listed below, in the Brush Styles drop-down section, are some of the more common types and what types of fur they might be better suited to work on.

  • As mentioned before, most brushes need to be used with a gentle touch—especially when they’re metal and particularly along your pet’s spine and boney bits. Otherwise, you could injure your pet. If you find that your pet hates to be brushed, try easing up to see if it makes a difference.

11. Try using adequate air purifiers in high-traffic areas. (Optional)

While this is purely optional, air purifiers can greatly help keep pet fur under control —particularly when it’s flying through the air, frolicking about in a sea of dust moats, just before honeymooning underneath the nearest and most neglected piece of furniture.

Air purifiers can also reduce your dusting and cleaning efforts. And they’re ideal for a few other pet-related concerns, including dander and good ole pet allergens.

Choosing the Right One

Regardless of which air purifying unit you get, if you decide to get one, make sure to get something that’s rated to work in the size room you plan to place it in. This is because most air purifiers are advertised and rated going by their highest or maxed-out setting.

It’s also important to pay attention to the filter, how good it is, how many layers are involved, how much replacement filters might cost, or whether the filter can be cleaned and reused again.

Some units also come with filters and features that are designed with pets in mind, while others may also target things such as general allergens, dust, mold, odors, pet odors, and/or heavy smoke.

Popular & Efficient Air Purifiers for Larger Spaces w/ Pets

Based on our previous research while looking for air purifiers for our own home, here’s our shortlist of the top-rated and most efficient air purifiers for large spaces and households with pets.

We currently own this model by Alen Breathesmart for our open-concept living room and dining area, which is still running strong years later. It’s definitely the most efficient, comes with one serious-looking filter, has some of the best features on the market, and it’s still our overall favorite one out of the other units we have scattered throughout the house or have previously owned.


In this post, we covered 11 different ways on how to keep pet fur under control at home, such as what’s listed below. We also provided plenty of additional tips, tricks, and in-depth information for each step or method for those who prefer to have a little more insight.

  • Understand how your pet fur works so you can get a better feel on how to handle it.
  • Brush your pet at least once a week, if not more often when necessary.
  • Learn about the different brushes available to see what will work best for your pet’s fur type and shedding characteristics.
  • Learn how to minimize the mess while grooming or brushing your pet and in as few steps as possible.
  • Keep up on changing out your home filters, many of which trap pet fur and other types of debris.
  • Find the right de-furring or hair removal tool for your pet’s fur and furniture type.
  • Dust weekly and find the best dusting tool for your needs.
  • Vacuum consistently and with the appropriate vacuuming device that’s quick, easy to use, and meant for tackling pet hair, furniture, etc.
  • Consider having your carpets cleaned to effectively remove fur left behind, or consider doing it yourself throughout the year with a pet-friendly carpet cleaner to tackle fur left behind by most vacuums.
  • Consider using air purifiers to help reduce pet fur in the main areas of the home.

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