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    12 Useful Products To Help Make Cleaning Up Pet Hair Easier

    Pet parents: it's time to stop walking around in a cloud of cat/dog hair.

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    No matter how much you love your pet, you probably don't love that they shed and you end up with cat/dog/other animal hair on everything you own. This roundup is full of products to help you enjoy life as a pet parent with a little bit less hair following you around.

    1. These grooming gloves that let you remove excess hair just by petting your furry friend.

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    These rubber gloves are absolutely genius because they turn the chore of de-shedding your pet into the much more pleasant activity of stroking your pet's fur – something you probably already do anyway. The little silicone nubs massage your pet's skin while removing dirt and loose hair, which sticks to the gloves so that you can just peel the hair off in a super satisfying hand-shaped strip. Customers say it's genuinely effective and some found it even better than brushing.

    Price: £5.99 - £6.99, depending on style and colour.

    2. This pet hair remover roller that's specifically designed for furniture and upholstery.

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    This reusable roller is a bestseller for a reason: it effectively removes pet hair from furniture, upholstery, and bedding and traps it so you can easily pop the chamber open and throw the hair in the bin. Many satisfied customers say they were pleasantly surprised by how much hair this roller picked up and what a difference it's made to their sofas and cushions. It's particularly handy because it eliminates the need for sticky roller refills.

    Price: £11.99 - £12.99, depending on colour.

    3. This rubber broom that easily picks up pet (and human) hair from floors and carpets.

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    Regular brooms are basically useless against pet hair, but the rubber bristles on this one work to lift hair from carpets, flooring, and even artificial grass. Simply pull the broom towards you in short strokes and watch the hair gather! If the broom gets a bit dirty, the head can be unscrewed from the handle and easily cleaned by rinsing it under the tap. As a bonus, the broom has a built-in squeegee to help clean up spills. Reviewers like the sturdy 120cm-long handle and say it's super effective at removing dog or cat hair that's embedded into the carpet, which even vacuum cleaners can't always get.

    Price: £20.00.

    4. This de-shedding tool for dogs that combs out excess hair.

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    The FURminator reigns supreme among de-shedding brushes, with a 4.8-star rating and nearly 2,000 positive reviews. There's a comb for every size of dog, with options for short and long hair, and it even works on dogs with a thick undercoat. I can say from experience that using this tool once or twice a week makes a huge difference! Hot tip: if your dog has a single coat, you should use a light touch – the teeth on the comb aren't sharp but pressing it directly to your dog's skin can cause discomfort.

    Price: £14.56 - £50.50, depending on hair length and size.

    5. The same de-shedding tool, but for cats.

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    If you happen to have a feline friend who tolerates brushing, FURminator has you covered too. You'll be amazed how much excess hair comes off in just one 20-minute grooming session, and the more regularly you do it, the less ~ambient~ hair you'll have to worry about!

    Price: £16.99 - £30.04, depending on hair length and size.

    6. This silicone brush that lifts excess hair and gives your cat a nice massage.

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    But maybe your cat won't let you near them with a metal comb. In that case, you can use this extra-soft massage brush instead. Reviewers report that grooming with this brush helps get rid of matting, reduces hairballs, and produces overall healthier coats, and that even cats that don't usually like being groomed will not only cooperate but also start purring when you brush them down.

    Price: £9.99.

    7. This jumbo wash bag that protects your washing machine while you clean your pet's bedding, towels, and other accessories.

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    If you've ever put on a load of washing only to take it out and find that the pet hair on your clothes and bedding has somehow multiplied, you probably need to start using a wash bag for your pet's stuff. This fine-weave wash bag is designed to trap hair inside while allowing the contents to get thoroughly washed. It's big enough to fit a cat or dog bed, and for all you horse girls out there, it even works when you want to wash your riding gear.

    Price: £14.95 for one bag.

    8. This dog car seat that doubles as a seat or boot protector.

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    If your dog travels in the car with you, this versatile, waterproof car seat with a 4.8-star rating is essential. The sides zip up to form a hammock, so your pet won't slide off the seats into the footwell. Left open, it protects the backseat or boot from hair, muddy pawprints, scratches, etc. The car seat can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth or machine-washed in cold water on the gentle cycle.

    Price: £21.99.

    9. These fur catchers that remove pet hair from your clothes in the washer and/or dryer.

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    These clever little paw-shaped contraptions attract hair, removing it from your clothes while they're in the washing machine. The rubbery fur removers are easily cleaned under running water, and if you're lucky enough to have a dryer, they can go in again to further remove hair. Reviewers found them effective and easy to clean and reuse. Hot tip: store them in a sealed container to prevent them from attracting fluff and hair in between uses.

    Price: £6.40.

    10. This stretchy slipcover that protects your sofa and gives it an instant makeover.

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    Whether your pets have already wreaked havoc on your furniture or you want to keep it free from hair and stains in the first place, this slipcover will protect your upholstery and give your sofa a whole new look for way less than it would cost to reupholster it. Available in several sizes, from armchair to four-seater sofa, and in several cheerful patterns.

    Price: £21.99 for a two-seater cover.

    11. This de-shedding shampoo that reduces shedding.

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    It's not enough just to remove excess hair from your pet, laundry, furniture, and car; if you really want to tackle the source of the problem, you need to work on making your pet shed less in the first place. This FURminator de-shedding shampoo is a huge hit in the States, and is now available in the UK too. The formula is free of parabens and chemical dyes, and contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, calendula extract, and papaya leaf extract. The recommended usage is once a month.

    Price: £18.22.

    12. This salmon oil that's good for your pet's coat, skin, joints and brain.

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    Another way to improve your cat or dog's coat is by adding salmon oil to their diet. This 100% pure Scottish salmon oil is a natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which promotes healthier skin and hair growth, among having other health benefits for your pet. The pump bottle makes it easy to dispense the oil directly on top of your pet's food, and most cats and dogs actually like the taste. Salmon oil is particularly good for pets that have skin conditions or joint problems. As with any supplement, you should consult with your vet before starting your pet on it!

    Price: £9.99 for 500ml or £15.99 for 1000ml.