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    24 Problem-Solving Products If Pet Fur Is Your Arch Nemesis

    Owning a pet has many perks...but finding fur literally everywhere...yeah that's not one of them.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A grooming rake that'll loosen fur, lighten your dog's undercoat, and prevent future mats. This brush is specifically designed for pooches with thick, dense fur or double coats.

    Reviewer photo of a golden retriever sitting next to a big pile of fur that was removed with the rake

    Promising review: "I have a German shepherd affectionately known as a German 'Shedder.' All I do is chase this dog around the house with my Dyson, especially the two times a year she blows her coat. I had no expectations when I ordered the undercoat rake as nothing else has worked besides a spring shave, which looks ridiculous. By reading the other reviews I utilized short strokes, one area at a time and literally the fur was flying. It's the first time I really felt like I could successfully get to and eliminate the undercoat shedding. So much was coming off of her a neighbor walking by expressed her displeasure with the flying fur! I've used it several days in a row now and despite the fact she's not a fan of standing still that long I think it is fantastic." —MollsMav

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    2. A bottle of Burt's Bees dander-reducing spray so your cat's coat is soft, shiny, and free of dander, flakes, and loose fur. It's made with aloe vera and oatmeal to condition dry skin and reduce redness.

    Reviewer's before and after showing the spray got rid of their cat's dander

    Promising review: "My old kitty girl has suffered from dandruff for a long time and nothing I've given her has helped until now. She recently started pulling her fur out in tufts to the point of bald spots and I knew I had to try this. One application brought her immediate relief and she hasn't pulled her fur out ever since, which tells me her skin irritation problem is gone. Her coat is soft and looks great and her dander is nearly gone. We both are very happy with this product!" —MADuran

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    3. Or a pack of Burt's Bees cat wipes for reducing dander and keeping your cats fresh between baths. They're pretty similar to the spray, so it's up to you which format your prefer using with your kitties.

    The wipes

    Promising review: "Our son was having a lot of dander on his back near the base of his tail. We kept up the brushing but it wasn't going away. Looking at the reviews I decided to go for the dander wipes. Well I have used it twice and was blown away. His dander is pretty much all gone now. Plus his hair seems shinier and silkier after his brushing and using the wipes. Not to mention our baby boy looks just like the cat on the packaging. All around I will continue to buy these and use once a week or twice every two weeks to keep up his beautiful orange coat. Thanks Burt's Bees!" —Tom Cincotta

    Get a pack from Amazon for $6.49.

    4. A pet hair remover if you love your fur baby but hate how much they shed...on everything. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!

    Reviewer photo of a black pillow covered in white dog hair and you can clearly see which side they brushed with the fur remover because all the dog hair is gone in that section

    Promising review: "This thing is aahhhh-mazing! I’ve had several kinds of cat hair removers — adhesive strips, sticky rollers, rubber nubby gloves. Nothing else works as well and as quickly. Easy to clean out, too. I bought one handheld and a bigger one on a long handle for carpet and area rugs. Love them! They even clean the hair off the stupid red velvet drapes that came with the house when we bought it." —M. Bauer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    5. A broom for pet hair to loosen the fur trapped in your carpet. It works just as well on wood and linoleum, with the rubber head working as a magnet to attract stray hairs. There's also a built-in squeegee for wiping up liquids or for cleaning glass. Plus, the handle extends from 36 to 60 inches so it can reach practically any mess.,

    Promising review: "Nothing else would take pet hair off of my outdoor porch furniture cushions. This broom took it all off easily. One of the best brooms I have ever had for pet hair removal on floors and furniture." —Kelli Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    Check out my colleague Emma Lord's Evrilholder FURemover broom review for more satisfying before and after photos!

    6. And a touchless stationary vacuum because you can sweep the pile of fur you just dislodged from your carpet fibers right into it. Bending over and sweeping everything into a dust pan only for half of it to not make it into the pan and for the other half to erupt into a dirt cloud that makes you cough? That's a no from me, dawg.

    Promising reviews: "This has been a champ for the first few months. So much better than a cordless vacuum stick with a lab that sheds — pull out a wide brush, push it around the room, aim for the stationary vacuum, and let 'er rip (a small broom helps target better for the last step). One minute and done. Emptying isn’t necessary every day, but it is easy to do. No complaints at all so far." —R. Marlowe

    "I have an autoimmune disorder that causes reoccurring massive hair fall out. I decided to put one in our master bath to make cleaning easier. It does the job and has made life a bit easier and a whole lot cleaner. I may add another for our kitchen. We also have a miniature golden doodle. And this vacuum works so much better than trying to manage the hair with a robo-vac type tool that ends up with hair wrapped around its brush." —Rebecca O

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (available in three colors).

    7. A mounted brush that'll satisfy your cat's ceaseless demands for scritches while loosening fur you don't have time to brush. Just mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips and watch as your beloved babies leave you for the warm embrace of this gray-and-white piece of plastic.,

    Promising review: "None of my cats like to play with toys and it was driving me nuts! They have so much energy but would get bored with any toy within days. I tried rotating them and interactive toys, anything and everything for hours and at different times. There is nothing that has kept my cats busy like these grooming tools! I have literally never seen any of them sit and mess with something for more than a few minutes but my cats will rub on this for like 20 minutes at a time. 100% worth the money!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    8. A pair of sweeper slippers so you can quickly clean the floors as you walk around your apartment. They pick up dirt, dust, pet hair, your hair, and more with each step. And! These even fit over a Swiffer so it's like two products in one.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! I kind of bought them as a joke. I hate wearing socks, shoes, or slippers, but I also HATE dirty feet. These were the answer I was looking for! They are lightweight on my feet...hardly notice I'm wearing them, and by golly they pick up the dust and dirt that our dog leaves behind! They also wash very nicely. We always wish in Tide and these looked brand new after being washed. I'm very pleased with my purchase!" —Tim S.

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. A hair-removing glove for pets who go running at the sight of a regular brush. Now you can bond while removing enough fur to make another dog.

    The grooming glove with silicone nodules, full of hair held in front of a French bulldog
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Awesome pet hair remover! I have a Korat mix cat with short hair that's impossible to groom with a brush. I've tried all kinds of combs and brushes and nothing has worked well on him. I took this out of the package, I showed it to him and let him sniff it and then pet him with it. This thing is awesome! With just a few strokes I removed a ton of cat hair. I highly recommend this for hard-to-groom cats." —LB in the OC

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94+ (available in three colors).

    10. A pet-proof seat cover if you want to bring Fluffy on your hike or beach trip but don't want a backseat covered in sand, dirt, and fur.,

    Promising review: "I have a Swiss shepherd and he often gets very messy. I used to take him to the park and lake without a seat cover and my car was a big mess. My last cover broke pretty quickly so I replaced it with this one. I love the non-slip bottom. It is waterproof and protects my car seats from mud, water and fur. The seat belt openings are large enough. This is a great product, high quality, and reasonably priced." —electric

    Get it from Amazon for $36.96 (available in four colors).

    11. A devastatingly effective handheld vacuum to suck up pet hair. It has a special rubber nozzle that picks up fur with ease, especially on hard-to-vacuum areas like stairs. There's no bag, so simply pop off the canister when you're done vacuuming and dump the contents in the trash.

    Promising review: "Holy crap!! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! That's why I figured all of these rave reviews were a crock of crap. I've seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there, including the Rumba, which is about as intelligent as a cotton swab. But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! I believe the saying is… a picture is worth a thousand words. Check mine out (above)! Of note — the 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left-behind hair!!! And the 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD! BTW, I've NEVER taken the time to review a product before, just FYI." —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    12. A robot vacuum because it takes care of the fine layer of pet hair that coats your floors without you having to lift a finger. do have to set the cleaning schedule...but you can do that on your phone and then this little guy will get to work.,

    Promising review: "After running Eufy for nearly two months now, I can confidently say I absolutely LOVE it! It is amazing on my hardwood floors. It picks up sooo much fine dust brought in by my two German Shepards! They shed year-round! And it’s super effective with pet hair! Wow! I use Eufy once a day for a little more than hour, emptying and cleaning the brushes out about three to four times during use. It seriously has been life-changing, keeping my floors cleaner than sweeping! Great purchase and I would highly recommend!!" —Jacqueline M

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (also available in white).

    13. A pet brush that'll do the hard work of detangling your pet's matted fur while also removing dead hair to reduce shedding and keep your vacuumed floors fur-free. The stainless steel blade is packed with tiny teeth that are long enough to grasp loose hairs in your dog's undercoat.

    Before photo of a dog with an unbrushed, messy coat and after photo of the same dog looking fluffy after being brushed

    Promising review: "My cat does not like being brushed so I didn’t think this would work but I’m desperate. My cat is shedding and though I vacuum and dust almost every day, there’s cat fur everywhere! I decided to try when he’s his most docile (he likes to fight and bite on everything) — after he ate. Though he still wanted to bite (lightly) on the comb and my hands, he still let me brush him. He must have liked it at least a little; he kept readjusting his position so I could brush everywhere. It removed a lot of shedding hair, which is MUCH APPRECIATED! All in all, I would definitely recommend this to every pet owner, everywhere. 😃" —Irene L. Soto

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    14. An electric pet shaver so trimming your pet's fur is a breeze. This set comes with four guard combs so you don't accidentally nick the skin, as well as a set of clippers. Reviewers say it's quiet — a plus if your pets are sensitive to noise.

    Progression photos showing a disheveled dog looking neat and groomed

    Promising review: "These grooming clippers are amazing! I have a small yorkie who used to be a pound puppy and was always scared when she got groomed because of the sound. But after purchasing these clippers my dog is extremely calm. They are indeed quiet, not extremely loud like most pet clippers. Makes giving her a haircut very easy. Beautiful set and comes with everything included. When I ordered it , it was really fast delivery and I am extremely happy with this order. If ever we need this product in the future I would buy it again." —MinimalArt

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in six colors).

    15. A handy TubShroom for keeping your shower drains free of Fluffy's hair. Pet hair, especially if you have long-haired breeds, can clog up drains and get moldy.,

    Promising review: "I shower my dogs in the tub and this makes it really easy to clean out the dog hair. It doesn't just stop the dog hair from going down the drain but it also lets the water continue to drain while collecting loads of dog hair. When my dog is shedding, I do have to pull it out to clean twice but that beats having to grab clumps of fur from the top of the drain every few seconds" —EV

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    16. Or a drain clog remover if the fur is already jamming your pipes.

    Reviewer holding the snake, which has grabbed a massive chunk of hair from the drain

    Promising review: "I wish I would have had this years and years ago...all the money I'd have saved! The pictures that people post are accurate as to what came out of the tub drain. It was disgusting. I have long hair and we have a dog that we bathe in the tub; it was so gross. The hair kept coming and coming and coming...yuck! I am so happy to have clear drains now that drain quickly (quicker than EVER!) without the use of chemicals. Plus, it's so much cheaper than buying the liquid stuff that doesn't work even half as well. I highly recommend this product. You will be amazed at not only what comes out of your shower drain, but also what comes out of your sink drains as well. It's quite alarming and gross, but you feel so good when it's gone!" —MN Mom

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.76.

    17. A furniture cover to protect your couch from ending up covered in fur. You'll save so much time cleaning because it's machine-washable. No more spending an hour trying to vacuum every. single. hair. from your loveseat.,

    Promising review: "This cover has been a lifesaver for our fabric sofa. We had the sofa professionally cleaned and then put on the cover. When we have company, the cover comes off easily, stores easily, and leaves a hair-free, stain-free sofa for our guests. The cover's been on three months, and has been washed twice. All stains have come out without any special effort. We use a ChomChom to get dog hair off the cover while it's on the sofa. There doesn't seem to be any deterioration of the cover even though we use the ChomChom almost daily." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in three sizes and 15 colors).

    18. A detangling shampoo because everyone wins here. You won't spend hours brushing out frustrating knots *and* Fido will smell like sweet pea. Plus your pupperino won't look at you with eyes that say "Hooman, why are you doing this to me?" as you drag the brush through tangled fur.

    Reviewer photo of their golden retriever looking brushed and smooth

    Promising review: "I have been a professional dog groomer for over 35 years and this stuff does what it says it will. Even on the most coarse coats it turns it into a thing of beauty; any mats almost fall out. This is a whole new world for me. Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks? This old dog just learned one." —sandra k. steele

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A dog shampoo to reduce shedding that'll save the day if you can't accept a future where almost every inch of your floors and furniture are covered in dog hair. Deshedding shampoos work by hydrating a dog's coat with moisturizers and essential omega fatty acids that make the hair less brittle, dry, and likely to fall out = less shedding.

    Reviewer photo of their dog and a large pile of fur they brushed out

    Reviewers say that their dogs shed A LOT after the first wash with this deshedding shampoo, but over time they notice less shedding.

    Promising review: "I used to be a professional dog groomer, and this stuff works!! Nothing takes away all the shedding of course, but this stuff and the conditioner really make a huge difference. The key is mostly in the conditioner; you rub it in to the coat, then use a dog dryer (NO heat) to blow the conditioner into the coat backwards. Next rinse out completely and again use the dryer. I like the fact that the ingredients are not full of all kinds of chemicals." —Jon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    20. A 2-in-1 Hoover carpet cleaner so your vacuum does the hard work of sucking up dirt, dust, and pet hair *and* steaming your carpets. It's time to reclaim your weekends instead of spending the whole day vacuuming, then steaming, then waiting for everything to dry.,

    Promising review: "I love everything about the Hoover Smartwash Automatic Carpet cleaner! With adopting our daughter's 16-year-old cat recently, we forgot what problems we used to have with our older cats; not a lot of fun at times. Since we have had the old boy it has been fun, except when he has hairballs, and then the real fun starts! We received our new Hoover shampooer about two weeks ago. So simple to operate, and the carpets dry exceptionally fast. Don't be lazy and do the final rinse with clean water as suggested. The touch button 'full time' dry feature allows you to go back and forth in the dry mode and ALL the excess water comes up like a charm. No leakage, very fast-cleaning, and exceptional suction! I didn't need to pre-spot anything. A great machine!!!" —Peter E. von Elten

    Get it from Amazon for $178.

    21. A low-effort pet hair remover for collecting pet fur that's deeply embedded. Just run it over your carpet, couch, clothes, car seats!

    Reviewer photo showing the pile of fur this tool removed from a chair

    Promising review: "Just as advertised. Easy to use and definitely removes the hair." —ksh

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $21.53.

    22. A handheld cordless vacuum if your dog's bright white fur is embedded in your car's black fabric seats and carpet. It has a built-in light so you can be sure you're grabbing each and every fur — even the ones hiding under your seat. And it comes with both a brush tool and a crevice nozzle tool to root out and lift away stubborn strands.

    Promising review: "This product's designers have done an excellent job by creating a powerful and easy to use vacuum. This does an excellent job in cleaning the furniture, low carpet or car interiors. The power stays the same for entire usage. This is very lightweight and easy to use. It comes with multiple nozzles to clean the nook and corners of the car. For example, the brush can be used to scrape hard dirt from the carpet. The filter is made of stainless steel and easy to clean and dry. I must say overall I am very satisfied with this product." —Rajeev

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in three colors).

    23. A self-cleaning slicker brush to remove so much loose hair that you'll wish there was a black market for pet fur. Maybe the hairless cats are paying. Is this the weirdest paragraph I've ever written? Maybe!,

    This slicker brush retracts so the fur comes off the bristles cleanly and in one easy-to-toss chunk.

    Promising review: "My cat has short hair but a thick undercoat. I have tried other types of brushes and they don't get much hair at all. Now, I KNOW this cat sheds cause when I go to pet him, it's like a puff of hair in the air. I was on Amazon and found this one and thought I'd give it a try and I am SO glad I did! I brush him two to three times a day and I always find a good amount on the brush. I didn't think I would care that it was self cleaning, but it is seriously the best feature about this brush. So easy! He loves how it feels and I love how it works. I do have another cat who doesn't care for it, but she is picky about everything, so oh well! Haha! It is worth a try, cat owners!" —Addo90

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    24. A conditioner concentrate because it'll make you envious of the shine on your dog's fur. It's great for all breeds and hair lengths, and it can help reduce tangles, prevent urine stains, and repel against dirt.,

    Promising review: "Great product, works as advertised. I love The Stuff!! My Pomeranian dries in half the time and her coat is so silky and shiny. She looks like she went to the groomers every time I give her a bath." —A. Wilkinson

    Get it from Amazon for $15.52.

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