Do You Need a Special Lint Roller for Dog Hair?
Living with your furry best friend is an amazing experience that all pet owners cherish, but it does come with one downside: loose hair! When you have a dog, particularly ones with long fur, you are sure to find pieces of their hair on every surface of your home— including your clothes. While you might be tempted to purchase a super expensive vacuum to fix this, you do not need to do that. You can solve this problem with the most mundane household object: a lint roller. You don’t need any special lint roller, any extra sticky lint roller will do. But, before you buy one it is imperative to know the basics of using a lint roller.
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What is a Lint Roller?
A lint roller is a tactical cleaning gadget that comes with a handle and has a rolling surface with a sticky material attached. When it is rolled over a surface, the roller grabs any loose lint or debris.
There are two primary types of lint rollers – one that uses sticky paper and the other that’s equipped with some reusable and washable material. Typically, they are used to clean small household items and pieces of clothing; but, you can often find people using them to clean their car interiors as well.
Characteristics of an Ideal Lint Roller for Pet Hair
Pet fur can be stubborn and is not very cleanup-friendly. Your lint roller must be as sticky as it can be so it’s easy to pick up the lint and hair off your clothes and furniture.
Now there are two ways you could go – you could find a reliable and reusable lint roller or you could find one that comes with multiple disposable sheets. We suggest the latter because it saves you from the hassle of cleaning it afterward. It may cost you a bit more to purchase the refills but it’s completely worth it.
If your pooch sheds a lot of hair, it might be a great idea to use the roller directly on your dog. This is best done with a reusable lint roller. Make sure you purchase a lint roller of an appropriate size so you can use it directly.
If you travel a lot, you may also want to think about investing in a pocket-sized roller to clean off your blazers on the go.
Ease of use
You should be able to use your roller both backward and forward. The handle should be ergonomic and the whole process should provide ease.
What Else Can I Use Instead of a Lint Roller?
Clothes steamer and brush
Woolen clothes are often covered with fur. If you’ve got a dog, the hair will only add to the already accumulated lint. If you don’t have a lint roller, you could use a clothes steamer to calm the fibers and use some sort of a brush to take the lint off.
Packing tape is an excellent alternative to a lint roller. Just wrap it around your hands/fingers (sticky side out) and rub your hand all over your clothes to get rid of the hair and lint.
A lint brush has pointy rubber bristles that work like a dream in taking off the hair, lint, and debris. The only problem with brushes is the cleaning they need afterward.
Conclusion: What Happens if You Breathe in Dog Hair?
Pet hair is not hygienic to breathe in, no matter how much you love your pet. Not only does dog hair make your clothes, sheets, and furniture look unpresentable but they’re also a threat to your health if one of them finds its way in your food or down your lungs. Pet dander can be harmful to your respiratory system by traveling down your lungs and staying there. So make sure you purchase a lint roller and use it regularly if you have a furry friend at home.