Pet Hair Solutions
April 25, 2013
Hairballs are gross, no doubt about it. Want to reduce the frequency of hairballs in your cat? There are many hairball remedies available including grooming tools such as the FURminator deShedding Tool.
These Pet Naturals Hairball chews are not a laxative or lubricant, so no worries about them disrupting normal digestion.
They contain psyllium, which you may recognize as a highly soluble fiber that many people incorporate into their diet. Psyllium acts like a sponge to support removal of toxins and undigested materials as they move through your cat's tract and colon, including ingested hair.
April 24, 2013
This is the time of year pets shed. In fact, they really seem to shed a lot year-round, but we still let them up on the furniture because we love them. Dirty paws and all.
This luxurious Snoozer Luxury Bolster Sofa Throw protects from pet hair, spills, dirt and accidents while looking great and keeping our pets comfy.
April 4, 2013
Pet lovers know--their fur is everywhere--on our clothes, face, furniture, everywhere. Pet hair removal is a constant challenge. You may not have heard of this solution -- rubber gloves.
The trick is to wet your gloves slightly with water and run your hands over the surface of your clothes, furniture, etc. Be sure to pat dry the surface afterwards.
At Pet Hair Removal
July 24, 2012
In these dog days of summer, we generally have golden furballs blowing around the tile floors of Super Cool Pets headquarters, necessitating a thorough vacuum of the premises daily.
This affordable Eureka Suction Seal Pet Upright Vacuum is designed to deep clean pet hair from carpets, bare floors, upholstery and more. The on/off brushroll switch lets you clean carpets and bare floors.
The Suction Seal Pet also features a pet upholstery brush, a turbo driven PET Power Paw, and a 39 foot hose and wand to clean above the floors. This model includes an odor absorbing HEPA filter to eliminate pet odors and reduce allergens for a cleaner home.
February 29, 2012
Does your cat take over your family room and bedroom furniture, leaving behind a trail of ever-present cat hair that sticks to your clothes and possessions? Mr. Herzher's Decorative Cat Pod gives your sweet kitty another spot to snooze and solves the pet hair problem. What's more, its attractive design will enhance any decor.
The Pod is constructed of a durable steel frame wrapped in medium brown resin Rhino wicker for years of enjoyment and durability. The elevated bottom and free airflow design provides cozy comfort for your kitty, while allowing the cushion to breathe and helping to cut down on odors, molds and mildews. The reversible cushion is filled with high loft poly-fil covered with a durable micro fiber suede and is removable for machine washing.
At Amazon and Cat's Play
January 12, 2012
A few years ago, our sweet Golden returned from a romp in the yard reeking of skunk spray. Stressful enough, but we also had family visiting with little children. We deployed the traditional treatment of tomato juice, but Dr. Karen Becker claims it isn't nearly as effective as this easy recipe.
If skunks are hibernating where you are, you have plenty of time to stock up on the ingredients. Bookmark this post for quick access when it warms up in the spring, and they are out poking around for beetles.
Skunk Rinse Recipe
• 1 quart hydrogen peroxide -- 3% first aid antiseptic solution
• ¼ cup baking soda
• 2 teaspoons Dawn dishwashing liquid
If you have a larger breed dog like we do, you may need to double, triple or even quadruple the mixture depending on how much territory you need to cover.
Hydrogen peroxide is a mild bleaching agent, so wear old work clothes. You may also want to wear rubber gloves.
Mix up in a bucket and apply the solution to your pet's dry coat. Start from the collar and move back toward the tail. Keep it away from your pet's eyes because the hydrogen peroxide solution can burn them. After the dog has been bathed in this solution rinse him/her down with the hose.
Source: Better Than Tomato Juice as a Skunk | Huffington Post
June 3, 2011
Many of our pets shed fur this time of year and in the fall as well. Most vacuums have relatively weak suction, so they leave pet hair behind in your home. Dyson Animal Vacuums don't lose suction as you use them. Why?
Dyson Vacuums have what they call their Root Cyclone™ technology which removes cat, dog and other pet hair from your home using centrifugal forces up to 150,000 times the force of gravity.
Dyson Animal uprights are certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Get Free Shipping on all Dyson vacuums at Dyson.com and at Amazon. Remanfactured Dyson Vacuums are available too.
May 30, 2011
This durable and waterproof pet throw is practical and comfortable and goes just about anywhe. Toss it over the couch or car seat to protect against pet dirt and hair, or take it along on your next outing to the beach or the park. It provides an extra layer of insulation against those hot car seats and even cold surfaces. Perfect for older or incontinent pets, too.
In Blue Plaid, Tan Plaid and Houndstooth.
March 18, 2011
It's a constant struggle to keep the quarters somewhat sanitary when co-habitating with cats, dogs and birds. For those of us who can't or don't hire help, cleaning may be cathartic and for others a necessary evil. No matter which group you fall into, this Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner can only make life with pets even more beautiful than it already is.
The Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard-Floor Cleaner clears away dust and small debris, then steam-cleans hard flooring--ceramic tile, vinyl, marble, stone, and sealed hardwood floors. A ready light lets you know when the water has been turned to steam and the cleaner is ready to use. Just press the button to release steam and you're good to go, cleaning your floors without any harmful chemicals, fumes, or residue.
March 14, 2011
Here at Super Cool Pets headquarters, two gorgeous Golden Retrievers shed pet fur everywhere. This iSkin ProTouch Classic Notebook Keyboard Protector will protect our keyboard from the pet hair onslaught. The Protectors are are specifically engineered to cover each key and are made with pure high-grade silicone that's soft, flexible and long lasting.
Along with protecting against pet hair, the Protectors feature embedded Microban® antimicrobial product protection inhibiting the growth of bacteria and other microbes that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. ProTouch Keyboard Protectors can be washed with warm water and detergent. Simply remove it from the keyboard, wash and dry throughly and it's ready for another round.
February 25, 2011
Here's a quick way to protect your furniture from pet hair without leaving it covered all the time. With a simple zip, this attractive accent pillow converts into a soft, cozy throw. One side of the throw blanket is a soft microfiber, the other is cozy Sherpa fleece.
Use this Pillow/Throw to protect furniture from dirt, hair and stains. When not in use, simply zip up and you have a compact throw pillow to accent your room.
Perfect for use at home, in vehicles and to stay cozy on planes. Available in Chocolate, Apricot, Willow and Linen at FetchDog and Plow & Hearth
where you can receive Free Shipping off your order of $50 or more with code: LNKPHFS.
January 12, 2011
As much as we love our pets to pieces, we don't really love pet hair all over our floors, furniture, in our food and attached to every object we pick up. Luckily, FURminator Inc., everyone's favorite maker of pet deShedding products, has recently launched an amazing new lineup of 17 tools and 17 products--shampoos, hair care and hygiene--"created to broaden and enhance the FURminator deShedding experience for pet owners and their animal companions."
FURminator fans can now choose the most suitable deShedding tools and products for their pet's specific hair length, size and life stage, with options based on the size of their pet(s), including toy, small, medium, large and giant breed dogs and cats.
The fab folks at FURminator recently sent us the FURminator Long-Hair deShedding Tool for LARGE Dogs to tackle the thick flowing coats (over 2 inches) of our Golden Retrievers. The company claims their tools will reduce pet's shedding by 90 percent. The FURminator deLuxe deShedding Tool did not disappoint. It has a premium stainless steel fine-toothed 4-inch blade which gathers and removes loose hair and undercoat hair quickly and easily without cutting.
Continue reading: "NEW FURminator deShedding Products for Cats and Dogs -- Deluxe deShedding Tool Review"
November 9, 2010
Shedding is a problem for all of us who live with pets, especially this time of year when we may have lots of company and so little time to clean up. Here's a handy and powerful vac suitable for all floor types that will get the job done in no time.
The Dyson DC26 Multi Floor is a lightweight and compact vacuum that works like a full-size Dyson machine. Its ultra-fine carbon fiber brushes reduce static and removes dust from hard floors. This compact machine is geared towards those of us who live in a studio apartments or any other small living area. Free shipping on all vacuums at dyson.com.
Dyson has a new groom tool out called Dyson Groom which sucks up the fur directly into the vac thus bypassing the floor. It is available currently in the UK. We will update our super cool readers when it is available in the US.
For holiday gift ideas, browse our Super Cool Pets 2010 Holiday Gift Guide!
September 15, 2010
Consumerist reports that their "test-happy kin at Consumer Reports" tested the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair against three different adhesive-based products to see how they stacked up against each other picking up pet fur. The result? All the products did a decent job of lifting up the pet hair.
The downside to the adhesive items is that they require the beleaguered pet owner to constantly remove the the fur-covered sheets, as you probably know yourself. The upside to the Pledge product is that it is easy to use and clean up.
And here's a tip on how to save money on the Pledge. Read our post this past spring on how to reuse the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair rather than tossing it after every use.