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Cat hair

Sunny

Loyal Servant
#11
A Dyson with HEPA filter is better then a traditional upright/bag vacuum for keeping dust from circulating back into the air. Because of the suction and filter, actually. It's still a vacuum, just a well designed one to not just stir up as much dust by matching that with powerful suction close to the brush head.

The animal versions will give you the motorized wand attachment great for furniture, cars, and stairs as a kit less expensively then buying it separately.

I vacuum every 48-72 hours with 2 adults and 1 kitten. Unfortunately, the only way to minimize the amount of fur is to get into a routine like this.

If you have people over with allergies, I recommend vacuuming the day before and keeping the windows open until the visit so you properly ventilate the home.

Ra seems to always jump on the bathroom counter for headbutts/cuddles when I wear something black. He knows!

But don't forget to wipe the counters down, and wash your hands regularly, during food prep.
 

Jacq

Savannah Super Cat
#12
I have tile floors and lots of airflow, so the hair gathers in corners and against furniture in little balls. I vacuum constantly. I love my Dyson!
 

SV Dad

Site Supporter
#13
Another (expensive) solution to keeping the air quality high is a central vacuum system. And the trick with this is to have the unit placed outside the main living area (like the garage) so the exhaust does not recirculate back into the house. Having a wife and son with nasty asthma, this really works wonders. (and yes, to the hardwood and tile options)
But that damn cat fur is still everywhere!
 

Pam Flachs

Savannah Super Cat
#14
I have all hardwood/vinyl floors too, along with allergies. I have found that shaggy throw rugs here and there in each room really cuts down on the cat hair; it seems to accumulate in the rugs' longer fibers and they are easy to shake outside each day, or wash as needed. I sweep several times a day, and vacuum thoroughly as often as I can.
 
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Louie'sDad

Guest
#16
The amount of shedding might have something to do with the % of serval in your cat? Maybe they don't start shedding until they reach a certain age?
 
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Dantes

Guest
#19
With long hair cats it's just about drives me nuts, why did I ever want a long haired cat? :D

Get some cheap latex gloves from Walgreens or CVS. You know, the kind you use for hair dyeing and other icky stuffs? That's the best lint roller I've found yet, and you can keep them in pockets and all sorts of small places (glove compartment) for those days when you leave your house early and by the time you get to work your eyes are finally open and you look at yourself in the reflective elevator doors and think, What the hell was I thinking?

Plus I try to groom twice a week, although I usually end up with once a week, which is good enough. Thank goodness I didn't want a Persian. :cat:
 
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Dantes

Guest
#20
I have all hardwood/vinyl floors too, along with allergies. I have found that shaggy throw rugs here and there in each room really cuts down on the cat hair; it seems to accumulate in the rugs' longer fibers and they are easy to shake outside each day, or wash as needed. I sweep several times a day, and vacuum thoroughly as often as I can.
This is also a good idea, I also have hardwood through most of my house, and I just bought a bunch of sisal rugs from BBB (love the coupons!) and scattered them about the house, the boys love to roll on them which means a lot of the hair gets stuck on them.