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By The Wakaii Team

Remove Pet Hair from Plushies

If you have furry friends at home, you know that pet hair can be a real nuisance.

It clings to everything, especially those soft and cuddly plushies.

Don't worry though, we've got the perfect solutions for you!

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Basic Pet Hair Removal Hacks

1. Vacuuming

Using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment is like giving your plushie a spa treatment.

Set it to a low suction setting and gently vacuum the surface.

This method is perfect for removing pet hair and dander without damaging the fur. 

2. Lint Rollers

"Roll away the troubles, roll in the love."

A lint roller is your plushie's best friend. It's like a magic wand that picks up loose fur or dander from the surface of the toy.

Just roll it over your plushie, and voila! The pet hair is gone. It's simple, effective, and oh-so-satisfying.

dog hugging teddy bear

3. Washing

If your stuffed animal is washable, give it a gentle bath with laundry detergent and warm water.

Follow the washing instructions on the label, and you'll have a fresh and clean plushie in no time.

This method helps remove any pet hair and wash away the worries of the day.

If you need more information about the washing, check out our blog on cleaning your plushies

4. Freezing

"Chill out, the pet hair won't bother you anymore."

Place the plushie in a sealed plastic bag and put it in the freezer for a few hours. The cold temperature will kill any dust mites or allergens, reducing pet dander.

It's like giving your plushie a winter vacation, and it comes back refreshed and rejuvenated.

5. Steaming

"Steam away the grime, steam in the shine."

Using a handheld steamer, gently steam the surface of the plushie.

The steam loosens dirt, pet hair, and dander, making it easier to remove. It's like a facial for your plushie, opening up the pores and letting the beauty shine through.

Note on Allergies

While these methods can help remove pet dander from plushies, they may not completely eliminate it.

If you or someone in your household has a severe pet allergy, it's best to keep plush toys out of the home or in a room where the person with allergies does not spend time.

Special Tools and Brushes

1. Wire Pet Brush

A wire pet brush is more than a tool; it's a plushie's grooming buddy.

It's known for its ability to remove shed hair and can be a great option if your plushie's fur needs a little brushing.

It's like a hairstylist for your plushie, creating the perfect look.

2. FedEx Pouch

A spare FedEx pouch can be a great pet hair remover.

It's an unconventional method, but sometimes, thinking outside the box brings the best results.

It's like a secret weapon in your plushie care arsenal.

dog playing with plushie

3. Sewing/Safety Pin Method

"A delicate touch for a delicate task."

Using a sewing or safety pin to get under the hair and pull it out is a time-consuming but effective method.

It's like performing surgery on your plushie, with precision and care.

How Can I Prevent This In The Future?

Prevention is always better than cure, especially when it comes to keeping your plushies free from pet hair.

Here are some proactive steps you can take:

1. Invest in Dog Toys

"Keep your pets entertained, and your plush toys pristine."

Dogs and cats often mistake plushies for their toys, leading to an invasion of pet hair.

Why not provide them with their own playthings? At Wakaii, we offer a delightful collection of kawaii dog toys that your pets will love.

From squeaky toys to chewable delights, our dog toys are designed to keep your pets entertained and away from your precious plushies.

2. Regular Grooming

"A well-groomed pet is a plushie's best friend."

Regular grooming of your pets can significantly reduce the amount of hair they shed.

Brushing your dog or cat daily will not only keep their coat healthy but also minimize the hair that ends up on your plushies.

3. Designate Pet-Free Zones

Consider creating pet-free zones where you keep your soft toys.

By restricting access to these areas, you can minimize the chances of pet hair finding its way onto your stuffed animals.

Maintenance and Safety

1. Freshening Up

Sometimes, all your plushie needs is a little freshening up.

A damp washcloth can do the trick, especially if the label says "Surface Wash."

It's like a refreshing splash on a hot day, keeping your plushie looking its best.

2. Fluffing

"Shake it, fluff it, love it."

After a cleaning, shaking out the dry animal and fluffing it like a pillow can help return it to its original shape and softness.

It's like a gentle massage that brings your plushie back to life.

dog playing with plushie

3. Pre-emptive Replacement

Two is better than one, especially when it comes to plushies.

Having a backup can be a lifesaver. This way, there's no angst of giving up the cuddly toy while it's cleaned.

It's like having a twin sibling for your plushie, double the fun, and double the love.

4. Safety Inspection

Following any cleaning, inspect the stuffed toy for wear, open seams, or loose parts.

If anything seems compromised, try repairing your plushie. If that seems unlikely to work, then a replacement is needed.


And there we have it, a complete guide to keeping your plushies free from pet hair.

At Wakaii, we understand the joy that plushies bring, and we're committed to helping you keep them clean, safe, and adorable.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this guide. Have you tried any of these methods? Do you have any secrets to share? Tell us your thoughts and let's keep the plushie love going strong.

If you're looking to add more cuteness to your collection, don't forget to check out our kawaii plushies collection. From kawaii cat plushies to cute dog plush, we have something for every plushie lover.

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Happy plushie pampering, and may your plushies always be as kawaii as the day you brought them home! 🧸


Can I use regular cleaning products to remove pet hair from plushies?

No, regular cleaning products may contain harsh chemicals that can damage the fur or colors of your plushies. It's best to follow the specific methods and products recommended in this guide to ensure safe and effective pet hair removal.

How often should I clean my plushies to keep them free from dog and cat hair?

The frequency of cleaning depends on how much your pets interact with the plushies and how much hair they shed. Regular inspections and following the preventive measures outlined in the guide, such as investing in dog toys, can help you determine the best cleaning schedule for your specific situation.


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