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The Best Cat Hair Removal Products to Comb Through

Cat hair...everywhere? These essential tools will whisk it away.

by Avery Felman
October 28, 2021
Fluffy orange cat sitting on beige couch
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Being a cat owner can look incredibly appealing: you have a companion who wants to cuddle up on your lap as you WFH, give you endless peaks into their wacky personality, and provide you with tons of fodder for inside jokes, Instagram posts, and cheerful moments on days that are more rain than shine. While all of this is true, and we thank our cats for their significant contributions to our well-beings, there is a flip side to the coin that’s far less, shall we say, chic?

In fact, you’ve likely flipped your couch cushion more times than you’ve flipped a coin in recent years, to mitigate the look of a fur-coated sofa. That, in a nutshell, is feline parenthood, but it doesn’t have to be. With the latest in cat hair technology, a.k.a. these five essential tools, it won’t be immediately obvious to guests that you have a pet until they see your cat slink over to their food bowl.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

the vet dry vac in black

So, you have a cat who’s dolling out balls of fuzz like candies on Halloween. If your handheld vacuum just isn’t cutting it these days, it’s time for a major upgrade for you and your housemates (both human and pet) that will make your environment way more pleasant. Say goodbye to the days of moving the palm of your hand in circular motions on your couch to gather a ball of fluff — trust us, there are better cleaning tools out there.

$500 at Tineco
the air purifier in white

Let’s say you aren’t much of the sweep and Swiffer type. What to do when the cat that rules your world and heart and bed, most of the time, is shedding more often than you can keep up with household chores? You don’t have to take your cat’s hairbrush to your shag rug to keep your house tidy — you can let this pet hair specific air purifier collect their errant hairs for you.

$100 at Walmart
the irobot vacuum in black and silver

While Roomba and pet mess don’t have the best track record, (read: the great poop fiasco of 2016) they’ve managed to clean up their act and create a product that works for pet parents. After they landed themselves in a bit of a sticky situation a few years back when one of their devices tracked dog sh*t through a customer’s home, they made it their mission to prioritize creating features for pet parents, including a pet hair detector.

$650 at iRobot

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Avery, editor at The Wildest, and her cat, Chicken

Avery Felman

Avery is an editor at The Wildest. She has written for numerous publications, including Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and V Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her boyfriend and cat, Chicken, and has high hopes that one of them will let her adopt a dog.