Tips for Cleaning As A Pet Owner

Are you a pet owner looking for new innovative ideas to keep your home clean and odor free? Look no further! We’ve got some great tips and tricks that will help you eliminate pet odor and keep a clean home.
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Managing Animal Hair

One of the most common issues pet owners face is animal hair and pet odors. It’s everywhere. On your floors, on your furniture, and even on your clothing. One thing you can do is have an easy clean vacuum handy. These are great for quickly removing hair from furniture and pet beds. Or having a furniture cover that you can quickly shake off outside and throw in the wash will save you some time. And most importantly having your pet groomed regularly will help diminish the problem of untamed animal hair.

Vacuuming your home at least two times per week will help to eliminate and prevent your home from smelling like your animals. You’ll also want to mop any tile or laminate you have at least once every two weeks. And lastly, having a timed air freshener is always a good idea to increase your chances of having a fresh-smelling home.

Keeping Their Paws Clean

Dogs get let outside to use the restroom, while cats step into the litter box to use the restroom. Can you guess what happens next? They then track that waste that they stepped in, back into your home.

In order to keep them from walking on surfaces with their dirty feet, make sure you clean them! This is another reason why grooming your pets is important. Just like you need to be cleaned, they do too. An important note: don’t forget to clean your dog’s ears! They can develop yeast and give off an odor if left unkept.

Pro Tip: Fill a spray bottle with 1 part water and 1 part vinegar. Periodically throughout the week spray your pet’s paws with it. Not only will this keep them clean, it will help keep them from getting dry and cracked. 

Quickly Cleaning Accidents

Animals have accidents in the house. That’s just a part of being a pet owner. No need to scold them for hours. Think about if you had to go to the bathroom but you couldn’t tell someone that you needed let out. Would you go to the bathroom in your pants? Probably. The only thing you need to do is act quickly when your pet as an accident.

Let them outside and begin to clean up the mess. The sooner you can clean a pet stain, the better. First remove any solid residue, then blot fresh stains with a clean cloth, and apply carpet cleaner if you have it. It’s preferred that you use carpet cleaner designed specifically for pet odor.

Pro Tip: If you don’t have any carpet cleaner, absorb as much moisture as possible, and apply a solution of 1/4 teaspoon clear dishwashing liquid mixed with one cup of water. Take another clean dry towel and blot the area. And rinse by blotting with a damp towel with water. 

Placing A Placemat Under Their Food Bowl

Your pet might not care to dine informally, but for your sake and easy cleanup, you’ll want it to eat with a placemat under their food and water bowl. This will help collect and food and water that your pet may drop while eating. And it will look nice.

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