Essential house cleaning tips for pet owners

Pet owners know how hard it is to keep the house clean. If you have a cat or a dog, you find hair everywhere, especially where your pets love to sit or sleep. Dogs go out for daily walks and may come back with muddy paws leaving a trail of paw prints on the carpet or the furniture. Despite all this pet parents love their furry friends and know how rewarding it is to care for them.

Here are some house cleaning tips for pet owners that can make life easier:

Vacuum every day

Vacuuming your place daily can help the house stay clean and safe. Some pets shed less hair while others shed a lot! Using a good vacuum that has strong suction will help you get the job done faster. Vacuum’s also come with specific attachments that are designed to remove pet hair from upholstery or thick carpets. Pay special attention to those areas where your cat or dog loves to sit or sleep.

Invest in a pet bed or blanket

There are so many adorable cozy pet blankets available online and in pet stores. Placing a soft plush blanket or towel where your pet loves to snooze will help keep your sofas safe and hair-free. Any hair they shed will accumulate on the blanket which will be easier to remove. Keeping lint remover or lint brushes handy is always helpful. They provide a quick fix to very hairy situations, especially if accidentally find yourself sitting where your pet just got up from! Remove pet hair using lint removers before you wash your clothes or before you step out of the house.

Odor control

Outdoor adventurous pets can find themselves in a messy situation when they come back home. A wet dog who just came into the house after being out in the rain can cause a mess, especially when they roll around or shake the water off their fur. Keep a towel near the entrance so you can dry them as soon as they enter. Using baking soda can also help prevent or eliminate pet odor from the house. Baking soda is odorless, but it absorbs other odors, making it the perfect deodorizer.

Brush your pet regularly

Brushing and grooming your cat or dog every day allows you to check for fleas or ticks and it also keeps their hair smooth and tamed. There are different kinds of brushes available at pet stores that include the fine-toothed flea comb or bristle brush that is great for dogs with short hair. Brushing also helps us bond with our pets and can prove to be relaxing especially for anxious pets.

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