Practicing and Maintaining Healthy Hygiene with your Pets

We love our pets and we spoil them in many ways, but what is crucial for their health and well-being is diligent hygiene. As a pet parent, maintaining your pet’s health and keeping your home hygienic is most likely important to you but it may not be an easy task. Here are some tips that can also serve as reminders so you can keep your environment safe and secure for yourself and your loved pet:

Clean the litter box

If a cat’s litter box is not cleaned and changed regularly it tends to leave a pungent smell around the house. Cats are famous for being sticklers for cleanliness, and a dirty litter box can really make a kitty feel uncomfortable and anxious. Your cat can suffer not just from anxiety but health problems if they hold waste for a prolonged period. Keep your pets litter box and area clean so they feel comfortable using it.

Is their bedding clean?

Pet bedding must be cleaned at least once a week (if not more) to get rid of any dirt, bacteria, or allergens. Pets shed a lot of hair and their bedding can hide a lot of hair that may be harmful for pet parents especially if they have allergies or asthma. Washing and cleaning your pet’s blanket or bed on a regularly can minimize pet odors and it also helps keep your pet’s coat and skin healthy.

Change their bowls

You may not realize it but your pet’s bowls and feeding accessories can be one of the most unclean items in the house. A little negligence can be very harmful to your pets. To get rid of germs and bacteria that can be harmful to your pet, it is ideal to wash your pet’s water bowl every day. A better option is to keep extra feeding bowls so you can rotate them in case you wish to put their feeding accessories in the dishwasher.

Check fleas and ticks

Fleas and ticks can make pets anxious and irritable. Not only do they become a cause of discomfort for them, ticks and fleas can also cause a wide range of health problems for your cat or dog. For your pet’s safety, it is important to look out for those pesky little creatures. You can keep your pet’s environment clean and hygienic to avoid fleas and ticks. Regularly inspecting your pet, combing them, washing their bedding, and using flea and tick preventative products can help keep your pet safe.

Vacuum regularly

If your house is carpeted, it may accumulate more dust than a house that is not. Whether you have carpets around the house or not, vacuuming every day can help get rid of pet hair, pet dander and general dust. If someone in the house has asthma or allergies, not vacuuming regularly can lead to health problems. Cats groom themselves all the time but they also shed a lot of hair. Cleaning the fur from the furniture, drapes, carpets, and upholstery can help provide a safer and cleaner environment for everyone.

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