Becoming A Spotless Homeowner With A Furry Friend

Are you questioning how furry friend owners keep their homes spotless? Don’t think it takes all day to clean the house. You don’t need to be cleaning around the clock to keep it clean and hygienic. A few simple measures will make home maintenance with a furry friend under the roof a lot easier.

Here, you can find the best advice to maintain the cleanliness of your home with a furry friend.

Removing hair the easy way

Having a pet hair remover tool on hand will always help you maintain the cleanliness of your space. Although you won’t want to worry about removing hair every five minutes, it’ll make your life a lot easier when you do wish to remove it. If you try to use a cloth or your hands, you might not be able to remove all of the hair. With a professional tool, the task will be easy. Hence, you can maintain your home much more easily when you have a furry friend.

Accidents will happen, accept it

Accidents will happen, especially during house training or with older pets. Clean up accidents immediately. Use pet-safe cleaners and deodorizers to remove any stains or odors. Blot, don’t rub messes to soak up all of the liquid mess, and then apply your cleaner to prevent it from seeping into carpets or upholstery.

Outdoor time and exercise

Exercise and outdoor time are essential to keep your pet happy, healthy, and well-behaved. Take your pet for daily walks, play fetch in the yard, or visit dog parks to let your pet burn off energy and exhibit natural behavior. A tired and content pet is much less likely to exhibit destructive or messy behavior indoors.

Training your furry friend

Teaching your fuzzy companion proper behaviors and limits in your home is critical, and that necessitates basic obedience training. Educate your pet to obey phrases such as “sit,” “stay,” and “leave it,” and define guidelines indicating which furniture may be accessed, which locations may be for elimination only, and which items may be chewed. Success in training and in keeping your household peaceful depends on continually and positively reinforcing your rules.

Maintain vet care

Regular veterinary care is essential to maintaining the health of your pet. Make sure to schedule annual wellness exams, vaccinations, and dental cleanings as advised by your veterinarian. Regular check-ups can help uncover any underlying health issues that may be causing messes or bad behavior in your home.

Regular grooming routines

Regular grooming will help keep your pet’s fur clean and reduce shedding and dander in your home. Groom your dog or cat often to remove extra hair so it doesn’t end up on your furniture and on your floors or trigger your allergies. Also, regularly trim their nails, clean their ears, and bathe them to maintain their overall health and hygiene.

Pet-friendly materials in the home

When choosing furniture, go for pieces made out of materials that can withstand the wear and tear of pets, especially dogs. For instance, microfiber or leather upholstery will be easier to clean and less resistant to stains and pet odors. Look for stain-resistant area rugs, which can make pet messes easier to clean up.

Stay ahead of odors

Pets add to the odors in your home, so remember to be proactive in dealing with them. Regularly clean and deodorize your litter box, pet bedding, and feeding areas to keep them fresh. Use air purifiers, scented candles, or pet-safe air fresheners to clean and freshen the air in your home as well.

Have a consistent cleaning routine 

Make sure you are cleaning your house and pet’s living area on a regular basis. This applies to your pet’s living areas, floors/ rugs your animal walks on, and everything in between. By sticking to a regular cleaning schedule, you will make it less likely that pet dander, hair, and dirt will accumulate and become much more difficult to clean.

Good cleaning tools 

The right tools are the key to a clean house. Consider using a vacuum cleaner with pet-specific attachments for removing pet hair from carpets, rugs, and upholstery. A lint roller is handy for quick cleanups of pet hair on clothing, and microfiber cloths are effective for removing pet hair from furniture, baseboards, and other areas. Waterless cleaners in spray form can be used to remove spots and clean specific areas of the carpet.

Pet zones in the home 

Allowing your pet to wander freely throughout your home can result in mud, stains, and ruined furniture. Specify particular areas in your house where your pet is permitted to play and relax; this will help you create a pet-friendly home. Use small, easily washable rugs or mats in these areas to keep the mess to a minimum.

Bathing schedule

Surely, if you intend to have a pet, you do not want it to smell bad or be dirty. So it is recommended that depending on the breed of your pet, you groom or bathe it regularly. Once you have determined the basic grooming needs for your pet, develop a schedule to ensure you groom it as needed. A regular schedule means that your grooming and bathing are based on the individual pet’s breed needs. You will be able to figure out how regularly you should bathe your pet by consulting your veterinarian. Grooming products and the pet are important parts of grooming. You want to use the right product on your pet and not just any product. A gentle, pet-safe shampoo is good for the pet. 

Designate a pet cleaning station

Choose a specific place in your house, apartment, or garage for pet grooming purposes. Equip the station with the necessary pet grooming tools like brushes, combs, ear cleaners, nail clippers, and pet wipes or towels for cleaning up your pet after his/her grooming session. Then, you don’t need to worry about the rest of the home getting dirty or messy when you wish to groom and clean your furry friend. 

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