Furry companions, in a recent study conducted, reduce the stress and anxiety levels of their owners. Some can also reduce the chance of asthma in children and lower blood pressure. So kids, if you are convincing your parents to get you a pet dog, then we suggest you ask them to read on.
Despite the many advantages of having a dog, there is one major area of concern when you have one- the cleanliness of your home. But fret not, as there are many ways to keep your home clean even when you have your cuddly best friend with you.
Invest in a vacuum for pet hair.
No matter how much we love our hairy babies, we cannot overlook the fact they leave their pet hairs all over the place. They also bring inside dirt or other debris after they play around the yard. Invest in a vacuum for pet hair to keep those furballs from your couch, carpet, bed, everywhere!
Groom your dog regularly.
Give your dog a bath, regularly! It keeps your dog clean and your home smelling fresh. However, be careful not to overdo bathing your dog as it strips off essential oils from the skin. Also, give your dog a manicure regularly- you may have this done at the vet, or you may do this on your own to save the bucks. By doing this, you also prevent your favorite furniture from being your dog’s scratching post.
Also, you may want to invest in a quality brush for your dog. Even just a few strokes every day will reduce the amount of fur, dust and skin particles that they will shed off and leave on your furniture to clean up
3. Favorite spot clean up.
Have you noticed your dog is always resting on a favorite spot? Free your mind from the fear of stains and use an old (but clean) fabric to cover up your furry best friend’s favorite place. Also, regularly wash the fabric to rid of all germs and unpleasant odors.
Wipe off those paws.
After a stroll in the park or a trip to the grocery with your buddy, always remember to wipe off his/her paws. Otherwise, you will be surprised with that trail of mud inside your clean living room tiles.
Clean up those “nasty surprises” immediately and thoroughly.
No matter how you train your dog to do his/her business outside, you will get nasty surprises, from time to time. Clean it up immediately, rinse thoroughly with water and soap and lastly put baking soda after letting the spot dry. Baking soda is the safest and most effective way to absorb the smell and clean up the spot of your dog’s nasty surprise. Allow it to set, the longer, the better. You may also sprinkle it on your carpets and upholstery.
Don’t get stressed out over pet hair, muddy paws, and smelly rooms. Make your fur mom or fur dad life easier with the tips mentioned above. After all, having a dog (or pets) should mean a healthier and happier life for you and your family.