For many of us, there is a member of our family who is not quite human. Some people prefer dogs and some prefer cats and at least one in three households in America have an animal living in it. Pets are great companions and offer lots of fun and many consider them as part of their family. We care for them, we feed them, we bathe them, and we clean up after them.
If you’re a pet owner, then you should be no stranger to the messes they can make but some are messier than others. Today, we are going to be focusing on dogs and cats, as they are the most common pets.
If there’s one thing cats and dogs have is hair, lots of it. When you have a furry friend living with you, you can expect to find hair everywhere: on your floors, furniture, clothes, even in your dreams you’ll find hair. One of the best things you can do to minimize the amount of hair your pets lose is brushing them as often as possible. When you brush a dog or a cat, the hair they shed mostly stays in the brush, which you only need to take the furball and toss it away when you are done.
Brushing may reduce the amount of hair you find but it won’t completely prevent shedding. Here is what you need to do in order to get rid of all that hair.
- Vacuum your rugs and carpets as often as possible. Dogs may hate them but vacuums are great for getting rid of all the hair they leave behind. Use full suction for this, as hair can often get tangled with the fibers in the rug or couch. Also, keep in mind that you’ll need to change your vacuum filter often.
- For smooth surface floors, use an electrostatic mop. They’re actually better than vacuums because hair sticks to them instead of being blown away.
- For the hair on your clothes, a tape roller is your best option. They’re usually sold in pet stores and are not expensive. Just roll them over your clothes to have all the hairs stick to it. There are some washable tape rollers available, or you can also use regular duct tape in case of emergencies. Also, minimize the amount of hair that falls on your clothes by keeping your closet doors closed at all times.
- To avoid dirty paw prints all over your home, place a shallow container with a little bit of water and a towel next to shallow container with a little bit of water and a towel. Every time you come back from walking your dog, dip their paws in the water and then dry them off with the towel. Try giving them a treat afterward in order to have them do this by themselves.
- Clean stains as soon as possible. Don’t let your dog’s mess sit around for too long. Dog urine can leave permanent stains on fabrics, so you’ll want to clean them promptly. Also, avoid using detergents with ammonia as its smell can be similar to that of dog’s urine, which can be confusing for puppies that are going through house training.
Keep in mind that not all dogs and cats shed the same amount of hair. It all depends on the breed and even on each particular animal. If you need a group of professionals, get in touch with Sky Image Group. These are professional with years of experience and all the necessary tools for a deep clean in your home or business.