Today Nick touches on a topic that all pet owners can relate to - tips for tackling pet messes with minimal stress and maximum savings. We know you will enjoy the article and we thank Nick for writing this article exclusively for us here at loyalpitbulllove.com
Do you struggle with keeping your dog-friendly home tidy without spending a lot of money? It turns out that cleaning up after your pup can be more affordable and less stressful when you have a few tricks up your sleeve. So to help you out, here are a few low-cost, low-effort tips for tackling and preventing some of the most common and stressful dog-related messes in your home.
Obliterate Dog Odors by Using The Right Cleaners
Does your pup have problems with body odor? That smell can be endearing when you’re a dog mom or dad, but when pet smells become overwhelming, it may be time for a deep cleaning with some odor-eliminating products. If you’re battling urine smells, an enzymatic cleaner is your best bet for breaking up those odors. You could also call in a professional carpet cleaning service to tackle those tough pet odors, although this can be a more costly way to get your carpets and fabrics clean. For other pet smells and messes, using vinegar and baking soda will usually do the trick by actually removing pet smells, instead of just covering them up. Used separately or together, these inexpensive ingredients are handy to keep around your home.
Tackle Stuck-On Saliva With a Few Low-Cost Tools
When your pups like to give extra love to your home’s surfaces in the form of kisses and nose prints, it can be pretty adorable. However, all of those saliva stains and drool marks can add up over time and cause your home to look a bit grimey. So if your pup has left a mark on windows or mirrors, a few inexpensive tools are all you need to clean them off. Vinegar and baking soda come to the rescue again to clean stubborn lick marks off those shiny surfaces, but you should also pick up a good squeegee and a soft sponge. You can find coupons online that will help you save on these essentials. When those window kisses seem obsessive, you may also want to do some homework to figure out why. Compulsive licking can be a sign of untreated pain or other health/behavior issues in dogs, so it’s a good idea to rule potential problems out for your pup.
Fight Neverending Fur Battles With Simple Tricks
Are fur and dander a normal part of your home life? Well, you can start solving your shedding issues by sticking to appropriate grooming schedules for your dog. Aside from helping to keep your home much cleaner, regular grooming also allows you to spot issues with your dog’s fur and skin, prevent fleas or ticks from getting out of hand, and keep ears, teeth, and paws healthy. For maximum effectiveness, be sure to brush your dog’s fur frequently and brush those chompers regularly as well (this will prevent bad breath, too). For any leftover fur or dander that finds its way into your carpet or fabrics, invest in an affordable vacuum designed for pet hair and also invest in a stockpile of lint rollers. These tools can be a lifesaver when your dog sheds a lot.
Avoid Big Pet Messes With Proper Dog Training
Frequent grooming and health check-ups can be vital for preventing recurrent messes from compulsive licking or excessive shedding, but providing your pup with proper training can also reduce your need to clean. If you just adopted your dog, for example, you may need to work on potty training to avoid having constant stains and odors from ruining your floors. Separation anxiety is another common behavioral issue that can have consequences for your home and furniture. Preventing destructive behavior linked to anxiety takes patience and time, but curbing these unwanted behaviors is the easiest way to keep your home clean, your dog happy, and to save your sanity from constantly cleaning up big messes or buying extra cleaning supplies.
Stop letting dog messes get you and your budget down! Cleaning up after your furkids doesn’t have to take a lot of time and money. It just takes having the right cleaning tips and tricks to tackle stains, fur, and odors without all of the hassle.
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