Keeping Pets and a Clean Home

Keeping your home neat and clean can be tasking with you have pets. While they bring you lots of joy and offer companionship, keeping a pet can be daunting. You have an obligation to look after one more living being which just adds to your list of tasks. Dogs and cats, if not trained can be make quite a mess.

Dealing with shedding

When it comes to shedding, there is no breed of dog that doesn’t shed. Some may shed less than others but you still have to deal with hair around your home. When it comes to cats, you will find hairballs here and there along with hair that has come off. There is no way to prevent them from shedding completely, unless you cut their hair completely. However, you can reduce the amount they shed by brushing them on a regular basis. Dogs, such as Golden Retrievers shed more than other breeds so you should get the right brush for them.

Regular bathing also helps, with dogs you should bathe them at least once a month, while cats tend to clean themselves for the most part.

How you clean up after your pets shed is completely up to you. On carpets, you can use a vacuum while on hard surfaces a Swiffer should be sufficient.

Potty train them

When you first get a dog or cat, you need to train them so they don’t just go anywhere they want. For cats, you can have a litter box and guide your cat to it, every time it has to go. Keep the litter box clean, scoop it out once a day and completely, change it every 10 days.

For dogs, you can lead it outside and it can go in the yard. If you do not set these boundaries for your pet chances are, they will go anywhere around the house, making a mess for you to clean up.

Prevent scratches on your furniture

Cut their nails. Nail cutting is an important aspect of grooming and you can easily do it yourself at home. Cats and dogs love to scratch and the last thing you want is for them to go at your couch or any other furniture. Get a nail clipper for them and cut whenever you feel their nails have become too big. When cutting, be sure not to cut the quick, the pink area of the nail which has vessels and nerve.

If you want to keep your house completely clean, be aware even before getting a pet that you will need to put in extra time to keep your house clean with pets. A tidy house, as important as it is for you is important for pets. It ensures that they are not exposed to illnesses and diseases along with pests. So if you have pets you need to be extra vigilant and ensure your house is neat at all times.