Last Updated on October 15, 2022 by Dogs Vets
Hate Cleaning Up After Your Pets? 4 Products That Will Make Your Life Easier
Our pets are members of the family, and they are usually the messiest too.
Consider our four-legged friend, the canine – obviously the most loyal and dependable of all pets, but you will quite literally, spend a lot of time cleaning up after them.
A mess is a small price to pay for the endless benefits that having a pet in your life can bring, but cleaning up after your pets isn’t playtime, it’s work!
Luckily, there are products available that can help make your life easier, from Dog bowls to better grooming supplies, try these four solutions today.
Most pet owners will try several bowl styles, feeding stations, or set-ups until they find something that works for their particular pet. After all, pets have unique personalities.
You may have one that knocks the dog bowl over every single time, and you may have one that is afraid of plastic!
Dogs come in various sizes, heights, and appetite levels and need feeding products that will suit their individual needs.
You also want something that is easy for you to maintain, and keep clean. It’s not even too much to ask for them to compliment your decor – especially since they are often sitting out for everyone to see.
There is nothing more classic than stainless steel, and very few things are easier to keep clean. Consider a food-grade stainless steel dog bowl with an anti-skid base.
A solid and durable design will stay beautiful and last a long time.
Some companies like Wild One, provide the option to customize your dog bowls and choose from a large color pallet. This allows a personal touch and for your dog bowls to become part of your home decor and not an eye-sore.
As for making your life easier on the clean-up, a stainless steel dog bowl with silicone base is even dishwasher safe.
You can keep your pet’s feeding station clean and visually appealing, which is one less thing to worry about.
Washable Furniture Covers
If you have a pet, you have pet hair, it’s that simple. Also, unless you are the dog whisperer and managed to hypnotize your pet, chances are they also jump up on your furniture, or have claimed your bed as theirs too.
A very effective tip is to consider getting washable furniture covers, particularly for your sofa. This may seem like a lot of extra work, but on the contrary, even if you vacuum regularly, you will never be able to remove all of the pet hair.
The same is true for lint removers and fancy gadgets that claim to let you “rake” the hair off easily – most of them don’t work. Besides, it is more than just the pet hair you want off your sofa. Dirty paws can stain and long toenails can scratch or rip fabric.
A washable furniture cover can slip off, into the washer, and be back on your couch in a flash to keep protecting. Not only does this save your couch from damage, but cuts a lot of time off your cleaning routine.
Even with furniture covers, if you have pets, you will have stains. There are some great products on the market that you need to have if you want to remove pet stains.
A non-bleaching formula will be safe on most surfaces, and not harmful to you or your pet. Apply some of the foam cleaner to the stain and use the attached brush to work the solution into the fabric or upholstery.
Use the brush to scrub the stain to remove it. For a really stubborn stain, you can let the foam soak and/or reapply it a second time to remove.
Sure, there are fancy and expensive machines available to deep clean pet stains, but if you regularly maintain and clean-up messes around the time they happened, you lessen the need to do regular deep cleanings. This saves you time and money.
One of the best suggestions is to have a walking kit prepped and located by the door (front/back) that you take them out the most.
A dog walking kit would consist of a leash, harness, and poop bags. You also want to add a towel, or foot wipes if you use them so you can clean off muddy paws before you even come all of the way into the house.
Less of a mess coming in and out on walks means less cleaning later down the road.
There are a lot of products to make cleaning up after your pets easier. By having proper dog bowls, furniture covers, stain removers, and a walking kit, you will be ready to quickly and easily clean after your pet.
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