Love having your pet indoors? Then this blog is specifically for you. Here are 10 simple ways to minimize pet fur and odor in the house
1. Groom Your Pet Regularly
Brushing your pet’s fur often helps to remove dead hair from the coat so that it doesn’t shed all over the home. High quality shampoos and conditioners as well as professional grooming can also go a long way to minimize shedding and odor.
A good combination of daily brushing and frequent grooming can therefore drastically reduce the amount of pet fur and odor in your home.
2.Vacuum Instead of Sweeping
Sweeping is NOT as thorough or as efficient as vacuuming when it comes to pet fur. Sweeping tends to circulate the hair and fur in the home whereas vacuuming collects and contains them. Furthermore, pet fur clogs brooms quickly making the brush less effective.
We suggest vacuuming with a high quality machine to drastically reduce the amount of pet fur in the home.
3. Vacuum and Dust Often
The frequency of dusting is just as important as the tools and techniques and, the more frequently, the better.
A quick daily vacuum can really go a long way in keeping your home fur-free.
4. Invest in Washable Upholstery Covers
Odors and fur get trapped in the fibers of fabric.
By placing removable, machine-washable covers on your furniture and upholstery, you will protect them from pet odors and stains and reduce the need for professional upholstery cleaning services. Just wash the protective covers at least twice a month to keep them fresh and clean.
5. Use Machine-Washable Throw Rugs to Protect Your Carpets
Similar to point 4 above, use machine-washable rugs on your carpets and wash the rugs often. This will keep your carpets cleaner longer and keep pet odor and stains at bay.
6. Wash Your Pet’s Bedding and Toys Often
Deep clean the pet’s house, cage, mattress, cushion, litter box and toys with soap and water on a regular basis to keep them clean and smelling fresh.
7. Keep Paws Clean
Clean your pets’ paws EVERY time they come back indoors and after they get into a mess. This will reduce cross contamination and minimize stains on your furniture and finishes.
8. Dress Your Pet
Dressing your pets is not only cute, it also helps to contain their fur.
9. Nourish Your Pet
Invest in high quality food, vitamins, and minerals for your pets. This can help to keep their coats shining and reduce breakage.
10. Use Professional Cleaning Services
If you don’t want to do it yourself, hire professional cleaners.
It is more effective, and economical, to have the home professionally cleaned on a routine basis (for example once per week) because the more frequent the service, the cleaner the house will be between appointments and the lower the cost will be.