Your pets are members of your family, and you adore them. While you don’t like to think about it, you also know that your pets don’t demonstrate the best hygiene. Sixty percent of Americans own pets, which means 60 percent of homes aren’t as clean. Here’s a guide on how to handle housekeeping with pets.
Clean the Litter Box Often
Look, nobody wants to clean a litter box. You know what’s inside it, and the mental image isn’t pretty, much less the actual visual. Imagine how your cat feels when it’s dirty, though. When you’re negligent in scooping and changing the litter box, the poor kitty has to find a clean spot in that mess to do its business. For your cat’s sake, you must keep the litter box clean.
One suggestion for better litter box maintenance is the Cat Genie. This invention will do all the dirty work for you. It’s an automated system that will flush out dirty litter. All you need is a wall outlet and access to a cold water line to use a Cat Genie.
Alternatively, buy trash bags large enough to hold an entire litter box. You can empty all the dirty litter straight into this bag, all without touching anything. If you do this outside, you can use a hose to spray out the litter box before bringing it back inside. You should clean the litter box at least once a week, preferably twice.
Keep Baby Wipes Handy
Puppies drool. It’s what they do, and it’s adorable. You’ve also noticed that drool is messy and gross. Similarly, your pet doesn’t always get everything out during a bowel movement. This problem is particularly troublesome for pets with fluffy tails. Stuff gets stuck. You don’t want to look at this stuff, you don’t want to touch it, and you certainly don’t want your pet rubbing it on any of your furniture or other household items.
Baby wipes are the solution to the drool and refuse problems. You should keep some handy in every main room where your pet hangs out. Then, you can clean up if you ever see your furry friend making a mess.
Buy the Right Vacuum
Pets shed, just like humans. The difference is that you don’t notice your skin flakes when they slide off your body. You will notice when your furry friend starts to shed. Pet dander is one of the leading causes of allergies for people. During the hot summer months, in particular, the fur that your pet loses will cause you sneeze and cough. You might even suffer an asthma attack.
You must take steps to protect your health. The first thing to do is set your HVAC unit to keep your pet comfortable. By lowering the temperature, you’ll reduce the shedding. You also need to buy a good vacuum. You want one with a high level of suction. That way, it will clean the air of pet fur, thereby reducing the amount of dander in the air.
Using these three tips, you will keep a cleaner house. You will also feel healthier since you’ve purified the air in your home.