We all love our pets, but there’s the inescapable fact that, at times, they can make our homes messy, especially if they spend most of their time in the house. When Pebbles the cat is curled up on your lap while you’re relaxing in the evening and watching television, there is little more soothing than her angelic purr. It’s a different story when you come home from work to find she’s made a mess and you have to clean it up after a long day. By following our tips to keep your home clean with indoor pets, you will appreciate your pet for those wonderful moments rather than their less than desirable traits.
Use A Self-cleaning Litter Box.
Cleaning up a dirty litter tray is a task that no one enjoys. By purchasing a self-cleaning tray, which uses a rake to push your pet’s waste into an attached garbage bag, there’s no need to worry about bad odours and potentially uncomfortable situations when the neighbors call around. They can be used for rabbits as well as cats and are especially useful if your pet is at home alone while you are at work.
Bathe Your Pets Regularly.
The downside to owning any pet is that they get dirty and while some such as cats are capable of cleaning themselves, others (dogs, we’re talking to you) need a good bath to stop them making your home smell or transferring whatever they’ve picked up on their coat during an afternoon walk onto your furniture. Do you have a stubborn dog that hates water? With the bribe of treats, a dog can be coaxed into a good soak and, in time, he/she might even grow to love bath time.
Keep Your Pets Well Groomed With A Brush.
Imagine being in the office and looking down at what you thought was a freshly cleaned shirt or dress only to realise it’s covered with hairs. Multiply that embarrassment by 100 if it’s a guest who gets up from your sofa and sees that their new coat is destroyed with dog or cat hair. By regularly brushing your pet, you will stop them from shedding their coat on your furniture, your clothes and on your guests too. This is especially important in the summer when they will shed fur naturally due to the warmer weather.
Use An Enzyme Cleaner.
We can try our best to keep our homes clean by regularly brushing and bathing our pets but we have to remember they’re animals and they will smell. By using an organic enzyme cleaner such as Healthy Habitat®, smells and viruses can be completely eliminated as the active ingredient eats away the bacteria that are causing the smell. Not only is our non-toxic and 100% chemical FREE solution safe for animals, it is also safe for children and the environment. By using an enzyme cleaner, you can keep your home free from odours and bacteria in an environmentally friendly way. It’s a win win!
Keep Your Home Well Ventilated.
Warm summer days can cause smells to linger in your home, creating a less than pleasant environment if you want to host a summer cocktail party or evening dinner with friends. Your pet has little control over their odours, but you can help the situation by making sure your indoor space is well ventilated. Leaving windows and doors open will help air circulate and help to keep your home smelling fresh.
Mess and smells come as part of the package when you have a pet, but by following our simple tips to keep your home clean with indoor pets, you can help keep your space cleaner and smelling better.