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5 Tips for Simple Pet Cleanup

  • October 22, 2012
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5 Tips for Simple Pet Cleanup

No matter how much we love our pets, cleaning up after them can be a nuisance. Who wouldn’t like a magic wand to remove drool stains from their couch or pet hair from their carpet? Cleaning up after a pet doesn’t have to be an obstacle course, though. Here are some sensible ways to simplify pet cleanup:

1. Brush

Brush your cat or dog regularly to keep shedding to a minimum. If you live in a warm climate you can trim your pet’s fur, but don’t trim too much or your pet could get sunburned.

2. Vacuum

When you vacuum your home, pay special attention to your pet’s crate, bed, or regular napping spot. Try out a special vacuum with specially designed brushes for removing pet hair, pet dander, and dirt from carpets, upholstery, and more (we like the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser series).

3. Absorb

Attend to potty accidents pronto (especially if you have a cat, because cat urine is more concentrated—and thus more likely to stain—than dog urine). Absorb as much of the moisture as possible with old towels, being careful to blot instead of rub, before applying an enzymatic carpet solution.

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By Kristen Levine for TAILS

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4:17PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

9:40PM PDT on Oct 31, 2012


1:37PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

thanks. my kitty thinks when i work third she should poo on my bed :/

12:07PM PDT on Oct 25, 2012


8:40AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

thanks, i'm going to check out that Bissel

4:12PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012


3:59AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Thanks for the information.

9:43PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

iRoomba vacuum is my friend.

9:32PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

thanks very much alot of it was new.

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