How to Easily Clean Up Pet Messes
Furry family members make life so much more joyful and fun. They can bring laughter and comfort at just the right time. Sometimes they can create a mess or two inside the home. Here are some quick and easy cleaning fixes for common pet mishaps in the home.
If your pet likes to cuddle into the furniture it can take on a musty dirty pet smell with time. Sprinkle some baking soda on the piece that your furry family member likes to kick back, let it soak in the odors for about 15 minutes and then vacuum. Need a quick fix to get rid of stink before guests arrive? Try Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator. Of course you will want to make sure to keep up on regular professional upholstery cleaning.
For urine stains that went unnoticed when they happened mix a cup of water and an eighth of a teaspoon of dish soap. Blot the spot with a clean white cloth dipped in the solution. Once the stain is lifted rinse the soap away by blotting with a new cloth dipped in a mixture of 1 tablespoon white vinegar and water. Pee stains can be lifted from tile with a paste made from baking soda and water. Best tips for dog pee repellent to prevent them from peeing on carpet
Pet hair will cling to rubber surfaces. You can use a rubber cleaning glove, a latex balloon, or even a squeegee to pull hair out of carpet and upholstery.
Keeping up on frequent doggy bathing can be difficult and some pooches could use a bath weekly or more. To keep your ol’ pal fresh between grooming spritz with a mix of one part apple cider vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle. Avoid the eyes of course. Follow the spritz with a sprinkle of baking soda to absorb lingering odor and brush it all out.
If you smell what seems to be a pet accident lingering in your home get a black light. Just turn out the regular lights and shine the black light around the room, the stain will glow.
Muddy Paws on Carpet
Resist the instinct to get a cloth and start scrubbing right away. Instead, let the mud dry into dirt and vacuum it away. If anything remains simply blot with dish liquid and warm water.
Help keep more litter in the box with a litter box cover. You can also tuck the litter box in a cabinet if you so desire with a little kitty door cut into the cabinet door.
Stains From Chewy Treats
Chew toys are a great way to keep your dog busy and happy with the added benefit of distracting puppies or stressed pooches from gnawing household items. Some treats unfortunately can leave stains behind on carpets and upholstery. Stick to natural/light colored chew treats and toys or confine them to a comfy dog bed area away from the carpet.
This can be one of the toughest messes to clean. If you get to the stain right away it should be easier to remove. Make a solution of 1 Tbsp dish detergent and 1Tbsp white vinegar mixed into two cups of warm water. Blot the stain with a clean cloth dipped in the mixture from the outside toward the middle until it is gone. If the first mixture does not remove all of the stain, add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide with an eye dropper and follow with a drop or two of ammonia. Finish by dabbing with water.