Pets are not only there as beloved members of the family, but also allow us to have fun, get exercise by walking them, and teach children responsibilities. They will be loved by everyone and can cheer us up even on the most stressful day. However, it is not all fun and games, because they bring their own sources of anxiety. Spending time feeding, bathing, exercising and generally looking after them take is a lot of work, but what can be even more exerting is taking care of mess. Even an animal you keep clean and are house trained will still leave hair, food and smells around the home. Odours can be created by the animal themselves or from their droppings, and is most common when they are younger and/or when they first join your home. If you are having trouble tackling this then read on to see how these pet problems can be solved.
The first steps are simple and obvious, but it is worth looking at carefully. Keeping your pet clean will keep it smelling good. Regularly bathe your pet and use appropriate shampoos to eliminate odours and game it look its best. Always be ready to give is a wash if it becomes dirty and dry it off whenever it becomes wet. Empty a cat’s litter tray every day to prevent smells from building up and remove and droppings the moment they occur. By doing this, you keep your home clean and prevent smells from building up. These can be tackled with cloths, plastic bags, etc., so always have them available.
Training your young pet to do its business outside is worth the time and stress it can create, so dedicate yourself to the task. When training it, take it outside regularly every day until it has finished and then bring it inside. It will soon get into the pattern that it should be outside to do this and will eventually go outside itself. A good early step is to leave special mats around the house and make the pet to this stop when it is is urinating and it will start to use these mats. You then leave the mats outside and it will go to them to when necessary.
Air fresheners can tackle any unwanted smells in your home, so you should consider these. A spray can work quickly and effectively, removing or masking any negative odours and giving your house a fresh smell. These can be dangerous when used excessively though, especially those with asthma so use with caution. Psychical air fresheners can be left around the house to cover smells though they will be less effective. You can tackle and smells with household goods, because items such as baking soda can absorb unwanted whiffs. Add drops of your favourite essential oils to vodka, and then spray it around the hose for a nice smell without any chemicals.
If you leave any droppings or puddles too long, they will become stains. They can ruin your floors and carpets, as well as add a lingering smell. You should know how to tackle these effectively to prevent any negative effects. Dabbing up a liquid with a damp cloth will remove most of a puddle and scrubbing way at stains can be effective. For stubborn stains, you may require detergents and bleaches so look into these to see which is best for you. Use them as instructed and them can banish blemishes and remove any odours.
A pet shouldn’t be cause of burden, so follow these steps to make your home smell great.