Tips for Cleaning Up After Your Pet in an Apartment

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In honor of National Dog Day on August 26, let’s talk about our furry friends! If you have a dog, or even a cat, pet owners hold a special place in their heart for their beloved animals. They can help comfort you when you feel upset, make you laugh with their silly antics, and be your sounding board when nobody else is around. That being said, pets are also messy. They can shed all over the apartment, pee on the carpet when they’re nervous, unexpectedly vomit during the night, or chew things they aren’t supposed to. In a way, pets are like children. Not only are they a huge responsibility, but you will constantly have to clean up after them in order to keep your apartment tidy. Cleaning up after your pet is just one of those responsibilities of being a pet owner.

Best Cleaning Products For Pets

1.) Pet Vacuum

So many brands make vacuums specifically designed for removing pet hair and dander. You’ll most definitely want to invest your money into a good vacuum that can get rid of all that hair. Unless you have a hypoallergenic dog that doesn’t shed, such as a Goldendoodle, most dogs and cats are going to shed their fur all over the place. It will end up on the carpet, the floor, the couch, the clothes you had sitting on the bed after doing your laundry, and everywhere else. Making a point to vacuum once a week can help cut down on how much fur is floating around.

2.) Carpet Cleaner

Along with the vacuum, a necessity for cleaning up after your pet is a carpet cleaner. You don’t have to buy a luxury model or a super expensive carpet cleaner either. Any carpet shampoo will help you get rid of stains that your pet may have left on the carpet and give your floors a deep cleaning. Cleaning the carpet will also help remedy any smell issues. To keep your apartment constantly smelling fresh and staying in a brand-new condition for as long as possible, shampoo your carpets every couple of months. Carpet cleaners are also great for spot cleaning as well. Sometimes dogs wake up sick in the middle of the night, and you wake up with a pool of a foul-smelling liquid next to your bed. After cleaning up the mess, run the carpet cleaner over the spot for a fool-proof deep clean.

3.) Carpet Deodorizer

Carpet deodorizers can help remove the pet smell in your apartment. Sprinkle some on the carpets before vacuuming to help freshen up the entire living space. Removing pet odors can sometimes be challenging, so using a deodorizer can help make a huge difference. If you don’t have time to deep clean your carpets before having guests over, some carpet deodorizer and a quick vacuum will give your apartment that clean smell and remove any overwhelming pet odor.

4.) Lint Brush

As inexpensive as lint brushes are, it’s always best to keep several on hand. Because pet hair will stick to pretty much any surface, a lint brush will help remove that stubborn fur. You may love having your dog and cat greet you when you come home, but you don’t necessarily want to show your love for them at the office by wearing pants covered in their fur. Throw a lint brush in the car in case you forget and leave the house with pet hair all over you. If you have a fabric couch or headboard, it can be hard to remove all the stuck hair, even with a vacuum. A lint brush will be able to get whatever your vacuum can’t, so you should keep one handy at all times.

Cleaning up after your pet is just one of the many responsibilities of being a pet owner. These are some of the must-have pet cleaning products that will make your life as a pet owner that much easier! Don’t you always want your apartment looking fresh and brand new? On National Dog Day, don’t just give your sweet fur baby a bath, but clean up the apartment while you’re at it!

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