How to Clean Up After Pets
By Cathy Sandberg
As much as we love our household pets, they can create cleaning headaches. Between muddy paws, fur on upholstered furniture, odors and occasional accidents, we can spend quite a bit of time and effort cleaning up after our furry friends.
Minimize the mess Since cleaner pets make a cleaner house, bathe and brush your pets regularly to minimize pet hair and pet dander and to help manage odors. Keep a lint brush or damp sponge handy to quickly pick up loose pet hair. A light mist of spray-on cooking oil on your pet’s dishes will make them easier to wash out and will add shine to the coat.
Removing pet hair On carpeting, plain vacuums don’t generate sufficient lift to pick up all the pet hair from the floor, so use a vacuum with a good beater brush or brush roll. Read more