DID YOU KNOW that man’s best friend can actually become your worst nightmare?
That’s right. He’s warm, fluffy, cute and you love him, but sometimes he has a problem with “accidents” and pretty soon, you start to notice the… ummm…infamous cat and dog urine smell.
Besides the obvious occasional accident from Buddy, his hair can also be an issue. Once he shakes or scratches it off, it goes into the carpet and furniture and it can be quite a problem.
Then you have the issue of “I want in. I want out. I want in.” You know it… Buddy is always on the move and the constant going outside and then back inside brings in all kinds of dirt.
What can you do about all this?
1. Clean messes up quickly. Once you discover an “accident,” it’s important to grab a few paper towels and blot up the mess before it sinks down into the padding of the carpet. A good enzyme deodorizer like you might get from the vet helps with lingering odors, but of course it’s best to have a professional carpet cleaner come over to handle these cat and dog urine odor challenges.
2. A hairy situation can be tamed by brushing your dog often. Loose hair that’s about to go into the carpet and furniture can be easily pulled from Buddy with a good grooming brush. And guess what? He definitely likes the attention!
3. While you may not have the time to wipe off Buddy’s muddy paws each time he wants back inside, it is a good idea to place mats inside and outside the door. When Buddy want’s back inside, let him beg a little bit on the outside mat because some of that dirt is definitely going to come off.
Do all of this and man’s best friend is going to be a dream to live with, not a nightmare!