One of the major reasons that people think twice before getting a pet is because of the clean-up. Even the best-trained pets are, after all, animals – and they can often cause a huge mess in your home.
Luckily, however, cleaning after pets has become easier than ever in the last few years. This has made sharing your home with a pet so much easier and made pet ownership more convenient for people who would once have thought it out of their reach.
Wondering how cleaning up after your pets has changed? You’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn more about how to clean up after your pets without too much of an inconvenience!
Better Product Technology
Perhaps the biggest reason why cleaning up after pets is so much easier is that product technology has improved by leaps and bounds.
For example, consider something as mundane as dog beds.
Previously, when your pup’s bed became stained and soiled, you’d have to clean it by hand. Today, you can easily find washable dog beds that you throw in the washing machine in most pet stores. You can even find washable dog beds according to the size of your dog!
This isn’t the only improvement in technology.
Cats have long been considered lower maintenance pets than dogs, but even they require attention and, often, need to be cleaned up after when it is time for food. However, thanks to the advent of automatic cat feeders, all you need to do is fill in the feeder, and you don’t have to think about things for a few days!
Similarly, there are technology improvements for cleaning up after pets of all kinds, not just cats and dogs. No matter whether you’re cleaning a hamster enclosure or your snake’s terrarium, there are options galore for everything you may need!
If you’re worried about cleaning up after your pet, well, these days, you might not have to do so at all – especially in your home.
Cleaning services are all the rage and are more affordable than ever. As noted by the team at Tidy Casa, they’re a great way to ensure you come back to a clean home with minimal effort on your part. Aside from making it easier to clean up after your pet and reducing the amount of work you have on your hands, a clean home is linked to better mental health, making affordable cleaning services extremely helpful for stress-free pet ownership.
Have you ever given your pet a treat, only for them to drag it all over the floor and create a huge mess before they consume it? Chances are that they aren’t feeling stimulated enough and need something that will make getting to the treat a little more challenging. Food mats (also known as snuffle mats, licks mats, etc.) are some of the most common – and most effective – solutions to this issue.
These mats are designed so that they stick to the floor and make it challenging for your pet to get to their treat (or, in some cases, their meal). This is helpful for several reasons:
- Provides mental stimulation
- Reduces mess
- Slow down your pet while they eat. Some pets practically race through their meals, increasing the risk of choking.
- Provides physical stimulation and exercise. Some food mats are so challenging that spending 10 minutes on them is the equivalent of 1 hour of exercise for your pet!
These mats are not only limited to providing food treats. Some are also designed to provide toy treats. Still, others provide food rewards but are meant as a way to train your pet’s sense of smell. However, when it comes to cleaning up, food-based mats are a truly effective solution.
Remove Your Carpets
If you’ve got a pet like a dog or a cat that sheds, it’s probably best to give up on carpets in your home. Carpets trap pet hair in them and are a major challenge to clean up.
Though cleaning up after pet hair in a non-carpeted room is challenging as well, it’s so much easier than cleaning a carpet. Getting rid of carpets also helps with allergies, since carpets tend to trap dirt, dust, pet hair and dander, and other allergens in one place. That said, you probably won’t need to get rid of your carpet if you have a smaller pet like a hamster or a pet that does not shed a lot, like a lizard or snake.
Get a Blacklight Urine Detector and an Enzymatic Cleaner
Let’s face it – even the best-behaved pet will occasionally go to the bathroom in your home instead of waiting until you let them out. This isn’t that much of an issue if it happens when you’re around – but what if you’re out for the day? What if they decide they need to go in the middle of the night when you’re asleep?
Previously, if your pet’s urine dried, you’d have to wait until things started to get smelly before you realized what the issue was. Now, you don’t have to wait that long – you can simply use a blacklight urine detector to check if your pet had to go while you weren’t around. If they did, you can get to cleaning up before the spot becomes a breeding ground for all sorts of unhygienic bacteria!
And, thanks to modern technology, cleaning up these areas is easier than ever. Enzymatic cleaners help break down most hard-to-clean stains while also getting rid of unpleasant odors. As an additional plus, these cleaners aren’t just limited to use on pet messes – if you’ve got kids who love creating tough dirt stains on their clothes, these cleaners will do the trick for those as well!
As you can see, cleaning up after your pet has never been easier than it is today. If you were avoiding getting a pet because you were worried about how much work would be required on your side, don’t worry – modern technology and additional services mean that you can avoid having to clean up at all if you choose!