Housecleaning Tips for Pet Parents

Pets truly enrich our lives in many ways. They provide unconditional love and friendship, keep us smiling, and fill our homes with warmth and love. However, they also fill our homes with pet fur and dander, as well as the occasional stain. We can help! Below, a Newmarket, ON vet lists some great housecleaning tips for pet owners.

Fur Busting

A squeegee can not only get your windshield super clean, it also works great at removing fur from your couch and carpets. You can also use a dry or slightly damp sponge, or a rubber dish glove. Of course, when it comes to removing fur, the vacuum is really your best friend. If your furry friend is a heavy shedder, you may even want to consider getting a robotic vacuum.

Kibble Spillage

Kitties are for the most part very clean, but they can be somewhat sloppy eaters. If Fluffy tends to drop food on the floor when she’s eating dinner, put a tray down beneath her dishes. It’s easy to pick up and wash, and will keep your floor clean.

Nose Prints

Does your canine buddy like making nose art on your windows? Try cleaning your dog’s creations with a vinegar and water solution. Don’t forget to offer Fido a belly rub to console him after you’ve destroyed his masterpiece!

Stain Buster

There are many great commercial stain removers available today. However, you can also go the DIY route. Start by blotting the stain with a paper towel. Then, apply a mixture of water and white vinegar, and a bit of dishwashing soap. Dab the stain with the solution, and let it dry. You may want to test this in an inconspicuous area first.


When it comes to our furry friends, an ounce of prevention can be worth several pounds of cure. If Fido drools a lot, put a cute bandana around his neck. It will not only absorb a lot of his saliva, it will also look adorable! If your cat is scratching, make sure she has a good scratching post or tower. We also recommend putting a dirt-catching mat at your door, and wiping Fido’s furry feet with a damp cloth before letting him back into the house.

Please feel free to contact us, your Newmarket, ON animal clinic, with any questions about your pet’s health or care. We’re happy to help!

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