Keep your pets and home happy, healthy and looking good with these three time-saving pet care tips from Molly Maid.
- Clean pet stains as they happen. If your pet has had an accident, treat the area as soon as possible and let it dry. Club soda can be a good substitute for store-bought pet stain removers. Once the area is dry, sprinkle with baking soda to help control odors. After letting the baking soda sit for an hour or so, vacuum the area thoroughly.
- Give your cat or dog a dry bath. Baking soda is a great option for dry bathing your pet and is really great for cats, since most hate water. Begin by sprinkling your pet's coat with baking soda, and then give their fur a good rubdown with your hands. Next, using a gentle brush spread the baking soda throughout their fur until the baking soda is gone. And since baking soda is nontoxic, there's no need to worry if your pet takes a liking to its taste.
- Get an extra litter box. Vets recommend that owners have one more litter box than they have cats. Two cats? Have three litter boxes. The cats have more real estate to use, so you only have to clean every other day.