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Tips to Keep your Floors Safe from Pet Damage

Published on April 4th, 2016

We love our pets and we treat them like family! Whether you are in a new home or renting an apartment, it’s important to maintain the quality of your floors. It can be incredibly frustrating trying to keep your floors looking pristine when your pet continually tracks in mud and dirt all over the floors. The following are a few tips to protect your flooring.

Wipe the feet

Dogs and cats seem to be professionals when it comes to tracking in dirt, mud, leaves and debris. The back and forth walking and running day in and day out can destroy the floors. An easy way to prevent some of these scratches and dirty situations is to put door mats at every entry way. They can help trap much of the dirt and debris and keep it from getting tracked throughout your home.

Take care of the nails

Cat claws are notoriously sharp and will scratch up wood floors and items of furniture with ease. Keep your cat’s claws trimmed on a regular basis. You may also provide them with a favorite scratching post to deter them from using your furniture. It’s also a good idea to have a schedule for clipping your dog’s nails on a regular basis. When you hear the nails tapping the wood floors, it’s time for a trim!

Mind the water

It is important to use care during feeding time and to mind the food and water dishes throughout the day. Some pets are very messy eaters with food and water going everywhere when they eat. This can stain the floors, scratch the surfaces, and leave a smelly, unsightly mess. A simple solution is to not overfill the bowls so it is not as easy to splash and spill out during feeding time. Try putting a place mat under the food bowls to keep them in place and catch the mess.

Coat and tails are important

During warmer months ask your vet about having your pet trimmed so they are more comfortable. This will also make cleaning and vacuuming easier with less pet hair to worry about!

We love our pets and we treat them like family! Whether you are in a new home or renting an apartment, it’s important to maintain the quality of your floors. It can be incredibly frustrating trying to keep your floors looking pristine when your pet continually tracks in mud and dirt all over the floors. The following are a few tips to protect your flooring.

Wipe the feet

Dogs and cats seem to be professionals when it comes to tracking in dirt, mud, leaves and debris. The back and forth walking and running day in and day out can destroy the floors. An easy way to prevent some of these scratches and dirty situations is to put door mats at every entry way. They can help trap much of the dirt and debris and keep it from getting tracked throughout your home.

Take care of the nails

Cat claws are notoriously sharp and will scratch up wood floors and items of furniture with ease. Keep your cat’s claws trimmed on a regular basis. You may also provide them with a favorite scratching post to deter them from using your furniture. It’s also a good idea to have a schedule for clipping your dog’s nails on a regular basis. When you hear the nails tapping the wood floors, it’s time for a trim!

Mind the water

It is important to use care during feeding time and to mind the food and water dishes throughout the day. Some pets are very messy eaters with food and water going everywhere when they eat. This can stain the floors, scratch the surfaces, and leave a smelly, unsightly mess. A simple solution is to not overfill the bowls so it is not as easy to splash and spill out during feeding time. Try putting a place mat under the food bowls to keep them in place and catch the mess.

Coat and tails are important

During warmer months ask your vet about having your pet trimmed so they are more comfortable. This will also make cleaning and vacuuming easier with less pet hair to worry about!

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