Cleaning Tips for People With Pets

Our furry friends are truly precious. Fluffy and Fido have a way of filling our hearts and homes with love and friendship. Of course, they also fill our homes with fur, dust, and dander. We’re here to help! Read on for some great cleaning tips for pet owners from a Lafayette, LA vet.

Get the Right Tools

No matter what kind of pet you have, a little mess is just par for the course. Invest in a quality vacuum cleaner, and consider buying a broom specifically made to grab pet fur. You may also want to get a carpet steamer: they’re great to have handy for accidents. A steam mop or spray mop is another good thing to pick up for easy cleaning. A good air purifier is another must. Last but not least, always keep an enzyme-based cleaner handy for dealing with stains.

Have a Routine

Cleaning up after pets can seem a bit easier if you have a normal schedule for it. Make a habit of washing your furry buddy’s toys and bedding every week or two. Use hot water and unscented detergent for bedding and stuffed animal toys. Plastic playthings can go into the dishwasher on the hot cycle without soap.

Keep Pets Clean

Brushing and bathing your pet regularly can really cut down on the amount of fur you find stuck to everything. If you have a dog, brush Fido outside as much as possible. Don’t forget to give your furry friend a treat after their beauty session!

Nose Art

Does your canine pal leave nose art on your windows? Vinegar and newspaper work great at cleaning glass!

Daily Tasks

We recommend vacuuming high traffic areas and your pet’s favorite hangout spots daily, and doing a more thorough vacuuming every week. Other daily tasks include washing your pet’s dishes and scooping out the litterbox.

Paws For Thought

Keep paw wipes or a dishcloth near the door, and teach Fido to wait to get his paws cleaned before going back inside. If you give your pup a treat during this process, you’ll have him trained in no time!


Slipcovers are a great way to protect furniture and pet beds. Look for ones that are easy to toss into the wash.

Please contact us, your Lafayette, LA vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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