DID YOU KNOW that your furry best friend can sometimes become your worst nightmare?
Sadly, it’s true. He is cute, cuddly and you love him, but at times he has a problem with “accidents” and pretty soon, even those who love him the most start to notice the… ummm… rank results.
Besides the obvious occasional accident, Buddy’s hair can also be an issue. When he shakes it off, it goes into the carpet and furniture and sticks to it, weaving itself into the fabric. Then it’s almost impossible to remove.
Then there’s the constant “ar rooff, let me out”, “rrowff I want in.” You know it… Buddy is always on the move and the constant going outside and then back inside brings in all kinds of filth.
What can you do to make living with your fluffy friend easier?
1. Clean messes up quickly. Once you discover an “accident,” it’s important to grab a few paper towels and blot up the mess before it sinks down into the padding of the carpet. A good enzyme deodorizer like you might get from the vet helps with lingering odors (Read Pet Accidents for more information), but of course it’s best to have a professional carpet cleaner come over to handle these odor challenges.
2. A hairy situation can be tamed by brushing your dog often. Loose hair that’s about to go into the carpet and furniture can be easily pulled from Buddy with a good grooming brush. And guess what? He probably likes the attention! Read Pets Shed for additional tips.
3. While you may not have the time to wipe off Buddy’s muddy paws each time he wants back inside, it is a good idea to place mats inside and outside the door. When Buddy wants back inside, let him beg a little bit on the outside mat because some of that dirt is definitely going to come off.
Do all of this and your furry best friend is going to be a dream to live with, not a nightmare!