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How to keep a pet - and a clean house

February 16, 2012

If you have a pet, or are thinking about adopting one it might be beneficial to prepare for some of the challenges our furry friends can bring.

Owners and renters of residential property likely hold the responsibility of keeping a tidy house -  and it's a known fact that cats Cats and dogs can wreak havoc on the cleanliness of a home.

However, the following considerations may help you in your transition.

It is possible to adopt pets who shed little or not at all. If you have any family members with allergies, various short-haired breeds may be a wise choice.

If you fall in love with a little furball, stock up on sticky tape and lint brushes to keep your clothes free from hair. You may wish to set a precedent of not allowing pets on the furniture.

If possible, have a designated animal area - preferably away from the kitchen and bedrooms, outfitted with a solid floor. Hardwood floors are the easiest to wash and they mitigate the chance of pet odour that can often linger in carpeting.

Litter boxes and training papers should be changed regularly and are best to be put down in an area with lots of ventilation.

Additionally, flea collars and seasonal pills may prevent infestations and should help to keep your pets healthy.

Following these simple tips may set the stage for many happy pet-loving years to come.

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