Home Tip: Protect Your Home From Pet Damage

Dated: August 7 2021

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Pets bring us so much joy, but they can also wreak a lot of damage around the house over time. Even the most well-behaved pets can get into mischief from time to time, but there are several strategies to limit the harm your pets might cause.

One of the biggest homeowner pet peeves is their cats or dogs scratching floors, doors, or furniture. Besides training your pets early in their life, one of the most effective ways to decrease scratching around the home is to regularly trim your pet’s nails. This may be a difficult task depending on the animal, but you can always enlist the help of a groomer. You should trim your pet’s nails at least once a month. You can also protect your furniture with scratch guards.

If your pet has an accident in your home, the only method to thoroughly clean it and eliminate the odor is to use an enzymatic cleanser. Enzyme cleaners are typically packaged in a spray bottle and contain microorganisms in the solution that feed on the organic matter in pet feces. These cleansers are normally found at a hardware or pet store.

It’s important to make sure your pet stays active because they can build up a lot of anxious energy if they get bored. Dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to exercise with your pet so it can stay healthy and prevent frustration and possible mayhem around the house.

For more home or real estate tips? I’d love to talk to you! Call me at 907-720-4663.

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Vanna & Co. Real Estate

Vanna has called Alaska home for the past 15 years. As a mother, real estate investor and previous business owner, Vanna brings many different perspectives when working for her clients. She has been a....

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