Archive for May, 2020

Home Cleaning For Pets

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Keep your pets clean

If Floki (my cat) looks like he’s run a Tough Mudder after every walk, it’s time to set up a pet grooming routine also I try to keep Floki calm during this time by using cbd treats which work perfectly with many pets. It sounds obvious, but dirt removed through grooming is dirt not lying around the house. While you shouldn’t use pet shampoo too often, a quick wash down with plain water can make a world of difference. Keep damp dogs confined to one area, preferably with an easy to clean floor e.g. laundry room, kitchen. Better yet, thoroughly dry them afterwards to avoid any eau de wet dog. From time to time you’ll need to give them a proper wash with pet shampoo. Depending on the breed they may also require trimming or de-shedding; use a professional dog groomer for a thorough job.

Upgrade your sofa

If you can’t bear to push your pooch off the couch it might be time to upgrade your current sofa. The wrong material can act like a hair magnet, hold undesirable odours and show up the slightest stain. While scouting your new sofa, look for leather or tightly woven materials, ideally in a similar shade to your pets. If you can’t spring for a new sofa, add a pet friendly throw which can be chucked in the wash when needed.

Buy a quality vacuum cleaner

Look for a pet appropriate vacuum cleaner to pick up pesky hairs and help banish odours. You’ll need an extra strong suction, quality filter and a good brush action to pull hair out rather than glide over the surface. Consider the type of flooring you have in your home and if your pet goes on the furniture, look for one which can tackle upholstery too. If you’ve got yourself a shedder, you’ll need to vacuum daily to keep on top of things. Be sure to regularly clean out the filter too as a hair and dirt clogged filter will spread the smell of pet hair wherever you vacuum. Ah, pet ownership!
Set up a dog cleaning station

Your Danish console table and fiddle-leaf fig might look like the perfect entranceway, but not when you’re armed with a muddy dog. Of course, if you have a laundry room, set up your dog house cleaning station there. But if not, simply tweak your entranceway. We’re talking a heavy duty doormat, easily accessible dog towels and wipes and a water spray bottle to clean muddy paws. Maybe a couple of treats, too.

Dog Bites

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Around 4.7 million people get bitten by dogs every year. People have a 1 in 112,400 chance of dying from a dog bite or attack. Over 70% of all dog bites happen because the dog isn’t neutered. There were 36 dog bite-related fatalities in the US in 2018.

Pit bulls were responsible for the highest percentage of reported bites across all the studies (22.5%), followed by mixed breeds (21.2%), and German shepherds (17.8%). Mixed-breed dogs and pit bulls were found to have the highest relative risk of biting, as well as the highest average damage per bite.

Dog bites can introduce dangerous bacteria into the body and we recommend to hireĀ dog bite attorney services to get compensation. This can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to occur when left untreated. It’s very important to wash the wound as soon as you’re bitten and to use topical antibiotics, such as povidone iodine, in and around broken skin. Victim’s damages may be reduced by the percentage that they were at fault. Owner who is held liable for a dog bite must pay a fine of $1,000.00.