Your Best Friend or a Beast of (or Causing) Burden

dirty room dog

Did you know that your best friend can actually become your worst nightmare?

That’s right. He’s cuddly, cute and you love him, but sometimes he has a problem with “accidents” and pretty soon, you start to notice the… ummm… that strange odour.

Besides the obvious occasional accident from your pooch, his fur can also become a real problem. Every time he gives a good shake, his fur flies into the air, then attaches itself to your carpet and furniture. Some types of fur really embeds itself into fabrics and it can become quite a problem.

Then you have the problem of “I want in. I want out. I want in.” You know it… Your pooch is always on the move and the constant heading outside and then back inside brings in all kinds of dirt.

What can you do about all this?

Clean those “accidental” messes up quickly. Once you discover an accident, it’s important to grab a few paper towels and blot up the mess. A shop-vac also works well to suck out the urine that may have penetrated deeper into the carpet. You will want to get it before it sinks down into the padding of the carpet. A good enzyme based deodorizing solution (you can buy it from your favorite pet store) will help reduce or even eliminate the odour. If you find that the product doesn’t work for you, give us a call and we will help get rid of the awful smell.

A hairy situation can be tamed by brushing your dog often. Brushing that loose fur off your best buddy is far easier than trying to remove it from your furniture and rugs afterwards (and it’s great bonding time too).

While you may not have the time to wipe off your pooch’s muddy paws every time he wants back in, it is a good idea to place mats both inside and outside the door. When your buddy wants to come back inside, just let him bounce around a little while on the outside mat so some of that dirt stays out there where it belongs.

Follow these simple steps and your best friend is going to be a dream to live with, not a burden!

Phil and Nikki Shames own Ecosuds, a Hamilton Ontario based company that provides high quality and environmentally friendly carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, fine rug cleaning, and anti slip treatments for tile and bath. They can be reached at  905-667-5624 or owners@ecosuds.ca. Please visit www.Ecosuds.ca to learn more

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