Pets are our family and we want them to feel as calm and comfortable as we do in our homes. Many pet parents allow their beloved canines to curl up with them on the couch to watch a movie, share a snack or just cozy up under a blanket… (“guilty”), but we instantly cringe at the thought of tears or stains that can be left behind.
So how can we keep our pets happy without paying hundreds of out of pocket dollars for new furniture? Below are 5 tips that you can use to save your couch and your wallet.
1.Keep them Clean
Regular brushing and grooming of your pet helps to keep dander and debris that they may have picked up from outside or even just around the house from finding its way onto your cushions. Regular bathing will also help to eliminate soil from their topcoat or undercoat and in between their paw pads.
2.Invest in a Couch Cover
One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to protect your furniture is to get furniture covers. Putting a blanket or a cover specifically made to fit your sofa or chair will ensure that whatever your pup tracks in will stay on the cover. When you have company you can easily pull it off and throw it in the wash.
3.Find Pet Friendly Material
We all know that some material holds up better than others. So think about spending the extra money for a more durable material when purchasing new furniture. Leather and microfiber will go a long way in protecting your furniture from pulls and tears. An added benefit is that it is super easy to clean.
4.Choose Furniture with Removable Cushions
Having a spill on your couch cushion can be a real pain to clean, especially if you can’t remove the cushion. Cushion covers can be easily removed and washed by unzipping them and removing the inner cushion. This can save a lot of time and headache.
5.Have a Lint Brush on Hand
Hypoallergenic or not, ALL dogs shed. Some may be barely noticeable while others leave enough piles around to make another dog. This can be very frustrating when it sticks to your clothes or the clothes of your company. Keeping a lint brush or roller on hand can be a quick easy way to swipe away some of that extra fur and dander when you don’t have time to wash the cover or the cushions.
Keeping your pet happy and a part of the family can have its challenges, but is not impossible when you follow some simple tips and tricks. If you’re looking to bring home your very own fur-ever friend, please visit premierpups.com today and speak with one of the knowledgeable puppy agents who can help find the right match for you.