Guarding Your Homestead Against Pet Damage



Holly WellesYou adore your furry four-legged buddy. However, you don't love hairy furniture, ripped up rugs or yellow stains all over your green lawn. How can you enjoy the love and companionship of your pet without the headache and expense of paying for costly home repairs?

Keeping a clean house when you have Fluffy and Fido running through constantly presents quite a challenge. Thankfully, you don't need to throw up your hands in despair and resign yourself to a home that's less than fresh.

By taking a few simple preventive measures, you can keep a tidy homestead while still enjoying your best friends' company.

Protect Doors From Scratching

Does your dog beg to use the outdoor facilities by scratching up your entryway? Dog scratches look unsightly and also create a dirty appearance.

To protect your doors, simply invest in a bit of clear plastic to cover the area where your dog scratches. You can easily make a door guard yourself by picking up clear plastic at a hardware store or special order one from a pet store.

8/23/2019 7:40:28 AM

I have 3 large dogs and they all shed including 1 cat. I get piles of hair on the floor everywhere! I can sweep it all up and in 1/2 hr. I'm seeing little piles of hair again. I love my dogs, but I really hate their shedding and there's not much I can do about it.

1/8/2019 6:50:47 PM

Holly, great tips for furry pets in the house. My furry pets in the house days are over. Over the years of raising children, I think I've had almost every pet known to mankind. Dogs, cats, gerbils, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Now my house is pet free but I deal with wild life in the garden. There's deer, raccoons, possums, wild turkeys, ground hogs, and birds that love the strawberries. They all think that my garden is their buffet. So life goes on whether inside or outside the house. Have a great New York day with pets in the house. Nebraska Dave

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