Rescuing a pet from a shelter is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your lifetime. Bringing a new animal into your home can change the dynamics of your household, almost always in good ways, but some things can be challenging.
Take shedding, for example. It’s true, excess pet hair can be annoying. But Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit traps and locks pet hair. That’s a lot less time spent worrying about pet hair, and lot more time left for belly rubs.
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Be prepared. While you cannot stop a healthy pet from normal shedding, having a pet comb or brush for regular grooming will help reduce the amount of pet hair in your home.
Pet-proof your place. Put away harsh cleaning products, medications, hazards and breakables before bringing your new pet home. Also, keep a tight lid on trashcans.
Expect accidents. Even if house-broken, most new pets will mark or have accidents the first few days, so be ready with pet-friendly cleaning products on hand.
Pets need their space, too. Because newly adopted cats tend to hide until they feel comfortable with their new surroundings, having a comfy hiding place for Kitty is a good idea. Likewise, dogs appreciate the safety provided by a crate or doghouse.
Don’t milk it. Most cats — and many dogs, too — are lactose intolerant, which can result in diarrhoea or an upset stomach. Limit milk in your pet’s diet to avoid having to clean up messy accidents.