How to get rid of pet hair and dander from your home

 

There are few things more rewarding in this life than coming home to a loving and adorable pet. All pets eventually grow fond of their owners if they are treated accordingly and live in a safe, warm, and welcoming environment.

However, there are some downsides when it comes to pets too. Depending on the type of pet you own, you might have to check in with your veterinarian on a regular basis, buy quality food which could be expensive, as well as additional grooming and cleaning products. Pets also require plenty of your spare time and affection as well.

No matter the breed or size, all dogs and cats leave a lot of nasty hair all around the house which is hard to clean, especially if you own more than one pet. So how do you put an end to this annoying problem and enjoy a clean house? Here are some good tips on how to get rid of pet hair.

 

Invest in a quality vacuum cleaner

Vacuum cleaners of newer generations come equipped with special brushes designed to clean all pet hair and leave a clean house. These cleaners also include a HEPA filtration system which allows you to enjoy a fresher and cleaner air every time you vacuum in order to get rid of allergies mainly caused by mold spores, dust, dirt, and pet hair.

A good vacuum cleaner designed for houses with pets will also display an improved suction power and additional brushes that can be used to clean the furniture and not just the carpets.

 

Clean regularly

Unfortunately, no matter how expensive your vacuum cleaner is, it won’t keep your house clean unless you use it on a regular basis. If a house without pets can get by without cleaning for one-two weeks, pet owners will most likely have to thoroughly vacuum at least once every three days.

If you don’t have enough time at your disposal, a useful tip to remove pet hair is to opt for intelligent robot vacuums that can clean on their own, without your supervision. These are great to maintain a decent level of cleaning and will help you save time. However, even when using these tools daily, you’ll still need a powerful vacuum to clean the house every now and then.

 

Brush your pet

Another easy way to get rid of pet hair is to brush your pet regularly. Depending on the breed of your dog or cat, you may have to repeat the operation every week. Keep in mind that pets change their fur regularly so you need to be aware of the exact timing this happens and brush your pet more often during that time.

 

How to keep your hamster healthy

 

Hamsters, if given a chance, will eat just about anything. But that doesn’t mean they should, or that it is recommended by the top experts. They need a balanced diet that consists of fruits, seeds, and proteins, so they live the longest life possible. It is not hard to keep up with their demands, but it does require a bit of attention to details.

But it’s not only food that keeps a hamster happy. It is also the little things you do with them. One of the best things you can try is to get your hamster to trust you, so it won’t be stress out every time you handle it. Get to know his behavior, and the little treat it enjoys the most. Before picking him up, don’t make any sudden movements, but rather let it come to you.

Another thing you can do to improve its health is to let him roam free for a few minutes every day. Set up a large play area filled with tasty vegetables, and let it do whatever it wants to. When you think the hamster feels at ease with its environment, that is the time to start playing with it. At night, make sure the cage has plenty of cardboard tubes for it to play with.

To provide a healthy diet for your favorite pet it’s an easy requirement because you can find boxes with a mix of seeds in every pet shop. They are active little creatures that do intensive workouts almost every day, so make sure they have food at their disposal. Pellets are their favorites alongside slices of apples and carrots, that should not be given too often since they are rich in sugar.

You should keep some secret weapons as treats for when you want your hamster to feel special or when you want it to do tricks to impress your guests. Raisins make them go crazy just as strawberries do. Also, you can give them special worms to balance out all the vegetables and fruits in their diet.

A thing that is often overlooked is hydration. Especially when you go to work or to run errands, ensure your pet has plenty of water to keep it cool in the hotness of the summer. This will keep it happy and as healthy as possible, without the aid of supplements and medication. Moreover, ensure the water bowl is clean at all times.

Hamsters are easy to maintain, as they live to be clumsy and to chew all the time. However, a bit of effort is to guarantee your fluffy friend won’t develop any fatal health problem anytime soon.

 

Situations where dogs might not make perfect pets

 

Owning pets can be an extraordinarily rewarding thing. And they say dogs are even more loyal than humans, so it is not surprising that they have become popular among the young and old alike. But, the truth is, they are not for every everyone as they can also be time and money consuming.

The moments you spend with your dogs, bonding and being happy together, are the ones you remember the most. However, in order for those moments to happen, you have to be present in their lives. If you’re someone who is very busy and is rarely at home, maybe you should reconsider rescuing a pet like this.

They need attention constantly and they require to be walked at least twice a day, so if you don’t have that kind of time, your dogs will start to develop health issues. They are social animals, and they love to interact with their master and with other pets as well, and they also love to run and to be free. So you need to guarantee that those things are going to happen.

So that’s why if you can’t find at least one or two hours to spend with them daily, maybe go for a pet that is less active and lives in a cage such as gerbils. And the same thing applies if you’re living in a studio or in some other type of accommodation that doesn’t have a yard.

The dog’s muscles need to be exercised constantly or they will start to atrophy. And if you live in a confined space, that is going to be a hard thing to do, especially if you own a larger dog. Dog depression is a real thing, and it happens more than some would think.

Another category of people that maybe should think twice before getting a house pet, are the people that are struggling financially. Having a dog is not expensive, but there will be moments in your life when your dog gets sick and it will need to see a vet. And that can be quite expensive, depending on the disease of your pet.

So if you add things up, in the long run, you will realize that if you have no source of income, you cannot guarantee the well being of your furry friend. To the food and accessories add the cost of the vet, of the grooming sessions and the occasional treat, and you will start to get a sense of the real value of owning any breed.

However, to end this in a joyful way, all that money is an investment. Because dogs are wonderful creatures, loyal and soft, and they give a positive energy to any room they enter, and this justifies all the small sacrifices.

 

Read this before deciding to become a hamster owner

Owning a pet is a great responsibility, no matter the size or the breed. Apart from constant pampering and love, a pet requires fresh water, nutritious food, lighting, toys, and a comfortable bedding the minimum. With hamsters is, even more, trickier as they are quite demanding pets.

So, if you decided to expand your family with a new rodent member and opted for a hamster, here are some things you need to know prior to adopting or buying a hamster.

Love and pampering

Hamsters are extremely affectionate pets, so they will require plenty of your spare time, love, and devotion. However, it can be a little bit hard until they trust their new owners, so make sure to give them plenty of time to accommodate. It is best to let them come to you and not force an immediate bond. Once they will feel safe and will recognize your smell, they will come for constant pampering and affection.

Another thing to take into account is that hamsters love companions. They are not solitary creatures, so it would be best to purchase at least a pair, and not a single individual. If you cannot afford to buy a second hamster, at least make sure the one you own receives all your love and devotion.

 

Bedding

The first thing you need to consider is buying a house for your new pet. Finding the best cage for a hamster could prove quite tricky, especially since there are so many good options on the market. Consider your hamster’s size and also add plenty of time for physical activities. Attach a running wheel or purchase a cage with several levels, tunnels, and things to keep your hamster’s interest alive.

Bear in mind that hamsters get easily bored, so they will need constant challenges. In addition, they can become overweight because of their eating habits, so make sure your pet has at least a few exercise toys to keep it fit.

Other things to consider

Hamsters are mainly nocturnal creatures, meaning they will be active during the night. Thus, I wouldn’t suggest keeping the hamster’s cage into your kid’s room, even though it is technically their pet. However, if you want to create a special bond between your child and the hamster, make sure its cage stays in a darker corner of the room, away from direct sunlight and in the opposite corner of your kid’s bed. This way, the noise made from the hamster wheel and all additional toys will not keep your child awake during the night.

Also, keep an eye on your pet’s diet. Feed your hamster fresh fruits and veggies on a regular basis and don’t keep wet food in the cage for more than two days.