One of the challenges of having pets is keeping them off your furniture. Even if they can get on the sofa or chair, you’ll want to protect it with a slipcover to prevent pet stains. If you don’t have access to a slipcover and prefer to take a chance, there are things you can do to keep your furniture looking as new as the day you first got it.
Here are some ways to keep pet stains from ruining your furniture:
- Treat the upholstery with a natural stain guard. Avoid harsh chemicals and look for an organic solution suited for the materials that make up your sofa or chair. Read the manufacturer’s care instructions so that you don’t wind up making a mess of your furniture yourself. You should find the care instructions on the tag. Some fabrics require very specific cleaning methods.
- Address messes right away. The longer a stain sets, the harder it is to get it out of material. Take care of it immediately. The type of stain that it is will determine what you’ll use to remove it. Make sure that you no longer see any signs of the stain before putting the cleaning solution away.
- Invest in a harness. An anti-breeding device for female dogs uses sanitary napkins to keep your dog from bleeding on your furniture, the floor, and her bed while she has her period. It’s comfortable for daily use and effective in preventing pregnancy, too. You won’t have to worry about spaying your pet prematurely when you have access to Delay Her Spay products.
Don’t let pet stains ruin your furniture. If you have a young dog going through heat, protect the contents of your home by investing in dog period pads. They attach to a harness that protects your female dog from male dogs during her period.
Also published on Medium.