7 Ways to Protect Your Sofa From Pets

Having some fur babies at home is exciting. They make for lovely companionship. Additionally, they tend to inspire viral funny internet content. Despite these fun benefits, pets require quite a bit of responsibility.

If you’re thinking of adopting a pet, or maybe you’re a seasoned pro, there are a few things you can do to pet-proof your sofa. Find out how you can protect your sofa from pets in seven ways. 

Trim their nails

Nail trimming is an essential part of grooming your pet. Cats scratch surfaces to trim their nails. Furthermore, they have sweat glands in their paws that release their scent. This means that they also scratch to mark their territory.

Along with keeping their nails short, pet owners must also provide scratching posts in their home. Scratching posts help reduce the risk of your cat scratching your sofa.

Brush their fur

Thick and fluffy furs result in the cuteness of an animal. However, pet breed with thick fur requires more frequent maintenance. Avoid your pet’s fur from matting and falling, by brushing them. When their fur falls, the fur will stick to your sofa.

Moreover, pet fur attracts dust mites. Dust mites feed on the surface of your sofa. Hence, shortening the lifespan of your furniture.

Invest in a good vacuum

Whether pets are allowed on the sofa or not, chances are high that there are some pet hair stuck on your sofa. Vacuum at least once a week to remove their fur. A hand-held version may be the best choice to get into the hidden nooks. Furthermore, you can use lint rollers for everyday fur removal.

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React quickly to accidents

Accidents like pee, vomit, and spillage are not rare occurrences in a pet-loving household. As some of these situations are unavoidable, pet-owners have to adapt by reacting better.

Keep some stain removers handy or make your own. Stains take less than 24 hours to set. Permanent stains ruin the look and feel of your living room. Save your sofa by taking quick actions to undo the mess.   

Invest in durable materials for your furniture

Another way to protect your sofa from pets is by buying one that can ‘adapt’ to your pet’s shenanigans. When buying furniture, buy furniture that is the same colour as your pet’s fur. For example, if your dog is blond, buying a black sofa is not suitable as their fur will look very obvious.

However, you don’t always have to sacrifice the colour of your living room with pets. You can also look into a sofa made of materials like microfiber, polyester, and leather.

Another option to protect your sofa is to use sofa covers. Like mattresses, you can use cotton throws and blankets for an added layer of protection.

Air your house

Just like your car, airing out your sofa is an easy, free alternative. If your sofa is smelling funky, open the nearest window to air it out. Fresh air helps greatly with de-stinking your furniture. 

Hire professional help

Professionals know the best course of action when it comes to cleaning your sofa. Removing stains, bad odour, and dirt is our specialty. CleanHero provides sofa deep cleaning services at your living room – you don’t even have to leave your home. Reach out to us on Whatsapp or book online.

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