How to Minimize Fur Clean-Up While Traveling
Pet owners around the world know all about finding pet fur
everywhere -- all over the carpets, on the couch, stuck to
your clothes, and even -- gulp -- in your food.
Pet-friendly lodgings have the responsibility of cleaning
up after visiting pets. If you can, do your hosts a favor and
remove any obvious fur... no one wants to see a film of hair
(or worse, mats of fur) coating a room! A little extra attention
will help to ensure that our pets continue to be welcomed as
part of the family.
To minimize clean-up time when traveling with your pet,
try the following:
- Invest in a car seat cover. Hair is very difficult to
get out of the upholstery once it's embedded itself
(and that doesn't take long!). There are many varieties
of car seats to fit every budget. Some people prefer to
use a blanket, pinned into place. Regardless of what
you use, clean-up is fast and easy - just grab the cover
and toss it into the washing machine!
- Bring doggy blankets, towels, or old sheets to cover
Some lodgings permit pets on the furniture, others don't.
If yours does, place some blankets or towels on the
furniture first before your furry friend decides to
claim the space as his own.
(Make sure that whatever you use isn't already covered
in pet fur... otherwise you'll just be covering the
furniture in fur even faster!)
- Bring your pet's favorite blanket or bedding.
Many pets prefer to sleep on a familiar item anyways,
and it will help to lessen the amount of clean-up
you have to do.
- Bring a quality lint brush. Aside from freeing your
own clothes from pet fur, you can use the lint brush on any
obvious or stubborn mats of fur stuck to the carpet, to
the couch, etc.
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