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7 Essentials for a Pet Owner Cleaning Kit

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Are you a pet owner or looking to adopt in the near future? Or perhaps a family, friend, or neighbor is welcoming a new pet, and you’d like to give them a welcome pet kit basket. Louis, our rescue beagle-terrier mix, has been our fur baby for over 6 years now. He’s become a part of our family who brought so much joy and a ton of hair. Haha! Louis sheds a lot. And if you know me, I’m a little bit of a neat freak and obsessed with keeping our home clean, organized, and styled. Also, I LOVE WHITE. Over the years, I’ve learned how to deal and control with pet hair and mini accidents (sometimes he gets upset stomach and vomits). So today, I’m sharing my 7 essentials for a Pet Owner Cleaning Kit!

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Pet Owner Cleaning Kit

When you welcome a new pet, it will take some time for your new pet to get used to his or her new surroundings. You’ll have to teach or train your pet where to do business. So you have to be prepared when accidents or messes happen. Aside from the obvious vacuum, mop, or broom cleaning tools, I’ve put together my 7 essentials for a new pet owner cleaning kit. Let’s start with the most important thing you’ll need when you adopt or welcome a new pet (especially if you love a white rug like me) – a carpet stain remover.

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1. Carpet Pet Stain Remover

When we adopted Louis, we got lucky because he was already house-trained. However, his accidents happen when he gets an upset stomach and vomits. And usually, it happens in the carpet! I’m so glad to have found the STAINMASTER® Carpet Pet Stain Remover. It’s great at removing stubborn pet stains. Its ODOR REMOVE™ Technology not only cleans, it also removes odors and protects. It acts like a shield to repel dirt to protect against re-soiling without any sticky residue. So it will be easier to clean the second time around. You’ll notice that your new pet will stick to the same spot to do his or her business. So until you’ve trained your new pet where to go, you’re going to need a dependable carpet pet stain remover.

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STAINMASTER Carpet Pet Stain Remover is available at Target, and you can find it in the cleaning aisle. I got mine at the Target McCandless store in Pittsburgh.

STAINMASTER Carpet Pet Stain Remover, Target Cleaning Aisle

Note that STAINMASTER Carpet Pet Stain Remover is not available at all Target locations, but is available online. Click here to find STAINMASTER Carpet Pet Stain Remover, or have it shipped for free, to your local Target store. Also, don’t forget that you can save with the 25% off Cartwheel offer from Feb 5 to March 4. Just click on the image below to get the offer.

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2. Pet Blanket and Pet Bed

When we got Louis, not only was he house-trained, he seemed to be accustomed to having his own bed. He would only sit or lay on the softest cushions or rug, and wouldn’t even lie down on the floor. He came to the animal shelter as a stray, but they never found his previous owner. I bet he was well loved! So while these aren’t for cleaning, a pet blanket and pet bed will help you in the process. Instead of your pet’s hair clinging to your own bed or your couch, get your pet a blanket to know his or her spot in the couch or even in your bed. Then get a pet bed so he or she won’t climb into yours or at least have his or her own spot as needed. I promise, it will lessen the amount of hair that goes into your own furniture or carpet!

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Since Louis has been loving all the white faux fur throws I have at home, I decided to get him his own. Target had these gray faux fur throws that won’t show Louis’ black hair. So it was perfect. He loves it so much, he sleeps on it on our bed too! AND can we talk about the pet bed? Hut or igloo-type pet beds are trending right now. And you know what? It will help contain the pet hair even more! This one is available at Target online as well.

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3. Lint Roller

Once you have a pet, you’re going to need a lint roller. It’s inevitable! You’ll need it for quick or last-minute touch-ups at home or in your wardrobe, especially when you’re having guests over.

4. Pet Brush

Brushing your pet’s hair can help keep the shedding under control. Brushing the hair will remove the falling ones in the process. It only takes 5-10 minutes and you can do this once or twice a week. You can do this after a bath or if you love to take your dog to walks, a 5 -minute brush after a walk would be great. I use a rubber-like material brush that can also be used on furniture or fabric, since it’s gentle and not abrasive, and pet hair clings to it.

5. De-shedding Tool

If your new pet sheds a lot, it’s a MUST to get a de-shedding tool. It only takes about 10 minutes once a week or every other week to brush your pet’s hair with it. It’s like giving your pet a trim. And I’m telling you, it will help lessen the hair that gets everywhere! You can find these tools at the pet aisle at Target as well.

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6. Pet Pajamas or Shirts

Similar to having a pet blanket, pet pajamas or shirts will help minimize hair falling everywhere! It will act as a shield, so you get to control the hairy mess. When the weather is warmer, get your pet a light and airy sleeveless shirt. For colder months, pet pajamas are perfect! How cute are these?

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“Eye on the prize!”

7. Training Treats

Of course, let’s not forget the treats! Yes, these treats won’t clean up the messes or shedding. BUT, having training treats for your new pet is essential to help him or her learn house rules faster! Train them where their bed is and give them a treat when they stay there. Teach your pet where to do his or her business and then give a training treat when they follow! Keep the routine going and sooner or later, your new pet will get used to the house rules and you’ll be spending less time cleaning up extra!

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Hope these 7 essentials and tips will help you get prepared for the new pet! Are you getting a dog or cat? What breed? What are you gonna name him or her? I’d love to know!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Kara Miller February 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    What a great idea for dog parents! STAINMASTER® Carpet Pet Stain Remover is the perfect addition to your cleaning kit!! Louis’ sweater is seriously styling 😉 #client

    • Reply Cris Zaragoza February 6, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you! I had some comments on social media about that sweater! And yes, the STAINMASTER has got to be the most important one especially with light rug and carpet in room. 🙂

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