7 Tips for Pet Owners to Help Keep the House Tidy & 10 Items to Donate to Shelters and Animal Rescues

National Pet Day is on the 11th April - it celebrates the joy that pets bring into our lives and encourages people to help reduce the number of animals in shelters. This day encourages people to love their pets (although for some people every day is National Pet Day!) and if possible adopt those pets in need of a home. It advocates against animal cruelty & highlights the importance of providing a home or shelter for unwanted pets.
It will come as no surprise that the most popular pet is the dog, followed by the cat....then fish, birds, hamsters, mice, horses and snakes!
Read on for....
7 Tips for Pet Owners to Help Keep the House Tidy AND...
10 Items to Donate to Shelters and Animal Rescues

7 Tips for Pet Owners to Help Keep the House Tidy:

1. Regular Grooming: Brush your pet regularly to minimise shedding and keep fur under control.

2. Designated Pet Area: Create a designated area for your pet with their bed, toys, and accessories to contain messes.

3. Vacuum Frequently: Use a vacuum cleaner designed for pet hair to keep carpets and upholstery clean.

4. Swedish Dish Cloths: Use a designated SPRUCE dishcloth for quick clean-ups of spills and messes around food and water bowls.

5. Pet Bedding: Wash your pet's bedding regularly to prevent odours and keep their sleeping area clean.

6. Regular Bathing: Bathe your pet regularly to reduce odours and keep them clean.

7. Pet-Friendly Plants: Opt for pet-safe indoor plants to minimise the risk of poisoning or messes from chewing.

10 Items to Donate to Shelters and Animal Rescues:

1. Blankets and Towels: Provide warmth and comfort to animals waiting for adoption. This is the time of year SPCA's and shelters ask for more warm donations.
2. Pet Food: Donate unopened bags or cans of pet food to help feed shelter animals.
3. Toys: Offer enrichment and entertainment for animals in shelters.
4. Cleaning Supplies: Donate cleaning products such as old towels, general home and kitchen products to keep shelters clean and hygienic.
5. Leashes and Collars: Provide essentials for walking and controlling animals in shelters.
6. Pet Beds: Offer comfort and a sense of home for animals awaiting adoption.
7. Grooming Supplies: Donate brushes, combs, and nail clippers to keep animals clean and well-groomed.
8. Medical Supplies: Provide items like flea and tick treatments, grooming tools, and first aid supplies to help care for shelter animals.
9. Food and Water Bowls: Donate sturdy bowls for feeding and watering shelter animals.
10. Pet Carriers: Offer carriers for transporting animals to and from veterinary appointments or adoption events.
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