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Home Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners | Care2 Healthy Living

Home Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners | Care2 Healthy Living

By Laura Foster-Bobroff, Networx As a homeowner and lifelong pet owner, I know too well how the cute antics of a new puppy or kitten can turn into extensive pet damage. I’ve also been a remodeler for many, many years, so lucky you. You’re about to get some great advice . Floors At the top of the list, it’s difficult to reverse a ruined floor . Pet urine flowing between floorboards can cause wood to warp if left unchecked. Wipe up “accidents” immediately and monitor wandering puppies. A puddle allowed to remain on the floor will seep between seams and eventually be absorbed by subflooring and the flooring itself. Residual odors remain and an animal will go back to the same place and instinctively deem it a bathroom area. Use odor-neutralizing products to clean up and discourage repeat behavior. Ideally, limit where an untrained puppy can play to areas where cleanup is easie...

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