We all love our pets, but none of us loves destroyed furniture. According to Forbes.com, 17% of all household furniture claims are caused by pets. Try these tips to keep your home polished and damage free.
To prevent your puppy from gnawing on chairs or table legs, add two parts apple cider vinegar and one part white vinegar to a spray bottle, shake well and spritz anywhere your dog likes to chew. The bitter taste will discourage the habit. Be sure to provide plenty of chew toys to keep your dog occupied.
Cats don't care for sticky surfaces, so try placing double-sided tape on your furniture until your cat learns to stay off. Adding a variety of scratching posts to her favorite parts of the house can also help prevent unwanted claw marks.
Keeping your pet's nails trimmed can also help limit damage. To remove fur, try putting on a pair of damp rubber gloves and running them across your upholstery. Keep your home smelling fresh by placing dryer sheets or scented candles near where your furry companion lounges. If your pet continues to be destructive, talk with your vet as it may be a sign of a health problem.