Accessories for Your First Family Pet: A Pet Supply Blog

Hi, my name is Martha, and my cat is my best friend. I love seeing owners engage with and love their pets, and I love to help people prepare for owning pets. If you are thinking about getting your first family pet, you need to prepare your home. You need feeding bowls, a carrier and other supplies. If you want to learn what you need for each type of pet, please explore this blog. It will have the tips you need to succeed as a pet owner. I hope you and your new furry friend benefit from the tips here, and I thank you for stopping by.

Keep Your Pet Food Area Tidy and Clean With These 5 Tips

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Unfortunately, the area where you keep your pet's food bowls can easily become dirty. Your pet may spill food and water on the floor, causing stains and mess. Luckily, there are ways to keep this area relatively clean. Here are a few tips to consider.

1. Put the food in an out-of-the-way area

Instead of having it in your kitchen or living room, place the bowls in a utility room, a laundry room or a mud room. This will avoid huge messes in the middle of a heavy-traffic area of your home. If you need to keep your pet food in a main living area, there are other steps you can take to keep it clean.

2. Place food bowls on hard surfaces or mats

If you have your pet's food bowls on carpeted areas, spilled food and water can easily create unsightly stains. Avoid this threat by putting your pet's food on hard surfaces such as vinyl or tile floors.

If you have to put the food bowls on carpet, use a small mat or a special pet bowl holder to keep the area tidy.

3. Do not encourage your pet to play around the eating area

If you have a young puppy or a playful kitten, these rambunctious souls may occasionally knock over their bowls of food as they play. To stop these messages before they start, do not encourage your pet to play near their bowls. Instead, set up their toys, scratching posts and other fun stuff in a separate area.

4. Consider pet food dispensers  

If you have to leave your pet with heaping bowls full of food, that increases the chance that food will fall out of the bowl and get on the floor. You can minimise this risk by using pet food dispensers. These handy tools just dispense food as your pet eats, reducing the incidence of spills. Resources like Nerang Stockfeed might know more about your options.

5. Wash pet bowls and utensils in a separate sink

Unfortunately, your pet bowls may have germs that you don't want to spread to the rest of the family. If you have toddlers who may be tempted to splash in pet bowls, consider bringing the food bowls down only as needed, storing them in a high spot (for cats) or keeping them in a room your toddler cannot access.

To keep other germs under control, wash your pet bowls and the utensils you use to scoop food in a separate sink than your family uses. For example, use your utility sink rather than your kitchen sink, or wash bowls using an outside tap.

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28 April 2015