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Cats and Dogs and Shedding - Oh My! I

  Joseph Berger  |    24 July 2017  |    Choosing a maid service

Cats and Dogs and Shedding... Oh, My!
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One of the variables in the cleaning of a house is if the homeowner has pets or not, and if so, what types. And while Americans own many different types of pets, we mostly own cats and dogs - As a result, what we're concerned with is pet hair.  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 36.5% of Americans own 1.6 dogs, and 30.4% of us own 2.1 cats. In total, Americans share their homes with approximately 144 million cats and dogs.

Think of the shedding... 


 In our view, you must clean up after your pets on a regular basis, and that means handling the hair. 

What Factors Lead to Shedding?

Do cats shed more than dogs or vice versa? Generally speaking, dogs shed more than cats, but there is considerable variance between breeds. Greyhounds barely shed at all whereas a Kurilian Bobtail sheds a lot.

Other factors such as temperature, lifestyle, nutrition, age, and health also affect the amount of shedding. If your pet is shedding more than usual, consult your veterinarian to see if there is an underlying issue. That being said, it might just be the weather.

Pet Hair vs. You've Got Maids®

Shedding stands no chance against our HEPA-filtered vacuums and Maid University-trained maids. That being said, we should also mention that while we love all pets, not all pets love us. Please quarter your pets so that our maids can efficiently and effectively clean your home. Particularly be mindful of escape artists.

Our maids are professional at cleaning homes, but amateur in chasing pets.

Read On - More about Cleaning up After Pets: 

Maid Service FAQs: What about my Pets?

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About You've Got Maids®:

Founded by Frank and Cynthia Berger, You've Got Maids® offers residential cleaning services, including a "52-Point Spring Clean," general cleaning, move-in and move-out cleaning, hourly a la carte services and regular maintenance. Franchisees employ environmentally-friendly practices such as using reusable items, cleaning with micro-fiber cloths and HEPA back-pack vacuums. using efficient washing machines, and carpooling to clients' homes.