Expert Picks: 6 Must-Haves to Conquer Your Pet Mess
Shop our pet lifestyle expert’s top picks for cleaning up hair, dander and dirt.
Bissell® Bark Bath
A DIY dog bath is by far the best way to keep your dog clean, but it’s not always the easiest way, says Rosalyn Acero, a pet lifestyle expert and the author and creator of the Golden Woofs blog. The Bissell® BarkBath™ makes it simple: fill the tank with water, pour in the included no-rinse shampoo and start. “There’s no splashing everywhere, and no mess,” says Acero. It’s portable so you can use it anywhere—in the garage, in the bathroom, out on the patio, or when you travel.
Shark® DuoClean™ Slim Upright NV202 Vacuum
“If your pet sheds, you’ll want to use this every day,” says Acero. Lightweight, easy to maneuver and slim, not to mention powerful, the NV202 vacuum also features Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology®, a HEPA filter and two different attachments that lets you pick up pet hair, dander and debris with ease.
Sure Fit® Water-Repellant Pet Furniture Cover
Pets love to lounge, but they bring all kinds of stains with them. These easy-to-use furniture covers can help protect your pieces, says Acero. “They’re washable and water-resistant, and the stay-put elastic material keeps the covers from moving so you don’t have to worry about them falling off when you’re not around.”
Spotty Pet Hair Remover
This giant super-stick lint roller cleans rugs, furniture and curtains, and is super-convenient. “When I have visitors, it’s a fast and easy way to clean furniture and even pet beds,” says Acero. “It’s perfect when vacuuming is not an option.”
GermGuardian Elite 3-in-1 Pet Pure HEPA Air Purifier
When you have pets, dander and odors are a part of life, making an air purifier a must, says Acero. This option by GermGuardian captures 99.97% of all airborne allergens with three filters, ideal if you’re prone to allergies. It has three speeds (including an ultra-quiet one) and is lightweight so you can move around easily to wherever your pet may be.
Zero Odor® 4-Piece Dog Lover Kit
You want to eliminate smells, not just cover them up, says Acero. This nontoxic solution does just that. It works on virtually anything, she says, including carpets, furniture, and hard surfaces. Or, use it as a room freshener. It comes as a kit and includes odor and stain eliminators.