The Humane Society of the United States says, “Pet ownership in the U.S. has more than tripled from the 1970s, when approximately 67 million households had pets, to 2012, when there were 164 million owned pets.”
And the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports that according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, “It’s estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 37-47 percent of all households in the United States have a dog, and 30-37 percent have a cat.”
I’ve never been much of an animal person. But most people I know who own a pet, including many of the people in my family, absolutely love their pet. They will do almost anything to keep their pet happy and healthy. It is indeed a part of the family and rightfully so. But having a pet doesn’t come without its trials.
If not tended to properly, pets can wreak complete havoc in your apartment. Those furry friends can do quite a number on our carpets, furniture and upholstery. And it can cost a pretty penny, especially as a college student, to get smells and odors out of your place.
Of course, you love Max and Molly, but is it possible to love your pets and love your living space too? As it turns out, cleaning up pet messes doesn’t have to be all that difficult.
Read more about a few ways pets can damage your apartment and what you can do to prevent it: uloop.com