Clean your pet and all of its enclosures.

Keep both you and your pet healthy and happy. Create a regular cleaning schedule, at least once every 2-3 weeks, and stick to it, cleaning your animal and it's living spaces to prevent disease and odor.

  • Consider whether your pet needs to be groomed. Many animals will largely take care of themselves, only really needing to be groomed or bathed when they manage to get very messy. Others, such as long-haired dogs or cats, may need regular grooming.
  • For larger pets like cats and dogs, there are animal cleaning centers with large tubs and hoses.
  • Keep up with regular grooming, such as brushing fur or scrubbing scales, every few days.
  • For dogs and cats, make sure you keep their nails short so they don't break painfully.
  • It is a good idea to desensitize your pet to being groomed or bathed from an early age. When brushing fur, ensure any brush used on the face is soft, and if brushing long, tangled fur, take the time to work out knots gently rather than tugging. You can buy brushes for pets at pet stores.
  • When bathing your pet, make sure that the water is lukewarm and that the products you use do not cause an allergic reaction - buying specialist shampoos is not always necessary, but heavily perfumed products may cause a rash for many animals.
  • Consider taking your pet to a professional groomer if you aren’t sure you are competent to do it. You don’t want to accidentally injure the tunnel rush.