There is a difference between human and animal friends—we don't shed. There are other trade-offs in life with our furry family members, and these hints can help with just about everything "cleanable" about dogs, cats, birds, and ferrets. (Cleaning fish might be a bit trickier.) There are preventative measures for messes (including the fallout from a dog vs. skunk incident) that can take life up to the next level.

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The following articles are available for the 'Pets' topic. Click the article''s title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

   Automatic Litter Box
Are you tired of scooping your cat's poop out of the litter box? Consider purchasing an automatic litter box instead.

   Brushing Your Dog's Teeth
Brushing your dog's teeth doesn't have to be an expensive or traumatic ordeal. If you know what to do and this is how you can do that. Simply take a look.

   Cat Cleaning
Cats tend to be fairly clean, but they can sometimes leave messes around the house. Make sure you know how to clean up after them correctly.

   Cat Washing
Is your cat extra dirty? Cats don't like water, so it will take some extra tips and practice to get your cat looking good again.

   Cleaning a Cat Mess
Cats can be a wonderful addition to the family, though like any family member they can cause a few problems that you have to deal with. One of those problems is cleaning up after your cat when it get's sick. Cleaning a cat mess is actually something that is pretty easy to accomplish if you learn how to do it the right way.

   Cleaning Cat Litter
Cats make clean pets, but if their litter is left too long without being cleaned it can start to smell. Remember to clean the litter box often to keep things pleasant for both you and your feline friend.

   Cleaning Dog Teeth
Although you might not think about it too often, you dog's teeth need to be cleaned regularly. Keep your furry friend healthy with regular tooth brushing.

   Cleaning Pet Urine
Did your pet have an "accident"? If so, you really need to get started on cleaning it up. While it may smell bad, it is possible to remove the odor and the stain when you begin cleaning.

   Cleaning Pets
Pets, while understandably cute, can often be one of the leading causes of household messes and stains. This doesn't even take into account the mess that pets themselves can become. Cleaning pets, though a definite chore, is something that you will need to have done periodically if you want to have a clean and odor free home.

   Dog Cleaning
Your dog may need more cleaning than just a regular bath. Take care of your dog's grooming needs to keep him healthy and happy.

   Dog Cleaning Products
Although you may be a dog lover, your canine friend may make messes that you don't appreciate. Clean up after your dog using the right cleaning products and methods.

   Dog Ear Cleaning
When is the last time you cleaned your dog's ears? Don't forget to pay attention to this part of your dog to make sure he stays healthy.

   Eliminating Pet Scum from Walls and Doors
Although you may not notice it, your pet may be leaving a gross build-up on the doors and walls in your home. Keep these surfaces clean using the right cleaning methods.

   Getting Rid of Skunk Odor
Anyone that has ever had a pet dog who came out on the wrong end of an encounter with a skunk can tell you just how nasty the odor is. Getting rid of skunk odor though doesn't need to be all that difficult. All you need is to know what to do. That's where we come in.

   Keeping the Cat's Litter Box Clean
Find out how to completely clean and sanitize your cat's litter box. Then read on for some tips on how to keep it clean and fresh-smelling.

   Pet Cleaning
Did you pet make a mess on the carpet again? Be sure to have the right tools on hand to deal with clean up.

   Pet Cleaning Products
Keeping things clean in a home with pets takes a little extra work. Use the right cleaning products for the greatest success.

   Remove Cat Urine Smell
You may love your cat, but hate the smell of cat urine. Learn how to properly remove the smell of cat urine from your home.

   Remove Cat Urine Stains
Unfortunately, even trained cats have accidents sometimes. Get the urine out of various surfaces with these methods.

   Removing Cat Urine from Multicolored Pillows
Owning a young cat can be something of a mixed blessing. While they are cute and adorable, they have a tendency to make messes where you don't want them to, like on your favorite multicolored pillows. Removing cat urine from multicolored pillows can present some unique problems, but if you use these methods this won't be that difficult a task.

   Removing Pet Urine from Wool Carpets
Wool carpets can require special cleaning techniques to prevent them from getting damaged. Pet urine removal should be done correctly to ensure the long life of your carpet.

   Self Cleaning Cat Litter
Are you tired of cleaning the cat litter box? Some litter box set-ups self-clean the litter so you don't have to worry.

   Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box
If you have a cat, then you know all about cleaning the litter box. If you are tired of this chore, consider another option: a self cleaning litter box.

   Washing Your Cat
Anyone who has chased a soapy, sopping wet feline around the house knows the risks of bathing cats. Here are some tips on how to make the cat bathing experience more manageable, perhaps even enjoyable, for you and your cat.

   Washing Your Dog
Washing your dog is a chore that, if done right, can actually be pretty fun for you and your dog. Here are a couple of hints for how to wash your dog and not end up soaking wet at the end of it.

   Washing Your Pet Ferret
Washing your pet ferret can be a fun and entertaining event, as long as you know what it is that you are doing. If you attempt Washing your pet ferret improperly, you could cause damage to yourself and your fuzzy little friend. Here's how you can do that.

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