We think everyone is going to enjoy the topic of today's blog. Our pets! That’s right, National Pet Day is on April 11th, so whether you have a dog, cat, bird, lizard or rodent of some kind, who doesn’t love to pamper their pets? One of the issues we see time after time in the plumbing industry are hair clogs. Yes us human beings can shed a lot of hair, but nothing quite like our pet pals when it’s their bath day.
Maybe you have a big dog and prefer to use the hose outside to give your pet a relaxing shampoo shower, but for some pet owners a sink or bathtub tends to be our go to spot for giving our faithful animals some TLC. Cats and dogs alike shed a lot, so if you don’t have a hypoallergenic pet that doesn’t shed, clogs may be a normal thing for you. Pesky hair clogs can be more or less controlled by giving your pet a bath and plugging your drain, preventing that hair filled water from going down the drain. However, that’s not always the case and hair accumulates creating a problem down the line.
Be mindful of what you’re putting down the drain and avoid the problem altogether. Remember, chemicals found in popular products to get rid of clogs tend to damage pipes over time by causing heat, which will easily warp or damage your pipes over time. Also, as a side note, if your pet develops a rash sometime after getting their bath it might be time for a change of shampoo for your hairy family members. Some pets skin reacts differently to harsh chemicals than others. An oatmeal shampoo is usually a good solution, just remember to consult with your veterinarian.
Pets brighten up our lives by providing comfort, partnership, and can even help some us tackle anxiety and depression. They’re our pals for the rest of their lives and we remember the memories we made with them long after they’re gone. If you feel like you are capable, have the time and are responsible enough to bring one into your life, you should consider adoption. There are many healthy, lovable pets at your local shelter like the Dallas Animal Services (DAS), who are always looking for a home.
Next time you give your pet a bath, keep an eye out for that hair before you unplug your drain or bathtub. Happy National Pet Day Dallas! Hug your furry friends a little tighter today and let them know what they mean to you. Until next time!
If you find yourself face-to-face with a plumbing problem, please call us at 214-328-7371. One of our certified plumbing technicians is ready to assist you 24/7.