5 Spring Cleaning Tips with Your Pet

  • February 27, 2014
  • By Dr Mark Perissinotto
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Even if there are still signs of winter in your neck of the woods, it is time to don a pair of rubber gloves and find the mop because it is time to spring clean! For every pet owner, taking extra care while you get every cranny and nook to gleam will mean pet-friendly sanitizing and scrubbing methods.

It is important that your cleaning chemicals and supplies are not left in places that are accessible to pets as these can have ingredients that are very harmful to pets. There are many ecologically friendly products that are safe for pets and it will pay off in the long run when you look for these when you are shopping for new spring cleaning products.

Spring Cleaning Benefits

You keep your pet healthy and safe when you spring=clean. This is due to the fact that all the mess and fur that your pet has left all over the place will be washed away. All the mud tracked in from the outdoors will help you remain less frustrated with your pet now that spring has come around the corner.  Due to the ground thawing, melting snow and frequent rainfalls, dogs will track in more dirt than usual and the way to keep yourself and every member of the family sane is to do some cleaning.

Mud Seekers

Dogs naturally do seek out mud and it is important to get some of your pet pooch’s energy out through Agility and Obedience, AKC Rally and other training activities. You might want to check your community bulletin board for possible activities that your dog can partake in. This way, he lets some of his energy out while making new dog friends.

Slip Covers

To prevent mud on your favourite lounge, now is the time to sew your own or buy some furniture slipcovers. A mat or two near the entry way and floor runners on carpets are easy to replace or wash.

Paw Prints

If you truly do not like a floor smudged with paw prints, wipe the paws of your dog while he stands at the door. Use a damp, soft cloth and do not forget to wipe between each toe.

Fur Shedding

The entire year, pets do she fur but this becomes very obvious in the springtime as the winter fur gets shed. At this time, frequently brush your pet to collect more of the hair being shed before it gets stuck on the carpet or couch.

Mark Perissinotto has been a practicing veterinarian for over 20 years, 14 years of which he was the owner and principal of a busy multi-vet mixed animal hospital. One of the two co-founders of Vet Shop Australia, graduated from the University of Queensland with Bachelor of Veterinary Science and one of the best retailer of pet supplies Australia.

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