Wednesday May 3, 2017
When you hear spring cleaning, you probably start mentally making that long checklist of to-dos that you plan to check off. Are your pets on that list? Incorporating pets into our spring cleaning plans is not a typical thought for many, but it can be just as important. Our little fury family members could use a spring refresher just like we do. So what kind of pet related tasks should be added to our checklist? Here are a few spring cleaning tips to help you with your #ChampionPets!
- Tackle the Yard
Now that the snow has melted and the lawn is starting to come back to life, you will want to start tending to it again. Clean up any animal waste, trash, or harmful plants and weeds. If you have a dog run, extend your cleaning to this area as well and inspect the security of your fence or gate.
- Bedding and Toys
If you fury friend has a place that they usually sleep like a pet bed or blanket, take this time to toss it into the wash. Replace if necessary. Also collect any toys, toss out the damaged ones, and then wash the rest. Hand wash rubber chew toys and run any stuffed animals or other fabric items. For best results use chemical free or baby approved laundry detergent to reduce your pets exposure to harmful materials.
If your fury pet tends to develop a thicker coat during the winter, or just loves to romp around in the dirt and mud, spring is a great time to schedule a trip to the groomer. A good deep cleaning and de-shedding will help get your little one ready for the heat of the summer.
Melted snow, mud, de-icer, pet hair, and pollen tend to accumulate on your floor especially in your carpet. Take this time to do a thorough vacuuming and schedule your spring carpet cleaning. This is going help you cut back on allergy issues and keep your home looking and smelling great!
- Medical Updates
This is also a great time to gather all of your pet’s medical and shot records. Check to see if there are any vaccinations your pet needs to have updated and maybe even schedule their annual checkup. Spring is a great time to take care of health needs, especially with ticks and mosquitos returning with the warm weather. Your pet will be well protected and feeling great for the summer!