Spring is here! At this time, people are rolling up their sleeves for some deep cleaning. Don’t forget about your pet’s things! Read on for some great spring cleaning tips for pet parents from a local Pasadena, MD veterinarian.
At this time of year, many of our furry patients are changing from their winter coats into summer outfits … and leaving fur everywhere. A squeegee, rubber dish glove, or damp sponge will all work very well at taking the fur off your furniture. Vacuuming regularly is also important. We also recommend changing your air filters.
Did your pooch spend a chunk of the winter making noseprint art on your windows? Newspaper and vinegar work quite well at removing Fido’s masterpieces.
Even the most well-behaved pet has the occasional accident. Keep an enzyme-based cleaner on hand. You can use baking soda and vinegar in a pinch. It may even be worth your while to invest in a good carpet steamer.
Wash your pet’s bedding, using hot water and unscented detergent. Pieces that are too big for the washer can be dry-cleaned or vacuumed. If your canine pal wears sweaters, you’ll also want to wash those before packing them away until fall.
Don’t forget to clean your pet’s toys! Stuffed animals and tennis balls can go into the wash. Use unscented detergent, and hang or tumble dry. For rubber and plastic toys, use an old toothbrush to remove gunk and grime, and then put them in the dishwasher. You don’t have to add soap: steam and hot water will work. To clean your dog’s rope toys, remove metal pieces, soak it in water, and microwave on high for one minute.
If you have a dog, you may want to wipe his paws down before bringing him inside. This will help keep Fido from tracking dirt and mud in. Plus, it will remove dust and pollen from his feet. This can be quite helpful, especially if your pup has allergies.
Give your pet’s dishes a good scrubbing. You’ll also want to deep clean their food station, as well as anything you use to store their food. If your furry pal has a carrier, scrub that out as well.
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