Consider These Spring Cleaning Tips From The American Kennel Club | Blog: The pet store

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Spring officially begins today, which means it’s the perfect time for spring cleaning.

You and your dog probably spent most of your time indoors during the colder months, but it’s time to prepare for spring now that the temperatures are warming up.

The American Kennel Club offers the following spring cleaning tips to help dog owners get the season off to a good start.

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When dogs start to shed their winter coat in the spring, they also shed more of it, so be sure to clean up after your pup (this also applies to cats). Brush your dog’s coat regularly and brush down to the skin to remove loose hair and dandruff. You may also need to vacuum a little more during this time.

Clean their paws

There is more rain around the corner, which also means more mud.

“Mud season,” as some dog owners call it spring, can lead to paw prints all over the house when your dog comes back inside. Be sure to wipe your dog’s paws at the door to avoid mud and water marks.

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When they return from outside, take a damp cloth and gently clean between the toes to remove any mud, dirt or debris; it will keep the house – and your dog – clean.

Wash the dog bed regularly

Washable beds are a big plus during this time of year for your dog. You can use a fabric cover on your dog’s bed so you can wash it easily.

Be sure to use unscented detergent and no fabric softener, as this can irritate your dog’s skin. Vacuum any excess dirt or hair from their space and you’re good to go.

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