Spring is a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and fresh starts - not just for us humans, but also for our four-legged companions. As the flowers start to bloom and the days grow longer, now is a great opportunity to give your dog and living spaces a thorough Spring Cleaning. In this blog post, we'll share some tips and product recommendations to help you get started on your Spring Cleaning journey with your dog!
Tip #1: Get Organized
Sometimes life gets busy and before we know it, our dog supplies are a hot mess. But we are here to help you get everything organized and looking fresh! The first step in Spring Cleaning with your dog is to do an inventory check. Get ahead of Summer adventures by examining your gear line up for the essentials. Make sure you are well-stocked on the important things such as poop bags, paw balm, treats, and grooming supplies. Check the expiration dates on all medications and supplements, dispose of any that are old or expired, and replace them with new ones. Inspect their toys, harnesses, collars, and leashes and clean or sanitize as needed to remove dirt and bacteria. Finally, store everything in a designated space, such as a drawer or basket, for easy access and convenience throughout the year!
Tip #2: Freshen Up that Pup
No matter where you live, Spring is a great time of the year to indulge in a full grooming session with your dog. Whether you’re dealing with mud, pollen, or a little bit of both, we have you covered with our plant-based grooming essentials. All of our grooming products are at least 95% naturally derived, and we always avoid harmful chemicals or alcohol. No nasties here! Here’s a step-by-step guide to a Spring Cleaning Spa Day with your dog, using your favorite NattyRap grooming essentials:
Start by using our Ear and Eye Wipes to gently clean your dog's ears and eyes. Our Ear Cleaner works fast to dissolve dirt & wax buildup in the ears, and helps to eliminate itchiness & odors while keeping your pup comfortable. Our Eye Tear Stain Remover or Wipes work (& work well) at removing build up and stains caused by tears, saliva, and mucus, which hits especially hard for those pups with environmental allergies. Without any harsh chemicals in the mix, you can safely use our Eye & Ear products liberally on their face to get them looking fresh and feeling better!
Next up, give your pup a good bath with our Dog Shampoo. Bathing your furry friend can be a daunting task, but with our Swiss-army-knife of a shampoo, cleaning your pup will be a breeze. Our Shampoo not only lathers without sulfates, but it’s also a multitasking superstar. It cleans away dirt and grime, detangles pesky knots, conditions for a silky-smooth finish, and moisturizes dry skin. Plus, it deodorizes, leaving your pooch smelling fresh and clean for days!
For the final cherry on top or for extending time between baths heading into Summer, make use of our Between Bath Spray. This especially comes in handy for the weekend warriors and is the perfect solution for freshening up after time spent at camp or on the trails. Simply spray it onto your dog and massage it into their coat to distribute evenly.
Tip #3: Clean with Nature
Let’s face it - as much as we love our dogs, they can sometimes leave messes behind. As you prepare to tackle your cleaning to-do list, consider taking a more natural approach. Our Home Essentials like the Pet Stain & Odor Remover and Septic Treatment & Drain Cleaner are made with powerful natural enzymes that break down stains, grease, and odor-causing bacteria, leaving your home clean and fresh without the need for harsh chemicals. Our Pet Stain & Odor Remover uses enzymes to completely eliminate odors and organic offenders (a nice way of saying blood, urine, feces, and vomit) that get in its way. It’s safe to be used on rugs, floors, grout, and even sofas, so that means it's time to say goodbye to those pesky stains and lingering unpleasant smells. Don’t forget to also use our Septic Treatment and Drain Cleaner which naturally eliminates odors and works to restore slow-flowing drains. Maintaining septics & drains is often an overlooked task, but our proprietary formula of 7 different bacteria strains is built to attack organic waste and get rid of “the smelly sink”, without a single pollutant or harsh chemical in the mix.
Tip #4: Get Outside!
In addition to cleaning, Spring is the perfect time to spend quality outdoor time with your dog. And what better way to make these moments more enjoyable than incorporating some delicious treats? As you tidy up in other areas of life, stock up on your pup’s favorite snacks and get ready for summer by practicing old tricks or learning new ones. When you’re outside with your dog, there are endless opportunities for incorporating treats while also freshening up on their skills. Reward your dog for following commands during a walk in the park, scatter treats in the grass for an enriching scavenger hunt, or practice their commands in new or distracting environments. While it’s a great time of year for cleaning, don’t forget to make the most of the season together!
Spring Cleaning can be a daunting task, but with your dog by your side and the right tools in hand, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. By using the right grooming products, like our Eye/Ear Wipes, Dog Shampoo, and Between Bath Spray, you can keep your dog looking and feeling their best all season long. And with our Pet Stain & Odor Remover and Septic Treatment and Drain Cleaner, you can ensure that your home is clean and fresh as well. So, don’t hesitate to schedule a spa day with your pup, plan some fun Spring activities together, and enjoy the season to the fullest. Happy Spring cleaning!