In our neck of the woods, Spring has sprung! The weather is warmer and we love to romp in the yard when we can. The only problem us pups have is it seems the sky just likes dumping water everyday WOOF! Rainy days are the worst cause we are all cooped up in the house except our “gotta go” times. But, then, call me what you like but I hate gettin’ my feet wet and muddy! Them siblin’s of mine don’t seem to care though. They go splishin’ and splashin’ right on through the water and mud! The look on my Lady’s face when we get back to the door says it all WOOF! Yup! One look down at them monster paws of my brothers and sisters all soaked and covered in mud even makes me cringe and curl my toes! But, my Lady has patience and she also has some cleaning tips for pet owners that, of course, includes her trusty Spot Shot® Pet Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator that will help get you through the rainy season.
I’ll be glad when the rainy season stops and we can have fun in the sun and I’m purdy sure my Lady is wishin’ for that day too. After all, with 8 of us here (that adds up to 32 paws – WOOFERS!) trackin’ up the place who can blame her WOOF! Lemme fetch my Lady to tell ya her tips for keepin’ our home clean amidst all the rain and mud.
Here’s my Lady to share her Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners during the Spring Rainy Season
When it comes to pups and messes, it seems we roll right from one season’s messes to the next. Winters melting snow and mud is never fun, but Spring certainly brings its own challenges. At least during the Winter, the ground is frozen most of the time. With Spring and its torrential downfalls, we have a muddy mess the biggest part of the time. It is enough to make you groan when it is dog walkie time!
With a pack of 8 dogs here, cleaning is something I know VERY well! Honestly! I think (make that KNOW) they own the place and I am just the maid! However, I have learned a few cleaning tips for pet owners that will help make keeping your home clean and stain free easy even during the rainy, muddy seasons. Let’s take a look!
7 Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners During the Spring Rainy Months
Beyond the ordinary vacuuming and cleaning, the Spring rains and mud create other problems in the home. We love the rain because it washes the awful pollen from the air, but it also creates havoc for pet owners! Between mud getting tracked in, mud turning to dust that settles on everything, it also can become ground in stains! Here are a few cleaning tips to help you survive the wet muddy season!
1. Wash Pet Bedding and Blankets Often
Once our dogs are in the house and have been wiped down, their wet hair can transfer residual dirt onto their blankets and bedding. Once the bedding drys, the dirt becomes airborne and settles as dust in your home adding to your dusting chores! So, be sure and launder beds and blankets as needed.
2. Wash Their Collars
Whether you realize it or not, your dog’s collar collects mud and dirt along with oils from their skin. It can turn into a nasty, greasy, and stinking mess. So, even though you thoroughly groom your dog, a dirty collar can add the stink and dirt right back to them! You can wash their collar by applying dog shampoo then gently rub, rinse, and allow to air dry. Better yet, throw it into an old pillowcase and tie it off. Then, simply toss into the washing machine and allow to air dry – easy peasy!
3. Walls and Furniture
If you have ever dealt with a wet dog then you know an ultimate shake is coming, right? Whether it be one good shake or several smaller shakes, they can sling water across a room without batting an eye! During the Spring rains and muddy season, this can result in mud splatters across your walls, furniture, and appliances. Use a damp cloth to quickly clean up any splatters as soon as you find them to keep your home looking fresh and clean.
4. Wet Dog and Muddy Paws!
As I have said before, our number one defense is keeping a towel at the door. Dogs learn very quickly to wait and be toweled down before entering the home. I keep both a dry towel and a wet one. The dry one works for drying them down when it is raining. Remember to dry the belly where mud and water cling to the hair! The wet towel works for removing mud from their feet and from in between their toes.
5. Foot Soaks or Paw Plunger
If your dog will allow it, you may wish to try a small bucket of water or a paw plunger. Keep it by the door and give your dog’s paws a quick swish and then towel dry. This is a fabulous way to clean your dog’s paws of mud.
6. Door Mats are a Must!
I can’t stress enough how important double doormats are in controlling muddy paw prints! Place one on the outside of the door and one on the inside of your home. This gives them much more area to cover and dry their feet before they step on your good carpet!
7. Clean Up Muddy Paw Prints Off Your Carpet
Accidents happen! It has happened to me! While I am trying to clean one dog up, another one darts past and into the house with mud-caked feet and continues to run circles on my nice clean carpet. YIKES!
No need to panic though! I rely on my trusty Spot Shot Pet to help me quickly clean up the mud stains. With Spot Shot Pet Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator you can power out tough pet stains!
What is Spot Shot Pet Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator?
Spot Shot Pet is a non-toxic aerosol that powers out tough pet stains and permanently removes even old stains and odors and prevents them from returning. It tackles tough tracked in mud, vomit, urine, and feces! It’s dual-odor eliminators absorb and neutralize odors. Plus, its Anti-Resoiling agents protect carpet and keep stains from returning.
Spot Shot Pet is easy to use and there is NO SCRUBBING REQUIRED! You simply spray the stain, allow the product to sit a few minutes, and then blot up the residue with a clean dry cloth. Old stains may require a repeat application. You will also be happy to know that Spot Shot Pet is NON-TOXIC and SAFE FOR PETS, KIDS, and the ENVIRONMENT when used as directed!
Put these tips into play to keep your home clean and stain free through the rainy months! And remember, the next time you are out shopping, be sure to stock up on Spot Shot Pet! After all, no one wants dirty ground in paw prints on their carpet! You can find Spot Shot Pet Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator at your local Walmart and other stores. For a store near you, check their handy “where to buy tool“.