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Pawsitively Spring: How to Refresh Life for You & Your Pet

Spring is finally here! A time of renewal and rejuvenation, spring is a great opportunity to use the warmer weather and longer days to refresh our surroundings and outlook on life. As we welcome the season of new beginnings, it’s important not to forget about our furry friends during the transition. Neglecting your pets during spring cleaning can lead to health and behavioral issues, so it's imperative to prioritize them in your cleaning checklist. With springtime finally rolling in, be sure to set some time to give your home and pets a much-needed overhaul. 

refresh your bedding
Change the bedding

We get it. You’ve spent all winter snuggled up in your cozy, layered bedding, but the time has come for a change! Switching bedding for you and your furry friend is a crucial component of maintaining a clean and healthy living environment. Bedding can accumulate dust, dirt, and other allergens over time, which can cause discomfort and worsen pre-existing health conditions. Take this opportunity to give you and your pet's bedding a deep clean.


For those looking to start fresh, consider purchasing a machine washable and easy to clean dog bed. We know the hassle that comes with washing our fur babies' beds, so having one that you can just toss in the washer makes the task much less tedious. 


Already own a dog bed but want to elevate and freshen up your home decor? Dog bed covers offer a great alternative to help stay on budget while still giving your furry companion the sprucing up they deserve. Make sure to opt for a different color or pattern to change the look of your space! 


Similarly, you can dress up your couch or bed with a new luxe throw blanket. Choose a color that complements your existing home decor, or go for a different texture to instantly change up the room. 

Check for expiration dates

Do you know that bag of treats sitting at the bottom of the cabinet for years? Probably best to throw them out. Just like us pet parents, our pets can also be negatively affected by expired food and medicine. It’s important to regularly check the expiration date and make sure we're not administering anything that's past due. 


First and foremost, consuming expired food and medicine may be harmful to your pet's health. Expired food can cause bacterial growth, leading to digestive problems, food poisoning, or other illnesses. Similarly, expired medicine may not be as effective in treating their condition or it may cause adverse reactions.


Additionally, ensuring that your pet's food and medicine are not expired can help you save money in the long run. If you give them expired medication, you may have to purchase additional doses to get the desired effect, leading to unnecessary expenses. Similarly, if you feed your pet expired food, you may have to purchase a new batch, resulting in financial loss.

refresh your car
Refresh your car

While the annual tradition of spring cleaning usually focuses on your home, you should show some love to your vehicle as well. A car is a significant investment and it deserves to be taken care of regularly to ensure it stays in excellent condition. As the winter season comes to an end, spring brings with it a renewed sense of energy and an opportunity to freshen up your car.


For starters, including your car in your cleaning checklist may prevent future damage. During the winter months, the accumulation of salt, sand, and other road debris can cause damage to your car's exterior, including the paint, tires, and wheels. If left untreated, this debris can cause rust and corrosion, leading to costly repairs. 


Cleaning your car during spring cleaning isn't only important for the maintenance of the car but also for your pup's safety and well-being. If you’re anything like us, your furry companion accompanies you on a handful of travels, whether a quick trip to the park or a road trip across the country. Regardless of the durability, it’s essential that as pet parents, we provide our four-legged friends with comfort and security every time they join us for a ride.


Dog car beds are a great way to ensure your pup will have a safe and comfortable ride. These faux leather beds provide human-grade memory foam with attached seat belt leash straps that attach to your dog’s harness, keeping them securely in place. Not only do they keep your pooch comfy and safe, but they add a whole new stylish look to your car! 

Get to Grooming

As springtime rolls in, our furry friends start feeling the effects of the longer and warmer days. The long and thick fur that kept our pups warm during the winter now starts to cause them discomfort. The time for a long-overdue bath has come. 


Spring cleaning is the perfect time to set some time apart to give your doggo a fresh new haircut so that they can be cool and comfortable when the temperature starts rising. For those still wanting to rock the long-haired look, you'll still want to give your furry pal a good, old-fashioned groom. Not only will this remove any knots or tangles, but it also serves as a perfect chance to have a one-on-one bonding experience with your pup. 


Once you have the brushing down, you’ll want to move on to the bathing part. Make sure you wash your dog from head to toe, gently massaging shampoo into their fur. Use a shampoo that's specifically formulated for dogs, and avoid getting soap in their eyes and ears. Rinse your dog thoroughly and dry them off with a towel or a hairdryer set on low heat.


Lastly, you’ll want to cover nail care in this spring cleaning. Overgrown nails can be uncomfortable for your dog and may even cause health problems. Use a nail clipper designed for dogs and trim the tips of their nails. Be careful not to cut into the quick, a sensitive area that contains blood vessels and nerves.

If you’re thinking about skipping this year’s spring cleaning - don’t! Spring cleaning is an important task for you and your pet. It can help promote a healthier, safer, and more organized living space while providing physical and mental benefits for you and your fur baby. So, set aside some time to clear out your cleaning checklist and enjoy the benefits of a clean and organized home and life.

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