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Muddy Madness: Tips to Keep Your Pets Clean During Springtime Muck

Spring brings warmer weather, blooming flowers, and... muddy paws? As the snow melts and the ground thaws, our pets can't resist the outdoors, often returning home covered in mud. But fear not! In this post, we'll share tips to keep your furry friends clean and your home mud-free, so you can enjoy spring without the mess. Let's dive into the muddy adventure of spring!

two dogs playing in a mud puddle

Grooming Galore:

Regular grooming is key to keeping your pet's coat clean and mud-free. Invest in a good quality brush and comb out any dirt or debris from their fur regularly. For dogs with longer coats, consider scheduling regular grooming appointments to keep their hair trimmed and tidy.

Paw Patrol:

Before your pet tracks mud all over your house, institute a pre-entry paw cleaning routine. Keep a towel and a shallow basin of warm water near the door, and gently wipe down your pet's paws before they come inside. You can also pick up some pet-safe paw wipes in store or online for quick and convenient cleaning on the go! My pup Ember has learned the word "wait" means she has to wait and have her paws wiped before entering the house!

muddy dog paws on a carpet

Waterproof Wear:

Consider outfitting your pet in a waterproof coat or booties when venturing out into muddy terrain. Not only will this help keep them clean, but it'll also protect them from getting too wet and cold. Just make sure the gear fits comfortably and doesn't restrict their movement.

Bathtime Bonanza:

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, pets still manage to get covered in mud from head to toe. When all else fails, it's time for a good old-fashioned bath. Use a gentle pet shampoo formulated specifically for their skin and coat type, and be sure to rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of mud. Make use of our in store self wash station and save your own tub (and back)!

With these tips in your arsenal, you'll be well-equipped to tackle the springtime mud madness and keep your pets looking and feeling their best. So go ahead, let them frolic and play to their heart's content - just be prepared for the inevitable mud bath that follows!

Spring may bring its fair share of muddy challenges, but with a little preparation and some handy tricks up your sleeve, you and your furry companions can navigate the season with ease. Here's to a springtime filled with outdoor adventures and clean, happy pets!

-Shannon H

Chief Pet Expert

Wiggles & Whiskers Pet Supplies

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