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spring cleaning for dog people blog post
Posted — April 25

Spring cleaning for dog people

It’s safe to say that spring is finally here! Time to throw open the windows and start fresh. Spring cleaning is a big deal for a lot of people, especially dog people like us, so let’s kick off your annual post-winter scrub with a pet-friendly to do list.

How to tackle spring cleaning in a home with a dog (or several)

Before you do anything, grab a bottle of our Stain & Odor Remover. From dog beds to dog collars and everything in between, this bio-enzymatic formula is specially made to naturally and safely destroy urine bacteria and dog smell in general.

Certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute to gently eliminate messes caused by both dogs and cats, it’s non-toxic and totally safe for people and our 4-legged friends. Choose from scented or unscented and leave your home smelling spring fresh – all year long.



Major items that need scrubbing:

Bed & blankets
When was the last time you washed your dog’s bedding? If you can’t quite remember, you’re not alone! First, make sure everything is washable, then give each item a good spray with our Stain & Odor Remover and throw them in the washing machine.

Dog toys spend a lot of time in your pet’s mouth, on the floor and sometimes even outside. Pretreat plush toys with our Stain & Odor Remover, pop them into the washing machine and voilà. Rubber toys can simply be soaked in water and rinsed, or you can run even them through the dishwasher.

Dog bowls
Water and food bowls should be washed regularly, but let’s be honest, not everyone is doing it. If you’re guilty of regularly rinsing, spring is a great time to de-gunk your bowls using with dish soap and warm water.

Post winter grooming
When was the last time your pup had a good scrub of their own? Break out the dog shampoo and give them a full-body lather, clean out their ears and even trim their nails. Hopefully, they don’t roll in any mud before the end of the day (paws crossed).

Collars & leashes
After a long winter, collars and leashes are often grimy, stinky and in need of a good scrub. For extra stubborn stains, spritz with Earth Rated Stain & Odor Remover and soak for a good 15 minutes. Remember that leather dog collars should never be soaked in water, use a reputable leather cleaner.

Backyard pick up
Grab your poop bags and get your yard ready for the best summer ever. It’s not a pretty job, but we like to think we make it a little easier.

Donate items you’re not using
Have some pet items that are in good condition but simply aren’t being used in your household? Check with your local rescue or shelter to see if they could use them.  Many are often in need of durable toys, towels, blankets, bowls and more.

If you’ve tried our Stain & Odor Remover, we’d love to have your feedback. Tag your photos with @earthrated.

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