Spring is around the corner! Time to refresh, clean and purge with your pets!
Clean crates and carriers. Spring is the perfect time to get crates and carriers sparkling. Be cautious with the disinfectant-however.
Launder bedding and covers. Bedding should also be cleaned once a week, according to the American Cleaning Institute. When chosing a pet bed-being able to throw it in the washing machine should be high on your list.
Wash dishes and toys. When's the last time you washed the dog's bowl? Regular dishwashing with soap and hot water will do the trick. If a dishwasher is available, washing once a week in the dishwasher helps more thoroughly clean and disinfect dishes, as long as the rinse cycle works properly.
Clean your pets' winter clothes. Before packing away your pets' clothes for the summer, see how the manufacturer recommends cleaning them.
Most clothes should be washable, either by hand or in a washer.
Prepare for tick and flea season. If you live in the South, you're probably thinking about parasite prevention all year long. But if you live in the north, it's time to start planning for flea and tick season.
Fleas and ticks carry a number of parasites that can harm your pet. Plan early and check with your veterinarian about what prevention options are best for your pets.