After a long winter, your house may be in need of “airing out” and sprucing up. But your house may not be the only thing. Your dog has been cooped up all winter and chances are he’s going to want to spend some quality time outdoors. BestBullySticks thinks Spring Cleaning your house and your can coincide!

Your Dog

Brushing: If your dog has put on his winter coat in the last few months, all that extra hair will be coming out soon, which leaves your house covered in dog fur tumbleweeds. Buy a quality brush to make your dog feel better and your house tumbleweed-free!

Flea, Tick & Heartworms: Warmer weather (unfortunately) means mosquitoes, which are the cause of multiple problems for your dog. Make sure you’re current with your dog’s flea, tick and heartworm medications and he’s getting them each month.

Dog Shampoo: Rinse the winter right out of your dog’s hair! A good shampooing with loosen any trapped fur and make your dog smell and feel great! Check out organic dog grooming products from Tropiclean at BBS! These products are naturally green and environmentally friendly!

Clean Out & Spruce Up: Take a look at your dog’s bed, blankets, collar and toys. If they’re worn out or frayed, replace them. Make sure to wash beds and blankets to freshen them up.

Your Home

Muddy Dogs: Spring rains plus your dog’s need to play equals a muddy dog. Train your dog to wait at the door before he comes inside to get his paws cleaned.

Protect Your Furniture: If your muddy dog somehow slips by you, you can still protect your furniture! Use an old bed sheet or the pet furniture covers from SureFit. These form fitting covers are a beautiful and effective solution for protecting your furniture.

Use Safe Cleaning Products: Use all-natural, pet-friendly cleaning products in your home. These products protect your over curious dog from ingesting harsh chemicals.

Keep Your Dog Calm:  If your dog becomes nervous when you clean the house, distract him to keep him calm. A great distraction is a bully stick or all natural dog chew, which will last your dog until you finish the room he’s in!

We hope your Spring Cleaning for both your home and your dog goes well!

What are you doing to spruce up your dog this Spring? Share your comments below!