Spring cleaning applies to your pets too! With an eco-friendly pet shampoo, get your furry friends fresh and clean after their playtime outside.
Welcoming the warmer months doesn’t just mean “out with the old and in with the new” spring cleaning - it also means sprucing up your pet! Since April showers bring May flowers, your family is spending more time outside, and all the lovely things about being outdoors are likely making their way indoors. We’re talking about dirt, mud, and leaves - the enemies of a clean home.
Don’t get us wrong. It’s cute to watch your pets having fun outside, and then post it to Instagram, but when muddy paw prints are everywhere, the cuteness ends there. Even cats who normally pride themselves on staying clean can make a mess of your bed, couch, or countertops after being outside.
We know you can’t stop spring storms from happening, and your pets definitely benefit from exercise and playtime outside. However, you can help your pets keep fresh with some simple spring grooming using an eco-friendly pet shampoo at home.
To get that groomer-level of clean and keep your pet’s fur soft and shiny, we’re sharing tips to revitalize their coat and freshen things up - all from the comfort of your own home.
Choose the Right Pet Shampoo for Grooming
So you’ve decided to take some time out of your day to give your pup or kitty a quality wash, which may include other activities like brushing and trimming nails. Before you start, first things first: don’t stress. Animals pick up on that and can react negatively to the whole process if you’re feeling anxious about it.
You don’t need to set up an elaborate home spa for your pets (but you can if you want to make it special for your furry king or queen). But your dog or cat doesn’t need a bunch of fancy pet products to get clean after a romp in the yard. You can get creative at home, too. Invest in some fancy sponges or scented oils to make the whole process more fun and still get great results.
Next, choose the right kind of pet shampoo. Stay away from pet shampoos filled with questionable chemicals since these might irritate your pets’ skin. Also, some of these shampoos mask odors rather than eliminate them.
Instead, go with an eco-friendly pet shampoo made with real ingredients, like coconut oil and rosemary. Botanical-based pet shampoos naturally neutralize odors. They’re also the safest way to remove dirt and other debris from your pets’ coats.
Using this kind of pet shampoo gives your pets a silky, healthy coat, no matter how dirty they get. And with nature-inspired products, you can rest assured that it’s not causing harm to your sweet, furry friend - or the planet for that matter.
Use an eco-friendly pet shampoo with botanical infusions of organic rosemary and sage to soothe your cat’s skin with a gentle, aromatic experience.
How to Clean Your Pets with an Eco-Friendly Pet Shampoo
Using eco-friendly pet shampoos is easy. Get your bath area ready with all of your supplies nearby. Soak your pet’s coat with a sprayer. If you don’t have a sprayer, use a pitcher to pour water over your pet. Then apply the shampoo and gently massage it into their coat, ensuring you’re getting the foam down onto their skin. Remember: be gentle and make sure you don’t get any shampoo near their eyes.
Next, rinse your pet really well so there’s no residue left behind. Have big towels handy to wipe down your pets after their bath and keep them warm. Once their fur dries, their coat should look and smell its best - and now they’re ready for some snuggle time on the couch!
Keep Your Pets Fresh and Clean Every Season
Overbathing (more than two times a month) can dry out your pet’s skin. So how can you keep their coats in tip-top shape in between baths? Try using a conditioning spray mist made with natural ingredients. A convenient pet spray like this is great for freshening up anytime - after playing outside, during brushing sessions, or whenever you need added softness and a fragrant boost. With this eco-friendly pet spray, you can keep ‘em clean without having to hit the tub every day.
In the end, any season is the right season to make sure your dog or cat gets the best care. And with an eco-friendly pet shampoo or conditioning spray mist, you’ll have the keys to an inviting, happy, and fresh-smelling home year ‘round.
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