When your pet is a member of the family, most people enjoy keepingthem clean enough to snuggle. There’s nothing like burying your face in warm silky soft fur to make a bad day melt away and when your dog or cat is bathed regularly, they’re always clean enough to enjoy either a romp or a cuddle. However, the area your pet lives in might not actually be as clean as they are. A few weeks of shedding, dander, and lying down after activities that are not baths can make a pet bed and really any area where your pet likes to sleep or hang out surprisingly dirty. You know what your favorite furry friend smells like dirty and clean and let’s face it, pet beds might need washing about as often as your pet does so that the two of them are always clean together.
Of course, maintaining the balance between a clean home and a clean pet can be hard to do. However, while your friendly mobile groomers are giving your favorite furry friend a spa day in the bathtime-mobile you have a few minutes to throw the dog bed in the laundry and clean the area so your home and your pet are spotless at exactly the same time.
Wash Your Pet’s Bedding
Every fur baby lives a unique life with their loving owners including where they sleep and what needs to be cleaned during bathtime. If your pet has a designated bed, this could easily be the dirtiest item in the house, having gotten that way quite slowly over time. If you can, vacuum the pet bed first to pull up as much loose hair as you can and try to get into all the cracks and crevices. If your pet sleeps on or in blankets, lay them out and run the curtain attachment over them for the same effect. Once you’ve done the preliminary clearing, wash everything on hot with mild detergent.
Everywhere your pet spends time will feature a light layer of fur but your pet will be coming back form their grooming appointment completely done shedding for at least a little while. To get your home ready to match your pet, run your vacuum over absolutely everything. Cover the floors in the rooms your pet is allowed in, even if they’re not carpeted, and use the detail attachment to get into corners. Use the upholstery attachment on any favorite couch cushions and the corner of their bed they sleep on and consider swiping the curtains as well.
Sweep and Mop the Food Area
Now that you’ve got the laundry running and the layers of fur cleared from the soft pet-friendly surfaces of your home, don’t forget the area where your pet eats. Unless you have an unusually tidy eater, this area usually ends up just a little bit grubby between dripped drinks of water and happy muddy feet. Pick up the food and water bowls and give them a thorough scrub. Then sweep and mop the area where your pet eats.
By this point, your pet should be nearly done with their delightful bath with the mobile groomers and ready to rejoin you. With your home freshly vacuumed and sparkling clean, you can be certain that you and your pet can have the cleanest possible snuggle, at least until they get a chance to roll around in something in the backyard a few hour from now. For more great pet tips and tricks or to schedule a mobile grooming for your favorite fur baby, contact us today! Here at Awesome Doggies, we’re always happy to meet a new friend or wash a pet we’ve come to know and love.