Spring Cleaning: The Best Wipes for Muddy Pets

MARCH 2023 | REVIEWED BY DR. JAMES BASCHARON

Wipes for Muddy Dog Paws

Spring has finally sprung! While we relish in the longer days and thawing temperatures, the seasonal showers that plague this time of year don't exactly lend themselves to a clean home when you have mud-loving pups around. 


Here you’ll find helpful solutions for keeping your floors and furniture clean––while also allowing your playful pup to enjoy springtime outdoors! 


The best dog cleaning wipes 

The best way to protect your home from muddy paw prints is to clean your dog’s paws before or immediately after they enter the house. The most convenient and efficient way to achieve this is to always keep some cleansing dog wipes on hand. 


Stock up on a few packets of pet grooming wipes to store by the doggie door and to keep in your car. When your dog is done playing outside or after a muddy hike, simply lift and wipe each of their paws to remove messy mud and dirt.


Make sure that any wipes you use on your dog’s paws are safe for daily use. Dog paws can be very sensitive, and can become easily irritated by parabens, alcohols, and harsh chemicals if used for routine cleaning. Try to choose wipes that contain soothing ingredients like aloe vera or vitamin E to help your dog’s paws stay moisturized and healthy. 


Pet grooming wipes are a perfect solution for keeping your house free of muddy paw prints! Large dog wipes made from ultra-thick, premium cloth can help remove stubborn mud and dirt from your pet’s paws. Hypoallergenic pet wipes are best, and should include skin-nourishing ingredients––ours contain Deoplex®, an enzymatic deodorizer to eliminate unpleasant smells––reducing the need for bathing after every outdoor excursion! 

Ear wipes for dogs

Does your dog love to roll in mud, paddle through streams, or swim in the local lake? Springtime provides lots of opportunities for your water-loving dog to get their fix! While it’s fun to watch them play, it’s also important to help make sure their ears stay clean and dry after water-play to prevent potential infections. 


To help prevent a build-up of dirt and grime in your dog’s ears after swimming or rolling in the mud, clean and dry their ears after each activity with pet ear wipes. 


For dogs with sensitive skin, opt for all-natural ear wipes with soothing ingredients. These extra-large ear wipes are safe to use daily and are a simple way to gently clean, deodorize, and remove buildup in your dogs’ ears.


If your dog is prone to ear infections, make sure you always have vet-strength cleaning ear wipes on hand so you can help keep their ears free from harmful microbes. 


Our advanced ear cleaning wipes for dogs and cats come in travel-sized and extra-large size for easy ear-cleaning at home or on-the-go. Each wipe contains Chloroxylenol for odor control, Salicylic Acid for drying, and Docusate Sodium for the softening of ear wax. 

Dog wipes for skin conditions

With more time spent around mud, dirt, and allergens during the spring, you could find your dog developing a bacterial, fungal, or yeast infection on their skin. Thankfully, there are even medicated dog wipes to help treat skin infections like these!


A word to the wise––when using medicated wipes or shampoos to treat skin infections in dogs, try to choose products that contain additional soothing ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E. These skin-nourishing ingredients can help counteract the drying effects of the powerful–yet sometimes harsh–medicated ingredients. 


When battling seasonal allergies, it's important to keep your pet's paws clean on a routine basis. Use allergy wipes for dogs and cats that can cleanse, soothe, and provide anti-inflammatory relief for itchy skin allergies. 


You can also quickly clean your dog’s skin with Dermabliss™ Antibacterial & Antifungal Wipes. These medicated antiseptic wipes for dogs were created to treat skin infections using a soothing yet effective medicated formula. With Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Ketoconazole, and soothing Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, you can help keep your pet’s skin healthy and your home clean and smelling fresh!

When it comes to keeping your dog (and your home) clean and fresh, the best solution is to keep a selection of different wipes on hand based on your pet’s lifestyle and cleaning needs:

  • If your dog is frequently digging and rolling around in your backyard, make sure you have a pack of large grooming wipes by the door for a quick wipe-down.  
    • If you're mostly exercising your dog in muddy parks or wooded areas, keep a pack of grooming wipes and travel-sized ear wipes in the car. 
    • If your dog is prone to ear infections or has floppy ears that can trap moisture in the ear canal, use extra-large advanced cleansing wipes to help keep the ear environment dry in order to minimize microbial growth.

    Finally, it’s important to remember that cleaning wipes are a great solution for quick dirt removal and odor control, but shouldn't be used as a long-term substitute for bathing your dog. To help your dog’s skin and fur stay healthy–and your house stay clean–use wipes daily between regular bathing sessions.


    For extra support for seasonal allergies, check out our seasonal allergy bundle for dogs; it combines shampoo, supplements, and savings for an easy all-in-one routine!


    DR. JAMES BASHARON, DVM

    Dr. James Bascharon set out on a mission ten years ago to create a pet supplement company unlike any other. After realizing there was no solution for pets with anal gland issues, Dr. Bascharon set out on a research mission to create a supplement specifically for this problem. After years of research, multiple patents, and collaboration with top industry professionals, Glandex® is now a veterinary renowned solution for pets with anal gland issues. This journey proved that with the correct nutritional supplementation, pets could lead healthier and happier lives. Vetnique Labs® continues with an innovative veterinary mindset and approach to help make a long-lasting impact on the health and well-being of millions of pets.

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