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Spring Cleaning Does Not Stop at Windows and Closets

-Give yourself, and your pet a clean and sparkling environment this Spring-

(GREENWICH, Conn.), March 18, 2008 - Spring is just around the corner, days are longer and temperatures more pleasant. There is more time to head out for a walk with your favorite canine companion, or stay at home and do some long awaited spring cleaning. Don’t stop at the windows though, because your pet deserves a clean environment heading into summer too!

Maintaining a clean, odor free environment is important to the majority of pet parents. According to the 2007-2008 National Pet Owners Survey compiled by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), one third of dog and cat owners have purchased at least one odor neutralizer for their pet in the past six months.

APPA has compiled some of the greatest spring cleaning products from odor neutralizers and removers to liquid clean up pads:

  • Simple Solution Stain and Odor Remover permanently removes new and old stains naturally by combining advanced cleansers with beneficial bacteria and enzymes. The solution breaks down organic residue and the beneficial bacteria eat the residue entirely, so pets don’t return to the same area to mark their territory, and it is completely safe to use around children and pets. Simple Solution can be found at most pet retail stores for $11.99. For more information, please visit

  • Do the long winter months have Fido smelly and ready for a bath? Bath time for your pet doesn’t have to be a messy bathroom ordeal, or a trip to the groomers. Enjoy grooming your pet yourself with RINSE ACE Brand Pet Bathing products by Idea Factory. To make bath time easier, make sure to have a brush, comb, shampoo, conditioner, shampoo mitt, bath mat, drain cover, and spray hose on hand. Products range from $4.95 - $29.95. For more information and ideas on easy bathing, visit

  • Does your furry companion miss out on walks because you don’t feel like carrying around a plastic grocery bag? Doggie Walk Bags is the original bag designed specifically for dog waste and maintains the largest selection of packaging choices. Doggie Walk Bags have been supplying dog waste disposal bags to customers on a retail level, as well as to Cities, Municipalities, Home Owners Associations and Community Associations helping to promote an easy, responsible solution for dog walkers to pick up their waste. You can find Doggie Walk Bags at many pet retail stores for $9.95. For more information please visit

  • Did the vacuum scare your furry feline into an accident on your carpet? Drylett’s are pads that absorb up to 16 ounces of liquid and can be used on the carpet or any other surface. When your pet has an accident simply place a Drylette’s pad on top of the mess and walk away, no scrubbing involved. Drylette’s come with a weight that puts just enough pressure on the pad allowing it to start absorbing the liquid. Leave it for 15 to 30 minutes while you go about your spring cleaning. The pads are made with a waterproof backing so your hands stay mess free. For ordering information, please visit

For more information on spring cleaning products, or ideas to spring clean after your pet, please contact Kerry Sutherland at MassMedia by calling (775) 322- 0755 or email

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The American Pet Products Manufacturer's Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit for more information.