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How to Clean Dog Paws

Viva® Towels | April 09, 2023 | 5 min Read
Dogs on the lawn

Pamper your dog with our step-by-step guide on how to clean your dog’s paws

As the saying goes, your home is only ever as clean as your dog's paws. (We’re kidding, but it certainly helps!) After taking your dog for a walk or a romp in the mud, knowing how to clean dog paws before coming inside can save the day. Not to mention, paw health is an important part of any dog’s well-being routine.

We’ve heard directly from our pet-owning friends that Viva® Signature Cloth™ paper towels are their favorite tool for keeping paws primped and polished. We’ve paired Viva®’s cleaning prowess with the advice of dog care experts to create a step-by-step guide on how to clean dog paws. In it you’ll find tips for keeping paws healthy and protected, no matter what kind of mischief your dog gets into in the great outdoors.

So wrangle your dog, grab your Viva® Signature Cloth™ paper towels, and we’ll get started.

How frequently should you clean your dog’s paws?

The short story: it depends on each dog’s routine and environment.

If you often take your dog on walks along muddy or rocky trails, experts recommend checking their paws after each outing for any lodged debris or caked-on mud. Dogs walking on city streets may also need a more regular clean. However, if your dog is more of a homebody, accustomed to light neighborhood walks, they’ll need less frequent cleaning. In this case, it should be enough to give their paws a clean when they’ve been out in wet or muddy weather.

If in doubt, some pet experts recommend a weekly paw check to keep your dog safe and healthy—and give you a little peace of mind as well.

Supplies for cleaning paws

Once you’ve established the best routine for your dog, it’s time to get started on cleaning. But first things first—when you’ve got a dog wriggling in your lap ahead of a paw cleaning, you’ll want to have everything you need right on hand.

If you’re wondering how to clean your dog’s paws after a walk, get these supplies ready ahead of time!

- Pet-friendly soap or dog shampoo

- Viva® Signature Cloth™ paper towels

- Bucket of warm water (you can also use your sink or bathtub)