Doggy Life Hacks!

Doggy Life Hacks!

Doggy Life Hacks!

A few helpful and easy lide hacks fro dog owners!

Rubber Gloves For Hair Removal – Dog hair can and will get everywhere. Especially if you have a dog breed that is particularly hair or sheds a lot. Bu how can you get it off your clothes or soft furnishings? Believe it or not, you can use marigolds! You put them on and run your hands over your furniture or clothes; it’s amazing how well pet hair clings to rubber gloves.

Baking Soda for Accidents – Accidents are likely to occur when you have a dog, especially if you have a puppy or a much older dog. If your dog pees on the carpet use baking to clean it up. Pour some baking soda over the spot, let it sit for 20 minutes and then vacuum it up. Not only will it remove the urine but get rid of the smell too!

Homemade Flea & Tick Repellent – Fleas and ticks can be a real problem, especially in the warmer months. There are loads of repellents you can but from pet stress or online, but you can actually make one yourself. You might be concerned about chemicals in store-bought ones or put off by how expensive they can be. Making your own is very easy: Take 8 ounces of vinegar, half teaspoon of baking soda, one and a half spoon of iodized salt, and mix them in 4 ounces of warm water. Put the liquid repellent in a spray bottle. Spray your dog hair every time they are leaving home. Besides this, regular combing is also essential.

Use Parsley for Fresh Breath! -  Dog breath has a reputation for a reason, it can be nasty! Bad breath in dogs usually occurs when they have something stuck in their teeth or eat wet dog food. You could try switching to a dry food diet to combat this (with plenty of drinking water available!), if you don’t want to change their diet, you can sprinkle some parsley leaves on top of the dog food to keep his breath fresh.

Frozen Summer Treats -  Keeping your pup cool in the summer months can be a concern, especially if you either have a very fluffy dog or live somewhere that gets very hot. Obviously, making sure they have plenty of fresh drinking water is the main way to help your pup stay cool and hydrated. But you can mix it up a little too, with some frozen treats! Fill up your ice cubes with small slices of apples and pour chicken broth over them. The chicken broth must be onion and garlic free. Freeze it for some hours, and your dog will love the flavour.

Besides this, you can pour pumpkin juice in the ice cubes to freeze; it will prevent constipation in dogs. 

Use Vaseline to Protect Their Paws -  This trick can be used in both hot and cold weather. Before you go out in these extremes in weather, apply a layer of Vaseline to your dog’s paws. This will protect your pups paws from salt/anti-freeze when it’s snowing and from hot surfaces in the summer. Ideally, you shouldn’t be taking your dog out in the summer if the pavement is too hot for them. Just make sure you don’t let your pup lick their paws with the Vaseline on, it can be very nasty and upset their stomach.

Please do bear in mind that everything in this post is strictly advisory and has been gathered from various reputable sources from the internet. We're not vets, and you should always seek professional advice if you ever have concerns.

 

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Sep 03 2021
by Claire