Owning a pet can be a rewarding and joyful experience but it can also be very time consuming. It’s crucial to provide your animal with the basics that they need, such as good quality food and veterinary care. However, every pet is different in terms of their individual needs. For example, if your dog regularly sheds enough hair to make a wig or you have an elderly pet who finds it difficult to eat regular food, what should you do? These genius tips will help you to keep on top of your animal’s care. Take a look and be sure to share your own tried and tested recommendations in the comments!
Keep your pet food fresh by storing it in an air-tight jug.
To keep nasty smells at bay, place a few dry green tea leaves in your cat’s litter box.
If your dog has a problem with static electricity accumulating in its fur during a thunderstorm, give it a rub over with a wet wipe.
You can easily make a scratching post for your cat by wrapping thin cord around a table leg.
Run a rubber-gloved hand over a sofa covered in pet fur to keep it hair-free.
Thread any exposed wires or cables through PVC piping to stop your pet from chewing them.
Create your own anti-flea spray by mixing together the juice of a large lemon, a few tablespoons of alcohol-free witch hazel, a bunch of lavender and two glasses of water. Boil all the ingredients, apart from the witch hazel, for an hour and allow them to cool. Next, strain the liquid and then pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Simple!
Put a shower cap on your dog to stop shampoo getting into his eyes at bath time.
If your dog is an accomplished escapologist, fit him with a collar like the one below to ensure he remains safe when he’s out in the yard.
If you’ve a destructive dog, make him his own robust toy by stuffing a plastic lattice ball with rags.
For pooches that suffer from bad breath, adding some parsley to their food will help.
For sick or elderly dogs, make their food easier to eat by putting dry dog food, chicken broth and water into a blender. Simply whiz it up and when your dog is hungry, place their meal into the microwave for 20 seconds or so and then serve.
Many cats hate baths. To make it easier for both you and your pet, wash them in the sink instead of the tub. This way, you can stay close to your pet and help them to remain calm.
Getting into the habit of brushing your pet every morning will ensure that there are less loose hairs left around your home.