Parenting a smart dog is a beautiful journey, but it takes you through a road full of joys as well as troubles. To help you deal with these troubles smartly, we have listed here 10 clever life hacks for dog owners!
#1 Use a window squeegee to remove pet hair
Pet hair can be all over your couch, carpets, bed sheets, or car seats. Use a window squeegee to get rid of pet hair, as it works perfectly on fabrics.
#2 Toothpaste trick for smart dogs
Dogs hate getting their teeth brushed, but it is important for their oral health. Put some toothpaste on a rubber chew toy, and your dog’s teeth will be cleaned as they chew on it!
#3 Use parsley to prevent bad breath
Parsley is a natural breath freshener as it has natural deodorizing effects. Add a little parsley to your dog’s diet every day, and your pooch will never have a stinky mouth.
#4 Eliminate pet stains with baking soda
No matter how well-trained your dog is, accidents are unavoidable. To tackle pet stains and urine odors, sprinkle some baking powder overnight, and the smell should be gone!
#5 Use Vaseline for paw care
If your dog doesn’t like wearing boots, you can use Vaseline to protect him from snow. Applying a thin layer of Vaseline to your dog’s paw pads will also keep their paw pads hydrated.
#6 Lavender bandana for smart dogs
Adding a few drops of diluted lavender essential oil to your dog’s bandana can provide great relief from anxiety, depression, and hyperactivity by soothing their nerves.
#7 Use grocery bags as poop bags
Ran out of dog poop bags? Worry not; use grocery paper bags as poop bags! They are not only convenient but compostable as well.
#8 DIY flea spray
DIY flea spray is a great way to keep your dog itch-free naturally. You can make a flea spray using apple cider vinegar, lemon, or essential oils like lemongrass oil or neem oil.
#9 DIY pill pockets
Did you know you can save a few dollars on pet care by preparing pill pockets at home? Disguise pills in a spoonful of peanut butter, a slice of ham, or your pet’s favorite fruit!
#10 DIY no-sew dog toys
How many toys are too many toys for dogs? If your dog loves playing with new toys, make DIY dog toys at home instead of buying them. You can make a braided toy by braiding three pieces of rope or a ball-in-a-sock toy.
#11 DIY first-aid kit for smart dogs
If you have a dog, you must have a dog first-aid kit. Include essential items like cotton pads, tweezers, styptic powder, hydrogen peroxide, wound cleaner, antibiotics, etc. in a box and keep it handy.