To get pet hair out of the carpet and furniture, use a squeegee! Just drag the squeegee across the surface and the fur will clump right up. Then you just grab it and throw it away.
Another great way to get fur out of the carpet is by using rubber gloves. Just put them on and then drag your hand over the spot. The hair will come right up.
A quick way to tie your animal up wherever you go is by using a carabiner. You just put the carabiner in the end of the leash and put it around a pole.
If your animal had an accident on the carpet, then try this! Use baking soda to pull the urine up and get the stain out. Repeat as necessary.
Getting an animal to take a pill is pretty hard. Make a pill pocket that makes them swallow it a bit easier. You can make one for your dog by combining 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of flour.
Put your dog or cat’s food in a plastic pitcher and use that to dispense its food. It makes it super easy because you just twist the lid and pour it into the bowl.
Use a shower caddy to store all of your pet supplies. The top part can be for food or other treats and the bottom for a leash or something else.
If you’ve ever tried to wash a dog, then you know it can be a nightmare. Make it easier by washing them with a tea pot. You can control he water easier so it doesn’t get everywhere.
If you’re having a hard time getting your dog to drink water, try this trick. Add some low sodium chicken broth to the bowl and it should help motivate him to drink up!
If you have a dog that eats its food to fast, then just stick a ball into the food bowl. It makes them have to slow down, which will be better for their health in the long run!
For those dogs that love to chew and rip apart socks, shoes, and stuffed animals, make this toy! You just stick a bunch of fabric inside a plastic ball and let your pup go to town!
Tired of your dog chewing through all of your cords? Spray them down with bitter apple spray and it should keep your dog far away from them!
I’m not sure how effective this is, but I’ve heard that, if your dog is freaking out during a thunderstorm, rub its fur down with a dryer sheet. This gets rid of some of the built up static which is supposed to help calm the dog down.
During the summer, when it’s really hot, you can help your pet cool off by filling an inflatable pool with water and ice. Any pet will love to cool down and relax in it!
Usually, pet shampoo is a lot more concentrated then it needs to be. Dilute some of the shampoo with water to make it last longer and also easier to apply.
If you like to take your pet with you in the car but hate the fur, get a blanket to act as a shield against the fur. Make sure it covers any spot the pet will sit so the fur gets trapped. Hammock style is always best.
For you new pet owners, keep a reminder somewhere nearby of all the foods that your pet shouldn’t eat. For example, have a card that has things like chocolate, alcohol, and onion written on it so you don’t accidently give that to your dog.
Here’s a recipe for a really nice DIY flea shampoo that you can try out. Mix together 1 cup of Dawn soap. 1 cup of vinegar, and 1 quart of warm water. Bath your pet and see the fleas go away!
Cut up apples and freeze them in chicken broth to make a nice, yummy treat for your dog to enjoy. It’s a natural treat, so you don’t have to worry about chemicals and other things harming your pet.
Attach some sandpaper to a wooden board and prop it up somewhere in or around your home. Then, teach your dog how to use it to file his or her own nails. It may take a while to teach this, but it’s so worth it!
I love these puppy placemats that you can use for any food dish! It’s great because it helps minimize the mess your animals makes when eating and stops the bowl from moving all over the place if your dog is an energetic eater!
Sometimes this isn’t always possible, but try to train your dog or cat to wipe its feet before it comes back from inside. You can get special entry mats just for your pet so it learns to be clean before coming back in.
If that doesn’t work, the more common approach is to clean your pet’s paws up before it tracks mud and dirt all over the home. This is especially important if it’s raining or muddy outside.
It’s a good idea to train your pet to only go to certain parts of your home. This makes it so that less fur gets around the home, which means less cleaning for you!
As best as possible, teach your pets to sleep in their own bed. While it may be nice to cuddle with them every now and then, the habit of them sleeping in you bed will just make your bed and bedding get dirtier that much faster.