Fact: Having a dog is the best thing ever. But no matter how much you love them, there are still lots of little inconveniences—like hair everywhere and general added expense. But fret not, friends! We are bringing you nine little life hacks that are about to make your dog-lovin’ life a whooole lot easier.
Easiest Dog Bed Ever
Instead of buying a dog bed, opt for a crib mattress (or a mini crib mattress for small dogs). That way, you can cover it in fitted sheets that you can easily wash anytime you want!
Solve Stanky Breath
Does your dog have stinking breath? (Whose doesn’t?) Sprinkle some parsley in his dog food for a near-instant cure (that’s also packed with tons of nutrients!
Protect Paws from Snow Salt
Spring is almost here (fingers crossed), but during the snowy season, protect your pups from painful rock salt by slicking his pads with Vaseline. It will keep the salt from lodging and prevent skin dryness and cracking too.
Calm Nerves with Dryer Sheets
Most people think dogs are frightened of the noise during thunderstorms, but really it’s the heightened electrical current in the air. Pet your dog with dryer sheets and watch his nerves settle like magic.
Emergency Lint Roller
Can’t find your lint roller? Found your lint roller but it’s all out of sticky tape? No matter: Just put on a rubber glove, dampen it, and the pet hairs will disappears.
DIY Dog Sweaters
Don’t feel like dropping dollars on dog clothes? Just slice up some of your old, used clothing: Try socks for smaller dogs and stretchy sleeves for larger dogs.
DIY Pill Pocket
Mix 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 tablespoon milk, and 2 tablespoons flour. Roll into balls, then use a skewer or chopstick to poke a hole in the middle. Hide pill inside. Voila: your dog thinks you’ve given him a treat but really you’ve given him medicine.
Slow Down Dinner
If your dog eats too fast, put a tennis ball in his bowl. This will force him to slow down, move the ball around, and work at getting his dinner.
Ease Bathtime Misery
One of the things dogs hate most about being bathed is the irritation of getting water in their ears. Save their aural canals with a simple shower cap, and say hello to much happier baths!
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