Ask any dog owner and they're likely to tell you that their pup's well-being is priority #1. Much like raising kids, dogs are also dependent on you for their well-being. That's why pet parents love sharing tips and tricks to make life easier the same way that other parents do for their human kids.
Below, you'll find 15 incredibly clever hacks for pet owners that make taking care of your pets so much easier. From creating the perfect doggie first aid kit to making a super-comfy bed that requires no sewing, these are tips that every pet parent is sure to love.
1. Dry Shampoo
Use this mixture to freshen up your pup's coat using baking soda, corn starch, and vanilla oil.
2. DIY Doggie Bed
Paint an old tire and stuff with a round, fluffy pillow to make a perfect dog bed in no time. Learn more here.
3. Scoop Hook
Never lose your scoop again with this clever idea! All it takes is an adhesive hook on the side.
4. Doggie First Aid Kit
The TipToe Fairy
Here's how to throw together a basic first aid for your favorite furry friend.
5. Self-Refilling Water Bowl
Tired of constantly refilling your dog's water bowl? Try this clever idea. Once the water level dips below the mouth of the bottle, it'll automatically release more water.
Use your pup's favorite treats instead of wooden craft sticks for a cool, refreshing treat that's 100% edible! Learn how here.
7. Fitted Sheet Keep Everything Clean
Good Dogs And Co.
Use fitted sheets on your furniture to prevent accumulation of pet hair.
8. Cooling Vest
Here's a great way to turn an old pair of cargo shorts into a nice summertime accessory to keep your puppy cool.
9. DIY Knot Ball
Stuff a treat in the center of a knot ball to keep your pup busy for hours. Learn how to make one here.
10. Hidden Food Storage
Better Homes And Gardens
This one depends on the layout of your kitchen, but it's a brilliant way to keep that dog food neatly out of sight.
11. No-Sew Dog Bed
One Good Thing By Jillee
With just a few yards of fleece and some Poly-fil, you can make an awesomely comfortable bed for your dog - and you don't even have to know how to sew, Learn more here.
12. Cornstarch And Water
Taste Of Southern
Sometimes, when you're clipping your pooch's nails, you might accidentally get a bit too close. If this happens, apply a soothing mixture of cornstarch and water with a Q-Tip. You could also use baking soda instead of cornstarch. Learn how here.
13. Ice Cake
This is a great way to keep your pup busy and cool on a hot summer's day. Simply freeze up a big ol' ice cake with their favorite toys and treats frozen inside! Learn how here.
14. Squeegees For Hair Removal
Thrifty And Chic
Not many people know this but rubber squeegees are amazingly effective at digging up stubborn pet hair out of the carpet.
15. Slow Down Their Eating
One Good Thing By Jillee
If your pup tends to inhale his food, put a ball or a bowl in the middle to create a narrower access space that forces them to slow their approach. Learn more here.
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