Having an adorable pet along brings with it mental bliss and pleasure paralleled by no other company. A canine, man’s best friend tops the list of most petted animals and takes no time to make us realise its place in our hearts along with the sense of responsibility which comes as part and parcel of having a pup’s luxury. How adorable is it to find our pet glaring at you with those huge glistering eyes overflowing with innocence. It is only when you see the pale yellow puddle next to your dog on your once posh rug, you realise it was the stare of guilt your pet just shared with you! Expensive care products, a trail of crap all around your house marking your pet’s indigestion and chewed up USB cables are but a fraction of seemingly impossible to solve issues we pet owners have to face. Here is an attempt to compile inexpensive yet tested life hacks to elevate you and your beloved pet’s lifestyle with simple amateur tricks to deal with the mentioned issues and many more!
Beat the heat with homemade ice lollies
Dogs savour a pile of ice in the heat just as popsicles leave us with welled eyes. Help your pup quench thirst and deal with the heat by treating him with ice cubes with a twist. Mix tiny apple slices or chicken broth in the ice trays and surprise your pet.
Troubled with upset belly?
If the queer poo of your canine smells fishy (figuratively), give your pup a diet of chicken and rice for a couple of days and look for any positive transition. In case of upset belly, let your dog stay void of water and food for 12 hours. If the symptoms still persist, contact your vet.
You can even help your mate fight constipation by providing a diet of pumpkins without any spices.
Your pet eats like Schumacher drives?
Leash your gobbler by simply placing a ball in your pet’s bowl. It will restrict their access slowing their pace to eat, enabling them to take their dinner in a healthy time!
Stop your nasty pup from chewing your chords!
Tired of your replacing chewed up chords and cables just to see them get preyed on by your dog again? Here is a simple hack to prevent it. Frequently coat the reachable parts of your chords and cables with bitter lime juice. Your canine won’t make an attempt after the first few licks.
Damage control for your precious rug
It is not a surprise to find your dog peeing on your rug or carpet. Though the guilty stare of your beloved pet may calm your anger that still won’t clean the rug for you. Either pay for the dry cleaning or learn to live with it. Here is a simple hack to get your rug habitable till your pet again soils it. Simply pour some baking soda over the spot as soon as possible, let it sit for a while and then vacuum it. You would be amazed to find how much this little trick can control the toll taken.
Make your own natural pet care products!
Your canine requires frequent attention towards its health and hygiene and buying products for the same can be an expensive affair. Break through the ordeal with the following tips on making two of the most important pet care products!
The hard to endure breathe of your dog while yawning is not the only reason why you should brush your pet regularly. Serious health issues including heart problems in dogs at times result from plaque build-up in arteries. The best preventive measure being getting our dog professionally cleaned which can burn a hole in your pocket and proving to be a hassle too! Save yourself from it with this homemade toothpaste remedy.
Thoroughly mix 1 tsp water, ½ tsp salt, 1tsp fresh parsley or mint, 6tbsp baking soda. Add desired water to turn the mix into a paste and store it in an airtight container. To use this mix apply some of it on a play rope, or your finger and do the trick. Bribing your pet with a snack later will help you in maintaining the routine. Avoid using human toothpaste on dogs at any cost, for the contents include fluorine and other chemicals which may lead to liver failure if ingested.
Yes! Now you can even prepare the shampoo for your mate with everyday ingredients. Blend a cup of dish soap, ¼th cup of warm water and a cup of vinegar to formulate a natural shampoo which effectively works to make your pet clean and handsome.
Store your dog’s food in a smart, handy way
Get rid of those oversized plastic food bags and store your pet’s kibble in an airtight plastic container or capped pitcher. It will even keep it fresh and handier to use. Enabling you to store it alongside your products in kitchen.
Got a report to finish or a sitcom to watch but your dog demands attention?
Go old school and hang a tennis ball with the help of a rope and a sock low enough for your playful dog to reach. Allow your pet to fight off its flying arch nemesis while you make the most out of the time in hand. Do make sure that the sock doesn’t stink if you want the trick to work!
These are but a tiny share of how ingenious yet simple ways can solve the worrisome responsibilities a pet can bring alongside. So next time before complaining, look into your home made inventory and find your own trick. Don’t pay ruthlessly for your pup’s responsibilities, hack them instead!