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25Apr 2019

5 Hacks For A Busy Pet Parent

maria@sassydogfashions.com

5 Hacks For A Busy Pet Parent

Life isn’t always slow, gentle and merry like we always wish, sometimes it gets really rough, ugly and fast. We all know how it feels to have our weeks totally filled to the brim with appointments, outings, meetings and doing parenting tasks like preparing for breakfast, lunch or doing laundries. And to make things worse, sometimes nothing seems to work out right, so we keep on handling a crazy crisis that just keep on popping up from everywhere. We end up being the first one up and the last ones to call it a day and get in bed.

During times like this, owning a pet can be a big pain in the ass. Don’t get me wrong, we love our pets so much and can’t change them for anything in the world. However, it becomes very difficult to provide them with the love and care they need while juggling other more tasking issues at the same time. We know how that feels, and have written this article with the top 5 hacks to help make your life easier when it comes to taking care of your pet friend.

1. Do you have a dog that loves to dig up the yard?

We know the horror of coming back home after a busy day only to find your yard looking like a war front with big holes everywhere. Well to solve this, you can try making your dog its own personal “doggie sandbox” and to ensure they only do their digging business in there, you can reward them with a treat for using it. This way they easily learn where it is acceptable to dig.

2. Dealing with bad breath

We know how stressful and time consuming it is to get your dog to stay still and allow you to brush his teeth but ignoring this task because of your time constraints can only get worse as they grow older. Sooner or later their breath becomes so bad that they make you feel a little repulsive. Well, they are a few ways to solve this:

  • Sprinkle Parsley over their meal: the antimicrobial herb has healing properties that strengthen your dog’s immune system while still helping fight and get rid of bad breath.

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  • Smear doggie toothpaste on your dog’s favorite toy: this way your dog gets totally clean teeth and fresh breath while playing with his favorite toy without even knowing it.

3. Handling the fur crises

Fur crises, one of the first crises you will encounter as a pet owner. You can try vacuums but I can assure you “it’s a waste of time” instead you want to get a rubber glove, wet it and then begin your cleaning. You simply run it over everywhere you believe there might be furs present and watch how easy it glues to the rubber glove making cleaning very easy and less time-consuming.

4. Do you have a fast eater?

If you have a dog that is a fast eater, then chances are high that you must have experienced the sheer anger of having them wanting more food just a few minutes after you fed them and they disturbing you for it. They will follow you, whine about it and make it nearly impossible for you to focus and carry out other tasks until you accept their demands. Well, the best way to solve this dog hostage situation is by simply placing some kind of obstacle in the middle of their food, this way they would have to eat around it. The obstacle can be anything or even their favorite toys and will help in slowing down their eating speed.

5. Handling bored dogs

How do you entertain your pets when you need to be out over an extended period of time to run errands or you just want to be left alone while in the house doing chores? Well, the best option for you is to simply get treat puzzle toys. Yes, it solves the problem of keeping them occupied for as long as you want to give you more time to do other things without worrying about your dog tearing up the house or doing crazy things out of boredom.

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