~ HERE ARE SOME TIPS and HELPFUL HINTS ~
In no particular order
Never hesitate to ask Bea, she will help you if she can and is likely to know someone who can if she cannot.
* Check the amount of protein your dog has in their food; over 20% can be unhealthy and could make your dog hyperactive.
* To easily remove pet hairs from your soft furnishings, wear a rubber glove that is damp, not wet, and just wipe the surface; the loose hairs will stick to your glove! Remember to groom your dog
regularly, be calm and talk to them whilst you gently brush their coat.
* Do not let your dog invade your space, ignore them if they do but once they have gone away and settled down you can invite them to come to you / into your space.
* If your dog starts eating poo try using natural live yogurt. Put about 1 tablespoon for a large dog, a teaspoonful for a small dog, on their food, even dry food, every day. This should build-up
natural bacteria in their tummy and hopefully stop them doing it.
* On wet, muddy days leave a bowl of fresh, soapy water on the doorstep when you go out, and you can then easily wash muddy paws before you let your dog indoors onto clean carpets.
* If your puppy, or dog, has an accident on your carpet, dissolve a tablespoon of washing soda in boiling water and sponge this onto the carpet; this should remove any smell and your pup will not
keep soiling in the same spot.
* If you have an overweight dog give them raw carrot as a treat; this will give them something healthy to chew on but with very few calories.
* Smelly dog bed? Try placing a tumble dryer softening sheet under the bed's cover or cushion.
* A good way to keep your dog's teeth clean, is to let then gnaw on a raw bone, not the cooked type you can get from pet shops, but a hard, raw bone; this works wonders for removing tartar from
* Does your dog's food bowl slip around the floor while your dog is eating, and licking the very last bit out of the bowl? You could try buying a dog bowl stand. It is better for your dog, and
keeps water and food in one place, but don't set it too high!
* When your dog gets really muddy, wipe him down before he jumps into the car and cover his bedding with on old towel as this will soak up more of the mud on the way home. For really clean
fanatics, use a garden spray filled with warm water to "hose down" your muddy dog, and/or, keep a soft washing-up brush in the car to brush mud from his paws ~ this is also useful for removing mud
from your own shoes!
* Grate a small amount of garlic onto your dog's food, once a week, to help prevent worms and fleas.
* Clean your dog's brush and comb by dipping them in apple cider vinegar, then rinse them with cold water and leave them out to dry. This will stop bacteria forming.
* If your dog suffers from travel sickness, try feeding them a ginger biscuit about an hour before travelling.
* Having trouble getting your dog to eat dried food? You could try sprinkling a little grated cheese, or a small amount of finely chopped, boiled chicken, on it and mixing it in.
* Here are some homeopathic remedies to promote healing, reduce pain and minimise bruising: Arnica promotes healing and minimises bruising ~ use Arnica 30, three times a-day for seven days, or try
Hypericum/Calendular Ointment which promotes healing, reduces pain and discomfort ~ apply three times a-day until healed.
* When your dog rolls in something unpleasant, like fox's poo, shampooing isn't always enough to get rid of the smell. So, wipe the worst off the surface of your dog's coat, then rub-in some
tomato ketchup, leave for about ten minutes, then bath and dry your dog.
* If your dog scavenges out of your bins, cover any discarded food in the bin with chilli powder and your dog should be put off going in the bin for life!
* Most dogs, especially the very young, enjoy the bathing process. Begin by brushing or combing their coat to remove dead hair, dirt, matting and burrs. Next, wet the coat thoroughly, all the way
to the skin, using warm (not hot) water. Once wet, apply shampoo and lather just as you would your own hair. Let the shampooed dog sit (under supervision) for 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Rinsing is most important, as shampoo retained in their hair will cause their coat to be dry. Towel dry your dog to remove excess water. It is then fine to let the dog dry-off at normal room
temperature. If you use an hair dryer, be sure to set it on a cool (not warm or hot) setting. Dry shampoos are available for use on dogs that do not like water. Dry shampoos are applied without water
and simply brushed through the hair coat. They help, but are not nearly as effective as a wet bath.
* Mistletoe, holly, and poinsettia plants decorate our homes during the Christmas holidays, but these are poisonous plants if your pet eats them. And, don't let dogs drink from puddles in winter
as people put anti-freeze in their cars. This tastes sweet to dogs, but is deadly.
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