Fido and Fluffikins bring so much joy into your life, we know you want to go the extra mile to make their lives the best they can be. We’ve collected a bunch of helpful hacks for caring for the furriest members of your family.
Kitty Litter Deodorant
A smelly litter tray is not nice for you or your cat. Fight odours by sprinkling baking soda on the bottom of the tray before you put the kitty litter in to absorb the smells.
Hidden Kitty Litter
While we’re on the subject, who wants to look at kitty litter? Make a custom hidden bathroom for your cat by taking the doors off a lower cupboard and installing curtains. You don’t have to look at the cat’s toilet, and kitty gets some privacy to do their business.
As temperatures cool at night your pets might get a little cold (if you haven’t given in to letting them sleep with you, that is). You can make sure they’re nice and cosy by putting a hot water bottle under the cushion of their bed. Make sure the bottle is warm, not hot, to touch so they won’t burn themselves if they decide it’s a toy.
If you’ve got a food obsessed pooch who has a tendency to inhale a whole bowl of chow in 3 seconds, try putting a tennis ball in their food. They’ll have to eat around it, slowing down the gulps.
A bit of chopped parsley mixed into your dog’s dry food is the canine equivalent of a breath mint.
Natural Flea Fighter
Make an all natural flea spray for dogs by combining 1 litre of water, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, and 2-3 drops of lavender or cedar essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray onto your pup’s fur, avoiding their face.
Clean any cat or dog accidents out of the carpet with a solution of 50/50 white vinegar and water, plus baking soda. Blot up most of the mess, then put baking soda on the stain and spray it with the vinegar solution so it foams. Leave it for 5 minutes, then clean up with a damp cloth.
DIY Scratching Post
Save your couches and provide your cat with a scratching post that doesn’t take up any extra room by wrapping the legs of your dining table or coffee table with rope.
If your cat loves jumping onto your kitchen counter stick lines of double-sided tape on it. The cat will learn not to jump up there because her paws will get sticky.