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Practical Ideas for Dog Care Tips and Products

You consider your dog an essential part of your life and there is nothing you would not do for him. However, that does not mean your life should be harder just because you are willing to go the extra mile for your pooch. Below are some dog care tips and products that can make dog ownership as simple as ABC. You will learn how to take the best care of your canine companion depending on the situation. Some of the tips, tricks and hacks may seem obvious but they will certainly make your pet care easier and improve your relationship with your dog.

When going for a walk

Always have nearby a small tote bag packed with baby wipes for cleaning paws and poop pickup bags. If you want your dog to wear booties when it snows or rains, have them ready also. Hang a shoe bag by the door to hold extra leashes, harnesses or other dog supplies that you might need when walking your pooch. The actual leash you will use can be kept on a leash holder by the side of the door. It is a also good idea to have some towels nearby in case you need to dry your pet on rainy days and he gets extra muddy.

When it’s feeding time

Designate a feeding corner in your kitchen. Set aside a specific shelf or drawer for the dog food, medications, water bowls, measuring cups, pill cutters, needle-less syringes, and other things you need to prepare meals or dispense medications. In case your dog drools a lot or is a messy eater, have also within reach some baby wipes and hand towels for cleaning up the mess. While the dog food should be near the feeding spot, it should not be easily accessible to your pet. Plot on your calendar when to administer parasite preventives and when to order dry or canned food from a pet food delivery service or an online source. This is to ensure that you will never run low on your inventory as you are aware when to stock additional food or medicines.

When it’s bathing and grooming time

Just like the feeding station, there should be a designated bathing and grooming area. It can be in your laundry room or garage where you keep all the dog shampoos, conditioners, combs, ear cleaners, and other cleansing and brushing paraphernalia. Look for a basket with dividers to keep everything organized then hang it by the door. Another vital part of dog care is nail trimming and dog nail clippers can do the trick.

When it’s time to play

You know that your dog needs plenty of exercise to be in tip-top shape. If you are going to be out of your house most of the day and you cannot play with your pet, you may want to consider getting a dog playpen.
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