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5 cleaning tips to make your dogs mess vanish.

  1. USE ROBOTIC VACUUM

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There are many robot vacuum cleaners on the market to pick from if you’re interested in general cleaning. However, options become more limited if you’re specifically looking for a robot vacuum cleaner that can handle pets and pet hair. Many of the best robot vacuum cleaners for pets and pet hair also cater to those with allergies. Aside from additional filters, some of these vacuums are equipped with HEPA filters to trap even the smallest dust and dirt particles. Read more

  1. USE RUBBER GLOVES

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Cat hair on the bookshelf. Dog hair all over your brand-new coat. If you’ve got a pet, you know that any surface is fair game for shedding. Here’s a nifty way to clean it up fast.

What you need: A rubber cleaning glove, kitchen sink and pet hair.

What you do: Pull on the glove, wet it, then sweep your hand across surfaces like tables, bookshelves, couches and the like. Rinse off the fur and take more passes as needed. Read more

  1. USE EASY CARE THROWS

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The #1 simple solution to doggy paw prints is easy wash throw rugs – and lots of them.

Get them in natural colours – think soft greys, taupes and organic patterns – then keep them wherever your dog like to hang out. I have a throw for our bed and couch that work perfectly in keeping our furniture paw print free! Read more

  1. USE SPECIALY DESIGNED MATS FOR WIPING DOG’S MUDDY PAWS

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Several doormats are designed for dog-friendly homes. These mats are specially designed to absorb water, dirt, and mud so that the majority of your dog’s muddy mess stays in the mat and is not transferred onto your floor or carpet. These products are a relatively inexpensive and easy option if you’re looking for a simple solution that does not require any training. Read more.

  1. USE A NEUTRALIZING ODOR REMOVER

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Even though you love your animals, pet ownership comes with unique challenges such as keeping your home smelling fresh and clean–and not like a barnyard. No matter how well you care and groom your animals, sometimes they can present an odor that may not convey your efforts. Regardless of whether they soil in the house or have an extra stinky coat, there are steps you can take to reduce and even eliminate pet odor. Read more

 

 

 

3 DIY Dog Leashes

  1. Ombre rope leash

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The pups of Brit+Co have been sniffing around our craft supplies lately and we thought they may be trying to drop us a hint :) It’s high time we had another doggie DIY, so we made these gorgeous dip dyed leashes! Durable metal rope clamps hold the whole thing together to make sure your pup is both stylin’ and secure. Get the kit to keep your dog looking snazzy here! Read more

  1. Double dog leash/lead

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For not much cash and bits and pieces from the hardware store you can make your own custom dog lead for either one or two dogs in very little time. You will need some rope. I used braided nylon rope that was about a half inch in diameter. I suggest you buy 50 or 100 feet. You will always need rope.

For making two leads you will need five (5) rope clamps, pictured separately for clarity. It’s hard to tell what they look like in the group pic.

You will also need a swivel piece. Read more

  1. Technicolor dog leash

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I told ya there was gonna be more doggy DIYs!!!! LOOK AT THAT FACE! We decided Emmett needed a dog leash, ehm, a technicolor dog leash!!!!! And you gotta see what we used to do it! It was like 90s birthday party/summer camp all over again. Check it out!!!! Read more

 

5 Thing to help your Senior Dogs with Arthritis sleep better.

  1. Good nutrition

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You might notice your dog wanting to take life a little easier, as we all do when we get a little older! There will also be some less visible changes as they approach their senior stage of life; their bodies and digestion start to change and their immune system may need some extra support.

To get the best for your furry friend, it can be a good idea to gradually switch them to a complete, balanced “senior” dog food containing good quality protein, as these are specifically formulated to fit with your dog’s changing nutritional needs and eating habits. Read more

  1. Enough exercise.

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I get lot of questions about how the fulfillment formula – Exercise, Discipline, then Affection – changes as dogs age and don’t require as much physical activity and energy draining. Here are some tips to keep in mind as your dog enters his senior years.

I always stress how important it is to get a dog that fits your energy level and lifestyle, but at some point, even the highest energy dogs that are in great health will slow down as they enter their senior years. Read more.

  1. Keep your dog at a healthy weight

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Because of decreased activity, many older dogs will gain weight. Obesity is a common problem in the older dog, and because they do not exercise as much, weight loss can be very difficult. It is much better to not let your dog get overweight than to try to make her lose weight when she gets older. But if she is overweight, then work very hard to get the extra weight off. It is one of the single most important things you can do to increase the quality and length of life for your pet. Read more .

 

  1. Regular checkups.

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Certainly, most conditions can occur or manifest throughout your dog’s life. There are simply some problems that are statistically more likely to occur as your dog gets older; Read more.

  1. Good beddings

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It’s hard seeing your canine companion age, but a quality dog bed can bring tons of happiness and comfort to your dog during his golden years.

Today we’re outlining popular features you’ll find in orthopedic dog beds, as well as suggestions on the top rated dog beds for senior arthritic dogs. Read more.

 

Pit Bull Saves Woman from Attacker in Home Invasion

A 20-year-old Indiana woman says that her loyal dogs saved her during an attempted home invasion on Wednesday. Valparaiso police reported to an apartment in the 100 block of Madison Street yesterday after the woman answered a knock from a man at the front door. When she looked through the peephole, she says she recognized the man. He had been at her apartment two weeks ago asking for someone who didn’t live there. She told police that she called for her sleeping boyfriend to wake up and opened the door a few inches with a security chain still in place.

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