Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Life Hacks For Dogs: Ten Useful Tips For New And Experienced Dog Owners!

The Guide To A Happier Dog Ownership


Welcoming a canine companion into our homes can mean a few adjustments in our lifestyles. Whether we have prior knowledge or experience to care for Doggos, it is never too late to pick up a few handy tips— time to make Dog-ownership much more enjoyable for you and your pooch!
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1. Get A Kong


Chew toys have multi-purposes. Not only are they meant for play time and, chew toys are handy tools to keep your Doggos properly entertained when you are busy with something in the house. One such toy is a Kong— a simple rubberized toy with a hollowed out compartment for delicious treats, even a slab of peanut butterIt's not all fun and games, brain stimulation goes on while your Doggo(s) try to figure out how to get to their treats by gnawing and licking.
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Fun Tip #1      Scorching weather? Stuff some healthy frozen treats in! Use peanut butter to hold small treats together. Your Doggo is bound to go bananas ☺

Try a few homemade frozen treat recipes here.



2. Brushing Teeth With Toys


Certain Dogs may give their owners a tougher time when it comes to brushing teeth. Nonetheless, dental and oral hygiene is essential to keep their teeth in good shape till a ripe old age. Struggling in getting your pooch to cooperate? Rub some Vet-approved toothpaste on their toys (i.e. rubber or rope).
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Fun Tip #2      Pick toys preferably with grooves or tiny knobby surfaces. These help scrape some dirt off their tongues and teeth, keeping their breaths fresh too! On top of all that, don’t forget to pop by a trusted Vet for a routined dental check!



3. Greens For Good Breath


While we're on the topic of oral hygiene, add this nifty hack for fresher breath. It's no news that breath freshening treats contain herbs like parsley and/or mint— pop in some finely-chopped fresh parsley or mint into your pooch's food, and freshen up their breaths while they chomp away during meal times!


4. Recycle An Old T-Shirt


Clearing up some wardrobe space? Don't throw your old clothes away, donate them to the needy. At the same time, save a few old t-shirts (preferably those with stretchy material)— make these into a braided rope toy. 

Steps:
  • Give your tees a good wash and dry before cutting them up into strips 
  • Braid 3 strips with two knotted ends for a tug-o-war toy!

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Fun Tip # 3      Don’t throw the remainder away, make more braided toys and replace old tattered ones anytime!



5. Reuse Squeeze Bottles


As responsible and considerate Dog owners, we should pickup and dispose of any excrement from our Dogs while outdoors. A bottle of water comes in handy to wash away urine or poo stains, but a squeeze bottle gives added pressure for a quicker and more efficient cleanse! 

Steps:
  • Recycle squeeze bottles (for chilli sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, or maple syrup etc.)
  • Wash them with soap and water thoroughly. 
  • Fill it up with water, and strap them along for your next Dog walk or outdoor activity with your Doggo.
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Fun Tip #4      Pick squeezy bottles with a secure cap to avoid water-spilage. Better yet if it has a handle, for ease of carrying about!



6. Vaseline On Paws


Damage to a Dog's delicate and sensitive paw pads is something that might go unnoticed. That is also why Dog shoes are invented (not just a fashion statement)— not all Doggos are used to wearing shoes. We use Vaseline for prevention of blisters and abrasions, and it works wonders for our Canine companions too.  
  • Apply a small amount of Vaseline underneath each paw pad just before heading out
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Fun Tip #5      Rinse off as per norm when you are home, checking to make sure no dirt is stuck in between or on them☺



7. Buy Carabiners


Yet another multi-purpose tool, Carabiners are perfect for attaching items to a Dog leash, and/or combining two leashes together. Another great usage example is how we could keep one on our Doggo’s leash at all times— free up your hands by fastenening the leash to ourselves or a stationary object anytime with a simple loop technique like such:
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To avoid theft or harm, never leave your Dog(s) alone and unattended to for long periods of time, it’s not safe!



8. Slow Down Food Intake


Got a furry fast eater at home? Improve your furchild's disgestion by getting a slow-feeder bowl, or save a few bucks just by popping a tennis ball into their bowls. Although, this would work best with a big bowl— big enough to fit a tennis ball and also leave some space around for the Doggos to reach in. This results in a longer time to reach for pieces of kibble, and also smaller intakes with each bite☺



9. Baking Soda And White Vinegar


Baking Soda is an effective cleaning ageant to have in anyone's home, with other uses like facial aid and cooking. Cleaning up your Pet's accidental mess like urine or poo calls for a thorough cleaning with baking soda and vinegar.

  • Rub in baking soda on the stained area
  • Pour white vinegar and allow to dry
  • Vacuum the remaining baking soda right up
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Fun Tip #6      Dogs tend to urinate and/or deficate in the same spots by tracking the scents. Cleaning with baking soda and vinegar is known to even safely rid scent and odor!




10. Cleaning With Rubber Gloves


In case you missed this little viral trick, it is about time you tried it! Using rubber gloves or a rubber squeegee works wonders in cleaning up stray hair on furniture and surfaces!
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  • Put on the rubber gloves 
  • Dampen gloves a little 
  • Swipe against the surfaces and notice how all the Pet hair gets collected in a cluster


Products have also evolved to further equip Pet owners improve their lifestyles— We own a special vacuum head meant to remove Pet hair on furniture. Some brands with Pet hair brushes that are totally effective are Miele, Bosch and Dyson.
Miele Turbo Mini Brush 
Bosch Athlet Animal Pro
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Pro


Check out this other vacuum tool we found:




Aren't these products interesting and extremely convenient? 

Head down to test the product's suction strength for yourselves, to be assured your Doggo's hair wouldn't be tugged at. This tool is only meant to remove loose hair for medium to long coat Dogs by the way!




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Disclaimer


This article was written with informational purposes, as you know, we’d love to share our collective research and experiences as fellow Pet owners and lovers. It is not meant to alternate in any way as advice or diagnosis of Professionals.


ThePetsDialogue claims no credit for images posted on this article unless otherwise displayed/stated. All rights go to respective owners as mentioned. If you do not wish for your image(s) to appear here do drop us an e-mail and it will be removed promptly. If you do wish to use any of our original published information, you are welcome to contact us! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Water Fountains For Pets: Benefits, Uses, And Where To Buy Them!

The multiple benefits of drinking fountains for Pets


Is a drinking fountain really necessary for our Pets? Truth be told, this plausible commodity may have been deemed as an indulgence back then, but we've all noticed the advancement in products and healthcare over the years— Pets are more than just companions today, they're family.
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Should I get a water fountain for my Pet?

Studies and research have proven that a water fountain for your Pet(s) has more uses to it than just convenience or decorative purposes.



Benefits Of A Drinking Fountain


Proper Hydration — A water fountain can serve a few purposes for our Cats and Dogs. Mainly because most of our Pets have a common diet of dry kibble and the occasional feedings of canned food. Naturally, dry kibble contains a very low percentage of water as compared to canned food, but like us, Pets need an appropriate intake of water! 

Fun Fact #1      The lack of an appropriate amount of water in their systems could result in dehydration and other health issues.


Hygiene — Have you noticed how much Pet hair retains in and on the water surface of drinking bowls? Not forgetting the backwash of saliva and food bits after every meal! A constant flow of fresh, clean water prevents our Pets from ingesting hair, dust, and bacteria— this is made possible with cycling of water through filters in Water fountains☺.



CatsDaily water intake for Cats are usually garnered from food or prey in the wild. You might have also noticed how not all Cats are cooperative with water. Basically, our feline companions have a low-thirst drive for H2O. The theory is this: Stale, non-moving water in a bowl is just not enticing for many Kitties. 
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This theory might also explain why our Cats love sitting beside sink tops to watch you wash something, and taking a swat at flowing water. Other behaviours include dipping their paws into water bowls right before they lick them!


Dogs — Our Canine buddies might not possess the issue of a low-thirst drive. Water is essential as a form of daily hydration and cooling down of their overall body temperatures. Doggos instinctively gulp down copious amounts of water especially during a hot day or playtime. 
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Fun Fact #2      As it turns out, Birds are also a fan of these water fountains! Let your tamed feathered friends in on a bath and watch how they scuttle, flap and play with moving water. 
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Where To Buy Pet Water Fountains


Once again for your convenience we have dug out the available Cat and Dog Water Fountains within the marketplace— Shopee, Qoo10, Carousell, Lazada, including local favourites such as online Pet Stores!

Qoo10 Listings










Shopee Listings







Carousell Listings


1. Diamante RosesPet Drinking Fountain

2. CandytlsNEW Water Fountain bowl

3. PetFolioYogi Water bowl 2







Local Pet Shops Online



NekoJam — For Dogs  ,  For Cats 







Portable Pet Fountain

Then you might want to give the Torus Water bowls a go! No electricity needed, automatic refills, built in filter and a lock system that prevents leak when you are on the go. Grab yours at these places:

NekoJam — Torus Water Bowl



Keeping A Pet Water Fountain Clean


Yes most of these automated Pet water fountains come with a built in filter to help rid those stray fur, hair, or even food bits, keeping the water fresh and clean. How many times have you looked at a water-cooler and stared at the algae-filled filter by the side dubiously *Gasp*— We honestly lost count. So, don’t forget to replace the filter and clean out the system (with warm water and soap) once or twice every week!


Note      Some of these water fountains have special instructions and cleaning agents that you can purchase under the same series, simply follow the manual that comes with!


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Your Stories Can Be Heard Too


Have YOU tried any of these products? Your voices are important to us and the Pets community! Our readers are encouraged to share their Pet-related reviews of a place and its services, experiences, even lifestyle tips and tricks to better our Pets lives, on our platform, one paw at a time. Be a part of an educational and informative Pets community because at ThePetsDialogue, your voices could make a huge difference on a global scale.
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Write to us at hello@thepetsdialogue.com today!


Our website is a work in progress, however, if you did find our articles interesting please do feel free to share! For more Pet care tips and other Pet-related articles, head to www.thepetsdialogue.com 



Disclaimer


This article was written with informational purposes, as you know, we’d love to share our collective research and experiences as fellow Pet owners and lovers. It is not meant to alternate in any way as advice or diagnosis of Professionals.

ThePetsDialogue claims no credit for images posted on this article unless otherwise displayed/stated. All rights go to respective owners as mentioned. If you do not wish for your image(s) to appear here do drop us an e-mail and it will be removed promptly. If you do wish to use any of our original published information, you are welcome to contact us!