As a loving pet parent, you probably juggle a busy schedule with caring for your furry friend. But there are only 24 hours in a day. And sometimes you wish that your pet responsibilities were way easier and a whole lot more fun! Here are four tips that will do just that:
Add Excitement To Playtime
For dogs, physical activity and play time is a must, and toys play an important role. They keep your pet busy and also help them to build on their mental abilities. So, invest in toys that help your dog think. You can pick up toys with basic puzzles or ones that improve their coordination skills. You can even invest in toys that can be stuffed with your dog’s favorite treat so that it stimulates their senses, gets them excited and encourages them to move around.
Pets are the not the biggest fans of grooming. And getting them to bite the bait can be a task. But with a few tips you can breeze through this. When it comes to brushing their coat, you can do it after a tiring physical activity or while watching TV so that they don’t fight you. For oral hygiene, chew toys that double up as toothbrushes are a great pick. Just apply the paste onto the toy and hand it over to your dog and they’ll take care of their own oral health!
Sugar The Pill
Getting your pet to take his medicine can be a challenge. Cats, especially, have a keen sense of smell and may flee at the sight of medicine. If your cat is particularly squeamish, then, pick up a few pill pockets. These are treats in which you can conceal pills so your pet swallows them without a fuss. You could also try hiding it in wet, aromatic food so that your cat doesn’t pick up on the scent of the medicine.
Know Your Pet Food
If you’ve recently become a pet parent, then you might be confused on what you can and can’t feed your pet. Displaying a basic, illustrated food chart on your refrigerator can be useful. And it is a must if you have children who’ll excitedly feed your pet anything. For example, dogs can eat bananas and pineapples. But avocados and raisins are a strict no-no. Similarly, while chicken, cheese, and oats are healthy options for cats. Garlic, nuts, coffee and candy can harm them.