When I’m stuck at home and experiencing cabin fever for whatever reason AND my dogs are there with me, I find myself searching for ways to do these 2 things: save money and get organized! Specifically, I’m always on the hunt to find new ways to save money on stuff for the dog (dog treats, dog food, dog toys, dog beds, dog grooming items, etc). And I’m also looking for clever ways to re-organize all of the dog’s gear and supplies (like I way I organized all of the dog treats and dog food in our house). Today I’m going to share with you some fun ways to do BOTH of those things while spending good quality time with your dog at the same time!
Dog Grooming Tips
If your dog won't sit still while getting their nails clipped, their fur trimmed, or their teeth brushed... start here! These DIY dog grooming tips will help you keep your pet calm -- making it an enjoyable experience for your dog and for you! Everything you need to know about professional and mobile grooming. Plus tips & tricks to groom your dog yourself at home. DIY dog nail trimming tips -- and what to do if your dog has dew claws. DIY dog bath tips -- and the easiest way to clean muddy dog paws. DIY dog hair brushing tips -- and how to cut different types of dog coats. DIY dog teeth brushing tips --and how to end dog bad breath issues. DIY dog eye stain removal tips -- and how to clean your dog's eye tears. DIY dog ear cleaning -- and how to treat itchy dog ears and dog ear infections yourself.
Want to dye your dog’s fur a different color? The safest dog hair dye is food coloring (juice from colorful foods or organic food coloring). Here’s how to dye dog hair yourself at home — without making your pet uncomfortable… or sick!
Let’s talk about hairy dog paws!… Does your dog have a lot of fur that grows on the top of his paws, between his toes, and even underneath on his paw pads? If so, should you trim the fur or just let it keep growing? I trim it… and I’ll show you how to do it yourself.
Looking for Furminator reviews? Or the best dog brush for shedding? I’ve found a pet brush that blows all the others away. The Furminator deShedding tool is my all-time favorite dog brush. I’ve been using the Furminator for dogs since 2008… and it still looks and works like new! Here’s my review of the Furminator dog brush.
Looking for the best dog gifts for yourself or a fellow dog lover? Here are 30+ clever gifts for dog owners. Helpful dog Christmas gifts they’ll really use! I know, because I’ve had dogs all my life, and I actually use every single one of these items and my dogs like ’em too.
I’ve had dogs all my life. Only 3 of them had dew claws. Here’s what I’ve learned about removing dewclaws …and not removing them. Everything you need to know about dog dew claws, including when (or if) you should have them removed, plus recommendations from other dog experts and dog owners.
Does your dog have stinky ears? Ours does. Here’s the 2-step process my vet recommended to clean smelly dog ears AND treat a dog ear yeast infection. See the exact products my vet recommends, plus my personal experience following this dog ear infection remedy.
Start grooming your Shih Tzu right away to get them used to the grooming process — because Shih Tzus need regular grooming! The combination of their tangly hair, big eyes, and shortened face can cause serious problems if you don’t stay on top of the grooming. Here’s everything you need to know about grooming your Shih Tzu: how often to do it, pro vs DIY grooming costs, tools that make dog grooming easier, and Shih Tzu grooming issues you need to know about: tear staining, shedding, eye infections, and ear infections.
A Shih Tzu has big eyes and a shortened face. These 2 things that make a Shih Tzu puppy adorable can also lead to health problems for Shih Tzus. Their bulging eyes are especially prone to eye diseases and infections. Here’s how to clean Shih Tzu eyes, signs of Shih Tzu eye problems, and how to remove Shih Tzu tear stains.
If you decide to groom your dog yourself, using the right tools can make all the difference! You may be tempted to save money by getting cheap dog grooming tools from Walmart, but I’m speaking from experience when I say that it really is worth it to buy quality dog grooming tools that have been proven to work well on this breed from the beginning. Here are 3 Shih Tzu grooming tools you will need to clip, brush, and comb your dog at home.
If you’re going to groom your Shih Tzu yourself at home, then you’ll need to know how to brush a Shih Tzu, how to remove knots from Shih Tzu hair, how to bathe a Shih Tzu, and how to do a top knot Shih Tzu hair style to keep the hair out of their eyes. A Shih Tzu owner shares his best tips & tricks for Shih Tzu hair.
Looking for the best dog odor remover? I’ve had dogs all my life and have some great ideas for getting rid of that stinky dog smell — both on the dog AND in your house! Don’t have time to give your dog a bath? Want a quick fix to remove bad dog smell? Here’s how I keep my dogs smelling fresh & clean without giving them a bath.
Have a smelly dog? I had a stinky dog for awhile too — until I figured out which home remedies actually worked (and which ones didn’t). These are the best dog odor remedies to remove a lingering dog smell.
The sooner you start trimming your dog’s nails the better. Here are 15 reasons that trimming dog nails at home makes more sense than paying someone to do it
Ever use a dog dry shampoo? I tried it on my dog and… I like it! Here’s my review of Fresh Dog Waterless Bath Foam Shampoo & Fresh Dog Dry Shampoo Powder.
I’ve tried dog mints in the past. They had no effect on my dog’s bad breath. Those granules that you sprinkle on your dog’s food are so darned expensive. So I decided to try doggie mouthwash; it’s a drinking water additive. Dental Fresh got rid of my dog’s fish breath once and for all!
If your dog has dry skin, he’s not alone. This is a common issue with dogs. See what our vet recommended — it worked for us! Plus all the best dog dry skin home remedies.
After using the original yellow handled Furminator dog brush, I recently got a new Furminator deshedding tool. This one is the giant size, red handled Furminator. It’s larger, more ergonomic, and it has a FURejector button to easily remove the pet hair that’s been collected in the teeth of the brush itself.
Can’t make it to the vet clinic? Try calling a mobile vet! Mobile vet services range from basic services like vaccinations to advanced services like surgeries and euthanasia.
If your dog has stinky, itchy or dirty ears, then you’re going to love this video and tips for cleaning dog ears!
Is your dog scratching or tugging at his ears? Does your dog need to have his ears cleaned? This video shows how to clean your dog’s ears. Plus tips for treating a dog’s itchy ears.
If you want to groom your dog yourself at home, rather than paying a dog groomer, this video shows you which tools you need and how to properly use each of them.
Not sure of what symptoms can be considered life threatening to your dog? Here are some symptoms to watch out for. Also looking for a mobile vet.
Going to be trimming your dog’s nails soon? This video has some great tips for getting your dog used to a nail trim. Plus step-by-step directions on how to trim a dog’s nails.
Dogs can have allergies just like a person can. In fact, many dogs have many of the exact same allergies as people do. Here’s what to look for and how to treat dog food allergies, dog skin allergies, dog flea allergies, and dog inhalant allergies.