Life Hacks for Dog Owners


Having a dog reaps many benefits (c’mon, everyone wants a furry friend by their side right?). However, there is no doubt that taking care of one can pose much time, dedication, and patience. I’ve scoured the internet and have come across 10 great life hacks for dog owners that make life a bit easier. 

  1. Use a plastic pitcher for your dog food. It makes pouring a LOT easier and keeps the food fresh.
  2. Make your own pill pockets to feed your dog medicine effortlessly.
  3. Use a squeegee for easy removal of pet hair from carpet.
  4. Put a little bit of parsley into your dog’s food to freshen up their breath.
  5. Urine in the carpet? No worries. Pour baking soda over the spot, let it sit for a while, and then vacuum it up.
  6. Summer is here! Cut up some apples, mix it in with some low sodium chicken broth, and freeze in an ice cube tray as a treat for those hot days.
  7. Who said shower caps were only meant for people? Use these caps to prevent shampoo from getting into dog ears/eyes.
  8. Run a dyer sheet over your dog to get rid of static in their fur.
  9. Dilute your dog shampoo with water. Not only will this make application easier, but the product will last longer. More bang for your buck.
  10. Your dog can file their own nails: just attach sandpaper on a hard surface.