You want what is best for your pet. However, you cannot deny that affording top-notch care, food, and treats can add up fast. That’s why bargain home remedies for pets, like the ones below, are such a wonderful find. Here, learn how to create a deodorizing dog wash, freshen up your kitty’s litter better than upscale brands, and treat your dog to a natural, wheat-free chicken and rice meal. Check it out!
For dogs: Deodorizing dog wash.
When your dog rolls in something smelly, use this minty dog wash to rid your four-legged friend of dirt and odors. Simply grab a tube of toothpaste and rub the paste into the dog's fur from head to tail. Stick with traditional-formula white toothpaste, as colored or gel pastes can discolor your dog's fur. Allow the toothpaste to air-dry for 20 minutes. Then wet the dog and apply dog shampoo, working up a full lather. In a large bucket, combine a quarter-cup of vinegar with one gallon of warm water. Rinse the dog with this solution and dry as usual.
For cats: Fresh-smelling litter.
The most effective way to prevent cat litter odor is also a money-saver. Instead of filling the litter box to the top, pour in a shallow layer, enough to cover the bottom of the box. Use only two to three inches so that the litter can air-dry rapidly. Then, sprinkle a third of a cup of baby powder over the top of the litter and stir to blend. For best results, change the litter at least once a week. If needed, sprinkle the extra baby powder into the litter box between changes. Trust us – this DIY project will be worth it in the long run. All you need is a bit of time and some motivation to get started.
For dogs: Healthy chicken and rice dinner.
If you’re interested in changing your dog’s diet or want to provide him or her with a one-time, non-inflammatory meal, try this nutritious, beef-and-wheat-free dish. Poach or bake one pound of chicken until well done. Cool it and cut it into cubes. Mix the cubed chicken with a half cup of cooked oatmeal or brown rice. Crumble one doggie vitamin and stir it in; then fold in a pint of drained cottage cheese. A small dog should eat a half-pound of the mixture daily, though dietary needs differ. Be sure to adjust this recipe according to your dog’s size and dietary restrictions.
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