Dog poop is gross topic but every pet parent that lives in an apartment complex or urban area knows that doggie bags are a must. There are always excuses “I forgot a bag” or “no one will care this time.” I have done it a one point and surely everyone has done it. The habit of carrying a doggie bag is a hard one to form but will be environmentally and community friendly later on.
Grocery/plastic shopping bags: They might not be biodegradable but these bags are free when picking up milk and eggs and do the dirty poop picking job.
Dollar store: Usually comes in a pack of six and reasonable for a $1.00.
Apartment Complex: Sometimes when apartment complexes want their residents to pick up their pets’ poop or have seen a lack in cooperation with pet owning residents; They will give away free doggie bags and dispensers.
Dog Parks: Most urban areas will have trash cans with plastic bags just for this reason and its free. So take advantage.
Flush it: Might sound gross but flushing the dog poop after picking it up in the bag is more friendly to the landfills.
Spring break is upon us and we all have sorts of plans but taking our pets with us may not be an option. Here are some ways to keep you and your pet happy:
Ask your family and friends: this may not be the best solution for you; since everyone might be going out of town or have allergies etc. Hey it doesn’t hurt to ask!
Ask college peers: Some universities now have Facebook groups just for students and the past few days I’ve seen students post inquiries for a pet sitter for a reasonable price.
Check with your local vet: See if your vet has boarding services or other local vets in the area.
Search around for area dog boarding; many other reasonable pricing and board cats too!
Petsmart does have a PetHotel or Doggie Day camp offered at certain stores.
Check out pet sitters for a price can watch your dog like; check-ins, feeding and many other things while in the comfort of your home. San Marcos Pets is local and near by that offers many services to make your furry friend happy.
I love my dogs but I hate dealing with pet hair. It seems that my floor, furniture and clothes all are a pet hair magnet and I have no clue what to do. Recently, I have been searching for home remedies and changes that I can do to improve my dog’s shedding issue. This can help cat owners too with their feline friend.
What I found was:
Diet is a huge factor: High quality ingredients and supplements in dog foods improve the health of your dog’s coat and skin.
Vitamin Supplements: provides the extra push to get all the nourishments that your furry friend needs to reduce shedding.
Allergies: Many pet owners don’t realize that their pets can get allergies which can contribute to their shedding and hair loss.
House training puppies is no easy task. When pee spots do occur act immediately and try to soak up much up with fluid with a rag. Sometimes its impossible to act fast to clean up the mess with a busy life or simply overlooking your pup’s accident.
I found some sites that provide everyday and cheap household items to remedy the pee stain.
Grooming is very important to a dog’s health. A cleaner pet is a happy pet. Bathing your dog yourself is a money saver but a pain. Your back ends up hurting by bending over to scrub your pet. By the end of washing and drying you are more soaked in dirty dog water.
Here are some local spots to try out!
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Self serve dog wash: This is a less expensive and they provide all the essentials you might need to your dog’s bath.
Austin: Healthy Pet: They provide a do it yourself wash but they are also a pet store with varies of treats and toys. Pricing is based on weight of your pup. Less than 30 pounds is $12 and more than 30 pounds $15. Healthy pet has all the bathing products there for your dog’s wash.
San Marcos: Stinky Dawg Wash: No appointment needed and they offer 10% off Self-Serve Washes with Texas State ID. Another offer is the Self-Serve Bather Program and when you Wash 5 times get your 6th wash free. Stinky Dawg provides everything you might need so no need to bring your own shampoo.
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Professional Grooming: Have a professional to style and bath your pet, fair warning,this can come at a higher cost for the services.
Austin: Laura’s Doggie doo’s: If you want high professional grooming quality, you should check this local place out. Laura’s Doggie Doo’s provides everything a pet grooming salon has to offer. They even do cat grooming! Even though it takes an average 3-4 hours before you receive your pet but i bet your dog will come out fab.
San Marcos: Beyond Grooming: Serves dogs and cats to look their best. Pricing is based on weight and type of grooming services. They even have a mobile van for an extra $20 can come to you to service your pet needs.
Chain pet groomers/stores: For a quick grooming and a low price. These stores may vary in coupons and discounts to use towards the grooming services.
PetsSmart: From walking in to have a nail trims to different types of baths with an appointment. Pricing is available online.
Petco: They aren’t well known for having grooming salons within their stores but will do the job at your local store. They provide different offers and packages from their Mini Make Rover to the Full Service Groom.
**Please be aware that most places require documentation of your pet’s rabies and vaccinations before they preform any services.** Check out where to get these shots on my blog.