Hacks for Pet Owners

June 15, 2023 8:59 pm

Hacks For Pet Owners

We love our furry family members, but living with them is sometimes challenging. We all could use some help with everyday issues, so we rounded up these hacks.


Hair Removal

Pet hair clings to the upholstery, carpet, drapes, bedding, and your clothing. Using a lint brush doesn't always get the job done, especially on textured fabrics. Try a dryer sheet next time to remove the hair from clingy materials.

As for carpets, pet owners know hair is the vacuum cleaner's nemesis. Use a squeegee to help remove the hair. Pull the squeegee along a carpet or rug just as you would on a window. You can use this hack in the house, car, truck, or boat. Your vacuum will thank you.


Scratch Repair

Scratches on wood furniture, doors, floors, and walls are also common issues. Cover scratch marks using a walnut. This hack works best on shallow and surface scratches.

Break a walnut in half, then rub the inside of the walnut (the "meat") over a scratch in wood several times. Then, with your fingers, rub the scratched area. This will help the wood absorb the oil from the nut. Finally, use a soft cloth to buff the area. The oil in the walnut will expand the scratch and fill it in.


Beat the Heat

Texas summers can be brutal for humans and pets alike. Be sure your furry friends stay cool when they're outside. One smart hack is to give them their own swimming pool. Fill a child-size pool and place it in a shady spot if possible. You'll help them chill out and be happy.

Hot pavement is a different issue altogether. Your pets could burn their paws on overheated streets and sidewalks. To check if the pavement is too hot, touch it with the back of your hand. If you can't hold your hand there for 5 seconds, then the pavement is too hot and will burn their pads. Walk on grass instead or go out in the early morning or late evening when things have cooled down some.


Too Hard to Crunch

Many older pets have a difficult time chewing hard food. Their teeth may be softer or just more sensitive. Add warm water to hard food to make it easier for your pets to chew the pieces.


Bleed Stop

To stop blood flow from a minor injury, use baking soda. Shake or pat the baking soda onto the injury to stop the bleeding. The baking soda stops bleeding and keeps the wound clean. Cornstarch also works well because it dries out the wound and stops the bleeding.


Pets are Family at Green Meadows

You'll find many opportunities to play with your furry friends at Green Meadows in Celina. Our community welcomes pets as family. We have wide-open green spaces to roam, play catch, hang out, and enjoy each day and an extensive trail system for walks. Find a new home for you and your furry family members at Green Meadows, where fun is built in. Contact us today to start living your best life.