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If you’re a first-time pet owner, then it’s probably going to take you months or years before you figure out what works and what does not work with your pet. We’ve listed down a few hacks that you can use to make raising your pet simpler.Chewing wires and cords
Puppies love to chew on cords at home, and this does not only mean that you will have to change wires but can also be hazardous for your pet, and you know how important pet safety
is. You can help your pup get over this habit, by spraying the cords and its favorite chewy objects with bitter apple spray. Just take a paper towel spray it with some bitter apple juice and wipe the object with it. Your pup will stop chewing it, dogs just don’t like the taste.Shampoo your pet
Your dog probably loves rolling in the mud, and getting home all dirty, and of course, you will have to follow up his act by chasing him around with a hose, trying to get him to have a good wash. Well we have an inexpensive DIY shampoo
recipe that you can use to clean his fur coat thoroughly when he/she is back with his/her roll in the mud. Take two cups of water (lukewarm) and mix it with a half cup of white vinegar. You can add a quarter cup dish detergent and you have a homemade shampoo for your pet. You can even add scented fragrances to it if you want, and your pet shampoo is good to go.Notorious bug stings
If your dog got stung by a bee, use a credit card to remove it. You can use baking soda to soothe the wound. If your dog has been stung by a wasp, there is a good chance that it has been stung multiple times. You don’t want to take these stings lightly. If your dog has been stung in the mouth and the swelling does not subside easily, it may block the airway, which can be dangerous. If you notice any allergic reactions like swelling that extends from the site where your pet was stung or any difficulty in breathing in your pet, then head to the vet right away.Scary storms
Does your dog get restless and scared when there is a loud storm? Most canines display this behavior, and it could be due to two reasons. As you may have already guessed, it could be the loud noise that is making your canine friend upset. It is similar to how they feel when they are chaotic fireworks. It could also be due to the static that has built up in their furry coat. Just wrap a dryer sheet around your dog to calm them down.