What are your top pet "hacks" (tips and tricks) for making life easier or more fun with your pet?

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Answered by janine
I cover over my pets beds with a pillow case or bed sheet and changed them once a week like I do for my own bed. Keeps things much cleaner!

| 08.31.15 @ 09:33
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Meredith L — Great tip Janine! | 09.27.15 @ 19:48
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Answered by Pamela
Use Press'n'Seal bags if you are taking your dog outside to pee when its wet and he has a bandaged foot.

| 08.31.15 @ 09:37
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Answered by Peter
Here's a great tip for dealing with fur everywhere in the house! Use a window squeegee on furniture and stairs or just a regular rubber glove. The hair gets swept up so easily! | 08.31.15 @ 09:42
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Answered by Kris
Seam rippers are absolutely brilliant for removing fur mats from my cat... must try!

| 08.31.15 @ 14:15
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Answered by Jennifer
Nose games in the house to work mind and body! | 09.03.15 @ 02:29
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Answered by Erin
Have two sets of clipper blades available so that when one gets hot you can continue with the other and make the clipping go faster. | 09.15.15 @ 14:15
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Answered by Sara
I have learned with three dogs and one of the three crazy digging. I put a layer of cement blocks around the bottom of my fence. So far so good. | 09.15.15 @ 14:22
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Answered by Angie
When Koba and Mia get a bit rowdy with each other because they are just plumb tired but won't go to sleep because they're afraid they'll miss something, I get the kids to help brush them both (slowly and soothingly) at the same time - off to sleep for that much needed nap! | 09.15.15 @ 14:25
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Answered by Angie
When Koba and Mia get a bit rowdy with each other because they are just plumb tired but won't go to sleep because they're afraid they'll miss something, I get the kids to help brush them both (slowly and soothingly) at the same time - off to sleep for that much needed nap! | 09.15.15 @ 14:27
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Answered by Christina
Make sure that the toys you give your dog are easy for him to tell apart from normal household items. For example, don't confuse him by offering shoes and socks as toys and then expecting him to distinguish between his shoe and yours. | 09.15.15 @ 14:30
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Answered by Irene
I use disposable paper bowls for wet/canned food so I don't get his real dish messy and there's no clean up involved | 09.15.15 @ 14:37
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Answered by Elaine
Make your own toys "shred toys" for you birds. Nothing entertains them as much as shredding paper everywhere to find the hidden treat. | 09.15.15 @ 14:37
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Answered by Britt
My dog sleeps in the kennel at night, other wise they tear stuff apart, i lay a small pet pillow at the bottom so that its more comfortable for them | 09.15.15 @ 14:38
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Answered by Dan
Training hack /tip though probably well known, if you use pads while training place them in one area of your yard and lead the dog to that area while training so they find the scent and use that single area most often , less cleanup | 09.15.15 @ 14:45
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Answered by Steffanie
We use salmon oil to help with shedding. | 09.15.15 @ 14:53
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Answered by Heather
I keep grocery bags by the door so when we take our dog out its an instant poop bag. | 09.15.15 @ 15:06
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Answered by Crystal
Invest a little more in the beds that include replaceable pads and washable liners. Just be sure to follow the care instructions as pets cannot handle traditional laundry detergent. | 09.15.15 @ 16:02
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Answered by Nancy
I built a ledge on a high window, padded and covered it so it was soft. My cats love watching the neighborhood from the comfort of their own perch. | 09.15.15 @ 16:02
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Answered by Nancy
I built a ledge on a high window, padded and covered it so it was soft. My indoor cats love watching the neighborhood from the comfort of their own perch. | 09.15.15 @ 16:06
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Answered by sarah
a well-fed rabbit is much easier to style than a hungry one (I have a couple angora and lion heads). | 09.15.15 @ 16:08
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Answered by Meredith L
For pet hair on solid floors (wood or tile), I use a spray mist bottle of water and use a dedicated broom to sweep up the fur without it flying away and getting in the air. The fur balls stay clumped for easy cleanup. | 09.15.15 @ 16:51
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Answered by Alec
We use plastic grocery bags to pick up after our dog when she goes outside. That way we aren't paying an arm and a leg for the bag rolls and we are reusing the bags! | 09.15.15 @ 16:57
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Answered by Apryl
Every summer our landscaper puts down powdered lime once a month in the yard to eliminate fleas. Not a single flea bite all summer ! | 09.15.15 @ 16:59
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Answered by Kamie
For my bird, I put a piece of cardboard in his food dish so then I am not wasting food, and he thinks it is always full. | 09.15.15 @ 17:06
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Answered by Zanna
Before we leave for vacation, we set out a lap blanket that we've used (that smells like us) and leave it for the cat to cuddle with. It helps comfort him while we're away. | 09.15.15 @ 17:17
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Answered by Angie
When the pups are rowdy because they're so tired and need a nap, yet they don't want to miss anything, then it's time for a simultaneous brushing. Long, slow brushing to make them drowsy, and the kids love helping. Great way to get that nap going! | 09.15.15 @ 18:36
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Answered by Donnie
To give our dog pills. We roll the pills in cheese | 09.15.15 @ 21:08
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Answered by Victor
i always try to go with my dog for a walk in the night so he would not wake up early in the morining | 09.15.15 @ 22:01
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Answered by Leah
I keep a small container of food next to the dog bowl to make it easier for my son to feed him | 09.16.15 @ 03:43
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