Summers have us all itching for our space to cool up! We want the mess away, we just want to have the bare minimum around us and get rid of any clutter and disorder. There is no reason your dear Fiddo wouldn’t want it! Dogs too like us, like their spaces clean and hygienic and many dog lovers would vouch for it! It is an important part of ones pet care regime. Our today’s post deals with clearing up the mess in the dog house and presenting a spic and span space for our four legged friends.
Summer Pet Care: Let’s Clean Up The Dog House
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Cleaning The Inside
After being used over a period of time dog houses become very dirty because of the accumulated dust, mud and dirt. The problem intensifies during summers. Dogs tend move a lot inside their space and tend to dirty it whilst finding a perfect pose to settle in. Sanitizing the dog house at regular intervals of time becomes very important hence. You need to remove the lid as well as the floor insulation and sanitize the interiors with a little soap and water. You can add shine to the interiors using a little elbow grease too! The market today is flooded with cleaning agents specifically for this purpose and you can take your pick. The important thing to remember here is to let the insides dry completely before putting back the floor or the lid. Otherwise you could face the problem of toxic smells.
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Tackle The Bedding
There are many who use straw, grass and wood shavings in their dog house. Whilst it might be of some benefit in winters I feel that such bedding isn’t a very good idea. The straw tends to break and the wood shavings and grass stick to our sweaty friends. Horse mats form good bedding options and so do cozy door mats. Be careful and change or wash the bedding every month or so.
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Take Off The Rust
Dogs sometimes tend to urinate inside their shelters. This holds especially true for bitches. Frequent urination and sweating might lead to the rusting of iron and aluminum parts in the interiors. When it goes unnoticed for sometime, the rust may start leaving toxic material harmful for the dogs. Have the metal parts sprayed and treated for rust regularly. This also brings us to an important reminder-change and clean the dog bedding regularly!
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Dogs are like kids, they love us unconditionally and we need to take care of them. Maintaining their health and hygiene is one of the prime tasks in a good pet care regime. When maintained in the right way your dog house can last for along time and provide everlasting care and comfort to your pet. So put in a little time very month or so and have a great dog house:) Do share your ideas on maintaining a dog house’s hygiene.
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