9 Dog Lovers who did awesome Things for their Dogs!

Dogs give us their absolute everything. You can’t say this for most of the people you’d know in a lifetime. Dog lovers know this and hence try in their own little way to do clever and cute things to help their best friends.

A dog is never just a dog, and to prove the same here are 9 Dog Lovers who did awesome Things for their Dogs

1. Wood work for woofs! 

When this poor little pooch got old and found it hard to do little things he loved – climbing stairs, getting on bed etc. His human tried his hands at carpentry to do a little modification.Dog Lovers who did awesome Things for their Dogs

2. Float on!

John and his arthritic dog, Schoep used to go floating for the latter’s therapy. Schoep died in 2013 aged 20 years.

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John Unger and his dog Schoep used to float anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the temperature of the water and how Schoep was feeling.                                                     Image courtesy: Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

 3. When this poor pooch went blind, his owners built him this handy armor to protect him from any injuries.    blind dog care

 4. This signboard at a beach in memory of Phoebe, is achingly beautiful! Dog Lovers who did awesome Things for their Dogs

5And how can we forget this 80-year-old Man who Built A Train To Take Rescued Stray Dogs On Adventures

 6. Well, we’ve all heard how 3D printing is the future. This dog who couldn’t walk got a 3D Printed mini wheelchair to assist him with movement. 3D printed dog

7. While there’s no substitute for actual physical presence. Sometimes technology can chip in for dire times. Here’s raising a toast to the Engineer who built this Machine Which Tosses Balls so that the home alone dog can play fetch even when there’s no human around.

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8. Holes in the wall! This Man customized his boundary wall so that his dogs can peek outside.
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9. Move on David Beckham, this has to be the world’s cutest hair err…ear band!  And these serve a functional purpose as well, keeping the ears off the food bowl 🙂

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Bonus: This man built a custom kayak to take his dogs on adventures! 

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67-year-old David Bahnson and his dogs on the world’s cutest kayak!

Hope and happiness often come calling from unassuming corners, in little things that make a difference. Know of any such hacks to make a dog’s life easier?

Please do share via comments.

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How To Groom Your Dog At Home?

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Precious as your furry best friend is, she needs to be taken care of day in and day out – exercise, balanced diet, and grooming.

Far from pet spas and vets, you can very well groom your dog at home. Grooming your dogs at home can actually lower stress levels and reduce blood pressure for both you and puppy.  Not only does grooming ensure a relaxed human-canine bonding time, but it also helps address problems ranging from ticks and skin conditions to ears and eyes.

Before you groom your dog, checklist:

  • Check when your dog is calm – post walk or a play session. Look for a spot where she won’t be easily distracted.
  • Calm your dog by petting all over her body. Gently massage the tails, paws, tummy, and ears.
  • Keep a brush, comb, shampoo, and other toiletries handy. Also, patience!

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Groom your dog at home

A. Brushing

Regular brushing is great for your dog as it removes dead hair, grass, dirt and prevents matting. Brushing helps distribute the natural oils for a healthy fur coat and stimulates the blood supply to the skin.

How often?  
You should brush your dog once or twice a week.

How to get started?
Get a brush apt for your dog’s fur coat. Praise your dog as he sits through the brushing and he’ll more than love the gentle massaging sensation. 

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Keep your dog’s face free of long hair that can irritate the eyes. ~featuring Peru, Image courtesy Virginia

B. Bathing

Not only does a bath helps removing dirt, old fur, and oil from your dog’s skin, it also gives you an opportunity to examine your dog for any skin conditions or parasites.

How often must you bathe your dog?  
Once every two to four months. Bathing her too frequently will dry out her skin and strip the natural oils from her coat.

How to get started?  

  • Gently lather the shampoo all over your dog’s body. We recommend using Himalaya Erina EP. as it controls external parasites like ticks, fleas, and lice in pets)
  • Be careful as to keep the shampoo from getting into your dog’s ears, eyes, and nose.
  • Once the shampoo has been completely rinsed off, use Erina Plus conditioner to improve the overall appearance of your pet’s coat.

So, how do you take care of bad odor in between baths?

Try Himalaya Fresh Coat, a no-rinse spray for pets. It is a hassle-free way of naturally cleaning, deodorizing, conditioning, and detangling your pet’s coat. The fresh citrusy smell of Jambira, antiseptic properties of Tulasi, and insect repelling Ushira roots keep your pet’s coat free from bad odor and insects.

C. Nails

Nails should be checked and clipped approximately every two weeks else they may curl up and pinch your dog’s paws.

How to get started? 
Get your dog used to having her feet touched before you attempt a nail trim. Rub your hand up and down her leg and then gently press each individual toe and ensure to give her lots of praise and some food treats as you do this.

D. Ears

To prevent ear infections, it is necessary that you keep the inside surfaces of your dog’s ears clean.

How often?
Clean your dog’s ears about once a week.

How to get started?
Use a cotton ball with ear cleaning solution, or you can use a baby wipe wrapped around your finger. Please don’t use water as it doesn’t evaporate very easily and may enter the ear canal.

E. Teeth

Like humans, dogs too can suffer from cavities, gum disease, tartar buildup etc.

How often?
Clean your dog’s teeth two to three times per week.

How to get started?
A toothbrush designed for dogs would serve the purpose just fine along with baking soda or water.

Since your dog’s diet is pivotal to her overall health – ensure that she gets balanced Omega 6 and Omega 3 (Essential Fatty Acids) fatty acids, which are essential for skin health and nerve cell formation. Here’s a ready reckoner on foods that are safe for your dog. 

We hope you’ll try some of these tips to groom your dog at home. Here’s wrapping up with the most important tip of them all – remember to praise your dog and offer him a delicious treat when the session is finished!

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