Creative Hacks That Every Dog Owner Should Know

Owning a dog can be an absolute joy, but it does come with some challenges. For instance, your floor and clothes may seem to be covered in fur 24/7, gardening can be impossible with a dig-loving pooch, and don’t even get us started on trying to get them to swallow a pill. Fortunately, there are plenty of hacks to make your life as a dog owner more manageable. From removing odors with baking soda and vinegar to squeegeeing the fur out of your carpet, you’ll be amazed at these tried-and-true dog owner tips.

Apply Dog Toothpaste To A Chew Toy For Dental Hygiene

While canines don’t require the same dental attention as humans, some owners like to brush their dog’s teeth as a preventative measure. If your pooch has an aversion to the toothbrush, try smearing some dog toothpaste onto their chew toy.

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PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images

The toothpaste will get into their teeth as they chew, especially if you apply it to rope for a game of tug-of-war. There are also specially designed toys that have bristles for a more thorough clean.