Always have fresh, unfrozen drinking water
~ If there isn’t your pet will hydrate themselves with dirty water from gutters and puddles
Very young, old and short-haired animals are especially vulnerable to the cold
~ For extra warmth, get an animal jersey, allow them indoors or setup their doghouse in the garage.
Groom your dog regularly
~ Your dog needs a well-groomed coat to keep properly insulated.
If your dog is active, feed it extra calories
~ Additional energy is needed in the winter to keep body temperature regulated..
Storing Your Pet Supplies:
Our pets bring us so much love and affection, but they also bring with them a lot of stuff that can turn into clutter around the house. Just like anything else, pet supplies need to be organised. Plasticland is here to provide tips and products that will help you stay organised so you can spend more time enjoying your pet.
Storing Pet Food:
While your pet food comes in a bag or box, it can be cumbersome and also draws insects and rodents into your home. We recommend using an airtight plastic container. You may want to purchase more than one if you buy larger bags and have excess food. Serve your pet’s food in a bowl where they have easy access, and also provide a separate water bowl that is always kept full. Make sure you clean the bowls out daily.
Storing Pet Treats:
Treat containers have actually become the “cookie jar” for our furry friends. They come in all shapes, sizes and fashionable colours that go with any décor. It is a fun way to store treats.
Storing Leashes, Collars and Harnesses It is important to have easy access to leashes, collars and harnesses, as you will be using these often. Having a coat hook near the door in which you exit with your pet is the perfect way to keep them in one place and prevents them from being tangled.
Storing Grooming Supplies:
Follow the “everything in one place” rule when it comes to grooming supplies for your pet.
Keep brushes, shampoos, toothbrushes and toothpaste all in one place. For convenience it’s a good idea to keep them in a basket or plastic container in your linen closet.
Organising Pet Waste Bags
Some people use pet waste bag dispensers that are attached to the leash of their pet. This is a great way to have easy access and stay organized. Others use plastic grocery bags to pick up pet waste. Bags can really clutter your home, so we suggest purchasing a plastic grocery bag holder.
Storing Pet Medicines:
Just like any medicine, pet medicines such as flea, tick and heartworm medicines need to be kept out of reach from animals and children. Place in a plastic container on a high shelf. While you are at it, every home with a pet should have a pet first aid kit.
Organising Cat Litter Boxes:
Storing Litter Boxes:
The cat’s litter box can be one of the messiest places. Make sure it is placed away from your regular living area, preferably in the basement or laundry room. A fully enclosed litter box will help prevent the cat from kicking litter out of the box and onto your floor, but it won’t prevent it entirely. We recommend having a plastic mat under the litter box as well as a vacuum kept nearby to clean up any extra debris. Have a plastic covered tub near the litter box to place dirty litter in on a daily basis (and dispose of it weekly).
Storing Pet Toys:
Just like a child’s toy box, pets need one of their own. A basket for their toys is a great way to keep everything in one place. If you are really ambitious, work on training your dog to put their toys away on command. Visit this link to see how you can train your pet to do just that.
We hope you find these tips on organising your pet supplies useful. If you have any tips of your own, please share them with us here.