We could all use life hacks that make feeding your dog easier, right? From fast eaters and ingesting something poisonous to elevated bowls and muffin tins (yes muffin tins!) there is a life hack for just about anything! Do you know what can help give your dog fresher breath without the use of special dog bones? What about that muffin tin I mentioned? Check out these five life hacks that make feeding your dog easier!
5 Must-Know Hacks for Feeding Your Dog
Muffin tin feeding
I have never heard of this but hey it’s worth a shot! So you put his food in the different muffin spots, you can even cover with a tennis ball because then he thinks it’s a game and his reward is his dinner! I know my dog eats small amounts at different times. It is cheaper than using one of those maze bowls too!
Parsley for fresh breath
No need to go to the store and those expensive bones that are supposed to freshen your doggie’s breath. Mix in some parsley with his food, and he will have fresher breath! You can still get those bones for fun as a treat for your pooch, but you won’t need to go so often. Another idea: whip up some of our tasty doggie breath biscuits!
Do you have a fast eater? Simply putting a tennis ball in his bowl will slow him down. He is forced to move the ball around to get to all of this food. Fast-eating can cause conditions like bloat, so it’s important to address it!
Ate something he shouldn’t?
If your dog is like mine, he will eat anything that falls on the floor. My son is notorious for ‘feeding’ the dogs. There are human foods out there that are not good for your doggie’s consumption. If he gets into something that is harmful (like a lot of chocolate or raisins), you can give him one teaspoon per 5 pounds of weight of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. You could also follow up with your vet.
This is a genius idea! You are going to have to do a little construction on your part, but this is a huge space saver. No more kicked over water bowls! (I may have done this once or twice). The ‘bowls’ are installed in the wall, at the right level for your dog to eat comfortably (so if you have a pup, I would wait until he is grown to install). Once he is done, they simply fold up into the wall. This is also ideal for training your dog to eat when the food is out, and stop being a grazer.
Can’t install an in-wall feeder? You can take an old kids table or an old end table and cut holes for his bowls. It helps with digestion and eases up on neck pain. You try eating with your neck bent over so you can reach your food! This is perfect for elderly dogs.
These dog feeding hacks can save you money, time, and stress! Try these out before you decide to go another route.