Owning a dog can be stressful and involves a lot of work. However, not every aspect of looking after them needs to be difficult. Here are several lifehacks that can make your life a lot easier.

Put a ball in your dog's food to discourage speedy eating

If your dog is a real glutton with their food, they can end up making themselves ill. Eating too fast is a problem for dogs, as they tend to lack self-control.

If this is the case, you can stop the habit by putting a ball in your dog's food bowl. A tennis ball will work, although you can use something slightly smaller to suit the size of your dog. This means your pet will have to eat around it, slowing them down.

Make use of drawers

Your drawers can be used for all kinds of things, especially if you enjoy a bit of DIY. When it comes to feeding your dog, you can convert a bottom drawer into a food bowl holder. This will keep the bowls from moving around the floor, allowing your dogs to eat easier and preventing them from standing in their food.

Any tall, thin drawers can be used to store dry biscuits. You can keep them in a plastic container for ease of access, meaning you don't need to faff about with large, heavy bags any more.

Culinary tips

Your dog might not be a gourmet food critic, but there are certainly ways you can improve their meals. For example, are you tired of your dog's unpleasant breath? Then sprinkle some fresh parsley on your dog's food. It won't eliminate the smell, but it will improve it slightly.

Meanwhile, you can save a bit of money by cooking your own dog treats. There are plenty of recipes available for you to try, but the simplest is just dried sweet potatoes. Your dog will love them, and they are fully compatible with the BARF diet.

Written by: Hannah