Speed Cleaning Tips!
Your are running late, and company is coming!
Here are some speed tips to help you get ready:
Instant deodorizer - For your dog's bed,
cover with a thin layer of baking soda, let sit for five minutes, then
attack with a vac.
stains - To get rid of "accidents" on
carpet - and the smells that pets keep revisiting - you can buy Nature's
Miracle or you can mix 1 part water and 2 parts white vinegar to
accomplish the same thing! Saturate, wait 5 minutes, blot. Be sure you
make a new solution every 2-3 days because it will lose it's strength.
Paper towels - plus rubbing alcohol equals
an easy, DIY cleaning wipe. Use it for nose prints on glass, or
food-bowl spills on tiles. The alcohol dries in seconds, streak free.
Kibble keeper - If dry food in a paper bag
keeps spilling, repackage it in a jumbo plastic container with a lid.
Removing smells - Is your dog a couch
potato? Lessen sofa odor by slipping dryer sheets into envelopes and
tucking them under the cushions.
Anti-furring - Handy tool to get hair off
upholstered furniture: rubber gloves. Put on a clean pair, dampen, and
run your hands over cushions (for silk, use dry gloves).
- Muddy paw prints on the rug? Relax and just let them dry-they'll come
off more easily if you vacuum later than if you scrub them now!
The Do's and Don'ts of
dealing with Destructive Chewing!
We discovered the other day
that Paris, while looking out the window, took a big chomp out of the
window ceil. I already repaired and repainted it once a few months ago and
thought it was all over with. After all, she is a year old! For some
reason she doesn't see it that way, so I had to do some brushing up on my
reading about the problem. After all, we haven't had a pup in the house
for several years. I went once again to Kathy Diamond Davis' THE CANINE
BEHAVIOR SERIES! It was informational for me so I thought you might enjoy
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We get multitudes of emails asking
what we consider typical Westie questions. We have questions about what
kind of shampoo we use, dog food we feed, grooming questions, and
the dreaded questions about skin/allergy problems, etc. Be sure to
"Westie Supplies" page.
Dog Owner's Veterinary Handbook
by James M Griffin, MD & Lisa D.
Easy-to-follow directions and an alphabetized emergency section
explains how and when to treat a dog and when to call a vet.
Hardback, 558 pages, photos and illustrations. 3rd ed.
I wish I could remember what the vet said!
Have you ever taken your
sick Westie to the vet only to return home and someone say, "What did the
vet say"? Sometimes you find it difficult to remember or
understand just what he/she was talking about. A good companion site
that will give you a resource to use when your vet speaks "Greek" and you
need it in terms so you can read and re-read the info related to your
pet's illness, is the
Merck Veterinary Manual. As long as you
understand this resource is not a "diagnose and treat your Westie
yourself", resource, this can offer a lot of companion information when
your Westie is under-going vet treatment. This resource will allow
you to become more comfortable with the questions you need to ask.
Annual Virginia Westie Walk... will be held on Sunday, September 23, at Joseph Bryan Park, Pavilion #1, in Richmond, VA. This year's event
will kick off at 10 AM and end around 2 PM. The Westie Walk will take
place along the outer loop of the park, followed by a group picture.
Lunch will be catered by Buz & Ned's Real BBQ, and there will be plenty of
water tastings and treats for the fur kids!There will be several contests
throughout the event, so pull out those pet costumes and start practicing those tricks!
- Additional information and registration forms can be found on the Westie
Walk website at
Please check often for updates related to the event, as well as
the listings of our generous sponsors. The first 50 prepaid
registrations received by August 23rd will be entered in a special
drawing for a gift basket valued at $100! So, register early
- You might just be the winner!