Best (Actually) Safe and Healthy Dog Food

There’s more detail on why these are safe and healthy choice for your pooch on the What to look for in your pet’s food. post, but if you’d like to skip the lecture and just know that the food your buying meets the best criteria here are some options:

Best Healthy Canned/Wet Dog Food

Blue Buffalo

Blue Buffalo BLUE Homestyle Senior Chicken Wet Dog Food 12.5-oz (Pack of 12)

Fromm Gold Chicken Pâté

 

Best Healthy Dry Dog Food

The Honest Kitchen Brand Base Mix

 

 

 

 

Blue Buffalo

 

ACANA Heritage Free Run Poultry Dry Dog Food

 

Fromm FourStar Dog Food Chicken A La Veg

 

 

The Honest Kitchen – Proper Topper

 

Merrick Grain Free Dry Dog Food

 

Taste of the Wild Grain Free High Protein Natural Dry Dog Food

Best Healthy Dog Treats

The Honest Kitchen – Joyful Jerky 

 

Blue Buffalo

6 Clever Ways to Hide a Litter Box

The only down side to having a cat is the stinky, poop filled litter box that they come with. Not exactly something you usually want to draw attention to in your home. Here are my favorite ways of hiding your a litter box while still making it convenient to clean out.

  • How to hide your kitty litter box #2: in a storage bench. Same concept as above, but using a storage bench so that it doubles as seating!
  • How to hide a litter box #3: Convert this ‘pet crate end table’ by putting a litter box inside. 

  • Clever way to hide a litter box #4: Same idea as above, but use a storage bench to double as additional seating!


  • How to hide the kitty litter box #5:  Don’t build it, buy it. If you love the idea above, but aren’t handy with a jig saw, or would rather just save some time, you can buy one already made that will look rather similar.
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  • My favorite clever way to hide a litter box #6: Pretend it’s a plant. 

 

Pet Friendly Home Decor

Decorating your home when you have pets can be difficult; things get covered in hair, things get scratched, broken, etc. – my cat has scaled my curtains, yes, really.

Problem 1: My bed comforter get covered in fur!

With this, I feel there are 2 options. First, you can choose a comforter in a material that does not hold on to hair easily. No comforter is “pet hair proof,” but there are certain materials that make it much easier to brush off. I like this one, because it isn’t just a flat blanket like most pet friendly comforters, the extra bit of detail stitching really makes it look nice while still being a great option for pet lovers. It also comes in a good variety of colors. The other option, if you’re like me and have your heart set on that beautiful, white comforter, is to get a large (durable) throw blanket for the end of your bed. You can pull up the blanket when your pet might be around and leave it folded along the end and it will look like an intentional part of the decor!

 

 

 

Problem 2: The dog/cats’ toys are everywhere! 

The answer: a cute storage bin. This problem is my favorite problem to have, because there are so many cute options! Here are some of my favorites:

 

Problem 3: My cat knocks over my decor

This one is a bit obvious, but it admittedly took me too long before I gave in and accepted that I just could not have small, light, or glass objects around – unless I wanted them stolen by my cat. It also makes it easier to accept when you start finding heavier, more substantial pieces that fit your look. Some of my favorites are larger 3 wick candles, decorative table signs, lanterns, and books with heavy book ends. One of my favorite cheap and pet friendly decor ideas I’ve received was the book idea – using books from a Dollar Tree store. The Dollar Tree sells tons of hardcover books that look really nice when you take the paper cover off.

           

Problem 4: My dog/cat keeps getting into my plant! 

I had this problem for quite some time. I had a large floor plant that my cat refused to leave alone. Every time I turned around, she’d dig the dirt out onto the floor. Until I had a (self-proclaimed) genius idea: I covered the base of the plant, where the dirt was, with medium sized rocks! Poof! Kitty induced dirt messes were gone! And I could still easily water them! The other option to this problem if you’re not attached to the plant, is to just get a fake one, which is what I did moving forward when I wanted a new one. There are lots of options that look pretty realistic!