Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints

Smelly Dog Beds and Dog Dishes Dirty?

posted by eolsen

dogWe love our dogs, but they can get dirty (especially if they play outside or have a doggie door) and carry that to their beds. They also can be messy eaters and drinkers. Here are some hints on cleaning up after them:

1. Yucky dog food (especially moist canned) and water bowls need to be cleaned often. It’s best to clean the food bowls in hot, soapy water, right after they eat (or at least every few days), so wet food does not dry and get stuck to it. To prevent this sticky crud, spritz a bit of non-stick cooking spray into the dish before you put the food inside. Also, place the dishes on a plastic placemat to contain the spills. We do this for our new family member, Chammy, a silky Wheaten, who adopted us, from the Human Society here in San Antonio, Texas. Woof, woof from Chammy and Heloise.

2. Take smelly dog beds outdoors and give them a good shake to remove debris and dirt. Wash the beds by themselves (no other items in the washer), if the tag says it’s safe in hot water and on the highest water level. Do not add fabric softener. Fluff in the dryer.

  • Jella Rene

    A good, natural, safe way to clean the dog beds or pillows that they may use is something called Doghouse Rock by Rockin Green . This is a great product to get rid of the pet smell and is completely Phosphate Free – Enzyme Free – SLS Free. I highly recoomend for toys, beds, blankies and other doggie stuff around the house!!

  • Pingback: Latest Smelly News | Smelly armpit

Previous Posts

Out of Milk? What to Do!
It happens all too often, you are making a recipe, and discover that you don’t have one of the ingredients. What to do at the last minute? Check your pantry! Here are several substitutions you can make for the 1 cup of milk called for in the recipe—which you don’t have! 1. Mix nondairy coff

posted 8:00:17am Oct. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Drinking Glasses Cloudy?
What do you do if take drinking glasses out of the dishwasher and suddenly notice that they are cloudy—even though they are clean? Here’s how to check to see if the cloudiness caused by etching or can be removed. Here is the Heloise way to find out if drinking glasses have a hard-water buildu

posted 8:00:48am Oct. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Digital Photos? How to Make Them Last!
Even though we e-mail so many of our digital photos, we also print them out. With the holidays coming up, picture taking will be part of every event, so here are some Heloise Hints on how to save and protect the photos and memories captured in them: 1. If you print pictures using an ink-jet print

posted 8:00:07am Oct. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Out of Silver Polish?
If you have run out of silver cleaning polish, and you need to clean a sterling silver or silver-plated item, here are two Heloise Home Hints that will do the job in a pinch. Give them a try: 1. If the silver isn’t too badly tarnished, just wash it by squirting a good hand dishwashing liquid on

posted 8:00:17am Oct. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Halloween Tasty Treats on the Cheap
If you don’t want to buy pricey Halloween candies or treats to give out, you can create tasty, fun and less expensive homemade treats. Here are two recipes: QUICKIE RICE CEREAL TREATS This child favorite, no-cook recipe requires only 2 ingredients: a box of rice cereal and a jar of marshmallow

posted 8:00:38am Oct. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.