Does your canine buddy have a doghouse to hang out in? If so, that’s great! Although Fido should definitely live indoors, he does enjoy having a place of his own. As it turns out, July is Doghouse Repair Month. That makes this the perfect time to take a look at your pet’s doghouse, and maybe make some improvements! Read on as a local Carolina Forest, SC vet lists some ways to pupgrade your furry pal’s outdoor home.
Repairs should definitely come before an upgrade. Before you do anything else, give your pup’s doghouse a thorough cleaning and inspection. Check for and address any issues like sharp nails or splinters, holes, or rotten spots. If you find several issues, it may be best to just replace the doghouse.
A fresh coat of paint can make any building look better! You can opt for a color that matches your house. Or, do something bold, and go with a reverse or accent color scheme. Just be sure to use a non-toxic brand, just in case your pooch tries to eat his home.
Our canine friends love to run and play outdoors. Make Fido his own little backyard! Add a kiddie pool for him to splash around in. You can use the water for plants afterward. You can also install a pet fountain. Or, just put a sprinkler nearby, and let him play in the spray from a hose. (Note: we do recommend getting a hose filter.)
Many pups love to lounge around in the sun. Build Fido a little deck to relax on. If you want to go all-out, add a rooftop deck as well. This is a great weekend project! If your kids are home for the summer, have them help.
Here’s another one your kids can help out with. Make Fido his own little sign. Or, just paint pawprints on his house!
Does your four-legged friend like to bury things? Get Fido his own little sandbox, and bury some toys for him to dig up.
Is your canine pal’s doghouse in the best spot? If not, you may want to move or reposition it, so that it offers the best protection from weather. Please reach out to us, your local Carolina Forest, SC vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!