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Storage Tips for Dog Owners

Is your dining room floor covered in pet toys? Are your dog’s belongings scattered throughout the house? A little organization may save you a lot of time! A Somerville, MA vet offers some helpful organization tips for pet parents in this article.

Keep a Travel Bag Ready

When you want to go somewhere with your pup, do you end up rummaging through the whole house for the things you need to bring? Keeping a travel bag ready to go will save you time and effort before taking Fido on a road trip. The bag should contain collapsible dishes, food, treats, toys, blankets, towels, grooming supplies, a spare leash and collar, waste baggies, and a pet-first aid kit. You may also want to keep copies of your dog’s records in it, along with pet-first aid brochures.

Toy Cleanup

Toys are great for Fido, but they don’t really do much for your décor. If you really want to make toy cleanup easy, teach your pet to put his playthings away! If Fido isn’t quite up to advanced training, you can still make things easier for yourself by getting a cute basket or storage bin. Remember to go through your dog’s things regularly. Discard anything that your pooch has reduced to a crusty piece of fabric, along with any ripped or torn items. Clean everything else.

Grooming Supplies

Get a shower caddy just for Fido. Keep your canine pal’s brushes, shampoos, and other grooming supplies in that.

Food Station

Pick a convenient, attractive way to store Fido’s food and treats. You can use a cute cookie jar for your pet’s snacks. For canned goods, designate a specific shelf or cupboard. Kibble can be stored in a bin, plastic tote, or even a pitcher.

Walk Station

Keep everything Fido needs on walks—such as leashes, waste baggies, jackets, and a doggy water bottle—near the door. You can put his things in a cloth grocery bag and hang it from a hook. Or, get a hall bench. Another option is to get a standalone cabinet, and keep all of your pet’s things in there. You may also want to designate a specific jacket for dog walking. Keep waste baggies, keys, a flashlight, and anything else you may need in the pockets.

Please contact us, your Somerville, MA veterinary clinic, for your dog’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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