As a responsible doggie parent, there have definitely been times when I've had to tote that stinky deposit longer than I'd like in search of the trash. On our usual routes, I can predict when and where North will choose to poo and always have the closest can in mind, but faraway adventures can leave pet owners grappling with more than just the leash.Now enters the Civic Doody Dog Leash Handle ($22), which snaps to a leash to both hold the filled garbage and the empties for next time. Are you put off by the bulkiness or do you think this convenience can't be beat?
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Along with bathroom breaks after the fact, availability of fresh food and water are two essential reasons to have someone come take care of a pet when you're away. Whether your creature eats on the clock or 'round the clock, here are some tips to leave the meal plan in place.
- Make sure your pet's food is fully stocked, and ready to scoop. If you use bagged food, let your sitter know which scoop you use to prevent over (or under) feeding. It's also a good idea to let the sitter know where any extra food bags (or extra cans, if you use canned food) are located even though you think you've stocked enough up front.
- If your pet eats home cooked meals, make the food beforehand and separate into labeled, meal-sized portions to prevent any confusion, and to take that division duty off your sitter's hands.
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