Our doghouse and kennel do not see much activity during the Summer except for an occasional (too few this year!) storm. We are lucky the dog house roof comes off and can easily be hosed out. The kennel has front doors to the run and one (somewhat) larger door for me to crawl in and hose the insides out. After everything has been hosed and dried, we spray for the little critters hiding in the spaces. Remember, when you use flea and tick products, you also need to treat surroundings and yards with premise sprays. The rugs and blankets that were in the doghouse and kennel are thrown over the clothesline and hosed down before being drenched with a diluted spray of flea shampoo and water. As the chance of rain seems slim this year, we will rinse again and let dry in the sun before putting them back in the dog spaces.
Before any of the animals think they are going in to the now fresh smelling and comfy covers, they too are washed and treated for fleas. Our monthly flea and worming program is topped off with a paw-i-cure with nails trimmed. Once in a while we threaten to do some nail painting, but Ansley thinks as a “cattle/farm” dog we are pushing it. When it is vet time, and the hot pink halter collar and leash come out, she actually cringes. In human life she would be considered a definite tomboy.
Speaking of coats, if you are considering a new coat for your pup, make sure to measure carefully before ordering. Take a soft measuring tape and measure from the nape of the neck, down the back, to the base of the tail. If you have a deep chested dog, you might want to give us a call and we will be glad to pull any items and measure for you. As time does get away from us, and winter can be really rough, it is better to think about ordering now before storms arrive. You may also want to check our great line of paw protectants.
We are pawsitively certain we can help your pets be covered from head to tail. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Helen