Someone got a little dirty at class today. Bandana by rhysthecorgi.
We went to the vet to pick up Trinket’s heartworm prescription. She did considerably better than last time. Less shaking and fewer attempts of making a run for it (out the door). But she did pee twice when the techs gave her head scritches :|
Trinket was sent a Paw Plunger to test out a few weeks ago. We tried it out for the first time after an early morning hike.
It’s not just an ordinary mug, it’s a mug that cleans ‘em dirty paws! The Paw Plunger is essentially a container with 3-5 rows (depends on size) of soft bristles and an opening at the top. The instructions are simple: fill with water, place one paw into the opening, and plunge away! Read more on how it works here. We have the medium.
Here are Trinket’s stumps after the hike. Note: Her paws were much more dirtier than they appear in the photos. Too bad there wasn’t any mud on the trail! It’s awfully dry where we live.
Thanks to my parents for their assistance. I gave them the wrong instructions, so the photos are a complete fail. The correct method is to move the plunger up and down the paw, and not the other way around. Oops! I redid each paw afterwards.
"Hey, this isn’t so bad." I examined her front paws before her bath and they were completely clean! Well, at least that’s what I initially believed until I checked between toes and pads :( It didn’t get every nook and cranny but I’m satisfied with how well it cleaned the legs and outer paws.
The back legs were a different story. The plunger was ineffective due to her rear paws being 25% smaller than her forepaws (yeah, I measured them). They just slipped in and out without touching the bristles. I think a small would be perfect for the rear paws (high maintenance).
Again, the water was dirtier than it appears in the photos. It was filled with dirt, debris, grass, and a few bugs. Warning: Do not drink!
We’ll stick to hand washing Trinket’s paws for her allergies and use the Paw Plunger for quick rinses after outings/hiking. Thanks for reading!
Thanks! It might help if you leave a few treats in your mailbox :D
Yup, we used it for training in the past and now we use it to prevent pulling. Sometimes, she just constantly pulls no matter how many times we correct her with treats and praise. She had it on for the first half of our hike and then I switched it out with a regular collar. Remember to properly adjust the collar to your pup’s neck and use proper technique :)