Dirty Shipoo and indoor options to play
Our lil Punkin gets his white fur so dirty outside. Can anyone offer some suggestions to keeping it cleaner? We bring him in and wash his paws but the dirt goes up to under his belly sometimes so he's getting half a bath or a full one if I just say to heck with it. I don't think washing a dog/puppy everyday is good for them even if its an appropriate shampoo. I tried taking a wet J cloth and rubbing his paws but the dirt doesn't come out well. Its more to keep him from getting dirt over the floor, blankets, etc than to keep him nice and white (though I'd like him not to look so disheveled). Peanut's short coat is much easier to manage. Can anyone offer some quick, efficient ways to keep him clean?
My cats never really used a cat furniture with scratcher on top so I gave it to the puppies and they LOVE IT! It has a round base with a hole on one side and the other side there is a foot long tube exit. They race through it, they sleep in it, they chew stuff in it, they chew each other in it. Unfortunately they also chew it and are pulling off the cardboard from inside and Peanut will pee in it (yuck!). We'd like something similar for them that is easy to clean. Does anyone have any suggestions? We just ripped up all the carpet and put tile in the kitchen so we can't afford to buy anything expensive but I'm sure we can make something they can play in when the weather is bad outside.