5 Awesome Car Tricks for Pet Owners

Having a pet is a really beautiful experience, you get to have a companion in your home and a driving buddy as well. Going on a ride together is such a wonderful way to bond with each other. But then, most times you would have to worry about all the fur and dirt and odour.

Pets can really make a mess of everything including your car, and with everything looking just wrong, it gets awkward bringing in a friend in a car messed up by your little friend. However, this is not enough reason to stop your pet from getting on the car with you, because right here, we’ve got just five of the best car tricks for you.

1. The Baking Soda Magic

When your car smells like pet pee and the air around your ride makes you hate breathing, you’d probably want to just burn the car and get a new one. But you can’t just go crazy because of a bad smell when there’s baking soda to the rescue. Baking soda is a real Gandalf when it comes to making bad smells disappear.

Just sprinkle some baking soda over the car seat and the floor. Leave it overnight, and by morning, you should vacuum the whole thing. Your car will be a good place to take deep breaths again.

2. Keep Your Car Fur-Free

It is a very good idea to get a seat cover in your car so you won’t have to worry about the fur messing up your seat. But in case you got this information a bit too late and your seats are already messy, don’t fret. There are many easy tricks that work when you want to get the fur off the seats and the floor.

One good way is to put on a moistened hand glove, rub it all over the seat and the floor. This would make the fur clog up together, so you can easily get them out using a vacuum or whatever you have at your disposal.

3. You Need a Kernel or a Harness.

Actually, not you. Your pet needs a kernel. It is true that pet seatbelts and kernels seem kind of restrictive and can limit their fun experience, but they are safe for you and any other person you’d have in your car. You don’t want to have your pet roam around the car while you’re driving.

Kernels are a good idea, especially if you can get a spacious one. Then throw in your pet’s favorite toys, and you’re good to go. A Harness is also really great if you want to give your pet the freedom to stare out through the window. The harness keeps your pet from jumping off the window if it gets too excited.

4. Dealing With Unwanted Colors

Your pet is probably a genius. It knows how to make you go crazy by littering the seat and the floor with dumps and pee and giving your car a really bad smudge. Sometimes it’s not entirely their fault after going to the dog park and getting their paws muddy. However, cleaning this could be really tough, especially if you have left it for a long period of time.

Here’s what you can do to bring the original sparkle back to your car: Soak the stained area with vinegar, then pour some baking soda on the soaked stain. Don’t freak out when you hear a fizz, it’s the vinegar talking with the baking soda and working things out. Just leave it overnight, and by morning, vacuum it up, and you’re done.

5.  Hammock

A hammock is essential if you do not want your pet to fly like a projectile each time you step on the brakes abruptly. Plus, it gives your seats some covers, protecting them from fur and stains. It’s great stuff to have in your car, and if you want to end a ride with your pet in a happy mood, a hammock does a good trick.

It is not so easy to have a pet in your car because it means more responsibilities for you. But who says it isn’t fun? It is fun, really. Just get used to following these really awesome tips, and you’re on your way to better days.

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