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We’ve got a birthday coming up soon! August 28th marks the SIXTH anniversary of the launch of DogTipper (and Tiki’s gotcha day!) so we’re celebrating with a fun giveaway!

Since we are DogTIPper, we’d like to hear your best dog or cat tip! They don’t have to be long…just a sentence will do…but we’d like to hear a tip that you’d like to share with another dog or cat lover!

Your tips can be on any dog- or cat-related topic you choose such as:

  • adoption and rescue
  • training
  • grooming
  • pet travel
  • making pet toys
  • saving money
  • cleaning a pet home
  • any other tips related to dogs and cats!

You can enter once per day if you like but each tip needs to be in your own words. By submitting a tip, you are granting us permission to share the tip with our readers to help other pet lovers! Tips will be shared with the first name, last initial that you include in the widget below.

How to Enter

You can enter in the widget below; you can return to the widget anytime for more entries. Good luck!

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About Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.

  • Jason Diehl

    we found out the hard way with our senior shepherd what was diagnosed with pancreatitis, never give dogs pork products, they are very high in fat. He is now on a chicken, rice and frozen green bean diet and we make our own sweet potato chips for treats

  • Chavonne H

    My tip is to research the breed of animal you are wanting to adopt to make sure it’s the right fit for your personality and family/lifestyle. Do research online, at the library on YouTube.

  • Cathy French

    When cleaning a home with pets pay close attention to floor vents and returns. I use a tip my mother taught me when I was little…use qtips to clean each slat of the returns to be sure to get all hair and dust/dirt.

  • Dorothy Teel

    My cats love when I make toys for them to play with, I will take empty plastic bottles and put holes in it that treats can come out of and then put treat in them and let the cats go at them, they will chase them until empty and then at times will hit the empty ones wanting me to fill them up again, fun to watch and cheap

  • Danielle E

    When you have a dog with droopy years cleaning them weekly only takes a few minuets but can greatly reduce those trips to the vet for ear infections

  • Sandra

    Spend time one-on-one with your pet(s) every single day. Strengthening your human-animal bond with each of your pets individually ensures a long-lasting, loving relationship together.

  • Wen Budro

    I save the boxes from products that I use and I put my dog’s treat in them. She has to figure out how to get the treat….so, she enjoys the challenge.

  • Mel Borhi

    Provide your cat with a good quality litter box and clumping litter as its easier to maintain, try to get an covered litter box It provides your pet with more privacy, and clean the litter box daily during the week I usually would 2-3 times atleast

  • Dawn Monroe

    My tip is to buy or make a leash that has your doggy poop bags attached to them. It sucks when you dont think anything is going to happen but it does and you have no bag.

  • cynthiac

    I saved an empty tissue box and put it near the cat’s litter box to store plastic bags to use when I clean it.

  • Cropperhopper

    I give my dogs a pepto Bismo tablet when they aren’t feeling well. It helps settle their tummies.

  • SGilbert

    Make sure your dog has plenty of fresh water everyday!

  • Daraya

    Make sure you try not to wash your dog more than once every two weeks (or more)! Constant washing can dry out your pet’s fur and skin really quickly.

  • Kat Emerick

    Don’t forget, when you make a trip with your dog, Keep a travel water and food bowl in the car and fresh water.

  • Cathy French

    I think the most important thing about travelling with your animals is to make sure there is enough water fro them so they don’t dehydrate which is so dangerous.

  • Lynda Cook

    make sure to have water and food and make sure to stop for bathroom breaks when travelling with your pooches

  • Wen Budro

    Taking walks with your dog gives you both some good exercise and helps you to bond.

  • fatmeatloaf1

    When training, CONSISTENCY is the key. Dogs like routine.

  • Debbie

    A little more investment in a carrier with a second door in the top makes it lots easier to take kitty to the vet.

  • Melissa S

    To help keep pet hair down you can mix a very small amount of water in a spray bottle. Very lightly spritz couches and carpets, let dry and it makes it much easier to vacuum up pet hair.

  • ado

    Love love love your pets as family

  • Linda Szymoniak

    Don’t let a dog’s special needs stop you from adopting them. Dogs that are tri-pods, deaf, blind, or with other impairments are amazing and you’ll be surprised at just how well they adapt to what we might see as limitations. Special needs dogs and cats; senior animals, and black dogs and cats are often overlooked and yet make some of the best family additions you’ll ever have.

  • J.C. Fuller

    Get a new dog bone when they are going on a trip..Keeps them entertained for awhile.

  • minibea12

    I like to socialize a new pet with all different age groups.

  • cc

    Socialize your pet as soon as possible so that they wont be afraid of humans and other dogs

  • Natalie

    Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water for your dog if you go on a walk with him/her

  • Samantha Daleo

    Invest in chewy rawhides to save your furnature and shoes.

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  • Richard Hicks

    My cat tip is to be consistent with their food and use treats sparingly. Changing their diet a lot is a sure fire way for them to give the food back to you on your floor!