I am on my second Hav journey with Teddy. Over the past 12 years of experience with two Havs and reading this forum, I have a few favorite tips/ items that I have found to be helpful. I thought we could all share some of those tips and learn even more
Cotton balls in the ears before bathing
Bausch and Lomb eye wash w/ flea comb to get any of the debris (I use this wash on the eye debris every day)
Large crystal nail file “for pets” (my second hav could not get over the nail clipper despite great treats and this file works even better without the risk of getting fur caught in a Dremel)
Houndz in the hood fleece for snowy cold days. - the dachshund fit works best for Havs with a long body better than other fleece. great quality and fit.
Dirty dog shirt for rainy and extra muddy days in the NW
Gold paws rain coat (had to get one custom made since my Teddy is long in the body
also love their stretch fleeces
Brushing teeth twice a day including palatal surface (lesson learned the hard way)
Ramps, ramps, ramps starting as a pup for growth plate protection and they continue to work well with aging
Honest kitchen mixes, beef jerky, and dried fish treats.
Bovine colostrum and life 4 transfer supplements (will be replaced by Drs. Ramaekers and Will Falconer of Vital Animal in November)
Gooby x harness (no impingement on his trachea)
Crumps sweet potato treats
Plato treats of various types.
Advice on this forum re: car sickness- super short rides to park with treats every time he got into his crate in the back seat. Used 1/2 tab bonine 2 hours before a longer ride. He got over the drooling and sickness. It took a lot of work- but we got there! Whew- thank you for all the advice on this forum (pheromone spray did not work for us)
Gunner kennel (with a dog bed inside) on my back seat. (Best decision I made to keep us both safe and comfortable)
The onesie and inflatable donut were the best after neutering.
Wondercide All Ears Natural Ear Wash for Dogs
Use a non-slip bath mat on my washing machine as a non-slip surface for grooming- works great!
I would love to hear other members’ ideas and tips!