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How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

Dog lovers know that caring for their pup’s paws is essential in order to prevent bacteria and other harmful substances from infecting the dog. The most common way of cleaning a dog’s paw is by soaking it in soap and water, but some people prefer a more natural approach. In this blog post, we will show you how to create your own homemade dog paw washer using everyday household products!

Why do you want a dog paw washer?

Dog paws are a haven for bacteria and other harmful substances that can infect the dog. If your dog is outside a lot, cleaning their paws will allow you to inspect the pad for wounds and cracks while checking toes for inflammation or ticks.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

You may also find thorns or other small, sharp objects stuck between the paws that could get infected if left untreated. In this blog post, we will show you how to create your own homemade dog paw washer using everyday household products that you can find even at your local Dollar Tree!

What can I use to clean my dog’s paws?

Have you ever found yourself asking that question? We have had a few weeks of rain here and a simple five-minute play session in the backyard means puppers can track in a muddy mess.

Even where we are traveling and need to take a joint potty break, we could often use a quick paw rinse before hopping back into the car. Yes, we have a dog blanket down in the area she usually sets, but the mud would just get on her fur, and then spread from there.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

What is a Dog Paw Washer Cup?

A dog paw washer cup is a plastic container with a lid that has an opening for the dogs paw to fit in and can be used as a natural way of washing your pup’s paws. They are typically made out of hard, durable plastics such as polypropylene or PVC and come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and designs.

Dog Paw Washer With Lid

It really helps to have a dog paw washer with a lid on it when you are traveling or on the go. That way you can keep the soap fresh and won’t have to worry about losing it when you toss it in your bag. Some people just leave them in the cup holder of their car – it is really up to you.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

Do they sell Dog Paw Washer Cups?

Of course, they do – you can get them everywhere from Target to Amazon – and they usually run anywhere from $10-15. This is the top one we found on Amazon. Here is the problem – most don’t come with a lid. That is VERY important if you are going to be out and about and using it. A lid that actually keeps the liquid from coming out of it.

What DIY Dog Paw Washer Can I Make?

We love coming up with creative ways to use things we have around the house – especially when it means saving money! So today we will show you how to make your own homemade dog paw washer using everyday household products that you may already have on hand at home! Here are some ingredients: A large yogurt container- this one should

How do I make my own dog paw washer?

This is an easy-to-make item that really only takes about 10 minutes!

What you need to make the best dog paw washer:

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer
  • 1 Travel Coffee Mug
  • Razor Knife
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Stick
  • Paper Plate
  • Wood Craft Stick
  • Epoxy
  • 6 Silicone Basting Brushes

How to make a dog paw washer cup:

Step 1: Cut the fringe end off of the brushes using the razor knife.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

Step 2: Then cut two of the brush heads down the middle to make two pieces.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

Step 3: Mix some epoxy on the plate with the craft stick.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

Step 4: Then add a little mixed epoxy to the flat side of the brushes that you split in half. Leave a small area at each end without the epoxy. You can add a small dab of hot glue there to help hold it in place while the epoxy drys.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

Step 5: Press them to the inside of the cup about halfway down the cup.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

Then glue another on the opposite side of the cup from the first one. Then repeat this step for the other two sides of the cup with the other two pieces that have been cut in half.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

Step 6: Around the top inner edge of the cup you will glue the other four pieces that are not cut. Add epoxy and hot glue to them just like you did before. Do the pieces so they are across from each other. Allow to fully dry before using.

How to Make Your Own Dog Paw Washer

What dog wash solution do I use?

It is easy to make a simple solution with 2 parts water to 1 part either distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

What does vinegar do?

Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and contains some antibacterial properties. It will help to clean the paws as well as kill any bacteria that may have been tracked in with them!

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