Life with pets is a lot of fun, isn’t it? And if you’re like most pet owners, you want to spoil and care for your cat as best you can. We’ve found some clever ways to help you do that! From DIY toys and beds to tips on removing pet hair from furniture, here are 17 hacks every pet owner needs to read.
Pet Hacks for Your Furry Friends
Make a cat litter scoop on the fly by repurposing a gallon jug. Love the addition of the sifting holes… create them easily with a hole punch!
via Pop Sugar
Help your pooch cool down in the hot summer months with some homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Treats.
via Sugar and Soul
via One Good Thing by Jillee
Speaking of carpets, they’re notorious for harboring pet odors. Make them smell clean and fresh again with this DIY carpet powder.
via Kids Activities Blog
Battling fleas is TOUGH, but you can keep them at bay with a gentle, easy-to-make homemade flea repellent.
via Dream a Little Bigger
Hide an unsightly litter box in a chest. It’ll look nice in any room, but your cat will still have plenty of room to do his business.
via Nocturnal Knits
No need to pay for an expensive cat tree. Build a cat tree wall out of simple shelves. The addition of the carpet samples is so smart and provides a great place for scratching.
via Britta Swiderski Creative
Turn an old sweatshirt into a bed for your dog. What a sweet idea!
If you have outdoor pets, keep the ants out of their food by drawing a chalk line around it. Baby powder works, too.
via Girl in the Red Shoes
Wrap furniture and table legs in rope to provide a scratching surface for your cats. The site is not in English, but the idea is pretty self-explanatory (and the pictures are adorable).
via Miss Caturday
Build a dog crate that doubles as an end table. (Click through for the building plans.)
via Ana White
Attach built-in dog bowls to your countertops so your dog can eat in a more comfortable position.
via Wouldn’t It Be Lovely
Is your dog a fast eater? Put a ball in his dish to slow him down a bit. Make sure the ball is large enough that your dog can’t eat it!
via Baggy Bulldogs
Moisturize your dog’s paw pads with Vaseline when they get too dry. Bag balm or cooking spray work, too. See more of our vaseline hacks!
via Tumblr user BurmeseMountainGoat
via Life on Sunset Drive