If you’re a pet owner, you know that life can be a little bit more fun – and a lot more furry. 🙂 But being a responsible pet owner also means taking care of your furry friend in the best way possible. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 12 hacks every pet owner needs to read! From DIY toys and beds to tips on removing pet hair from furniture, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for some clever ways to make life with your pet even easier!
1. DIY Kitty Litter Scoop
If you’ve got a kitty at home, you know that scooping the litter box is just part of life. But did you know that you can DIY your own kitty litter scoop? All you need is an empty yogurt cup and some duct tape! Just cut a small hole in the bottom of the cup, cover it with duct tape, and voila! You’ve got yourself a DIY kitty litter scoop.
2. Remove Pet Hair from Furniture
If you’ve got a furry friend at home, chances are your furniture is covered in pet hair. But there’s an easy way to remove it! Just rub a dryer sheet over the affected area and watch the hair disappear.
3. Frozen treats
One hack every pet owner needs to know is how to make their own frozen dog treats! You can use a muffin tin to make little individual servings, or go big and make one giant treat that will last your pup a while. All you need is some dog-safe ingredients like peanut butter, yogurt, and bananas. Mix them together, pour into a mold, and freeze!
4. Remove pet stain using vinegar and baking soda
If you’ve got a pet, chances are you’ve had to deal with the occasional pet stain. Whether it’s on your carpet, furniture or clothing, pet stains can be difficult to remove. But did you know that you can use vinegar and baking soda to remove pet stains? Just mix equal parts of each in a bowl and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, then blot it up with a clean cloth. Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone.
5. DIY Carpet Powder
If you have a pet that loves to lay on the carpet, then this DIY Carpet Powder is a must-have! Simply mix together some baking soda, cornstarch, and lavender essential oil. Then sprinkle it on your carpets and vacuum it up. This will help to freshen and clean your carpets while also keeping them free of pet hair.
6. Simple Homemade Flea Repellant
If your pet is scratching a lot, it may have fleas. A simple homemade repellent can help get rid of them! Just mix together water, lemon juice, and witch hazel in a spray bottle. You can spritz this on your pet’s fur and brush it through to help ward off fleas.
7. Make Your Feline Friend A Furry Toy
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to keep your feline friend entertained – a simple sock filled with catnip will do the trick! Just make sure to supervise your kitty while they play with their new toy. Cats love to play, and one of the best ways to keep them entertained is to make them a DIY toy. All you need is some string, a cardboard box, and a few small toys. Make a hole in the top of the box, thread the string through it, and tie it off. Then, put the toys inside the box and let your cat have fun!
8. DIY cat tree
If you have a cat, you know that they love to climb. You can create a DIY cat tree using some simple materials like cardboard boxes, dowels, and carpet. This will give your cat a fun place to play and explore without taking up too much space in your home.
9. Make Your Own Dog Toys
If you’re looking for a way to save money on dog toys, try making your own! There are plenty of great DIY dog toy tutorials online. You can make everything from tug-of-war toys to squeaky toys using some simple materials.
10. Make Your Own Built-In Dog Bowls
If you’re short on storage or just want to be extra stylish, try making your own built-in dog bowls! All you need is a drill, some wood screws, and a bit of creativity. First, decide where you want the bowls to go. Then, measure and mark the spot for each bowl. Drill pilot holes at each mark, and screw the bowls into place. That’s it! Now you have a handy spot for your pup to eat and drink without taking up too much space.
11. Moisturize dog paws
Most dogs love the feeling of soft, moisturized paws, and it’s a good way to prevent them from getting dry, cracked pads. You can buy special paw balms or use a simple mixture of coconut oil and beeswax. Just rub a small amount into your dog’s paw pads before going for a walk or after being outside.
12. Skip The Scratching Board With This Cheap And Durable Trick
If you have a cat that loves to scratch up your furniture, there’s an easy and cheap way to deter them! All you need is some heavy-duty aluminum foil and double-sided tape. Cover the areas of your furniture that your cat likes to scratch with the foil, and they’ll quickly learn that it’s not a good place to scratch. You can also use this trick to keep them off of counters and other areas that you don’t want them to be.
We hope you enjoyed these pet hacks! Do you have any to add? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to share this post with your fellow pet owners! Thanks for reading!