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5 Awesome DIY Ideas to Make Your Furry Friend the Happiest Pet in the World

Anyone can own a pet; however, not everyone can find a true friend and a loyal companion in one. The former requires nothing more than having a dog or a cat, but the latter asks for a lot of love, dedication, and effort.

Needless to say, having a pet will require a lot of work, but seeing how the end result is genuine happiness, it is always worth the sacrifice.

On the other hand, some are afraid of all the costs that this might bring, but if you are ready to get your hands a bit dirty, and invest a bit more time and money, you will make your furry friend really happy.

5 Awesome DIY Ideas to Make Your Furry Friend the Happiest Pet in the World

5 Awesome DIY Ideas to Make Your Furry Friend the Happiest Pet in the World

Dog clothes

Contrary to popular belief, your dog does get cold, which makes dog clothes more of a necessity than a luxury for a responsible dog owner.

This being said, some people spend a fortune getting designer clothes for their pets, but there really is no reason for it.

A custom-made dog sweater will keep your beloved pet warm just as much.

All you have to do is know how to make one. Luckily, this is not difficult and you can just take your old piece and rework it a bit.

This way, your pet stays warm and you get rid of something you no longer use without throwing it away; a clear win-win scenario.

Scratch post

Any cat owner knows just how much they like to claw on r furniture.

What if you were able to redirect a bit of that scratching to a custom-made scratch post of your own design?

Sure, there is no force in the world that could make a cat do something it doesn’t want, but what you can do is make this post completely irresistible to scratch.

The best thing about this idea is that while it can be of invaluable assistance to both you and your cat, this post requires the most basic of all carpentry skills to make and will take only a couple of hours to complete.

Puppy barrier

Even though your home is their domain, some parts you may still want to keep off limits for your pet (often for the sake of their own safety).

In situations like this, you need to resort to various tricks.

Luckily, when it comes to small dogs, a simple fabric barrier will more than suffice.

Easy to make, easy to set up, and extremely practical, this kind of innovation can make all the difference.

5 Awesome DIY Ideas to Make Your Furry Friend the Happiest Pet in the World

Dog house

Now, it wouldn’t be fair to talk about DIY ideas for your pet and not to mention a dog house.

Even if your dog spends most of his time indoors, a doghouse is a fun place to hang out when outside.

With cats it is never that simple: you can make them the most beautiful litter box, or even an indoor tent, but this doesn’t matter to them since they sit where ever they want.

On the other hand, a nice dog house is something that your pet will be forever grateful for.

Here you will need a few basic tools such as small saws, screwdrivers, and glue or nail guns.

In order to save some time, nerves, and money it would be wise to find tools online instead of purchasing them in a store.

Custom made snacks

Finally, if you believe that your furry friend has grown tired of its usual food, it might be time to spice things up a bit.

Simply, try and find some new ideas and recipes which you believe your pet would like.

Shredded chicken and veggies are always a popular choice and so are the sweet potato dog chews or sweet potato dog biscuits.

The choice is all yours.

Where there is a will there is always a way, and you can easily find good ideas to make your beloved pet feel special.  

Doing something with your own hands will assure you that you have done a bit more than you usually do, and also you will know that what you have made by yourself is of the highest quality and spiced up with some genuine love and affection.

Paula Pennachio

Saturday 19th of January 2019

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Monday 22nd of August 2016

I love these ideas! About a year and a half ago I made my first scratching board for my cats. It was a true labor of love, and I learned a lot as I went along. My cats still love it, and it was really sweet because I felt like it was a sort of bonding experience. ...Aww, I love those little guys!

Sarah L

Friday 18th of March 2016

Treat your pet well and they will treat you well

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