Ever since I brought home a faux fur throw rug my dogs have fallen in love with the texture and are obsessed with sleeping on it. So, I decided they needed (yes, needed!) a nice big bed they could lie on, and we needed a new bed in one area of the house. You can learn more about faux fur and how to test it by going to this full blog post, link at the end of this post.
Make your own dog shampoo that is better for your dog and inexpensive! These are the three main ingredients: 1) 1 cup generic brand uncolored antibacterial liquid hand soap 2) 1/4 cup glycerin (found in the pharmacy section near the rubbing alcohol) 3) 1 cup white vinegar. Mix all ingredients in two quarts of warm water (I use an empty apple juice bottle) and pour it over your dog. I still use baby shampoo for her face and do not get this mix in her eyes or ears. It pours on, soaks in, suds up and rinses off much better than any other dog shampoo I have ever used. The antibacterial hand soap kills any bacteria on the dogs skin (which is what makes them smell "doggy"), the vinegar balances the ph in their skin so they don't get flakey and itchy and the glycerine makes their coat soft and shiny. I've been using it for a couple of years and it is the best! As soon as my dog sees me mixing it up she gets into the bathtub and waits for her massage and bath.
I love my cats, but when they started scratching my new couch and one of them started urinating on an area of our carpet, I had to find a solution. I wanted to be sure that it was safe for them, so I did a ton of research and came up with this all natural, chemical free cat deterrent spray. It smells great and works like a charm. My cats don't seem upset, they just avoid the area where I spray it!
If you need sore muscle relief, or help for a minor sprain, you can easily make this DIY heating pad for that! Great for camping, or when you don't have access to electricity.
My beloved dog, China, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Surgery would be too traumatic for her at her age, 13, so I have opted to keep her as happy an comfortable as possible until she goes over the rainbow bridge.
Learn how to make your own whimsical and fun DIY mermaid soap! Featuring shimmering mermaid tails and blue ocean waters, this soapmaking project makes a delightful weekend project you can create with the kids! If you'd like more photos showing the process I used to make my DIY mermaid soap and extra tips, be sure to check out the original mermaid soap tutorial on Soap Deli News blog here.
Do you have an indoor kitty and need to hide his/her yucky litter box?? Well you're in luck! Check out my tutorial to find out how.
Make this simple by the door bell for your doggie to ring when he needs to go out. We've got the simple instructions to teach him how too. It's easier than you think! ***CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICS & DETAILS***
We have had a variety of pets over the years, but currently just have our kitty and a bunch of fish. Every one of the fish lives in a covered aquarium, except our Betta, who resides in a large glass jar. Since we no longer have the lid that came with the jar (Oops,) we had to come up with some other sort of fish bowl cover to keep curious kitty paws out.
We have a lot of new / young and energetic pets in our house. So this holiday season I have modified a lot of our Christmas decorating to make it as pet friendly as possible. We opted not to put up the tree this year as it would be in grave danger from all the four legged house hold members. Not to mention that it might also put our furry friends in danger.
I put up a few decorations but there was still something missing. A few days later I received a package in the mail and subsequently found myself with a large empty box. Now most folks might not be all that inspired by a big empty box but well I was and if you have cats then you probably know where this is going.
I taped the empty box up. Cut a couple of holes in it and wrapped it up to make a Christmas Box Decoration / Cat bed.
I LOVE my 3 fur children and I Iove finding ways to make them happy and healthy in my home. You can see more of them on my instagram Since a couple of my kitties like being under covers I decided I wanted to try making them a tent to crawl into for their nap times.
After doing a little research on my favorite site, Pinterest, I found a perfect tent that I could make with supplies I already had a home.
Thought of a creative way to build an inexpensive cat scratching post for the cutest cat in the world. It wasn't too hard to put together so here is what I did, and maybe you can be inspired to make on too! Here are the basic steps. Watch the video at the end to see the whole process.
My In Laws had this old Vintage TV cabinet sitting up at their Cabin. It had long ago stopped working and had held a different working TV on top of it for years. They let me have it for this project, and I love how it turned out!
Custom one of a kind Pet beds transformed with Shabby Paints
When you have rescue pit bulls you can't just make a bed out of anything. You have to think BIG, especially when they have to be touching each other at all times.
I had gotten this full size waterfall bed for $10.00 about 6 months ago with the intentions of repairing the busted post and selling it or making a bench out of it if I couldn't....
This is a fairly easy little project that kept me busy this weekend. Our daughter wanted a kennel for her mini dachshund, Baxter, but it needed to serve double duty. This end table will do just fine. It came from her Grandma's house so there is a little sentimental value.
My daughter-in-law has this nightstand that she no longer wanted...of course I brought it home! It sat in the garage along with all my other upcoming projects for several months....and then! Inspiration struck! It would make a really cute dog bed nightstand.
Duke and Duchess do everything in style. We’re a little dog obsessed over here, if you haven’t figured that out by now. A few months ago they got their very first Rae Dunn XL dog bowls. I decided it was time to take them to the next level, for a few reasons. Duke and Duchess are large dogs, and I felt bad that they looked hunched over while they ate their food. So I got it in my head that they needed a stand, for practical reasons… ya know?
I'm all about creating usable space that's functional and beautiful, and this simple table build did both. Not all pets need a crate, but in our case Buddy is a rescue. He was surrendered at 3 years old because of behavioral issues, and then he found us! He came with a "7 Day Free Trial" -- which was very telling! He's a puppy mill puppy and came with his Pedigree papers, a crate and some instructions on his routine. The crate made him feel safe. Most of his "issues" are now completely gone! Our only complaint is that we couldn't use this corner for much more than the dog's crate, so we took matters into our own hands and created a little "house" inside of our home.
Cutting Edge Stencils Gives Simple Steps To Paint A Dog Bed Using Stencils
Is today feeling like a terrific Tuesday, my little DIY pet lovers? Because what we have in store for you, might make today a whole lot better! We have a stencil idea that is so easy it will knock your creative socks off! Take a look at the bed your favorite furry friend has been resting on. Awe! Come on that little guy deserves better than the old pillow or beat up cushion. And Cutting Edge Stencils is here to help! We want you to consider using our stencils to create your own dog bed! http://blog.cuttingedgestencils.com/learn-how-to-stencil-a-dog-bed.html