While you're making your final preparations this Christmas Eve,
don't forget to make a little something for the dog!Here are 5
great DIY dog treats for pet parents looking for simple to
complex, all-hands-on-deck to easy-clean-up!
1. The "Earth-Conscious Pet"
These organic "Cheese Please" dog treats are sure to please green
pet parents and their pooches. Check out
for the recipe.
2. The "I'm Hungry, Too"
That's right, treats that both dogs and people can eat! Just hold
the salt and pepper for your dog's portion. Get the recipe for
3. The "Let the Kids Have Some Fun"
are designed to get your kids in on the action -- put them
to work kneading the dough and teach them a bit of math at the
4. The "I Already Have All the Ingredients"
Leftover Trail Mix
will clean out your fridge of the holiday excess and delight your
pet at the same time!
5. The "Festive Use of Appliances"
Two paws up to Sugar the Golden Retriever for these lovely (and
Banana Pizzelle Snowflakes
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DIY Pet Projects: How to Make Pet Supplies, Treats, and More From
Owning a pet can get expensive. Toys, treats, food—it adds up!
But it doesn’t necessarily have to. With a little creativity and
some elbow grease, you can fashion a lot of what your pet needs,
and for next to nothing.
STORY: 7 Money-Saving Steps
to Having a 'Green' Pet
Take a look at all these DIY pet projects you can undertake to
save a small fortune on pet paraphernalia!
DIY Pet FOOD
One way to ensure that your pet is receiving all their essential
nutrients is by making pet food yourself. Here are a few recipes
and tips to get you started—just remember to collaborate with a
vet or a board certified veterinary nutritionist before starting
your pet on a homemade diet.
DIY Pet Remedies
Did you know that there are a bunch of remedies for mild
conditions that can be fashioned out of things you probably
already have around the house? Rather than shelling out the big
bucks for pharmaceutical treatments, why not try a simple, safe,
and inexpensive home remedy? Again, be sure to check with your vet before
giving your pet a treamtent.
DIY TOYS, SUPPLIES, & More
Toys, clothes, bedding—these types of pet
essentials can end up costing you a pretty penny. However, with a
little ingenuity you can craft some entertaining toys and
adorable outfits for your furry friend. And, since you are making
the gear yourself, you can tailor the design to your pet’s
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