DIY Pet Projects: How to Make Pet Supplies, Treats, and More From Scratch

A Collection of Homemade Projects to Satisfy Your Crafty Side

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Crafty pet owners will find everything they've been looking for here—tips on how to make pet treats, beds, shampoos, and more! Get your creative energy going and save some money, too.

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.

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Take a look at all these DIY pet projects you can undertake to save a small fortune on pet paraphernalia!


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.


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 specifications. Win-win!

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