DIY Dog Shampoo

Owning 5 dogs takes up a day worth of bathing and shampoo. When I run out of doggie shampoo, I usually make a quick run to the kitchen sink to get DAWN. If its safe for washing away oil from birds off the gulf it should be good for my mud soaked pup, right?
Anyways, I found a quick DIY tutorial to make pup friendly shampoo for bath time. I just love how quick it is and how simple the ingredients are! Another great reason is that college students can save a few dollars by making this shampoo. Who doesn’t love saving money??

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DIY Natural dog shampoo

This is a great sunday project; can’t wait to try it out on my dogs!

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DIY Dog Treats

Dog snacks and treats can be filled with unhealthy additives and ingredients for your pet. Scrolling though the internet one day I came across this site, The Novice Chief, with cute and easy recipe for your puppy.

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Instructions can be found on The Novice Chief

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Yield: 24 medium bones

I have this set of bone cookie cutters and used the medium size for these biscuits.

ingredients:

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water

Optional:

  • 4 squares white almond bark
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • sprinkle

directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, combine all ingredients (peanut butter, egg, honey, oats, flour, oil and water), beating until a stiff dough forms.
  • Pat out dough into a rectangle, about 1 inch in depth. Using a bone shaped cookie cutter, cut into bones. Use all dough.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flipping half way through. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  • To Dip/Decorate:
  • Melt almond bark and oil in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Once melted/smooth, dip half of bone into almond bark and lay on parchment paper. Decorate with sprinkles or chopped peanuts and let cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

I love how you can decorate them and they are a great gift idea for any pet owner.

 

Cat Comments: DIY Cat Tree

I love Pinterest there are so many ideas and crafts that anyone can take on as a project. I can understand how cat scratching posts can get expensive, but I came across an inexpensive way to make your own!

All you need is an old wooden stool (you can get this at thrift shop) and sisal rope.

 

DIY cat post

DIY cat post

Around the legs of the stool wrap the sisal rope that creates a layer on the stool legs. You can even go across to make a little net (as seen pictured above) so your kitten can sit and scratch!