Simple Pet DIYs

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at 10:56am.

Lets be honest, the products for our pooches can be a little on the pricey side. However, you can still spoil your pets without draining your wallet. Here are some simple DIYS that you wish you would've known about earlier.


Homemade Ice Pops

Dogs can get overheated in the summer, especially short nosed breeds, so it's important to take precautions to make sure your pup stays cool! However, not only is this treat yummy, it also helps them from getting over heated. To make this yummy treat, you will need :

  1. 1 Large Frozen Banana
  2. 2 Tablespoons of Natural Peanut Butter 
  3. 2 Tablespoons of Honey
  4. 17.6 Ounce Container of Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt
  5. Sturdy Dog Chews

Step One - Add the frozen banana, peanut butter, and honey into the blender, blending until smooth.

Step Two - Add the yogurt and blend until it's thick and smooth, like a milkshake.

Step Three - Pour the mixture into small disposable cups. 

Step Four - Place the dog chew upright in the center of each mixture. It should be able to stay upright, however if it's leaning over, you can prop it up by crumpling up some aluminum around the top.

Step Five - Place the cups on a baking sheet, then pop them into the freezer for around 2 hours.

To un-mold the pops, place in hot water for a few seconds, then twist it slowly. 


Self Filling Pet Water Bowl

Having to refill your pets water bowl multiple times per day can be frustrating, especially when it spills. To create this simple self-filling water bowl, you will need :

  1. Wood.
  2. Two-Liter Bottle.
  3. Velcro.
  4. Water Bowl

Step One - Cut the wood, you need a piece for the platform and a long standing piece to hold up the bottle.

Step Two - Glue and nail the boards together.

Step Three - Hot glue velcro to the board, then place velcro on the bottle.

Step Four - Fill around 3/4 of the bottle with water, then twist the cap on.

Step Five - Place the bottle on the velcro, hovered over the water bowl.

Step Six - Slowly take the cap off and watch as the water pours out.

How does it work? The water stops flowing when it comes in contact with water, so when your pooch takes a sip of the water it refills the gap.


Paw Print Wall Art

This is a great way to make a personal piece of art to show off everywhere in your home. To create this you'll need :

  1. Cardstock
  2. Paint Brush
  3. Non-Toxic Washable Paint
  4. Fine Tip Ink Pen
  5. Frame

Step One - Choose which color you want to use, then carefully paint your dogs paw pad.

Step Two - Gently Press your dogs paw onto the paper and hold it there for a few seconds.

Step Three - While the paint is drying, wash off your pups paw in soapy water. 

Step Four - Once the paint is done drying, use the pen to write their name and age underneath.

Step Five - Frame your art!


Banana Carrot Dog Treats

These treats are not only delicious, but also much more healthy for them than the pre-made packaged treats. To bake these yummy treats, you'll need :

  1. 1 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour.
  2. 1 Cup Quick Cook Oatmeal.
  3. 1 Banana.
  4. 2 Carrots.
  5. 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil.
  6. 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar.
  7. 1 Tbsp. Parsley.
  8. 1 Egg

Step One - Finely chip carrots in food processor.

Step Two - Puree your banana in food processor.

Step Three - Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well-combined.

Step Four - Flour your surface, and press the dough flat with your hands.

Step Five - Cut out the dough and place on a greased baking sheet.

Step Six - Place in the oven at 350° F for 30 minutes.


Cat Wand

Cat Wands are a fun way way to interact with your pets, and can be made with common house hold items. To create this simple toy, you'll need :

  1. Wooden Stick.
  2. Jingle Bells.
  3. Ribbons or Shoe Laces.
  4. 1 Roll of Baking Twine.
  5. Scissors.
  6. Fabric Glue.

Step One - Wrap the stick with twine.

Step Two - After you wrapped the entire stick, leave around 10 inches so that you can tie your ribbons at the bottom.

Step Three - Use a small amount of fabric glue to keep the twine from unraveling. 

Step Four - Tie the jingle bells onto the ribbons.


If you are looking for a place where you can live with your pets, we at Tom Crimmins Realty would be happy to help you find your dream home. Contact us at 718-370-3200 or you can visit our website.



Credit to : for the ice pop recipe.

Credit to : for the self-filling water bowl.

Credit to : for the wall art.

Credit to : for the banana carrot dog treats.

Credit to : for the cat wand.



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