Life with pets is a lot of fun, isn’t it? And if you’re like most pet owners, you want to spoil and care for your cat as best you can. We’ve found some clever ways to help you do that! From DIY toys and beds to tips on removing pet hair from furniture, here are 17 hacks every pet owner needs to read.

Pets and their owners will love these tips and tricks that make life for pet owners 100% better.

Pet Hacks for Your Furry Friends

Make a cat litter scoop on the fly by repurposing a gallon jug. Love the addition of the sifting holes… create them easily with a hole punch!

via Pop Sugar

Help your pooch cool down in the hot summer months with some homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Treats.

via Sugar and Soul

Use vinegar and baking soda to clean your pet’s potty accidents out of the carpet. Who knew two simple ingredients could do so much? (Get more vinegar hacks here!)

via One Good Thing by Jillee

Speaking of carpets, they’re notorious for harboring pet odors. Make them smell clean and fresh again with this DIY carpet powder.

via Kids Activities Blog

Battling fleas is TOUGH, but you can keep them at bay with a gentle, easy-to-make homemade flea repellent.

via Makezine

Make a cat toy that your feline will go nuts for. You’ll need a feather boa and some ribbon. Seriously, they’ll love it! Get more DIY pet gift ideas.

via Dream a Little Bigger

Hide an unsightly litter box in a chest. It’ll look nice in any room, but your cat will still have plenty of room to do his business.

via Nocturnal Knits

No need to pay for an expensive cat tree. Build a cat tree wall out of simple shelves. The addition of the carpet samples is so smart and provides a great place for scratching.

via Britta Swiderski Creative

Turn an old sweatshirt into a bed for your dog. What a sweet idea!

via Handimania

If you have outdoor pets, keep the ants out of their food by drawing a chalk line around it. Baby powder works, too.

via [guff]

For whatever reason, cats hate aluminum foil. Put it on your furniture or countertops to prevent scratching and keep cats off kitchen surfaces. Need more tips to stop cats from scratching furniture?

via Girl in the Red Shoes

Wrap furniture and table legs in rope to provide a scratching surface for your cats. The site is not in English, but the idea is pretty self-explanatory (and the pictures are adorable).

via Miss Caturday

Build a dog crate that doubles as an end table. (Click through for the building plans.)

via Ana White

Attach built-in dog bowls to your countertops so your dog can eat in a more comfortable position.

via Wouldn’t It Be Lovely

Is your dog a fast eater? Put a ball in his dish to slow him down a bit. Make sure the ball is large enough that your dog can’t eat it!

via Baggy Bulldogs

Moisturize your dog’s paw pads with Vaseline when they get too dry. Bag balm or cooking spray work, too. See more of our vaseline hacks!

via Tumblr user BurmeseMountainGoat

Latex gloves (affiliate) aren’t just good for preventing dishpan hands. Gloves can remove pet hair from upholstery in a pinch. It’s very effective!

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