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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Maitland pet owners, get crafty!

If you’re a pet owner, you’ve probably noticed how quickly the costs of keeping them fed, housed and healthy can add up. To make things a little lighter on the wallet, without compromising the happiness of your pet, we’ve found 4 amazing DIY pet projects that are simple and cost-effective. Whether you have a dog, cat or fish that shares your home, check out these fantastic pet projects that are perfect for you! Read on to discover some nifty ways to make your pet feel even more at home.

1. Need a sturdy, cheap toy for a teething dog? Grab an old shirt or a pair of jeans.

This project is super easy and will cost you nothing but a few minutes of your time! If you’ve got a dog that’s chewing on everything, try making toys that your pooch will have a hard time destroying. Simply cut a portion of your jeans or shirt, and fold into a long piece so the material is nice and thick. Once that’s done, tie into a knot and there you have it!
Check out the DIY project here.

2. Is it time you upgraded your cat’s bed? Upcycle an old table!

Whether you have an old piece gathering dust in the garage, or you just love op-shopping, upcycling a used table is a great way to make a cute four-poster bed for your cat. This requires a bit more time, effort and tools than the dog project, but will be worth the effort once you’re finished! Your cat will look even more regal when napping on this sophisticated piece.
Check out the DIY project here.

3. Jazz up your fishbowl with a gumball machine.

Just because your fish is stuck in a mini aquatic world, doesn’t mean they have to miss out on your DIY efforts. Make your fish bowl the focal point of a room by converting it into a gumball machine (totally fish-safe). This project requires a few tools and equipment, but the result is amazing!
Check out the DIY project here.

4. Make dinner time less messy with this pet bowl stand.

Does your dog always cough after having a drink of water? This could be because their bowl is too low. Prop up their eating and drinking station with this cool DIY pet bowl stand. This is a project for more advanced DIY-ers, as it requires power tools. Perfect for cats and dogs, this design can be modified to suit all breed sizes.
Check out the DIY project here.


Make sure your pet is happy and healthy with a check-up at the vets in Maitland.


West Cessnock Veterinary Hospital

Dedicated to giving your pet the highest levels of care, you can count on West Cessnock Veterinary Hospital to look after your furry friend. A small animal practice, these professionals can see to all your dog, cat, bird and pocket pet needs in their modern and well-equipped facility. Whether your pet needs a check-up, surgery or dental care, the friendly and caring team at West Cessnock Veterinary Hospital will take good care of them. Book an appointment today.
Where: 2A Percy St, Cessnock, NSW 2325


Lorn Veterinary Clinic

From puppy preschool and hydrobathing through to check-ups and small animal surgery, the compassionate team at Lorn Veterinary Clinic have all your domestic animals covered. With a full suite of pet products available including food, flea and tick treatments, shampoos and more, Lorn Veterinary Clinic is a one-stop shop for all your pet needs. Book your pet in for a check-up today!
Where: 24 Belmore Rd, Lorn, NSW 2320


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