Perfect pet projects
Check out these clever and unusual ideas about how to make your pet happier, healthier and more comfortable, using items you’ll find around the house.
Ant-proof pet food dishes
In the summertime, a favourite destination for ants is often a pet’s food bowl. Here’s a simple way to keep them out of your dog or cat’s food: Set the dish in a pan of water.
Not only does it keep the ants out of the pet food, but your pet can take a gulp of water from the pan whenever he or she needs a drink.
Protect your doors from scratches
Protect your doors from your dog’s claws with a sheet of plastic. Buy thing Plexiglas or plastic at any home centre. Cut the Plexiglas so it fits just inside the door jambs and is 30cm higher than the reach of your dog. Most home centres will cut the Plexiglas for you, but you can also cut it with a utility knife and a straightedge. (If you have a large dog and need plastic above the doorknob, use an 8cm hole saw to make a cutout for the knob.) Mount the Plexiglas to the door with 2cm roundhead wood screws.