Are your children spending a lot of time at home lately? If so, the family pets may be enjoying extra attention. Why not have the kids make some things for their furry pals? This will both occupy your young ones and pamper your pet a bit! A local Fort Collins, CO vet lists some great options in this article.
You can make your feline pal a little kitty tent in just a few minutes, using an old tee shirt and a wire hangar. Another option is to make Fluffy her own box castle. If you want to keep it simple, just connect a few boxes together, and then cut doors out of the connecting sides. Or, go all-out and incorporate towers, turrets, and balconies. This is also a good one for bunnies.
Many of our canine patients love playing Tug O War with their human buddies. To make Fido a new rope toy, cut an old tee shirt or towel into thin strips. You can use two or even three different-colored ones if you like. Alternating the colors will make the toy more attractive. Braid the strips together, and then braid those together. You can also incorporate a tennis ball if you like. Tie the end off in a big knot. Done!
Do you have a bunny, hamster, Guinea pig, or another pocket pet? There are loads of toys you can make using cardboard or plain paper. The cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls are very versatile. Cut them into rings, and reassemble them as small balls. Or stuff them with fresh herbs, hay, or shredded paper. You can also make pyramids out of them, or fold them into ‘envelopes’ around a yummy snack.
Another thing you can do is turn a soft sweater into a comfy bed for your furry friend. Turn it inside out, and told the torso into an O shape, leaving the neck open. Trim and sew it. Then, turn it right-side out, and sew the arms to the torso. Use the neck opening to fill it with stuffing, then seal that off as well. Voila! You can also find lots of patterns online for beds or tents for smaller pets.
Please reach out to us, your local Fort Collins, CO vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!