• Healthy stir-ins

When cooking, save the rich liquid from steamed vegetables and the drippings from meat and stir a spoonful or two into your cat’s food bowl, adding a little warm water to thin the juices if necessary. If your cooking session doesn’t coincide with pet feeding time, put the juices in a jar and store in the fridge for later use. Heat the stir-ins in the microwave to warm, not hot, before sharing them with your cat.

  • Clean up a cat brush using pantihose

To clean up a cat brush with ease, slip a small piece of a pair of pantihose over the head of the brush before grooming, making sure the bristles poke through. Once grooming is finished, remove the pantihose, which should now be laden with cat fur, and discard.

  • A mouse pad for a cat bowl

When you replace your computer mouse pad, use the old one as a placemat for your pet’s food bowl. It will be perfect for keeping it from skidding and for catching spills.

  • Ant-proof your pet’s food

When you feed dogs or cats outdoors, keep ants out of the food bowl with this trick: put your pet’s bowl in the centre of a baking tray filled with water.

  • Petroleum jelly = fewer hairballs

Just add 1 teaspoon petroleum jelly to your cat’s daily feedings to help ease hairballs through the digestive tract. (Note: vegetable oils and other oils won’t work because your cat will absorb and digest them.) To control hairballs, give your cat a good brushing every day.

Credit: Reader’s Digest

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