15 Strange Uses for Shedded Dog, Cat and Horse Hair
[heading style=”1″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]5. Knit Clothing[/heading]
What is more ironic than making a sweater for your dog out of his own fur? Talk about reuse and recycle! Not to mention, he’ll already be accustomed to the smell! We think that’s one of the most fascinating projects you can do!
Here’s how the owner of a golden retriever made a really nice sweater for her dogs – out of their own fur.[bt_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jHTfshTzpM” width=”600″ height=”400″ responsive=”yes” autoplay=”no”][/bt_youtube]
Got a handful of cat hair or dog fur you don’t know what to do with? Take a handful and send it into Flora Davis at Etsy, and she’ll make some beautiful jewelry for you. That way you’ll have a small part of your pet with you for years to come.
(Photo Credit: Flora Davis[heading style=”1″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]7. Make Felted Beads[/heading]
On that same note, you can make felted beads with pet fur. Here are the directions you’ll want to follow (and as a side note, cats love playing with balls of their own fur!)
(Photo Credit: Instructables)[heading style=”1″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]8. Make Cat Toys[/heading]
Yes, you read that right. You can make some super easy cat toys that will keep your cat entertained for hours. Just roll up the fur in a cigar shaped toy and roll it on over to your cats!
If you need other ideas for toys, check out DIY: Homemade Toys for Cats.
(Photo Credit: Imgur)[heading style=”1″ color=”#006666″ style_color=”#006666″]9. Garden with it[/heading]
Fur holds moisture well and that means it can help keep plants hydrated during the dry months of summer. This natural way of gardening not only keeps plants healthy, it releases proteins that can help your plant grow strong.
[blockquote font=”3″ cite=”According to WiseGeek” align=”right” pull=”yes” italic=”yes”]Hair works well to help soil retain moisture and keep plant roots hydrated as well as helping to regulate the plant’s temperature. Over time, the nitrogen will be released from the hair as fertilizer for plants, leading to greener, thriving plant growth. It does take a long time for the nutrients to be released from hair as fertilizer, however, so the first plants grown with hair may not be as vigorous as subsequent plantings. Due to this slow-release quality of hair as fertilizer, it might be better to use hair for plants that have a long growing cycle or slower overall growth.[/blockquote] [load_module id=”582″]