Monday, June 26, 2017

Top 4 Ways To Keep Fleas And Ticks Off Your Pets

 Natural Remedies to Prevent Fleas and Ticks in Animals
Fleas and ticks are common in animals, and can be a menace when they get into your home. While there are plenty of over the counter remedies, they all involve chemicals and ingredients that are not necessarily the best for your pets’ skins. They also tend to be expensive.
Besides, preventions is often the best form of defence. The good news is that you can do that naturally. Here are the top remedies for naturally preventing fleas and ticks in your pets.
Make Your Own Flea Collar
Rather than buying a flea collar from the shops, you can make your own. With your pets’ current collars, you can just add some water and lavender oil to prevent fleas and ticks coming anywhere near your animal. This works on dogs, cats and any other creature that has a collar. You can even use a bandana around the neck if you don’t have a collar.
Just use a couple drops of the oil with three tablespoons of water to dilute the oil and make it safer for your animal. An eyedropper is the quickest way to just pop a few drops along the collar. Five to ten drops is enough. You can also add some olive oil to the mix and place a couple of drops at the base of the tail of your animal.
Regularly Bathe Your Animal
A regular bath will help to limit fleas and ticks in the house. It will get rid of the larvae and eggs, which will prevent the turning into adult creatures. You should also use a comb to get rid of the eggs that have stuck to the hair roots.
Warm soapy water is enough. There’s no need to buy anything special from the store. You can also use fabric detergent on the bedding of your animal to get rid of any eggs that may have fallen off throughout the night.
Add Apple Cider Vinegar to the Water/Food
Just a couple of drops of apple cider vinegar will be great for preventing fleas and ticks. It also helps to alleviate other allergies, aids with skin conditions and also helps the digestive system because the food and water have the correct pH level balance. Cats and dogs can both digest the apple cider vinegar.
You don’t need a lot, especially to start with. Just one teaspoon in your dog’s food, two times a day will be enough. You can increase to a tablespoon if necessary.
This is something you can also spray directly onto the skin, but it is best to dilute it in water first. It works as a great repellent while you’re out for walks with your dog.
Make Your Own Repellent Bag
If you don’t want to keep spraying your dog with apple cider vinegar, you can add a flea repellent bag to the bad. You just need a muslin or other breathable fabric, cedar chips, lavender buds and the some lemon peel. Mix the ingredients together and place in your muslin, tying it at the top to turn it into a bag. Sewing it shut will help prevent it getting opened by your pet.
Just place it under the bedding, and the scent will end up on your pet. The scent is enough to repel the fleas and ticks. You will need to replace this on a monthly basis to keep the smell there.
There is really no need to go out and buy expensive over the counter products. Opting for natural products will really help you because you know exactly what is in it. There is less risk to your pet, limiting allergies and skin conditions. The four above are great natural remedies to prevent fleas, and you likely already have many of the ingredients in your home to get you started. They’re all safe to use on the variety of pets liable to suffer from fleas and ticks.

Monday, March 9, 2015

What you need to know about spay and neuter

Why should I have my pet neutered?

Animal shelters, both public and private, are faced with an incredible burden: What to do with the overpopulation of dogs and cats that they cannot find homes for? 
Approximately 3.7 million animals are euthanized at shelters each year, due to the sheer fact that there are not enough willing adopters. 
Shelters do their best to place animals in loving homes, but the number of homeless animals far exceeds the number of willing adopters. This leaves many loving and healthy animals in our community that must be euthanized as the only humane solution to this tragic dilemma. Only spaying and neutering can end the overpopulation problem.

Dogs and cats that are neutered live an average of 40% longer than dogs and cats that aren't neutered. 
Spayed and neutered animals no longer feel the need to roam seeking a mate, so they have less chance of being involved in fights or traumatic injuries.

Spaying will 100%  prevent your pets from developing:

Ovarian cancer

Uterine cancer

Uterine infections

Uterine torsion and uterine prolapsed

False pregnancies

Difficult pregnancies

Cystic endometrial hyperplasia

Chronic endometritis

Cystic ovaries and hyperestrogenism

And it will greatly reduce the chance of your pet developing:

Vaginal hyperplasia and prolapse
Transmissible venereal sarcoma
Skin conditions
Cervical cancer
Breast cancer

Spaying or neutering your pet eliminates or reduces a wide variety of health problems that can be very difficult and expensive to treat, such as many types of cancer, tumors, and other serious health complications.  Also, infections, abscesses, diseases such as feline leukemia virus and feline AIDS (transmitted by fighting), and other contagious diseases are greatly reduced in altered cats, which helps avoid expensive vet bills while extending their life span.

Win a $100.00 prize package for your pet

I love to enter giveaways and especially when the prize is for my dog.  She's my spoiled baby for sure.  This giveaway is hosted by Miss Molly Says and Mom Does Reviews
 The prizes are from Hagen which has been around for quite some time. Their products are high quality and have made dogs and owners happy for 55 years!
Hagen is going to send one lucky reader a prize pack worth $100 personalized for your pet!  It will contain products from Tasty Bone by Hagen, Dental Bone by Hagen, Zeus Bomber toys, Treats by Zoe, Hagen Heritage treats and more!
I'm real happy to be able to share this with my friends! You have until March 21st to enter.
You can enter once a day too! 
The giveaway link to enter is right here

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meet the stars of the show

What kind of a dog blog would it be if there were no pictures of the dogs?
 I could write about my dogs and tell you what they like and don't like and everything in between but it wouldn't be the same unless there were plenty of pictures, right?  I think my dogs are the absolute cutest and most adorable looking dogs around and so I'm going to prove it to you right here and right now.

Let me tell you about Kaylee.
She is a long haired chihuahua and she's 2 years old.  She is fun, energetic and playful. But she's also calm and well behaved.  I got her when she was 9 weeks old from an ad in the newspaper. S he's black with a white chest and white tips on her toes.  She has the best temperament and gets along with everyone. Including kids, cats and other dogs. Kaylee loves to play ball.   She will bring it back every time.  If I'm busy and she wants to play she will play by herself quite well for awhile.  She also knows how to throw the ball and oftentimes she will throw the ball back to me. seeing her throw the ball always makes me crack up no matter how many times I've seen her do it. It is just too funny. She actually has good aim too.  The 1st picture is Kaylee at about age 14 weeks. She wasn't as fluffy as she is now.   But as you can see she IS adorable.
She loves to have her picture taken, I think. She always seems to know how to pose. She has a lot of white on her chest but her black harness covers it up.

She loves being able to play in the yard but not sure about snow. 
She wants me to play.