Sooner or later, it’s bound to happen. You open the door to let the dog in and WHAM!!! It hits you like a ton of bricks. Skunk!!!! You throw the dog back out the door, and run around the house looking for dog shampoo, tomato juice, vinegar, peroxide and baking soda…. etc, etc…. ANYTHING TO GET RID OF THAT SKUNK SMELL!!!
Well, I hate to tell ya, but those home remedies don’t work all that well. And, DON’T get your dog wet trying to get rid of the smell by giving him/ her a bath in plain old dog shampoo. That will only make the skunk smell worse, and it actually sets the skunk smell into the coat. Continue reading to learn How to Remove Skunk Smell from a Dog In 5 Easy Steps!
Dogs and chocolate can be a lethal mix. With Easter approaching, it is a good time to talk about the dangers of chocolate for dogs. The symptoms of chocolate poisoning can vary from mild to life threatening. It all depends on the type and amount of chocolate your dog, or cat, consumes.
Continue reading to learn why dogs and chocolate don’t mix!
I have a confession to make. I have been known, on occasion, to bake cookies for my dogs. Yep, I’m one of those crazy people who cook for their dogs. 🙂 In my defense, these homemade Pumpkin Doggie Treats with Peanut Butter Glaze are so much healthier than most of the stuff you buy at the store. I mean, have you looked at the ingredients on a bag of dog treats lately? Most of them are loaded with chemicals, preservatives, and cheap fillers. My dogs go crazy for these treats, they’re fun to make, and they’re good for them, too! It’s a win, win situation all around. If you decide to make these treats, let me know what your pup thinks of them!
We all love to take our pets on the road with us, but let’s face it, between the drool, the hair, and those muddy paws, your back seat can get trashed in no time flat! Not to mention the risk of those claws tearing up your seats! The waterproof pet seat covers made by BarksBar are a great solution! They even have two pockets for storage, and adjustable headrest straps that make them super easy to install! They are affordable and machine washable, too! Click here to find out more!
Caring for your pet’s teeth is essential to their health. Neglected teeth can lead to systemic infections and heart disease as well as gum infections, abscesses, and bad breath.
Caring for your pet’s teeth at home is an essential way to help keep your pet’s teeth healthy and their breath nice and fresh. When you are looking in your pet’s mouth regularly, you will notice issues early, while they are still minor, saving your pet, and your wallet, unnecessary pain and suffering.
Pet health emergencies always seem to occur at the worst possible time! Usually, in the middle of the night, or over the weekend, when your only option is a very expensive trip to the emergency animal hospital. If you live in a very rural area, your only option may be to wait until the vet opens in town. Being prepared to handle your pet’s health emergencies at home could save your pet’s life, save you some money, and save your pet some needless pain and suffering!
Red rash? Constant licking and chewing? Rancid odor? Skin infections are an all too common problem for pet owners. They are the itch that keeps coming back!
Identifying The Source Of Your Pet’s Skin Infections
There are several different types of skin infections that are common in dogs and cats. Knowing which one you are dealing with can be key to getting it cleared up. Some types of skin infections will require testing by the vet to diagnose, but there are some common types that are easier to identify at home.
You can learn how to assess your pet’s health at home in 6 easy steps, catching minor problems before they become serious (and expensive) health issues! Perform the following assessment as part of your regular grooming routine.
Stinky ears and chronic ear infections are a very common problem for pet parents. So what causes stinky ears and chronic ear infections? I see people spending TONS of money treating ear infections that most likely could have been prevented by taking proper care of your pet’s ears at home. Continue reading if you want to learn how to take charge of stinky ears and chronic ear infections at home, and potentially save a TON of money on vet bills.
The first thing I recommend is that you designate a place, such as a grooming table or other sturdy non skid surface, for grooming your pet at home. A lot of my clients use the top of their washer or dryer and put a non-skid bathtub matt on it. You can put an eye hook on the wall to attach a grooming noose to, if you like. If you plan on doing a lot of grooming at home, a professional grooming table is a small investment that will make your life so much easier! It is just the right height for working on comfortably, has a non skid surface, and comes with a grooming arm and noose so that you can use both hands at the same time.