Category: Pets

Foods that are toxic to dogs

We know how much our little friends love food. They are especially attracted to the food that they see us eating. Sharing a little bit of your food is okay as long it is in moderation. Educating ourselves is key to keeping our dogs healthy. Alcohol: Dogs are much more sensitive to alcohol than we are. Even a small amount of alcohol can cause intoxication in dogs. It can cause vomiting, loss of coordination, and disorientation. Dogs showing symptoms of intoxication should be monitored closely. Those who are inebriated to the point of not being able to stand up should be monitored by a veterinarian. Bread dough: Raw bread dough with yeast can be detrimental to the health of dogs. The yeast can cause the stomach to expand and can even cut off blood flow. “Affected dogs may have distended abdomens and show signs such...

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How to prevent fur loss in dogs naturally

We love our pets, and it is our responsibility to make sure they are healthy and happy. Hair loss in dogs can indicate any number of medical problems, including the following:  Mites Ticks Dermatitis Poor diet Stress (common in newly rescued dogs, if you have a new baby or if you have moved in anew home). There are many ways to treat hair loss in dogs. Topical treatments are a great way to start. Coconut oil has been used for many years as a treatment for hair loss in humans, and works on dogs too. It contains an ingredient called linolenic acid, which fights hair loss and kills fleas. Coconut oil treatment: Warm about 2 Tbsps at a time of coconut oil in your hands. Rub the oil into the affected area of your dog. Put a sweater on your dog for a day or...

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DIY green and healthy tips for your pets

We love our pets. Our furry often scaly friends need non-toxic care too. Take a healthy step! Give them some tender loving care and be good to the planet too. Use these basic items and keep them in your pantry to combat odors and maybe accidents. Discover natural litters too. Baking soda: It is so versatile in use. We all have it as an odor absorbent in our fridge, but how about to soak up stink? Sprinkle 1/2 cup on carpets, rugs, and your pet’s bed and let it stand for 1o to 15 minutes, then vacuum. You can also give your dog or cat a dry bath by dousing Baking Soda on them. Use a gentle brush to remove excess powder. This works well for cats and dogs who do not like water. Baking soda can also be used in litter box to keep it...

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