Cleaning ears is not the most glamorous part of natural dog grooming. Still, dirty ears can be cleaned so easily and effectively. Plus, the inside of a dog’s ear is an ideal environment for yeast overgrowth or problem infections. A little preventive attention can go a long way towards keeping a dog healthy and problem free. How to Clean Dog Ears If a dog’s ears are generally healthy, but have dirty looking oil, wax, or debris, then cleaning the ear at home is possible. If something looks … [Read more...]
July 11 is All American Pet Photo Day! Here are great pet gifts!
Do you have a pet? Did you know that July 11th is All American Pet Photo Day is observed annually on July 11th? So, prepare to take adorable pictures of your pets! Ideas to celebrate All American Pet Photo Day: Dress them up, take them to the park, set them in a chair, put them on a fancy pillow or whatever your imagination creates for a special photograph of your loved ones. - source National Day Calendar Don't forget to post on social media using #AllAmericanPetPhotoDay. Pet … [Read more...]
The Secret Life of Pets Crafts and More!
This holiday season, the answer to the question “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” is answered in The Secret Life of Pets. The humans behind the Despicable Me franchise present America’s top-grossing original film of the year, the animated comedy is a worldwide hit with over $834 million in global ticket sales. The Secret Life of Pets is “non-stop action and laughs,” says Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. The 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD versions feature nearly an … [Read more...]
Teaching Kids Responsibility in Preparation for a First Pet
My 8 year old is dying to have her first pet. I knew she'd really start trying to get us to buy her a dog soon. And even though we've told her we would wait until she is 10 years old, I am thinking my husband is not going to wait that long. In terms of responsibility there is no difference between a goldfish and a guinea pig. If your child doesn’t fully understand the responsibility involved with a new pet you may end up with another chore every day. Pets can bring a lot of joy into a home … [Read more...]
What age is good for a first pet?
Two months ago, on a football Sunday, a cat came over to visit. We hadn't seen the cat before. We could tell she was a pet and not wild. She wanted to come inside the house so badly. The kids went out and played with her for hours. She was so patient with both of my children. They even brought her some salmon to eat (from our lunch menu) and a dish of water to drink. They were in love. That led my Princess to a question that I've heard countless times in her young life. "When can I get a … [Read more...]
Our Dog DJ
DJ had to be put to sleep on Monday at 3 in the afternoon. It was very hard for us to say goodbye to a very much loved family member. He died in our arms and Tyler's loving words were the last he heard. One day we hope, (possibly on the Earth made new), to see our dog DJ again. We love you DJ dog. … [Read more...]
DJ Was Poisoned!
We found two piles of puke today (we don't know how old they are) in our back yard. I wish we would have looked sooner. There was white bread with a green spongy material in it. We brought him to the emergency vet tonight with the bag of puke. One look and they said, "that is rat poison". We don't have rat poison here, so it came from someone else. We are sad to think someone would do this to our dog. We have an idea who it is but no proof of course. Tyler went to our neighbors to tell them and … [Read more...]