Using Apple Cider Vinegar on your pet's Hot spots ;
Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Flea control ;
Apple Cider Vinegar for Cat/ Dog Ear infections ;
Apple Cinder Vinegar. It has many benefits, including healing ( assisting the healing process) skin problems and hot spots. The raw, unpasteurized ACV, such as the Bragg brand, helps relieve the actual itching and scratching.. Reduces inflammation and aides in healing ; spend a few cents more and buy the Raw , unfiltered brand of ACV
( MY ADVICE is not to take the Place of a licensed Vet; Please seek out your local vet for any chronic ongoing issues )
Simply take a Flat cotton pad or cotton ball and dab some apple cider vinegar onto the irritated skin. Your dog may not be a fan of the smell, but no worries, it will quickly fade.
Apple Cinder Vinegar - Don't use anything less than this brand ; unpasteurized ACV
Hot spots go away !!!
Works on Fleas too !
this is a Way to AVOID the commercial chemical-laden treatments ..
Before treating your pet with ACV, do your best to remove as many of the buggers as you can. You can pick them out or use a flea comb, which will also help remove some of the eggs.
As a rinse, shampoo your dog as you normally would, and rinse thoroughly. Then rinse your pet’s coat thoroughly with ACV and massage. Fleas do not like the odor or taste of the vinegar, so they should bail out or rinse off when you next rinse off the ACV.
As an added bonus, the ACV will likely improve your dog’s skin and coat. It can help with dry skin and increase the shine in your pet’s coat. It can also help with odor.
As a spray, you can use an ACV mixture for flea prevention and control. You can make a simple mixture with one part ACV to two parts vinegar.
Another commonly used recipe is as follows: • 8 oz of Apple Cider Vinegar • 4 oz of warm water • 1/2 teaspoon of salt • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda Mix the salt and baking soda together, then add the mixture to the water and ACV mix in a spray bottle
EAR INFECTIONS Use an ear syringe (found at drug stores) to squirt a vinegar solution into the ear and let it sit for a minute or so, then turn your head and let the liquid drain out.
Solution Mix : The vinegar solution can be a 50/50 mixture of ACV and pure water, a 50/50 mixture of ACV and rubbing alcohol or a solution consisting of one-third vinegar, one-third pure water, and one-third rubbing alcohol.
ONLY use a few drops each ear of Dog or Cat If the ear problem persists, see your Vet professional.
My Advice is not to take the place of your Licensed Vet.
Thanks for the tips ; Taken from
HybridRasta Mama Read More at www.hybridrastamama.com
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Pads Remove tear stains without pharmaceutical antibiotics. | 50 tMy English Bulldog Chelsey has had a problem with dry eyes and tear stains. Chelsey is fed a wonderful grain free food called Zignature Brand. The tear stains were a chronic problem through her life before I adopted her. We are dealing with years of poor diet and and neglected eye care.
We now use this Natural product 1 time per day are experiencing slow and steady results on her tear stains; She is taking a Supplement, using special eye cleaning pads and on an excellent food. She does suffer from dry eye and uses drops from our Vet. The eye pads also helps to reduce redness and itching around the eye.
Tear Stain Causes
Physical characteristics, such as long hair on the muzzle or around the eyes, deep facial wrinkles, blocked tear ducts or bulging eyes can cause tear stains. Biological causes of red tear stains include red yeast, various eye and ear infections and pH imbalance. Red tear stains can also be caused by environmental factors, such as plastic food or water bowls and minerals in the water your dog drinks.
This can be used with anything that your vet is also using.
Contain no pharmaceuticals or chemicals Gentle, tearless formula Safe for even the youngest puppy Alcohol Free Nothing to mix The reason tear stains are so hard to eradicate is that they are a visible symptom of a deeper systemic problem. The most common cause of the redness is yeast infection (epiphora) which in turn is produced by bacteria. That's why, if you want to get rid of tear stains, it's not enough to simply wipe the eyes with a cleansing product, you also need to supress and destroy the bacteria that are causing the problem. Eye wipes are unique because they are infused with colloidal silver, an antibacterial nano-particle that is highly effective at killing the offending bacteria while leaving beneficial flora and fauna intact. Remove tear stains without pharmaceutical antibiotics. | 50 towelettes These eye pads can be found at Amazon.com and some grooming supply stores
Keep in mind the biggest filter organ in the body is the skin so when these toxins leak out of the contained system and into the bloodstream, they eventually make their way to the outer layer, the skin, and deposit the toxins on the surface of the skin causing itching, irritation, odor and then a secondary bacterial infections become a problem as well. Reoccurring ear infections are often treated with antibiotic, which don't even touch yeast infections of the ears, and in fact make it worse as it destroys the beneficial bacteria of the ear canal, altering the pH of the ear and making it comfy for yeast to want to grow there.
No more tear stains and amazing Coat now... Took a good 90 days for the 100% results, although after the first 45 days I noticed changes not only with the tear stains, but skin, shedding, gas, energy level, sparkle in her eyes themselves, toning of muscle, so many things. I know it was a combined effort, by I also believe this product alone does super wonderful things. I went the exact route you recommended from the start. ~~~~~ Thanks Beverly for your Testimonial..
Place all ingredients into a large bowl, mixing thoroughly to combine.
Roll dough out on a floured surface to about a 1/4-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter cut into Poodle (or any other) shapes. Place cookies onto ungreased foil lined baking sheets. Combine dough scraps, rerolling and continuing to cut into shapes until all of the dough has been used.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.
Note: this recipe makes 5-6 dozen cookies, scale ingredients as desired! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OH Boy Next Recipe !
SOFT PEANUT BUTTER TREATS
MY Dogs Love these new treats and my only drawback was they don't stay good for more than a week. I froze half and pop them in the fridge every few days when we are running low. Freeze in Tupperware containers and take out what you need .... YUM YUM Ingredients
1 egg 3 Tbs olive oil 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter, preferably organic or natural 1 overly ripe banana, mashed 2 tbsp honey 1 cup old fashioned oats 1/2 cup flour
If you want a Flour Alternative; Use, Barley Flour
High in fiber, barley / Just make sure to look for a whole-grain variety.
OAT alternative ; ( Need grain free? This is NOT a grain free recipe; Here is an option, You can try this
It's gluten free oats , much better than the Quaker oats for Allergy Dogs;
1. Mix together egg, peanut butter, banana and honey
2. Stir in the oats and flour and mix well 3. Scoop 1 inch balls onto a greased baking sheet (I used a cookie scoop) 4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown 5. Immediately smash the cookie flat with a fork or spoon to make it easier for your pup to eat
6. Let fully cool before giving to your dog 7. Store in an airtight container or bag 8. Enjoy up to a week after you make them
So many recipes to choose from ! Here is an easy home cooking recipe your dogs will go CRAZY for each time you cook. If you can't do home cooking 7 days per week at least try it 5 days a week and on weekends do a high quality dry kibble. When offering a dry dog food look for a brand similar to Fromms Family , Zignature or Merrick dog foods .
ALSO, with home cooking you need to balance with a quality supplement ;
The Vet and clinic recommends the NuVet Plus wafer or powder - info posted below
Dog Food Stew
I like to change up his stew all the time, depending on what fresh meat and produce we get, but here is a rough guide of what ratios I put into it.
You can easily double/triple this for a larger batch. Thanks to Amanda for this recipe !
1 lb Ground Beef, Chicken or Turkey
1 large Potato or Sweet Potato, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1/2 cup Frozen Peas
Saute the meat in a large pot until no longer pink. Don’t drain the fat because that’s good fat for your pooch! If I chose a leaner meat like chicken or turkey, I usually add in couple of tablespoons of coconut oil to give him some fats.
Add the Veggies ; Pour in just enough water to cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked.
Stir in the frozen peas. I also add a little bit of sea salt into it for some flavor The Food will keep fresh for 3-4 Days in a Tupperware container. If you want to cook 1 time per week you can freeze up batches of food and use Tupperware Freezer Containers -- NO FREEZER burn with Tupperware .... Please note; If you are going to cook Homemade daily you will need to supplement with a bone meal supplement or crushed egg shells SNACK : For Afternoon snack - Place some QUALITY Dry kibble in a dish for your pooch to snack on I had noted some great brands at the top of this article - If you are not home during the day just leave some dry food out for you dog to snack on . Don't forget your Doggie Vitamin
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My Husband John loves to try new recipes for the pooches !
1 medium overripe banana
¼ cup chunky peanut butter
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
¼ cup buttermilk
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 12 mini muffin cups.
Mash the banana in a medium bowl an stir in the peanut butter, honey, and buttermilk. Stir in the remaining ingredients just until moistened. Divide between muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full. Bake for 15 minutes (or until done) and remove to cooling rack. Leave in tin for five minutes, then remove to cool completely.
Makes 12 mini muffins.
( There are OTHER options for Flour if you dog is allergic to wheat )
~ALMOND FLOUR OR MEAL (GF): is made by grinding blanched (dark skin removed) almonds. It's a high fiber, high fat flour that adds moisture, flavor, texture and nutritional value to gluten free baked goods. See also NUT FLOUR.
BUCKWHEAT FLOUR: It is not from wheat but the fruit seed of a plant related to rhubarb, but contains a low amount of gluten. Most commonly used combined with wheat flour for pancakes, waffles, blintzes, and in pastas. High in fiber, iron and B vitamins. It contains high proportion of essential amino acids; close to being a complete protein.