Monday, June 27, 2016

Vinegar Uses for Pet Owners

Poor Kiki with those floppy ears is always having problems with ear infections.  You can tell your pet has an infection if they shake their head and scratches their ears often.  Best preventative is to clean their ears at least once a week.

The first time Kiki went to the vet for an infection, we got sticker shock over the visit and the medication!  Little did we know how a little prevention can make a difference.

I've found an article on the PetMd website that lists uses for vinegar.  One of them is to ear infections and cleaning pet ears.  Here is what it says:

"Ear infections are a common problem for dogs, especially those with floppy ears. You can clean your pet’s ears with a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar, Morgan says. Put the solution on a cotton ball and wipe the inside of your dog’s ears with the mixture, only applying it to the areas you can reach. 
 “If you have ear canals filled with bacteria and yeast, the pH is too high,” Morgan says. “If your dog has chronic problems, wiping out the ears will change the pH in there.”

Try diluting the vinegar with more water if your pet’s ears are extremely sore and raw, or she shies away from the treatment."

Click here for the rest of the article from PetMd.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Practice Poison Prevention For Your Pets

Did you miss me?

It has been good times for me!  Mom and Dad have decided to get their office straightened out so they can work on their new business and I now have my own room :)  They won't allow Kiki in the room and even put up a gate to keep her out.  I know they love me!

You know us cats are very nosey and must check out anything new.  It sure has been fun checking out that office with all the boxes of fabric underneath Mom's sewing table.  Lots of places to explore and hide!  I love having my own room.

This brings me to an article I found about Pet Poison Prevention.  We cats really don't have a logical mind and want to sniff and chew on anything we find . . . dogs too.  Kiki is the queen of chewing everything she finds, like she thinks it is food.

With that in mind, I would like furbaby Moms and Dads out there to read this article to be aware of stuff you have no idea is poisonous.  It also includes tips on what to do if your furbaby gets a hold of something poisonous.  I don't want any of my cat friends to get a hold of something that will harm them in some way . . . OK, dogs too.

Click here for the article.