Tuna casseroles are one of the most frugal dinners you can make. Most picky kids will eat them, and most picky…
by Rachel Paxton
Tuna casseroles are one of the most frugal dinners you can make. Most picky kids will eat them, and most picky husbands will too! Whenever you can’t think of something for dinner, you can bet you will probably have the ingredients on hand to make some of these all time favorites: Continue reading Easy, Frugal Tuna Casserole Recipes
Homeopathy For Low Bugdet Remedies for People and Pets
Homeopathy is kind, gentle, non toxic and non addictive and can reform a dog’s behaviour far… by David the Dogman
Homeopathy is kind, gentle, non toxic and non addictive and can reform a dog’s behaviour far quicker than training alone.
I have been using Canine Natural Cures for around 9 years and always seek the guidance of Francis Gavin, leading homeopathic behaviourist a co member of The Federation of Dog Trainers and Canine Behaviourists of which I am a member.
I have found that by combing homeopathy and training together dog owners get amazing solutions to what seemed impossible behavioural problems. In the case of chronic conditions one can expect to see an improvement in your dogs condition within 3 weeks although it can be far quicker for many dogs and just occasionally takes a little longer.
Many remedies are available, below I list problems that can be dealt with. Continue reading Homeopathy For People and Pets
In the early 1930’s the noted British physician and scientist, Dr. Edward Bach, discovered that the preparation of 38 flowering plants, trees…
by David the Dogman
In the early 1930’s the noted British physician and scientist, Dr. Edward Bach, discovered that the preparation of 38 flowering plants, trees and special waters alleviated a broad range of emotional and psychological difficulties. Bach also developed a highly effective combination emergency rescue formula for the relief of stress during acute stressful situations. “Rescue Remedy” is regarded as the panacea Remedy, having the ability to calm and distress any situation especially, those created by traumatic incidents where an animal was terrorized, injured, or abused.
But, how does one know what emotions dogs, cats, horses and all animals are experiencing? You would be surprised as to how easy it is to “read” an animal. All it takes is some observation and a little insight. You might discover that animals take less effort than humans do!
The Bach Remedies can be taken directly from the stock bottle or from the personal dilution bottle by placing 2 – 4 drops in your animal’s feed or water. The Remedies are easy and convenient to use with varied methods of application that can be selected to suit an individual’s specific needs. Continue reading Bach Remedies for Your Dogs Behavior
by David the Dogman
I always advise that as soon as you are aware that there will be a new baby in the house, begin to prepare your family dog. Do not leave it until the new baby arrives. It is important that your dog associates the new baby with as few disruptions as possible.
It is essential to ensure that your dog has a basic understanding of good behaviour. The dog should be able to lie quietly for short periods, not jumping up, walking on a lead without pulling and coming when called are all essential.
Most dogs are used to being the “baby” in the family and may find it difficult losing this position. Get your dog used to being ignored and left alone for short periods of time every day. If it is your intention to exclude your dog from certain areas of the house after the baby arrives, establish these rules well in advance to the baby’s arrival. Ideally, the dog should be excluded from the baby’s bedroom.
Continue reading New Baby and the Family Dog
by: Aaron Wilmont
Unfortunately, there are a number of household items which we tend to take for granted that are potentially very dangerous to your dog’s health. It is especially important to be aware of this because as you know, dogs are essentially scavengers and will often eat just about anything they can sink their fangs into. I would say that may own dog is more like a mobile garbage disposal. It is also very important to be aware of these items since their sense of smell is so well developed that your pooch will be able to find what you may think is well hidden.
One of these dangerous household items, it turns out, is simple chocolate. While chocolate has been reported recently to be high in human-friendly antioxidants, it appears to be potentially lethal for our pets, and particularly for our dogs. Cats are mostly unaffected since they do not care for the taste of chocolate, but dogs tend to be crazy about it. Certain breeds of dogs react indifferently to chocolate. The root of the problem is that chocolate contains various chemicals which are called methylxanthine alkaloids(sometypes have more of these chemicals than others) Sadly, relatively miniscule amounts of these chemicals are capable of causing such serious problems as constriction of the arteries and an increased heart rate. Large amounts may cause even more dire symptoms and a pound of milk chocolate could possibly kill a sixteen pound dog. If you find that your dog has eaten chocolate then by all means take note of the it’s type and try to estimate the amount eaten. Then get on the phone with a veternarian or an emergency facility. Be sure that your children know how important it is to keep chocolate out of your dog’s reach. If you are not aware that your dog has consumed chocolate, the consequences could be severe. If consumption is not found within 4 to 6 hours without the right treatment, cardiac failure, seizures, coma and death could result, according to veternarian Dr. Jane Bicks. Continue reading What You Should Never Feed Your Dog
Aromas are inescapable! Think about how you encounter them on a daily basis from roses in the garden, a cup of steaming mochacchino or soothing jasmine tea, basil that permeates spaghetti sauce, and fresh citrus juices. Noses detect hundreds of scents a day, and of those, the aromas of plants, fruits, barks and roots are able to do more than just feed us. Leaves from the tea tree plant not only heal cuts and burns, but the essential oil is strong enough to use as an all-purpose cleaner. The lavender flower yields an oil that can ward off insects, reduce stress, scent linens and get rid of bruises. Peppermint oil is a natural way to bid farewell to unwanted house guests like bugs and mice. Continue reading Aromatherapy & You
can act as a powerful depressant if over used. It should be avoided during pregnancy
should not be used by anyone who has high blood pressure
should not be used during pregnancy. hyssop in general should only be used in minute amounts Continue reading Aromatherapy Oils
How can you stop cats damaging your plants and hunting birds in your garden?
Do cat repellents work? How to stop a cat from using garden as litterbox? Tell me how to keep cats out of my garden. These are common questions of concern to all gardeners but is there a real answer?
The first line of defence is to ensure that your yard boundaries are secure. Any gaps in your fence should be blocked to deny low level access. But cats can jump so fix a taut wire or string some six inches above the top of your fence to deter this approach. Continue reading Cat Repellent or How to Keep Cats out of your Garden
“One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything.”
~Sir John Gielgud
It’s true that when we feel good about ourselves, we are more likely to succeed. Unfortunately the reverse is true as well. If you have a poor self-image, it is unlikely you will find true happiness. In fact, poor self-esteem is often the root issue for those suffering from fears, anxiety, anger, panic attacks, addictive behaviours, relationship problems, depression or dependency.
How does one’s low self-esteem begin? Typically it emerges during childhood when the individual may have experienced various blows to the ego. It could have resulted from a lack of affection from caregivers, a lack of recognition, having been ridiculed by peers, abandonment, etc. Continue reading Boost Your Self-Esteem with Nurturing Aromatherapy Blend
by: S.A. Smith
If you’ve ever had carpets or vinyl flooring you’ve probably had your share of stains, spills, and rips that no matter what you do, you can’t quite wash out. Or perhaps the family pet has scratched the carpet edging, or even worse – had a bathroom mishap on the children’s favorite playing area?
Your flooring nightmares can finally end! Laminate flooring was designed to stand up to the rigors and demands of a busy family household and when compared to other types of flooring solutions easily outperforms in almost every category. Here our our top reasons for selecting laminate flooring for a family household: Continue reading Why Laminate Flooring Is The Perfect Choice For Family Households