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These Dogs are ready for Halloween!

My daughter’s favorite part of Halloween this year was picking out her dog, Taco’s Halloween costume. I, myself, found it quite torturous to make her furry best friend wear a costume..but she insisted. This dog, eats, breaths and lives for my little girl, Bristol. I figured what the heck.. I’m sure Taco would much rather be outside, walking from house to house, getting fresh air amd exercise than be cooped up in his kennel while we trick-or-treated. I would love to see pictures of your pets in the Halloween spirit!

Terrifying Toxins in your Dog Poop

I sat on the front porch watching my 9 year old daughter cartwheel back and forth across the yard. Trying to remember where my great dane had done her business the previous night, I thought, all these years of accumulated dog poop.. Don’t mix with cartwheels! Being an avid dog owner of 35 years, not once had I ever scooped the poop.

Dog Poop is Not Fertilizer

I’ve honestly never thought of dog poop anything more than fertilizer. After a little research, boy was I wrong! Cow’s diet consist of grass, dog’s consists heavily on protein. This is heavily toxic to your lawn, leaving dark brown spots throughout because it is actually “burning” your lawn. Dog poop contains 23 million fecal coliform bacteria!

Dog poop can be dangerous to your family and children!

Just a tiny amout, unseen to the naked eye can cause abdominal cramps, kidney disease, diahhrea, and intestional illnesses. This is just a few..

  • E-coli
  • Salmonelossis
  • Yersiniosis
  • Cyclospora
  • Giardia
  • Beaver fever
  • Round worms

This is just a few..hundreds more exist. These diseases can cause anything from blindness to birth defects not to mention death.

Poop polluting our Waterways

Its not just a mess on your shoes, the epa now labels dog poop as an environmental hazard. The epa estimates that just 3 to 4 days of waste from about 100 dogs would be contain enough bactetia to close an entire bay and surrounding water sheds from swimming and fishing within a 20 mile radius. The United States has roughly 77 million dogs pooping and average of 3/4 pounds of poop a day. Thats around 267,000 tractor trailer loads of poop a day!

I hope that this tid bit of information is as valuable to you as it was for me. I started cleaning my dog poop and sanitizing my yard monthly. If you would like more information sanitizing your lawn, shoot me a message, I have all the resources you need!

Secrets to a Happy Dog

Dogs are generally happy by nature, especially when cared for properly.One thing that really puts a smile on my face is the excitement my dog has when I arrive home. He’s always happy to see me no matter what. He’s never ill or moody. And it dosen’t matter if he was in trouble that morning, ignored, left with no breakfast, he’s always on cloud 9 when he sees me. In his eyes I do no wrong, which is precious.However there are a few things that are the key to a happy, healthy dog..now I will reveal them to you.

Water

Fresh, clean, drinking water is crucial to your pet’

s health and happiness. Water is crucial to every organ in their body, it is also important for their Mental Health. Without water, your dog will die.

Nutrition

Dogs are primarily meat eaters. It’s important for your dog to have high quality dogfood. When choosing a dogfood, its important to read the label. The first two ingriedients should always be meat. Look for a food with very little corn and fillers. I feed my dog vitamins to ensure he is getting what he needs. A good, balanced diet is a must.

Exercise

Exercise is good for his physical needs as so his mental. Encourage and challenge your dog. It will pay off in the long run.

Shelter

In the wild, dogs have caves and dens to get out of the weather. Almost all Dogs prefer to be inside the house with their owner. If this is not practical for your home, your dog needs a safe place to reside, when weather conditions are not favorable or if a predator such as a coyote threatens. Dogs enjoy socializing with people and other dogs. A dog pinned up alone for long periods of time, more than likely is not a happy dog.

Touch

There’s nothing a dog loves more then to have his Sweet Spot, your dog’s most favorite area of his body to be scratched, rubbed, and attended to. However, a dog would prefer his chest be scratched over a great big bear hug. Dogs are social animals and need to be petted and touched.

Conclusion

It dosen’t take much to make your dog happy. As you can see, dogs need attention, nutrition, shelter, good quality water, and lots of petting and love…just like we do. If you show your dog love and care he will give the same in return, usually more. They don’t call them “man’s best friend” for nothing!

Get Rid of Fleas Cheap!

Being a life long lover of dogs, throughout the years, I have struggled with the nuisance of fleas. There’s nothing worse than the thought of your four legged companion miserably itching and biting away at these annoying parasites who cause them much pain and frustration.

I have tried it all! Most of the store or vet bought remedys are pretty pricey. I have been known to be a thrifty nickel, I hate to waste money, especially if i do not need too. Here’s my top remedies which i have tried and had good success with. Not to mention, they’re cheap!

Garlic Powder

Dawn (blue)

A good vacuum cleaner

Garlic Powder

Start sprinkling garlic powder on your dog’s food a few weeks before flea season. It will work from the inside out and naturally repel fleas from your dog. This is my number 1 chosen method for ridding my home and animals of fleas. It really works! However, you must remember to start the garlic powder a few weeks before flea season begins. You need the garlic powder in their system. It takes a good solid week to build up in their bodies to be released through their pores. After a few weeks, you only need to use it three times per week. However, if you bath your dog, you must build up enough garlic again because the soap, more than lilely, will cleanse his pores of the garlicy oil thats being secreted.

Dawn (Blue)

Bath your dog with blue Dawn. It is safe and works effectively. It does not kill the fleas but paralyzes them. They will easily surface and rince away during a good wash. When you have finished remember to pour bleach down the drain. This will kill the fleas.

A Good Vacuum cleaner

Is the best way to rid your home of fleas. Thoroughly vacuum, concentrating on areas your pet uses most. Immediately discard bag or debree. If left in vacuum, they will find their way out. I always dump my bagless debree in my burn barrel and light them up!

These are my tried and proven ways to rid your home and pet of fleas. I would love your feedback and any other solutions for flea infestations! Comment below!