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Making yogurt drops for your rat pet

Making yogurt drops for your rat pet

If you have a pet rat, it is likely that it loves yogurt drops just like most other rats. Most health food stores have these drops and you can buy them from there. However, if you want to give your rats a special treat without spending a lot; you can make yogurt drops at home. This will leave you more money to spend on other treats. The steps below will help to make the yogurt drops for your rat pet.

Requirements

o    Wax paper
o    Smooth yogurt
o    Icing tube that is commonly used for decorating cakes
o    Space in the freezer
o    Plastic bags

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Acclimating Two Dogs for Peaceful Coexistence

Acclimating Two Dogs for Peaceful Coexistence

Dogs know how to defend their home and territory. If you intend to bring home a new dog, high chances are that the old dog with try to defend its territory, and this may cause fights and aggressive behavior between the two dogs. Therefore, it is important to introduce the dogs properly to acclimate them so that they can coexist peacefully with to aggressive behavior or violence.

Choose a location to introduce the dogs

The location where the dogs are introduced should be neutral so that the dogs do not become territorial. For instance, introducing the two dogs at home may lead the old dog to display aggressive behavior to the other dog. Choose a neutral location where the dogs have never been such as the park or the backyard of your friend. This way, no dog will feel entitled to defend its territory. In case you get the dog from shelter home, you may be required to introduce the dogs there before taking them home. Take the dogs to the introduction location separately. You can take the new dog and tell someone else to bring the old dog to the location. Make sure that the dogs are on leashes so that they do not attack each other in case of aggressive behavior.

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Using a DIY facility to wash your dog

Using a DIY facility to wash your dog

Are you tired of cleaning up the mess after washing your dog? Learn more about DIY dog washing facilities where you do not have to worry about cleaning after washing your dog.
Washing your dog at home means that you have to clean the mess afterwards. There is water to be wiped and the tub needs cleaning. The DIY dog washing facilities take away all the afterwards cleaning hassles because all you need to do is clean your dog and someone else will clean the mess. The facility is in between having your dog cleaned by a groomer, which is expensive, and doing your own cleaning at home. It provides a place to use professional cleaning equipment and supplies to wash your dog.


The facility should have:


•    A clean wash station with no dirt and dog hair from other dogs.
•    Raised dog tubs for all dog sizes.
•    Grooming tools that are clean such as nail trimmers, combs, brushes, and ear cleaning kit and coat scrubbers.
•    Your waterproof apron and clean towels for wiping the dog.
•    Different types of shampoos and conditioners for you to choose the one appropriate for your dog.
•    A staff member for consultation and for providing guidance on the use of the washing equipment.

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Using Homemade and Natural Shampoo to Clean the Dog

Using Homemade and Natural Shampoo to Clean the Dog

If you are not comfortable with the ingredients that are in commercial shampoos, you can use natural homemade shampoos to clean your dog. These shampoos are inexpensive and gentle to the dog. This is unlike most commercial shampoos that have harmful ingredients, which may cause flakiness, itching and discomfort to the dog.

Making the shampoo

One important factor you should note when making the shampoo is the ph levels. This is because dogs have different levels of acidity and the homemade shampoo ingredients also have different ph levels. Therefore, you should mix the ingredients such that the shampoo has the right ph level for the dog. The preferred level for a dog is between 6 and 8. If the soap is too acidic with a low ph level, then it can cause the dog to have skin irritation. Always make sure that you check the ph levels of the soap and the ingredients before using them.

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Homemade meal for the cat

Homemade meal for the cat

Different reasons may lead you to make meals for your cat such as the safety of commercially made food if you fear that it may be contaminated. The health of the cat may result to the need for homemade food in order to prevent risks such as urinary tract infections or heart disease. You may also want to give your cat home meals so that you can control the ingredients used. Whatever your reasons, the first thing you should do is to know the nutritional needs of your cat. Know the nutrients they require and from which foods. You can also consult with a veterinarian or a certified nutritionist before making the diet. Show the vet the recipes you intend to use to ensure that the cat will be getting a balanced diet.

Nutrients required in the cats foods

Make sure that the meals you will be preparing for the cat has all the nutrients the cat requires. Essential foods that you should include are:

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