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Make a Plan
Most expectant mothers of humans have a birthing plan, one that includes what needs to be packed, what music to put on the ipod, and an array of outfits to put the baby in before she comes home. Doggy moms need to draw up another birthing plan, one that includes the four legged mass of fur that doesn’t understand what the changes in the household mean. This special plan needs to include training (what needs to be worked on, when to work on it, who needs to work with the dog), special smelling times to get used to the scents associated with the new baby and decide on specifics like will the dog be allowed in the nursery? Will the dog be allowed to kiss the baby? Although these decisions may seem trivial compared to natural birth vs. cesarean section, they are still as important and need to be regarded as such.
If there are obedience issues it is best to fix them before the baby arrives. Basic commands such as sit, stay and leave it will be essential. Begin as soon as you can to establish the foundations for these commands. Have the dog sit before letting him out and before meals. Practice leave it often (This is the one dogs tend to forget if not used on a regular basis).
Some dogs have “cute little quirks” that an owner assumes are harmless, until a baby is in the picture. One of them is jumping up on people as a way to greet them. This is not a good trait to encourage. If a new parent is holding the baby, a dog may try to jump up to see the wee one as well, which may lead to scratches and injury. Once a baby starts tottering, a jumping dog will get excited and topple the little one.
Barking is another issue that needs to be altered. All dogs bark, but excessive barking can be a nuisance and cause unnecessary chaos in the household. Contact a certified trainer to curb a Barky McBarkBark, a seasoned jumper or a chronic chewer of toys.
Sniff and Tell
Allow the dog to sniff what will be used on the baby to get used to the new scents. If the dog will be allowed in the nursery, set up a sleeping area for them and toss treats into their bed when they aren’t looking. This will bring about positive associations with the new bed and all the other changes going on in the household. Open a couple of the baby toys at a time and lay them on the floor for the dog to sniff. If the dog tries to take one, give the command to drop it (or leave it… or no, whatever command the dog will respond best to) and offer one of their toys, to teach them what is appropriate to chew on and what is not.
Practice Makes Perfect
While getting ready for the new arrival, practice with a doll. Allow the dog to watch normal everyday interaction (Changing diapers, feeding, rocking etc.) If there are any behavioral concerns such as barking, biting or jumping this is a good way to nip them in the bud before the birth.
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The six dogs, which included two puppies, were rescued when Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Williams noticed the animals in the home.
“We were able to revive all of the dogs with oxygen masks made specifically for household pets,” Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito said, according to Orlando’s News 13.
Not all fire departments are equipped with small oxygen masks, even though an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year of smoke inhalation and other fire-related causes, according to Project Breathe, which works to provide small oxygen masks to fire departments.
With the recent outbreak of Lime disease in North America we thought to ourselves it might be a good idea to protect out dogs against, mesquites, fleas and ticks ...
1. Flea collar
A flea collar is a great way to ward off fleas without always having to reapply something topically, and it keeps the flea control constant and steady.
You will need…
-3-5 drops of cedar oil or lavender oil
- 1-3 tablespoons of water
-Bandana OR your dog’s collar
-an eyedropper (optional)
Dilute 2-3 drops of your chosen oil in 1-3 tablespoons of water. Some people use the oil undiluted, but I personally feel it should always be diluted, even if it’s only by a little. Next, pick out a bandana to be the flea collar-I think a bandana is preferable because you can take it on and off and your dog’s collar won’t smell. It’s always fun to get creative with patterns and colors here. If you go up to ½ teaspoon you can use up to 5 drops of the liquid. Using an eyedropper or other similar means, apply 5-10 drops of the mixture to the bandana and rub the sides of the fabric together, and then tie it about your dog’s neck in a snazzy way. Reapply oil mixture to the collar once a week. In conjunction with this, 1 or 2 drops of oil diluted with at least 1 tablespoon of olive oil can be placed at the base of your dog’s tail.
2. Flea deterring drink- can be used alongside any of these remedies:
You will need…
-1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar
For every 40 pound dog add 1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar to 1 quart of their drinking water. We highly recommend using Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. Not only does it deter fleas, it improves a pups skin and coat condition from the inside-out.
3. Flea comb
This contains lemon and lemon contains something called limonene, which is a chemical that kills and repels fleas but is harmless to us or our pets.
You will need…
-1 freshly sliced up lemon
-1 pot of fresh water
-a comb, sponge, or brush
Boil a pot of water and add the slices of a freshly cut lemon to it. Turn off the heat after the lemons has been added and cover the pot, letting the mixture steep overnight. The next day dip a comb or your pets brush in the liquid (make sure it’s sufficiently cool) and run it through their hair. A sponge works as well, especially if you have a very short haired breed. A quick version is to bring water to a vigorous boil and then pour over a freshly sliced lemon. Then just dip the comb, let it cool, and use as above.
4. Flea spray
As a bonus, your pup will get a nice gleaming finish to their coat after using this flea spray.
You will need…
-1 cup white distilled vinegar OR 1 cup apple cider vinegar OR a 50/50 blend of both
-1 quart fresh water
-2-3 drops of lavender or cedar oil
-a decent sized spray bottle
The essential oil isn’t vital, but it certainly gives the spray an extra edge (and a nice smell.) If you’re using it, add 2-3 drops as you add 1 cup of white distilled vinegar/apple cider vinegar/both to 1 quart of fresh water. Fill your spray bottle, and mist your dog, being careful not to get it in their eyes, nose, or ears-aka avoid spraying near the face. To get up around the neck and behind the ears/their chin area, dampen a soft cloth with the mixture and wipe it on. Spray your pets bedding and around it with this mixture lightly as well.
5. Flea (be-gone) bag
This little sachet contains things that smell pleasant to us, but that drive pests away from your pet.
You will need…
-Two 6 inch squares of breathable fabric (such as muslin)
-a rough handful of cedar chips
-1-2 teaspoons of dried lavender buds
-the peel of 1 lemon
Follow the instructions on how to make a sachet here if you need more detail. Cut 2 6 inch squares of fabric and place them together inside out. Sew all but 1 side and turn inside out. Fill with a rough handful of fragrant cedar chips, 1-2 teaspoons of lavender, and 1 lemon peel. Leave enough room at the top so you can tie it off with a ribbon or sew it shut (tying allows you to reuse it when the contents lose their potency.) Place under your pets bed/bedding or near it to ward off fleas. Change the mixture every month or so.
6. Flea bath- wash your pup with this weekly to deter fleas.
You will need…
-A half a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice*
-1 ½ – 2 cups of fresh water
-1/4 –1/2 cup of mild pet-friendly soap or shampoo
Stir together a half a cup of lemon juice, 1 ½ cups of water, and ¼ cup of mild pet-friendly shampoo or soap. Bottle and label and bathe weekly to keep fleas away.
*amounts will vary depending on the size of your dog. As a general rule of thumb, use 2 parts water to every ½ cup of soap and lemon juice.
NOTE: You must always dilute essential oil before using them. Pay attention to and read andrespect your dog’s body language. It may sound odd, but let them sniff the different scents and see how they react. Whichever one you think they “like” the most, or will tolerate should be the one you use. It is estimated that dogs can identify scents 1,000-10,000 times better than humans. Imagine something you hate the smell of, and then imagine it being rubbed all over your body and smelling it 1,000 times stronger!
We all love summer but sadly sometimes it can give out dogs different skin irritations
here is a do it yourself solution that can help relieve your dog this summer.
Healthy Kale Homemade Dog Treats