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Your Pets Bad Breath

 

Home Remedies from the Cupboard

Brown rice: Digestion can play a part in breath odor, so pep up that pet digestion with whole grains. Add a little cooked brown rice to the diet.

Home Remedies from the Refrigerator

Carrot:
Toss them a carrot after they eat. It's a mild abrasive, and it also helps remove smelly plaque. The chewing action on something crunchy will stimulate saliva, too, which washes away loose food particles in the mouth and around the teeth.

Parsley: Make your own pet breath spray by steeping several sprigs of parsley in hot water. Remove the parsley, and let the tea cool. If your pet will drink this, that's great. If not, put it in a spray bottle and spritz that dog or cat in the mouth.

DO NOT use any human breath-odor product.

PET CARE

 

Herbs combined as a natural antibiotic.  Can also use in ears.

 

Makes 5 cups of dried herbs

 

1 cup Chickweed

3 cups Black Cohosh

1 cup Golden Seal 

 

Mix herbs well and store in jar out of direct sun.  Bring water to a boil, and then add 2 Tlbs. Let steep for 20 minutes.  Cool and strain into separate container.  May heat just a little to luke warm, using dropper put into infected ear for up to seven days.  Rub the ear, distributing the tea.  Add to food once a day.

LOVE THAT PET                                           

 

Herbs combined for animals as a vitamin supplement and also help keep fleas and ticks off.

 

Makes one gallon of dried herbs

 

1 cup Garlic

1 cup Kelp or Dulse

2 cups Dandelion Root

2 cups Parsley

 

Mix herbs well and put in gallon jar.  Keep out of direct sunlight.  When making the tea boil water then add 2 Tlbsp. of herbs and let steep for 20 minutes.  Let cool.  Strain into container and add to dry food.  Can do this once a day with there meal.  Store liquid tea made in refrigerator and heat up if necessary.

 

Bacon Flavored Dog Biscuit Treats
Homemade dog treats are fun to make and healthier than many of the store-bought versions.

I N G R E D I E N T S
Yield: 40 dog biscuits

5 cups Whole wheat flour
1 cup Milk
2 Eggs
10 tablespoon Vegetable oil or bacon fat
1 pinch Onion or garlic powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Cold water
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil to grease pan

I N S T R U C T I O N S
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease cookie sheets.

Mix all ingredients well. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into two-inch balls. Bake biscuits at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let them cool, then store in an airtight container. 

Dog Treats
Mix together
3 1/2 cup unbleached flour,
2 cup whole wheat flour,
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup skim milk powder
1 tablespoon (or 1 package) dry yeast
3 1/2 cups lukewarm chicken or meat broth

Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm chicken or meat broth. The richer this broth is, the better your dog will like the biscuits. Let yeast broth mixture set 10 min. Then stir in flour mixture. Roll resulting dough out 1/4" thick. Cut dog biscuit shapes from dough or roll and cut slices.  Brush biscuits with egg wash. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 300* for 45 min. Then turn off oven and leave in overnight to finish hardening. Makes 60 medium-sized biscuits.

Storing Dog Treats
In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies.  That being said, there are two main variables that determine storage time - the amount and type of fat in the recipe and your local weather conditions.  If your recipe uses fats such as butter, or meat bits or juices then it will be more prone to rancidity than a recipe that uses some vegetable oil or shortening.  Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates. 

Refrigeration and Freezing - Refrigeration will prolong the life of more fragile dog treats. Make sure to store in a tightly sealed container or zip lock bag.  You can also freeze most treats in zip lock freezer bags.  Allow thawing completely before use.

 

 

Ten Most common Poisonous Plants

 

Marijuana
Ingestion of Cannabis sativa by companion animals can result in depression of the central nervous system and incoordination, as well as vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, increased heart rate, and even seizures and coma.

Sago Palm
All parts of Cycas Revoluta are poisonous, but the seeds or “nuts” contain the largest amount of toxin. The ingestion of just one or two seeds can result in very serious effects, which include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures and liver failure.

Lilies
Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic to cats. While the poisonous component has not yet been identified, it is clear that with even ingestions of very small amounts of the plant, severe kidney damage could result.

Tulip/Narcissus bulbs
The bulb portions of Tulipa/Narcissus spp. contain toxins that can cause intense gastrointestinal irritation, drooling, loss of appetite, depression of the central nervous system, convulsions and cardiac abnormalities.

Azalea/Rhododendron
Members of the Rhododenron spp. contain substances known as grayantoxins, which can produce vomiting, drooling, diarrhea, weakness and depression of the central nervous system in animals. Severe azalea poisoning could ultimately lead to coma and death from cardiovascular collapse.

Oleander
All parts of Nerium oleander are considered to be toxic, as they contain cardiac glycosides that have the potential to cause serious effects—including gastrointestinal tract irritation, abnormal heart function, hypothermia and even death.

Castor Bean
The poisonous principle in Ricinus communis is ricin, a highly toxic protein that can produce severe abdominal pain, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, weakness and loss of appetite. Severe cases of poisoning can result in dehydration, muscle twitching, tremors, seizures, coma and death.

Cyclamen
Cylamen species contain cyclamine, but the highest concentration of this toxic component is typically located in the root portion of the plant. If consumed, Cylamen can produce significant gastrointestinal irritation, including intense vomiting. Fatalities have also been reported in some cases.

Kalanchoe
This plant contains components that can produce gastrointestinal irritation, as well as those that are toxic to the heart, and can seriously affect cardiac rhythm and rate.

Yew
Taxus spp. contains a toxic component known as taxine, which causes central nervous system effects such as trembling, incoordination, and difficulty breathing. It can also cause significant gastrointestinal irritation and cardiac failure, which can result in death.

Ask the APCC Archive - People Food

 

- Avocado
- Almonds
- Anise oil
- Brazil nuts
- Canned tuna
- Carob chips
- Cheese
- Chocolate
- Cocoa Powder
- Coriander and parsley
- Corn
- Cucumber
- Cranberries
- Deer meat
- Eggs
Food coloring
- French fries
- Garlic
- Grapes
- Grapeseed oil 

- Grease
- Green Tea
- Lemon seeds
- Luncheon meat
- Milk
- Orange
- Pepper 
- Popcorn
- Potatoes
- Pretzels
- Shrimp
- Spices
- Spinach
- Steak Fat
- Sweeteners
- Tomatoes
- Turkey
- Water, filtered
- Watermelon
- Wine
- Yogurt 
- Zucchini

For additional helpful information on pet poison prevention, please visit APCC online

          NEVER TAKE A CHANCE ON YOUR PETS HEALTH

 

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home remedies that you would like to share.  

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