Aromatherapy for Pets

Written by Liz Santher

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Oils can also be diluted in vodka or brandy and dabbed onrepparttar bottom ofrepparttar 137716 pet's paws or on an acupressure point such asrepparttar 137717 tips ofrepparttar 137718 ears. This isrepparttar 137719 technique to use if you are dealing with a panicky pet. Never feed your pet alcohol or essential oil directly.

Essential oils are also effective flea and tick repellents and are nearly as effective as sprays and powders that contain a lot of toxic chemicals. Oils such as peppermint, citronella, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, geranium, bay and myrrh have been components of herbal flea sprays and flea collars for many years. You can easily make your own flea and tick spray by combining about 25 drops of any of these oils into eight ounces of water. Shakerepparttar 137720 mixture well and spray it on your pet, being careful to shield its eyes from mist. This mixture can also be sprayed anywhere that you suspect there may be a breeding bug infestation.

When using essential oils it is also essential for you to remember that a dog or cat's sense of smell is much more acute than our own. Signs that an aromatherapy treatment is too overwhelming for your pet are tearing eyes, sneezing, pacing or whining. Cats may lick themselves excessively and dogs may rub their head onrepparttar 137721 ground in order to escaperepparttar 137722 smell. Many pets also have allergies to essential oils. For instance, chamomile is related torepparttar 137723 ragweed plant, which is a common allergen for both pets and humans. This is why it is so important to use a mild solution at first and use your powers of observationrepparttar 137724 first few times you use an essential oil mixture on a pet.

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Puppy Housebreaking 101

Written by Chrissie Cole

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Never carry your puppy outside! You should choose a command to signal him it is time to go outside and that should berepparttar command you always use – puppies like and need a routine that they will become familiar with. When he makes it outrepparttar 137338 door and does finish his business, praise him – puppies also love attention and affection, let him know he did a good job for his master!

4- Some days will be harder than others but if he makes a mistake inrepparttar 137339 house, try to ignore itrepparttar 137340 first time. Yelling at him or swatting him will only makerepparttar 137341 training process harder for you and your dog scared! Avoid negativity at all cost. Again, we know this might be hard after a day atrepparttar 137342 office and dealing withrepparttar 137343 kids but you will be thankful later!

5 – If you will be leaving your puppy alone for a couple of hours, barricade off a corner ofrepparttar 137344 house or use a dog crate but don’t just leave him free to roamrepparttar 137345 house! Puppies usually will not toiletrepparttar 137346 area in which they sleep.

Take your puppy outside right before putting him inrepparttar 137347 crate and then take him outside again immediately upon returning home. Don’t leave any water down onrepparttar 137348 floor while in this housebreaking process, if you are gone too long he may not be able to help it and have to go. Do make sure to leave him plenty of toys to keep him busy.

A crate can be a very helpful training tool for your dog while inrepparttar 137349 training process and not wanting to give him full reign ofrepparttar 137350 house just yet. This will happen over time. But remember along with bathroom accidents, puppies like to chew and they will chew anything in their path if they are able to reach it and you aren’t there to tell him “No!”

In closing, Praise your puppy and set him up on a routine,repparttar 137351 end result will be a happy dog and a happy dog lover!

Chrissie Cole The owner of Indulge Your Pet, - a site dedicated to providing information and resources for dog lovers, cat lovers and horse lovers. In addition we have a section for Pet Business Owners. Meet us on the Pet Lover Forums to chat with pet lovers!

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