Aromatherapy for Pets

Written by Liz Santher

Pets can enjoyrepparttar therapeutic effects of aromatherapy as much as humans can. Aside from possibly eliminating bad odors and giving your pet a pleasant perfume, essential oils also serve many practical functions such as boosting your pet's immune system, fighting off bacteria and viruses, preventingrepparttar 137716 growth of yeasts and molds and repelling insects.

Aromatherapy is used by enthusiasts, groomers and pet salons to trea mild ailments such as skin inflammations, itchy skin ear infections, rashes, bad breath, flatulence and motions sickness. Psychologically, certain oils also have a calming or relaxing effect on animals. For example lavender oil not only helps kitties repel insects but it also makes them feel sleepy or content. Roman chamomile can be used to treat an ear infection as well as sootherepparttar 137717 nerves of a dog in pain.

Essential oils are also frequently used as home remedies. However before you attempt to use aromatherapy on your own pets, keep in mind that essential oils are always diluted before they are applied to a pet's skin or sprayed on their coat. Almond oil, olive oil and jojoba oil are common base oils to which a few drops ofrepparttar 137718 essential oil is added. Usually all that is needed is about one ounce ofrepparttar 137719 base oil combined with two to three drops ofrepparttar 137720 essential oil.

Essential oils can also be diluted in a spray bottle and misted ontorepparttar 137721 pet orrepparttar 137722 pet's bedding. You can simply dilute a few drops in distilled water or you can use water and a mixture of aloe, witch hazel or cider vinegar. The traditional recommendation is to use 20 to 30 drops of oil per eight ounces of liquid. Any less might not be effective and any more might be toxic torepparttar 137723 pet.

Puppy Housebreaking 101

Written by Chrissie Cole

Many people are hesitant to get a new puppy out of fear ofrepparttar housebreaking process. Whilerepparttar 137338 puppy housebreaking process can be consuming it doesn’t have to be hard if you followrepparttar 137339 tips we have outlined for you below.

Housebreaking your puppy is best started with puppies are six-sixteen weeks in age. When puppies are this young, they tend to go torepparttar 137340 bathroom predictably and frequently. The earlier you startrepparttar 137341 housebreaking process,repparttar 137342 happier you will be as a new dog owner!

The most important tip for successful puppy housebreaking is “Persistence isrepparttar 137343 key”.

1– First, you need to teach your puppy where you want him to go torepparttar 137344 bathroom. Your puppy will not know where to go if you don’t show him. Therefore, he won’t know if he went inrepparttar 137345 wrong spot. We suggest startingrepparttar 137346 housebreaking process outside. Many people tend to paper train and in essence you are makingrepparttar 137347 training process harder for you and may end having to retrain him.

2- Praise is essential inrepparttar 137348 puppy housebreaking process. It will make him feel more confident when you praise him with a treat or pat onrepparttar 137349 back for a job well done – not messing inrepparttar 137350 house! While mistakes can and will happen and you may get frustrated – it is very important to not punish your dog, yell or swat him if he has an accident inrepparttar 137351 house.

3- Be aware of your puppies eating and bathroom habits this will help you get him out side in time to prevent any accidents inrepparttar 137352 home. Puppies usually have to urinate upon waking up; don’t delay taking him outside upon starting his day. Puppies also defecate regularly after each meal – usually within twenty minutes from eating. Pay attention to your puppy, he will give you signals he has to go out but you have to be in tune with them. These signs include restless circling, squatting and sniffing.

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