Help! My boyfriend is a flirt

If your boyfriend is a flirt, you most likely knew it when you met him. What do you do to master this habit? The answer may surprise you, but the answer is nothing. You have to learn to live with it or let it go. Chances are, if you get too attached to a flirting man, he will just go to greener pastures, where he can be more himself.

For example, I used to be a cocktail waitress, so I have observed men in their worst behavior. Many times, the waitress is encouraged to test her high paying customers, and many times, I did just that. I also flirted for tips. I’ve seen men take off their wedding rings, turn off cell phones and put them away, and flatly lie about their girlfriends or wives, even if they’re at the bar with them. I have been swiped business cards with credit cards in hopes of being able to call one of these garbage bags. I never called any of them. I knew they weren’t serious and I’m one of those strange women who really respects the bond of a relationship.

Men and women tend to get a little stupid when it comes to alcohol. I always used the bar as my safety net. However, not all women are like me. Not all women care if your man is in a relationship. This is what I noticed in the differences between the good guys who flirt and the dirty ones who want to cheat.

Some guys like to be tied up on a short leash. Not the flirting. Flirting should be kept in check, but you need plenty of room to roam. Many times a good guy will flirt with the waitress or bartender because he knows it’s like flirting with a stripper. Your attention is pleasant as long as you tip properly. You have to wonder how this makes you feel. How about the fact that you are giving your money to a total stranger? A beautiful, often exotic and sexy stranger. Instead of seeing it as a huge blow to your relationship. Look at it from a healthier perspective. Your guy needs to feel sexy, and if he goes out and spends his money on it, and he has the money to spend it, then you might consider that a version of therapy for him.

Men want attention in the same way as women. They long for someone to tell them how sexy they are. They long for someone to lavish them with attention, even if the attention is not lasting. You have to wonder if you’re providing that, and if not, expect him to go out there and find someone who will, even if it’s just for a second.

Also, before you think he’s a total cheater, most guys aren’t cheats. In fact, men become fond of women very easily. Especially when they are in a relationship. They generally don’t cheat. In fact, most men, if you approach them to get on with someone they’ve been flirting with, they will flinch. The idea of ​​being with someone new is exciting, but men make sense. If they have something nice with you, they won’t leave it for a stranger.

The best way to capture a guy with a wandering eye is to let your eye wander with his.

For example, my boyfriend and I were having coffee. A beautiful young blonde was in line behind us. I saw my boyfriend shuffle his feet and look away like he didn’t want to be caught staring at her. I whispered in her ear that she was extremely beautiful and I saw her too. Instantly, he calmed down and didn’t turn to look at her again. I gave what I was thinking a name and it calmed down.

My boyfriend is extremely attractive and I have seen women flirt with him right in front of me. What should I do? I flirt with the woman who is flirting with my man. This can really throw some of the ill-intentioned women out of your way. Basically, if you join forces with the woman who is flirting, you have a better chance of keeping your man close. If you complain and act jealous, he is sure to go astray. Act like it doesn’t bother you. Trust your boyfriend unless he gives you a reason not to. Like women, men also like a little attention. As long as the attention is harmless, give your guy the benefit of the doubt and let him feel like a stud from time to time.

The other side of the coin is the bag of land. They are out there and are actually quite easy to spot. In my next article I will discuss the warning signs of a bag of dirt.

Coon Hounds Hunt: What are competitive Coon hunts?

Hunting for hunting dogs comes in two forms. The first is hunting for pleasure, this is when you go out with friends and hunt just for fun. The second type is competitive raccoon hunting. Today I am going to talk to you about the second type.

Competition raccoon hunting is a structured hunt where you compete for prizes. They go hunting in groups, called “sets”, made up of four dogs. Each dog will have a guide (that’s you). Also, in each cast, there will be someone who is designated as a “guide.” The guide is responsible for providing a place to hunt for raccoons. They will also give you information about the layout of the terrain such as streams, hills, etc.

There will also be a cast member who will be appointed as a “judge.” The judge is responsible for keeping a record of the scores of all hunting dogs on the score card. The judges also help resolve any disputes that may arise. Sometimes the judge and the guide will be the same person. On larger hunts, such as World Hunt, judges and guides can be “no-hunt guides” or “no-hunt judges.” This means that your only point of interest is the designated job. This helps keep raccoon hunting fair from the big competition.

Now that you know how competing raccoon hunts are organized, let’s talk about how the scoring system works. Dogs are graded in two categories. These categories are “strike” and “tree”. The first dog to hit a track letting out a yell and being called out by its handler would receive the “first hit” and the most points. This is repeated in all 4 points. Each position receives a little less than the previous one. The next category is “tree”. This is handled in the same process, but this time when the coon hound misses a location and switches to the faster “tree bark”. For most raccoon hounds, the bark of the tree is a “chop”, however there are also some screaming-mouthed tree dogs.

The amount of points awarded for each category is different for each record. Most coon dog registries award 100, 75, 50 and 25 points respectively for each position in both categories. However, the United Kennel Club awards 125, 75, 50 and 25 points in the “tree” category. The Professional Kennel Club has a time limit for points in the tree where each position is closed after a disclosed period of time. Also, the coon hound must remain wooded for 5 minutes before the cast can enter and mark the tree.

Ok, now that you know how the molds and the scoring system work, I’m going to talk about how you score trees. Once you enter the tree, all the hunting dogs are on a leash. Once all the coon dogs are tethered from the tree, a clock is started and all the cast members will begin searching the tree for a raccoon. Most records allow 8-10 minutes to search the tree for a raccoon. If a raccoon is found, the tree is scored “plus”. This is what you want, obviously. If it is obvious that there is no raccoon, the tree is scored as “less”, as you would expect, this is not good. If no raccoon is found, but there is a chance there is one there, the tree is scored as a “circle.” Circle points only count when it is a tiebreaker. Examples of circular trees would be hollow trees or bushy trees. You will see many circular trees during the summer hunting season.

Now, you should be off to a good start in understanding competitive raccoon hunting. Now, grab your favorite raccoon dog and head to the nearest competitive hunt and try your luck.

How to deal with rats

Rats have existed with mankind since the beginning of time. We are told that no one is further from a rat than two meters at any given time. I don’t think that’s necessarily true, however there are a lot of rats out there.

There are apparently 60 species of rats in the world. The smallest is about four inches long and the largest is called the Bosavi woolly rat that weighs more than three pounds, about the size of a cat.

Rats are not your “simple” animal, they are very intelligent. This is proven by the fact that they are used to sniff out gunpowder and are very clever at solving puzzles and can figure out how to get around mazes.

17 species of rats are known to transmit deadly diseases to humanity: Weal’s disease, the plague, viral hemorrhagic fever and Q fever. Rats do not sleep much and most of their activity takes place during the hours of darkness. .

Besides me, the enemies of the rats are many; cats, foxes, dogs, snakes, large birds like hawks, hawks, kites, and of course the owl.

I have no experience catching rats in a house, because to my knowledge I have never lived in a house with rats. However, my sister, who lives in Washington, had a neighbor who had a stray python in the house that lived on rats. You could try it if you want, I would rather not because it could eat you up one day.

My serious rat hunting days started three years ago (2017) when rats eat all my beet and apple crops on my plot. I knew they were close because I used to see them running on occasion. I didn’t think about that, just a few rats. How wrong I was:

2018 I caught 53

2019 I caught 84

One night in 2019 I caught two young men in a trap (blades, are they?). I also caught a very large slug.

This year, 2020, I have only caught two so far. The reason, I think, is that my plot has been flooded for almost two months at the beginning of the year and they have either drowned or moved out for the time being, however I saw one the other day. So they are back, but so am I.

So how do I catch them? Well, first of all, I don’t use any kind of poison. I think that’s not safe and it takes three to four days for the rat to die. When you poison a rat, it will hide somewhere and die, and then there is a chance that something will come and eat it and that animal will also die. So by using poison, you lose control of what happens and could be responsible for two or three very painful deaths.

I use rat traps, the wooded ones, not the plastic ones because they break in the sun. The bait I use is peanut butter, I find it better because the rat has to spend some time under the spring licking the bait. I always wear gloves when handling traps, the reason is to keep my scent out of the trap.

Rats, like us, are very attentive, but also like us, they are creatures of habit. I take advantage of that fact in the following way.

I have five traps and bait them every day, but I don’t set the trap. What I want is for the rat to get used to biting the hook. So every three days, I set one of the traps and I always catch a rat.

People always know what I do with the dead rat, why don’t I know. Although it is interesting, because it shows other animal behavior.

Like I said I always wear gloves so when I have a rat to get rid of I put the gloves on and lead the rat in the trap to open ground in my plot and drop the rat on the ground and go have a cup of coffee to wait for what happens next.

All of this takes place between four and four thirty in the afternoon – as I’m sitting in my chair, a red kite appears in the sky, spins around, and then swoops down, picks up the dead rat, and flies over the nearby trees. . This has been going on for the past few years, summer and winter.

So to catch rats, you need: rat traps, peanut butter, gloves, patience, and a routine.

Hyper attachment: a symptom of separation anxiety in dogs

Hyper attachment in dogs is the most common problem among puppies and older dogs. This article describes the causes, symptoms, and solutions for hyper-attached dogs.

What Causes Hyper Attachment in Dogs??

Dogs can develop hyper attachment problems for a number of reasons. Dogs that have deficits in their sensory perception, such as sight and hearing, are likely to develop hyper attachment. Attachment problems are also common in puppies that have been adopted from a shelter. These dogs become overly attached to their owner if they have been abandoned or traumatized prior to adoption. Therefore, they often require increased care and sensitivity.

What are the symptoms of hyper attachment?

Dogs that suffer from attachment problems are often called Velcro dogs, because they are always glued to their owners’ sides. Hyper-attached dogs show signs of nervousness and anxiety when they cannot be around their owners. Dogs are often too attached to one member of the household. You can test this by having all the family members in one room, then observing the behavior of the dogs when each person leaves. If the dog gets up to follow you, or is restless while a person is away, it is probably too attached to that person. Hyper-attached dogs often suffer from dog separation anxiety as well. This behavior is a reliable indicator of separation anxiety because it can be seen while you are at home, while something like barking while you are away is more difficult to detect.

What can I do with Hyper Attachment?

Hyper attachment in dogs can be treated with some specific training exercises. These drills may include desensitization and counter-conditioning. One exercise is “Steps”. It is useful for puppies and older dogs. Start by making your dog sit. So, take a step away. Reward the dog for staying and being calm. As you repeat the exercise, keep walking away until you are out of sight. Stay out of sight for a few seconds, then go back and treat your dog. If your dog is nervous, wait for him to calm down before giving him a treat. Never reward anxious behavior. Gradually increase the time and distance so that you can put your dog in another room away from you without any change in his behavior.

Meeting the poodle

Knowing your dog starts with knowing his breed, and that includes getting a better idea about his appearance, personality, and health requirements. Here’s what you need to know about the poodle:

The Poodle is considered one of the most intelligent dogs in the world. Also, this breed is exceptionally easy to train. What many people don’t know is that the Poodle has been around for centuries, originally being a large dog used for hunting. The exact origin is controversial, some historians believe that this breed comes from Germany, while others believe that it comes from Denmark, France, or even Piedmont. Regardless, the French are now considered the official claim of fame regarding this breed, which is why the dog is sometimes referred to as the “French Poodle.”

The poodle, who is a descendant of the water dog and the bearded Hungarian, loves water. Therefore, the actual name is a derivative of the German word “Pudel, which translates to“ one who plays in the water. ”With exceptional swimming and retrieval abilities, this breed was at one time used to hunt for waterfowl. For swimming, the hunters would trim the coat, leaving only hair around the legs as environmental protection, today we still see the poodle trimmed in this traditional way.

Realizing how smart the Poodle was, the French began to use the breed to perform in the circus, further leading to popularity. The large standard poodle eventually became what we see most today as the miniature poodle and the toy poodle. Note that the standard variety is still available, although it is not as popular for a pet. In addition to great family additions, the Poodle makes a great show dog and an artist. When displaying, all three varieties are scored equally.

The standard poodle is the largest of the three varieties, followed by the miniature version and then the toy version. All three are graceful, lively, and graceful. The Poodle is also the same shape, only different based on size. This breed is also part of many hybrids including Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel and Poodle) and the latter, Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever and Poodle).

Physical appearance

All poodles have long, flat and wide ears. The eyes are almond-shaped and the face generally has an alert expression. In this particular breed, you will find that the head is slightly rounded and the teeth have a scissor bite. The Poodle’s feet are oval and webbed, making it a powerful swimmer. Depending on the owner, some will have their tails docked and dew claws removed.

A great benefit of owning a poodle is that this dog does not molt. Therefore, people with allergies, respiratory problems, or even people with a disability who would find it difficult to clean up after a dog would love to own this breed. The hair of the Poodle is another important aspect. The hair is curly and therefore needs to be brushed and cut at regular times.

Typically a poodle would be a color like brown, black, white, blue, apricot, or gray, but you will also find partial colors, sometimes referred to as “ghost colors,” which means black and red markings. While the hair on the Poodle’s body is frizzy, your dog’s ears may be curled or straight. When you visit a dog groomer, you will find that there are many different grooming options. However, for display purposes, only three cuts are accepted. These include:

1. Puppy clip

2. Continental (Lion Clip)

3. English saddle clip

If you plan on using your Poodle as a working dog and not as a show dog, then you can choose whatever clip you like. However, most of the time, the hair will be kept short as a means of reducing tangles and water remaining on the animal if it is used for fishing or hunting. Unfortunately, if a Poodle is not properly cut, the hair can cause serious problems. As the hair grows, it begins to curl. When this happens, it can pull on the skin and cause injuries, sores, infections, etc. At this point, the only solution is to shave the coat completely.

To give you an idea of ​​size, the original standard poodle would measure more than 15 inches at the withers, the miniature poodle 11-14 inches, and the toy less than 11 inches. Additionally, a Toy Poodle must weigh 10 pounds or less to qualify for this class. Note that the FCI and AKC have slightly different regulations, so you’ll need to closely follow the one you want to wear for the show.

Temperament and personality

The Poodle is an exceptionally bright dog. The breed is active and alert, affectionate and loyal. Also, the Poodle does very well with children if he socializes when young and, in most cases, handles other animals quite well. This particular breed will often go out of its way to please its master and is often a one-person type dog. Although the Poodle is typically gentle, he can get bored and mischievous. Therefore, it is important to exercise your pet and have a good time playing.

You will also find that the Poodle is a sensitive dog. In fact, when you are caught chewing on something or getting into something that he or she is not supposed to be in, you may even notice slight embarrassment. This breed is comical and makes a great watchdog. The only thing to remember is that if you find your particular Poodle to be a bit nervous, proper training and socialization will dramatically reduce the risk of fading. Then if you have younger children, you will need to teach them how to respect this breed, that is, not to sit on the dog and not to pull the ears or tail, etc.

Health

Poodles often have overactive tear ducts, which means they have brown streaks running down the eye area. Sometimes keeping the eye clean with a cotton ball moistened with water is sufficient, but if you find the problem to be constant, your vet may prefer to look for an obstruction, which can be corrected. So, as mentioned, it is imperative for a Poodle to be properly cared for. When purchasing this breed, the expense and time associated with grooming should be considered.

Most poodles will live between the ages of 14 and 16. Although it is normally a healthy breed, you should be aware that there are some health risks, which vary by variety. For example, things like entropion, cataracts, intervertebral disc degeneration, epilepsy, Legg-Perthes, progressive retinal atrophy, patella luxation, urolithiasis, and trichiasis are all possibilities for the miniature and toy poodle.

Then for the standard poodle, the risks mentioned above exist along with a small potential for canine hip dysplasia, Addison’s disease, gastric torsion, sebaceous adenitis, and Von Willebrand’s disease, an inherited protein deficiency. In addition, all varieties of the breed are predisposed to mammary tumors. With good care and regular checkups, a poodle should live a long and healthy life.

Does the cat leave wet spots around it? – Main causes of feline incontinence

An incontinent cat cannot control his urination. The cat may leak urine or leave wet spots in an area where it has been sleeping. Feline incontinence is often an unknown problem, and there can be many things that cause it. Below are some of the main causes of feline incontinence.

Cause 1: The most common reason is lower urinary tract disease. This disease will often cause the urge to urinate frequently and could cause your cat to not be able to get to the litter box in time.

Cause 2: If your cat has had frequent urinary problems, the bladder may have scarring. This will prevent it from expanding to hold more urine, leading to more frequent emptying of the bladder.

Cause 3: Bladder stones can cause a blockage in your cat’s urethra. This will make it impossible for the cat to completely empty its bladder. The pressure when the bladder fills with urine may expel some of it. If you suspect you have this problem, take your cat to the vet immediately, as it can be fatal within a day or two.

Cause 4: A weakening of the urinary sphincter will often cause feline incontinence. It does not occur very often in cats, but it does occur occasionally in spayed cats. This is especially true if the cat is overweight. It is often the result of hormones and usually develops later in life.

Cause 5: Diabetes can often cause incontinence in cats. A cat that is diabetic will often drink much more water than usual, because the disease will make the cat thirsty. It does this to help the cat eliminate excess sugar from the body. Unfortunately, this will also make the cat urinate more often. They may have trouble getting to the litter box on time.

Cause 6: Simple old age can lead to incontinence in your cat. The bladder muscles can weaken, making your cat unable to hold urine.

Never ignore cats who must be let out to relieve themselves. The reason is that when you hold water, this puts additional pressure on the kidneys and bladder and can lead to loss of bladder control. Lastly, keep your cat’s immune system in tip-top shape by following healthy nutrition (organic when possible) and providing plenty of exercise, fresh air, and love.

How to Select a Reputable Pet Store

Pet stores are one-stop-shops for buying a dog, cat, fish, bird, or smaller animal, in addition to their food, treats, toys, and supplies. When choosing a store, animal lovers should ensure that it matches their specific needs. They should take the time to research local retailers in the area with positive reviews. Also, here are some features to consider when looking for a successful pet store.

Adoption conditions and available services

Pet stores vary in size and products offered. Some may only sell items for small animals such as gerbils, lizards, birds, and fish. Check the websites of the companies of your interest and call them with specific questions before making the trip. If a pet requires a specific brand of food, especially one recommended by a veterinarian, does the store sell it? Can you order it? If not, move on to other options.

Animal appearance

A high-quality pet store must prioritize keeping its animals healthy, alert, and happy. As you walk through the store, do the animals look clean, well fed, active, and enthusiastic? When looking to adopt, the environment should be spacious, clean, and odor-free. None of the living areas should be restrictive or overcrowded; All dogs or cats should live in a spacious, hygienic and healthy area. Before buying a four-legged friend, confirm that he does not have any disease or other health problems.

Friendly and informative staff members

Services provided by business owners and staff should be courteous and informative. Guests should be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable employees who are there to help and answer questions. They should be prepared to answer any questions about animals available for adoption or the status of current pets. At the same time, employees need to be able to recognize that when a guest’s pet is sick or injured, they should speak to a veterinarian or medical professional.

A local store that cares

Investing in a local retailer that is located in the neighborhood is an investment in the community and a convenient solution. Going to a local supply source makes it easy to stock essential items like food, hygiene products, and training tools. In addition to convenience, a good store must be profitable. Find a business that sells quality items at competitive prices.

Selecting a pet store doesn’t have to be an exhaustive and time-consuming process. Look for one that is clean and bright, shows clear affection and deep knowledge of your animals, and offers a variety of products and services.

Adoption of a wild Mustang: pros and cons

Learn why you should or shouldn’t consider adopting a wild Mustang

When Spanish explorers of centuries past first came to the western half of the Americas in search of gold and other valuables, they brought horses with them to facilitate their travels. As time passed, some of the horses escaped and created a new breed of horse known as a wild mustang.

Over time, other Spanish horses as well as cattle ranchers ‘and farmers’ horses would break loose and end up breeding with the mustangs and creating herds of these animals. In the 1800s, there were more than 2 million wild horses thriving in wilderness across the West, but unfortunately they were hunted for military use, pet food, and to prevent them from eating the foods that ranchers wanted for their own horses and won. They were hunted to the point of near extinction and today fewer than 25,000 of them are still in the wild.

Because of this, in 1971, the United States government passed the Wild Horses and Donkeys in the Wild Act in an effort to protect this dying breed of horse. They later amended this law to allow the mustang raid and allow people to adopt a mustang as a pet. If you are interested in adopting a mustang as a pet, there are a few things to consider before deciding that a mustang is the right pet for you. Below are some of the pros and cons of adopting and caring for a wild mustang as a pet. You will notice that there are more and greater disadvantages in the adaptation of this animal than with many others.

What is your level of patience? To properly care for a pet mustang, you will need to realize that until now it was really wild. Because of this, it will not be as easy to break as a captive-born domesticated horse. You will need to learn or possess the skills necessary to convince the Mustang that you are not going to hurt you and that you have your best interests in mind. If you have a lower tolerance threshold, you may want to adopt a younger mustang as it will be easier to train than an adult.

If you don’t have a horse yet or at least don’t have some knowledge about horses, you will have to think hard before adopting a mustang. Many people think they are helping when they adopt one without knowing much about horses. Below you will find information about the requirements to adopt a mustang. It would actually be a disservice to the Mustang if it has an owner who doesn’t know what they’re getting into.

Do you have time to train the wild mustang? You must realize that there is a very small chance that you will be able to ride your pet mustang during the first year of adoption. You will have to work very hard to properly break up the horse and acclimatize it to human interaction. Because of this, it will take a long time for the horse to “get ready.” So if you are thinking of adopting a horse, you can ride it tomorrow; wild mustangs are not a good choice for you.

Are you ready for the surprise of a new foal? There is the possibility that a wild mustang adopted less than 11 months after being captured may be pregnant, so be prepared for this surprise, as well as for the attitude that will accompany the pregnant mare.

Do you have the proper knowledge and facilities to care for your injured or sick pet? These horses will be recently captured and therefore will be much more likely to become ill or suffer prior injuries than horses born in captivity. Therefore, it is imperative that you have medical knowledge in horse care or that you have the ability to hire someone who does, to facilitate any unforeseen illness or injury that may arise.

These are just a few of the drawbacks that come with adopting a mustang as a pet. Some of the advantages of adoption are that wild mustangs are a testament to the beauty of nature and undoubtedly these horses with proper training can exceed the expectations of even captive-bred horses. They are naturally strong, smart and mischievous and are to be admired for their benefits as well as their blemishes. Not only will you earn a friend when you adopt a wild mustang, but you will also help preserve a part of the Old West.

Labrador puppies for the family

When you are looking to buy Labrador puppies, you need to know certain things about the breed. This will help you choose the right Lab puppy and also help you decide if this is the dog for you. The first important thing is to investigate the appearance of the dog, how it should look and how it should behave. These are important to keep in mind when selecting your puppy.

The typical breed characteristics of loving kindness and devotion are true for many Labradors, but not for all. Some Labradors can be aggressive and dominant, it all comes down to how they were raised and socialized. Choosing the right breeder is just as important as choosing the right Labrador puppies. Otherwise, you may have a puppy that will grow up with a temperament you didn’t expect and health problems that will put a big hole in your pocket.

When shopping at a pet store, you will not be able to see the parents of Labrador puppies on sale. This is already an obstacle to choosing the right Labrador puppy. Puppies in pet stores are often not properly socialized because they are taken from their mothers too young. Pet stores can’t answer everything about a puppy’s ancestry – for example, were there hip problems three or four generations ago?

You also cannot observe the puppy in its natural environment, with its mother and brothers and sisters. A good breeder will be able to provide you with all the certificates you request without hesitation. This may seem like a big deal, but what you want is a puppy that grows into a healthy dog. Otherwise, you could have a puppy that grows up with hip problems, eye problems, and other health problems.

X-rays are not proof of the Labrador puppy’s hip health or the health of its parents. OFA certificates are. You should know that sometimes non-certified breeders would use X-rays to check the health of their dogs. Be careful with these breeders, they are likely to have too many litters in a year or at any time. Ideally, a breeder should only have one litter at a time to better focus on the puppies.

If the breeder tells you that he makes a lot of money selling puppies, keep in mind that he may have a puppy mill on his hands. Labrador puppies need to grow into healthy and active Labradors who love being outdoors and participating in many activities. If your puppy is calm or inactive then you know something is wrong, Labradors are more playful and energetic as puppies. The money and extra time you invest in choosing the right Labrador puppies could save you a lot of money down the road.

Great Ways to Use Essential Oils for Your Dog

Here are some simple ways to prevent health problems for your dog. Essential oil products made by Young Living are natural ways to promote health, naturally prevent pests, and help stop tooth decay. Please note that not all essential oil brands are processed to Young Living standards, and if you use other brands you may not receive the benefits and may be causing harm to your pet.

I am a dog breeder and I can test essential oils and then see the results. I have attended many classes, read numerous books, listened to countless podcasts on essential oils. I have had the pleasure of speaking with some holistic vets who use essential oils. I tried the suggested apps and found out first-hand if the remedies are good solutions.

These solutions contain many benefits without the expensive veterinary costs or side effects of artificial products. These are some of the Young Living products that I have tried. The results have exceeded my expectations. One huge benefit is that I am no longer applying unnecessary poisons to my dogs or adsorbing the poisons myself.

Purification is an essential oil blend made by Young Living and is wonderful for cleaning dogs’ ears. Put a drop of purification in the palm of your hand, rub the end of a cotton swab into the drop, and then wipe your dog’s ear. Repeat the process with a new end of a cotton swab for the other ear. Repeat every day until the swab is free of residue. Kill ear mites instantly. Dr. Melissa Shelton, DVM has conducted tests and witnessed the death of ear mites when she applied the purification on the microscope slide. Diffused or sprayed purification on your bedding kills pests, disinfects, and keeps your home bug-free without using harmful chemicals.

Lavender is a natural solution for tears. Once a day, put a drop in the palm of your hand and then use your index finger to apply the drop by rubbing your finger over the upper bridge of your dog’s nose just below his eyes. Lavender unblocks the eye ducts and kills bacteria caused by tearing.

I have a couple of dogs with eye injuries from hunting, interacting with other pets, or other issues. Dr. Melissa Shelton, DVM told me about a dog who was a last chance candidate with an eye problem. He used lavender mixed with water and was having success in solving the eye problem. I mixed a solution of 8 drops of lavender in 8 ounces of steam distilled water and a packet of usp grade sodium chloride / baking soda. The package is ½ tsp. Usp grade sodium chloride / sodium bicarbonate can be purchased at Walgreen’s or online; It is used for the Neti Pot sinus rinse. It is an emulsifier and prevents the solution from separating as oil and water do not mix. The solution should be shaken each time before use if you do not use an emulsifier. The mixture is similar to eye wash solutions used on humans. Put the mixture in a glass spray bottle. Spray the solution 2-3 times on the affected eye once a day and watch the healing begin.

Curly, our English Springer’s eye was extremely large due to a hunting accident that occurred in 2006 at the age of 8. The eye was getting bigger and looked like it was about to explode. He was sure he would need surgery and could lose his eye. I started using the solution and her eye returned to its normal size and the cataract is getting smaller. That is incredible.

This solution repels pests, alleviates skin problems and softens the coat. It also soothes your muscles. Mix 1 drop of lavender and 1 drop of peppermint in 1 ounce of steam distilled water. Next, add one drop of Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base as an emulsifier to 6 ounces of water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution weekly or as needed and then massage your dog’s spine with your fingers. Your dog will love this routine.

Thieves, another blend made by Young Living, is great for helping prevent tooth decay. In a 4-ounce glass spray bottle, I mix 2 drops of thieves with 1 ounce of steam distilled water. I use the solution every night to spray my dog’s gums and upper teeth. Raise the upper lip on either side of your dog’s mouth and spray the solution over the teeth. Thieves kill the bacteria that cause cavities. Thieves strengthens your dog’s immune system, it is a natural antibiotic. Antibiotics made from drugs kill both good and bad bacteria. You will need to restore the good bacteria with probiotics like Life 5, yogurt, kefir, etc. if you use artificial antibiotics. The crooks solution is a cheaper, easier, and healthier method of brushing your teeth daily or taking your dog to the vet for the recommended 6-month dental cleaning.

Get started by reading the labels and then searching for the ingredients on your computer in the browser’s search bar. I use Young Living Animal Scent Shampoo to bathe my animals. It has essential oils that clean and repel pests without the harmful side effects of other pet shampoos. It does not contain any cancer-causing ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate found in most shampoos. It can be used as needed and not just once every 30 days as directed in most pet shampoos.

Another great Young Living product is Animal Scent Ointment. I’ve been using it to heal wounds. Hunting dogs receive nicks and cuts when hunting. I apply to her sores and her wounds heal faster. It is wonderful to apply after dew claw removal or tail docking. Speeds up the healing process and prevents infections. I apply the pomade on my cuticles at night as I need to wash my hands frequently; the ointment heals my dry hands faster than the other products I have used in the past. Also, there are no addicts.

Another featured product is Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner. I’ve been using it to clean my kennels. Mix 30 oz. water to 1 oz. Household cleaner thieves in a spray bottle and spray on the kennel. It kills germs, bacteria and is safe for dogs even if they lick their paws. I don’t need to take away their water or food, thieves is a natural product that is safe to ingest. I don’t need to rinse it or let it air dry. It doesn’t burn my lungs or irritate my skin. I take the dog out while spraying the solution; It has cinnamon in it and can be irritating to the eyes while the mist sets, which only takes a few seconds.

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The author offers information and opinions, not as a substitute for professional medical treatment, diagnosis or prevention. Consulting a veterinarian trained in the use of essential oils is recommended before taking any home remedy or supplement or after any treatment suggested by anyone. Your veterinarian can advise you on what is considered safe and effective for your animal’s unique needs or diagnose your animal’s particular medical history.