A few random things (and a recipe) I’ve learned along the way.
- Cats must have a grain free diet-period. Cats do not have the digestive enzymes necessary to digest grain. Unfortunately, grain is used in many brands because it is a cost effective filler. Wish I would have known this 30 years ago when I fed my first cat Meow Mix. She developed diabetes and I now know why….
- For dogs bothered by storms, fireworks, etc., Rescue Remedy is a wonderful solution. A household must have. This is the trade name from Bach flower remedies, but many companies have a “Rescue” formula- either flower based or homeopathic, they all work wonderfully. Put a few drops on their skin and watch them calm down. My dog Shama was petrified of thunder and lightning. A few minutes after receiving Rescue Remedy, she would fall asleep. Great product for kids too! For fussy babies, but a couple drops in their belly button.
- If you bath your dog at home, don’t use your human shampoo. A dog’s skin is a different pH than humans, so no matter what the cost of your fancy shampoo, it won’t be soothing for your dog’s skin.
Here is a recipe for dog treats- Izzy’s favorite!
2- 3.5 oz jars baby food meat
¼ C Nonfat Dry Milk
½ C Wheat Germ
Mix together, drop on greased baking sheet and bake 15 min at 350 degrees. Cool and store in refrigerator
(Izzy is my sweet girl, pictured at top. Cyn)