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Organ Meats for Pets

We read online that for good liver function for dogs its best to feed them Kidneys, hearts or liver.  Raw is best but we like to cook it up a little bit on the frying pan with Coconut Oil and then add a can of pumpkin (keep the inside mostly rare).  I priced it out and its much cheaper to make up a big fan full of organs for them and let them eat it for a week as opposed to buying the healthy bones or other packaged mini dinners.  Its just around $6 a week and the other treats are more like $21 – $40 a week!  It’s better for them to have 80% protein in their diet at this age and lots of dog foods – even natural ones are high in carbs.

I just read an article that said cats can have this too.  They don’t care for the pumpkin though and they do get lots of tuna juice and seafood juices so they are already spoiled but we plan to integrate more organ meats into their diets too.

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De-Skunking a pet

Image by Morris Vet Center
Image by Morris Vet Center

De-Skunking a pet

Mix these together to form a paste:

  • 1 Qt 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 tsp. liquid soap

Apply to Pet. (some people prefer to wet the pet down first)  Wash off.  Repeat if needed.

This works great on cats too – not just for dogs.

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Peace Lily – Poisonous to Pets

Sell Art OnlineAs Easter is approaching please keep in mind that Lily Plants/Flowers are Poisonous to pets!

The peace lily, also known as the Mauna Loa plant, contain insoluble crystals of calcium oxalate that are in bundles called raphites. Chewing or biting into the plant releases the crystals which penetrate tissue resulting in injury. When dogs or cats ingest peace lilies, clinical signs may be seen immediately and include pawing at face (secondary to oral pain), drooling, foaming, and vomiting. Moderate to severe swelling of the lips, tongue, oral cavity, and upper airway may also be seen, making it difficult to breathe or swallow.

The peace lily does NOT result in acute kidney failure when ingested, and is different from more dangerous types of lilies that cause kidney failure (e.g., Easter, day, Asiatic, Japanese show, Tiger lilies).

RESOURCES/LINKS:

Symptoms and Treatment {from the nest}

ASPCA site with Peace Lily information

24 Poisonous Plants to Pets

 

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