Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Top Ten Ultimate Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets




learn more about hot weather safety tips for pets and how to keep your best friends protected.

As the weather warms up, it is essential to have a plan for our furry friends. Fortunately, these hot weather safety tips for pets provides a checklist for pet owners to factor in when spending time outdoors. Whether you are planning a beach getaway or a long weekend, make sure you are prepped for hot weather for all your family members. 

Top ten essential hot weather safety tips for pets


check out our top ten hot weather safety tips for pets for the ultimate protection.


1. Limit time outdoors

If it’s too warm for you to enjoy, then it’s definitely too warm for your best friend to enjoy. Consider enjoying the sunshine in increments or take breaks indoors. That way the entire family can enjoy their time outdoors.

2. Plan walks accordingly

It is important to plan your walks, that way you’re not walking at the hottest part of your day. For example, typically earlier in the morning and early evening are cooler times of day to walk. Further, consider shortening your walk to keep your pet from over-heating. If you have any concerns or questions, reach out to your veterinarian on the best course of action for your furry friends.

3. Stick to the shade

The pavement, asphalt, and sidewalks can heat up very quickly on a hot day. To illuminate this further ~ the asphalt can reach upwards of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. If you place your hand on the asphalt for 15 seconds and it is too warm for your hand, it is definitely too warm for your pet’s paws. Consider walking your dog in the grass or toss the ball in the shade. These are certainly beneficial hot weather safety tips for pets and humans alike!

4. Provide cool pet care accessories

If you are spending time with your furry friends outdoors, make sure to provide options as a way for your pets to keep cool. Consider a cooling vest for your pets, such as Ruffwear Cool Gear, or keep a portable misting fan with you when you are out. Also, the versatility of a cooling vest allows for multi-uses ranging from the beach to the trails while traveling.

5. Protect your pup’s paws

Paw protection is a must-do for your pets. Naturally, keeping your pup’s paws safe is essential for a happy and healthy pet! Consider dog booties, shoes, sox, or paw pad wax. Keep in mind, a paw pad wax is a great option for prevention but should be used as a supplement with a shoe or bootie. Bear in mind, every pet is different and might not initially take to wearing footwear.

6. Be wary of the sun and UV rays

Beware of exposing your furry friends to too much fun in the sun. Similarly, your pet’s safety is your top priority as a responsible pet owner, so protection is a key factor in exposure to UV rays. For instance, pet sunscreen might be a beneficial option for your pets with shorter fur. Consider talking with your veterinarian on the best course of action to keep your pet protected.

7. Hydration is essential for your furry friends

A critical point among these hot weather safety tips for pets of all kinds is access to water. Proper hydration is a critical component for the health and safety of our furry friends. In addition, consider supplying room temperature water as ice-cold water might be a bit hard on pet’s stomachs. Keeping water with you at all times allows for your pets to grab a drink even while on the go.

8. Pick pet-friendly activities during hot weather

Pets are family. Naturally, we want to be able to spend quality time with our furry friends during the summer months. Consider planning pet-friendly activities, such as lawn games, a family walk, or a dip in the pool. For instance, a dog pool gives your pup the opportunity to stay cool and hydrated while being outdoors with the family.

9. Provide a cool and relaxing pet-friendly home environment

As the temperatures rise, a relaxing pet-friendly home environment is a must-have for pet owners and their furry friends. In addition, consider keeping bowls of water in multiple rooms, as well as a proper circulation of cool airflow throughout your home. Essentially, a pet-friendly home should always have places for your pet to play, roam, and relax!

10. Never leave your pets in the car

The most important of these hot weather safety tips for pets is to never leave your pets in a hot car. When pets are left in the car, they can experience heat exhaustion, dehydration, heat stroke, or worse. If you would like your pet’s company throughout your day, check within your local community on pet-friendly accommodations. Further, by keeping your pet at home, they can experience quality pet enrichment in the comforts of your own home while you are away.

Hot weather safety tips for pets is essential for the well-being of our furry friends.


Hot weather safety tips for pets: safety measure for the entire family

Hot weather safety tips provide a resourceful guide for new and seasoned pet owners alike. By keeping cool, staying in the shade, limiting time outdoors, and providing hydration you are steps closer to a fun-filled family and pet-friendly summer season.


*Source: Trupanion Pet Insurance blog!

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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com & www.PamperedPetEssentials.com), and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps



Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Holland Becomes First Country Without Homeless Dogs!


Holland becomes the first country without homeless dogs and here’s how they did it . . . . 


Homelessness is a huge problem for animals all over the world. Even if it’s nearly impossible to count how many stray dogs there are, the World Health Organization estimates that about 200 million around the planet do not have a home. Sadly, it doesn’t seem the problem will be soon fixed. Therefore, a major part of those pups won’t have a home and a family.



Holland's Homeless Dogs



“This problem has escalated to the point where it would take decades of a concentrated spay-neuter program in a city like Houston to begin to reduce the numbers,” said Peter Zheutlin, a rescue dog advocate in the U.S. “The shelters are not often high priorities for governments either when they’ve got competing demands from the school department, the police department, the fire department, parks, sanitation. Who speaks for the dogs?”



Homeless and Hungry



However, surprisingly one country has beaten all the odds, becoming the first nation without homeless dogs. Over the last few years, Holland has been working hard to fix their stray dog problem and it finally paid off! And now the Netherlands has officially become the first country without stray dogs.

Let’s hope that other countries will follow their example. And here’s how they managed to deal with it.

Their first step was to implement a country-wide sterilization program.  Every dog that was brought it for sterilization was also given a medical exam and brought up-to-date on any vaccinations needed. This, too, was instrumental in cutting back on the spread of diseases like rabies.



Humane Trapping Program




Then, the authorities passed a new set of laws in order to improve the animals' rights and to protect their health. The Dutch government also raised taxes on store dogs to encourage people to rescue dogs from the shelter.

“Animals ~ and our entire society ~ need the animal police,” said Marianne Thieme, leader of the Party for the Animals. “There is a direct link between violence against animals and violence against humans.”



Rescued, Happy & Healthy




Now, more than 90 percent of the Dutch residents own a dog, having taken a million of them off the streets. It’s a happy ending for dogs in Holland and a happy ending for humans, too!





Source https://animalchannel.co; https://cheezburger.com



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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com & www.PamperedPetEssentials.com), and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps








Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Common Sense Ways to Protect Your Home Before Your Next Trip



Vacation Destination


Whether you’re taking that overdue summer vacation or traveling for business, an empty home can be an invitation to criminals. You might worry about other problems while you’re gone, such as a fire or plumbing issue. When you’re vacation planning, make some time to plan to keep your home safe. Here’s a checklist that can help you prep your home for a trip.

Make Your Home Look Occupied

If it appears as if someone is living in your home, it won’t be as inviting to burglars.
  • Have someone pick up your mail and newspaper or have them stopped while you’re gone. Or, arrange to have someone housesit (or petsit) in your absence!
  • Park your car inside the garage or have someone move the car occasionally. You could also ask a neighbor to park in your driveway.
  • Install motion-activated floodlights. Outdoor lighting is the enemy of thieves.
  • Arrange lawn care or snow removal while you’re gone.
  • Notify your home security company. In some communities, you can let the police know that you’ll be out of town.
  • Ask a neighbor to take your trash can out before garbage pickup and to take it up to your home after pickup.
  • Leave emergency numbers with the person who is watching your home.
  • Leave your window coverings as you normally would. Take a walk outside to see how they look.
  • Set a timer on your bedroom light that turns it on about an hour before you normally go to bed and then turns it off at your bedtime.

Shut Off Appliances and Plumbing

Flooding and electrical fires are a real possibility anytime, but when you’re away from home there’s no one to deal with the issue quickly. You can take precautions that increase home safety and give you peace of mind. Additionally, you’ll save money on your electric bill.
  • Set your thermostat to closer match the outside temperatures. Turn it up in the summer or lower it in the winter. You don’t want to completely turn it off, because it protects your furniture, artwork, and plants.
  • Turn off the water valves to your washer, dishwasher, toilet, and sinks, if possible.
  • If your water heater has a vacation mode, use it.
  • Unplug chargers, fans, small appliances and electronic devices.
  • If you do leave items plugged in, protect them by using a surge protector.

General Home Preparation

Home safety isn’t the only reason you should prepare your home for a vacation. Avoid coming home to a mess by planning ahead. When you get home, you just want to rest and get ready to get back to work. Make sure to prepare your home for an uncomplicated time when you get back:
  • Clean out your fridge. Get rid of any food that won’t last while you’re away.
  • Take out your trash. Go through your entire home to get trash from the bathroom and bedrooms.
  • Lock and secure all windows and doors. Check the basement, sunroom and outside buildings.
  • Run the dishwasher while you’re handling last-minute tasks. You don’t want to come home to a sink full of dirty dishes.
  • Check your washer to make sure you don’t leave behind a wet load while you’re away.

If you are a pet parent and you are hiring a pet sitter to care for your pets while you are away, ask them what other services may be included or just a small extra fee. Most pet sitters will help you with bringing in the mail, taking out any trash, rotating lights to make it look like the house is occupied, cleaning up any pet messes, and just keeping an eye on things in general!



Take Your Pet With You or Hire A Pet Sitter!


 Enjoy a Carefree Vacation
Alert your bank and credit card company with your travel plans to expect activity on your cards. As you get ready to walk out the door, go back through every room and double-check that you haven’t left anything undone.
You may not be able to prevent every catastrophe from happening while you’re away from home. However, you can adequately prepare for your trip and ensure peace of mind by doing what you can well in advance of your travels!

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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com & www.PamperedPetEssentials.com), and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps


Monday, July 29, 2019

Keeping Your Pets Safe During Summertime Heat Waves



Cool Dog In Pool


The massive heat wave that swept the U.S. from the East Coast to the Midwest last weekend may be over, but the danger hasn’t passed since weather pattern for the entire country looks to be hot, hot, hot!!! And, let's not forget about our European friends who are also experiencing extreme temps in their region. 

As thermometers remain high, pets are at risk for heat exhaustion if their internal temperature rises above normal. If it continues to climb, pets are in danger of experiencing heatstroke, which can lead to organ failure and death. 


Symptoms of heatstroke include:

• glazed eyes

• accelerated heart rate

• heavy panting

• excessive drooling

• red/purple gums or tongue

• vomiting

• lack of coordination

• seizures

• unconsciousness


The best way to prevent pets from overheating in the summer is by limiting their exposure time. Minimize outdoor exercise and restrict walks to early mornings or late evenings when temperatures are cooler. Pets should be kept inside as much as possible; when outside, make sure to supply plenty of water and shade. 


Indoor Kitty Staying Cool


If you suspect your pet is suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke, move the animal into an area with shade or air conditioning. Apply cool wet towels to their head, neck, and chest to help cool them down, and offer small amounts of tepid water so they won't drink too fast and get sick. Then contact your veterinarian or bring your pet to the nearest emergency clinic immediately. 



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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com & www.PamperedPetEssentials.com), and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

NEW! HolistaPet CBD Oil For Dogs, Cats & Horses!



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NEW to the Holistic Pets & Peeps family of holistic remedies for pets . . .



HolistaPet CBD Oil For Dogs, Cats & Horses ~ Potential Benefits of CBD for Pets


What is HolistaPet CBD Oil? ~ Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most highly researched compounds found in the industrial hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). This natural occurring cannabinoid is gaining more popularity over the past few years because of its potential benefits. Our CBD Oil For Dogs and our delicious CBD dog treats contain NO THC, are non-psychoactive and will NOT get your pet “High”.

HolistaPet believes that your pet’s health and comfort should always come first. They are dedicated to providing natural remedies to reduce your pet’s pain or discomfort without all the side effects of traditional prescription drugs. All products have been crafted to help aid in the relief of pain, inflammation, arthritis, digestive issues, allergies, skin problems, seizures, nausea, cancer, tumors, anxiety, and phobias. They wholeheartedly believe that consuming natural occurring superfoods can help lower the risk of certain illnesses and promote overall health and wellness while also encouraging a healthy appetite.

HolistaPet was founded by a group of health-conscious enthusiasts with over 25 years of combined experience in the organic food industry. They’ve been able to partner up with hemp farms in Colorado to produce some of the highest grade CBD pet products available on the market. 

As a result, they came out with a unique line of organic, plant-based CBD pet products. Their products contain only the best organic vegan ingredients. They are cruelty-free, non-GMO, gluten-free and dairy-free. They use only pure wholesome ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors.



CBD Oil for Dogs & Cats ~ Potential Uses ~ Research has shown that CBD may act as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antiemetic, antioxidant, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent. Therefore many of our customers are sharing their experience with CBD as a potential aid for many ailments including ~ pain & inflammation, nausea, stress & anxiety, skin conditions & allergies, and more. 








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CBD oil is a great way to ensure your horse receives a proper daily nutrition balance. Veterinarians nationwide are recommending HolistaPet CBD as the top holistic choice for helping promote a healthy life for your four-legged friend.




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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com & www.PamperedPetEssentials.com), and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps


Monday, July 22, 2019

Invite Freshness To Stay with YL Essential Oils!

There's no place like home . . . a clean home that is! Finding new ways to invigorate your cleaning routine with essential oils is a popular and well-loved topic. I'm always looking for reasons to reach for my oils and discover alternatives to harsh cleaning products to accomplish that desirable deep clean. Below I'm including a fantastic DIY bathroom scrub for you to try out!

Let's invite freshness into our homes together. 

You can use essential oils for household chores alongside other natural products like bicarbonate of soda, Castile soap, and vinegar. Not only do our essential oils provide an amazingly-fresh aroma ~ they also put the elbow-grease behind the cleaning with their naturally derived, plant-based ingredients.

Some great oils for cleaning include Lemon, Lime, Tea Tree, Lavender, Pine, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and the essential oil blends ~ Thieves and Purification. 


Try diffusing Lemongrass for an aroma that can inspire a sense of clarity and relaxation.

You can also add Lemongrass essential oil to your cleaning products, dish soap, and laundry!
Lemongrass essential oil will invigorate your senses with its bright, lemony scent!

This is a neat DIY recipe for a deep, sparkling clean that will leave your bathroom or kitchen smelling great!

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

INGREDIENTS
½ cup baking soda
2 caps of Thieves household cleaner
1-2 teaspoons water
4 drops Thieves essential oil
4 drops Lemon essential oil


Mix paste and smear around your tub, grout, sink, toilet, and shower tiles until everything is coated.

Let it sit and come back 15-20 minutes later. Use a scrubber on the surface, rinse and then watch it sparkle!


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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com & www.PamperedPetEssentials.com), and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps