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. 








Potential Benefits of CBD Oil for Horses ~ Cannabidiol (CBD) is produced naturally by the hemp plant. Recent studies have found how CBD works with your horse’s endocannabinoid system to potentially help improve overall health.







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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Questions? Please feel free to use the Contact Me! form on this page!!




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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







Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Summer Safety Tips For Pets







Depending on where you live, your pets may welcome the warmer weather, however, the summer heat can be dangerous. Make sure your pet's summer season is as fun and safe as possible with these very important Summer Safety Tips. Please feel free to share with your pet parent furends!


* Never Leave Your Pet(s) in Your Vehicle! Once parked, your vehicle can go from comfortable to a sweltering oven in no time. In a hot vehicle, your pet's temperature can also rise rapidly. It only takes minutes to reach dangerous levels leading to heatstroke and even death. 
Parking in the shade and leaving the windows open is NOT a good option. If you are running errands or going places where your pets are not allowed, please leave them at home.

Be Mindful of Hot Pavement! Blacktop pavement and even concrete can cause serious burns on your pet's feet. The same applies to summer hikes when trails are exposed to the summer sun. Touch any surfaces with the palm of your hand before you let your dog walk on them. If it is uncomfortable to the touch, it will be uncomfortable for your dog, too. Consider getting booties for your dog to protect his paws from hot pavement and sharp objects on the hiking trails. 

* Always Make Sure Your Pet Has Cool, Clean Water Available. Dogs, and even cats, drink more on hot days, and water warms up quickly. Add some ice cubes to their water dish to keep the water cool. 






* Do Not Force Your Dog Into the Water if She is Frightened. Some dogs do not like to swim. If your dog likes to swim, do not leave her unattended. Bathe your dog afterward to remove all sand, mud, or chlorine. Also, be sure pool chemicals are stored safely out of reach of curious pets.

* Do Not Allow Your Dog to Hang Out of the Window of a Moving Vehicle. Objects such as insects, rocks or tree limbs could seriously injure your pet, or he might fall or jump out if you are stopped or need to brake suddenly.

* Do Not Allow Your Animals to Ride in the Back of a Pick-Up Truck. They could be thrown out or they may jump out. Also, riding in the back of a pick-up truck is now illegal in many states. Our best advice is to be safe and just don't do it.

* Bring Your Pets Inside if There is the Possibility of a Thunderstorm. Loud thunder may frighten them or they could be struck by lightning. They may also become agitated and injure themselves while trying to get away from the loud booms. Please never leave your pets outdoors unattended or unsupervised unless you have an enclosed yard that is safe and protected from predators (including humans)! Even then, walk the yard frequently to check for any possible escape routes or hazards your pet might be exposed to. 

* Do Not Walk Your Dog Near Fireworks. Besides the obvious danger, the loud noise can be very scary and may cause your dog to take off (with the leash still attached, which can also be dangerous) and become lost. July 5th is the busiest day of the year for shelters holding lost pets and trying to find their humans.

* Have Your Dog Checked for Heartworm and administer a breed-appropriate heartworm preventative. Be sure to do your homework as many pet meds can cause unwanted side-effects or even death.

* Check Your Pets Daily for Fleas and Ticks. Talk to a veterinarian about preventing these pests from infesting your pet. Again, please do your homework! There are many wonderful natural, non-toxic remedies available to pet parents. 



* If Your Pets Like to Relax in the Shade of a yard or deck, watch out for yellow jackets, bees, toads, and snakes. Bite or sting symptoms are usually swelling of the face or affected areas. Once stung or bitten, the pet’s skin may start to look wrinkly or bumpy. This is a first indicator and, if not treated by a veterinarian, could result in death due to toxins taking over and shutting down the animal’s body or causing airway swelling and suffocation.






* Know the Signs of Heat Stress. In these warm summer months, it is best to be aware of the signs of heat stress by exposure to extreme temperatures. Check for signs of heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, restlessness, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, and unconsciousness.


If Your Pet is Overheating:

* Move your pet into the shade or an air-conditioned area.

* Apply ice packs or cold towels to your pet's head, neck, and chest or immerse him in cool (not cold) water.

* Let your pet drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes.

* Take your pet directly to a veterinarian.




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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




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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