We have chickens! How we actually got these chickens is kind of an odd story. We have always planned to have chickens, but we had no coop or yard. My husband decided he wanted to build his own coop after seeing the cheesy construction and high prices of the ready made coops at Tractor Supply or Home Depot. However, he has been quite busy making raised garden beds, and helping me get the garden in, so he has not had time to build the coop. He started it, but it's nowhere near completed. Now we have a neighbor, who has chickens........
At Home or Trick or Treating, Make Sure Your Dog is Safe
Halloween can be a perilous time for dogs. Decorations, extension cords, candles and all that candy can be dangerous to any pet, Halloween night especially can be very stressful on your pets, especially dogs. Most dogs are protective of their home and their people, so rings at the door mean potential danger from strangers, to a dog. Repeated doorbell rings can create a state of agitation that can do everything from make your dog physically sick to make them unusually aggressive or prone to bite.
Keeping your dog (and your neighborhood kids) safe on Halloween is a fairly easy thing to do with a little bit of planning.
Day 5 of Dog Week - Last Day!
I love to make my own pet toys. The ones available in the store are so expensive and they fall apart (or are chewed apart!) in such a short period of time, it is a waste of money. I am always searching the internet for DIY dog toys that I can make, so I decided to share some of my favorites with you.
Try a few of these, and you will see how fun and inexpensive it is to make your own!
Day 4 of Dog Week
It always bothered me that there are so many ingredients in store bought dog biscuits that are unpronounceable. Dog treats do not need all that junk in them. So I decided to make my own. If you make your own, then you know exactly what you are feeding your pet.
I decided to make my treats with chicken instead of beef because it has less fat, but they can be made with beef or pork, just sub it in for the chicken or turkey. I prefer whole wheat flour because it gives a more dog biscuit-like texture than white flour. The recipe is really easy to make, it's just like making cookies!
Day 3 of Dog Week
Heatstroke can easily happen to dogs. Dogs, just like people, are affected by the temperature and exertion level, and if both of them are high, heatstroke can be the result. For all the kidding we do about heatstroke, it is a very serious condition, especially for dogs, and if action is not taken quickly, it can kill them.
So what do you need to know about heatstroke in dogs? How to recognize it, which dogs are more susceptible and what to do about it if it happens would be a great start!
Day 2 of Dog Week
If you have a dog that likes to run around outside and explore your property, then I am sure you have had to deal with fleas and ticks.. These horrid little pests are, unfortunately, a natural part of the landscape. You need a way to protect your dog, so you buy a flea and tick collar from the store. When you unwrap it, you can smell the chemicals and you wonder how something that smells like that can be good for your canine pal. Will it irritate his skin? How can you cuddle him or her with that smell? Is there another answer to the flea and tick problem? Maybe one that is less expensive as well as healthier?
Yes there is. Make your own with safe, good smelling essential oils! Here's how:
Dog Week Begins!
This week is Dog Week on Homemade by Jade. A whole week of posts about man's (and woman's) best friend. Recipes, health tips and more! If you love dogs, this is the week for you! Make sure to check back every day this week! Today, I am sharing my best homemade fresh dog food recipe and also a fresh dog food recipe for dogs with upset tummies. Enjoy!
Your Child Finds a Baby Bird in the Grass. What Do You Do ?
We've all been there, either you or your child finds a baby bird in the grass.....barely alive......struggling.......needing help. Your heart breaks, you want to help him, your child is crying, expecting you to save him.
What do you do now ?
That is what this post is about. It tells you what to do. I cannot guarantee that the baby bird will live, the mortality rate is rather high in these situations, but I can tell you what to do to give that tiny life the best chance possible.
Please be advised, it is against the law in most places to capture or cage a wild bird, even if you plan to release it later. This page is not encouraging anyone to break the law, the actions taken are always up to the individual.
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