How to treat fleas naturally

In your home use: Boric Acid + Vacuum

Boric Acid is a natural insecticide. Sprinkle Boric Acid on all surfaces that your dog has been on — including carpet, furniture, and hardwood flooring.  The Boric Acid kills fleas and the larvae by dehydrating them and drying them out. Let it set at least overnight… or longer. Then vacuum it up.

On the dog: Rosemary Flea Dip

Combine 2 cups of fresh Rosemary leaves and 2 pints of boiling water. Allow the mixture to boil for 30 minutes. Strain the Rosemary leaves out and discard them.

Add 6 pints of warm water to the mixture to make 1 gallon of flea dip. As long as it’s not too hot, slowly pour the mixture over your dog’s coat (either in the bathtub or outside, if it’s hot out). Don’t rinse; just let your dog dry naturally.

In addition to repelling fleas, the Rosemary is an anti-inflammatory, so it canhelp relieve itching and scratching.

On the dog: Lemon Spray

Cut a lemon into 4 sections (including the peel) and place them in a glass jug. Pour boiling water over the lemon wedges, and leave it overnight. The next morning, pour the lemon water into a clean spray bottle and spray your dog’s coat with it. Make sure to get behind your dog’s ears, all around his head (but not near the eyes), under his armpits, and around the base of his tail. Just be careful not to spray on tender parts!

Lemons contain limonene a chemical that kills and repels fleas. It can be used daily on your dog’s skin and coat.

 

 

The Reason for Dog Walking

 

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Just as fish need to swim and birds need to fly, dogs need to walk. In the wild, packs of dogs get up in the morning and walk to find food. The pack’s Alpha Dog leads the way, and the lower pack mates dutifully follow. For a dog, walking fulfills a migration instinct.

While letting your dog run around the backyard or taking him to the dog park can be good exercise, it isn’t a substitute for walking. These activities don’t offer the same mental stimulation your dog gets by investigating every smell, sight, and sound when you take him for a stroll. As you and your dog walk, he’s gathering information about how his territory has changed since the last time he was on that same route.

Walk for good behavior

A walk is also a great opportunity to practice obedience skills with your dog and reinforce your bond with him. When you encounter another dog or person on your route, you can help him practice social skills. Behaviorists believe dogs that are taken for daily walks are better behaved and are less likely to be destructive, obsessive, or have separation/dominance issues.

A proper dog walk

Believe it or not, there is a right way to walk your dog. Your pooch should either walk beside you or behind you, never in front of you. In other words, you should walk your dog, not the other way around. This may seem trivial, but it means a lot in your dog’s world. When you let a dog walk in front of you, you’re communicating that he’s the one who is in charge of the walk.

How long a walk does your dog need? Twenty minutes is a good amount of time to aim for most dogs—even seniors, if they’re in good health. If your dog is very active, he may need longer, more vigorous walks, perhaps even two or more times a day. Or try slow, short jogs to get your active senior moving. It’ll do both of you good.

Dog Walking

 

I offer Dog Walking for owners who may be out at work all day or if you are going out for the day somewhere where dogs aren’t allowed, shopping for Christmas or lunch with friends.

We also offer Doggie day care, where you can drop off and pick up at times to suit.

Either way your dog gets to go on a lovely long walk, either solo or in a group, which added to the exercise the benefits are tremendous, your dog gets to make new friends and play all day which is great to help with socialising.

 

Why a raw diet

Why a Raw Diet?

We all know the benefits to ourselves of eating raw fruits and vegetables for their live enzymes, vitamins, minerals and nutritive value, and the same applies for our dogs. A raw diet is about matching as closely as possible to what a dog would eat in the wild, i.e. whole small animals such as birds, rabbits, rodents, and also medium sized herbivores

A raw diet is the only diet that can maximize health and longevity.

Most manufactured dog foods contain a long list of additives, preservatives and grain products. Grains are a cheap way to fill the dog up. Grains are one of the biggest sources of allergies in dogs. Many people find when they switch to a raw meat and bone diet, the allergies their dogs had dis-appear.

Improved Teeth, Oral Health and Breath

After only a very short time on a raw diet, your dog will have much-improved breath, no tartar and beautifully clean teeth.

We need to get over our fear of feeding whole meaty bones to our dogs. Dogs need whole bone – they were designed to use their teeth to gnaw apart whole raw carcasses, including meaty bones and organs. Those sharp teeth in your dog’s mouth are there for slicing, tearing and crunching through whole foods. Over time, a regular diet of ground food can cause plaque and tartar to build up on the teeth, and this can cause gum disease, which can lead to lots of health problems

The bacteria in the gums and teeth which is regularly swallowed, in turn affects the entire system. Over time, this can be a major contributing factor in many serious systemic diseases.

Improved Digestion

One of the great benefits of feeding whole raw food is that it requires some work on the part of the jaws and teeth to hack away at fleshy fibres and bones, and this takes some time. The time it takes to gnaw away at whole meaty bones to the point where swallow-able sized hunks have been torn off, gives the gut time to activate its gastric juices so that when the food finally does hit the stomach, it has a much better chance of being properly digested.

Increased Stimulation

Feeding raw, particularly large pieces, gives our dogs the opportunity to really get a mentally stimulating experience as it takes a lot more mental and physical work for a dog to rip and tear meat off and crunch through bones, often they have to stop and work out exactly how to tackle it

Improved Skin and Coat

This can be one of the first changes you will notice when you start feeding a raw meaty bone diet. If those persistent skin problems suddenly disappear or improve, it has to mean something.

Stronger Immune System

The raw meat and bone diet contains a good balance of essential fatty acids and other immune normalizing and strengthening nutrients, it reduces inflammatory conditions and eliminates infections.

Leaner Body Mass

By feeding a Raw meat and bone diet, your pet will lose unwanted fat and gain that much desired increase in muscle mass. This not only makes your pet look better, it increases your pets metabolic rate, its activity levels and its healthy life-span.

Improved Stool Volume and Odour

This reflects the improved health of the immune system and the remarkable difference that bone eating makes in the production of firm stools which are essential for normal anal sac emptying.

Improved Arthritis

After a few months you can expect to see much greater mobility in your pet. This is part of the reason so many older pets have a new lease on life when switched to a raw diet.

Benefits Summary:

  • Naturally clean teeth and healthy gums from the natural scrubbing, massaging and flossing action of eating raw meaty bones.
  • Clean breath and no doggie odour after changing to raw feeding
  • Ripping and chewing raw meaty bones develops the neck, jaw and shoulder muscles of dogs.
  • Stools are smaller, less smelly and quickly degrade into the soil.
  • Dogs tend to maintain a healthy weight and the chances of obesity are minimized since it takes longer to chew and digest raw meaty bones.
  • Dogs tend to be excited and love their raw meals.
  • Health problems such as arthritis, lack of energy, allergies, skin conditions and dull coats often improve when switching to raw feeding.
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  • DAF animal feeds

Liver Cake Recipe

Simple Liver Cake Recipe

One essential element whilst training your dog is to have tasty treats available, this liver cake recipe is by far the tastiest and healthiest treat you can give.

Time: 10 mins prep, 15 mins Cooking

Ingredients:
300g Liver (Lamb or Pig liver will be fine)
1 Crushed garlic clove
1 Egg
150g Wholemeal Flour
Pre-heat oven to 180°C

Combine the Liver, crushed garlic and egg into the food processor or bowl using a hand-blender. Blend until smooth or until the liver is in very small pieces.

Slowly start to add the flour.

Once all the flour has been added, the mixture should be a gloopy consistency, like a brownie mixture. If it’s a bit too thick, add some milk. Too runny, a little more flour.

Transfer to a greased medium sized baking tin or disposable foil tray, so the mixture is about 1 inch thick.

Put in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Stick a knife in the middle, if it comes out clean, it’s done.

Let it cool, dice them up and put them in bags in the freezer to use when needed.

After defrosted use within 3 days.

Dog Walking

Being located in Romiley, I am able to provide my dog walking service to the whole of Stockport, covering areas such as Bredbury, Marple, Marple Bridge, Compstall, Offerton and beyond.

My dog walks can cater to all dog types. I have experience in walking all kinds of dogs; large or teacup, puppy or an oldie – I can cater the walks to suit the needs of each type of dog and their own special character.  Do they want footpath walking, field running, fancy a dip in the local river!  Whatever suits

I can tailor the length of time to also suits your needs if you are out all day or just expecting a busy day and just will not have the time to take your dog out.

If you need someone to care for your dog for longer we off doggy day care

Take a look at my facebook page and witness all the fun the dogs have in my care.

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Lennie’s favourite Dog Treats

Lennie’s Favourite Cookies

1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon of coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350/175/Gas Mark 4
Whisk together peanut butter, honey, oil and chicken broth. In a separate bowl, combine flours and oatmeal. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Place dough on flour dusted surface. Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick. Use a small bone cookie cutter to cut out cookies.
My cookie cutter was a 5-inch bone-shaped , but for small dogs you may want to use a small cookie cutter (around 2″). Roll out leftover scraps and cut out as many as possible.
Put cut out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes.
Transfer to a cooling rack.