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DIY Flea Bath for Your Pet

A DIY flea bath is easy to make and you’ve probably got everything you need in your kitchen. When Fido or Kitty comes home with fleas, you’ve got to act fast. Mix together these three ingredients: 1 cup Dawn + 1 cup vinegar + 1 quart of warm water. Massage the […]

Lavender Oil Helps with Fido’s Stress

Lavender oil can help your dog (and you!) through a stressful situation. Whether it’s too many bullies at the dog park, noisy neighbors, car rides, or the dreaded ear drops, dogs can get nervous, just like people do. To calm your precious pet the natural way, add a few drops […]

A Carabiner Makes a Great Leash Tie

A carabiner (sometimes called a “D ring”) comes in handy for so many things… and now, perhaps the best use of all, if you’re a pet parent. You know when you need to quickly attach Fido’s leash to a pole, bench, or a tree? First you unhook the leash, then wrap […]

Parsley for Fresh (Dog) Breath

Parsley is an inexpensive herb that you can find at just about any grocery store (or on your plate at a restaurant–no one will notice you sticking a piece of it in your pocket!). Chop the herb and sprinkle it over your dog’s food. He’ll get a special treat and so […]

Frozen Treats Help Fido Cool Down

Frozen treats can help cool down your dog on hot summer days. When it’s hot, your dog may not feel like eating his regular kibble, but he still has to eat. It’s easy to make healthy frozen dog treats. Start with some canned pumpkin, chicken broth (no salt added!), or […]

Dryer Sheets Can Calm Your Dog During a Storm

Dryer sheets come in handy for all sorts of things–and now here’s a use that will help keep Fido calm during a storm. Dogs seem to know when a storm is coming, and may begin to pant, cry or pace. It could be the noise of the storm that’s upsetting, and […]

Remove Pet Hair with a Squeegee

Remove pet hair from carpets, tiles and hardwood floors with a simple squeegee. Even after you’ve swept, mopped and vacuumed, Fido’s hair is not totally gone. Dog hair tends to build up in corners and against baseboards. A squeegee is the perfect tool to sweep pet hair out of tight […]

Use a Muffin Tin for Fido’s Dinner

Use a muffin tin when you feed your precious dog, so he can slow down and enjoy the meal. The way to a dog’s heart is definitely through his stomach! Some dogs will take a bite here and there, making an entire bowl of kibble last throughout the day. Others–labs, […]

Stop Fido from Licking His Wounds

Stop Fido from licking his wounds! If your precious dog (or cat) has a superficial wound, you can ease the pain and prevent him from licking with menthol rub like Vicks. Licking can irritate the wound and lead to infection. First, gently clean and flush the wound with warm water. […]

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Remove Cherry Pits with a Lollipop Stick

Remove cherry pits before you serve a bowl of cherries and you won’t have to worry about your kids chocking on the pits–or spitting them out at their siblings. First, wash the cherries. Use a narrow-necked bottle, like a wine bottle or an old-fashioned soda bottle. If the cherry has […]

Create Font Based on Your Handwriting

Create font based on your very own handwriting. Just a few years ago, creating a font took months of work by a graphic designer. Today, you can create a font based on your own handwriting, the easy way. High tech meets low tech at a website that will walk you through the […]

DIY Nail Art with a Band-Aid

DIY nail art can be simple, fun and oh-so chic–all you need are a couple of Band-Aids. First, paint your nails with a base color. You can add a clear top-coat over the base, or over your “art” or, for a super long-lasting manicure, over both. Place the end of […]

Perfect Mascara Using a Business Card

Perfect mascara can be yours, at last. You want to coat all your lashes, from the base all the way up–but it can get messy. Try this: hold a business card at the base of your lashes. The card will absorb the extra mascara that would otherwise end up all […]

Remove Water Stains with a Hair Dryer

Remove water stains from your coffee tables, dining room table or even your piano bench (!) with the concentrated heat of your hair dryer. Cool glasses of water or hot cops of tea–along with those sippy cups full of juice that your kids love–leave a white mark on wood furniture. […]

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Lavender Oil Helps with Fido’s Stress

Lavender oil can help your dog (and you!) through a stressful situation. Whether it’s too many bullies at the dog park, noisy neighbors, car rides, or the dreaded ear drops, dogs can get nervous, just like people do. To calm your precious pet the natural way, add a few drops […]

Frozen Treats Help Fido Cool Down

Frozen treats can help cool down your dog on hot summer days. When it’s hot, your dog may not feel like eating his regular kibble, but he still has to eat. It’s easy to make healthy frozen dog treats. Start with some canned pumpkin, chicken broth (no salt added!), or […]

Stop Fido from Licking His Wounds

Stop Fido from licking his wounds! If your precious dog (or cat) has a superficial wound, you can ease the pain and prevent him from licking with menthol rub like Vicks. Licking can irritate the wound and lead to infection. First, gently clean and flush the wound with warm water. […]

DIY Flea Bath for Your Pet

A DIY flea bath is easy to make and you’ve probably got everything you need in your kitchen. When Fido or Kitty comes home with fleas, you’ve got to act fast. Mix together these three ingredients: 1 cup Dawn + 1 cup vinegar + 1 quart of warm water. Massage the […]

Dryer Sheets Can Calm Your Dog During a Storm

Dryer sheets come in handy for all sorts of things–and now here’s a use that will help keep Fido calm during a storm. Dogs seem to know when a storm is coming, and may begin to pant, cry or pace. It could be the noise of the storm that’s upsetting, and […]

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A Carabiner Makes a Great Leash Tie

A carabiner (sometimes called a “D ring”) comes in handy for so many things… and now, perhaps the best use of all, if you’re a pet parent. You know when you need to quickly attach Fido’s leash to a pole, bench, or a tree? First you unhook the leash, then wrap […]

Frozen Treats Help Fido Cool Down

Frozen treats can help cool down your dog on hot summer days. When it’s hot, your dog may not feel like eating his regular kibble, but he still has to eat. It’s easy to make healthy frozen dog treats. Start with some canned pumpkin, chicken broth (no salt added!), or […]

Lavender Oil Helps with Fido’s Stress

Lavender oil can help your dog (and you!) through a stressful situation. Whether it’s too many bullies at the dog park, noisy neighbors, car rides, or the dreaded ear drops, dogs can get nervous, just like people do. To calm your precious pet the natural way, add a few drops […]

DIY Flea Bath for Your Pet

A DIY flea bath is easy to make and you’ve probably got everything you need in your kitchen. When Fido or Kitty comes home with fleas, you’ve got to act fast. Mix together these three ingredients: 1 cup Dawn + 1 cup vinegar + 1 quart of warm water. Massage the […]