Feel like the energy in your home is stagnate or altogether bad? Practicing a little feng shui can help.to create a more peaceful environment. As an ancient Chinese practice, feng shui involves harmonizing your existence with your surrounding environment. Below are a few tips on how to clear out and open up the energy in your space.
Over time silver tarnishes, leaving it with a darker color, sometimes even black. The cause of tarnish is silver reacting with sulfur in the air to form silver sulfide. The silver sulfide is what blackens the surface of your silverware. However, it is easily cleaned and removed with a homemade polish blend with a few household items.
Fleas are not just a problem for our pets. If fleas get inside a home they will bite anything living thing, and the bites they leave behind are itchy and unsightly. If you want to get rid of fleas and don’t to use harsh chemicals, there are some safe, natural solutions.
Skunks are daunting not because they are fierce warriors, but because they have the power of stink. In addition, they are foragers and will dig up your yard looking for grubs. If a skunk has taken up residency in your yard, the key to convincing him to move is to make your home and yard less desirable.
First and foremost, get rid of any food source that may be attracting the skunks. Don’t leave pet food outside and make sure your garbage cans have lids that cannot be knocked off. To lessen the amount of grubs, keep the soil dry. This does not mean you need to kill your lawn, just don’t over-water. Continue reading
Have you ever greeted your dog only to be put off by his stinky breath? Like humans, dogs need their teeth brushed. Keeping your dog’s teeth clean and their breath fresh is easier than you think with a few quick tricks.
Before you can start brushing your dogs teeth you have to get him used to the process. Start by wrapping your finger in a piece of gauze and gently rubbing your dog’s teeth and gums. To make the process go more smoothly, use a flavored toothpaste. Don’t push it the first time you try. You want to get your dog to become familiar with you putting something in his mouth. This may take a few days, or even weeks with some dogs. Continue reading
When your dog begs for table scraps it can be hard to turn him down, but consider that some of what you’re eating can be hazardous to your dog’s health. Before you break off a piece of your dinner, it’s important to know what foods you should avoid giving him. Some of these foods might cause a mild irritation, while others can make him down right sick. Of course, the best option is to give him dog treats or plain meat rather than food scraps, but if you must, keep the following ingredients in mind:
Diarrhea is a common sign of illness or irritation in dogs. Mild cases of diarrhea can be treated with supportive therapy at home. Severe or persistent diarrhea should be treated by a veterinarian. The first step prior to any treatment is to stop feeding your pooch solid food to give your dog’s intestinal tract a chance to rest and recover.