How to keep skunks away

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

Dental Cares for dogs

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

Foods Your Dog Shouldn’t Eat

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:

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