Monday, February 25, 2008

10 More Tips : PETS

Todays tips are all pet based. We Love our furry friends but that doesn't mean they have to put us in the poor house.

  1. Save empty film canisters and fill with a small object for a great cat toy.
  2. A plastic milk container with the end cut off makes a good scoop for food or cat litter.
  3. Check your local thrift store for interesting containers for your betta fish.
  4. Keep your dog warm on walks by taking one of your old sweaters cut off the sleeves. If needed cut holes for the back legs (depending on the size of your dog).
  5. Grow and dry your own catnip. This is not as hard as it sounds. Plant some seeds in a container (where the cat can't get to it) or in your yard. Once it has grown up Clip and tie the stems togther then hang upside down in a warm dry place.
  6. Know where your pets are: Dogs should be kept in a fenced yard or on a dog leash. And cats should be kept indoors. Some of you may view this as mean to your pets but what is more cruel Letting your pets run free -getting hit by cars or torn up by other animals. Or Knowing where your pet is at all times. By the way pet cats are the one of the reason for the decline of songbird populations. They hunt them even though you feed them well! If that is not enough to convince you. Just think of the money your save on vet bills
  7. Consider adopting a pet from the local animal shelter rather than purchasing from a pet store or breeder. They will be much less expensive and you are saving an animal's life in the process.
  8. Check Yard sales and thrift store for pet bowls, beds, bird cages, cat climbing towers ect. Sad but true these things often out live their owners and need a new home.
  9. Always feed your pet the right amount of food. Overfeeding pets costs extra in terms of money for food, health and vet costs.
  10. Check your library for a book on proper grooming for your breed and do it yourself and when giving your dog a bath, Invest in one of those cheep rubber strainers that go in the drain to keep the hair out and clog free.
Yes these are my best friends. The keep me happy and healthy and sane.

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