SkunkGetting sprayed by a skunk quite literally stinks. 

Use this recipe to create a DIY skunk spray treatment at home:

• 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
• ¼ cup baking soda
• 1 teaspoonful of Dawn dishwashing liquid

Because gas is generated once the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda are mixed, the solution must be made up fresh each time it is needed. The soap breaks up the oils in the skunk spray and allows the other ingredients to do their work. Make sure to rinse the solution off with tap water after.

cat dog eatingYou may be thinking of purchasing or adopting an animal for that special someone in your life. Wait! Visions of your favorite family member opening a squirming, wriggling package and crying tears of joy are running rampant in your mind, but is that really what is going to happen? Not necessarily. Here’s why we feel strongly that pets are not presents for any other time of year.

Whether or not you’ve found ticks on your canine companion, chances are that you have questions about ticks and their ability to transmit Lyme disease. There have been confirmations of dogs contracting Lyme disease in our area, and we feel that tick prevention is an important component in your dog’s overall health plan.

tick dog greenHow Do Dogs Get Ticks?

Dogs can get ticks anywhere, but the insects typically live in areas with tall grass and weeds. If you take your dog into any area like this, chances are high that a tick will jump aboard and hitch a ride.

While this is a common form of transmission, it’s important to know that your dog can pick up a tick anywhere. From your backyard to the baseball field, ticks can happily make a home in almost any outdoor location.