Thursday, August 9, 2012

Did You Know? Pet Care Tips


Keep these supplies on hand for a variety of uses!
  • Peroxide: for cleaning wounds and also for wiping blood off the pet's coat.
  • Homemade Ear Solution: 50% white vinegar & 50% rubbing alcohol. Using a paper towel, dip it in the solution and gently clean out the ears. Heals up yeast infections, cleans ears after rolling in dirt or "dust bunny" ears!
  • Medicated Powder: for chubby pets that develop a heat rash under armpits, or on bottoms that may get a rash after a messy bottom.
  • Cotton Balls: damp one for cleaning each eye


From the ASPCA site:
See the site for details why, and other foods to avoid.
  • Chocolate, Coffee & Caffeine
  • Grapes & Raisins
  • Milk, & Milk Products
  • Raw Meat & Eggs
  • Avocados
Also: Antifreeze, alcohol & in Florida, FROGS!


Q: We found a very large frog in our yard, is it poisonous to our dogs and cats?
A: Florida has only one toad that has a dangerous toxin to small animals, the Marine toad (a.k.a., Giant toad or Cane toad), scientific name: Rhinella marina (formerly Bufo marinus). Scroll down to see more information on Marine Toads. If you have found a very large FROG on your property and you live south of an imaginary line across the state from Cedar Key to Jacksonville, the frog is likely a Cuban Treefrog. Adult Cuban treefrogs are more than 3 inches long (not including legs). Another clue: Cuban treefrogs can climb vertical surfaces such as the exterior walls of your home, trunks of trees, etc. If you have found a very large frog or toad on your property and you live in the southern half of Florida, it could be a Cuban treefrog or a Marine Toad (a.k.a., Giant toad or Cane toad). Marine Toads are strictly terrestrial creatures, they cannot climb vertical surfaces. Marine Toads also have wartier skin and chunkier bodies than Cuban treefrogs. Please compare the photos and descriptions of these species on our website about Frogs and Toads of Florida.