Odds & Ends...

 ** DE-SKUNKER ** SCABBY/DRY SKIN OINTMENT ** GROWS COAT ** LIVER BROWNIES ** NATURAL FLEA REMEDIES ** PUPPY FORMULA ** SATIN BALLS TO GAIN WEIGHT ** STAIN REMOVAL **

 


DE-SKUNKER

 

1 Gallon warm water

½ C. dishwashing detergent

16 oz. Hydrogen peroxide

¼ C. baking soda

 

Mix together in jug or bucket until soapy, knead into the dog’s coat.

 

Odor will vanish within minutes.

Scabby/Dry Skin Ointment Recipe

1/3 cup of Olive or other vegetable oil
1 tbls beeswax
1 tbls myrrh powder
1 tbls goldenseal [cut herb is best]
pinch of citric acid [optional] [used as a preservative]

Gently heat oil, myrrh and goldenseal over low heat for about 20 minutes.
Strain oil through a coffee filter. [This can take a while]
Re-measure the oil. Restore to 1/3 cup
In a double boiler, heat the oil and beeswax until the wax is completely
melted
Remove from heat. Stir in citric acid.
Pour into sterilized jar and allow to cool before capping
Store in the refrigerator.
Note: If you have vitamin E capsules around, pierce it and substitute the contents for the citric acid
 

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GROWS COAT 

 

8 oz.  Lixotonic  (pet-tinic is the same thing in small bottles)

8 oz   honey

8 oz   peanut butter

1 1/4 C mirra coat powder

 

stir all together and keep refigerated.  Will thicken once cold.  Serve in balls or take clumps off with a spoon. 

 

approx 3 small balls for medium to small dogs, 3-5 larger balls for larger dogs.

 

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LIVER BROWNIES

 

These make great bait!

 

1 lb liver, veins removed

4 eggs

1/2 cup olive oil

1 tsp garlic powder

2 cups flour, or enough to make batter

  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour baking dish.  Blend liver, eggs and garlic powder in a blender until mush.  Pour unto a bowl and add flour until it makes a fairly stiff batter.  Pour into baking dish and bake for 35 minutes or until middle isn't pink.   Cut into bait sized pieces and let cool.

 

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NATURAL FLEA REMEDIES

 

Borax powder, sprinkled on the floor and carpets – sweep in, let sit for an hour or 2, then vacuum up.  Immediately disposed of vacuum bag, as it now contains the fleas.  This kills fleas on contact, and will not harm kids or pets.

 

Original DAWN dish soap, used as a shampoo, will kill fleas on your dog.  Use a good conditioner after, as the dish soap is somewhat harsh on the hair.

 

Diatamaceous Earth (from garden supply stores) will kill fleas outside, and is a main ingredient in STALL DRY, found at Tractor Supply stores.  Sprinkled in your kennel runs it will keep the fleas away.

 

A cider vinegar pill daily will not only repel fleas, but flies, mosquitos, and even ticks to some degree.

 

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PUPPY FORMULA

 

1 can evaporated milk
1 empty can water
1 tsp honey
1 jar baby beef baby food
1 8 oz. PLAIN yogurt
1 egg yolk

The formula will last about 4-5 days. Any left at that point can be given to mom, who'll eagerly drink it up!
I use a Tupperware shaker bottle, actually the mix will fill two such containers. They shake up beautifully.

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1 small carton yogurt
8 oz evaporated milk
8 oz water
2 eggs yolks
2 tbs honey
1 small jar of strained baby beef


Mix all ingredients in a blender, can be stored in fridge for 48 hours. If the litter is small then divide mixture in half.

 

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SATIN BALLS - TO ADD WEIGHT IN A HURRY

10 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind]
1 lg. box of Total cereal [or comparable natural brand]
1 lg. box oatmeal
1 jar of wheat germ
1 1/4 cup veg oil
1 1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses
10 raw eggs
10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf.

Divide into 10 quart freezer bags and freeze.

Thaw as needed

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STAIN REMOVAL

  • H2O2
  • BORIC ACID POWDER 
  • OXYDEX SHAMPOO 
  • EYE AND WOUND GROOMING POWDER from Pandecats Ph: 1-604-535-7469
  • E. MALACETIC WET WIPES/DRY BATH DermaPet. Potomac, MD 
  • TEAR STAIN REMOVER by PPP. Pet Edge  Ph: 1-800-738-3343
  • DIAMOND EYES Kenlin Pet Supply, Mahwah, NJ also by Vitacoat. 
  • EYE CLEAR Gimborn  Pet Edge  Ph: 1-800-738-3343
  • STAIN FREE BioGroom. Ph: 1-800-762-0232
  • MAGIC WHITE™ Bio Groom Ph: 1-800-762-0232
  • COLLOIDAL SILVER. Marina Zacharias, PO Box 1436 Jacksonville 97530 541-899-2080
  • JOHNSON’S SHAMPOO diluted with lemon juice or salt water 
  • COLLYRIUM: Boric Acid will whiten hair and kill germs 
  • COLLYRIUM EYE WASH by Bausch
  • BRIGHT EYES Interplanetary Pet Products. Ph: 1-800-477-4738 
  • EYE SCRUB: Eye Pet, Inc. 372 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090 
  • TEAR-UM: Mark & Chappell, LTD. UK. 
  • PRETTY EYES LOTION: Shaws Pet Products, Ltd., UK
  • SHOW EYES PADS® Doctors Foster & Smith Ph: 1-800-381-7179
  • EYE WIPES Pet Edge  Ph: 1-800-738-3343
  • OPTREX EYE WASH 
  • TOPLINE 2000 KLEENFACE 
  • HIBITONE ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANSER 
  • OPCON A EYEDROPS: Bausch & Lomb, Inc. 
  • EYE BRIGHT: Euphrasia: Any health food store 
  • VISINE: Pfizer, Inc. 
  • LISTERINE 
  • CLUB SODA 
  • CLOWN MAKEUP 
  • TEAR AWAY 
  • FACIAL HAIR BLEACH 
  • DESITIN ( ZINC OXIDE) 
  • PETROLEUM JELLY 
  • WELLA CHOLESTEROL
  • WELLA WELLITE
  • ANGEL'S GLOW 
  • EYE ENVY TEAR STAIN REMOVAL
  • #1 ALL SYSTEMS SUPER WHITENING GEL
  • OTOMAX or GENTAMICIN SULFATE
  • TYLAN - brand name for Tylosin, a veterinary antibiotic

 

STAIN REMOVAL TIPS

  • YELLOW (URINE) STAINS OR OTHER STAINS ON FEET - mix 50% liquid Woolite and 50% human hair peroxide (20 volume), then dilute this mixture with 50% water. Add a small amount of a conditioning type shampoo. Shampoo this mixture into the stained areas of the coat and feet. Allow it to remain on for 5 minutes. Rinse it out and shampoo & condition as normal.
  • BORIC ACID POWDER - rub it into the staining with fingers and leave it there. Do NOT brush it out, it is left in the coat. Do this every day, also use a very fine comb to comb out any debris in the corners of the eye. Also, if there are any hairs in the very corners of the eyes, carefully remove these.
  • BORIC ACID SOLUTION #1 - make a paste of the boric acid powder & green lemon juice. Using a toothbrush, brush the paste on the stains and leave overnight. The next day, comb out and no more stains. For really bad stains, repeat again.
  • BORIC ACID SOLUTION #2 - use 1 teaspoon of boric acid to 1 cup of boiling water, let cool, use 1-2X a day, make a fresh solution every 3rd day, moisten cotton ball and wipe the eye and tear stain area
  • VETROPOLYCIN Sterile Ophthalmic Ointment - ¼ inch strip in both eyes once a day and wash area with warm water twice daily - for 10 days
  • CROWN ROYALE MAGIC TOUCH & PEROXIDE
    Mix Magic Touch grooming spray concentrate 1 part to 1 part water. Now mix this with 2% hydrogen peroxide - NOT the kind you use on your hair. You can mix up enough for a whole week and store it in a closed bottle. Apply with a cotton to clean the eyes.
  • CROWN ROYALE "WHITENER" - mix with human hair peroxide (20 volume to 40 volume) into a paste and leave it on overnight. You must condition very well. DO NOT get any mixture into the eyes. Crown Royale Ph: 1-800-992-5400.
  • MILK OF MAGNESIA, CORN STARCH AND PEROXIDE - use equal volume of MOM (plain white) and peroxide (20 volume to 40 volume), and then use the corn starch to make a good paste of this; put on and work well into the stained area and let dry 4 hours. Wash out, CONDITION WELL. Keep doing this for several days until tear staining is gone. Apply a thin coat of Destin diaper rash ointment after the area is washed out and dry. Try this every other day if possible and the choice way of doing it. If your dog has heavy stains then do this for 3 days in a row, then skip every other day.
  • CORN FLOUR, WATER AND A DROP OF BLEACH - 2 teaspoons of corn flour, add a few drops of boiling hot water and mix to a paste. Add 1 single drop of plain bleach, mix again. Allow the mixture to cool down and apply to the tear stain area. Allow to dry (10 minutes), wait 1 hour and remove with warm water and clean cloth. Then wipe on a thin layer or peroxide and allow to air dry and leave alone. Repeat every other day for 2 weeks. DO NOT get any in the dogs eye.
  • BAKING SODA - a mixture of ½ lemon juice and ½ baking soda works wonders when it comes to whitening coats. Make a paste and work into hair. Let the paste set for 5-10 minutes and wash and rinse thoroughly. Lemon juice can irritate your animal's skin, so be sure to rinse well. Condition well!.
  • PEROXIDE, MILK OF MAGNESIA & CORNFLOUR
    1 x bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide 40%
    1 x bottle of Milk of Magnesia
    Mix together into a paste with corn flour.
    Paint on and let dry and then either brush or wash out when its been on for a few hours

 

·       Measure equal parts Boric Powder, Baby Powder, mix together with Milk of Magnesia to smooth paste. You can make up a jar full. Apply to affected area with a soft toothbrush, allow to dry then brush off. If badly stained use a few drops of 10% peroxide in paste.

·       Make a paste with corn starch and peroxide, apply with a small toothbrush, leave overnight and remove it with warm water or peroxide in the morning.

·       Optrex Eye Wash - Clean around the eye area with cotton pads moistened with Optrex (contains Boric Acid and Witch Hazel).

·       Mix equal amounts of Cornstarch and Boracic Acid Powder and pat gently onto the hair being extremely careful not to get any into the eyes or the mouth. The powder mixture will bleach the white whilst absorbing the stains.

·       Add one tablespoon Boracic Acid to a cup of boiling water, mix well. Place several cotton swabs into a plastic container. Pour the cooled solution over the swabs and seal the container. Use one swab daily to clean away tear and face staining. Make up a new mix at least once weekly.

·       Use equal amounts of Cornstarch and Boracic Acid, mix well, then add sufficient water to make a paste. Carefully apply the paste to the stained areas, then allow to dry. Once dry, brush off and wipe the face with a clean cloth.

Whiter Than White

There are two different ways that we heard over the years to make the white parts of a dog's coat extra white and nice.
We heard that some owners, handlers and groomers actually used bluing on the white coats. Bluing is what we normally think of for laundry - you know, add a little blue to dingy whites to make them whiter.
The trick that we saw in action was to use cornstarch. The cornstarch was rubbed into the white coat and spread all around with the hands. Then you'd brush the powder through the coat and rub and rub with your hands until any loose powder came off. This really whitens up a white coat. If this method were to be used for the show ring and any white powder got onto the judge's hands or clothing, who knows what could happen. Would your dog be disqualified? Would your dog lose points? But, it is surely great for just showing your dog off or for portraits.

From Lace to Leather

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CAUTION: When using ANY bleaching agents or Boracic Acid,
take extreme care NOT to get any in the eyes at all!


MORE HERE ON TEAR STAINS & REMOVAL

 

 

TIP:

½ cup Vinegar to a quart of water sprayed onto the coat of a dog works like a vinegar hair rinse. Their coats gleam! An extremely economical alternative to expensive show shine products.

 

 

TIP:

For "snow nose", "winter nose" or lightening of pigment, give the following once daily:

·       1 x 500g PABA - (para-aminobenzoic acid)

·       1 x 250g Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate powder)

·       1 Fefol tablet (iron & folic acid)

Click HERE to learn more about "snow nose", PABA and other suggestions
and
HERE to learn more about "Collie Nose"

 

 

TIP:

The DermaPet MalAcetic Wet Wipes (containing 2% acetic and 2% boric acids) have emerged as a rapidly growing product. TEAR STAINS, post surgical wound cleansing, Dermatophilus and spots on horses (grease heel) are new indications. Every pet-owner should have a container on hand for a needy moment.
For Tear Stains, we recommend clipping the hair with a #40 blade and cleaning with the MalAcetic Wet Wipes 1 - 2 x daily. (Editor's note: We have been getting some anecdotal reports about the benefit of using the MalAcetic Wipes on tear stains around the eyes.)

 

 

TIP:

Canadian Eye and Wound Powder - this has been highly recommended as being an excellent tear stain remover. You can find it here (add US$10 for the first powder and US$5 for each additional powder up to a maximum of $30 for shipping to Australia)

    One method (without bleaching) you might want to try would be to mix concentrated Magic Touch #1 and hydrogen peroxide (2% or 3% from the pharmacy--not the beauty shop variety) equal parts. Only mix enough for a week at a time so the peroxide doesn't lose its potency.(mix 1/8 cup Magic Touch, 1/8 cup peroxide). Apply it once or twice a day to the stained area with a cotton ball after combing out the hair. Using the Magic Touch concentrate helps prevent the hair from drying out too much from the peroxide. And as an added benefit, it might only takes a couple of weeks to clean it up completely. Magic Touch is a Crown Royale product and the toll-free number is 1-800-992-5400.

 You can use an eye wash solution called Collyrium – available at WalMart in the Pharmacy section.  It’s a soothing solution for irritated eyes, and will help reduce the amount of tearing.

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