Low Cost Vaccinations

Are you having trouble affording your vet bills? Petco offers low-cost vaccinations at certain times of the month. All services are conducted by a licensed veterinarian.  I took my dog, Zoe, to the petco in New Orleans for her annual vaccinations.  It was so much easier than I had anticipated!  We went into Petco, filled out a form, stood in line, and when it was her turn, they put her on a table, gave her the shots, and viola! a fully vaccinated dog for a FRACTION of what it costs to go to the vet.  They also sell discounted heartworm and flea prevention.

You can take part in this low-cost vaccination program at the Petco in: New Orleans, Houma, Monroe, Metairie, Shreveport South, Kenner, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Lake Charles, and Lafayette.  Please visit the website for scheduled dates and times or email:  drajhall@lowcostvaccination.com or call: 1-800-978-3910 for more information.

Vaccinations available for cats, dogs, and ferrets.

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Home-made litter scoop

Check out this neat little idea!

A litter scoop made out an old soda bottle!  I am in the process of making one for myself (I am using a large Simply Orange bottle)!  The reason I am making one is because I had to bring in one of my feral cats.  He is in a back room, so as not to infect my house cat if he is sick.  I need to scoop his litter box but do not want to transfer worms to my house cat, if the feral has worms.  Didn’t feel like going to the store and spending money on a new scoop, so I looked around and found this little gem.  Enjoy!

Full instructions at MessyBeast.com

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DIY: Home-Made Sweet Potato Chews

These sweet potato chews are awesome! They’re EASY, healthy, you know exactly what’s in them, and your dogs will love them!

1) Clean a sweet potato
2) Cut it into 1/4″ slices
3) Lay the slices on a baking sheet
4) Dry them in the oven at 250 degrees for 3-3.5 hours.

Voila!

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DIY: Home-made pumpkin dog treats

These treats will keep you, your budget, and your dogs as happy as can be!

Yummy Pumpkin Cookies:

Ingredients:

1 cup of canned pure pumpkin,

3-4 tablespoons of peanut butter,

1 egg,

enough whole wheat flour until it is non-sticky

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients.  Roll out into a sheet and cut into your favorite shape, or just roll into individual balls.  Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.

Easy as pie!  Healthy, delicious, and cheaper than store bought!  What more could you ask for?

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DIY: Pom Pom Dog Toy

Pom-Pom Ball Toy 6

My friend, Michelle, is essentially the Martha Stewart of Pets.  When I went to visit her for Christmas, I saw all of these adorable pet toys and she casually stated, “I made those.”  I was impressed.  Some of them even had squeekies in them!  She sent me the link to one of the toys she made, called the fleece pom pom ball.  See the instructions here.

One day, I will make one of these for my dogs and when I do, I will post my results on the blog. If any of you make a pom pom ball, please share your experience and pictures!  We would love to see them!

Michelle’s tips:

Once I wrap it around the cardboard, I tie it in several bundles though, not one like it says on the website, and then combine the bundles.  Otherwise, the fleece pieces fall out too easily.

Have a happy play day with your pooch!!

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