How to control ants in the house with a dog?
Grant it they are attracted by the peanut butter on her toys but it seems to be the only thing that keeps her busy. She’s a chewer but very finicky so it has to have peanut butter or be a bone. It freaks me out to think where they are coming from in the first place and I don”t want to “kill” my dog.
Other than boric acid powder I don’t really know of anything you could use that would kill a dog…locate where they are entering the home, crack in caulking under the baseboard etc, place Combat brand ant bait, gel form so it can squeeze into the openings. Wipe down and mop the area where the dog toys are kept. Check outside and treat the exterior if needed with a general insecticide product.
I want to start a small business selling homemade dog treats; I need advice please?
Hi, so yesterday on vacation (I got back today) I was looking through a used book store and I picked up a really cute book that was hardly used at all, and it was a recipe book to make dogs homemade treats. All the recipes are veterinarian approved, and they have been tested by the most finicky dogs. I really love animals a lot, in fact I volunteer at an injured wildlife center and I will be volunteering at a domestic animal vet’s office this summer. Anyways, the dog treat book gave me an idea. I’m only 14, so I can’t really get a job right now, but I want to find a way to make some extra money and donate a lot to the injured wildlife center that I volunteer at, since taking care of injured wild animals costs more then most people think.
Can anybody share with me some advice about starting a small business selling dog treats? Like where would be a good location to sell (with permission first) and how much should I sell for a few treats? I would list the ingredients on the bag and stuff and note that they are safe. Just any other general tips and ideas would be great. Thank you!
Great ideas everybody! And yes they have a grain free, wheat free, and meat free recipe(s) so I will make those too!
Ignore the suggestion for charging $5 for 6 dog cookies. I can buy a whole 1/2 pound bag of gourmet dog cookies at my local pet boutique for less than that. And if the dog chewed a wooden bone, it could get VERY sick.
Figure out your costs, so you make money, but I would think you would sell more if you charged $2 or $3 for a bag. Maybe 10 or 12 little cookies or 6 bigger ones. Also plastic is not as environmental, but the customer can see what they are getting.
Since it is mostly for the summer look for local farmer’s markets. Another place would be a dog park or agility center, especially on weekends. Make a poster showing the injured wildlife so people have a double reason to buy. Check with local shelters to see if they are having any fundraiser type projects where you could set up a table. (Get an umbrella to go with the table)
Is there a chart that says how much meat (lbs/oz) that a dog should be fed per day given the dog’s weight?
We have a 20lb dachaund that occasionally gets finicky and we’d like to prepare our own food for him. Most dog-recipes on the internet do not say what size of dog they are preparing the meal for.
Well for raw feed we give 2 to 3 % of bodyweight per day depending on age and metabolism. Some people say about 15% of bodyweight per week.
But for prepared food I am not sure whether this would still be the case.
The best way to always deal with this is go by the dog. Keep a dog lean but covered and adjust accordingly. Because metabolisms, exercise and age alter how much any dog needs then any amounts given can only be guidelines anyway.
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