Natural Flea Removal, No Harsh Chemicals

Natural Flea Removal, No Harsh Chemicals

After reading many articles/blogs I have found this to be a common recipe, for Flea prevention and control. I hate using all the chemicals on my fur babies especially after reading some of the scary articles out there of animals having seizures and worse. So What are we using instead of chemicals well its a common thing you find in your home. Apple Cider Vinegar, yep that is it. 😀

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Before treating your pet with Apple Cider Vinegar, really try to work all the fleas you can out with a flea comb or pick them out (yuck right but we have to deal with it), which will also help remove some of the eggs.
To use as a rinse, shampoo your dog as you always do, and rinse thoroughly. Then rinse your pet’s coat thoroughly with Apple Cider Vinegar (unpasteurized) and massage it in. Fleas do not like the odor or taste, so they should dive out or fall out when rinsing thoroughly.
As a bonus, Apple Cider Vinegar will likely improve your dog’s skin and coat. It can help with dry skin, help with itching, and increase the shine in your pet’s coat. The vinegar also can be used with hot spots and to cleanse ears.
To make the spray, you can use Apple Cider Vinegar mixture for flea prevention and control. You can make a simple mixture with one part Apple Cider Vinegar to two parts vinegar. For Ear Infections split Apple Cider Vinegar and Water, 1/2 and 1/2.
Our Furry Friends are so important, we love them as family. I know mine are much like my children and Matti was my first child. Poor girl she was my guinea pig, Love her to pieces.
Since I lost her and my Wilbur I have decided to combine two of my passions, animals and fitness. We would worry about our fur kids health but not our own, we just shoved ourselves to the back burner. For this reason, I have a group on Facebook, Furry Fitness Family, which is for anyone who wants to take their health to the next step and bring your fur baby along with you. Click Here to join us.

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Ways to Tackle the Stress in your Life

STRESS, stress is part of life and we all have it, wanted or not…. Some feed from stress and can operate at a higher level when in stress situations. And the rest of us just want to eat stress away, which does nothing but cause us more stress later. What life all boils down to is how you handle stress/life. You can train your body/mind to deal with stress in a practical manner, but it is not going to be easy but rather a test of how committed you are to living an easier going life.
First you need to train your mind and body how to relax and take stress a little at a time. I know you have heard “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” I actually have the book, but reading it and applying it in your life is two different things. Stress is a part of life so we might as well figure out our way to dealing or handling it. What works for me may not work for you, but here are a few tips I would give you.
Surround yourself with family and friends, people who truly know you, you secrets and deep fears. Surround yourself with positive people, caring, loving people, this atmosphere is contagious and can settle your stress down. At the moment a situation can feel so Overwhelming or seem Important, but after a cool down period with a good friend or chat with a family member the whole situation, your thought process will change. Avoid Alcohol though that will only intensify your attitude and can make it all worse once you are at a state of sobriety.
One of my favorite ways to release some stress is to WORKOUT, yep get in a sweaty, hard workout. Fitness is a good way to relieve some stress, exercise helps you to release happy hormones. Go for a walk, jog, play basketball with some friends or like I do put in Shaun T dvd and push play. Insanity, T25 and Insanity Max 30 are my go to workouts when I am stressing, I then feel so much better after and can calmly address the issue that is stressing me.
Emotional Eating is another way people deal with stress, and if I let myself I am one of them. However this is not a healthy way to deal with stress. Once you are done gorging on chocolate or your favorite treat, then you are just mad at yourself b/c of all that crap you just shoved into your body. This way of relieving stress is self-destructive and Does Not Work…. So when you are HANGRY!!! Don’t rush to McDonalds or to the Chocolate Bin go for something healthy and give your body the nutrients it needs to deal with the stress. During stress your immune system can become weakened, so I go for my Shakeology. Why, well it is healthy, benefits my body, mind, immune system, and fitness soul.
Stress is constant, taking care of my family, dinner, diapers, business, family fueds, on and on. Yes I would get stressed daily and I try to do plenty to take care of myself (workout, eat right, family time) but one thing I do wrong is SLEEP. Rest is so important to our bodies, muscles, brain. So take the time to get in atleast 6-8 hours of sleep a night, rest, recover and do yourself some good. So tomorrow you can deal with the stress that comes your way. Listen to your body and take care of yourself, this body is the only one you get.
Stress is Life but you don’t have to Live you Life all Stressed Out. “Be grateful for all the obstacles in your life. They have strenghtened you as you continue with your journey.” I hope this has helped someone and I wish you all well. God Bless

stressed daily and I try to do plenty to take care of myself (workout, eat right, family time) but one thing I do wrong is SLEEP. Rest is so important to our bodies, muscles, brain. So take the time to get in atleast 6-8 hours of sleep a night, rest, recover and do yourself some good. So tomorrow you can deal with the stress that comes your way. Listen to your body and take care of yourself, this body is the only one you get.
Stress is Life but you don’t have to Live you Life all Stressed Out. “Be grateful for all the obstacles in your life. They have strenghtened you as you continue with your journey.” I hope this has helped someone and I wish you all well. God Bless