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Aug 10

Learn How To Get Your Dog To Take A Pill

How To Give Your Dog A Pill (courtesy of Howcast.com)

Being your dog’s best friend means getting her to take her medicine when she needs it. Here are a few tips to help the medicine go down! You will need:

A pooch in need of a pill
Dog Pills
Some dog treats

Optional:

A helper
Small amount of cheese, cream cheese or peanut butter
Sugar Water
Medicine Syringe
Canine pill gun

Step 1 – Make your dog sit. Never call a dog to you in order to give her medicine. You don’t want her to associate being called with being dosed. Always seem her out yourself.

Step 2 – Use one hand to pry your dog’s mouth open. With your other hand, pop the pill way back into her mouth. Make sure the pill goes behind the back of her tongue. A second person to help may come in handy if your dog is especially large or wriggly.

Step 3 – With one hand, hold the dog’s mouth closed, snout pointing up, while you’re gently rubbing her throat with your other hand.

Step 4 – Once the dog swallows and licks her lips, you can be sure the pill is safely down. Stay nearby until you know the pill has been safely swallowed. Plenty of dogs are adept at concealing their meds and spitting them out later.

Step 5 – If you’re having difficulty, check with your vet to see if it’s safe to give your dog a pill concealed in food; and if so, try hiding the medicine in something soft, like cheese, cream cheese or peanut butter. Let the dog lick your fingers after you feed her the pill…that will ensure that she swallows. Be sure to tell your vet what food you might try. Some foods interact badly with certain medications.

Step 6 – If your dog doesn’t fall for the pill-in-the-food tricks, crush the pill – mix it with a little sugar water and use a baby syringe to squirt the liquid into the dog’s mouth.

Step 7 – Still not working?? Try a Pill Gun. Available from your vet or local pet store, they propel the pill down the dog’s throat.

Step 8 – When the pill is all gone, praise your dog, pat her and give her a nice treat to take away the taste!

Did you know? Blowing on a dog’s nose will encourage it to swallow!

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Jul 05

Learn How To Always Be On Time

How To Train Yourself To Be On Time (courtesy of Howcast.com)

In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, Time Is Money – Spend It Wisely! You will need:

An online calendar or day planner, and

A watch.

Step 1 – Schedule only commitments that are important, and learn to say no to others. Use one, main online calendar or day planner. Schedule events after rush hour and other off-peak times, so traffic doesn’t make you wait.

Step 2 – Set email or text reminders that set intervals on your online calendar. Give yourself a reminder 1 hour before, and 15 minutes before an event.

Step 3 – If you have a 2:00 appointment, enter it in your schedule at 1:50. Have extra work on hand to keep busy if you’re early.

Step 4 – Add 25% to the time you think you’ll need to get where you’re going, or to finish a job.

Step 5 – Lay out your clothes, lunch, keys, and anything else you’ll need for the day, the night before. If you wake up late, you’ll probably still be on time.

Step 6 – Keep your gas tank above ¼ full at all times. Always have at least $20 on hand so unplanned expenses don’t hold you up.

Step 7 – Wear a watch, or bring your phone everywhere you go so you’ll always know the time!

Did you know? There are 17 million meetings in America on an average day!

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Apr 28

How to Clean your Grill

How To Clean Your Grill (courtesy of SummerKitchen.tv)

How To Clean Your Grill

Keep your grill clean for both health and taste reasons. When it builds up old crusts, it will give off a burned flavor, and the blackened bits create carbon, a carcinogen. Plus, with a clean grate, you get those gorgeous, charred crossmarks – the sign of a healthy grill.

Wash the rack after each use, while it’s still warm. Scrub it with a wire brush and water.

If you notice residue before cooking, burn it off for ten minutes or so, with the lid closed. Turn all the burners on high.

Clean the bottom tray frequently, or replace the grease catch pan, if you have one, as needed.

When you slow-cook a large cut of meat that renders fat drippings, always use an aluminum drip tray to catch the drippings.

At the start of the grilling season, consult your grill’s manual and take it apart and clean all of the parts. Scrub the heating bars and grates in hot, soapy water. Make sure to never touch a hot grill! Scrape away any buildup from the inside walls. Wash the inside and outside with soapy water.

Check the gas fittings for leaks or cracks, according to the grill’s manual.

And remember that thousands of accidents are attributed to grill fires every year. If you grill with charcoal, let the coals cool completely before discarding…overnight, at least. Use a metal bucket to carry the ash, and never put them in the trash. If you can’t bury them, line a paper bag with foil before adding the coal dust.

Taking care of your grill will add years to its life, and a clean grill lets your chicken, steaks and chops taste their best!

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Nov 24

How to Make a Vegetarian Gravy

How To Make A Vegetarian Gravy (courtesy of HolidayKitchen.tv)

How To Make A Vegetarian Gravy

Vegetarians, take notice! Here’s a recipe for gravy perfect to dress up everyone’s holiday plate.

In a saucepan over medium/low heat, add:

Two tablespoons of Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 – 3 cloves of minced garlic, and

a third of a cup of chopped onion.

Cook until the onions are translucent – about five minutes.

Next, add two tablespoons of flour.

Gradually add 1 ½ cups of broth into the paste, stirring constantly.

And add two teaspoons of soy sauce.

Now, over medium heat, bring the gravy to a boil.

Add one teaspoon of sage, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

This vegetarian gravy will satisfy all of your guests!

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