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Zero Waste Dog Care – From Puppy To Oldie (The Ultimate Guide)

Zero-waste is a whole family experience, and our pets are part of that; however, how the heck do you raise a zero-waste dog! Well, fear not. This ultimate guide is packed full of useful and practical information to help you achieve your goal.

So if you want to maintain a low carbon footprint, continue to cut down on your waste, and raise a happy, healthy dog, then this is the place for you.

Read on to discover the best in zero waste potty training, lovingly make delicious doggy treats, and finding the best poop bags for a zero waste dog.

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How To Select High-Quality Essential Oils And Spot The Fakes

High-quality essential oils are well packaged and come in small dark-colored glass bottles. Unfortunately, the low quality, synthetic and fake oils are also sold in this way. Which can make spotting the fakes extremely hard in an oversaturated market.
However, all is not lost.
Reputable essential oil companies provide helpful resources to enable you to distinguish their high-end product above all others. You just need to know what to look for and be prepared to do a little research.

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Adding Essential Oils To Fish Tanks ( The Pros & Cons )

If the question is, can you add essential oils to your fish tank? The answer is YES. But if the question is, should you add essential oils to your fish tank? Then the answer is NO, as there are too many variables to consider, and the dangers far outweigh any potential benefits.

However, not all fishkeepers will agree with that statement, and this is where the confusion begins for many people. So let’s take a closer look at essential oils, what they are, and what they do. I will follow that by examining the pros and cons of adding essential oils to your fish tank.

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10 Daily Habits That Will Improve Your Life (Science Backed)

A while ago, I developed some daily habits that improved my life in a hugely positive way.

This article will list those habits and show you how they can improve your mental and physical health while also increasing your overall feeling of well-being. Even better, sustaining these habits will substantially improve your overall quality of life and give it real meaning once again. Ultimately this will create a happier, less stressed you with more emotional stability, more friends, and fewer health complications.

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Essential Oils and the Danger to Cats, Dogs and Birds?

This article will explain essential oils and the main dangers, symptoms, and signs to look for regarding oil toxicity in pets.
It will also explain why certain essential oils are beneficial to one species of bird but are deadly to another.
Why you should be very wary of using essential oils around cats.
And why a dog should always have an escape route when you are using essential oils around the home.

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Essential Oils Toxic To Birds (Avoiding Harm)

Essential oils can be toxic to birds as their respiratory system is highly sensitive to the compounds found within them. Introducing foreign, synthetic, or artificial oils or scents can quickly overload their delicate system and cause irreparable harm. Therefore it is vitally important that any bird owner who wishes to use essential oils educates themselves on all aspects of them. Essential oils themselves are not the enemy here as many birds can benefit from the introduction of “safe” oils, but it must be done with care.
In this article, I will list the toxic essential oils, commercial products, and delivery systems to avoid. I will also make a few suggestions of the correct way to administer the “safe” oils. However, this is not an article about “safe” oils so I will keep those suggestions brief and to the point.

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Essential Oils Toxic To Cats (The Ultimate Guide)

Essential oils can pose a toxic risk to any household pet, or small animal, but can be especially dangerous to cats. This is because cats, unlike other animals, lack a particular enzyme in their liver responsible for the metabolizing and elimination of certain toxic compounds.
It is because of the lack of this enzyme that I do not recommend applying essential oil directly onto the fur, or skin, of a cat. And don’t be fooled by the labeling found on many essential oil products that convince you they are cat friendly.