Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Don't Give Corn Cobs to Your Dog

Many dogs love to chew on corn cobs -- most love the taste of the salt, butter and bits of corn. However, corn cobs can cause intestinal obstruction, a very serious (and potentially fatal) medical condition. Additionally, some dogs are allergic to corn and can suffer intestinal and other health effects from allergy, as well as the cob obstruction.

Please keep all cobs away from your dog, safely secured in the trash.

If you suspect your dog has eaten a cob, please call your vet, as soon as possible. The symptoms of intestinal obstruction may include: vomiting or dry heaves, diarrhea, painful abdomen or lethargy.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Personalized Frames For Your Pet Dog or Cat

I have a business of making handpainted frames. I have been selling my frames on Ebay for 10 years. You can see my frames by going to The Krazylady Store,


I can change the inscription, paint the frame the color of your choice and of course, personalize the frame with your pets name.

No Red Dye for Hummingbirds

Spring is here and summer is coming soon. I love to feed the birds in my backyard and I have a hummingbird feeder as well. I wrote a blog last year on July 8th about the dangers of using red food color in the hummingbird feeder. It is totally unnessesary to color the water red to attract the birds.

The Red Dye # 40 is made from coal tar and has been reported to cause tumors on the bills and liver of hummingbirds. The purchased nectar also contains preservatives that can harm the birds.

A simple recipe for your hummingbird feeder is to mix 1/2 cup sugar with 2 cups of water (or 1 part sugar to 4 parts water). Mix in a sauce pan and warm it until the sugar dissolves. Put in feeder when cool. Change once a week or more often if you see mold forming.

I use bottled water because I don't want the birds to have fluoride, chlorine, pharmaceutical drugs, lead and other contaminants that are in the tap water.

If Red Dye #40 is harmful to the birds, it is just as harmful to our kids and adults as well.