Archive for January, 2009
Bath salts are an excellent gift to any person for any season. You can make the bath salts yourself. All you need is some Epsom salt, sea salt, and an essential oil or fragrance oil according to your taste. You need a good place that is clean to be used for mixing and creating your bath salt. Measure one cup of Epsom salt, ½ cup of sea salt, and some essential oil and keep it ready. Optionally you can also use some coloration for the bath salt. In a metal bowl mix them with your hands. It will take sometime for the salt to get the color and the fragrance. So be patient. Now take a wax paper lined baking sheet and pour the salt in it and spread it into a thin layer as much as possible. This will enable it to dry up quickly in a short period. It is necessary to dry them for at least six hours. Once it is dry you can store them in an air tight glass jar for future use.
Dental health condition of cats is not properly cared for by owners, while they are quick to notice symptoms of illness. Cats are the victims of dental problems and 85 percent of adult pets are believed to suffer from periodontal health conditions. There is a build of plague which calcifies and form tartar which forces food and debris and bacteria under the gum line resulting in infection of both gum and bone structure which supports the catâ€™s teeth.
It is the most common form of diseases in cats similar to humans. Treatment for this disease includes antibiotics, dental cleaning extraction in the advanced stage of the disease. Good dental care has to be provided for cats to prevent feline stomatatics resulting in inflammation of the mouth which can affect the throat or pharynx that will be extremely painful and also affect its eating habits. Cats also suffer from feline odontoclastic oral resorption lesions, shallow pits, seen in the enamel as well as dentine of a catâ€™s mouth. For this reason also preventive care should be taken. If the disease worsens diagnoses through oral examination oral radiographs can be done to prevent tooth dieing
Provision of dental care cannot be over stated. Giving dry food alone will not solve the problem. In order to maintain the catâ€™s teeth and gums, a three step programme is suggested by veterinarians, namely veterinary dental examination, home dental care, and yearly veterinary re examination. Doctors recommend a monthly at home oral examination and flossing through rope type chew toys. Dental care at home for cats can be given by brushing with special cat sized tooth brushes daily if possible.
Cats with dental problem can be administered antiseptic dental gels, rinses and sprays. Though not a substitute for brushing, it helps to protect and clean teeth where brushing is not possible. Many pharmaceutical companies offer dental chews, flavored with fish or poultry and an abrasive nature that can remove food and other unwanted particles, plague, from catâ€™s teeth. Dental care at home and veterinaryâ€™s care is quite enough to take care of the cat and its dental health.
Buttermilk is very easy to make. It is low in fat content than the milk and it is tastier to have. It can be used in making many bakery products. The easiest way to make buttermilk requires a cup of whole milk and a teaspoon of cream of tartar or lemon juice. To the cup of whole milk add the lemon juice or the cream of tartar. Stir it. Leave this at room temperature for about an hour. You could see that the milk starts to curdle at this time. Once your see it curdle start stirring it again. Now it is ready to be served.
If you do not have lemon juice or the cream of tartar in hand you can use vinegar instead of that. The procedure is the same even if you use vinegar. Now-a-days there are products like buttermilk powder sold in the market. You can visit any grocery stores and get such products. All you have to do is to mix that buttermilk powder with water and it is ready for consumption. If you are buying such products make sure to read the instructions overleaf.