Camomile for Crazy Dog?
We have a little yippy brat that has endless energy and aggression. We walk her, play with her, give her plenty of attention, and nothing seems to work! I was looking online for some herbal remedies that might help her calm down, which I did find a few, but I also found that camomile could help just as well. And it is also the main ingredient in most of the ones I looked at. Anyone else heard of this? Or use this to help their pets? If so, does it work? How much do you give? What type do you use? Pill, power or make it like tea?
We’ve already used benedryl on her, many times, and I’m just worried to over use it and harm her. I was thinking maybe use the camomile mostly and the benedryl as a back up if shes really going off the walls. But thank you!
Forget the Benedryl… It is a drug no matter what people think, it’s not the kind of thing you just run around giving to dog to try and solve problems..
Try Lavender… Lavender spray or in a diffuser does wonders for an energetic dog… So does plenty of exercise… But the Lavender will calm them … And helps with separation anxiety, with storms etc.
my dog has a cold what do i do?
Plain rice and chicken alongside some camomile tea mixed in the water always did the trick for my dogs.
My boxer has a rash on the inside of his hind leg?
Hello, I noticed last night when my dog got home from the baseball field with my boyfriend that he had a rash on the inside of his hind leg. It looks more like a burn from skin chafing together?? It is making him not want to move, i can barely get him to walk and once hes up, its very hard to get him to lay back down. Two days ago he swam in the salt water and then last night he did a lot of running, i am wondering if that caused the chafing on his leg? He shakes when i try and touch it, and winces in pain when he tries to jump. Has anyone seen this with their dog that could lend some advice? Of course, I will take him to the vet, i am just looking for a way to help his discomfort in the meantime.
Thanks for any advice!
Is it possible it’s a jellyfish sting? You mentioned salt water? Camomile tea on a cold rag- puit on him and don’t make him move until you get to the vet
Does the “Special K” diet really work?
I started the “Special K” diet on Monday — here is what I have eaten for the past 4 days…
Monday- 1 cup of Special K original cereal (with 1/2 cup of fat free milk) for breakfast;; a banana for a snack;; another cup of Special K cereal (with 1/2 cup of fat free milk) for lunch;; an apple for a snack;; and then for dinner I had meatballs and baked mac & cheese.
Tuesday- 1 cup of cereal (with a 1/2 cup of fat free milk) for breakfast;; half a banana for a snack;; a Special K cereal bar for lunch;; an apple for a snack;; and spaghetti for dinner.
Wednesday- I had a Special K cereal bar for breakfast;; an apple for a snack;; a Special K meal bar for lunch;; sugar free jell-o pudding for a snack (it only had 60 calories);; and a cheese hot dog for dinner.
Thursday- So far today I have eaten: a Special K cereal bar for breakfast;; an apple for a snack;; and a Special K meal bar for lunch …
I ONLY drink water, period. I used to be obsessed with Coke; but since Monday I have only had water to drink (and I really don’t like water all that much, so I drink maybe a bottle of water a day- which I know is not enough for my body …)
My questions are:
1.) By following the above routine, do you think I will be able to lose weight on the Special K diet?
2.) I know I need to drink more water, but how much more? I thought about getting the Special K water mixes, but they’re counted as a “snack” so I decided to skip it … and I know the Special K website says to drink beverages like normal, but I think if I drink a Coke or something else then it will completely defeat the purpose of the whole diet!
3.) Can anyone else give me personal experiences from their Special K diet? Did it work? Any advice would be wonderful; thank you!
Oh, by the way … I weigh approx. 138 lbs (I just had my daughter in August, so I am trying to lose my “baby fat”) my goal is to weigh about 125 lbs. (what I weighed before I got pregnant)
U may lose some weight but maybe if your more active in the day (as u have a little one ,congratulations!) have the balanced meal at lunch still leaving u time to burn off the food u have eaten and have the cereal for breakfast and dinner. But personally i think the best thing to do is to make sure u always have a balanced meal ,because once u stop the cereal after the 2 weeks it will b eaiser to go for the quick meals.
I tryed the cereal thing got bored after like 3days!
Another tip i find good, is to not yourself get really hungry and also realize when you are full.
Try and aim for 1.5/ 2l water a day (4pints)
a day for me would be before breakfast about 7.00am i have a cup of warm water with lemon sqeezed in.always warm not cold as cold shocks the body and causes gas and bloating!! Not good!-
8.00 breakfast-cereal/toast/fruit salad and yoghurt one of those.
Dont know about you but i love a tea break usuall about 9.30 but reather than coffee or tea try herbal i like camomile.there a so many to choose.
By 10.00 i usuall have fruit juice (choose seasonal fruit)
12.30ish im ready for lunch something like grilled chiken with some olive oil,herbs,pepper and a little salt.cut into strips and serve with a beautiful salad or veg if ur missing potatoes try using quinoa (keen-wah) so many things can be added to make it amazing.
2.00pm i usually have another herb tea
if i feel peckish in the afternoon i eat pumpkinseeds/sunflowerseeds
4.00 piece of fruit or some cucumbersticks/carott/celeryect…
5.30 dinner fish or meat,veg or salad maybe some rice or 3/4 small new potatoes
7/8pm good old warm water and lemon (add a little honey )
dont ask why i dont know! But i find a really relaxing bath stops me wanting anything else to eat?!
So all day we have given the body lots of nice vitamins and minerals little time for the skin, for a real treat for your skin (available from heath food shops)-2tsp flax oil
2tsp aloe vera
3drops of the essential oils of frakincense and same amount of myrrh
before getting in use a dry skin brush-brush in long movements to the heart and brush lightly .
I hope that some things have been useful to you while on your new journey. I am a trained chef .i lost 56 pounds kept it off for over 2years and feel so much better because of it. One thing to keep in mind your not going on a diet your just changing your food options,it has to be somthing u can maintain good luck and have fun with it!
Why do I have horrible nightmares every single night?
I have a very vivid, usually gruesome nightmare every single night. I’m always terrified in my dream, and it always deals with someone dying (and usually someone I love) or me being murdered (I don’t ever actually die, I just am being chased). All my dreams are like an entire story line too, its SO weird. Like the other night (this one isn’t soo scary, but it was like a book or a movie) I had a dream that me and my boyfriend were walking down the street very late at night when we came home from a big dinner party, and someone had been harassing me there. A cop turned on its lights down the street and came towards us and we figured they were just seeing if we were okay or whatever and we thought it would be good to tell them someone had harassed me. So the cops (a man and a woman) talked to us and told us to come down to the station with them and they took us to an old building, and we weren’t sure what was going on but then i realized when we were in there that these people weren’t really cops. They were with the person that harassed me and they were going to kill us there. They had taken my phone away from me but my boyfriend still had his phone so we were trying to sneak away to call someone but we never got away.
its just strange to me how detailed my dreams are and how much sense they can make, I mean most people have dreams that are just a bunch of jumbled thoughts, mine usually fit together.
I have dreams where people are stalking me all the time too, like last night I had a dream that I was putting on my make up at like 3 in the morning (for w/e reason) and all the lights were off, I was sitting at my computer desk where my big mirror is in my bedroom where I always do and I just glimpsed out my window and saw a man sitting in his car staring at me right outside my window. I freaked out and decided to go see what was going on, so I crawled to my front door and went outside. Almost every car in the lot was turned on and people were in their cars. All the sudden our dog came running over and I had to put him inside so as I went to grab him, he ran towards a wooded area and I saw a pack of wolves at the edge. For whatever reason I got into my car instead of going inside, but I called my boyfriend who was still in our apt to help me, and i locked my doors and sat inside. Suddenly, I heard some noise and Dakota (our dog) was sitting in the back seat and I was like, how did you get in here? and i realized there was a hole in my trunk and he got in through there, and all the wolves ran to my car and were trying to get in my car, but I was stuck with no escape.
Sorry for all the dreams and these dreams are probably the least scary I’ve had but, I mean there are some i have that are so horrible, I can’t even write on here, they are just messed up. Does anyone know why I’m having nightmares every single night?? I wake up about 3 times a night terrified and I feel like I’ve just watched a horror movie and can’t fall back to sleep. I never watch scary movies because I will dream about them for at least a month. Is there any thing I can do to stop them? or should I talk to someone?
Sorry to hear you’re having such horrible nightmares!!
There are a few possible explanations for these. Nightmares can be caused by stress or post-traumatic stress or depression. Do you think you suffer from either of these? They can also be caused by certain medications – are you taking any pills for anything at the moment? And they can be caused by a Sleep Disorder of some kind.
Best thing to do would be to see your doctor and explain that you’re suffering from nightmares and that it’s interrupting your sleep. They might be able to refer you to a sleep specialist who could help, or perhaps provide you with some medication like sleeping pills if they’re really bad, or refer to you a therapist or counsellor who can help you to work on your stress levels.
In the meantime, try to relax as much as possible in the evenings before bed. Get a really good bedtime routine and make it something that you look forward to. Watch a light-hearted comedy and then have a relaxing warm bath. You can buy something called pillow mist which is a scented spray you put on your pillow, usually lavender to relax you. Drink a bed-time hot tea like camomile. Make sure you go to sleep in a clean and comfortable room and make sure you’re comfortable and at the right temperature. Nightmares can also be caused by being in an uncomfortable sleep position.
PS also look at this website i think it has some good info on controlling your dreams by making them lucid dreams http://www.lucidity.com/EWLD10.html
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