Cats Get Allergies Too – Clearing Things Up

Nov 2, 2015

Just like human beings have allergic reactions to different things, cats can too. This may sound a bit surprising considering cats can roll around in dirt, carpet, and even the litter box and seem to be joyous. There are times when they can get allergies, and it may not seem as obvious as you may think. Finding the issue and getting a bit of help is crucial to ensuring their longevity, and happiness. Some things will no doubt need a veterinarian to help. However, there are some things that you can do to change and help your pet’s reactions to certain things. With that in mind, consider the following things that you can start working with in order to ensure allergies are not a problem.

Food Problems

It’s not unlikely that your cat may become allergic to the food that you’re giving them. A grand majority of pet food has ash and gluten in it. This may sound like an insane projection, but it usually is safe. That is until they become allergic. As a cat ages, their digestion cycles can change and be less adaptive to what you’re giving them. You’ll see that they will throw up a great deal as a result of the food that you give them. When you see that this is occurring, you need to start shifting their diet to something different. Do not just change overnight. Slowly introduce new, natural, gluten and grain free foods to them. Over time, they’ll stop throwing up and get back to pouncing on cat toys.

The Litter Box

There are several problems that can come up with the litter box. First of all, litter can be dusty. The lower quality of litter you purchase will cause serious damage to the eyes of your cat. The dust can cause serious allergic reactions to some cats, and therefore you’ll need to buy 100% dust free litter. Not only that, you have to rush in and clean things up before it settles and causes problems. If your cat has constant weepy eye, monitor their activities near the litter box. You’ll be surprised by what you see, especially if you’re purchasing dusty litter. To alleviate this, get dust free options, and install an automatic litter box. This will allow for fast, and easy cleaning.

Skin Problems

Flea medications can cause allergic reaction. This usually causes redness and burning at the sight of where you place the flea medication. If you’re using a cream or serum topically, be careful about this. If you see redness or fur that has fallen off, it’s time to go to the vet. Your vet will give you a prescription for something that is going to be less invasive and will cause less strain on your pet’s coat.

These are just some of the things that you should be mindful of when you have a cat or multiple cats. There are a lot of different allergies that can rise up, but the above are just some of the common occurrences. As long as you have a regular scheduled vet visit, your pets will be just fine.

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How to Relieve your back pain using TENS

Oct 19, 2015

Back pain is one of the major problems from which a lot of people are suffering. From young kids to middle aged people, from teen agers to old people lot of them are seen to be suffering from back pain.

Back pain is very much painful and irritating also. Its treatment is very expensive and the exercises required to be done as a treatment are also very difficult. In short is like a nightmare to all the patients suffering from it. It is very much painful. But, these days with the help advanced technologies and the advent of a new device known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or the TENS, your back pain will disappear in no time.

The TENS is a small battery operated device, containing leads connected to electrodes. Through self adhesive pads, these electrodes are attached to those areas where you experience your back pain, when the machine is turned on, small electrical impulses are delivered through those pads to your body and thus you feel a tingling sensation. The pain signals travelling to the brain and nervous systems are blocked by these electrical signals and reduce your pain. These electric signals also stimulate the production of our natural pain killers or endorphins. In other words, this device is miraculous; not only it reduces your pain through electrical signals, but also increases the production of endorphins. Not only back pain, the TENS can be used to reduce neck pain, knee pain, sports injuries, period pain and even arthritis. TENS is a safe treatment without any side effects.

As this machine is small and light weighted, it can be used anytime and anywhere you want. You shall position the pads on either side of your painful area, at least 1 inch apart. Keep the machine off while you attach the electrodes. Beware. Do not place the machine in these following areas:

• Numb areas

• Irritated or broken skin

• Varicose veins

• Mouth and eyes

• Near the heart

• Front side of your neck

If you place the electrodes on these spots it may cause you fatal injuries. Now just place the device on your painful areas, switch it on and forget your pain. Loads of people have used this device and got positive results, now it is your turn.

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Frequent questions on TENS unit and their answers

Sep 24, 2015

Are there any dangers or side effects of TENS unit? Answer: no there are no serious side effects or dangers associated with the use of TENS unit. This is very much safe to use. Only thing which you should make sure while using the unit is that you should not use it over your face, head and if you have pacemaker. Sometimes some people might face slight irritation on their skin when they use this unit which might occur if a person uses this unit for a longer period of time.

For how much time can I use this unit at a time?

Answer: the duration of time for which you can use the TENS unit all depends on the severity of the pain. But it is always advisable not to use the machine continuously for more than two hours. If you keep using it for more than the specified time there are chances that you might get irritation on skin and might even develop other side effects.

What are the problems that a TENS unit can help you with?

Answer: when you are thinking about how a TENS unit can help you and what are the various problems that it can help you to fix, there are hundreds of problem that it can help you with. It includes lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee related issues such as arthritis, sprains and lot more. Actually it will help you to cure and get out of any kind of pain.

Is TENS unit expensive?

Answer: usually there are number of brands of TENS units that are available for you in the market. The price of these units depends upon the brand that you have chosen. Actually this machine is very much affordable and can be obtained in various online stores. You can even buy various accessories that you need which using this machine online incase if you have got any problem while using the machine. Do I need prescription for TENT unit? Answer: yes. Before you go for TENS unit it is always better to consult your physician and buy the product according to his specifications. Though it is safe to be used by anyone it is always better to take the advice of doctors and then use.

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How to save money on food by using a vacuum sealer

Aug 10, 2015

There are a lot of different ways that you can save money on your weekly grocery run. However, most options require you to slave away at cutting coupons, trying to get into the “extreme” and save money with purchasing options that you may not use over time. In order to truly save, you should look at purchasing items in bulk. However, this becomes an issue in itself. Most families find this to be a race against the clock. Once you purchase items in bulk, you have to hurry and use them fast, or you are not going to be able to use things in the right arena. That’s something that you can’t really change, but it’s important to denote. How can you ensure that you use everything you buy in bulk? Well, that’s a matter of looking into a vacuum sealer, as that could very well prove effective in a variety of areas.

The Vacuum Sealer Difference

First and foremost, you will need to understand what a sealer does. You are going to take plastic package, and place it within the machine. The machine then takes the air out of the packaging and locks your food’s freshness. You can then put the pack in the freezer and forget about it. You will not get any freezer burn, and will not have to worry about lackluster taste or anything like that. The sealer does all the work as it takes away the air from the packaging, and lets you have freshness overall.

This Is Not Jerky

Some people immediately have visions of beef jerky. While that is a similar machine, it is not what this does. The dehydrators that you may see are not sealing foods, they are drying out options with hot air, and while that same principle applies to sealing, it’s not the same thing. This is an option that is a matter of sealing things in packaging for storage and more.

Saving Money

As stated above, the best way to save on food is to look into a sealer. Sealers take your large items and take the elements out that cause them to spoil. For instance, let’s say that you purchased a large pack of chicken thighs. You have received a huge deal in bulk, and you now have food for the week without spending a great deal. You could put them directly into the freezer, but the problem is that the freezer could burn them, and cause them to taste less than stellar. Instead of doing that, you could vacuum seal them in packages, and then enjoy their freshness through the week or save them for another time. They will not get freezer burn, they will not taste old, and you will end up with a positive thing moving forward. At the end of the day, learning how to save money with a vacuum sealer is easy. Just test it out once with a bulk item purchase of meat, or even cheese, and you’ll end up saving over time. No more throwing away rotten or spoiled food ever again.

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Tips For Making The Most of Your Jump Starter

Jul 22, 2014

One of the most important components that you can have in your car is simple, a jump starter. This may not catch your eye at first glance, but it’s one of the more modern inventions that can pay off dividends moving forward. When you end up losing power on the road, or you get stranded in a parking lot, this can save you a lot of hassle. If you start to look at the options that you have when your battery dies, you will see that this is may be the ultimate element of forward motion. With the right elements in place, you are going to gain leverage that others may not get. It’s with that in mind that you should consider a few tips for making the most out of this simple accessory for your car.

Know How To Use It

After you purchase one of these, make sure that you read up on how to get this to work. You are not going to be able to just plug in and play with these. You need to know how to use your particular model and gain leverage moving forward. Without doing that, you are going to end up losing focus or perhaps even ruin the starter altogether. Take time to read any documentation that you have with the purchase, and look online to see how to use it properly. Always make sure that you know what you’re doing before it happens.

Keep It In The Car

What good is a jump starter sitting in the garage? It is no good if you don’t have it with you at all times. You may not need to use it yourself, but you could run into someone that is in dire straits. When you see someone on the side of the road with their hood up, stranded, you could easily save the day. This is something that most people don’t think about at first glance, but it’s definitely something that can help you gain leverage over time. Just keep this in your car, and if you don’t need it, perhaps you can save the day and help someone get back on the road.

Replace It Over Time

Every few years, make sure that you replace the jump starter automatically. Do not just keep it around for a decade and think that it’s going to work. You will want to replace it ever few years just to be on the safe side. If you don’t replace it, you will have to cross your fingers and hope that it works well. Overall, this is something that you shouldn’t just assume is going to work perfectly forever. Replacing it over time will help you not only make the most out of your jump starter, but it will prevent anything from going wrong when it matters.

Without a starter in your vehicle at all times, you could end up being a victim of car troubles. You never know what life may throw at you, and pushing a car is definitely not a fun thing to do.

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Chris Arlen

Chris Arlen

EV driver and passionate writer