Natural Hairball Remedies

Natural Hairball Remedies

Hairballs are a common problem for those of us who are owned by our kitties, and they’re no picnic for our kitty cats either. Fortunately, there are a lot of natural hairball remedies out there to decrease your kitty’s hairballs naturally. How Do Hairballs Develop? Our kitties swallow a large amount of hair when they groom themselves, as the rough surface of their tongues is perfect for pulling dead and excess fur from the coat during grooming. In multi-cat households, one kitty may groom her brothers and sisters, meaning that she will ingest an unusual volume of hair and therefore have more hairballs than your average kitty. Helping Your Kitty out With Her Hair Care Because hair ingested during grooming is the culprit for hairballs, brushing your cat for just a few minutes a day can be a huge help for her hairball problems. However, not all kitties like to be brushed, so don’t force it on her. If your cat is brush-phobic, you may be able to warm her up to it by starting out slowly. Kitties also benefit from baths, especially if they have allergies or skin conditions. Take a Look at Diet If your cat is currently eating dry food, the lack of moisture in his GI tract could keep hair from effectively passing through. A canned, balanced diet can work wonders for hairball problems, and your kitty will thank you. Healthy fats are also beneficial for hairballs and for your kitty’s health in general. An Omega-3 supplement will improve your cat’s skin and hair health, reducing shedding and dander. Additionally Omega-3’s will enhance her digestive...
6 Tips For Fresh and Luscious Lips

6 Tips For Fresh and Luscious Lips

Lip care is NOT just for winter. It’s important to keep your lips hydrated and super smooth all year round. Here are simple tips on how to care for lips naturally: 1. Before going to bed, gently massage your lips as it will greatly improve the blood circulation. You may even use a SOFT (very) toothbrush with circular motions to mildly exfoliate dead skin of the lips prior to applying your lip care.  If it hurts, stop! 2. Even if your lips are not chapped, it’s important to use natural lip balm that is non-toxic and comprised of rich organic oils. More often than not, synthetic ingredients aggravate and contribute to chapping of the lips, and can irritated the surrounding skin. Applying it at night is ideal, as many of us are mouth-breathers while we sleep, and not aware,  thus increasing dry chapped lips. 3. Drink plenty of water (filtered or reverse osmosis) to ensure that your lips will remain hydrated. And please, avoid smoking and smoke-filled bars or hangouts as it is one of the major causes of lip discoloration and vertical lip lines. 4. Avoid sipping through straws. This puckering motion will increase vertical lip lines over time, which are challenging to repair. 5. Do not EVER attempt to pick or peel off the skin of your chapped lips. Keep in mind that the skin on your lips is so delicate and one wrong move can irritate them for some time. 6. If you have dry, loose skin that peels on the lips, every once in a while, you can exfoliate your lips with sugar. All you will need is a spoonful...