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Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected items around the house. Here are some of our favorite household uses for salt.

Reward your cat with a special treat! At a small cost, you can grow your own catnip, with enough to supply the whole neighborhood, make a home-made scratch post so your cat doesn't claw your furniture, and make cat toys out of things you...

Have you ever wondered what exactly your toiletries are made of? With homemade soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and moisturizers you won’t have to wonder any more. Here are tips for natural hair and body care:

If there were wisdom in beards, all goats would be prophets.

The myth that goats eat anything, from tin cans to noxious weeds is false. In fact, goats are notoriously persnickety. Are you thinking about getting a goat? Here are some interesting facts you...

Have you ever considered having a chirping cricket as a house pet? Here are some facts and tips for creating a happy atmosphere for a pet cricket in your home.

Here are some of the more common plants that are poisonous to pets. Note: There are hundreds of plants that could be harmful. For more information, see the ASPCA poison center.

Is your pet overweight? Pets have the same tendency to gain weight (and consequences) that humans do. Here are some simple tricks to incorporate better health into your pet’s life.

Pets, like humans, can develop some behavioral problems that annoy you. Here are tips to help you understand why your pet behaves this way and how to help your pet so that you all can coexist happily!


A barking dog is...

Here are some first aid tips for those annoying—and sometimes painful—insect bites and stings from ticks to bee stings to mosquitoes.

Cat's Canapes


1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

1-1/2 cup slices whole-wheat bread, crumbled

1/4 cup finely chopped broccoli or string beans, or grated carrots

1 teaspoon brewer's yeast

pinch of catnip (optional)...

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