Nuffnang

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

14 Essential Pet Meds for Dog First Aid Kits for Camping or Hiking


Dogs make great hiking companions. Barring the essentials such as food and water, it’s also highly recommended to carry along a first aid kit that’s geared to cater to canine medical emergencies. There are more than few first aid kits available in pet stores for dogs. However, a lot of them simply do not include all the necessary pet medications you would want with you when on a remote hiking trail. The best approach is to make a list of all the medical supplies and create a custom first aid kit for dogs. In this post, we cover the basic supplies you need to carry along.

Extra Supply of Prescribed Medications: If your dog is on a particular medication be sure to carry extra supplies. If you are looking to stock up then we suggest buying vet-prescribed pet meds online to score a discount.
Self-Adhering Vet Tape: Regular medical tapes hurt the dogs because they pull off hair when they are removed. Vet tapes don’t do that and are thus recommended for dogs and cats.
Gauze: Sterile gauze is a first aid essential for both humans and dogs. Carry a big pack because gauzes often need to be replaced when treating a particular wound.
Butterfly Bandages: This again is a first aid kit necessity. Butterfly bandages help close a wound, especially deep cuts. Carry a small pack and include it in the first aid kit for your dog.
Styptic Powder and Pencil: Styptic powder is great for stopping bleedings. We suggest carrying both powder and a styptic pencil. The pencil is perfect for treating small wounds and nicks, while the powder can be sprinkled on large cuts to quickly stop bleeding.

Tweezers: From pulling out splinters to removing ticks, tweezers are important to tools to carry along. Trust us, you would know when you need one.
Antiseptic Liquid: Carry a small bottle of antiseptic liquid to wash a wounded or infected area.
Benadryl: Dogs can get allergies when out in the wild. From sniffing in airborne allergens to a bee sting, Benadryl can help relieve the symptoms of an allergy.
Paw Balm: Hiking puts a lot of stress on those delicate paws. Apart from making them wear special hiking bootsies, paw balms for dogs add a layer of protection. It keeps your pet’s paws protected from cold weather and hiking-induced abrasion.
Emergency Blanket: If you are planning to camp with your dog in a region that’s known to get cold in nights, emergency blankets can be potential life savers. These blankets can be wrapped around a dog’s body to keep it nice and warm during excessively chilly nights.
Eye and Ear Drop: Eye and ear drops which are essentially saline solutions are great for rinsing off foreign particles. Dogs have a habit of sniffing and investigating weird stuff when they are outdoors. This exposes them to irritants in the nature that can attack their eyes and ears.
Muzzle: Sometimes dressing or treating a wound can be painful. You cannot really blame the dog for trying to instinctively snap at you when all you are trying to do is help it. Carrying a muzzle allows you to treat your dog without the risk of bites.
Painkiller and Anti-Inflammatory: One of the most common pet meds required during hiking is good old fashion Aspirin. Remember, pet medications are specifically made to be safe for dogs. Human painkillers may lead to dangerous side effects when given to dogs. Some over-the-counter drugs can be safely given to dogs such as naproxen, acetaminophen, and others. However, speak to a vet to find out the right dosage.

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are the last resort to treat an infection that can potentially be life threatening. Learn more about the types of antibiotics and their accurate dosage for dogs. Here’re the basics. Metronidazole is a type of antibiotics that are perfect for treating serious stomach infections. Amoxicillin can be given to dogs to treat wounds and respiratory infection.  Be sure to speak to a vet to know more about antibiotics.





Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Angelina Takes All Six Kids To Cambodia To Promote New Film

Angelina Jolie is in Cambodia right now with all six of her children to promote her new film “First They Killed My Father”. The movie is about life in Cambodia under Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, as seen through the eyes of a child. The trip is a full circle of sorts for Angelina, who first traveled to Cambodia in 2002 to film the Tomb Raider movie. That is where she adopted oldest son Maddox from an orphanage, and now, the beautiful actress has returned to the country. This time, she brought along all six of her children,Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10 and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

Angelina has always used her fame for good works, embracing her role as a humanitarian and ambassador for such charities as UNICEF, traveling the globe and visiting impoverished areas, calling attention to many issues that would otherwise go under the radar. Angie has often brought one or more of her six children with her on these trips,and has really given them all a sense of the world around them, and what really goes on outside of the glow of Hollywood lights.

In an interview with BBC News during the trip, she revealed of her children: 'Everything I do I hope ... I represent the right things to my children and give them the right sense of what they’re capable of and the world as it should be seen. Not through the prism of Hollywood or through a certain kind of life but really take them into the world where they have a really good sense and become rounded people.' We love that Angie is such a hands on mom and that she takes great pride in teaching her children about the world around them! 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Our Scrumptious Lunch At Aresi Restaurant Subic

Our idea to have lunch at Aresi happened as a result of curiosity.  We've been hearing good things about their selection of dishes from the reviews of other guests and although most of those who came and dine at Aresi has been mentioning that foods there are quite expensive, we were still keen to try their foods.  After all, we are not simply trying their foods, we are also celebrating Mika's birthday. So we called it a date!  We left house an hour before lunch time and we arrived at Aresi just on time. The place is not so crowded yet and we were able to choose the best spot in the restaurant.  Aresi Restaurant is actually located inside the Court Meridian Hotel which is at the Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

in front of the building








The restaurant itself is not so big but it looks decent and elegant.  Everything is simple but cozy.  As to the foods, I would say that they serve one of the best foods in SBFZ.  Some restaurants would claim that they serve Italian dishes but you cannot actually feel the distinct Italian taste of the foods. This was not the case with Aresi.  We ordered the 5 cheese pizza, one dish is Chicken with Tomato Pasta.  I forgot the name of the dish but it tastes heavenly.  The last dish that we've ordered is pork chop that comes with pasta, as well.





As regards to the service, it's not really good but never bad, as well.  Overall, I love this Italian Restaurant although I admit that their price range is on the expensive side.  If I could remember it right, the lowest price per dish is about Php300.00.  

If you happen to visit Subic, having a lunch or dinner at Aresi is still worth a try.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Vanilla Cup Cake Subic Bay Freeport

We just had a simple celebration for my daughter Mika's birthday last January 4. We have decided that we are going to spend it just the three of us... me, her and her kuya Edmar.  Her Dad will be home in February as he wanted to be present during her unica hija's graduation rites, so he cannot come home early for her daughter's birthday (buhay ofw). :)

Anyway, I asked Mika where she wants to go aside from our chosen restaurant where we intend to have our lunch.  I was referring to a cafe where we can hang out and have a talk while drinking coffee. She immediately told me that she wanted to try Vanilla Cup Cake inside the Subic Bay Freeport.  Honestly, that sounds new to me but she assured me that the place is nice and cozy although she haven't been there yet actually.  I think she'd been hearing about Vanilla Cup Cake from reviews on Facebook and had seen photos of it's branches in Manila.  So, Vanilla Cup Cake was our second stop after we've been to Aresi Restaurant for our lunch.  My daughter was right, the place is really cozy and the moment you enter the door, you will feel that you are entering a wonderland with all the bursts of colors and enchanting chandeliers adorned with artificial flowers.  To be honest, we could not decide immediately where we wanted to be seated as every corner of the restaurant is picture perfect.  I guess this would be a good "chill place" while waiting for our musicians friend return.  Probably my daughter is waiting for an invite to a music bar (lol).

Here are some of the photos taken inside Vanilla Cup Cake inside the Freeport.
   


Look at those lights adorned with flowers, so cool!


We ordered for some drinks, I forgot the name though.  Their prices are quite expensive although I hate to say that I don't really enjoy the taste of the cakes and the drinks.  The green salad was okay though, the Romaine lettuce is fresh and crispy.





They have choices for cupcakes that could be seen on the glass display, but we opted to have sliced cakes.






These chairs are really really cute! How I wish I could bring home one. (lol)




I love the framed quotes in black and white. They come in different shapes and sizes.  I almost wanted to go near to that wall and read all the quotes. :)




Overall, the place looks appealing although I won't say that foods are exceptional.  Oh and one more thing, we got disturbed by flies.  I can't concentrate with what I'm doing until I politely told the waitress about it.  She immediately brought us a scented candle maybe to drive away the flies, but sadly, that didin't help at all.  I wonder how could these flies take entry into such a beautiful place. I've noticed that the staff are looking at us and I could see from their faces that they feel so shy, so I just told my kids to just forget about the flies. hehe

If you're looking for a nice cozy place, I think this is worth a visit especially if you want to capture really nice photos.  Our photos here were just taken from my daughter's Iphone, I wish we had a better camera. lol




Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nashville Music City


I have heard from a friend that if you certainly love music and you want to search for a great music destination, then Nashville is really a good option.  This is where you can watch your dream shows and concerts with that music festival atmosphere.  Isn't it cool to visit Country Music Hall of  Fame and Museum?  How about exploring legendary music venues like Grand Oly Opry and Ryman Auditorium. How about shopping for that Hatch Show Print which is a perfect Nashville souvenir? There's a lot to explore visiting this Music City, a must destinations for music lovers/travelers. 

However, if you just like to shop for some authentic and quality brands of musical instruments and accessories, then you need not go further.  You can get the Apogee's top of the line by simply shopping online.  Pick your choice, they have all these state of the art equipment at guitar center.

I'm not really into music but I have friends who are. I'm sure they will find Nashville to be a great destination although I would prefer a place where I could catch a glimpse of nature.  But that;s what traveling is all about. To derive pure pleasure seeing what you really love.  So whether you are a music lover, a nature tripper, souvenir hoarder or simply want to back pack, there's a lot more to explore when it comes to traveling.  

On the second thought, Nashville City can be in my bucket list. What do you think?


Searching For Cheap Tickets



I've seen this travel hack and wonder if it;s true. I've seen searching for cheap tickets for future travels with the family and I am clueless except for the fact that buying ahead of time is the absolute cheapest.  I am not aware though that there is also a day and time required so seeing this travel hack is really cool.  Perhaps, I would give this a try and see if it works. There's nothing to lose but something to gain, isn't it?  I think I have to start choosing my destination first, from there I could do a search for the cheapest airline ticket.  I'm not really a fan of travel packages as I find the itinerary jampacked without the chance to enjoy and explore. I prefer DIY coz I got to choose what I want to see, what I want to do and what I want to enjoy.  Some travelers have that distinct preference for places and attractions, so I think that DIY tours is a better choice.  This is for me though as I could not speak for the rest but working with all the options is a must so you could find the right one for you.

Happy Travel! 

Monday, December 5, 2016

See The World For Free

I've been watching this new talent search for Pinoy Boy band members and for someone who is not really into music, I get to understand what it takes to be a band superstar.  You don't need just talent, you need the looks and the charm to captivate your audience.  Being a band superstar requires a total package, so to speak.  Now, I am thinking how challenging and difficult it is for some band members to travel around the country and the world to perform.  So many things need to be done, that's why they need a tour manager to fulfill this obligation.  I just think that this job is kind of exciting if you does not really have a talent for music but you wish to travel as much as artists do.  Last time, I dreamed of a job that would let me travel for free like a Flight Attendant, an airline staff or any job that would let me see the world and at the same time earn some money.  That's really coo, right?

However, sometimes things happened not exactly the way you wanted it. I managed to travel though by working overseas and took some days off crossing across the boarders and seeing another country. Looking back, I don't have any regrets.  Sometimes, we do not get things exactly how we wished for but something closer to it.  That's good enough, right?

Now, I just get contented having occasional trips not to work but to get pure pleasure. :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...