Learn how to stretch your apparel budget by eliminating these four shopping mistakes.
Nine tips for living more frugally so you will have more money left at the end of the month to spend or save.
Dogs with kidney failure are at high risk of serious complications or death if not treated appropriately. Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Healthy PAWsibilities discusses causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
What's the big deal about eating gluten-free? If you have celiac disease, you know the benefits of eliminating gluten from the diet, but are there benefits for others as well?
Making an end-of-life decision about a beloved pet is one of the hardest parts of being a pet parent. Dr. Alinovi, of Healthy PAWsibilities, discusses how to make the decision and cope with the grief.
As they age, dogs may develop fecal incontinence, urinary incontinence or both. Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Healthy PAWsibilities answers questions about diagnosis, treatment options and solutions.
Canine intervertebral disc disease causes dogs to suffer from pain and muscle spasms. Additionally, they could become paralyzed. Dr. Cathy Alinovi, vet and author, shares her experiences with IVDD.
Did you know that howling, chewing, and inappropriate urination are just a few of the warning signs of separation anxiety? Dr. Alinovi discusses symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of canine separation anxiety.
Wondering how to help your old or aging dog through cognitive problems? Just like humans, senior dogs may develop cognitive dysfunction syndrome (doggie Alzheimer's). Veterinarian Dr. Cathy Alinovi offers tips for pet parents on helping dogs with CDS live a quality life.
An epilepsy diagnosis can be heartbreaking to pet parents, but epileptic dogs can still enjoy a quality life with proper care. This article discusses FAQs about canine epilepsy through an interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi.
Just like some humans, some dogs have problems with weight management as they age. Dr. Cathy Alinovi discusses FAQs about helping your senior dog stay fit, trim, and healthy.
What are the signs of aging in dogs, and how do they differ from illnesses? Dr. Alinovi of Healthy PAWsibilities shares tips about caring for senior dogs.
One sign that your dog may be developing cataracts is that he starts running into furniture or bumping into things. This interview with Dr. Alinovi discusses identifying and treating canine cataracts.
In this interview, owner of Healthy PAWsibilities, Dr. Cathy Alinovi, discusses the importance of identifying food allergies as a source of ear infections as well as symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Canine congestive heart failure (CHF) may seem like a death sentence for a beloved pet. Veterinarian Dr. Alinovi discusses signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for dogs with congestive heart failure.
Interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Healthy PAWsibilities about the signs, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal and digestive problems in dogs.
A diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism, better known as Addison's disease, may or may not be serious for your dog. Dr. Alnovi, owner of the clinic Healthy PAWsibilities, answers questions about this dog health issue.
One of the more obvious symptoms of anal sac disease is when a dog starts scooting across the floor or ground. Learn more about anal gland problems from Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Healthy PAWsibilities.
Here is an interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Healthy PAWsibilities on how to protect dogs from diseases like dysbiosis.
Too much stress can cause the adrenal glands to over-produce cortisol, which can cause dogs to develop Cushing's disease. This interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi answers FAQs about the disease.
(Interview) Retired veterinarian Dr. Cathy Alinovi discusses the causes, symptoms, treatment, and management of dog diabetes.
Deciding whether or not to spay or neuter your dog can be a tough decision. Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Hoofstock Veterinary Services answers frequently asked questions and busts myths about the subject.
Interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Hoofstock Veterinary Services in which she discusses pain treatment and management options for arthritic dogs.
Exclusive interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Hoofstock Veterinary Services and Hoopeston Clinic discussing the dangers of canine heartworm disease. Includes pictures and videos.
Discover three fun ways to go green at the local level and do your part to help lower your carbon footprint and live a greener life
Most people homeschool for religious reasons, concerns about school safety and education quality, or because they want to be their child's teacher. Here's a look at 13 reasons for homeschooling.
Dog bladder stones are painful but not life-threatening. However, no pet owner wants a pet to suffer, and they often wonder what to do. In this interview, Dr. Cathy Alinovi discusses treatment and care options.
Has your dog been diagnosed with cancer? Dr. Cathy Alinovi answers your most common questions about what to expect in regards to dog cancer symptoms, treatments, and survival rates.
Help your children understand God the Father in the Bible and learn 5 important facts about God's nature and character. Includes scriptures, lesson planning tips, and biblical activities for children.
This article contains insider secrets by Dr. Cathy Alinovi about dental care for dogs. It includes tips for proper tooth brushing as well as recommended dental care products and diets.
How can I tell if my dog has kennel cough? Dr. Cathy Alinovi answers questions about kennel cough. This interview includes tips on recognizing symptoms, preventing outbreaks, and vaccinating dogs.
Use these creative craft ideas for kids to combat winter cabin fever or cries of "I'm bored!" Includes step-by-step instructions, picture tutorials, and supplies lists for three crafts for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and Easter.
Learn how to teach good manners to child to make this parenting task fun and simple. Includes tips and scripts for role playing and a book list of recommended childrens' books about good manners.
Learn how to volunteer with your local nursing home and give back to your community and the elderly. Includes tips on contacting nursing homes about volunteer opportunities and preparing for typical duties.
If you are concerned about pet dog health, you need to read this exclusive interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Hoofstock Veterinary Service about the dangers of canine distemper. Includes information about diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, prognosis and more.
Learn how to end the dinner table battles at your house and get your kids to eat a nutritious meal. Includes photos and recipes
Who was King David? Depending on a student's age and comprehension level, that question could have many different answers. Here's some key information about Israel's second king as well as some fun interactive activities to help kids understood who King David really was.
For day to night glamor at a low, low cost, nothing beats scarves and wraps for women. Discover the secrets to fashion style with these insider tips and video tutorials.
How do you care for a pregnant dog? Dr. Cathy Alinovi, the owner of Hoofstock Veterinary Services, answers the most common questions that pet parents ask about this topic.
Using natural remedies to repair damaged hair and restore it to a healthy shine makes sense from both an economic and environmentally friendly viewpoint.
Peppermint tea benefits can be as simple as clearing up a congested nose to as significant as easing the discomfort of IBS. Read more here.
Fleas can be a minor irritation or a major danger to your dog depending on whether or not they suffer from flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). Learn from this interview with Dr. Alinovi how to protect your dog's health.
While you may not be able to prevent all canine food allergies, there are many proactive ways to limit your pet's risk and improve its health and welfare. Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Hoofstock Vet answers the most common questions about dogs with food allergies in this exclusive interview.
If your best friend seems tired and sluggish more often than not, it could be due to aging or an endocrine disorder such as canine hypothyroidism. Scaly, dry skin or alopecia (hair loss) are the most common symptoms, and in this exclusive interview, Dr. Cathy Alinovi discusses other symptoms and...
Did you know that an outbreak of canine pyoderma (or German Shepherd pyoderma) can be excruciating for your pet? Learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment from this exclusive interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Hoofstock Vet.
Feline gingivitis, if untreated, can cause serious health problems. Here's answers from Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore to your most common questions about periodontal disease in cats.
In addition to helping kids learn about diet and nutrition, teaching basic gardening to kids provides many other teachable moments. Here's a beginner's guide to the best types of gardens and recommended crops.
Few horses run faster or farther than the majestic, hot-blooded Arabian horse. Discover interesting facts about Arabian horses that may surprise you.
Is your dog suffering from canine arthritis? Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions about canine arthritis by Dr. Cathy Alinovi, DVM and author of "Dinner PAWsible."
Using small things to decorate a nursing home room sounds doesn't sound like a big deal, but it can mean the world to a resident of one of these facilities. Here are some easy ways to make someone feel more at home when they are far from home.
Decorating a travel trailer lets you create a home away from home environment wherever you roam. You can choose items that reflect your love of sport, hobbies or even a special collection. Here is how to decorate in high fashion style on a frugal budget.
A diagnosis of canine epilepsy can strike fear in an owner's heart as they wonder if they will need to euthanize their precious pet. Here is insider information on ways to cope from a vet who lost her dog, Barney, to epilepsy.
Do you know which are the five most popular cat breeds? Some of the names of the winners may take you by surprise. Includes photos, videos, and trivia about celebrity owners of these top-ranking felines.
Find out how to make tissue paper flowers quickly to make a centerpiece. This decoration is perfect for holidays and celebrations and uses inexpensive supplies you probably have at home.
Exotic cats are unique and rare animals that can potentially make outstanding pets, but they are not the right choice for everyone or every family. Here are some important facts you need to know before you make your buying decision.
What kinds of foods did Jesus eat? While we can't answer definitively, we do know that dill was a valuable herb and spice in Bible times. Learn more about its benefits and uses.
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a hardy breed that has survived at least two extermination efforts. Learn why they make good family pets in the right situation.
Find out why the answer to "Can I give my dog anti-gas medicine?" is a resounding "No"! This article includes expert advice from a veterinary toxicologist.
Can dogs eat carrots? Definitely! Here's the inside scoop from a veterinarian expert.
Bernese Mountain dogs are working dogs that make great pets, but their lifespan is not as long as some other popular breeds. Learn more about this playful and energetic breed.
Feline stomatitis is a painful disease for cats. The good news is it can be treated and even cured with proper nutrition and some dietary changes. Here are some recommendations for what to feed your cat and which foods to avoid.
While all cats are at risk for certain diseases, Maine Coon cats are at higher risk for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hip dysplasia, and polycystic kidney disease.
Get insider information from an American Quarter horse owner, two trainers, and a vet about why the AQH makes an awesome pet.
How long do dogs stay in heat? Surprisingly, the answer differs according to breed and other factors. Learn more . . .
If you are not familiar with Devon Rex cats, you are in for a treat. They are energetic and lovable companions that will keep you engaged. Learn more about why they make great pets.
Pet care costs can get expensive, and one area where some look to save some money on their dogs is vaccines. While a vet is only authorized to administer some of them by law in many areas, cost comparison and pro-con evaluations are included here to help you make an informed decision.
Find out why the Maltese dog breed might be the perfect pet for you by reading this breed profile.
Did you know that canine inflammatory bowel disease is more prevalent than you think? Here is Dr. Cathy Alinovi's advice on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for this condition.
Americans love their dogs and their celebrities! Learn more about the most popular dog breeds and which celebs are their owners.
Can I give my dog Claritin? Before you do, are you aware of the risks?
Dales Ponies are one of rare breed of British native horses, and like most of these breeds, they are an endangered species. Learn more, watch videos, and see an image gallery of Dales.
Is your dog suffering with arthritis pain? They don't need to suffer in silence! Here is insider advice from Dr. Jules Benson on the best arthritis pain relief for dogs.
The American Saddlebred horse is one of the most striking of all gaited horses. Here are some tidbits of information about the breed that you might not already know.
Learn about three small exotic pets: sugar gliders, ferrets, and fennec foxes. Review the dos and don'ts of owning exotic pets.
Rare horse breeds like the Caspian and the American Cream Draft face extinction if the conservation efforts in place are not successful. Learn more about these beautiful and rare horses with facts, maps, images and videos.
What are the world's rarest ponies? Learn more about two rare pony breeds—Dartmoor and Exmoor—and the differences between horses and ponies. Also included are videos and images of the Dartmoor and Exmoor ponies.
Have you been told that Rottweilers are dangerous? Are you scared of Rottweilers? Are Rottweilers dangerous or are they just the victims of negative publicity? Find out the facts about these large and lovable dogs. There's no reason to be scared.
If you have always wanted to try growing watermelon at home but weren't sure you could do it successfully, you'll love these simple tips. Avoid the most common problems and get the highest yields.
Let’s talk about the 3 most common watermelon growing problems, and how to avoid them or reduce their impact on your crop. We will discuss insect invaders, ferocious fungi, and bad bacteria.
Love watermelon but hate the seeds? Don't worry: there's an answer. Follow these five tips to grow seedless watermelons in your home garden successfully. It's easy!
Contrary to the popular myth, you can grow and enjoy watermelon in a small garden. The key elements are choosing the right variety, preparing the soil, and being diligent about food and water. Let's learn how to grow watermelon using five simple steps.
You'll love this guide to Christmas lesson plans and related resources and activities to use with the uber popular children's book by Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Teach core skills like reading, writing and math or just have fun with creative craft projects.
In this ancient money lesson plan, students use scripture to uncover information about money in the Bible. They use the scriptural stats to work out equations to determine the approximate present day value of some of this ancient money.
Teach the Sunday school lesson about Paul and Silas in a hands-on way that kids will remember for a long time. Use simple paper chains to make pretend handcuffs and then watch how much fun the students have breaking their "chains."
In the Naaman Bible lesson, children learn the value of obeying without arguing. Naaman the leper resists Elisha’s wise advice, but when he finally obeys, his leprosy is healed by God’s power.
Use the story of how Peter raised Dorcas (or Tabitha) from the dead to teach children about God's power over life and death. This lesson is for elementary-level students and contains a craft and two free worksheets.
This lesson is age appropriate for preschoolers or elementary students and takes about 45 minutes to teach. It requires few supplies and can be used by teachers, parents, or home school educators to teach a Bible lesson about Zacchaeus and develop Christian character.
Use this children's KJV Sunday school lesson on Samson to teach elementary students this popular Bible story. They can tell the story in their own words and then figure out word scramble puzzles.
While your intentions may be good, giving your dog human medication is a poor decision. Find out why you can't give your dog baby aspirin. Includes a video with advice from a vet.
This lesson teaches the story of Joseph for kids, illustrating God's faithfulness and Joseph's obedience and trust in God. Free printables included!
Are you teaching children’s church or homeschool? Try this fun lesson from Daniel about the handwriting on the wall.
Want some interactive ways to teach elementary students about the fruits of the Holy Spirit? Use these clever memory technique to help them learn more about this topic.
These two Daniel in the lion's den crafts are inexpensive, interactive, hands-on ways to expand on lessons from the story of Daniel.
Try this easy to teach free lesson about Creation in your Sunday school, children's church, or homeschool.
Are you looking for different ways to teach the story of Nehemiah rebuilding Jerusalem's walls? Try this free lesson and see how much fun the kids have learning this Old Testament Bible story.
End the meal time battles and hassles at your house with thess kid-pleasing ways to add iron rich foods to menus.
Are you wondering how to accessorize a black dress? Here's some simple ways to make your LBD look like a million bucks without spending a fortune.
Kids love snacks, and snacks that they make themselves are always popular. Try these edible food crafts in your Sunday school or children's church, and see how eager the kids are to learn the story that goes with them.
Try this fun, edible crafts to extend the lessons about the lost sheep and the Good shepherd. Create tangible learning links to help kids remember that Jesus is our shepherd and cares for us.
Are you looking for free Sunday school or homeschool worksheets? Try these activities for the story of Moses and the burning bush with your elementary aged kids, and see how much fun they have while they learn.
Do you want to know how to dress to look slimmer instantly? Here are easy to remember, commonsense ways to present a slim, sleek silhouette in any outfit.
Are you looking for inexpensive but fun arts and crafts projects for your Sunday school or children's church? Here's some tasty edible crafts that are guaranteed kid pleasers and easy to make.
Need easy, inexpensive crafts for Sunday school, children's church, or homeschool? Try these simple activities and see how much fun kids have while they learn.
If you are looking for a free lesson plan about the story of Moses and the burning bush, we've got you covered. This lesson is designed for elementary students who read and write on their own.
Are you looking for hands-on multi-sensory activities to use with lessons about Noah and the ark? Try making a rainbow in a bag or animal tracks in your classroom and see how much the kids learning while they are having fun.
Do you want to know how to decorate a kid's room with Disney Cars bedding? Here are some creative ways to use kids bedding to decorate a room. As a plus, we'll also give you step by step directions on how to make your own Cars themed bedding with simple supplies.
Need some quick advice on what a guy should wear to a summer wedding? No sweat - we've got your back and all the answers you need.
Are you wondering what to wear to a 5 pm wedding? No need to sweat; just follow our fashion advice, and you will be perfectly attired for this special occasion.
Does a monster truck fan live at your house? Here's how to decorate a bedroom to delight any big wheel truck fan's heart. As a plus, find out where to buy bedding you'll need.