KitchenBoss Vacuum Sealer Review

Vacuum sealers are irreplaceable kitchen appliances that prolong the shelf life of various food products. There are several terrific models in the world and the KitchenBoss Vacuum Sealer is among them. It’s an easy to use, powerful, and efficient machine that should be included in everyone’s kitchen.

Keeps Foods Fresh

First of all, if a vacuum sealer is incapable of keeping food’s fresh then it should not be released to the general public. After all, that’s exactly what they are designed to do. However, the KitchenBoss does more than just keep food products fresh. By properly sealing every single bag, this machine will protect all food items from outside bacteria, freezer burn, and excess oxygen.

Several Ways to Seal

The KitchenBoss accommodates many different ways to seal. For standard purposes, there is the option for automatic vacuum sealing. Most likely, this will end up being the most used option. As one would guess, the machine does all the work. Another option available is the Seal Only function. This comes in handy for resealing bags that have been opened. For example, instead of putting a clothespin on a bag of potato chips the Seal Only function can reseal it. Thus, it’s like opening a new bag of chips every time.

The last two functions are an inching function and an air suction function, respectively. The former is designed to be used as a manual sealer. This gives full control to the user when sealing something delicate. The air suction option allows a hose to be connected to various jars and containers to properly seal them.

Incredibly Powerful

This particular vacuum sealer uses a commercial grade vacuum pump. What this provides is a highly effective motor with a super-strong air function. Thus, sealing can be done efficiently in a matter of seconds.

An Included Warranty

No matter how great an appliance is designed, including a warranty is always a good idea. Great comfort will be taken knowing that the KitchenBoss Vacuum Sealer comes with a five-year warranty; which includes technical support and customer service.

Vague Instructions

Unfortunately, the instructions that are included with this model are very vague (and overall disappointing). Before one gets used to the machine, it can be quite difficult to position the bag correctly to get it to properly seal.

The lone downside of below average instructions doesn’t take away from the KitchenBoss’s many sealing functions, power, ease-of-use, and efficiency. For those who want to go a different way, though, check out these other vacuum sealer reviews.

Making a good impression on a first date

First dates can be stressful, especially if you’re a man. While women’s magazines are full of information (useful and otherwise) about how to appear attractive to the opposite sex, men often struggle to figure out what women are looking for. Of course, there is no magic formula for winning the heart of every woman you meet. You can’t force chemistry where there is none, no matter how much you try. On the other hand, there are some common mistakes men often make that are more than likely to put off any woman. The tips below will tell you what they are and how you can avoid making them.

Personal appearance

Depending on how you and your date first got in touch, your personal appearance may be the very first impression you give. But even if you’re meeting after lengthy Internet chats and phone calls, the way you present yourself carries a lot of weight. While it’s true that some things about looks can’t be helped, you have complete control over others. It almost goes without saying that showering and taking care of Manly Matters such as shaving and ridding yourself of any unwanted hairs is a must before any first date. But guys are often at a loss about what to wear. If in doubt, think smart casual. A clean T-shirt and jeans should be fine for most occasions, unless your first date is somewhere that requires a suit. Trainers should be fine for most places you go to.

Be polite

Undoubtedly, you will be polite to your date, especially if things are going well and you want a second date. But it’s important to be just as polite to other people around you too. Your date will be paying attention to how you interact with people you may view as insignificant, such as serving staff, homeless people begging on the street, annoying people in the next table over, etc. Treat them all well if you want to make a good impression. Also, pay close attention to tipping and make sure you tip any serving staff well. This is one of the things people look out for when trying to tell whether their date is a kind and generous person.

Pay attention

Don’t spend more time on your phone than you do listening to your date. Don’t spend the whole time talking about yourself. If you want to make a good impression, show your date you are interested in her by listening to what she has to say. There’s no need to stare in silence either (that can be a bit creepy), but make sure you’re spending some time letting the other person speak. If you’re paying attention and the other person is rambling on and on about herself, you may be tempted to tell her this and demand your turn to speak. Keep in mind that this may not go down well. Nobody likes being told to shut up when they are in full swing, especially not by a person they’ve only just met. If this is a deal breaker for you, it’s best to just quietly realise this lady is not for you and not ask for a second date.

Don’t be a penny-pincher

Nobody likes being taken advantage of and in this day and age you’d expect most women to at least offer to pay for their own drink or half of the meal. On the other hand, making a big deal out of this when the bill comes is not going to make you popular. Even fiercely independent women who expect to pay their own way don’t often appreciate a big speech about “feminism” from a man. If you want to make a good impression, it’s best not to come off as someone who’s going to argue about every cent or dime. You’ll make the best impression by offering to pay. However, don’t do that unless you’re willing to follow through if the woman accepts. Not all of them will insist on paying for their half. Often enough nowadays, you can just casually ask something like “shall we split the bill?” when it comes without coming across too stingy.

Alternatively, setting your date at a bar where you can buy rounds for each other means you can make a good impression without spending too much money on an expensive dinner.


First the bad news: there is no guarantee that anything you do is going to make a particular woman find you interesting and attractive – some people are not meant for each other. But following the above tips will make women who are attracted to you want to spend more time with you once you meet.

My garden table

A while ago I decided to take down the fence at the bottom of my back yard and replace it with a hedge. The wooden panels were still in good condition so I took them completely apart and kept them stored in the garage, not sure whether I’d give them away or use them for something else. As it turned out it was something else. I like to have a barbecue from time to time outside and invite friends around. I have a couple of plastic tables and chairs but nothing really suitable for putting on a nice barbecue. So, my part of my old fence has become my new garden table. Here’s how:

Obviously I cut my own wood. I actually saw a picture of the type of table I wanted to build, so I came up with a plan that would enable me to use the panels that I already had. Within reason, you can change the dimensions that you cut to – if it’s your first time, ask someone who has more experience to take a look at your plan before you start cutting. This is going to be a lot easier if you use a miter saw (take a look at straightkerfs.com for some good ones).

Cut the apron ends according to your plan and with 45 degree ends. Then mark them at roughly 10-inch intervals, or whatever fits your plan, as this is where you should attach the supports. Always use glue with your screws. Most people find it easier to predrill and countersink the screw holes. Once you’ve done that you can attach the end aprons and square the frame.

Lay out the boards as they will be on the table top. Place the frame in the correct position on top of these boards, then screw them in. That’s the top of your table. You can put it to one side for now as you make the legs.

Your legs will be the outdoor ‘X’-type made of two of the longer pieces, cut according to the scale of your plan. Place one on top of the other, making sure that the angles at the end of each piece are correct. Screw them together. Do this again for the set of legs which will hold the other side of the table top up. Once you’ve done that, make sure the screw you used to attach the two pieces is on the inside (it looks better) and centre and screw the legs to the side apron.

The last piece of wood you need is for the stretcher – which keeps the legs from moving too much. Screw it to the center of the ‘X’ of each pair of legs.

Now, you’re free to paint and seal is as you see fit. I’ve done mine in dark brown with a waterproof sealant.

Now that’s one job out of the way and another created – now I have to make some chairs! I’ll get around to it some day…

Where to Buy a Bread Making Machine

If you’re like me, then you absolutely love fresh, homemade bread. Homemade bread is a delicious treat for my whole family and it gives me peace of mind because I know and trust every ingredient that goes in it. However, if you’ve ever tried making bread from scratch, you know that it’s not the easiest process in the world.

There’s the constant kneading, measuring out ingredients, knowing how long to let the dough rise, and many more responsibilities that make break-making a difficult task. Luckily, there are bread maker machines out there that help automate some of the more time consuming parts of making bread.

Bread making machines are wonderful tools that not only speed up the process of making bread, but also ensure to deliver delicious, wholesome bread for the whole family. Many bread making machines let you simply add the needed ingredients and the machine takes care of the rest, letting you spend time on other important tasks.

This is especially important for me with my ever-busy lifestyle. Having homemade bread ready for my family is a special treat that’s fast and simple for me.

Buying a bread making machine doesn’t have to be difficult, and there are many different places that offer qualify bread making machines. When doing research, it’s a good idea to check the web for different reviews and ratings of bread makers.

Using reviews is a good way to see how other people rated the machine in question and it will give you a good idea of whether or not the machine is a quality bread maker. Once you’ve found the type of bread maker that you want to purchase, it’s time to take a look around and find the best price.

Though the Internet is a great place to price bread making machines, be sure to check out local retail stores as well. Many times, retail stores will match the prices of their online competitors. This is especially convenient because you get to pay the same price that you would have paid on the Internet and you will be able to take your bread making machine home with you that very day.

When buying a bread machine, make sure you look at all of the features and warranties that come along with the machine. Though these types of machines rarely have any type of problems, it’s nice to have the peace of mind that the machine will be repaired or replaced if anything goes wrong. Wherever you purchase your machine, you’ll be happy with your new-found love of bread making.

Your new bread making machine will make it fun and easy to bake delicious bread for you and your family to enjoy.

Editor Note: We like to thank www.doughbreadmakers.com for this buyers guide!

I’ve Had an Epiphany; I Want an Epiphone!

They aren’t Yamaha, but if there were a “runner up” for the most influential brand of electric guitars in North America – and perhaps in the world – today, it would be Epiphone. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee – one of the major centers of the music scene in America today – Epiphone is a major producer of electric and acoustic-electric guitars, known the world over for the quality of their work. Epiphone guitars have wounds up in the hands of performers such as Rhett Atkins, Alondra, Paul Brandt, Wayne Avers of The Monkees, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, and Antsy of Trailer Park Troubadors.

Epiphone guitar reviews praise the melodic sounds of each instrument. What they don’t necessarily do, and certainly not on an individual basis, is tell you which Epiphone guitar is best for you as a beginner… or as an experienced player, looking to try something new. Or as a former Epiphone guitar owner, looking for your next instrument – whether to replace your primary, or just to add a new item to your collection. Epiphone has been manufacturing fine guitars since the late nineteenth century; owning an Epiphone is definitely the mark of a certain kind of prestige, like you’ve suddenly found a place in music history.

The following list includes three Epiphone electric and electric-acoustic guitars. We browsed a few prominently placed affiliate reviews, as well as the accounts of former buyers – all of it content from high-traffic websites, sites which get a lot of attention and evidently have a certain following. We then took that information, and boiled it down, picking out the three instruments which seemed to have received the most positive – and the most consistently positive – feedback.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

This, by general consensus of trending Epiphone guitar reviews, appears to be the go-to choice for a “starter guitar” from Epiphone. It has a Mahogany body, with a maple top and a rosewood fretboard. The overall effect? Dark, with a streak or two of brightness – like a flash of energy or inspiration, from within a moodier and more contemplative sound. There is a deep, almost wholesome richness to the music you can make with this guitar – it isn’t inherently “dark” in the negative sense of the word. If you’re visually inspired to create art, this might just be the Epiphone guitar for you – whatever your level of experience. The fretboard offers a 24.75 scale. The guitar also comes with Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups. Overall, it’s a great piece to pick up by way of strumming out your first few chords in accordance with those instructional videos you found on YouTube.

Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar

This baby is cherry (no, I mean literally; it’s cherry-red). The body, top, and sides are all made of laminated maple, while the neck is a rich, dark mahogany… like the stem of a cherry. They really do go all the way with that particular theme… but y’know, it works! It’s flashy, shiny, and definitely draws the eye away from other elements of one’s surroundings. It looks and feels like something special when you’re holding it. It adds an air of sophistication to any musician’s profile. This shiny piece features a lot of chrome, especially in the binding; it comes with two Alnico V P-90 pickups, and its rosewood frets offer a 22.75 ratio.

Epiphone Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This Epiphone Acoustic Electric Guitar was inspired by the 1964 Texan acoustic, and it remains true to the potential of its forebear while at the same time offering the uniqueness of an acoustic-electric hybrid. It features a solid spruce top, and solid mahogany back, which combine to deliver to a deliver a full, rich tone. The guitar’s neck is made of a single piece of mahogany, secured by a glued joint and incorporating a rosewood fretboard. The guitar is faithful to the appearance of a traditional Texan acoustic, and according to multiple online reviewers it offers “a lot of bang for its buck,” generally being deemed at once affordable and to have a great feel to its handling.

For Perky Parrot Real Estate, Look No Further

There are lots of places online where you can find stylish and affordable parrot cages for sale. Parrot cages can be found new, used, or even refurbished, available from specialty retailers and general marketplaces alike – Amazon itself does a brisk trade in parrot cages and related accessories. Costs aside, of course, you want to know what it is that you’re getting into; what is honestly the best cage for your particular feathered friend?

There are a lot of blogs, forums, and other websites concerned with parrot ownership in the US. We scoped out all of them, by which we mean “the ones that appeared on the front page of four different optimized searches,” because that’s what it’s all about, right? Right. So, we spent the day looking over these websites, and we put together a small list for your benefit. That’s right. That research? It’s on us, bro.

Whether you need a new cage for an old bird, or an old cage for a new bird, or a fancy cage for a middle-aged bird that’s going through some sort of crisis (better than an unexpected sports car sitting in the driveway… right?) you’re going to want to find something well-suited to your particular “intended.” So, give the following list of four items a perusal… and, as always, let us know what you think about our choices!

YML Tall Round 4-Perch Bird Cage with Stand

This is a four-feeder cage, meaning that it’s capable of maintaining four birds at once. The cage itself is sized for small birds, such as parakeets. It provides ample space for them to move up and down between its two separate interior perches; a standard cage would only be between one-half and two-thirds the height of this particular cage. The cage is quick and easy to assemble, and relatively painless to clean; its door opens wide, and its bottom detaches to facilitate complete access to the interior. It comes with a four-wheeled stand for mobility, in case you want to attach a motor and give your parakeets a remote-control ride they’ll never forget (please don’t do that).

Kings Cages Flat Top Aluminum Parrot Cage

This is a high-tech cage that is particular to the coming year, meaning that it involves trends which are only just cresting the horizon. Trends, such as aluminum cage construction: an aluminum cage is lighter than a steel or a wrought iron cage, and it rolls more smoothly as a result. In addition to requiring less effort to move about, this cage can safely be taken out of doors; flaking paint is no longer a concern, and the scattered dust slowly chipping away from a stainless steel powder-coated finish is likewise not a problem anymore.

Yaheetech Play Top Bird Cage

Parrots are naturally curious creatures. They enjoy exploring their surroundings, investigating new items in their cages, and climbing, crawling, and swinging from more or less anything presented to them. With that in mind, one of the popular additions to large bird cages is the outdoor “play top” area, which often includes – as this cage from Yaheetech includes – a ladder, an additional perch, and some feeding bowls. Don’t worry about the mess; unlike many large parrot cages, this particular cage features an expansive debris guard. There are also interior feeding bowls, of course – if you would rather abstain from teaching your bird to expect food up top. This cage is designed for one to two medium-sized birds, or one large bird. Due to its relatively spartan features – such as only one interior perch – we do not, despite its overall size – recommend it for larger numbers of birds, regardless of how small they may be.

Prevue Hendryx Wrought Iron Flight Cage

A “flight cage” is a cage intended to allow a small community of small birds, such as between three and six individuals, plenty of room to fly around within the cage itself. This helps to keep the birds healthy and happy, as it resembles the less restrictive environs in which they evolved. There are a series of three escalating perches within the cage, which your birds can flit quickly between as they so desire. There are also four food dishes included with the cage. The bottom of the cage, and the bottom grill, both slide out to facilitate ready and immediate cleaning of your feathered friends’ debris, and there is a large “main entrance” to help grant complete and unrestricted access to the cage’s interior. If you want to keep a small cadre/company/party/entmoot of feathered companions, this would be an excellent cage to contain them… although we don’t suggest going higher than six with this cage alone. Even that’s pushing it. Four is ideal.

My Espresso isn’t Your Espresso

The holiday season is a time to reconnect. It’s a time to join with friends and family who, over the intervening year, you might not have spent as much time with as you should have. It’s a time for togetherness and its a time for thankfulness. It is also a time for parties.

The hallmark of any good holiday party isn’t the buffet, or the wet bar, or even the desserts. No, the hallmark of any holiday party is the coffee. I’ll explain. No matter how fun the party is, no matter how long it lasts, no matter the size of the bar or the quantity of the food, at some point it must come to an end.

When it comes time for the end of any holiday party coffee is key. The important reason for this is because its hopefully the last drink that someone will have for the night. As such it both helps to ground the over imbiber and it helps wake up the unenthusiastic designated driver who has been dozing on the sofa for the past two hours. That is, of course, unless you’re at the holiday party I recently found myself attending.

So this was a yearly gathering. It’s grown over the years from a small gathering of five friends from high school to a group of about thirty people. The additional people being the addition of college friends, significant others, and graduate school friends. This eclectic group likes a good party.

So, it was with no small amount of anticipation that we all got together this year for the annual party. I was particularly excited this year as I knew our host had just purchased a new espresso grinder after relying on the quality reviews on http://www.espressogusto.com/best-grinders/. The new grinder would, undoubtedly, grind the fresh espresso beans into the perfect coarseness for the espresso machine. I’ll be honest, the espresso that this espresso machine kicked out was my personal highlight of the party.

So, as the party slowly began to draw to a close, I looked forward with an ever growing sense of anticipation for the farewell espresso from my favorite espresso machine. The buffet was put away, some of the guests had already left, the wet bar was nearly dry and it was going on towards three in the morning when the new coffee grinder finally made it’s appearance.

The espresso beans went into the grinder. The grinder was fired up and ground the beans into the pert consistency. The grounds weren’t too small, nor were they too course, it was, in other words, the perfect consistency for what was sure to be an excellent cup of espresso.

Those of us still at the party, or still standing, gathered around the espresso machine and awaited our cups of perfect coffee. The grounds were scooped out of the grinder, they were slotted into the brewer and damped down with the metal pestle.

We waited in patience as the espresso machine went to work heating the water and using pressure to force that water through the grounds as it pulled out a shot of espresso. The first shot collected into the cup below and I’ll be honest, I thought it was a little more foamy than was normal. But, since it smelled alright, I ignored the extra foam and watched as one of my friends took the first glass.

It only took a few more moments for the other shots to be pulled. Soon, the seven of us left, all held hot cups of espresso in our hands. It was, undoubtedly, sure to be an absolutely delicious cup of espresso.

We toasted the holiday season, we toasted good friends and strong traditions and we all took our first sip of what was always the highlight of the holiday party. Sadly, this year it was not.

You see, that extra bit of foam, the foam that I commented on earlier, turned out to be soap in the espresso machine. Now, soap, of course, has no business being in an espresso machine. Unfortunately, my friend’s boyfriend didn’t know that. So, before the party had started, indeed, while my friend had been out doing the last minute shopping, he had run soapy water through the espresso machine trying to clean it. And so that was that.

That espresso machine, that had helped to make so many fond memories over the past six or seven years, has sadly now been retired. Hopefully, there will be a new espresso machine next year, one that will never feel the touch of soup coursing through its important parts, one that will never taint the perfect espresso it should be producing, one that will make many more new and lasting memories.

Waffle Iron Buyers Guide (FAQ)

Foreword: Our friends from Delicious Waffle Makers asked us to publish this waffle makers buyers guide, well, I’m a fan of waffles so no problem with that, I sure hope you like it.

There are many different kinds of waffle irons available for purchase in stores. How do you know which one will be the perfect fit for you? This article will discuss some of the frequently asked questions regarding waffle irons.

What Kind of Waffle Iron Should I Buy?

The number one question people ask when purchasing a waffle iron is what kind of waffle iron should I buy? There are three different kinds of waffle irons. They are Belgian, traditional and waffled pancake irons. Belgian waffles irons create thick soft waffles, with deep pockets. These kinds of waffles are best served with toppings such as fresh fruit, syrup or whipped cream. A traditional waffle iron creates thin square shaped waffles. These waffles will look similar to ready made waffles that you can purchase at a store. A waffled pancake iron just like its name suggests will create a thin pancake with a waffled texture. These kinds of waffles are great for breakfast and with toppings such as syrup and cream.

What Features Should I Look for in a Waffle Iron?

The features that you should look for in a waffle iron will depend on your taste and the waffle recipes you plan on using. If you plan on creating waffles using non traditional ingredients such as cornmeal or sweet potato then you will want to make sure the waffle iron you purchase has temperature controls. This will ensure that your waffles will be well cooked regardless of the ingredients you use in your waffle recipe. If you have small children then you should consider getting an iron with cool handle touches and insulation. This will prevent kids from getting burned if they accidentally touch the iron when it is in operation. Other features that you should take into consideration include a timer, indicator lights and a nonstick grill surface. A timer can be handy when you need to time the amount a waffle is going to be cooked. An indicator indicates that the waffle iron is ready to use and will indicate when it is heating up. A nonstick grill surface will make removing the waffles easy when they are finished cooking. Other features to consider include a removable grill surface and a drip pan. A removable grill surface will make cleaning easier, and a drip pan will catch any leaking batter from spilling on a counter top.

What Size Waffle Iron Should I Get?

If you have a large family, when you should consider getting a larger waffle iron that can create several waffles at once. While if you live alone or with a partner a one or two serving waffle iron should be more than enough. Take into consideration how much waffles you consume, and how many other people will be consuming them to make a decision on the size of the waffle maker.

Hop over to their site to see what else they have to offer: http://www.deliciouswafflemakers.com/buyers-guide/

What is it with Cold Sores and Kids? Causes and Cures

Cold sores are also known as fever blisters and it is commonly known to be caused by a virus.

The question to be answered is this; why do some people get cold sores?  Or in particular why do some children get cold sores?

The statistics are interesting and also somewhat confusing.  When you read that 80% of us have a latent HPV -1 or herpes simplex virus type 1 it does not seem to make sense. However, when you realise that an actual cold sore attack can appear days, weeks or even years after exposure to the virus does it make more sense.

Before we continue looking at some of statistics, causes, cures and so on check out the best over the counter cold sore cure treatments here.

Worst case scenario

At their worst cold sores can spread to fingers and eyes, so watch out! Any formation of sores around the eyes will need urgent medical attention.

The very worst onset is called gingivostomatitis causing fever, swollen lymph glands and several blisters inside the mouth making it difficult to eat and drink, it goes without saying to take your infant to the Doctor if these symptoms occur.

If you have a child susceptible to cold sores you need to ensure they get into very good hygienic practices.

Types of Herpes Virus

Although there are 8 different types of human herpes virus, we are only really concerned with the recurring Virus HSV-1.  (HSV-2 can occur on mouth and genitals, although again not really associated or to be confused with the common HSV-1)

The first outbreak is usually the worst so can seem alarming for a child or parent/guardian. It may come with fever, swollen glands, sore throat, upset tummy, headache, vomiting or nausea.

Medical names

If you happen to glance at your child’s medical notes do not be alarmed to see cold sores referred to as oral herpes, labial herpes, herpes labialis or herpes febrilis.


The main body fluid involved in transmitting this virus is saliva.  Although it is unlikely to be contracted from a parent or other caregiver and more likely to be spread by kids variable hygiene habits it is worth mentioning that it can happen.  A very small child can be susceptible if they already have any injury or skin problem such as eczema or diaper rash. The best advice is to always take extra care with applying zinc creams or emollient creams with a very young infant.

No one really knows why the virus remains latent in many people (hidden in the facial nerves of the nervous system) and why it can recur in others.

There may be some genetic factors but it does not seem to be particularly hereditary.  Perhaps adults knowing they have the latent virus are more likely to be careful not to infect other people.  Some of it will be due the combined parents immune system, some people are lucky to have parents who have different immune systems offering a good combination of immunity from many diseases.

With children it can be stress, trauma, fever, colds and sunburn that trigger the cold sore to rear its head.  Food allergies and some food sensitivities may cause an outbreak.

The first sign

The first time your infant suffers it will be worse and can last up to 14 days and is best treated by a physician rather than trying to treat it yourself.

Thankfully if they get recurring outbreaks of cold sores it is not usually as bad as the first time.

Early treatment

The earlier the treatment starts the better. Treatment will reduce the time factor and pain. Children will feel the sensation beneath the skin, around the mouth or base of nose, this is prodrome stage.

  • Day 1 is prodrome described above, time to start treatment
  • Day 2 or 3 the blistering will appear. The blisters are usually on the border of the lip, occasionally on the roof of the mouth
  • Day 4 is ulceration or weeping stage, the blister is reddish and inflamed, it is the most contagious time
  • Day 5 to 8 is when the blister starts to dry up causing a crust or scab, this is just due to antibodies (usually yellow or brown)
  • Day 9 to 14 is the healing stage when the scabs form, you have to discourage your infant from picking these scabs to try and keep it clean and let it heal

Self help

  • Sores should be washed twice a day with warm, soapy water and gently dried. A bandage may help to prevent scratching and spreading the virus.
  • You can use ice to ease the pain.
  • Zinc ointment can aid healing.
  • Extra fluids can help
  • Plenty of sleep is healing
  • Your pediatrician can advise on any other painkillers suitable for the age of your infant

If you have this problem within the family you do need to be more vigilant with hygiene.  Your health care practice can advise you.  You can also seek help with available treatments in the link above or perhaps you have to start eating healthier, in that case I recommend you visit the juicer expert over at LinkedIn. They can point you in the right direction to start consuming more fruits and vegetables.

How To Guide To Get Your Cat Use The Litter Box

Many cat owners will quickly find that after bringing a new cat or kitten home they aren’t too receptive to using the litter box; at least we learned this upon bringing our new kitten home. With this said, we immediately began looking for solutions to potty training, finding out how to get her to go in the litter, and avoid making a mess all over the home.After running a quick search on Google for: “how to train a cat in 30 days” I found there were a few books about the topic and potty training in general. Within 30 days not only did we get her to go in the litter, but our home smelled cleaner, fresh, and we didn’t have to worry about stepping into accidents upon walking through the front door. These were some tips I found useful, when looking for the best methods of how to train a cat in 30 days.

Use your bathroom

79168075-cat-litter-box-location-632x475Placing the litter box in our bathroom was a great way to start the training process. On day one, I placed the litter box directly nearby to the toilet. It did take a couple of days for her to get used to the location of the litter box, but upon doing so, she immediately knew where to go when she had to use the bathroom. In addition to moving it to the bathroom, I was instructed to raise the litter box’s height, which I did. Eventually we raised the litter box high enough so that it was even with the toilet, which our cat did not have any issues reaching when she had to use the bathroom.

Place a bowl of cat litter in the toilet

pPETNA-1822115_main_t300x300This step I found to be a little odd, but following the online guide advice, I placed a metal bowl into the toilet, which had litter in it. Simply lift the toilet seat, and place a metal bowl which will hang off the inside off the toilet seat. This will serve as a “toilet” for your cat. Once she became familiar with the metal bowl in the toilet, we had to monitor foot placement. This step did take a few days. Our online guide informed use to make sure she placed her feet inside the metal bowl, rather than on the actual toilet seat. Doing this allowed her to understand where she was supposed to go, and where she should be each time she had to use the bathroom.

Remove the metal bowl

Hooded-litter-panThe final step in the training guide informed me to remove the metal bowl from the inside of the toilet. At this point in time the cat was already used to pushing the litter over to cover her own waste, and it wasn’t a difficult transition for her to make once I removed the metal bowl. She knew the feel of the litter, she understood how to balance her body (since I raised the litter box to the toilet’s level), and she knew how to cover her own waste by this point.

At first I found this training technique to be a little awkward and was worried it wouldn’t work. But, after about ten days, I realized she was learning how to balance her body, properly use the litter box, and keep her feet balanced inside the box.

This training technique is a little difficult if you only have one bathroom, but remember, it is only for 30 days. And, it does work.

Not only will your cat learn how to use the litter box, where they are supposed to go, and how to properly cover their waste, it is also going to save quite a bit of money, since you don’t have to pay a professional trainer to assist you in potty training your cat.

Although some cats may be potty trained if you adopt them, as an owner, I quickly realized I was going to have to do the training on my own. I did not know where to begin, so utilizing online resources to search for training methods did help me accomplish the training task.

Although it took a little over 30 days in total it was worth the time, effort, and now when I come home, I know there won’t be any unexpected surprises for me to clean up, since my cat knows how to use the litter box in the corner of the room.