MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges


13. Pampered Pets

Beginner Level

  • Make a commitment to your pets and livestock to find a veterinarian in your area that practices holistic and natural veterinary care.
  • Check out the labels and ingredients of your pet foods. How much is GMO corn, soy, animal products, and wheat-based? Consider changing, especially if your pooch or kitty has joint problems.

Intermediate Level

  • Stop using toxic pet-care products and find natural alternatives, such as DIY dog shampoo, organic food, homemade tick and flea repellants, and sustainable toys and bedding. Share your favorite finds with your pet-loving friends.
  • Always keep your pets spayed and neutered, or breed responsibly.

Expert Level

  • Volunteer at your local humane shelter, equine therapy ranch, or other animal-care facility. Spend 10 hours volunteering.
    Complete Canine Good Citizen training with your dog, and consider continuing his training to be a therapy dog.

January, 2015 Edition