Dogs, Pets, Easy Repair and Protection

Dogs, Pets, Easy Repair and Protection

They don’t call dogs man’s best friend for nothin! Dogs are the best – and so are the folks who care for them. First Saturday Lime is known as a safe and easy way to help:

  • deodorize
  • kill parasite larvae
  • repel insects including fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and more
  • prevent the growth of bacteria in places like water bowls
  • neutralize acid from urine
  • reduce the likelihood of harboring infections in equine environments
  • avoid pesticide use – incredibly important!

If possible, avoid pesticides entirely. Many pesticides can cause health problems for your pets, like drooling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, red and itchy skin, eye irritations, and respiratory problems. Think a little use if okay? Not really. Indirect contact has a big impact too. Pets often bring pesticides inside the house and their bedding by carrying it on their paws or fur.

In addition, our formula is a mineral with alkaline properties and naturally formed calcium so it’s also great for repair and restoration of:

  • urine damage to yards and lawns
  • calcium deficiencies in pets and animals

Note: Years of story evidence from around the world support that in small amounts, First Saturday Lime’s formula is safe for your animal to ingest. How much? Don’t set a bowl of it next to their food but don’t be afraid if some is left over after the applications listed below. Put it this way, it’s made primarily of calcium carbonate, which is regularly used to clean tap water.

How to clean pet housing and make pests run

Dog houses and kennels can become plagued of fleas and bacteria.  Use First Saturday Lime to clean your fur babies’ area while protecting them from any toxins and hazardous residue other cleaners can leave behind. 

 

What You’ll Need

  • 5 pounds First Saturday Lime
  • Clean bedding

Directions

  1. Remove pets and all bedding and debris from their housing area.
  2. Wash all blankets, pillows or other bedding materials separately.
  3. Sprinkle thin layer of First Saturday Lime over surface area.
  4. Wait an hour before letting your pet near the area.
  5. Sweep up the loose lime dust.
  6. Put down clean bedding. Note: don’t worry about left over First Saturday Lime dust – a small remaining amount acts as an insect repellent when used in bedding.
  7. Enjoy a clean, healthy space for your dogs and pets!

PRO TIP: You can also pour on the base on your fence to keep the neighbor dogs flees from transferring to your yard.

 

 

How to fix urine damage or pee spots on yards and lawns

Urine is on the acidic side, so when your dog uses the bathroom in the same spot it will burn your grass.  Luckily, First Saturday Lime is a base and a safe, effective way to balance soil pH levels so grass can grow healthy and strong!  

 

What You’ll Need

  • 5 pounds of First Saturday Lime
  • 1 lawn spreader (recommended for even application)
  • Water and water hose

Note: For optimal results, apply the directions below in the early evening to avoid scorching your grass.

 

Directions

  1. Load First Saturday Lime in your lawn spreader
  2. Set your lawn spreader to the LOWEST setting and apply one layer across the yardImportant: only apply a thin layer to the spots damaged on the lawn. Too much will prevent your lawn from being able to absorb the sun and damage your lawn.
  3. Thoroughly water the application area afterwards.

KEY TIP: Reapply monthly or whenever that familiar film or algae or moss appears in their water trough.

 

How to control moss and algae in water bowls

Clean, fresh water is critical to the health of pets and humans! Here’s how to avoid potentially dangerous algae and bacteria found in that familiar clear or even green layer of slime that thrives in direct sunlight and heat and forms in pet water bowls.

What You’ll Need

  • First Saturday Lime
  • Water
  • Clean water bowl

Directions

  1. Empty and thoroughly clean your pets water bowl.
  2. Fill the water bowl with fresh, clean water.
  3. Pour a thin layer of First Saturday Lime over the surface of the water bowl.
  4. Reapply monthly or whenever that appears in their water bowl.
  5. Enjoy!

 

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How to care for chickens with lime

How to care for chickens with lime

Whether you’re in it for the love or the excitement of the exhibition as a hobbyist, keeping things clean is a critical part of raising healthy poultry. First Saturday is a safe, effective way to keep your chickens and their eggs in showcase shape.

First Saturday Lime’s formula, also known as Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) is a nontoxic mineral  known to:

  • improve water pH levels
  • prevent moss growth in water pans
  • reduces the ability dangerous bacteria
  • provide a vital source of calcium
  • protect against fleas, mites and other parasites

Note: Years of story evidence from around the world support that in small amounts, First Saturday Lime’s formula is safe for your animal to ingest. How much? Don’t set a bowl of it next to their food but don’t be afraid if some is left over after the applications listed below. Put it this way, it’s made primarily of calcium carbonate, which is regularly used to clean tap water.

How to control moss and algae in water pans

Learn how to The American Association of Poultry attests, a critical “prime” element of poultry health is clean water that’s free of microbial contamination – especially because they consume water at twice the level of feed.

Cleaning their water fresh is critical to avoid from potentially dangerous algae and bacteria. Help protect their health and avoid that layer of scum like slime that thrives in direct sunlight and heat and forms in poultry water plans. First Saturday is a safe, effective way to promote a clean, healthy water clean and odor free. Note: In general, clean the water frequently to keep the water fresh.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 water pan
  • First Saturday Lime
  • fresh water

Directions

  1. Clean your water pan thoroughly with clean water.
  2. Fill the water pan with fresh drinking water. 
  3. Pour a thin layer of First Saturday Lime over the surface of the water pan.

KEY TIP: For best results, repeat this process once a month or as needed.

 

How to get healthier, harder chicken eggs

Without the right amount of calcium, chickens, hens and their eggs suffer. The shell of each egg is made up of nearly 97% calcium carbonate by dry weight. A standard-sized egg requires 2.3g of elemental calcium to produce an eggshell, which represents about 10% of the total calcium present in the skeleton of the hen.

A study by the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, confirms calcium should be provided to birds of all ages, even when not laying, as it is vital for bone development. For chicks to deliver healthy, hard eggs without hurting themselves it’s essential they consume at least 4g of calcium per day.

 

What You’ll Need

  • First Saturday Lime
  • Fresh clean water

Directions

  1. Clean your water trough and add fresh, clean water.
  2. Place 4 grams of First Saturday Lime per chicken in food or water

KEY TIP: Reapply whenever you replace your chickens water.

 

 

Give your chickens a dust bath they’ll love

Chicken hygiene is critical to the health and livelihoods of your poultry, people, other animals, and the environment.  Not only will your chickens love playing in a First Saturday Lime dust bath, it’s has many other benefits that can include:

  • protection against poultry diseases (Avian influenza, Newcastle disease, Ornithosis and more)
  • reduces odors
  • repels pests that can carry disease
  • kills most bug larvae (stick fleas, lice, mites)
  • improves calcium levels critical for a healthy flock
  • reduces moisture and discourages the growth of potentially harmful bacteria

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cups First Saturday Lime
  • 1 cup wood ash
  • 1 cup sand
  • 1 cup soil

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Let the chickens play. Easy!
  3. For best results, reapply monthly or as needed

KEY TIP: Whitewash is water-soluble so reapplication will be needed as it comes off (depending on weather elements and exposure to water or other fluids).

An easy awesome way to clean chick bedding

Chickens are adorable, but holy moly they can be a mess!  First Saturday Lime can help keep their bedding clean and safe from bacteria.  Research proves the natural form of calcium carbonate (also known as milk of lime or First Saturday Lime) is effective in controlling poultry diseases like Avian influenza, Newcastle disease, Ornithosis, and many more.

First Saturday Lime in bedding can:

  • Keep away insects
  • Deodorizes
  • Absorb moisture
  • Kills bacteria
  • Neutralize acid from urine

What You’ll Need

  • First Saturday Lime
  • Broom
  • Clean chicken bedding

Directions

  1. Remove old bedding materials.
  2. Thoroughly sweep and clean the bedding area.
  3. Lay down new bedding.
  4. Sprinkle thin layer of First Saturday Lime on the surface of the new, clean bedding.

Key Tip: For a clean coop, repeat Steps 1-3 once a month. For additional tips on how to keep your poultry healthy visit our chicken learning center by clicking here.

How to whitewash the inside of your chickens’ coop.

Amish whitewash is an old technique used to protect chicken coops from insects.  It adds a bit of old-fashion charm while being safe and free of dangerous toxins in paint. Whitewashing has some antibacterial properties for those tough-to-wash surfaces against bacteria and pests.  Whitewashing should be done only to the inside of the shelter. Benefits of this technique include:

  • reduces odors
  • repels pests that can carry disease
  • protects against most bug larvae (stick fleas, lice, mites)
  • improves calcium levels critical for a healthy flock
  • reduces moisture and discourages the growth of potentially harmful bacteria

What You’ll Need

 

    • 8 cups First Saturday Lime
    • 2 cups salt
    • 1 gallon of water
    • 1 paint brush

 

Directions

 

    1. Combine First Saturday Lime and salt together in a bucket or large open container.
    2. Gradually add water and stir the mixture.
    3. Remove everything and thoroughly clean the inside of the coop.
    4. Apply first layer with a paint brush to the inside of the coop.
    5. Allow to dry completely.
    6. After the first layer, has dried, apply a second layer and allow to dry completely.
    7. Once the whitewash has completely dried, allow chickens to enjoy their comfy home.

KEY TIP: Whitewash is water-soluble so reapplication will be needed as it comes off (depending on weather elements and exposure to water or other fluids).

Control moss and algae in water bowls, pans and toughs

Control moss and algae in water bowls, pans and toughs

The American Association of Poultry says a critical “prime” element of poultry health is clean water that’s free of microbial contamination – especially because they consume water at twice the level of feed. But, the truth is, the same can be said of animals and human health.

In general, keeping water clean is basic prevention against potentially dangerous algae and bacteria. But extra help from nature is welcomed and necessary year round – not just the summer months. Keep reading to learn an easy way to protect life and avoid that familiar layer of scum-like-slime that thrives in direct sunlight and heat and grows algae or moss in pet and animal water sources. Before you know it, you’ll have a much healthier, odor free water bowl your animals will enjoy much more!

 What you’ll need

  • First Saturday Lime

Directions

  1. Empty and clean your animal’s water bowl, pan or trough thoroughly.
  2. Once clean, add fresh clean water.
  3. Pour a thin layer of First Saturday Lime over the surface of the water bowl, pan or trough. 
  4. Enjoy!

Key Tip: Reapply monthly or whenever a film, algae or moss begins to appear in their water pan.

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