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1 Ingredient Dog Snack You Can Make At Home

The pressure on dog owners is getting heavy as more and more pet food manufacturers are getting into hot water over inferior ingredients and bacteria infested kibbles. How can you trust any dog treat to be safe and healthy for your favorite canine unless you watched them make it? You can’t! However, you can make your very own single ingredient dog snacks at home with an oven or dehydrator! Beef Liver Jerky Beef liver is a must for any raw fed dog and most certainly carries the majority nutrients every dog needs. Vitamins, minerals, oils and protein as packed into every single bite of pure beef liver. Making it even more beautiful is the dog’s craving for this super healthy superfood. You can make your very own beef liver jerky bites, snacks or strips at home and less than 5 bucks! What do you need? Beef liver and either an...
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Celebrating Your Dog’s First Year with Your Family: 5 Birthday Tips and Ideas

Vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate paw prints. That’s one dog-themed dessert we had for our (people) guests at our beagles’ birthday party. The time will come for you too when your dog’s birthday arrives. Will you celebrate? It’s a personal choice. But if you’ve thought of hosting a first birthday party for your dog… or celebrating your adopted dog’s first year with your family… or if the idea is new to you but intrigues you, then, these tips and ideas can help. They’ll help you plan for, and prepare a memorable doggy birthday party. My tips come from hosting our beagle, Rocky’s 10th birthday. Although it was his 10th birthday, it was our first “official” doggy birthday party. Here are five tips and ideas for planning your first doggy birthday party: 1) Pick a calendar date. Spring, summer and autumn are ideal seasons to host a dog birthday party (so your...
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The Perfect Liver Cake Recipe for Your Dog

Around the world people are starting to think about eating healthier diets. It was only so long before people started to think about their pet’s diets too. Liver cake for your dog is a great option when looking to have your dog eat healthy. Your dog will absolutely love it especially since dogs have an affinity for liver. Because dogs love liver it also comes in handy as a treat when looking to train your dog. It should be noted though that dogs stomachs cannot handle liver by itself. Now that we have waved the benefits of live cake for dogs in your face you are probably wondering how do you make it? You may also be wondering what kind of liver to get. Well pay attention and we will help answer some of your questions. A word of warning before undergoing the project of baking liver cakes for your...
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Starting Off On The Right Paw: 13 Types of Dog Food

You have found your new forever dog, a puppy or perhaps a mature dog needing a good home.  I would like to encourage a whole new set of supplies just for your new family member.  One of the very first considerations is the type of food you will be feeding your new dog.  A brief look at the grocery store may suggest dry dog food or wet canned food, simple choice right? There are actually thirteen variations of food that you may choose from.  For many, cost may be limiting in which one you end up choosing.  I would like to run through the list from worst to best options. 13.  Table scraps from human food, with no order or consistency.  This can be raw or cooked foods from your meals and can lead to poor nutritional health for your dog. 12.  Semi-wet pouch food.  The preservatives used to keep...
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Only 5 Calories Per Dog Treat: A Good Option for Maintaining Your Dog’s Weight

If you like to spoil your new dog with treats… …I can relate and understand. Though, I’ve learned too many calories from dog treats add up and pack on the pounds. This happened to our beagle, Rocky. Rationally, weight gain from too many calories makes sense. But watching calories for dogs? It was a new idea to me at the time. This was a lesson I learned from a vet earlier on in Rocky’s life. When I met Matt (now my husband), he supported my desire to help Rocky get more fit. Rocky has since trimmed down and he celebrated 12 years of age this past summer. His weight still fluctuates a little. But Matt and I have a better understanding on how to help him and our other precious beagle, Daisey. One way to maintain a healthy weight for your dog is to watch how many treats your doggy...
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Review of Two Dog Breath Fresheners: Pedigree’s Breath Buster versus Ol’ Roy’s Fresh Breath Biscuits

“It smells so minty and healthy.” Those were my thoughts when I first opened the package of Pedigree’s Breath Buster product. I really liked the scent. I later learned the “minty smell” is from the eucalyptus oil ingredient. (The University of Maryland Medical Center states, “Eucalyptus oil is rich in cineole, an antiseptic” which fights bacteria that causes bad breath.) I felt really good about giving our beagles, Rocky and Daisey, such a healthy-smelling treat that also helped give them fresher breath. Now that your new doggy is home, I’m sure you’ve caught a little whiff of his or her breath. In most cases, doggy breath can use a little freshening up. We do brush our dog’s teeth. But not as often as we should. It’s easier to give a rawhide or a breath freshener dog biscuit. Which is why I was first interested in Pedigree’s Breath Buster brand. Then, one...
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Starting Off On The Right Paw: Feeding Tips

You have brought your new little or big friend home and he or she is getting settled in. One of the first things now that you need to do is consider feeding times. There is no set plan that works for all dogs or breeds. You may know friends and family that always leave food out for their dog. The other option is meal time feeding. What is best? There are some considerations when deciding. The terms for the two options are, free-choice feeding and timed feeding. I personally believe in timed feeding, having two times a day and giving a portioned sized meal. This belief and practice comes from our little Beagles, Rocky and Daisey. They are very aggressive eaters which is probably not the best thing. It is like a competition who can eat faster. Free-choice feeding is more suited to a laid back dog or less active...
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Are Your Dog’s Allergies Real?

The sad, hard truth is that veterinarian’s are not qualified nutritionists. They are, however, doctors for our pets to help them, and us out when something goes wrong. When your dog begins scratching, chewing and licking his skin due to irritation, it’s not hard for your chosen vet to assume allergies are the culprit. You may get sent home with a very expensive prescription diet or medications to help with the symptoms. Meanwhile, the underlying problem still is not being addressed to make these symptoms go away completely. You Are What Your Dog Eats Your vet is doing his job when he prescribes these quick fixes for your dog’s allergy problems. However, it takes more than just a vet to bring relief to your pet. You need to take a moment and look at what is causing the histamines in his body to flare up and make him so uncomfortable...
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Can Dogs Drink Milk? The Answer May Surprise You!

We’ve heard it from our veterinarians, family members, friends and neighbors. Milk is harmful to dogs, right? The answer is more complicated than a simple yes or no, and the choice to give your dog milk should be an educated decision that we make for our pets. Balance the pros and cons carefully before letting your dog have his own bowl of dairy. SO lets find out together the answer to “can dogs drink milk”. My Dog Drank Milk, This Is Dangerous, Right? Not necessarily. Giving your dog cow’s milk does carry it’s own risks of causing tummy upset due to the lactose. In cow milk, fat is actually a large globule that causes bloat, cramping and discomfort even in humans when we drink it. These large globules of fat is what makes cow’s milk so hard to digest, taking up to 24 hours to get through the human’s system!...
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Reviews: Bully Sticks For Dogs

Bully Sticks are 100% natural (real) dried beef muscles that will truly keep your dog busy for hours, unlike other products that falsely claim to do so. For the most part bully sticks are low-odor to odor-free (depending on the batch, an odd few may retain their beefy smell), reasonably priced, made in the USA, come in a variety of sizes for a variety of dogs, and do not contain rawhide. Their only downside is that of any bone or dog toy—once a dog starts gnawing on it once can expect a bit of a slimy, sticky Bully Stick mess. Bully Sticks come in the following lengths: 7 inches, 12 inches, and 24 inches. The latter length is for large breeds while the first is for small dogs. The 12 inch length is for mid-sized breeds. In other words, Bully Sticks can be given to a dog of any size...
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