Monthly Archives: June 2015

How to Make Peanut Butter Free Pill Pockets for Dogs

Thankfully I am not allergic to peanuts, however any other nut I am (figure that one out). Peanut Free products are everywhere in the grocery stores now, almost all small kids snacks are “lunch box friendly” and even all the local elementary schools are banning peanuts. It didn’t dawn on me till a little while ago that those commerical pill pockets aren’t useful for families who are nut free, let alone the natural pill pocket recipe I posted a little while back. It also is not advantages to the dogs’ that are allergic to peanut butter, trust me there is a lot more than you think.

 

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3 Simple Checks for Dehydration in Dogs

Dog’s like us are sensitive to dehydration, their body weight is made up of over 90% of water. A decrease in just 10% of body fluids can cause the dog to become extremely ill. Dehydration occurs either because of a lack of water intake to replenish the fluid loss due to urinating and excessive drool, or because there is an increase in water loss due to illness or injury (excessive vomiting or diarrhea).

If you suspect your dog is suffering from the heat, but unsure if they are just overheated or dehydrated check for these. Continue reading

40 Fun Things to do this Summer with your Dog

Summer is almost here, and as the days get longer there’s more daylight to spend outside with your pets! Have you thought of how to make this the best summer? Always remember to play safe in the sun as dogs are prone to sun stroke too and watch for the symptoms.

Checkout this list of 40 fun activities to involve your whole family and your dog!

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3 Ingredient Frozen Banana Dog Treat

Ginny loved crunching on ice cubes, didn’t matter if it was the dead of winter or a sweltering hot day, she loves ice cubes. She’d panic when one would slide beneath the fridge out of her reach even. We always knew if she was starting to feel the summer heat we could give her a few ice cubes to cool down. George on the other hand, hates ice cubes. Has no idea why anyone in their right mind would want to put one in their mouth, it’s just water that’s been frozen…It’s slippery, slimy, and boring.

So one day I saw on TV this nifty dog-cicle maker, had cute little molds and a premade mixture that you just poured into the trays, let it freeze then fed to your dog. I thought about it some more, George loves Popsicle (wooden handle included..yikes). So why can’t I make a dog version?

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