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3 Pupsicle Recipes for Your Dog

Pupsicles are one of the best forms of enrichment we can offer our dogs. They are fun and easy to make, but you can also store them in the freezer for months! A cold treat on a hot summer day is exactly what your dog is begging for. Keep reading to find out 3 pupsicles recipes for your dog that are healthy and safe. Smoothie Pupsicle Recipe Using the blender to mix up ingredients is a great way to make many pupsicles at one time. Simply add their favorite fruit, yogurt, and a fun flavor such as peanut butter or…

Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Patio

Summertime is here and families will be spending a lot more time outside with their dogs. Patios are the perfect place for barbeques and parties, but also dog playdates! If you want to adapt your patio to be dog-friendly, here are some important points to think about. @Our_Long_Strange_Trip Plants Plants are essential when creating a beautiful, outdoor patio, but some are very poisonous to dogs. Stay away from Tulips, Lily of the Valley, and Autumn Crocus, just to name a few. Keep expensive flowers up high and vegetable gardens in a raised bed above dog eye-level. Stick to large, safe shrubs and herbs like…

Dog Swimming Safety Tips

Summer is coming up and we will all be ready to cool off in the water, our pets included. There are many dog-friendly areas that are safe to teach your dog how to swim. We will go over how to give CPR in case of an emergency, and some other dog swimming safety tips for fun swim days! @jessicaanngosnell Avoid Hot Tubs Hot tubs can lead to a heatstroke, because dogs do not thermoregulate their bodies as we do. There may be a bunch of fur in your filter, but dogs are allowed to swim in chlorinated pools. As long…

DIY Dog Sensory Toys

If your dog is stuck in the crate or bored at home, there are many ways you can make their life more exciting. By engaging them to play with sensory toys, you enrich their lives and decrease any stress or anxiety that might arise when you leave them alone at home or in a crate. Luckily, we’ve found a few DIY dog sensory toys that are easy and quick to make! Separation anxiety and destructive behavior are both very common when a dog is left alone or in a crate. You cannot expect a young or high-energy dog to sleep…

How To Make Dog Ice Cream

Make A Healthy and Easy Ice Cream For Your Dog There are many benefits of making your own healthy dog ice cream, rather than buying it from the store. When summer hits, trips to the ice cream shop become more frequent and dogs are usually welcome! Ice cream can be a delicious, fun treat for humans, but is very unhealthy for dogs. Typical ice cream is packed with sugar, heavy cream, and often chocolate and other ingredients that are unsafe for dogs. So, we are going to teach you how to make healthy ice cream for your dog for the…

Homemade Instant Pot Dog Food Recipes

3 DIY Ways To Use Your Instant Pot for Your Pet There are many ways to make homemade dog food, and today we will talk about how to make homemade Instant Pot dog food recipes. Homemade dog food has become increasingly popular. Today, people realize how dog food is made in factories. People meal prep for their dogs as well as themselves now! Spoil your pup, but make sure that the meals are nutritionally balanced. Making your dog’s food lets YOU control what goes into their bowl. This can be important for dogs with extreme allergies and with picky eaters.…

5 Dog Puzzle Toys to Keep Your Dog Busy

If you have a dog with a short attention span, dog puzzle toys are a great options to keep them busy. No one wants to come home to a mess, so invest a little time and money in something for both you and your pet! Enrichment is key to keeping all dogs busy and happy. Puzzle toys come in all shapes and sizes, but they do not necessarily have to be about finding food. You can purchase most of these dog puzzle toys for an affordable price online or even make them yourself at home! If you have a dog…

Tips on How to Feed Multiple Dogs at The Same Time

When you see a family with a lot of dogs, you may think to yourself: how do they feed multiple dogs at the same time? Many dogs struggle with food guarding or steal their siblings’ food. It’s common behavior, but can cause chaos and fear in a household. Here are some tips and tricks to share with your canines so mealtime goes more smoothly. Barriers There are many different types of barriers used to separate dogs during feeding time. Barriers are the safest and most effective way to make sure every dog gets their meal. When each dog has their own room,…

When Should I Spay/Neuter My Dog?

Many dog owners decide to pursue alterations, which are often routine surgeries. There’s a lot of information out there meant to sway pet owners in both directions. Breeders and adoption coordinators at shelters often have rules in order to adopt or purchase a dog. Up until recently, many people believed that all dogs should be altered before six months. But, according to new research, this is not the case. Here we take a look at health risks and behaviors for small/large female and male dogs . Then we ask the important question – when should you spay/neuter your dog? Spay: An ovariohysterectomy is the…

What medicines does your dog need throughout the year?

Here are the vaccines, medicines, and vitamins recommended for your dog throughout the year. Below is a vaccine schedule and a list of important things to purchase at the annual vet visit so you know what medicines your dog needs throughout the year. Your dog will need shots, preventatives, and potentially supplements throughout the year so remember to stick to the schedule. Please remember that all dogs are different and talking to a vet about your dog’s health is one of the most important things a dog owner can do. These vaccine’s are based on the most common vaccines ordered by vets and…