Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Resolutions for pets!

So crazy how time flies by!
We are now entering the month of April in the year of 2016!!

Most people have personal New Years resolutions that they want to accomplish and stick to.
Have you ever thought of having some New Years goals for your fur baby?
How about, to socialize your dog more with other dogs and also humans; or just simply spending more one on one time with your pet.
For me, I have set goals to exercise my dogs more and to continue giving them natural treats and less of the processed treats that has seem to become even more accessible and more advertise than the all natural ones. 

With this being said, I found some awesome nature trails to take my Shepard mix, Sweetie to. Her energy level is way up there! Lol
I already take her on daily walks but I know incorporating nature trail walks and some hiking will definitely help with her energy and something I know she will love!
Have you ever heard of, "A tired dog is a happy dog"? Well. it is true! 
The more you exercise and drain your dogs energy,the more receptive they are for training and being a calm family dog. 
As far as the treats,I already love to bake,so baking treats for my babies is always fun to do. One of the main reasons I do it, is simply becauseI know exactly what is in it and I stay away from the added preservatives and chemicals that the majority great brands have in their foods. 

What are your New Years goals for your pets?

Please share in the comments below!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Meals For Dogs-Happy Petsgiving!

Why not spoil your dogs on Thanksgiving as well?

With their delicious kibble they can enjoy a nice "Petsgiving" meal as well.

Easy, Simple and Quick recipe I have been doing for years for my babies.
I use brown rice instead of white, because it is easier for dogs to digest. As for the rest of the ingredients, veggies and chicken, who wouldn't want those healthy additions?!

What You Need:
Frozen mixed vegetables
Brown Rice
Boneless, skinless chicken breast

What To Do:
Broil chicken, and shred when finished cooking
Boil rice, add vegetables, and chicken. Stir together and let sit. 

Of course, you can do this in a crockpot as well, but stove top is just how I do it.

I add some to my babies dog food and they absolutely love it!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Kissing Bug

Have you heard of the Kissing Bug? 

No, It is not a cute pink bug that goes around kissing humans and dogs.

According to Interactive Dallas News, the kissing bug is referred to Chagas Disease,  an illness caused by a tropical parasite.

This disease is not only affecting Central and South Americas, but also the United States, typically in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and more. Click Here for more details.

So the question is, how do I know if I have been effected or my dog? This is a tricky question because some dogs may show symptoms such as diarrhea, swollen nodes, increased heart rate, problems with walks, while other dogs (especially older dogs) may not show any symptoms. If you do see an abnormal change in your pets behavior it is always a must to go to the vet as soon as possible!

Pet Medical  states that it occurs when the bug bites on the skin or a mucous membrane such as the lips. Doing this, cause it to leave feces in the wound also may occur when a dog eats feces.

Write down any and every problem that you see your dog experiencing. Then go to the vet and give them a detailed report regarding your dogs conditions so they may do proper tests and treatments as needed.

Lets Keep Our Pets Safe And Healthy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Safety Tips For Your Pets

Halloween is just a few days away, so keep in mind the following:

Please keep your black cats INSIDE

Please keep your pets away from the candy bowls!

Please make sure your dogs are in a separate area away from the door so they do not dart out while yo open the door to give out candy. 

Please make sure your dog and cat has appropriate tags with your contact information just in case they do get out.

Most of all, enjoy your night and just keep a close eye on your fur-babies!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pet Adoption Tips!

October is Adopt-A-Pet-Month and is a great way to help save a life and even improve yours as well! There are a few things to know before you go out and choose your forever furry one. Here are some of my personal tips I hope may help you with your search.

1) Financial Responsibility
First, before you even decide on adding a furry addition to your life, please make sure you are financially able and ready. Medical bills, unexpected events, food, toys, treats, all add up so quick and can be a huge financial responsibility. Just make sure you are prepared for all the expenses that come along in owning a pet.

2) Choosing The Right Kind Of Pet
Do you know if you are more of a cat, dog, hamster, or even rabbit person? Do you want a pet that is low maintenance or are you willing to take on a high maintenance animal. If you are looking more on the low maintenance side, then a hamster, guinea pig, rabbit or even a cat would be very suitable! However, if that is not the case, then a dog would be a great fit for you.  Click here to take a test to find out which pet matches your personality the most!

3) Willing To Give All Your Attention And Love!
Last but not least, make sure you are ready to give your undivided attention. Lots of it! Especially to help your pet transition to their new home. It can also help lower any anxiety they may have. Pets are a great addition to our lives and can bring so much joy. We just need to be responsible and ready to give the appropriate care, time, and attention. 

Click here to find a local animal shelter near you!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Can My Pet Eat Pumpkin?

Fall is finally here, and so is pumpkin this, and pumpkin that!

Ranging from pumpkin bread, pumpkin latte, pumpkin frappucinno, pumpkin cake, pumpkin dog treats, pumpkin dog halloween costumes!
You name it, and most likely everyone has your pumpkin wants and needs.

The great thing about this fruit, beside the fact that it is just simply delicious and fun to carve, it is safe for our four legged loved ones!

It is an excellent source of fiber and moisture! It is made up of 90% water and can help your pet release if they are constipated.Also has great nutrients and vitamins!  Click here for more information.

How can you introduce pumpkin to your pet?
You can add some in your pets dry food or even make delicious treats. 
Just make sure when you mix it with their food, that you research the appropriate amount for your pets body weight. 

A very simple and easy treat recipe I recently made for my dogs include: 
1 can of pumpkin
1 egg
 1 cup wheat flour 
Pinch of cinnamon

Simply, mix well together then roll dough to desired thickness.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30minutes and voila!

Also, another easy and quick recipe, is to add pumpkin in an ice cube tray, freeze it, and let your pet enjoy! They will love the coldness and the taste!

Hope you are able to try these awesome treats and let me know how you dog or cat loves it!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Senior Dogs Need Love Too

Something that has been on my mind a lot lately , are senior dogs. My almost 14 y/o Poodle has had quite a rough year.

In January he was sickly. He would constantly throw up and would not eat.
Took him to the vet, and turned out that he had a bad infection in his body due to his dental hygiene. He had a lot of plaque build up and gums weren't so great either. That caused an infection to go into his blood stream. So had to get his teeth cleaned.
I was such a nervous doggie mom. Out of all of his years of life, he has never had any health problems and this was his first time to have surgery and be under anesthesia!
However, it went great and he didn't even have to have any teeth pulled!
After that he gained some healthy weight and was eating like crazy an being my silly happy baby again.

In April, he started throwing up again and his appetite was gone. He wouldn't even eat his TREATS!
Now, at that point I knew something was wrong. Took him to the vet immediately and he had another infection. So they ran tests and had to put him on antibiotics. That cleared it up then he was back to normal again.

On July 5,  I took him and Sweetie (my German Shepard mix), to the dog park. Long story short, as soon as we walked in and I took off his harness, he got attacked by a dog. He had two bites on him and was bleeding and yelping.
I was crying frantically and rushed to the emergency vet.
He had to get survey immediately. The bites were already forming into a puss like form and becoming worse. I was so sad, scared, and angry all in one.
Once again, my baby is a trooper and surgery went well and he had to have a drainage tube in him for a week and had two sutures taken out 2 weeks later. Now, he is doing wonderful and living the life: Sleep, eat and repeat! The good ol' life of a senior dog.

I said all that, just to say how precious Senior dogs are. I always expect him to be there to greet me at the door when I come in my house, and always expect him to follow me like he always does and to be by my side at night when he sleeps on the bed with me. These cherished moments I may have taken for granted at times, but I definitely do not anymore!!

Senior dogs are sadly overlooked in the shelters and I just want to get a big house and save them all! Of course, I can not, but I just wish more people knew how awesome senior dogs are.
Just because they are much older and not so youthful looking or not as energetic as puppies or adult dogs, they are so patient, kind, and love you unconditionally. Their love for you never ends. They keep imprinting on your heart and your life. They are a constant reminder of what love is and true companionship.

Senior Dogs Are Awesome, And They Need Love Too!!!!