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Happy National Dog Day Millie!

August 31 is designated as the National Dog Day. This year, it is being celebrated a week earlier.

The National Dog Day was created to support adoption of  rescue dogs, including dogs in local shelter. Their motto is to save 10,000 dogs from east to west coast in the US, one day at a time. I wish I knew this even before my beloved fur baby passed away this year. I would have celebrated this National Dog Day with my Millie by taking a day-off and just spending time with her in a more special way.

Well, every day can be a National Dog Day for pet owners because of the love they give to their loyal fur babies. So, my Millie may not be around to celebrate this wonderful day to recognise all dogs in the planet, I know she’s more happy where she is now, running free without any pain.

Happy National Dog Day to all doggies out there! I pray that all pets are loved and taken cared of because they deserve nothing but the best!

 

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I regularly cook food for my beloved Millie (she passed away recently). I always make sure than she ate clean, home-cooked dog food. Sometimes, I buy her food from the pet shop or the vet’s or some kibbles to give her balance diet and texture.

If you have dogs and want to make sure they get the cleanest and right nutrition that they need, find time to cook them meals which you can pack and freeze to be consumed later. You can also try TruDog’s Pet food for taste and nutrition.

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New Types of Pet Barriers

Most pet owners have experienced it at least once: they’re on a nice, peaceful drive and their trusty, furry companion is with them. Everything may be hunky-dory at first, but suddenly, without warning, the dog goes wild. Refusing to stay in the back seat, he tries repeatedly to climb into the front of the car. This is not only frustrating for the driver, but also downright dangerous. How can anyone fully concentrate on steering their vehicle properly with Fido trying desperately to climb into their lap or to start licking their face?

photo credit: doggiegoride.com

photo credit: doggiegoride.com

Naturally, this is why pet barriers came into being. But many of the types available do very little to deter the animals from pursuing their very unacceptable behavior. A dog can easily move the solid type that can’t be seen through and isn’t even properly secured. He can lean through netting or even bite right through it. While there are metal barriers, many are spring-loaded and can sproing out of place or damage the interior of the car. If there’s so many cons with what’s available, though, what’s left?

Some people end up creating their own pet barriers that bypass these problems. While some leave it at that, others decide to try to patent and sell their creations to other worried, frustrated pet owners. One such invention is available at http://doggiegoride.com. It’s a unique metal vehicle pet barrier that looks like a cage door, with levels of thin bars that enable a perfect view from either side. It’s adjustable to three different heights, so that dogs of many sizes and breeds can join the fun of a car ride. It’s also designed to protect the interior of the car, so there aren’t any spring-loaded devices that can bounce free if there’s trouble with the installation.

There are other unique pet barriers on the market as well. Finding them just takes an Internet search or two. If you’re an exasperated or frightened pet owner worried about the damage your dog could cause, getting a barrier that’s right for you is a good idea.

Natural Dog Treats To Prepare At Home

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Preparing your dog treats at home is a good option to save money, provide healthier food and pick on fresh ingredients that are good for your precious fur baby.

Commercially made treats can be harmful too and there have been many instances where some of these products have been recalled due to harmful ingredients used. Home-cooked treats are more natural and organic in a way because you can control what kind of ingredients to use.

Before embarking on the preparing natural treats for your dog, please ensure that you are familiar with the many other ingredients that a dog cannot ingest. Here are few examples of food to avoid when preparing your dog’s natural treats:

Onions – can be poisonous to a dog affecting its blood and causing anaemia

Grapes/Raisins – can cause kidney failure

Chocolate – contains methylxanthines which is a toxin for dogs

Xylitol – found in sweeteners used for candies and gums, it can cause liver failure

Macadamia nuts – can cause muscle weakness and paralysis

Canned goods (human consumption) – due to high levels of salt (and sugar for some canned goods)

There are more but be careful with your food preparation.

 

Below are lists of resources where you can find recipes for your fur babies’ treats that you can make at home to ensure the highest level of quality and freshness your dogs deserve.

http://www.natural-pet-essentials.com/homemade-dog-treat-recipes.html

http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/

http://www.cesarsway.com/ – This is Cesar Milan’s site (the dog whisperer) and you can also find many tips on how to care, train your dogs

http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/homemade-dog-food-recipes.html – contains list of other sites that offer natural dog treat recipes

http://www.topdogfoodrecipes.com/

 

Have fun with the doggie treat preparation and couple that with lots of love and affection!

 

Tips To Keep Your Pets Active During Winter

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The harsh winter season can be a drag for both humans and animals.  It is difficult to go about our daily routine without exerting too much effort and not to mention being covered from head to toe with layers upon layers of warm clothing. Aside from those inconveniences, our activities are limited and as much as possible, staying indoors will be our wish. If we can only watch winter to go from the comfort of our homes…

With that being said, imagine the state of our furry babies during winter. Their run around the park and regular walks are down to a minimum for fear of getting too cold and sick being outdoors.  Not only that, there may be salt or some chemicals on the pavement to prevent slipping from snow and those can be harmful to your pets. So, what can you do to help keep your pets active during the winter time? Here are some tips you can follow to ensure your pets are well exercised even during the harsh winter time.

Play fetch indoor

Playing fetch does not have to be done outdoors. There are areas at home where you can do a simple throwing of your pet’s favorite toy to be retrieved. Likewise, if you have small balls you can roll rather than throwing to avoid any accidents, then do so. Just make sure when you play fetch, you have cleared the surrounding areas of any breakables like those precious figurines or even those nice, antique chinas!

Make a pretend “walk” inside your house

Grab your pet’s leash and walk him/her inside your home. Cover every room in your house so you can maximise the walking activity. I know, it can be boring for both of you but it is a good way to keep your pets active even while at home during winter and you are also doing yourself a favour by having a mini work-out at home.

Practice or teach your pet a new trick

Cold season can make us all lazy but don’t be. Use your spare time to bond with your precious fur baby and teach her/him a new trick or practice on the ones that you’ve taught earlier. This is a good way to make both of you active.

Put his/her treat in a feeding toy

Make his/her mealtime stimulating by making your pet work for it. Studies show that pets enjoy their food more when they have to work for it.

Use a laser pointer

This is not meant for cats or for use when doing a presentation. Dogs can go crazy with the laser pointer too. Just point it on the floor and allow your pet to run after the “red dot.” It will be fun and your pet will be active running around. Please do not point the laser pointer to your pet’s eyes.

 

 

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