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Dog-Friendly People Food To Give Your Pets

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When you are a pet owner, it is important to know what types of food is safe for your best friend to consume. It is a big responsibility and should never be taken lightly. Dog owners love their dog’s, so it’s only natural that they would want to share some goodies with them. Check out the following tasty treats that are actually very good for them!

Peanut Butter

All dogs LOVE Peanut Butter!

This high protein snack is healthy for dogs and is rich in protein & mineral content. 

Peanut butter is often high in sugar and salt so a spoonful or two will not harm your pooch at all, but never leave him unsupervised with an open jar, as he might go a little bit over the top!

 

MaraNatha – Organic Salted Crunchy Peanut Butter (1 Lb) – $6.99, Free shipping – Available at Abe’s Market


Brown Rice

White or brown rice can be a soothing side to your dog’s regular meal. If your dog’s digestive tract has been bothering him lately, you could try including some rice in his diet. Rice is an easily digestible carbohydrate, which makes it a good choice for troubled canine tummies. It is also a great source of soluble fiber, which can assist in clearing up any diarrhea if your dog is unlucky enough to be suffering from it.

Dogs love protein and it is essential for allowing them to be active all day, so don’t hesitate to serve up a steaming portion of brown rice for your energetic dog.

Lundberg – Organic Short Grain Brown Rice 2 lbs – Vegan – $5.15, See Site shipping – Available at LuckyVitamin.com

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Yogurt Covered Pretzels

Just as yogurt is healthy for humans… it is also healthy for your dog! Probiotic yogurts are full of friendly bacteria, calcium, protein and so much more. You should be sure to choose all-natural yogurts that are not loaded with sugar. Too much sugar is not good for your dog, just as it is not good for you! The natural sugars in milk won’t cause your dog any harm, but you should still try to avoid offering products that have added sugar, sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup.

Scott’s Cakes – Yogurt Covered Pretzels in a 8 oz. Red Heart Bag – $6.95, 8.95 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


Organic Canned Pumpkin

If your dog has been sick or has been experiencing diarrhea, be sure to add some fresh pumpkin to his diet! Canned pumpkin will suffice so long as it isn’t loaded with sugar additives. It is always best to avoid adding sugar to your dog’s diet, as it is not at all good for them.

Although pumpkin can definitely be on the menu, you should avoid following up with pumpkin pie for dessert. Pumpkins will benefit the dog’s digestive tract and help it to get back on track more quickly. This tasty treat will also make them feel full, but pumpkin’s mild effect won’t further upset their tummies.

Be sure to cook the pumpkin before serving it to make it as easy as possible to digest. Pumpkins are incredibly healthy, due to their generous load of vitamins and minerals. Pumpkins are very rich in beta carotene, and are too often forgotten for their many health benefits. When carving pumpkins for the fall season, be sure to save some of the good stuff for the dog!

Farmer’s Market – Farmer’s Market Organic Canned Pumpkin 15 oz – $2.49, See Site shipping – Available at LuckyVitamin.com

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Lean Pork Tenderloins

Lean cuts of meat will provide your dog with protein, riboflavin, and other nutrients that will increase energy levels and make their eyes and coats shine. When giving your dog meat, trim off as much fat as possible. You should also avoid giving them processed meat products such as burgers, as these are often packed with additives that are not so good for dogs.

Lean Generation – Smithfield Lean Generation Pork Tenderloins (Three 2.5-3 lbs each) – $59.99, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


Lean Sirloin Burgers

Dogs love them a good steak! They love eating steak in the morning, noon and night… but be sure to do this in moderation.

Too much red meat can lead to your dog putting on a bit too much puppy fat due to the high calorie content in addition to being quite costly for you. 

Offering your canine companion a fresh steak dinner with mashed sweet potatoes, fresh green beans and a peanut butter apple slice for dessert will make your dog love you even more… trust me, you will see!


Alaskan Smoked Salmon

Salmon can help benefit your dog with its nutrients and protein. Just be sure to remove all of the bones before you give any fish to your pet. Fish bones are very small and can easily get stuck in a throat and cause choking. Dogs are particularly vulnerable to choking because they’re not known for being the most careful of eaters.

The omega 3 fatty acids in salmon will benefit the dog just as they do in humans. Omega 3 has a lot of benefits in the body, from supporting the health of joints to protecting the most important muscle: the heart. In addition to these benefits, experts say that salmon can support your dog’s immune system and even enhance his coat!

Harry & David – Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon – Gift Baskets & Fruit Baskets – Harry and David – $39.95, 9.95 shipping – Available at Harry and David


 

 

 

Thanks for reading my list of dog friendly people food! What foods from this list have you fed to your furry friend? What was your dog’s reaction to the tasty snack? Sound off in the comments below!


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Treat Your Beloved Pup to Something Above and Beyond a Cage

Modern fans of having their own puppies and adult dogs often suffer from trying to decide what the best option is for having them go to the potty at various times and in different scenarios. 

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Sometimes it’s so cold out during winter that it is challenging to brave the great outdoors. Additionally, you might simply want an alternative to taking your puppy outside for the times your are working besides having them simply go on paper you’ve laid down in their cage. 

With options you will find when you shop ModernPuppies.com, and companies like theirs, is a way for your pet to roam freely, without caging, throughout the day without having any potty related accidents. These types of devices allow your dog to have the same comfort of having his or her own place to relieve themselves, just like cats have their litter boxes and humans have toilets. 

The beauty of such programs is that they also offer potty training options for puppies, so you aren’t left completely on your own to do the training blindly, especially with a completely new type of product. In a one-bedroom and one-bathroom style apartment, these cages really do act more as a home within your home for your sweet puppy, giving him or her a sense of belonging and personal space that no other type of unit is likely to provide. 

Once your puppy is happy, trained and satisfied with their new little corner of the world, you will find a new sense of satisfaction at how your pet fits within your family.

Our Dog Scare

Millie was a bit down the past few days. One day she was jumping up and down in our couch and bed and the next thing you know it, she was lying on her bed or on the floor, didn’t want to eat much and a bit quiet lately.

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We took her to the vet last night and hoped for positive news that what was happening to her wasn’t that bad. We had a feeling that she was in pain with all those jumping around. And the vet confirmed that. She probably had her vein compressed in the neck area with all those jumping around. Also, her bloodwork came out negative. That is a relief to hear.

So, our dear little diva baby Millie is on pain-relief meds right now for few days. I didn’t go to work to observe how she is behaving. Also, the doctor asked me to reduce the weight of Millie. I am guilty! I kept giving her treats as I can’t bear to look at those begging doggie eyes. I guess I have spoiled her rotten too.

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Things will have to change from now on. After the dog scare with Millie, we’ll have to set new rules and rearrange stuff around the house so she won’t jump on the bed and the couch and hurt herself in the process. Also, daily workout for Millie will have to be done. So, it pays both ways for me too. I lose weight with Millie. I have to give time for this even if I’m tired from work. It’s a commitment I will give as if she is my own child. Well, for my family, that’s how we see Millie. She’s our baby with four legs…and fur who barks. 

This is what I can suggest to pet lovers out there. If you suspect your dog is feeling something weird or see signs that are unusual for your pet, bring your beloved pet to the vet right away. The sooner you do that, the sooner your pet can get the immediate medical care it needs and can prevent any serious complications later on. It’s also wise to get pet insurance. I am considering that now.

Do you get so attached with your pets? Do you love them like they are your own kids? I know I do. How about you?

Pet Friendly Lodging and Accommodation

Dogs should not be left home alone when their owners go away for a short trip that may last several days. There are special facilities that are dedicated towards providing accommodations for dogs of all sizes, ages, characters and breeds. Pet hotels essentially provide a five start treatment with an array of amenities and esential services. For instance, dogs that stay in pet inns are fed multiple times a day with the highest quality dry and wet food. Additionally, treats are given throughout the day. Of course, a bowl of fresh filtered water is always available for dogs to drink in a pet inn.

Lodging for dogs also includes some play time and outside walks. An experienced and friendly staff is in charge of taking out each dog for multiple walks per day. Additionally, special beds and dens are provided for dogs to sleep in. Each canine guest is given its own space that may vary in size. For example, large dogs may be assigned to dens that measure more than 6 x 6 x 6 feet in dimensions. Small dogs may be placed in kennels that are spacious enough for moving around inside.

Young puppies are also more than welcome to stay at dog inns. In fact, dog training is also offered at pet friendly hotels. The staff can teach puppies obedience and other tricks that owners can appreciate. Security deposits are usually required on all dogs that are left overnight at canine friendly inns full of convenient amenities.

Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

The holiday season is on! Everyone is busy preparing for the get-together and since Christmas is now over, we are ready to prepare for the New Year celebration. With all the busy preparations, we may tend to forget our fur babies in the process.

Keep your pets safe while the holiday season is on because they can get harmed unknowingly. Watch out for these:

Putting costumes

Yes, they are cute when they dress up like little elves or Santas for Christmas in their whimsical costumes. While they are unconditionally subjecting themselves to such, let us remember that there may be small attachments in their fancy costumes that they can chew on. If not the small attachments like pom-pom balls, jingle bells and big buttons; they may get entangled on those straps and garters around their hats and necks. Make sure you remove their costume right after their photo op. If you cannot help it, change them into a simpler costume with no frills and small items that may fall off or garters and strings that they can get entangled with.

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Unprotected paws

Some of you may live in a very cold country where snow is inevitable at this time. Make sure your fur babies paws are also well protected from the cold snow. There are small socks with rubber soles you can buy from the pet shop that can easily slip on their paws up to the legs to keep them warm and dry.

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Watch out for the Christmas Tree and the ornaments

Cats and dogs love to play with the Christmas tree and the ornaments, especially the baubles and lights. I think, they find the shiny objects very entertaining and appealing. Some dogs may try to ingest those small baubles. So, if you are considering on having your pets around the house during the holiday season, try putting bigger ornaments that will be harder to ingest and put them a bit higher. Unplug the Christmas lights when you are not around to check up on your pets and make sure they are hidden so they cannot chew on them.

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Be careful with the food you give them

It is tempting to give them treats this Christmas. While that yummy chicken leg is enticing for your dear fur baby, the bone can lodge in the pet’s throat. So, do not give out human food to your pets.

Christmas wrappings and ribbons

I think, pets love shiny and colorful stuff and after the Christmas presents are open, do not leave those wrappers and ribbons on the floor as your pets may chew on them which can cause intestinal blockage. This can be serious and may require surgery.

 

We can get easily distracted this busy season but do not let those distractions from ensuring your fur babies are all safe as well.

 

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