This post is actually a day late, but better late than never right? Yesterday, March 3rd, marked the 5 year anniversary of the day we got Kitsune! We brought him home on March 3rd, 2009, when he was just 9 weeks old. The puppy pictures of him in this post are all from his first week home with us. It’s a lot of fun to look back at old pictures and see how much he has changed over the past 5 years – but in a lot of ways he’s the same soft, hyper, wiggly puppy that we brought home all those years ago. Continue reading
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Photo via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons.
What is it? – Xylitol is a common sugar substitute that tastes like normal table sugar. Xylitol has been used as a sugar replacement since the 1960′s. It contains less calories than regular sugar, making it popular among dieters. It is also commonly used as a sugar replacement for diabetics, and is present in some oral hygiene products (such as toothpaste) because it is known to help fight tooth decay and repair tooth enamel. All that sounds great right – A sugar substitute that not only tastes like sugar, but contains less calories and can improve oral health? However, pet owners (those with dogs especially) should be aware that, although safe for humans, Xylitol can be deadly to pets. Continue reading
It’s a well known fact – My dog Kitsune is crazy! At 5 years old, he’s got more energy than most puppies do. No matter how many times I explain the concept of neighbors to him, he still feels the need to bark at the “monsters” in the hallway. Yes, even if it is 2 in the morning. It’s not exceedingly uncommon for him to decide not to come when called, but the sound of someone crunching on a piece of popcorn, even from all the way across the house, will have him running at record speeds to the source of the snacks. And I find myself wondering, on an almost daily bases, why I even bother picking up his toys – two minutes later and he’s got them strewn all over the house again!
When Nature’s Recipe® asked me to take part in their #RecipeForMoments blog campaign, I had so many different ideas about what type of story I’d share about Kitsune. After all, my little guy lives for adventure. As I’ve said before, he’s an expert at finding new and exciting ways of getting himself into trouble. In fact – Trouble is (really!) his middle name! Continue reading
H1N1 Flu Virus, photo from Wikimedia Commons
The other week I posted about some relatively new research that suggests that, on rare occasions, pets can in fact catch the flu from their human counterparts. The instances of pets contracting the flu from their humans may be very low, but, as many dog owners probably already know, dogs have their own strain of the flu to worry about. Is your furry friend at risk of contracting canine influenza? What are the symptoms of dog flu, and are there any precautions pet owners can take to help their pets to avoid becoming sick? Read on to find out! Continue reading
So sorry for the lack of posts here lately! I’ve been working long hours lately, and to top it off have been battling the flu. Luckily Kitsune and company started the year off happy and healthy! If there’s one thing worse than being sick, it’s watching our beloved pets suffer through being sick! Did you know that there’s a version of the flu virus that infects dogs (Canine influenza), and there is increasing evidence that in rare cases pets may, in fact, be able to catch the flu from their human companions? Continue reading
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December 26th, 2013, was Kitsune’s 5th birthday! So this post is a bit late, but better late than never right?
I hope that everyone had a fun Christmas, and has a great start to 2014! Santa was very good to Kitsune this year, and for his birthday the next day he got some new agility equipment and a steak dinner!
Following tradition, I’m posting Kitsune’s birthday video at the bottom of this post. It’s got a small selection of some of the maaany pictures and videos that I took of Kitsune in the past year It’s hard to believe that my (not so) little Kitsune is 5 already! Continue reading
Happy Winter! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just a few short days away. With Christmas right around the corner, and the end of the year fast approaching, we’re going to take some time to write about the top 10 toys/treats that kept Kitsune entertained in 2013! If you missed our posts in previous years, feel free to take a look back at Kitsune’s Top 10 dog toy picks for 2010, and his 2012 Top 10 lineup (not sure why we skipped 2011)! Kitsune’s tastes have remained much the same, so there will be some familiar ‘faces’ among our 2013 picks, but we’ve discovered some awesome new toys as well! If you’re a slacker, like I am, and are still looking for the perfect present for your pooch this Christmas, or just enjoy reading about all things dog, look no further than Kitsune’s Top 10 Dog Gifts list 2013!
It seems like monthly subscription gift boxes for pets are becoming more and more popular! Kitsune and I have had the pleasure of being able to review boxes from a couple of different companies so far. This month, the good people of PoochPax sent us their November box to review! Continue reading
Thanksgiving is just a few short days away! This year has gone by so fast, it’s crazy! I’ve written quite a few Thanksgiving themed posts before…
So I won’t bore you all by basically rewriting posts I’ve already done in the past. Instead, I’d like to tell you about a fun and easy way you can help make the holidays a little bit brighter for shelter pets this holiday season! Continue reading
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Did I mention here yet that I got a new job? I’ve been working for a new company for about 3 months now. My work schedule has been really crazy and random for the past couple of months, which is why I haven’t had as much time to blog. But from here on out I should have a more regular schedule, which means I should be able to get back to posting more often again.
But enough about me! I know why you’re all really here – Yup I’m hosting another giveaway! Last month I had the opportunity to review the book Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog who Knows a Thousand Words. Now 1 lucky Paw Print fan can win a copy of the book for themselves! Continue reading