In the scheme of things, your dog's puppy hood is fleeting. It's crazy to me that my first puppy, Kitsune, is already 7 years old. Fenrir is only 9 months old, actually still a puppy, but I often find myself wondering where the last 7 months have gone. Teething is a rite of passage all puppies must go through. I fully admit to being a bit sentimental when it comes to my dogs. I saved puppy teeth from both my dogs. ...continue reading Preserving Puppy Teeth
Bully Sticks That Actually Last!?
My dogs love love love bully sticks. They don't get them that often though. Bully sticks are often expensive, and in the past have never lasted my dogs long enough to justify the cost. I've found other chews that the boys might not go quite as crazy for, but that last us a lot longer. Bully sticks are usually more of a special occasion treat for my dogs. ...continue reading Bully Bundles Review
Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?
Before becoming a vegetarian, I didn't really eat zucchini. In my search for awesome vegetarian recipes, I've come across a few that call for zucchini. Now it's a much more regular part of my diet, especially in the summer time. I can make a mean grilled zucchini sandwich! Did you know that zucchini is safe for dogs? Until I started eating it more myself, I never thought of offering it to my dogs. ...continue reading Z is for Zucchini
I Already Wrote About Kefir And How, In Many Ways, It's Better Than Yogurt...So Why The Yogurt Post?
Besides the fact that I needed a dog safe food that starts with Y, I totally understand why not every dog owner would want to go through the process of making kefir for their dogs. Most people are much more open to the idea of feeding yogurt verses fermenting milk in their own kitchen. It may not be the powerhouse of a probiotic that kefir is, but is yogurt still beneficial? ...continue reading Y is for Yogurt
Ok So, Maybe I Cheated A Little Again For X...
But there aren't that many foods that start with X, especially not ones that are dog friendly. Yesterday I ran out of training treats (agaaain) for the boys and had to whip something up quick. Fenrir, who is 9 months old now, has been having some issues when out on his leash that I want to nip as soon as possible. Of course I use positive training methods for my pups, and that means lots of treats. When it comes to Fenrir, it also means the treats have to be super high value. He's my picky puppy, and won't work for peanuts (or peanut butter, most types of commercial treats...you get the picture). ...continue reading X is for Xtra Amazing Treats
Summer Is Coming. Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?
Chilled watermelon is one of my favorite summertime snacks. Of course at our house, you can't eat without an audience. If I'm eating something healthy, and pet safe, I'll often share a bite or two of my snack with my little buddies. I had pet rabbits long before I ever got my first dog, and most of my rabbits over the years have loved watermelon. Sometimes I seriously wonder if Kit thinks he's a bunny. He begs for fruit and veggies just as enthusiastically as he does meats. ...continue reading W is for Watermelon
It's nice to work on a post that isn't for the A to Z Challenge! The challenge has been fun, but I haven't had a ton of time to blog lately so haven't been able to get many posts up other than the challenge posts. Last month we got to review the March Pet Treater pet subscription box and really enjoyed it! Today I'm going to share what we got in our April box. ...continue reading April 2016 Pet Treater Review
Is Vanilla/Vanilla Extract Safe For Dogs?
It's well known that dogs cannot eat chocolate. But what about vanilla? I've mentioned countless times that I like to make my dogs treats at home. While most of our culinary creations are our own recipes, I do occasionally scour the internet for recipes to try. I've come across quite a few treat recipes that use vanilla extract as an ingredient. When making dogs treats at home, it's important to be sure that each and every ingredient you are using is safe. Is vanilla extract safe for dogs? ...continue reading V is for Vanilla
Raw Foods, For Those Of You Not Trying To Make A Themed Blog Post That Starts With U!
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of feeding dogs uncooked, or raw, foods? Raw food diets for dogs seem to be becoming more and more popular. There are even companies now who sell commercially prepared raw foods for dogs, so you can get the benefits of feeding raw without having to worry about preparing or balancing your dog's food yourself. ...continue reading U is for Uncooked Foods