Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hopefully everyone is having an awesome day/gearing up for a fun weekend.  We're not really doing much to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  I have a few hours of work left to catch up on before my weekend can officially start, but I'm taking a break to post about the new treat recipe we came up with.  I told you all on Wednesday that I'd share it today, so here it is! ...continue reading "Broccoli Bites: Dog Treat Recipe"



Homemade dog treats are a cheap and healthier way to treat your dog this Halloween!  Homemade cookies lack the preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients that are found in most commercial treats, are fun to make, and dogs love them! ...continue reading "Homemade Halloween Treats for Your Dog"


How crazy is it that we are already a week into October?  With Halloween at the end of this month, and then the approaching winter holidays, many pet owners will be stocking up on treats for their pets.  Treats can make great holiday gifts for almost any type of pet, and can be a great way to reward your best friend without spending too much money.  I know my pets, especially the dogs, will be getting lots of treats for the holidays - they certainly don't need any more toys!  But not all treats are created equal. It's important to pick out treats that your pets enjoy, but also ones that are healthy and safe. ...continue reading "Picking Out Pet Treats"



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"


ppppZCan 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"


ppppYI 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"


XOk 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"


ppppWSummer 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"

ppppVIs 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"