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How To Select The Right Food For Your Dog

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Selecting the right dog food is such a difficult, overwhelming task when there are so many dog food brands to choose from for wet and dry. Just before I purchased my dogs, five years ago, I did some research on the various brands of dog food because I knew I wanted to feed my pups the best that I could afford. One think I learned very quickly is that most dog foods are heavy on fillers and weak on meats. I should also say that I found this to be the case in most mass production dog foods. Typically, the more fillers in the dog food the more food you have to give your dog. Low quality can also be seen in the dogs waste, which tends to be darker and rock hard.

Dog food ingredients that are higher quality, high percentage of meats and less fillers tend to be the best for your pet. You also feed them less food. Unfortunately, they also tend to be the most expensive. There is a great website that I had came across to help me select the right dog food. It is called Dog Food Advisor. The site provides a grade 1 – 5, 5 being the best on both wet and dry dog foods. I chose Horizon Pulsar for my pets and it scored 4.5. I couldn’t be more pleased.

I will share a story with you. I was watching a friends two little poodles. They were being fed a mass production brand of dog food. Now, my dog weighs about 80lbs and gets two cups a day of dog food. These two dogs together probably weigh 50lbs. or just shy of 50lbs and eat 1 1/2 cups of dry dog food each and 1/2 can of wet. That was just for breakfast. I was shocked and mentioned that to my friend. It just doesn’t pay to feed your pet low quality food.

Take a look at the website and find your dog food. How does it rate?

Dog Hip Dysplasia – My Story

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ShorTee

ShorTee

ShorTee, my boy was 5 years old when I decided to put him down. I had no idea that his condition had progressed as bad as it did until I had taken him in for a vet appointment due to his limp, or not wanting to put weight on one of his hind legs. The x-ray revealed that it would take a full hip replacement and surgery on both of his knees, due to the arthritis to make him almost better. Not to mention the pain he was in that he never showed me. Nothing is ever 100% that he would make a full recovery and be able to do the things he normally does day in and day out. So here were my options:
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Dog Bed and Dog Cot

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The Dog Bed
Dog beds look so comfortable and fluffy. I decided to purchase one for my old girl Truper. Well she is not that old, 5 years old. She is an Old English Bulldog. My old version of a dog bed consisted of buying a blanket and pillows to make a bed for her. After replacing pillow after pillow after pillow, because she would chew it all up to where there was stuffing all over the floor, I decided to buy a dog bed and cot.

I was searching around on the web and found a dog bed with a removable cover that can be washed. This is a dog bed that can’t be easily destroyed.

Well here she is with her blanket!

Truper's Dog Bed

Truper’s Dog Bed

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Sweet Potatoes and Dogs

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Organic Dog Treat Recall

I thought I would post a recall on a frozen yogurt dog treat by Yoghund.  The flavor that is being recalled is their Banana and Peanut Butter yogurt treat.

Pet treat recalls are the main reason I chose to make organic treats for my two babies.  Try my version of this ice treat.  You will not have to worry about product recalls. Read the rest of this entry »

Coconut Oil For Dogs l Gourmet Dog Treats

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Gourmet Dog Ice Pop Treats – Recipe Cookbook

Learn a quick and easy way to make dog ice cream for your pet. All it requires is a blender, ice trays and some organic fruit. I assure you that your dog will eat it up and beg for more!

Great holiday ice pops that include pumpkin and sweet potatoes!

Coconut Oil For Dogs

ShorTee and Truper

These are my two beauties that I am constantly cooking fresh baked organic treats for because of their allergies to anything that is not organic. I want to tell you my story and the impact Coconut Oil has on their life as well as mine. Read the rest of this entry »

Strawberry Mint Ice Pop l Dog Treats l Gourmet Dog Treat Recipes

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Gourmet Dog Treat Recipes

Gourmet Dog Treats can be so much fun to create.  You do not have to use standard ice trays if you do not have 4oz. cups.  Looking for new ice pop designs, I came across a couple of sites, Crooked Brains  and Cool Stuff Express, that offer some great ideas for unique ice trays that can be used to dazzle your ice pop creations.  The point is too have some fun!

Are you going to a dog party or having a dog party?  Looking for dog treats to serve at the party?  How about serving up a healthy dog treat that you would not normally have at a dog party, gourmet ice pops!  What a great way to cool down your guests after hours of playing.  Give this recipe a try.

Strawberry Mint Gourmet Ice Pops – Ice Cream for Dogs

  • 7 Large Organic Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Coconut Water
  • 7 Mint Leaves

Combine all the ingredients into the blender and liquify.  Pour the finished product into your 4oz. cups or fancy ice trays and freeze.  Quick, easy and healthy.

Strawberry Mint Ice Pop – Dog Treat

Strawberries and most red fruit act as an anti – inflammatory for dog with joint problems such as, arthritis.  They are also an antioxidant.  Fresh mint helps to combat bad breath.  Certainly a great combination for an ice pop.

ShorTee Pops l Gourmet Dog Treat Recipes

Homemade dog treats are an aromatic, chilled, fruity delight.  Purchasing frozen dog ice cream is not an option when it can be made fresh with all organic ingredients, a blender and ice trays.

Ice Cream For Dogs:  ShorTee Pops

 Grocery List:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ banana
  • ½ tablespoon chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed meal

Instructions:

Add all the items from the grocery list into the blender.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into 4oz cups or substitute the cups for ice cube trays.

Once frozen, these can go put into a freezer safe container.  These can be stored in the freezer for up to two months.

Benefits:

Bananas are packed with amino acids, electrolytes, vitamins B6 and C, fiber and much more.  A great treat to provide energy.

Peanut Butter is digestible and is loaded with protein, healthy fats and essential vitamins and minerals.

Flaxseed is packed with Omega 3 that can to prevent dry skin, shedding and hot spots.  It is also useful in reducing inflammation due to arthritis.

Yogurt, plain only, provides a good source of calcium, protein, potassium and magnesium.

Let me know how your favorite K9 enjoys these organic treats.

ShorTeePop – Ice Cream For Dogs

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