Brushing your dogs teeth is very important and should be done once a week minimum.
I know. It sounds silly. Everytime I tell people that they should brush their dogs teeth regularly, they look at me as if i've bumped my head. They usually follow up with something like, "dogs have gone thousands of years without having their teeth brushed."
That's true but so did humans. It's also worth noting that our life spans were significantly shorter back then.
Good hygene habits have prolonged our lives and saved us a lot of needless pain and suffering....
Brushing your dogs teeth at least twice a week can prevent serious health issues in the future.
Poor dental hygiene can lead to loose and abscessed teeth, bad breath, and periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a result of plaque build-up. If ignored, it can result in a bacterial infection that, once in the bloodstream, can spread to the heart, liver, kidneys, and even the brain.
Does your dog have bad breath? If so, it's time to whip up some homemade dog toothpaste.
Unless your dog has been trained to spit, its going to swallow whatever you use to clean...
If you're like most dog owners you probably have a bottle of store-bought dog shampoo in your cabinet. Take a break and go get it please. I'll wait..............
Got it? Good.
Take a look on the back and read the ingredients. Chances are you have no idea what 3/4 of the ingredients are (I have a hard time even pronouncing them).
Dog owners everywhere are starting to realize the hazards of giving their dog a chemical bath. There are a variety of homemade dog shampoo recipes online that work much better, cheaper, and they're environmentaly friendly.
There are a myriad of dog shampoo brands available on the market. All of them differ from one another in terms of ingredients. Depending on what you are looking for, you can make your selection from herbal, organic and synthetic shampoos.
Nonetheless, making an informed decision over the best dog shampoo to purchase can be challenging and confusing. This is because most people tend to make their decision based on the type of skin that their dogs have plus fur. Moreover, the cost incurred in buying off-the-shelf dog shampoos can be quite overwhelming for a number of people,...
It’s fall! The leaves are dropping and the bugs are moving in to get out of the cold.
I’m not ashamed to admit it. I hate spiders! Yes, they have their place in the world but that place is NOT MY HOME!
Spiders bites are toxic to humans AND animals and can result in tremors, paralysis, severe muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and in some cases, death.
So how do you keep spiders from moving in? Pesticides? Not for me! Pesticides are just as (if not more) toxic than a spider bite.
I have a safe and environmentally friendly way to keep spiders out of the house...
Top Five Christmas Gifts For Your Dog
It’s almost Christmas! Have you finished your shopping? You didn’t forget anyone did you? Someone with four legs who knows all your secrets but never tells a soul?
Well, just in case you forgot, here’s a few gift ideas that are sure to redeem you.
Nina Ottosson Activity Toys
Walking is a great activity but dogs also need mental stimulation. Nina Ottosson, a designer and developer of dog activity games and toys, has provided the perfect solution. Check out the video below to see an example of Twister....
Your pooch is gonna love these moochies!
Need a treat jar?
Beef and Rice Moochies
1 jar babyfood, dinner, vegetables and beef, strained
2 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rice
1 package unflavored gelatin
1 whole egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup powdered milk
1 package yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 beef bouillon cube
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Add yeast, egg, oil, baby food and dissolved beef bouillon. Mix well.
Mixture will be very dry, knead with hands until...
MMMMMmmmmmm........Bacon! Your dog is sure to love this easy homemade dog treat.
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup bacon grease -- or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 slices bacon -- crumbled
1/2 cup cold water
Mix ingredients together thoroughly. Roll out on a floured surface to
1/2 - 1/4" thickness. Bake for 35-40 minutes in a 325 degree oven.
That's all there is to it! Be sure to check out these dog treat jars when you're done!
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