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Can I make frozen treats for dogs?

By at July 15, 2014 | 8:22 pm | 0 Comment

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Frozen treats are a great way to cool a dog down when summer temps soar.

One of the easiest frozen treats to make for your dog are popsicles. Just take homemade or store bought broth (without onions, please) and freeze it in paper muffin cups, ice cube trays or mini waxed cups. When solid, you can put them in plastic bags to store in the freezer and dole them out to keep Fido cool. Depending on your dog’s tastes, you could use tomato juice, carrot juice or diluted apple juice.

Another summer standard are frozen peanut butter and yogurt treats. One recipe floating around the internet calls for low-fat vanilla yogurt and peanut butter. We’ve given that recipe a healthy twist by adding cinnamon or turmeric.

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Blog , Dogs Who Dine , Health and Medicine

National Pet Fire Safety Day 2014

By at July 15, 2014 | 8:15 pm | 0 Comment

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Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day.

You may not have to worry about Fido playing with matches in his wooden dog house, but you should worry about these two issues:

  • Keeping Fido from accidentally starting a fire, and
  • Keeping Fido safe if there were a fire in your home.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, every year 500,000 pets suffer from the effects of home fires such as burns, smoke inhalation and loss of a place to live, among others. Surprisingly, nearly 1,000 of those fires were started by a pet.

Here are tips for keeping pets safe from fire:

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Blog , Dog at Home , Safety

How can I find my lost dog?

By at July 11, 2014 | 2:21 am | 0 Comment

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Nothing is more heart-breaking than losing your dog.

When it happens, minutes matter. The more time that elapses between when your dog got loose and when you begin your search, the harder it will be to find your dog. But don’t despair, there are plenty of stories of people who got a dog back after being missing for months, a year or even more. FidoUniverse.com puts a host of resources at your finger tips.

Here are six tips to jump start a search for a lost dog.

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Blog , Dog at Home , Emergency preparedness , Safety

Is your dog’s food good enough to eat?

By at July 4, 2014 | 12:36 am | 0 Comment

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There’s no question that dog food is getting better, healthier and higher quality.  That’s one reason that dogs are living longer than they used to.

But would you eat what you serve Fido?

Dorothy Hunter, owner of Paws Natural Pet Emporium in Richland, WA,  says, “Absolutely!”

It’s an interesting thought: Would raw food diets sounds so good if you were eating them too? Would you be reading those labels more carefully searching out words like “by products,” “meal” and generics like “poultry” instead of chicken or turkey? Would you look harder for where the food was manufactured?

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Blog , Dog at Home , Dogs Who Dine , Feeding dogs

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