Puppy Month: Why does my puppy bark (and what to do about it)?

why does my puppy barkThis is the first post in our series about all things puppy related! Having a puppy is a fun and rewarding experience but can also be a frustrating and challenging phase. In these posts, we hope to shed some light on why puppies do the things they do and provide advice on how to deal with it.
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Slow Cooker Broth For Your Dog

Slow Cooker Broth For Your Dog

This recipe is perfect as a topper for your dog’s regular food or as a treat…best of all it’s easy to make.

  • 2 lbs of chicken bones
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 -2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 potatoes, sliced
  • small bunch parsley
  • small bunch basil

Place chicken, water, carrots, potatoes and herbs in the slow cooker and turn on low for 8 hours. Remove the fat by skimming the top after 6 hours. Strain the entire mixture (discard all the bones and vegetables) before placing in an air tight container. Keeps for 3 days in the fridge.


Honey Coconut & Pumpkin Dog Treats

Honey Coconut Pumpkin Dog Treats

These yummy treats are a good source of fiber and vitamins (like beta carotene).

  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tblsp water or more
  • 1 3/4 cups of brown rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tblsp pasturized honey
  • 1/2 tsp of canola or olive oil
  • 1 tblsp of unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.Mix all dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Add enough water to form ball. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut out ½ “ rounds. Place on cookie sheet and sprinkle a small amount of coconut on top. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are brown.

Makes 3 doz. cookies.

Pink & Red Treats for your Valentine


1) This hot pink collar is cat friendly collar!
2) This zebra pattern collar is a great choice for a dog with a wild streak.
3) For the rockstar pup in your life.
4) This collar is purrfect for your favorite feline Valentine.
5) This “lovely” bag holder slips over the leash to make it handy AND stylish.
6) For the traditionalist
7) A pawsome choice!
8) This pink & lime collar is a twist on the traditional Valentine’s Day colors yet still classic enough to be
suitable for year round use.