Heart Healthy Wheat-Free Dog Biscuit

hearthealthyThese heart healthy dog biscuits are packed with the goodness of superfoods.

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 medium carrots finely grated
  • 1 tbsp fish oil
  • 1 mashed bananas or 1/4 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1-2 tbsp water or enough to mix
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the dry ingredients together then incorporate the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined and dough can be rolled out.  Place on a lightly floured workspace and roll out to 1/4″ thick. Cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Bake for 11-13 minutes. For a crunchier biscuit, turn off oven and leave biscuits to cool inside for an hour. Store in an airtight container.

3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Dog Looking Their Best

how to keep your dog looking their bestWhether you prefer DIY grooming or just want to extend the time between trips to the groomers, here are a few easy ways to keep your dog looking and feeling his/her best.

Nail Trims

For some people (and dogs), nail trimming can be a daunting task, but with a little practice and a few treats, it can be a positive experience for everyone. Begin by getting your dog used to have their feet touched (don’t forget to reward your dog and to keep the sessions short). Continue reading →

How to Find the Right Doggy Daycare

How to Find the Best Dog DaycareThere is a growing number of doggy daycares across North America but they are not all created equal. How can you tell the difference between a quality facility and one that is just out to make money?

Do they require proof of vaccination or health certificate? Do they do an assessment to determine the “personality” of your dog?

Ensuring that every dog that enters the facility is healthy is just as important as determining whether a dog has a nervous, boisterous, or calm temperament. A good doggy daycare will place the appropriate types of dogs together rather than having one large group. There should also be a policy in place so dogs with aggression issues aren’t allowed to attend the daycare. Continue reading →

Holiday 2015: Unique Toys for Your Cat & Dog Part 2

These unique and fun toys are sure to be on your pets’ wish list this year…(don’t forget to check out part one if you missed it!)

Photo: ZooPlus

Photo: ZooPlus

Kitty Lake

For cats that like “fishing” this little pool has a shiny, multicolored floor to give the water an extra reflective appearance. The floating fish are colored with kitty friendly food coloring.

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Dog Grooming Trends

Photo: Patti

Photo: Patti

Dog grooming was once limited to bathing and a trim. Today, groomers are pushing the boundaries to give your pampered pooch a unique look.

Hair Dying

Photo: garycycles

Photo: garycycles

Fancy your dog with pink highlights? Or maybe you want to express your dog’s wild side with an animal print? Pet safe hair dyes make this (and more) possible.

Be sure to select a groomer who has experience with product and never use on dogs with irritated skin or who have allergies. Continue reading →