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Paul Krebaum discovered possibly the best solution for eliminating odor on dogs who have been skunked.
Take 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of liquid hand soap. Mix and immediately apply to the stinky pet. Then rinse thoroughly with tap water. For large canines, such as a Labrador or Mastiff, you may need to double the recipe to improve coverage. Keep the mix out of sensitive areas like the eyes and ears. Also, don’t allow your dog to ingest the mixture, because it can be dangerous and cause vomiting.
Keep all the ingredients on hand at home and don’t mix them until you have that incredibly skunky situation.
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This super fruit contains significant amounts of pyridoxine-vitamin B-6. vitamin A and C, and copper, as well as many other vitamins and minerals.Mango and all other orangey- colored fruits such as papaya tend to help with ailments like arthritis,and helps to ease joint pain.Pop some mango cubes into the freezer to use as a treat or just add to some fresh organic yogurt for a healthy snack.Add some Omega’s & Spirulina powder.Mango is great for pancakes or cookies.They are full of flavor and vitamins.
Cantaloupe is a naturally sweet treat that most dogs enjoy.Remove the rind and seeds and use as a healthy treat.You can also puree the cantaloupe and combine with a low fat yogurt and freeze.Great for summer time, since this is a hydrating and refreshing fruit.
Apples are naturally healthy for dogs and serve as a healthy treat.Apples contain lots of fiber and Vitamin C, which is incredibly good for a dog’s immune system & bone and joint health .Top off treats by adding a few spoonfuls of applesauce.Freeze applesauce inside a Kong and watch your furry-best friend enjoy.Great for teething pups!
Like apples, pears are a great source of fiber.Pectin keeps your dog’s intestines healthy.Pears also contain Vitamin C, which plays an important role in antioxidant protection in a dog’s body ,as well as potassium, which helps in muscle contraction and nerve transmission.Great given as a slice or pureed with yogurt and given as a smoothie.Add some Omega’s and Spirulina and it makes for a super healthy doggie smoothie!
Always introduce new foods gradually to avoid an upset tummy.If you are not sure about a certain new food, call up your veterinarian.These healthy fruits can be added to smoothies, treats, lollies and are great foods to share with our furry-best friends.
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Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolutions:
1.Order all your favorite dog magazines online.Treat yourself to having each and every one of them delivered to your door.
2.Go Green with your home and dogs.
3.Support the No-Kill movement and read:
’Redemption.The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No-Kill Revolution in America.’ by Nathan Winograd.
4.Adopt your next furry-best friend.
5.Support the Dingoes on Fraser Island and Jennifer Parkhurst
Make Every Day the Best Day For Your Furry-Friends!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
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Country of Origin: Germany
Group: Herding. UKC/AKC
History: The German Shepherd breed are descended from herding dogs.This fairly new breed was developed in the early part of the 20th century specifically for herding and police-military use.The German Shepherd has been used as guide dogs as well as search and rescue and is one of the most popular breeds in the world.
Description: Apart from being so intelligent and loyal, this breed is a large ,muscular dog .With a long, strong neck, the back slopes to the tail.Tail is low and curves up ever so slightly.Hair is longer by the neck and thighs.Carrying a most beautiful coat, the German Shepherd comes in black and tan,black and red, solid black, and sables of varying shades,
Height: 22-26 inches
Temperament: This breed is one of the most dedicated, sensitive and intelligent breeds around.Although protective of family and home,the Shepherd thrives on attention,training and play.Great with children , however may be difficult with smaller dogs.This breed needs training, exercise, mental stimulation and affection.
Activity Level: High
Special Needs: Lots of exercise, plenty of positive training from the puppy stage onwards, healthy diet with plenty of “live greens” and proteins- fish, poultry, meats- brown rice, quinoa.
The German Shepherd suffers from bloat and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
Also other common ailments-hip and elbow dysplasia, panostetis, epilepsy.
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“This mixed metals pet ID tag is made by soldering together a thick (18g) piece of brass, a thick piece of nickel silver and a cool copper heart. The edges are hammered and the corners are rounded to give it this slightly weathered look.” DogLegLeftDesigns
“Outside Skin: Premium leather specially treated with oils to withstand outdoor elements as well as retain its flexibility and shine.
Liner: Ultra soft premium leather for comfort.(suede liners also available)” Argos Collars
“Customized Leather Collar with Personalized Stamped Text in your choice of font color surrounded by 2 rows across by 2 rows high domed studs.” BullyMolosserMart
“This Dog dish stands approximately ten inches off the ground and will hold a small bag of dog food inside.
The bottom of the dog bowl is covered with non slip material so the dog bowl won’t slide around on your hard wood floor or tile.” TheGardenGarage
Let your babies enjoy the Sweetness of their VERY OWN Laineys Fruity Pizza© It is a Wheat crust Fruit Pizza filled with fat free, low Cal Yogurt, and changing fruits. Will include at Least 4 fruits. Some will be topped with Coconut.
“Laineys cookies are SO GOOD you JUST may forget they’re for Doggies and eat them Yourself! Go ahead…You wont be the first. & Your secret is safe with us!” LaineysPawTique
Happy Holidays! With the Very Best for 2013! Woof!
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You can never go wrong with great Hanukkah treats and toys for your furry -best friends.
The first luxury hotel for canines opened in Paris in 2011. Actuel Dogs in Vincennes outside of Paris, offers the very best, catering to every dog’s unique needs. From heated pools, massage salons, gyms and training programs for their canine clients, Actuel Dogs not only pampers your canine while you’re at work but dines, trains and entertains them.The perfect place to remember if you’re traveling in Europe and want to lavish your furry-best friend with the best.
Le doggie velo-bicycle outings with Fido in the countryside
At Actuel Dogs ,furry-best friends enjoy a dip in the pool, relaxing massages, fine cuisine meals, calming walks through the nearby woods, and loads of other fun activities. When it’s time for a nap, canines are escorted to one of the hotel’s six rooms, adorned with soft cushions, framed dog prints and LCD Tvs, so they can watch their favorite DVDs.This sounds truly fantastic!
Before pet parents book their first stay, dogs are evaluated for aggressive behaviour, and if they pass they will enjoy a “concept that is human, but it’s completely adapted to dogs’ needs.”
Prices for a day at Actuel Dogs hotel vary between 26 and 35 euros ($36 – $48), but the luxury treatment and the fact that dogs aren’t kept in in small spaces, makes this an easy choice.
Actuel Dogs bills itself as France’s first luxury hotel for dogs, and founders Devi and Stan Burun, a dog behaviour specialist and lifelong dog-lover, also offer training programmes for unruly canines and dog walks in the woods.Please go on their website, this luxury canine hotel is truly wonderful!After all, your canine does deserve the very best!
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It smells revolting and is not exactly pleasant to prepare. But canine nutritionists and veterinarians have always said that these foods should be fed to your dogs at least once a week.You might be thinking,i really cannot do this, but you may think twice after reading about the nutritional benefits of these three super foods .
- Improved appetite and digestion
- Cleaner teeth and great for jaw and facial muscles
- Dry and itchy skin problems improved or eliminated
- Coats with richer color, shine and lower susceptibility to fleas
- Calmer temperaments and decreased waste in poop.
There are many nutritional benefits for your dogs from eating green tripe. It contains a very diverse profile of nutrients including enzymes, omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, probiotics, and phytonutrients. Green tripe assists your canine in utilizing their food as well, aiding in the digestion process. It can also be used as an appetite stimulator. In cases where dogs refuse to eat their meal it can aid in stimulating the appetite. Diets that do not contain live enzymes put a greater stress on the pancreas and other organs to help to breakdown food.
BENEFITS OF FISH HEADS AND FRESH WHOLE FISH
Fish is a wonderful food to feed our dogs. If you buy frozen fish fillet, keep in mind that it’s missing so many important nutrients.
Raw fish fillet is great because it’s a whole food. Remove all of the bones if fish is cooked. Fresh whole fish contains the blood, the guts, bones, the head, the internal organs, the eyes and of course, the skin is still on the fish too. Less expensive are the fish heads which contain all the nutrients of the whole fish and one can buy many fish heads and even do a fish stew for your dogs. Fish contains Omega 3,6, 9’s.
Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in healing inflammation. Replacing some omega-6 with omega-3 fatty acids can lessen an inflammatory reaction—whether it is in the skin (due to allergies), the joints (from arthritis), the intestines (from inflammatory bowel disease) or even in the kidneys (from progressive renal failure).The optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids for dogs is between 5 and 10 to 1. Omega-3 is an essential nutrient that is only available through diet. Fish is one of the richest natural sources of Omega 3 .
BENEFITS OF LIVER
Liver is a nutrient-rich organ meat that most dogs readily eat. Liver can provide your dog with protein fat and vitamin A, all of which help him stay healthy if offered in moderation. Liver is also a good source of copper, iron, niacin, phosphorus and zinc. It provides many B vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and essential amino acids your dog needs from his diet to keep him healthy.
Try to buy fresh meat and fish for your dogs and combining them with fresh fruits and vegetables from your local fresh market.
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1/2 cup organic sweet potato cooked until tender
1 cup rooibos tea
1/2 cup organic peanut butter
1-1/4 cup organic whole-wheat flour
Spirulina sprinkles vitamin
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 organic cage free egg
½ cup butter
Beat the butter until creamy, 2 minutes.
Mix in the peanut butter and egg.
Mix together the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder.
Add in the cooked sweet potato (instead of sugar)
Add in the cup of rooibos tea
Mix all ingredients together .Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutter into shapes. Place onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown for approximately 35 minutes.Wait for cookies to cool down before serving. Sprinkle the Spirulina over cookies and serve.Store in ziploc bags when cooled.
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ROOIBOS STEWED BEEF WITH VEGETABLES AND COUSCOUS . HEALTHY RECIPES FOR DOGS. AN EXTRA DOSE OF GOODNESS!
Rooibos Stewed Beef
2 Rooibos Tea bags -brew tea in teapot until ready to add to stew.
4 cups water
4 organic medium potatoes
4 organic medium carrots
8 organic bite sized pieces of broccoli
2 garlic cloves
2½ lb. organic Soft Shin/Stewing Beef. Ask for large bone marrow bones and bonemeal which you can cook separately for your dogs and add on after serving.
2 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
Peel and cube the potatoes.
Scrape the carrots and chop up into cubes.
Crush the garlic cloves.
Remove as much sinew from the beef as possible and cut into bite sized cubes.
Coat beef with flour; heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium low heat.
Add the beef and braise until browned.
Add the garlic and rooibos tea and cook for 2 minutes. Add 4 cups water.
Bring the mixture to the boil and then immediately reduce the heat until the stew is at a very slow simmer.
Cover the saucepan and allow to simmer for 2½ hours or until the beef is tender.
Add the potatoes, broccoli and carrots, small amount of salt and pepper to taste and cook for a further 25 minutes until the potatoes are almost soft.
Can be served with couscous or just plain over potatoes and shared with your furry best friends and family.Freeze the leftovers in separate containers for each days serving .Sometimes, i”ll substitute spinach or kale for broccoli and top it off with Spirulina sprinkles.I love using the rooibos tea instead of beef stock for flavor because of it’s powerful antioxidants.
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