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Joint Care is Easier for Us With a Raw Dog Food Diet

April 11, 2014


Joint Care is Easier on Raw Dog Food

A to Z Challenge – J – Sponsored by Natural Pet Pantry Rodrigo and Sydney developed arthritis at a young age due to poor bone growth.  This was diagnosed by our former vet (former, because he’s kind of a jerk, but he does know his stuff).  We suspect that our dogs joint health was compromised […]

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Inconsistencies Drove Me to Raw Dog Food #PawNatural

April 10, 2014


A to Z Challenge – I One of the main reason why I switched to raw dog food was all of the inconsistencies.  One that stands out is a conversation I had with the rep of a well know pet food brand – I was so excited when I learned about their decision to increase […]

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Cleaning Tile is Easier than Cleaning Carpet @GoodHomeCo

March 22, 2014


Good Home Store

We (as in my boyfriend) finally finished our tiling project. I did do something – I wiped down the tile and kept the dogs busy.  J did all the hard stuff and his hard work paid off.  The rooms are gorgeous. We’ve always talking about removing the carpet, but knew that it had to be […]

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7 Things About DGP for Pets that You Should Know

March 21, 2014


DGP for Pets, Dog Gone Pain

As part of my spring cleaning, I go through our dogs’ supplies to make sure we’re stocked up for a few months.  One must have in our home is DGP for Pets.  Both Rodrigo and Sydney have arthritis and Sydney is still slowly recovering from a partial cruciate tear. Although we finally have their joint […]

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Treating Sydney’s Partial Cruciate Tear with Epic Pet Health

March 19, 2014


It’s been a couple months since Sydney was diagnosed with a partial cruciate tear.  We chose to try and rehab her through rest and supplements and it worked great for several weeks and then we had set backs. I started transferring money to a savings account to cover the deductible for Sydney’s surgery. But Sydney […]

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Our Vaccination Protocol for Our Dogs #1800PetMeds

March 6, 2014


Our Vaccination Protocol for our Dogs

A fellow blogger reached out to me after listening to Episode 19 of my podcast where I discussed my thoughts on vaccinations.  To catch you up, I think an annual protocol is over kill.  Our dogs don’t need these chemicals pumped into their bodies annually, especially when titer tests (blood tests that reveal antibody levels […]

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I Found an Alternative to Dr. Google for Dog Owners #Pearl

February 24, 2014

8 Comments instead of Google for your dog health questions

When Zoey and Scout had diarrhea, I went to Dr. Google. When Sydney was diagnosed with a partial cruciate tear, I went to Dr. Google. When Rodrigo was diagnosed with arthritis, I went to Dr. Google. I know that Googling ailments isn’t always the smartest thing to do, because you land in angry forums, sites […]

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An Easier Way to Clean Your Dog’s Ears #NaturalPaws

February 20, 2014


I realized that there was no way I could get around the chore of cleaning our dogs’ ears when Rodrigo’s ears kept getting that yeasty smell; especially after rainy days.  He has ears that flop over, holding in the moisture and allowing the yeast to grow.  Awesome! Changing his diet to raw dog food helped; […]

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Not a Fan of Fishy Dog Breath? Try Camelina Seed Oil #MeggaDog

February 19, 2014


Camelina microcarpa, Camelina flower

We give our dogs three oils – salmon oil, coconut oil and camelina seed oil.  Not at the same time. CAMELINA SEED OIL Camelina seed oil is new to our dogs’ diet and I love it and they love it.  It gives us all the benefits of salmon oil, but has a longer shelf life […]

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Fur Mom Confessions | I Slather Our Dogs with Coconut Oil

February 13, 2014


dog and coconut oil

Last year, I learned that coconut oil is this new magic cure all for humans and it didn’t take long before I learned that it’s great for dogs too.  So I picked up a huge tub of organic extra virgin coconut oil when I saw it at Costco for $20 or a little less. I’ve […]

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Puppy Breath | Why Does My Puppy’s Breath Smell Fishy

February 11, 2014


Zoey and Scout

Not long ago, I wrote where I think that magical smell  of puppy breath comes from. I love puppy breath.  I remember when we adopted Blue, he still had a trace of puppy breath for a couple months (he was 4 months when we adopted him) and I practically dove at his mouth when I […]

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Walking Down the Path of Natural Dog Care with Earth Heart

February 10, 2014


It’s amazing how much can change in a few years.  When we adopted Rodrigo and Sydney, we fed them a kibble diet, I thought it was important to allow them to control the walks so that they could have a good time. and I thought Cesar Millan was horrible, although I had never watched his […]

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