They Call It Puppy Love!

There is one thing about dog lovers that I really do love. We’re creative. We have to be in order to live with a creature that does not speak our language and yet communicate with him every day. That takes ingenuity, patience and more than anything it takes love.

newshirtI had a successful T-shirt campaign in the past, and it was far past due to have another. Only this time it is not meant to help me or my business. This time half – 50% – will go to a charity that does so much and saves so many lives every single day. You may not hear about it because this one of a kind non-profit does not post sick or injured animals on Facebook to beg for attention or money. They don’t wait for donations to roll in before making the choice to save a life. If the Sanctuary has space – the animal is saved. No question about it.

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary has helped me, personally, many times with my own critters. Be it information or offering a permanent home for an animal that has no place else to go, Critter Camp was always there. They may not be a dog rescue, but a furry, scaly or feathered family member does not need to be a dog to deserve love, trust, and medical care. That is why I have chosen Critter Camp to benefit from half of the money raised from this new campaign.11183439_10153568219866383_2628250851517749190_n

Buy a shirt, share the campaign, and above all hug your dog!


Can My Dog Eat Almond Butter?

You may have recently read that almond butter has more nutritional value and may be tastier than peanut butter. Peanut butter is a well known treat loved by dogs, but can your dog have almond butter instead? The short answer is yes!

Nutritional Differences

While both peanut butter and almond butter have the same kind and amount of fiber, the differences really show in the vitamins! Almond butter has a substantial advantage over peanut butter when it comes to vitamin E. Your dog’s body needs vitamin E for a healthy skin and coat, and it can even help him recover from some health conditions! Almond butter is also higher in magnesium which nourishes the nervous system. It also contains 100% more iron, keeping blood oxygenated.almond-butter

A few dangers lurk in your peanut butter jar that you may not be aware of, and can help you make up your mind to switch your dog to eating almond butter instead. It is believed by many veterinarians that the use of peanut butter, even rarely, can increase your dog’s chances of acute pancreatitis. Almond butter, however, does not seem to have this danger. Don’t fear the loss of protein from not using peanut butter, because almond butter matches that found in natural peanut butter!

How Can I Give Almond Butter To My Dog?

Your imagination can really bring creative ways to provide this delicious and nutritious nut butter to your best furry friend. KONG toys can be filled with almond butter, or mix it with canned pumpkin and bake it for a crunchy home made doggy treat! Your pup can lick it right off the spoon after indulging into the healthful snack yourself!

If you really want to include this treat into your dog’s daily diet, introduce it slowly. Give him a teaspoon every other day, then increase it to every day for a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.

Can I Use Any Almond Butter?

Choose only plan, natural almond butter from your local grocer. Avoid any with added flavors or ingredients without first making sure it is safe and healthy for your dog to eat! Switching to almond butter can give your dog the health boost he has been missing. Before you know it, your dog will have a shiny, soft coat!

Pet Protector – Does It Really Work?

The short answer is simply I don’t know. I have not yet had the opportunity to try this silvery little disc on any of my dogs. However, the idea that a dog tag could repel fleas and ticks for up to 4 years really intrigues me!

The company claims that this little chemical free disc is scientifically proven to keep biting and dangerous bugs away from your dog. It’s a 1 time buy, 1 time use product that you put on your dog’s downloadcollar and live worry free for 4 years. So yes, I am highly intrigued!

Currently, my own flea and tick preventative cannot be found at any vet office or pet store because it is not marketed as such. Neem oil mixed with Avon’s Skin So Soft and Citronella oils have never done me or my dogs wrong in any way. This year I decided to try Avon’s Bug Guard as it is a synthetic copy cat of a natural extract and is not toxic. Both the oils and the Bug Guard work wonderfully but they do have their draw backs – they must be repeatedly re applied every time we want to go outside and play or train!

Research online lead me to reviews of the product and so far nearly everyone has been mostly satisfied with the Pet Protector. If you want to give it a go, head to their website and get one for yourself. Make sure you comment here to let me know what you think of the Pet Protector!