breakfast for dogs

Breakfast for Dogs

Breakfast for Dogs
People often wonder, What should breakfast for dogs look like.  Should it be the same as the evening meal?  Should we feed once a day or twice a day?  There are a host of answers, but studies have shown it is healthier for dogs to eat 2 meals instead of one large meal.

I like to vary foods for my dogs and breakfast is usually a meal that I share with my dogs, that is we eat at the same time and basically the same thing.  I like feeding …Read More

Dog Bones

Raw Bones

Raw Bones for Dogs
When I think of feeding my dogs something that is nutritious, good for them and enjoyable all at the same time, I immediately think raw bones.  As far back as dogs have been dogs (and even when they were still wolves), they have snacked and feasted on raw bones with some meat still attached.  When the dog kills their prey the first thing they eat is the organs, then the muscle meat and when all that is gone, they sit back and gnaw on the raw bones …Read More

Jerry Border Collie Side Photo

Bloat The Second Leading Killer of Dogs

Bloat is an Extremely Serious and Deadly Condition:
Bloat, it sounds innocuous, like, “Hey I feel bloated.”  Yet bloat is the second largest killer of dogs right after cancer.  I’m writing this post because a friend of mine lost his dog last week to bloat.  It was a normal day and a very normal dog.  Jeri (Jericho) was a border collie mix rescue that Colin adopted 6 months ago.  He had some issues when he first got him, but Colin was dedicated to his training and care.  We spent several training sessions with …Read More

AllSafe Crash Tested Safety Harness

Dog Safety Harness – AllSafe

Dog Safety Harnesses, they’re not all the same.
If you travel with your dog in the car, I highly suggest you consider restraining him with either a safety harness or a safety crate.  Safety harnesses are simple to use, sot effective and can save your dogs life (as well as yours) in the event of a crash.  Furthermore, using a safety harnes may even prevent a crash.  Dogs can be propelled through a car with several thousand pounds of force in the event of an impact.  that force (once set in …Read More

oatmeal breakfast for dogs

Home Cooked Meals for Dogs -Breakfast

Ever wonder what your dog might love for breakfast?  Home cooked meals for dogs are my dog’s favorite, here’s a recipe of Oatmeal and Blueberries.

I found this recipe in Dr Jean Dodds book, Canine Nutrigenomics.  I’ve been feeding it to my dog ever since.  It’s a simple recipe and my dogs love it.

Oat Meal
Frozen Blueberries
Manuka Honey
Coconut Oil
Calcium Powder
and add a vitamin supplement.
*** I use as many organic ingredients as possible

Since I feed my dog a balanced diet of raw meats, bones, vegetables, rice, supplements and more.  A home cooked breakfast …Read More

Biking with your Dog – Fitness

Giving your dog a balanced routine of training, fitness, diet and love is important to their well-being.  I enjoy biking with my dogs as long as it’s on a quiet street and provided the dog has been taught how to run with a bicycle.  There are many injuries that can occur if a dog doesn’t learn properly.  I will post info on training a dog to run with a bike shortly.  In the meantime…

Teach your dog how to be next to a bike before you hook them in to a harness.
Keep the training …Read More

Dog Food Recipe Turkey and Veggies

Dog Food Recipe – Turkey and Veggies

In today’s dog food recipe I prepared a turkey feast.

Featuring:

Organic Turkey
Organic Brown Rice
Organic Broccoli
Organic Carrots
Goat Cheese

For most every dog food recipe, be sure to steam or flash boil the veggies and chop them finely. I use a food processor (done after this picture was taken). Then everything is mixed together.

Dogs Bite Children

Dogs Bite Children

Why Do Dogs Bite Children?   read on for a solid perspective…

This afternoon I was walking my dogs in the park by my house (as I do most every day).  There were many people in the park, other dogs, soccer practice and birds singing – a beautiful afternoon.

Suddenly from around the corner a young boy comes out with a soccer ball in his hands.  He stopped when he saw me and the dogs and looked directly at me and then the dogs.  He took the ball and threw it with all his …Read More

Xylitol Poison for Dogs

Xylitol Poisoning Dogs

Good for You, Deadly for Your Dog – Xylitol.

A while back I reposted a thread about the dangers of Xylitol for dogs. I find it important to share things like this.   This post is very personal because last Wednesday I came home early to find my dog, Maya, had ingested a large amount of Xylitol.

I keep a sealed bucket of egg-white protein powder under my kitchen island. It was a normal day, except that Maya had chewed up one of my flip-flops the day before. I was finished with my …Read More

Grooming Your Dog

Grooming Your Dog

To bathe or not to bathe your dog.   Some people may say that dogs in the wild and wolves don’t bathe, so why should I bathe my dogs? Simply put: Because we care!

There are some important aspects to remember when grooming your dog; it’s not just about shampooing, there are other things to consider. Grooming should be done by a professional or at least by someone who has a good understanding of the process, or else you could do more harm than good.

If you decide to groom your dog on …Read More