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How much exercise does my dog need?

We all know that exercise is vital to keeping our bodies fit and functioning as they should.  The same goes for your dog, but you might be wondering just how much exercise does my dog need? As a minimum, dogs need 30 minutes a day of physical exercise. The intensity of exercise varies depending on health, …

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OH no, not the cough!!! Kennel cough and your dog

Oh no, your dog is suddenly coughing and sneezing!  The infamous kennel cough or canine cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that your dog can get from a virus or bacteria.  It can cause inflammation and irritation in your dog’s throat and lungs. Similar to how we catch a cold when we are in …

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Cookies for your dog that you can eat too!

Making cookies for you and your dog need not be two separate events. With this recipe, you can make something for the two of you with just a few simple modifications. This is a small batch recipe, making just enough for a few fresh cookies for both of you as a special treat. The cookies …

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Homemade Chicken Jerky for your Dog

These simple homemade chicken jerky treats for your dog are a snap to make and take the worry away from buying jerky from the store. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken (stir-fry cut) 4 Tbsp water 2 Tbsp local wild honey 2 Tbsp un-sulphurated blackstrap molasses 1 Tbsp dried rosemary Preparation: Grind the rosemary with a mortar …

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Can my dog have wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass is one of the best living sources of chlorophyll available. It has over 100 elements that are needed by our bodies. It’s loaded with amino acids, enzymes, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is a wonderful detoxifier and rebuilds the bloodstream. Chlorophyll washes away drug deposits in the body and neutralizes toxins. It also helps …

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Healthy Homemade Dog Biscuits

Choosing the ingredients of what your dog eats is essential to good health.  Muy dog loves fresh baked cookies in a variety of assortments!  These biscuits are very simple to make and are a bit hit at our house. 2 cups whole wheat flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) 1/4 cup wheat bran 1/8 cup rolled …

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Eggs – a balanced protein supplement for your dog

Does your dog like eggs? There are many benefits of eggs for dogs. They are a great source of protein and they provide many vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients. A large egg contains about  77 calories, with 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids. …

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Beef and Blueberry Casserole

Home-cooked meals for dogs This recipe incorporates whole food goodness in an easy to make recipe that you and your dog can share.  It contains quinoa, which is an ancient seed, not a grain. So even if your dog is grain-free you can feed this recipe. Ingredients: ½ lb. beef stew meat ½  cup goat milk 1 ½ …