8 Ways You’re Unknowingly Harming Your Dog.

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1. Feeding them horrible ingredients.

Some dog food and treats contain terrible by-products and chemicals. Stay away from things like:

Meat and grain meals

Xylitol

Rendered fat

Ethoxyquin

2. Not exercising your pet.

Dogs are very active animals who need stimulation. Depriving your dog of fun and exercise will shorten their life in the long run. It can also lead to obesity.

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3. Not knowing when your older pup is playing too hard.

When your dog starts to age it is important that their bones are taken care of. Older dogs have a higher risk of hurting themselves. It’s important to supervise older dogs playing with younger puppies. Their energy levels are both very different and can lead to your older dog hurting themselves.

4. Avoiding the veterinarian.

We all know that the vet can be time consuming, expensive, and annoying. That doesn’t mean you don’t go. It is essential that every dog gets the proper vet care they need. You know your dog, and you know when somethings serious. Don’t second guess yourself!

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5. Skipping out on your dogs teeth.

Dogs have teeth just like us. They require upkeep to prevent discomfort and diseases like gum disease or periodontal disease. Whether this means simple dry kibble to help keep plaque at bay, or more intense cleanings with professionals.

6. Ignore warning signs.

Your dog will let you know when somethings wrong. Whether it’s consistent wining or inconsistent bathroom breaks. You should always take your pets discomfort serious. They need you to help them!

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7. Leaving your dog in the car alone.

This is a big no no! If you are going to do errands it’s best to take your dog inside with you or leave them at home. A parked car can increase 20 degrees every 10 minutes.

8. Not watching what your dog eats.

Leaving harmful foods out can lead to many trips to the vet. There are just some things you never want your pooch to eat. This includes: chocolate, alcohol, coffee, and grapes.

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The Most Delicious Dog Bakery | Paws Off The Table

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If you’re looking for an extra special treat for your pooch, look no further! These gourmet cookies and custom cakes will do the trick.

Paws Off The Table offers several beautifully decorated dog treats for your pup to enjoy!

What I Got:

I was lucky enough to receive my very own cookie box! This box features 10+ handmade cookies! (Genesis & Gunner ate some before shooting) The cookies came in beautiful icing colors and honestly even SMELLED scrumptious! It amazes me that they are all hand piped!

What I Love:

💕 Adorable and professional packaging! Paws Off The Table does an excellent job making sure their treats don’t get destroyed in the mail.

💕 Simple human grade ingredients. They believe our dogs deserve the best!

💕 NO artificial flavors, sweeteners, or fillers! This is just the good stuff!

💕 FREE shipping on orders over $30!

How My Package Came:

Perfectly cushioned to ensure treat safety!

I am beyond impressed with this company for many reasons! Their commitment to making simple ingredient dog treats and cakes is impeccable!

My pups both really enjoyed the delicious peanut butter flavor.

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Packaging

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ingredients

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Presentation

Rating: 5 out of 5.

5 Things Only Maltese Owners Understand.

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1.

OMG Your Dog is SOOOOOO Cute!

There’s no denying this! Your used to being stopped in public for your adorable little pooch, odds are you probably like it now. These little fur balls attract a lot of attention, and everyone wants to know what breed it is.

2.

It’s A Lot of Grooming!

With gorgeous fur like Maltese’s, there is work to be done! Daily brushing is a must to help keep their luscious fur from getting tangled and matted. You also should pay close attention to hair getting in their eyes. Frequent cleaning of the eyes is very important!

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3.

They’re Up For a Challenge.

The Maltese is not lazy by any means! They love to play and work for their treats. It’s good to find interactive toys for them to figure out! They will definitely appreciate it.

4.

Not a HUGE Shedder.

Surprisingly, this breed does not shed dramatically. Their long fur is more hair like, so it’s also better for people with allergies. This is a big bonus and sometimes have a deciding factor in the type of dog people chose.

5.

They Just Don’t Like Doing Their Business Outside.

This breed is notorious for being difficult to potty train. Whether it’s pure stubbornness or a lack on understanding, you’ll agree it probably took longer to get them up to speed.

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10 Ways to Tire Your Dog out.

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1. Playing Fetch

This might seem like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised. A game of fetch is the perfect way to keep your dog focused on one thing, while tiring their energy out.

2. Taking a Walk

Dogs benefit tremendously from daily walks. They get to explore new scents and places, as well as burn off steam. I also love how there’s no end to a walk. Go as far as you’d like.

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3. Interactive Dog Toys

I love the dog games where you fill the hidden compartments with treats! It’s a great way to challenge your pup. It tests their knowledge and keeps them focused.

The one I have: https://www.chewy.com/trixie-mini-mover-interactive-dog-toy/dp/146157

4. Swimming

Dogs are natural born swimmers. It’s a great way for them to have fun while building muscle. Your dog might be a little shy at first, but once they build the confidence to be in the water they’ll love it!

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5. Tug-of-War

This intense game will bring out the competition in your pet. All dogs, certain breeds more than others love playing this! The need to pull and bite something is a very dominate one.

6. Bicycle Running

If your not a fan of walking or running with your pup, this might be the thing for you! Riding your bicycle with your dog leashed to your side is a popular way to exercise not only you, but also your dog. It does take a little bit of practice.

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7. Hiking

Dogs love adventure. The curiosity of a new place and smell excites them! You’ll find your pup way more relaxed after a nice hike. It’ll even help clear your mind as well.

8. CBD and Hemp Oil

These natural alternatives are great for relaxing your pet. If you worry about separation anxiety or stress in your pets this is something you should try. CBD oil has been known to alleviate many issues with nervousness and paranoia in dogs.

9. Agility/Sport Training

An incredibly way to bond with your dog while tiring them out. Agility builds so many characteristics for your dog. It helps them work on: obedience, endurance, strength, concentration, and so much more!

10. Hunting

Certain breeds were bred for this! If your dog has the natural instinct to hunt, go for it. This can benefit the both of you in the long run.

Hunting Breeds:

German Shorthaired Pointer

Beagle

Golden Retriever

Bloodhound

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25 Top Yorkshire Terrier Boy Names.

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1. Teddy – This cute and cuddly name is such a great option! The Yorkshire Terrier very much resembles a warm teddy bear. origin: English

2. Diego – This name is super adorable! It is sure to fit your little guy. origin: Latin

3. Bailey – A wonderful name with many cute nicknames. This is best for a puppy, and will follow him throughout his life! origin: English

4. Lennon – Such a unique name for a unique pup! This name is great because it is two syllables. The best for training purposes. origin: Gaelic

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5. Moose – I love this name just for the irony! This is such a cute name and also unique. origin: American

6. Gulliver – An excellent name for the smarty pants pup! origin: French

7. Aero – Meaning “of the sky.” I love this dreamy name! origin: Greek

8. Dexter – A super smart name! This is a wonderful name for any pup young or old. origin: Latin

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9. Hayden – This uncommon name is the perfect fit for your pup! origin: English

10. Angus – Meaning ” the one or choice.” I adore this name for a chunky boy! origin: Gaelic

11. Alf – An original name for an original pup! This name is a great name for a one of a kind dog. origin: German

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12. Ashes – A cutesy name that will stick when people hear it! origin: English

13. Bandito – Meaning “bandit.” This is sure fitting for the thief in your life. No matter it be the stealer of socks or food. origin: Italian

14. Jasper – For the treasurer in your home! This name also can be used with many cute nicknames like: Jay, Jas, Per, Jassy, etc. origin: Persian

15. Murphy – Meaning “sea warrior.” This is a great name for a boy who loves the beach and ocean! origin: Irish

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16. Pookie – Literally meaning cute. You can’t go wrong with this name! origin: Amercian

17. Beethoven – This historical name is the perfect combination of unusual, but known. origin: German

18. Cadbury – A sweet name for a sweet puppy! origin: English

19. Odysseus – A very powerful name for a strong boy! origin: Greek

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20. Kobe – If you’re a fan of basketball, this one’s for you! origin: Swahili

21. Bowser – Meaning “fine gentleman.” A great name for the proper pup in your life! origin: English

22. Jackson – More of a common name, but doesn’t beat how cute it is! This will fit any yorkie boy! origin: English

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23. Sparky – For the sparkle in your eye. This will suit any Yorkshire pup! origin: American

24. Jack – Meaning “God is gracious.” If you are looking for a more sentimental name, here it is! origin: English

25. Chewie – For the chewer in your life! This is a perfect name for the puppy who’s teething phase is lasting a little longer than usual… origin: American

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Why You Should Adopt From a Shelter.

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One of the most satisfying things you can do in life is adopt an animal. The need for homeless animals is an ongoing struggle that just seems to increase everyday.

So many stray, abused, returned animals end up in rescues for no fault of their own.

Here are a few we love,

FloridaBorn Free Pet Shelter

DelawareGrass Roots Rescue

FloridaHumans and Animals United

FloridaBells Promise Animal Rescue

1.

Saving a life.

If you are interested in getting a pet, the shelter is a great place to look. You’ll be opening up space for more homeless animals. Plus, you’ll be giving an animal the gift of a better life.

2.

Inexpensive.

Shelters and rescues do not charge nearly as much as breeders or pet stores do. Their fees are also put into bettering the living conditions of the homeless animals. Depending on the shelter, it can range from $50 to $500. That’s only a quarter of the cost some breeders and pet stores charge.

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3.

Responsible way to end overpopulation.

The amount of homeless animals just in the United States is outrageous, imagine the whole world. By rescuing you positively contribute to this ongoing problem. Instead of supporting breeders who add to the number of animals needing a home, you contribute in lowering the number.

4.

Your vet fees don’t start out horrific.

Usually, the shelter will pay for any necessary shots before handing over the animal. Also, some vet hospitals will do services for shelters at a cheaper cost. Spay and neuters might also be done so you don’t have to worry about spending for the surgery.

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5.

A unique variety of breeds.

If you are really unsure about the type of dog or cat you want, or you just don’t care the shelter is perfect for you! There is an abundance of mixed and purebred animals in shelters. So you can pretty much find anything there!

6.

It’s worth it.

These animals are worth it! They deserve a beautiful life. Shelter animals have so much life to love and happiness to bring. They might even be a little wiser than the others.

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The Joy of Owning a Labradoodle!

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This fun breed is known for many amazing features!

Enjoy our breakdown of this Poodle Labrador mix.

They come in 3 different sizes!

Miniature – Between 14 and 16 inches, and weigh between 15 to 25 pounds.

Medium – Between 17 and 20 inches, and weigh between 30 to 45 pounds.

Standard – Between 21 and 24 inches, and weigh between 50 to 65 pounds.

Perfect for the family!

They have an awesome temperament, and are usually easy going. Labradoodles are easily bothered and get along with everyone! This happy breed makes life even better.

Not a big shedder.

The Labradoodle is known for having very curly hair, similar to a Poodle. Even though this can vary, they usually are too bad in the shedding department!

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The best of both worlds!

This Labrador Retriever Poodle mix is one of the more common mixed breed dogs! They get their coat from the Poodle, and sometimes their color from the Labrador Retriever. This means there are endless color combinations for this pup! From tan to black, and everything in between.

The brainiac breed!

Extra ordinarily smart is an understatement! These pups are among one of the smartest dogs known. They get their brains from both breeds! Training goes quick and is a breeze.

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Best Dog Toys of January 2020!

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Spunky Pup fetch & glow ball

“It is the only toy I like to play with! I love playing fetch with my humans and I can see it when it’s dark! My mom got it for me when there was a storm and we lost power so I would still have something to play with!”

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Dog rope toy – mini – boots & barkley

“Neela is a toy shredder! This rope is long lasting, I’ve had it for about six months now. It’s great because she hasn’t been able to destroy and unravel it yet like other rope toys.”

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KONG Classic Flyer Frisbee Dog Toy

“Dis is meh favorite toy ever! It’s a KONG Frisbee so it’s flexible AND more fun to play with! It acts just like a regular frisbee but since it’s flexible you can do more.”

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Margarita loco by lulubelles power plush

“Bluebelle loves being apart of girls night with her own margarita! It’s squeaky, plush, and hiliarious.”

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nerf 3-ring tug dog toy

“One of Finn’s favorite toys is the NERF dog tug toy! He’s played with this bad boy every day since Christmas and there’s not even one single teefies mark to be found! If you have yourself a super chewer, run to target and thank me later! This thing CANNOT be destroyed!”

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vibrant life cozy buddy sock monkey

“Charlie his monkey was his lovey since infancy. He would carry it everywhere. Plus it’s cute for photography.”

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KONG safestix dog toy

“Henry loves sticks but is it really dangerous to play with wood. So the KONG SafeStix is perfect for him. It is undestroyable so far. (Henry destroys most toys in no time.)”

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CHEWY VUITON PLUSH BALL DOG TOY

“I have a lapdog who doesn’t really need to be outdoors all the time – so this ball solves all my indoor fetch problems. My dogs very tiny, but always loves a challenge with toys that are “bigger” to her, so it’s always a great option for her to cuddle with or chomp down on as she’s also teething! I also love it’s unique, fun designer design. It’s just different to all the normal dog toys, and gives more of a human appeal to the toy, which I find interesting.”

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KONG cozie marvin the moose plush Dog Toy

“The KONG Cozie has been a great durable stuffed toy for our pint sized super chewer. This toy has been the only one to survive the teething phase and he still carries it everywhere with him.”

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chuckit! Ultra squeaker ball

“Although it seems like it’s just a ball, whether we’re playing fetch, or Duke is simply holding it in his mouth, he can’t seem to get enough of his favorite toy!”

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aussie naturals parrot flattie dog toy

“I can’t decide which toy I like more, but the leather feels good on my teething puppy mouth, and the toy has six squeakers so I take him everywhere.”

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KONG spiral ring Dog Toy

“Don’t let this weirdly shaped toy fool you, it’s a winner! If you’ve got a big chewer, this toy is perfect for your pup! It dispenses treats, it’s durable, it doesn’t make sounds and your pup will love shaking it around! Moose gives it two paws up!”

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Grriggles monkeys first knot rope toy

“This chew toy is Iverson’s favorite! The rope material is great for his teeth and also helps me to throw it further to give him more exercise and fun!”

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Genesis & Gunner’s Pick: Zesty Paws

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If you’re in the market or just curious about healthy pet products, you’re in luck! Zesty Paws offer a wide variety of products. They carry healthy bites, broth boosters, shampoo & conditioner, dental spray, probiotics, and fish oil. These items contain amazing, fortifying ingredients.

Mobility Broth Booster

Why we picked it:

  • Super easy way to incorporate glucosamine into your dog’s diet.
  • Promotes hip & joint health in all dogs.
  • Helps with inflammation and pain.
  • ONLY real ingredients.

They provide products for dogs in all stages of life. From puppy to senior, your dog will be taken care of!

Here are some great products for different stages of life:

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“We love the Superfood Bites because they are the easiest way to a healthy dog! These bites promote healthy digestion in all stages of life. My dogs both love the taste of these and will gladly eat them.”

Ingredients:

  • Glucosamine HCI
  • OptiMSM®
  • Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Eggshell Membrane
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Chicken Bone Broth
  • Citric Acid
  • Coconut Glycerin
  • Flaxseed
  • Mixed Tocopherols
  • Oregano
  • Plum
  • Rosemary Extract
  • Tapioca Syrup
  • Vegetable Fiber

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“Mobility Broth Booster is a great treat to add to your pup’s food. It’s super easy to mix in! This broth booster is specifically made to promote hip and joint health in dogs. It’s a great choice for not only dogs who struggle with their mobility but it also can help deter a future problem.”

10 Things You Will Understand If You Own A Cane Corso.

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1.

Your bed is their bed.

These tough dogs love to be close to their loved ones. Their sensitive nature makes them great cuddlers!

2.

Your used to the drooling by now.

Any time there is a snack around, you’re already prepared for the waterfall. This is part of their begging tactics.

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3.

Your knight in shining armor.

The Cane Corso is an extremely protective breed. They will be right by your side to the very end!

4.

They will out run you in seconds.

These pups are immensely quick and agile. They have been known to out run even the fastest of runners!

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5.

No, not a Pitbull.

While we love Pitbulls, it can get kind of annoying having to explain our pup isn’t one. Although they are both in the mastiff group, Cane Corso’s tend to be bigger.

6.

We avoid taking them near small animals.

Distracted is an understatement when it comes to the Cane Corso’s need to chase small animals. Their prey drive is very high and any small squirrel or bird will send them bolting!

Photo by: @morris_and_wesley

7.

They are always themselves.

Cane Corso owners know just how fun-loving this breed is. They never fail to put a smile on your face!

8.

We have to be convincing if they aren’t interested in doing something.

Persuasion is a trick every Cano Corso owner has mastered. But don’t worry, it gets easier I promise.

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9.

Stuck like glue.

A Cane Corso’s number 1 priority in life is to spend time with family. They love the comfort and serenity of being around those they love.

10.

A dog with an ego.

These dogs are beautiful and they know it. They have a regal appearance that screams confidence.