You Can Customize Almost ANYTHING To Have Your Pet On It!

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Are you one of those crazy obsessed pet parents that want your fur ball on display for everyone? Or maybe you just love to use personal, meaningful decorations around your home. Either way, Pet Canva has got you covered!

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This company will help bring your images to life! They offer so many different options, the list is endless.

Some super cool items they customize are:

Fleece Blankets (super warm & cozy)

Phone Case (so you can have your pet everywhere you go)

Wrapped PetCanva (a beautifully designed canvas that can be displayed around your house)

Coffee Mug (no better way to start your mornings)

Couch Pillow with Cover (you’ll always have something that reminds you of your pet to snuggle)

Sherpa Blanket (just as comfy & cozy)

Beach Towel (bring them along on the adventures of life)

Poster (the perfect, less bulky option for wall decor)

Apparel (everything from shirts to socks & totes)

My pups and I received two incredibly beautiful items from Pet Canva!

I was genuinely impressed by the quality and style of the items. All I did was send in a photo of my pet, pick a background and that was it! They took care of the rest.

I love the quality fabric they used for this blanket. It is one of the softest blankets I own, and easily the cutest!

The vibrant colors were exactly what I envisioned when I was picking out the photo and background!

For Genesis, I chose a simple canvas! The color and detail is impeccable and impressed me beyond words.

I love this canvas so much and treasure it. It’s a wonderful memento that I get to save forever!

Packaging

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Material

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Presentation/Detail

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Inexpensive Amazon Shopping List for Dog Owners!

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Wellness Simple Natural Limited Ingredient Dry Dog Food Turkey & Potato

Currently, my pups are loving this dog food! I’ve been using this brand with them for over 3 months and I have had no issues. Gunner, my GSD mix had a patch on dry skin on his nose and this food cleared it right up!

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2.

Outward Hound Fun Feeder Dog Bowl

A great bowl for dogs who have problems eating too fast. This helps to slow them down to avoid stomach pains.

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Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Human Grade Dehydrated Raw Dog Food

I love buying the smaller bag and mixing it with my dogs food! This makes for a special healthy treat at dinner time.

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COMSUN 2-Pack Extra Large SizeCollapsible Dog Bowls

Made from food grade silicone, this is perfect for on the go! It comes in handy on long car rides, hikes, and days at the beach and park.

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My Doggy Place – Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Dog Door Mat

These have completely changed the game in my house! No more wet floor at the doggy bowl. Finally! Something that works.

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The 10 Best Dog Breeds for Families!

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1. Golden Retriever

This friendly breed is the perfect pup for the family! They are very versatile and easy to please. Their even temperament make them great family pets.

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2. Poodle

The Poodle is incredibly smart and easy to train. They love exercise so they are great for an active family!

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3. Bulldog

This breed is very dependable and predictable. They have a sweet spot for children and are very gentle with them!

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4. Labrador Retriever

This breed is very common and easy to find! Labs love being surrounded by people and are generally gentle with children.

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5. Collie

These dogs are great for first time dog owners. They rarely have rebel streaks and are easy to train. Collies are also very smart!

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6. Boxer

The Boxer is an extremely sweet and playful dog. They love spending time with their families and make them their priority!

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6. Beagle

These small dogs are great with kids and love to play! Their small stature make them perfect for handling.

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7. Irish Setter

This breed has a lot of energy to tire out the kids! Plus, they tend to be a friendly breed. They can be a little bit rambunctious at times, but that’s only because they are excitable dogs!

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8. French Bulldog

These pups are great for small living families. They warm up quickly and will become your best friend in no time!

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9. Bernese Mountain Dog

Don’t let this 100 pound dog fool you! They are a big bundle of joy to own. They are specifically known for their gentle nature with children.

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10. Pug

If your family is more layed back, the Pug is the perfect breed for you! These dogs love to snuggle up on the couch.

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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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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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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When Your Dog Gets Old.

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Don’t we all wish our pets could live forever. OR at least longer than the 8 to 15 years we are granted with them. Heck, if you’ve made it past 10 your a lucky pet owner!

Although it’s inevitable, there are some surefire ways to prolong your pooches life.

We have collected the best tips for you, and even included some ways to prepare yourself for the worse!

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Pay attention to what your feeding…

Any natural bonuses that you can incorporate into your dogs diet is a great place to start!

It is important to look for things to increase mobility, hip & joint health, and overall vitality.

Zesty Paws offers a variety of broth boosters, treats, and supplements to encourage a healthy dog.

Some of my favorites…

Senior Advanced 8-in-1 Multivitamin Bites

Mobility Broth Booster

Hemp Elements Salmon Oil

Consider using CBD or HEMP

With age comes the aches and pains of old bones. If your dog is struggling with any type of pain, CBD treats is a great way to alleviate the pain. It is also known to help decrease inflammation.

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Accept the once, unacceptable.

Accidents are gonna happen, more often too. Your pups bladder isn’t what it used to be… Neither is their energy to get up. While they shouldn’t be wetting themselves every time they need to use the bathroom, don’t be surprised if you have to buy puppy pads again.

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Keep them properly exercised.

Crucial to a dogs life, exercise keeps them healthy and active. One of the top causes of premature death in dogs is obesity. If you can keep their weight down, it’s for the better.

This is also a key sign of a happy dog that has plenty of years left to live! It’s always best to check with your vet about the perfect amount of exercise if you’re unsure. It’s pretty self-explanatory though, you don’t want to work your senior dog too hard! This isn’t good either.

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Invest in them!

There are many ways to invest in making life easier for your old dog. This also depends on which breed you have and what issues they are facing.

Dog Ramp – This can be extremely helpful for breeds that are prone to back problems. Usually smaller dogs will be the ones who need these ramps the most.

Common Breeds This Is Used For:

★ Dachshunds

★ Pembroke Welsh Corgis

★ Chihuahuas

★ Miniature Pinschers

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Dog Lift Harness – More commonly used for larger dogs, this is great for mobility issues. It will allow your dog to still put pressure on their legs. You simply can maneuver or assist them walking by the handle on top. Also works great as a tool to help with rehabilitation after an injury.

Common Breeds This Is Used For:

★ German Shepherd Dog

★ Labrador Retriever

★ Golden Retriever

★ Doberman Pinscher

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Floor Mats – This is a super great idea for any breed at any age! Dogs are prone to slip on any hard floor surface. Especially tile and wood flooring. In older dogs, it’s more likely to cause a debilitating injury as well.

From my personal experience, I’ve had a senior dog slip and fall on my tile floor playing with another dog. She was paralyzed from the waist down. My family had to spend thousands on surgery and physical therapy, and still my dog wasn’t guaranteed to walk again.

If there’s one thing you take from this article, I hope it is this one. Just adding a couple more floor mats can really make a different in a dogs quality of life.

The SAFE Alternative to Raw Bones.

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Sometimes antlers and other raw bones can be harmful to your dogs teeth. Certain breeds have a stronger bite force and unknowingly grind down their teeth on these raw bones.

Alternative bones that aren’t as hard are a great option and will keep your pups teeth intact. Lumabone specializes in these types of toys and even have dental chews!

Lumabone offers 3 different styles of bones so every dog wins!

The Stick

This is the closest bone resembling chew they offer at the moment. It is made from real maple wood! If your pup loves finding sticks in the backyard, they’ll love this too! The best part, it’s all made in the USA.

The Wishbone

This durable chew is personally my dogs favorite. It comes bacon flavored which might be the best part! Lumabone strategically made the wishbone chew so that dogs could have a strong grip on the bone. This means hours of uninterrupted chew time!

The Dental Chew

Specifically made to promote healthy and strong teeth. This bone has two holes at each end and ridges on each side to help your pooch grip their new favorite toy. Don’t worry though! These chews have been modified, the holes will not trap your dogs canine teeth. This has been an ongoing problem with many different brands. Luckily, Lumabone is one step ahead of the problem!

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Another great thing about these bones is that they don’t break apart into small pieces. Usually with other bones you run the risk of your dog choking on a piece of broken off bone. While it is never recommended to let your pup chew on a bone without supervision, Lumabone understands accidents happen. These bones are made 100% from nylon. (The stick has maple wood as well)

Cutest German-Shorthaired Pointers.

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“If you leave, I will eat this house.”

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“Life without a GSP is POINTLESS.”

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“Who said it’s not polite to point?”

Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

There’s only about two bad things that come with owning a dog. One being shedding. There are many reasons why people look for light shedding dogs. Some include: allergies, maintenance, cleanliness etc. For whatever reason your looking for a modest shedder we’ve got you covered!

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1. Poodle – Known for their curly coat and cute hair cuts. These pooches do not shed. You will very rarely see fur flying with this breed. However, they do require frequent grooming to keep up with their growing fur. Trimmings will ensure their is no shedding.

2. Scottish Terrier – This loyal furiend is a great breed to consider! They are wire-coated, which tends to be easier on shedding. Since this coat type is a little bit rougher, it doesn’t require extensive maintenance. Usually, Scottish Terriers only need a trim once or twice a year.

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3. Whippet – This speedy breed is a medium-sized dog with a short coat. Their silk fur makes them a great candidate for anyone who doesn’t want a lot of fluff. They don’t require haircuts or grooming, but it is important to keep their coat healthy and clean.

4. Scottish Deerhound – This breed is not as common as some of the others, but well deserved a mention! They also have a wiry coat. It is crucial to brush these dogs weekly, because their fur can become matted easily. If you come across this breed, don’t look any further!

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5. Saluki – This Egyptian dog is royal and regal! With such a short coat, they don’t require much maintenance and just need to be kept clean and brushed. Their shedding should be minimal. They do have a little bit longer hair around their ears and tail.

6. Puli – A very unique breed indeed! These Hungarian sweethearts will always turn heads. Their long coat resembles a mop head, but don’t let that fool you! They don’t shed. It is also common for them to be trimmed short to prevent matting.

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7. Shnauzer – This can apply for mini, giant and standard Shnauzers. These dogs barely shed due to their double layer coat. However, because of their long fur it is recommended they get a trim. Even their mustaches continues to grow!

8. Portuguese Water Dog – Considered hypoallergenic, this breed is a super awesome choice for a family pet! They love the water and have the perfect coat for it. While all dogs have dander; the Portuguese Water Dog is the closest you can get to shed free.

Fun Fact: President Barack Obama owned a Portuguese Water Dog named Bo while residing in the White House!

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8. Golden-doodle – This mixed breed beauty is becoming very popular and easy to find! They tend to keep the coat style of the Poodle and the color of the Golden Retriever. This is another dog considered to be hypoallergenic.

9. Bichon Frise – One of The AKC’s top picks for people with allergies who want a dog. They are bred to be hypoallergenic. Since they do not shed, it is important to keep up with their growing coat. Grooming is a must!

10. Afghan Hound – This high energy breed is at the top of non-shedding dogs! They have a long luxurious coat that requires pampering. Exchange your vacuum for frequent bathes and brushing.