Pet Nutrition

  1. Keeping Fido Healthy: Dangerous People Foods for Dogs

    Keeping Fido Healthy: Dangerous People Foods for Dogs
    In our previous post, Feeding Fido: Safe People Food for Dogs, we gave a short list of what is -and is not- safe for your precious pooch to eat. This additional list of unsafe people foods for dogs is another quick reference of what to keep out of Fido's reach. These foods can make your pup very sick and many are toxic. Being diligent of what you have in front of your pup will keep them healthy and happy as well as give you peace of mind when you leave...
  2. Valentine's Day Dog Treats

    Valentine's Day Dog Treats
    I like to give all my friends a special treat so I gathered my buddies, Lulu, Buttercup and Hank to bake some fun dog treats to share at the dog park. This was super simple as it began as a box of Puppy Cake mix. I added a few special touches and hot diggity - pawsome treats to share with all my friends! First, I made the cake batter according to directions. I poured it into a 9x13 pan so it was a really thin layer. After baking for 15...
  3. How to Dog Proof Your Garden

    How to Dog Proof Your Garden
    There may still be snow on the ground here at When Pooch Comes to Shove headquarters but that doesn't mean the gardening hasn't begun. From yummy vegetable gardens to fabulous floral displays, the delicate little seedlings are being started. Nestled in the tiny greenhouses, soaking up sunshine from the warm indoors, each little guy will find a home outside as soon as the threat of frost is gone. BUT - then the threat of d-o-g is upon them. The soft ground and smells of spring are hard to resist for...
  4. Dog Training Treat Options and Recipes

    Dog Training Treat Options and Recipes
    artolog / Foter / CC BY-NCGiving your dog different food treat rewards for good behavior is a fun and effective way of training. Using a variety of treats will also help keep your dog from getting bored, and keep him interested in training. Training treats are best if they are tempting and delicious, small or easy to break into small pieces, easy to carry, and healthy. It is also good to have some that mean less to your pup (like his dog food) and more valuable treats (like meat) so...
  5. Happy Saint Patrick's Day Pooch!

    Want a treat for your special pooch to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day? Here it is! I found a yummy treat that includes green beans which are a great source of  potassium, Vitamin A and C for your dog. Here is the simple recipe I found on dailypuppy.com below. You can also include a small amount of green food coloring if you wish to make them extra special!                 St. Patrick's Day Dog Biscuits Pulse these items in a food processor: 1/2 cup of...
  6. Preparing Your Pets for Spring - The Clock is Ticking!!

    Preparing Your Pets for Spring - The Clock is Ticking!!
    Well the groundhog seen its shadow and the verdict is in.  SIX more weeks of Winter!! Forty two days or exactly 1008 hours before Spring makes its grand entrance. For pet owners that means we have 60,480 minutes to get our furry friends ready for warmer weather. The clock is ticking 3,628,800 seconds to go, are you ready? Here are some important things to keep in mind as you prepare your four-legged friends for Spring. NontrivialMatt / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Schedule a Check-Up:   A visit to your vet will ensure...

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