New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners

New Years Resolutions for Dog Owners

2015 is quickly approaching, and many of us will be committing to New Years Resolutions. These Resolutions are typically made after we analyze of life during the current year, and plan how we can improve in the next. As you plan what changes are needed in your life, don't forget your dogs and cats.

A majority of the resolutions are based on diet, exercise and losing weight...most likely because we overeat during the holiday seasons. Just as our bodies require a good diet and exercise to thrive, our pets have the same needs. Below is a list featuring 5 examples of New Years Resolutions that pet owners can utilize.

  1. Healthy Diet: Dogs & Cats both thrive on a natural diet. Foods types such as raw, freeze-dried & dehydrated provide a diet that is not subjected to high temperatures that decrease the nutrient content. Many of these foods contain meat, organs, and bones which is what dogs & cats would eat in the wild. Feeding a natural diet can help provide a better quality of life for your pet.

  2. Daily Exercise: Walking, Running or whatever other activity you do with your pets will not only help provide health benefits, but will also be a great bonding time. A daily walk is typically the easiest method of exercise, plus it is beneficial for both you & your dog to stay fit.

  3. Good Dental Health: Good dental hygiene is essential to provide good overall health. Many dogs have periodontal disease and tooth pain that sometimes can be prevented with a dental cleaning. This year, we recommend that you start brushing and providing dental chews such as bully sticks or antlers that can help scrape plaque and tarter off the teeth during chewing sessions.

  4. Natural Treats: Rewarding Fido can be a wonderful way to show love, but it is best to provide natural treats. We recommend treats that have limited ingredients, meat based, grain-free & sourced in the USA.

  5. More Snuggling & Love: Last, but not least is providing more love! Remember to take time out of your busy schedule to provide snuggling time & play time which is beneficial to improve the bond between you and your pet.

We hope you have a fun, safe & enjoyable New Years with humans & pets! is a leading retailer of pet supplies which include dog treats, vitamins & supplements, toys, freeze-dried food, grooming products & more.

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Homemade Christmas Cookies for Dogs

Christmas Cookies Recipe for Dogs

While we are enjoying cookies and great food associated with Christmas, Fido might feel left out. Below is a recipe for baking all-natural homemade dog cookies. It is easy to mix and is packed with great flavor!

  • 1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Natural Honey
  • 1 cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  2. Stir the peanut butter, honey and pumpkin together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the cinnamon and wheat flour in a bowl.
  4. Stir the wheat flour and cinnamon mixture with the moist ingredients.
  5. Using rolling pin, spread the dough until it is approx 1/4” thick.
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut out the dough to place on cookie sheets.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 9-11 minutes.
  8. Let cool and allow your dog to enjoy!

Keep your furry friends happy and healthy this Christmas by providing great treats and fun! is a leading retailer of pet supplies which include dog treats, vitamins & supplements, toys, freeze-dried food, grooming products & more.

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Tips for Keeping Dogs Active This Winter

Winter Activities for Dogs

Winter weather is no reason to allow your dog to hibernate. Even during the cold and snowy days, daily play and fun is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Winter is a wonderful season that provides such beautiful scenery. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to do with Fido during the winter. 

Indoor Activities:

  • Fetch up the stairs – Simply toss a toy to the top of the stairs and watch your dog enjoy running after it.
  • Hide & Seek – This classic game can be played with dogs by hiding a toy or treat and watching her sniff around the house.
  • Laser Pointer Chase – It is highly entertaining to watch dogs chase a laser throughout the home. It is a easy game that just requires you to move the laser over the floor. 
  • Tug of War – Tugging on a toy is good exercise for both you and your dog. 
  • Agility Class – Many training centers and shelters offer indoor agility classes. 

Outdoor Activities:

  • Daily Walk - There is no replacement for a good walk. 
  • Fetch – This game is still fun, no matter what the weather is. Just be sure to use a bright colored toy so it will not get lost in the snow.
  • Skijoring – If there is snow on the ground, Skijoring is a fun activity that provides great exercise for dogs.  It is simply cross country skiing with the added bonus of fido pulling you. 
  • Catch – Playing catch is fun in the snow. For added fun, make soft snowballs and toss them!

Remember that dogs can get frostbite and hypothermia. Be watchful of symptoms such as shivering and slow movement. Keep time limited in the extreme temperatures and know the limits of your dog. Winter and cause havoc on paws,  you can try using a protective wax on the pads, or use boots such as Pawz Dog Boots to protect the pads from salt & de-icers.
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