Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bathing Your Dog

Some dogs don't mind getting a bath while others absolutely hate it. Dogs could care less if they smell so bathing is not a priority to them. As a result, if you want your dog to cooperate in the tub, you have to make bathing a positive and rewarding experience for them.

When I give my dogs a bath, I get mixed results. Suzy will sit patiently in the tub and only shake a few times. On the other hand, Brody will jump out of the tub half way through and flood the bathroom floor. It's not that he hates bath time. He is just too energetic and thinks it's playtime.

Tips for Bathing Your Dog at Home

Whenever I bath my dogs, especially Brody, I always put on old clothes because I never know if I will end up getting a bath too. Once I'm ready, I give Brody a thorough brushing so all his excess hair won't plug up the drain. I always get my bath soap and towel ready too.

Oatmeal dog shampoos are good to use on a dog with skin allergies.

Minimizing Smell With Daily Grooming Routines

The fresh and squeaky clean smell of bath soap only lasts so long. After a week or so, the refreshing scent will wear off and your dog will go back smelling like they usually do. Most of us owners refer to this as the "dog smell". Your dog's scent can be smelled on your hands, carpet, furniture or anything your dog comes in contact with. The longer it has been since you brushed or bathed your dog, the worst the smell will be.

Brody snuggled up on the furniture.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Baking a Homemade Birthday Cake

Cake Recipe:
2-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1/3 cup peanut butter
3-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Frosting Recipe:
8 ounces of fat free cream cheese
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup of Greek yogurt

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Settling an Upset Stomach

From time to time, dogs will get a bout of diarrhea or vomiting. A new dog food, too many treats, table scraps or a tasty plant in the backyard can cause an upset stomach. 

Is your dog feeling under the weather?
An occasional case of the runs or vomiting is nothing to panic over. With a little TLC and frequent potty trips, your dog should be over it in a day or two. Here are some tips and home remedies to have your pooch feeling back to normal in no time.