Fresh Breath Treats – Recipe

They’re super healthy to add to your dogs daily breakfast or dinner. Coconut oil and parsley are the two main ingredients and both are fantastic aids in fighting bad breath and cleaning teeth.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1.5 cup coconut oil organic
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley organic
Optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint organic
  • sprinkle turmeric organic
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Soften your coconut oil or if you have a mold, melt it down
  2. Add parsley to coconut oil and mix well. If using mint as well, add in the mint
  3. If you have a mold, pour in the mixture. If you don’t, roll the soften mixture into small balls and place on a plate or parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle turmeric on top for added anti-inflammatory goodness (optional)
  5. Put in the refridgerator for an hour
  6. Take out and give one to your dog daily! Keep in the refridgerator for extra freshness.



Homemade Dog Birthday Cake And Cupcake – Recipes

What’s that? You say your dog is spoiled? Perfect, you’ve come to the right place. Because we don’t think your dog is spoiled enough! Which is why we have the most incredible birthday cake recipes for your dog. They’re delicious (yes, they’re human AND canine friendly!), and a great way to celebrate another year with your BFFF (Best-Furry-Friend-Forever).

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Carrot Peanut Butter Pupcakes

A great little cupcake recipe using all the usual doggie favorites – peanut butter, some apple sauce (instead of oil), carrots, and a touch of honey. I’m sure your dog will love them, but they make a good healthy breakfast item for humans too.

pupcakes

  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 c shredded carrot

toppings

  • plain greek yogurt
  • carrot shreds
  • dog treats

Preheat the oven to 350F

Shred your carrot first.  one medium-sized carrot should give you a bit more than the 1/2 cup you need for the recipe so you have some left over for decorating.

Mix together the flour and baking powder, then add in the peanut butter, apple sauce, vanilla, honey, egg and water, and mix in evenly.  add the carrot shreds last and loosely fold in, the texture should be slightly liquidy but still fairly thick. Fill 5-6 cupcake liners about 2/3rds full of batter and bake for 15-20 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out of the middle clean.)  let cool thoroughly before serving to any pups, you can even make them ahead of time since, let’s face it, dogs don’t really care if food is stale.  and make sure to remove the paper liner before they really dig in.

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Puppy Cake

Some mom-approved, and drool worthy ingredients make the perfect pumpkin and peanut butter cake, with a little pumpkin frosting (of course). If your dog is a little more sensitive (or maybe on a diet), skip the cream cheese and use a little plain greek yogurt instead.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (natural, lower-sugar varieties are better)
  • 2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin-pie mix as that has sugar and other ingredients in it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree

Mix all cake ingredients. Bake in a small, greased and floured pan (I used two 6-inch ramekins—a small round pan or a small loaf pan would probably be good, too) at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool. Meanwhile, mix frosting ingredients. Frost when cake is completely cool. Serve to the pups … or perhaps to a human who you aren’t particularly fond of.

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Grain-Free Peanut Butter Apple Doggy Cake

Looking for something super-easy, and doggy approved? This one is perfect with only 4 ingredients, and it only takes about 25 minutes to make! Plus it has a dogs number 1 favorite thing in the whole world – Peanut Butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 apple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Grease a ramekin or a jumbo muffin tin. Fill with batter.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool for a couple minutes, and then slide the cake out of the baking container. Cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before serving to your dog.
  6. You may frost with extra peanut butter, if desired.

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Coconut-Honey Doggie Cake

Duke is a very lucky golden retriever, to have mom bake amazing treats for his cake-day. Luckily for your dog, mom shares her secret baking recipes so your fur-babies can be just as happy as Duke.  Using just 5 ingredients this is actually a super easy recipe that is delicious for both humans and doggies.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons refined coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1¾ cup (248 grams) all-purpose flour
  • Yogurt, for frosting

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 7-ounce ramekins; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, honey and eggs. Stir in the flour until totally absorbed.
  3. Divide the batter between the two ramekins and baked until lightly browned and firm when pressed in the center, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Cool in the ramekins, then remove them and fill and frost with plain yogurt. Serve!

RECIPE NOTES:

Note: The original recipe called for almond flour, which would be healthier for your pup, but I avoid baking with nut products at home with Joseph. So feel free to substitute almond flour for the all-purpose flour if you’d like! No need to adjust anything else.

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Spoiled Dog Cake Recipe

Wow! Well, Love From The Oven certainly got the name of the recipe right. So if you’re dog is on an entirely different level of spoiled you may have just found the perfect presentation. Don’t worry though, this recipe is actually quite simple, and uses just a few basic ingredients.

Ingredients

Cake
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Instructions

Cake

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking soda.

3. In a separate bowl mix together vegetable oil, peanut butter, applesauce and pumpkin puree. Once combined, mix in egg and mix until combined.

4. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until combined.

5. Pour mixture into an 8″ round pan (a square pan can also be used) that has been greased with oil.

6. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when pressed lightly.

7. Allow to cool on a wire rack prior to removing from pan.

8. After cooling, add frosting if desired.

Frosting

Mix Greek yogurt and peanut butter until well combined. Spread over cake. If not serving immediately, store in refrigerator.

*Recipe can easily be doubled to make a layer cake

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9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

Is your wonderful Labrador just a little bit too excitable? Does he seem to need more exercise than he’s currently getting, but you’re not sure what more you can do?

In this article we are going to look at 9 wonderful ways to tire out your Labrador.

Your Lively Labradors

Labradors are the most popular breed of dog in the UK and the USA today. And anyone who has spent five minutes with one of these wonderful animals can give you a truck load of reasons why.

But sometimes the things that make them loveable are also a little bit wearing or even inconvenient!

Perhaps surprisingly, even the most devoted Labrador ‘parents’ sometimes tell us that they would love just a bit more down time at the end of the day.

Ideally we want our lively Labs to enhance the fun of active daily life, then provide a relaxing partner in the evenings.

But some Labs have more ‘get up and go’ than their friends. And that ‘get up and go’ just won’t quit. So what do you do to get that well deserved down time at the end of the day, when living with a bundle of endless bounce?

Here are some fun and fabulous ways to help your lovely but lively Labrador burn off that excess energy.

1. Don’t walk – run!

Instead of going for your daily plod around the park, pop on your best running shoes and take off at a faster pace. Good for you and good him too!

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

2. Play fetch as you go

Retrieving is a fabulous way of exercising your Labrador. Not only does it appeal to his basic breed instincts, it means he will get to rack up a lot more miles than you will actually cover.

Bring a tennis ball or retrieving dummy and chuck it for him every few yards. Not only will he get more exercise, but he will feel even more inclined to stay nice and close to you waiting for his next turn!

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

3. Teach him to jump

Get some of that bounce out of his system by engineering safe ways for him to jump. Set up little jumps in the garden or when out in the fields. Just remember to follow safe jumping practices as described here!

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

4. Take him for a swim

Going for a dip is great exercise, and most Labs love the water. It’s also perfect for older dogs who want to exercise more than they are now able, as it’s not weight bearing. So not such a strain for sore joints!

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

5. Overcome agility obstacles

Agility is a fabulous exercise and a real bonding experience for you both. You don’t even have to attend a class to have fun with agility exercises. You can buy a basic kit to prop up in your garden, and give it a try all by yourselves!

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

6. Teach a new trick

Engaging your Labrador’s brain is another great way to focus his enthusiasm. Why not try teaching him a new party trick, like standing on his back legs or spinning in a circle? Great fun for you, rewarding and tiring for him!

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

7. Play tug of war

Lots of Labradors love to play tug. You can use a rope toy from the toy shop, or even an old towel. If he seems disinclined at the start, try wiggling it around on the floor and coaxing him into it. He probably won’t need a lot of encouragement!

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

8. Doggy play dates

If your Labrador is a social creature, and chances are he is, then inviting over a friend is a great way to tire him out. Go for a walk with a friend and her dog, or just invite them over to romp in the garden whilst you have a well deserved cup of coffee. Just make sure that if it’s a puppy they don’t get over tired, as young dogs are not great at knowing when to stop!

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

9. Two person recall

You will need a dog loving friend for this one! A fab way to practice your recall command as well as getting some miles under your Labrador’s belt is to stand in a field with a friend, calling the dog back and forth between you. Giving him a treat each time he arrives. You can gradually increase the distance as he works out the game!

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

Summary

Labradors are energetic and lively dogs. They enhance our days by passing along this enthusiasm for living life to the full.

9 Wonderful Ways To Tire Out Your Labrador

Not only does exercising them sufficiently give them the happiness they deserve, it helps them to relax with the family at the end of the day.



Cat Hammocks – Diy . Giving Great Inspirations For Pet Furniture Design

Cat hammock can be one of the best pleasurable furniture for your cats. Find the most creative cat hammock that will make more comfort unpredictably.

In this modern era, it’s not only people that need something pleasurable for their life. In this case, cats as pets can also get their pleasurable rest on the best place. Yes, hammock for cats becomes the best furniture to give. Well, why should be hammock?

Hammock has various designs to set in every condition. You can find excellent hammock design that fit to your cats and place conditions. Are you interesting to look for the hammock design ideas? Let’s check together the inspiring hammock designs for cats here.

You will get what you and your cats want.

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9 Essential Hacks To Make Living With A Cat So Much Easier

Cats get a raw deal sometimes. They are viewed as being conniving, snobby, mean, and antisocial. The problem with trying to defend them, if you’re a cat lover like I am, is that these things are totally true. Cats can be the absolute worst. But so can people, and you don’t meet that many people who are all, “ugh, PEOPLE. I don’t understand why anyone would live with one.” unless you are counting me every time I have ever left my house because I pretty much always say that. Still, the stereotype that every woman of a certain age lives with an assortment of cats is unfair, but not entirelyoff-base – I am single, in my 30s, and live with two. It balances out though (right?), because I also live with a dog.

While cats might be innately assholes (and they are), there are absolutely things you can do to make your life with them infinitely easier. I’m not talking about the obvious noise like buying a lint brush (which I will now take the opportunity to tell you is like bringing a waffle to a gun fight). I’m not exactly a cat whisperer, but I do know a little bit about living with cats without losing your mind. That said, in the interest of full disclosure, on Monday of this week I did storm into my bedroom and close the door because “the cats are everywhere.” The struggle continues. But these things help:

1. Water Bottles Are Your Friend

I have a 7-month-old kitten. He is amazing. He is also a giant asshole. The biggest. He’s also the first cat I’ve ever had who does that thing where if you have a full glass on a flat surface he will be all like “Ima sip this, and then Ima KNOCK IT TO THE GROUND JUST TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS.” This is why I suggest water bottles with lids. Foil the cat, stay hydrated.

2. Set Boundaries

Cats have evolved not to care at all about what you think, feel, or want. It’s true, I swear. That’s valid science. If you don’t work to establish boundaries with your cat from go, you will have a cat who thinks that they run your house. I mean, they’re going to think that anyway, but at least if you set boundaries early on, you can harbor the illusion that you are in charge. I trained my oldest cat that he is only allowed on the foot of my bed. The kitten? He’s all “I IS ON YER PILLOW LEAVING MAH FECAL SPECS”. This is my own fault. Don’t be like me.

3. Clip Nails Immediately

It’s an ungodly nightmare of a task, but trim your cat’s nails and early and regularly. Eventually they will learn that you aren’t torturing them for information. Cats with well-maintained nails scratch less which means less damage to all of your fine belongings. A lesson I wish I had learned two couches ago.

9 Essential Hacks To Make Living With A Cat So Much Easier

4. Give Them a Safe Space

You can’t get pissed at your cat for always knocking stuff over and being all up in your business if they have no space of their own. Create a nook or two just for your cat. Mine lives for his weekly Fresh Direct box. It doesn’t take much.

5. Accept What You Cannot Change

Your cat is always going to want to sleep on your laptop. DO YOU BLAME HIM? Your laptop is warm and stinks of your fingers and you stare at it all the time. Your cat would murder your laptop in a jealous rage if it could! Accept that this is how things are and stop freaking out. It is just what they do. Better to take cute photos and share them on social media than blow a gasket over it, I say.

6. Buy a Spot Cleaner

Cats are traditionally viewed as fastidious, clean, and smart. They are none of these things. They are just snobby idiots. Imagine every dog you’ve ever met – now give them the personality of Regina George. That is a cat. Things my cats have eaten and shat/vom-ed back up include: Each other’s hair, corn, a nickel, and popped balloons, for starters. Cats, that is to say, are nasty as hell. I bought a spot cleaner for my carpets and it changed my life. Well, improved it. My cats are still monsters. One recently the entire left leg of a fake crow I bought for Halloween. There’s only so much you can do.

7. Do Not Become Paranoid

Your cat is not out to get you. Your cat did not “do that on purpose”. If your cat batted your boyfriend’s balls, he is not trying to “steal your man”. Cats may be dicks, but they are also animals and incapable (much though it might appear otherwise) of plotting world domination.

8. Never Have Just One

I’m running the risk of being called a crazy cat lady for this one, but it’s necessary: If you have a cat, get another cat to be his friend or arch enemy. Cats may like their alone time, but they also like their having-a-friend time (don’t we all?) Get your cat a buddy. The Vines practically shoot themselves.

9 Essential Hacks To Make Living With A Cat So Much Easier

9. You Don’t “Own” a Cat – You Live With a Cat

Treat your cat like that one, impossible roommate and your life will be so much easier. You’d never yell at your roommate for pissing on the floor. You’d be all “dude, what the hell?” Though, admittedly, you’d make them clean it up which is something you can’t do with cats. If you treat your home as a place you share with your cat, rather than the kingdom over which you rule you are sooo much more unlikely to have to worry about a bloody coup led by Mittens.