To celebrate all things Fall, we've rounded up the healthiest (and tastiest) pumpkin dog treat recipes. Each recipe is healthy, easy to make, and mouth-watering delicious.
These Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats are rich with protein, fiber, potassium and vitamin C. Only three healthy ingredients are needed for this simple recipe - pumpkin, peanut butter, and oatmeal.
Now your dog can enjoy his own Pumpkin Spice Latte. Made in only 5 minutes with 5 healthy ingredients, this will be a fall favorite for you and your pup.
This Pumpkin Carrot Bites recipe is super simple and made with only 4 ingredients - pumpkin, carrots, whole wheat flour and 1 egg. Carrots are especially nutritious for dogs, offering beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants.
Plain canned pumpkin is one of the most healthy and nutritious foods for dogs. High in fiber, low in fat, and loaded with beta carotene (also known as vitamin A), pumpkin is also used to address various canine health issues. Adding just 1-2 tablespoons of pumpkin to your dog's food bowl, for instance, can help battle your dog’s diarrhea or constipation.
Please note - NEVER use canned pumpkin pie in any dog treat recipe as it may contain nutmeg (toxic to dogs), xylitol (toxic to dogs), sugar, and other ingredients unhealthy for dogs. Plain canned organic pumpkin is the healthiest and safest option.
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Most dogs detest having their teeth brushed. Many pups won't even let their owners come near them with a doggy toothbrush! Brushing your dog's teeth is obviously not always easy or enjoyable. It is also very easy to forget to brush your pup's teeth on a daily basis. Fortunately, one very reputable company, BARK, came up with a way to make doggy dental health much easier for us pet parents.
We discovered BARK Bright’s enzyme-powered monthly doggy dental kit last year and have been fans ever since. BARK Bright's chicken-flavored dog toothpaste and dog sticks turbocharge the enzymes in dogs' mouths to keep their teeth clean and breath fresh. They are incredibly simple and effective, and the kits are conveniently shipped straight to your door.
Is BARK Bright right for your pup? In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we provide an in-depth overview and review of BARK Bright. It is based on our own experience getting the dog teeth cleaning kit for our sausage dog Django.
Dr. Ian Billinghurst is the father of the raw dog food diet and the founder of the BARF ('Biologically Appropriate Raw Food' or 'Bones and Raw Food') diet. In late 1993, he wrote Give Your Dog a Bone. The worldwide best seller is one of the most important books on dog nutrition ever written. It discussed why raw, whole food is best for your dog.
As an Australian veterinary surgeon with 50 years of experience, Dr. Billinghurst has one consistent message: raw-fed dogs are healthier than their kibble-fed counterparts.
We caught up with the long-time raw food champion and international lecturer to discuss the controversial raw dog food diet. We also dig into how gray wolves evolved into modern dogs, and we weigh the benefits of the raw dog food diet against safety risks like foodborne pathogens. Finally, we chew over how to solve the companion dog population boom and why so many veterinarians have raw emotions about raw pet food.
When Mike and I (Steph) moved into our new home earlier this year, we reveled in the spacious layout. Compared to our previous 650 square foot apartment in New York City, our modest new home felt like a palace. We soon realized, however, we had a lot of furnishing to do. Our hardwood floors, in particular, needed immediate protection. We have a boisterous 3-year old toddler, a long-haired dachshund, and a newborn. The last thing we wanted was for our toddler's toys, our baby's spit ups, and our pup's nails to destroy our new hardwood floors.
While researching the best rugs for families with kids and pets, Mike and I (Steph) came across Tumble. Tumble offers machine washable and spill-proof area rugs with modern patterns and colors. Mike and I ordered 3 rugs for our home—a kitchen runner and two area rugs—and we never looked back.
The following is an honest review and in-depth overview of Tumble rugs based on our family's personal experience using several of the rugs in our home.