Posts made in February, 2014

A Piece of Apple A Day Can Keep the Vet Away

A Piece of Apple A Day Can Keep the Vet Away

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Paws-itive Thoughts

Apples are another fantastic treat for your dog! In a perfect world, it is best to start your dog out with a piece of apple when they are a puppy. This allows them to not only get used to the taste, but you can also start training them for a piece of apple. If you take off the skin of the apple to start that is even better. Puppies are growing, this includes their intestines. One of our clients, Blu, is absolutely obsessed with apples now. He is only nine months old yet absolutely adores them. Anytime I slice an apple he is right next to me ready for a piece! The other night Blu was outside playing and I was slicing an apple inside. Within seconds he came inside and sat down right by my feet ready for that sweet and beautiful piece of apple. Apples are a perfect alternative treat for any dog. As with anything, balance is everything. Don’t give too many treats; otherwise, your dog will not want to eat any of their food. Alternatives are also great because many treats today on the shelves are extraordinarily expensive for the package size and many have added sugar that can be a detriment to your dog’s...

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The Great Pizza Heist of ’14

The Great Pizza Heist of ’14

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Paws-itive Thoughts

So one time, I was day dog-sitting two sick dogs of a regular client, Mia and Sienna. Before I left my house, I packed a cold pizza lunch (one of my favorites) and soda. I left for the house and spent the morning reading, drawing, and studying without incident. Lunchtime rolled around and the pizza starred calling to me. I got up and extracted my lunch from the fridge and set it down on the kitchen counter. Just then, another call came to me that may or may not have been related to the empty can of Dr Pepper on the table. I left the slice sitting on the counter in its plastic bag and headed for the bathroom. I wasn’t gone two minutes, but when I came out, Mia, the quieter of the two dogs, was huddled in the laundry room with a mask of impending doom and guilt fitted on her face as she looked up at me. I continued to the kitchen to find Sienna happily inhaling the last of my lovely pizza. To this day, I have no idea how a short beagle-mix was able to nick the pizza bag off the tall kitchen counter (Michaela’s note: it is about 3 feet off the ground)...

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