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Moving to a new city can be exciting and stressful at the same time. When you add in a pet, there's a little more planning to be done too.
This dog cookie recipe is easy to customize to your dog's tastes. Check the bottom of the recipe for some pet treat variations. Use your imagination!
Always check with your veterinarian if your dog has dietary restrictions.
BASIC COOKIE RECIPE:
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup boiling water
2 tsp. reduced sodium beef bouillon granules
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup cornmeal
Accidents can happen to even the very best of pet owners. In some cases, however, the heartbreak of losing a pet could have been prevented. No pet owner expects to lose their pet or have it stolen. Take these steps to help safeguard your pet:
- Make sure your yard is securely fenced. Dogs can squeeze through small gaps under the fencing so be sure to patch any that you find. Regularly check your fence for new holes, gaps, or rotten boards and fix them right away.
Thousands of homeless and abandoned pets reside in shelters and rescue organizations.
Grooming your pet isn't just for appearance; regular grooming also promotes bonding between you and your pet; helps to helps to minimize shedding; allows you to find any lumps or other conditions that should be checked by a vet; and helps to keep your pet's skin and coat healthy.
Basic grooming can be done in the home. This can include brushing/combing of the coat, brushing your pet's teeth (yes, really!), trimming nails, and cleaning ears.
The holidays are a time for friends, family, and loved ones - pets included! The noise and bustle of the holidays, however, can be confusing to pets.
Us humans rely on many types of identification such as our drivers licenses, credit cards, medical records, and more. We keep these important documents safe for when we need them, and so too should we also keep a similar set of documents for our pets.
Everyone loves kittens and puppies because they're cute and playful. And yet it seems like everyone who's ever raised a kitten or puppy has at least one "horror story" to go along with it! Baby animals are adorable, but there are many loving older pets who need "retirement homes" to call their own.
Animal shelters and rescue organizations are filled to overflow with homeless and abandoned pets. Sometimes pets arrive at the shelter in need of extra care before they can be made available for adoption. This is where "foster parents", or foster families, can help.
Most dog owners have experienced (or seen) yards where there are numerous "hidden gifts" from the resident dog. You could be heading out for a bit of gardening, about to mow the lawn, or ready to bask outside -- only to see (and hopefully not step in!) one of these reminders of dog ownership.
The good news is that you can train your dog to use only a specific area of the yard to do his business.