Heal Your Pup’s Wounds & Soften Paws With DIY Fido’s Boo-Boo Balm

My dog Sirius loves to go on adventures with me, whether it be hiking in the woods or kayaking on a river, he is down to play. I am currently planning a solo backpacking trip down the Lone Star Hiking Trail (100 mi) and plan to bring him along to keep me company. It goes without saying, the trouble that dogs can get themselves into, just by being themselves. They are after all, just as excited as we are to get out and play! Sometimes that means you have to step into Mom/Dad mode and take care of them when they need you the most. Continue reading “Heal Your Pup’s Wounds & Soften Paws With DIY Fido’s Boo-Boo Balm”

Soothe Itchy Irritated Eyes Naturally With Calendula & Coconut Oil

Recently we've been dealing with all sorts of eye issues in my home. Everything from conjunctivitis to infection, and not just in the humans in our home. When Syfy became ill with pneumonia and strep throat, he also managed to spread the strep to his eyes, getting conjunctivitis too. Our pediatrician prescribed $60 eye drops, saying that they likely wouldn't work because most of the time conjunctivitis is viral, but just in case we should use the eye drops. I am not one to overuse antibiotics and am not willing to use them unless they are absolutely needed. Out of desperation, I began investigating all my herbal books, looking for the best herbs to use to help soothe Syfy's eyes and get rid of the infection. That's when I realized that I already had everything that I needed to help my family and pets with all their eye irritations!

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Make Your Dog’s Coat Shine Like a Show Dog – Natural Pet Hair Care with Morrocco Method

2014 has truly been my year of hair care. I have learned so much about hair care and what my hair really needs to be healthy, and am seeing results I have never seen in my hair before. As I have gone on this hair care journey, I have come to realize that I am not the only family member with hair care needs. Our dog, Sirius, also takes baths to wash his coat and is in need of a natural solution to keep his coat shiny and beautiful. Continue reading “Make Your Dog's Coat Shine Like a Show Dog – Natural Pet Hair Care with Morrocco Method”

A Furry Merry Christmas for Your Dog – A Planet Dog Review & Giveaway

I have always been an animal person. My entire life, I have been bringing home animals that I rescued, from dogs, to snakes, to everything in between. You name it, I have probably loved it (except birds….Daphne Du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock scarred me for life…though I would forgo that fear for chickens and ducks on a farm lol), but dogs are definitely one of my favorites.  Continue reading “A Furry Merry Christmas for Your Dog – A Planet Dog Review & Giveaway”

DIY Flea & Tick Spray for Cats – Natural Flea & Tick Prevention For Cats

Last week I shared with you some natural tips on flea and tick prevention and care for dogs, this week we are focusing on cats! I am at heart, truly a cat person. Dog's loyalty is great and all…but cats make you work for their love and then only show slight interest, except in the middle of the night
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Make Your Own Dog Food and Your Dog Will Thank You EVERY Time That You Feed Him!

After making Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats, I began to notice Sirius (our 50+ lbs. dog that thinks he is Syfy's   brother) began to act very bored with the super expensive dog kibble I was feeding him. Every morning and every evening he would slump over to his food dish and sniff at the same old boring kibble and then walk away. What happened to my voracious eater? I know for a fact that he loves to eat food, Continue reading “Make Your Own Dog Food and Your Dog Will Thank You EVERY Time That You Feed Him!”

Organic Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

I don't know how it is in your house, but in our house, our animals are just as much a part of the family as our own son is. Our dog Sirius is my son's best friend and brother. They spend all day long romping through our house together, always getting into things as two brothers would. It's only fair that I give gifts to him just like the rest of the family! Today, I made homemade organic doggy treats that are MUCH healthier than the ones you might buy in the grocery store or Petsmart, and they were MUCH cheaper to make too! Continue reading “Organic Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats”

Going Green With Your Pets (They’re part of your family, so why not?)

If you are anything like me, you just love animals of all shapes and sizes. I have pretty much had every kind of pet that you can think of (except a bird as I have a fear of them thanks to Daphne Du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock.). I have had the normal; dogs, cats, and fish. I have had the “small animal”; hamsters, gerbils, rats, guinea pigs, and mice. I have even had the exotic; ferrets, lizards, frogs, salamanders, and (my personal favorite) snakes. In fact, I love snakes so much that even as a child I adored them. When I was about 10 or 11 (this was when I was in 4th or 5th grade in MN) Easter was coming up, and I wanted to do something special for my mom. I knew that the baby garter snakes were out in full force and thought my mom would just LOVE to have a bunch of them as her own pet. Continue reading “Going Green With Your Pets (They're part of your family, so why not?)”