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Homemade & Healthy Dog Treats. Recipes That Will Have Your Dog “Sit”, “Roll-Over”, “Paw”, “Lay-Down” And Even Jumpin’ For Joy!

Homemade & Healthy Dog Treats. Recipes That Will Have Your Dog “Sit”, “Roll-Over”, “Paw”, “Lay-Down” And Even Jumpin’ For Joy! 0

Health conscious paw parents give treats a serious and much-needed makeover. When our furry companions deserve a treat we don’t just want to give them something that tastes delicious (or so we assume that it does) we want something equally beneficial to their health. They deserve something wholesome and tasty. As well as something that makes them feel extra special. However, because we feed them so many treats it’s often most convenient to just go to the store and purchase a bag of seemingly healthy dog treats. After all, it’s just a ‘treat’ right? Unfortunately, many store-bought treats today are filled with artificial ingredients and harmful toxins that are not good for a dog’s well-being and increase chances of liver disease, arthritis, and even cancer. You can read more about the dog food industry loopholes here.   Good news is that we can go the extra mile for our fur-babies without too much extra effort. Healthy homemade dog treats are a fantastic way to reward your dog and their health at the same time. Purchasing healthier brands of dog snacks may seem too expensive to most people, but now there are so many recipes that we can comfortably delight in […]
TOXIC Dog Food: Are We Feeding This To Our Dog Babies?!

TOXIC Dog Food: Are We Feeding This To Our Dog Babies?! 0

The Deceptive Pet Food Industry is finally being EXPOSED! The Dog Food Industry Is Not All That It’s Cracked Up To Be. In fact, it’s truly manipulative.  The pet food industry is a $100 billion industry annually nationwide. It’s no secret that big-time companies try to cut corners to pad the bottom line. The large pet food brands are no different. As avid dog lovers, we have taken the time to research the dog food industry. We now have enough evidence to expose the secrets no one wants you to know. We uncover how one dog food company, Smack Dog Foods is breaking the mold! Literally it’s the only 5star rated dog food in all of Canada!   Is The Food Your Feeding Your Dog TOXIC?     Feed Grade Vs Human Grade Although pet food is technically ‘regulated’ by the FDA, the loopholes to passing required benchmarks are appalling. The ‘cheat’ that supermarket brands use is classifying food as Feed Grade rather than Human Grade significantly lowers the standard of passing as “food”. Feed-grade has diminished regulation and is of significantly lower quality than Human Grade. Therefore, even if companies claim that their products are healthy, they often still use […]
What is a ‘Grain Free’ Dog Food Anyway? And Should My Dog Be Eating It?

What is a ‘Grain Free’ Dog Food Anyway? And Should My Dog Be Eating It? 0

What is a grain-free dog food diet and should your dog be eating one?  Recently, grain-free diets have become very popular among humans. Which has led to some people believing that it is what’s lead the dog industry toward “grain-free” options for dogs. Notwithstanding, this is a false assumption. The advancements in modern technology have allowed for unprecedented growth within the animal food sector. Science now helps us combat the ailments and diseases that are plaguing our animals.  Ways to prevent and overcome cancer, illness, obesity and other health concerns affecting the lifespans of our 4-legged loved ones. Research gives insight into the importance of actually going ‘back in time’, how our pets were designed to eat.  Revealing the importance of feeding them as nature intended. It’s impossible to imagine our dogs’ wild ancestors going crazy over a field of corn or wheat. Why feed our dogs unnecessary ingredients they don’t naturally hunger after? Should we not free them from the shackles of common grains?! Join the movement to take fillers out of your dog’s diet and bring them back to life! WHY WOULD MY DOG NEED A GRAIN FREE DIET? From a biological standpoint, scientists have proven your dog’s […]
A Story of Dog Health Revival. A Parents’ Struggle & Triumph Over Their Dog’s Health & Well-Being.

A Story of Dog Health Revival. A Parents’ Struggle & Triumph Over Their Dog’s Health & Well-Being. 0

What happens when a couple chooses to take their dog’s well being serious?  Matt and his wife Julie wrote into Waggles.com after months of seeing improvements in their dog Gizmo. Julie’s compelling story inspired us to feature it so that you would know the low down on this dog chow. Julie says, that she knew the raw diet was the way they should be feeding their dog but as busy entrepreneurs, it wasn’t feasible. The meal prep time, storage and sourcing become a major factor when considering feeding your dog what Mother Nature intended for them to eat. Julie and Matt both agreed, “Smack has been a godsend!”   Matt and Julie had no kids when they wrote in, Gizmo their Frenchie became their fur-baby. Their love for the outdoors gave Gizmo a truly happy life. Long walks, play time at the dog park and even taking the dog out to brunches and dog-friendly beer gardens. Gizmo lived! Julie states, “I like to think I’m not one of those ‘crazy dog moms’, but let’s be serious, Gizmo is my furbaby. It’s no secret that we go out of our way to spoil our baby to give him the best life […]
Our Dogs Deserve Better Than Kibble… Here’s Why

Our Dogs Deserve Better Than Kibble… Here’s Why 0

Our Dogs Deserve Better Than Kibble… Here’s Why Frightening News They would spend the next several months and thousands of dollars between vet visits and food changes.  The veterinarian gave them frightening theories and shared all the serious and costly tests that would need to get done. Yet, all they were feeding their dogs was Kibble. Feeding dogs kibble, was this the key factor to why their dogs were so sick? Julie, had no idea what she was doing when she took her first dog home, Jucy.  She intended to take good care of her. Her husband had over 14 dogs growing up. Thusly, Julie felt that her new Jucy would be in good hands. Considering her husband fed his dogs kibble daily, they began to feed Jucy (and later, their second dog, Hugo) the same food. However, they both quickly noticed that something wasn’t right. Hugo was gassy (even for a Frenchie), and Jucy vomited all too often. I sat down with one of our readers after she wrote in with her story. Feeding her dogs kibble and what it was doing to her fur-babies, led us to follow up. I am so glad to present her story. Please […]
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting A Dog.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting A Dog. 0

Is adopting a dog the right decision for you? Here are the Top Five Questions to ask yourself before adopting a new furry member to your family.   If you are considering the adoption of a new member of your family we have five questions to ask yourself to see if it is the right decision for you. Who could resist a cute face, big bold eyes, and floppy ears? Adopting a dog is a very exciting time but can also be a complicated process. To make sure you’re choosing the right pet for you and your family, there are some questions you’ll want to ask before adopting your newest family member! QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF 1. Do I have the means, space, time, and the ability to care for a new pet? Go through your day from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. Can your life and your home accommodate a new family member? Is it safe to walk a dog in your neighborhood? Is there a dog park nearby to help your new pet get socialized? Can you afford the day to day costs of pet ownership like food and supplements? Can […]