Fruits & Veggies for dogs
We're excited to share with you today, our favorite treats to give the girls. Fruits and vegetables! These are healthy and can provide a ton of vitamins and benefits for your fur baby. These are a better alternative to regular dog treats you find in pet stores, which usually contain preservatives.
Of course, some fruits and vegetables are no-go, which I'll be posting about soon. But here are our favorites!
Like everything in life, these are to be given in moderation and should not replace any meal. It's always good to mix it up and change up your dog's diet, which includes treats :)
Which are your favorite fruits or vegetables to give to your dog? :) Tell us below!
Tips on How To Keep Your Dog Cool
With the upcoming warmer days coming, it's important to keep in mind that some dogs need to stay comfortable with all the heat. Cavaliers, amongst others, are very prone to heat exhaustion and heat strokes. This list includes any dogs with a shorter snout, like pugs, bulldogs, boxers, boston terriers, pekingese.
These tips are easy, and can prevent some serious consequences for your beloved fur baby.
2- Use a Cooling Mat
These cooling mats are a recent discovery and are a life saver! Herky gets very very hot in the summer, and will usually lay down on our ceramic floors in the kitchen to cool down. Every since we got this, the girls both lay on it every time they're a bit hot. I also love to use a large size (L-XL), for both girls to use it at the same time.
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I hope you enjoy these tips. Remember that even if your dog is not technically "prone" to over heating, please always be careful in the summer and watch out for signs of exhaustion. These tips are easy to follow and will be sure to keep your pup comfortable.
If you have a Cavalier, you know that their fur is one of their most beautiful attributes. You would also know that that beautiful fur can gather all sorts of stuff during walks, including huge snow balls. It's actually quite a hassle for us to go play outside in the winter, since these snow balls gather so easily, and so quickly.
They can also be quite painful for your pup, since they get very heavy and therefore pull on their fur and skin.
Although we use a snow suit for Herky, snow balls can still form around the ankles and on the belly. Plus, Herky really doesn't like to wear any sort of clothing, so it's a battle everytime we try to put it on her.
We've found out that the best way to get rid of these snow balls is by using water! Not the blow dryer, not a towel. I usually do what they call a lower-body bath, and run some lukewarm water on the snowballs. They melt right off, and it's much quicker than using a blow dryer to try and melt the snowballs. This method also prevents those pesky knots that can again, so easily form on cavalier fur.
Of course, make sure you blow dry the fur after you've run their bodies under water.
We hope this helps you!
Herky & Milton