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Doggy Discussions ~ Lets talk Grooming ~ Roasted Apple and Blueberry Dog Treats recipe. 
Feb. 2, 2011 11:44 am 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2011 5:19 pm

Doggy Discussions ~ Lets talk Grooming ~ Roasted Apple and Blueberry Dog Treats recipe.


Dog grooming is a basic necessity and certainly an important part of dog ownership.  Just like with humans, dogs require regular physical maintenance to look and feel their best.  Luckily for us, dogs do not need to bathe as often as people.  A dogs grooming needs will depend on the breed and hair type of your pet.  If your dog has any skin, ear or nail conditions, follow the instructions given to you from your vet.

Most dogs enjoy being brushed, and grooming sessions will help to strengthen the bond you have with your dog along with maintaining a healthy coat.  A dogs minimum brushing needs depend on their hair type.

Short Haired Dogs ~ Can typically go up to a month in between brushing.

Medium Haired Dogs ~ May be prone to tangles and matting and should be brushed twice weekly.

Long Haired Dogs ~ More often than not, require daily brushing to prevent their long hair from matting and tangling.

Regardless of the hair type of your dog, you can still brush daily.  Especially if they seem to enjoy it.

My Favorite Grooming Products


Whether you have a frisky puppy in need of a “Quickie” bath or a knotted mutt that needs to go from “Furball” to fabulous in a very short time, Pet Head offers the perfect range of product’s to suit every dogs needs. Their line of shampoos, crème rinses and sprays are made with ingredients specially formulated to pamper and indulge all doggies making them clean, fluffy, silky and smell oh’ so good! All Pet Head formulas are pH adjusted and free of parabens, petroleum derivatives, propylene glycol, sulfate and DEA.  Did I mention they smell absolutely gorgeous too…

 The product line includes:

Life’s An Itch- skin soothing shampoo so doggies won’t scratch

Dirty Talk- deodorizing shampoo to make mutts smell sweet

Fears for Tears- tearless shampoo for pups who squirm in the bath

Quickie- quick rinsing shampoo perfect for a Fido who won’t sit still

Feeling Flaky- dry & sensitive skin shampoo to add extra moisture to your pups coat

Dry Clean- waterless spray shampoo for puppies afraid to get wet or ones on the go

Furtastic- crème rinse for curly and long coats to make your K-9 silky and smooth

So Spoiled- conditioning crème rinse to give any dog an extra pampering treatment

Furball- detangling spray that makes for smooth brushing

 Poof!- magical deodorizing spray to blast any stinky smell away

You will find Pethead products available for sale at Amazon, Petco, Petsmart, Target (I have even been lucky enough to occasionally find them at Marshalls and TJ Maxx).

FurGOPet Deshedding tool

I am pretty sure that you are like me and hate to see pet hair around the home, in fact if I am honest its one of the things about my gorgeous little Brie that drives me crazy.  By using these tools decreases shedding by 90 percent.  Its uniquely designed blade does not cut, but grabs & removes loose hair & undercoat hair quickly & easily, leaving your pet with a shiny, healthy topcoat. By removing loose, dead hairs it also eliminates shedding & the cleanliness & allergy problems that accompany it. Less hair on your dog means less hair on your furniture & floors.  I just love this product!!!

You will find FurGOPet products available for sale at, Wal-Mart K-Mart, Target.

Martha Stewart Pets

Martha Stewart has recently introduced Martha Stewart pets, a range of pet products designed with dogs and their owners in mind.  The chocolate and aqua colour of this collection is so stylish and up to date. So many different items in this range, You will find every grooming product you could ever need for your pet.

You will find Martha Stewart pet products available for sale at Amazon, Petsmart.

Brie is a little unsure of what she thinks of bath time yet, she is still at the stage where she tries to escape, at least she is not trying to drink the bath water.  What are your favorite grooming products and do you have any tips you can share???

Now its time to get baking, this weeks Dog Treat is:

No Wheat Roasted Apple and Blueberry Doggy Treats<


½ Cup non-fat powdered Milk

1 egg, beaten

1½ cups rice flour

¾ Tablespoon Honey

½ Cup + 2 Tablespoons Water

3.5 oz Package of Organic Roasted Apple and Blueberry Baby food.

(I used the sprout brand available at Wholefoods, Wal-Mart, Publix, and Kroger).

Or simply use any similar size baby food to make numerous flavored doggy treats!


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease two baking trays (I use my Pampered Chef large size stone ware bar pans).

Combine all ingredients (reserving the 2 Tablespoons water) and mix well.  If required add the extra 2 tablespoons of water (I always find that my dough does need this water).

Kneed dough on a floured board for at least 1 minute.  Roll to ½ inch thickness and cut using your desired cookie cutter.

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.  Once you have reached this time turn off the oven, but leave the biscuits in the oven for a further 30 minutes for extra crispness.

Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.  Store once cooled in an airtight container.


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Should we feed our dogs honey?

Like most foods its fine in moderation in fact HONEY is a source of antioxidants and has antimicrobial properties.

Thank you for reading my fourth Doggy Blog, hope to see you next week for more Doggy Discussions…

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Bath Time for Brie
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Feb. 2, 2011 12:06 pm
Love this blog...I get so tired food but this is great :O) puppy and food pictures what is not to love :O) Great job..glad your puppy is turning out to be a part of the family....
Feb. 2, 2011 12:09 pm
Jayashiangel ~ Thank you so much for your comments, glad you enjoy the blog. I thought I could tie together my love of baking and of course my new family member!
Feb. 2, 2011 12:20 pm
I've been enjoying your blogs but rarely if ever comment. I used to love baking treats for my dog but then the "family" all started gifting us with treats. He is on a restricted diet so only gets treats with his medication and when I leave(he knows that means I'm leaving which is good for him). Anyway, I don't make treats anymore because I can't use up what I'm given and it would hurt feelings if I gave them away. Brie is a cutie pie.
Feb. 2, 2011 12:31 pm
Linda ~ Thank you so much for commenting, like you I have often read blogs without leaving a comment. Sorry to hear your dog is on a restricted diet that must make it difficult when you love to bake for him. Thanks for stopping by...
Feb. 2, 2011 1:03 pm
The third picture is my favorite
Feb. 3, 2011 4:47 am
Hi apple, your blog is great and I love the pictures of Brie! I just wanted to know how you got to take the pictures and give her a bath at the same time?! I look like I have been through the car wash after wrestling with a 75 pound boxer! Prue hates tubs but loves to get washed outside in the grass by a hose! Keep the pictures coming!
Feb. 3, 2011 3:01 pm
We have 'spa' days for Bess, which she loves cuz it ALL about her. She's not so fond of the bath, but loves being blow dried and groomed. We bought some very $$$ dog clippers but they are worth it because we can groom her regularly and do not have to pay anyone else to do it. The big problem is her nails, tho.
Feb. 3, 2011 4:09 pm
Brie is gorgeous! I had to make food for our Great Danes when they were puppies. The breeder gave me a recipe of infant rice cereal, ricotta and some other stuff - how I hated making that stuff! I practically had to swear an oath to feed them nothing but this special diet! Now they are gone and I would do it all over again for them if I could! LOL Spoil your baby apple.strudel! &hearts;
Feb. 3, 2011 5:19 pm
What's for dinner, mom? ~ that was pure dedication to make your puppies main food! Oh my goodness, its so sad when our pets have gone. We feel that same way about our first two Cockers Oliver and Poppy, but its wonderful to have Brie with us now. She is such a good girl, actually sitting on my feet as I type this, as least she is not biting us today, hopefully its progress not the fact she is just having a lazy day! Good EatNZ ~ What a wonderful idea spa days for Bess, not sure I am going to clip Brie myself, not sure if I have a steady enough hand. I know what you mean about the nail trimming, I try and walk as much as I can, which does help slightly. dragonfly22 ~ Thank you for your comments, so far Brie is not too bad in the bath (well actually the laundry tub) but of course she is only just over 7lb, so a lot smaller and easier to deal with than your gorgeous Prue.
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A little about me, I am a wife and Mum of two gorgeous boys aged 18 and 23, and now mummy to two adorable English Cocker Spaniel puppies named Brie and Henri. We have been living in the US now for 5 years. (You will also see me on - AR's UK site). I guess like most other European’s I don’t eat to live, but live to eat!!! One of my great passions in life is food. Good home cooked, fresh produce. Especially if it is sourced locally. I truly believe that it is so important at the end of the day for a family to sit down and eat a home cooked dinner together. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen now, which always amuses my husband. A few years back we had a small public house and restaurant in the Derbyshire Countryside (England). Never once would I venture in the kitchen. With all those professionals there was certainly no need for an amateur! Should you wish you can contact me at
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Some of my earlier memories are sitting at my Grandma’s kitchen table in England, watching her bake. She insisted on having to bake a fresh cake everyday. My Grandad was a big cake fan, and a cake always had to be kept in the pantry just in case a visitor should call. Not that you could move in the pantry for more sugar, flour and butter then any village store. (Just in case food rationing ever came back). Unfortunately my Grandma has recently passed away, but her passion for baking will always live on through me and I hope that in time my baking skill will do her justice.
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