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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
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 overstock.com, 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.
http://www.sproutbabyfood.com for a printable Buy 2 Get 1 Free Coupon!
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…