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Fido's Fall Favs

Just like us Fido loves the fall season because the foods taste so good. Whether you're feeding Fido from the table or from their bowl there are a few things us 'hoomans' need to keep in mind.  Pumpkins are rich in carotenoids, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, fiber, zinc, iron, vitamin A, and potassium. Pumpkin can help to keep Fido regular, and reverse the effects of both constipation as well as diarrhea. Keep in mind too much vitamin A can be toxic- a good rule of thumb is 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight to keep Fido's digestive track on the right track. Note: Pumpkin may not help Fido with diarrhea or constipation if there is an underlying medical condition, always consult...

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The Truth About Peanut Butter

As pet parents, we love to watch our furry best friend smack his or her lips over and over after a peanut butter snack. While peanut butter can be a great source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins B and E and niacin, there are a few things you need to know before giving Fido that tasty treat. While most peanut butter is safe for dogs to eat, some can be deadly. Some peanut butter manufacturers have switched to using an “all-natural” sugar-substitute, xylitol. Xylitol is usually found in in sugar-free products we use everyday such as chewing gum, toothpaste, breath mints, chewable vitamins and baked goods. It is safe for people, but toxic to Fido (even in small amounts). Xylitol causes a...

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients: 1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree ½ cup Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar, salt or oil added) 1¾ cups Oat Flour 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon Directions: Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Add all of the ingredients to a stand mixer bowl with a beater attachment.  Mix on medium speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again.  Mixture should be thick and fudge-like, not sticky, like cookie dough. Roll the dough in between 2 sheets of parchment paper until it’s ¼” thick.  Use a mini bone cookie cutter, ($4.25 on amazon), to punch out bone shapes. Re-roll the dough and punch out more cookies, until the dough is used up. Bake for...

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