A Few Things We Love
Did we mention FOOD?
People food goes to the dogs
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Tell the truth. When you were a kid, every icky unwanted vegetable was secretly scraped down to the family dog drooling eagerly below the table. You were his go-to, his real best friend. But if your parents caught you, boy were you in for it! Whether it was to discourage begging, or because "you shouldn't feed people food to Fido," you knew it was a no-no. But guess what? Turns out not all people food is bad for dogs. Click the image above and find out which ten foods you'll want your dog to beg for, courtesy of Modern Dog Magazine. These nutrient-rich human foods will improve your dog's health and likely add years to her life. Take that, Mom!
Supplements too? Really?
As if people foods aren't enough, Modern Dog Magazine would have us believe that a K9 juice bar complete with "boosts" isn't far off. The list of strange green sea plants, spices, healthy bacteria and other natural supplements that we add to our smoothies and salads appears to be just as good for our four-legged friends as for us. With the potential to brighten her coat, improve his brain function, stave off the spread of cancer, and prevent vitamin deficiencies, food supplements like spirulina and nutritional yeast should be staples in your pooch pantry. Click on the image for the full list, and learn why these ten powerhouses are the perfect way to show your dog a little extra love.
The ASPCA Pet Safety Pack
We LOVE Love!
Moving in together
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The decision to move in with your significant other can be both exciting and stressful. It is a big step in any relationship, and comes with changes in daily routines, comfort zones, and independence that require time and patience to adapt to. So if it is potentially a difficult time for two people who have spent plenty of time together and love each other deeply, just imagine what it must be like for two animals. If they've never met, and are suddenly forced to share limited space together when they've each been accustomed to being top dog among their human housemates, integrating households may come with serious difficulties. Click the image above, and check out this additional article to learn what you can do in the weeks leading up to the move so your pets will enjoy living together as much as you and your mate do. They deserve it, and you'll be grateful you made the extra effort!
Who doesn't love a wedding?!
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It doesn't matter if you've already moved in together and integrated your pets along with your morning routines, or you've yet to take that step (in which case, see Moving in Together just to the left). Either way, you've found the love of your life and the date has been set for you to tie the knot. You're both animal lovers, you dress your pets up for Halloween and throw them birthday parties and buy them Christmas presents. So naturally you'll make them a part of your big day, and why not?! Well, hold on. Having dogs at your wedding sounds like a great idea until you find yours buried face first in the cake, or chasing your in-laws down the lawn. You'll want to take adequate steps beforehand to ensure your "best friend" doesn't turn the happiest day of your life into a terrible nightmare. Click on the happy couple above for some insightful tips to make your pet-friendly wedding a great success.
Loving One Another - Human & Animal Alike - Through Service
Similarly, we hold a wondrous gratitude and great appreciation toward organizations and projects that seek to achieve similar goals, seek to pair animals and humans in innovative ways to the maximum benefit of all involved. Time and time again, the Humane Society proves its dedication to these honorable objectives, and this month we share with you two of their current partnerships that we would urge you to consider joining in: one that allows you to help give back directly to animals in need, and another that pays you and helps animals at the same time. We love that! Check out both programs below, and show your commitment to service this year.
Give gifts to dogs rescued from the cruel world of dog fighting
Humane Society & Rover.com
Get $50 towards a Rover.com dog sitter, and part of your purchases goes to animals in need