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Yöghund | tha Dog Ice Cream!

YWith Summer being just around the corner (Hopefully), I like the idea of being able to peel open a nourishing, Organic Blueburry Yöghund for Ballou to happily lick.  Although we like to think of this treat as “tha Dog Ice Cream,” it’s actually yogurt and a whole lot better and healthier for the overall well-being of our canine friends.

A recognized Power Food, Yogurt is High in Calcium and Protein, containing active bacteria that can act as a probiotic; good for a dog’s Digestive and Immune system. What makes Yöghund so Dog-Gone-Good is the fact that this specially made, frozen treat for dogs adds billions of beneficial live cultures, 6 additional strains per cup, to the current yogurt base.

Note: Typically, dogs are unable to easily digest lactose (diary products), however, Yogurt is an exception, containing lactose fighting bacteria

Recommended to give to your dog daily, below is a list of Conditions where Your dog might benefit from Yöghund:

– Changing Diets Yoghund
– Boarding, Daycare, Dog Parks
– Traveling
– Dogs with Sensitive Bowels
– Dogs on Antibiotics
– Dogs with Allergies
– Dogs with Poor Skin and Hair
– Dogs on a Diet
– Dogs exposed to Stressful Situations
– Dogs that Need a Distraction
– Puppies and Seniors with their Special Needs

A guaranteed low fat, low Calorie treat with no preservatives or sweeteners (added sugars), to Find out more about this frozen treat, Go to: Yoghund.com

Our favorite Flavors are the Organic Banana + Peanut Butter  and the Organic Blueberry + Vanilla Bean!

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Nuts + Seeds | D.I.Y Butter for Dogs!

NI scream, YOU scream, we ALL scream for… Peanut Butter?

A common favorite amongst are canine homies, Peanut Butter is not only a great source of Protein and Heart Healthy Fats, but it also contains Vitamin E and Vitamin B3 (Niacin).  Being that Raw, UnSalted Peanut Butter is best, we have stumbled upon a RAWRsome D.I.Y Nut Butter recipe (salt is optional!) that not just includes NUTS, but Nutrient packed SEEDS as well (i.e. Flaxseed).  We also like the fact that this D.I.Y encourages creativity that both you and your canine homie can appreciate, like, using coconut oil or adding honey or baking spices…cinnamon, or even herbs and spices…rosemary.  You can even combine tha NUTS and SEEDS (I’m Super Excited Right Now)!


CAUTION: Not all of the Nuts shown are suitable for Dogs!


DOG-GONE-BAD: Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Pistachio’s, Walnuts


DOG-GONE-GOOD: Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Almonds, Cashew, Pine Nuts, Sunflower Seeds, Flaxseeds, Sesame Seeds, Pepita (Pumpkin seeds)


As with any treat, even with us humans, MODERATION IS KEY! Make a Special Quick Snack for you and your canine homie by dipping pieces of apple in your newly made butta!

Click on the Pic below to get started!

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How-to Make Homemade Nut Butters Courtesy of Tasty Yummies!

 

10 ICE-CUBE-CRUNCHY Treats…for Dogs!

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We CANNOT WAIT until SUMMER! Let me repeat that again… We CANNOT WAIT until SUMMER!

Especially since there are so many Healthy, Easy-Peezy, ICE-CUBE-CRUNCHY treats to make for dogs. Not only are these treats good for the general issue of teething puppies or for keeping your dog cool in the summer (blah, blah, blah), but they are also great for us, tha humans to CRUNCH on.

Whether you are looking to cube-freeze pieces of apple in chicken broth, baby food, low sugar juice, or a blended smoothie, get inspired by checking out these 10 RAWRSOME recipes:

Smiley Banana Frosty’s by Sugar the Golden Retriever

Peanut Butter + Yogurt Hearts by 17 Apart

Yogurt, Peanut Butter, Honey + Banana Treats by Today’s Mama

Chicken Broth Dog Treats by Irresistible Pets

Strawberry, Blueberry + Yogurt Treats by Doggy Dessert Chef

Red + Blue Popsicles by Sugar the Golden Retriever

Frozen Apple Bites by Kelsey Difani

Triple Berry Treats by Pitlandia

Pumpkin Bones by My Dog’s Breakfast

Strawberry + Coconut Milk Skulls by Doggy Dessert Chef

Also, Check Out FreezyPups.com – Delicious Frozen Treats for Dogs!  We love their cute Bone-shaped ice cube trays and the ingredients in their Organic refill packets sound YUMMY!

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6 Antioxidants GOOD for Your Dog!

What are Antioxidants? Well, according to one definition, it is a substance that inhibits oxidation {combine or become combined chemically with oxygen}, which in turn, helps the immune system fight cancer and aging, by neutralizing free radicals.


Include, but are not limited to:

1. Beta-Carotene – A precursor of vitamin A {retinol} which is awesome for healthy skin, mucus membranes, the immune system, good eye health + vision.

2. Vitamin C – Also known as Ascorbic Acid, this vitamin is needed to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, + blood vessels, assisting in the absorption of iron.

3. Vitamin E – Apart from strengthening the cardiovascular system, vitamin E has the ability to strengthen tissue +  act as an anti-inflammatory effect on skin disorders; assisting with redness and itchiness due to allergies.

4. Selenium – Found to have anti-cancerous properties, this antioxidant is also a preventive for inflammatory bowel disease, seizures, heart disease + rheumatoid arthritis {hip/joint issues}.

5. Alpha Lipoic Acid – Big on restoring numerous biological functions that diminish with age {very good for older dogs}. Especially beneficial in preventing cataracts.

6. Polyphenols – Antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties, help to improve heart health + contain anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic properties,

These antioxidants can be found in fresh carrots, sweet potato, blueberries, pumpkin, kelp, ground flaxseed, yucca, cranberries, spinach, broccoli, apples, bananas + asparagus…the list can go on.  So, don’t be afraid to add some fruit + veggies to your dogs diet {FRUIT SALAD}. Eating these types of foods can not only keep your dog from getting sick, but they can help your dog look + feel GOOD!

Check out some pure dehydrated sweet potato for your dog at thaMUNCHbox.com, they taste superb {yes, i have tried them}!