Recipe: Pumpkin dog treats

pumpkin treatsI’ve been quite disturbed at the prevalence of dog treat and food recalls.  In 2015, there have been seven recalls of dog treats and food, and we’re not even halfway through the year.  With that, coupled with my pooch’s sensitive stomach, I thought I would try my hand at homemade dog treats.  I make cookies for my family on a fairly regular basis, so how hard could a dog treat be?

For my first try, I thought I’d go with something simple, so I found an easy-peasy recipe on  I had been saving the recipe for quite some time, and since I had some free time I was feeling ambitious enough to make the time, I made a batch of pumpkin dog treats for my girl.

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Bloat and your Greyhound: Raised Feeders

bloatWhen adopting a greyhound, one of the things that your rescue organization will stress is to use a raised feeder, or elevated food bowl. The reason? To prevent bloat.

Bloat generally occurs when the stomach twists upon itself, trapping air, food and water, which can cause a rapid onset of shock. If left untreated, the consequences can be deadly.

Learning to recognize the symptoms can help save your dog’s life:

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