Wordless Wednesday – An Elk Antler a Day…

Luna loves to chew.  When she first rescued us, she would purloin various items out of my office with the intent to chew them into oblivion.  She was particularly fond of the mellow, aged 2009 Sharpie with a note of cherry. We wanted Luna to be able to use her energy on something substantial because she blows through bully sticks, and with her dietary restrictions, we didn’t want to give her something that could potentially upset her stomach.  Plus, we wanted her to focus chewing on her own things, and not ours (like my Vans).  Ultimately, we found split elk antler.

I had known about elk antlers, and had seen that the Rescue from where we got her gave them to their greyhounds.  Initially, I bought an uncut antler for Luna, and that was just a bust because she couldn’t get to the marrow.  Then, by happenstance, on one of our many trips to the pet store, I allowed Luna to pick out a “chewy”.  She picked the quartered elk antler, and from that day on, “Boney James” has made the top of the list as one of her favorite chewies.

elk antler for dogs

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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 Food.com.  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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