Here is the best list of foods you should AVOID giving to your dog (human foods that are poisonous or toxic to dogs) + Foods that you CAN give to your dog (human food safe for dogs) — according to pet experts. Plus, what you should know if you decide to offer table scraps and other people foods to your dog at some point.
Treats & Snacks For Dogs
All about store-bought dog treats AND homemade treats for dogs! (We include bones and long-lasting dog chews here too -- like bully sticks, antlers, hooves, etc). See our favorite homemade dog recipes, Kong recipes, dog birthday cake recipes -- and the dog training treats we use with our own dogs. The best puzzle bowls and interactive dog toys that you can put treats inside (aka treat toys) -- to make it more challenging for your dog to enjoy their snacks or regular kibble food. Plus clever tips for saving money on dog treats, and storing all of your dog food & treats using the smallest amount of space in your house.
Wondering what to stuff inside of your dog’s Kong toy? Here’s a list of the best Kong recipes that have worked well for lots of dog owners. These dog recipes make delicious treats that you can stuff inside a Kong toy!
Wondering exactly how other people stuff Kongs for their dogs? I’m going to show you how to stuff a Kong toy for dogs + A few Kong stuffing tips for first-timers.
Does your dog like to play with water bottles or plastic 2-liter bottles?Mine does. Now there’s a REAL dog toy that is similar to a 2-liter bottle… but safer, and lots more fun for the dog. It’s called the Tug-A-Jug interactive toy for dogs. It a multi-sensory toy that dispenses treats as your dog plays with it.
How will your dog be spending Thanksgiving this year? Chances are, most of our four-legged friends will find themselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday festivities. And many will be on the prowl for turkey treats, table scraps, and dropped food particles! Here’s what dogs can and can’t eat on Thanksgiving day. Plus lots of fun ways to include your dog in the Thanksgiving feast — by making your own Thanksgiving food for dogs with these recipes OR by serving these one-of-a-kind dog-friendly Thanksgiving foods and treats that are now available in stores!
Looking for the best dog gifts for yourself or a fellow dog lover? Here are 30+ clever gifts for dog owners. Helpful dog Christmas gifts they’ll really use! I know, because I’ve had dogs all my life, and I actually use every single one of these items and my dogs like ’em too.
Wondering what the best long lasting dog chews are? Me too! So I did a big ‘ol experiment with my dogs to find the differences between all of the most popular dog chews. Antler dog chews rank way up there. So do real bones from the butcher… and cow hooves! See the entire list of 12 best dog chews that last the longest.
I was surprised to learn how many dog owners celebrate the birthdays of their beloved pets by throwing Dog Birthday Parties and serving Dog Birthday Cakes. Here are the fun facts… Plus all the details for you to have your very own Dog Birthday Party!
I have 2 large dogs and they pretty much go wherever I go! I’ve whittled down my list of dog travel necessities to 7 dog car safety items and 7 clever dog travel accessories — the most important things to pack for dog car travel, plus a few clever dog car accessories that you probably haven’t thought of. These are the items that we take along whenever we’re traveling with our dogs in the car. Perhaps you’ll find them useful as well!
Interactive dog toys (or enrichment dog toys) provide a challenge for your dog. Their unique features keep your dog interested & having fun for hours! These are the best ones to start with — use them to gauge your dog’s interest and chewing behaviors before you buy a bunch of toys for your bored dog.
This interactive dog food bowl serves 2 purposes: 1) it’s a slow feed dog bowl 2) it’s a treat-dispensing dog toy. A review of the PAW5 Rock & Bowl for dogs
I used to ignore dog treat recipes if I didn’t have 1 of the ingredients on hand. This handy chart shows how to make homemade dog treats with 3 ingredients. Plus some handy substitutions for dogs!
My best dog food storage ideas for the kitchen or whatever happens to be the most central location in your house. See how I store dog food and dog treats…
My dog’s first experience with Mercola Healthy Pets Treats. We tried the large Dental Bones and the Gentle Dental Bones. My dog LOVES these dental chews!
See how I get 2-4 times more from each box or bag of dog treats. You too can save money using these tips… and without buying cheap dog treats!
Tips for training dogs with treats & using treats as rewards. High-value dog training treats vs low-value dog training treats + best puppy training treats.
I’ve tried a BUNCH of recipes for DIY dog breath treats. Very few dramatically effect a dog’s bad breath. These are the ones I’ve found to have the greatest effect.
Like free stuff? If you’re frugal like me, then you’ll enjoy these FREE dog samples — all directly from the dog food & treat manufacturers themselves. There are no hoops to jump through and no shipping fees. Enjoy!
Freshpet is the only brand of fresh, refrigerated pet food in the stores (in the pet food aisle). See why I – and my dog – LOVE Freshpet Ready to Bake Cookies for dogs.
These dog recipes would work great ANY time of year, not just Halloween. In addition to the homemade dog treats recipes, you’ll find some fun ways to give dogs their Halloween treats.
Tips for stuffing frozen Kong toys that your dog will enjoy on a hot summer day. Plus, lots of homemade frozen dog treat recipes!
Ice cream and birthday cake for dogs are 2 simple things that can turn an average day into a dog birthday party! Here are some dog cake recipes to try, plus the inside scoop on how we include our dogs when we go to Dairy Queen.
A collection of our best tips for dog Kong stuffing made easy! Plus little-known secrets about putting peanut butter and other sticky substances inside dog Kong toys.
Here are all of the reasons that you should mix things up a bit when you’re stuffing dog Kong treats into your dog’s Kong toy. Plus, ideas for some new dog Kong treats to fill your dog’s Kong with.
Tired of filling your dog’s Kong toy with the same old treat? Try making your own Kong treats! Here are some great Kong recipes using healthy human foods. Plus, tips for cleaning the inside of your Kong toy.
If you make dog treats yourself, they’ll be cheaper and healthier than store-bought ones. And you’ll be able to pronounce all of the ingredients!
Do you feed your dog table scraps? Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t.
Dog treats can be expensive. Plus, the ingredients in them aren’t always best for your dog. Commercial dog treats can have preservatives, food coloring and other things that you may not want your dog to eat. Here’s a collection of homemade dog treat recipes that are healthy AND tasty – dogs love ’em!
We began with the Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers homemade dog treat recipe. It’s very easy, only 4 ingredients. Then the Bacon Bits for Dogs recipe — I never met a dog that didn’t like bacon. Finally, we tried the Canine Carrot Cookies — my dogs adore carrots. Then made our own homemade dog treats. We call our recipe: Peanut Butter Puppers.
Pooch Smoothies are ice cube sized popsicle treats for your dog — minus the stick. You might also call them Yogurt Cups for Pups… or Puppy Popsicles. The best part: They’re made with all the same ingredients you would use to make a Fruit Smoothie for yourself! Here’s how to make them.
I bought a box of dog treats recently that had some bugs in it. I’ve since learned to check the expiration date on the bottom of dog food and treats, just the same as we do for our own food.
Here’s a collection of my best articles about Kong toys for dogs. Practically every angle having to do with Kong dog treats & toys is covered here. See why we currently own 16 of them!
Just in time for Easter, here are some great dog Easter treats!…
Bil-Jac frozen dog food is a great meal — AND a great treat! for your dog. We typically use the the Bil-Jac frozen dog food as a ‘special treat’ for our dogs. Biljac works especially well as a treat during training.
Puppy ZIGGIES are long-lasting dog chews made by the KONG Company. Here’s why Puppy ZIGGIES are great for young pups and adult dogs, alike. And why dog owner love ’em too!
I’ve tried both the Buster Cube and the Kong toy with my dogs, and without a doubt, they prefer the Kong toys. Here’s why. Both dispense treats as your dog plays with them, but there are a number of other qualities that make the Kong toy much different.
When it comes to dog food & treats, I’ve never been one to splurge on ‘extras’ just as as gravy or sauces for dog food. But when our adult dog stopped eating and started losing weight, we found IAMS Savory Sauce to be the perfect solution!
My dogs will do anything for a Liv-a-Snap! In fact, my dogs will do anything for even the tiniest smidgen of a Liv-a-Snap dog treat! I’m not kidding. Here’s why…
If you’re dog is celebrating a Birthday, or some other special occasion, then he deserves an extra-special treat like these Dog-Friendly Frosted Cakes & Treats that can be shipped to your door… Or even a Dog Birthday Cake that you can make yourself! Here are some fancy treats for your dog and the party guests…
Any dog — or dog lover — will enjoy these completely personalized doggie gift baskets. You say exactly what you what in it, and that special someone — and their dog — will thank you for such a thoughtful gift!
What do most people stuff inside their dog’s KONG toy?… While peanut butter is probably the most popular, it’s not the ONLY thing. Here are some ideas to get you started.