Could a Dog be Good for Your Family?

At some point or other, your kids have probably asked for a dog. It’s a common childhood request. As our children grow, they become more interested in pets and the idea of caring for something. The imagine running around the park with their pet, cuddling up to them while they watch a movie and introducing them to all of their friends.


If you had a dog in your family home as a child, you are probably keen to give your children the same fantastic experience. You might have bought a dog as soon as you settled into your own home as an adult, maybe even before you thought of having children. But, if you didn’t, or if you’ve never had a pet of your own, you might be feeling a little more reluctant to say yes.


The kids are thinking about all of the positives. But, you might be worried about all of the other elements of owning a pet. You might have noticed that your kids get bored with things quickly, and you might be worried that a dog would be no different. You might find it hard to imagine your kids getting stuck in with the less fun parts of caring for an animal and you might be worried that you’ll end up taking on all of the chores yourself. You might even have concerns about how a dog will fit around your work schedule, and where they will stay while you go on vacation. But, there are many benefits to owning a dog. Here are some of the reasons that getting one could be great for your family.


It Will Love You All


One of the best things about a dog is that it loves you. Other animals, take all of your attention and give you little in return. A dog loves you. They give you their loyalty and affection. Kids need to be surrounded by love. They can never have too much. A dog will always be there for them. As they grow, their dog will give them love and support. It will be someone for them to talk to and gain comfort from when they are going through a hard time at school.

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Advantages of using CBD oil for dogs

I bet most of us like keeping pets, right? But can you go that extra mile to make sure that your pet is treated well and that it is healthy?

Well, if you love your pet but then you just don’t know how you can keep it healthy all the time, then this article is for you. If you hear people talking about natural remedies that are much effective, you should start thinking in the line of CBD oil.

Feeling surprised? Well, you shouldn’t because as strange as it might sound, CBD oil is the right solution to almost all the health problems that might be troubling your dog. Both the dogs and humans have an endocannabinoid system which is usually affected when the CBD is consumed.

This means that the dogs will also feel the same effects as we do when this happens. Let’s look at some of the benefits that your dog can enjoy from using the CBD oil. You can also do some research online and I’m sure you will find a website with much information on CBD oil for dogs. [Read more…]

Why You Should Start Training Your Dog Immediately

Why You Should Start Training Your Dog Immediately

Many times, we’ve seen and heard stories of intelligent canines. There are those who know how to do math. When the master says “One plus one, equals…”, the smart dog answers with two consecutive barks. Given enough education, we can start to hope that this dog might try to learn College Algebra or Calculus as well. Read more here.

There are also some that can even buy groceries for their master! Also, never forget those reliable guide dogs for people who are blind. They are a big help in the community indeed. Pretty sure, you’ve been amazed and amused at the countless stories of how intelligent dogs can be!


While many dog owners feel that they can simply forego training because they think that they are not capable of doing it, training is actually an essential part in your dog’s life. Forget about the common misconception that you have to be a certified dog whisperer first before you can teach your dog some basic commands. With proper knowledge, training tools, and methods, diligence, and patience, you can teach your dog the necessary lessons, skills, and tricks even if you’re not a professional dog trainer.


When Should You Start Anyway?

The moment you take home a puppy, you should start teaching and training it immediately. Just like humans, it is easier to teach a dog while it’s still young. When it is still a puppy, it is more active, playful, and excited to explore. Dog owners should take advantage of it by incorporating a fun, enjoyable and “dog-friendly” training in their daily routine.

Over the years, dogs can still have the same characteristics. So, for any dog, it’s never too late for teaching and training. The real main reason why dog training should start during puppy years, is that, life can be easier for the whole family including your dog, as soon as possible.

When they learn the way they should behave, the house rules, the dos and don’ts of dealing with humans and other animals, their owners will have less problems, rather, they can reap the rewards of a successful dog training early on. So, never postpone educating your dog. Start now.

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Making Sure Your Pup Has The Healthiest Start To Live

Puppies may be dogs when they are at their most adorable, but it is also when they are at their most vulnerable. New dog owners who have never owned a puppy may not be aware of some of the risks they face that early in life or the checks and treatments they are going to need. Here, we’re going to look at some serious concerns you should know about when welcoming a new puppy to the home.

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Make sure the home is healthy

If you haven’t owned a dog before or your previous dog was “savvy” about what they could and could not access in the home, it can be easy to forget how risky a house environment can be. Like babies, puppies are much more curious. Toxic plants in the garden and easy access to foods they shouldn’t eat can be life-threatening in small dogs. Make sure anything you don’t want them to chew on is stored away safely and check your garden for common toxic plants. [Read more…]

Six Signs That Your Cat Is Sick

If you are the proud owner of a feline friend, or are planning to be, then it is a great thing to be. You get an extra part of the family and a friend for life. Cats can be pretty laid-back as far as a pet goes, and they certainly aren’t as high maintenance as a dog that requires a couple of walks a day. Letting them do their own thing, but making time for grooming, play, and bonding time is important. But the only problem with having a pet that is pretty laid-back, is that you might not spot when they are actually unwell. Some sicknesses can make them just want to stay indoors and sleep. And if this is something that your cat normally does a lot, it can be tricky to know if they are ill or not.

If sickness isn’t detected, then it can be pretty detrimental to your pet cat. So knowing the signs and symptoms to look out for, to detect some common illnesses with cats can be a really good idea. Then you can intervene to sort out the illness before it is too late. Whether you’re a new cat owner or not, knowing what to be looking for is really helpful. So here are some signs that your cat could be sick, and what you could do about it.


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Soup Bones for the Dogs and the Joys of a 40 lb bag of litter delivered to my door ~ #ChewyInfluencer

I received these item free of charge from in exchange for my honest review.  Nonetheless, all opinions expressed are my own.

Around the holidays we noticed that some of our friends were influencers!!  Chloe and Zoey, Botsi, Dusty and Max were feeling just a bit left out, but somehow all six of us must have missed the memo, so I did what any good mom would do, and I found out how to become a Chewy Influencer!!  Every month we will get to choose two great products to try.  With five pets in the house, we’re an ideal family to do this!!

I make a lot of soup this time of year, and the cats and dogs are always intrigued by the smell and the ingredients!! [Read more…]

3 Signs That Your Purr-fect Pal Loves To Annoy You

The independent nature of our feline friends can make them the ideal pets for people who work long hours or don’t have the time to dedicate to their canine counterparts. Cats are graceful, elegant and a little bit aloof. It is this attitude that endears them to their human owners. One moment they’ll be enjoying the chin rubs that you’re providing and the next they are turning their nose up at you in disgust and strolling away. Cats know what they want and when they want it. They are stubborn and willful. However, they can also be devious and seemingly conscious of when their actions frustrate the bejesus out of you. Take a look at these typical feline traits and see if your moggy goes out of his way to annoy you.

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While you may find yourself lucky and not the proud owner of a cat that scratches every piece of furniture you own, you may have a feline, like the one seen at, who tends to scratch at closed doors. If you put up a barrier between yourself and your cat, you may think that your moggy mate cannot bear to be parted from you and decides to scratch like a beast at the door. Sadly, you’d be wrong. Your cat couldn’t care less that you’re the other side of the door, they simply don’t want to be missing out on any of the action. They like things on their terms and want to be in control of their territory. The moment you reopen the door, you may reach down to give your four-legged friend a stroke, only to receive a hiss in response. [Read more…]

Keeping Your Cat Healthy Made Easy

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Did you know that there are approximately 95 million cats being kept as pets in the United States right now, with many families owning more than one kitty? It seems that we are truly a nation of cat lovers, and if you’re one of us, you’re sure to want to keep your precious pussycat as happy and healthy as it’s possible for he or she to be. Well, here are the basic things you need to do to make that happen:

Brush Your Cat Daily

Taking the time to sit down and brush your cat every day is not only a great way to bond with your kitten, but it will also help to reduce the number of hairballs that are developed in his digestive tract, and which can make him ill. [Read more…]

Frosty Paws: Winter Care Tips For Your Dog

Winter is the harshest season for pets who usually love the great outdoors. Dogs that love to run around outside often find themselves confined to the sofa when the snow falls. It’s not because we make them stay indoors, but they often choose to stay in the warmth and away from the chill of the ice on their paws. Some dogs just don’t care whether it’s snowing outside or not, they want to run around and snap at the snowflakes and bump into the snowy trees. Either way, as a dog owner you have to be prepared for the harsh weather and how your dog handles it. Protecting your pooch is the top priority when those chilly winds start to blow.

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DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Nonetheless, all opinions expressed are my own!!

Chloe and Zoey get SOOoo excited any time I return home, and because I am home with them pretty much all the time they’re very attached to me!!  They love me unconditionally, and now that my girls are all grown up I enjoy babying and spoiling my puppies!!  They love to get mail, and think that every package that comes to the door should be for them!!  Bark Box is a great way to do that!! 

What is a Bark Box you ask??   Well, Bark Box is a monthly subscription service for dogs!!    It’s super easy to sign up.  Simply select whether you have a small, medium or large dog, and which subscription plan you would like, and then each month Bark Box sends a themed box filled with treats, chews and toys directly to your home!!   All of Bark Box’s treats are made in the USA & Canada, and are wheat, corn, soy, and filler-free. They do not contain any artificial flavors,  artificial preservatives or weird ingredients so you can confidently give them to your pup!!  Their toys are good quality, strong and durable! [Read more…]