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All Things Wellbeing Blog

My passion is helping dog lovers feed their beautiful dogs with real food as I believe the best dog food is the one you make yourself.
My latest tryout is Polenta and to my surprise both human and poodles were delighted, with licked plates each time
Are nuts good for dogs?  Yes, they are!  Wellbeing Essentials includes almonds and brazil kernels, along with sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) because they are such powerhouses of minerals, and now we know there is an added benefit, helping your dog to have a long healthy life.
I have filtered the water for my dogs (and for myself) since I realised Marley was having a reaction to fluoride in another product (doggie toothpaste). I did some research, talked to my vet, and found out that fluoride is far more toxic to dogs than humans
Studying Psychology at the University of New England, the Agricultural Sciences students had to do a chemical analysis of a leading brand of Pet Food. They found that among other things it contained nicotine.
I am often asked about breakfast, it’s one of those ‘tweeny’ meals, not vital but those eyes look at us when we are having our breakfast so something has to go into the bowl.
Making your home dog friendly is not just easy, it’s the loving act that says you care about their place in the family, that their needs are important and valid and that their biological difference can and will be accommodated. Don’t wait for the scream or the struggle. Make it part of your mindset to have consideration.
When the summer heat is on the menu here are 7 tips for keeping dogs cool and helping your fur kids to beat the heat.

This is a serious question given the frequency we have of collecting and disposing of said extrusion from our beloved fur kids' bottom. Let’s start with a healthy poo: Firm but not hard, slightly moist – it should leave a damp spot where it has been on the concrete, but no residue, no poo is left behind. While the dog should need to push to get it out, but not strain or have discomfort. The poo should not have an offensive odour, beyond smelling like ‘poo’.

Yes!
Not only are potato pasta and rice excellent sources of energy for your dog, read on to find out how to turn them into superfood for your dog’s long term health. It is easy!

Tonight we are all having roast chicken and vegetables, and that is pretty easy ‘homemade (dog) food’. Between the two of them they eat a quarter of a small chicken, so that costs about $3 for the serve, or $1.50 each.  
What is it about Chocolate and Dogs? Theobromine is the toxic agent in cocoa and dogs can’t process it as well as humans. Theobromine has less impact on humans and we tolerate much larger doses (and yes it would be possible to overdose on chocolate and quite a few of us would like to try that!)

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