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Easy & Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

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homemade dog treats

via Primal Canine

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (boiled)
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • coconut spray (to coat baking tray)

Directions

Mash all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Measure out table spoon size balls, roll the balls together, and place on a non-stick pan coated with coconut spray. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 - 25 minutes. Take them out of the oven, let them cool, and let your dog enjoy. You can store them in the fridge for up to a couple weeks.

DIY Pupsicles

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via Lucky Pups pupsicles

Ingredients:

2 cups low salt beef or chicken broth 2/3 cup water 2 or 3 ice cube trays Small rawhide sticks

Directions:

Mix water with beef or chicken broth and pour into popcicle trays. Place in freezer and serve cold. Add a rawhide stick halfway through the freezing. This recipe is quick, easy, and fun. It's probably best to serve this dish outside.

Dogs And Tennis Balls: A Love Story

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Dogs may be a man’s best friend. But a dog’s best friend is NOT the hand that feeds it or cleans up its poop — it’s an unassuming, inanimate yellow ball.

Have you ever seen anything more pure than a dog’s unimpeachable and unconditional love for a tennis ball?

Have you ever seen a dog stare passionately at tennis ball like there was nothing else in the world?

Everywhere a dog goes, sure enough, there’s a tennis ball or two beside them.

Because tennis balls don’t judge them for ruining a pair of delicious leather shoes.

Tennis balls don’t put you in a cage for peeing on the carpet. They go to the cage with you.

That’s because the tennis ball will never let them down. It’ll take the slobber and the bite marks, but it’ll always come back.

As the Good Book clearly says, God made Adam, then Eve, then dogs, and then tennis balls.

And dogs will pay their friends, the tennis balls, back in return.

They will go to great lengths, and under great legs, for their ball.

They’ll dive headfirst into the unknown in search of their beloved pal.

And you can be damn sure they’ll protect their tennis ball like a mama bear protects its cubs.

Dogs and tennis balls have crossed oceans together.

It’s a love that has opened the door to inter-species communication.

Dogs and tennis balls know how to balance the demands of life and their friendship because they understand each other.

Dogs bring their tennis balls to the beach with them and they never have to worry about tennis balls staring at other more-in-shape dogs behind their sunglasses.

Because a dog’s love for a tennis ball is forever.

It’s a love you can’t fake.

It’s a love that will take you to magical new places.

It’s something that sets your heart free…

It’s real love.

Raw Dinner Dog Recipe

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via Primal Canine raw dinner

 

There are a lot of benefits to feeding your dogs a raw food diet. One of my 3 dogs had really bad skin, and after numerous vet visits we finally came to the conclusion that it was allergies to his food that was irritating his skin. Read more about raw diets here. My dogs absolutely love it. Not only is it good for them, but if it's done correctly you can even save money with this type of diet.

Ingredients 

*This is based on a 60lb active dog*

  • 8 - 10  ounces ground meat (amount varies depending on the size & active level of your dog)
  • half a sweet potato (boiled)
  • grated carrots
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • dash of cinnamon

Directions

Just mix all your ingredients in your feeding bowl, and watch your dog enjoy! I leave them in their crates for a few minutes to let the food digest after feeding them.

19 Pups Who Know How A Snow Day Is Done #snowday2014 #primalcanine

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Another awesome post by Buzzfeed.com.

1. This one who knows what’s up.

This one who knows what's up.

2. This fluffy champion in the fluffy snow.

3. Even the derpiest know how to do it.

Even the derpiest know how to do it.

4. This cutie experiencing it for the first time, making us all wish we could be this happy again.

5. This guy who’s thankful for his built-in winter coat.

This guy who's thankful for his built-in winter coat.

6. These snuggling sweethearts, keeping their love alive after all these years.

19 Pups Who Know How A Snow Day Is Done

7. This shibe who remains mischievous even in the cold.

19 Pups Who Know How A Snow Day Is Done

8. This guy who used the snow day to get new shoes.

This guy who used the snow day to get new shoes.

9. This pup who knows the value of a surprise AND a good romp in the snow.

19 Pups Who Know How A Snow Day Is Done

Seriously, if you you didn’t just gasp at that, you should probably get your heart checked.

10. This gal who saw the snow and decided it was time for her fashion moment.

This gal who saw the snow and decided it was time for her fashion moment.

11. This Olympic Skier.

19 Pups Who Know How A Snow Day Is Done

12. This jerk who will enjoy his time in the snow, no matter the cost.

19 Pups Who Know How A Snow Day Is Done

13. This guy who is so excited he can barely contain it.

This guy who is so excited he can barely contain it.

14. This little one who’s motto is “in order to defeat the snow, one must become the snow.”

This little one who's motto is "in order to defeat the snow, one must become the snow."

15. OMG and this fluff of joy. I can’t, I just can’t.

16. This epic gymnast, taking her skills to the streets.

19 Pups Who Know How A Snow Day Is Done

17. This husky who has finally found his true calling.

This husky who has finally found his true calling.

18. This joyous masterpiece.

This joyous masterpiece.

19. And finally, these champions of winter, snow and, let’s be real here, life.

19 Pups Who Know How A Snow Day Is Done

How To Make Holistic Sweet Potato Dog Treats #diy

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sweet potato dog treats primal canine

This Great Recipe is from - http://wholelifestylenutrition.com

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes cut into 1/4" thick slices
  • dehydrator, you could also use an oven at a very low temperature.

Instructions

  1. Cut your sweet potatoes into 1/4" thick pieces.
  2. Set your dehydrator to 125 F. If using an oven set it as low as it will go.
  3. Allow the potatoes to dehydrate for 8 hours or until almost dry, but not brittle. If using an oven, check the potatoes after 4 hours.
  4. Store in refrigerator.

Thank You! #Primalcanine

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Pack Members, Thank you all for making 2013 such an amazing break out year for Primal Canine. We definitely could not of done all that we have without you. We are extremely motivated for the upcoming year as we have a lot of new and exciting things happening immediately (stay tuned for more info). I hope you all have a fun and safe New Years Eve, thank you all for being a part of our pack, we consider you all family and wish you the best in the coming year.

- Mike Jones

Head Trainer

27 Dogs Who Woke Up Like This

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via- www.buzzfeed.com

1. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

2. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

3. “I woke up like thiiiis.”

 
27 Dogs Who Woke Up Like This

4. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

5. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

6. “I woke up like thiiiiis.”

 
27 Dogs Who Woke Up Like This

7. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

8. “I woke up like THIS.”

 
27 Dogs Who Woke Up Like This

9. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

10. “OH, I woke up like this.”

 

"OH, I woke up like this."

11. “I woke up like this.”

 
27 Dogs Who Woke Up Like This

12. “I woke up like thiiiis.”

 

"I woke up like thiiiis."

13. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

14. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

15. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

16. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

17. “I WOKE UP LIKE THIS.”

 

"I WOKE UP LIKE THIS."

18. “I woke up like this.”

 
27 Dogs Who Woke Up Like This

19. “I woke up like this.”

 
27 Dogs Who Woke Up Like This

20. “I woke up like this.”

 

"I woke up like this."

21. “”I woke up like thiiiiiiiiiiis.”

 

""I woke up like thiiiiiiiiiiis."

22. “Yes, I woke up like this.”

 

"Yes, I woke up like this."

23. “We woke up like this.”

 

24. “I woke up like this.”

 
27 Dogs Who Woke Up Like This

25. “I WOKE UP LIKE THIS!!!”

 

"I WOKE UP LIKE THIS!!!"

26. “I woke up like this.”

 

27. “We flawless, ladies tell ‘em.”

 

"We flawless, ladies tell 'em."

20 Ecstatic Shelter Dogs On Their Way Home For The First Time

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013

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via- buzzfeed.com

23. These golden retriever puppies enjoying their first fall.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfLGzjLr_W8&w=625&h=376]

22. Lentil, the teensy French bulldog born with a cleft palate.

Lentil, the teensy French bulldog born with a cleft palate.

21. All of these puppies learning to howl for the first time.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vridzzySNkc&w=625&h=376]

20. T-Rex, the two-legged chiweenie who will melt your heart.

T-Rex , the two-legged chiweenie who will melt your heart.

19. This box of corgi puppies:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvt_K4LW29c&w=625&h=376]

18. This napping puppy “melting” under his own adorable chub rolls.

This napping puppy "melting" under his own adorable chub rolls.

17. This keeshond puppy battling a fierce dandelion.

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FHkOaV9lBo&w=625&h=376]

16. The scottie puppy pinwheel.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDa0z0gEvI4&w=625&h=376]

15. This shiba inu puppy who’s basically an owl.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL6txm1IsD0&w=625&h=376]

14. This golden retriever puppy who has the cutest case of hiccups in the history of the world.

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co7otTOBiVo&w=625&h=376]

13. This corgi puppy seeing a mirror for the first time.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpHZPJJcyHg&w=625&h=376]

12. These cuddly shar-pei puppies who are SO SQUISHABLE.

These cuddly shar-pei puppies who are SO SQUISHABLE.

They went viral with the caption, “I, a big wrinkle, made all of these smaller wrinkles.”

11. This golden retriever puppy GETTING A BATH IN A SINK.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rforvw3IQI&w=625&h=376]

10. Olive the French bulldog puppy trying adorably to climb stairs.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFdtnmIRrHo&w=625&h=376]

9. This amazing pug puppy, who was a gift from a boyfriend to his girlfriend after her beloved beagle had to be put down.

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr54e0ebKis&w=625&h=376]

8. Mick, the disabled puppy who learned to walk for the first time.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-KYUAHTwTo&w=625&h=376]

*sniffle*

7. Rescue puppy Theo, who was baby Beau’s favorite nap buddy this year.

I CANNOT HANDLE THIS.

6. Duncan Lou Who, the inspiring boxer puppy born with only two legs!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N0HpAU4i1c&w=625&h=376]

5. Sunny Obama, the new White House puppy and Bo Obama’s new sister who arrived in August.

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013

So excited to introduce the newest member of the Obama family—our puppy, Sunny! http://t.co/3lsNwsOTCn —mo

4. The chow puppy who got stuck in a bowl.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgLGk8Ssgsg&w=625&h=376]

3. Xena the Warrior Puppy, who was rescued from abuse and is now changing the life of an 8-year-old boy with autism.

Xena the Warrior Puppy, who was rescued from abuse and is now changing the life of an 8-year-old boy with autism.

Read their touching story here.

2. This puppy learning (and failing at) how to catch.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYZfcFzcwxo&w=625&h=376]

Basically, all of us IRL:

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013

1. These Frenchie puppies who took a nap with a baby and pretty much broke the internet.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME

 

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

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40. This dog who refused to take a good family picture.

This dog who refused to take a good family picture.

39. This guy who got cut from the baseball team immediately after this photo was taken.

This guy who got cut from the baseball team immediately after this photo was taken.

38. This gal who mistakenly thought this was the best way to get let back in the house.

This gal who mistakenly thought this was the best way to get let back in the house.

37. This champion.

This champion.

36. This dog who got a little too curious.

This dog who got a little too curious.

35. This awkward butt situation.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

34. This dog who insisted on maintaining eye contact every time he took a dump this year.

This dog who insisted on maintaining eye contact every time he took a dump this year.

33. This.

This.

32. This strange dancer.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

31. This husky who just wants you to see how clean his teeth are.

This husky who just wants you to see how clean his teeth are.

30. This guy who never asks what YOU do in your free time.

This guy who never asks what YOU do in your free time.

29. This dog who forgot how to catch.

This dog who forgot how to catch.

28. This dog who still hasn’t wrapped his head around the concept of “too big.”

27. This guy who ended up in the back of the wrong car.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

26. This dog who just wants to be a sk8er boi.

This dog who just wants to be a sk8er boi.

25. This guy who doesn’t care if you think he’s being “rude” or “awkward.”

This guy who doesn't care if you think he's being "rude" or "awkward."

24. This Chihuahua who made a huge mistake but is too proud to admit it.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

23. This guy who insisted on watching TV like this even though it makes everyone uncomfortable.

This guy who insisted on watching TV like this even though it makes everyone uncomfortable.

22. This dog who has no idea how he got here but he wants out.

This dog who has no idea how he got here but he wants out.

21. This dog who refused to go through the other door, making his kids embarrassed every.time.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

20. This dog who had no concept of “space” or “doorways.”

This dog who had no concept of "space" or "doorways."

19. This dog who isn’t even shocked, she just looks like this.

This dog who isn't even shocked, she just looks like this.

18. This guy who tried to start a new trend but it just wasn’t happening.

This guy who tried to start a new trend but it just wasn't happening.

17. This dog who saw Gigli for the first time this year.

This dog who saw Gigli for the first time this year.

16. The uninvited pizza guest who just wanted to stare you down every time you had a slice.

The uninvited pizza guest who just wanted to stare you down every time you had a slice.

15. This dog who was caught trying to catch a ride.

This dog who was caught trying to catch a ride.

14. The dog who will take the training wheels off when he’s damn well ready, OK?

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

13. This potted plant.

This potted plant.

12. This failed father-son game of catch.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

11. These hungover messes, who made everyone at the wedding feel awkward.

These hungover messes, who made everyone at the wedding feel awkward.

10. This dog who forgot what was real and what was fake.

This dog who forgot what was real and what was fake.

9. This once-promising athlete.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

8. This dachshund who got a little too cozy in a sweatshirt.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

7. This awkward “hug, handshake or kiss on the cheek?” situation.

This awkward "hug, handshake or kiss on the cheek?" situation.

6. This smart, if awkward problem solver.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

5. This pug who regrets ever letting you talk him into this.

This pug who regrets ever letting you talk him into this.

4. This pup who got trapped in a bowl and couldn’t get out, summarizing why puppies are the best.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

3. This awkwardly adorable smile that melts hearts at a moment’s notice.

This awkwardly adorable smile that melts hearts at a moment's notice.

2. The first dog ever to get confused by a treat.

The 40 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2013

1. Finally, this dog trying not to sneeze.

Finally, this dog trying not to sneeze.