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February 26, 2017

Post Surgery Challenges

Miley has been improving every day but 15 days of no stairs and furniture has been a "fun" challenge! ;)
golden retriever post surgery challenges
We are joining the Black & White Sunday blog hop hosted by our friends,  Sugar at GoldenWoofs & Nola the Dachshund!

February 24, 2017

Chewy Delivers Kong Wobbler Fun #ChewyInfluencer

*We just wanted to first take a moment to thank everyone for all the heartfelt messages they have sent Miley. She is recovering well after her surgery and we are remaining hopeful for good news next week. Until then we will be spoiling her with Golden love and snuggles. As soon as she is up to it, I know she will be wanting to play with her new Wobbler again! :)

New England winters can be long, as much as the Goldens love the snow they definitely aren't outside as much so keeping them entertained indoors can be a challenge at times.

This month we were given the chance to try out the Kong Wobbler from Chewy.com and I thought this would be a great boredom-buster for the dogs.
Interactive dog toys chewy review
As a Chewy Influencer, Golden Daily Scoop received The Kong Wobbler from Chewy.com in exchange for an honest review. 
We received no compensation and Chewy.com is not responsible for the content of this post. 

The Kong Wobbler is an interactive dog toy that dispenses food and treats as your dog pushes and moves it with their nose and paw. 
golden retriever dogs playing with Kong Wobbler interactive toy
All you have to do is twist the bottom off, pour in the treats or food and watch the fun begin!
kong wobbler interactive dog toy helps with boredom
Miley is the queen of interactive toys, she knows exactly how to get those treats out and eaten before the other two can blink!
chewy influencer review of the kong wobbler interactive dog toy
I love watching the Goldens follow the Wobbler as it rolls and wobbles all over the floor periodically rewarding them with treats. After all the fun and games, you can throw the Wobbler in the dishwasher!
dogs playing with the kong wobbler interactive dog toy
I would highly recommend the Kong Wobbler if you have a dog that tends to get bored, enjoys interactive toys or if you have a fast eater, this would be great for slowing down mealtime.

You can purchase the Kong Wobbler at Chewy.com, it comes in two size - small and large.

Be sure to visit us on Instagram this weekend where will be sharing video of the Goldens in Wobbler action!

February 23, 2017

DIY: Homemade Dog Toothpaste

At home dental care is one of the best ways to keep your dog's teeth and gums in tip top shape.

The Goldens love to have their teeth brushed, actually I think it's the toothpaste that they love and they just tolerate the toothbrush!

Like all products I use on the dogs, I always go the natural way whenever possible. Today, we are going to share a super easy homemade toothpaste with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
how to make your own toothpaste for dogs #petdentalhealthmonth
Ingredients:
1/4 tsp Salt  | 1/2 tsp. dried Parsley  | 1/4 tsp. Turmeric  | 2 tbl. Baking Soda | 1/4 cup unrefined, virgin organic coconut oil  |  1 tbl. beef broth
Just mix all the ingredients together, you may have to let the coconut oil soften a little first.
healthy homemade toothpaste for dogs
Put into an airtight container and let it set up. You can store it in the refrigerator after using.
diy healthy homemade toothpaste for dogs
Now it's time to get down to business!
healthy homemade toothpaste for dogs
As I said before, I think Bruin would much rather just eat the toothpaste than have it clean his teeth and gums.
brushing your dog's teeth with homemade dog toothpaste
I started brushing their teeth as soon as we brought them home as puppies, even it was just with a soft cloth. It helped get them get use to me fiddling in their mouths and checking out their pearly whites!
diy homemade dog toothpaste #petdentalhealthmonth
Never use human toothpaste on your dogs, it contains fluoride which is poisonous for them. There are some great dog toothpastes on the market but I like knowing exactly what's in the products that I use on the dogs and making my own let's me do just that.

Benefits of Homemade Dog Toothpaste


Parsley - Parsley is known to be an anti-inflammatory and helps with bad breath.

Turmeric - Turmeric is a natural way to whiten teeth and prevent plaque build up. It's also antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.

Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is a great healthy fat that also eliminates bad breath. It's antibacterial, anti fungal and antiseptic.

Salt & Baking Soda - These are gentle abrasives to help clean the teeth

Beef Broth - This is just for flavor. If your dog thinks it smells and tastes good chances are they'll let you brush their teeth!

There are so many variations you can make when it comes to this toothpaste. You can substitute the beef for chicken broth. If your dog isn't a fan of turmeric, try a pinch of cinnamon.

Does your dog like their teeth brushed? Would you ever make them homemade toothpaste?
Let us know in the comments below!


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