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The Best Dog Blankets For Snuggly, Cozy Pups

The Best Dog Blankets For Snuggly, Cozy Pups

We’re HUGE fans of blankets in this house. I mean, we’d pretty much have to be, living in Alaska! In a list of our must-have dog supplies, a warm, cozy dog blanket is right near the top.  Not a day goes by that we aren’t snuggled up in one blanket or another....

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Here’s Why Pumpkin for Dogs is So Amazing!

Here’s Why Pumpkin for Dogs is So Amazing!

Fall always brings visions of cozy sweaters, cool weather, and pumpkin spice. But pumpkin isn’t just for fall, and it’s not just for us humans! Pumpkin for dogs is a wonderful way to boost your dog's nutrition. Adding pumpkin to your dog’s food provides a whole host...

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What To Do When Your Vet Won’t Listen

What To Do When Your Vet Won’t Listen

One of the bigger drawbacks of being a military family who moves every few years has been finding a quality veterinarian that knows our pets and is willing to help them be their healthiest and happiest. While we’ve been lucky and had some amazingly wonderful vets,...

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How To Protect Your Dog If You Pass Away

How To Protect Your Dog If You Pass Away

We love our pets more than anything, and hope we have a long, happy life together. However, sometimes horribly sad things happen and pets are left behind when their owner passes away. It’s extremely important to have a plan in place to ensure your pets are well taken...

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How To Minimize Dog Shedding and Keep A Home Clean

How To Minimize Dog Shedding and Keep A Home Clean

Dogs shed. It’s pretty much just a fact of life when it comes to having dogs, you know? Our Ginger shed LIKE CRAZY. When we rescued Roxy, there were so many exciting things about having a new puppy. To be honest, though, one of my favorite parts was that she had...

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Natural Ways To Kill and Repel Fleas and Ticks on Your Dog

Natural Ways To Kill and Repel Fleas and Ticks on Your Dog

There are tons of different essential oils out there that all have lots of beneficial uses. Did you know there are even essential oils for fleas? That’s right, there are oils perfect for keeping pests out of your house, garden, and most importantly, away from your...

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Entertaining Backyard Games To Play With Your Dog

Entertaining Backyard Games To Play With Your Dog

One of the best parts of having dogs is getting to play and have fun with them! Backyard games to play with your dog are a fantastic way to bond and burn off extra energy.  As I’m sure you know, tired dogs are happy dogs!  Keep yourself from wondering if your dog is...

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Ways to Get Your Dog Through an Earthquake Safely

Ways to Get Your Dog Through an Earthquake Safely

Last year, Alaska had a major 7.0 earthquake! It was centered pretty much right where we live. This wasn’t our first earthquake, but it was definitely our biggest, scariest one! The shaking from the initial big earthquake lasted over 30 seconds, which seems like an...

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How CBD Oil Can Make Your Dog Happy and Healthy

How CBD Oil Can Make Your Dog Happy and Healthy

It’s tough having an anxious dog, especially since we can’t explain away scary things to soothe their anxiety.  For my boy Rico, traveling in the car on road trips can have him on edge. Not to mention the scary fireworks of July 4th and New Year’s Eve!  CBD oil is...

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The Best Dog Shampoos For All Their Needs

The Best Dog Shampoos For All Their Needs

Giving a dog a bath is something every dog and their owner has to deal with. There are SO many dog shampoo options on the market, it’s hard to know which one is the best shampoo for dogs. Read on for our recommendations for all your dog’s needs. They’re tailored for...

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Helpful Ways To Calm Your Dog During Fireworks

Helpful Ways To Calm Your Dog During Fireworks

Summer brings lots of fun adventures, but with it comes a pretty scary one for some dogs – Independence Day. Dogs and fireworks aren't really a great combination. Fourth of July fireworks are loud and unpredictable, which can be terrifying for dogs with anxiety. My...

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3 Amazing Things Essential Oils Can Do for Your Dog

3 Amazing Things Essential Oils Can Do for Your Dog

A dog is a man's best friend. It only makes sense that you want to do everything you can to keep your furry friend happy and healthy. Taking the holistic approach with essential oils can treat your dogs in a variety of ways. Certain oils have properties that are safe...

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A Guide to The Best Dog Leashes

A Guide to The Best Dog Leashes

One of the most important bonding experiences we have with our dogs is taking them for a walk. It's a fun, healthy activity for both you and your dog. It allows them to sniff around and see new interesting friends in the neighborhood. When you’re taking your dog on...

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Top 10 Dog Puzzles You Need To Exercise Their Brain

Top 10 Dog Puzzles You Need To Exercise Their Brain

You often hear that tired dogs are happy dogs. That doesn’t only refer to physical activity like going for a walk, though. One important yet often overlooked aspect of having dogs is helping them keep up their cognitive activity with stimulating dog toys. Puzzle toys...

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An Easy, Fast, YUMMY Pup Cake Recipe

An Easy, Fast, YUMMY Pup Cake Recipe

We're big on celebrations in our house, and that includes the furriest members of our family! Roxy’s rescueversary falls in February, and Rico's is in May. I can’t believe it’s been FIVE years since a tiny, bobblehead puppy came into our lives and started us on our...

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Easy, Healthy Instant Pot Dog Food Recipe

Easy, Healthy Instant Pot Dog Food Recipe

Have you seen all the scary major dog food brand recalls?! There have been so many that it started to spook me out and pushed me to start changing to homemade dog food. The Instant Pot makes it so easy! Read on for an Instant Pot dog food recipe to make homemade dog...

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Natural Supplements for Dogs Fighting Cancer

Natural Supplements for Dogs Fighting Cancer

When your dog receives a cancer diagnosis, it's terrifying. We would give anything to help our dog through it. These natural herbs, supplements, and oils have beneficial elements to support your pet. They'll help them through this tough journey and keep them fighting...

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How To Keep Your Dog Calm on New Year’s Eve

How To Keep Your Dog Calm on New Year’s Eve

The holiday season is in full swing, and there’s one more happening soon – New Year’s Eve! But for many dogs, this is one of the scariest days of the year. The biggest safety tip is to not take your dog to watch displays of fireworks. Even a dog that hasn't had issues...

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Snow Day Activities to Prevent Bored Dogs

Snow Day Activities to Prevent Bored Dogs

Winter is definitely here, and for us humans, there’s no better activity during blizzards than curling up in front of the fire with steaming hot chocolate...or hot buttered rum for grown-ups! 😉 It can be challenging to keep the furry members of the family...

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Holistic Health Remedies For Your Senior Dog

Holistic Health Remedies For Your Senior Dog

We all love our dogs, and would do anything to make their lives as long and healthy as possible. A holistic approach to your dog’s health and well-being can improve their longevity! These healthy lifestyle choices can be beneficial to your pup. Hydrotherapy A holistic...

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Denali Road Lottery Tips & Tricks With Dogs

Denali Road Lottery Tips & Tricks With Dogs

One thing many people don’t realize about living in Alaska is how absolutely MASSIVE it is! From north to south, Alaska is 1400 miles long. That’s about the distance from Miami to Massachusetts! There’s virtually no way to see it all, but we try to load up the pups...

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Your Dog Will LOVE These Awesomely Durable Toys

Your Dog Will LOVE These Awesomely Durable Toys

Everyone loves a good play session with some cool toys! However, it’s always a bummer when a favorite toy is easily destroyed. Read on for ten awesomely durable dog toys that will last! Classic KONG KONG Jumbler KONG Squeezz Stick Gumby Rubber Dog Toy Chuckit Kick...

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Helpful Ways To Ease Your Dog’s Anxiety

Helpful Ways To Ease Your Dog’s Anxiety

When you think about it, the world can be a pretty scary place for some dogs with anxiety struggles. There are strange people, loud noises, and situations that leave them wary. There are ways you can help make life less stressful for your dog, however! Read on for...

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5 Amazing Oils to Help Calm Your Dog

5 Amazing Oils to Help Calm Your Dog

Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils for improving physical or psychological benefits, is an age-old practice. Even though it’s becoming increasingly popular, it’s actually been around for centuries! The uses include everything from relaxation to pain relief and...

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Why You Need to Regularly Check Your Dog for Ticks

Why You Need to Regularly Check Your Dog for Ticks

As a pup parent, you desire nothing less than the best for your puppy. Ticks love to latch onto your dog's fur and can cause detrimental side effects to your puppy. Because their fur can be heavy and thick, ticks are often challenging to identify. However, it is still...

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The BEST Amazon Prime Day Deals For Dog Owners

The BEST Amazon Prime Day Deals For Dog Owners

I’m a huge fan of saving money whenever possible, especially when it comes to spending on our pets. Amazon Prime Day is a great event geared to saving money, even on things such as pet supplies!   Microfiber Cleaning Cloths  Pet Training Pads  Kong Classic Dog...

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Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday

Birthdays are deserving of special treatment, but coming up with new, exciting ideas can be challenging. We want to make it super fun for our dogs, but don’t want to break the bank. Read on for ten fun ways to celebrate your dog’s birthday! Birthday Party Decorations...

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5 Easy Ways Pet Owners Can Save Money

5 Easy Ways Pet Owners Can Save Money

Pets bring so much joy and happiness into our lives, but sometimes, that love comes at a cost! Fur babies can be pretty expensive at times. Between food, beds, and toys, it all adds up. Not to mention the cost of vet visits! We’ve got to save where we can. Read on for...

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Our Alaskan Summer Bucket List

Our Alaskan Summer Bucket List

It’s almost time for summer, which brings nice, long sunny days! Summer is pretty short-lived in Alaska, since our first snowfall could be as early as late September. That means we have to get a jump on summer activities and make the most of the long days while we...

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5 Great Tools for Starting a Money-Making Pet Blog

5 Great Tools for Starting a Money-Making Pet Blog

For years I was working a mid-level retail job, while all I wanted was to be a stay at home dog mom! Eventually I became a social media specialist and learned the ways to make this happen. Now I get to stay home with Roxy & Rico, work from my favorite cafe if I...

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Selecting the Best Backpack For Your Dog

Selecting the Best Backpack For Your Dog

Going on long walks and hikes is one of the most fun activities you can do with your dog. It gets you out exploring and helps burn off their excess energy. It can be cumbersome to bring alllllll the things you need for both you and your pupper, though. Read on to see...

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Active Dog Month Guest Post

Active Dog Month Guest Post

If you haven't heard the news, April is Active Dog Month! Spring brings warmer temperatures and longer days. That means it’s time to grab the leash and get your family moving!  To honor this event, I wrote a guest post on Pet Radio Show! Read it here, and share to...

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Top Tech For Active Dog Families

Top Tech For Active Dog Families

Staying active is vital to our health and wellness, but it can be tough to stay motivated sometimes. Since we’re making April Active Dog Month, I’m sharing some of the best tech tools to keep you moving! Fitbit I’ve been using a Fitbit since the Charge HR was released...

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How To House Train Your Dog

How To House Train Your Dog

The puppy stage is so fun and exciting, but it can be a total pain at times, especially when trying to house train your dog to potty outside. Some pups are just more difficult than others, but these methods will help you keep your sanity while housebreaking a...

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Flying Your Dog in Cargo – Things You Need to Know

Flying Your Dog in Cargo – Things You Need to Know

A few weeks ago, I did a post on boarding your dogs while you go on vacation. But what if you need to travel WITH your larger dog and fly them in cargo? Whether going on an extended vacation, or moving to a new place, sometimes they need to fly. These tips for flying...

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All About Our Alaska Life

All About Our Alaska Life

One thing everyone seems to want to know is what it's like to live in Alaska? Is it FREEZING all the time? How much snow is there? Have you seen the Northern Lights? Here’s an answer to all your questions! What Brought Us to Alaska? We moved to Alaska from Puerto Rico...

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All About Puerto Rican Sato Street Dog Rescue

All About Puerto Rican Sato Street Dog Rescue

So I hear there’s some kind of sports event going on today?? I’m not really a sports fan, but there IS an event I’m into...the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl! I’m even more excited to see some Puerto Rican satos representing again this year. Plus, they had the Dog Bowl with...

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How to Prepare for Natural Disasters with Pets

How to Prepare for Natural Disasters with Pets

We recently had a pretty large earthquake here in Alaska in the middle of the night. Luckily, it was pretty far south of us, and Roxy and Dan managed to sleep through it (OF COURSE!) while Rico grumbled a bit. Meanwhile, I grabbed my phone so I could check local...

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What Is Hemp Oil, and Can My Dog Have It?

What Is Hemp Oil, and Can My Dog Have It?

Tons of people hear the phrase hemp seed oil and think of a certain leafy green...but guess what? They’re actually different plants, and hemp seed oil has huge benefits! It’s also quite different from CBD oil, which you can read about here. What's Hemp Seed Oil? Hemp...

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How To Spoil Your New Puppy With The Best Accessories

How To Spoil Your New Puppy With The Best Accessories

I’d always wanted to have a puppy, but ended up with awesome, older dogs. Until...one February morning when a box of abandoned puppies popped up on our neighborhood Facebook page. I lasted maybe 20 minutes thinking before dashing over there, and came home with my very...

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How Fish Oil Keeps Your Dog Healthy

How Fish Oil Keeps Your Dog Healthy

We try to be healthy and load up on all kinds of nutrients throughout the day, from our diet to supplements. But our dogs can use some assistance to live long, healthy lives. One dietary addition that’s vitally important is fish oil. It’s got a bounty of benefits that...

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Pet Blogger Challenge

Pet Blogger Challenge

Hi everyone! I'm Natasha, and it’s SO nice to be a part of the Pet Bloggers 2018 Challenge! Thanks so much to Go Pet Friendly for hosting this awesome opportunity for bloggers to get to know each other! I live in Alaska with my husband Dan and my two Puerto Rican Sato...

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Lost Dog? 4 Things You Need to Do

Lost Dog? 4 Things You Need to Do

It’s such a scary feeling when your pup manages to sneak away, isn’t it? Whether they jumped out of the car, climbed the fence, or dashed out the front door, the best thing to do is to act quickly and stay calm. These 4 tips will help you bring your lost dog home...

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