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Turkey Neck Bone Broth for Dogs

I LOVE feeding my dogs bone broth because it is so easy to pop the ingredients in the crockpot and then 24-48 hours later I have healthy, immune boosting broth to feed alongside their regular meals. I try to make bone broth for them each week using different...

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Raw Dog Food Specialist Certified

The month of October has been dedicated to a lot of learning and I am so glad I decided to take this step to take the Raw Dog Food Certification course through Dogs Naturally University. I decided it was time to ramp up my learning even further, for my own dog’s sake and for my blog. I am already pretty knowledgeable when it comes to canine nutrition but I want to be as well versed on this subject as I can be.

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The Best Carpet for a Multi-Dog Household

I have gone through my fair share of throw rugs, area carpets and tried just about every stain protector or stain remover for carpets. Life with three dogs has always meant that our carpets have the ability to be destroyed at any moment! Now that we own our house, I have learned A LOT about flooring and carpets, probably more than I wanted to know. But with a

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Why I Started on Instagram + Free Webinar

If you’ve heard a bit about me and my business you might know that I started this dream idea for DIY Dog Mom on Instagram first. I want to explain a little bit more about why I chose to do that. Reason #1: I wanted to build a community and be seen. In short, I wanted…

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Vitamin B12 Injections for Dogs

B12 for dogs can be lifesaving if your dog has malabsorption issues and therefore is unable to absorb the nutrients you are feeding to him/her. Dogs suffering from malabsorption typically have an underlying issue like exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) and/or…

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What’s with the Sponsored Posts Lately?

If you’re a regular around this place or on my Instagram and Facebook, you’ve probably seen an increase in content that is sponsored by a brand or product. That’s because I’ve been working my butt off to make this blog profitable AND grow my readership to help more…

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DIY Paw Wipes, Travel Friendly

I wanted to create some easy paw wipes that are anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory that I can take with me when traveling and keep in my car. This is a super easy DIY for natural paw wipes that can clean irritated paws, or be used for everyday dirty paw cleanings.

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Plantain Oil for Dogs: Bug Bite Treatment

Plantain is a such a fun and useful natural option for bug bites and stings that your dog (or even you!) might encounter. You can have plantain oil on hand like I do, or use straight plantain leaf from the ground. The plant itself is all over and can be found in almost any climate.

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Did Hudson’s Skin Improve After Eating NomNomNow?

You’ve read my two previous posts about feeding Hudson NomNomNow’s Chicken Chow Wow meals and I am excited to share more about our entire experience. Remember, I really wanted to try NomNomNow’s food to see if it would help him with his skin problems and support healthier skin and coat. I am super excited to report that after feeding him NomNomNow, his coat is healthier and shinier!! 🙂

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Ear & Skin Compress Home Remedy for Itchy Dogs

This is a super easy remedy to help your dog if he/she has seasonal allergies or irritations on the ear or skin. I use this tea bag compress a lot on my dogs because both green and peppermint tea have great soothing and anti-inflammatory properties to help the skin. I made a video with all the info you need and instructions on how to do the compress.

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Sweet Potato Birthday Cake for Dogs

Every year I try to host a dog birthday party around the time of Izzy’s birthday so we can celebrate all the dog’s birthdays! Since Hudson and Mylah’s birthdays are in the fall/winter we can’t really be outside that much with all the dogs. It is much easier to throw one big dog birthday party with their dog friends in our backyard.

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Help us Help Hurricane Harvey Dogs

The foundation I started in Mylah’s name, Mylah Medical Foundation, is teaming up with our rescue partners, Fetching Tails Foundation and Players for Pits, to assist in saving homeless dogs who have medical needs that are affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our goal is to raise at least $2,000 that can be used for medical supplies and veterinary needs of homeless dogs who will be rescued from the hurricane devastation and brought back to Chica

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DIY Outdoor Dog Bed Lounger

I decided to go to work on a DIY outdoor dog lounge. You can customize this to look how you want it to fit your yard aesthetic. So far my dogs, especially Hudson, have loved this giant diy outdoor raised dog bed! I outline the steps below!

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DIY Soothing Wound Cream for Dogs

If your dog has a wound, burn or scrape this healing cream can soothe and heal skin scrapes and injuries. It is so easy to make and each of the ingredients are ones I highly recommend having on hand in your house for other uses for your dogs.

Mix the following together in a container that can be sealed and keep in the refrigerator for freshness. This can last a few months.

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Fresh, Healthy Dog Food with Real Ingredients | NomNomNow Unboxing Review

At first, I was nervous to start feeding raw or home cooked food but I’m so glad I took the plunge and just did it years ago. That was before the pet food industry started to change a bit – in a better direction. Now you can buy real food for your dog made from real, whole ingredients. So if you don’t have the time to make your dog’s food, or worry about making a balanced diet with vitamins, then I highly suggest you order from NomNomNow.

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Tails Magazine: The People Behind Chicago’s Most Famous Pets

I’m so honored to be included in TAILS Pet Magazine’s list of top bloggers and Instagrammers in Chicago! In just two short years I have put so much work and passion into this blog and it feels amazing to be recognized for that. Check out the full article online here, or pick up a copy if you are in the Chicagoland area!

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Dog Paw Soak for an Itchy, Irritated or Cut Paw

I use this paw soak anytime one of my dogs has an irritated, itchy, inflamed paw or a cut paw pad. It is super simple and you only need two things: warm water and betadine. You can purchase betadine at any local grocery store or pharmacy. This is a great remedy for dogs who have a paw yeast infection or if your dog is chewing their paw because of allergies. I explain how I do the soak and the benefits in a quick video, check it out below!

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Portable Bathing with BISSELL | BarkBath Review

You know we are usually outside or at the lake, most days during the summer and the dogs are constantly swimming or getting messy in the yard. With big dogs, it’s tough to give them a bath inside and dry them – it’s always a mess. My husband and I either give them a bath with the hose, which isn’t ideal because you can’t control the temperature and it’s too much water flow and we end up with soap suds all over.

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DIY Anti-Itch Spray for Dogs

If your dog suffers from itchy skin or skin allergies like my dog Hudson does, then this topical spray can definitely help! It has a few simple ingredients that soothe skin while disinfecting it and calming any inflammation down. What you'll need: 8oz spray bottle 1/2...

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Arnica for Dogs: All Natural Pain Reliever

Arnica is an all natural pain reliever that comes in oil, gel or pill form derived from the plant Arnica montana. Arnica has been used in holistic practice for centuries to help heal injuries, bruises, etc. I keep arnica oil in my home to use on my dogs if they have any muscle soreness or stiffness.

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CBD for Anxious Dogs: Treatibles Review

I've been meaning to learn more about using CBD for dogs (short for Cannabidiol), an all natural, non-psychoactive concentrate extracted from hemp. And no, this is not marijuana. I got the opportunity to dive into understanding CBD for dogs thanks to the company,...

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Top Don’ts on Instagram

Instagram is an amazing tool that can grow your pet business but I often see the same mistakes being made that can lead to stagnant growth. I put together my top five don'ts on Instagram and explain exactly why you shouldn't be doing the following. To download the...

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DIY Dog Safe Ant Control Solution

Warm weather with spring rain usually means you'll find pesky little ants in your house. We used to have them in our kitchen two years ago until I used this DIY solution that curbs ants and can even kill them on site if you spray it directly on them and are looking...

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Why I Started The Pet Pro Society

I have to admit, I'm fairly nervous about this post because I haven't ever had to fully put myself out there like I am with The Pet Pro Society. I've always been the one working behind the scenes, and I've been completely fine with it. Actually, I was totally...

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Mylah’s K9 Sport Sack Review

With all of Mylah's health issues come limitations on what she can and cannot do. Running around in our backyard is fine, but we do limit the amount of time she is able to exercise. If you follow my social media, like Instagram, you see I post a lot of pictures of us...

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Rescue Dog of the Month: Corrine

This beauty named Corrine is available for adoption through Players for Pits in the Chicagoland area! Learn more about her below. About Corrine: Corrine was rescued from Chicago Animal Care & Control and currently lives in a foster home. Corrine is about 3-4 years old...

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Dog Mom of the Month: Taylor

Taylor Krebs lives in Seattle, WA with her 3-year-old miniature schnauzer rescue, Ruby! When Taylor isn’t working as an architectural designer you can find her blogging all about her dog mom life with Ruby at their blog, Ruby on Alki. Taylor rescued Ruby from a pretty...

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Easter Egg Hunt & Basket for Dogs

I am all for a good dog party especially when it involves baking treats and creating cute baskets for the pups. Last weekend we had an Easter egg hunt for the dogs and they loved it! Izzy definitely won and found most of the eggs. They all were rewarded for their...

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18 Tips & Tricks for Dogs with Diabetes

My husband and I have been through a lot with Mylah since she was diagnosed with diabetes at 10 months old. Six years of caring for her and managing canine diabetes has had a lot of ups and downs. We've learned so much along the way. Here's our top 18 tips and tricks...

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Carrot ‘Cake’ Dog Treats

We're being teased with the prospect of spring in Chicago, and now that it's April, Easter is around the corner! These are the perfect, festive treats to celebrate Easter with your little bunnies (which in my case are dogs)! 🙂 [recipe] Xox, Alicia...

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Instagram & Branding Introductory Email Courses

Why take an introductory email course? Well, for one it is free and two, it can open your mind to new areas you haven't thought about for your business. I created my free Instagram email course for those just getting started on Instagram AND those who need some tips...

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