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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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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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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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Five Indoor Games for Dogs

Winter can often mean a stir-crazy dog... or in my case, three of them. Here are some indoor games for your dog and most of these are free! Each game is great to give your dog mental stimulation too. A tired brain is a happy one! 1. Find it with Cups What you...

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DIY Faux Fur Dog Bed – No Sew

As I write this blog post, Hudson is sleeping in this dog bed right now! Ever since I brought home a faux fur throw rug my dogs have fallen in love with the texture and are obsessed with sleeping on it. So, I decided they needed (yes, needed!) a nice big bed they...

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Free Dog Themed Holiday Gift Tags

 More holiday fun and more from my new printables section of the website! Get these adorable holiday gift tags to add to any gifts you're giving this holiday season! Print these dog themed gift tags on 8.5x11 standard paper or a thicker matte paper and write your...

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Dear Santa Sign DIY + FREE Printable

We are in the holiday spirit around here and I am so excited to share this adorable DIY project that is super fun and festive (and of course, dog themed)! I also have a new free printables section of the website that I am so excited to share! Anytime I have a DIY...

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DIY Autumn Wreath with Paw Prints

Happy fall! I’m so excited to show you my latest DIY project – a cost-effective and easy Autumn wreath – with the dog’s paw prints on it! I made a video so you can watch every step and included written instructions below. I got all the wreath supplies at the Dollar Tree, and the wooden heart ($1) and nontoxic paint ($4) at Joann’s. Total cost was under $20 for a custom wreath with the dog’s paw prints on it!

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DIY Dinosaur Halloween Costume

I love dressing my kiddos up in fun (and safe) Halloween costumes! I have a closet dedicated to all their stuff including many costumes! I have to admit though, I had never made them their own costumes. I know, that seems crazy given I love DIY projects for my dogs,...

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DIY Hanging Poop Bag Holder

Poop is a big part of being a dog mom - we all have to deal with it and the grossness of picking it up! As a result, poop bags are an essential part of life. It’s been driving me nuts to see poop bag rolls all over our house, in drawers or left by the door. And, of...

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DIY Paw Scrub

Dogs can experience all sorts of unpleasantries in and on their paws, especially city dogs. Walking on city sidewalks, dirt, grass, mud, ice in the winter, etc. - I don’t even want to think of all the germs their paws collect. When it rains, their paws just absorb all...

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DIY Flea/Tick Spray

I’m really particular when it comes to what I feed my dogs and what I will put on their bodies. Many commercial flea and tick sprays or drops are packed with harmful chemicals that I don't want on my pups as they can cause adverse reactions and skin problems. This...

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DIY Toothpaste for Dogs + Giveaway

There are so many benefits to brushing your dog's teeth on a regular basis, including preventing plaque and tartar buildup, preventing gum, dental or other diseases and maintaining nice fresh breath. The liver, heart and stomach can be greatly affected if your dog's...

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DIY BBQ for Dogs

I hate leaving my kiddos out of the fun summer activities we do like backyard barbecuing. Sure, they roam around the backyard while we grill for ourselves and friends but it's always more fun when they can be 100% part of our activities. So we made the pups part of...

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DIY Oatmeal Shampoo for Itchy Skin

Izzy had been so itchy the first few weeks of February so I decided she needed a deep cleaning and soothing shampoo for her tresses. I really only like two shampoo products you can purchase in store, but ultimately decided to create my own homemade shampoo for her dry...

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