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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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The Diet that Saved My Dog’s Life

UPDATE 2018: We no longer feed this diet to Mylah as her needs changed. She is on a fully raw diet again like she was years ago. This diet was great for the two years she was on it. The diet listed below is also not 100% complete and balanced and I updated it over...

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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 document simply enter your email address to access my resource library so you can learn why it’s a good idea to nix these five practices on Instagram.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Dog Mom of the Month: Danielle

Danielle Schultz lives in Arlington Heights, IL with her husband, Steve, and three rescued dogs, Lea Mia, Memphis, and Roscoe P. Coltrane. Before she adopted her three canine kiddos, Danielle fostered 24 puppies in two years with her late dog Sandy. After Sandy passed...

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Shamrock Dog Treats

Spoil your pups on St. Patrick's Day with these shamrock-shaped dog treats! Don't worry, you don't even need a shamrock cookie cutter - I got you covered. Head over to my printables library and use my shamrock outline to make your shamrock cookies. The printable is...

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Rescue Dog of the Month: Walter

Meet Walter, the rescue dog of the month! He is available for adoption in the Chicagoland area through Fetching Tails Foundation. About Walter: Are you looking for a fun-loving, playful but very affectionate 75-pound lap dog? Walter is a one-year-old, tan Mastiff mix...

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5 Pinterest Tips You Need

I will fully admit I didn't understand the power of Pinterest for awhile. I kind of shrugged it off because it seemed all about fashion or cooking. Well, I was SO wrong. Pinterest and the pet industry go hand in hand. Pinterest has amazing capabilities to bring...

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Fresh Breath Treats

No pet parent likes bad doggie breath but sometimes, bad breath can be an indication that something is wrong in the digestive tract or even with the heart. For healthy dogs, these fresh breath treats are all-natural and simple to make. The coconut oil is great for...

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Keep a Busy Dog Busy

I work from home full-time now, and between the blog, shop and newly launched Dog Mom University, I have my hands in many different ventures during the day. I also share an office with three dogs, one who is very busy too and often needs a job. Can you guess which...

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Rescue Dog of the Month: Tessie

I am so excited to share a new monthly blog series, Rescue Dog of the Month! Every month I will feature an adoptable dog who is looking for their forever home. Our first Rescue Dog of the Month is Tessie from Colorado who is up for adoption through Underdogs Animal...

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Dog Mom of the Month: Brigette

Brigette Johnson is Mom to two Pomeranians, Bolt, and Torque. This all-natural, outdoor-loving trio has been through ups and downs with Bolt's behavior and health. Brigette learned a lot from Bolt and is now an advocate for a raw diet and incorporates essential oils...

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Pupizza! Homemade Pizza Treats for Your Dog

Yes, an all-natural, organic pizza you can make for your dog! It's also paleo friendly and humans can eat it too. I got the idea from my husband actually. We celebrated his birthday and he loves pizza and wanted the dogs to be able to join in the party. This is also...

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Spinach, Apple & Carrot Homemade Dog Treats

I love making grain free dog treats that have added healthy ingredients in them like spinach, carrots and apples! These homemade dog treats are very easy to make and completely grain and gluten free. Enjoy and let me know how your dog likes them! [recipe] Xox, Alicia...

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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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Dog Mom of the Month: Kristen

Dog Mom of the Month is back! The first 2017 Dog Mom of the Month is Kristen Gottschalk. She could be considered dog mom to hundreds of rescued dogs she has saved during her life. She has been involved in dog rescue for over 8 years and even co-founded a non-profit...

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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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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

If you're like me the holidays can sneak up on you real quick! Here are some ideas for great last minute gifts for dog lovers! Pet Your Shirt: Give your dog obsessed friend a gift card with their dog on a tshirt, sweatshirt, tote bag or all three! I have the tshirts...

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