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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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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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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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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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101 Things To Do with Your Dog

A new printable list of 101 things to do with your dog! I wanted to create a long list of unique ways to celebrate life together with your dog. Pair this with my Pet Planner for ultimate planning. Click here to head over to my free printables library and download the...

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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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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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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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Dog Mom of the Month: Sarah

Sarah Saber lives in Fairfax, VA with her 2.5-year-old rescued dog Bane and 12-year-old black Domestic Shorthair rescued cat, Bama. Bane is a Saint Bernard and Great Pyrenees mix who Sarah fostered from Dogs XL Rescue after they found him emaciated and living on a...

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Fresh Pumpkin Squash + Oat Treats

We are in the fall mood around here and of course, I want to share that with my kiddos! I decided to make homemade gluten free treats from fresh pumpkin, butternut squash and oats. We all know that pumpkin is good for our pups, especially their...

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Izzy’s Latest Adventure: Indianapolis

We had another 30th birthday celebration to attend, this time in Indianapolis, IN. Since the drive was about three hours away and our friend's house is very dog friendly, we decided to bring Izzy and Mylah! This was our first time to Indianapolis so we were excited to...

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The Pet Wash for DIY’ers + Giveaway

It has turned into fall in Chicago which means cooler temps and rain, less time outside, and some of our 'do it yourself' activities change, like bath time. Giving the dogs a bath outside using the hose, or wiping them down in the bathtub and drying...

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Izzy’s Latest Adventure: Wonder Lake

We had a busy weekend on Wonder Lake for a friend's 30th Birthday party, and of course Izzy was invited for all the fun! Our friend's cabin has a fenced in pool overlooking the lake which was perfect for Izzy. When we got there on Friday night she immediately went for...

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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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