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Change Is Inevitable May 03, 2017 01:32

Hello our awesome friends!

Today my husband, the second human LOL, and I were discussing how employers are responding to those looking for work nowadays.  Especially those within our age group.  We also talked about the downsizing, and uncertainty for some of the huge brands that we grew up with, Sears, Macy's and The Limited.  All impactful brands that are in the verge of disappearing forever.  

With the ongoing movements in our economy, it is one too many families within our circle of friends and relatives, (and even ourselves) that have experienced changes or loss of employment.  These amazingly qualified individuals are having the hardest of times finding a JOB, since the thought of actually finding a true career opportunity has almost disappeared.  

Having all of these things to think about, we started to pray.  Prayer in our house is the start of every solution.  It brings us peace, comfort and allows us the chance to bring our concerns and requests before God, then leave them at the throne as He is the only one that can truly bring us a solution.  Putting our trust in man vs God, will only lead to disappointment.  

So if you or one of your family members, or friends, is going through the employment challenges that our society brings us, know that the fight is not lost.  God will make the way where there seems to be no way.  Place your trust in Him, for He is our Provider, Restorer and Redeemer.  Matthews 7:7 tells us "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."  God promises that if you bring Him your request and then move by faith that He will deliver everything you ask for accordingly to His will.  

Please know that you are not alone; we are here to pray for you if you are going through this yourself.  We would love to lift you up in prayer, therefore, post your request in the comment section below.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and being part of this journey with me.  I would love to receive any comments or suggestions.  

Blessings!

Zaida 

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All Natural Doggie Treats January 19, 2017 14:55

All Natural Doggie Treats

Hello my awesome friends!

As promised, here is the recipe for the doggie treats that I put on Facebook Live earlier this week.

Brownie loves the treats we find at the store, but they do make her gain weight.  So I went on a hunt for an all natural, great tasting treats.  She loved them and I’m sure your doggie will too.

These are ingredients that most people already have in their kitchen that can be used to make their treats, like these three simple ingredients: Oatmeal, Banana and Peanut Butter.  

-Oatmeal is a great for older dogs and an alternative for pets that are allergic to wheat.

-Bananas are as good for dogs as they are for humans, with lots of potassium and magnesium

-Peanut Butter is a great source of protein, Vitamin B & E

We started with some uncooked oatmeal and grind it into a powder form in my NutriBullet using the milling blade.  I simply mashed the banana in a glass bowl using a fork then added the peanut butter.  Then just mixed by hand, yes the old fashion way. LOL!  However, you could put it into a stand mixer until smooth, before adding in the grind oatmeal.

Marcus and I rolled out and cut the dough using cute pet themed cookie cutters.  We placed all of the treats on a baking sheet and stuck it in the oven for 15 minutes, until the edges started to brown.

Brownie was crying from the smell of these yummy treats while they were baking.  We gave her a teaser with some of the dough. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked Oatmeal
  • 1 large Banana
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter

 Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a food processor or blender, grind your oatmeal until its powdered.
  • In a bowl, mix together the banana and peanut butter until smooth. A few small chunks of banana here and there is ok. The dough should stick together, but shouldn't be sticky.
  • Put flour on the counter to prevent dough from sticking and roll your dough to about a 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut into desired shapes and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake treats for approximately 15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
  • Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to a week.

Quick note: Add additional peanut butter if the dough is too dry or additional oatmeal if too sticky.

We hope that your doggies love these as much as Brownie did!  We would love to hear back on your experience. 

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Blessings!

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PET SUFFOCATION AWARENESS November 17, 2016 16:00

Hello my awesome friends!  I hope everyone is doing great!

Recently I was made aware of the dangers involving our furry friends and plastic potato chip bags.

A few weeks ago, I posted a video of a dog eating out of a bag of chips not realizing the dangers it can cause. The video was adorable, and I didn’t think much of it until one of our followers shared her story. WOW, what an eye opener!  After really thinking it through and doing some research on the subject, I wanted to take the time and share what I found.  This is something that we humans think of as funny, but one talk with a vet can make you aware of how often and fatal it can be. 

The story of one of our followers started with a bag of chips left on the counter.  The bag was far back in a corner and it was clipped.  Unfortunately, her seven-month old doggie liked what he smelled so much that he found his way to it.  She arrived home from work to find him with his nose trapped inside. 

I can’t even imagine coming home to such a devastating situation….how horrible!

Here are some of the facts:

  • Be aware of that pet suffocation in snacks, and other bags happens and it happens quickly. And it happens to both dogs and cats.  You want to be aware that it can happen with any type of bag; snack, cereal, pet food and resealable bags.  It can even happen with no bags, such as Pringles tubes, hard plastic containers with narrow openings, and plastic six-pack rings.   
  • Common Myths to reconsider:
    • My dog wouldn't do this. Truth: You never really know until you know.
    • My dog is too big for this to happen. Truth: Often large and giant breed dogs have succumbed to chip and other bag suffocations.
    • It only happens to dogs. Truth: While it does happen more often to dogs, it does indeed happen to cats, as well.

 Here are some tips that I found in the event that this happens to you:

  • Remain calm as quick decisions are not always the best ones
  • Remove the bag from your pet’s head
  • Feel for a pulse and watch for breathing – if they are abnormally slow or absent, begin immediate CPR

Always remember that while we are not at home, our furry friends become curious.  Never underestimate their skill of finding or getting into things that could hurt them. 

I hope that this has brought awareness and will help you protect your furry friend.

We Love Your Pets!

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Source: http://www.preventivevet.com/pet-suffocation


Halloween Safety Tips For Your Furry Friend October 27, 2016 16:29

Halloween Safety Tips For Your Furry Friend

Hello my awesome friends!

I really wasn't sure what to blog about then I remembered it is Halloween season, so why not write a Do's and Don'ts for our furry friends.  So, here are some safety tips for you.

As Halloween can be fun for our families, it may not be for our furry friends.

Our pets may get startled by trick-or-treaters, since they may be yelling for their candy, and dressed in costumes.  This may scare our furry friends.  As you may know, dogs can be territorial and may become anxious and growl at innocent kids.

I believe it's best to keep them inside, away from the door, and secure them, since you will be opening and closing the door frequently.  This will prevent them from running off into the street avoiding an unnecessary accident.  Gee, no one wants to go searching for their furry friend on a night like this.

Remember that candy is not for pets.  Halloween candies containing the artificial sweetener, Xylitol can be poisonous to them.  It causes sudden drop in blood sugar, loss of coordination, and seizures.  Remind your precious kids not to feed your pets any type of candy.  It's better to be safe than sorry. 

Keep in mind that having lit pumpkins around pets may not be a good idea either.  If they get too close, they may get burned and knock the pumpkin over causing a fire, and this would be horrible.

If you are planning to dress your furry friend, be sure to try it on them before Halloween night to make sure he or she is not irritated, is able to move, not allergic or show any signs of abnormal behavior.  You want them to enjoy themselves as much as the rest of the family.

We sell festive bandanas and neck ties.  They are perfect for any holiday season or occasion.  Be sure to check them out on our website!

Well, I hope this has helped you a bit.  Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween!  BOO!! :)

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You Had Me At Woof October 20, 2016 16:00

You Had Me At Woof

Today I was reflecting on my love for Brownie and the changes that I have seen in her in the last year. Brownie is a pure breed Rat Terrier who has been full of life and love.  She was easily trained and was so easy to take care of.  People would come into our house and not even know that we had a dog because she was so quiet and never barked. 

She has been with us through ups and downs, many moves, many vacations and road trips.  Brownie is now 12 which in doggie years…honestly, I am not even sure how old that makes her in dog years, but its around 60-62 years old based on Pedigree, lol!

So why am I writing this? I guess I am trying to deal with the fact that she has gotten old and one day we will lose her. 

As some of you may know, she was bitten by what we think was a spider after last Thanksgiving. This has caused a snowball effect on her health.  About five months ago, she all of a sudden lost her sight, and eventually went blind. 

I have noticed that she has slowed down a lot and is having a hard time doing things that seemed to come so easily to her- walking around, having the energy to play, getting out of her bed… even at the smell of food. Now being blind, she can’t go up the stairs or jump into the car when we take her for a ride.  Although she seems to be liking the extra attention, you can see in her eyes that she, too, is feeling the changes. And because of her new needs, our daily routines look different to when she was healthier.

With this new season at hand with her, I decided to turn to my online BFF, Google, lol. I looked up caring for a senior dog and all the symptoms that Brownie has been showing were listed. 

By reading these articles, it gave me some peace of mind to know that her changes seem normal for an aging dog

Although it saddens me to the point of tears, to think of one day not having her around, I have to come to embrace every moment and day that I have her with me. Instead of allowing it to worry me, I will live in the moment, and give her lots of kissy kissys and snuggle up with her.

If you happen to also have a senior dog, here are some articles that helped me, and may help you.

Cesar’s Way: https://goo.gl/IK8Qie

PetMd: https://goo.gl/oDgLNr

PetFinder: https://goo.gl/pfaWyc

Thank you so much for reading my blog and being part of this journey with me.  I would love to receive any comments or suggestions.  

Blessings!

Zaida 

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Against All Odds October 13, 2016 16:08

Hello my awesome friends!

Recently we had our first vendor show at DogFest Walk n’ roll festival in Charlotte. Much to my surprise I really was not aware of the depth of this cause. I was left in awe because my vision for Three Humans And A Dog is to be able to sponsor a canine companion to someone in need. My love for Brownie deepened when my daughter left to college leaving me with empty nest syndrome…LOL.  Everything I did was solely based around her. Birthing my love for dogs.

 Let me introduce you to Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).

This organization is a non-profit. It helps people with disabilities by providing highly trained dogs.  These dogs assist adults and children with physical disabilities by helping them perform daily task. WOW, I cried of course.

How is it that our 4 legged furry friends can be trained do so much for us. WOW…is all I can say.

They are also trained to help alert the blind, deaf and to help children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. This is simply amazing! 

Just to think that over $50,000 are invested into each of these amazing dogs, but these furry friends are actually provided free of charge to the person that they are given to. 

I couldn't imagine what it feels like for a disabled person to now have a canine companion to help them do their normal everyday tasks. The experience must be life-changing. 

If you have been touched as much as I have and are interested in supporting Canine Companions, you can by making an online donation on their website, www.cci.org

What an amazing organization to be part of. I look forward to the day I am able to fulfill my vision.

We love your pets,

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Thinking of getting a dog? October 06, 2016 02:30

Thinking of getting a dog? Here are a couple of things you should know.

Having a dog takes up a lot of time. Be sure to evaluate if having a dog would be a good idea if you work lots of hours. I recommend that you would look up what breed of dog would suit your needs.

A great place to start is at PetMD’s Breedopedia has a wide variety of breeds.  You should consider your life style and your living conditions. If you live in an apartment a smaller dog would probably be best as a big dog will probably get bored and destroy your apartment. LOL!

I strongly recommend you get health insurance. Veterinarian bills are very costly.  Believe me, I learned the hard way. Be sure to fine a good veterinary.  Your furry friends’ doctor would be the best person to recommend your doggies food depending on allergies or any type of condition. Clearly, proper nutrition is the way to good health. Buy your dog a proper dog leash or harness. If your new furry friend is a puppy, be sure to buy him/her lots of chewing toys. Remember puppies are very curious and love chewing and investigating.

Enjoy the beautiful things that a dog can teach us, like UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

I hope that this information has helped many.

Wishing you a successful, livelong loving relationship.

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Peanut Butter PuPcakes December 01, 2015 15:10

I have been looking for Christmas recipes to make some yummy homemade treats for Brownie and our neighborhood furry friends.  Came across this one that I believe will be a Woofing delight!
Enjoy!!
Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

 

Rating: 5

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 18 pupcakes**

Ingredients

  • PUPCAKES
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed 
  • 2/3 cup honey 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • FROSTING 
  • 4 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, softened 
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits (optional)

Instructions

PUPCAKES
    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line each cupcake well with a cupcake liner; set aside.
    2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on low - medium speed, beat peanut butter, oil, bananas, honey and eggs until just combined, about 1 to 2 minutes. 
    3. Gradually add flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix on medium speed until just combined. Scoop batter into each lined cupcake well about 1/2 - 3/4 full.
    4. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow pupcakes to cool to room temperature before frosting.
FROSTING
  1. In a medium bowl, beat Neufchâtel cheese, peanut butter and milk until just combined. Note: If frosting is too wet, add a tablespoon of cheese at a time. If frosting is too dry, add a teaspoon of milk at a time. 
  2. Spread frosting over each cupcake. Top with a Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Notes

There are several common dog allergies/intolerances that can develop over time which may include and is not limited to certain proteins, corn, wheat and soy. Please check with your veterinarian if your pet can consume any of the listed ingredients found in this recipe.

**Ingredients can be halved to make approximately 9 pupcakes.

Please give a portion of a pupcake that is appropriate for the size of your pet. The amount shown in this post was intentionally exaggerated for photos. 

Peanut Butter Pupcakes recipe was adapted from Crazy for Crust

Recipe Source: www.urbanbakes.com

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Prepare your furry friend's paws for the winter season November 24, 2015 11:51

Moving from Florida to North Carolina was not just a change for us, but for our dog, Brownie, too.  We didn't realize that she would have to get used to the ice and snow.  She experienced this pretty quickly, since we moved during the winter months.  We were not prepared to the impact it would have on her little paws.   

I can remember the first sleet we had and how dried her paws got.  I had no idea how to treat them and starting looking for some ways to make it better for her.  As I searched through Google, I came across some simple recommendations from Cesar Millan that helped our Brownie, and I hope that it will help your doggie's paws too.  

Here are three recommendations that Cesar provides in his article:

"Prepare the Paws

Before using the balm, make sure the paw is ready. Good grooming is essential for healthy winter feet. If your dog has long hair use a clipper (beard trimmer with the shortest plastic guard equipped works well) to keep the hair between the paw pads short so that it is even with the pad.

Trim the hair around the paws especially if they have a lot of feathering to make sure none of the hair comes into contact with the ground. This will help prevent ice balls from forming between and around the paw pads which can be painful and result in trauma. It also makes it easier to apply the balm to the pads. Keeping the nails trimmed is important year-round but even more so in the winter because long nails force the paw to splay out and make it more likely that snow and ice will accumulate between the paw pads.

Apply a thin even layer of balm just before going out for a wintery walk. After the walk wipe your dog’s paws with a warm washcloth to remove snow, ice and ice melt. Then apply another layer of balm to soothe any irritation and to keep them from drying out. Bag Balm can be found in most drug stores and pet stores. If you can’t find Bag Balm then Vaseline is an acceptable alternative.

Dog boots

Another good option to protect your dog’s paws is dog boots. These boots are made by various manufacturers and can be easily found online and in pet stores. They consist of a sock like boot with a Velcro strap to help keep them in place. Some have soles which provide the additional benefit of adding traction. These boots protect the paw by helping them stay dry and preventing exposure to salt and de-icers.

Be sure to check that the strap is not too tight; the boot should be snug so that it doesn’t slip off but not so tight that it constricts the paw. Dogs tend to not to like wearing the boots at first so acclimate them to wearing them by putting them on your dog for short periods of time in the house. Praise them and gradually increasing the length of time as they get used to them.

Salt and de-icers can be toxic

Be aware that salt and most de-icers can be toxic to our canine friends. Try to keep your dog away from roads and sidewalks that have been heavily treated with salt and chemical de-icers. There are pet friendly de-icers available for use on your own sidewalks and driveway and you should encourage your neighbors to do the same.

Immediately after a walk, wash your dog’s paws with warm water as described earlier to help prevent them from ingesting any salt or chemicals that may be on their paws. While outdoors, do not let your dog eat slush or drink from puddles near heavily treated roads and sidewalks.

Dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia just as people are so use common sense as to how long your walks can be. Keep them short and watch for signs of hypothermia such as shivering, anxiety and moving slowly.

Winter can be tough on our dog’s feet but good grooming and protecting the paws by using a balm or booties will go a long way to keeping your dog’s feet healthy."

I hope that this information will be helpful and provide protection to your doggie's paws this coming Fall and Winter.  

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The No Fear Way To Trim Your Dog's Nails November 14, 2015 17:05

One of my husband's greatest fears is to hurt our dog, Brownie, when it comes time to trimming her nails.  So where did I turn to get some information, Google, of course!  :)  

I found this article which my husband felt helped him overcome some of the concerns.  I am sharing it because maybe you too are facing some of the same fears, so I hope it helps you as it did him.

 

The No Fear Way To Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Unless your pet is a very active outdoor dog his nails will need to be trimmed on a regular basis – anywhere from once a week to once a month.

Nail trimming and grooming are activities that are often feared by both dogs and owners. The best way to calm your fears is to ask your Vet or a professional groomer to train you in the proper techniques for nail trimming. The best way to calm your dog’s fears is to train it from a very young age to be comfortable with the process.

If you don’t feel comfortable trimming your dog’s nails your vet or groomer will be happy to do this regularly. And often dogs do not need their nails trimmed if they go for frequent walks on footpaths or concrete. Just watch those dew claws (thumbs).

TYPES OF NAIL TRIMMERS

There are many different types of nail trimmers. Buy good quality trimmers that are sharp and designed for the correct size dog. They should be concave at the cutting edge, to avoid crushing the nail. Blunt or poor quality trimmers will split the nail. If the nails aren’t that long but are sharp you can simply file them or use a pumice stone to take off the tips. In the US it is common to use a dremel to slowly burr down the nails and this can be more gradual and safer than clipping.

HOW TO TRIM THE NAILS

The first step is to get some treats, make the whole experience positive and don’t feel like you need to be a hero and trim all the nails at once. Start with one, reward and come back later if you or your pet is nervous. One technique that helps is to hold the handle of the nail trimmers flat against the toe pad and cut straight across the nail, so that the nail will sit just above the ground. This technique makes it extremely unlikely you will cut the nails too short.

To get a shorter cut than the previous method, aim to cut at a 45° angle, after visualising the quick. The quick is the pink area within the nail where the nerves and blood vessels are, similar to the area underneath our nails.

 

WORKING WITH BLACK NAILS

If your dog has black nails, look at the underside of the nail and you will notice that towards the tip the nail separates out into a triangular shape with two outer ‘walls’. At this point, there is no quick and it is safe to cut the tip off. Otherwise use the technique of simply cutting straight across from the pad, rather than attempting to cut up at a 45° angle. Another trick of the trade is to apply gentle pressure with the nail trimmers without actually cutting where you think you need to cut. If your dog reacts to the pressure, most likely you are too close to the quick and you will need to more the clippers further down the nail.

WHAT IF I MAKE THE NAILS BLEED?

If you accidentally cut the nails too short you can use styptic powder, or simply use a clean bar of soap and run it under the damaged nail. The soap will plug the vessel and stop the bleeding. Usually if you have made your dog bleed, they will be a bit nervous next time, so make sure you have lots of treats at the ready and take it slow. If you pet is nervous about nail trimming, view this video on how to counter condition your dog and get him used to nail trims.

There is a lot more information available within this article, so for the entire article, visit the following link:

https://www.lovethatpet.com/dogs/grooming/trimming-dogs-nails/

Credits to the Author: Dr Eloise Bright 

 

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Yummy Cat Treats! November 09, 2015 20:55

Homemade Organic Spinach and Chicken Cat Treats

A Yummy Cat Treat that is rich in protein, and tastes amazing!

 NOTES

 If your cat isn't a fan of chicken, then swap with organic salmon or tuna.

 INGREDIENTS

1/2 pound steamed organic boneless and skinless chicken thighs

1 cup fresh organic spinach leaves

1 cup organic quick-cooking oats

1 organic brown egg

1 tablespoon organic catnip

1/4 cup flour

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Steam the boneless and skinless chicken thighs until cooked through. You can swap for boneless and skinless organic chicken breasts, salmon, or tuna with cat-loving results too. Let the chicken cool for 20 minutes before the next step.
  • Place the chicken, oats, spinach leaves, egg, and catnip in a blender or food processor, and pulse on low until the mixture blends together. It should still be a bit chunky but also smooth, similar to the texture of wet sand.
  • Pop the mixture into a bowl and add the flour. You can also add a dash of salt or sugar to mix up the flavor. Use your hands to knead the dough until it's no longer sticky, then place on a flour-dusted work surface.
  • Use a rolling pin to create a rectangle of dough around 1/2 inch thick. With the help of a pizza cutter or small cookie cutter, create small shapes for the finished treats.
  • Place the kitty treats on a parchment-lined sheet tray, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool until room temperature, and then toss to your cat.

Credits to Sarah Lipoff

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5 Benefits of Coconut Oil For Dogs November 05, 2015 09:47

 

5 Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs

Extra virgin coconut oil seems to be all the rage in foodie circles and healthy cookbooks. So, I did a little homework and researched the benefits of coconut oil for dogs. It didn't take much to convince me to add it to our dogs' diet. 

The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs

Coconut oil aids digestion. If you have a dog with a sensitive tummy, a natural probiotic combined with coconut oil may help by soothing your dog's digestive system while increasing nutrient absorption.

Coconut oil provides an energy boost and helps dogs lose weight. Extra weight compromises a dog's health, while increasing joint pain and making movement difficult. Coconut oil promotes a healthy metabolism, while increasing a dog's energy and promoting healthy joints. 

Coconut oil improves a dog's breath. If brushing your dog's teeth isn't your favorite task, try brushing their teeth with coconut oil.  It will improve their breath and the teeth brushing experience, because dogs love the taste of coconut oil.

Coconut oil is excellent for a dog's skin and coat health. Not only does coconut oil offer relief to dry, itchy skin, it improves the look and feel of a dog's coat when fed regularly. You can also apply coconut oil topically, improving the look, feel and smell of your dog's coat. It can also help sooth dry paws. 

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial. Winter is just around the corner and with it comes dry, cracked paws.  Rub coconut oil on your dog's paws thoroughly (because they will lick the yummy taste) before your dog turns in for the night and you'll be amazed by their improved condition. Coconut oil can also be applied to minor cuts and sores to promote fast healing.

 How Much Coconut Oil Should You Give a Dog? 

Dr. Karen Becker recommends 1/4 teaspoon per every 10 pounds of body weight.  Every dog is different and it's appropriate to adjust the amount for what works best for your dog.  Keep in mind that too much of a yummy thing isn't good for humans or dogs, so it's best to be conservative when adding coconut oil to your dog's diet.

Applied topically or ingested, extra virgin coconut oil has many health benefits for dogs and your pups will love the taste. And if you're looking to take a break from the fishy smell of salmon and Pollock oil, consider adding coconut oil to your dog's rotation

Humans can benefit too!

Coconut Oil can be beneficial for humans too.  It can be used for cooking, as a face and body moisturizer, to strengthen hair, whiten your teeth, applied to skin after a sunburn, makeup remover and so much more.

Credits: Kimberly Gauthier

 

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The Perfect Fall Cheese Ball October 29, 2015 11:30

It's festive and it's fun!  The Perfect Fall Cheese Ball.

Prep time Total time Cook time
15 mins 2 hours 2 hours 15 mins

 

Serves: 12

INGREDIENTS

  • 16oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp minced onion
  • 3 tbsp salsa
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups nacho cheese chips, crumbled
  • top of 1 bell pepper for stem garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  • With a mixer, combine cream cheese, cheddar, onion, salsa and cumin. Mix until creamy.
  • Scoop mixture onto plastic wrap and use wrap to form a ball and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve, roll ball into the crushed nacho chips and place bell pepper stem on top. Serve with chips, vegetables or pretzels!

 This is not a furry friend treat!  It's meant for the furry friend owners and their guests!  Enjoy!

Recipe by Corey from Family Fresh Meals

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Purrrfect Cat Treats! October 26, 2015 16:43

Yummy homemade treats for cats are healthy and a crowd pleaser!

See how to make your own cat treats after the jump . . .

Crunchy Tuna Cat Treats

Makes about 3 dozen treats

  • 1 (5 ounce) can tuna, no salt added and packed in water, drained
  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dried catnip

 *It’s easy to make your own oat flour. Simply grind old-fashioned oats in a spice grinder (or a super clean coffee grinder) until it is transformed into a light powder. There you have it — oat flour!

  1. Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, combine drained tuna, oat flour, egg, olive oil and catnip. Blend until mixture is smooth. It will be thick but pliable and not terribly sticky.
  3. Roll dough into 1/2 teaspoon balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Use a skewer to press an X-shape into each cookie ball.
  4. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes until they are dried on top and slightly browned. Allow to cool completely before offering to your kitty.
  5. Place treats in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to seven days.

Credits - written by Kristina Gill on designsponge.com

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Slim Down Your Pet October 22, 2015 19:12

We love our Brownie, but the last time she went to the vet we were told that she was overweight and that could bring some health implications.  This put the entire family on alert because the bottom line is that we don't like to say "no" to her when she's asking for a treat.  

In search for some alternatives and ideas on how to change her habits, I came across this great article in the October 2015 issue of Woman's Day magazine.  

This is a great read if you have a furry friend that likes to indulge or is showing signs of being overweight.

Hope it helps you as it helped us!

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Yummy Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats October 19, 2015 08:54

HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER DOG TREATS

The easiest homemade dog treats ever - simply mix, roll and cut. Easy peasy, and so much healthier than store-bought!

Prep Time - 25 minutes

Cook Time - 25 minutes

Total Time - 50 minutes 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed, beating just until incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky.
  • Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place into oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.*
  • Let cool completely.

NOTES

*Baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the treats. Serving size will also vary depending on the desired shapes and cookie cutters used.

 Adapted from use real butter

Please consult with your pet’s veterinarian regarding possible allergies your dog may have.

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Chocolate-Banana Refrigerator "Cake" October 15, 2015 22:08

This is a fun dessert where the entire family can come together and make something scrumptious.  
Chocolate-Banana Refrigerator "Cake" Recipe 
 

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk, divided
  • 2 cups thawed frozen whipped topping, divided
  • 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 18 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, broken into squares
  • 1 banana, cut into 24 slices
  • 20 min prep
  • 4 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 24 servings.

Instructions

  • LINE  13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Beat vanilla pudding mix and 1-1/2 cups milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1 cup whipped topping. Repeat in separate bowl with chocolate pudding mix, remaining milk and remaining whipped topping.
  • BREAK  1 graham square in half; coarsely crush 7 of the remaining graham squares. Arrange 14 graham squares and 1 graham rectangle on bottom of prepared pan; cover with vanilla pudding, remaining graham pieces and chocolate pudding.
  • REFRIGERATE  4 hours. When ready to serve, use foil handles to lift dessert from pan; top with bananas and crushed grahams.

Credits to: Honey Maid

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Officially Licensed Sports Line is Here! October 14, 2015 01:12

We are so excited to announce that we are now carrying a huge assortment of Officially  Licensed Sports collars, leashes, bowls, jerseys, t-shirts, sweaters.  Your furry friend will give you a big woof when you get them ready for the NFL action wearing these Officially licensed items. 

Make sure to check them out on our site and look for your favorite teams by following this link:

College teams:  http://threehumansandadog.com/collections/college
NFL teams: http://threehumansandadog.com/collections/nfl-dog-apparel-accessories
We continue to add new teams and products on a daily basis.  Not only for the current football season, but as we move into new sporting seasons too.   
 
If there is a specific team you are looking for that is not yet listed, please email us at client support@threehumansandadog.com.
Find these and all of our lines on our company website:  www.threehumansandadog.com
 

 


Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Furry Friend Style! October 06, 2015 21:58

Although there are many different types of Cancer, Breast Cancer is the second most common kind of Cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get Breast Cancer at some point.  We can all make a different, even if its by contributing a little at a time.  

Looking for a great way for your doggie or kitty to show support and awareness for you or a loved one? These handmade Breast Cancer Awareness Bandanas are a great way for your furry friend to be seen during those neighborhood walks, or even at fundraiser events.  Perfect for female or male, since the back fabric can be customized to be in our Pretty Pink or Sky Blue.  

Three Humans & A Dog Company is aware of the threat that Breast Cancer has in the world, and we want to do our part.  During the month of October, 17% from the sales of the Breast Cancer Awareness Bandana will go The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  

Do your part and support this very worthy cause, and let your furry friend look be part of the contribution too.  Not to mention, they will look fabulous in the process.

Buy them at our online store: www.threehumansandadog.com

Can be customized for female or male. 

Colors:  Front: Grey with Polka Dots  Back: Pretty Pink (shown) or Sky Blue

Available in: XS, Small, Medium & Large.

See more on this and all of our products at: www.threehumansandadog.com

Be Blessed!


Our Grand Opening of Our Shop at the Rumor Mill Market October 04, 2015 10:41

We are so excited to announce that we have opened our humble shop at the Rumor Mill Market located in Davidson, NC. 

Rumor Mill Market is located at 217 Depot Street, Davidson, NC 28031

Find them online at: www.rumormillmarket.com and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RumorMillMarket

Here is a picture of our shop which just opened on Friday, 10/2/2015.  We will be updating it with new products in the weeks to come.

We can also be found at www.threehumansandadog.com 


A Perfect Fit - How to place a dog bandana on the collar for a Perfect Fit! October 01, 2015 19:47

Three Humans & A Dog Company offers bandanas that are A Perfect Fit!  Our bandanas are meant to be worn with a collar which guarantees that they will never fall off.  They have fabulous fabric patterns on both sides and they can be worn on the back or front for a great chic look.  

Get your doggie or kitty ready for the Harvest and Fall season with these great bandanas.  Zaida, our Design Director, has put together some fabulous fabric mixes that are sure to make your furry friend look glam or you can customize your bandanas with our customizing tool by selecting your choice of fabric for the front and back sides.  

I have put together an illustration video that will show you how these great bandanas are to be worn. Brownie, our 10 year old Rat Terrier was a great model in this shot; I am sure you will agree after you see her looking sassy and offering me some love.  

Displayed in this video is one of our newest collars, the Reflector Collar with Night Light.  This is a great collar that provides a reflective stripe and a light box.  The light box has a clicker that can be set to three different settings.  This collar provides added safety while you are walking your pet in the evening, or while you release them into the yard at night to, well, "take care of business".  

Here is the video:

 

Here are the two products included in the video:

This is our Orange Paisley with Little Bones Bandana offered in XS, S, M, XL:

These are the Reflector Collar with Night Light S, M, L, XL:

 

Visit us online at: www.threehumanandadog.com for these and a look at our entire line of bandanas, bowties, and so much more.  


Grand Opening of Our Online Store September 27, 2015 16:40

 

Launch Video

The time has COME!!!

Posted by Zaida Acosta on Sunday, September 27, 2015
Hey guys!

 

We are so excited to announce the launch of our online store! 

We WELCOME YOU as we go live online, Facebook and Instagram. We will be posting a lot of great stuff going forward, so make sure you stay connected with us.

We hope you enjoy it and that its a blessing. 

We appreciate your support and will be connecting with you soon!