Archive for April 20th, 2010

Two Excellent Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes For You and Your Pup!

Two Excellent Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes For You and Your Pup!

Giving your pet something that they will like is the greatest thing you can do as a pet owner. One thing that you can give is a peanut butter dog treat. Dogs love peanut butter. Here are a few peanut butter dog treat recipes that are top on our list:

1. Safflower dog treats – Who would think that by adding safflower to a recipe that you would have a winner? But there are many health benefits to be had by your dog if you just give it a try. The ingredients you need for these are:

1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup safflower oil 2 medium eggs 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 1/4 cups unbleached white flour 1/2 cups cornmeal 1/2 cups rolled oats Additional flour for rolling

Preheat oven to 400° F. You need to mix all of the following ingredients into a big bowl: Water, Oil, Eggs, Pea nut Butter, and Vanilla. Use a wire whisk to stir. Slowly add the flour, cornmeal, and oats. Take one-third of the dough and place on a floured surface. Some flower to the top of the dough. Gently knead it. You can add the additional flour as you need it. Roll out to 1/2 – 3/4 inch thickness and then you will want to cut it into shapes using dog cookie cutters that you bought. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Leave in the oven for and additional 20 minutes after turning off the oven.

2. Gourmet Lollipop for Dogs– Having a lollipop is fun, even for dogs. That is why with this peanut butter recipe, you can really give your dog a great treat. The ingredients you are going to use for this are:

1 cup creamy peanut butter (natural is best) 1 cup cornstarch 2 tbsp. cold water 1 tbsp. carob chips (optional) Compressed rawhide or bully sticks

Stir all ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until the ingredients are warm. Stir after each 30 seconds in the microwave. Spray the lollipop molds with cooking spray. Scoop the peanut butter into the molds that you have created. If it is still thick then press the mixture into the molds. Fill each mold 3/4 full. Let them sit for 5 minutes. Press the rawhide sticks into the peanut butter. You need to make sure the stick is placed in the middle, with the top being covered. Refrigerate overnight.

The above recipes will give your dog a tasty treat that is suitable for a healthy snack.

Matt Knacks is a dog enthusiast and the owner of http://www.homemadedogtreatsrecipes.com and invites you to find some new peanut butter dog treat recipes here.

Cool “cutest Dog” images

A few nice cutest dog images I found:

chengde outing — cute dogs

Image by kafka4prez
perhaps the cutest dogs i’ve ever seen in china.

we took the train from beijing to the smallish mountain town of Chengde

cute dogs @ cherry st. cafe – Image(01)

Image by ario_

cutest dog at bow wow pow wow

Image by aliciagriffin
bow wow pow wow | adams morgan | washington dc

Heavy Duty Indestructible Steel Dog Crate Cage, 42 1/4″ L x 30 3/4″ W x 41 1/4″ H

Heavy Duty Indestructible Steel Dog Crate Cage, 42 1/4″ L x 30 3/4″ W x 41 1/4″ H

  • Size: 42 1/4″ Long x 30 3/4″ Wide x 41 1/4″ High
  • Locking casters
  • Includes a floor grate
  • Steel tray

IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Buyer MUST contact us with their PHONE NUMBER, this is a Special Delivery, in order to process order, we must have your phone number. About the Crate: Constructed to be the Alcatraz of pet cages, the 3/4″ frame is forged from 20-guage steel and reinforced by 1/2″ diameter steel tubes for the strongest, sturdiest, most durable crate/cage on the market. Designed specifically for powerful dogs that are able to claw or chew their way out of other cages and crates.

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List Price: $ 699.00

Price: $ 435.99

Some kind of “dog classes” for teens….?

Question by nickkelly4dogs: Some kind of “dog classes” for teens….?
I really need something to do for the summer and since I really love dogs, I thought that maybe I could learn more about them. Whether, it’s a doggy grooming class, training class, as long as it’s for teens or for kids then it’s fine. Also, if anyone knows where a 14 year old can get a job dealing with dogs (grooming, daycare, etc)…then it would be greatly appreciated….thanks so much!

Best answer:

Answer by iTaLo
local dog shelter

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

How Much Does Adopting a Dog Cost

How Much Does Adopting a Dog Cost

How Much Does Adopting A Dog Cost

Before you decide to bring a dog home, it is absolutely essential that you give some thought to the costs that you will be incurring in the process.

It’s not the purchase alone, though even that is likely to be expensive in the case of some superior breeds of dogs, but also the cost of the accessories you will have to buy to make your home habitable for your pet.

Then there are the visits to the vet, which have to be regularly made, and the expensive vaccinations, which the puppy has to be given. So, all in all, you will have to make pretty sure that your wallet can take the beating before you bring your doggy home.

What then, are the costs, and how much are they?

Let’s start at the beginning. You have to buy the dog unless you are lucky enough to have it presented to you by a friend or a family member and the cost of this initial purchase can vary very widely.

The variance will firstly depend on the type of dog you are buying. A purebred “companion only” puppy usually starts from around 0 but can go up to astronomical amounts for rare or exotic breeds.

If you prefer to adopt a non-purebred variety from a shelter, it will cost you from around 0 to 0.

Costs also differ in different geographic locations so it is difficult for us to tell you of one fixed sum that you will have to pay for any given variety of dog.

Visit the sources in your locality from where people normally buy dogs and check on the prices. And this includes the internet. After some queries on your part, you will be able to come to a fix on what your desired dog costs.

Now that you’ve got your dog, it’s time to look at the other costs you will have to start to incur.

Let’s start with the one – time costs.

One Time Costs Average Cost

Fence 0 – 00

Bowls

Collars

Leash

Bed

Crate 0

Grooming tools

Neuter/ Spay ( Based on weight ) 0

Then there are the annual costs, which you have to be prepared for. I enumerate them below:

Vaccinations 5

Preventive Medicines 0

Food 0

Toys/Treats

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And then there are other costs:

Boarding – per day ( with 2 playtimes )

Grooming – per time

Training classes ( Per 6-8 classes ) 0

Individual training ( Per session ) 0

And remember, this list is for grown up dogs and not puppies. If it’s a puppy you are adopting, the costs increase.

There’s a check up, a series of 4 sets of vaccines, worming, heartworm tests, all of which will cost you close to 0.

Then there is puppy food, which will set you back around 0 and toys/treats, which will cost approximately .

So, as you will have counted up from the figures given above, in the first year, you will be spending approximately 00 to 00 over and above the cost of buying your dog. After the first year, you will spend less per year – about 00. Smaller dogs cost a bit less and larger dogs cost more.

Apart from all this, your dog will have lifelong healthcare needs. There will be shots and medicines you will be administering as preventive care and there will almost certainly be unexpected accidents, injuries or illnesses, however well you look after your dog.

It is therefore utterly essential that you objectively evaluate your budget and come to a decision as to whether you can really afford a dog. He will look to you for your support in all things and you owe it to him to give him, not only your love, but proper care, food and medical attention. These don’t come free – so ask yourself whether you can afford to get that dog you always wanted. If you realize that you can’t, it’s best to do without, both for your sake and his.

Get our ebook Super Dogs and Puppies to learn about the responsibilities of owning a dog and to select the right dog breed for you.

The author, Nancy Richards, is a dog lover and dog trainer for the last 8 years. She has published a comprehensive, all-inclusive ebook “Super Dogs and Puppies” which will help prospective dog owners decide whether to adopt a dog and which breed to get.