10 Must Haves to Clean a Smelly Dog

10 Must Haves to Clean a Smelly Dog

The following are 10 items our family needs to make dog bath time a success: 1) The smelly dog Our particular smelly dog just got back from a long, strenuous and active hike that involved climbing rocks and being in the sun. It is especially helpful for the dog to get a little exercise before bath time to help ease resistance in the bathing process. 2) Workout clothes or a swimsuit It is important to remember not to wear your Sunday best for the cleaning of your smelly pooch. This is not the right circumstance to “dress to impress” even when getting bath time photographed. “Ewe” should dress comfortably in clothes you are not overly concerned with getting wet because your wet dog WILL shake ALL over you. 3) Hair drain trap To avoid a clogged drain we always have a hair drain trap on hand during the bath session. A plug helps conserve water while we wash her. As soon as we empty the dirty water down the drain, we slip the hair drain trap over the drain to catch the fur. 4) Large plastic pail or bowl A large Tupperware bowl or beach pail works perfectly to rinse off a localized, shampooed area. 5) Shower cap To avoid getting water in your dog’s ears we use a shower cap. Your dog will be dressed for the part and his ears will be less likely to get a secondary ear infection from moisture in the ears. Alternatively, cotton balls can be used. It should be noted that even if a product says it is safe around the eyes, I prefer to...
Potato Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies

I have been on quite a health food kick lately, so these potato chip cookies were a real treat. Anyone ever get stressed and want to pig out? When I am stressed, it is easy to consume those foods that normally are easy for me to resist. Times like these are perfect to spoil my family and myself with really delicious cookies and potato chips, ALL IN ONE. To make this recipe healthier, butter can be replaced with vegan shortening and the amount of sugar can be adjusted. Serves: 6-9 people (Makes about 18 cookies) Cooking time: 18-20 minutes Preheat oven to: 375 degrees Fahrenheit Ingredients: 2 sticks butter, softened 3/4 c. packed brown sugar 3/4 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 large eggs 2 1/4 c. flour 1 tsp. baking soda 3/4 tsp. salt 4 c. crushed potato chips (around 10 oz. divided) 1 c. pecans (optional, chopped and toasted) Directions: 1) Beat together butter and sugars on high speed until fluffy. 2) Add vanilla and eggs and beat in medium speed until combined. 3) Mix dry ingredients (Baking soda, salt and flour) and add to mixture on low speed. 4) Add 2 c. pecans and crushed potato chips. 5) Roll balls into remaining potato chips to coat. 6) Place cookies 2 in. apart on greased ( using cooking spray ) or parchment-lined cookie sheet. 7) Bake 18-2o minutes until golden.   This Sweet and Salty Cookie Recipe Tells a Story: There is a touching story behind this potato chip cookie recipe. It reminds me of the priceless times spent with friends in high school, making cookies together to go...
Yulin Cat and Dog Meat Festival 2016

Yulin Cat and Dog Meat Festival 2016

The Yulin Cat and Dog Festival is one example of an animal abuse incidence that makes me feel extra fortunate to be with my Humom and Dad. Shame on Humanity Jade here reporting on an incident of dog abuse that makes me ashamed to be called “man’s best friend”.  The Yulin cat and dog meat festival is an atrocity about which I have recently been hearing a lot of barks and howls. I respect cultural differences. But a line is crossed in humanity when pets are being abducted from homes with no recourse, and tortured while they are wagging their tails, with blind and undeserved trust of human nature. Abduction and Massacre Mass execution of my canine and feline friends through burning them alive and publicly torturing them before consumption is too morally unjust not to address. Many pets are stolen from families and then used as dog meat with their family’s collars still around their necks.  I recently saw a photograph, with a video available on YouTube of the Yulin Cat and Dog Meat festival where the limbs of a stolen family pet were being cut off in front of the respective family’s child while the dog was fully conscious.  Of course the pure agony that the poor little girl was going through is not even close to comparable of how my tortured canine friend felt before death. Yulin Cat and Dog Meat Festival advocates claim that animal rights activists are picking on Yulin when many other places kill animals that are sacred to some sector of society. You don’t have to be an animal rights activist to...
An Easy Step by Step Tutorial on How to Clean a Stinky Dog

An Easy Step by Step Tutorial on How to Clean a Stinky Dog

Read this tutorial on how to clean a stinky dog. With these easy instructions on how to clean the dog, your dog will smell much better, and look much cleaner. Sometimes I have to wonder where to start when my dog really stinks. Warning, the following wet dog pictures are pretty pathetic and adorable. Jade never fully appreciates the bath tub, as given away by her facial expressions. After the bath when she was being brushed out, she was more relaxed than I have ever seen her. First there is an easy step by step tutorial on how to clean a stinky dog. Then you will see 9 must haves for a luxurious dog bath. Prepare to get wet and wild. Here are step by step instructions to on how to clean a stinky dog: 1) Make sure the water is tempid. Hot water can easily burn your dog, while cold water can be extremely uncomfortable. 2) Trim the nails. Trim your dog’s nails before the bath or set down a towel in the tub to ensure your pet has secure footing during the bath. 3) Wet your pet's coat and lather up! There are a variety of shampoos that can be used on your dog. Today I am using Rockin Paws shampoo. I like this brand because it is a sulfate-free formula. When it is paired with the other Rockin Paws products, it leaves Jade’s fur softer and slicker than our satin bedsheets. My husband has not stopped complimenting Jade’s fur since her bath this weekend. Instructions change based on what type of shampoo you use. Sulfate in...
Fresh and Light Smoothie- Travel Animal Doctor

Fresh and Light Smoothie- Travel Animal Doctor

Fresh and Light Smoothie – Travel Animal Doctor Healthy Vegetarian Fresh and Light Smoothie Recipe at Travel Animal Doctor As the adage goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  I generally do not like eating apples, so incorporating them into a smoothie is the perfect solution. According to an article in Livescience, apples are so healthy, that they can lessen the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and asthma. Additional benefits of apples include bone health, gastrointestinal protection and weight management. Apples are an incredible source of Vitamin C especially the apple skin. One important fact to remember about apples are that the seeds (called pips) contain cyanide.  The cyanide toxin can harm cats, dogs and horses. According to ASPCA, the leaves, seeds, and stems of apples contain cyanide, and are especially toxic during the wilting process. Above is a collage of pictures taken while Travel Animal Doctor made her latest fresh and light smoothie.   Chia seeds have higher antioxidant properties than blueberries and are a nutritiously delicious ingredient in this fresh and light smoothie from Travel Animal Doctor.   Above are some of the ingredients of Travel Animal Doctor’s fresh and light smoothie.    Here is the finished product, the Fresh and Light Smoothie from Travel Animal Doctor. Ingredients Ice 1/2 of an avocado 1 slice of cucumber 1 tsp of chia seeds 1/2 of a lemon 1/2 of a banana 2 apples 2 Tbs. lemon or lime juice 3 Tbs. Plain greek yogurt 1/2 c. almond milk    One for you and one for your friend. Directions 1) Combine avocado, celery, cucumber, chia seeds, lemon, banana,...
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