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6 Easy Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe During Summer Adventures

Thank you Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® for sponsoring this post. Complete and trusted flea and tick prevention starts with Hartz! Summer adventures create the best memories, and now that we have our dog, Theodore, he gets to spend a lot of our adventures with us. We decided to adventure in the Pacific Northwest this summer, where most of our family is. There are hikes, beaches, parks and lots of mountains to climb (literally). There are many off-leash dog parts, pet-friendly trails and out door seating and concerts we can bring Theodore to, but there are also some safety and precautions that are important to consider when traveling and adventuring with your pet. I thought it would be helpful to go over some of those that I’ve learned along the way! 6 Easy Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe During Summer Adventures: Extra Protection Against Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes: With the added hikes,…

How To Get Your Pet To Calm Down While Traveling

#ad this post is in partnership with VetriScience®and all opinions and thoughts are my own.  Summer is the time for traveling, and we don’t like to travel without our puppy, Theodore. He is a Cavalier/Poodle mix, so because of his medium size, we can travel most places with him if they are pet friendly. This summer, we are spending months with family in the Seattle area, so our little Theodore had to fly in the cargo area of the airplane. Basically Theodore was a wreck at the airport, and stressed when he arrived after two flights across country. With me having 3 boys to manage, a new place to adjust too, and helping Theodore, there was really no extra energy for me to work with him, or try to train him out of this stress. We just had to go through it. But, since that expereience, I’ve dont research and…

How To Boost Your Dog’s Health This Year

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #proplanprobiotic #CollectiveBias January seems to be one of the healthiest months as families embark on healthier meals, fitness plans and start taking their health seriously after the holidays. There are ways you can boost your dog’s health this year too! As a part of the family, we’ve been trying to make healthier choices for our Cavalier-Poodle mix, Theodore. Here are some ways we’ve been focusing on him. Boost Your Dog’s Gut Health: I preach the importance of gut health to the mamas in my programs, and on this blog, but I admittedly didn’t think about gut health for our dog! Most of us take probiotic pills or powder as a quick way to improve our gut health, immune system and overall good bacteria. Luckily, for dogs, you can just grab the Purina® Pro…

5 Health Challenges For The Whole Family To Try This Fall

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaONEPets #CollectiveBias There is something about a health challenge that is so motivating and exciting. I believe in not only setting health challenges for yourself, but also the whole family. Many mamas attempt to follow health challenges on their own, but forget their family can totally get involved as well, and may even enjoy doing the health challenge too! I put together 5 challenges for the whole family to try this fall to encourage better eating and activity habits. Sometimes all you need are a few small steps, to add up to big steps, which then turn into changing habits. I also love a challenge to get myself, and family, out of a funk, which happens easily soon after school starts. With the onset of little colds, darker and colder weather, and busier…

How We Are Training Our Dog To Be A Service Dog

This post is sponsored by Big Heart Pet, Inc. All opinions are my own. We are training our dog to be a service dog ourselves, because I think the experience for the kiddos and myself is wonderful, and we want to give our time and energy to those in need. I consider it my responsibility to teach my boys to serve others, and we have been blessed with amazing health and a wonderful, friendly puppy, which we can share with other children who are sick. There is a children’s hospital not too far from our house, and I can’t wait to go visit the children with my boys and our dog to make their day just a little better! I’ve seen the pure joy of children when they meet our dog, Theodore, at parks, and my heart goes out to all those children who are stuck in hospital beds, without…

5 Quick Steps for Cleaner Living For the Whole Family

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Purina. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatFuelsRight #CollectiveBias Spring cleaning is just around the corner, and I’ve been attempting to either buy or make more natural products to use. My nose has even adjusted to chemical smells. where I like the “clean” smell. After doing some research, and making one trip to the store, I was able to make 5 simple changes in our lives, that bring cleaner living to all of us, even our new puppy, Theodore. With three kiddos, it’s easy to leave him out, but the most important way I can keep him living a cleaner, more natural life is by the food I offer him. What goes in your body is so important, both for humans and dogs! I talk a lot about nutrition and eating healthy here, and it is just as important for your…