Welcoming a four-legged fuzz ball into your home is cause for celebration indeed! Did you know that kids who grow up with a dog are 50% less likely to develop asthma? There is also evidence to show that your little ones could do better at reading too. What’s more, both kids and grown-ups tend to report lower stress and increased fitness levels when there’s a doggo in residence.
Our Bichon Frise Alvin is a much-loved dog but he suffers from numerous allergies which mainly affect his skin which is called atopical dermatitis. We have been dealing with these for the last eight years and want to share with you some ways to Help Your Itchy Dog With Allergies that really work for us and some options that haven’t but might work for you that we have had recommended from other dog owners.
Weight management tips for dogs is a paid collaborative post with Royal Canin UK & IE as part of their #PerfectingPetWeight campaign but all thoughts are my own. Research conducted by the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare’s WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition. Did you know that 1 in 5 dogs in industrialised countries are categorised as obese and 1 in 2 in the UK are overweight? I am not going to lie Alvin is a fair-weather dog and puts on weight during the winter months as he often just refuses to walk and sits down!
Choosing the best dog to join our family was one of the hardest decisions we ever made. I am not going to lie, it filled me with dread. I was worried that we would make the wrong decision and I would be left to pick up the pieces and that it would really change the family dynamic. Having a pet is a big responsibility and It really scared me, but I also knew that as a family we would all benefit from having a dog.
Things to consider before bringing a dog into your family home is a paid collaboration with Drontal to highlight the importance of using worming treatment every three months (Drontal is something we use, so I am delighted to be working with them). We are big pet lovers in here in the Mad House and love having Alvin as part of our family. However, bringing a dog into your home is something that really needs to be considered very carefully.
If you have been following my blog for any length of time you will know that I a big fan of Dr Beckmann products. I use their products on pretty much a daily basis! I don;t do a wash without their colour and dirt collector sheets, they are total genius. One of the other products that is essential in my home is their carpet cleaner.
Can you believe that is is nearly two years since we brought Alvin in to our family. He turns two on April 18th and we can not imagine life without him. After being a cat family we have tuned in to a dog family and are really looking forward to watching Crufts this year! We have also had a great deal of fun the last few days watching these fab “Ninja Dogs” who will get you if you disrespect the chocolate in Balsen Pick Up Biscuits! We have a sneak peek of the advert for you below……..
The RSPCA do an incredible job of rescuing dogs, as well as other pets, with 245,590 animals being collected and rescued by the hard-working RSPCA last year. However, they need continual help and support, especially at Christmas time. Here’s how you can help: Adopt a pet You too can rescue dogs this Christmas by adopting and re-homing them. However, dogs aren’t just for Christmas, they need a home for life and adopting a pet can be a life changing decision and not one to take lightly. There are many wonderful benefits to owning a pet such as companionship and the opportunity to do more exercise but you must make sure you have more »
It’s such a wonderful thing that more and more people are taking the time to craft eco-friendly pet toys with their kids. Considering the crazy costs involved with buying pet toys, people generally have no option other than to create their own eco-friendly pet toys. The prices of nearly everything have skyrocketed over the past few years and in all honesty, many great pet parents simply cannot afford to spend the same hundreds of dollars a year they have in the past. It makes sense for people to experiment with crafting eco-friendly pet toys with kids. Every parent wants to find new and innovative ways to spend quality time with their more »