Saturday Pet Blogger Hop – Easter Hunt


Welcome back to this weeks Saturday Pet Blogger Hop! Hosted by Two Little Cavaliers.

Seeing as it is Easter tomorrow I thought I would share with you a dog related Easter video!
This video is an Easter egg hunt made by Gone To The Snow Dogs.

Happy Easter! Have a wagging one! 

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Toxic New Forest spot – 11 dogs dead

A late news article explained how an area of the New Forest has been revealed as toxic. Some kind of toxin in the earth has been picked up by animals, it is feared. Vets think they have been poisoned through small cuts in their legs or paws. Latchmore Brook in Hampshire, United Kingdom is the site of this disaster.
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Latchmore can be seen on this map

The area was used to test bombs in World War II meaning that experiments involving deadly chemicals may be to blame. The water or soil-borne poison may have been distributed by heavy rain in this popular forest area.
Tracey Matherick, 45, from Chard, Somerset experienced the affect on which this toxin causes on dogs. One of her Siberian Huskies came home from a walk in the New Forest with a sore paw. Tracey and her husband did not think anything of it at first.
‘Two days later her whole paw and leg had swollen up’
She took her dog Boo to the vet where she had ‘treatment after treatment’. Tests showed Boo had kidney and liver failure meaning that Tracey was forced to put her down.
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Boo’s paw after it became infected.

Tissue samples from the dead dogs have been sent to a US Laboratory, hopefully a cure can be found. The deaths are also being investigated by the Forestry Commission, the Environment Agency and New Forest District Council.

Anyone who does visit the area is advised to wash their dogs’ paws, examine them thoroughly and seek help if there are signs of injury.

Please be careful with your dogs when choosing places for them to walk and let everyone know about this tragedy.

Wordless Wednesday BlogHop – Happy Easter!

Welcome back to this weeks Wordless Wednesday hosted by BlogPaws
Seeing as it is Easter very soon I thought I would share with you a very adorable Easter themed picture that Joanna sent me!
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This is Bertha saying a very Happy Easter to you all!

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Nutty Bacon Treats

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Total Time: 40 minutes (approximately)
Prep Time: 20 minutes (approximately)
Cook Time: 12 – 15 minutes

Ingredients and Equipment:

  • 3 Slices of bacon, diced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 Cup of creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 Cup of soy flour
  • 1/2 Cup of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 Cup of wheat germ
  • Baking Tray – may need more than one
  • Parchment paper
  • Frying Pan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Spoon
  • Rolling pin
  • Shape cutter/knife

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (Gas mark 2, 150 degrees C)
  2. Line the baking tray(s) with parchment paper
  3. Fry the diced bacon until crispy. With a slotted spoon, remove the crispy bacon but save the fat.
  4. Allow the fat to cool slightly (2 – 5 minutes)
  5. Add the egg, peanut butter, maple syrup and water to the bacon fat and mix thoroughly
  6. Add in the flours and wheat germ and mix until combined
  7. Stir in the bacon pieces
  8. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4″ thick
  9. Cut into desired shape with the shape cutter or a knife
  10. Bake in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes or until lightly browned
  11. Leave to cool and serve!

If you have followed the recipe, give me feedback! Let me know if your dog loved it or hated it. What you changed and what you kept the same. I’d love to know!

Saturday Pet Blogger Hop – Dreams


Welcome back to this weeks Saturday Pet Blogger Hop hosted by Two Little Cavaliers
This week I am going to show you a video of a puppy having a dream. You may have seen this video before but it is so adorable I couldn’t resist uploading it!

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Bed and bone

I still needed a few bits for Alfie; so I went and got some!
As usual I bought all of the products from Pets At Home.

The first item is a hard bed
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I got this bed for £9.99. To order online click here.
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This bed is made by Do Not Disturb – Sharples Grant. It is a hard, plastic red bed. I wanted something the pup could sleep in inside the crate. With just the vetbed inside I thought the puppy would feel lost so after seeing them in a hard bed the other day, I though it was the best idea to have him snuggled into a little hard bed.
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The bed is 50cm wide. They are oval not round so it was a bit of an annoying size to fit in the crate width ways. I now have to have it length ways meaning there is less space in the crate. But it looks snuggly!

Next I bought a bed for inside the hard bed.
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I got this bed for £8. To order online click hereOn the website the picture of the bed is upside down to the way I have pictured it.
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The bed is incredibly soft! It is a dark blue color, much like the bottom picture. It fits into the hard bed perfectly so I am hoping it will be comfortable to sleep in.
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As you can see the bed fits in comfortably and I think it looks cozy.

The last item I bought was a chew toy.
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I bought this for £4. Unfortunately they don’t sell this online.
I already have a few chew toys but I wanted to make sure I had enough. Joanna said that the pups will try and chew your fingers which can turn into a really bad habit when they’re older. Not only your fingers but they are teething puppies, they’ll chew everything! She said the only way to stop it is by giving them something more interesting to chew on then the thing they already have their teeth in!
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The toy is green rubber with groves and bumps.

Now for the before use rate
Bed: ImageImageImageImageImage5 stars! I wanted a hard bed and this is the exact one that Joanna uses so hopefully it will be an extra comfort in the crate
Pillow for bed: ImageImageImageImageImage5 stars! This is soft and comfortable and I hope the pup thinks so too! Joanna had vetbed instead but I think because it wont have its brothers and sisters to snuggle with too, it will need something extra.
Bone: ImageImageImageImageImage5 stars! Anything besides my sofa or chair leg is good to chew on! Hopefully this is durable and will last constant gnawing.

Wordless Wednesday BlogHop – Squish!

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Welcome back to this weeks Wordless Wednesday hosted by BlogPaws.

I feel like am I getting better at the ‘Wordless’ part of these as I am including less words then some previous ones! So here it is!

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Whats wrong with the other half of the bed?!

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