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Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


Just trying out some new recipes for the fur babes. They love these cookies. So this week changing the fruit to apples. It’s healthy and nutritious.

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Apples, Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies

INGREDIENTS

2 cups Oatmeal (soaked)

1/2” inch Water cover above oats

1 medium Green Apple

1 cup Peanut butter

2 cups All Purpose Flour

2 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon Black Pepper

1/4 to 1/2 cup Water (add slowly to thin mix batter out if needed)

DIRECTIONS

Place 2 cups oatmeal in container and cover 1/2 inch water over the top. Leave that set until almost all the water has been absorbed. About 1.5 hour

2 cups Oatmeal
1/2” inch water to cover oatmeal
1/2 “ inch or middle of the thumb of water over the oatmeal, leave soaking for 1 to 1.5 hours

Heat oven to 400 degree F. Grease 1” x 15”x 21” cookie sheet with the olive oil

1 1/2 cup sliced apples
Slice apples into small 1/2” inch pieces

Stir / Cream the ingredients together. Make sure everything is mixed together.

Stir in 1 cup Peanut Butter
Add 1 cup Peanut Butter to the Oatmeal

Place the sliced apples in the bowl

Add 1 1/2 cups Sliced Apples

After getting those ingredients mixed time to add the flour.

Add 2 cups Flour
Add extra water as needed to thin out batter

Place the dough onto the cookie sheet and smooth out to thin layer.

Smooth out evenly

Place in oven on center rack for 30 minutes

After 30 minutes remove the pan from the oven. The sides should be slightly pulled away from the pans edge and golden brown in color.

Get the pizza cutter and cut your squares. Wait until cookies are cool to touch.

Take the pizza cutter wheel and cut into squares

You can make the size of the cookie fit your dog.

Cut into 1” to 2” inch pieces

Remove from pan after completely cool.

Cookies can be removed from the pan after completely cooled

Put into an airtight container and place in the refrigerator or freezer. I have 4 dogs and this last 3 weeks. I also just take out what I need.

Place cookies in the air tight container

You can adjust this recipe to your dogs taste or yours. I ate one and I could taste the apples and peanut butter. My dogs on the other hand could really smell their treats baking and waited by the kitchen door in utter excitement. They smell something new.

Your dogs will love them until the last cookie…

Enjoy !!!

Making DOGGIE TREATS: Please read your ingredient labels.


Now that everyone is blindly making treats for their pets. Sadly we must check human ingredients to make sure there are not any things that will harm them.

We are not checking the ingredients that companies are using.

Please educate yourself so your dog stays alive!!!

Please, it’s just not chocolate that can harm and possible cause death. There is a long list of ingredients you need to be aware of. Some you would never think would. I was shocked myself the first time I read it.

You could be creating other injuries to their organs by using these ingredients.

  • Xylitol
  • Avocado seed, skin, leaves
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Garlic?
  • Macadamia nut
  • Chocolate
  • Cooked bones
  • Caffeine
  • Leeks and onions
  • Alcohol
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Citrus oil cold pressed
  • Essential oils
  • Dairy – like whip cream in a can
  • Cat Food
  • Bacon
  • Tobacco – Cigarettes – Cigars
  • Gelatin
  • Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • Ethoxyquin (“Fish Meal”)
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Food Dyes
  • Rendered Fat
  • Pam / Vegetable sprays aerosols
  • Wheat Gluten
  • Meat By-products
  • Nutmeg
  • Peaches pits
  • Mustard
  • Raw dough
Unsweetened organic applesauce

If your going to use store bought applesauce please read the ingredients. The are 3 ingredients in this brand. Apples, water and ascorbic acid. This is perfect. No unknown hard to pronounce words.

Store bought ingredients sometimes have harmful ingredients. Most times not good ingredients for your dog.

If you don’t know if it’s ok for your dog as google or the internet. “Is it ok to give my dog Xylitol”.

Sample.. usually you can ask and get an answer

The Forever Dog


Check out Dr. Karen Becker DVM holistic medicine. Best book for you about your family member.

https://drkarenbecker.com/author/

A little something about Karen Shaw Becker . She is the most followed veterinarian in the world, and for good reason. Dr Becker believes in a deliberate, common sense approach to creating and maintaining vibrant health for companion animals and an unconventional, integrative approach to addressing disease and re-establishing wellbeing in ill pets. This refreshing, proactive approach that intentionally focuses on creating or restoring wellbeing has been embraced by millions of pet lovers around the world.

Dr. Becker’s Bites


https://drbeckersbites.com/

We are excited to introduce Dr. Becker’s Forever Dog Bites. This unique one-of-a-kind treat was crafted by years of research that can be found in the newly released book, “The Forever Dog.”

Fresh Hamburger Meat


Fresh chopped hamburger meat from your own kitchen doesn’t get any better. You choose your choice of meat and start chopping.

Most hamburger meat is a combination of several cows. So if one of them has an infection the whole bunch that was just made is infected. This way you know this is one cow.

London broil, top sirloin or chuck roast. Your choice. Just remember to have some fat on the piece of meat. Flavonoids are in the rendered fat. Yummy

I like to cut mine up into very small chunks. I leave my meat semi thawed, it’s easier to cut.

You can also use this for your dogs. If you can afford a Little treat every now and then. Don’t cook it. Leave it raw and mix with some slightly cooked veggies.

Is Sparky Still Perky?


As the BIG BOOM for “natural dog foods” roll out of the factories, what are the true nutrional values? Not all are as healthy as they claim. Food dyes that are dangerous for humans are coloring your pets food. The regulations are very bleak for pet foods. There is no requirement that pet food products have pre-market approval by the FDA. https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-food-feeds/pet-food

As you can see from the recall list several have been recalled for various facts over the past year. Make sure you do a check once in awhile on your pets food. Or sign up for the FDA Recall Notice by email. https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/safety-health/recalls-withdrawals

If you don’t know yet that you should be reading the labels on your dog food as well as your food, this is your wake up call. Did you know that awesome colored dog food that is apealing to you could be very dangerous to your pet. The dyes I have listed can have an adverse reactions on your dogs health.

Its not only the pretty colored kibble. Canned dog foods and treats are also included.

We all know that humans need to avoid Red #3 and that it has been linked to cancer. As a result of efforts begun in the 1970s, in 1990 the U.S. FDA had instituted a partial ban on erythrosine, citing research that high doses have been found to cause cancer in rats. A 1990 study concluded that “chronic erythrosine ingestion may promote thyroid tumor formation in rats via chronic stimulation of the thyroid. In June 2008, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned the FDA for a complete ban on erythrosine in the United States, but the FDA has not taken any further action.

That is just one of the dangerous dyes for all your pets.

Check out these other dangerous dyes. We need to pay close attention to the labels.

Red #40: Allura Red AC is a red azo dye that goes by several names, including FD&C Red 40. The study found “a possible link between the consumption of these artificial colours and a sodium benzoate preservative and increased hyperactivity”.

Yellow #5 & #6: Tartrazine appears to cause the most allergic and intolerance reactions of all the azo dyes. It also has been known to cause food intolerances. Tartrazine has been used in 3D Printing as a biocompatible photoblocker for generating transparent hydrogels with complex inner structures.

I hope this information provides you with the power of knowledge on these dangerous food dyes in pet foods. Eliminate the colored food from your pets diet and go with the plain colored food.

Just remember… It’s up to us for the care and health of our family pets.

GOT RATS??? A Dog’s Lifesaver


This dog was lucky someone was there who knew what the signs where for rat poison.
I would have never guessed.

Hope this never happens to your dog, but if it does here’s what to do for emergency and can’t get to the vet…. Raw eggs… I had never heard of this remedy until now. I have fed my dogs charcoal for the light case from licking the rat. I have never witnessed severe rat poison poisoning in any animal. That poor baby going through those convulsions was heart wrenching.

Get them to the vet as soon as possible.


The Struggle For These Animals Are “REAL”


LINKS FOR FUND RAISERS

EMERGENCY DONATIONS NEEDED FOR HAWAII

The Struggle For These Animals Are “REAL”

As you all know by now, on the Big Island of Hawaii on May 3, 2018 we had an volcano eruption. Leilani Estates was the first Subdivision to be affected. Many animals at that time were left behind. Some had no choice but to leave their pets.

This community has come together with many volunteers. They have activated their own search and rescue efforts. The Rescue Agency pay for all the gas, food and any other expenses. Now with donations starting to come in has made a big improvement for the rescue animals. People have taken animals into their homes for temporary housing. Everyone is pitching in where they can. The Rescue Agency’s are full. Some have erected temporary structures to house the animals.

June 5, 2018 UPDATE: There have been 4 of new areas added for the animals to be rescued.

All Of Hawaii’s Animal Rescue Agency’s are still rescuing the Animals Left Behind in this Crisis.

A Special Shout Out To All Of the Hawaii and Mainland Rescue Agency’s For Pitching In and Helping.

The Animals Thank You

Every Agency Could Use A $1 DONATION

 


JOIN US ON FACEBOOK


JOIN US ON FACEBOOK


Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue

The Hawaiʻi Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network (HLFARN) was created to serve as an informational hub for those needing assistance with pets and animals on farms during the 2018 eruption of Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. But it has become so much more than that. HLFARN has blossomed from a group of strangers into an Ohana; a family of people whose love for animals has taken them into the path of an erupting volcano to rescue pets and farm animals that have been left behind.

https://www.gofundme.com/hlfarn



BIG ISLAND LOST AND FOUND PETS ONLY

We are sending out a “HOLLA” for you to share Please.

We have several Lost and Found pets that need their owners. They were scared and hungry, but now are safe. All organizations are looking for people to Sharing posts with friends and family is #1, volunteering time to help with the pets and offer space in their homes for these pets. Short Stay and Long Stay, permanent and temporary.

Please Contact : https://www.facebook.com/groups/BigIslandLostAndFoundPetsOnly/about/


WORLD WIDE LINKS FOR DONATIONS

CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK

ARE YOU FRIEND OR FOE TO YOUR DOG?


Proper care of your pets 101 for vacation time.

Are you leaving for a weekend getaway?

Who will be taking care of your 4 legged family members?

This is a tough one unless you have a good friend or you already have a sitter. I always say “Plan this one out good”.   If your dogs are comfortable with their sitter, you will be at ease. It is very stressful for all involved, especially our pets. They don’t understand what is going on, unless you travel often.

Before you leave

Show the sitter where the pet food and treats are, and where the pets sleep.

Make sure you write a list of basic commands you use with your pet? Giving the sitter the right words to use is important for communication with your pets.

Give them a list with pet rules: Are they allowed on the furniture? When do pets get treats, and when should they be reprimanded?

Let the sitter know your pets habits. Like, do they hang inside the house or out or both. Or if your dog barks often, or whether barking is for “stranger danger” and what to do if the dog continues to bark.

Let your sitter know if any of your pets are aggressive and for what reason. (toys, food, treats or the mail delivery person)

Lay out on the counter any cleaning supplies they made need in case a pet has an accident in the house. You never know.

List: what time your pets need to be walked or are they “free rangers” out in the yard. Most important do you need to close the doggie door and limit their access if this is so.

List: Feeding times and how much food to give them.

If there is more than one pet to be fed, can they all eat together in a group or do they need to be separated. Most important do you need to do separation prior to mixing their food?

Make sure to leave emergency contact information for the pets.

  • What is the name and number of the veterinarian?
  • Is there an emergency animal clinic nearby?
  • What should they do in case of an emergency.
  • Also leave a number of close friend or relative in the area.

Just make sure that your pet adores who ever may watch and care for your pets.

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Ear Mite Treatments: Natural Remedies for Ear Mites


Ear Mite Treatment: Natural Remedies for Ear Mites

How to Treat Ear Mites In 10 Easy Steps

Ear mites pose an itchy aggravation for puppies and their people. This parasite also can travel outside of the pup’s body, making it very contagious to other pets in the home. If one pet has ear mites, all of the other dogs, cats, rabbits and ferret friends also need treatment. Your veterinarian can provide this service after diagnosing the mite, but that can get pricey. It’s also helpful for you to learn how to medicate your puppy.

Here’s how to cut the cost and treat puppy ear mites at home.

Ear Mite Medications

The ears are treated by flushing away the debris and mites using an insecticide similar to that used in flea treatments. The medication is often suspended in a bland medium, like mineral oil, which when squirted into the ear helps suffocate the bugs not killed outright by the insecticide.

The solution also floats debris out of the ear canal as the ear base is gently massaged. A number of commercial products are available for treating ear mites; ask your veterinarian for a recommendation.

Home Made Medications

Holistic veterinarians agree that commercial products work well. But puppies sick with ear mites may have other common health challenges that need treatment. It may be less stressful to shoo away the bugs with more natural treatments. Cleaning the ears with soothing solutions is the first step.

  • Antiseptic Tea Rinse. Green tea is a natural antiseptic. It can be used to flush out all the ear might debris—that crumbly brown/black stuff that clogs the puppy’s ear canal. Steep a tablespoon of green tea leaves in a cup of hot water for three or four minutes, and then strain it. Let it cool to room temperature before using once a day for a month.
  • Oil Treatment. Oil helps sooth sore ears, and also can float debris out. Oil also can suffocate the mites. Holistic vets say it doesn’t really matter what kind of oil you use, although some recommend almond or olive oil. Avoid tea tree oil, though, because it can be toxic for cats and smaller pets like young puppies. For the best benefit, crush a couple garlic cloves in a cup of the oil and let it marinate overnight. Garlic naturally kills bacteria that might develop secondary to the mite infection. Remember to remove the garlic before using the oil to treat your puppy’s ears though. You’ll need to treat the ears with the oil/garlic solution daily for at least a month.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar. Add 1 teaspoon to a 8 ounces, put in spray bottle and spray twice a day for 10 days.

 

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH AND YOUR PETS


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DIATOMACEOUS EARTH AND YOUR PETS

 

PETS: Our best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Protect them from fleas and other crawling insects with diatomaceous earth. Thoroughly treat floor and bedding in and around pets’ sleeping quarters. Treat surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpeting and wherever fleas and other crawling insects are suspected.

flea-eggs-dogCRAWLING INSECT CONTROL diatomaceous earth kills by physical action, not chemical. The tiny diatoms scratch off the insect’s waxy coating, and they dehydrate and die.

“Our work is based on natural, preventive care for animals, so of course we are always on the lookout for good, quality NATURAL products to help our clients and our listening audience that won’t break the bank.” We have long been proponents of diatomaceous earth as a natural pest control for all animals.

de-microscopeRegular Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for Pet and Animal Consumption:
The Following is Recommended Food daily doses for Dogs and Cats. The diatomaceous earth seems to create an environment in the digestive system that parasites cannot live in. Also reported are great results with sore and painful hips and joints, and even a fuller, healthier shiny coat when fed as a regular daily supplement.

Other suggestions for food grade diatomaceous earth for pets:
Cat Litter/Kitty Litter: Liberally add Diatomaceous Earth to litter box to effectively control dampness and odors.

Animal Suggested Rate
Large Cats 1 teaspoon
Kittens 1/4 teaspoon
Dogs 100 lbs + 1-2 tablespoons
Dogs 50-100 lbs 1 tablespoon
Mini dogs 1/2 teaspoon

In clinical observations of feeding dogs over 35 lbs. 1 tablespoon/day, and dogs under 35 lbs. 1 teaspoon/day, of diatomaceous earth, within seven days all ova disappeared from stools. Diatomaceous Earth controlled Ascarids (Toxocana), Hookworms (Anclyostoma caninum), and Whipworms (Trichuris vulipis).
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Cropping Puppy Ears… Right or Wrong? What is cropping?


ear-cropping-stylesCropping your dog or puppy ears: otoplasty

refers to the practice of surgically altering the shape of the dog’s external ear. The procedure may be done to correct congenital defects or damage from injury or disease. Historically, ears were cropped on protection and varmint dogs to prevent ears from being mauled during fights with prey or each other. Also, erect prick ears are said to be healthier because they allow air flow that?s blocked in hanging or drop ear conformation of dog breeds like Beagles.

Truthfully, the procedure rarely is required for the puppy’s health. Usually it’s done purely for cosmetic reasons to change a folded or hanging ear conformation to an erect look favored by dog show fanciers.
In the United States, ear cropping is historically performed on more than fifty breeds. These include Boston Terriers, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes, and Schnauzers to conform to the specific look of each breed standard.

 

Ear Cropping Surgery

The surgery is performed on eight to ten week old puppies (Bostons more typically at four to six months of age). These early age surgeries create stress that can predispose at risk puppies to health problems like parvo or even distemper. Ear cropping requires general anesthesia and the expertise of a veterinary surgeon familiar with individual breed standards.
Various breeds standards dictate the preferred shape of the ear. A show trim often looks longer and more extreme on a Great Dane destined for the show ring than for a pet. And breeds like the Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull Terrier calls for shorter ear cropping.
Splinting and other specialized ear-bandaging techniques help form the puppy’s ears for a week or more following the surgery, and will need to be monitored and changed as the ears heal.
Discomfort from the bandaging and wound can make healing a challenge since pups paw at bandages and shake heads to relieve the discomfort. Medication to relieve postoperative pain is recommended.

Is Ear Cropping Humane?

In recent years, the ethics of cosmetic ear cropping has been called into question both in the United States and abroad.
The American Kennel Club breed club standards for these breeds generally include descriptions of both the ideal cropped, and a natural ear conformation. Some dog show fanciers believe cropped dogs do more favorably in competition and continue to crop in order to succeed in the show ring. Show dogs in some other countries may be disqualified if the ears are cropped.
In November 2008 and then revised July 1999, the American Veterinary Medical Association passed the following policy: The AVMA opposes ear cropping and tail docking of dogs when done solely for cosmetic purposes. The AVMA encourages the elimination of ear cropping and tail docking from breed standards. Shortly thereafter, some veterinary stopped tail docking and ear cropping altogether.
The practice of surgically altering the conformation of a dog’s ear is expensive, painful, requires tedious owner follow up, and is not always successful. Changing the way ears look may also interfere with the dogs body language. If conformation dog shows are not in your plans, there’s no reason to put your puppy through ear cropping. Please consult with your veterinarian and consider your own motives before putting your puppy through this elective procedure.

 

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For Carrot’s Goodness, During the Holidays Don’t Forget about the Pets


carrot-goodness-dogCarrot Goodness

Doggie Treats

Ingredients:
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup shredded carrots (see note below)
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened or a fresh apple pureed
1/8 cup water (you may need to add additional 1/8 cup water)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350° F
Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Mash the ripe banana in a small bowl. Grate the carrots, and mix with the banana. Then pour in the applesauce and water. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and oats. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the carrot mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined. Roll into marble size balls, flatten with fork to 1/2 inch thickness. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Let them cool overnight in the oven for crispy treats.

 

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Make Some Healthy Homemade Treats For Your Pets


Check out our simple Healthy Pet Recipes. It’s that easy!
Almond Butter Doggie Biscuits…
(Healthier than peanut butter)
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (or if your dog is sensitive to wheat use alternate)
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1/3 cup Organic Raw Almond Butter
1 1/4 cups Hot Water
Preheat Oven 350’F
Mix Dry ingredients together, Mix the almond butter and hot water. If it’s too sticky just add a little flour. Mix well. Roll dough into small balls.
On greased cookie sheet place the balls and place fork marks across top. Bake for 40 minutes turn off oven and leave in there overnight.

Check out more recipes @ Orgnat Life Products

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