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Easy Homemade Dog Shampoo

February 16, 2015

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Have you ever wondered what’s kind of ingredients are in your dogs shampoo? Now a days most dog shampoo have chemicals that can be harmful for you dog and uncomfortable for them. Remember that your pets are like family! So here is a easy 4 step to making your homemade dog shampoo-

Step 1-

Mix cup organic apple vinegar (Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar)

Step 2-

Add 2 Tbsp lemon dish soap/detergent (Any organic or has less chemicals are best)

*The apple cider vinegar will get the dirt off your dog’s coat and skin

Step 3-

Add 2 Tbsp pure aloe vera

*This helps soothes and moisturizes the skin

Step 4-

Last step is to shake well!

And apply the shampoo on your pet! Rinse and dry!

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Courtesy of Marietta Vet Clinic and Wired photo by-Sophie Gamand

Happy Holidays from ID4PET!!

December 5, 2014
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Hello everyone!

The holiday season is here!! ID4PET.com has cute festive tags to help you and your pet get in the spirit! So head on over to the site and find your four legged bestie a new tag to either show off during the season or receive as a gift! A pet tag can also be a great stocking stuffer for your friends, family or even that special someone who loves their pet as much as you do! Happy Holidays to all!!! I hope you and your lovely pets enjoy this happy time of year🙂

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photo courtesy of itsjello.com

Pug in hat

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National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

November 18, 2014
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Hello animal lovers!  November 2nd through November 8th is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week!  Show your appreciation by donating to your local shelter or even adopting a pet!  I appreciate all animal shelters that try their very hardest to save and care for animals that need help!

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It’s so hard for me to go into a shelter because I just want to take every single animal home!  My house is already occupied by two German Shepherds; Archer and Mona and my adorable Turkish Van cat, Jean Ralphio. If I could bring in another pet I would! Those three take up just about all of my life though🙂 Not that I’m complaining.

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Mona hiding in the yard (she was a shelter dog now she’s found her forever home with me!)

Head over to your local shelter today to donate, adopt or just to say thank you! I’m sure the hard workers and pet loving staff would love the gratitude!  If you do adopt be sure to get your pet looking snazzy this holiday season with a stylish holiday tag!

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Jean Ralphio giving hugs🙂

 

THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL SHELTER STAFFS OUT THERE!!! I’m sure our four legged, furry, feathery and even fuzzy friends appreciate you too!

November Start Up: ADOPT A SENIOR DOG!!!

October 30, 2014
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November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month!  If you’re looking for a new addition to your family but don’t want the stresses of raising a puppy, adopt an older dog! Senior dogs in the shelter are more likely to be euthanized and don’t get to spend the rest of their life in a happy, loving home. It breaks my heart, these poor senior dogs get looked over by many visitors at the shelter.  A senior dog can be a great, calm, companion and a perfect addition to your family.  So if you’re thinking of heading over to the shelter to find a new friend, look twice and don’t pass up the opportunity to welcome a senior dog to your home. Welcome your new friend to their new forever home with a collar and a shiny, brand new customized tag! You will see the appreciation and the love on their face everyday🙂

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photo courtesy of http://www.ilovedogs.com

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photo courtesy of rockysretreat.com

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photo courtesy of freemedicalandhealthtips.blogspot.com

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Halloween Time! Part 3: Treat Your Pets!

October 20, 2014

Oh Fall. The leaves are changing colors, the cold is finally pushing out the hot summer sun and everyone seems to be getting excited for all the upcoming festivities.  What better holiday to kick off this great time of  year than Halloween! Kids, adults AND pets all dressed up and ready to go! Children heading out to go trick-or-treating, trying to get as much candy as they can to rot their teeth and give the local dentists something to do. People running off to parties or just dressing up to stay home and welcome guests. Everyone seems to be in the spirit! Unfortunately, our poor pets can’t enjoy the candy aspect of this holiday like we can! We all know chocolate is a big “no no” for our four legged loved ones and any kind of candy is just no good for them.  Luckily, there are many candy and chocolate alternatives you can give your pet for this holiday so they don’t feel left out.  Come on, you know you adore them, why not spoil them just a tad bit more? Here are some great treats and snacks you can give to your best friend to put a big smile on their face!

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photo courtesy of perezhilton.com

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Pooch Treats

Your dog will love the taste and enjoy the crunch!

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup fresh or canned pumpkin (not seasoned pie filling)
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water as needed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, pumpkin, peanut butter and cinnamon in a bowl.
3. Add water as needed, but the dough should be stiff and dry.
4. Roll to 1/2 inch thick and cut with holiday cookie cutters.
5. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until hard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Cat Cookie

Your kitties will love the fishy flavor of these tasty treats.

1/4 cup warm water
5 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoons soft margarine
1 Tablespoon cod liver oil
1 cup white flour
1/4 cup soy flour

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Combine water, cheese, margarine and oil.
3. Add flour and form dough.
4. Roll to 1/4 inch thick and cut with small holiday cookie cutters.
5. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

recipes courtesy of http://www.aspca.org/blog

 

dog treats

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Halloween Time! Part 2: Cat Costumes

October 16, 2014

Alright cat lovers!  We had pictures of those pesky pooches all dressed up and ready to go for HOWL-loween, (see what I did there? Completely unoriginal I know, but it still happened!🙂 Okay, moving on.)  Now it’s time for the felines to show off their stuff!  Trick-or-treaters, your friends and family will all have a smile on their faces once they see your best cat friend all dressed up for such a fun occasion! Although, your cat might not be a fan😉 Here are some great pictures and costume ideas for all those awesome cats out there:

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The Force is Strong in This One! photo courtesy of http://www.pinterest.com

Is it just me or does this kitty look slightly annoyed?

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Super Cat to the Rescue! photo courtesy of http://www.dailykos.com

Does this cat look a-MEOW-zing or what! (yes I realize there’s a lot of cheesiness going on ;o )

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Dinner Time! photo courtesy of OMGkitty.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It wasn’t a CAT, it was a CAT LOBSTER!

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photo courtesy of http://www.boomsbeat.com

 

 

Scuba cat must have a lot of patience to get that suit on!

 

 

 

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Well she’s just adorable!

 

Hope you loved these kittens in costumes as much as I did! Enjoy your Halloween everyone!

Rescuing a Dog

October 9, 2014

Adopting a dog is a decision that should be made after putting a lot of thought into it. A dog isn’t something you can buy one day and throw away the next. Adoption is a long-term decision. It’s like deciding if you should have children or not. You have to make the decision that’s most suitable for you and your lifestyle.
Often, people adopt dogs without thinking twice about it. They rush into adoption because the dog is cute instead of considering whether or not it is the right fit for them. A lot of the time when people do this, they end up returning the dog to the shelter or rescue. Every return is another black mark added to that’s dog’s record, suggesting that the dog is un-adoptable. The more black marks a dog has, the more likely it is to be euthanized.

Before selecting the breed of dog you’d like to adopt, you need to evaluate your energy level. Do you wake up early every morning to go on jogs and hikes, or do you spend more time at home in bed or on the computer? If your level of energy doesn’t match the dogs, there is going to be conflict and make for a not-so-happy dog/owner combination. In turn, if you do your research and find a breed of dog whose energy matches your own, you’re going to be looking at a very healthy dog/owner relationship.

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When you make your way to the rescue or shelter with a breed in mind, don’t be afraid to ask the staff about the particular dog you’re interested in. Most staff members are really dedicated to helping each dog find their perfect permanent home, so they’ll most likely give you the right information. Ask how the dog interacts with other dogs or cats, how they are around children, or any other question that might be of concern to you.
After finding a dog that is seemingly fit for you and your lifestyle, ask to take the dog on a walk. It’s kind of like a test-drive. This will allow you to see how the dog truly acts and responds after being able to drain their pent-up energy from being in a cage.

Be sure that you’re adopting the dog for the right reasons – not because you think it’s cute or you feel bad for it for sitting in a shelter. Chances are, if you do this, that same dog is going to end up sitting in a shelter again. In the end, taking the time to carefully choose a dog will be what’s best for you and your new pup.

 

 

 

 

 

Once you get your new companion be sure to get them a collar and id tag so if they ever get out and lose their way, they have a better chance of making it back home to your loving arms!

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nap time buddies! photo courtesy http://www.dogchannel.com

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true love photo courtesy of healthypets.mercola.com

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best friends! photo courtesy of http://www.thepetclub.net

 

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