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How to Pamper a Puppy

Did you know that Spoil Your Dog Day is coming up August 10th? If you have a puppy, this is a great way to make sure your little buddy knows he is loved. Here, a Brandon, FL vet lists some great ways to spoil your new pet.

Doggy Daycare

Little Fido has a lot to learn. Your pooch will not only need to be housebroken, he’ll also need to learn basic doggy obedience commands, like Sit, StayCome, Heel, and Lay Down. Consider enrolling him in doggy daycare or puppygarten.

Photos

Your pet’s adorable toddler phase will pass quickly. Snap some cute photos of your furry pal on Spoil Your Dog Day. This could be a great start for an annual tradition!

Toys

Toys help keep puppies occupied and entertained, and also keep them out of mischief. Chew toys are also a must for young dogs. Pick up some new playthings for your pet!

Puppy Party

There’s no cuter way to wind down after a long day than by hanging out with friends and family members … and playing with dogs. Invite some people with friendly, polite pups over for a barbeque. Set out treats and toys for your furry guests. This will also be good for little Fido, as it can help with socialization.

Treats

Snacks are a definite must for this special occasion! Little Fido can have regular doggy treats, but you can also give him some plain, cooked meat, fish, or chicken, without the skin, bones, or fat. Doggy ice cream is another good option. You can also make homemade doggy treats. Check online for recipe ideas.

New Digs

Do you have a yard for your canine pal to play in? Why not get the little guy a doghouse? If you haven’t gotten little Fido a crate yet, this is also a good option. When you go shopping, buy things that will fit your pup’s expected adult size. Otherwise, you’ll have to replace it. A kiddie pool is also a great option.

Love

The best way to brighten up your pet’s day is really just to spend time with him. Take little Fido for a long walk, and then indulge him with a fun play session. Don’t skimp on the belly rubs, either!

Please call us, your Brandon, FL pet clinic, for all your puppy’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

Frozen Treats for Fido

Summer is just around the corner! Florida isn’t exactly known for having mild summers. When it gets hot, many of us like to cool off by reaching for a cold treat. Why not make something for your dog? In this article, a Brandon, FL vet lists some frozen snacks you can make for Fido.

Pupsicles

For this one, you’ll want to start by filling an ice cube tray with fresh water or sodium free broth. Put pieces of kibble or crumbled-up doggy treats into each one. Voila!

Doggy Ice Cream

You can buy doggy ice cream at many pet stores and grocery stores, or you can make your own. Start with a smooth base. Try mixing peanut butter with bananas and plain yogurt. You can also use sodium-free broth, pureed pumpkin, and/or organic baby food. For ‘toppings’ try adding bacon bits, shredded cheese, or cooked hamburger.

Banana/PB Bites

Speaking of PB and bananas, they’re the stars of this yummy snack. Mix the two together, and add a bit of water to thin the mixture out.

Frozen Cheeseburger Bites

Want to really get that cute tail going? Cook up some hamburger and add some water to it. Portion it out, and top with shredded cheese and bacon bits.

Apple Chicken Yums

Put fresh apple slices (without the seeds) into an ice cube tray, along with some shredded cheddar. Pour sodium-free chicken broth over them, and pop them into the freezer. Instant tail wags!

Frozen Yums

Start with sodium-free broth and water. Pour it into a small container, such as a paper cup. Let it start to freeze, and then put a chew stick in the middle.

Yogurt Bones

Plain yogurt is a great treat for dogs! You can offer Fido some plain yogurt, but you can also add things like carrots, berries, bananas, or peanut butter.

Tips

There are many different ways to portion these recipes out before freezing. You use ice cube trays, Kong toys, or paper cups. Or, get some cute bone-shaped molds. You can also experiment with ingredients. Just stick to pet-safe foods. Some things to avoid include garlic, onions, scallions and chives; chocolate; avocados; pitted fruits; nuts; chocolate; alcohol;  grapes, currants, and raisins; meat on the bone; and products containing xylitol. Ask your vet for more information.

Do you have questions about safe and unsafe treats? Contact us, your Brandon, FL vet, anytime.