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The Ingredient Talk

Haven't posted in awhile, I have been busy getting ready for the Seattle-Tacoma Pet Con, which I am quite excited about and looking forward to but it is requiring a lot of my time and attention. But I with the release of two new treat recipes in a week (or so), and my watching the film Pet Fooled, I have been thinking a lot about ingredients which go into our pet food in general and why I started all this in the first place!  Have you ever scrutinized the ingredients in major-brand dog foods and pet treat packages? It is amazing what these companies get away with putting in our pet food. Haven’t you wondered why you can’t just give your...

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The nose knows...

Making my fur kids' lunch today reminded me I should share this small piece I wrote for Boomer Pet Magazine regarding dog's sense of smell and just how incredible it is! It's no wonder they have joined us in the workforce and take on some very important tasks. Some humans would not be able to go about their daily tasks without that wonderful sniffer by their side.  Dogs can detect odors in parts per million... which means they can make minute odor discriminations. My German Shepherd's, Willa, nose work instructor, Georgia Edwards used to put this into layman's terms by explaining how if I were to make a pot of pasta sauce (for example),  Willa would know (or could smell) who had...

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Introductions

It is not easy writing that first blog post, but here we are finally sitting at a desk giving it a go! It will be very nice to get to know our friends out there and to have you get to know us as well :)  By now you have seen photos of ALL of my fur-kids on our site. They are also on our Facebook page and our Instagram account along with some fur-friends. I will introduce them first because it is all about the furry ones around here! By breed WIlla is our 2 year old German Shepherd (brand ambassador). She is a true shepherd and loves using that nose. She is spoiled and blessed with MANY a tennis...

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