Monday, February 27, 2012

A Tail-Thumping Good Peanut Butter Dog Cookie Recipe for your Senior Dog

Healthy Peanut Butter Dog Cookie Recipe 

A special treat for your loveable senior dog! The PEANUT BUTTER Dog Cookie  is a wonderful project for kids as all the ingredients are healthy people food too. Making treats for an older dog is a great way for a child to show how much he loves his pet.

3 cups organic whole wheat flour
1/2 cup creamy all-natural peanut butter 
1 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix vegetable oil, peanut butter and water. Add flour. Knead until dough is firm and can be formed into a ball. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut with bone-shaped cookie cutter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Makes roughly 2 dozen dog treats.

It is a tail-thumping good treat for an older dog that takes only a few minutes to prepare. Since all the ingredients are healthy for people too, it is a fun project to get the kids or grandkids involved in too. Everyone wants to make a treat for the family pet!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside! Eliminate Winter Pain for Older Dogs

Heated Dog Bed for Older Dogs

Most people realize that cold, ice and snow can cause painful joint aches but your loveable older canine can also feel the pain. If you have an older dog, you may have noticed how he will try to sleep by the heating vent or curl up by the fireplace to stay warmer? Maybe it is more comfortable for his aching joints to rest where there is significant heat.

Keeping an old dog warm in winter goes beyond the doggie sweater. A heated dog bed can be the best option. There are several therapeutic dog beds especially designed for the senior dog. A heated orthopedic dog bed will make your older dog rest much more comfortably on cold, damp winter nights. These beds can be electrically heated or self warming in design. Don't want to change the bed your dog loves? Try a heated dog mattress pad or heated dog blanket to warm him up and prevent achy joints. Click for additional information on orthopedic dog bed options for senior dogs 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Raising Food Up Makes Mealtime More Enjoyable for the Older Dog!

Elevated dog bowl is Beneficial to Older Dog Health

Any age dog can benefit from an elevated feeding dish. However, as a dog matures into old age an elevated dog bowl might be essential A raised dog feeder, whether on a platform or stand can help to eliminate the need for dogs to position their head at a downward angle during meal times. This way the senior dog will swallow less air with his meal and reduce gas and other digestive trouble. Additionally,  an older dog that suffers from arthritis or other joint pain can feed more comfortably. 

Tips on how to select the best elevated dog bowl for your senior dog!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cheezy Chicken Old Dog Cookies for your Senior Dog on Valentine's Day

Chicken and Cheese Heart Shaped Dog Cookies for your favorite old dog on Valentine's Day!

 A quick and easy treat you can make with healthy ingredients to show your old dog how much you love and care for him.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine, and boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Beat egg and mix thoroughly  to cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, and cheese.. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.
  3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, mixing in additional flour as necessary until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut with heart or bone-shaped cookie cutters and place on greased cookie sheets allowing about an inch for cookies to spread.
  4. Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool before serving.
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