Showing posts with label Health and Happiness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health and Happiness. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

3 Ingredients Soft Dog Treats


Sometimes as our dogs get older they have more trouble chewing. This treat will not only taste good, but it is soft so they will not have any issues chewing it. 


9 heaping tablespoons of quick oats (split).

Baby Food (sweet potato and turkey) with no garlic or onion.

4 baby carrots. 

Once you have gathered all your ingredients head over to House That Barks for the directions

Friday, December 3, 2021

Canine Christmas Cookies - Video

In The Spotlight

 Here is a wonderful video from Proud Dog Mom, with a yummy doggy treat for your pooch this Christmas. Don't forget to give her a thumbs up if you like this video. 

Be on the lookout friends. Starting Dec 12 - Dec 24 We will be celebrating the 12 days of Christmas right here on our blog. Visit each day to see what's new. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that our post will brighten your day just a little bit more. 

Friday, September 3, 2021

Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treats

It's getting to be that time of year. Do you love Autumn? If your dogs like pumpkins and bananas then they are sure to love this recipe. Today's recipe is brought to you by Sparkes of Sunshine.

Pumpkin and Banana Treats


1 ripe banana mashed

1/3 cup pumpkin purée

1/2 cup whole wheat flour plus 1 Tablespoon

1-2 Tablespoons water


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mash a very ripe banana with a fork. Add the pumpkin purée, flour, and 1 Tablespoon water. Mix well.

Dust your workspace with 1 Tablespoon of whole wheat flour and place the dog biscuit dough on top and knead 8-10 times. You can add 1 Tablespoon of water if the dough is too dry.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to about 1/4 in thickness. Cut into cute dog bone shapes with your cookie cutter and place them on the lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021


 Here is a simple recipe for you brought to you by Proud Dog Mom

There are only 5 ingredients

Sweet Potatoes





Head over to her blog and find out how to make these yummy muffins. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

No Bake Dog Treats


Peanut Butter/Banana 

• Banana
• Peanut butter
• Yogurt 
• Freezer 
• Spoon 
• Bowl 
• Sandwich bag & scissors 
• Silicone mold (any design!) 

• Coconut oil 
• Blueberries 

Freezer Strawberry/Banana 
• Strawberries 
• Banana 
• Yogurt (plain) 
• Blender 
• Silicon Mold, of your choice!

These treats were featured on Pinterest @ Pet Parent School

Friday, July 16, 2021


 2 Ingredient Popsicles 

Your pups will pay attention when you show them these yummy treats.

Only 2 ingredients and they can be made in 3 different ways. 

Today's treats are brought to you by Baking Mischief

Head on over there and see what all the dogs are staring at. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Watermelon Carrot Popsicles


Here is a healthy treat brought to you by Peel With Zeal


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Possible Unsafe Treat

Possible Unsafe Treat

This was posted on Facebook. Many others have said the same thing has happened to their dogs after eating this treat.

Original Post
My healthy dog ate a duck flavored Lucky Chew Sticks a product from Loving Pets that we received in her Super Chewer Bark Box and now she’s gone! She went from a healthy, happy dog to dead in 24 hours after eating this chew. She did not have anything out of the ordinary and was kenneled during and after consuming it, when the vomiting began. This is so wrong and I am so angry. She didn’t deserve to suffer the way that she did, she had so much more life left to live. PLEASE AVOID THIS BRAND! Avoid duck flavor treats and read the link I posted from the FDA’s website below. (I don’t know if this is considered a jerky treat but it was duck flavor). She was not the only dog who’s gotten sick from these chews! I wish we knew better sooner 💔 She ate this chew at 9pm on Sunday and began throwing up at around 2-3AM Monday morning. She went to the vet on Monday & died Monday night. We have been in contact with Bark Box, they are aware and they have been very sympathetic and helpful through out this process.

Loving Pets Response
We were tagged today in a private page's post making an unfounded accusation against one of our products: Prior to the post that was sent to us today, we have not been made aware of any issues regarding our products. We produce millions of treats for happy healthy pets worldwide every year. We perform extensive tests on all of our products, which are made in the USA under the highest standard of quality. Currently, we are making every effort to reach out to this person in regard to these accusations. There are multiple things that make up each dog’s diet, and unfortunately some Dogs can find their way into items inside or outside the home, that can be hazardous to their health. We are a family-owned business and always pride ourselves on being a stand-up operation, with the ultimate goal of serving pets and pet parents with healthy, safe products. We respectfully ask that you refrain from sharing any mention of this unfounded accusation until we get in contact with this individual and there is any information to support her claims, which we believe is not the case. Thank you to our Loving Pets family!!

The reason I decided to post this on our blog is because
1. It is very sad this happened and people need to know it could happen
2. This person is not the only person who has reported this happening after
their dog ate this treat. Several people have reported this on the Loving Pets Facebook Page
3. The poor response from Loving Pets.

This is very sad. Our hearts go out to those who have had their dog injured.
This post is meant to be a public awareness post only.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Frozen Coconut Oil and Watermelon Treats

Frozen Coconut Oil and Watermelon Treats

I do not know about your dogs, but mine absolutely go nuts over watermelon. We buy around 2 melons a week and it never goes to waste in our house.  While my dogs love it just the way it is, It is always fun to make something different just to add some variety. 

Today I am sharing a recipe from Housefur
This is an easy recipe that only takes a few ingredients. 
Head over to Housefur to get this recipe and more. 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Red Spots on Your Dogs

 What Is This?

I recently saw a post on Facebook and thought it was a good one to share on this blog. 

Original Post

As Spring starts, we are getting more and more phone calls about red bites on your dog's stomach. We wanted to give everyone this information, these are a type of fly bite, and dogs generally get them from laying in the grass. They look terrible, but usually do not bother the dogs. They heal quickly on their own and do not require any treatment. These flies are usually around for a few weeks every spring and then go away. We hope this eases any worry that you may have had about your own dog! If you have any concerns please feel free to call the clinic for more information!

Source: Morinville Veterinary Clinic

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Dogs' Funny Reactions At Groomers

Dogs' Funny Reactions At Groomers

Video brought to you by LADbible

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Home Again

 Are Your Pets Microchipped? 

Microchipping your pet is a very easy way to help ensure that your pet will come home safely if it is ever lost. All of our dogs are microchipped. We got one of our dogs from the shelter and he was not chipped. The vet wanted $85 to chip him. I knew that was expensive because I had chipped other animals before and did not pay near that much. Then I saw Home Again offered their microchip on Amazon.  I purchased the chip and followed the directions and inserted the chip myself. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself you can take the chip to the vet and they insert it for you. Then just go to the website and register your pet. It is very easy and free. They also have a premium membership which offers some very nice features. 

This information is meant to help you make sound decisions about the welfare of your pet but is not intended to replace the advice of your veterinarian. Splash is not sponsored by Home Again and we receive no monetary funds for recommending Home Again. We hope you find this information useful. 

We look forward to seeing you at your next groom! 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Automatic Waterer for Your Dogs

Lixit Faucet Waterer for Dogs

I really get tired of my dogs dirtying up the water within an hour of me putting it out for them. I also worry that their water will dry up before I get more put out. We live in Texas and it really hot here. Making sure our animals have plenty of cool drinking water is very important.  I found this neat gadget on Amazon and purchased one for each water spicket. My dogs do not go in the front yard but I figured if any stray cats need a drink maybe they will use it. 
Here are the details about it.
*Fits faucets and garden hoses
*A ready source of freshwater 24/7
*Steel nozzle attaches to the outdoor faucet without tools
*Shuts off automatically
You can find this product Here
I am not getting any compensation for sharing this product. 
I hope you find this information useful. 


Monday, February 15, 2021

How to trim your dogs nails video

How To Trim Your Dogs Nails

I have posted about trimming nails before. This time I am posting this video. It is very helpful with tips on how to trim your dog's nails. 


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Deer Antler Safety

 Are Deer Antlers Safe For Dogs? 

Market Place has some deer antlers on sale at a very reasonable price.  I have always heard about giving deer antlers to dogs for them to chew on and that they were good for their teeth. I never just take the word of the masses though when it comes to my pets or my kids. So I went looking for the answer. Let me tell you there is a lot of conflicting information about deer antlers being safe for dogs. Some sites say they are fine and even healthy and others are a hard NO on deer antlers.  I have always tried to leave it to the experts, so I went with what the American Kennel Club said. Needless to say, I will not be buying deer antlers for my dogs.  I would suggest if you are debating giving your dogs deer antlers or if you already do, this is a good article on the subject.  Read more at American Kennel Club.

I hope you have found this information helpful.  

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Kong Filler Recipes

 Kong Filler Recipes

Have you ever filled a Kong toy with peanut butter?  I have and my dogs went nuts. They love these toys. It keeps them busy for a while trying to get every little bit of goodness they can reach. Check out all these wonder fillers ideas from Southern Eats & Goodies 

We would love to know if you tried any of these and how your dog liked them.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Fear Nail Clipping - NO More


Meet Bentley, a beautiful Golden Doodle. Looking so sweet after his fresh groom. 

Nail Clipping

Do you fear clipping your dog's nails?  Of course, when you bring your dog to Splash you can always get your pup's nails clipped. However, you may need to clip your dog's nails in between grooms. Allowing your dog's nail to grow too long can cause them pain and possible infection. It may even lead to a fractured toe! 

I came across a great article at Dog Toy Advisor for clipping your dog's nails. I think after reading this article you will feel confident that you can cut your dog's nails. 

Spotlight Your Dog

Would you like your dog featured on our blog? I would love to show off your dog's new dew. Just email Becky (Splash's social media manager). Send a picture, and tell me something about your sweet pup. Tell me a funny story about your dog. Is he/she a hero? Was he/she rescued? Anything you want to share about your dog. 

We Love Your Dogs! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Coconut Oil Dog Treat Recipe


My Penny has really bad breath. We are not really sure why but we are always looking for ways to help her breath smell better.  My Bo has skin allergies. These treats should be great for both of them. Takes 5 minutes to make them and only 3 ingredients.  


1/4 C. Coconut Oil

1/4 C. Peanut Butter

2 Tbs. and 2 Tsp. Chopped Fresh Mint Leaves

Get the full details and instructions at 

Splash Spa For Dogs
 Kryssi Chick
658 Ruidosa Ave
Abilene, TX 79605
Shop Number: (325)370-4400

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Is it too cold for your dog to be outside?


My dogs stay indoors year-round. They have their own doggy door.  However, some people do not keep their dogs in the house all the time. So when it is too cold for your dog to be outside? 

  What temperature is too cold for your dog?
 Different dog breeds vs the cold. 
How long can dogs be outside? 
Signs a dog is cold. 
Cold temperature effect on health? 
Protecting your dog from the cold.

Find all the answer to these question and more at
 Reader's Digest             

We want your dog to be safe and healthy. 

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