Thursday, 30 June 2016

Keeping Your Dog Comfortable During Fireworks

Last year about this time, I shared a post on keeping your dogs comfortable during fireworks.
With Canada Day coming tomorrow, I thought it would be a good idea to refresh our minds on the subject.

It is important that we do not forget our dogs, and their potential fireworks fear and/or phobias. On July 1'st when we are all busy celebrating our countries birthday, our dogs could be feeling fearful, or anxious, or both. I know a lot of us love taking our dogs with us during the celebrations, including myself. Just do your best to remember to keep your dogs best interest at heart. Today, I will be sharing "How To Keep Your Dogs Comfortable During Fireworks" as well as daytime celebrations.

Daytime Celebrations-
  • Remember, it will be hot - bring lots of fresh water for your dog
  • Invest in a good water travel dish
  • Make sure you take plenty of breaks during the day. Rest up in a nice shady area
  • Think of your dog, know your dog! Is your dog comfortable in social settings? Are they anxious around numerous people or events? If so, it may be best to leave your pup at home.

Nighttime Celebrations/Fireworks-

  • Mosquitoes can get bad at night, think about leaving your pup at home
  • Fireworks can be very scary for dogs, so again, think of your dogs best interest, and leave them home for these celebrations.
  • While your out at the fireworks, leave the Television or radio on. This will help drowned out the sound of the fireworks
  • Always make sure your dog has a safe spot, where they would go, should they become scared.
  • If you stay home with your dog: Do not force him to stay by your side. If he is more comfortable hiding in a corner, let him hide in a corner! Just make sure he knows your there, and he is safe
  • Do not act any different. If you get anxious because you know your dog will become anxious, than he will just get even more anxious! (That was a mouthful!)
  • Do not baby your dog during fireworks. Do your best to act as if everything is ok, and nothing is out of the ordinary

By following these tips, you can do your part to make the celebrations much more comfortable for your dog. There are also some anxiety wraps you could look into, which can help some dogs relax during fireworks - such as Thundershirt. I love bringing (at least one) of the dogs with me during the daytime celebrations. Last year I brought Koda. He had a blast! This year i'm not sure which husky i'll be bringing, but you can believe that I will have loads of pics for you!

The Sibe Tribe would love to know:
Are Your Pets Scared Of Fireworks?
What do you do to keep them comfortable?
This post is part of our Thoughtless Thursday blog hop!
Hosted by Ruckus The Eskie
Co hosted by Barking From The Bayou and me, from Love Is Being Owned By A Husky

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Never Take Anything For-granted


"Never take anything for-granted
learn to appreciate everything you have
before it's no longer yours to appreciate."

This post is part of the BlogPaws wordless Wednesday blog hop

Friday, 24 June 2016

Family Flashback #HuskiesLoveKids

I was going through some photos from last summer and found some paw-some memories I wanted to share with you all today for Flashback Friday. Our Pet Parade blog hop is on hold this week due to the BlogPaws conference, so this Friday is ALL Flashback.

Family Flashback #HuskiesLoveKids

Mika and my little one had a bit of a rough start with each other, as Mika was not used to living with kids. It didn't take long before they were already making friends. Mika had just turned 3 when we got her and she is now going on 7.

Family Flashback #HuskiesLoveKids

Gotta love that furry smile!

Family Flashback #HuskiesLoveKids

The huskies all have fun playing in the kiddie pool during the summers too. And if you look closely, you can see Koda and his big 'ol tongue photo bombing this one!

Family Flashback #HuskiesLoveKids

And there he is, tongue and all.

That does it for this weeks flashback, hope you all enjoyed!

What are some of your favorite memories?
Share with us in the comments!

Flashback Friday is a blog hop hosted by Five Sibe's Mom
Co hosted by me, from Love Is Being Owned By A Husky

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Huskies Go Bananas For BANANAS!

are bananas good for dogs?

We love them, we add them to our cereals, ice cream treats, or just eat them on their own.
What's not to like? But as much as we love bananas, what about our dogs?
Do they like bananas, and more importantly, are bananas safe for our dogs?

Lets find out - 
In short, yes bananas are safe for dogs. But only in moderation.
Bananas are a great source of Vitamin B6, fiber, potassium and so much more - however they are also high in sugar, therefor they should only be given to your dog as a treat.

How can I feed bananas to my dog?

My dogs love eating slices of bananas, and your dog might too!
But that isn't the only way to feed them.

There are several different ways to add bananas to your homemade dog treats, and since it's summer time, I have one I would love to share with you guys. I shared this recipe a while back, but for those of you who may not have been around back then, I will share again!

Banana ice cream for dogs

Sounds super yummy right?
Click right here to see more of my dog-ice-cream post, and also see my huskies enjoying theirs!

Your turn!
Do your pets like bananas? 
Have you ever used them to make your own treats?

This post is part of our Thoughtless Thursday blog hop
Hosted by Ruckus The Eskie
Co hosted by Barking From The Bayou, and me, from Love Is Being Owned By A Husky


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