Why should my dog lose weight?
As few as five pounds above the ideal body weight can put your dog at risk for developing some serious medical conditions. Unfortunately, when a dog is overweight or obese it no longer is a question of if your dog will develop a condition secondary to the excess weight but how soon and how serious. Some of the common disorders associated with excess weight include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Increased frequency of joint injuries
- High blood pressure
- Some forms of cancer – especially intra-abdominal cancers
Overweight and obese dogs are usually having shorter lives than their fitter, normal weight counterparts. Heavy dogs tend to physically interact less with their families and are less energetic and playful. Because they tend to lie around more, it is easier to overlook early signs of illness, since we may attribute their lethargy to their daily routine.
When you are introducing a new diet to your dog, you should allow about a week to make the transition. To minimize digestive upsets, mix the old and new diets together in gradually increasing proportions. Start by feeding one-quarter of the new diet mixed with three-quarters of the old diet for one to two days, then increase to half and half for another two days, then three-quarters new food and one-quarter old food for a final two to three days before completely switching to the new diet.
The first thing you can do to help your dog lose weight is to increase the intensity and length of your daily walks. You should aim for a daily brisk 30-minute walks. Move the food bowl upstairs or downstairs, changing its location frequently so that the dog always has to walk to get to its food bowl. Do not leave food out while you’re away from home. You can’t control who eats what when you’re not around.
What are healing stones?
You put them on an animal that is ill and it will help with the pain.
What are dog charms and what are they made of?
A natural stone that is set in a charm.
What are Antiseptic Pet Bed Sprays-Zeeta Body?
A spray they spray on bed like aroma therapy.
What are your Breath Buster Pup-sickles made with?
They have Greek yogurt with mint, parsley and peanut butter that is made naturally.
Do you have parties just for dogs or do parties for cats too?
They cater to homes with pets.
What is Duck-Call Jerky?
Duck breast that includes Grain free, salmon organic quinoa, and green beans. Freshly made daily on site.
How long has Fido’s Kitchen been in business?
What is Pumpkin Pooch?
A vegan treat for dogs or cats that help with allergies.
What is dog Beef birthday cake?
A cake made from our homemade meals, jerky sprinkles peanut butter drizzle, joint ju ju’s and breath butter pupsicles with yogurt frosting.
We at Circles picked out our favorite dog & cat treats to showcase for you. We also chose the more unique and interesting dog & cat treats to share with you. Pictured above are those cat & dog treats.
The TV show Shark Tank had an episode with the puppy cake mix with the CEO, Kelly Costello.
episode was Shark Tank Season 3, Episode 304. The cake was created in November 2007 and quickly became the #1 selling cake mix for dog in the US and it’s affordable. You can make those cakes for Holidays and birthdays. Kelly used Carob In her recipes which is safe for dogs. It comes in different flavors!
We gave Feather (our dog) a piece of the dog cake. Feather licked the frosting off first, then she ate t
he cake quickly. Then she wanted more cake because she thought it was really good.
Step 1 cut banana in half with the stem, cut the stem down the middle . That will be used for the head of the dolphin.
Step 2 place the banana in a small cup or bowl and use the grapes to it in place .
1 apple 1/2 cup of grapes
Step 1 place an apple in the middle of the plate .
Step 2 organize the grapes around the apple to look like an octopus.
Step 3 carve whatever face in the apple and enjoy your octoapple .
Step 1 place the apple in the middle of the plate.
Step 2 organize the grapes around the apple to resemble the tentacles of an octopus .
Step 3 carve whatever face you like in the apple and enjoy your octoapple.
Troy Allison, Founder of Fetching Foods, has concocted top quality USDA certified pet food for dogs and cats here in Las Vegas. His selections includes raw, cooked, and vegan options to choose from. Fetching Foods is healthy, flavorful, and environmentally friendly.
Fetching Foods was created by Troy Allison after his dog became ill from consuming commercial foods. He prepares all the food and meals right in his very own kitchen. The most common ingredients you can find in his vegan recipes are black beans, Lentils, Argan Oil, Kale, Spirulina, Kale, Coconut Oil, and Blueberries.
You can purchase these delicious and healthy products online at Fetching Foods.
The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar was founded in 2003 by Chris Simms, Gabe Caliendo, Steve Price, and Roshan Mendis, with the group opening the first Lazy Dog restaurant in Huntington Beach, California. They have been serving American food since their opening. The concept for the restaurant was inspired by the Simms family who have a long standing tradition of hospitality going back three generations. Their idea was to create a special place for families including their K-9 members which was inspired by an enduring love of food and fireside conversation.
They wanted to share a small mountain town vibe. The restaurant has a happy and friendly atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming. They serve lunch and dinner for both dogs and people. The dog menu consists of hamburger, chicken, brown rice, peas, and carrots. The people menu consists of burgers, soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and other items. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is a very fancy and great location to bring your dog to for lunch and dinner.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar also has a special menu just for your dog. All dogs are welcome to eat at the restaurant’s outdoor patio as long as you follow their rules which are written on the doggie menu. They have a luxurious covered patio with lots of fans, a beautiful fire pit, and outdoor heaters so you and your dog are both comfortable in the summer and winter.
Circles Magazine got the chance to spend the afternoon at Turn Table Nutrition. We learned about healthy choices for food, and what they offer to help people that want to eat healthy. They showed us how to make Quinoa Chocolate Cookies, and we all got a few cookies to eat. They were delicious! The owners were very friendly and they had some of their friends there to help out. We all enjoyed our afternoon there and didn’t want to leave. We will be seeing more of them in the future. If you get a chance, go check them out. You can go online at http://www.turntablenutrition.com and get a personalized Nutritional Analysis and have them help you start a healthy new “YOU” lifestyle. We recommend them highly.
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO ENDING CHILDHOOD HUNGER
Founded in 2015, co-founders Anissa & Adam began prepping co-workers meals out of their one bedroom apartment with the dream of creating a meal prep service that actually cared about it’s customers. From catering to their unique dietary needs, to delivering an aesthetically pleasing & surprisingly delicious product that will make them excited about their diets. Today, Turn Table has also begun working with local organizations to help eliminate Childhood Hunger with their Turning Tables Project.Read More
Nut-Free Granola Bars
2 cups – Dry oats
2/3 cup – Coconut Sugar
1 cup – Whole Wheat Flour
½ tsp. – Baking Soda
1 tsp. – Baking Powder
1 tsp. – Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp. – Salt
1 tsp. – Vanilla Extract
½ cup Honey
2 tbsps. –
¼ cup -Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 cup Raisins
All of the ingredients were poured into a bowl, mixed together, and pressed inside a 6×9 pan. Next we baked at 325* for 20 minutes and let cool down entirely before serving.
- 2 cups certified gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
- 1 cup gluten-free crispy rice cereal
- 2 Tbsp. oil (canola, corn, grapeseed, etc.)
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup raisins & sunflower seeds
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a jelly roll pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Gently stir the gluten-free rolled oats and ground flaxseed together. Spread out in a layer on the baking pan/sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
- Pour the oats/flaxseed mixture into a large mixing bowl. Gently stir in the gluten-free crispy rice cereal. Set aside.
- Line an 8″x8″ baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, maple syrup, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
- Pour the syrup mixture over the oat mixture and stir to coat evenly. Stir in the Mountain Mambo seed and fruit mix and stir to coat evenly.
- Use a spatula to scoop and spread the mixture into the lined 8″x8″ pan.
- Cover mixture with either another piece of parchment, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap and press down on the granola bars to fill the corners and flatten. Keep pressing as hard as you can to compress the bars and even them out. This is what will help them stay together later instead of falling apart!
- Place pan in refrigerator for at least an hour before cutting.
True story: fast food isn’t healthy. It’s just not. But it is convenient, inexpensive, and tasty, so if you fall into the almost 50% of Americans who eat at fast-food restaurants at least once a week, at least you know you’re in good company. And given that fast-food consumption is practically woven into the fabric of our society, you don’t need to give up your drive-thru habit completely — or pretend you’ll just order a salad (who are you kidding, really?) — you just need to make healthier choices. And by “healthier,” we mean avoiding those 2,000 calorie fat-bombs like triple-decker cheeseburgers and jumbo-sized fries
Keep portion sizes small: If the fast-food restaurant offers several sandwich sizes, pick the smallest. Bypass hamburgers with two or three beef patties, which can be close to 800 calories. Choose instead a regular- or children’s-sized hamburger, which has about 250 calories. And skip the large serving of french fries and ask for a small serving instead. This switch alone can save 200 calories.
Choose healthier side dishes:Take advantage of the healthy side dishes offered at many fast-food restaurants. For example, instead of french fries choose a side salad with low-fat dressing or a baked potato. Or add a fruit bowl or a fruit and yogurt option to your meal.
Other healthy choices include apple or orange slices, corn on the cob, steamed rice, or baked potato chips.
Go green: Choose an entree salad with grilled chicken, shrimp or vegetables with fat-free or low-fat dressing on the side, rather than regular salad dressing.
Watch out for high-calorie salads, such as those with deep-fried shells or those topped with breaded chicken or other fried toppings. Also skip extras, such as cheese and croutons, which quickly increase your calorie count.
Opt for grilled items:Fried and breaded foods, such as crispy chicken sandwiches and breaded fish fillets, are high in fat and calories. Select grilled or roasted lean meats — such as turkey or chicken breast, lean ham, or lean roast beef.
Watch what you drink:Many beverages are high in calories. For example, a large regular soda (30 ounces, or 887 milliliters) has nearly 300 calories. Instead, order diet soda, water, unsweetened iced tea, sparkling water or mineral water.
Also, skip the shakes and other ice cream drinks. Large shakes can contain more than 800 calories.
Have it your way
Remember, you don’t have to settle for what comes with your sandwich or meal — not even at fast-food restaurants. Ask for healthier options and substitutions. And keep your eye on portion sizes.Read More