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DIY Grain-Free Peanut Butter Treats

DIY Grain-Free Peanut Butter Treats

Dogs are naturally meat eaters, so a grain-free diet is essential for maintaining optimal health in your canine companion. There are many benefits to keeping your dog on a grain-free diet, which include:

• A grain-free diet can keep your canine companion more satisfied and full.
• A grain-free diet can help in the reduction of food allergies.
• A grain-free diet can give dogs more energy.
• A grain-free diet can give your dog a healthy coat and skin.
• A grain-free diet can promote reduced shedding.
• A grain-free diet can reduce flatulence and bad breath.

When you look at your dog food ingredients, check if there is any corn, wheat, sorghum or soy. If this is the case, then you may want to consider changing your dog food to help keep your dog healthy.

When to Reward Your Dog
There are many reasons you should reward your canine with treats. When your dog has mastered a new trick, then a treat can promote good behavior and let your dog know he or she has succeeded. Another reason you may want to give your dog a treat is when it is his or her birthday. A birthday treat is a perfect way to celebrate your dog’s special day, but you’ll still want to make your dog do something for the treat. Rewarding your dog for doing nothing can sometimes lead to bad behavior (and no one wants to be scolded on their birthday).

You can also give your dog a treat when he or she is relaxed. It is not a good idea to give a dog a treat if he or she is overstimulated. When you get the treat out, your dog will likely become excited. . Best thing to do here is to stand still as a statue until your dog calms down. Once your pup has calmed down and is patiently waiting, you may give him/her the treat. If you reward a dog with a treat when he or she is calm, it will help your dog from getting too excited in certain situations.

A Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe 
If you want to ensure your dog eats treats that are nutritious and grain-free, then you can try making the treats yourself. Here is a grain-free recipe for dog treats from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen:

The prep time for this recipe is only ten minutes and cook time is fifteen.

Ingredients:
• 1 ½ cup coconut flour
• 4 organic eggs
• ½ cup coconut oil
• ½ cup nut butter or peanut butter (be sure there are no additional ingredients)
• 1 cup and 2 tablespoons sweet potato or pumpkin puree

Optional Ingredients:
• 1/3 cup carrots, shredded
• 2 teaspoons dried parsley

Instructions
• First, preheat your oven to 175 degrees C.
• In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients form dough into a ball
• Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper
• Use cookie cutters, or roll dough into desired shape
• Move the cookies to a baking sheet
• Put in the oven and bake for around 12 to 15 minutes (the treats should be hard)
• Let cool, then serve to your canine companion

Tips
If your dough is too dry, then you can add an egg for moisture. If you want, you can also integrate unsweetened applesauce into the recipe. Do not overindulge your dog after you are finished baking the treats. Store treats in a baggie or air-tight container to preserve freshness.

Reward your pup everyday with a food that meets their every nutritional need. Already a loyal fan? Share this information with a friend or family member.

 

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The Benefits of a Doggy Massage

The Benefits of a Doggy Massage

If you want to keep your pup happy, then a doggy massage can be beneficial. There are many benefits to a doggy massage that are similar to humans. When dogs get massaged, they have improved circulation, less stress, muscle tension relief, and it can promote bonding between you and your canine companion. If you are interested in giving your canine companion a dog massage, then there are certain areas you should focus on, including the ears, the head, and the back.

Dogs can become stressed in a variety of situations. They have an acute sense of hearing, so loud noises can make them nervous or excited. A dog massage is a great way to help your dog stay calm in any circumstance that may cause stress. Although you may not be able to calm your dog in every stressful situation, a dog massage can be a great and inexpensive way to ease your dog and help him or her feel comforted.

The Ears
If you are going to give your dog a massage, then a great place to start is his or her ears. There are three nerve centers on a dog’s body, and the ears are one of them. The other nerve centers are located between a dog’s toes and on the middle of the stomach. When you massage your dog’s ears, he or she experiences a deep and calming pleasure because endorphins are released into his or her entire body. Be sure not to rub your dog’s ears too hard, which can cause pain. If you notice your dog is uncomfortable during an ear massage, then be sure to take him or her to the vet because your dog may have an ear infection. Although ear infections can be present in all dogs, big dogs are more prone to

The best time to massage your dog’s ears is when he or she is relaxed. When your dog is relaxed, then lightly massage the pinna, which is the flap of ear skin. This promotes blood circulation throughout the body. You can then cup the base of the ear between your thumb and forefingers and gently move along the base and flaps of the ear in a circular motion. You can rotate in a forward and backward direction. To finish your dog’s ear massage, gently glide your thumbs and fingers across each ear.

The Head 
The head is another area you can massage that will bring pleasure to your canine friend. Massaging your dog’s head will relax your dog when done properly. A gentle head massage will calm a nervous dog and make him or her feel at ease. It is important to gently massage your dog’s head. Applying too much pressure can cause your dog discomfort, and he or she will not enjoy the benefits.

When you massage your dog’s head, be sure to apply gentle pressure to the temples and above his or her eyes. Move your fingers in a circular motion along the top of the eyes to the bridge of the nose—this is where the pressure point known as the gallbladder 20 is located. When you massage the area above the eyes, it will benefit the stomach and bladder.

The Back 
A back massage can be beneficial for dogs. There are several benefits to massaging a dog’s back, which include pain relief from vomiting and stomach aliments your pup may be experiencing.

When you massage your dog’s back, gently move your fingers in a circular motion slowly on both sides of his or her spine. Be sure not to apply too much pressure when giving your dog a back massage. A back massage is a great way to help your dog feel relaxed and ease tension. A back massage is beneficial after your dog exercises or participates in an activity. Just like humans, a back massage can feel good and loosen up tight muscles.

After a nice relaxing massage, treat your dog to a bowl of food that provides all of the necessary ingredients to keep your dog healthy. Already a loyal fan? Be sure to pass this information along to a friend or family member who may find it helpful.

 

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Fish oil does what for your dog?

Fish oil does what for your dog?

When it comes to our canine companions, we do all we can to make sure they stay healthy. Omega-3 fish oil is known as a supplement that has widespread benefits in humans, but Omega-3 fish oil also has a wide range of health benefits for dogs as well. When it comes to keeping your dog healthy, Omega-3 from fish oil is one of the most important ingredients that can help keep your dog in tip-top shape. There are many ways a dog can benefit from Omega-3 fish oil, which include a healthy skin and coat, reduced inflammation (caused from conditions such as arthritis and allergies), promotion of weight loss, protection against kidney disease, and cancer.

Healthy Heart 
Omega-3 from fish oil is crucial for keeping your dog’s heart healthy. A diet rich with Omega-3 fatty acid can help dogs with cardiovascular diseases. When healthy dogs were provided a diet with Omega-3 from fish oil, these dogs had reduced levels of triglycerides. Omega-3 from fish oil can decrease atrial fibrillation, which is a type of heart attack in dogs.

Puppy Health 
As a source if DHA, Omega-3 from fish oil can also be beneficial for puppies. Omega-3 from fish oil can have a positive impact on a puppy’s growth and development, which is true even when a puppy is still in the womb. Studies have shown that when a puppy is provided with a diet that is rich in DHA, he or she will have better cognitive function (smarter), memory, coordination, dexterity, and eye functions when compared to puppies that were given a diet low in DHA.

Epilepsy 
A diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can also help prevent and reduce epilepsy. Epilepsy is very common among dogs. Unfortunately, two out of three dogs that suffer from epilepsy do not respond to treatment with drugs. However, a study concluded that dogs with epilepsy could benefit from taking Omega-3 from fish oil. Furthermore, the same study found seizures were reduced after fifty days of taking Omega-3 fish oil and there was an 85% reduction of seizures after 18 months.

A Healthy Coat
There have been studies that have shown a link between a healthy coat and Omega-3 from fish oil. If you give your dog a diet with plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids, then it will improve the condition of your dog’s skin and coat. Omega-3 fatty acids can also help fight the symptoms that accompany atopic dermatitis, which include itching and red skin.

The Difference Between Omega-3 from Fish Oil and Flaxseed Oil
There are many individuals who give their dogs flaxseed oil to promote good health. Although flaxseed oil has benefits, Omega-3 from fish oil is superior to flaxseed for many reasons. Omega-3 fatty acids contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Flaxseed oil is a type of plant oil that does contain higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids than fish oil, which is in the form of ALA. ALA is inactive and must be converted into EPA and DHA, and a dog’s body is not able to convert ALA to EPA and DHA. So chances are if you give your dog flaxseed oil, then your canine friend is only absorbing ALA and very little of the essential EPA and DHA. Although flaxseed oil can aid in a healthy coat, Omega-3 from fish oil offers your dog far more health benefits.

The Importance of Omega-3 from Fish Oil for Decreased Inflammation 
Among the many health benefits Omega-3 from fish oil offers dogs, a primary health benefit is helping reduce inflammation. When a cell is damaged in a dog’s body, the cell releases AA that is metabolized by enzymes. As a result, there is an increase in inflammation. EPA plays an important role in reducing inflammation. When a cell is damaged, EPA is released, which results in the body producing less inflammatory substances. DHA is also a component that reduces inflammation in a dog’s body.

As dogs age, they are susceptible to arthritis, but research has found that EPA is beneficial for reducing the inflammation that accompanies arthritis. Furthermore, Omega-3 from fish oil can also help ease the symptoms that accompany other inflammatory diseases, including colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

The Importance of Omega-3 from Fish Oil for Cognitive Function 
Omega-3 from fish oil is also beneficial for aiding in cognitive function, which is especially true in older dogs. An older dog may develop cognitive dysfunction, which is when a dog’s brain goes through a series of changes that cause a decline in mental abilities that related to thinking, recognition, memory, and behavior. Sadly, 50% of canines over the age of 10 will show one or more symptoms of cognitive dysfunction. An estimated 68% percent of dogs fifteen to sixteen years of age will show one or more signs of cognitive dysfunction. The behavioral changes that accompany cognitive dysfunction can cause a dog to interact differently with humans and other animals, an altered sleep-wake cycle, and a reduced activity level.

The Importance of Omega-3 from Fish Oil and Immune Health 
It is crucial that dogs have a strong immune system to stay healthy. Dogs that are given Omega-3 from fish oil have been show to have a higher amount of anti-rabies antibodies after vaccination. There have also been studies that have shown Omega-3 from fish oil can be beneficial for preventing cancer and can help treat dogs with cancer. When the immune system overacts, it can cause autoimmune conditions in dogs, which is why a strong immune system is vital for the health of your dog. Dogs are members of the family, and keeping them healthy is important. Omega-3 from fish oil has many benefits that can keep your dog healthy and happy.

Can I supplement fish oil in my dog’s diet?
When adding fish oil to your dog’s diet be careful not to over supplement. The reason being if your dog has too much omega-3 and not enough omega-6 then you could actually decrease your dog’s immune system. A simple way to look at it is that Omega-3 cools and omega-6 heats. Too much omega-6 and your dog can have inflammatory issues like sore joints and itchy skin. Too much omega-3 and the immune response is suppressed and then things like yeast and bacteria can take over. So it’s a balancing act between the two if you want your dog to be happy and healthy. Scientific studies have shown that omega-3 to omega-6 ratios of 1 to 5 are about optimal to keep dogs immune system balanced.

That’s why we have put fish oil as our omega-3 source and why the omeg-3 to omega-6 ratio is 1 to 5 in Stay Loyal dog food. Ready to give your dog the nutrients they need? Give our bestselling grain-free dog food a try. Already a loyal fan? Please feel free to pass this information along to someone who may need it.

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Don’t take it from us…

Don’t take it from us…

As dog owners, we all want our dogs feeling great with plenty of energy. When dogs are puppies, they are filled with energy and it isn’t hard to keep them active. Over time, we may not notice how our dog’s energy decreases, which is caused by age. If your dog is getting older, then there are ways to keep them energized and active.

The Importance of Diet 
When it comes to energy levels in dogs, diet plays a huge role. Just the same as humans who eat healthy, a dog with a healthy diet has plenty of energy to stay active.

Ingredients to Keep Your Dog Active 
If you want to keep your dog active and healthy, then there are key ingredients that promote increased energy levels. It is important to provide your dog with a diet that is relatively high in fat and protein. Although humans are advised not to eat a diet high in fat, a animal high-fat diet is essential for maintaining energy in dogs.

But don’t take it from us. Read the stories from some of our loyal fans who made the switch to Stay Loyal dog food and saw amazing results:

“I have been meaning to email to say the food has been a huge success. We have a yellow Lab and were starting to notice she was getting picky with her food and was always pooing. As soon as we started her on Stay Loyal she had better bowel movements and lost some weight as well as gaining energy. Stay Loyal was recommended to me by my uncle who is one of your happy customers as well.”

-Jo Pellegrini, Greenwith, SA

“I had been feeding another product to my 9 1/2 month old Smithfield Cattledog x Kelpie her entire life. After further research I thought Stay Loyal would fit mine and my dogs requirements the best. I don’t mind paying more for better quality etc but I don’t just blindly get the most expensive believing that is the be all and end all, I am also very passionate about supporting Australian companies where possible.

My only regret now is that I didn’t find your company first off and feed her your Grain Free Product from the moment I got her. In the 10-12 days I’ve been bringing her onto your food she is glowing, and the changes in her behaviour have been incredible. The best way to describe it for me is, she used to be like a child with ADD, all run and energy, but with a limited attention span. Now she still has endless energy but she’s using that incredible brain of hers, waiting and responding not just go go go. It’s like before she was on a sugar rush whereas now she’s getting a more sustainable energy flow and boy is she blossoming.

We had a break from obedience training over Christmas, starting up again yesterday, when I walked in with Matilda the instructors faced just dropped, she said before she was a happy gorgeous little lady, trying so hard to please the world, but now she’s a stunning healthy machine just waiting for the chance to take on the world!! Bit dramatic I know but she’s passionate about dogs and their wellbeing so you can’t fault her for that!! Anyway I just wanted to let you know I’m very happy with your product and have been recommending it to anyone who asks, and if Matilda could talk she’d say the same. You’ve given me the chance to get the best out of my dog and that’s all I ever want, so a massive thank you.”

-Liz Jarvis, Acacia Ridge, Qld

“So we are now on the second bag – and our girls couldn’t be happier. Lots more energy, better poops (and less!), great eyes, improving weight (from fatties!!) and lovely shiny coats. I feel so bad for having treated them so badly with previous foods. Never again!

And I have to thank Robert for the great advice on an overall feeding strategy. It has been sound advice – they looove Stay Loyal, get enormously excited when the bones come out one or two times a week and cope with the “miss a meal” once a week.

So thank you Robert and David for having the passion to create Stay Loyal – our girls love you for it. Now if only my wife would enjoy the food I make as much as our girls enjoy Stay Loyal, the world will be perfect.”

-Russ Meacham, Blackheath NSW


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