Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fur Babies Need Love Too!


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This is what inspired this post today. 
I woke up to find that Ollie had attempted to open his presents. Only his. I will admit that he is a smart dog. But a hyper one. So I thought, I'll put a stop to this so that I can get some stuff done, and he will sleep! I gave him a bed time snack, I gave him a bath with calming lavender soap. And then I tucked him into his bed. Or our couch that he thinks is his bed. And it worked! Just like a kid on Christmas Eve. Well, it worked for about 2 hours. Then he was awake again. But I did get my house cleaned and presents wrapped without him whining on my heels. 
To keep this post all about puppies, I thought I would share with you two recent products that I purchased for our trouble maker. Both are from Pet Supplies Plus - our favorite dog store to go to.
I had no idea Burt's Bees even made things for dogs. But I was looking for something to put into Ollie's ears to keep them clean. Does anyone else's labs ears get so dirty? I honestly don't know how he does it, but they are filthy all the time. So we have a routine. I clean his ears about once a week. I have some special serum to put in his ears from the vet if they are ever red. But I wanted something more for after he gets them wet in the snow, a bath, etc. And I found this! Its mint and witch hazel to keep the inside of the ear dry. It smells amazing! That's the best part. I was worried the mint would annoy Ollie (smells like that do). But he doesn't seem to mind. It works so well, and I have added it to our weekly ear cleaning routine!
After walking and playing in the snow - and even the concrete in the summer - his paw pads get so rough! It probably bothers me more than him, but I bought some anyway. I had actually been looking for this forever before I finally found it. All you have to do is take the top off, and dip his paw into the tin. It protects his paws and acts like a lotion too. It also helps in the winter to keep the salt away that gets spread on the sidewalks. The salt is really hard on their paws. Ollie doesn't like this very well, but I make him use it anyway.
Can you tell our pup is a little spoiled?! What are your weekly puppy routines?
 

37 comments:

  1. So now, you only have to wash him every two hours :) He's adorable. And smart.

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    1. Haha so true! He is pretty cute most of the time :)

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  2. Burts Bees makes stuff for dogs???? Bandit is going to be one spoiled puppy...

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  3. Ahhh your doggie is sooo cute... I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin' :-)

    Love,

    Noor
    http://queenofjetlags.com

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  4. I should get that wax for Misty! Her paw pads are really, really rough. And she refuses to wear doggy paw mits!

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    1. Ollie does too - he won't even let me put socks on his feet. They are funny that way!

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  5. Ollie is so smart!!! I love that you gave him a bath and tucked him into bed! So cute! We started putting presents under the tree and Pixie gets so excited! She loves new things. I would not be surprised to come home and see wrapping paper everywhere.

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    1. Aww she sounds adorable! If she sneaks in to her gifts you'll have to share it with us!

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  6. great post!

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  7. Does baby soap really work?! My poor puppy has been having dry skin and I thought about using it to try and moisturize her but didn't know if it would be OK.

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    1. We hardly ever use dog shampoo on Ollie and his skin does great with it. Labs are known to get really dry skin but we've only ever had problems with one type. He loves Johnson and Johnson kinds and they are super gentle!

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  8. I will have to pass this along to my mom!! We don't have a dog here in KC sadly :(.
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Who knew Burt's bees even made this?!

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  9. Awww so cute that he got into only his presents! What a smartie.

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    1. Haha I thinks he's too smart for his own good!

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  10. Great Products ,love Burt´s Bees :)
    follow new ,mind follow back?

    kisses <3

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    1. Yes I will follow back! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Omg I need to get that paw treatment for Misa, it would be perfect to soothe her paws after walking on the cold pavement!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is! Ollie's feel terrible all the time! I'm sure it bothers me more than him but oh well :)

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  12. I love that everyone blogs about their fur babies! So cute! It does make me jealous though.

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    1. Haha since we aren't close to having a real baby yet ....maybe some time in the future you'll get one?!

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  13. I need to get that puppy foot cream, my little girl's feet have been so dry that they even look a little cracked. Your probably right it bothers me more than her haha

    Katie
    http://casually-obsessed.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha so true! And it's way too hard to get them to wear any kind of boot or sock!

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  14. i am so jealous you have a dog! he's so cute!

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    1. Pups are the best! I loved your sweet comment :)

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  15. This is perfect! I love anything pet related. LOL… My pup tries to open his presents to. I have to really hid them. lol

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

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    1. Haha oh that's so funny! Your pup must be super sneaky!

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  16. Love the items you shared...we have 2 Labs and a new grand dog Austrian Shepherd and we will use these items for sure.....Your puppy is adorable! Your a good Momma!

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  17. D'awww, your dog is too cute!! My dog isn't nearly half as adventurous to open up her gifts, haha. (more sniffing than ripping)
    I didn't know they made pad guards for dogs! I did know that their pads can get cracked though.
    As for weekly routine, I basically just comb her out and find clumps to snip off or detangle. (LONG FUN GETS CLUMPY SO FAST IT'S RIDICULOUS)
    Anyways, Happy Holidays! c:
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