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When my four-legged fur baby Mellie turned 16 despite bad knees, dry skin and poor eyesight she was still a puppy in many ways. She was my daughter’s best friend and faithful sleeping companion and never failed to engage my son in a game of “let’s tug at your socks until they’re no longer covering your toes.” She was our family’s little mascot, a black-and-white fur creature who taught my kids that love comes in many shapes and forms, and that a sweet lick on the face, vigorous tail wag and little buddy who is always up for a game of catch were worth the small price of having to hand-feed her and pick up her poop. And although my sweet girl passed on- we are still very much in the doggie trenches with her two fur brothers Lazer and Ike both rescues from Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue I am the first person to admit that providing your kids with an opportunity to grow up with a four-legged friend is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Having to care for a dog, or any pet for that matter, instills them with sense of compassion that will shape the way they treat and see others less vulnerable than them.
Providing your kids and pets opportunities to play and enjoy each other’s company will also strengthen the bonds between them. In the process of play, your kids will learn to value their canine counterparts. And when it comes to my dogs although they may not look like my two legged kids and albeit they might have a bit more fur they are just as valued as every other family member. When my two fursons are uncomfortable and are not thriving I am just as concerned and on a mama mission to do anything in my power to make their lives more pleasurable so that they live life’s adventure to the fullest. Keep reading for wonderful activities that will engage your kids and their pooch!
Take your dog for a walk!
It sounds so simple, but sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics with regular family walks. Take the dog out together in the morning instead of making it a one-man job. Or work off dinner by hitting the pavement as a family for a sunset stroll. It’s a great way to discover your surroundings, get to know your neighbors, and enjoy quality time as a family while burning off energy.
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Our sweet boy Lazer suffers with anxiety and nervousness. My older dog has typical nervousness whenever it thunders or loud bangs occur outside or even sometimes when it rains. He is inconsolable no matter how much we hold him and try to comfort him. We also have a younger dog who barks and gets aggressive whenever he sees another dog of any size or shape. In order for us to truly #GrabTheleash and give our dogs the opportunity to enjoy life’s adventures we’ve realized that treating them with Therabis Calm and Quiet which helps them maintain a calm energy. It’s easy-to-use, single-serving sachet with dog-approved taste (100% palatability) is formulated with whole plant hemp oil (with naturally-occurring cannabiniods), flavinoids and a comprehensive vitamin blend. Enhanced with L-Theanine from green tea to increase alpha wave generation and lower anxiety.
A few things you need to know:
Therabis has developed natural supplements that help your pet live as happily and comfortably as possible. Backed by 25 years of veterinary expertise and powered by whole-plant hemp oil including their naturally-occurring proprietary cannabinoid blend, every Therabis product is formulated with green-lipped mussel, vitamin C and chromium to help your pet maintain a calm energy, preserve joint mobility and enjoy overall skin health. There are no known side effects other then the intended effects of Therabis’ ailment-specific formulations—helping to support and promote skin and coat health, mental health and joint health and mobility.What are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that occur naturally in hemp oil. One of the most popular cannabinoids is cannabidiol, or CBD. Cannabinoids interact with your pet’s endocannabinoid system—the central regulatory system known to affect bodily processes such as digestion, mood and sleep. Without any external influence, your pet’s body naturally produces its own cannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. This existing internal infrastructure is what allows phytocannabinoid(or cannabinoids found in plants like hemp) to provide powerful benefits.
CBD has shown the most therapeutic promise in clinical research. Unlike THC, CBD and many other cannabinoids do not create a psychoactive effect. You may have seen CBD in the media in recent years for its success in treating epileptic disorders in humans. I’ve seen a real change in Lazer after giving him CALM AND QUIET TREAT SUPPLEMENTS
Therabis is designed to be incorporated into your pet’s healthy lifestyle to promote overall wellness over time and can be used over their lifetime.
Create an outdoor oasis for your pooch
Each dog – senior, puppy, small, big, active breed or not-so-much – has different needs. Is your dog a water hound? Maybe you should include a splash pool or water fountain. Got a digger? A sand pit might work well to keep your dog entertained – and the mess contained. Does your dog love to run the perimeter of your yard? Design your yard with his path in mind. Does she have dog friends next door? Maybe an eye-level hole in the fence would keep her from barking. Jot down everything your dog needs from your family yard, then you and your kids can map out your landscaping accordingly.
Go to your local pet store and stock up on squeaky toys!
There is nothing dogs enjoy more than a good old fashioned game of catch, tug of war and keep away. Both of my dogs can spend hours playing with their stuffies!
STAGE A DOG PARTY
According to Arden Moore, author of “Dog Parties: How to Party with Your Pup,” a great way to help your child and pooch develop a bond at an early age is to let your child plan a party for their best furry friend.
A backyard party for eight dogs with a dog-friendly cake, invitations, small take-home gifts, prizes and decorations can range from $40 to $100.
Your kids will go gaga Creating invitations, making doggy treats before the party like Marvelous Mutt Meatballs (edible for dogs and people) and playing games like: Snoopy Says; the canine version of Simon Says. The rules are simple: people-dog teams must comply with your command whenever you say, “Snoopy says.” So when you say, “Snoopy says sit your dog,” people must get their dogs to sit. But if you simply say, “Sit your dog,” people who do so are eliminated from the competition.
The Parent perks: At dog parties, kids get to interact with friendly dogs in a supervised setting and help families live in a moment where dogs take center stage.
Drawbacks Be careful who you invite. Only dogs who are up to date on their vaccinations and well-mannered should be invited.
Overall: Dogs are born party animals. They like to romp, chase, wrestle, be included in activities and meet and greet. Dog parties provide an opportunity to initiate play with a purpose and to sneak in reinforcement of good manners.
So how are you going to #GrabTheLeash and Live Lief’s Adventures with your dog?