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Happy Birthday Orbit – I can’t believe you’re Two

Happy Birthday Orbit – I can’t believe you’re Two

[ 5 minute read with birthday photos and her pupcake recipe] I can’t believe how fast time has flown by. Orbit’s first name before she came to us was Piglet. She was the largest in her litter and has a bottomless pit of a stomach. To this day she spends an extra 15 minutes licking...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, January 30, 2018
How My Vet is Helping Me with my Dog’s Allergies

How My Vet is Helping Me with my Dog’s Allergies

Your dog’s allergies will never go away.  Allergies are a frustrating chronic disease.  No matter what anyone says they are not curable, but they can be managed effectively, through doing so can be very time, labor and money intensive.  Unlike humans with allergies, dogs show physical symptoms such as rashes, hot spots, welts, inflammation and...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 29, 2017
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Holistic and Organic Flea Treatment for the Yard and Dogs

Holistic and Organic Flea Treatment for the Yard and Dogs

90% of the Fleas Live Outside Your House in the Yard Maggie is allergic to flea bites.  She pretty much gets hives when she gets bit.  This summer it seems the fleas are everywhere.  They are at the park, on trails, and outside.    To kill fleas you need to address the environment because 90%…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, August 2, 2017
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Itchy Dog?  Learn the difference between dog skin and human skin

Itchy Dog? Learn the difference between dog skin and human skin

The epidermis of a dog is only 3 to 5 cells thick while in humans it is at least 10 to 15 cells thick. As I dig deeper in my research about a holistic approach to my dog's skin allergies, I wanted to find a spray that I could use to help moisturize and protect...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, June 26, 2017
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17 Things on my Mind about My Allergic Dog

17 Things on my Mind about My Allergic Dog

Allergies are complicated A daily headline topic in my house is Maggie’s Allergies and “the state of her rashes today”.    Sometimes my significant other and I will get in a heated debate because we have varying opinions and of course I’m always right.  So he has to concede… to let me stay in charge….

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, June 15, 2017
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6 Ways To Help My Dog’s Allergies Naturally

6 Ways To Help My Dog’s Allergies Naturally

It’s officially Allergy Season here in San Diego.  Maggie’s rashes are starting to become more regular.  And now Orbit’s scratching a bit too.  Here’s what I’m doing to address their issues: 1. Food: Cutting out chicken.  I’ve been feeding chicken the past 6 weeks.  Raw the first 3 and then started to cook it.  …

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, June 8, 2017
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Basic Foundation for Homemade Dog Food

Basic Foundation for Homemade Dog Food

Homemade dog food guideline = 80/10/10 (80% protein, 10% organ meat, 10% vegetables) I follow a basic guideline when I'm cooking Maggie and Orbit's dog food.  The core components are as follows: 80% Lean Protein.  This can be chicken, beef, pork, lamb, white fish and turkey.  I have a professional food grinder at home so...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 30, 2017
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Simple solution for dog allergy

Simple solution for dog allergy

About a year and a half ago Maggie broke out in a rash.  It got so bad I had to take her to the vet.  She received a steroid shot and a bottle of pills.  Apparently she had contact dermatitis.  Her rash would start off in her armpits and her belly. On a scale of...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, May 1, 2017
Planning Orbit’s Spay

Planning Orbit’s Spay

I finally scheduled Orbit's spay surgery for this Wednesday.  I'm feeling anxious inside.  I know it's a routine surgery but I can't help but worry.  Last year she had her "routine" rabies vaccination which she ended up having an allergic reaction to.  I wrote about it HERE. Anxiety aside I'm most worried about how she...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, April 24, 2017
Easy Home Cooked Dog Food Recipe – Ground Pork with Yams, Squash and Kale

Easy Home Cooked Dog Food Recipe – Ground Pork with Yams, Squash and Kale

Whole food is good for dogs too Ingredients: 10 pounds of ground pork 1 yam 1 bag or 1 bundle of kale 1/2 butternut squash Directions STEP 1:  Cook Food Saute ground pork in olive oil until fully cooked Cut up yam and squash into roughly 2 inch sized pieces – this speeds up the…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 24, 2016
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