Archive for the ‘Dog Friendly’ Category

This Year’s Most Popular Puppy Names

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The votes are in—here are this year’s top puppy names!

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8 Healthy Fruits to Share with Your Dog

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

watermelonSometimes it’s nice to find alternative, fresh, organic snacks for your pup. Did you know fruits can make a great snack and can supplement your dog’s diet with vitamins and minerals?

Whether you mash them up into their food or offer them in bites and slices, here are some great fruits that are canine safe:

  • Apples: These are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. If offered in slices, they’ll also help keep your dog’s teeth clean! Make sure not to give them the core. Over time, the cyanide in the seeds can become unhealthy.
  • Bananas: Because they’re so sweet, bananas make a great treat for a dog you’re training—or maybe after a long hike. They’re full of vitamins B6 and C, amino acids, and fiber.
  • Blueberries: Often used in commercial dog foods, blueberries are low in fat and high in vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • Cantaloupe: This treat is full of Vitamins C and B-6, as well niacin and potassium.
  • Mangoes: Dogs seem to love mangoes, and that’s great! They’re full of vitamins A and E, potassium, as well as beta- and alpha-carotene.
  • Peaches: If you stay away from canned peaches (too much sugar) and pits (can easily create an intestinal blockage), peaches are a good source of vitamins A and D.
  • Raspberries and Strawberries: Not only are berries tasty for dogs, they can boost their fiber, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper and iron. Strawberries even contain an enzyme that’s great for a puppy’s teeth.
  • Watermelon: This is a great treat for an active dog. It’s super low in calories but full of electrolytes and water to help them stay hydrated. On top of that, it supplies a lot of vitamins A and C, plus potassium and magnesium.

These are just a few fruits to get you started if you want to get some other healthy snacks into your pooch’s diet. Just be careful! If you overdo it, the natural sugars in these fruits can upset a sensitive tummy.

 

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The Puppy Perils of Fall! (Infographic)

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Fall season infographic

 

Source: http://infographicsmania.com/puppy-care-tips-in-fall/?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=ZAKKAS&utm_campaign=SNAP

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Manor Lake Puppy Pack!

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Getting ready for your new puppy and want to get items that your puppy is already used to while saving the hassle of having to go to multiple stores to get everything you need for your puppy.

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Manor Lake now offers puppy packs in three different sizes:

Small:  24″L x 17″W x 20″H

Medium: 30″L x 19″W x 22″H

Medium/Large: 36”L x 22 ½”W x 25”H

There are also two options, one with a collapsible wire crate, and one without.

This puppy pack includes a long list of items that we use here at Manor Lake and recommend to our families with their new puppy. It includes just about everything you need to welcome a new family member into your home. It includes items such as treats, a crate, toys, water dishes, puppy pads, and much more!  It not only saves you money on buying these items as a pack, but it also saves you time that it would take to gather all of these items at separate stores!

For more information on items included and prices, e-mail us at kim@manorlakelabradoodles.com.

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Manor Lake Puppy Pack!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Getting ready for your new puppy and want to get items that your puppy is already used to while saving the hassle of having to go to multiple stores to get everything you need for your puppy.

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Manor Lake now offers puppy packs in three different sizes:

Small:  24″L x 17″W x 20″H

Medium: 30″L x 19″W x 22″H

Medium/Large: 36”L x 22 ½”W x 25”H

There are also two options, one with a collapsible wire crate, and one without.

This puppy pack includes a long list of items that we use here at Manor Lake and recommend to our families with their new puppy. It includes just about everything you need to welcome a new family member into your home. It includes items such as treats, a crate, toys, water dishes, puppy pads, and much more!  It not only saves you money on buying these items as a pack, but it also saves you time that it would take to gather all of these items at separate stores!

For more information on items included and prices, e-mail us at kim@manorlakelabradoodles.com.

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10 Pet Travel Tips! (Revivalanimal.com)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Going on vacation is always a fun treat for the whole family and it’s even better if you get to take your canine companion along with you. To make the trip a great experience for you and your pet here are a few travel tips:

1. CARRIER - it is important to bring a carrier that is big enough for your dog to sleep and turn around. They like a place to help make them feel secure.

2. BED- Make sure to bring a dog bed, rug, or blanket that they like to sleep on at home. Place it in a spot that is out of the way, but near you and show them where to nap. Sleep is important for all puppies and dogs.

3. SEAT COVER- this applies more to those who travel with their pet outside a carrier. Train them to stay on a rug covered back seat or use a seat cover. This will definitely help with clean up on a rainy day or a trip to the beach. For a longer trip, place a bed on top for comfort.

4. LEASH- it is always important to leash your dog before opening the car door and especially important that the leash cannot slip.

5. STRESS RELIEVER- If your dog is a nervous traveler, start a calming agent like Doc Roy’s® DOCILE DOG. Start this treatment two weeks before the trip. It is not a tranquilizer, but will take the edge off for any added stress.

6. FEED LIGHTLY- make sure to feed your pet lightly before you leave. You can sprinkle something like shredded cheese in their food to encourage them eating 1 hour prior to leaving. If your pet is prone to car sickness, feed ginger snaps two hours before leaving and repeat one hour into the trip.

7. FOOD/WATER BOWLS- this one goes without saying, but it is especially important to bring these along with a mat to go under the bowls to decrease the mess.

8. GREETING- On arrival, bring the dog on a leash to greet people. Keep the dog on the leash when setting up the dog bed and food/water dishes. Let them take a drink, go on a short walk so they empty their bladders before getting too excited! Once they have calmed down from the excitement, they can be taken off the leash.

9. SETTING UP THE CARRIER/BED- Place the pet carrier in your bedroom and open the door for access. The bed should be in a common area like a family room. For a cat, place the bed on the furniture you have previously ask permission to use and put the cat on it (cats like being up high).

10. WHEN LEAVING- Always place the pet in their carrier when leaving the house (if not taking with you). Never lock them in a room or a bath, stick with the carrier since it is something that is familiar to your pet. It helps to put a treat or toy in the carrier with them and will keep them busy for plenty of time!

Source: http://www.revivalanimal.com/articles/Ten-easy-pet-travel-tips.html
For a printable source: http://www.revivalanimal.com/shared/images/pdf/articles/Ten-Easy-Pet-Travel-Tips-6-24-14.pdf

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DIY Eat- Bacon and Cheddar Muttfins

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Bacon and Cheddar Muttfins Dog Treats Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. bacon grease or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. ground Flax seed
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 2 large eggs

Bacon and Cheddar Muttfins Dog Treats Instructions:

Chop bacon into very small pieces.

Combine all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl, and stir until thoroughly combined.

Spray muffin tin well with non-stick spray.

Scoop approximately 1 Tbsp. of batter into each muffin cup using a measuring spoon.

Preheat oven to 350 °.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are lightly golden brown.

Allow to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for 7-10 days or in freezer for up to 2 months.

Makes 2 dozen mini muffins.

Source: http://petcouponsavings.com/bacon-and-cheddar-muttfins-dog-treats/

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Manor Lake on Pinterest!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Have you been following us on Pinterest? Our Pinterest is full of dog safety tips, articles, DIY dog related projects and recipes, pictures of Manor Lake dogs and customer testimonials. Check out our Pinterest boards by clicking the logo below:

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Food Infographic for Dogs!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Snuggle Puppy!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Why Manor Lake Likes The Snuggle Puppy

SnugglePuppies™, with a new and improved heartbeat, will capture your pet’s heart! All ages of animals love our adorable SnugglePuppie™ because they connect with the “real feel” heart beat and gentle warmth. Remember that children and seniors love to cuddle them too! Heart beat with batteries and two types of heat included.

We like Snuggle puppies at Manor Lake because they can make our Australian Labradoodle puppies more comfortable when they are transitioning to their new homes.  The young puppies really like the heart beat and warmth of the SnugglePuppy, it reminds them of their litter mates and mother and comforts them through this separation.

We carry the Snuggle Puppy in our Manor Lake Dog Boutique, check them out!

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