Love Your Pet Day!

Although today is a national holiday, Love Your Pet Day is something pet lovers around the world can enjoy and celebrate! Our furry or feathery (or even scaly!) friends are family and love us unconditionally. Want to participate in this special day? Enjoy the company of your companion by treating them to something special! Here are a few ideas to spoil your pet.

DIY Treats

Almost all cats and dogs love treats! You can show your love and appreciation for them by making a special treat at home.

Crouton Treats For Cats

You'll need: 5oz of tuna, drained; 1 cup coconut flour, 1 tablespoon of extra light olive oil, 1 tablespoon of dried catnip, 1 egg, and 1-2 tablespoons of water.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine tuna, egg, flour, olive oil and catnip into a food processor and blend until it has a smooth consistency and is well mixed. Roll pieces of the mixture into balls or “croutons” and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are dried and browning on top. Allow to cool completely before giving to your cat. To store, keep in an airtight container in the fridge. Good for about a week.
See original recipe here

Peanut Butter Banana Treats for Dogs

You'll need: 1 ½ cup of uncooked oatmeal; 1 large banana; ½ cup peanut butter that does not contain xylitol.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grind the oats in a food processor or blender until powdery. Combine banana and peanut butter in a bowl until well mixed then add in the ground oatmeal, leaving about 1 tablespoon out for dusting. Mix until well combined. On a clean surface, use remaining ground oatmeal to dust the surface so the dough does not stick. Roll out the dough to about 1/4” thickness. Cut into shapes and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 15 minutes or until edges brown. Cool completely before giving to your dog. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
See original recipe here

Spa Day

Spending time with your pet today may mean a little spa day. Pamper your pet by bathing them in our all natural foam soap. Patchouli is great for dogs who have dry skin, Lavender is helpful for promoting a shiny coat, or you can use Lemongrass to help deodorize and deter insects!

Doggy Massage

Is your pet in need of some extra relaxation? Maybe feeling a bit anxious? You can make your own doggy massage oil by combining 1oz of olive or sweet almond oil with 5 drops each Lavender and Marjoram essential oils. Mix thoroughly and gently massage into your pup’s skin starting from tail and working your way up to the neck and the base of his ears (fur side). The aromatherapeutic benefit should last approximately 1 hour.

While we all love to spoil our pets, remember that animals are more sensitive to smells and essential oils than we are. Be careful using essential oils around cats as most can be toxic to them. For cats, you should avoid using essential oils on them like wintergreen, birch, pine, ylang ylang, peppermint, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, tea tree, and most citrus oils. While dogs are more tolerant to essential oils, you should avoid using too much as their noses are very sensitive. For dogs, avoid oils like cinnamon, peppermint, pine, birch, wintergreen, and ylang ylang.

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