Snoopy!

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I was curious who this Snoopy dog was so I did a little snooping (see what I just did?). Turns out he’s a famous cartoon dog. Created by artist Charles M. Schultz, Snoopy was based on a real dog named Spike who lived with Mr. Schultz when he was a boy.

Snoopy first appeared in a comic strip called, “Peanuts” on October 4, 1950, but he didn’t have a name until a month later, on November 10. His owner is a boy named Charlie Brown. Despite Snoopy’s inability to remember Charlie Brown’s name (he thinks of him as “that round-headed kid”), he is steadfastly loyal.

Snoopy is prone to imagining fantasy lives, including being an author & a college student known as “Joe Cool”,  but he is best known as a World War 1 flying ace, wearing an aviator’s helmet, goggles & a scarf.

Snoopy’s best friend & sidekick is a bird named Woodstock. Woodstock speaks in a chirping language that only Snoopy can understand.

On November 2, 2015, Snoopy was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Well that’s very impressive.

CEO Olivia

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Turmeric for Good Dogs

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The turmeric herb is a member of the ginger family & is used for cooking, herbal medicine & dyes. Native to the Middle East & Southeast Asia, it has been a staple in cooking for thousands of years. Today it is a key ingredient in most curry dishes as well as Thai, Indian, & Persian meals.

But guess what? It’s good for dogs too. It’s an antioxidant so it can help fight cancer. It is also an anti-inflammatory & turmeric boosts the liver’s ability to metabolize fat & remove waste from the body. It’s high in fiber & rich in vitamins & minerals. Turmeric also helps with stomach ailments, digestive disorders, & reduces gas & bloating.

The suggested dosage is approximately 15 to 20 mg per pound of body weight in dogs, 150-200 mg for cats. A simpler way of looking at it is an 1/8 to a 1/4 teaspoon per day, for every 10lbs of dog weight. Sprinkle it right on top of your pet’s food & mix or if you home cook, add it to the recipe. Turmeric is a binding agent, so ensure that your pet has lots of water to reduce the likelihood of constipation.

Turmeric powder is commonly available in supermarkets. The quality may vary so read the label, it may be grown using pesticides & herbicides. This can lower the potency, so if possible, try to get high quality, organic turmeric. Be sure to store it in a tightly sealed container, kept in a cool, dark and dry place.

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Is Your Dog Just Like You?

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I came across this video & thought I’d like to share it with you. It seems your canine companion may be a reflection of your personality & maybe even your looks. Interesting.

I know I’m like my huMom in that we are both rather talkative & blond. BOL!

CEO Olivia

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