With some late summer sunshine to enjoy, dog walks are even more enjoyable, here are a few ways you can make your dog walks even better, for both you and your dog.
As I’m sure you know by now, Ember loves bananas, so when I found Murphy’s Bakery on Instagram, I knew she would have to try their treats.
Murphey’s Bakery treats are hand-baked in Worcestershire and the company take pride in ensuring they use locally sourced ingredients. Packed full of these locally sourced fruit and vegetables, these treats are also wheat and gluten free making them perfect for dogs suffering from allergies. They currently have four different flavours; Carrot and Banana, Apple and Oat, Peanut Butter and Banana and Beef and Cheddar. I choose the three veggie treats for Ember to try.
I don’t think I’m alone when I say I used to think cruelty-free and vegan meant the same thing, however, there are some important differences between the two and understanding these has helped me to make much more conscious choices.
As part of my journey to try and lead a more ethical life, I knew I wanted to find more ethical accessories for Ember, which is where Koko Collective comes in, a small business who create ethical, vegan dog collars and leads. All their dog collars and leads are made with recycled materials including bicycle inner tubes, an alternative for leather that is vegan-friendly, as well as second-hand fabric from local sari makers in India, where the accessories are made.
Despite claiming to love and care about animals, many pet food companies test their food and elements of their food on lab animals. These animals, many of whom are bred for the sole purpose of testing food, are subject to inhumane and invasive tests.
On Saturday 1st September, Pup Aid hosted their annual free dog show in Primrose Hill, London. The aim of this event and Pup Aid as an organisation, is to simply put a stop to the demand for puppies, which leads to puppy farming. They do this by setting their event up to raise awareness for responsible breeding practices and promoting the amazing dogs available for rescue. Puppy farms are unfortunately still running all around the world where both the breeding dogs and their puppies are kept in horrible conditions, the puppies are then sold in mass and the mumma dogs will go on to have more litters than the maximum frequency they should. It’s tough knowing that this is still going on, but with organisations like Pup Aid and events like the one they are hosting, we can put an end to this horrible industry. For more information about Pup Aid and their event click HERE. Read More
Whilst some dogs love car rides, Ember included, some dogs struggle with being in the car for a long period of time. If, in your judgement, your dog would enjoy a road trip with you, here’s some tips I have collected to make travelling with your dog an enjoyable and safe experience.
English based and made, CC Bear treats are made using only the best natural ingredients from British distributors. The family run business, Chef Christine and lucky taste tester Bubba Bear, have created these all natural, vegan dog treats for dog wellness, to celebrate the magical relationship between dogs and their owners. Ember and I were so excited when Christine offered to send us some treats to try. Meet our new favourite treats.
Holiday season is here! Whilst some people prefer to go abroad on super swanky holidays, I like nothing more than an adventure holiday where Ember can come too. Two years ago we went to the New Forest and we’re going back again this year, I can’t wait! There are so many benefits of taking your dog on holiday, here are a few of my favourites.