5 New Year’s Resolutions For My Dog

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Dogs. They’re just like us in so many ways!

I know my Athena benefits from the same things I benefit from – better eating habits, more sleep, fresh water, plenty of fresh air and exercise, good dental hygiene, daily vitamins, and also a handful of treats to help have healthier and happier days. Dogs are more, to put it simply. They’re more than pets – they’re part of our family. They’re more than animals – they’re friends – who know just when you need a snuggle or a sympathetic ear. I love my time with Athena so much.

Here are 5 New Year’s Resolutions For My Dog!

1 – More physical activity. This can be a tough time of year for pets. Athena has always been my wingwoman when I’m exercising at the park. With the recent temperature drops and icy paths, I’ve had to get more creative with taking her for walks. And I’ve had to get creative in general. To get more physical activity for my dog, I play games with her indoors. I’ve also signed her up for an agility class. I can’t wait! Other than that, we DO get outside – as long as it’s not dangerously cold.

2 – Taking a daily vitamin. Did you know that dogs could take vitamins? I just found this out! Milk-Bone Good Morning Daily Vitamins are a tasty treat to start every day! They provide nutrients not found in most dog foods. And they taste like a treat, while having the added benefits to ensure a lifetime of health and vitality for my dog.

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3 – Taking care of those teeth! Luckily, there’s Milk-Bone Brushing Chews Dental Treats. These are delicious daily dental treats clinically proven as effective as brushing. They taste like a treat, freshen breath, and clean like a toothbrush.

Dogs are just like us - they need some New Year's Resolutions to stay in tip top shape for the new year! Find out how Milk-Bone's Advanced Care Line of products can help your dog get into great routines - with your help - and be happy! #ad #MilkBone #DogsAreMore #MilkBoneatTarget

4 – Be on top of regular medication. Sometimes dogs need to take regular or situational medications and they don’t like the taste. Milk-Bone Pill Pouches are specially made for dogs who have a hard time with taking medicine/pills. They are bite-sized treats that disguise your dog’s pills as a deliciously soft and meaty treat. This makes pill-giving more enjoyable for both you and your dog. For all of these amazing products, head to Target’s dog aisle. There’s so much to find!

5 – Find joy in the little things in life. This should be no problem for my dog, Athena, who already does this so flawlessly and naturally. It’s me who can learn a few things from her! Perhaps we’re on our New Year’s resolutions path together. And it’s helpful to head to Target to pick up the Milk-Bone products that will help keep my dog in tip-top shape. That can’t help but inspire me too. We’ve integrated these three products into our pet care routine, and I know it’s working out well.

I really love the idea of Athena having clean teeth, but it’s so novel to me to have her take a daily vitamin like I do! She reminds me every morning, in her excited way, and then that reminds ME to take mine. It’s mutually beneficial!

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Happy New Year to your dog!

Beef Up Your Summer With Pup-Peroni!

Today is the first day of summer, and I can’t believe it.

Des “graduated” daycare last week, and Scarlet’s last full day of school was today. We came in for a pizza party and to sing Happy Birthday to all of the summer birthday babies. Tomorrow is her last day of school. I’ve grown quite used to working from home alone, with my photography and my blogging and more, and I’ve grown closer to our dog, Athena, lately.

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I took this quiz to find out how to Beef Up My Summer. Athena scored “Beef Fanatic” and now we’re entered to win a curated box filled with up to $300 worth of toys and treats, including a one-year supply of Pup-Peroni dog treats. The quiz definitely got me thinking, as I have spent the last several months with Athena as my co-pilot, with both kids happily at school or daycare. What does the summer hold for us? Will we still spend time together? Will we still be as active together?

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What do I love doing with Athena more than anything? Being active. We spent all of winter and summer doing heavy walks, hikes and runs. While we won’t be able to keep the schedule all summer, I was lucky that Pup-Peroni sent me some treats, toys, and a cute bandana to start summer off with. Today was Des’ first day of summer vacation and he spent an hour throwing Athena a tennis ball, and having her retrieve it for him. We all three wound up exhausted and happy in the end.

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Looking to get active with your dog this summer? Here are five ways:

1. Do you have a water-loving dog? Mine isn’t, unless she’s hot. Take your dog to a lake, river, or ocean for a swim. Some dogs can even do water sports, but I tend to just wade with my dog and watch her dive into the cool local river.

2. Go on your hikes or runs early in the morning or late in the day, to avoid afternoon heat.

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3. Make sure your dog rests during extended outdoor play/exercise, or if you notice your dog panting excessively. Take a cool down!

4. Make sure your dog has lots of water, a towel for after water/mud play, and even sunscreen if your dog has shorter hair.

5. Reward your dog with lots of love, affection, cool downs, and treats. Exercise builds appetites!

Pup-Peroni comes in Prime Rib Flavor and Original Beef Flavor. Athena is a huge fan!

How are you planning to beef up your summer with your dog? Make sure you take this quiz and sign up for a chance to win great prizes and a one-year supply of Pup-Peroni dog treats!