Ask Away...: May 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

How To Make a Cheese Board for National Cheese Day on June 4th



Yeah that's right... National Cheese Day is June 4th.  A whole entire day with a great excuse to celebrate our best addiction - CHEESE!! I swear I could eat cheese everyday and never get sick of it.  I've been known to eat cheese straight out of the bag when it's shredded and I could easily destroy a block of cheese by myself.  Don't Judge Me!!!




So to celebrate National Cheese Day I wanted to make a quick tutorial on how to make an adorable cheese board for the next time you're entertaining.  Some cheese boards have other stuff on them like dried fruits or mustards but I like mine with strictly cheese and some meat since that's what everyone tends to devour most. 






 
Step 1: Get a Wooden Cutting Board
They have cute shapes and sizes of boards.  I have little mini cutting boards that I use strictly for occasions like this. The best part is you can do your cutting right on the board and use it as the display.  


Step 2: Purchase
Choose several different varieties of cheese.  I like to get at least one that doesn't have a super strong flavor, 2 with strong flavors, and 1 or 2 spicy flavors.  This gives everyone options and the different cheese taste different with certain wines and other meats and fruits. 










Step 3: Cut it
The key to an appealing cheeseboard is if you plan to keep the main block of cheese on there, you don't cut the entire thing at once.  Cut several slices and let them just fall forward which creates an awesome display.  Once the sliced pieces get consumed, you can either cut some more or allow guests to cut slices themselves. With the meats I usually slice them on a separate cutting board and put only the sliced or cubed pieces out on the cheese board.  







Step 4: Arrange
This is the fun part but also it's pretty easy.  Just display everything so it looks pretty on the board.  It doesn't have to be perfect at all.  No one will sit there and be like "Oh, wow this cheese board is very unorganized."





Step 4: Serve
Enjoy your art and the delicious taste of cheese!! Cheese boards are perfect for any occasion.   And they're great inside or outside.  People even arrange cheese boards on the go when they are visiting a vineyard or having a picnic. 


What foods do you put on your boards?










Thursday, May 24, 2018

How To Achieve Customer Success



The goal of every company or business is generally to achieve customer success which means that a customer gets what they want (their desired outcome) through their interactions with your company or business.  So whether you are providing them with a product, or assisting them with a service, you will have helped them achieve their outcome.  That being said, how do you do that?   Well, here are some tips to help you keep your customers happy so that both you and they can achieve customer success.

Fulfill Their Needs
Every customer or client that comes to you has something that needs fulfilled.   Your job is to determine what they need if they don't already know, and provide them with it.  For me, when I published my own book on finances I knew that the goal I had achieved by getting out of debt was something other people would want and the service I could provide for them was to explain how I did it and help motivate them.  If your product or business deals with beauty products then your customers end goal is probably to have nice skin so think of how you can help them achieve that.  A productis great but you also want to guide people on how to use it and how to properly care for themselves. 

Listen to Their Feedback
How do you know if you're doing a good job fulfilling their needs?  By asking them! Use social media or email newsletters to request feedback on your product or services.  Take everything they say seriously.  The things they have positive feedback about are things you're doing well so continue to do them.  If you can tweak them then go right ahead as long as your customers have good feedback about it.  If they  have complaints, don't take them as a personal attack but rather constructive criticism.  Change your practices to better meet their needs and eliminate complaints.  Don't be afraid to reach out personally to someone and ask to discuss what specifically they disliked about your product or service.

Envision Their Struggles
If you were a customer using your own product or service, what parts would you struggle with? Affording the pricing is a great example.  A possible solution would be to allow payment plans.  What do your customers struggle with and how can you continue to offer ways to meet their needs and solve their problems?  When I wrote my book I had to imagine what parts may be difficult for the average person and I made myself go back and further break down and explain processes in a much simpler way.

Interact with Them
Get to know and interact with each customer and building a personal relationship.  Send personal notes or emails letting them know how much you appreciate their business and asking them for any feedback. This makes them connect with you on a more intimate level and allows them to trust you even more.  When people feel appreciated they will be more likely to recommend your company.

Hopefully you can keep this tips in mind and not only grow your company or brand but continue to keep customers happy and satisfied.










Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Rat Update [Sad + Happy]

 









 
I'll do the sad part first I guess.... you may recognize Charlotte the rat from A LOT of my rat posts over the last couple of years.  Well she sadly passed away last week at 3 years of age which is normal and really good for a rat.  She was such a sweet girl.







And the happy news? Meet Meeko and Jax.  They are two fairly young baby rat brothers I got shortly after Charlotte passed away.  











They have the sweetest faces and personalities so far.   It's been quite a long time since I owned a male rat but they tend to be more docile and less hormonal than females (shocker) and are very good at just sitting calmly in your lap while you watch TV.


Since these guys are young, I'm giving them a week to adjust to their cage and to build some trust with me (I'm holding them A LOT) and then I'm going to work on training them.  I'll be sure to post updates here and on social media along the way.  And you'll be seeing them in more posts about pet products too! 


Charlotte was laid to rest next to the rat I had before her, Hoodie.










Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How To Grow Your Facebook



Ah, Facebook.... you fickle brat.  If you are a blogger or business owner you likely already know how difficult Facebook pages can be with their all too often updates that make it even harder for your fans to see what you post.  So today, I'm going to give you some tips that despite any updates and changes, should still help you grow your Facebook.


1. Engage Your Readers in Comments
When people comment on your posts, make sure you respond to them and don't just do so by liking what they said.  Respond with a full sentence or two and tag them in the response.  This makes them feel appreciated, noticed, and they are more likely to respond next time as well.


2. Post Things That Require Interaction
Whenever you post a photo or share a link to a blog post, make sure to include a call to action at the end.  Make it something that requires people that see the post to answer a question like "Which of these is your favorite way to use vinegar around the house?" or ask them to "LIKE" if they agree and if not, leave a comment as to why they disagree. The good ol' Facebook algorithm makes it so that if people are engaging and interacting on your posts, you'll be showing up more in their feed. 


3. Make Viral Posts That Can Be Shared
If you post a really pretty graphic or very informative post and ask your fans to share it, make sure there's a part in the original post or on the image that makes a note to follow your page for similar content.  This way when people see these shared posts and think "Wow I love this type of information", they can see where they can get more. 


4. Discover Best Traffic Times and Schedule Posts
So there are lots of tools that show you how much engagement each post of yours gets.  Take advantage of that and look for a pattern where your engagement is higher and what day of the week and time of the day it is.  Then make sure you schedule future posts for around that same time.  Remember that your readers may be in different time zones as well so posting something at 5 am Eastern time is definitely not going to be seen right away by the West Coast because they're asleep.


5. Get Personal
It's nice for your fans and readers to see the personal side of you, not just the business side.  So in between the promotions of your brand, be sure to give them a glimpse of your life.  Share a newly redecorated room from your home, a glimpse of what you are up to over the weekend, and even a photo of you with your family and pets.  This makes everything about you more relatable.


6. Paid Advertising
Facebook does offer paid advertising where you can pay a fee and they promote your post to get even more views, engagement, etc.  Try to do this once a month at least. It's a great investment and you get to see a full breakdown of the results afterwards.  You can specify the specific demographics of the people you want to engage, the location, and even what other people in your field do that gets good results.  And if you're not doing so good along the way, Facebook messages you with tips on how to improve the results.


So hopefully with a few of these tips you'll see your likes go up and your engagement increase! Good luck!


Do you have any tips for growing your Facebook??










Monday, May 21, 2018

Another Stella Update

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A few months ago we realized Stella was limping and it turned out she injured her ACL.  Since then we took steps to help her heal conservatively to avoid the expense and risk from surgery.




It's been since January and she is doing so so much better!  She still holds her one leg up when she tries to run super fast across hard floor but that's because she doesn't want to slip with it again.  Once she's on carpet or outside on the grass she uses all 4.  


It's still going to take some time to get her used to using all 4 on ALL SURFACES but we're working on it. 


We still have carpet runners in different areas of the house to help Stella stay cruising along! Another important thing I began doing was pushing Stella's back end back and forth which caused her to use both legs to hold her up and balance the weight.  Sometimes dogs are so used to not using something or they are afraid it will hurt if they use it so they continue to hold their paw up.  That's exactly the case with Stella it seems because after we did those exercises for 2 days I saw her using the "bad" leg again.  She just needed to be convinced. 




I also have been giving Stella Nutramax Cosequin (DS) Plus from Chewy! These chews just get plopped into her mouth once a day and she enjoys the taste.  It's so so important to use a product like Cosequin.  Cosequin plays a vital role in maintaining optimal joint function.  It helps the cartilage production and it protects the cartilage that's already there so it doesn't breakdown.  Cosequin is also the only glucosamine sulfate supplement show to be safe and effective.  The glucosamine and chondroitin help with mobility too and these even contain omega-3's to promote a healthy coat and skin.  Stella needs to be on this for life so she always has healthy joints and can jump, rise, and climb her doggy steps.  It's never too soon to start giving this as a supplement so that you never have to deal with joint issues with your dogs.


I'll post another update soon.  But for now I'm going to keep working on Stella using all 4 legs ALL the time.










Sunday, May 20, 2018

Why You Need To Think Outside Of The Box When It Comes To Transport



As women, we don’t always tend to think too much about how we get from A to B. While you will often find that some of us will be auto enthusiasts, most of us won’t be. Sure, we all like a nice car, but that’s generally where our interests can lie. And at the same time, we probably always tend to go for the same kinds of cars too. But that can get pretty boring. So why not think about shaking things up a little bit? Let’s take a look at a few other auto options that can make sure you start to think outside the box!

A Truck

First of all, you should consider a truck. When you have stuff to cart around with you (especially the kids’ or dogs’ stuff), a truck is great. And you know that you’ll look just as great driving around in your big truck as you could a super sports car!

A Bicycle

If you want to make sure that your choice is kinder on the environment and you don’t have too far to go, then a cute bicycle (complete with basket) is always a cool idea.

A Motorcycle

And finally, maybe a motorcycle would take your fancy? Motorcycles have often be the choice of baby boomers, but these guys are starting to grow out of it due to aging. It’s safe to say that there’s not enough women riders on the road! And motorcycles can be a lot of fun as long as you’re safe. So why not think about giving the riding lifestyle a try? Take a look at the below infographic to see how you could help save the industry when you do.







Infographic Design By Solomotoparts










Friday, May 18, 2018

Realistic Essentials Every Female Needs in Her Bag

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There are always posts out there about what you should carry in your bag but some of the items aren't really that useful or practical.  So today, in my usual style of getting straight to the point, I'm going to give you some advice on what bare bones essential items you need in your bag whether you're on a date, at your man's house, at a business dinner, or just out with friends. 






Extra Underwear
Yep, I'm just jumping right to it now aren't I? Well let's be honest, our panties are so thin and tiny any more it shouldn't be a problem stuffing an extra pair in to the zipper pouch inside your bag.  This can come in handy in SO MANY situations, really! If you have bladder issues and you leak when you sneeze, boom - you won't have to be uncomfortable at your business dinner. Just change in the restroom as discreetly as possible.  Period come early? Boom! (Also carrying tampons is a no brainer). Having a fun night at your dude's house and things get exciting.... you have a clean pair for after!  


Band-Aids
Not only is a Band-Aid essential when your shoes are rubbing you in the wrong spots but it can also come in handy if you do get a nasty cut or have any other kind of issue.  Also, hang nails are the worst and we have tendency to pick them until they get worse.  Throw a band aid on and resist the urge  until you get home and can properly deal with it.


Fashion Tape
Fashion tape has saved my life and sanity so many times it's not even funny.  For instance, once I threw on a top in a rush before I headed out with friends. Well, the top didn't fit as nicely as it used to and my bra kept poking out from the one side.  It was so annoying and uncomfortable and began to affect my mood. I slipped into the bathroom and used the tape to secure my top in the right spot so my bra no longer peeked out.  It's amazing how great the rest of the night was because I didn't have to be concerned anymore with what was showing! Fashion tape is AMAZING!!!! It's great as a temporary hem solution too!


DooDoo Juice
Don't laugh because I know you can ALL understand this in some way, shape, or form.  Let me set the scene -  you're at a house party and suddenly you have to go number 2.  Hey, you're only human.  So you get to the bathroom but you're freaking out because there's a line and they may definitely know what you did when you come out.  That's why DooDoo Juice exists.   Or maybe you are spending the night at a guy's house and then the next morning you wake up and uh-oh... you can't just run home right away to do your number 2, so just relax. That's again why DooDoo Juice exists.  It's a natural toilet odor spray that is guaranteed to neutralize even the most horrendous bathroom odors.  Each 2 ounce bottle gives you 100 uses.  All you do is spray the toilet bowl water with DooDooJuice before you use it.  See when you spray it, it creates a film over the water that traps the bad spells inside.  And when you splash during...well you know what... the film releases it's scent into the air.   This is SUCH a lifesaver!!!!  Ladies, seriously do NOT leave home without this! Plus, fifty cents from every bottle sold gets donated to Doo Good things in the community.  The little bottle is very discreet in your bag because it's lightweight and not a hassle to carry.  Plus if it's your first time ordering you can use the code FIRSTORDER to get 10% off.  And coming back for more? Use the code 10NEXT for 10% off your next order!


Tissues
So many people DON'T carry tissues in their car OR bag.  I don't know how they survive.  I can't tell you how often they come in handy in a variety of situations.  Random crying outburst in your car? Say no more.   Boogie stuck in an uncomfortable spot during your date? Slip into the bathroom and use a tissue.  Seriously ladies just buy a little travel pack and keep it stuffed into your handbag, it's not that hard!




So I hope today's post has helped give you solutions to common mishaps that happen when you're out and about in your everyday life.  Maybe next time you have to go number 2 or have a fashion mishap you'll think of me and this post!


Which of these items are you going to start carrying?














Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Why Female Friendships Are So Important





There's something to be said about the relationship you have with your girlfriends.  Whether you have a few close ones or just one VERY close girlfriend, the bond you have is a crucial part of your everyday life.   To celebrate how amazing it is to have a female friendship bond I wanted to break down why it's so important and how we as women benefit from it.


You Can Never Be Too Clingy
Whether you're single or married, there's still something that you just can't get from a guy.  Guys don't always want us to text them 10000 times a day.  But your girlfriends won't care.   It's a judgement free zone.  You can send 15 back to back text paragraphs and your bestie will embrace it.


They Just GET You
As women, our hormones can make us so emotional and men just don't get it.   But you can get break your nail and burst into tears and tell your girlfriend and she'll get it.  She won't look at you like you need to be locked up in an insane asylum.  We get it.  We get that sometimes you just need a good cry and we won't judge you.


Inside Jokes
The best part of female friendships are the ridiculous inside jokes you have.  The ones that when someone at the store makes somewhat of a reference to it, you can immediately text her and tell her and you'll both laugh and laugh.  Having inside jokes with someone makes you feel an even deeper bond, so laugh away!


They Have Your Back
No matter what happens, you'll always have your girlfriends there even if you're overreacting.  While we do give advice that you don't want to hear sometimes, we as women can also gauge by your mood if you need actual advice or just someone to say "OH I HATE HER TOO FOR DOING THAT TO YOU AT WORK!".  Men don't always get that.   Even when you feel alone like no one's in your corner, a good girlfriend will be.  And that's all you really need right?






Good Company
Whether you both just hang out and read magazines in the same room together or you need a sidekick while you run errands, it feels good to be in each other's company. 


They Know You
There's no better feeling than being so incredibly close to someone that they could basically switch places with you for a day and be able to live your life as you, making the decisions they know you'd make. That's when you really know someone!


You Have A Vault for Secrets
Don't even try to deny it....every time someone tells you something and says you can't tell ANYONE, you feel like telling someone, right? And that person is probably your girlfriend.




To celebrate female friendships, leave a comment below with your favorite memory you have with your closest girlfriend!










Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Things I'm Loving Lately

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From time to time I love to do a general round up post of products or services I've been utilizing that I really love and recommend to my readers.  So without further ado, here are some things I've been loving lately.






Pork Rinds
Yes, you read that correctly.   Pork Rinds are one of my newest guilty pleasures and I just love them. The brand is Southern Recipe Small Batch and they have a variety of awesome flavors! There's Cilantro Lime, Blackberry Habanero, Korean Kimchi BBQ, Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper, Spicy Dill, and Pineapple Ancho Chile!
This was Korean Kimchi BBQ

Salt and pepper


So why do I love these so much? Well, aside from the yummy flavor options I'm on a path to better fitness and nutrition so I need to choose healthier snacking options.  Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds are a high protein, low carb snack.  They're made with Sunflower Oil flavor which is delicious and these snacks give you a heart health boost, more energy, and benefit the immune system.  They are also gluten free which is great because James loves them and he can't have gluten, obviously.  If you are trying to watch what you put in your body, these are a great snack idea.   Plus if you're like me and you're staying active, you could use the extra protein for energy!







Air Filter Delivery Service
You should already know by now that I'm all about less errands and more convenience.  So of course Filter Snap made my list of services I love because they deliver filters to my door on the schedule that I choose.  All you have to do is tell them your filter size (which can be found on your current filter), select the filter quality you want (basic, standard, ultimate), and then choose the replacement schedule (1,2,3,6, or 12 months).  When the box shows up, you know it's time to change the filter. 





So not only is it saving you a trip to the store but it's reminding you to change your filter.   If you don't regularly check and change your home's air filter, you can be wasting energy and paying up to 15% extra on your energy bill.  Not to mention your allergies will go nuts when your home is filled with pollutants that can't get filtered out.  Rocky has a heart condition and air quality is a big deal in our household.  Whenever he starts coughing and sneezing I know it's time to change the filter anyways but it's always right on schedule since we do it monthly.  Even I've noticed a major difference.  You seriously need to sign up for this service. Air filters start at just $11.97! Go here to sign up!








 Found My Animal Collars
Not only do I love the product but I love the mission behind the brand. Found My Animal's  overall mission is to promote animal adoption by letting people's pet wear their values.   They encourage rescue of an animal over purchase and their asking pets and their owners to deliver the message through something they already wear - a collar or leash!  They even have some other accessories!
 Sweet Rocky here is modeling his newest collar which is part of Found My Animal's Target Collection.  It has solid brass hardware and a strong and sturdy plastic release buckle.  The webbing is 100% waterproof which is great if your dog is out in the rain to go potty or even loves to swim.  You can wipe it down to clean it and every collar has a FOUND flag to sera reminder that you found your very best friend.  


These specific collars are available on the Target website here. I love the color choices and I love how they have an earthy and fun tie-dye ombre theme! The fact that these are hand-dyed make them that much more unique.  The sizing is pretty accurate as well.  I also love the selection of handmade leashes and the gorgeous designs and colors. Found My Animal is a great brand that spreads a great message.







 Luxury Dog Beds
I say luxury because anything with memory foam is a real treat in my opinion. Petlinks makes amazing products and they (including this dog bed) can be found at pet stores and online at Walmart and Chewy.   
 This bed is known as the Supreme Soother and I can see why! Not only is it covered in a soft fabric, but it's eco-sourced memory foam is composed of leftover remnants from foam manufacturing.  This keeps waste out of landfills.  EcoRest fiber-fill is made from the equivalent of 80 recycled plastic bottles. How cool is that?   The memory form is important because it conforms to your body and supports joints and relieves pressure points.  Since Stella has issues with her joints already, she's really been loving this.  It distributes your pet's weight evenly and can help soothe achy, sore muscles.  The corduroy on the sides give the bed a nice fashionable look, too.   And it's easy to wash because it has a removable zippered cover that you can just toss in the washing machine. 




The bed even has cooling gel beads that help keep the pups from getting hot and uncomfortable while they sleep.  My dogs are like little ovens at night so this is a great feature.  Stella has already been dreaming and barking in her sleep since she can sleep more soundly now.






MemoVase
So Splash Brands has this really cool thing called a MemoVase. It's literally a vase that you can write on.  This means it's an AWESOME gift idea! And it can be reused plenty of times.  The white ceramic vase is about 8" tall and the whiteboard can be used with the black marker that they give you or with any standard whiteboard marker.  And you can just use paper towels to erase what you wrote.  I decided to use it to hold my wedding bouquet.  If I get tired of using it that way I may plant some Basil seeds inside which means every time I go to trim some fresh basil I will see a lovely little note to myself!





The memo plate comes off and hides the marker.  No one will even know it's there! I love this thing and it makes an AWESOME gift whether you just gift someone the vase or you put something in it.  It's a gift that can be used over and over again!


Splash Brands has some really good products so check them out on Facebook too!




A New Rug 
I got this new rug from Wikibuy for a great deal! I love the pop of color it gives the living room. We were due for a new rug because the dogs destroyed the old one and it was way too small for the coverage we wanted.  I love the design, I love the feel, and I love the size!!!   






So that's what I've been really into this month.   Have you tried any of these products? 










Monday, May 14, 2018

How To Host A Great Summer Party



What better excuse to party than the fact that Summer is well on it's way and it feels great to be outside.  A lot of people say that they want to host parties or gatherings but they never know how to go about doing it and they fear it will be boring. 




So today I'm going to give you a few basic tips to host a great summer party regardless of your budget!


Set a Theme
Of course you can throw a party just to throw one but sometimes it's more fun to have a reason and a theme.  Maybe you are celebrating one year in your new home, or you just got a new deck or patio.  Host a patio party or


Decide on Food
When I say decide on food I don't just mean what you're going to serve but also if you want to do the cooking or if you want everyone to bring something.  To keep it fun and easy, make sure YOU take care of the main dishes. Also, if you have a theme, that will help your guests get an idea of what kind of food to bring.


Booze
Booze can get pricey so consider asking everyone to BYOB that way you know everyone will have a drink they enjoy, or you can set the limits saying that you will have 1 keg, and some wine, but everyone should bring additional stuff to drink. 


Seating
Make sure there's lots of seating for your guests so they can be comfortable.  If you don't own a lot of extra chairs, just ask guests to bring their own lawn chair.


Environment
Plan your party (if it's outside) for a time when the sun won't be directly overhead roasting everyone, unless you have a pool.  Make sure there is shade and even bug repellant available.  You can use tiki torches or if you have a screened in porch like we do, that will do the trick of keeping the bugs away.


Games
A party is fun for socializing but your guests need something to actually do.  Make sure there's a table for drinking games, consider purchasing some yard games like horseshoes and corn hole, and ask your guests to bring any games they own and might enjoy.   There are also some great card games that you can break out to keep the party going when the sun goes down.


Send Invites
A text is great but sometimes people forget details about a party like what they should bring.  Consider making a graphic invite on a site like Canva.com and sending it out via email and text.  If all of your potential guests have Facebook, a Facebook invite is a great way to invite folks AND have everyone keep track of what they are bringing. This is also the time to give instructions for where to park, and any rules for your home like shoes off, no kids, no pets, etc.


Hopefully these tips make it much easier and so enjoyable this Summer when you host a gathering!


What tips do you have for people who want to host a great party?














Friday, May 11, 2018

Keeping Your Dog Active AND Safe

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As an owner of 4 very energetic dogs as well as some of them having health issues, I feel pretty comfortable talking about ways to keep them safe while letting them stay active.


Even though I have small breed dogs they can still get joint and bone issues like any other breed.  So how do I let them live but also keep them safe? Well let's discuss....


I took this photo one night shortly after I brought home all the rugs and my OCD was going crazy because nothing matched.


Safe Floors
So almost my entire house has hardwood floors which is great for humans but can be tricky for pets.  Dogs can definitely slip on this type of floor especially when they get excited all at once and try to run towards the door when a visitor arrives.   Stella recently injured her ACL and through conservative healing she's doing so much better but one major change I had to make was putting rugs down everywhere.  We do have a few area rugs but I added some runners on the parts of the floor she usually travels.   This way she isn't slipping and possibly re-injuring herself. 




Safe Heights
This is especially important for small breed dogs but have you ever watched them jump off a high couch or bed? It's so scary because they can easily injury their bones.  Always invest in ramps or dog steps.  Slowly get your dog used to using them even if you have to gradually do so.  Use treats to reward your dog when they correctly use the stairs or ramp and always encourage them to use it when getting on and off furniture.  Even when they are excited they may try to bypass them so keep a close eye.



Smart Treats
A great way to give your dog the extra supplements and vitamins it may need is through treats. They won't even know they're eating something good for them!









Loving Pets makes these ActivPetz Treats that are calorie friendly and made from real meat. They are a soft chew so it's great for dogs with little teeth.   I use the Hip and Joint treats that contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin which are good for bones and joints in any size dog.   They don't have any gluten, soy, wheat, or corn so they're definitely a smart treat choice.

Closely Monitor Activity
Any time your dog is playing outside or even roughhousing inside, pay attention to what they're doing.  If they happen to hurt themselves you'll likely have a better idea of what happened because you were watching the whole time.  Dogs are like kids, and you always have to keep a close eye on them.




What steps do you take to help your dogs stay safe when they're being active?










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