Live! With Kelly & Michael Bow Wow Week: Puppy Edition
Live’s Bow Wow Week continued with more great advice on bringing home and caring for your newest family member. Whether you’re thinking about getting a puppy or already have one (or two) at home, don’t forget that all of these adorable pups are available for adoption!
Beth Ostrosky Stern: “Oh My Dog” Review
Animal advocate and author Beth Ostrosky Stern stopped by to share some advice on keeping puppies happy and healthy in the summertime. These and more great puppy tips can be found in Beth’s new book, Oh My Dog.
Beth Ostrosky Stern: Keeping Puppies Cool
To keep your dog cool and hydrated, there are several easy methods to try. Make an “ice puppy cake” by adding chicken stock, water, and toys into a container, then freezing it. Or, just add ice cubes to your dog’s water bowl.
Just be sure that water is always readily available; if you’re on the go, you can buy portable water dishes that fit into any beach bag or purse. Plus, you can purchase cooling mats and portable shades to make sure your dog doesn’t get too hot.
Beth Ostrosky Stern Puppy Treat Recipe
For a quick on-the-go snack, try Beth’s simple puppy treat recipe. Just mix together two bananas, two teaspoons of peanut butter, and 1/2 teaspoon of flax seed. Best of all, this snack works for humans, too.
Beth Ostrosky Stern: Grooming Dogs in Summer
Beth explained that grooming your dog in summer is extremely important. If you don’t, not only will your dog stink, but that extra layer of grime on his coat could make him feel hotter. Use a grooming mit instead of taking him to the expensive groomer’s.
Beth Ostrosky Stern: Puppy Water Safety
Keeping your dog safe and secure is also important, especially for puppies. If you plan on spending time around water this summer, buy your puppy a life vest. Not only is it the most adorable thing ever, but it will keep your puppy afloat.
Some of Beth’s other tips include holding your puppy in a “Puppy Bjorn” carrier, and keeping ticks away with a spray of water, peppermint, lemongrass, and lavender.