Valentines Day is just around the corner. A time for love and chocolate and flowers.

Make sure your dog does not get into the chocolate because chocolate is toxic for dogs, but he can have lots of love.

Everyone gets Valentine treats on this fun holiday and it is only fair our dogs get in on the treat action. Here is a recipe for treats for your dog that is easy and healthy for dogs to eat

No Bake Dog Treats; 3/4c peanut butter, 1/4tsp cinnamon, 1/4c water, 1-1/4c oats

Mix all four ingredients together and roll into ball shaped cookies. Your dog will love you for it. Make sure the peanut butter does not have xylitol in it. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is making it's way into more and more foods and it is VERY TOXIC for our dogs. Also if you think the cinnamon would bother your dog just omit it. Jazz and Jive love these treats and I am betting your dog will too.

There are an abundance of healthy dog treats for our dogs; just make sure the ingredients are safe for your dog to eat.

 Because this is also Pet Dental Month it is important to brush our dogs teeth especially after sweet treats.

Brushing your dogs teeth once a day is sufficient for most dogs to keep their teeth clean and breath smelling good. Bad breath is always a sign something is wrong in the dogs mouth. It could be gum disease or a problem with a tooth. Dental issues can become a systemic problem for a dog creating serious health issues. Eating can become painful due to a sore mouth. Always have your vet check your dog's mouth for anything needing to be treated medically. Then when you get the green light from your vet begin brushing those pearly whites every day. Your dog is the benefactor of this discipline and he will have a healthy and pain free mouth thanks to this preventative measure. 

Get started on brushing your dogs teeth daily...you will save costs on dental procedures and eliminate unnecessary pain for your dog.