Keep Your Paws Off Our Homemade Dog Treats — Yes, They Are THAT Good!
Making your own dog treats can be fun for you, and there are many benefits for your pup as well. By making his treats from scratch, you are able to provide your pet with not only a tastier alternative to the usual dog biscuit but a healthier one as well. Most brands of store-bought dog treats have chemical additives in them to preserve them and extend shelf life. They are often made mostly of cheap fillers and byproducts. Not so scratch-made treats. Here are 12 recipes for homemade dog treats, using high-quality, natural ingredients. Your dog is going to love them!
When baking up dog treats, be sure to take into account food allergies that your pet may have. Check this list from the ASPCA of foods that are hazardous to pets. It’s a good link to bookmark if you’re a pet owner. Avoid using any ingredient that your pet has reacted poorly to in the past. If you are introducing new foods, dole out the treats to your dog in a small doses first, to see how he reacts. If the test treats go over well, you can safely graduate to an entire treat.
Homemade dog treats keep up to 6 months if you store them in an airtight container in the freezer. This does mean that you have to get the treat out in advance and allow it to thaw for 30 minutes or so before feeding it to your dog, but it’s good to be able to cook them ahead in large batches so that you always have a healthy treat on hand.
Do you have a recipe for homemade dog treats to share? Tag us on Instagram @britandco with a pic of your pup. Come on — you know you want to!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)