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Pina Colada Smoothie Dog Treat Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Pina Colada Smoothie | Dog Treat Recipe

Spring & Autumn are the 2 seasons of the year where it is not too hot, not too cold but just warm enough for a delicious smoothie. So what better time than to whip up a batch of our Pina Colada Smoothie for you and your pug to share. The perfect refreshing dog treat recipe…
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Turkey + Pumpkin Bites Dog Treat Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Turkey + Pumpkin Bites | Dog Treat Recipe

It is not easy finding treats that are not only healthy but also portioned controlled for pugs. Making your own treats is sometimes just the best option. This turkey + pumpkin bites dog treat recipe is the perfect recipe to make at home so you know exactly what is going into them. They are healthy,…
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4 Hour Turkey Bone Broth Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

4 Hour Turkey Bone Broth Recipe

Bone broth is an amazing addition to your pugs meal. It is packed full of nutrients that are beneficial for your pug. But making bone broth can be time consuming if you use a slow cooker. It can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours depending on the bones you are using. At first, I…
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Easy Raw Birthday Donuts Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Easy Raw Birthday Donuts Recipe

Every year for my pug’s birthday or Gotcha Day, I love to make them a special dinner to celebrate their special day. I have made them Chicken & Veggie Meatloaf Surprise, Puguccinos and even some delicious Banana Pupcakes. But this year I wanted to make them a raw based dinner instead of just adding something…
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The Benefits of Kefir for Pugs + How to Make Kefir | www.thepugdiary.com

The Benefits of Kefir for Pugs + How to Make Kefir

Kefir has become one of my favourite extras that I add to the pugs meals every day. It is so easy to make at home yourself and it has so many health benefits for your pug. Some of you may not be sure what kefir is so let me tell you all about it and…
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Peanut Butter, Banana + Coconut Oil Dog Treats Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Peanut Butter, Banana + Coconut Oil Dog Treats Recipe

We all know that I love treats made from coconut oil because they are so easy to make. And since I add coconut oil to the pug’s food daily, I wanted to be able to give it to them in a variety of ways instead of just plain ol’ coconut oil on its own. So…
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Fresh Breath Dog Treats Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Fresh Breath Dog Treats Recipe

When your pug wants to give you kisses but you don’t want them because they have doggy breath, it is time to do something about it. Bad doggy breath can mean your pug has some dental hygiene problems and should go to the vet for a check up. But when they have good teeth, they…
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7 Ways to Improve Kibble for Your Pug | www.thepugdiary.com

7 Ways to Improve Kibble for Your Pug

There is no doubt that feeding real fresh food that is balanced and species appropriate is the best thing for a pugs health. But the truth is that there can be a number of reasons someone can’t feed their pug a raw diet so kibble is their only option. Whilst kibble isn’t the best food…
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Why Feed Bone Broth for Pugs + Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Why Feed Bone Broth for Pugs + Recipe

As the owner of two pugs who have had a history of cancer (mast cell tumours), I strive to provide as much high-quality immune-boosting nutrition as possible. One of the many ways I do so is by providing bone broth, a nutrient-packed superfood that is easy to make and affordable. Bone broth for pugs is…
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Raw Feeding for Pugs: Bones | www.thepugdiary.com

Raw Feeding for Pugs: Bones

Let’s talk bones. You will have seen in the introduction to raw feeding for pugs and how to balance a meal post that bones are an important part of a balanced raw diet. But not all bones are equal. So let’s dive into the topic of bones for pugs. To start with, it is important…
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Berry-licious Paws | Healthy Frozen Dog Treat Recipe - www.thepugdiary.com

Berry-licious Paws | Healthy Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

We love easy to make dog treat recipes here at The Pug Diary and boy are these Berry-licious Paws super easy to make. Not only are they super easy to make, they are a healthy frozen dog treat perfect for eating in the warmer months. The Berry-licious Paws contains nothing but healthy superfoods that your…
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Raw Feeding for Pugs: How to Balance | www.thepugdiary.com

Raw Feeding for Pugs: How to Balance

When considering raw feeding for pugs, not only do you need to know the basics and how much to feed but you need to know how to balance it correctly. An unbalanced diet can be harmful to your pug as they will miss out on the vital nutrients they need to survive! In the raw…
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Raw Feeding for Pugs: How Much to Feed | www.thepugdiary.com

Raw Feeding for Pugs: How Much to Feed

Now that you have read Raw Feeding for Pugs: An Introduction, you have the basic understanding of raw feeding. You have probably decided whether you want to go the Prey Model road or the BARF road. But the next step in the process of feeding a raw diet to your pug is working out how…
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Raw Feeding for Pugs: An Introduction | www.thepugdiary.com

Raw Feeding for Pugs: An Introduction

Feeding your pug a raw food diet can seem quite daunting but in fact, it isn’t as complicated as it seems. There are some basic guidelines that help you to work out what to feed and how much to feed but since every dog is different, they are guidelines to help you along the right…
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The Benefits of Feeding a Raw Diet to Your Pug | www.thepugdiary.com

The Benefits of Feeding a Raw Diet to Your Pug

I have previously talked about why I was stoked to make the switch a raw food diet for Ref but they were just a few of the things I learnt in the first couple of months. Now I have learnt so much more about raw feeding that I thought it was time to share the…
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What Fruit & Vegetables to Add to Your Pug's Diet and Why | www.thepugdiary.com

What Fruit & Vegetables to Add to Your Pug’s Diet and Why

Fruit & vegetables have always been a staple part of my pug’s diet. Fresh fruit & vegetables are a great way to fill them up without adding loads of calories and therefore weight. And there are some great health benefits to feeding fruit & vegetables. There is a list of fruits & vegetables that I…
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Carrot Pupcakes Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Carrot Pupcakes Recipe

It is time for a new dog treat recipe for you to get into the kitchen to make for your pug. Why not make some delicious homemade carrot pupcakes. This carrot pupcakes recipe is super easy to make and perfect to make for Easter, Christmas, Birthdays or just any ol’ reason. PUPCAKES INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup organic buckwheat flour 1…
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3 Easy Frozen Treats for Pugs | www.thepugdiary.com

3 Easy Frozen Treats for Pugs

Having a cold treat for your pug handy during the hot weather is such a great idea. They will get to have a delicious healthy treat that will help keep them cool. And I have 3 easy frozen treats for your pug that you can whip up in no time. The best part about these…
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Mint Carob Cookie Dog Treat Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Mint Carob Cookie Dog Treat Recipe

This Mint Carob Cookie dog treat recipe is perfect for any pug! It is a grain free, egg free healthy treat that is good enough to eat yourself. Filled with mint to add some freshness to your pug’s mouth and carob for some tasty fun, your pug will love you for making these cookies. Ingredients…
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7 of the Best Treats for Your Pug | www.thepugdiary.com

7 of the Best Treats for Your Pug

We know all pugs love their food and saying no to that adorable face looking up at you is hard. But what if I could tell you that you could give some extra treats without piling on the weight? It’s all about choosing the right treats and how often you should give them. And that…
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Homemade Banana Pupcakes Recipe | www.theougdiary.com

Homemade Banana Pupcakes

It is time to get those aprons out and get in the kitchen to make your pugs some delicious homemade banana pupcakes. I have teamed up with Kim from Miss Drew’s Bakery to develop this recipe especially for you. And I will guarantee your pugs will love these pupcakes so much that they will beg…
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5 Foods To Add To Your Pug’s Diet | www.thepugdiary.com

5 Foods To Add To Your Pug’s Diet

There is a world of information out there on what you should and shouldn’t feed your pug. It is so confusing to know what the right thing is to do these days. But with some research, you will find the science to back up that adding human food to your pug’s diet will do a…
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Chicken & Veggie Meatloaf Surprise Dog Dinner Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Chicken & Veggie Meatloaf Surprise Dog Dinner Recipe

I am very much into spoiling Ref at Christmas time and usually he gets to have extra special treats to munch on throughout the day along with his regular meals. This year though, I wanted to give him an extra special dinner s o I whipped up this Chicken & Veggie Meatloaf Surprise Dog Dinner…
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Rocky Puggy Road Dog Treat Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

Rocky Puggy Road Dog Treat Recipe

I absolutely love rocky road chocolate but we all know that dogs can’t eat chocolate. It will make them sick. I was wondering how Ref could share in my enjoyment of rocky road whilst being safe and delicious for him. So I have come up with this Rocky Puggy Road dog treat recipe that is safe…
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Why You Should Include Coconut Oil in Your Pug’s Diet

Supplements for dogs is one of the hardest things to work out. There are so many health benefits to a range of supplements worth adding to your dogs diet. I’m sure you’ve all heard about the coconut oil craze. Well it’s not just a craze. There are many great reasons to have a jar of…
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How to Organise a Pug Birthday Party + Puguccino Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

How to Organise a Pug Birthday Party + Puguccino Recipe

My boy Ref turned 5 this week (August 31st) and I thought what better way to celebrate his birthday than with a pug birthday party with a few of his friends. I spent about a month organising the party and in the end, the time spent organising it was well worth it. Ref had such…
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Going Raw… Why I’m Stoked I Did | www.thepugdiary.com

Going Raw… Why I’m Stoked I Did

One of the best decisions I made for Ref was taking the leap and changing his diet. It was a decision I didn’t take lightly and it is something I had been considering for more than 12 months before I took the leap. And let me tell you, it was definitely worth it. What was…
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7 Fruits Your Pug Will Love This Summer | www.thepugdiary.com

7 Fruits Your Pug Will Love This Summer

Updated 8th January 2018 Summer is the season that pugs struggle with. They are not in any way bred to live in such hot climates and yet they do. But we as responsible pet owners need to make sure that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that our pugs are comfortable in…
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5 Foods Your Pug Must Avoid This Christmas | www.thepugdiary.com

5 Foods Your Pug Must Avoid This Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, I have some tips for keeping your pug safe this Christmas that will allow everyone to enjoy the day and no unexpected vet trips over the festive period. Check out these 5 foods your pug must avoid this Christmas. Sweet Treats We all love having some sweet treats at…
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