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How to Clean Muddy Paws
January 20, 2009
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

  • 1. Welcome

  • 2. Feature Article: Welcome to the New Year!

  • 3. Reader’s Write: Cleaning Those Muddy Paws

  • 4. Recipe: Oatmeal Crunchies

  • 5. Add Your Dog to the Photo Gallery
  • 6. Wrap Up

  • Welcome 2009!

    I couldn’t be happier it’s a new year.

    2008 was so hard on me personally. There was a lot of heartbreak as my husband and I separated. I’ve been uprooted by having to find a new place to live (and I just found out I have to move again).

    Fortunately, we don’t have children so that’s something. But the first visits to the lawyer have begun and I am sad.

    But, I feel way more grounded and grateful for all I have including this website and you my readers.

    I’m ready to embark on 2009 more committed than ever to living a great life and bringing you great dog treat recipes and tips on caring naturally for your dog.

    If you’d take a moment to take this survey and tell me more about what you want from, Baggins and I would love to hear from you.

    Dog Fun

    And as always, you can always write me by hitting “reply”;)


    Your Questions

    Each month I choose a question asked by a reader and provide an answer. This month, Cynthia wrote to ask about the safety of baby wipes to clean dog paws.


    I was wondering with this yucky winter weather would it be okay to use baby wipes (the non scented, hypoallergenic kind of course) on my dogs paws? I tried researching it online and many people have done this but I am a little wary about it.



    Dear Cynthia,

    Baby wipes tend to have a relatively high concentration of alcohol in them for cleaning and while they’ll certainly do the job of cleaning your dog’s paws, your pet will lick off any residue from the wipes.

    The baby wipes aren’t likely to hurt your pet but why not use one of the pet friendly varieties of wipes available? They’re easy to find, cost about the same and they’ll be safer overall.

    You can check out the link below to read more about the kind of care your pet's paws may need in the winter months.

    Winter Dog Paw Care

    Dog Treat Recipe

    Oatmeal Crunchies

    I’d like to invite you all share pictures of your dog(s). It’s easy and fun! Don't forget to tell us where you live! You can click the link below and add your four-legged joy.
    Add Your Dog to the Photo Gallery!

    Until the next issue of Baggins' Bites! Stay well and Happy New Year!

    Your in health and treats,
    Jen & Baggins

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