Back to Back Issues Page
Baggins' Bites Natural Flea Prevention
June 12, 2007
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

  • Welcome
  • Feature Article: All-Natural Flea Preventive
  • Should You Use Baby Food in Making Dog Treats?
  • Reader’s Write
  • Recipe
  • Wrap Up
  • Happy Summer!

    Naturally, Flea Free

    The warmer weather brings outdoor fun and often pests like fleas.

    Those chemical flea controls are powerful things. But they are a poison.

    “Wash hands thoroughly after use”, what was this doing to my dog?. I used this stuff myself for years on Baggins and we hadn’t had fleas but I did feel I needed to reevaluate. After all, I was putting toxic chemicals on my dog’s skin month after month.

    There had to be a better way.

    I started to wonder, what did people do to combat fleas before these chemicals were invented?

    How about making your own flea collar using a bandanna and some essential oils like lavender or even common apple cider vinegar?

    If you're not quite ready to throw out the chemicals completely how about weaning you and your pet from them by applying less frequently. For example, every other month instead of monthly. Every bit helps...

    Baby Food for Dogs

    A reader recently asked me if she should use baby food in her dog treat recipes.

    I don’t have many recipes on my site that include baby food but there are a couple. If you use baby food to make dog treats, please make sure you use an all-natural, organic food without a lot of extra salt and sugar. Some baby foods are loaded with salt and sugar so make sure you read the label and choose wisely!

    Reader’s Write

    Debbie wrote to say she feeds her 2 yr old cocker spaniel and Wellness Dog Food and often steams broccoli or cauliflower for her to eat with her dry food, she also loves the small already peeled carrots as treats.

    Thanks Debbie! Baggins likes steamed veggies too.

    No Bake Bran 'N Cheese Treat

    Try this cheese and bran dog treat, just mix it up, refrigerate and presto! Something to satisfy the hungry hordes of wagging tails!
    An Easy No-Bake Treat!

    What's Your Biggest Dog Question?

    What’s your most burning question about dogs?

    Whether it’s health, attitude or something else dog related send your most burning questions.

    Your question may turn up in a future issue of Baggins’ Bites!

    More All-Natural Dog Treat Recipes I hope you enjoyed this issue of Baggins' Bites. Keep those letters coming! You may find yourself in an upcoming issue of Baggins' Bites. Please include where you live!

    Your in health and treats,
    Jennifer and Baggins

    Your stop for all-natural-dog-treat recipes and tips on improving your dog's health and happiness all naturally.

    Know someone who would like this newsletter? Forward it to a friend.

    Back to Back Issues Page