• We now have three (yes three) big dogs in the house! One of our main concerns as pet parents is what they eat! These easy homemade dog treats let me reward them with something that I know is safe and healthy.
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    Easy Homemade Dog Treats

    We now have three (yes three) big dogs in the house! One of our main concerns as pet parents is what they eat! These easy homemade dog treats let me reward them with something that I know is safe and healthy. Easy Homemade Dog Treats We recently added another pup to our gang here at Charlie and the Pips. Lincoln is a Bernese Mountain Dog who has quickly wiggled his furry little bear shaped butt into our furniture and our hearts. Along with Oscar, our resident senior and Burton our 8 month old German Shepherd we have quite the pack of hungry boys. We’ve tried everything from traditional dry dog…

  • Owning a pet is a big responsibility, none greater perhaps than that of a dog. Dogs are unique and knowing if you are ready for a dog is more difficult than just knowing you want a dog! Let's look at some of the ways you can tell if you're ready for a dog.
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    How To Know If You’re Ready For A Dog

    Owning a pet is a big responsibility, none greater perhaps than that of a dog. Dogs are unique and knowing if you are ready for a dog is more difficult than just knowing you want a dog! Let’s look at some of the ways you can tell if you’re ready for a dog. How To Know If You’re Ready For A Dog Everyone is different. Maybe your list of reasons why you know you’re ready for a dog will be different from mine. In my experience these are some common ways to know that you are ready to dive into the fun, exciting, stressful world of dog ownership. I’ve done my research!…

  • It's been a few months with our new German Shepherd baby, Burton Guster. He's the joy of our lives most days ;) He's been growing like a weed and since I've been rather remiss in posting I thought, what better way to jump back on the wagon than with some adorable photos of my favorite guy. 
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    Burton’s Highlight Reel | German Shepherd Cuteness

    Burton is our new-dish German Shepherd baby. He’s the joy of our lives most days 😉 He’s been growing like a weed and since I’ve been rather remiss in posting I thought, what better way to jump back on the wagon than with some adorable photos of my favorite guy. Burton’s Highlight Reel | German Shepherd Cuteness   German Shepherd Puppies Love Snow…At least mine does! Ruger, our first GSD who we lost to lymphoma in August was a snow FEIND. We couldn’t keep him out of it. To be fair, I have a snow obsession. I can smell it coming. There’s just something so magical about snow that makes…

  • Feeding pets can get expensive, it's one of the top costs of pet ownership. My tips for frugal pet food are mostly for guinea pigs and rabbits in this case.
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    Frugal Pet Food | Money Saving Tips

    Feeding guinea pigs fresh produce is a must for their health and happiness. Rabbits need fresh veggies and fruits as well. Feeding pets can get expensive, it’s one of the top costs associated with pet ownership. Here’s how we feed our extra large group of guinea pigs and rabbits without spending a small fortune! My tips for frugal pet food apply mostly to guinea pigs and rabbits in this case 🙂 Frugal Pet Food | Money Saving Tips Let’s get something out of the way right up front: we don’t sacrifice quality of life or quality of care in order to save money. So please don’t feel the need to…

  • If you've ever brought home a new guinea pig I'm sure you've wondered what it is safe to feed them! Today we're talking about safe foods for guinea pigs and answering that #1 question: what can guinea pigs eat? 
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    What Can Guinea Pigs Eat?

    If you’ve ever brought home a new guinea pig I’m sure you’ve wondered what it is safe to feed them! Today we’re talking about safe foods for guinea pigs and answering that #1 question: what can guinea pigs eat? What Can Guinea Pigs Eat? Sometimes we don’t think about what is safe for animals to eat. We assume that if it doesn’t hurt us, as people, it won’t hurt them. That’s not always true. When trying to decide what to feed your guinea pig you’ll need to consider what is safe for guinea pigs to eat. How does this list of foods safe for guinea pigs work? I’m going to…

  • So you've brought home a new guinea pig? Now what?! Right?! Here are our best quick tips for guinea pig care to make life easier and happier for everyone!
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    Quick Tips For Guinea Pig Care

    So you’ve brought home a new guinea pig? Now what?! Right?! If you’ve never had a guinea pig before there’s a little bit of a learning curve. Here are our best quick tips for guinea pig care. These pointers for guinea pigs will help you get set up, on track, and settled in with your new furry friend. Quick Tips For Guinea Pig Care Setting Up a Guinea Pig Cage The first thing you’ll need is somewhere safe, secure, and happy for your guinea pig to live! We are big fans of Midwest guinea pig habitats. Others are not. The choice will ultimately be yours…do what’s best for you and…

  • We all know that dog toys can get expensive. With two big dogs in the house we are always cleaning, repairing, or replacing dog toys. These awesome DIY dog toys give us a cost effective option that our boys really love! 
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    15 DIY Dog Toys Your Pup Will Actually Like

    We all know that dog toys can get expensive. With two big dogs in the house we are always cleaning, repairing, or replacing dog toys. These awesome DIY dog toys give us a cost effective option that our boys really love! You can make DIY dog toys for next to nothing. They’re so inexpensive compared to the ones at pet stores and online. I love it for my chewers…who will gnaw the feet, tags, and noses off of everything we bring into the house if we let them! I love that with these DIY dog toys I can let them go to town without constantly having to redirect them to…

  • Deciding to rescue animals is a big deal, it requires a lot of thought and some research. Here are our top 5 reasons to rescue guinea pigs! 
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    5 Reasons To Rescue Guinea Pigs

    5 Reasons To Rescue Guinea Pigs is a post that contains affiliate links to products I use and trust. If you click through and make a purchase I may make a small commission at no cost to you.  Deciding to rescue animals is a big deal, it requires a lot of thought and some research. Here are our top 5 reasons to rescue guinea pigs! We have found that rescuing animals is a rewarding experience and I think that it can be the same for you too! If you are considering getting a guinea pig, check out our list below. There are a lot of reasons to rescue Guinea pigs but these…

  • Midwest Guinea pig cages are a popular way to house cavys indoors. When it comes to Guinea pig habitats Midwest makes some great options that go well with fleece bedding!  #guineapigs #midwestcages
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    Tips For Setting Up Midwest Guinea Pig Cages

    Tips For Setting Up Midwest Guinea Pig Cages is a post that contains affiliate links.  Midwest Guinea pig cages are a popular way to house cavys indoors. When it comes to Guinea pig habitats Midwest makes some great options that go well with fleece bedding! They can be a little bit of a pain to set up so I’m sharing my tips for setting up Midwest Guinea pig cages to help. Why use Midwest Guinea pig cages? So before I tell you how to make the process simple I want to share with you a little bit of the “why” for us when it comes to using Midwest cages. Midwest…

  • Bringing home a new rabbit is exciting! It's also a little hectic. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions...with answers! We are answering your questions about rabbits right here to try and help you learn as much as possible about your new furry friend! #rabbits #bunnies
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    Rabbits | Frequently Asked Questions

    Bringing home a new rabbit is exciting! It’s also a little hectic. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions…with answers! We are answering your questions about rabbits right here to try and help you learn as much as possible about your new furry friend! Commonly Asked Rabbit Questions | Rabbit FAQ If you are new to the rabbit world it can all be a little overwhelming. I get that. Sometimes I get overwhelmed and I’ve had rabbits for most of my life. There’s a lot to consider and a lot to think about. If you have questions, hopefully we can help! Here are some answers to some of…