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Creating a Healthy Routine for Your Dog + FREE #PerfectWeight Printable Calendar

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Creating structure and routine is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. I’m really lucky to get to work from home, so Daisy and I have a very well-established daily routine. For example, we go for a walk before breakfast every morning, and then a trip to check the mailbox around mid-day. Checking the mail is Daisy’s favorite thing, since I let her carry a piece of mail back home and give her a dental chew as a reward for her ‘hard work’. In the late afternoon, I usually take a break from work to play hide and seek, fetch or another of our favorite games.

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Creating a healthy routine doesn’t have to be complicated. Add small daily activities that both you and your dog enjoy and it won’t seem like a chore. Speaking of chores, we schedule certain activities for the weekends, like bath time, nail trimming and cleaning Daisy’s ears. We also try to have regularly scheduled play dates for Daisy, both for the benefits of socialization as well as for the added exercise.

Another part of our routine is tracking Daisy’s weight and measuring her food. It’s important to measure and track treats, too. We worked with Daisy’s veterinarian to determine her weight goal and the right amount of food and treats to maintain that weight. If you don’t schedule and track treats and food, it’s easy to overdo it without realizing it. Just one little cookie for a 20lb dog is like the equivalent of an average size woman eating a cheeseburger! Don’t believe me? Go checkout this Treat Translator Tool to learn more.

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10 FREE Craft and DIY eGuides: Photography, Drawing Animals, Cake Decorating + More (reg. $4.99 each)

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10 free craft eguides

We love trying out new craft and DIY projects! If you do too, then be sure to snag these terrific FREE eGuides courtesy of Craftsy. Each one is a free downloadable PDF regularly priced at $4.99 each. It doesn’t say how long the free promo will last, so be sure to head on over using the links below and get your free eguide now:

FREE Craft, DIY and Hobby eGuides [PDF]

>Photography
eGuide: Better Photos Now: Beginner Photography Tutorials
>Cake Decorating
eGuide: Not-So-Basic Buttercream Decorating Ideas
>Food & Cooking
eGuide: Delicious Doughnut Recipes You Can Make at Home
>Jewelry
eGuide: Beginners Guide to Wirework for Beautiful Jewelry
>Paper Crafts
eGuide: 6+ Stash-Busting Paper Craft Projects
>Drawing
eGuide: Drawing the Human Face: A Primer
>Painting
eGuide: Beginner’s Guide to the World of Watercolor
>Gardening
eGuide: Success With Container Gardening
>Woodworking
eGuide: Woodturning Basics for Beginners
>Drawing
eGuide: How to Draw a Dog and Cat

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Ready for more? Craftsy offers full-length interactive online video classes with top instructors. Read the review of the Craftsy Knitting Class I took using my iPad! Then visit Craftsy.com to check out all their offerings, including some free online mini-classes.

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FREE Android App: WildLife America Animal Rescue ($3.99 reg)

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Animal lovers, hurry on over to Amazon for today’s FREE Android App of the Day! It’s WildLife America — setup and run your own wild animal rescue center. A super fun and educational simulation game rated for all ages.

Look after wild animals and nurse them back to health: in WildLife America you can care for animals from the North American wilderness, cure their illnesses and tend their injuries so that they can move to new sanctuary or be released back into the wild!

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The wild animals are on the loose! In WildLife America you can now look after the many endangered species from the forests in the tundra of Canada and Alaska. The rangers desperately need some skilled helpers for their team as more and more animals arrive at the reserve needing your help! Treat injured wolves, diagnose the bears’ illnesses and nurse them back to health.

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With WildLife America you can now also customize the enclosures of your animals! Whether it’s a pen for the raccoons or trees for the exuberant squirrels to frolic around in – let your imagination run wild! To make sure your animals feel at home during their stay and have an appropriate habitat, you can set up their enclosures to be as close to nature as possible.

So what are you waiting for? Head of to the wildlife park, help the rangers and nurse your wild patients back to health!

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Cat Rescue Diaries, Dog Training for Beginners + 4 More FREE Pet eBooks

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Looking for some new books about dogs and cats? Snag these FREE Kindle Edition eBooks from Amazon.com! They won’t stay free for long, so don’t wait. Click the links in the list to jump straight to each book and add it to your library today or go HERE to browse for more.

Kindle NOT required: You can read these books on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps.

In case you don’t already know how it works: Once you own the book, it’s added to your library and is yours to keep and read whenever you have time, but they don’t stay free for long so hurry on over and download them now! Always verify price still shows $0.00 BEFORE completing each transaction, since prices change quickly and without notice.

6 FREE Pet Books About Dogs and Cats

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Naturally Bug Free, DIY Aromatherapy + 6 More FREE eBooks

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Here are the newest free eBooks for your iPad, Kindle, PC, Smartphone or other device. If you are interested in natural home cleaning, DIY projects, or personal finance, then be sure to visit the links in the list below to snag these books ASAP.

They won’t stay free for long, so don’t wait. Click the links in the list to jump straight to each book and add it to your library today or go HERE to browse for more.

Kindle NOT required: You can read these books on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps.

In case you don’t already know how it works: Once you own the book, it’s added to your library and is yours to keep and read whenever you have time, but they don’t stay free for long so hurry on over and download them now! Always verify price still shows $0.00 BEFORE completing each transaction, since prices change quickly and without notice.

FREE DIY, Home and Personal Finance Kindle Books

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Free Paw Patrol Winter Coloring Pack and DIY Party Printables for Dog Loving Kids

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Are you and your family getting cabin fever from being stuck indoors this winter? Head on over to Nick Jr. and take advantage of all the FREE printables, coloring packs, and other goodies available for you to download, print and share with your kiddos or grandkids.

My favorite is Paw Patrol, an animated TV show starring a pack of celebrity puppies: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, and Skye, who are led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder.

If you’ve got dog lovers in your family (and who doesn’t!?!), be sure to snag the new Winter Paw Patrol printable, featuring Everest, the latest Paw Patrol Pup! Ice or snow, this pup is ready to go! Get the free Everest Coloring Pack here.

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And while you’re at it, why not throw a Paw Patrol Party or Fun Family Night!

Check out all the FREE Party Printables including:

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