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9 Essential Tips for Surviving a Small Apartment With A Dog

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I live in New York City, but space comes at a premium no matter where you live! Most young adults in New York live with roommates or, if they are very lucky, in tiny one-bedroom or studio apartments. Living in a small space with a dog — whether in a city or a more rural area — presents its own series of challenges, but there are ways to make it easier. Keep reading for some tips I’ve gathered during my experience living in a small apartment with a dog.

How to Easily Feed Your Dog Raw With Sojos Complete

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Have you been hearing about the benefits of a raw diet for dogs? I get a really great deal on Henry’s grain-free kibble from my food coop (which he loves eating out of his Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball) and I don’t eat much meat myself (I call myself an “accidental vegetarian” because tofu and beans are just so much cheaper than quality meat in Brooklyn and are easier to prepare). I have been feeding Henry vegetables and canned pumpkin mixed with a little canned food while wishing there was an easy way for me to easily add more raw benefits. Enter Sojos Complete.

Sojos makes complete, balanced raw meals that are freeze-dried and ready to eat after a fifteen minute soak in water. In addition, Sojos Complete is relatively affordable (an 8-lb bag of Sojos rehydrates to 40-lbs of fresh, raw food) and safe (they claim their process eliminates the risk of food-borne pathogens). Sojos uses human grade ingredients and no genetically engineered ingredients, fillers, preservatives, or artificial colors. Another big plus is that, unlike dog food companies that add synthetic vitamins from China, Sojos uses natural vitamins and minerals and makes everything in the USA.

Henry and I received a box of goodies from Sojos a few weeks ago containing Sojos Complete Grain Free Turkey Recipe, Simply Lamb Grain Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Treats, Simply Wild Raw Venison Freeze-Dried Treats, and Good Dog Natural Crunchy Dog Treats in Apple Dumpling. Let’s see what Henry thought!

Henry’s Story: His One-Year Adoptaversary!

Today is a VERY special day in The Broke Dog household: one year ago today, I made the incredible decision to adopt Henry! In the past year, I’ve started Henry’s Instagram and this blog, expanded my side business, discovered new podcasts, made countless internet friends, scooped hundreds of poops, shushed barks, knitted dog sweaters, and relieved my bank account of hundreds of dollars (it all comes with the territory!). I can’t believe what an amazing year it has been and how much my little Mutt Nugget has shaped and enhanced my life.

In honor of this anniversary, I have chosen to share the story of how we met.

Without further ado – Henry’s Story!

Pooch Paw Box: January 2016 Unboxing and Review

You may remember Pooch Paw Box from our post about dog subscription boxes. I mentioned that it costs $20-25 a box, that all treats are made in the USA, and that Pooch Paw Ma hand-picks the contents of every box. 

Pooch Paw Ma (Tina Hannaford) herself saw the post, and offered to send Henry a box to try! I eagerly accepted: the personal nature of the service and the fact that every item (not just treats!) in the box is made in the United States really appealed to me. We recently received our box, and I am so excited to show you what was inside!

The Tricky Treat Ball By Omega Paw

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If you were to ask me what the single best item I’ve ever purchased for Henry is, I would probably say the Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball.

The first several months after his adoption, Henry suffered through heartworm treatment and was not allowed to exercise beyond short walks. Because I couldn’t tire out my year-old terrier physically, I had to tire him out mentally. A trainer recommended the Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball and the rest is history. 

Keep reading to learn why I love the Tricky Treat Ball to help with mental stimulation, slowing Down Mealtime, and separation anxiety!

Dog Subscription Boxes: How To Save and Have Fun!

What’s a fun way to save money, try new products, and treat your dog like it’s his or her birthday every few weeks? Doggie subscription boxes!

The concept behind dog subscription boxes is simple: you pay for a subscription (typically one month, three months, six months, or one year) and a box of goodies for your dog arrives once a month. Generally, these boxes cost around $20-35 dollars a month and include varying amounts of toys, treats, and chews that are worth much more than the box’s purchase price. The catch to any of these boxes, of course, is that you need to have a sense of adventure since you never know exactly what you’ll receive. That being said, any of these options are a great way to save a few dollars and have a little fun!