Showing posts from August, 2014

When the Sun is Shining on a Flashback Friday!

Wow! The saying "time flies" sure does apply here with our FiveSibes Flashback Friday 's! Looking back, the last time I posted one was eight months ago in December, four days before Gibson, my Epi-Husky who also suffers from weak hind end issues (as a result of his Epi-meds), slipped and fell on a patch of snow-covered ice Christmas Eve and went lame and scared not only me, but himself this time as wel l. He was in pain. His fighting spirit lost. His spark gone (story HERE ). At the time, I needed to step back away from blogging to help my boy rehabilitate, which was a tough and uncertain road for him. He began a slow, long process of healing via Conservative Care with a stability leg brace, lift harness, bed rest, meds, vitamin supplements, massage, and in-home laser treatments. Gibson's rehabilitation has been a slow process, but as days turned into weeks, his fighting spirit and spark returned. With every positive step he took, he reveled in his praise from

Tropical Traditions Brand Coconut Oil: A FiveSibes Product Review

  Harley loves this coconut oil! I love coconut...coconuts, coconut flavored coffee, coconut dipped in dark chocolate, coconut macaroons, hard-shelled chocolate coconut candy, coconut milk, and flaked coconut, but would I like coconut oil that I have heard so much about? (See my earlier blog post about the uses and benefits of coconut oil HERE ). So I decided to give it a test run. But I did not want just any coconut oil. I wanted virgin coconut oil and one that was organic. I had heard about Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil and thought I'd give it a try. I received a sample and have used it a few different ways for myself and for my Siberian Huskies, including using it in their food. Well, it's a huge hit! When I add it to Harley, Gibson, Wolf, Chloe, and Bandit's food, not only do they enjoy their meal, there is a whole lot of bowl licking going on! Why Tropical Traditions? Here's some other important facts about Tropical Traditions Gold Label Co

We're Cuckoo for Coconut Oil: The Benefits, Plus Featuring A FiveSibes Canine Cooking Corner Recipe!

Coconut oil helped Harley's digestion. Yes, we are cuckoo for coconut oil here! We love it so much, we are sharing one of our favorite omelette recipes for my FiveSibes using coconut oil later on in this post!   First, let me just say that I am not a vet, nor do I work in a medical setting. This post is simply my experience with my FiveSibes. I always ran anything new--whether it was an food, supplement, or natural treatments--by my own vets first.  So what do I like about coconut oil? It's a healthy choice ~ one that has many benefits not only for your own hu-family, but it is a great addition to your dog's diet as well. What's so great about adding coconut oil to your pet care? Ah, let me count the ways! To quote DOGS NATURALLY MAGAZINE , the possible benefits include:  SKIN CONDITIONS*: Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis,and itchy skin Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health Makes coats become slee

Happy National Dog Day!

FiveSibes here at the keypad...Woo-hoo! We have our own howliday! Even though we so lucky that every day here is Dog Day! We hope some folks will visit a local shelter or rescue and give a little lovin' to some dogs who are waiting for their forever families! So tell us, what fun things are you doing today? Swimming? Sleeping? Hiking? Playing? Eating Treats? Whatever you do today with your humans, have a howlin' good time!

Holistic Pet Care: Massage & Reiki for What Ails Your Pet & "Get Your Dog Healthy With Natural Treats" Giveaway

Today is quite an exciting day! As you may have read in our post this past Wednesday, today we are celebrating the second anniversary of our Dog Works Radio show "The Sibe Vibe! " I am  so thrilled that you all have been such faithful fans and enjoy tuning in each month to listen to the many amazing and informative guests we've featured over the past two years. We wouldn't be celebrating this wonderful milestone if it weren't for our listeners and our guests, so huge, heartfelt "Woos" and "Thank Yous" go out to each and every one of you for making "The Sibe Vibe" such a success and highly-listened to broadcast! And a "Thank You" also goes out to my talented and wonderful co-host and producer, Robert Forto. I'm so proud the FiveSibes and I are part of the Dog Works Radio family and we can share this amazing two-year anniversary milestone with him and his radio network! August als

FiveSibes Family TV Time!

  Wooo! We love Saturday nights! Family TV time! We are huge Western fans (Hu-Mom is a former Western equestrian and daughter of a cowboy who broke in wild mules in Montana!)  We love the "Hell on Wheels" TV series on AMC.  Smart writing. Great storyline. Awesome scenery. Fine acting. A super fast hour of TV. Now...Harley wants to know..."Where's the snacks?"