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When the Sun is Shining on a Flashback Friday!

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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

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  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 C

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

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" I love coconut oil," says Harley. Yes, we are cuckoo for coconut oil here! We love it so much, we are sharing one of our favorite omelette recipes using coconut oil later on in this post!   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 sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites, and stings

Happy National Dog Day!

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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

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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!  http://dogworksradio.com/ 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!

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  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?"

It's Our Second Anniversary of "The Sibe Vibe" Radio Show! We're Talking Holistic Pet Care and a Healthy Treat Giveaway to Celebrate!

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Woooooooo! We are so excited here at the FiveSibes homestead! This Sunday marks the second Anniversary of our "The Sibe Vibe" show on Dog Works Radio! It's been an incredible two years filled with amazing guests and lots of Siberian Husky and canine chat!  To celebrate, we'll be chatting with guest MARTA BANAT, a Small Animal Massage and Reiki Practitioner, Founder of All Paws Massage in Vancouver, British Columbia, and mom to beautiful Epi-Husky "Rocco!"  Marta started her journey with holistic approaches to pet care after her Rocco was diagnosed with Epilepsy. She will be talking to us all about the benefits of holistic massage and Reiki treatments for a variety of canine issues. A don't-miss show for sure!   House Woof Treat Prizes   We will also be celebrating with a "Get Your Dog Healthy With  Natural Treats" GIVEAWAY , compliments of those fabulously (p)awesome bakers at House Woof Dog Biscuits ! No

Safety Information Week: Pet Fire Safety

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It's Safety Information Week here in Blogville and all week long there have been/will be posts on very important topics, including our today's extended post on Pet Fire Safety . Be sure to check out our original post HERE to see the full line-up of posts during this very special blog hop to visit to read about vital information for our pet's health and safety from fellow bloggers here in our online community. We here at the FiveSibes want to once again talk about the importance of Pet Fire Safety. Although we did a post for National Pet Fire Safety Day (July 15), we believe so strongly in Pet Fire Safety, that we chose to talk about it once again and more in depth featuring tips, recommendations, a drawing, a video of a Husky who was burned and rescued from a house fire, and an in-depth heart-to-heart conversation with the Husky's mom and neighbor about the frightening ordeal. The goal of this post is to share vital information that could possibly safe a pet'