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As a pet owner, our dogs are not just animals but a part of our family. We know that COVID-19 originated from animals, and you might have heard that a few dogs have tested positive. It is natural to worry about your canine companion, and you may have many questions.

My best advice is, do not panic! Here are some tips on how to keep you and your dog safe.

Woman wearing a protective mask is walking alone with a dog outdoors because of the corona virus pandemic covid-19.
Woman wearing a protective mask is walking alone with a dog outdoors because of the corona virus pandemic covid-19.

According to WHO, COVID-19 spreads from person to person via respiratory droplets, especially in close contact. While coronavirus is not a health threat to…


Lemonade martini with lavender on dark background
Lemonade martini with lavender on dark background

The lavender lemon drop is a fabulous twist on the classic lemon drop martini. There are two great options for this luscious lemon drop. The first option is to use a lavender-infused simple syrup, which is very easy to make and store for various spring and summer cocktails. The second option is to muddle lavender buds with simple syrup, which releases a beautiful floral essence.

Regardless of the option you choose, this drink is a fantastic flavor experience. The…


Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit behavioral problems when left alone. Typically, dogs have a dramatic anxiety response within 20–45 minutes after their owners leave them. Sadly, this problem has exacerbated during the recent pandemic quarantine stream due to the increased amount of time pet parents have spent with their fur-babies.

Scared dog hiding behind a curtain.
Scared dog hiding behind a curtain.

Destructive Behavior

The first sign of separation anxiety is a destructive behavior. Digging, chewing, and scratching at doors or windows in an attempt to escape and reunite with their owners. Standard targets that might suffer the toll include doors, couches, and personal items. You might notice scratch and bite marks…


If you have never experienced street food before, you are seriously missing out! Please read this blog to learn what street food is and why it’s so good.

Balkan grill. B-B-Q. Rostilj, Balkan cuisine. Street food. Food festival
Balkan grill. B-B-Q. Rostilj, Balkan cuisine. Street food. Food festival

Street food is more than just something to pick up in a hurry when you’re walking around a city, and it’s more than just an experience of taste and smell — It’s a visual and sociological adventure. Street foods have a long history in many parts of the world. The foods are reflective of local and traditional cultures.

Around one-third of the human population eat street food. Street food vendors are the…


Flu coronavirus pandemic virus infection, travel and health concept. Medical stethoscope and travel documents on wood background. 3d illustration
Flu coronavirus pandemic virus infection, travel and health concept. Medical stethoscope and travel documents on wood background. 3d illustration

Travel is fascinating, and the journey is cleansing, inspirational, and enriching. But not during a global pandemic. In pandemic times, travel equates to the spread of a deadly virus. For the past year, the world has been struggling to control the proliferation of Covid-19.

The measures different countries, states, counties, regions, cultures, and societies have imposed to achieve that goal vary. The result is kaleidoscopic of restrictions and preconditions primarily for international travel, which have affected people’s lives, the travel and tourism industry, and how we perceive travel in general. …


Getting out and about not only helps dogs burn energy, but it is also a great stress relief for them. If you are new to owning a dog, it is natural to wonder how much exercise your dog needs? As with humans, the answer usually varies from dog to dog. There are many factors like age, health, breed, etc. that determine your dog’s exercise needs.

Charming puppy of chocolate color on a morning run with his owner on the background of the meadow on a clear summer day. Close-up.
Charming puppy of chocolate color on a morning run with his owner on the background of the meadow on a clear summer day. Close-up.

Here are a five standard guidelines that can help you determine if your pup is getting all the exercise they need:

  1. Active breeds need at least 30 minutes of challenging cardio exercise most days.
  2. Contrary…

Socializing your puppy is an essential step in making your new friend happy and confident to face the world. A critical time for learning is between 4 to 16 weeks of age. During this time, they can observe and learn a great deal, and if they have positive experiences with people and animals, they are less likely to be afraid later on.

Luckily, it doesn’t take much to turn your new pup into a well-adjusted canine citizen. You need to know the tips and tricks, and for that, I’m here to help!

Poodle puppy playing with senior American Staffordshire Terrier dog.
Poodle puppy playing with senior American Staffordshire Terrier dog.

The first…


Pašticada is a popular Croatian braised beef dish cooked in an aromatic sweet and sour sauce. It is more commonly known as Dalmatinska pašticada because it originates in Dalmatia. Pašticada is Croatia’s version of Hungarian Goulash. This dish is labor-intensive and requires meticulous preparation; therefore, it is predominately served at festivities and celebrations.

Pasticada with gnocchi, beef stew in a sauce. Croatian cuisine.
Pasticada with gnocchi, beef stew in a sauce. Croatian cuisine.

  • 4 lbs eye round roast beef
  • 1/4 lb chopped pancetta
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • Four garlic cloves, roughly sliced
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2/3 cup parsley root, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery root, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

If you are looking to adopt a pet, you should consider a shelter dog. Read this blog to discover the different reasons why shelter dogs are the best!

A Dog Is Advertising for It’s Adoption by Wearing an Adopt Me Bandana
A Dog Is Advertising for It’s Adoption by Wearing an Adopt Me Bandana

If you are looking to bring a pup into your home, you should consider rescuing a shelter dog, and here are 15 reasons why:

1. You can find a dog that is best suited to you — When you adopt a dog from a shelter, many organizations try hard to match you with a pup that fits your personality and lifestyle.

2. You will be saving a life — Getting a rescue…

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