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Slatmills - Are they good for your dog?

Slatmills - Are they good for your dog?

Slatmills are one of the most controversial tools for your dog on the market. But why? Are they a positive outlet, or are they harmful? We discuss slatmills and what they can really provide for your dog.

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The Ultimate Puppy Checklist

The Ultimate Puppy Checklist

So you have a new family member - congrats! Now it's time to dive right in to dog ownership. The Tangible Items  - Food and Water bowl, along with a min. 1 month supply of what you'll be feeding them when you get home. If you don't know the food they have now, ask. Get instructions from your breeder or rescue agency on the food they're using and if your new addition has any allergies or food sensitivities.  - A crate and a bed. Even if you don't plan on crating your dog at home as they get older, you'll...

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How to Use a Martingale Dog Collar

How to Use a Martingale Dog Collar

If you're new to the dog community you might hear this style of dog collar thrown around a lot in conversation. Martingale collars have a rooted history that started with sighthounds, as the dogs (with smaller heads than necks) would be able to easily slip out of collars that fit to their neck.  Martingale collars now are simply known as a softer version of a choke collar, because it provides a tightening correction to the top of the neck without tightening around the entire neck - thus not being able to essentially "choke out" your dog. The only part of...

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Heatstroke in Dogs - Signs, Symptoms and How to Cool Down

Heatstroke in Dogs - Signs, Symptoms and How to Cool Down

As the weather begins to get warmer, we definitely want to spend more time outside. Parks, trails and beaches become hot spots for dog owners who are looking to enjoy the good weather with their sidekicks. It can be hard to understand that what may be enjoyable for us is too hot for our dogs, but it's important to keep in mind one really important factor; dogs don't sweat through their skin. They sweat through the pads of their paws and nose, and as sweat evaporates it draws out heat from the body. Panting is a dog's coping mechanism to cool themselves...

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