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Just some articles we’ve written as the mood strikes us or products we’ve reviewed. Hoping our readers can find them helpful.

  • Retriever Pet Retreat Portable Kennel, 4.5 ft x 4.5 ft x 5 ft

    We were looking for a new x-pen to raise our pups in and came across these, very nice, portable pens by Retriever. We purchased one because they were expandable and each hinge locked for more stability. The enclosure is a bit heavy but folds up neatly for easier transport, it came with straps to keep…

  • Hip Dysplasia Biomarker Study

    A potential spring forward in the evolution of canine health, the University of Missouri & OFA are performing a study looking for biomarkers that can predict Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD). Currently, Canine Hip Dysplasia can only be diagnosed through x-rays of hips in adult dogs. There is no way to gauge if a puppy may…

  • Nature’s Miracle Skunk Odor Remover Odor Neutralizing Formula

    As we know, dogs can be curious creatures and get themselves into a heap of trouble. This trouble can then really affect us, and our senses. Pooch tangle with the wrong ‘kitty’? You’re probably searching for instant relief from the nose punching smell of a very unhappy skunk. It gets in your nose and stays…

  • Boredom Busters

    These cold winter months can be painful for all of us. We can’t get outside to play and our dogs are saying a big old “nope” at the front door. To keep away those winter-time blues, keep your pups’ brains active with some mental activities in limited space.

  • Pet First Aid Kit

    My handy pet first aid kit is always traveling with me and the critters, especially with unpredictable winter weather.  You never know when things might come in handy or necessary.  There are many first-aid kits you can purchase that are directed towards pets but if you’re like me I like to be frugal and make…

  • Silicone Molds for Dog Treats – Paw Prints!

    I can’t wait for warmer weather to roll around so I can use my new Silicone Molds for Dog Treats. These will make cute little doggie-pops. Be watching for recipes! Suitable for for making frozen dog treats, baked goods, soap bars, chocolate candies, etc Made of food grade silicone, flexible and easy to pop out…

  • Importance of Dog Dental Care

    Let’s talk about the importance of your dog’s dental hygiene. The average adult dog has 42 teeth, we only have 32 teeth (not counting wisdom teeth).  Just like us humans these teeth are very important to everyday life and survival, and just like us our four legged canine companions (& sometimes the feline variety) occasionally…

  • Dyne Dog Supplement

    So I have a breed that seems to be hard to keep weight on in the early years, doesn’t help they’re also a picky eater. I also have very good mommas who need extra calories during nursing. I was looking for something to add to their daily feedings that will promote eating what’s in their…

  • It’s Fall Ya’ll – Pumpkin Spice Everywhere!

    I don’t know about you but I’m ready for FALL! I am already drinking my pumpkin spice coffee and wearing my fall colors. I saw on a Facebook group geared towards canine enrichment that someone made their pup a Pumpkin Spiced Kong. I wanted to share so you can get your pup in the fall…

  • Bring Your Puppy Home

    Bring Your Puppy Home from Rozey K9 Farm

  • The Best Dog Haircuts

    There are a few dogs who need to be regularly trimmed. Yes, they are like us humans in that way. Their hair grows and gets too long. It can get matted. They can have bad hairs too. There are times they need to get a good clipping. Okay, there are the dogs with little to…

  • You Can’t Force a Dog to Run

    With the Animal Rights Nuts now going full force after the take down of Greyhound racing I want to talk about one of the most recent Dog Sports in their cross hairs at this time of year, the Iditarod dog race, also been called the “Great Race of Mercy”.  This race has been in existence…

  • Wild Frontier by Nutro… continued…

    So Mr. Idle has been on a mix of 2 cups dry + 1 can twice a day since August 5th.  He’s a 65-70lb Male Berger Picard.  He took right to this food, no loose stools or upset tummy.  Idle has no known allergies or intolerant so didn’t hesitate on giving this food a go…

  • Wild Frontier by Nutro… Canned

    So if you read our previous post, we also ordered Salmon & Liver Stew Grain-Free Adult Canned Dog Food Salmon & Liver Canned Ingredients Chicken Broth, Chicken, Salmon, Liver, Potato Starch, Dried Egg Product, Dried Pork Broth, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Dried Tomatoes, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Sodium…

  • Wild Frontier by Nutro

    We were approached by Chewy.com to perform a 30 day review of Wild Frontier by Nutro in both wet & dry.  We chose Beef & Wild Boar Grain-Free Adult Dry Dog Food & Salmon & Liver Stew Grain-Free Adult Canned Dog Food. My first impression was expensive at $2.89/can & $2.77/lb, but I do like…

  • $5 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Rachael Ray’s ‘Nutrish’ Dog Food

    So we did a 3 stage review of Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Grain-Free Natural Wetlands for Chewy.com a few months ago.  While I’m not one to even look at celebrity endorsed pet food (or anything for that matter), I figured free dog food for a review, we’ll give it a try.  Nothing lost but some…

  • 5 Vital Dog Nutrition Facts Every Pet Owner Must Know

    If you shop for dog food without looking at the nutrition information, then you’re guilty of neglecting your canine’s health. Dog nutrition is a crucial aspect that should not be overlooked by any pet parent. For all the love that your pooch has given you, he surely deserves the best care and the best quality…

  • Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Grain-Free Natural Wetlands #3

    A little behind on posting but Day 30, final day, of feeding Racheal Ray Nutrish Peak Grain-Free Natural Wetlands. My overall impression is for the price ($41.98 for a 23lb bag) I’d expect a bit more but this is a high protein (30%) food, mid-high-range fat content (15%), it just seems middle of the road…

  • Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Grain-Free Natural Wetlands #2

    So, here we are, day 18 of the 30 day evaluation of Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Grain-Free Natural Wetlands.  This is a continuation of our previous post. My girl, Chanel, is keeping her weight on with 4 cups a day.  I have been adding water to her feedings since she was waking me during the night…

  • Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Grain-Free Natural Wetlands

    We’re excited to be doing a 30 day review of Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Grain-Free Natural Wetlands, requested by Chewy.com.  We started feeding on April 1st, no fooling 😉 Disheartened about Ingredients… According to Dog Food Advisor, they rank Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak at a 4.5 Star food.  That ranking is based on the two…

  • Greenies Smoochable Breath Regular Dental Dog Treats

    Greenies Dental Chew is a very popular brand of doggie dental ‘treat’ advertised as a breath freshener and aid in cutting down on professional cleaning.  The Greenies Smoochable Breath green toothbrush shaped bones are pretty soft in comparison to some chews on the market so not 100% sure how they are supposed to cut down…

  • Victor Lamb & Rice Formula Canned Dog Food

    We chose to review the Victor Lamb and Rice formula canned dog food because of the calorie count, 1540 kcal/kg, 575 kcal/can.  We have some dogs I’m looking to put weight on so giving them tasty, high calorie foods are on the list right now.  I wish this formula was offered in a cuts and…

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What?

    Reading the Forward of the book by Miranda Lambert had me in tears, figured that was my pre-cry before the book began.  Thoughts of dogs past came flooding back to me as I was turning the pages, Bandit, my frist Rat Terrier who tought me the love of the breed and was my constant companion…

  • A Feathered Christmas

    I’ve always wanted to string popcorn but didn’t really want it on my live tree in the house, figured something else to sweep up daily and I’m not one that likes to clean. The thought came to me that birds would eat popcorn so I decided to make a bird friendly tree outside for the…