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Jack: An immediate part of the family

Posted by Carlson Pet Products on May 14, 2017 2:05:00 PM

Deciding between rescue or breeder is tough for some and simple for others. Both options have a list of decisions you need to make – do you have a breed you want, what size of dog, what age etc.

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Topics: Dog Rescue Stories

Salty: ex-racing dog turned fashionista

Posted by Carlson Pet Products on May 11, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Some dogs seem to have all the personality. Salty is one pup whose personality shines through just by looking at her.

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Topics: Dog Rescue Stories

Joey and Rufus: From Unwanted to Rescued Buddies

Posted by Carlson Pet Products on May 1, 2017 10:44:16 AM

With just one glance at Joey and Rufus you can feel their warm and loving personality. It’s almost impossible to imagine them both being abandoned and unwanted at one time.

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Topics: Dog Rescue Stories

Major: The extra effort is worth it

Posted by Carlson Pet Products on Apr 27, 2017 1:02:00 PM

As pet owners, we know what it’s like to juggle a job or school and take care of our four-legged friends.

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Topics: Dog Rescue Stories

What’s Better For Your Dog? Crate Training or a Pet Gate?

Posted by Carlson Pet Products on Apr 25, 2017 3:10:51 PM

 

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Topics: Training Your Dog, Potty Training Tips

Soba: Proving Rescued Dogs Come in All Sizes and Personalities

Posted by Carlson Pet Products on Apr 24, 2017 3:41:41 PM

If you are less familiar with rescued pups, hearing the term “adopted” or “rescued” may conjure up images of scary, adult dogs with behavioral issues.

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Topics: Dog Rescue Stories

The Best Dog Food For Shedding- You Can Make It Yourself!

Posted by Carlson Pet Products on Apr 18, 2017 2:22:48 PM

If you’ve ever owned a dog that sheds you are familiar with the endless battle that comes with trying to control your dog’s mane.

From brushing, to baths, and countless lint rollers in between, it can be quite the task to keep your dog’s fluff from coating your black jeans. While shedding may be a reaction to your pup’s environment (a change of weather or allergies), too much shedding can be a result of a bigger underlying health issue.

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Topics: Health Tips and Tricks, Homemade Dog Food & Treats, Natural Dog Food Recipes, Dog Food Tips & Tricks

15-Minute Activities To Do With Your Dog

Posted by Chelsey Wentz on Apr 5, 2017 11:13:48 AM

In a perfect world, you would spend all kinds of time with your dog, taking take them on lengthy walks multiple times per day and have hours of play time.

However, this isn’t a perfect world. While you may have extended time every now and then, most dog owners only have a couple of minutes at several intervals throughout a day.

But even if it is just a few minutes, there are plenty of 15 minute activities to do with your dog.

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Topics: Active Dog

Banning Boredome: 5 of the Best Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy in Their Crate

Posted by Chelsey Wentz on Apr 5, 2017 10:41:26 AM

Although "crate-training" can be a controversial topic, most experienced dog owners agree that helping your dog adjust to quiet time in their crate is a good way to set boundaries, keep them safe, and allow you time away from the house.

However, if a crate is not properly used, your dog may avoid it. Whether a brand new ownwer or well-experience pet caretaker, consider some of these easy tips to keep your dog busy in their crate. 

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Topics: Active Dog

Activities You Can Do With Your Dog In 30 Minutes or Less

Posted by Chelsey Wentz on Apr 5, 2017 9:57:00 AM

Whether you own a 5-pound Chihuahua or a 150-pound Great Pyrenees, all dogs need regular exercise to promote good health and wellness.

It reduces the risk of heart disease, fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetes, and even some behavioral problems.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) exercise requirements for man's best friend varies depending on: breed, age and overall health. With that said, most dogs require at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily.

With that in mind, here are some fun and rewarding activities you can do with your dog in this short amount of time.

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Topics: Active Dog