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Carlson COVID-19 note

We hope this note finds you and your families safe and well. We care deeply about our customers, and are committed to providing quality safety products and customer care during this time of uncertainty. We have a responsibility to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the impact to our communities. We have implemented multiple safety measures for our employees, including shifting to a work from home schedule at our corporate headquarters, placing restrictions on travel, and encouraging employees to take precautionary measures to safeguard their health and others as recommended by the CDC. Because of our work from…

DIY Dog Snuffle Mat

Out of ideas to keep your pet busy, or maybe your pet has a short attention span? Want to add a different activity to your pet’s daily routine? An easy DIY dog snuffle mat may just be the answer! Just like people who enjoy activities that keep their creativity flowing, dogs enjoy activities that stimulate their sense of smell and keep their brain active. Activities like walks, hikes, a trip to a dog park, or a pet store usually offer many different ways to enrich your dog’s senses. Sometimes, a couple walks or a car ride to the park may…

Doggie Pies

Share the pie love with your furry friend during the holidays with these easy to make doggie pies! Ingredients Pie Cups: 1 Egg1/2 Cup greek yogurt (plain)3 Tbsp molasses1/2 Cup shredded coconut2 Tbsp ground flax (optional)Rice or coconut flourCoconut oil/spray to grease pan IngredientsPie Filling: Blueberry Pie – Blueberries either whole or smashed upApple Pie – Apple’s cubed small or shredded with a sprinkle of cinnamonBanana Cream Pie – Banana slice topped off with whipped creamCoconut Cream Pie – Plain yogurt sprinkled with toasted coconutPumpkin Pie – Mashed cooked pumpkin or canned pumpkin pie pure with a sprinkle of cinnamonCheesecake…

Pumpkin Spice Puppaccino

Ready to enjoy some PSL with your dog! This easy dog-friendly pumpkin spice puppaccino recipe is a healthy treat that your pup can enjoy all fall long and even as a frozen summer treat as well! Prep Time 10 min Serving Size 2 Ingredients & Tools 1 Can of pumpkin puree1 Cup of plain low fat yogurtFat free whip creamPinch of cinnamon BlenderMug or dog bowl Directions Blend pumpkin puree and yogurt together in blender until mixed well.Scoop out into a cute mug or doggie bow.Top with whip cream and add a pinch of cinnamon for the perfect Pumpkin Spice…

What’s The Deal With CBD Oil For Pets?

There’s a lot of talk and information circling the news and web on the topic of CBD oil for pets lately. Now on the market for pets, CBD oil comes in the form of both oils and treats. Research is still being done on this new holistic treatment and the information can be overwhelming to search through when trying to learn more. We’ve dug into some of these articles and pulled out the “Need To Know” facts about this new trend and what it can possibly do for your pet. Find more health and safety tips for your pet here.

Everything Needed When Traveling With a Dog

Gearing up for a pet-friendly getaway? If you’re planning a trip that includes your dog, there are a few key items that will make the journey much more pleasant for you and your fur baby! Traveling with your dog doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, there are many perks to traveling with your pet. By following these easy guidelines, both you and your pet will have a safe, enjoyable adventure. Must-bring items Crate and leash: Not only is a crate the ideal way to keep your dog safe in the car, but it’s also a requirement on airlines. You should choose a…

How to choose the type and size of dog crate

Dog crates are extremely versatile and are useful in many situations, so when choosing the size of dog crate, you may want to consider how and where you will be using it as well as considering the size of your dog. Remember, a crate is not a punishment to your pet. It is his safe place and, with training, it will become somewhere he will happily go to rest, sleep and relax. Choosing the right size When choosing a crate some people think that larger is better. However, dogs don’t view the space in this way. In the wild the…

Dangerous Holiday Items for Pets

The holidays are a busy time of year. We’re often preoccupied with preparations, from decorating to baking. With all the hustle and bustle, it can be easy to forget that the holidays can bring many potential hazards for your pets. Here are a few important dangers to avoid during this hectic holiday season. Foods Grapes – Found in many holiday baked goods, grapes and their dried varieties, currants and raisins, can cause kidney failure and even a very small amount could be toxic to some dogs. Grapes and raisins are also found in many holiday puddings and pies. Chocolate -…

How to train a puppy to be left alone

One of the first things that people worry about when getting a brand-new dog is how to train a puppy to be left alone. With our busy schedules, it’s important that a puppy learns to be alone pretty quickly.  Unfortunately for us, puppies also often have a hard time being left alone. They’ve spent most of their lives with their moms and littermates, and their life has completely changed in a short amount of time. Preventing separation anxiety in puppies and teaching them puppies to be calm while alone are important goals for your new puppy to ensure that they…

How to make bath time easier

Your adventurous pup is no stranger to water. He’ll play in puddles, dive in the lake and snap at the garden hose. But, when it comes to bath time, forget about it! Your once-fearless fido avoids the tub like the plague. New owners and doggy experts alike often face this problem, but don’t worry! We’re here to help with some simple tricks to make bath time easier for both of you. Where to start Before you do anything, choose where you’re going to bathe your dog and stick to that location. Teaching your dog to like baths relies on conditioning.…