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Dog Boots for Summer

April 12, 2021
hot surface!
Dog boots are super popular here in Montana in the winter but in fact are more valuable to a dog's paws in the summer!
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For Goodness Sakes, Let Them Sniff!

March 11, 2021
If dogs can be trained to sniff out things like bombs and fugitives, the scat of endangered animals, or even detect certain types of cancers, imagine what our dogs are missing when we don’t allow them time to sniff!
Taste is for humans what smell is for dogs. 
Think of it this way; it is entirely possible for us to ingest calories through a feeding tube without getting to taste the food. 
We would get all the nutrients, we just wouldn’t get any of the flavor. That doesn’t sound like any fun, does it? 
Well, that is essentially what it’s like for a dog to experience the world without ample opportunity to smell his/her surroundings. 

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How A Raw Diet Aids In Oral Health

February 22, 2021
clean teeth
Did you know that over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats in the United States suffer from active dental disease? Believe it or not, maintaining proper dental hygiene is a critical part to your pet’s overall health and well-being. Though often overlooked, plaque, tartar, irritated gums and bad breath are likely a result of poor nutrition and an imbalanced diet. Ideally, your pet’s teeth should be strong, white and plaque free!
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FEEDING DOGS by Dr. Conor Brady

February 15, 2021
The Book
There's a new book out there in the pet food world with the subtitle: "Dry or Raw? The Science behind the Debate."
Being the info junkie that I am, I couldn't resist splurging on it ($40) to see what it was all about.
I'll fill you in on all I think about it below.

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Horse Blanketing

February 14, 2021
Horse Blanketing
Now that winter has finally hit Montana, the question raises: Does my horse need a blanket?

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