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Wag Worthy Treats

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

When it comes to treats, our dogs are somewhat spoiled. These last few months have been especially great for them. We had the chance to attend two tradeshows and what came with that was an opportunity to bring home a bunch new (and I’m sure tasty) dog treats.

The one treat that they sniffed out first was the bag of Talk To Me Cheese Treats. These little bone shaped cheese treats are great for training. The dogs love the taste so as soon as they see me heading towards the bag, they start to follow me and will pretty much do any trick just to get one. However, just like with dog food, be sure to check the ingredients to make sure your dog isn’t allergic to any of them. treatspacks

Another sample item we brought home was Dogswell’s Vitality Duck Breast. dogswell duck Needless to say, it didn’t last very long….they devoured it! We normally give them the chicken flavor but I’ll have to remember to start buying the duck as well.

We still have lots of sample treats to give them so we’ll be sure to keep you posted on our findings. As much as they would love for us to give them everything we brought back, we are taking it slow so they don’t get sick.

 

Are your dogs in need of some excercise??  Well they’ll love these dumbells….

I guess it’s not exactly excercise but these chick ‘n dumbell treats are one of Foxy’s favorites and they are made with 100% natural chicken with rice on a natural rawhide munchie stick.  They are perfect for her because he is only 9 pounds and they are a good size treat.    They are low in fat, high in protein, no additives, no preservatives and no coloring.   We use them to help crate train her so she runs into her crate at night because she know that she will get a chick n’ dumbell right away.  They are made by Pet n’ Shape.  If you have a small dog, I suggest you give them a try!

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Wag Worthy Products

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Bissel Cleans up Pet Hair

shed awayThis past weekend we attended the H.H. Backer Trade Show and one of the very first items I saw was Bissell’s pet grooming vacuum attachment called “Shed Away”. I have to say I was immediately drawn to it because with having to brush 3 dogs all the time, their hair goes everywhere and you end up having to pull out the vacuum and picking it up that way. It’s gotten to the point that I’ve actually been able to use the vacuum attachment directly on the dogs and they don’t seem to mind it, however, it only works if they have loose hair. Hence me being drawn to Shed Away…..it is basically a comb attached to the end of a vacuum attachment so it sucks up the hair as you’re combing your dog!! How fabulous is that!

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New finds at HH Backer Show!

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Later this week we’ll be posting some of the great finds from this year’s H.H. Backer Trade Show. However, just to give you a quick preview, we’ll be giving you our comments on Bissell’s pet grooming vacuum attachment called ShedAway, Snappy Trainer’s “Snappy Trainer”, Flipo’s Odor Armor plus many other cool and fun stuff! Be sure to check back!!

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Fight the fur! Some tips on de-furring your home.

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

We all know the problem.  As much as we love our furry friends, the hair they leave behind is not so cute.  We have three dogs, and three dogs means three times the hair…ohhhh the hair.  However, we have come across some solutions that allow us to keep things in check, and help keep us sane.

Swiffer Sweeper
This little marvel is our first line of defense in the war against furry tumbleweeds.  The key here is keeping on top of the problem.  We Swiffer every day, sometimes twice a day (once before work, and once after work).  While that may seem like a lot, it’s easier to maintain the hair than to let it go, because if it’s on the ground you end up tracking it into other areas of the house (the bedroom, furniture, etc).  Swiffer refills are cheap, and it really does do a good job of picking up the hair, dirt, and other particulates that our pets leave behind.

Eureka 71B Hand-Held Vacuum
Alright, now we’ve all used handheld vacuums…with less than impressive results.  Most of the time they just suck (and not in a helpful way).  Well, in a desperate attempt to find something that would pick up pet hair from furniture and stairs, and not leave me with a pile of used lint roller strips, I stumbled upon this vacuum.  The difference here is that its both powerful, and it has a rotating, belt driven brush.  The result?  It works like a charm.  We love this vac, and not to give it too many accolades, but it is the main reason our furniture is fur-free (we have a dark-brown, microfiber sofa…talk about a hair magnet).  It has a very long cord, which wraps around the base for storage, and the filter can be cleaned and reused.

3M Scotch FurFighter
Our touch up tool, this is better to use on furniture than a lint roller, because you get a lot more use from each fur-lifting sheet. I’ve also found that you can use a regular dog brush to remove some of the hair from the sheet, so it lasts even longer. The important thing is that it actually works, unlike some other lint brushes that just push the hair around, or don’t even do anything at all.

Well, there you have it, the tips and tools that we use to keep our house from turning into a fur disaster.  Our pets are always going to shed, but our homes don’t have to show it.

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Dog toys, meet your maker…

Monday, March 30th, 2009

I am officially the destroyer of all things squeaky.  I’ll be posting the latest and greatest toys that I have sunk my teeth into.  Any suggestions?  Leave them here.

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