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      FREE dog shoes - What Are the Advantages of Shoes for Dogs?

      FREE dog shoes - What Are the Advantages of Shoes for Dogs?

      Active Dogs Need Dog Shoes

      For a limited time you can order FREE dog shoes from VitaminPup

      Is your dog an active outdoor dog? Do you take them running, hiking, biking, or hunting with you and your family? Would you want to take part in these activities in your bare feet? Of course not! And neither does your dog.

      The next time you’re heading out to take part in an outdoor activity with your dog, stop and feel the pads of their feet. Are they hard like horse hooves or soft like the pads of your feet? That’s right – they’re soft. They’re prone to injury and they should be protected.

      Numerous things can happen to dogs who take part in outdoor activities without shoes, including:

      • Their pads can get cut
      • Their pads can wear out and become painful
      • They can slip on wet rocks
      • Their paws can get sore sprinting on hard pavement

      The best dog shoes will provide the extra protection they need to keep their sensitive pads – and the areas between them – safe from injury.

      Shoes For Dogs Are Perfect For Older Dogs

      As dogs age, their paws and back begin to show signs of wear and tear. Additionally, some dog breeds are well known for their hip issues. Veterinarians often suggest dog shoes to provide extra cushioning and additional support.

      Shoes for dogs can protect their toes from getting rubbed raw – especially for older dogs that drag their feet as they walk. The more stable your dog is, the better their mobility it will be. In short, dog shoes can make for a happier, healthier older dog.

      Keep Your Dog Cool as a Cucumber During Hot Summer Months

      Have you ever walked out on hot asphalt on a hot summer day? It hurts! This is true for your dogs too. Dog shoes can make their summertime adventures much more comfortable. If you plan to take your dog swimming, look for waterproof dog shoes with slip protection to protect pool liners from tears.

      Protect Your Dog’s Feet From Winter Chills

      Shoes for dogs are especially important in winter months. Without them, snow can build up between the hair in your dog’s paws. As it continues to get colder and colder, it can turn into ice. Eventually, it can actually cut the webbing between their toes or scrape their pads.

       The best way to prevent this is by investing in the best dog shoes or dog booties you can. They will also help prevent them from slipping and sliding on ice. According to Ezvid Wiki these are the best dog booties. Look for an option with rubber soles so they’ll be comfortable and provide the best support.

      For a limited time you can order FREE dog shoes from VitaminPup

       

      Andre tried the Farmer's Dog

      Andre tried the Farmer's Dog

      After being at home due to COVID we probably heard the Farmer's Dog commerical on TV 100 times. Eventually we visited the website, and after the ads started following us around the web. After about a week, I thought, let's give this a try. Maybe Andre will like this dog food better.

      Andre has always had Instinct Original Grain Free Recipe.

      We found Instinct on a few blogs and review sites that had it ranked as one of the top dog foods you could buy. 

      I have always wet the kibble for Andre before he eats it, just to make sure he gets a little extra moister. He has always been so excited whenever he see the bag come out.

      So are we switching to Farmers Dog? I dont think so. We still have a few weeks to try but I was disapointed, and it isnt obvious that Andre likes the food anymore than what he is currently eating.

      First it just looks like slop in a bag. I thought this would have chunks of veggies and meat, but it doesn't.

      Second, I cant tell if Andre even likes it anymore than his other dog food.

      So we will finish out the rest of the packs, then maybe try another fresh food and see how that goes.

      For those interested you can get 60% off on the Farmers Dog with this link.

      Does CBD or Hemp Oil help dogs?

      Does CBD or Hemp Oil help dogs?

      Vice put together a great video to help you understand if you should give CBD to dogs.

      Quotes from the Vice Article

      There’s not a lot of research on CBD’s effects in humans—let alone in dogs—but researchers generally agree the chemical is safe. The most popular uses of CBD in animals are to reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, and control seizures. Anecdotally, CBD appears to be effective at helping dogs with these conditions, although, given the nature of the patient, a lot of its effects are open to debate.

      The only indications that the drug may be working in an animal are behavioral changes—if the dog stops limping or whimpering in pain, or stops freaking out from anxiety when left alone. CBD acts on more than 65 different types of chemical receptors throughout the brain and body, such as serotonin receptors, which are implicated in depression and anxiety.

       Despite the dosing conundrum, there are no known risks if either you or your dog take a bit too much CBD. This is in contrast to THC, which can be toxic for dogs at high levels. CBD is non-toxic and non-psychoactive, meaning it’s not going to get your dog high and is unlikely to cause any negative feelings of anxiety or paranoia like THC can

       

       You can purchase high quality CBD treats from VitaminPup. CBD pain relief treats or CBD calming treats.

       

      Can dogs catch COVID19?

      Can dogs catch COVID19?

      We have gotten many questions asking if owners need to worry about their furry best friends being carriers of coronavirus. The short answer is no.

      Here are the summary bullets from the CDC

      • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others cause illness in certain types of animals.
      • Coronaviruses that infect animals can become able to infect people, but this is rare.
      • We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
      • We do not have evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19.
      • We do not have evidence to suggest that imported animals or animal products imported pose a risk for spreading the 2019 novel coronavirus in the United States.

      You can read the full article for the CDC here.

      If there are any changes or updates we will be sure to let you know

      Homemade Dog Ice Cream Recipes Recommended By 10 Pet Experts + Benefits Of Each Ingredient Used

      Homemade Dog Ice Cream Recipes Recommended By 10 Pet Experts + Benefits Of Each Ingredient Used

      Dogs have coats of fur that make it hard for them to cool down during summer. Apart from ensuring a consistent supply of water at home, an occasional icy treat will be a delight to beat the heat. Dog experts were asked for their favorite recepits.

      Below is the one we shared

      Ingredients

      • 4 cups / 32 oz of plain yogurt
      • 2 tablespoons of honey
      • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
      • 2 tablespoons of sugar-free peanut butter

      Instructions

      1. In a large bowl mix together the honey, pumpkin, and peanut butter until consistency is smooth. (You may need to warm the peanut butter and honey to make it easier to stir.)
      2. Slowly add your yogurt until all is mixed and well.
      3. Pour into freezer-safe containers and freeze for at least 2 hours.
      4. Treat your pup to some gelato!

      Read the full article perloverscentre.com