dog teeth

Amy Dietrich / May 16, 2020

Top 5 Teeth Cleaning Products For Dogs

I realized people seemed to like my 5 Toughest Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers post. So, I wanted to try another roundup. Today we’re looking at my top 5 teeth cleaning products for dogs.

Our little Schnauzer, Mollie, is not even two years old yet. Our vet said she had one of the worst cases of buildup he’d ever seen. Simply because she uses her front teeth to chew her bones, they don’t work to crack off the plaque on her back teeth. Although many people may not consider teeth cleaning for dogs essential, your dog can develop periodontal disease. Sure, their teeth and diet are different, without the sugary foods which cause people so much trouble.

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Amy Dietrich / May 1, 2020

Review and Buy: Smart Pet Love Snuggle Puppy

I brought home Max Sr as an 8-week old puppy and placed him in his crate the first night. He howled and whined the entire night. After speaking to my vet the following day, I was given the recommendation of placing a small desk clock or analog clock with a towel wrapped around it to mimic a mama dog’s heartbeat. He also advised playing soothing music.  This worked.

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Amy Dietrich / April 2, 2020

Buy and Review: LickiMat by Hyper Pet

Mollie, my 18-month-old miniature schnauzer, can’t hold her licker. She licks the carpet, the bedspread, the furniture, leaving wet spots in her wake. On a recent vet visit, we asked our veterinarian why she does this. He answered with two different possibilities. First, stomach issues and second, boredom. We ruled out stomach issues with some tests. That left us with boredom. If you search for reasons why dogs lick you will find that it releases pleasurable endorphins that provide the dog feelings of comfort. Mollie was essentially sucking her thumb. Keeping this in mind, I went on a search for something to replace the furniture and carpet for her to lick and found this dog lick mat called Licki Mat.

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bacon bone

Amy Dietrich / February 19, 2020

Review and Buy: Benebone Bacon Flavored Dog Toy

A bacon bone! I wasn’t familiar with Benebone but found their bacon-flavored toy on Amazon. They look like a well-respected dog product company out of New York. My oldest dog, Ace, has a pretty restrictive diet. But in the day, bacon treats were his go-to snack. He can sometimes be a picky eater. But bacon, that always hit the spot for him. So when I found a chew toy that is flavored with bacon, well, that’s not a problem with his diet. So I bought it.
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Toughest dog toys

Amy Dietrich / January 6, 2020

The 5 Toughest Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers

If you own a powerful chewer, you’ll want to invest in hard chew toys for your dogs to stay invested. This way, you won’t waste your money or time replacing torn-up dog toys or, even worse, living room furniture. The toughest chewers deserve the toughest dog toys, and that’s exactly what we’ve listed below. We chose our favorite five.

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Bissell Spotbot Review

Amy Dietrich / December 8, 2019

Review and Buy: Bissell SpotBot – Pet Stain Cleaner

If you have pets, you know about the cleanup duties. The best thing I own, hands down, is Bissell’s SpotBot. It makes pet accidents a breeze to clean. And frankly, human messes as well. Read More

Mollie The Sunflower

Amy Dietrich / October 31, 2019

Do You Dress Your Dog?

Growing up, I always had a dog. My childhood dog, Missy, was a miniature schnauzer. Missy led to Bridgette, led to Max, led to Samantha, led to Ace, led to Max Jr, and finally led to Mollie. All miniature schnauzers.

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Training your puppy

Amy Dietrich / July 12, 2019

When Should You Start Training Your Puppy?

Different dogs have different intelligence levels. Just like humans. Some dogs are a bit, ahem, ‘sharper’ in their earlier months. Some are simply the opposite. But generally, I find that six months old is about the time average puppies start to respond to conditional training. That is, training that uses a repeated reward system to build upon their memory.

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