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Lucky needs some Tough Dog Toys

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Lucky needs tough dog toys

Meet Lucky, a gorgeous German Shepard and Dogsized fan. She’s written to us recently to say she loves getting gifts, but these recent toys she received didn’t cut the mustard. She wants some really tough dog toys! We can see she’s killed this poor frisbee into a limpy mess.

We didn’t want to keep her waiting, so we sprang into action to find her some tough dog toys.

First on the list is the Chuck it Flying Squirrel. It is a canvas toy / frisbee that also floats, one side is blaze orange and the other is blue. The feet glow in the dark after being exposed to light for night time fetching.Chuckit I’ve read some posts from pit bull parents that were really happy about this toy as it was durable enough and fun for their dog.

Clearly Lucky likes her frisbees so we thought she should get another good frisbee: the Floppy Disc. Our dog Kobi loves the Floppy Disc too and we think it would be durable enough for an energetic German Shepard.

We think Lucky would also love some food stuff toys, so we recommended that she try out a Kong. She’s never had one before so we’ll see how she likes it. The KONG Squeezz Jels also have good reviews for aggressive chewers.

Lucky will soon be getting a care package of her “tough dog toys”. We’re hoping she likes these new ones and they last a while. Lucky – please let us know how this new selection does! We promise to keep searching until you have the perfect toy!

 

If you live in NY – your dog needs a NY dog license

ny-dog-licenseI was just renewing Kobi’s NY Dog License. I got a reminder in the mail, but now you can go online and renew (or get a new one) really easy at: https://a816-healthpsi.nyc.gov/DogLicense/Login.do

Not all dog owners realize New York State law requires that all owned dogs have a NY dog license and the NYC Health Code §161.04 requires every dog owner to have a dog license tag attached to their dog’s collar while in public. Dog owners can be fined for violation of these laws.

For more information, check out NYC Dog Licensing or if you live in one of the five boroughs of New York City, call 311 to have an NYC dog license application mailed to you or download it from this web site.

Great Dog Shampoo and Conditioner – Isle of Dogs

isle of dogsAre you looking for great dog shampoo? Well look no further. Isle of Dogs is one of the absolutely best brands out there!
Isle of Dogs was founded by two passionate champion-dog breeders. They created a canine grooming system that recognizes and addresses each dog’s uniqueness. Their grooming system is a complete coat and skin system based on two natural raw materials, Evening Primrose Oil and Royal Jelly. It provides dogs with a comprehensive coat and skin care offering. Their products are all made in the U.S.

Isle of Dogs has high standards and create natural products with high concentrations of:
– Plant-derived Antioxidants
– Renewable, sustainable, or organic Botanicals
– Wildcrafted, organic, or ethically harvested Essential Oils
dog shampoo– Minerals, Vitamins, and Essential Fatty Acids
– Plant-derived Proteins, Butters, and Oils

Their products contain none of these:
– Parabens
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate
– Synthetic Fragrances or Dyes

They are very attentive to treating your dogs unique needs. They have found that before you can properly treat/groom a dog, you must first take into account crucial characteristics. Any specific dog will fall into a category formed by numerous variables: one of over 165 breeds, four genders (including spayed and neutered), coat textures and colors, a few age groups, and a variety of lifestyles. Each one of them will have different grooming needs, so identifying and addressing these individual traits is no trivial matter. The Isle of Dogs system recognizes the complexity of your dog’s coat and skin, prescribing perfectly matched products that take a holistic approach. They use a combination of shampoo, conditioner, sprays, and coat supplements to maximize your dog’s health and beauty from the inside out.
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For example, they have a new dog shampoo which is fragrance free and features a safe and natural repellent, and effectively removes and repels fleas and ticks.

One of our favorite products is “2 heal” conditioner. It’s a deep-penetrating conditioner specifically formulated to moisturize, protect, prevent breakage and add shine. Your dog’s coat will be noticeably softer, smoother and more manageable.

Check out their website (http://www.iodogs.com) to learn more about their products and loads of tips on dog grooming.

Just in case you’re wondering, this post is not an ad or is it sponsored by Isle of Dogs. It’s just our honest unbiased Dogsized opinion.

Dog Food – which one is right for your dog

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Finding the right dog food for your dog is not always as easy as it sounds. First of all, it’s really important to check the back of the label. You want to avoid by-products, corn, glutens, wheat and artificial preservatives.

There is also a list of scientifically named ingredients that you’ll also want to avoid, e.g. Propylene Glycol. I have a hard time remembering all the scientific names, so I find it easiest to go to: Dog Food Advisor and look up the dog food I’m thinking about purchasing to ensure it has a good review. They have quite an extensive list of dog food reviews (over 750) and also alerts on dog food recalls.

As far as my dog Kobi, he eats Vets Choice Holistic Health Extension Original. I used to give him Royal Canin, which was recommended by Kobi’s breeder, but my doggy day care (Fetch Club) also feeds their visiting dogs Vets Choice Holistic Health Extension Original. It’s much easier to keep him on the same dog food, that way if he eats a meal at his day care, he doesn’t have any digestive issues from switching brands. Vets Choice Holistic Health Extension Original is a great product and has a good review on Dog Food Advisor.