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Keeping Muddy Paw Prints Out of Your Car #Kurgo

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We have to say that we’ve been strangers to mud the past few years…for the most part. Texas has been in a record drought so rainy days have been few…and VERY far…between. This week, though, we got some rain. It was such a novelty that our six-month-old kitten Lucky ran to the window, staring out […]

5 Ways to Help Your Dog Live a Happy Life

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  This post is sponsored by Dogswell. As always, we only share information about products that we feel comfortable using with our own pets. All opinions are entirely our own. Everyone wants their dogs to live a happy, healthy life. As we discuss on our weekly DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show and in our latest […]

Recognizing Pedigree Health Problems

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As our regular readers know, both Irie and Tiki are mixed breed dogs. They are mixes of mixes, each with over four breeds in their makeup. (Tiki is Doberman, Poodle, Shetland sheepdog, and Bulldog…and more breeds to faint to be identified in a DNA test! Irie is Coonhound, Lab, and German Shorthaired Pointer.) Besides curiosity […]

Got Ticks? Check the State by State Breakdown of Tick Species

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We are no stranger to ticks here in Texas. We’ve been very lucky the past couple of years that the tick population has been way down, thanks to the terrible drought the state is experiencing. (The drop in the tick numbers may be the only benefit of the drought that I can see.) In regular […]

Spring Cleaning: How to Clean Dog Beds

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We’ve been covering that annual rite of spring lately with posts on cleaning your living room and bedroom in a pet-friendly way. Now it’s time to turn our attention to cleaning pet products themselves–specifically your pet beds. Dog beds (and cat beds) come in all types of sizes and styles, depending on your budget, your […]

The Dangers of E-cigarettes to Dogs

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We’ve all seen the rage in e-cigarettes the last few years; it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing someone with these battery-operated cigarettes (some that look just like traditional cigarettes, others that look like the device above). What I didn’t know until I saw the Today Show this morning was just how dangerous the liquid […]

Why We Always Buckle Up Our Dogs

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I recently received an email from one of our community members asking if I thought she needed to secure her dog for short drives around town. She enjoyed taking her dog to run errands including going to the bank drive-in and post office and wondered if we secured our dogs for those kind of trips. […]

Spring Cleaning in Pet Homes: Kitchens

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Kitchens are not just the place where we make our own food–but also the place where we prepare, serve, and store our pets’ foods. Although they may not be as large as some of the other rooms in our homes (our kitchen is one of the smallest rooms in our house, in spite of being […]

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Pet Household: Bedroom

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Thursday is the day we’ve all been waiting for: the official start of spring! Not only does it mark a change of seasons but it’s also time for a rite of spring: the annual cleaning. Sure, we clean on a day-to-day basis but spring means a time to roll up our sleeves and really do […]

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Dog-Friendly Backyard

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Even if your dog spends most of his time inside the house, your backyard belongs to him. It should be a pleasant place where he can eat, play with his favorite toys, sleep, bask in the sunshine and even frolic in the rain. It’s your job to make sure that he can do all this […]

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