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Crocs for Dogs

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Photo Geharty on Amazon

It took me almost 50 years to find shoes that didn’t hurt my feet, and now I wear nothing but Crocs. I call them my fashion statement.

That said, I can’t imagine asking my dogs to wear them. Cute idea tho, if your dog’s feet need to be protected from de-icing chemicals in the winter or hot pavement in the summer.

Like everything, they can be found on Amazon.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday Survey: Flea Control

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As I posted earlier this week, Congress is asking that Seresto flea collars be recalled due to safety and health concerns. It got me wondering what kinds of flea control you use.

What's your preferred method of flea control

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I recently switched from K9 Advantix to Bravecto because the Bravecto is required to keep my Checkers’ mange under control. I’ve been happy with both as far as fleas and ticks.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Congressional Subcommittee Launches Probe into Pet Collars Reportedly Responsible for Killing Thousands of Pets and Harming Humans

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Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, sent letters to Elanco Animal Health Inc. and Bayer U.S. LLC seeking documents and information regarding the Seresto flea and tick collars, following reports that the collars may have killed thousands of pets and caused injuries to many more pets as well as humans.

“For so many Americans, pets are part of the family, and during the pandemic we are increasingly turning to them for comfort,” said Chairman Krishnamoorthi. “So, when a product is linked to the deaths of thousands of pets, protective action must be taken.” Continue reading Congressional Subcommittee Launches Probe into Pet Collars Reportedly Responsible for Killing Thousands of Pets and Harming Humans

Saturday Survey: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

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Inquiring minds want to know: did you and your dog participate in National Dress Up Your Pet Day?

Did you dress up your dog for National Dress Up Your Pet Day?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday Survey: Keeping Your Dog Comfortable in Cold Weather

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It’s been a pretty mild winter so far here in northeastern Ohio, with mud more of a problem for us than snow and ice. But I know that’s not true everywhere. If you live in a colder climate, do you have to do anything to keep your dog safe and comfortable during the winter?

How do you keep your dog comfortable in the winter?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Dog?

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If you’re thinking about adding a dog to your family, you may be wondering if you can afford it. Here’s our guide to costs associated with having a dog in your pack.

Acquisition: Your initial cost to buy a dog will vary greatly depending on the breed (or lack thereof) and on where you buy. If you adopt a dog from a public shelter, your fees will generally be much lower than any other means of obtaining a dog. Shelter fees generally cover spay/neuter, worming, and up-to-date shots. Depending on where you live, shelter fees may run from $50 to $300. Many shelters hold special adoption events where fees may be discounted or waived altogether, particularly if their cages are full. Continue reading How Much Does It Cost to Have a Dog?