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Multi Purpose Brush May 14, 2010

Groomed Dog

We all know that brushing is important because, it massages the skin stimulating capillaries to promotes natural oil production for a healthy skin & coat. I don’t know about your hounds but mine have sensitive skin. So trying to brush them with a regular metal brush or plastic bristle brush was not happening. Tried it & failed it. It was hard to find one they tolerated let alone loved.  When you brush you are also brushing off dirt and foul smelling dander so they last clean longer, so it was very   important for me to brush them (especialy with a Husky). However I did find the Kong Zoom Groom Brush. Now,  it’s no Furminator but for those of you who don’t have long haired dogs or if your between your dogs shedding season it is an excellent brush. It picks up the extra hair from your dog or your furniture & keeps it contained to the brush till you peel it off the brush. Bath time is also a cinch. Hold the easy grip brush with the teeth facing up, then pour the shampoo on to the brush itself, the teeth & outer rim will hold everything in. Start scrubbing your dog with the brush, you’ll notice it’s easier. Why? Because with it’s nifty rubber teeth the soap is going through the fur easier  & to the  skin faster than your fingers could. Working a rich lather all over your pup. Also, because the brush is rubber & semi-flexible you can brush or scrub the face & paws/legs. You wouldn’t believe how much they actually shed from the face till you’ve tried it. I love this product. It comes in three colors  blue, red & purple. It can be found in the major pet stores such as PetSmart & Petco. Happy brushing!

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To Stink or Not to Stink, Will No Longer be a Question. May 3, 2010

Show of hands for those of you that love a fresh smelling hound. I know I do, my apartment is to small to handle 2 stinky dogs. I tell you it takes me nearly 2 hours to bath my dogs between; the struggling on both our parts, the shampooing, the conditioning, the teeth brushing, & the bending, in the end it feels like a fulls days work. We go through all this trouble for a clean dog to place that stinky collar back on our clean pup. Our solution is to spritz it with puppy cologne. For those of you with active dogs or whom are dog park enthusiasts know that spritzing that collar was more for comfort. You’ve seen them rolling in who knows what, slobber on each other, dig up dirt & play in the mud. That collar has collected some STINK! That spritz is not going to do a darn thing. Is there no hope? Of course there is, what else am I here for? The solution is simple, a No Stink Collar made of a spacial blend of synthetic polymers that wont absorb moisture, retain dirt, or harbor bacteria cerated by Dublin Dog Company. Best part is they’re super green. They’re Dog Re-Gift/Re-Cycle is pawsome. You can get a 15% coupon on they’re collars if you give them your dogs old collar or one of they’re collars that is worn out. Your old collar will be donated to a shelter pup. If it was one theirs, they recycle it. Prices vary from $11.00-$30.00 depending on the size and pattern of the collar. Size availability going from S-XL also depends on the which collar you choose. However they do have a nifty size chart as you shop. Interested yet? Of course you are, thats why you’re going to go to www.dublindog.com & check them out. Might I also add that The Dublin Dog Foundation is partnering with Freedom Service Dogs for their second annual fund raiser. The Freedom Service Dogs organization rescues gives shelter dogs a second chance by training them to assist a person with disability, specifically to disabled military veterans. For more information visit their site at www.freedomservicedogs.org.