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Good Dog Reviews: How Doggie Dailies Changed Henry the Doodle’s Life

Good Dog Reviews: How Doggie Dailies Changed Henry the Doodle’s Life 0

Meet Henry...

Henry the Doodle is a happy, goofy, one-year-old Goldendoodle who loves running, playing, and of course, snuggling with his pawrents.

At about 8 months old, Henry suddenly went from a spunky little puppy to limping and struggling to walk. He was eventually diagnosed with hip dysplasia. Luckily, Henry and his pawrents found Doggie Dailies Advanced Hip & Joint Supplement and that’s when Henry’s life changed. Visit Henry's mom's blog to read Henry's full story.

The Back Story...

A mischievous pup, Henry had eaten something that he could not pass on his own. After healing quickly from the successful emergency surgery, Henry’s parents began to notice something just wasn’t right with their spunky pup. 

“Within the week of his surgery, we noticed that Henry started limping and eventually stopped walking completely. Seeing Henry suddenly struggle was devastating,” wrote Alyssa, Henry’s mom

After a few weeks on a vet-recommended anti-inflammatory regime, Henry seemed to be back to his normal peppy self. But after being weened off the anti-inflammatories, the limping and discomfort reappeared. 

Ultimately, an x-ray confirmed that Henry was suffering from hip dysplasia - a condition caused by an abnormal hip joint function which can result in painful arthritis and, in severe cases, an eventual loss of function of the joint itself.

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The Treatment...

After receiving the diagnosis, Henry’s pawrents were heartbroken but hopeful that with the right treatment Henry could live a long, happy, healthy life. 

The vet sent Henry home with a mainstream brand of joint supplements. As they neared the end of the bag, Henry’s parents had not noticed much improvement and began researching other higher-quality products. 

“Since I knew that Henry would likely be on joint supplements for the rest of his life, it was important to me that he was taking a high-quality product. I started looking for an alternative joint supplement that had simple, easy to read ingredients,” Alyssa wrote.

That’s when Alyssa’s research led her to Doggie Dailies and everything changed.

“Within about two weeks, my husband and I noticed a huge change in Henry’s mobility. His limp and any hesitation he had in his hips were gone. After a few months, we could not believe how much strength he gained,” said Alyssa.

Henry has been taking Doggie Dailies Advanced Hip & Joint Supplements since February 2019 and has seen drastic improvements in his mobility and strength. Running around on wood floors is no longer a problem for Henry!

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The Prognosis...

Recently, Henry had a vet visit and his hips were x-rayed again. His vet evaluated the scans and determined that Henry’s hip dysplasia has NOT progressed at all since his diagnosis! Along with maintaining a healthy weight and active lifestyle, Henry’s vet believes joint supplements may be the only treatment Henry will ever need.

Doggie Dailies has had a huge impact on Henry’s life. He is happy, healthy and loves a good run around the yard. My husband and I often joke that Doggie Dailies’ supplements have help Henry sprout a new leg {just kidding of course!}. I wholeheartedly recommend Doggie Dailies joint supplements to all pet owners I meet,” exclaimed Alyssa.

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Learn More...

Want to learn more about Henry's journey and why he chooses Doggie Dailies? Read Henry's full story by visiting his pawrent Alyssa's Blog. 

  • Holly W
How to Maintain Your Pet’s Skin Health

How to Maintain Your Pet’s Skin Health 0

You may be pretty good about seeing to the ongoing health and wellness of your beloved dog's insides, from digestive and urinary system health to heart and lung function. But while those internal organs are all critically important, so is the external organ known as the skin. The skin is your dog's largest organ; it also has the advantage of being the only major organ you can easily see, giving you the opportunity to notice and respond to trouble signs as quickly as possible. Let's examine why dogs experience certain common skin issues -- as well as what you can do to get those problems under control and keep them from recurring.

Common Threats to Your Dog's Skin

Think of your dog's skin as the principal "gatekeeper" between his delicate inner systems and the unpredictable, potentially harmful outside world. This complex, multi-layered barrier is subjected to constant threats from the outside world, not to mention the disorders that can result from illnesses or other internal imbalances. Common problems that may affect your pet's skin include:

  • Pests - Fleas and ticks are infamous for irritating animals' skin. These unwanted guests bite the skin as a prelude to draining blood for their own nutritional needs. The bites cause dermatitis, compelling your dog to fight that itch through scratching, licking or biting.These actions just cause more skin damage and increase the risk of infection.
  • Infections - Bacteria can easily enter through bites, scratches or open wounds. But it can also sit on the surface of the skin, feeding on accumulated oils and causing irritation. Dogs with lots of skin folds, such as English Bulldogs, are especially prone to this problem. Fungal infections can produce the distinctive lesions and hair loss associated with ringworm.
  • Allergies - Allergic reactions cause skin redness, welts and itching. External allergens such as pollen or pollutants can cause such reactions. But certain foods can also produce skin allergy symptoms.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies - Without the proper mix of nutrients, your dog's skin can't protect or repair itself as it should. Deficiencies in Vitamins A B, or D can all promote skin breakdown and other problems. Your dog's skin also needs adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Tumors - Skin tumors are a common problem in pets. A tumor on your pet's skin might feel like a new or unusual lump. Most of these tumors are benign, but they all merit veterinary attention.

Cleansing and Protection to Keep Irritants at Bay

Keeping your dog's skin clean and dry can serve as the first line of defense against bacterial, fungal, and pest-related irritants and infections. In addition to giving your dog periodic baths, you may also need to clean any skin folds that tend to collect oils and dirt. These bathing sessions provide the added benefit of alerting you to any lumps that might require examination. At the same time, however, you need to make sure that the shampoo you're using is gentle enough to clean the skin without making it overly dry or causing fresh irritation.

Doggie Dailies can provide you with the safe, soothing, balanced shampoo you're looking for. Our 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner for Dogs and Cats skips the harsh soaps and detergents in favor of natural cleansers, moisturizers, and nutrients. Shea butter, plant proteins, Vitamin E, coconut extract, and other healthy ingredients can keep your pet's skin clean, moisturized, and free of irritants. This shampoo also makes a smart complement to prescription flea and tick treatments.

Healthier Skin Through Nutritional Support

If you're interested in providing your dog's skin with extra nutritional support above and beyond his regular diet, look no further than Doggie Dailies' 5 -in-1 Multivitamin for Dogs. This product contains a variety of nutrients to support overall health and wellness -- including such skin-friendly ingredients as:

  • B vitamins - Biotin, pantothenic acid, niacin, folic acid (all members of the B family) join Vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12 to support your pet's skin health.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids - The omega-3 fatty acids in our multivitamin offer powerful anti-inflammatory effects to help keep allergic reactions and other irritations under control.
  • Vitamins C, D, and E - These vitamins play critical roles in skin healing and maintenance.

Healthy skin makes for a healthier, happier dog. Give your favorite pooch a big head start in this direction by giving him the internal and external support that his skin needs!

  • Dana S
Putting Our Best Paws Forward: Waggytail Rescue

Putting Our Best Paws Forward: Waggytail Rescue 0

Here at Doggie Dailies, we believe there is no better feeling than helping those in need. That's why every quarter we pick a new charity to donate a portion of our proceeds to!

We’re now in our fourth quarter of the year (October-December) and this quarter we're excited to be donating to Waggytail Rescue.

About Waggytail Rescue

Waggytail Rescue is an all-volunteer, NYC-based animal rescue organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and rehoming of small breed dogs. Waggytail focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating animals in urgent circumstances like high kill and overcrowded shelters in NYC as well as Texas, Los Angeles, and Tijuana, Mexico. Their ultimate goal is to find these animals furever homes.

Founded in 2004, Waggytail has rescued over 6,000 abandoned dogs and even a few cats and kittens! Waggytail rescues between 300-500 dogs each year. 

From Foster to Furever Home

While Waggytail does not have a physical shelter location, its amazing network of foster “pawrents” provides loving, stable foster homes for all their rescued dogs until they are adopted. 

Many dogs do not respond well to the stress of overcrowded shelters. Taking a scared and confused animal out of the shelter system and into a loving, private home gives them the opportunity to relax, recover and become the best version of themselves before adoption. Fostering dogs greatly increases their chances of adoption. 

Waggytail’s foster “pawrents” work with each dog to rehabilitate them physically and emotionally. For many dogs, this is the first time in their lives that they are experiencing love. Fosters help the dogs decompress, become trusting pets, and give them the chance they are so deserving of. Learn more about foster dogs with Waggytail.

Waggytail Expands Westward

In 2014, Waggytail heard that shelters in Los Angeles were overflowing with small breed dogs. They knew they could make an impact and find these pups homes in NYC where the demand for apartment friendly dogs is high. By partnering with Los Angeles rescues, Waggytail expanded its efforts westward and launched Waggytail West, which focuses on rescuing and relocating dogs to NYC.  

Unlike other bicoastal rescue groups, Waggytaill transports rescued dogs by flying dogs in cabin with volunteer chaperones, who are given an airline-approved carrier and are reimbursed for the costs.

Finding success in their bicoastal rescue efforts, Waggytail expanded its western efforts, partnering with several Texas rescues in 2016 and San Diego/Tijuana missions in 2018. They have saved over 800 dogs in the three outreach areas and relocated them to NYC with the help of 375 flight volunteers and countless ground transports. Learn more about being a flight volunteer. Take a flight, Save a pup's life.

Our friends at Waggytail work hard each and every day to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome as many dogs as possible, but they can’t do it alone!

There are a few ways you can help…

Of course, you can make a donation to Waggytail Rescue. Any amount you can afford to give helps!

Any plans to flying from LA to NYC? If you do, keep Waggytail in mind. They always need responsible individuals to chaperone dogs on LA-NYC flights. They will cover the cost of the pup’s ticket and will provide a carrier. If you’re flying soon, fill out an application and email it to

They also have fostering opportunities. Their foster network is the most crucial part of their operation and they are always looking for new, great fosters. If you are in the immediate New York City area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Hoboken & Jersey City) OR Los Angeles and interested in fostering one of their animals, fill out an application!

They have a lot of cute animals available for adoption. Share this organization with your friends or consider adopting one of their amazing rescues yourself!

To learn more about Waggytail Rescue or to assist them in their mission, visit their website, ‘Like’ them on Facebook, or ‘Follow’ them on Instagram.

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Halloween

10 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Halloween 0

Halloween is a highlight for many people, with a continuous flow of costumed visitors coming to trick or treat and the festive sound of fireworks in the neighborhood. Your dog might not share in your appreciation for this autumn fun and instead feel stressed and agitated by the change in activities. With a little planning, you can have a happy and safe dog along with an enjoyable evening.

Keep Your Dog Indoors

Even if you have a fenced yard and your dog has never escaped, you should still bring him indoors for Halloween. The extra foot traffic by your house and the sound of fireworks can be stressful to an animal wired by nature to protect his territory. Save him from the extra anxiety, as well as potential Halloween pranks, by keeping him indoors. 

Test Your Dog’s Costume Before Halloween

If you’ve seen the perfect human-dog costume pairing (such as a dog dressed in a Grandma disguise next to Little Red Riding Hood), you might be tempted to ignore the advice to leave your pet at home. If you’re convinced he’ll be ok with a costumed walk, test the costume in advance. Try it on your dog a few days before Halloween to make sure it fits without falling off, it’s safe and doesn’t obstruct vision or breathing, and it doesn’t cause your dog any irritation to wear it and walk in it.

Walk with Dog Safety in Mind

If your dog’s costume is a success and you really want to take him out with you, keep him leashed at all times. Be on the lookout for dropped candy on the ground that your dog might find and eat. Keep him close to you, and watch him closely for signs that his busy surroundings are causing him anxiety.

Update Your Dog’s ID Prior to Halloween

Don’t let your beloved friend be the lost dog who’s found with the out-of-date telephone number on his tag. Even if you plan to keep your pet inside, all it takes is an open door and a sudden, startling noise to cause him to bolt out of the house. Make sure all ID such as collar tags and microchip and tattoo registries have current contact information.

Keep Candy Out of Reach

While Halloween treats merely represent a short detour from your healthy diet, they can be far worse for your dog. Keep a close watch on anything edible to make sure your pet doesn’t eat the wrong thing. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both of which can stress your dog’s heart and nervous system. Chocolate poisoning in dogs can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures and even death. The sweetener xylitol can also make your pet sick. Keep all the Halloween treats for humans out of the reach of your furry friend.

Be Careful with Decorations

Depending on the age of your dog, chewing non-edible items might still be a regular behavior that you have to prevent. If you have a young dog who is seeing your Halloween decorations for the first time, the impulse to taste them might be too much. Plan ahead for this temptation by purchasing a few new dog-safe chewing alternatives, such as flavored bones, long lasting dental chews or a couple of new dog toys.

Work on Training

You’ve probably taught your dog some important commands such as sit, stay, leave it and drop it. Practice them more in the days leading up to Halloween so that compliance is a conditioned reflex for your pup rather than an occasional occurrence. When you’re surrounded by glow sticks, fake skeletons and bowls of candy, you should be able to count on your dog to drop a forbidden item on command rather than running away with it.

Watch Out for Lit Pumpkins

While trick or treaters and their parents know better than to make contact with candle-lit pumpkins, your dog does not. A hyper hound colliding with a lit candle can result in a hazard.

Create a Calming Haven

Set up a quiet room with a comfortable bed and a TV on as a place to confine your dog while the traffic to your front door is heavy or your party is in full swing. Keep the lights low, and check on your dog to make sure he’s calm. If he’s crate trained, put a blanket over the crate to make him feel more secure.

Have Help Handy

Even with the best planning, sometimes mishaps happen. Check your vet’s hours, and if they’re closed in the evenings, make sure that you have an alternative plan. Know the contact number and location of a 24-hour animal clinic near you, just in case.

Your dog relies on you to feel comfortable and safe, and Halloween can be anxiety-provoking for your pet. However, if you plan ahead you can avoid problems by creating an evening that’s only minimally disruptive for your dog but plenty of fun for you.

  • Dana S