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Stocking Stuffers & More: Presents Your Pup Will Love

Stocking Stuffers & More: Presents Your Pup Will Love 0

It is normal to want to spoil your pup over the holiday season. 

Your pets are a part of your family.

It can be difficult to decide what is a good present for your doggie. There are many options to choose from for both stocking stuffers and wrapped gifts. Take a look at the gift ideas below to start your search. 

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Dogs

Naughty or Nice? Let’s be real, your dog will make a mess with a stocking full of coal...

Here are some simple stocking stuffer ideas for your pup:

  • Glow in the Dark Ball: Give your pup a fun play toy that is easy to use at night-time. The “Chew King Fetch Ball” is a great option but there are endless glow in the dark dog balls out there. Search around for the best fit for your pup.
  • Personalized Bandana: Order a cool doggy bandana with his or her name on it. Personalized dog bandanas come with many different themes so you will have no problem finding something suitable for your pup.
  • Self-Care Products: Throw in a refreshing 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner and ear wash to spoil your pup. These items are also necessities so it’s a “two birds, one stone” kind of choice.  
  • Treat Dispensers: Interactive toys that release treats when played with are fun and also provide your dog with mental stimulation. Some quality examples of such products include the “KONG Wobbler”, StarMark Bob-a-Lot”, and “Dog Tornado”.
  • 11x14 Portraits: Get a custom portrait or take a picture of your doggy, cartoonize it and get it printed somewhere. Slap this art above your pup’s bed or in another commonly visited area to remind them how much you care.

Dog Gifts for Under the Christmas Tree

Your pup should have a few gifts under the Christmas tree too. 

For the biggest dog lovers… here are some great ideas!

Healthy Supplements for Dogs

Trick your pup with healthy supplements that they’ll think are just yummy treats! 

Try an advanced hip and joint supplement. These soft chews will help support your pup’s joint health and are sure to have their tail wagging.  The holidays are just the start of the cold winter season when arthritis pain tends to worsen. This is an especially common issue for older dogs. A safe and effective hip and joint support for dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes - this supplement improves your dog’s joint health, eases discomfort, and increases mobility.

Probiotics are another great supplement to add to your dog’s routine. An advanced probiotics supplement helps your pup maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in their tummy and entire intestinal tract. A healthy gut is not only the key to a strong immune system and healthy digestion but also to strong brain function. 

Top it off with a 5-in-1 multivitamin for dogs to makes sure your pup is getting the proper daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Perfect for all ages, sizes, and breeds, these soft chew multivitamins promote healthy cardiovascular function, digestion, immunity system, joints, and skin and coat. Every dog should be taking a multivitamin. 

The Furbo Dog Camera

The “Furbo Dog Camera” is perfect for dog owners that are not always home. It comes with a 1080p Full HD camera that you can stream through your smartphone. A built-in microphone and speaker gives 2-way audio functionality. You can talk to your pup through your phone with this device!

This device features a barking alert and also comes with a treat-tossing function. You can store up to 100 treats⁠—1cm diameter is ideal. You receive a 90-day free trial to the “Furbo Dog Nanny” service with your purchase. This service gives you cloud recording functionality, smart alerts, and a daily Doggie Diary.

Dog Treadmill

The winter season means less time in the outdoors. Many dog breeds thrive off of physical stimulation year-long. A treadmill for your dog will help cut down on the lack of physical activity. Remaining sedentary for a long period of time can increase your dog’s risk of injury and health issues.

A normal treadmill would work but there are specialty treadmills as well. Check out this list of top dog treadmills to get an idea of what’s available. This gift is great for dogs of all ages and helps with reducing bad behavior that is the result of extra energy.

Spoil Your Pup This Holiday 

There are so many great gifts for your pup this holiday. If you are in search of more ideas, check out one of our recent blogs on amazing dog-friendly tech gifts. The options for doggy gifts are endless. Be creative and thoughtful with your choices.  

Check out the Doggie Dailies shop to stock up on healthy treats, gifts & gear.

  • Alex Brown
Top Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Travel With Your Dog

Top Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Travel With Your Dog 0

Most of you may not be able to imagine celebrating holidays without your canine friends. Those of you who travel during the holidays miss your dogs… How could you not?!? The obvious solution is to take them with you! Although this sounds simple, traveling with dogs can be stressful.

However, you need not despair. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey, 37 percent of dog owners take their canine friends with them on holiday trips. With good planning and preparation, you can also go on holiday trips with your dogs.

The following are some precautionary tips that help you make such trips stress-free.

Planning and Preparation

Prepare your dogs for travel by going through a trial run of some of the trip procedures. Take them for walks through unfamiliar areas with crowds, so that they fare well at airports, railway stations, etc. Train them to trust you, despite being faced with strange or scary situations, and respond to your commands.

Buy a dog crate or carrier and help your pet get acclimatized to it so that they stay calm in it during the trip. You can make it feel like a safe space by placing their blankets and toys in it.

Make sure your pet has either a collar with proper identification and your contact details and/or is microchipped with current, registered information.

Preferably, choose pet-friendly destinationsaccommodationsrestaurants, and attractions.

Research available veterinary services at your destination and on the travel route. Keep their contact information at hand.

Check if you fulfilled all regulatory requirements needed for travel. Ensure that you carry all important documents, such as your dog’s medical and vaccination records, Declaration of Non-Commercial Transport, and a health certificate from a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited vet.

Safe and Comfortable Travel

You can ensure the comfort of your canine friend by taking care of a few little details.

  • Try to avoid the busiest days of the year.
  • Stop periodically to walk your dogs and to let them answer nature’s call.
  • Carry your dog’s gear, such as harness, crate or carrier. The carrier or crate should be well-ventilated and large enough for your dog to sit, lie down, stand, and turn around in.
  • Pack familiar items, such as bowls, blanket, pillow, and toys, for your dog. All these will provide your pet with a sense of security and comfort.
  • Take enough of your dog’s food and litter and regular prescription medication, if any.

Road Travel

Prepare your dog for road trips by going on a few short drives first, gradually increasing the time spent in the car. Although some dogs may become anxious and carsick, your vet can prescribe medicines to keep them calm.

Let your dog ride in the backseat to avoid injury by airbags or hitting the windshield. Doggie seatbelts and crates can help protect your pup while you keep your eyes on the road. 

Never leave your pup in a parked vehicle. Whether it is hot or cold, leaving a dog in a parked vehicle is very dangerous. When you make a stop, take the opportunity to let your pup use the bathroom and get some fresh air.

Make regular comfort stops to let them have a small, healthy snack or treat; water; and the chance to walk. Use waterproof floor liners and seat covers to avoid any dirt or mess.

Air Travel

Check the following beforehand, if you are traveling with your dog on a flight.

Some airlines allow only certain breeds of dogs and impose weight restrictions. Others allow you to travel with your dog as carry-on or checked baggage, which is convenient and inexpensive. Some airlines may confine your dog to the cargo hold. If so, ensure that your pup is in a large carrier or crate and airline personnel make regular checks to ensure their comfort.

The crate should have your flight and contact details on it. Line it with paper or towels in case your pet urinates or defecates. Make sure that it is secure but can be easily opened in case of emergencies.

Choose an airline that does not have a history of accidents or deaths involving pets. Ensure that you fill all forms and carry all necessary documentation.

Book a direct flight whenever possible so that your dog does not have to face stressful conditions, such as long waits or extreme weather.

Rail Travel

If you are traveling by train, it might be more comfortable for your pet. However, take all the precautions applicable for air travel in such situations also.

Accommodation and Activities

Call ahead to double-check if the booked accommodation is still available. Ensure that the hotel management knows your dog’s breed and size and that you understand their pet policy well.

Pet-friendly hotels may offer many great facilities. Apart from pet-friendly rooms, they recommend places for you to exercise your dog and pet concierge services, such as dog walking and pet care.

Show your dog around so that they know the surroundings. Try to establish a routine as soon as possible. Take your dog to places where they can participate in fun activities, like playing on the beach. If you have to leave your dog alone, try to find a pet walker.

Although you want to enjoy your holiday with your dog, you are responsible for their well-being and comfort. However, if you are well-prepared, you need not be anxious about anything.

  • Holly W
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