Let’s face it: there’s a dizzying array of products for dogs out there. Sometimes you get what you pay for, but often you don’t. I’ve had years of experience trying different products for my dogs, so I thought I’d share that experience with you. I won’t review these products in detail, but I will post the products I trust to keep my dogs healthy and happy.
LONG LEASH (MINIMUM 15 FEET)
Having a high quality durable leash is a must when you are training your dog. No more soggy wet leashes or rope burn. Biothane leashes are my favorite as they are long durable, waterproof and easy on the hands. Switch to a Biothane leash and have a much better time training your dog on walks and recall. Check out the details here.
PETSAFE TREAT POUCH SPORT-DURABLE, CONVENIENT DOG TRAINING ACCESSORY
Treats on demand: divided treat pocket stays open for treats at your fingertips and snaps tightly shut to hold treats securely. Check out the details here.
ELEVATED DOG COT FOR PLACE TRAINING
Adored Beast Apothecary, a brand I trust and use with my dogs.
PROBIOTICS a MUST!
Process diets do not give dogs all the nutrients they need. Gut health is something I see over and over again being a problem for most pet dogs.
DIGESTIVE ENZYME – PRE & PROBIOTIC
Our pet dogs probably aren’t getting enough natural enzymes in their everyday diet, especially if you are feeding processed or dry foods. If you feed raw food like I do, this is still a beneficial top up for your dogs overall gut health.
If you are feeding kibble, you can mix it up in a bowl with a raw egg or broth. If you’re feeding raw just mix it into the patty with a bit of water.
This supplement mimics as close as we can to enzymes in a dogs body.This can help your dog absorb nutrients in the food quickly to get the most of their diets.
Contains 14 strain probiotic with 30 billion allergen-free CFU.
Probiotics, or “friendly” bacteria, are the gut’s defense system against “bad” or dangerous disease-causing bacteria. Prebiotics serve as a fertilizer so the gut can grow a bountiful amount of this friendly bacteria leading to wonderful health benefits such as combating yeast, helping with seasonal allergies and IBD, and helping to prevent tooth decay!
I have used this over the years for my dogs when they have had an upset stomach. It helps them heal up to get back to their natural state of health. If you have a dog with a sensitive stomach, gut trauma, inflammation in the gut, leaky gut syndrome, or if your dog has been on long courses of antibiotics, then this supplement will help .
Gut Soothe is a proprietary blend of anti-inflammatory herbs, nutraceuticals, and pre and probiotics that soothe and replenish the lining of the bowel, fight yeast, and combat unhealthy bacteria.
To learn more about these products you can watch this video:
Fido’s Flora is the newest in this line and absolutely amazing, especially if you need to use antibiotics. Fido’s Flora is the first biologically species-specific probiotic for your dog. This revolutionary product from dogs, for dogs, is a multi-strain probiotic blend featuring powerhouse minerals fulvic and humic acid and prebiotic larch
SUPPLEMENTS TO IMPROVE CANINE HEALTH
TURKEY TAIL MUSHROOM EXTRACT
I like knowing that this mushroom has many benefits to our canine’s health. I am using this supplement with Maple’s diet everyday. The Turkey Tail mushroom is, to date, the first medicinal mushroom that the FDA has funded for research in the fight against various types of cancer. Research shows that turkey tail mushrooms can help slow the spread of cancer cells, and when used in tandem with other traditional cancer treatments, improves survival rates.
For more details on what the benefits are for your dog, feel free to read this article.
Another stellar mushroom supplement this Chaga extract.
This is a daily supplement for my dogs.
Known as the “King of Medicinal Mushrooms,” chaga is the second most antioxidant-rich food in the world next to cocoa. A nutrient-dense superfood, the chaga mushroom grows on birch trees throughout the northern hemisphere. Chaga has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, and today, doctors, alternative medicine advocates, and researchers are increasingly interested in its many health benefits.
BASKERVILLE ULTRA MUZZLE
I love these muzzles as they are made of safe rubber, and your dog can properly eat, drink and breathe in one. For pet parents that have reactive and aggressive dogs, this tool will help prevent a bite from happening which will reduce your stress when interacting out in the world. You will need to check the sizing guide make sure you get the right fit so that your dog can’t pull the muzzle off entirely.
DOGGIE DON’T DEVICE
Stop Barking & Bad Behavior: Stop dogs from barking. Also correct fighting, jumping, biting, nipping, chewing, begging & leash aggression behavior
Loud: Device produces a very loud audible noise (more than 100 decibels) that humans & animals can hear.
Easy to Use Training Tool: Push button & say command. Loud noise redirects dog’s attention to stop unwanted behavior.
Eventually, simply showing the device will get dog’s attention
Includes Rechargeable Battery & Cord
I’ve used this device on multiple occasions to help curb nuisance behaviours like jumping. This can interrupt your dog as the behavior is happening so that you can redirect your dog and show them what to do.
Check out this YouTube video to learn more on how I’ve used it to curb over excitement and jumping with Maple.
This head collar can help deter your dog from pulling you down the street. It requires a good protocol to help condition your dog to wear it comfortably. I’ve helped so many clients use this device effectively. Not ALL dogs love these, but when it works it really works! Find out more here.
ENGAGEMENT/FOOD DISPENSING TOYS
PLANET DOG ORBEE-TUFF SNOOP INTERACTIVE TREAT DISPENSING DOG TOY, LARGE
I love giving this toy to Slim to watch him problem solve and have fun at the same time. I can use this toy for dehydrated raw, or simply just treats for fun. Follow this link to find out more.
VAVOPAW PET SLOW FEEDER DOG BOWLS, (4-PACK) SLOW EATING LICKING MAT, SLOW FEEDER DOG TRAY
I use these slow feeders for Slim when I feed him his raw food. You get 4 trays with this purchase which is awesome and such a great bargain. Two are two plastic trays for slow feeding and two rubber mats to stick to a surface (wall or floor) if you want to use them as a lick mat. Follow this link to find out more.
WEST PAW QWIZL
The West Paw brand has a variety of awesome products for your dog especially chew toys for heavy chewers like my dogs Slim and Maple. I’ve used some of these products to help my dogs slow down on chewing things like bully sticks. Follow this link to find out more.