Are Paws Supposed to be Rough?

After ‘SIT’, ‘PAW’ may be the oldest trick in the book…but how many people actually check their dog’s paws? You might have felt the scratchiness against your skin but assumed it to be normal. Unless your dog is limping, what is there to think about?

They’re supposed to be rough – right?
Some people may argue that dog’s paws are naturally supposed to be rough for protection. This simply is not the case. Dog paws were designed to walk through nature – not on pavement and salted sidewalks. Coming in contact with harsh surface conditions wears and dries the skin, causing paws to become rough, scratchy, and chapped.

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It is up to us to help our dogs stay in their healthiest condition. If paws are left untreated and dry, it can be very uncomfortable and painful for dogs. Although their pads are thick, they are still sensitive. Many dogs will incessantly lick and chew their paws when they are in discomfort, thus causing more irritation and a perpetual cycle.

All-natural is the way to go
As always, you should always use natural products on your pets, especially on areas they can easily reach and lick. That’s why we recommend Natural Dog Company as the perfect remedy for dry, rough dog paws. There are two important steps necessary to help your dog’s paws – protect and heal. To protect paws, Natural Dog Company created organic PawTection, a blend of natural waxes that guard the skin against the harsh elements like hot pavement, sand, ice, and salt. PawTection is applied to paws before going outdoors and acts as a nourishing barrier that locks in moisture to prevent damage.

@allthingshusky_PSHealthy dog = happy dog
To heal dry paws, Natural Dog Company has organic Paw Soother that is a perfect blend of 100% natural butters and oils. Paw Soother deeply heals, smoothes, and softens paw pads. Many people can see a difference after just one use! Once paws are soft and smooth, you’ll realize this is how nature intended them to be. A healthy, moisturized, paw gives the dog extra grip and agility. Many people will use Paw Soother to aid in agility training, allowing dogs get better contact with tricks, climbing and running.

Perfect all year ’round
With every season comes a new set of damaging elements, which is why it is important to have PawTection available for whatever weather or climate comes your way. Keeping paws hydrated and smooth with Paw Soother is best to get optimal performance for paws and comfort for dogs. Your dog will thank you!

Dog Allergies – What Causes them and What are the Symptoms?

Just like us, dogs can suffer from allergies. An allergy is when the immune system reacts to something (the allergen) as if it is a threat, and produces antibodies. This causes chemicals to be released in the body and leads to what we term an allergic response or reaction. An allergen can be something which is quite harmless to other animals, but causes your dog’s immune system to react whenever he comes into contact with it. This occurs when he inhales it, ingests it, or it comes into contact with his skin.

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Any dog can develop an allergy at any time and at any age. As well as the more obvious allergens such as pollen, dust, mold spores and dander, dogs can be allergic to fleas and products used to treat fleas, cigarette smoke, prescription drugs, perfume, cleaning products and feathers. They can even be allergic to certain fabrics, rubber and plastic materials, and certain ingredients in food.

Symptoms
Symptoms of allergies in dogs can include constant licking; scratching, itchy back, or itching around the base of the tail; itchy and runny eyes; itchy ears and infections; sneezing; vomiting and/or diarrhea; swollen paws or paw chewing; snoring (due to an inflamed throat); and itchy skin which can become red, moist or scabbed. Secondary bacterial infections, or yeast skin infections, can also cause scabs or crusts on your dog’s skin, and you may notice some hair loss in the area.

What to do if you think Your Dog Has an Allergy
If you think your dog has an allergy, you should first of all consult a veterinarian. Your dog will be examined and your vet can recommend any further tests or advise you on a special elimination diet if you both think that your dog is allergic to something in his food. You might be advised to take your dog for an intradermal skin test, a similar method to that which is used to establish to what a human is allergic.

Depending on the cause of the allergies, you might be able to help your pet by removing the allergen if at all possible. Treat all of your pets for fleas regularly (whether or not he is allergic to them), clean their bedding and vacuum to remove allergens, and consider a weekly bath with a suitable product to remove allergens and pollens from his skin.

@desmondthegolden_SKSSkin Soother Can Help
Skin Soother from The Natural Dog Company is an organic healing balm that you can apply yourself to the affected area of your dog’s skin to sooth discomfort and aid healing. The balm creates a barrier to protect the affected skin from becoming infected, and the natural antibiotic ingredients help to speed recovery and reduce any scarring. Dog allergies symptoms can be treated with Skin Soother. Often, a yeast infection or dermatitis is mistaken for an allergy. Skin Soother is suitable for these ailments as long as the symptoms do not affect your dog’s entire body.

 

Vegan Ingredients – Why Use Them?

When buying products nowadays, many people aren’t aware of which ingredients are contained, and how they affect their body. Some ingredients are harmful, and the way that they are manufactured or processed also causes harm. Let’s take a closer look at cosmetic products, and why it is beneficial to opt for vegan alternatives.

Common Ingredients Found in Non-Vegan Products
Would you want to spread dead insect extracts on your skin, or the skin of your pets? I know I wouldn’t, but you may be doing just that with conventional care products. What are the animal ingredients commonly found in cosmetic and beauty products for humans and animals? See the following list:

  • Carmine- This provides color and is made from the legs and body of cochineal insects.
  • Collagen- This is a protein found in animals which is extracted from the cartilage of dead animals. It is used in lotions and creams for firming effects.
  • Keratin- This is a protein which is extracted from the horns, nails and hair of animals and is used in hair products.
  • Lanolin- This is a fat which is extracted from the hair of sheep and is then used in lotions.
  • Squalene- This is the oil from the liver of a shark which is extracted and used as a moisturizer.

If you would like to avoid ingredients like these in your products, vegan cosmetics are the way to go. When you choose a vegan product, you can rest assured that you will be avoiding all animal by-products.

Non-Irratating
Without the animal-based ingredients, many people find beauty products to be friendlier to sensitive skin, not causing irritation. Where do vegan ingredients come from? Well most will come from plant or mineral-based sources which contain beneficial properties used to heal and soothe the body. In fact, minerals and plants have been used for hundreds of years to help treat the skin. So not only will you be removing irritating elements, but you will replace them with helpful, rich substances.

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Candelilla Wax – a vegan alternative to beeswax

Animal-Friendly
If you have a dog, chances are, you understand how aware and sensitive they can be. If you would like to avoid supporting any kind of harm to other animals which occurs in the production or testing of products, vegan products give you that peace of mind.

Transparent
Lastly, true vegan companies offer transparency in their products. You will be able to see exactly what is in the product you are buying. Being that all products are full of beneficial ingredients, they are proud to show you what you are getting. This is unlike non-vegan products which use many chemicals, such as the mysterious “fragrances”, and ingredients the company hopes consumers won’t be aware of. Enjoy knowing exactly what you are getting.

Vegan Natural Dog Company
The Natural Dog Company is a brand you can trust for products made with organic, all-natural, vegan ingredients that are cruelty-free. They conduct thorough research on each of their products to ensure safety, without the use of animals. Additionally, they take sincere care in choosing ingredients free of chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides. This effort and commitment to quality products, results in nourishing and safe products for your furry friends.

German Shepherd – All About the Breed

German Shepherds are probably best known for their strong jaws and their protective nature, making them excellent guard dogs and police dogs. They are loyal, highly intelligent dogs, blessed with senses that make them perfect for search and rescue. The fact that they are highly agile and trainable contributes towards making them one of the 10 most popular dog breeds in the U.S.

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Overview

Originally bred to be a herding dog by Captain Max Stephanitz in Germany in 1899, German Shepherd dogs excel in herding utility dog trials. However, Von Stephanitz recognized that the dog had skills that could be used by the police and military, and convinced the German government to use them during World War I. The dog’s bravery and intelligence was noted by allied servicemen, who even took some of the dogs home with them. Anything at this time associated with Germany was taboo, and so The American Kennel Club changed their name to Shepherd Dog; in England, the breed was called Alsatian after the German-French border area of Alsace-Lorraine.

German Shepherds have earned the nickname ‘German Shedder’ as they shed their dense coat all year round, and twice a year they molt very heavily. You will need to brush his coat several times a week. Only bathe him when necessary because bathing a dog too often strips away the natural oils from the coat. Trim nails once a month and clean his ears once a week with a cotton ball and a gentle, PH-balanced ear cleaner. You can brush his teeth with a toothbrush and dog toothpaste, but a dental chew will help
to prevent a build-up of tartar.

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Nowadays, German Shepherd Dogs are highly valued as working dogs. They are used by the military and for detecting illegal substances. They are also used to assist the handicapped, the deaf, and those who are visually impaired – they were used as guide dogs for the blind before Golden Retrievers and Labradors. If you are considering getting a German Shepherd dog, remember that he will need lots of exercise and stimulation, or he will become bored and will bark or chew and destroy things.

Natural Aids and Remedies

Dogs in the service industry are vulnerable to stress and injury, particularly their paws from running on hot pavements, gravel and rough or sharp surfaces. PawTector can be applied to create a nourishing barrier to protect paw pads against the elements. Skin Soother can be used to treat any minor cuts or scrapes they might suffer; apply the antibiotic balm to bumps, scratches, and dry, itchy or irritated skin. This creates a barrier to prevent infection and the natural ingredients will help the healing process.

@gsdpageGerman Shepherds are very loyal, but they are not a breed of dog that is guaranteed to be everyone’s best friend; for this reason, early socialization is extremely important. To ensure you have a healthy happy dog, try not to let him play on hard surfaces for at least the first two years of his life, as his joints are not fully formed. Also, be aware that German Shepherds do not like to be left alone and can, in fact, suffer from separation anxiety if they are suddenly left.

Tips for Trail Running with Your Dog

Trail running is running off-road. It could be running over hills, hiking trails, or cross-country, but it is usually long-distance and is often in mountainous terrain. Your dog can be great company along you run. He is a source of motivation, provides a sense of security, will love the challenge and the new terrain, and it is, of course, great exercise for you both! Here are some tips to keep in mind when trail running with your furry friend.

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This guy isn’t going anywhere fast.

Fitnesslevel
You must take responsibility for your dog’s capabilities as he will want to keep up with you and he won’t know his own limits. Do not expect too much too soon – especially if he has led a sedentary lifestyle up to now. Ask your vet if you are unsure of his fitness, and build up gradually towards longer distances.

Terrain
Remember that hot weather will make the ground scalding and a dog has no protection against burning, sharp, rough, or uneven surfaces. Be considerate; dog booties or a protective balm like PawTector may be required. Carry food and water for your dog if need be.

Weather
Hot weather will make the ground hot and could cause discomfort or injury to your dog’s paws. If the weather is hot or humid, consider leaving your dog at home – heat stroke is very dangerous for dogs. You will also need added protection when going out on snow and ice. Applying a skin guard, like PawTector, will help lock in moisture and prevent damage from salt. Though, you might need to wash his paws when you get home in case he has salt or other chemicals on them – it could be toxic to him if he licks himself.shutterstock_171636500 (1)

Paw Protection
You can protect your dog’s paws from the elements with PawTector. The

natural blend of waxes and oils creates a barrier, preventing them from becoming dry, rough, sore or cracked. Any minor injuries or dry, irritated patches can be soothed naturally afterwards with Paw Soother. The natural blend of butters and plant oils helps to heal, smooth and moisturize

Leash
If you are running in a wildlife protected area, keep your dog on the leash. He could disturb ground-nesting birds, upset grazing animals or cattle, trample crops or vegetation, or generally disturb or chase wildlife. Keeping him on the leash is also important for his safety if you are running in mountainous terrain.

Materials
A responsible dog owner should always clean up after his dog, wherever you both are, out of consideration to other people. When trail running with your dog, you have to consider whether your dog’s mess could contaminate the area or water, as well as the wildlife. Don’t forget those doggy bags!

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Remember that not everyone loves dogs and wants to be approached by your dog (or they may not want your dog to approach their dog), and you should respect that. If your dog is not good with recall, or he is protective of you, keep him on the leash. If you want to take your canine best friend trail running with you, be considerate of his needs as well as yours. Take precautionary measures to avoid getting into an unpleasant or even dangerous situation, and you will have years of safe, happy trail running ahead of you both.

Why Are my Dog’s Paws Itchy?

Talk to anyone who shares their home with a dog and they’ll tell you that they don’t consider themselves so much as a dog owner but the parent of a furry, four-legged child; thanks to the joy and companionship they can provide every day, dogs are often considered cherished members of the family than a pet. This makes it an incredibly stressful and emotionally painful experience when your dog is injured or is suffering in some way.

One of the more common problems that dogs can develop is itchy, irritated or painful paws. Here’s some crucial information as to why your dog’s paws might be itchy and what you can do to soothe those poor paws while protecting them from further damage or injury.

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You’ve seen the signs: your dog has been constantly licking or chewing at their feet, especially after they’ve been outside for any significant period of time. Taking a look reveals that the pads of their paws are calloused, inflamed, and possibly even dry, cracked and bleeding; not a pretty sight.

The truth is that irritated, itchy paws are quite common. Unlike humans, dogs don’t put on shoes before they go outside; this means that their feet are exposed to the elements. Any number of things can cause itchy and inflamed paw pads such as seasonal allergies, rough terrain, or even temperature extremes in the winter and the summer. Other sources can be exposure to pesticides, chemicals, or excess salt used to melt icy sidewalks and driveways.

Providing Some Relief
Whatever the core reason behind your poor dog’s itchy, irritated feet, it’s actually not as important as what you can do to stop them from constantly chewing or licking their paws as this can make an already bad situation that much worse. Your first task in dealing with itchy paws is to make sure you provide your suffering pet some relief, and that means finding a way to reduce the pain and inflammation.

Many veterinarians recommend gently cleansing the feet of a dog with itchy paws by providing a foot bath. A simple solution of cool water with a few drops of iodine is usually a good idea, as the water will help wash away any irritants left in the dog’s fur or stuck to their paw pads. The iodine acts as a safe and natural – not to mention non-abrasive and non-stinging – disinfectant for abused puppy paws. You can also soak some clean gauze or cloth in a water-iodine solution and wrap the paws for a few minutes at a time if your dog will let you, though this depends on the temperament of your pet. After you’ve cleansed your dog’s feet, be sure to pat them dry gently but thoroughly – and then consider ways to protect their feet from further injury.

Keeping Hurt Paws Safe
There@dog_days_of_owen_PS PT are many ways to keep sore paws clean and protected so they can heal. One such method is to get some booties for your pet for them to wear when going on extreme hikes and adventures. Though, if you’ve seen the youtube videos, most dog won’t tolerate those little booties – but don’t lose hope: there are excellent all-natural ointments out there that can help protect your pet’s feet while also encouraging them to heal. PawTector by Natural Dog Company is a blend of natural waxes that provide a nourishing barrier to guard the skin against drying and damage. Applying this before heading out will help reduce the damage caused by allergies and harsh elements. Their sister product, Paw Soother is the perfect natural healing solution for dry, damaged, and irritated paw pads. Paw Soother is a blend of all natural butters that deeply moisturize and soften scratchy paws. All their ingredients are sourced from non-toxic plants, making them safe for your dog if they decide to lick their feet clean – a major advantage over synthetic salves and ointments that use toxic ingredients like petroleum jelly.

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https://naturaldogcompany.com/product/paw-soother/
https://naturaldogcompany.com/product/pawtector/
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http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2009/12/16/thirty-seconds-to-relieve-your-pets-itchy-paws.aspx

All About: Boston Terriers

A little dog with a big personality makes the Boston terrier is a popular breed. Diminutive – usually between 15 to 17 inches high and 10 to 25 pounds in weight – but enthusiastic, well-mannered and alert while being gentle all at the same time. Boston terriers are known for being highly intelligent and eager to learn, making them a joy to train and a fantastic companion dog.

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Playful and friendly – the perfect combo!

A True Family Pet
Boston terriers make some of the best family pets around, thanks to the playful and affectionate nature of the breed. Not exactly the best watch dog since they happen to be very accommodating to strangers. Boston terriers nevertheless are excellent with elderly people and are reliable and gentle pets when it comes to children – even the kinds of children that can be a bit more “hands on” for their own good. Boston terriers are often so even-tempered that they’re good with other family pets, cats (gasp)!

Of course, Boston terriers do need strong leadership from their human family. All dogs are pack animals, but Boston terriers thrive in a family dynamic where they know their place. Without being trained early on to show them where their rank is in the family “pack,” they can develop behavioral problems including attempts to establish dominance over the human members of the household. Remember, though: a Boston terrier will only do this when there’s a lack of solid leadership for it to get behind.

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Too much fun in severe climates can really dry out the short snout of a Boston terrier.

Health Considerations
While smaller dogs often benefit by having increased life expectancies (a well cared-for Boston terrier can easily live to 15 years of age), there are some common health considerations to watch out for. Boston terriers are prone to both eye and breathing problems because they’re so short faced, much in the way other breeds like pugs, or English bulldogs with similar characteristics can also suffer.
Eye problems such as dry eyes, cherry eye, corneal ulcers, corneal dystrophy, glaucoma, entropion, distichiasis and late-onset or juvenile cataracts can occur. Meanwhile, Boston terriers who play a bit too hard in extremely hot or cold weather can find it hard to breathe, and can overheat quite easily if they overexert themselves. Snoring or drooling problems from their short faces are also common.

In many circumstances, Boston terriers can suffer from dry skin on their noses as well, especially in arid climates. This can lead to cracked and even bleeding skin, something that many pet owners may attempt to treat with petroleum jelly. However, this substance is toxic to dogs! The only products that should ever be used on your pet should be organic, all-natural, and non-toxic. Snout Soother from the Natural Dog Company is specially formulated to heal dry, crusty, cracked, and bleeding noses. It has been made with dogs in mind, so it is completely safe, natural, scent-free, and is an ideal choice for Boston terriers who habitually suffer from a dry nose.

Grooming, Exercise and Other Considerations
Boston terriers are great dogs for nearly any environment, as they’re compact enough to do well in an apartment in the city while they’re robust enough to have a good time out in the country – or even just in a well-fenced in backyard. However, Boston terriers do poorly in regions where there are extremes in the weather; if you do live in such an area, it is best to keep your pet inside most of the time except when going for a long walk at least once a day. If you do keep them inside for the majority of the time, make sure to provide them some structured play to keep their spirits up and get them the modicum of exercise they need to stay healthy and happy.

Overall, Boston terriers aren’t much in the way of high-maintenance dogs. Their short-haired and smooth coat is easily groomed with a firm bristle brush; Boston terriers don’t necessarily need regular bathing. An exception to this is to make sure their faces are clean at least once a day; use a damp cloth to ensure their eyes are clear and their nose isn’t dry, apply some Snout Soother if you do see some dry skin, and occasionally clip their nails to ensure your Boston terrier will be a very happy dog indeed.

Sources: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/bostonterrier.htm
https://naturaldogcompany.com/articles/reviews/bosco/
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Heal your Dog’s Skin Problems with Organic Skin Soother!

If there’s one thing dog owners can agree on, it’s that nothing is too good for our canine companions. These amazing animals bring us so much joy and happiness that we’re always willing to pamper that pup in any way we can, and that’s why the canine care market is such a big one. Whether it’s chew toys, dog biscuits, grooming brushes, custom-knit sweaters, or even just rhinestone-encrusted collars, we make sure our dogs have everything they could ever need or want – or do we?

It’s Not Pampering When It’s Needed

Like no other animal, dogs are always getting into trouble – sometimes way over their head. Even the most sheltered urban apartment pooch can end up getting into mischief and end up with mystery scratches and rashes all over their skin. It’s just their nature – they play rough and they don’t really think ahead when it comes to whether they’re going to injure themselves. It’s why any dog owner knows that they need to keep a puppy first-aid kit at hand for whatever kind of situation their dog ends up in.

This is exactly why we’ve developed our brand-new Skin Soother product. Made from our exclusive blend of safe, edible, organic, all-natural and vegan ingredients, Skin Soother is a natural antibiotic topical treatment – like the kind of bacitracin ointment you would keep in your own medicine cabinet, but without all the chemicals. Made in the USA, our Skin Soother is brimming with antifungal, antibacterial, and healing herbs that help to seal the skin to prevent further contamination and have anti-inflammatory properties to promote fast healing.

Skin Soother Uses

Skin Soother is perfect for helping to heal the kinds of simple cuts and scrapes that any pugnacious pup can end up suffering just from running around the house or back yard. However, the power of our topical ointment goes far beyond that; Skin Soother can help burns, abrasions, or serious wounds – heal faster and cleaner. Our product is also ideal for healing rashes caused by dry skin or irritation, combating yeast and fungal infections, and even any number of bacterial issues, including but not limited to:

  • Hot spots
  • Bacterial folliculitis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Impetigo
  • Acral lick dermatitis (granuloma)
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Seborrhea
  • Alopecia
  • Démodé tic mange

The Benefits of Skin Soother

Skin Soother is about more than just providing topical relief for our best friends while they’re healing from a scrape or a cut. While our exclusive formula of organic and all-natural, cruelty-free ingredients can indeed soothe uncomfortable or painful skin conditions, applying Skin Soother to your treasured pet’s wounds has many other benefits, including a reduction in scarring and speeding recovery time. In fact, Skin Soother can not only help to heal existing skin infections but can prevent them in the first place.

Reversing infections before they progress or stopping them right before they even happen doesn’t just keep your precious pooch from having to deal with needless pain and suffering; it also keeps you out of the vet’s office. It’s not cheap to see to your dog’s health – and while most dog owners will spare no expense when it comes to their pet, spending a fraction of the price on Skin Soother means more money to spend on fun stuff for your dog, like treats, toys and spa days down at the local groomer – things your dog will enjoy much more than getting poked and prodded by the vet!

Keep Your Pet Safe and Happy

We know how important the health of your favorite pet is to both you and the rest of your family. That playful pup deserves only the best, especially considering how he or she is the very center of your family, and our Skin Soother provides only the best when it comes to safe and all-natural skin care for that loving, devoted dog of yours that shares your home and your heart; keep your cherished pet safe for years to come by keeping his or her skin healthy with Skin Soother ointment.

 

Sources: https://naturaldogcompany.com/ingredient-lists/

Natural Dog Wishes You A Pawsome Father’s Day!

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How many dads do you know and love? Dogs included, of course!

It’s Father’s Day, a day to celebrate all of the wonderful things dads do for their children. If you’re as dog crazy as we are, you might be thinking about your male dog on this day as well, especially if they have helped bring a litter of puppies into the world. Before you buy your dog more gifts than your dad, let it be known that your dad probably makes a better parent than any male dog.

Wolves remain one of the best animal dads on the planet, dogs—well not so much. Male wolves have incredible paternal instincts, providing pups with love, support, food, and a family for life. Wolves are monogamous and create packs that include a mom, dad, and babies, in which both parents play a role in raising their offspring. Dogs and wolves are a part of the same species but you can’t expect the same tender, love and care from a male dog to his pups.

If your dog has had a litter of puppies, you may have realized male dogs take little to no interest raising their kids. It might even seem like your male dog doesn’t know the little cuties belong to him. Since puppies are born blind, deaf and completely helpless, it’s a good thing for mom! In the first days of life, puppies need all of the assistance they can get. Once baby puppies are big enough to play, dad dogs may show a little more interest in their offspring and play alongside them, although not usually much different than they would play with any other dog.

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Just like your dad, your dog is always looking out to protect you.

This might take you back by surprise, how could this be? Dogs are so loving and supportive—truly the best of friends, how could they not make the most amazing fathers? Some researchers believe this has something to do with dogs being domesticated for so many years now. Domesticated male dogs are not really needed, or necessarily even present, when their puppies are born, therefore the natural instinct towards parenting may have faded into the past. Since wolves still live out in the wild, their natural paternal instincts are necessary and remain intact.

So while dogs are the best creatures on the planet, I suppose we can all be thankful for the dad’s out there that parent nothing like dogs, but instead take after the wolf when it comes to raising great kids.

In some ways though, dad is like your family dog. Why does your dog keep you up all night barking at the new neighbors? Because he or she is trying to protect you, dogs are loyal creatures that want to keep their family safe—just like great dads.

 

 

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Have you seen my daddy on this golden Father’s Day?

Happy Father’s Day to all of the special dads out there, today is your day. From all of us at Natural Dog, we wish you a pawsome day full of family, love, and wet dog kisses!

Even if your male dog would fail to nurture his own litter of puppies, say Happy Father’s Day anyway with one of our organic, natural dog products. Such as soothing Snout Soother, which will turn any dry, rough, or flaking dog nose into a smooth, healthy snout–which your dog can use to smoother dad with even more kisses!

 

 

Uncover Your Dog’s Diamond In The ‘Ruff’ With Snout Shine! A New Ultra Healing Gloss for Your Pup’s Dry Nose.

Dog Owners Everywhere: Your dog’s nose is highly sensitive and can quickly cause pain to your pooch if the tissue is left dry, chapped, or cracked. Natural Dog Company’s Snout Shine is an organic, all-natural and vegan gloss fortified to quickly heal unhealthy noses and transform them into smooth, shiny sniffers that they’ll be proud to lead the pack with!

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Ruff, how did your nose get so pretty and shinny?! Snout Shine, of course!

Snout Shine is an organic high-performance oil supercharged with essential nutrients and antioxidants and perfected to heal your furry friend’s damaged nose while adding healthy vibrancy and shine. Snout Shine provides an easy and effective solution to dry, damaged, or dull noses and is the perfect addition to your pup’s daily beauty regime. Whether they are competing in show, or simply strutting their fluff down the street, your pup will be leading the way with dazzlin’ shine.

There are several key factors when considering dog nose health. Allergies, genetic diseases, skin irritations, weather conditions, and a weak immune system can all cause your dog’s nose tissue to become dry and uncomfortable. In extreme cases, dog noses will crack or even appear to form extra growth. Thankfully, Natural Dog Company has created this holistic healing formula that provides critical nourishing benefits, and leaves noses with a healthy shine!

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It’s time to get nosey with your dog! A smooth, moist snout makes for a happy, healthy canine.

Since Natural Dog released their first product, Snout Soother ®, the company has rapidly grown in popularity. Natural Dog started out as a small dog-loving brand from Texas, and has now ballooned into a global company that ships to over 40 countries—and growing.

It’s not just what Snout Shine® does that sets it apart, but also how the product is made. Founder of Natural Dog Company, Elice Davis, says, “My goal from day one has always been to provide the safest and most beneficial products to dogs big and small, all over the world.”

With every last ingredient carefully sourced, owners can feel confident when they use Snout Shine®. After all, it is safe enough for humans, but made just for dogs—all the way down to the smell.

The ingredients that make Snout Shine® so incredible include: Organic Castor Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Shea Nut Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, and Natural Vitamin E.

Snout Shine® is organic, all natural and 100% vegan! To learn more visit the official Natural Dog website.

Protect Your Dog Against Dry, Rough Paw Pads With PawTection!

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Hot concrete, warm sand, and ice-cold snow can all contribute to rough, dry paw pads.

Take a moment to feel the bottom of your dog’s paws. Are they smooth, or rough and cracked? Wherever your dog goes they rely on their paws to take them there, and while paw pads are incredibly sturdy they are surely not invincible.

Long walks, sandy trails, hot concrete, and snow are just a few of the common causes of rough, scratchy paw pads. Many dog owners chalk it up as normal, but if your dog does not have smooth paw pads they could be experiencing discomfort. You want to ensure your dog’s rough, dry paw pads are given the proper moisture as well as protection. That’s where PawTection comes into the picture.

The latest addition to our line of all-natural dog products, PawTection is here to help sooth dry paws, as well as provide an all-natural barrier against further damage. It’s the wax base used in the balm that locks in moisture and provides a layer of protection against the elements.

So does it really work? According to customer reviews PawTection has made a host of humans, and most importantly canines, incredibly happy. One of these happy customers comes all the way from Tavagnacco, UD Italy; Bicciato Maurizio writes to Natural Dog, “Great! The pads are very soft.”

And all the way across the globe in Edmonton, AB Canada, Nichole F writes about PawTection, “My bulldog mix has dry paw pads. I have just started using it and can already see a difference. I am hoping it will keep his paws soft and protect them thru the long snowy winter ahead! I am using this along with the Paw Soother product. Defintily will be re-buying once I run out!”

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Your dog may love playing in the snow but it can cause a lot of wear and tear on their paw pads.

Many of our customers are waiting to use PawTection during the winter when paws, and skin of all types, are most prone to drying out. Think about your own epidermis during the coldest months of the year, your hands get rough and your skin needs ample amounts of lotion. A few different reasons contribute to dry paw pads, for instance you don’t walk around on bare hands and feet all day, but the same premise occurs to dog paws when the weather turns icy.

You can’t just apply any lotion to your dog’s paws, dogs are sensitive and deserve extra special care. Dogs lick their entire bodies, paws included, which is why non-organic ingredients can cause many internal issues for your precious pup. PawTection is made with carefully sourced ingredients that are just as good for your dog’s insides and outsides.

Chesley Glassco, from Winchester, Tennessee, writes about PawTection, “I have only used the PawTector a few times, because I am saving it more for our winter months when my gsd will need it the most! But works wonderful as expected.”

Chesley isn’t the only one stocking up on PawTection for the harsh winter months; plenty of other pups around the world will enjoy a winter with smooth, strong paw pads, sans the discomfort associated with rough, dry skin.

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Your dog is a true warrior, give them protection where they need it most!

 

Colette Stoddard from Farmingville New York was hesitant about trying PawTection at first, and so she only ordered the sample size to try on her dog. After applying the product to her dog’s rough paw pads she is now a believer. Stoddard says, “This product is well worth the money.”

We can’t help but agree! After all, we work hard to provide a product that is carefully sourced, all natural, 100% effective, and always affordable.

PawTection is on a mission: Protect. Prevent. Heal!

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Do Dogs Love? Nose Kisses and Other Ways Dogs Express Affection

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Your dog makes you smile when they give you endless kisses, but are they really saying, “I love you!”?

You love your dog unconditionally, looking into those big sweet eyes it’s hard not to fall paws over tail. But have you ever found yourself wondering if your dog loves you in the same way you love them?

According to doghealth.com, wolves operate under a family-type structure known as a pack. Wolves are monogamous and mate for life. Subordinate wolves show their respect for more dominant wolves by licking their face, approaching with a lowered stance, and wagging their tail. Wolves that are equals in a pack tend to roughhouse a bit more when they greet or play with one another, barking, and jumping around in a rowdy fashion.

Perhaps the sweetest thing about dogs and wolves is that all members of a pack care for and look after one another. Young pups are tended to by the entire pack, and when one dog becomes injured all dogs do their part to help. Bringing food back to the den, and licking at any wounds.

While your family dog is by no means a wild wolf, the two are genetically linked. Many wolf characteristics remain a part of your dog’s inborn natural instincts. This is clear in how dogs operate with their human families, treating people like pack members and displaying key signs of affection used by packs of wild dogs.

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A good lick to the face means, “I love you!”

Ways Dogs Show Love

There are a number of ways your dog loves on you, showing you that you are their pack member now and forever. Including:

-Tail wagging

Your dog’s tail can tell you if your dog is excited, nervous, or anticipating an attack. If your dog is simply wagging their tail back and forth this is a sign of sheer happiness.

-Following you around the house

Your dog is a social creature and he or she enjoys being by your side pretty much at all times.

-Wet nose kisses

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Furrever friends!

When your dog licks you it can signal a number of things, including adoration. Dogs have a number of natural inborn reasons why they lick, one is in order to be fed, another is to show they are submissive and not a threat, and they also use licking to groom you and show their affection.

-Jumping on you

Many dogs are taught not to jump on people, although it’s a tricky behavior to stop considering it’s a natural way for dogs to show they are excited to see someone they like. As a puppy, dogs lick their mother’s face and eyes, and they must jump up to do so. When they get older and you become their mommy, they still keep the same habit in tact.

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Man’s best friend truly is his dog.

-Sleeping curled up beside you

Wild dogs sleep snuggled up close to their pack members. When you become their pack they like to sleep right next to you too.

-Leaning on you

If you notice your dog leaning up against you they are giving you some attention in hopes you will return the favor.

-Smiling

It’s true dogs really do smile. In fact, research has uncovered that dogs have a wide variety of facial expressions that they use to communicate their emotions.

 

But Is Puppy Love Real?

While dogs sure act like they know how to love, are they actually displaying signs of affection?

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Kisses for canines!

There are a number of different theories about the whole thing. Some animal behaviorists believe that dogs learn how to love because we teach them to. Others think that dogs are not acting on any emotions, but instead just instinctively doing what they are programed to do in order to receive the best outcome.

In other words, dogs are taught to lick your face, cuddle up against you, bark when you return home and make silly faces, all because these ‘cute’ behaviors earn them favorable treatment and rewards. Steven Budiansky, the author of The Truth About Dogs writes, “Dogs probably don’t feel love in the typical way humans do. Dogs make investments in human beings because it works for them…”

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There is nothing like good ol’ puppy love

It’s easy to dispute this if you have ever owned a puppy. Your puppy might not be trained at all, peeing all throughout the house and chewing up anything they can sink their growing teeth into, but they still give plenty of wet kisses and burrow deep into your bones for a good snuggle. Not because they have been taught to act this way, but because they naturally want to.

Other professionals specializing in dog behavior and health see things in a more loving manner. New York veterinarian, Dr. Ann Marcario, says her dog, “…seems to know when I am feeling down and gives me more attention at those times. She lets me know when she doesn’t like something and when she’s having a great time or if she doesn’t feel good.” That being said, you can’t deny there is something more to dogs’ ultra affectionate behavior than simply trying to get ahead.

According to celebrity dog trainer Cesar Milan, “Love is one of the greatest gifts we can share with our dogs. Dogs are affectionate animals. Touch means a lot to them, both in their natural world and when they live with us.” At Natural Dog, we most definitely agree! There is no denying the special bond you form with your four-legged friends; dogs provide a love more pure and loyal than some humans are capable of.

What do you think; does your dog know what love is?

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Snout Soother is an all-natural dog balm made especially to treat dry, sensitive dog noses.

Your dog is there for you no matter what. So what do you do if your dog is suffering from a dry dog nose? If your dog’s nose is rough, dry, scabby or falling off in chunks they might not be feeling their very best. Dogs use their noses to recognize everything around them, and without a smooth moist noise their naturally powerful sniffer decreases in effectiveness. Plus, a dry, crusty dog nose can cause your canine serious discomfort. Show your dog the same love and affection they give to you by trying all-natural Snout Soother risk free! We guarantee your dog’s nose will heal within only a few applications. Although we warn you ahead of time you are sure to get many wet kisses in thanks.

 

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Thank You Working Dogs! A Labor Day Message For ALL Canines

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Don’t forget to grant working dogs the appreciation they deserve this Labor Day!

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of every September in honor of all working people. Not just people have jobs though. At Natural Dog, we would like to extend our appreciation to all of the working dogs out there.

Working dogs don’t spend their mornings lounging on the sofa, or their afternoons playing a lazy game of fetch, instead they go to work and give it their all. While all types of dogs can be working dogs, certain breeds are specifically referred to as working dog breeds. The Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Bullmastiff, and Great Dane are a few dogs well known for their hard working spirit and ability to stay on task under tiring or distracting conditions.

You might be wondering, what sorts of jobs do dogs really have? Canines keep all sorts of jobs, you never know, one day a working dog might help you.

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Working dogs hold all sorts of positions, from military dogs to therapy dogs.

The police use K-9 dogs to help catch criminals and keep the public safe. Hospitals and rehabilitation centers hire dogs as therapy workers. Dogs help farmers herd livestock, all in order to fill the shelves at your local grocery store. Search and rescue dogs save lives all of the time, they also help find closure for grieving families. Thousands of dogs work alongside the military, even in dangerous regions such as the Middle East. Those that have a dog or two working alongside them don’t know what they would do without them, after all no human has the same capabilities as a canine—you know anyone that walks on two legs and can smell a bomb? I sure don’t!

Dogs do all kinds of jobs, but most incredibly perhaps, they don’t do it for money or notoriety but because they are a true friend. Dogs are incredibly loyal and caring, give them food, water, shelter, and a few kisses and they are happy to be your best friend, doing whatever you ask of them.

Some working dogs go on to live a wonderful retirement, full of all the love and pampering they deserve. Other working dogs are not so lucky; some end up in bad homes while others lose their lives before they have a chance to retire, just trying to do what they are told, complete a job well done. In light of all of these dogs, we give thanks and tribute.

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If you own a dog you are guaranteed more giggles, love and happiness!

Even if your dog doesn’t work and instead lives a pampered life as the family pet, they are still working hard. It’s a proven fact that dog owners live longer than non-dog owners.

Other benefits of owning a dog, for all ages of people, include:

-Healthier weight

-Lower blood pressure

-Improved cardiovascular and fitness

-Higher self-esteem

According to statistics provided by The Atlantic, German and Australian dog owners visit the doctor 12-15% less often than their pet-less neighbors. They also use up fewer sick days from work .

All of these figures mean that with or without a job, your dog is working. In fact, your dog does more for you than most employees could ever do for their boss—no matter how many overtime hours are worked.

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Reward your hard working dog for all of the love and friendship they give you this Labor Day.

People fought hard to make Labor Day an official holiday in 1885, when the first movements to legalize the holiday were put into motion. Since it remains unknown who exactly came up with the idea for Labor Day, it’s fair game to guess a dog helped inspire the idea.After all, dogs are incredibly hard working, and happily so!

While paying tribute to all of the working people this Labor Day, don’t forget to pay tribute to all of the service dogs out there, working hard everyday to keep the world safe and full of smiles.

Don’t forget to thank your own canine either, after all they work hard to keep you healthy and happy everyday of the year.

All of us at Natural Dog would like to wish an extra special Labor Day to all of the dogs out there, we thank you for all of your pawsome work!

Does your dog have a dry or crusty nose? If so, your dog can’t smell properly and might also be in pain. Snout Soother provides all-natural soothing relief for dry dog noses, and only takes days to show noticeable results. This Labor Day, give your dog the gift of Snout Soother as an extra special thank you.

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Skin Products For Your Dog: What Ingredients To Look For And Avoid

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Is your dog constantly itching, licking and scratching? Photo Credit: drsfostersmith.com

The appearance of your dog’s skin is an indication of his or her overall health and wellbeing. Dog skin problems can be a result of certain irritants or a larger underlying issue. If your dog has skin problems you may notice they lick, chew and scratch at the affected area(s), a habit that tends to make the problem worse.

It’s so important to use the right skin products for dogs with skin-related issues because they are sensitive. Using the wrong dog skin products can cause problems to worsen, or spark new issues. All dog breeds are susceptible to irritating skin problems, meaning you should always carefully look over the listed ingredients before using a product.

You might be surprised to find out many popular skin products for dogs actually contain toxic, and potentially harmful ingredients. Not only does this threaten your dog’s skin, but it can also harm their sensitive insides. Your dog is likely to lick at an area immediately after you apply a skin product, therefore ingredients should be all natural and safe for your dog to consume.


Dog Skin Product Ingredients To Avoid

Skin products made for humans are usually unsafe for dogs, but just because a product is listed for dogs doesn’t mean it is safe either. Reading the label is helpful, but only if you know what you are looking for. Trueclean.com compiled a list of the most toxic ingredients often found in dog skin products so that you know what to look for when reading labels.

Common Toxic Chemicals Used In Dog Skin Products:

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES)

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The ASPCA lists these factors as the most common causes of dog skin problems

SLS and SLES are commonly found in both dog and human shampoos, as they act as a cheap foaming agent. These fillers are completely unnecessary and have been proven to cause irritation of eyes and skin for both dogs and humans.

Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

The National Institutes of Health as well as the U.S. National Toxicology Program have identified BHA as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” BHA is added to dog skin products in order to extend the shelf life of the product, but it’s not good for you or your dog.

Synthetic Fragrances

Synthetic fragrances are added to so many products for both humans and pets. While you and I enjoy the faux scent of roses, your dog doesn’t appreciate it. According to a 1986 report by the National Academy of Sciences, 95% of chemicals used to formulate synthetic fragrances are petroleum based and include benzene derivatives, aldehydes, as well as a number of other known toxins related to cancer, central nervous system disorders, allergic reactions and birth defects.

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Always read the ingredients to avoid using toxic substances on your precious pup!

Other Common Toxic Ingredients To Avoid In Skin Products For Dogs:

・Dioxins
・Diaminobenzene
・Methylisothiazolinone
・Diethanolamine
・Methicone
・Artificial colors
・Benzalkonium Chloride
・Benzethonium Chloride
・Triethanolamine
・Propylene Glycol
・Petrolatum
・Mineral Oil
・Sodium Hydroxide

Ingredients To Seek Out In Dog Skin Products

shutterstock_74304163When searching for a non-toxic dog skin product you want to seek out natural ingredients you are familiar with. Less is more, and a never-ending list of ingredients that are unfamiliar and difficult to pronounce usually points towards toxic. A great tip is to Google all of the listed ingredients in order to learn more about each individual ingredient.

Organic, natural and vegan dog products are all buzz words to seek out, but you should always read the ingredients to ensure a product is really what it claims to be. Coconut oil, sweet almond oil, natural vitamin E, and other plant-based materials are ideal. These types of ingredients are safe for your dog’s skin, and also A-Okay for your dog to lick. Plus, they are proven to soothe, moisturize and improve the overall appearance of your dog’s skin.

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Natural Dog creates the leading all-natural dog skin care products for dry noses and paw pads. Our vegan ingredients are carefully sourced, and 100% safe for your dog, both inside and out!

4 Common Household Products That Are Toxic To Your Dog

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Are everyday household products making your dog sick?

Dogs are sensitive creatures, and many of the everyday household products bring these sensitivities to light. If your dog is allergic to certain household products you may notice that they develop a skin rash, dry dog nose, rough paw pads, and a number of other side effects. In this blog we identify 4 common household products that are toxic to your dog.

1. Lawn and Garden Chemicals

Your dog loves to play outside, but is your backyard really a safe-haven for your four-legged buddy? Fertilizers, weed repellents, and pesticides are commonly sprayed in yards, but the chemicals used in these products can be highly toxic to your dog.

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Keep your dog protected from lawn and garden chemicals so that they can fully enjoy playing outdoors.

Some pesticide companies claim to use ‘natural’ ingredients, but do your research before you trust any labels. One ingredient to look out for is permethrin, which has been identified as a potential carcinogen if ingested. We mention this particular ingredient because some pesticide companies claim permethrin is ‘all natural’ and safe for pets because permethrin imitates natural extracts from the chrysanthemum flower. Permethrin is also used in some tick and flea medications for dogs, which has caused a great deal of recent controversy.

Permethrin isn’t the only chemical to look out for, that’s why it’s so important to do your research before using any lawn and garden chemicals. If your yard is regularly sprayed with pesticides your dog is likely to consume these chemicals. Just think, all it takes is a ball rolling into a recently sprayed corner. When your dog puts this toy in their mouth they consume a potentially toxic substance that could spark the development of canine cancer or other serious health problems.

2. Toxic Cleaning Products

Natural cleaning products are the way to go. If you take a peek at the labels on the cleaning products in your cabinets you might be surprised to read labels that warn, “hazardous to humans and domestic animals.” Manufacturers admit the average popular household cleaner contains 62 toxic chemicals. In small amounts there is little risk, but a build up of these chemicals can lead to serious harm.

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“My mom used toxic cleaners again.. and I don’t like the way my paws taste or feel today.”

If you clean on a regular basis you and your furry friends are being exposed to these toxins over and over. This is even worse news for your dog as they walk across and sleep on freshly cleaned surfaces, allowing the chemicals to make direct contact with their paws and coat.

Since dogs constantly lick themselves they eventually ingest these toxins. Many canine cancer researchers agree this could be one reason why canine cancer rates are so high. Vinegar and water can deep clean a space just as good as toxic cleaners loaded with ingredients that are hard, if not impossible, to pronounce.

3. Deicing Salts

Deicers are something to look out for if you live in a snowy climate. De-icing salts attach to your dog’s paws while they are out for a walk, creating irritation. As a result, when your dog gets home the first thing they want to do is lick at their paws, thus causing internal irritation as well. As soon as you get back from a walk through the snow make sure to carefully wash your dog’s paws before they have a chance to lick.

Using PawTector as an all-natural, non-invasive barrier cream will also help protect your dog from outdoor elements, including deicing salts.

4. Scented Lotions

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A smooth, moist dog nose is a must, but avoid using lotions made for humans to treat dry dog noses.

Many of our clients have used lotion in the past to treat dry, crusty dog noses only to find out this makes their dog’s nose even worse. Reading the ingredients on the back of your rose-scented lotion will prove just how many different substances are used to create one bottle of lotion. Scented lotions and perfumes can actually burn your dog’s sensitive skin, and worsen any issues they are already experiencing.

If your dog has a dry nose don’t use human products to try and relieve their discomfort. Instead, stick to all-natural products made to heal and protect dog noses.

When it comes to your dog you want to use the very best, all-natural ingredients. Natural Dog Company has you and your dog covered with our vegan, all-natural line of products made to quickly relieve and heal dry dog noses, cracking dog paws and more!

Natural Dog Company only utilizes carefully sourced all-natural ingredients made to heal even the most sensitive dogs in the world. After all, our mission is simple: Heal, Soothe, Wag!

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The ‘Olfactic Dog Nose’ Allows You To Borrow Your Dog’s Sense Of Smell And Enjoy Food Even More… Seriously!

You are likely thinking: how in the world could you borrow your dog’s nose?! Thanks to a strange new gadget called the Olfactic Dog Nose you can get a taste for what it is like to smell with the super powers of your dog’s moist snout.

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The Olfactic Dog Nose may change the way you enjoy food, or perhaps even inspire you to become a clown!

British food creator Charlie Harry Francis is the man behind this odd invention that resembles a round black clown nose. Here’s how it works: you soak the ‘dog nose’ in water for 10 minutes prior to enjoying a meal, then simply strap it on and get ready to experience food in a whole new way.

The Olfactic Dog Nose ‘moistens your nasal cavity’ and improves your ability to pick up every last scent and flavor in your meal. One of the reasons your dog is capable of smelling every last thing in their immediate surroundings and beyond is because they have a moist snout. The Olfactic Dog Nose works the same way, by bringing moisture to your nose.

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Photo Credit: Rachel Oakley

Just like your dog, if your nose is dry you cannot taste or smell things with the same clarity. Francis told the Daily Meal, “Without this, a strawberry just tastes sweet, it doesn’t taste of strawberry. In the same way as our eyes don’t work well in the dark, our nose doesn’t work well if it’s dry. The Olfactic Dog Nose works by introducing a warm moist buffer between your nasal cavity and the outside air, which moistens the mucous membranes in your nose allowing them dislodge any irritants and making them better able to dissolve odorants into your mucus lining so they can be detected by your olfactory receptors.”

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Not to burst your bubble or anything, but your dog’s nose still smells supreme even if you are wearing the Olfactic Dog Nose!

Does that mean you will be able to smell with the same clarity as your dog? Not so fast, even while wearing the Olfactic Dog Nose your dog will still beat you at any smelling or tasting competition. That’s because dogs have far more olfactory receptors to begin with, so while a moist nose will help you smell better it won’t help your brain develop the receptors necessary to smell as many scents as your dog is capable of detecting.

Charlie Francis is a well known for his wild inventions, including an ice cream made with jellyfish protein and a price tag topping $200 per scoop. He is also the inventor of an edible mist machine that produces flavorful mists for many favorite foods, all of which contain zero calories. You can rent or purchase the machine, which sells for $8,400 in the UK.

Francis’ Olfactic Dog Nose is a part of his larger Human Cookbook movement, which is focused on teaching people how to enjoy food even more using a variety of exercisers such as, sensory deprivation, eating after a strenuous work out and wearing a dog nose.

snoutset_1Is your dog’s nose moist? If your dog’s nose is dry, crusty or otherwise damaged they can’t smell as good as they should. This would be like running around without your glasses or contacts; the world is confusing when you are lacking your number one sense of detection. Natural Dog Company is here for you! Give your dog the gift of superior scent with one of our all-natural, organic products made to heal, soothe and moisten even the driest dog noses on the planet.

Check out our best selling dog nose products Snout Soother and Snout Shine. Ordering is risk free; if you’re not 100% satisfied with the results simply send it back for a full refund!

Are you still unsure if Snout Soother will heal your dog’s dry nose? Check out our before and after page to see numerous testimonials from dogs all around the world.

Amazing Things Dogs Do With Noses: Hunting Dogs

Does your dog have a smooth, moist snout? If so your dog counts smelling among his greatest talents. Plus, all dogs naturally love to hunt. Dogs with a dry or crusty nose might not be as inclined to hunt, if your dog’s nose is lacking moisture their sense of smell (and possibly even well being) is off. Snout Soother can give your dog the organic relief they need to get a smooth nose back, and start learning how to hunt!

Some dogs use their sight, other dogs use their snout, and still others use both eyes and nose to hunt. Dogs can be used to hunt birds, fish, and ground animals such as rabbits. The most common breeds still used as traditional hunt dogs include hounds, gun dogs, feists, terriers and curs. Other dogs also make great hunt dogs. Labradors, for instance, are great at catching pheasants, and they will spot, capture, and deliver prey. The Chessies, which are only breed in the US, were even used in market-hunting days to retrieve waterfowl shot down into the ice-cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Beagles make great rabbit-hunting dogs because they are incredibly fast and agile. Plus, the Beagle has one of the best dog noses in the canine community, coming in just behind scent hounds.

Dog noses are so wild, if a hunt dog is actively searching for something, almost nothing can distract him or her. It’s truly incredible to witness, and something ALL dogs have a chance to learn and enjoy. You don’t have to be an avid hunter, or even agree with hunting, to teach your dog how to hunt for things. Dogs enjoy the act of searching for a scent and then capturing it no matter what it is, meaning you don’t even need live animals in order to teach your dog how to hunt.

The National Association of Canine Scent Work has identified Nose Work as a new sport for dog owners to recreationally participate in with their pups. Don’t think of Nose Work as training, because a dog should already have basic training before starting nose work. Instead, Nose Work is more of a fun activity you can do with your dog. Of course, some teaching is involved, as you are showing your dog that by following their nose to certain scents, and delivering it to you, an award will be waiting.

This means your dog will naturally want to go along because they are being rewarded for having fun and using their most powerful sense—their sense of smell. Dogs also love to hunt; no matter if it’s for a toy, some food, or a fluttering birdy, dogs love to chase things. When they capture their hunt they feel good inside, and their confidence increases. Since dogs are our children with four-legs, these are all things we crave for them. Plus, your dog will have you to thank for learning how to sniff out rewards, strengthening your bond even further.

For all of the hyper dogs out there that enjoy jumping around just a little too much, hunting tasks will tire them out and put their energy to good use. But your dog doesn’t have to be in the best shape to start participating in K9 Nose Work, in fact it’s good for retired dogs, and dogs that are recouping from an injury to learn how to hunt out objects. It gives them a purpose and helps them stay entertained and distracted.

The first step before training a dog to hunt is to make sure they have good yard skills. They come when called, recognize their name, and are obedient in all (or at least most) situations. you can start small by introducing certain smells to them and then asking them to find it. Have it hidden with a treat of some type, maybe their favorite toy or food to positively reward them for seeking out the scent.

The more fun things you can do with your dog, the better. Using their natural talents to come up with fun activities you can enjoy together is a great way to keep your dog happy. Dogs love to hunt for things, teaching your dog how to hunt down a bone, or find a rabbit in a field of bushes provides an engaging way to use up some of their energy.

If your dog has a rough, chapped, or dry dog nose, hunting may not come naturally—after all, they can’t smell so good. Snout Soother is here to help packed with a number of high quality, organic ingredients picked especially for their soothing and healing qualities. Within days of application, your dog’s nose will look better and smell better—allowing you to start teaching your dog how to hunt for just about anything, even that pesky (and always missing) remote control!

 

At Natural Dog we are on a mission, saving the world one snout at a time!

 

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The Barker’s Dozen

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According to your dog, he or she can eat it all! But what foods should you and should you NOT let your dog eat?

Who can resist sharing a little of this and that when your pet stares at you with those longing eyes?

Did you know that there are some foods that should never be fed to your friend? Some of those foods would be chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, bread dough, and avocados.

What foods can be safely fed to your little beggar you ask? The answer can be found in the barker’s dozen.

  • Looking for a colorful, fiber filled digestive aid? Why not give pumpkin a try?
  • Perhaps sweet potatoes perk up your pet’s pallet. They are high in vitamins B6 & C along with beta carotene.
  • Feeling lean? Grab a green bean for they make great, low calorie
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    “Quack-quack, just please don’t eat me!!!”

    treats.

  • An apple day keeps the veterinarian away; well, not necessarily but they do make crunchy treats full of vitamins A & C minus the core and seeds.
  • Spinach! It’s Popeye’s favorite and it just may be your pet’s favorite too!
  • Your pooch will go crazy for carrots once they taste this crunchy, low calorie treat.
  • Peanut butter is a great treat and highly useful when you wish to keep your pup busy by stuffing it into a hollow treat.
  • How about yogurt? Plain yogurt is high in calcium and protein plus you can even let your pup lick the spoon!
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    Even the smartest dogs will eagerly eat all the wrong foods for their sensitive digestive track. It’s up to you to keep them healthy and safe!

    Bountiful blueberries create quite the splash fed either frozen or fresh.

  • Tempt the taste buds by mixing or topping your dog’s dinner with unseasoned skinless, boneless, cooked chicken breast– a taste that never goes out of season. Yum!
  • Strawberries are just delicious, enough said.
  • Puppy playtime with peas, oh so fun to fetch! The only time when it’s ok to play with your food.
  • Finally a fun, frosty treat for Fido can be a tasty frozen banana on a hot summer day!

Always consult with your veterinarian if you are unsure as to what to feed your furry friend.

Meet The Pups Behind The Most Popular Dog Breed: Labrador Retrievers

The Labrador retriever, also known simply as a lab, is one of several types of retriever dogs. The American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognized the Labrador retriever as a dog breed in 1917. This beautiful, hyperactive medium-sized dog originated in Canada, and has since become the number one most popular dog breed.

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Owning a lab is like getting roses every singly day… pure bliss! Photo Credit: hdwallpapers

Labradors generally come in one of three colors and do not have markings. They have a gorgeous build with strong muscling and athletic, proportionate confirmation, which allows labs to be active and remain largely free of injuries. Labs are very well rounded and make excellent working dogs, show dogs and family dogs, basically you can’t go wrong with a lab.

Labrador Retriever Personality

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Labrador retrievers are very active and high-energy, and so much fun! Photo Credit: gottalovealab

If you are thinking about getting a Labrador retriever it’s important to know just how much energy these dogs have. With a very friendly and outgoing personality, labs require a good deal of time and attention, as well as frequent outings to release built up energy coursing through their superstar veins.

Playing fetch or any other game with a lab is a lot of fun because they are highly intelligent. Plus they are good listeners with a great temperament. You can enjoy taking your Labrador retriever to dog park, the beach or out for a walk in the woods with confidence.

Caring For Labrador Retrievers

Labrador retrievers are known as a healthy dog breed with few health issues. That doesn’t mean owning a lab is work-free, there are a few things all labs need from you, such as plenty of exercise, a nutritious diet, regular grooming and lots of love.

Your lab will require good nutrition to keep up with their high levels of energy and subsequent activities. Labs do best with energetic, outgoing owners who can keep up with the activity demands of this breed. Labs have a double-coat that sheds seasonally, and so regular grooming is another must in order to keep their coat looking and functioning at its best.

Famous Labrador Retrievers

This awesome dog breed is hardworking, loyal and extremely intelligent. Due to all of their fine qualities there have been more than a few famous Labradors throughout history.

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One of these precious pups is Endal, a multi-awarded yellow lab who served as a service dog for ex-Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer, Allen Parton. After a car accident, Allen was injured and bound to a wheelchair. Before he met Endal he was starting to lose hope, but the angelic lab changed all of that, and is even credited with saving Allen’s life.

In 2011, Allen was hit by a car and knocked out of his wheelchair, but thankfully Endal was there to pull him to safety. Endal then placed a blanket over him to keep him warm and ran off barking, seeking help at a local hotel—now that’s a serious service dog!

Lucky and Flo are twin black Labrador retrievers with a knack for detecting counterfeit products. In 2007, the two discovered 2 million pirated DVDs and were featured on NBC’s Today Show for their awesome work.

Jake is another famous Labrador retriever awarded for tirelessly sifting through debris after 9/11 in search of survivors. Jack was also on the search and rescue team after Hurricane Katrina.

Labrador Retriever For Sale: How To Find A Good Lab

There are plenty of labs available for adoption at your local shelter, all of which need a home. Visiting local shelters just might turn up the lab of your dreams. This is ideal because you get a new best friend and you provide a homeless dog with a furever home to call his or her own.

Remember, not all dogs end up at shelters because they have done something bad. On the contrary, most dogs at animal shelters make excellent pets and have ended up at a shelter for reasons far beyond their control, such as their previous owner had to move, had a baby, or could no longer afford a dog.

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There are many awesome labradors available for adoption, all you have to do is look. Photo Credit: Petguide.com

If you can’t seem to find the dog you are looking for through local adoption and rescue facilities your next stop might be Labrador retriever breeders. Not all breeders are as good as they claim; there are certain dog breeders you want to avoid. Dogs from non-reputable breeders are more prone to behavioral and health issues down the line.

In order to find a reputable breeder the Human Society recommends the following:

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-Always visit the place the dogs are born and raised. It is a red flag if a breeder is hesitant to let you visit and tries to meet elsewhere. When you go to the property ask yourself: does the property look clean? Are the dogs well taken care of and not too crowded? If the dogs’ living conditions are a cause for concern, for instance if they are messy, smelly, or overcrowded, this is not a good sign for the reputable nature of the breeder.

-Do some research and find out how the dogs from this breeder do post adoption. Talk to your vet, friends, and conduct an online search of the breeder before making any decisions.

-Check out the PupQuest website to see if there are any warnings about a particular breeder posted by the licensed veterinarians that manage the site.

Once you find the Labrador retriever that completes your family, check out our full line of all-natural organic dog products made safe enough for humans but especially for dogs!

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Stray Dog Gets Nose Implant To Restore His Sense Of Smell After Being Caught In A Snare

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Parys the dog is proof that even when life gets really hard there’s always hope. Not too long ago, Parys was a stray dog living on the streets of Bialystok, Poland when his face became trapped in a snare, literally disfiguring his nose. The injury caused Parys to lose his sense of smell, a dog’s strongest and most reliable sense.

Parys bad luck has since run out. Magdalena Smosarska adopted him, and that’s not the only good news; Parys has also been given the chance to regain his sense of smell. Last week, Parys underwent a new wave surgery to reconstruct his sniffer thanks to Dr. Marcin Elgal.

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Dog nose implant inserted into Parys’ nose. Photo Credit: DailyMail

After Dr. Elgal heard about Parys condition he knew he wanted to help. The Polish company Ledo constructed the specially designed dog nose implant, which was invented by Dr. Elgal who works with the Individual Medical Implants Technopark. The implant, inserted during surgery, is tube shaped and built specifically from Parys’ CT scans.

Parys underwent surgery to have the dog nose implant inserted this month and is currently recovering with his loving owner. If all goes well, the implant will restore the physical appearance and functionality of Parys’ nose.

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No longer a stray dog Parys is pictured with his new loving owner Magdalena Smosarska. Photo Credit: DailyMail

Dr. Elgal and his team were so motivated to help Parys due to how important a dog’s sense of smell truly is. A dog’s brain is dominated by the olfactory cortex, which includes millions of smell receptors that help dogs analyze their surroundings and survive.

The visual cortex dominates the human brain, leaving humans unable to smell nearly as well as a dog. The average dog has 125 to 220 million smell receptors in comparison with the 5 or 6 million smell receptors humans have. In other words, if Parys is able to regain his sense of smell the former stray dog’s life will be forever changed.

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A dog’s wet nose serves a serious purpose, helping them capture even more surrounding smells. If you notice your dog’s nose is dry, crusty or scabbing they can’t smell to the very best of their ability. Natural Dog Company is here to help with our vegan organic dog nose balm Snout Soother.

Dog Allergy Symptoms: How To Know If Your Dog Is Suffering From Allergies

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Is your dog suffering from allergies?

 

Can your dog develop allergies? It’s a common question and the answer is most certainly, yes. If you notice your dog has a dry, irritated nose, or they are constantly licking at their paws, they might be suffering from allergies. Just like humans, dogs can be allergic to many different things within their environment. Some dogs are more sensitive than others, meaning you might have 3 dogs, and only one is allergic to the plastic food bowls.

Once your dog develops sensitivity to an everyday substance their immune system kicks into overdrive trying to remove the toxin. An allergic reaction can be sparked through ingesting, inhaling, or direct contact. As a result, a whole host of possible side effects can impact your dog’s skin, digestion or respiratory system.

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Allergies may be to blame if your dog has a dry, crusty nose

What Are Common Allergy Symptoms In Dogs?

-Itchy skin

-Red, scabbed skin

-Dry, crusty dog nose

-You notice your dog chewing and licking at paw pads

-Swollen paw pads

-Ear infections, or in less serious cases itchy ears

-Sneezing

-Diarrhea and/or vomiting

-Inflamed throat, which may cause abnormal snoring

Common Things Dogs Are Allergic To

According to the ASPCA, some of the most common household and backyard substances that cause allergic reactions in dogs include:

-Mold spores and dust

-Trees and grass

-Weed pollens

-Dander

-Feathers

-Cigarette smoke

-Certain prescription drugs

-Fleas and flea-control products

-Perfumes and lotions

-Certain food ingredients

-Fabrics or dyes

-Deicers in snow

-Harsh cleaning products

-Rubber and plastic materials—often used on dog dishes, toys, and other products your dog comes into contact with on a regular basis.

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Your dog might love to roll around in the grass, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t allergic to it.

How To Know What Your Dog Is Allergic To

With such an extensive list of possible culprits it’s often difficult to determine what is causing your dog’s allergic reaction. Your veterinarian can perform a physical examination as well as a skin or blood test to determine what your dog is allergic to. If food is a suspect, your dog may be placed on a special elimination diet for 12 weeks to determine which ingredients are to blame.

How To Treat Dogs With Allergies Naturally

There are a number of natural ways you can help your dog find relief from their allergy symptoms. First and foremost, you must identify the irritant in order to remove it from the environment completely. Even after removing the allergen, it can take as much as 12 weeks for the side effects of the allergies to go away.

If your dog has dry, itchy, red skin, a chapped nose, or swollen paw pads there are a number of natural remedies available to help them feel better right away.

Dry, chapped dog noses are often caused by certain allergies, although other factors can cause this condition as well. A dry, crusty nose creates a lot of discomfort for your dog, and reduces their ability to smell. All natural Snout Soother can be applied to mild, moderate or severe dry dog noses for soothing relief and noticeable improvements within days.

This is Benson, pictured below, he suffered from severe allergies that dried out his nose to the point it would crack and bleed. Thanks to Snout Soother, Benson has a smooth, moist nose for the first time in his entire life.

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Benson before and after using Snout Soother to cure his chronic dry, scabby dog nose caused by allergies

Swollen, dry or red paw pads are often caused by the surfaces your dog walks on. While paw pads are tough they are not invincible. Snow, sand, hot asphalt, or rocky terrain can quickly irritate and damage paw pads. Paw Soother is easy to apply to the bottom of your dog’s paws and helps protect against irritants while also healing previous damage.

Natural Dog Company has a number of all natural dog products for sensitive canines. Check out our complete line of vegan, all-natural products made with love from our family of dog lovers to yours!

10 Incredible Facts About Dog Noses and More!

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How much do you know about what is going on in your dog’s head? These 10 facts might give you a better clue!

Scientists all over the world study dogs in order to try and better understand how their incredible minds work. From this research we have gained so much new knowledge about canines. Turns out dogs are smarter, cooler, and funnier than we ever even realized. These 10 incredible dog facts are sure to make you laugh, smile, and fall even more in love with your own precious pooch!

1. Dogs Get Jealous

Researchers in California studied 36 dogs belonging to 14 different breeds and uncovered that most remained uncaring if their owner ignored them until they saw their owner giving attention to a stuffed dog. Yes, not even a real dog, but a stuffed dog. Many of the dogs became visably upset at the sight of their owner petting a stuffed dog, growling, barking, and snapping. Try loudly cuddling a stuffed animal or pillow near your own pup to see how jealous they naturally are.

2. Dogs Do Not Only See in Black & White

It is a popular misconception that dogs are blind to all color and only interpret the world in black and white. Dogs cannot see colors with the same brightness humans do, but they can still see color. Dog eyes have two cones, and human eyes have three, meaning dogs can only distinguish colors that fall on the blue or yellow scale. Red and green all look the same to a dog because they do not have a third cone.

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Dogs have to be intelligent, otherwise how would they communicate with us so well?

3. Dogs Have Good Night Vision

Your dog can see better at night than you can, remember this fact the next time you go for a late night walk!

4. Dogs Are Very Smart

Dogs are undeniably intelligent. Perhaps our favorite proof comes from Moscow where an overabundance of dogs live free out on the streets. Many of these smart canines have figured out how to use the public transit system in order to move to areas with more food.

5. Dogs Have A Nose Chakra

A few years back dog chakras were looked out as ‘wacky’ talk, but today the focus on holistic and natural dog care has made this term more mainstream. Every living creature has chakras located throughout the body, which help govern how they react to their surrounding environment. There are 7 chakras universal to all living beings, but dog’s have a number of extra chakras, including the ear, paw, tail, and nose chakra.

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“Excuse me, I have a few questions to ask… can you stand up so I can I smell your butt?”

6. Dog Butts Tell A Detailed Story

Ever caught your dog sniffing the butt of another dog? Dogs have a whole lot of reasons for sniffing stinky behinds. Apparently the butt holds a world of smells your dog can use to decipher a number of facts about another canine. Including, if the dog is a boy or a girl, if they have met before, what the dog eats, and how friendly they are.

7. Your Dog Has More Brain Power Than You

The olfactory brain hub (responsible for smelling and analyzing) is 40 times larger in a dog than it is in a human.

8. Dogs Sneeze When They Get Excited

Dogs often sneeze when they are playing because they are excited. Some dogs sneeze the moment their owner returns home from work because they can’t wait to play and hang out. You can make your best imitation of your dog’s sneeze and see how they react; many dogs get very excited and start jumping around ready to play.

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Dogs lend us a paw in so many ways.

9. Wet Dog Noses Serve a Purpose

The mucus on your dog’s nose helps capture scents. Microscopic particles wafting through the air are naturally attracted to this moisture, bringing the surrounding scents closer to your dog. If your dog has a dry nose they may lick at it often in order to try and restore this natural effect, very much how it is tempting to lick your lips when they become dry. Read our guide to learn how you can treat your dog’s dry nose.

10. Dogs Can Smell Disease

Dogs have such an incredible sense of smell they are often able to smell disease. Sometimes dogs begin to act strangely because they know something in their owner’s body is not working correctly. Research has found dogs are able to smell a world of organic compounds within the human body. It is largely believed that one day in the near future dogs will be used to help detect cancer, diabetes, and other diseases.

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Snout Soother is an all-natural soothing dog balm proven to relieve dry, crusty dog noses in days!

 

Your dog is incredible on so many different levels—from their nose down to their pawsome toes. In order for your dog’s nose to work at peak efficiency, they need a moist, smooth snout. If your dog has a dry or crusty dog nose, the power of all-natural Snout Soother is proven to relieve even the roughest, and driest of dog noses. At Natural Dog our mission is simple, soothe, heal, wag!

Buy Snout Soother today risk free!

 

CLIPPING CLAWS, THE SHORT OF IT

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I think it’s time for me to have a doggy manicure, please!

Nail trimming plays an important role in your pet’s overall care and comfort. Allowing your pet’s nails to grow too long can cause several problems.

Nails that grow too long can get caught in things and the nail can easily tear as your pet tries to free its paw. A torn toenail is a bloody, painful experience for a pet. Nails that are too long may grow in a circular pattern and curl up into the paw pad. Embedded toenails cause tremendous pain which potentially can lead to infection. Both torn and curled nails often require a trip to see the vet. Lengthy nails can also cause your pet to walk awkwardly thus placing abnormal strain on muscles, tendons, and bones.

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Trimming your dog’s nails can also help prevent the furniture from getting torn up.

Since it has been determined that your pet’s nails are too long, it is now time to shorten them up. You grab your pet and the nail trimmers, position the trimmers carefully, you proceed to make your cut when suddenly an eruption occurs and blood gushes everywhere!
Don’t panic!

Quickly grab a styptic pencil to stop the bleeding. Don’t have one of those handy? Use clotting powder, don’t have that either? Grab some cornstarch or baking flour and apply it directly to the toenail. You may need to apply pressure to the bleeding nail to stop the flow quickly.

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Is nail trimming not for you? You may prefer using a grinding tool such as a Dremel. This tool performs like a spinning emory board which sands away excessive toenail leaving them smooth and void of sharp edges.

Still not comfortable trimming toenails? Seek professional help from a groomer or your veterinarian.

Treating Hyperkeratosis in Dogs

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Chase’s nose started showing immediate improvements once Snout Soother was applied to his sore, flaky dog nose.

Does your dog’s nose continually become rough before cracking? If so, it’s a possibility that your dog has hyperkeratosis, a disorder that can impact a dog’s nose and also their paw pads. Rough to the touch, this disorder can also cause your dog a lot of discomfort. Some dogs are born with it, while others develop it with age; it’s not uncommon for older dogs to suddenly develop hyperkeratosis. Think of your own feet when they have calluses, some calluses can even become very painful, and they never clear up if they are simply ignored. The same goes for dry dog noses, which thicken until they crack, and without proper nourishing treatment bigger problems will result. Such as, a dog’s nose breaking off and bleeding, leaving open wounds, which can easily become infected. Thankfully, even though canine hyperkeratosis is toted as a life-long disorder, there is a way to treat the symptoms and allow your dog to live a long life with a moist nose and smooth paw pads.

The Troubles Hyperkeratosis Can Cause 

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The top photo shows a dog with hyperkeratosis, the bottom picture shows the same dog after using Snout Soother.

We understand how much suffering pet owners go through as they try to diagnose and then treat hyperkeratosis.  Once identified, many veterinarians remain unable to provide any real relief to your dog, who is potentially in a lot of pain. Many dogs experience the majority of lesions on the top ridge of their nose; if these sores become large enough, some vets will routinely cut them off each time the chunks of skin build back up. Some admit to visiting the vet two times a week to have this procedure replicated; not only is this expensive, but it’s not doing anything to improve your dog’s nose health, it’s simply an aesthetic procedure. Dogs that suffer from hyperkeratosis of their paw pads can experience an equal amount of pain. In fact, if the lesions on their paws become bad enough, dogs will develop a limp.

Yet if you think about in simple terms, it seems the solution is not to cut away the dry and damaged skin, but to instead nourish and moisturize this cracked, peeling, and sensitive skin back to life. Using a special blend of all-natural ingredients, Snout Soother is created to do just that. We are proud to help dogs everywhere that suffer from hyperkeratosis, along with other nose-drying allergens and disorders.

Chase’s Testimonial

Chase the boxer knows what it is like to be afflicted by hyperkeratosis, in fact his entire family felt sympathy pains when they looked at Chase’s dry, cracking nose. When his nasal hyperkeratosis just wouldn’t clear up, they knew something had to be done. Thankfully, Cheyenne found her way to Snout Soother, and today Chase is looking and feeling his very best.

We recently received this testimonial from Chase and his family:

Chase is our third boxer and we have never experienced one with such a dry nose before! His poor nose was cracking so badly that fluff from blankets were catching on it and getting stuck. I came across the Snout Soother on Instagram and kept looking at all the before and after photos and knew I had to try it. I especially loved that it is all organic and natural. Ordered it online and it was delivered to my home within the same week. Applied it 2-3 times a day and couldn’t believe how quickly we saw results. On about day 2-3 little pieces were flaking off of the dry nose. By day five his nose was back to normal!! So happy!!! Thank you!!

– Cheyenne Ashdown

Chase Found Relief, Your Dog Can Too

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Dozer’s dog nose was practically coming off in shreds before all-natural Snout Soother provided the necessary treatment and relief.

Our mission is simple: Sooth, Heal, Wag. We know Chase is full of happy tail wags today, and we are so pleased to hear another success story. Every dog that we are able to help is another blessing, another reason to keep going at it everyday. At Natural Dog Company, we are dedicated to helping every dog live a happy, healthy life, Snout Soother can make a world of difference for dogs that are suffering from hyperkeratosis. After all, our goal is to save the world, one snout at a time!

If your dog is suffering due to hyperkeratosis we want to help, after all our mission is simple: soothe, heal, wag. Still not 100% convinced Snout Soother can change the look and feel of your dog’s crusty, chapped, and painful nose? Click here to view more testimonials and amazing before and after photos.  

Tooth Care – The Real Chew

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Is it time to clean your dog’s teeth?

Go ahead, take a good whiff of your pet’s breath. Does it smell like a bed of roses or the manure used to grow them?

Contrary to popular belief, bad breath is never normal in pets. Properly caring for your dog or cat’s teeth will go a long way in their overall health.

You need to be brushing and examining your pet’s teeth daily. What? You don’t examine your own teeth daily? We are talking about your pet’s teeth, not necessarily your own but…did you know that your pet’s teeth, aside from shape, are the same as yours? Pets suffer from dental disease just as people do.

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Don’t let bad doggy breath get between you and your best friend!

Begin by lifting up your pet’s lips exposing the gums and teeth. The gums should be pink, show no signs of swelling, be tumor free, and holding the teeth securely in place. The teeth should be clean and free from any brownish colored tartar.

Next, brush those teeth! Get yourself a pet toothbrush or fingerbrush as well as pet approved toothpaste. Accustom your pet to daily brushings by massaging the lips and exposing the teeth with your finger for a few seconds at a time while using a circular motion. Tell your pet just how awesome they are, this is very important.

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Your dog’s diet will impact the health of their teeth

Once your pet is comfortable with this, apply the technique to the teeth. Using the fingerbrush or toothbrush, apply a small amount of pet toothpaste to the desired tool of the trade and brush gently. Be sure not to jab the brush into your pet’s mouth and expect absolute tolerance. Your pet will eventually go with the flow with gentle, consistent brushing. You are focusing on the outer surfaces of the teeth as the tongue will help clean the inner surfaces, so there is no need to open up the mouth when trying to brush.

Chew on this; chew toys and dental chews can massage the gums and help keep teeth clean and, as a bonus, relieve boredom. Chews and toys are not a substitute for daily brushing.

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Time to show off those pearly white dog teeth!

Dry food is another great way to help keep your pet’s teeth clean. Canned food and table scraps increase tartar buildup and fast! Tartar control food like Hill’s t/d are like edible toothbrushes, cleaning your pet’s teeth while they chew! They are also a great alternative for pets that simply won’t allow toothbrushing.

Most importantly, take your pet to the vet! Regular dental check-ups and periodic dental cleanings is paramount to your pet’s oral health. Your veterinarian is your pet’s other best friend who will help you every step of the way and assist in keeping those chompers chomping for many years to come.

Now you know the real chew.

The Fight Against Canine Cancer: Know The Signs Of Cancer In Pets

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You love your dog and will do anything to protect him, but do you know the common signs of canine cancer?

Cancer is caused by an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells located on the outside or inside of the body. Once cancer forms in one area it is likely to spread to other regions of the body if left untreated.

In the last decade cancer rates have steadily been on the rise and cancer is now considered a common disease in pets. Around 50% of deaths in dogs that are 10 years or older relate directly to cancer.

Certain breeds are more prone to cancer than others, for instance around 60% of all golden retrievers are diagnosed with cancer. Other dog breeds with high cancer rates include the Boxer, Cocker Spaniel, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, and the Standard Poodle. Just because your dog’s breed isn’t listed doesn’t mean they are not at risk for canine cancer.

Common Signs Of Canine Cancer To Look Out For

Many veterinarians suggest checking your dog’s lymph nodes every night before bed to make sure they are not swollen. Canine lymphoma is a common form of cancer (especially in golden retrievers), and can kill its host within weeks without treatment. One of the first signs of lymphoma cancer is swollen lymph nodes.

There are many other types of canine cancers with different warning signs. Other signs of cancer in dogs include:

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Take your dog to the vet right away if you notice a lack of appetite, fatigue, or anything else abnormal.

-Abnormal pockets of swelling that don’t get better or continue to grow

-Sores that won’t heal

-Weight loss and/or loss of appetite

-Foul odor

-Opening in body exhibiting bleeding or discharge

-Not wanting to exercise, lethargic or abnormally tired

-Stiff or persistently lame

-Difficulty breathing

-Difficulty going to the bathroom

Signs of cancer can also indicate less serious problems. Taking your dog to the vet the moment you suspect something is wrong can save your dog’s life.

Causes Of Canine Cancer

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Do your research and read up canine cancer. Knowledge and prevention is key to winning the battle against this common disease.

The scary thing about cancer is it has no single known cause. Instead, it is known as a “multifactorial” disease, meaning it can be caused by many different hereditary and environmental factors. Certain exposures are suspected to play a role in the formation of canine cancer. For instance, pesticides have been identified as a potential contributing factor for some dogs. The likelihood of your dog getting cancer is dependent on their genetics, meaning certain dogs have a natural predisposition to cancer.

You never know for sure if your dog is prone to cancer or not, so it’s best to use preventative measures. Such as, you can reduce the amount of toxins your dog comes in contact with by reading the ingredients on everything, including dog food, dog shampoo, and all other household products your dog comes into contact with.

Canine Cancer Treatment Options

Canine cancer can be treated using a number of different methods, from homeopathic approaches to radiation and chemotherapy. The sooner you catch cancer the greater your dog’s chances for remission.

shutterstock_103149680 (1)You can help save your dog from becoming another cancer statistic by regularly checking your dog for abnormalities. You should also have a reputable vet with knowledge of canine cancer that you can call at the first sign of disease.

With so many other exposures to worry about out in the world, you shouldn’t have to worry about the products advertised for your dog. Unfortunately, not all dog products are made equally, hence why reading ingredients and knowing where a product comes from is so important.

Natural Dog Company formed out of a desire to help dogs all over the world live a better, healthier life. We carefully source all of our ingredients, using all natural vegan goods to create every last dog product we proudly produce.

Check out our growing line of soothing organic dog products proven to cure everything from dry dog noses, to rough paw pads. After all, our mission is naturally simple: Soothe, Heal, Wag!

Dry, Cracked Paw Pads? Introducing Organic Paw Soother To The Rescue!

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Don’t forget to protect your dog from rough, dry, or cracking paw pads with organic Paw Soother

When your dog jumps up to greet you, or hands you a paw to shake, what do their paw pads feel like? A healthy paw pad should be smooth to the touch. If your dog’s paw pads are rough, cracked, or damaged in any way it’s important to treat the problem before it gets worse. When you go outside you slip on your shoes before hitting the hot asphalt or running over gravel rocks. Your dog, on the other hand, likely doesn’t have any shoes to wear on his or her feet. It’s all up to their squishy paw pads to do the protecting, a job that is often too much even for your dog’s pawesomely powerful feet.

Dry, Cracking Dog Paw Pads

Paw pads have natural cushioning to help absorb shock and pressure and protect your dog’s bones and joints. Although certain terrain and weather conditions can break down paw pads and damage them. Rough or cracking paw pads may not be able to properly protect your dog and can also cause your dog a great deal of discomfort. Some even notice their dogs limping if cracked paw pads persist. Just like any skin, paw pads can dry out very easily, especially when they are exposed to the elements without any added protection.

How Dog Paws Become Damaged

It’s important to protect your dog’s feet throughout all four seasons. Have you ever noticed how dry your own skin gets in the winter time? The same is true for dogs, the cold harsh air can easily dry out their skin—including paw pads. Especially because paws are exposed directly to the ground surface, if it is snowing the extreme cold can work against your dog’s paw pads. Also, snow often calls for de-icers which are used to cover the sidewalks where your dog walks. De-icers can be full of toxic chemicals and salts that can make your dog’s feet sore and can even make your dog sick. As soon as the sun comes out, melts the snow, and calls upon the flowers, the dangers are not clear. Your dog’s paw pads can be damaged by extreme heat—such as hot concrete baking under the sun. Also, summer activities like going to the beach can provoke similar problems, as sand can be an irritant to your dog’s paws. When out cruising the elements your dog’s paw pads are always at risk for: -Toxic chemicals -Chemical burns -Drying -Cracking -Frostbite -Trauma

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Even in perfect weather conditions your dog’s paw pads can become dry, cracked, or otherwise damaged.

How To Protect Your Dog’s Feet All Year Long With Paw Soother

Paw Soother provides natural relief to sore, chapped, or dry paws, while also offering an organic protective barrier against further damage. Before applying Paw Soother, make sure your dog’s feet are trimmed, their hair should not grow down between their toes. Untrimmed hair on your dog’s feet can lead to a build up of snow, salt, or other chemicals that can further irritate your dog. Plus, when a build up occurs your dog is prone to licking at it, which can be toxic for their insides. You can help by rinsing off your dog’s feet after a walk to prevent any chemicals or other toxins from being licked off instead. As durable and care free as your dog seems, dogs are still sensitive, especially when it comes to their paw pads. After all, they walk around all day on their feet, over all types of surfaces, temperatures, and conditions. If your dog spends a lot of time exploring outdoors, their paw pads likely show it. With the power of Paw Soother you can restore your dog’s paws so that they feel smooth to the touch.

How Does Paw Soother Work?

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Summer, winter, spring, and fall, Paw Soother provides organic healing protection your dog’s paw pads need against the elements.

Organic Paw Soother is made with all-natural oil and herbal-based blends, specifically designed to quickly heal rough, chapped paw pads. Simply apply Paw Soother over chapped, rough, or cracked paw pads using the easy to use, glide-on application stick. Within minutes Paw Soother’s all-natural ingredients begin to work, penetrating the skin with moisture and relief. After only a few applications, the differences will be noticeable to the touch, and your dog will notice the differences too! Some pet owners try dog shoes to help better protect dog paws. In some instances dog shoes can work great, although we know a number of dogs that just don’t like to play while wearing shoes. Plus, once dry or cracking paw pads persist, you’ll need to do more than protect your dog from future harm. First, you must restore moisture to your dog’s paws. The easiest way to do so is with Paw Soother. No matter how healthy your dog’s paw pads are, dogs still love to lick at their toes. This is why making Paw Soother safe for your dog to ingest is of utmost importance. Made for dogs, but safe enough for humans, all of our Natural Dog products contain carefully sourced ingredients that are 100% natural and vegan. At Natural Dog we love dogs, all the way from their snouts to their paws. Paw Soother was created as an organic way to heal dry, chapped paw pads for an ultimately happier, healthier canine. Our mission is simple . . . soothe, heal , wag!

Make your dog’s day more pawsome, try Paw Soother risk free today!

Top Cold Winter Weather Safety Tips For Dogs

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Don’t let your dog out in the cold without the proper safety precautions!

Dog safety in cold weather is an incredibly important topic all dog owners should be up to date on. How do you plan to keep your dog safe from the cold this winter?

Some dogs are able to withstand much colder temperatures than others, sled dogs for instance are breed with ultra thick coats to fight off the chill, but short-haired dogs are far more susceptible to freezing in the same temperatures. Still, even if your dog has a warm, thick coat they are not 100% immune to cold weather. In this Natural Dog blog we explain how you can protect your dog this winter.

How Much Cold Weather Can Your Canine Handle?

Your pet’s tolerance to winter weather will differ from other dogs, depending on their body fat, coat type, activity level, and overall health.

Certain health conditions can cause your dog to be more susceptible to the cold, such as diabetes, heart disease, hormonal imbalances, or kidney disease. Puppies as well as old dogs are also not as efficient at regulating their body temperatures. Dog safety in cold weather must be personalized to your four-legged friend and their specific needs, as well as the temperatures in your part of the world.

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Many dogs enjoy playing in the snow, especially when their nose, paws, and bodies are properly protected.

 

Safety Tips For Walking Your Dog In The Cold

During the coldest months of the year your dog should ideally be kept inside. Still, dogs require a good amount of exercise, and need to go outside to go potty. When walking dogs in the cold there are things you can do to help protect their most sensitive parts.

How To Protect Your Dog’s Paws In Cold Weather

Your dog’s paws are the first point of contact with the cold, snowy ground, and all 4 of their puffy paw pads get no breaks from the harsh chill. While dog paws are durable, they are not invincible. It’s not just the cold snow that can cause rough, dry paw pads. Ice melting chemicals are routinely poured on snow in many locations, and contain a number of different salts that can cause serious damage to your dog’s paws.

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Dog paws require extra special care during the winter months.

Chrystal LeMaster from All Pets Animal Hospital explains, “Chemicals can really irritate your pet’s paws if they remain for a long period of time. Additionally, if your pet licks the salt off the paws, it can cause oral ulcers in severe cases.”

If your dog’s paws are already rough and dry, PawSoother is an all-natural balm you can easily apply. Within days the organic healing power of each carefully sourced ingredient goes to work moisturizing, and rebuilding your dog’s paws so that they are as strong and smooth as can be.

All-natural PawTector is very similar, in that it works to moisturize and soothe paws, but it also provides a barrier protection against the cold, as well as the chemicals found in deicers. Unlike doggy boots, your dog will not even notice they are wearing PawTector, but their paws will have an added layer of protection.

Dogs can lick at PawTector and PawSoother all day long without any adverse effects, but it’s still highly recommended that you clean off their paws after taking your dog for a walk in the cold. This will help prevent the chance they do ingest harmful chemicals found in ice-melting products.

How To Protect Your Dog’s Nose In Cold Weather

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A smooth dog nose makes for a happy dog!

Your dog’s nose is their most favorite body part; in fact they use it for just about everything. A dog’s sense of smell is their strongest sense of all. Have you ever noticed how dogs generally have a very wet snout? That’s because this moisture actually helps them pick up more surrounding scents with added clarity. A dry dog nose is not capable of picking up smells the same way, and can actually cause serious discomfort for your dog.

Cold weather is known to dry out your skin, as well as your dog’s skin, including the skin on their nose. Dog noses are especially prone to drying out and becoming irritated if your dog is out playing in the snow. So what should concerned dog owners do to keep their dog’s sensitive nose healthy throughout the winter? The answer is simple: apply all-natural Snout Soother.

Snout Soother is proven to heal dry dog noses within only a few applications of the soothing balm. Snout Soother also provides an extra layer of protection against the elements, meaning it serves a double purpose: healing dry dog noses, as well as protecting noses so they remain smooth and healthy.

Should You Get Clothing For Dogs To Help Them Keep Warm?

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Dog clothes are not just for fun and games. Certain doggy outfits help keep out the cold.

Some dogs do not mind wearing sweaters and dog booties, but other dogs would much rather cruise the streets in their birthday suit. If your dog doesn’t mind clothing, sweaters can provide awesome added protection against cold weather.

Some may laugh at dressing up a dog, but when it’s cold outside a comfy, warm jacket can actually benefit your dog’s overall comfort, especially dogs with short hair coats. If your pup is not made for cold weather, a dog jacket is just as helpful to them as you and I. Some dogs are even reluctant to go outside and use the bathroom in the cold, but by applying a warm sweater they might be more willing to step outside.

 

3 All-Natural Products To Keep Your Dog Safe All Winter

You know your dog better than anyone, depending on genetic makeup and overall health dogs require unique care in order to remain happy, healthy and comfortable all winter long. No matter how healthy your dog is or how thick their fur coat, Natural Dog’s uniquely blended, all-natural products will help your dog enjoy life to the fullest, something dogs truly do best!

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Snout Soother heals dry, crusty dog noses, keeping them smooth, healthy and ultra powerful. Try Snout Soother risk free now!

PawSoother heals and restores dry, rough paw pads. Try PawSoother risk free now!

PawTector moisturizes and protects dog paws from the cold, as well as the heat, sand, and many other elements their paws come in contact with. Try PawTector risk free now!

Or, try all 3 products (PawSoother, PawTector, and Snout Soother) for one special price.

At Natural Dog we are dog gone crazy for canines, which is why we only use the best, all-natural ingredients. After all, our mission is simple: Soothe, Heal, Wag!

 

 

 

5 Fun Ways To Keep Your Dog Active This Winter

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How do you keep your dog active during the coldest months of winter?

Your dog requires fresh air and daily exercise in order to burn calories, socialize, and retain his or her sanity. Even in the dead of winter you need a plan to keep your dog active. When your dog is feeling crazy, you are likely feeling just as crazy trying to deal with them. Keeping your dog physically and mentally challenged even during the coldest months of the year will benefit you, your dog, and the things in your home—as a bored dog quickly turns into a mischievous dog.

When the wind is howling and the snow is tumbling down, how do you manage to get in the necessary exercise for your dog? Here are 5 fun ways to keep your dog active this winter.

1. Give Your Dog A Smelly Challenge

Dogs have the most powerful noses on the planet; in fact they can smell just about anything with that moist little snout. If your dog is cooped up all day due to bad weather try creating exercises that require your dog to put his nose to work. Cesar Millan recommends using this tactic at dinner time by setting up an obstacle course your dog must get through in order to reach their food. Other fun ways to make your dog work out for some grub is to hide food in a box, a King Wobbler or a Buster Ball.

2. Take Your Dog On Adventures With You

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Take your buddy on adventures with you to keep your dog active during winter.

There are a number of locations that allow dogs inside, find out which stores in your area are dog friendly and bring your pup along. For instance, you could take your dog to the pet store to get more food and a new toy. No matter how cold it is outside this offers a fun way to get your pet active and out of the house.

If you have friends with dogs, you can arrange a play date and bring your dog over for some indoor playtime fun. Many coffee shops and other establishments also keep their doors open for dogs, even offering treats to four-legged customers.

3. Sign Your Dog Up For An Indoor Agility Class

There are a number of classes you can enroll your dog in, such as agility, flyball or swimming. In places with cold weather many of these classes are held indoors. These organized activities keep you and your dog out of the cold while still providing plenty of room to exercise, as well as socialize.

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An online search should turn up a couple of agility classes offered for dogs in your area.

Agility classes for dogs also teach new skills, boosting mental and physical capabilities. After returning home you can be sure your dog will be plenty worn out, and happily so.

4. Play Fetch Indoors

Playing fetch inside can undeniably get a little bit dangerous, as photo frames and glass vases teeter on the edge of their footing, while dogs and balls fly left and right. Find or create a safe space in your house where you can have some fun tossing around an assortment of soft toys.

If you have stairs in your house try tossing a toy up the steps to increase your dog’s cardiovascular workout. For more controlled play, attach a toy to the end of a string and allow your dog to chase after it. For larger dogs you can use the basement or the garage to let them run around and play fetch.

5. Get Out In The Snow And Play With Your Dog

Don’t let the cold scare you! Many dogs love to play in the snow and you can both enjoy some fresh air and a good workout plowing through it. Spending 30 to 40 minutes playing in the snow will give your dog the workout they need to tire out and keep muscles toned. Just make sure to wash off your dog’s paws when they return inside in order to remove any harmful salt.

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You might not want to run around in the cold snow, but your dog likely does.

Winter dogs love wearing all-natural PawTector while playing out in the snow. Natural Dog’s non-invasive, easy to apply balm is made especially to protect the bottom of your dog’s precious paws from many different elements, including icy snow and salt.

Learn more, and try all-natural PawTector risk free today!

 

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Benefit You and Your Dog

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Happy New Year From All Of Us At Natural Dog!!

With the New Year only a few barks away it’s time to decide on your New Year’s resolutions. The majority of people resolve to shed some weight, eat healthier, join a gym, or save more money, but what about your dog, what is his or her New Year’s resolution?

The best type of resolution is one that benefits you and your dog, thus pushing you to achieve your goals and not give up, if only for the benefit of your dog’s health.

It’s hard enough to come up with your own changes to aim for in the New Year, let alone come up with two-sided resolutions that are good for you and your dog. Rest assured, we’ve got you covered with 4 ideas for New Year’s resolutions you and your pet can achieve as a team in the coming year.

New Year’s Resolution #1: Help Your Dog Shed Excess Pounds

It’s not just humans that are overweight. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention there are an estimated 37 million overweight pets in the US alone. Sadly, if your dog is overweight they are not going to live as long as their fit peers. By trimming some pounds off your overweight dog you could increase their life expectancy by 15%!

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Overweight dogs are also more likely to experience arthritis, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more. Plus, losing weight simply feels good; your dog will feel more active, capable, and less bloated.

A common New Year’s resolution is to spend less money, and by cutting back your dog’s diet you will simultaneously save money. Collectively, owners of overweight dogs spend an estimated $8 billion dollars a year on excess food, vet bills, and medicines related to issues concerning obesity.

New Year’s Resolution #2: Take Your Dog On More Walks

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Get active with your dog to improve their health, as well as your own.

Dogs that get plenty of exercise are less likely to cause troubles in the house and pick up bad habits, like raiding the garbage or digging up your new roses. Frequent walks also increase physical fitness, improve your pet’s overall health, extend their life, and help improve obedience. Plus, by taking your dog for more walks you are actively improving your own health and trimming weight from your waistline.

Making a New Year’s resolution to take your dog for more walks is fun and beneficial for you and your four-legged friend. The best part is, your dog will push you to keep up with your new walking regime. Once they get into the habit of going for walks at certain times they will be sure to remind you with leash between teeth, a grin, and a persistently wagging tail.

New Year’s Resolution #3: Get Social With Your Canine

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Dogs are natural pack animals with social personalities.

Looking to make new friends in the New Year? Social interactions are good for the soul, for both people and canines. Chances are, your dog would love some new companions. For the most part, dogs are naturally social creatures that enjoy the company of other animals. Take your dog to the local dog park, dog beach, or seek groups in your local community that meet up regularly with their dogs.

When you first interact with other dog owners you immediately have something in common to chat about. This commonality helps spark easy friendships, giving you and your dog new friends to call up and interact with, which is good for you both on many different levels. New friendships lead to new experiences, which will ultimately add so much to your life in the coming year.

New Year’s Resolution #4: Quit Smoking For You And Your Dog

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The healthier your are, the healthier your dog will be.

Despite the fact 5 million people die every year due to tobacco-related illness, more than 1 billion people around the world smoke cigarettes. Humans are not the only ones harmed by tobacco, dogs are also victims. Quitting smoking isn’t easy and requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but it’s easier to quit if you do it for your dog’s health.

Dogs that are exposed to tobacco have an increased risk for nasal and lung cancer. By quitting smoking you will improve your own health, save money, and extend the life of your dog.

A Great New Year For You And Your Dog

In order for your dog to be their very healthiest, they should have a smooth nose and smooth paw pads. If not, your dog may be silently suffering. At Natural Dog we take pride in promoting healthy, happy dogs all around the world. We offer all-natural vegan products that soothe even the driest dog noses and chapped paw pads. Enhance your dog’s health and quality of life by purchasing our 100% safe and effective organic products for dogs.

PrintNatural Dog wishes you and your family a blessed New Year full of love, happiness, and plenty of dog-gone fun! We look forward to another year serving dogs all around the world, after all our number one mission remains: Heal, Soothe, Wag!

We are so confident in our natural line of products that we offer a risk-free, money back guarantee.

 

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Happy Howl-idays From Natural Dog Company!

At Natural Dog Company we love the howl-idays! Although it’s the busiest, and often most stressful time of the year, it’ the perfect time to say your blessings and cuddle close to your loved ones (furry friends included), all while enjoying the warmth of the fireplace.

A Natural Dog Christmas: The Barking Best Gifts For Heroic Dogs

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What are you gifting your dog for Christmas?

Dogs are a big barking part of the holidays. Dogs are featured on personalized greeting cards, their names signed just like one of the humans. Dogs have presents wrapped and waiting beneath the tree, and stockings adorned with paw prints hung over the mantel. Dogs are a true part of Christmas, and every other holiday, after all dogs are one of the most treasured gifts in life.

According to a survey conducted by VetIQ, which polled over 750 pet-owners, 96% would rather spend their holidays alone with their pet than leave their
pet at home in order to visit in-laws. Perhaps that has something to do with the fact 85% of pet-owners say their pet was nice this year, while only 15% say
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Dogs have rightfully earned their place as MVP (Most Valuable Pet), dogs are warm-hearted creatures, the actual vision of love; in other words, they represent the heart and soul of Christmas spirit.

Dogs are heroes in so many ways. Here are a few famous dogs that prove just how special your dog is on Christmas, and every other day of the year.

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Argos is a famous dog in Greek literature and mythology. Argos belonged to Odysseus when he was a puppy. Unfortunately, Odysseus left to fight in a war, leaving his beloved dog behind for some 20-years. When Odysseus returned dressed disguised as a beggar no one recognized him, not even his wife or sons. His loyal dog Argos knew exactly who he was though. As the story goes, when the two reunited Argos gave a great big wag of his tail, released a final whimper and passed in peace knowing his old friend came back for him.

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Famous recreation of Argos and Odysseus in their final moments together.

 

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The Military relies on dogs in so many ways. Target was one of three dogs stationed with troops in Afghanistan. Not only do dogs like Target provide love and companionship, but they have also saved many soldiers’ lives. One day Target and her 2 four-legged colleagues attacked an intruding suicide bomber, causing the bomber to explode before he had a chance to enter the tent. Target received a hero’s welcome upon returning to the States and was even featured on Oprah.

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The media goes wild for these four-legged war heroes as they enter back into the States.

 

BARRY
Barry is a legendary St. Bernard that was trained by local Monks to help save people lost in the Alps. It is said that he saved over 40 people from death. Perhaps his most famous rescue includes a small child he kept warm by licking him. Barry barked and barked, waiting for one of the Monks to come to the small child’s rescue, but no one was coming. So Barry did what any brave, smart dog would, he swooped the child up and carried him to safety.

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Recreation of Barry carrying a child to safety.

Dogs are inspirational, amazing furry creatures that we can learn from in so many ways. Clearly, it is their fierce loyalty and lovable personalities that have made them such an important part of your family, especially during the holidays.

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How do you plan to spend Christmas with your dog this year? Chances are you already have some neat doggy toys tucked beneath your tree, but if you’re looking to spoil your sweet pup some more, here are some questions to find the perfect gift for your dog.

1. Does your dog have a dry, rough nose?

If so, your doggy’s nose is in pain and can’t smell as well as it should. No need to bark and whimper, just get Snout Soother! Our all-natural, 100% vegan, organic dog product is available in a soothing balm that is easy to apply and quickly works to heal dry dog noses. Within days, you and your dog will notice a big difference.

Buy Snout Soother now, risk free!

2. Does your dog have dry, rough paw pads?

If yes, all-natural PawSoother will have your dog’s paws smooth and pretty in no time! Running around outside on hot pavement, salty snow, or sandy beaches can cause dog pads to dry out and tear up. Rough, torn dog paws can quickly lead to pain and limping, since your dog makes you happy 365-days of the year, be sure and give them happy paws!

Buy Paw Soother now, risk free!

3. Are your dog’s paws routinely exposed to rough, hot, ice cold, or sandy surfaces?

By applying all-natural PawTector to your dog’s paws you can be sure they have an extra layer of protection against the elements.

Buy PawTector now, risk free!

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At Natural Dog, we have something special for every pup in your life. Plus, since we are dog gone crazy for canines we specially source every ingredient and only use the finest, all-natural materials to create our products. You can trust Natural Dog to help your dog’s paws and nose feel better for the holidays, and every day of the year!

The best part is you can use the holiday discount code SANTAPAWS now through December 31st and score 30% of all Natural Dog products.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas full of dog kisses and love.

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Homemade Organic Dog Treat Recipes, Plus Holiday Coupon Code For All Natural Dog Products!

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Dog’s Holiday Wish List: Organic dog treats and all-natural Snout Soother, please!

It’s that special time of year again and we are doggone giddy about it! The holidays simply smell exciting, and are full of so much love and joy. Unsure what to get your dog this year for the holidays?

We’ve got you covered with organic dog treat recipes AND 30% off Natural Dog products. Meaning you can enjoy big savings while your dog enjoys homemade treats, a super smooth nose, and soft, healthy paws—now that’s a PAWSOME holiday!

There are few things dogs love more than food, meaning homemade organic dog treats make the perfect present for dogs big and small. But when buying dog treats at the store, how do you know if they are actually good for your best furry friend?

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What’s really in your dog’s food?

Many commercial dog treats, even the ones that say they are healthy, are loaded with meat byproducts, fillers, and other unsuitable ingredients that can make your dog feel less than their best.

Carefully reading ingredients can help filter out the worst of the worst, but it’s not easy to find food for pets that actually contain no fillers or nasty byproducts. Not to mention, the best, all-natural treats made in safe factories with carefully sourced ingredients are often too pricey to fathom purchasing. Making your own dog treats at home is a great way to ensure your dog gets delicious, healthy treats made with love.

Show your dog how much you love them this holiday season. Here are 2 great organic dog treat recipes, one sweat and one meaty!

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Pup’s Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies are woof-woof delicious!

Pup’s Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients you will need:

2 cups flour (you will want to purchase white flour if your dog is allergic to wheat.)

1 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup peanut butter (smooth and organic, many commercial brands include hydrogenated oils and other unhealthy additives that are not good for you or your dog)

1 tbsp. honey

½ tbsp. fish oil

1 ½ cups water

Baking Instructions:

  1. Set the oven to heat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use a large mixing bowl to combine the flour and rolled oats.
  3. Add one-cup water to flour and oats, blend until smooth.
  4. Next, add the honey, peanut butter, and fish oil to the mixing bowl and stir until all ingredients are mixed well.
  5. Add the remaining ½-cup of water and mix until batter has a doughy consistency.
  6. Roll out dough onto a floured surface until it is ¼ inch thick.
  7. Use a cookie cutter to make whatever fun shapes you desire!
  8. Place cookies onto a baking sheet and allow the cookies to bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Cool all the way before feeding.

Beef and Vegetable Bark Balls

For all dogs out there that prefer meaty treats as opposed to sweet treats, these beef and vegetable balls will really hit the spot.

Ingredients you will need:

-6-ounce jar of organic beef (x2)

-Vegetable baby food

-1 cup whole-wheat flour

-2 cups dry milk

-1 cup water

Baking Instructions:

  1. Set the over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix organic beef, vegetable baby food, 2 cups dry milk, and 1 cup water in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Spoon out the mixture into large balls and place onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Allow treats to completely cool before feeding to your dog.

You can store these treats in your fridge for up to 5-days. If you only have one dog you may want to cut this recipe in half.

Looking to get your dog a little something more for the Holidays?

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If your dog has dry, rough paw pads or a crusty, dry nose, they need help ASAP! Our all-natural dog products restore dog paws and dog noses so they are smooth and healthy in as little as a few days. Now is the time to buy, as we are offering 30% of all Natural Dog products now through December 31st. Simply use the discount code SANTAPAWS at checkout.

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Life On The Run: All About Sled Dogs and How They Maintain Smooth Paw Pads

shutterstock_174099701Did you know sled dogs help keep warm by sleeping with their tail covering their nose? Sled dogs are unique, gorgeous creatures that plow through the snow with such excitement and grace. While it’s quite a thrill to be pulled by a team of strong snow dogs, it is nearly as wondrous to simply see the dogs at work. Not only are sled dogs incredibly strong, but also they are very durable. After all, sled dogs have a lot of environmental factors working against them. For one it’s incredibly cold outside, simultaneously chilling dog bodies and paw pads, which are constantly traveling across the cold snow.

In fact sled dogs have a lot working against their paws, and must be checked on regularly to ensure they are healthy enough to move forward. It’s not just during the race that paw pads are exposed to the harsh winter elements. When practicing for a race, dogs may travel some 2,000-3,000 miles just obtaining the endurance to compete.

How Do Sled Dogs Maintain Smooth Paw Pads?

If your dog simply spends a lot of time playing out in the snow, you may notice that their paws get rough and dry. Now imagine if your dog was running thousands of miles through the snow for many months of the year. Clearly, sled dogs take a lot of wear and tear to their paw pads, but if their paws are not up to the challenge it won’t be long before they are no longer able to keep up with the team. As a result many racers use dog boots, and/or our latest all natural PawTector, to help keep dog paws free of abrasions and excess wear.

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Dog boots can get in the way of mushing. PawTector provides a seamless protective barrier.

The History Of Sled Dogs

Sled dogs have been used for many years, the earliest records date back long before 1000 B.C. Throughout this time sled dogs have been used for many different purposes, from work to sport. In the late 1800s they were used to patrol gold mines, as well as travel on Arctic and Antarctic journeys. Sled dogs were known as a reliable and common source of transportation until around the 1920s, at which time more efficient modes of transportation were being invented.

It wasn’t until 1908 that dog sled racing became an official sport.

Mushers, or dog drivers, love the sport just as much as the dogs. For some people it is a way of a life, and a competition to train for and look forward to all year. There are countless dog sled races that take place around the coldest regions of the world. And while dogs must be well trained and ready for the task, it has a lot to do with breeding and genetics that allows certain dogs to do well pulling a sled, despite the very harsh conditions they face. First and foremost, they are working in incredibly cold weather, the type of cold that bites at your skin even beneath your warmest jacket.

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Best Breeds For Sled Dogs

The most commonly used breeds for pulling sleds include: the Siberan husky, Samoyed, and malamute. Sled dogs can be a mixed breed as well, often known as Alaska husky or Eskimo dogs. The best dogs for pulling sleds have thick coats, and feet that are wide and flat. The Alaskan malamute is a common sled dog, and is a perfect example of an awesome canine for the job. The Alaskan malamute was breed some 2-3,000 years ago as a sled dog used for transportation. As a result, breeders sought to create an incredibly sturdy dog capable of pulling heavy weight, running long distances, and enduring the harsh weather of Alaska.

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Not just any dog is up to the challenging and demanding sport of mushing.

Can You Train Your Dog To Mush?

Mushing, or dog sled racing, is a sport that anyone interested can get involved in. Not just any dog is cut out for the task, we wouldn’t recommend trying to teach your Chihuahua, for example, how to pull a sled—unless it’s a Barbie sled! It takes an extra special dog to compete in dog sled racing. Looking into programs that will teach you more about dog sled racing are beneficial before getting a sled dog of your own.

 

Keep Your Dog’s Paws Smooth All Year Long

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Natural Dog offers a number of vegan, organic dog products made specially for your best four-legged friend!

No matter if you and your dog love mushing, or if your dog’s only time in the snow is out in the backyard, PawTector provides endless benefits to keep dog paws naturally protected against the elements–from salty snow, sandy beaches, and hot concrete!

Plus, since it is made of 100% natural, carefully sourced ingredients, your dog can lick at his or her paws all day and never have adverse side effects. PawTector is just as good for your dog’s insides as their paw pads.

 

At Natural Dog our mission remains the same, Soothe, Heal, Wag!

Try PawTector risk free today, your dog is sure to thank you.

5 Reasons We Are Thankful For Dogs This Thanksgiving

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Why are you thankful for dogs in your life?

Naturally, dogs are able to cheer you up, and bring a smile to your face. Even on the worst days, the best dogs find a way to bury a moist snout just so, causing your heart to melt right alongside your worries.

Have you ever taken a moment to consider: what would the world be like without dogs? A painful question really, and an impossible and horrible scenario to even imagine. After all, dogs teach us how to love, play, and eat with a heart full of happiness and not one ounce of doubt. Dogs are the best at following their heart and loving fully, lessons all humans can learn a thing or two about.

Since this month is November, which brings along the delicious feast of Thanksgiving, we decided to recap 5 reasons why we are SO thankful for the dogs that bless our life with joy each and every day!

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Hey, could I get some more of that organic dog food over here!?!

 

1. No Matter What You Feed Your Dog, They LOVE It!

Cooking is a lot of work, you’ve got to buy food, prepare it, and then wait for it to bake. Have you ever gone through all of the trouble to make a nice meal, only to hear complaints from your family or significant other? “Ugh, lasagna again?” Now let’s rephrase that question, has your dog ever turned up their nose to anything you fed them? Likely not. Dog food can be organic and homemade or bought in a bag from the store, and your canine is going to be ecstatic to eat it. Dogs are rarely picky about what they eat. Every meal you provide your precious pup is the best meal ever, and isn’t it a good feeling to be appreciated?

 

2. Dogs Teach Us How To Have Fun Without Spending Any Money

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Feeling bored? Coveting the latest iPhone or iPad to keep you entertained? If you own a dog, you know good and well it doesn’t take anything fancy to get your pup up and playing. Dogs naturally know how to turn anything into a toy. An old scarf equals the perfect tool for a game of tug-of-war. And a new pair of shoes makes for the perfect chew toy. Sure, it’s never fun to spend $100 on a pair of leather loafers only to find your dog has eaten them un-wearable, but you’ve got to see the humor in it, and don’t forget to take notes. Humans want this and want that, but really, we’ve got everything we need to have a good time, just ask your canine friends!

3. Dogs Take The Best Selfies

Everyone takes a selfie now and again, some people far more than others. But for many people, taking a selfie can feel a bit desperate at best. Want to take a picture without feeling self-obsessed? All you have to do is call your dog on over and you’ve got a selfie that appears more pawsome than vain.

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4. Dogs Never Ignore You For Technology

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How do humans do this all day?!

Your dog may be happy to pose for a selfie, but that doesn’t mean he or she is obsessed with cell phones and computers like most people. These days hanging out with anyone human can be full of distractions; cell phones buzzing alerts for text messages, phone calls, emails, and social media alerts. Sometimes you are with a friend and still feel like you are solo mission, simply because most of their attention is diverted to their cell phone. Thankfully, you can still hang out with your dog and get 100% of their attention—that is unless a squirrel comes around…

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You: “Let’s go home and eat gas-inducing cheese all night.” Your Dog: “Bark, bark! I can’t wait!”

 

5. Dogs Never Judge

Feeling gassy? You might not want to hit the town with your pals, but your dog sure won’t mind! No matter how bad you smell your dog remains your non-judgmental pal. Lost your job, got ditched for a date, or just had a long week in general? Your dog will cheer you up, even if you just feel like pigging out in your ugliest pajamas. And no need to worry, your dog will never count how many Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups you devour in one hour. Your dog doesn’t have a thought in the world about what you are doing and why, he’s just happy to hang out with you.

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Fiercely Friendly: All About Catahoula Bulldogs

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Because the Catahoula bulldog can be different percentages of Catahoula and American bulldog, each dog has unique look, each one more striking than the next!

The Catahoula bulldog is a mix between a Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog and an American Bulldog. The name Catahoula comes from an Indian word for “clear water.” Near where the Catahoula dog was breed, sits the Catahoula Lake. Although the breed’s name could have more significance than location, Catahoula bulldogs are incredibly clear-headed creatures breed for their awesome demeanors.

If you have a Catahoula bulldog you know just how expressive they can be, especially with their ears, which can be button, cropped or rose-type ears. Catahoula bulldogs are gorgeous, with their short glossy coats. Unless a Catahoula bulldog lives in a cold climate, they do not develop an undercoat. While tight skin is a standard trait of this breed, they come in a variety of different colors. Their coats can either be dark, pure white, and anything in between. Their eyes range from brown, clear blue, gold, and bright green. On average the Catahoula bulldog weighs between 75-100 pounds.

 

History of the Catahoula Bulldog

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You can trust the Catahoula bulldog to be a hard working farm hand and a loyal pack member.

For over 100 years mankind has loved this breed. But before the Catahoula bulldog came into existence, ranchers and hog-hunters kept good Catahoula leopard dogs on hand because of their intelligence and work ethic, for many years they helped herd cattle and catch hogs. The only problem was when it came time to carry the catch home the Catahoula was too small and weak to do the trick. This meant a catch-dog had to be brought along on every hunting mission. Also, the Catahoula lacked the certain aggression necessary to hunt aggressive prey, such as a bear. The American bulldog on the other hand was bulkier, more aggressive, and stronger. So while the Catahoula was almost perfect, ideas started going around. If Catahoula dogs were breed with bulldogs, would a truly flawless work and family dog be born? The answer is apparent after getting to know an awesome Catahoula bulldog.

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The Catahoula Bulldog is known to be protective of their family, incredibly loyal, calm unless necessary, and impossibly strong. It’s the combination of strengths gained from the American bulldog and the Catahoula Leopard dog that sets this breed apart. From each breed these dogs retain a different set of awesome traits. The American Bulldog gives these dogs their strong jaw, chill demeanor, and a uniquely wide skull. While the Catahoula leopard dog grants this breed fierce strength, intelligence, endurance, and an unsurpassed ability to hunt and herd. Together this makes for a really sweet dog that has the passion and skills to do great work, while also being a four-legged friend you can count on.

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How cute am I?! Catahoula bulldogs are a pawsome breed

With any mixed-breed, a dog can be a different percentage of each breed; therefore all of the characteristics of both breeds must be taken into consideration. You never know which natural traits a dog will or will not be born with.

The Catahoula bulldog is very attentive; they don’t give in easy to distractions. These dogs make great family members; they get along with kids, other pets, and pretty much anything that will love them back. With good training and a loving home, your Catahoula bulldog will quickly become your favorite friend.

Just don’t expect these cute canines to be complete angels, without proper training they are smart enough to become quite a handful.

Catahoula Bulldog With Dry Dog Nose?

Just like all bulldogs, the Catahoula bulldog can be prone to a number of sensitivities, including a rough, dry, flaking, or damaged dog nose. The best thing for sensitive canines is to use all-natural, organic dog products whenever possible. This can help keep future irritations from sparking up. If your Catahoula bulldog has a dry, rough, or crusty nose give your furry friend the healing power of Snout Soother. Not only will our all-natural dog product, packed with healing organic ingredients, make your dog’s nose look better, but it will also make your dog feel better! Remember, dogs need a moist, healthy snout to properly smell the world around them! Not to mention, a rough or otherwise damaged dog nose can cause serious pain and can even make the sweetest pups get temperamental.

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If your Catahoula Bulldog has a dry, flaky, rough dog nose, Snout Soother offers the all-nautral healing power your dog deserves.

 

At Natural Dog our mission is simple: saving the world one snout at a time. Help save your own dog from the irritations of a dry dog nose, Snout Soother to the rescue!

 

Check out these unbeleivable before and after Snout Soother photos!

Want to give your dog real relief from their dry dog nose? Buy Snout Soother risk free today!

 

 

Fighting Dry, Crusty Dog Noses: How Samson Got His Nose Back

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Does your dog’s nose look dry and crusty like this?

When dogs have a chapped, dry or crusty nose they might appear to be fine, while actually in a world of hurt.

Dogs are the best medicine on the planet. They make us smile when skies are gray, and they always have a positive attitude, no matter what life throws their way. I wish I could be as happy-go-lucky as my dog, living in the moment instead of thinking endlessly about the past and future. But just because your dog wears a happy smile doesn’t mean they aren’t hurting. If your dog has a nose that is rough to the touch they need some relief, and fast! But how do you find an organic solution worthy of your perfect pooch?

Natural Dog Company originated out of a desire to help dogs everywhere find relief from nose conditions caused by anything from the weather to allergies. It’s hard to point out one single reason for crust to form on the dog’s nose. Some dog breeds experience these problems more than other breeds. For instance, we see so many bulldogs, pugs, and other short-nosed dog breeds that suffer from dry noses. Discoid Lupus in dogs causes the same crust on the nose. Collies, German Shepherds and Brittany’s are breeds that are most commonly affected by this disease. But that doesn’t mean every other breed of dog doesn’t come along with a dry nose here and there, because they most certainly do!

We are honored to have been able to help so many dogs win the battle against their dry snout. Each week we are THRILLED to continually receive amazing testimonials and photos, each one proving we are truly onto something, our product really does work!

Take Samson for example, he is not a short-nosed breed but he knows what it feels like to have a cracked, painful dog nose. According to his mom, the Omaha native enjoys using his nose as a garden shovel, which provides Samson with plenty of fun… but a very dry dog nose.

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Samson’s nose before and after Snout Soother

While Samson continued to dig at the dirt with his dry nose, his mom could tell by simply looking at the cracks and flaking skin that her sweet pup was in pain. Samson’s human mom, Amy Bailey admits to trying everything to heal her dog’s nose before finding Snout Soother. She says, “I was constantly applying petroleum oil, lotion, etc. in an effort to heal and banish the painful looking cracks in my dog’s nose. Nothing worked!”

Then, after only one application of Snout Soother Samson’s nose was on the woof to recovery. Within 8 applications his nose was 100% healed, and organically so! Amy was amazed, and Samson rather pleased.

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With his crusty, dry nose cured, Samson is happier than ever!

Amy and Samson are not alone we hear similar stories ALL OF THE TIME! While Samson’s tale took a happy turn, trying an array of random products on your dog’s nose can do more harm than good. Human lotions, for instance, contain fragrances and unnatural ingredients that can further irritate and burn the sensitive skin lining your dog’s nose.

Dogs may appear ruff and tough, but they are extremely sensitive to their environment and the products we use on them. In fact, dogs are more sensitive to toxic chemicals than humans—but still, many products made for dogs contain loads of potentially harmful toxins. This is why so many folks are turning to natural products for dogs. But even if a product is listed as ‘natural’ you must carefully read the ingredients to make sure that it actually is.

Understandably, when your canine is in need all you want to do is find a solution to help. Especially since your dog’s nose is such an important part of their everyday life. It allows them to investigate the world around them, using their super-sonic powers to pick up scents the human nose would fail to recognize any day. For this reason, people will try just about anything to make their dog’s crusty nose turn smooth and moist again. Thankfully, the solution for dry dog noses is SO simple it’s Snout Soother!

Samson is one of thousands of dogs that now happily enjoy life with a soft and smooth snout. While he still enjoys digging up the garden with his nose, Snout Soother protects Samson’s skin, keeping it healthy and moist no matter how much dirt he gets into.

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Dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and dispositions benefit from the healing, all-natural powers of Snout Soother.

If your four-legged friend is suffering from a dry, crusty dog nose we want to help. After all, our mission at Natural Dog has always been the same… Soothe, Heal, Wag!

Snout Soother is an all-natural product that is safe, effective, and proven to work, time and time again. Snout Soother is the go-to organic solution for dry dog nose relief. If you are not 100% satisfied with your results send it back to us for a full refund—guaranteed!

See more before and after photos of dogs like Samson! or read our guide to learn more about how to treat your dog’s dry nose.

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How To Naturally Heal Your Dog’s Dry, Crusty Nose

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Does your dog’s dry nose look like either of these cute canines?

If your dog’s nose is dry they need soothing relief right away. If it’s also starting to crack and break off, this can cause great worry and concern, plus it’s likely just as uncomfortable as it looks.

We hear it time and time again, concerned pet owners try everything, but nothing seems to work on dry dog noses. That is until they try Snout Soother.

We can tell you over and over that our product really works, but pictures tend to speak louder than words. Especially when it comes to the magical changes Snout Soother provides dry canine noses all over the planet.

At Natural Dog Company, we put a lot into the formulation of Snout Soother; every last ingredient has to be natural, carefully sourced, and organic where it counts. As a result, we have created a 100% natural dog product so that your dog’s nose can heal without any negative drawbacks due to chemicals and other toxins commonly used in popular pet products.

You don’t have to just take our word for it. Every day we receive some truly awesome testimonials, all from the most honest creatures on the planet–four-legged canines! Because really, what dog can lie?

Meet 3 Cute Canines Naturally Healed Of Their Dry Dog Nose

Riley, Axel, and Titan are different breeds that live in various regions, but they do have one thing in common: they all used to suffer from a dry, crusty, dog nose. Now, these three happy pups finally have their moist noses back! With a healthy snout, they can smell the world better, and feel more comfortable.

Their before and after pictures tell a story without any words.

Happy Dog #1: Riley

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Riley before (left) and after (right) Snout Soother

Meet Riley, this cute Cocker Spaniel was once plagued by a dry, crusty dog nose, which you can see in the image above. After only 5 applications of Snout Soother, Riley’s nose became smooth and moist, ready to smell anything and everything!

Happy Dog #2: Titan

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Titan before (left) and after (right) Snout Soother

Titan is yet another success story we are so happy to share. You can see small mounds had formed along the ridges of Titan’s nose, but after only 4 applications of Snout Soother they were completely gone.

Happy Dog #3: Axel

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Axel before (left) and after (right) applying Snout Soother for a few days.

Bulldogs are especially prone to dry, crusty noses. Axel was no different. After all, bulldogs are a rather sensitive breed—although worth the extra care and worry because they are so darn cute! Snout Soother is especially beneficial for short-nosed breeds and bulldogs.

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We love our pawsome Snout Soother fans–seriously, could you ask for cuter patrons?!

How Long Should It Take To Heal Your Dog’s Dry Nose?

While these transformations look extreme, it’s important to keep in mind these results are typical after only a few days. Because it contains no harmful ingredients, you can apply Snout Soother as often as necessary. Immediately after the first application your dog will experience soothing relief, and within less than one week the physical appearance of their nose will be noticeably improved.

We are so happy to know dogs all over the world are now enjoying a happier, healthier life with their newly moist and smooth nose, thanks to the healing powers of all-natural Snout Soother. After all, our mission has always been: saving the world, one snout at a time!

See more before and after testimonials here or read our guide to learn more about how to treat your dog’s dry nose.

Buy Snout Soother today, risk-free!

 

Party Animals: Top 10 Halloween Costume Ideas For Dogs!

515HUViELGL._SY355_It’s almost Halloween, time for the witches, goblins, werewolves and endless bowls of candy to make an appearance. Your dog likes to get into the festivities too, after all what dog doesn’t love a night full of treats?! So how do you plan to show your HOWL-oween spirit?

Dogs are naturally cute, but while wearing a costume they are even cuter. It’s little wonder that according to the National Retail Federation, 22 million people plan to dress their pets up for Halloween, spending a total of $330 million on pet costumes. Trick-Or-Treaters love to see a doggy all dressed up at the door, and nothing makes for a cuter photo than a puppy in costume.

Wondering what you will dress your dog up as this year? Now is the time to start shopping for the perfect pet costume! You want to have plenty of time to make sure the costume fits comfortably before the big night.

One major issue with pet costumes is getting your pet to keep the costume on throughout the evening. Uncomfortable costumes, or flimsy accessories may end up all throughout the house while your dog runs around in his or her birthday suit.

While not all of these costumes are guaranteed to make it through the night, we have found some of the funniest, and downright adorable dog costumes sure to put a grin on your face.

1. Lion Dog Costume

An easy way to dress up your big or small dog is to throw on this mane hair wig. If you have little kids you can dress them up as a lion tamer and you have a great pair.

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This ‘fierce’ costume is listed for $10 on Amazon.com

2. Hot Dog Halloween costume

The perfect costume for wiener dogs everywhere!

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Dress your dog up in this delicious get-up for $14 on Amazon.com

3. Starbucks Dog

Pinterest offers endless costume ideas for dogs. If you are crafty enough to make your own costumes from home you can dress your dog up as just about anything, including a cup of coffee!

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4. Cat in The Hat

This homemade creation is another winner that allows you to incorporate more than one pet, and yourself!

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This entire get-up is HOME MADE!

5. A Bunch of Grapes

This dog featured on RealSimple.com is very tolerant of this bulky bunch of grapes.

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6. Cha-cha-CHIA Pet

Why not turn your dog into a living Chia Pet this Halloween? This adorable Boston Terrier rocks the look well!

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7. Spider Pug

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8. Superman Dog

Since your dog really is a superhero, what a fitting costume idea!

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Dress your dog up as a superhero for $6 on Amazon.com.

9. Princess of The Pups

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Purchase for $14 on Amazon.com

10. Butterfly Dog

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$11 on Amazon.com

Tips For Dog Halloween Costume Safety–How To Make Sure Your Dog Loves Their Costume As Much As You!

While costumes are fun you must always consider your dog’s overall comfort and safety. Here are some helpful tips to keep your dog happy, cute, and safe this Halloween:

-Avoid costumes that cover your dog’s eyes, ears, nose, or mouth. You want to be sure that your pup can breathe, bark, see, hear, and smell sufficiently, even if a part of their costume gets shifted out of place when you are not looking.

-Once your dog allows you put the costume on, make sure you have treats or some sort of positive reward waiting and ready.

-If your dog does not typically wear costumes, make sure to try it on before the big night so that your dog gets a feel for it, as well as to make sure it properly fits.

-Find a costume that your dog can properly move in, the costume won’t be as cute if your dog doesn’t act natural while wearing it.

-Check the costume for any small attachable pieces that could easily be chewed off, swallowed, or choked on.

halloween_logoWith the right costume for your canine, you are ready to enjoy a dog-gone great Halloween!

At Natural Dog, the health and safety of dogs is one of our top priorities. Aside from a safe, and comfortable costume, your dog also needs a nice pair of smooth paws to cruise the streets this Halloween.

If your dog has rough paw pads it might be uncomfortable for them walk long distances without further irritating their paws. Paw Soother provides instant relief, soothing and smoothing paw pads in a matter of days.

Try all-natural Paw Soother today, risk free!

Dog Distractions: Creative Ways to Apply Snout Soother to your Dog’s Nose

So, you purchased Snout Soother and can’t wait for your precious pooch to experience the amazing benefits of this balm for dry cracked noses. But, what about your dog?  No amount of sweet-talking or trickery can fool my dog when it comes to applying any sort of “treatment” (this includes baths) to any part of his/her body – especially the nose! The resulting duel often involves wrangling, wiggling, squirming, tangling and twisting ourselves into exhaustion and/or submission.

Thankfully, Snout Soother’s natural ingredients and omission of fragrance won’t annoy your dog’s highly sensitive smell. Though application of this moisturizing nose balm, or any product, may cause your dog to initially resist and react. This resistance is completely natural.  After all, your dog’s nose is covered in sensitive nerve endings and is especially sensitive when dry, chapped, cracked, crusty or even bleeding.

So, what does a loving, well-intentioned dog owner do when attempting to apply Snout Soother? DISTRACT, DISTRACT, DISTRACT! This is absolutely essential if you want to achieve optimal healing results for your dog’s painful nose. Snout Soother contains carrier oils that will do their job of penetrating the skin with nourishing and healing ingredients in only a few minutes. Just a few minutes will do the trick!

Check out our favorite distraction techniques below!

DISTRACTION TECHNIQUE 1: TRICK OR TREAT

Treat your dog’s taste buds and nose at the same time! What dog doesn’t eagerly hyper focus as they happily await a treat? Take advantage of the positive mental association and hyper focus (a.k.a. distraction) when applying Snout Soother.

Prepare by placing the appropriate amount of Snout Soother on finger of one hand. Hold a treat(s) in the other hand. After a moment or two of smelling, yearning and coveting the impending deliciousness, feed treat while quickly swiping Snout Soother to your dog’s dry nose. Typically, I like to quickly follow up with another treat to limit attempts to lick off the treatment.

DISTRACTION TECHNIQUE 2: PLAYING FOR KEEPS

Toy loving dogs will easily fall for this Snout Soother distraction! Once again, prepare by placing needed amount of Snout Soother on finger of one hand, then hold a beloved or new tug toy, chew toy, or (my dog’s personal favorite) squeaking plush toy in other hand. Begin by actively playing with dog. Really get your dog to engage whether this requires a good game of tug or moving toy around. Once engaged, quickly sweep balm across pet’s nose. Your dog will be joyful unaware of the product application as they gleefully tug, chew and squeak their current object of attention.

DISTRACTION TECHNIQUE 3: RUB A DUB DUB

The holy grail of all doggie affection is the BELLY RUB. At some point (or many points) in a dog’s life, they will coyly roll over, legs up, belly exposed, beckoning, pleading for someone – anyone – to rub that soft furry doggie tummy. Only a belly rub can lull your pup into calm, hypnotic contentment. Which makes it the perfect time to apply Snout Soother to your dog’s nose! Begin, by simply rubbing your pup’s belly.  As your dog becomes more and more relaxed, apply Snout Soother directly to your dog’s nose with one hand while other hand continues with the hallowed belly rub. BUT, the belly rub doesn’t cease once our amazing nose balm is applied! Give your sweet pup another few minutes of prime belly rubbing time. They deserve it (and so do their painful noses).

Distractions not only promote dog’s positive association with Snout Soother but they also give you a great excuse to take time with your best dog friend. Experiment and play with what works best for you and your dog!

Snout Soother is the perfect all natural balm for dogs noses that offers the perfect blend of organic, natural vegan and cruelty free ingredients. No more discoid lupus in dogs, hyperkeratosis, crusty nose, dry dog nose, just to mention a few. Healthy pups are happy pups… your dog will thank you!

Our mission is to save the world one snout at a time, so how are you saving your precious snouts? We would love to hear your favorite Snout Soother application tips and tricks!  Please share your ideas with us!

Super-Sonic Dog Noses Save Homeowners From Dry Rot

Dogs have the most incredible noses on the planet, just look at Meg and Jess, two awesome working dogs from the UK using their powerful canine noses to fight for the good of all homeowners.

Mark Doggett couldn’t possibly have a more fitting last name for his new occupation, which includes working with his two beloved dogs (Meg and Jess), a Border collie and English springer spaniel. Mark has trained his two smart dogs to sniff out dry rot in older homes where the destructive fungus tends to hide unnoticed.

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Talented working dogs Meg and Jess pose with Mark Doggett

Mr. Doggett spent 10 years in the construction industry, during which time he saw plenty of homeowners get burned by dry rot lurking beneath carpets, skirting boards and even concrete. That’s when the entrepreneur had an excellent idea: he would train his dogs to sniff out dry rot and prevent potential homeowners from encountering a rotten mess after it was already too late.

Dogs are not just one-million times better at picking up smells than humans, they are also incredibly smart and hard working. It only took six months of training to get Meg, a four-year-old Border collie, and Jess, a 22-month-old English springer spaniel, ready for the job as a working dog.

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Four-year-old Meg hard at work detecting destructive fungus

The dogs are trained to search all over a building for infected areas; if they catch a whiff of dry rot they know just what to do. They stop, stare at the spot and point at it with their super-sonic dog nose, remaining just like this until Mr. Doggett gives them the special signal that their task has been accomplished.

What Is Dry Rot?

2740240C00000578-0-On_the_case_Four_year_old_Border_collie_Meg_gets_down_to_work_sn-m-45_1428108321498The fungus Serpula lacrymans, which thrives off of wood to gain strength, causes dry rot. Dry rot starts off as a microscopic spore but expands from there into a fruiting body that releases new spores. Once the spores go airborne all parts of a property can become damaged, including brickwork, and concrete floors. Without intervention the entire structure will eventually become compromised. Dry rot can go unnoticed for years during which time serious damage has a chance to form unnoticed.

Working Dogs To The Rescue!

30-year-old Mark Doggett from Wolverhampton calls his company Enviro-dogs, which is unique in that they offer dry rot detection services using dogs. The dogs are capable of going to all types of locations, and there is no other form of detection quite as reliable as a dog’s nose. Plus, the dogs love the work, making Enviro-dogs a win-win for all.

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Mr. Dogget said, “It’s not really work for the dogs – they see it as the best game in the world and they enjoy it because it’s working on their natural instincts. The dogs are so effective because they can detect dry rot at much earlier stages. In hidden places dry rot can grow for years without anyone noticing it. It can be hard to find but the dogs can detect it through carpet and wall paneling.”

It takes the dogs only a couple of minutes to sniff out each room. The team have encountered a couple of skeptics, but no one doubts the dogs’ work after seeing them in action.

The dog-gone cool service costs around $297 (£200), an incredibly reasonable price considering how expensive dry rot can be if it goes unnoticed. In proof, Mr. Doggett and his dogs have had huge success and plan to expand by training the dogs how to sniff out bed bugs in hospitals and hotels.

2740043E00000578-3025221-By_the_time_there_are_visible_signs_of_dry_rot_serious_damage_wi-m-63_1428108904636Without the help of these dogs dry rot will grow unnoticed, creating serious damage to a home. These working dogs are truly making a difference in the world. Thanks to Meg and Jess, homeowners and businesses have a chance to catch dry rot before any huge issues manifest.

Your dog’s nose is just as powerful, but only if they have a smooth, moist snout. If your dog’s nose is dry or crusty they can’t smell to their full ability. Natural Dog is here to help with our all-natural; vegan line of soothing products made especially for sensitive dogs, but safe enough for humans.

Check out our full line of soothing organic dog balms for dog noses and paw pads here. Enjoy all of our products risk free—your dog is sure to thank you with plenty of moist kisses! After all, our mission is simple: Soothe, Heal, Wag!

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How To Heal White Crust On Dog’s Nose: Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte is a sweet and cuddly canine from California. Recently Charlotte started to grow mysterious white crusty chunks over the top of her nose. At a loss for what to do or how to help, Charlotte’s human-mom tried just about everything, until finally she found the all-natural solution to her beloved dog’s crusty nose problem.

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That’s me before the white crusty stuff on my dog nose was cured.

Woof, Woof, Nice to meet you! My name is Charlotte and I’m a sweet canine from California. One day I noticed my mommy do a double take of me before bending down to take a closer look at my nose. “What is going on here?” She asked, inspecting my suddenly white crusty dog nose.

“I don’t know…” I thought, helplessly looking back up at her. I knew exactly what she was scrunching her own nose up about. I could feel something different about my own nose, but all that I knew was that I needed a solution.

The white chunks growing atop my nose were uncomfortable. Not to mention, my mom looked worried every time she caught a glimpse of me it seemed. And then the experiments started. My mom sprayed me with me with something salty, rubbed this terrible smelling stuffed called ‘Neosporin’ on my nose, and the list goes on and on. I put up with it of course, I’m a good dog and I trust her. I knew that eventually she would find a solution to the white crust forming like unwanted crystals on the top of my nose.

One day a pretty blue packaged titled Snout Soother arrived. But I have to admit, when I saw it coming for me I thought with dread—“Oh-ruff, not again…” I couldn’t help but doubt it, nothing else had worked, why would this be any different? I just hoped this stuff didn’t smell bad or make my face burn.

The moment my mom spread the cooling balm over my nose I instantly felt better. I had no idea how quickly things were about to change. Within practically no time, those dry chunks on my nose were falling off. I could have pranced for joy all day. I remember the moment my mom noticed the difference I had been feeling, her eyes changed a bit and a big smile spread across her face—the biggest smile I had seen in a while! At that moment we both did a little victory dance.

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Here is a photo of my nose AFTER Snout Soother. The differences are unreal, no more dry crusty dog nose for me!

She couldn’t believe her eyes, and I couldn’t believe my nose! I forgot how great it was to smell everything with heightened clarity, to rub up against someone without feeling any discomfort.

From that moment on I held perfectly still for Snout Soother, allowing mom to spread the soothing balm on my nose whenever she wanted. And I’m so glad I did! Within one week my nose could smell better, it felt better, and it looked like every other smooth dog nose down the block. I was healed, cured, and normal again!

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Charlotte’s dog nose before and after Snout Soother. Talk about a nose job!

My mom and I can’t say enough thanks to Snout Soother, in fact I’ll let her explain in her own words how much she loves the stuff!

Thank you for your cream . . . truly a miracle cream!! My dog’s nose was suffering from some kind of infection for about a month. I live in the desert and thought maybe she had been bit by something or the intense heat was affecting her nose. I had tried applying Neosporin, a natural dog spray, and salt water . . . but with no good results. After one application of your cream, the crusty white stuff fell off Charlotte’s nose and it began healing. After one week, her nose looked almost completely healed.

Thank you!!

Helen Boek

Borrego Springs California

 

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Thank you Helen for updating us on Charlotte! We love receiving letters from our pawsome customers, and are honored to help canines all over the world find relief from dry crusty dog noses.

After all our mission at Natural Dog has always been the same: saving the world, one snout at a time!

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Related read: 4 Things You Should Do If Your Dog Has A Dry Nose

Deaf Pet Awareness Week: Apple’s Story

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Apple is a perfect role model for all deaf dogs!


Everyone loves an underdog, right? But I’m not talking about the aging athlete or miracle hockey team or grass root politico.  No, let’s talk about real underdogs. Specifically, my own little underdog, Apple.

Apple is a sweet, year and a half old, red heeler mix puppy.  What makes her an underdog, you ask?  Apple is deaf.

This sweet little pup was only a few weeks old when I saw her picture on the Gonzales Shelter website. I immediately contacted the Austin Dog Rescue for the opportunity to foster her.    I am no stranger to the Austin Dog Rescue. Throughout the years, I fostered over 50 dogs and was eager to add Apple to the pack.

After joining our pack, I immediately realized Apple was different.  She wouldn’t come when called and ignored all commands.  Attempts to chalk this up to standard puppy disobedience were squashed when she didn’t gleefully wag greetings at the door or when I found myself shaking her awake from afternoon slumbers (and all slumbers in between).

After joining our pack, I immediately realized Apple was different.  She wouldn’t come when called and ignored all commands.  Attempts to chalk this up to standard puppy disobedience were squashed when she didn’t gleefully wag greetings at the door or when I found myself shaking her awake from afternoon slumbers (and all slumbers in between).

So, what was wrong with Apple?  Research suggested we start by making loud noises behind her. For days, we crashed through the house, banging walls and thumping doors. Apple was unfazed by our initial attempts so I resorted to trailing behind her banging metal spoons against kitchen pans.  Now, one cannot ignore this type of racket – just ask our neighbors. But Apple was oblivious to the cacophony of noise and happily continued sniffing the world around her.

So, off to the vet we went.  The vet’s evaluation confirmed that Apple was indeed deaf.  Worry set in. Now what? I never owned or fostered a deaf dog before. How would I train her?  How do you communicate with a deaf dog? And on and on.

My worry dissolved after talking with Joyce Martin.  Joyce, the amazing director of the Austin Dog Rescue, lined up a fabulous trainer AND (yes, it gets better) the rescue was going to pay for Apple’s training. How great is that!?  I honestly can’t explain the relief I felt after talking to Joyce. She has that effect on people.

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Proudly posing with Training Certificate of Completion. Deafness didn’t hold this dog back!

Like many shelter dogs, the cruel beginnings of Apple’s life were visible in her skinny frame and broken tail.  But do you think this pitiful looking pup felt like an underdog?  Nope. Her spirit was a spitfire! She was survivor – defiant to misuse of the past.  This puppy was going to make it. She was my little fireball and Apple, as we had come to call her, flourished into a happy and playful pup.  Clearly a bossy alpha, I could almost hear her barking, “Watch out world! Here I come!”

Surprisingly, training a deaf dog isn’t much different than training any other dog because most trainers recommend teaching hand commands first and then reinforcing with verbal commands.  We would need to capture Apple’s attention before we could teach hand signals and the go to commands for redirecting a puppy wouldn’t work.  Shouting no, clapping our hands or rattling a can of coins would be futile. Instead, we captured her attention by waving our arms or simply touching her.

Next, we learned hand signals from Tara from Training by Tara, our wonderful trainer from the Differently Abled Obedience Classes. Tara provided amazing training tools and support. More importantly, she gave us the patience to see Apple for who she truly is – an amazing dog. She became the star of the class by learning more than 20 commands in just a few weeks!

The hardest part of being a foster mom is saying goodbye to the puppy you love.  But Apple completed her training. She was flourishing and it was time.  So, I dutifully found a nice worthy family to adopt to her.

The day arrived for me to deliver to Apple to her home.  After giving her new family all the information and instructions they needed, I said goodbye and began walking to the door.  Apple tried to follow me and cried for a bit. I cried too.

I cried all the way home – as I always do. Seeing one of my dogs adopted is a bittersweet feeling that can’t be explained. I think you have to live it in order to fully understand. But, I didn’t miss Apple for long. She was returned to us in only a few short days.  It wasn’t that they didn’t love the silly little pup; it was simply that they weren’t ready to deal with it.

After Apple was returned, I went through several applications before declaring her a foster failure.  After becoming increasingly protective of her, I realized a hard fact. No one was good enough for Apple.  She already found her forever home and I couldn’t imagine life without her.

Apple is not really different from other dogs.  She plays.  She eats. She sleeps.  She longs for attention and seeks me out when I am not there.  She loves running in the park and swimming and belly rubs. She is a fetch champion. She barks with enjoyment. She grumbles with contempt. She cuddles and she kisses.

Sounds just like a hearing dog, right? The myths that abound about deaf dogs aren’t true; they won’t turn mean, they don’t startle attack, they can be socialized and they can be wonderful companions for children

Apple’s deafness may be considered a flaw to some but she is perfect to me. I wouldn’t want her any other way. Anyone privileged enough to be loved by a deaf dog knows that life wouldn’t be full without their wonderful and sometimes challenging pet.   Her world may be silent but she surely hears the love behind every belly rub, smile or morning walk.

And that is why, for us, every week is deaf pet awareness week.

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“Take that JACK!” Apple plays just like hearing dogs!

If you have your own stories to share about your deaf pet, please email me or post it in the comments section.  Apple would love to get to know you and your pet and so would I.

Pamela Rodriguez Villegas – Marketing Coordinator – Pamela@NaturalDogCompany.com

How To Properly Clean Your Dog’s Ears

shutterstock_92988712Routine ear cleaning is an important step in your pet’s care. You can reduce excessive wax buildup and detect potential ear infections before they turn into major problems.

The first step to take in order to properly clean your dog’s ears is to gently wipe away any excess dirt around the ear canal and the ear flap.

Next, lift up the ear flap and instill the appropriate ear cleansing solution. Fill up the ear canal till it’s overflowing and gently massage the base of the ear. You will hear a squishing sound as you work the cleaner into the ear. Add more wash as needed. Do this for about 30 seconds and once this step is complete, stand back! Your pet will shake its head wildly, sending any debris airborn all around, so you may want to clean the ears outdoors.

shutterstock_74673952The next step is to take a cottonball or cottonpad and wipe away any debris present from the ear canal. You may use a cottonswab to clean out the crevices of the ear provided that your pet is still enough to allow you to do this.

If unsure how to clean your pet’s ears, your veterinarian may be able to demonstrate the procedure for you. Also, if you notice any redness, odor, discharge, excessive shaking of your dog’s head, or excessive scratching at their ears, have them examined by their vet.

How often should you clean your pet’s ears? That depends on several factors such as age, breed, activity level, and how much ear wax is produced. Your veterinarian may also recommend an ear cleaning schedule for you to adhere to.

Now you know how to clean your pet’s ears. What are you waiting for? Get cleaning!

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Happy dogs have clean ears! Just ask this fantastic four-legged cutie with squeaky clean dog ears.

 

How Dogs Detect Bed Bugs With Their Nose

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I smell 3 bed bugs to be exact—and what is that I smell? Did someone just put bacon on the grill downstairs?

A dog with a dry, crusty nose can’t smell much. On the other hand, a dog can detect itty-bitty bed bugs if they have a moist, smooth snout. That’s a pretty powerful fact considering bed bugs average between 2.5 mm and 4.5mm long, and yet dogs can still smell them.

Bugs can hide anywhere, making it so hard for us humans to find them all. Dogs are smaller, more agile, and have an incredible sense of smell that allows them to identify something as small as one bed bug. They can also use their nose to determine the difference between live bed bugs with active eggs and dead bed bugs.

Training dogs to detect bed bugs has become a popular method for natural pest detection. Dogs can smell out bed bugs in locations humans would never even think to look, let alone locate them. Bed bugs can hide in some tight crevices, like the outlet switch, a pair of stuffed animals, in the carpet, or between the bedsprings. Once dogs detect the presence of bugs in a certain location, a trained exterminator can test these areas for bed bugs and act accordingly.

 

How Can Dogs Detect Bed Bugs?

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Trained and ready bed bug detecting dog!

Dogs have the most incredible noses on the planet and can sniff out just about anything. You and I have 5 million cells that help us smell, your dog has 220 million. Plus, the part of your dog’s brain dedicated to analyzing scents is far larger than yours. This is why dogs are not only great at smelling things, but they are also superb at deciphering what each scent represents.

Ever wonder why dogs have moist noises? The particles throughout the air attach to this moisture and help dogs smell even better. A bed bug detection dog can’t perform with a dry or crusty nose because their ability to smell is limited. Keeping your dog’s nose smooth and moist is so important in order for them to utilize one of their most powerful gifts.

Since dogs are naturally born with an amazing sense of smell, detection dogs are taught to seek out certain scents and alert their handler whenever it is present. This is how dogs are able to hunt, help solve crimes, and detect bombs—they can smell things the human nose would never be able to.

The only facility in the U.S with accreditations for training scent dogs is the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA). Here, both dogs and their human handlers are trained side-by-side to produce the best working team.

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are tiny little pests, barley visible to the human eye, that love to live in bedrooms. Here, they can come out at night and feast on your blood. Bed bugs require blood to stay alive, and so those infested with bed bugs wake up with new bite marks all over their body each morning. It is so hard to kill bed bugs because there are rather hardy. Plus, adult bed bugs can go up to five months without a blood meal. Normally, bed bugs feed every three to seven days. Yet, population sizes can grow so large it feels like you’re waking up with new bites every morning.

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Bed bugs are icky looking things ready to suck your blood while you sleep. Thankfully, bed bug sniffing dogs are here to save the day!

Are bed bugs easy to transmit?

Bed bugs can spread from one place to another, but they don’t typically attach themselves to you or your clothing because you move around too much to be considered a good hiding spot. Instead, bed bugs are typically transmitted from one place to another via luggage, briefcases, mattresses or used furniture. Luggage is one of the most common ways bed bugs hitch a ride home with you from a hotel.

Bed bugs live all around the world, causing many people nightmares in their very own beds. In 2009, the problem became so large that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a summit in the name of bed bugs. Around this time, whole city blocks in San Francisco were battling bed bug infestations, along with hotels around world—from 2-star to 5-star resorts.

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Thank you to all of the hardworking, pawsome canines out there saving the world from bed bugs!

 

Does Your Dog Have A Dry, Crusty Nose? You Can Restore Their Ability To Smell Again!

Your dog can learn how to smell out just about anything as long as they don’t have a dry, crusty nose. If your dog’s nose is rough to the touch or dry, he or she needs help in order to be 100% comfortable and smell to the best of their ability. Snout Soother is the all-natural dog balm solution, healing even the driest snouts in as little as 2 or 3 applications.

Our mission is simple: saving the world one snout at a time!

Give Snout Soother a try today, risk free!

See before and after photos of dogs that use Snout Soother.

Is Your Dog Happy? Here’s How To Find Out!

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Is your dog as happy as you hope?

How many times have you wished your dog could talk just so you know what they are feeling and wanting? Luckily, even without language dogs are pretty great at telling you how they feel using only their posture, and facial expression. According to veterinary behaviorists you can tell if your dog is happy by simply analyzing their body language. In general, a happy dog is a relaxed dog, with calm eyes, relaxed ears, a gentle pant, and an overall laidback look.

It’s not just one thing your dog does that tells you how they feel, but all parts combined. Here are some of the most important ways your dog uses to communicate how they feel, plus 4 ways you can make your dog even happier!

How To Read Your Dog’s Body Language

Each part of your dog communicates something different. You must take into consideration each aspect of their body language in order to accurately analyze if they are happy, threatened, angry, or stressed.

The Eyes

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This dog’s facial expression says he is happy, and his ears show he is interested in something up ahead

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and this saying includes dogs as well. The expression in your dog’s eyes can clue you in if they are scared, sad, relaxed, or happy.

According to the ASPCA, when your dog’s eyes appear larger than normal this may signal your dog is feeling threatened or aggressive. If your dog’s eyes are smaller than usual this may indicate they are scared or feeling stress. Squinted eyes often signal your dog is not feeling good or is in pain.

The Mouth

Your dog’s mouth is full of telling signs about their emotional state. The positioning of a dog’s jaw and lips indicates if they are feeling aggressive, territorial, or happy and at ease. A happy relaxed dog will usually hold their mouth slightly open or gently closed.

When a dog starts to feel scared or threatened you may notice the lips pull back at the corners. This expression often exposes a dog’s bottom and top teeth, as well as the back molars. Some dogs will also move their tongue in and out of their mouth.

The Ears

Depending on the type of ears your dog has they will use them to signal their feelings in different ways. Generally speaking, a happy and relaxed dog will hold their ears naturally. A curious dog will hold their ears up and in the general direction of whatever has their attention.

If your dog’s ears are slightly pulled back, this often signals they are feeling friendly. When a dog is feeling threatened or frightened they tend to draw their ears much further back so that they are stuck to the sides of your dog’s head.

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This is the same dog in both images. On the left side the dog is displaying a happy, relaxed expression. On the right, the dog is showing an aggressive expression. Photo Credit: ASPCA

Dog Tail

A wagging tail doesn’t always signal a happy dog. When a dog is comfortable and happy they usually hold their tail in a relaxed, natural position. If your dog’s ears, eyes, and mouth signal happiness and they are wagging their tail, they are likely very happy. When your dog becomes really excited they will wag their tail so hard it causes their whole body to swing side to side. When your dog is feeling scared or threatened they will tuck their tail between their legs, and possibly near their belly.

Dog Fur

Your dog’s fur coat will also signal how they are feeling. If they are rapidly shedding this is a sign of nervousness or fear, hence why your dog may shed a whole lot more when you take him to the vet than on an ordinary day. Another way your dog’s fur can speak to you is if it is raised up near their withers or along the entire spine. This can signal playfulness if your dog is currently running about and having a great time. It can also signal fear or aggression, depending on the other signs your dog is signaling through body language.

In order to know how your dog is feeling at any given moment you have to take the entire body into consideration. Your dog’s face, tail, fur, and overall posture all work together to signal everything currently running through their mind.

Is My Dog Mad At Me? Analyzing Your Dog’s Actions

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Simply taking your dog for more walks might solve any issues associated with acting out or showing signs of unease.

Dogs are not as complicated or spiteful as humans can be, and analyzing their behavior requires thinking like a dog instead of a human. If you come home from work to find your dog has chewed up a pillow or dug through the trash you may instantly assume this is a sign your dog is angry with you. This is not always the case though, dogs are not trying to be spiteful, and instead they might be afraid of being alone. Since dogs are pack animals it’s not uncommon for them to display signs of separation anxiety, which may include tearing up your house when they are left alone.

Upon your arrival home, your dog may hold their tail between their legs and wear what looks like a guilty expression. Some dogs may feel guilty, but generally this posture signals fear because your dog doesn’t know how you are going to react to what they have done. Some dogs cause a mess because they need more stimulation, in which case giving your dog more exercise might help cease the problem. If exercise doesn’t help, maybe your four-legged friend wants another friend to hang out with, especially if you are gone for much of the day.

4 Ways You Can Make Your Dog Happier

1. Always Be Calm Around Your Dog

Dogs pick up on emotions and read your body language very well. If you are nervous they are going to know it. Dogs feel anxious, nervous, and a host of other negative emotions when their pack leader is signaling nervousness or anxiety. Take a deep breath and focus on acting calm around your dog at all times.

2. Claim The Role Of Pack Leader

Your dog wants you to be the dominant pack leader and not just a member of the pack. Your dog needs you to take on this role so that they feel protected and safe. According to Cesar Millan, “Being a pack leader is not a part-time occupation; it’s all the time. Your dog is always looking for consistency and structure.”

3. Give Your Dog A Job

A dog that is given three solid meals a day and let loose to play in the yard can easily get bored. Dogs want a job, so give them one! Strap a pack to your dog’s back when you go out for walks, or create obstacle courses that require your dog to put their nose to work. Giving your dog the sense that they have a job can make all the difference in terms of overall happiness.

4. Keep your Dog Healthy And Happy

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When your dog doesn’t feel good it’s usually pretty obvious, for instance they might not want to eat. Yet, less obvious signs can also signal your buddy isn’t feeling his best, like a dry, rough dog nose.

If your dog is feeling healthy they are far more likely to feel happy. The moment your dog seems sick you want to take him or her to the vet for the medical attention they need to feel better. A good appetite, soft fur coat, consistent weight, soft paw pads, and a wet nose are all signs your dog is healthy.

GW_SS_nobkgrdIf your dog has a dry, crusty nose this is a key indicator he is not feeling well, or is allergic to something in his environment. Without a moist snout your dog can’t smell as good, and smelling is your dog’s number one sense. Without scent your dog can start to feel lost, nervous, and unhappy, after all dogs use their nose to analyze the world around them.

All-natural Snout Soother cures even the worst dry dog noses time and time again. Make your four-legged friend happier than ever with the soothing relief of Snout Soother. After all, at Natural Dog Company our mission is simple: Soothe, Heal, Wag!

Try Snout Soother risk free today!

 

Is Human Food Bad For Dogs? The Facts About The Best And Worst People Foods For Dogs

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Meet Zeus, his nickname is Drooler Of The Universe.

Some pet owners are excellent at denying their dog table scraps. Then, there are the rest of us dog owners that struggle desperately saying ‘no’ when their dog looks at them with those big pleading eyes, and drool creeping from the corner of their mouth.

When you slip your dog some scrambled eggs you might wonder, is people food really bad for dogs? The truth is somewhere in the middle. Some people food is horrible, and potentially life threatening to dogs, but other people food is 100% harmless and even healthy for dogs.

Here we break down some of the best and worst people foods for dogs so that you can spoil your canine while still keeping them safe and healthy.

10 Human Foods Your Dog Can Eat That Are Actually Good For Them

1. Cooked chicken is a great source of protein for you and your dog. Plain unseasoned chicken can be added regularly to your dog’s normal diet.

2. Peanut butter is a treat many dogs go barking crazy over! Peanut butter, so long as it is raw and unsalted, is actually good for your four-legged friend. Peanut butter contains protein, as well as heart healthy fats such as vitamin B, vitamin E and niacin.

3. Cheese is a surprisingly okay human food for most dogs, so long as portions are small and your dog is not lactose intolerant. Low or reduced fat cheeses are the safest options, as some cheese can be incredibly high in fat. A great option is cottage cheese.

4. Goat yogurt makes a healthy addition scooped on top of your dog’s regular dinner. Just make sure you find an all-natural yogurt with no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Yogurt works as a probiotic for your dog, just like it does for humans.

5. Oatmeal gives your dog a healthy dose of soluble fiber. If you have a senior dog with irregular bowel movements oatmeal can be rather helpful. Oatmeal makes a great grain substitute if your dog is allergic to wheat. Just make sure the oatmeal is cooked and does not contain flavor additives or added sugar.

6. Carrots cut up into small pieces make a healthy and yummy snack many dogs adore. Carrots are low calorie and high fiber, plus they are good for your dog’s teeth!

7. Eggs are just fine for dogs to eat; in fact they can even be healthy for your dog because they contain riboflavin and selenium.

8. Pumpkin is good for dogs too. When Halloween rolls around you now know it is safe to give your dog some pumpkin—just say no to the pumpkin pie! Pumpkins offer a healthy dose of fiber, and beta-carotene/vitamin A. They can also help keep your dog’s GI tract moving and ease a number of digestive issues.

9. Green beans are a yummy, healthy treat for dogs because they are low in calories but very filling. Just make sure the green beans you select have no added salt.

10. Salmon provides omega 3 fatty acids to your canine, which promotes a healthy, shiny coat and helps improve your dog’s overall immunity.

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6 Human Foods That Are Bad For Your Dog

1. Macadamia nuts have recently been identified as bad for dogs; in fact some dogs experience a toxic reaction after ingesting macadamia nuts. If your dog reacts poorly to this type of nut they may experience weakness–especially in their rear legs, vomiting, lethargy, hypothermia, and tremors.

Grapes and raisons are healthy for you and I, but not so much for your dog. Some dogs are more susceptible to damage from eating grapes and raisons than others. Worst-case scenario they can cause rapid kidney failure, or vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy.

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Always be careful what human foods you feed your dog, after all they are your best friend in the woofing universe!

Avocado pits, bark, fruit and leaves contain persin, a toxin to dogs. Persin can cause an upset stomach, difficulty breathing, and fluid buildup in the chest. The pit is also easily swallowed and can obstruct the gastrointestinal tract.

Apple cores are bad for dogs because they contain cyanide, although apple slices are good for your dog. Plums, peaches, pears and apricots also contain cyanide.

Caffeine contains Methylated xanthine, which stimulates the nervous system and can cause vomiting, heart palpitations, restlessness and even death.

Bacon might seem like your dog’s dream food but it can actually cause a number of issues related to digestion and nutrient absorption. Bacon is rich in fat, which contributes to the development of pancreatitis in dogs.

Looking for more ways to improve the health and wellbeing of your dog? Check out Natural Dog’s full line of all natural, organic dog products made especially for sensitive canines here.

How To Naturally Protect Your Dog’s Nose From The Sun

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Protect your dog’s skin from harmful UVA rays with sunscreen protection provided by all-natural Snout Soother.

It’s June, the sun is shinning and the weather is warming up. You might have a whole world of summer adventures planed for you and your dog, but how do you plan to protect your dog from the harmful rays of the sun? When it comes to sunscreen, dogs are commonly forgotten. It’s often wrongly assumed that their fur will keep them safe from the sun, but dogs are just as susceptible to sun damage as you and I. Dogs love to spend the day in the sun, but without protection they are especially prone to sunburns on their nose, belly, and ears. If your dog does develop sunburn it is painful and uncomfortable for them, plus they have no idea why they are feeling this way. In your dog’s innocent mind the lovely sun couldn’t possibly cause pain!

Is Your Dog Getting Sun Burned?

For dogs, summertime means car rides, long walks, and lounging in the sunshine. But if your dog’s nose is exposed to the sun for too long, negative effects will start to arise, such as a discolored, chapped, peeling, or flaking canine nose. Dogs that have short hair, white or light hair, and dogs with shorter legs are the most likely to develop sunburns. Without proper preventative care, over time sun exposure can lead to canine cancer, skin ulcers, and other types of infections your adorable doggy doesn’t deserve.

The first thing you might be thinking to do is grab some sunscreen for your furry friend. Although beware, dogs are sensitive and they like to lick at everything. Not all sunscreens are appropriate to use on your dog, some sunscreens (even some marked for dog use) are laden with harmful chemicals that can do damage to your dog’s precious insides. To protect your dog from the sun and potentially harmful sunscreens, Snout Soother is proven to provide a protective layer for your dog’s skin.

If your dog’s nose is already sunburned, Snout Soother is packed with healing ingredients to help soothe the associated discomfort and get to work healing your dog’s sunburned nose.

Canine Discoid Lupus & The Importance of Dog Sunscreen Protection 

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Ralphie once had canine discoid lupus. Now, thanks to Snout Soother, Ralphie has a smooth and healthy dog nose!

If your dog has canine discoid lupus, their skin is even more sensitive to the sun and canine sunscreen is very important. Discoid lupus in dogs is an autoimmune disorder that impacts the layer of skin known as the basal cell layer and is considered the most common skin disease that dogs develop. 90% of dogs with discoid lupus first show signs of pigmentation color loss on their nose. Next, your dog’s nose can start to turn grayish and overly smooth without the normal ridges associated with dog noses. Lesions or other formations can start to grow from your dog’s nose, especially if they are exposed to the sun. Canine discoid lupus can spread to other skin surfaces on your dog including their ears and belly.

If you are unsure if your dog has discoid lupus, a biopsy sample can be taken for testing in a laboratory. Some dog nose ailments can appear similar to discoid lupus but be caused by a different issue such as nasal pyoderma (staph infection), hyperkeratosis, nasal lymphoma (canine nose cancer), VKH-like syndrome (immune related disorder), and dermatophytosis (ringworm).

If your dog is positive for discoid lupus it’s important to keep them out of direct sunlight for long periods of time. While it is recommended you use a sunscreen on your dog’s nose, many sunscreens contain toxic chemicals that can create problems for your dog in the future. The beauty of Snout Soother is that it’s 100% safe for your to dog to lick, it contains zero toxins and every homeopathic ingredient is carefully sourced. Completely safe and natural, Snout Soother does its job providing protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

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Let your dog party in the sun all summer, but not without protection from the sun. Keep their nose free from doggy sunburns with the natural sunscreen found in Snout Soother.

 

A Healthy Dog Nose With No Sunburns All Summer Long

With or without discoid lupus, your dog needs to be protected from the sun, especially when they are outside for prolonged periods of time. Snout Soother will keep harmful rays away from canine noses as well as help treat already burnt dog noses. Snout Soother is the perfect summer product to keep your dog’s skin safe and healthy today and in the future.

This summer you can protect your dog from the harmful rays of the sun with our all-natural 100% vegan dog product, Snout Soother. At Natural Dog we strive to keep dogs happy and healthy all year long, our mission is simple soothe, heal, wag!

Naturally protect your dog’s nose from sun damage, buy Snout Soother risk free today!

Why Are My Dog’s Paws Itchy? How To Relieve Itchy, Irritated Paw Pads!

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Do you notice your dog constantly licking at their paws? If so, your pet likely has itchy or irritated paw pads. If your dog continues to lick and chew at their paws they will only increase the problem.

A normal amount of paw licking is nothing to worry about, as this is part of a dog’s natural grooming process. BUT, if you notice your dog doing it all of the time something is bothering them.

Other signs of irritated or itchy dog paws include dry, red, rough or cracked paw pads. In some cases, the itchiness is reserved to the paws, while in other dogs the itchy skin may extend to other areas.

Why Are Dog Paw Pads So Sensitive?

Your dog sweats from two places, their nose and their paw pads. That means your dog’s paws are moist and bare, exposing them to a lot of potential allergens, pesticides and other landscaping chemicals.

In the winter, salts used as deicers present a problem for sensitive dog paws. In the summer, your dog’s bare paws race through grasses, lakes, leaves, mud and more. Imagine taking a moist cloth and running it over these same environments, chances are the cloth would get very dirty looking as well as contaminated with bacteria. Your dog’s paws are no different. Despite their natural durability, paw pads need a little extra TLC to keep them free of issues.

How To Determine The Cause Of Your Dog’s Itchy Paws

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These questions can help diagnose the cause of your dog’s itchy paw pads.

In order to determine the cause of your dog’s irritated, itchy paw pads here are a few questions to consider:

1. What Breed Is Your Dog?

Certain dog breeds are more prone to paw issues than others, such as Labrador retrievers, poodles, Chihuahuas, terriers, and Maltese. Working dogs that are highly alert and more prone to stress are at a greater risk for paw licking, such as greyhounds, cattle dogs and Dalmatians.

2. When Did You First Notice The Problem?

If you have noticed your dog licking at their paws since they were very young it could be a hereditary trait, as paw licking tends to run in the family. If your dog starts licking their paw pads excessively out of nowhere, it’s likely a new life style or dietary exposure that is causing irritation.

3. When Does Your Dog Lick Their Paws The Most?

Notice when your dog does the most licking, is it when they are left alone, or after they play outside? This can help you determine the cause of your dog’s licking and chewing, and if it is a nervous habit or a response to a certain exposure. Write down your observations to help determine if it is seasonal, as well as what activities make it worse.

4. Is It All Paws Or Just One?

If your dog is only licking one paw the problem is likely isolated to this one paw. It might be a deep cut, or a foreign object trapped beneath the paw pad. You may need to carefully shave away some hair in order to identify the issue.

5. Is Your Dog Experiencing Other Health Issues?

Paw licking can be a part of a larger health issue. Make sure you don’t notice any other signs of irritation, such as an ear infection, hair loss, musty odors, excessive sneezing, rashes or abnormal eye discharge. Taking your dog to the vet for a general health check up is always advised to ensure your dog is healthy.

Paw Soaks

Treat your dog to a spa day made for canines with a paw soak. Soaking your dog’s paws is a good idea even if they do not have itchy paws, simply because it helps remove any potential containments they may come into contact with while out on a walk or playing in the yard. Irritants can also be found in the house, for example certain abrasive floor cleaners.

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Rub-a-dub-dub soak those paws in the tub!

Regular foot soaks can help ease your dog’s discomfort and stop the obsessive non-stop licking. A sink or shower makes the perfect place for a paw soak.You can also use a kid’s plastic pool, a large bucket or whatever you have available.

Add povidone iodine or Betadine® solution to the water, as this is a natural non-toxic, non-abrasive, antifungal, antiviral that is very effective at disinfecting paws.

Have your dog walk around the tub, or soak each paw in a bucket for around 30 seconds before removing and drying all paws off with a towel.

You can also soak a cloth in water and iodine and then wrap around the paws for approximately 2 minutes before removing and drying. Research has found that soaking dog paws is far more effective than simply rubbing with a moist cloth, or quickly dunking paws in water.

Protect Your Dog’s Precious Paw Pads Every Day Of The Year

A paw soak will remove potential bacteria or funguses growing between your dog’s paws, but you still need to moisten, smooth and strengthen the paws somehow to prevent future reoccurrences.

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Sold together or separately, PawSoother and Paw Tector are made to heal and protect even the most sensitive dog paws.

Natural Dog Company now carries a complete line of all natural, organic products made to soothe irritated, rough and itchy dog paws.

Paw Soother and PawTector are easy to apply and fast acting. Paw Soother instantly goes to work soothing rough, itchy paw pads, turning them smooth and healthy within as little as a few applications. Paw Soother will also protect your dog’s paws against future exposures by providing an extra barrier.

We recommend starting with Paw Soother. Once your dog’s paws are smooth and healthy, PawTector will keep them this way. PawTector is made with less soothing properties in exchange for more barrier protection, granting smooth paw pads the added defense they need in winter and summer.

Try Paw Soother or PawTector risk free today.

 

Amazing Things Your Dogs Nose Can Do: Bomb Detection

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A dry, rough dog nose can’t smell well enough to save the world. On the other hand, a smooth canine snout has unlimited powers!

Every day people die from bombs. Bombs are dangerous and take innocent lives all of the time. Someday, a dog might protect you from a bomb threat. Dogs play a big role in the bark against bombs, all with the amazing power of their nose. With far more receptors than the human nose, dog noses can smell out the details of just about anything, even something that seems odorless can be packed with distinct smells to your dog.

Brandy was a famous bomb smelling dog that worked for the New York police department back in the seventies. In 1972, a bomb threat was made citing a bomb on one of the planes about to leave from New York to Los Angeles. Authorities remained unsure which plane contained the possible bomb, that’s when four-legged Brandy was called in to help. Using all of the receptors on Brandy’s moist dog nose, she found the bomb and sat down to signal the familiar scent to her partner. Instantly authorities whisked the bomb away, disabling it only 5 minutes before it was set to explode.

Brandy saved a plane from blowing up using the receptors lining the outsides of her nose, which on a dog extends all the way to the back of their throat. Your dog’s sense of smell is further heightened by the moisture on their nose, which attracts particles in the air. This brings scents even closer, allowing dogs to smell every last detail near and far.

While Brandy made headlines back in 1972, bomb sniffing dogs have come a long way since then. Back in her day, Brandy was a rarity; today there are thousands of bomb detection dogs used to fight crime and terrorism regularly. In fact, according to Homeland Security, explosive detector dogs (EDD) make up the most valuable deterrent for criminal threats against bombs. In 1998, the first sets of bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in by the Federal protective services. Since then the true skill of the dog nose has proved itself necessary, now there are over 70 teams of bomb sniffing dogs working closely with law enforcement.

 

How Does A Dog Become Certified To Detect Bombs?

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German Shepherds have super-sonic dog noses and a great attitude. This breed is commonly used for bomb-sniffing canine teams.

This is a prestigious canine job that requires attention to detail and a great attitude. In order to be considered for the job, dogs must complete a 10-week course located at the Basic FPS Canine Academy. This is a two-person job and requires a human officer; officers are paired with dogs early on in the process before the training really gets going. Once human and dog make a great partnership and get through the training program successfully, they are sent out across the nation wherever they are needed most. Every year explosive detector dog teams undergo maintenance training and are retested to ensure everyone’s safety. If all goes well, the same dog and handler may work together for 8-10 years.

Dogs know how to smell well, but they need to be taught how to identify certain smells, and where to look for smells—such as on the seams of zippers. During training, dogs are continually exposed to the chemicals in bombs, when they are able to identify these smells they are rewarded. Dogs are natural pleasers, and so this positive reward creates a memory in dogs’ minds. In the future, they want to find the smell of a bomb so that they can receive a reward.

The most important component for a good bomb-smelling dog is their attitude. German Shepherds are commonly used as bomb smelling dogs. Golden Retrievers smell great and are super smart, but their intelligence can get in the way, causing them to do what they want, when they want. And while Labs want to be rewarded with food, German Shepherds are excited to work all day just to play with a ball. This sort of attitude makes them ideal for the bomb-sniffing job. Dogs that are not smart enough are a hazard instead of help; this is why the job of being a bomb-smelling dog is so specific.

Wounded Dogs & Heroes

When out on the line of duty, dogs can get hurt and they can also become traumatized. PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) impacts the lives of many heroic men and women who have served their country. Dogs are not exempt for PTSD, it’s estimated that about 50 dogs developed PTSD last year. Often these dogs can be healed and trained to continue doing their job; others are better suited to do something different to keep them busy throughout the rest of their lives. Anyone who works to protect their country puts their life on the line, be they canine or human, each and every one is a hero.

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No matter if your dog protects the whole world, or just your sweet little family, they use their dog nose to do so. If your pup has a dry dog nose give them the soothing relief they need with our all natural dog product, Snout Soother.

At Natural Dog, we love dogs more than anything. Think of everything dogs do for families, children, the lonely, and the sick. Then there are all of the dogs out there fighting crime and smelling-bombs. Dogs deserve a lot of credit for all of the good deeds they do around the planet. Your dog might not sniff out bombs or save the world on a regular basis, but they use their nose to protect you and your family every moment they are awake. If your dog has a dry, chapped, or rough dog nose they won’t be able to smell properly. Thus, taking away their natural ability to stay on guard using their powerful nose.  If your dog’s nose becomes rough and dry they will notice they can’t smell as good, this can make your dog’s safety feel threatened. Many dogs with a dry nose become grumpy, or change in temperament simply because they don’t feel right. We created all natural Snout Soother to soothe and heal chapped dog noses, granting dogs everywhere the chance to smell to the best of their ability. By applying a layer of our soothing dog balm to your dog’s crusty nose, the results will be nearly instantaneous. Within only a few applications your dog’s nose will look, feel, and smell better. No bombs about it! Snout Soother is proven to work, and your dog is guaranteed to love it. Our mission is simple, soothe, heal, wag!

 

Give a big thanks to your dog, purchase all-natural Snout Soother risk free today! 

Smellorama: How To Teach Your Dog Cool Tricks Using Their Powerful Nose

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SMELLORAMA by Viviane Theby explains awesome tricks you can teach your dog using their most powerful sense.

As a veterinarian specialist for canine behavior, Viviane Theby has worked with dogs her whole life. One of her latest books about dogs, Smellorama, details the inner workings of your dog’s curiously wet nose. Your dog has a far more sensitive nose than you or I, when something goes missing you are on the hunt with your eyes, your dog on the other hand is busy using their nose. This puts dogs at a serious advantage, while your eyes can’t tell you if you are getting close to finding something, your dog’s super-sonic nose sure can! In Theby’s book Smellorama, she describes the important role that your dog’s nose plays in his everyday life. Including what your dog’s nose might be telling you about their overall health and wellbeing. Plus, Theby goes on to explain that by tuning into your dog’s keen sense of smell you can teach him all sorts of amazing things. Including how to find your car keys, remote control, or cell phone with a simple cue. Theby explains how to teach your dog these things using easy to understand pictures and an assortment of fun games both you and your dog are sure to love. Theby writes so that any level of dog handler can begin to teach their dog cool tricks.

The first step to teaching your dog how to use his nose to find those pesky car keys is to make sure that they have a moist, smooth dog nose. If your dog’s nose is rough, dry, or cracking this is typically a sign that something is off. If your dog’s nose lacks moisture for more than a few hours it could mean they have a fever or feel sick in general. A dog with a moist nose is a healthy dog, able to constantly take in the surrounding air using the aid of their nose moisture. The moist mucus membrane coating your dog’s nose helps collect all of the scents so that your dog can better smell the world around them. If your dog’s nose is dry, crusty and/or flaking, they are not able to take in as many smells because they are lacking the moisture necessary to do so.

 

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“I can smell your keys, they are behind the fridge!”

Dogs use their sense of smell to detect danger, friends, and familiar places; in fact a dog’s sense of smell is their absolute favorite sense. For this reason, the most important thing you can do as a dog owner is make sure your dog’s dry nose receives instant attention. Snout Soother, our all-natural soothing dog balm, is guaranteed to sooth your dog’s dry nose instantly.

Once your dog’s nose is moist and ready to go, there are plenty of tricks you can teach your dog using Theby’s book, Smellorama. She includes how to teach your dog to search for people, maneuver through the city, play hide and seek, plus much more. Exercises range from basic to more advanced, like teaching your dog how to decipher between different smells, follow trails, and complete complicated trail challenges. Teaching your dog these fun exercises will improve your bond and make your dog even more reliable than they already are.

 

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Your dog is very smart, and when your dog’s dry nose is healed by Snout Soother, they can smell out just about anything!

A dog can have a normal nose all of their life, and then suddenly develop a dry or bumpy texture on their nose. Other dogs are practically born with a dry nose, and nothing seems to work to sooth their skin.  Snout Soother is proven time and time again to provide soothing relief for all dry dog noses. A healthy dog nose should be evenly colored, somewhat moist, and uniform in shape. If all of this appears true, you can tell that your dog has a healthy nose that is ready to be put to work using the engaging dog exercises found in Smellorama.

At Natural Dog we are constantly researching new ways to increase your dog’s natural nose potential. Which is why we are proud to offer the pawsome book Smellorama for sale on our website. This book helps you entertain your doggy while paying respects to their sensitive, and oh so important dog nose.  After all our number one priority is Saving the World, One Snout at a Time! 

Give your dog the soothing relief of Snout Soother, we guarantee you’ll get lots of moist kisses in return! 

Start teaching your dog cool tricks from Viviane Theby’s book, Smellorama.

 

 

 

 

What Do I Do If My Dog Licks Off Snout Soother?

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“But it tastes so good!” Dogs like to lick just about everything, the important thing is making sure they don’t have access to lick any harmful ingredients.

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is: what do I do if my dog licks Snout Soother off?

If you love your dogs as much as we do, you probably get worried when you find them licking (or full on eating) a lot of things. How many times have you found your dog going through the trash? As you try and clean up the left behind mess you are picking your brain, what was in here? Did I throw away any glass or chocolate this week? Thankfully, dogs tend to be more durable than we give them credit for. That doesn’t mean they are immune to toxins, many dog products claim to help your dog but overtime the listed ingredients can actually cause health problems to arise.

We don’t want you to worry for even one moment if your dog licks off Snout Soother, even if it happens again and again! Dog health and safety are top priorities around here, which is why we carefully source every last ingredient that goes into each product. With ingredients like sweet almond oil, natural vitamin E and shea nut butter, Snout Soother is just as healthy for your dog’s delicate insides as it is for his dry dog nose!

snoutsootheringredientsIt’s perfectly natural for your dog to lick at Snout Soother. For starters, dogs like to get a taste of everything, and of course one lick is never enough. If your dog licks off Snout Soother he will be completely fine, and so long as Snout Soother has enough time to soak in, it will still be able to get its job done. Right when Snout Soother is applied, the healing ingredients begin to absorb and go to work. These first few minutes are the most important time to distract your dog from licking at Snout Soother. Try distracting your dog for 5-10 minutes after you apply Snout Soother with treats, tricks, or games.

While the Snout Soother begins to soak in, pull out your dog’s favorite toy, nothing distracts dogs better than a game of tug-of-war or go-fetch. If your dog isn’t about to let a silly ball or chew toy distract him from licking at Snout Soother, try and outsmart him with a bone or other treat. Your dog is sure to want a juicy bone over Snout Soother, although if you’ve got a chubby pup you might not want to feed him every time you apply the soothing dog balm. Another way to distract your dog is with attention, dogs love kisses and cuddles. By talking to your pup, petting him, and providing a loving distraction, Snout Soother has the chance to soak in before your dog’s curious tongue gets a chance to attack!

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Yum, what is that on my paw? It is Paws-itively delicious! At least you don’t have to worry when your dog licks at all-natural Snout Soother for dry dog noses!

If your pup starts to lick at Snout Soother the moment all distractions come to an end, he won’t be able to get all off it off at this point. The soothing ingredients have already had a chance to properly soak in. Since Snout Soother is 100% safe and natural, you can re-apply it as many times as you need throughout the day. The best time to apply Snout Soother is right before bed, not only is your dog about to fall asleep but at night the body goes to work healing and repairing. During sleep Snout Soother has the greatest opportunity to assist in the healing of your dog’s dry nose.

Your dog’s nose is so important, it allows him to smell everything around him and interoperate what’s going on. When a dry dog nose persists, the strength of your dog’s nose can become compromised. Plus, the dry and flaking chunks associated with dry dog noses can cause pain and discomfort–something no dog deserves. Getting Snout Soother on your dog’s nose is important for more than just aesthetic reasons.

Day or night, if your dog licks at his Snout Soother you can simply kiss him atop the head and know, at least he’s ingesting some of the worlds most soothing and healthy ingredients.  Our mission is simple, saving the world on snout at a time!

Click here to learn more about our all-natural ingredients used in Snout Soother.

Watch your dog’s dry nose transform and heal, purchase Snout Soother risk free today!

For more Frequently Asked Questions about Snout Soother, click here. 

One Of The Rarest Dogs In The World: All About Campeiro Bulldogs

Have you ever heard of the Campeiro Bulldog? If not, it might be because this short-nosed dog breed is one of the most rare in the world. Until recently only a few Campeiro bulldogs remained, and you’d have to travel vast distances to find one.

Campeiro bulldogs are incredibly loyal, and smart too! They don’t waste much time barking, this breed of bulldog feels brave enough to keep his cool, wearing his stoic and agile body build. While campeiro bulldogs are not very tall, they are big boned, weighing as much as seventy to ninty pounds. The campeiro bulldog is incredibly brave and will do anything for his master and family pack—so much so campeiros lean towards being the jealous type.

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Campeiro bulldogs were originally working dogs, breed for stamina and strength to help out around farms in the rural mountains of Brazil.

The campier bulldogs’ ancestors were Old English Bulldogs, who at some point were brought to the rural countryside of Rio Grande do Sul near the border of Santa Catarina in Brazil. It is here that the campeiro bulldog was breed to better met the needs of the local people. Campeiro Bulldog literally translates to “rural bulldog,” in reference to the rural mountains of Brazil. Since the land is hard to navigate and includes long journeys, the campeiro bulldog was breed to be durable, capable of going long distances to fetch cattle, or round up pigs. It’s this dog breeds’ dominant appearance that suits them well when it comes to leading many types of animals. Interestingly, when taller campeiro dogs were breed, the dogs lost their natural skill to hunt prey properly, this got a few dogs injured from high-flying horns and kicking hoofs. Therefore, the shorter size proved better for the breed.

Campeiro bulldogs have a wide strong muzzle that characterizes their adorable face. This dog is so rare because for the longest time only a few existed, all working on rustic farms around slaughterhouses in the mountains of Brazil. That is until Mr. Ralf Schein took an interest in the breed, and decided to embark on an adventure bulldogs everywhere are proud to bark about. While traveling across the mountains in search of the last remaining campeiro bulldogs, Schein encountered many natives that spoke of the campeiro bulldogs admirable persistence and ability to endure long trips without ever tiring out.

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If your dog does a lot of exploring, like this campeiro bulldog, make sure his or her paws are smooth to the touch. For cracked, rough paw pads dogs love Paw Soother and PawTector.

Mr. Schein didn’t need any persuading, he already knew that he adored the bulldog breed and wanted to do something to save them. Once he was able to find some of the last campeiro bulldogs, he began a rescue foundation with a mission to repopulate the breed. The campeiro dogs that  Schein was able to uncover are now known as ‘icons’ for this breed, and they include Luma, Alfredo, Rambo, and Sarrago–among a few others. As a responsible breeder, Schein realized that this select group needed new blood for proper breeding, which is why he chose to breed the campeiro with pure breed English bulldogs. Although he was careful only to use bulldogs close in identity to the campeiro, he didn’t want to lose their natural appeal—on the contrary, Mr. Schein has worked tirelessly to preserve the natural beauty of the unique camperio bulldog.

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Look at the soft, smooth dog nose! If your bulldog suffers from a dry, crusty dog nose try all-natural Snout Soother–and you are guaranteed a lot of moist kisses in return!

At first sight one might be intimidated by the powerful stance of the campeiro bulldog, but upon getting to know one you will see just how sweet and loving they are. So long as no one tries to challenge the campeiro dog, they are calm and collected. That doesn’t mean the campeiro is a bully by any means, if you are their established leader they are not likely to challenge you, this breed is too loyal a canine for that.

The campeiro bulldog is relatively slight on complications, and able to adapt to many climates. Some campeiros from Schein’s rescue mission have been relocated to homes all the way in Alaska, where life is far different than in Brazil. Although, turns out they do just fine in freezing climates too!

Although, like many other short-nosed dogs, the campeiro bulldog can be prone to dry dog noses and crusty nose folds. While this can be aesthetically displeasing, it can also cause your dog discomfort and a decreased sense of smell. To give your bulldog the relief they deserve, our all-natural dog product Snoot Soother is proven to do the trick, providing a soothing solution for dry bulldog noses. Within days of your first application, the differences will be noticeable to both you and your beloved canine.

Every dog has a story, and behind every dog is a whole heritage of tales. We love hearing about them all at Natural Dog Company, where our mission is simple: soothe, heal, wag!

A Round Of Barks For The Greatest Dog Moms!

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3 adorable golden pups: “Happy Mother’s Day Mom!”

Since Sunday was Mother’s Day, this past weekend was spent giving lots of love to the wonderful moms out there. Not just humans joined in on the fun, many dogs gave their human moms a card or other touching gift–with a little help from the family, of course. Dogs are just like kids, loved and protected by human moms across the globe. You might be thinking of your own sweet dog, but before you took your pup in , he had a canine mother who also loved him with her whole doggy heart.

 

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Family resemblance much? This mommy enjoys a break from feeding her hungry pack of puppies!

Dogs make great mothers, especially considering puppies are born completely clueless—deaf, blind, and solely obsessed with finding food, aka mother’s milk. The first pup to reach mom’s milk supply is rewarded for being an alpha of the pack. While real moms worry endlessly about both their furry and non-furry children, dogs don’t waste as much energy fretting about their pups. Dog’s that have moist, healthy noses are able to smell incredible distances, meaning a mother and her pups are only a sniff away. Dogs make good moms because they never hold a grudge or dwell on anything, are you kidding?! There are too many bones to be dreaming about, too many shadows to be chasing!

They might be cute and cuddly, but dogs don’t feel bad about disciplining their puppies; if a little one misbehaves mom reacts firmly, but not aggressively. Say for instance one of her puppies bites at her, mom will shove the pup away, but remain gentle, using mainly her looks and energy to signify her anger. That’s mom after all, powerful enough to speak volumes without ever saying a word—the whole pack knows when mom is angry!

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Just like human moms, dogs are protective of their little loved ones!

When a puppy is old enough to part from his natural-born mom, another special relationship with you can be established. If you consider your dog like a child you are not alone, it’s only natural to develop motherly feelings for your dog. You feed him, clean up after him, teach him right from wrong and keep him safe from harm—which is what being a great mom is all about.
If you are a mom of dogs, a mom of kids, or a dog that just had a litter of puppies, you are doing the hardest, and yet most rewarding job on the planet: teaching young ones to grow up and be good citizens—at doggy park or college university! While dogs don’t speak our language, they do understand many words, as anyone with a dog can attest to—treat, ball, walk, are all common words dogs learn to adore. Dogs also have some pretty human characteristics. Take moms for instance, both canine and human moms are loyal to their children, always putting the kids first and happy to do so.

womanwithdogWe know Mother’s Day has already come and gone, but you can never thank mom enough—dog or human. A litter of kids is hard work that continues around the clock, regardless if the children are covered in fur or not. To every type of mom out there, Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Natural Dog Company! May your life  be forever full of dog kisses, someone cute to take care of and lots of love.

 

Does your dog have a dry or crusty dog nose? If so treat him or her to the soothing relief of all-natural Snout Soother.

And for vegan, all-natural relief from chapped or cracked paw pads, try Paw Soother.

 

Amazing Dog Hero Stories: Be Kind To Animals Week!

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It’s Be Kind To Animals Week–have you hugged your dog today?

Have you hugged your dog yet today? It’s Be Kind To Animals Week (May 4- May 10) meaning your dog is surly deserving of a couple extra snuggles–and perhaps a few delicious dog treats as well! 

Be Kind to Animals Week grants animal lovers the chance to show appreciation and spread awareness about proper animal treatment. Plus, it helps bring attention to shelter animals in need of a fur-ever home. Without a doubt we owe it to animals–which happen to be among some of the most loyal creatures on the planet. There are so many dog hero stories out there, each one more amazing than the next!

 

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This is a photo of the real Hachi, a loyal dog who now has a statue in his honor.

Take Hachiko for example; born in 1923 Hachi grew up to be one famous Japanese Akita dog that showed love and loyalty without any hesitations. His life started out normal alongside his owner, a professor at the Univeristy of Tokyo. Everyday after his owner returned from work Hachi would be there waiting at the Shibuya Station. That is until one day when his owner didn’t return on the train; a massive brain hemorrhage had stollen his life, preventing him from meeting up with his faithful companion, Hachi. With his dog nose stuffed between his paws, Hachi remained stoic, unwilling to give up. For the next 10 years Hachi would stop at nothing to wait at the train station for his owner. People couldn’t believe the dog’s devotion, yet day after day there he was. In March of 1935 Hachi passed away on the streets of Shibuya near the train station, while his passing was sad to everyone who knew and loved the dog, Hachi was at last at peace with the one person he never learned how to live without—his original owner. Today a statue stands in proof of Hachi’s memory near the Shibuya Station, and a movie has been made depicting his wild tale of loyality.

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Your dog is a part of your family, if they have dry canine skin, give them the gift of all-natural relief with Snout Soother and Paw Soother.

Dogs are not only loyal, but they are smart. Jenna Brousseau has her dog Duke to thank for saving her human baby’s life. It was the middle of the night when Duke, a usually very obedient pup, did something rather unusual. He jumped on Jenna’s bed and began shaking uncontrollably. His sign of fear prompted Jenna to check on her daughter, a 9 week old infant named Harper. To Jenna’s absolute shock her baby was in her bassinet but not breathing. Immediately she called the paramedics and sweet little Harper was revived and saved. Although had it not been for Duke’s intelligence and persistence, Jenna would have likely lost her baby that night.

Stories about everyday dogs turning into heroes makes us think of Lacey—the great TV dog that understood how to help out us humans in any situation. While Lacey is only a character, her intelligence and bravery is modeled after real dogs. Just ask Ben Heinrich who owes his German Shepard Buddy more than a big hug and a tube of Snout Soother. When his Anchorage workshop caught on fire back in 2010 all he could do was call to his dog Buddy for help. To his surprise Buddy responded, darting off to find and retrieve an Alaska State Trooper. For his heroism, Buddy was awarded a silver plate from the Alaska State Troopers.

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Dogs are a precious gift we must not forget to honor, appreciate and treasure–especially not during Be Kind To Animals Week!

Maybe your dog has yet to save your life but you never know what the future holds, and a trusted four-legged pal might be what you need to save the day. It seems people know how special their dog is, considering 70% of people sign their dog’s name on greeting cards, and 58% include their dog in family portraits.

In honor of Be Kind To Animals week, make sure your dog’s nose and paw pads are as healthy as can be—if any part of your canine’s skin is dry or crusty they could be experiencing discomfort and unease. Since dogs give us so much joy, we feel it’s our duty to give back to them as much as possible. Cure your dog’s crusty nose or cracked paw pads with one of our all-natural pet products—made just for your dog, but safe enough to use on your own hands, feet, and even lips. With ingredients like natural vitamin E and soothing coconut oil, you can’t go wrong and your dog is sure to thank you!

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Your dog is fast, smart, and has an incredible sense of smell–unless they have a dry dog nose or rough paw pads.

Give your dog an extra special thanks this week with our all-natural pet products dogs love and owners swear by; Snout Soother for dry dog noses and Paw Soother for rough, cracked paw pads!

Around here everyday is dedicated to dogs, our mission is simple: soothe, heal, wag! Remember, a happy healthy dog is your loyal friend for life. In honor of Be Kind To Animals Week don’t forget to give your dogtastic 4-legged friend lots of hugs and kisses!

 

Brutus Knows Best: Dry Mounds On Pug Nose Solved!

 

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Meet Brutus the Pug! See his crusty, dry pug nose? Thankfully Brutus no longer has a dry dog nose thanks to Snout Soother!

 

Brutus the Pug has a dry dog nose with rough mounds that surface and flake off, only to regrow again. His family is concerned, what will they do about his dry pug nose? They wonder if Brutus is in any pain from his canine nose condition, and the truth is he very well could be experiencing discomfort.

Then suddenly, one day, Brutus no longer had a notoriously dry pug nose! Instead he is now happily living it up with his new moist snout. So what brought about the sudden change in Brutus’ dry pug nose condition? All natural dog balm Snout Soother of course!

It’s not just parents that worry when their dog appears sick, some grandparents feel just as attached to their granddogs–as was the case for this lucky pug. His granpug knew something had to be done about his crusty dog nose condition, she was tired of continually seeing the dry chunks appear like concrete builders on poor Brutus the Pug’s nose.

 

Brutus gives all of the credit for his new smooth, moist snout to his grandpug, Katherine Koziesek. Katherine simply thanks Snout Soother–and oh dog are we proud to share her testimonial! After all, our mission is to save the world one snout at a time–looks like we did it again!

Brutus The Pug’s Testimonial

Dog Nose Condition: dog nose with dried out concrete boulder with gnarly stalagmite

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Before you can see the big chunks on Brutus’ nose, after only 3 applications of Snout Soother they are completely gone!

“We LOVE Snout Soother!!  I ordered the combo pack (2oz. and .25 oz travel size) for my Grandpug, Brutus.  Brutus’ pug nose was typical . . . It looked like a dried out concrete boulder with gnarly stalagmites growing along the lick ridge.  Snout Soother is AMAZING!  Started applying the Snout Soother, seriously . . . after just 9 DAYS, his nose now looks like a shiny black button!  After applying Snout Soother twice on day one, the stalagmites started to drop off.  By the end of day three, the last of the stalagmites were gone.  Now it’s nine days later (by day 5 his nose was as good a new) and with daily applications, his nose is moist and smooth and kissable.” 

-Katherine Kozisek from Centralia, Washington

BrutusleavesDescribed as “stalagmite” by Brutus’ loved ones, this adorable Pug’s nose literally looked like so many other Pug noses–dry with jagged mounds growing atop. Yet after only a few applications of our all natural dog product Snout Soother, Brutus’ Pug nose began to heal, and grow back moist, smooth, and normal. While the outward appearance of Brutus’ canine nose was reason enough to worry, dogs can also become agitated from the discomfort of a dry or flaking nose. If the condition persists, a loss of smell can ensue.

Often dogs that suffer from dry nose ailments never seem to find relief, that is until you spread a cooling layer of Snout Soother over your dog’s dry, cracked, or sore nose. Instantly your dog will reap the benefits, and within a few days the results will speak for themselves. At Natural Dog Company, we care deeply about canines and wish all dogs to live a long, happy, healthy life full of treats, belly rubs, and healthy snouts–all the better to kiss you with!

Our all natural soothing dog balm, Snout Soother is made to relieve even the most severe dry dog noses. Check out more pawsome testimonials and before and after pictures by clicking here! 

Give your dog the chance to feel relief, try Snout Soother risk free!

What Is Pemphigus In Dogs? Plus, How To Help Heal Pemphigus Fast!

When you find out your dog has pemphigus, your first instinct is to ask, “what can I do to help?” While there are simple steps you can take to help your dog live a comfortable life, the sobering reality is that this autoimmune disease can be a lifelong battle filled with medication and therapy.

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Can’t figure out what’s wrong with your beloved dog? If dry skin, ulcers, or painful irritation persist anywhere on your dog’s skin, the problem might be an autoimmune disorder called Pemphigus.

What Is Pemphigus in Dogs?

Pemphigus is a broad term used to define a group of closely related skin conditions caused by an autoimmune disorder. It’s one of the most common skin conditions in dogs (and cats), characterized by crusty ulcers, pus-filled lesions (pustules), and cysts (vesicles). As with any autoimmune disorder, pemphigus causes your dog’s body to treat healthy cells and tissues as if they are foreign invaders. The body quite literally attacks its own skin.

What Causes Pemphigus?

There are two primary categories of pemphigus: endogenous (internal) and exogenous (external).

 

  • Endogenous cases are usually the result of genetic defects in the immune system. But they can also be triggered by a variety of conditions, including cancer and chronic skin allergies.
  • Exogenous cases are the result of outside triggers like viral infections and UV light.

Certain breeds are more likely to develop pemphigus, including Collies, Akitas, Dobermans, Setters, Newfoundlands, Dachshunds, Chow Chows, and Siberian Huskies.

 

The Different Types of Pemphigus and Their Symptoms

There most common types of pemphigus are pemphigus foliaceus, pemphigus erythematosus, pemphigus vegetans, and pemphigus vulgaris. All four are somewhat unique in symptoms, appearance, and intensity.

Pemphigus Foliaceus (PF)

Pemphigus foliaceus affects your dog’s skin at the surface level, causing blisters, scales, ulcers, itching, and redness. It most often appears on your dog’s mouth, nose, face, anus, and paw pads. You might also notice swollen lymph nodes, depression, and limping (if paw pads are impacted). This type is most frequently diagnosed in Akitas and Chows.

Pemphigus Erythematosus

Pemphigus erythematosus is similar to pemphigus foliaceus but tends to be less intense. A telltale sign is the loss of color in the lips, and lesions are often confined to the face and paw pads.

Pemphigus Vegetans

Pemphigus vegetans is typically void of canine mouth and gum ulcers. Dogs don’t experience as many secondary health problems with pemphigus vegetans either, although large oozing pustules are common.

Pemphigus Vulgaris

Pemphigus vulgaris attacks the entire epidermis and can include painful ulcer formations in the mouth that keeps your dog from eating. It can spread throughout your dog’s entire body making secondary infections more likely. The prognosis is often poor, and despite modern therapy, the disease can be fatal. Fortunately, it’s also the least common type of pemphigus.

 

How Is Pemphigus Diagnosed?

To diagnose your dog, your veterinarian will need to run some tests, including a urine sample or an electrolyte panel. Dogs with Pemphigus often have normal blood test results, so a skin biopsy might be required.

Make a note of when your dog’s symptoms started and any factors that might have contributed to the onset. A full history of your pet’s health can be beneficial to make an accurate diagnosis.

 

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Did someone say canine Pemphigus?! This skin condition can cause pain and discomfort no adorable doggy deserves! Thankfully with Snout Soother you can bark back against Pemphigus in dogs!

Treating Your Dog’s Pemphigus

The fight with pemphigus can be a lifelong battle with many ups and downs, and potentially even routine therapy. And if it’s caused by a genetic disorder (endogenous pemphigus), your dog might need corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive drugs — some of which won’t go easy on your wallet.

While you can’t wish away your pet’s condition, you can help them live the most comfortable life possible. Since UV light can exacerbate your dog’s symptoms, keep your dog inside during peak sunlight hours. Using a natural balm on crusty sores, ulcers, and red skin can also minimize itchiness and help keep your dog’s symptoms in check.

Are Allergies Irritating Your Dog’s Nose? Snout Soother Can Help!

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This is Kai’s nose before Snout Soother treatment. Does your dog’s nose look like this? The cause could be allergies.

What are you allergic to? Is it pollen in the springtime, a certain laundry detergent brand, or a type of medication? Just like us, dogs are susceptible to allergies too—some more so than others. Sensitive canines can develop allergies to a number of things, from plastic to weather changes; often the first sign a dog has allergies shows up on their nose. In fact, a warm dry dog nose can indicate a number of problems, as a healthy dog should have a cold wet nose. Left dried out for too long and dog noses begin to crack, discolor, and even break off to the point of bleeding. When faced with this scenario, dog lovers understandably want quick answers; are allergies to blame, and are there any real solutions?

What Causes Dog Allergies?

A chapped or flakey dog nose is often the body’s reaction to something it doesn’t appreciate. Trying to isolate the cause of a specific ailment gets tricky, especially considering dogs can be allergic to almost anything, including the bowl they eat their food out of. In particular, dog bowls made with plastic and dyes can cause a dry nose. The weather can also play a part in irregular dog noses, just as our own skin dries out in frigid temperatures, so do dog noses. On the contrary, warm weather can reduce nose moisture temporarily, or create a pink and peeling sunburn. The cause of a dry nose can be as minimal as a pup spending too much time with his nose in the air, to as serious as cancer—although before you panic, know that canine cancer typically comes with more than just dryness and flaking.

How Can Snout Soother Help?

In hopes of reducing your dog’s exposure to allergens, you can switch dog bowls, change backyard plants, and even limit outdoor time against your dog’s wishes, but what do you do when nothing seems to be working? To soothe even the most sore and sensitive dog noses, Snout Soother includes a combination of carefully selected, natural ingredients proven to treat dry, cracked, flaking, dog noses—and paws too. Every ingredient plays its own special role treating a different part of the problem, such as Candelilla wax, the ingredient that keeps the balm in place, nourishing long after application. Don’t believe us? Just ask Benson and Kai, two adorable dogs that can both agree Snout Soother changed their lives.

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Thanks to Snout Soother, Benson no longer suffers from a dry, cracked dog nose!

Meet Benson from Pennsylvania, a big black adorable dog with a lot of allergy sensitivities that cause his nose to dry out, crack and even break off in bloody chunks. Throughout the first years of his life, his family (the Miller’s) tried everything to ease his painful problem, until they started to think Benson’s dry nose was a permanent ailment. After trying Snout Soother, the Miller family couldn’t believe Benson’s nose actually looked normal for the first time ever. Overjoyed, they continued to use the product until it ran out, at which time they had started to take his wet nose for granted. Shortly after Snout Soother dried up, so did Benson’s nose again, that’s when the Miller’s knew, Benson would be a lifelong fan of Snout Soother.

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Before Snout Soother, Kai’s nose would become so dry it would flake off in bloody pieces, he sure is happy to have a moist dog nose these days.

Kai is an equally adorable dog with another tale of recovery we are overjoyed to help make possible. Kai’s reaction to Snout Soother even surprised her veterinarian, who had been puzzled from the start about the original diagnoses and the lesions that continued to develop along the ridge of Kai’s nose. Chunks of skin were falling off regularly, to the point that Kai would be bleeding and in pain all too often. His family did everything they could to help their beloved dog, but nothing was working, that is until they gave Snout Soother a try. The first night after they applied the product, Kai’s nose was already less red. Within days the carefully sourced, natural nose balm turned out to be the answer to their prayers, as Kai now continues to live a happy healthy life with his gorgeous black nose always perfectly in tact.

At Natural Dog Company, it’s our mission to help as many dogs as possible, if your dog’s nose is dry, cracked, peeling, flaking, or showing any similar symptoms caused by dog allergies, Snout Soother has been specially formulated to work. Just as our mission states, Soothe, Heal, Wag; grant your dog instant relief, a healing solution, and a reason to wag their adorable little (or big) tail!

Holly Moose! How To Cure Hyperkeratosis In 3 Days!

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This is what Moose’s dog nose used to look like due to canine hyperkeratosis.

Meet Moose, he’s a busy dog always playing with the kids, going for rides in the truck, eating watermelon, or playing in the snow; around his house, Moose is the man. Despite all of the good times, Moose has suffered from a dry, crusty dog nose that continually flaked off in chunks. After being diagnosed with hyperkeratosis his loving family didn’t know what to do, nothing seemed to work! Approaching his third birthday, Moose’s family decided to try something new, and ordered all-natural soothing Snout Soother. Unsure what would happen at first, they spread a nice thick layer of the dog balm across Moose’s nose–what happened next some might call a “miracle.” Here at Natural Dog, we call it our mission to rescue the world, one snout at a time!

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Moose looking handsome with his supply of all-natural soothing Snout Soother.

After dealing with canine hyperkeratosis for years, it seemed like a miracle to Moose and his family when after only 3 days of applying Snout Soother to his rough canine nose, his snout become moist, smooth, and normal looking! The best part? Day 3 just happened to be Moose’s birthday–and what better surprise for his special dog day than having a fully-functional nose cured from hyperkeratosis. Happy Birthday Moose! A dry, cracking dog nose can cause a whole litter of problems, at times it might even seem like there is no hope or cure for the flaking chunks that fall from your dog’s nose. Moose’s family can relate, they couldn’t believe their eyes when almost instantly Moose’s dog nose began to appear moisturized and healthy. They are so excited about Moose’s new dog nose after using Snout Soother for only 3 days they shared this pawsome testimonial with us…

“MOOSE: THREE DAYS!!!

Hyperkeratosis is what he has . . .

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Look at the difference in Moose’s canine hyperkeratosis after only 3 days of applying Snout Soother–the results truly speak for themselves.

All I have to say is that MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING! Day 3 and we are seeing shocking results. I’m sure we won’t be able to live without Snout Soother. You have made me a believer! I’m going to be spreading the word about this miracle product. Best of all, today marks Moose’s 3rd birthday . . .Day one of a healthy, radiant snout!”

moosecollage It’s not uncommon for Natural Dog customers to be shocked after seeing just how fast Snout Soother works on otherwise incurable dry dog noses. That’s why we are so passionate about spreading the word, we know how to help dogs naturally find relief from hyperkeratosis and other dry skin conditions dogs commonly suffer from. There’s nothing we love more than dogs at Natural Dog Company– that’s why our effective line of products only contains 100% safe, responsibly sourced, natural ingredients; we believe that in order for a product to be healthy enough for your dog, it has to be healthy enough for us humans too. Feel free to use Snout Soother on your own dry lips, hands, or feet, this stuff is so good you and your dog just might get into a tug of war over who gets some first.   [youtube=http://youtu.be/mpm1GGy92Wk] Meet more dogs like Moose who once suffered from a dry canine nose and now live with a wet, pain-free snout. Click here to see more Snout Soother before and after testimonials! Watch your dog’s dry, chapped nose turn magically moist and smooth, buy Snout Soother today! 

Snout Soother Treats Theo’s Canine Hyperkeratosis!

Dealing with a dry dog nose? One that seems to persist no matter what you do; is your dog’s nose so dry it is falling off in chunks? Theo, the French bulldog, displayed a dry, crusty dog nose his entire 3 years of life, leaving his owners completely stumped. It might surprise dog owners that even a trip to the vet might not deliver answers, as all too often hyperkeratosis goes undiagnosed and untreated. Here we provide answers how to naturally treat canine hyperkeratosis with Snout Soother.

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Meet Theo! This cute little French bulldog has a perfect, flake-free canine nose now, but he was once bothered by hyperkeratosis. Thanks to Snout Soother, the all-natural soothing dog balm, your dog can find the same relief from hyperkeratosis as Theo!

Hyperkeratosis can develop on a dog’s nose or paws, causing the skin to appear dry, brittle, and often flake off in big, alarming chunks.  Sometimes known as canine nasal callus, hyperkeratosis is stereotypically seen in older dogs although young pups (like Theo) are often plagued by this condition as well. In order to treat hyperkeratosis you want to soften your canine’s nose; our specially formulated and all-natural dog product, Snout Soother, does just that, relieving dogs like Theo of hyperkeratosis for good!

When Theo’s dry French bulldog nose just wouldn’t get better, his parents decided to do some research online where they thankfully discovered Snout Soother and decided to give it a try. The results have been nothing short of amazing; here is Theo’s testimonial about Snout Soother and how it treats his canine hyperkeratosis.

 “Improvement in Theo’s nose within the first few days….” 

“Theo is our 3 1/2 year old French Bulldog. He has had this condition, which we now know to be hyperkeratosis, since we got him, but were never able to figure out what it was or what we needed to do about it. Several vets we visited had no answers but suggested putting a warm compress on it several times a day, which didn’t seem to ever help. It didn’t seem to bother him, so we were not ever that concerned about it. But recently after doing a little more online research we came across your product and decided to order it to see if it might help. And it worked amazingly well! We saw improvement in Theo’s nose in the first 2 days. The dryed out, horn like crusting on his dry nose just seemed to start breaking apart on day 2 and we were able to wipe it away and find a very healthy pink nose underneath. He doesn’t seem to mind when we put the Snout Soother on and we’re just hopeful maybe he’s feeling a little bit better not having such a dried out nose! Thanks so much for such a wonderful product!”

-AJ Maxwell 
Denver, CO

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Here are the before and after Snout Soother pictures of Theo’s nose. As you can see in the left image, his nose was dry and crusty, breaking off in brittle chunks. In the right image you can see how moist and healthy Theo’s dog nose looks now that his hyperkeratosis has been treated!

 

Many dogs have hyperkeratosis, and Theo isn’t the only dog to go undiagnosed with this disorder for so long. If your four-legged buddy is displaying a rough, chapped, flaking dog nose that won’t go away Snout Soother can help. We are serious dog lovers around here and so we don’t take our job lightly, our goal is to soothe, heal, and treat dogs all over the globe so that they can have the best barking life possible.

At Natural Dog we are so thankful to our customers who give us the opportunity to prove our all-natural line of dog products truly work! While Theo didn’t display any obvious signs of pain with his hyperkeratosis, many dogs do experience pain and even loss of smell if their nose becomes too dry or flaky. After using Snout Soother, many dog owners report that their dog has a happier disposition, no longer bothered by constant discomfort. For hyperkeratosis, or any other dry dog nose condition, you can give your dog the natural soothing relief they deserve with Snout Soother.

Click here to discover what Snout Soother can do for your dog’s nose, and your dog is sure to thank you. After all, we are on a mission: saving the world, one snout at a time!

Still unsure if Snout Soother is right for your precious pup? Click here to check out more customer testimonials.

Four-Legged Heroes: A Search & Rescue Dog Might Save Your Life!

Dogs amaze investigators and researchers everyday, simply by using the power of their noses to save lives and solve crimes. While chapped, or dry dog noses can become too damaged to properly smell everything around them, healthy, moist dog noses are capable of truly incredible feats.

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Not only does this dog see the butterfly, she can smell every part of the butterfly! Are you wondering what butterflies smell like? So are we, perhaps we should ask our dogs!

You might be able to identify if a teaspoon or two of sugar is added to your morning cup of coffee, but your dog can sniff out one teaspoon of sugar added to one million gallons of water! Your dog’s nose is 10,000 to 100,000 times more powerful than yours, meaning even the smallest scents can attract your dog’s attention; this is why your dog uses his or her sense of smell to analyze the world around them. Things that have no smell at all to you or I, have a distinct smell to your dog, some scientists even attest that dogs are capable of smelling out cancer and other illnesses. It’s no wonder dogs are being used by search and rescue teams everywhere to smell out the answers to today’s most puzzling and chaotic cases.

How Dog Noses Save Lives

For over 300 years dogs have been helping to search for and rescue humans. The Monks of the Hospice located in the Swiss Alps were the first to use dogs, in particular St. Bernards, in their search efforts; sending them out to find lost or stranded travelers along the trails between Italy and Switzerland. Since then, dogs have been used for a variety of search and rescue efforts. After all, a dog only needs access to a few footprints to detect which direction a person headed along a path or trail. It’s barking mad, not only can dogs smell what seems nonexistent, they can do so without being distracted by all of the other scents present. A dog’s nose can locate a child who has wandered away from home, a missing Alzheimer’s patient, or even someone buried beneath layers of snow or ruble. Depending on case-by-case, the exact source of smell a dog picks up during a rescue mission may vary, but includes perspiration, respiratory gasses, bacteria on human skin/tissues, decomposition gasses, and the 40,000 skin cells we shed every minute.

Types of Search and Rescue Dogs

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Any breed of dog has the smelling power possible to accomplish big search and rescue dreams.

Using their incredible canine nose to pick up smells is a natural talent all dogs posses, still training a dog to be an efficient search and rescue aid is intensive for both the dog and the handler. SAR dogs do best when their training begins at an early age with socializing, obedience, and agility. Training typically lasts for around 12-18 months before a dog is ready to join a search and rescue team. Most search and rescue dogs are given an early retirement, between 5 and 10 years old.

Bloodhounds are commonly associated with search and rescue efforts, although any dog breed can be trained to take on this job, so long as they have a moist, healthy nose. As mentioned previously, if a dry or chapped canine nose persists dogs can’t pick up as many smells around them. Also, dogs that can adapt and get around in tougher terrain are the most popular selection. There are 2 common types of search and rescue dogs, one is scent discriminate, meaning they can smell out someone after being introduced to their particular scent—perhaps through a piece of their clothing. The second type is a non-scent discriminating dog; these SAR pups are able to search out any human scent that might be present. Some dogs have particular training in searching avalanches, water, or ruble.

Nose Psychics—Smelling What Others Can’t

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Dogs protect us in so many ways, protect their dry or cracking canine nose with Snout Soother. Who knows, the power of a healthy chap-free dog nose might someday even save your life!

Not only are search and rescue dogs trained to find people, criminals, and other animals, but they are also trained to respond in a certain way to indicate their discovery. Some will bark to notify their handler of something, while others are trained to stand up on their hind legs, there are many ways dogs can be trained to communicate with search teams, what is amazing is that they truly understand their mission and how to communicate once they’ve completed it. Even when a particular person is nowhere to be found, dogs can use their nose to identify if they were in a certain location, or if a specific item came into contact with them. Often excluded from the media, search and rescue dogs are responsible for saving lives, providing closure, and helping law enforcement every single day.

How To Treat and Prevent A Dry, Crusty, Chapped Dog Nose 

Even though your dog might not be an official search and rescue canine, they still depend heavily on their super strong nose. If your dog has a dry, rough or chapped nose they are at risk for losing their heightened sense of smell. Allergies, weather, and so much more can impact the outer texture of your dog’s nose, which ideally should be a smooth, moist surface. After only a few applications of all-natural Snout Soother, your dog’s nose will be moist and healthy—ready to take on the world, nose first.

At Natural Dog, our mission is simple: heal, soothe, wag!

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You can smell all that with your nose?! Dog noses continue to amaze us, but if your dog’s nose is chapped or flaking it might be causing your pup more problems than help. You can count on Snout Soother to heal even the driest, and most sensitive dog noses.

Humans and Dogs form “Mutualistic Relationships”

A Mutualistic Relationship is when two different species “work together” each benefiting from the relationship.  This is truly the relationship between dogs and humans.

Let’s take the dog side of this equation.  It is quite obvious that dogs benefit from being loved and cared for: being fed, groomed (in many cases) taken for walks, being played with and just being together with you.  After being away from you, the minute you come home your dog is wagging its tail or rubbing up against you, running in circles, jumping, bringing you its toys and just waiting for a pet and a hug. Pure joy!

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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the human–canine bond is influenced by emotional, psychological, and physical interactions that are essential to the health and well-being of both people and dogs.

Dogs also like to feel useful.  Take for instance the therapy trained dog.  When you meet a therapy dog, they are very well trained, professional and always seem to love taking care of sick or handicapped children, adults, and seniors.  Many dogs are born to be worker dogs, herders who tend to the sheep, bomb sniffing dogs, police dogs, rescue dogs and if you ask any owner, they will tell you how much their dog loves their work and will perform their jobs even when tired or achy, as they want to please.

Now take the human side of this Mutualistic Relationship, dogs provide love, unconditional love.  They know when you are sad or sick and will stay by your side.  When you are away, even if for a short period of time, your dog will come running like you have been away forever, and this makes you feel happy, often putting a smile on your face.  Who doesn’t feel better knowing that the one you love misses you when you are away.

It has been proven that having a dog (or for that matter any pet) often improves your health. By just petting or touching your dog, this releases hormones that can lower blood pressure and reduce stress.  They often know when you are feeling “blue” and will provide you with emotional support that can help elevate the hormones that help lift depression.  It is said that petting a dog will also reduce stress and anxiety in pets.

Dogs help to increase your physical activity through walks, ball playing and other games. They also help to encourage more social interaction. It is a rare day when walking your dog in a busy area, that you will not be stopped to have your dog petted or you are asked a question about your dog.

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The AVMA officially recognizes that the human-animal bond exists, that it has existed for thousands of years, and that it has had a major impact on veterinary medicine.

We have been reading more and more about how dogs are detecting cancer or other illnesses.  There have been studies that people who own a dog live longer than those that don’t.  There are studies that children who own any pet tend to be less likely to develop allergies, skin ailments and asthma.

Because we love THEM, for all that they are, all that they stand for and all that they give, we have the perfect all natural and organic balm to help you pamper and take care of your furry companion.

A dog’s nose is highly sensitive and can become very painful when their tissues are dry, chapped or cracked. No pet parent wants to see his or her beloved dog in pain or discomfort and Natural Dog Snout Soother can come to their rescue.  Our nose balm for dogs is the perfect blend of 100% all natural nourishing, healing and moisturizing ingredients for crusty dog noses and cracked paws.  Our soothing balm can be applied to a dog’s nose as a preventative measure for dryness or cracking or it can be used to treat painful cracking and dryness that has already occurred.

There are probably studies that show that dogs that do not live in loving homes, do not live as long, either.  What we do know is that dogs provide us with unconditional and uncomplicated love that leads to healthier and happier lives. In turn, we provide dogs with the care and love they deserve-what a wonderful “Mutualistic Relationship”.

Blog post written by Susan Lyman of Tails Untold Personalized Pet Books.  Please visit Tails Untold Blog at http://blog.tailsuntold.com to read about many other interesting pet topics.  Also, if you are looking for a great pet gift, please visit this website http://tailsuntold.com

Wrinkles Never Looked So Good: All About English Bulldogs

English bulldogs are incredibly sweet family dogs that carry a rather shocking history. These sturdy looking canines might appear fierce, but they are gentle bullies with many sensitivities. At Natural Dog we have helped many English bulldogs discover relief from dry, crusty, dog noses thanks to our all-natural dog balm, Snout Soother. This month we discuss characteristics, history, and health related to this amazing breed of dog.

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English bulldog puppies are absolutely adorable! Their wrinkly little bodies are just perfect for cuddling.

There are few things cutter than a wrinkly English bulldog puppy! As these dogs grow they still keep their same adorable and unique qualities, such as a droopy lip and a common under bite, but it’s not just their appearance that makes them so popular, they also have awesome dispositions. While the English bulldog’s massive square jaw might intimidate some, they are known as one of the most gentle dog breeds. The English bulldog is a great family dog, as they do well with children, and they are also dedicated watchdogs. Protective and loyal, these buff bullies will guard their loved ones without any hesitation.

English Bulldog Characteristics

As anyone with a bulldog knows, they can be extremely persistent when it comes to securing what they want, in fact some can become fairly dominate. So while English bulldogs require a lot of attention and love, they also need consistent discipline to make sure they don’t develop any bad habits—such as thinking they rule the house.  Consistent exercise is also important, such as a daily walk, to help prevent canine behavioral issues from arising. As young pups, the English bulldog can be full of energy, but if you are dealing with a hyper bulldog puppy you can rest assured that with age all bulldogs begin to calm down.

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Is your bulldog full of hyper energy? As the English bulldog ages they will naturally start to calm down.

English bulldogs come in a variety of colors including fawn, yellow, red, white, and numerous shades of brindle. Although there is no standard height for a bulldog, shorter bulldogs are preferred in the show arena. They typically range in weight between 40-55 pounds, with males being larger, especially in America as compared to the UK. Despite the fact some weigh-in around 50 pounds, this breed still prefers to sit right in your lap like a small dog.

English Bulldog History

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This little English bulldog doesn’t look like a fighter– we can’t even imagine him picking a fight with a bull! Thankfully, the English bulldog’s bull-fighting days are long over.

Paintings and written references of English bulldogs can be found as far back as the 1500’s, at which time their name was spelled bolddogge or bondogge. It wasn’t until 1631, that the modern day spelling and pronunciation of ‘English Bulldog’  became official. Originating from the Asiatic mastiff, the English bulldog is originally from the British Isles. Back in the day, these dogs were used for bull baiting and breeders thought they looked like bulls, hence how they became the English bulldog. At this time bulldogs were raised to be vicious and were trained to attack full-grown bulls. The bulldog capable of bringing a bull down first was crowned the winner, as any dog lover can imagine this was horrifying and caused many bulldogs to be injured and even die. We are so happy this sport was outlawed in the 19th century; at which time breeders began working to breed out the aggressive tendencies these dogs needed for their bull fighting days. Within the span of a few generations, the English bulldog started to act like the dogs we know and love today. No longer the same temperamental attack-dogs their ancestors were breed to be, they now make some of the best family pets.

English Bulldog Maintenance: Keeping Your Dog Healthy & Happy

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Did you know a dry, crusty bulldog nose can cause your dog pain? Soothe their discomfort and heal their bulldog nose with Snout Soother.

On average, English bulldogs live around 8-10  years, although with a certain amount of genetics, luck, and dedicated care you can keep your bulldog alive for as long as possible. The largest cause of bulldog deaths is due to cardiac issues, being aware of their short nose and their tendency to overheat is adamant, these are not outdoor dogs and they shouldn’t be left in the heat for any extended period of time. While in some instances the English bulldog can be high maintenance, they are very easy to groom with their short coat that doesn’t tend to shed too much. Bulldogs are notorious for having skin ailments though, one of their many sensitivities that must be addressed in order to keep your English bulldog happy and healthy. With so many wrinkles along their face it’s important to clean between these folds regularly, otherwise dirt builds up and skin irritation can occur.

Snout Soother soothes and heals conditions related to a rough, dry English Bulldog nose and nose folds. Our all-natural soothing dog balm is completely safe for even the most sensitive English bulldogs, plus it works quickly, it will start moisturizing and healing after only one application. Your bulldog loves and adores you, show him or her just how much you love them back by purchasing Snout Soother.

We know your beloved English bulldog will thank you, after all our all-natural product is made especially for dogs. Our mission is simple: Soothe, Heal, Wag.

Why Dogs Are Barking About Organic Sweet Almond Oil Benefits

For months, maybe even years, you’ve been staring at a crusty dog nose, perhaps it is also discolored or even flaking off. No matter what you try, nothing seems to work. Then, just as you almost give up hope, you discover our soothing dog balm, Snout Soother. Within days of spreading a nice layer of Snout Soother over your dog’s crusty nose you notice the dry, chapped flakes beginning to heal. Your dog’s demeanor begins to improve as moisture returns to their previously dry dog nose, and you wonder—how does Natural Dog Company do it?

 

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Healthy dogs are happy pups!

It wasn’t all a game of fetch creating a line of soothing natural dog products but all of the hard work has proven well worthwhile. Every last ingredient included must play an important role in healing dry dog noses and cracked paws, without any negative side effects or questionable sources. One of the proven beneficial ingredients naturally sourced is organic sweet almond oil.

Sweet almond oil is a non-greasy moisturizer that does not leave any oily residue behind, as so many other similar products can. Almond oil slowly absorbs into the skin so that it provides active healing throughout the day. The useful quality of sweet almond oil has been recognized in many industries, prompting its use in massage therapy, aromatherapy, and hair care. Plus, it’s safe enough to use on infants, and moisturizing enough to use as a wood conditioner!  Not only is sweet almond oil a great moisturizer, but it can also help reduce inflammation issues as well. At Natural Dog, we want your dog to experience the healing benefits of almond oil as it works alongside our other valuable ingredients to provide soothing relief to dry dog noses and dog paws.

Where Does Organic Sweet Almond Oil Originate?

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Sweet almonds contain 44% oils, these oils are incredibly moisturizing and play a big role in Snout Soother’s ability to heal dry dog noses.

Sweet almond trees (aprunus amygdalus var. dulcis tree) grow as a native plant in South Asia and the Middle East. Not only are almonds eaten by themselves, sold both shelled and unshelled, but they are also used to make a variety of other products. Have you ever heard of almond milk? Or almond butter? Almonds are tasty and they also offer a healthy solution to other ingredients. Almonds carry a lot of oils, in fact about 44% of total almond content is made up of oils. But beware of the 2  types of nuts, sweet and bitter almonds, both of which come from similar but different trees. While sweet almonds have many healing attributes, bitter almonds can produce deadly effects if not properly prepared thanks to high levels of cyanide. We source all of our sweet almond oil carefully and from trusted locations to guarantee our products only contain pure all-natural sweet almond oil.

Organic Sweet Almond Oil For Your Sweet Dog

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Hi-five pups! We utilize the healing properties of sweet almond oil, creating a soothing dog balm that heals dry skin including dry dog noses, and dry dog paws.

We wouldn’t put anything less than the best in our organic, natural dog products, we selected almond oil  specifically based on its natural moisturizing properties and ability to soften dry skin, while balancing the amount of moisture skin maintains over time. So long as your dog has no nut allergies, almond oil is 100% safe to use on their paws, nose, and even coat. Since one of Snout Soother’s main ingredients includes nut oils, it’s no surprise your dog might want to lick at it. No worries if they do, considering it’s 100% safe to consume, and Snout Soother will still work even if your dog licks off most of

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Organic Sweet almond oil is putting a smile on dog faces everywhere, allow us to provide answers and explain why!

it. Heck, even humans admit using this soothing balm on their own lips and feet. The key is to apply our all natural dog balm as needed, and make sure to apply some before bedtime, while your dog sleeps their body goes into healing mode, allowing Snout Soother to provide the most benefits possible. While Snout Soother is fairly resilient to dog licks, the more time it has to penetrate, the better results you will get. Keep in mind, distractions work wonders, try giving your pup a raw dog bone or bark-worthy treat so that Snout Soother has a few undisturbed minutes to soak in and truly start working its magic!

Snout Soother combines sweet almond oil and a number of other all-natural, healthy ingredients proven to provide a dry dog nose remedy that works on any skin surface. Thanks to Snout Soother’s convenient packaging, you can soothe your dog’s dry nose without any mess; simply use our easy to apply dog balm. We thank sweet almond oil for helping our passion continue to thrive--saving the world, one snout at a time!

Ready to be amazed? Try Snout Soother risk free, we guarantee your dog will thank you with lots of kisses from a very moist nose! 

Watch How Bella the Frenchie Heals Her Dry Dog Nose

How do our customers use Snout Soother? Where and when do they apply it, and how do their dogs respond to the process?

Our new weekly feature is going to answer these questions and more! Snout Soother is an all-natural dry nose remedy for dogs, proven to treat a number of ailments including allergies, canine hyperkeratosis, and much more! This week, meet Bella the Frenchie as she receives her application of Snout Soother, the all-natural dog balm, Bella doesn’t appear to LOVE her mother’s fingers all over her nose. Nonetheless, she lets her apply the soothing balm, perhaps knowing what her dog nose feels and looks like without Snout Soother.

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Snout Soother has been getting a lot of media attention lately from some of the cutest dogs around the world. We love to receive fun videos and photos of the dogs Snout Soother helps on a regular basis, it fills our heart with so much gratitude. Natural Dog wants to help as many canines as we possibly can; after all, we are on a mission: saving the world, one snout at a time!

Purchase Snout Soother for any dry dog nose conditions and your dog is sure to thank you.

Dry, Cracked English Bulldog Nose? Tugg Provides Answers

Once upon a time, Tugg the English Bulldog had a very dry, cracked dog nose. Tugg’s devoted owner tried for years to heal and moisturize Tugg’s bulldog nose, but all to no avail. Thankfully one of our ads for all-natural Snout Souther reached Ashley via Facebook, granting Tugg the dry dog nose remedy he needed all along.

This week we are proud to share yet another Snout Soother success story. Here is Ashley’s testimonial about her sweet English Bulldog named Tugg.

“I’m definitely sold and will never use anything else . . . ” -Ashley Baudler on Snout Soother.

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Tugg is one super cute English Bulldog, but as you can see in this picture he used to always get a dry, chapped dog nose.

“Hello my name is Ashley and I recently purchased your product because I saw an advertisement on Facebook.  I have an English bulldog and I’ve struggled for years to get his nose healed from being dry, cracked and chapped.  I’ve been using your product for almost 2 weeks and I’ve seen remarkable progress!  I’ve been telling all of my friends to use your product.  I’m definitely sold and will never use anything else for my baby’s nose.”

-Ashley Baudler, Rockport, Indiana 

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Before and After Snout Soother: Pictured at top is Tugg’s nose before Snout Soother. The bottom photo shows Tugg’s new chap-free dog nose thanks to our all-natural dog balm, Snout Soother.

We are so happy to hear about Ashley’s pawesome results using Snout Soother, we are woof-woof wild about our customers and their beloved pets. Just like any company, we want to make sales to stay in business, but more importantly we want to help dogs just like Tugg all over the world. After all, our motto is simple: Soothe, Heal, Wag!

Finding a canine dry nose remedy is a must, dogs with chapped, cracking dog noses often experience discomfort, along with a lack of smell (you dog’s favorite and most trustworthy sense).

Our customers continually send us amazing photo testimonials of their four-legged friends, once plagued by dry dog nose conditions, they now live a healthy life with a moist, wet, healthy dog nose. To see more before and after Snout Soother photos click here. 

Give your furry friend the dry dog nose remedy they need, purchase Snout Soother here.

What’s That Smell? 10 Funny Facts About Your Dog’s Nose

dognose4Your dog’s nose smells everything—from a delicious new dog bone, to a nasty surprise left behind by a neighbor dog. A dog’s nose might seem basic, a tool used to smell the world around them, but on the contrary, your canine’s nostrils are fairly complex. Enjoy these 10 funny facts about your dog’s nose, perhaps some of the strange things they do will start to make more sense.

1. Items that have no smell to you or I can have a unique and identifying scent to your dog. On average a dog’s nose has 200 to 250-million scent receptors. As a comparison, us humans only have 5 million. Some breeds can smell even better than others; Dachshunds have only 125 million (only, ha!) while the Bloodhound has a whooping 300 million scent receptors.

2. While 5% of the human brain is dedicated to analyzing the smells around us, 33% of dog brains are dedicated to sense of smell.

dognose13. Just like human fingerprints can help identify someone, a dog’s nose print can help identify dogs. Insurance companies, breeders, and others that need to identify your dog might require a nose print.

4. Ever wonder why your dog’s nose is wet? When working properly, lateral glands release fluids so that healthy dog noses have the lubrication they need to continue smelling everything.  After all, it’s the mucus on a dog’s nose that helps them pick up surrounding scent particles. Looking for a dry nose remedy for your dog? Snout Soother is the go-to Natural Dog product for everything from rough pug noses to crusty dog noses.

5. A warm dog nose is a key indicator that your dog is not feeling well. The moment you discover your dog’s warm nose is no reason to panic, instead give it some time and if within 24-hours a warm, dry dog nose persists, there might be something going on under the surface. Snout Soother has been able to relieve many precious pups of a consistently dry dog nose.

6. A metal detector might fail to detect a plastic mine, but your dog’s nose will not. Dogs can even smell out a landmine, specially trained canines can detect the molecules explosive materials let off in the air, identifying the exact location of a smells’ source.

7. When you take your dog to the vet he can actually smell if the dog that was previously in the waiting room was nervous or excited.

dognose28. Dog owners know how often butt sniffing takes place, but with such a strong sniffer why in the world would a dog want to smell a butt?  To us humans, every dog butt smells the same—like poo, but to your dog every butt has a slightly different scent, indicating if a dog is a male or female, what they recently ate, how old they are, and their emotional state, among other things that help a dog decide if they should be friends or not. Just like we recognize each other by facial features, a dog can recognize an old or new friend by smelling their backside. Butt smelling isn’t only useful during new encounters though; dogs that live together also sniff each other’s behinds, often after a stressful event, or simply after playing outdoors. According to some dog trainers, butt-smelling has a calming effect on dogs.

9. Even worse than smelling butts is when your dog presses their nose into a pile of dog poo—perhaps even going so far as to eat it. Why in the world would a dog do this? In the wild the scent of a dog’s feces can alert predators to their existence. This is especially true with puppy poo, as the high milk content makes their bowel movements smell entirely unique; in order to protect pups from predators, dogs have adapted a natural instinct of eating their own poop.

dognose310. What about human crotches, why are some dogs so keen on smelling down there? Since the butt is the first place a dog goes to seek out information about another dog, the crotch is a logical place to start uncovering the intentions of any humans in the room as well.

Your dog’s nose is an incredibly important asset to them, they depend on it to analyze and make assumptions about the world. Therefore, if your dog’s nose is dry, crusty, flakey, or discolored, their nose might not be working properly, and might also be causing them pain. Give your dog the relief they deserve with Snout Soother, our all-natural organic pet product proven to work on a number of dog nose conditions.

There’s nothing Natural Dog Company loves more than dogs, our passion for pups fuels our mission to bring the relief of Snout Soother to every dog in need. We are driven to save the world, one snout at a time!

Free Snout Soother Give Away + A Pawsome Dog-Approved Photographer

One fun pet contest on Instagram gives you a chance at winning Snout Soother, our all-natural dry dog nose remedy. Proven to soothe most dog nose conditions, Emily-Wang tells her blog readers why she loves Snout Soother so much…

Emily Wang is one of our favorite pet bloggers here at Natural Dog, today in honor of February 20th being ‘Love Your Pet Day’, Emily (who is a very talented photographer) is hosting a Snout Soother free give-away! Emily’s adorable dog, Kokoro uses Snout Soother to keep her dog nose crack-free, even in the icy cold winter. In her latest blog, Emily points out the benefits of using Snout Soother to keep dry, cracked dog noses at bay.

Natural dog is passionate about our eco-friendly pet products, well because they are our products! But Emily shares her passion for Snout Soother with her readers because it has proven itself to be a great natural dog product to her and Kokoro. To help more dogs feel the soothing relief from dry dog nose conditions, Emily is giving away free Snout Soother to one lucky contest winner.

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To enter for your chance to win, follow Emily Wang on Instagram @emwng, repost the photo above with #snoutsoother, and set your Instagram profile to public. For more detailed instructions, and to read Emily’s latest blog about Snout Soother, click here. 

For special offers, pawsome photos, and guaranteed smiles follow us on Instagram @NATURALDOGCOMPANY 

Snout Soother Cures Another Crusty Dog Nose!

charlotteDoes your four-legged friend have a dry dog nose, or dog nose condition that seems irreversible, or even unexplainable?

If yes, Helen Boek understands exactly what you are going through. Hellen’s adorable dog Charlotte developed a mysterious white crusty build up on her dog nose, and although Hellen tried everything, it continued to persist. That is until Hellen and Charlotte discovered Snout Soother, a soothing balm for dog noses proven to naturally treat a variety of dog nose conditions. Here, Helen details her story about Charlotte and the dog nose remedy she needed all along.

Helen & Charlotte’s Testimonial:

“Thank you for your cream . . . truly a miracle cream!! My dog’s nose was suffering from some kind of infection for about a month. I live in the desert and thought maybe she had been bit by something or the intense heat was affecting her nose. I had tried applying Neosporin, a natural dog spray, and salt water . . . but with no good results. After one application of your cream, the crusty white stuff fell off Charlotte’s nose and it began healing. After one week, her nose looked almost completely healed. Thank you!!”
-Helen Boek
Borrego Springs California 

You Are So Welcome Helen & Charlotte! 

CharlottebeforeandafterWe wish Helen and Charlotte all of the best, and are so happy to help with Charlotte’s crusty dog nose. With some help from all-natural dog nose balm, Snout Soother, Charlotte has a healthy, smooth, and moist dog nose. Dogs with cracked noses, dogs with chapped noses, and even crusty dog noses are continually relieved of discomfort and symptoms with only a few applications of our all natural dog product, Snout Soother.
Here at Natural Dog we are barking mad about dogs, therefore it fills us with such gratitude each and everyday to help doggies all over the world live a pain-free, pawsome life. We create all-natural eco-friendly dog products with a mission: Saving the World, One Snout At A Time! 
Want to see more proof that Snout Soother really works? Click here to see more before and after Snout Soother photos.
Purchase Snout Soother for your precious pup and we guarantee your dog will thank you!

It’s True Pug Love! Buddy Love & Gretta Rose

Meet Buddy Love and Gretta Rose, 2 Natural Dog Celebrity Pugs that have fallen in love! Both of these adorable pugs have experienced the soothing relief of Snout Soother dog balm for their dry pug noses, and now with 2 perfectly moist and healthy dog noses they can share lots of kisses! Learn how their pug love bloomed in this special Valentine’s Day blog written by Buddy Love the Pug.

Hello, my name is Buddy Love the Pug and I love Valentine’s Day! Why, you ask? Because I am in love!!! Gretta Rose the pug has stolen my heart! You probably know her; after all, my darling is a Natural Dog Celebrity, and she has even been featured on Good Morning America and The Today Show. Her stunning beauty and popularity made me very shy at first, but doggone am I glad I got up the nerve and gave her a bark! Well I guess I didn’t really initiate the start of our relationship, but the results ended in fireworks nonetheless. We are rather public with our affection, regularly sharing love notes on Facebook, but since it’s nearly our one-year anniversary—Valentine’s Day—I thought I’d share how our love first bloomed. I have written a love story this month in honor of my darling pug dearest.

Gretta Rose and Buddy Love the Pug… a Love Story By Buddy

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Isn’t she barking beautiful?! That’s my love, Gretta Rose the Pug.

It was love at pug sight the first time I saw Miss. Gretta Rose. I was up late one night playing on Facebook, daydreaming about dog bones and Snout Soother when I saw the most beautiful dog I had ever seen, her name was Gretta Rose and she was featured on a Facebook page called Pugs and Kisses. Instantly I started barking at the screen, I just couldn’t control myself! I knew I had to meet her; she was the most gorgeous pug I had ever seen before. The only thing standing in my way? My extremely shy demeanor, every time I had a chance to ask her out I couldn’t get the right bark out. I started thinking Gretta was nothing more than a fantasy until January 30, 2013—with some spare time on my paws, I logged into my Facebook account and nearly fell out of my chair. The very first thing I read was a new message from THE Gretta Rose I’d been dreaming about:

Buddy Love…will you be my Valentine?

Xoxo Gretta Rose

I couldn’t believe my little pug eye—in fact I nearly rolled right off my chair in excitement. Was I really reading that Gretta Rose was asking me, Buddy Love, to be her Valentine? My heart skipped more than a few beats as I shamelessly ran full speed around the house ArrrooooooArrroooo! I barked uncontrollably, I didn’t care who tried to quiet me down. I was sick with puppy love and my dreams were complete!

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Buddy Love the Pug sure does have a lot of dog toys–but he’d trade them all in for Gretta Rose!

After all this excitement I almost forgot to answer her back…that is until I got a little winded running around. Oh no! I thought, I better hurry and reply before she finds another Valentine—I didn’t know then that Gretta Rose would never do that. I rushed to snap on my finest looking bow tie before replying with shaky paws:

It would make me the happiest pug in the world

to be your Valentine Gretta Rose <3

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I love Gretta Rose the Pug so very much I had a star named after her for Valentine’s Day because she is my star! How beautiful is her little pug nose and face? Become friends with Gretta Rose on Facebook, click here.

Ever since, it’s been nothing short of true pug love. Gretta Rose and I remain so strong because we share a common passion, that is to share our love in anyway we can. We do this through a number of pup-friendly platforms, including: Pugs and Kisses Facebook page, Buddy Love The Pug Facebook page, B4- Barktastic page, and Gretta Rose’s very own Blog. I hope to one day ask the love of my life to be my pug bride, but if I know my Gretta Rose she will likely beat me to it! Who knows… there could be wedding bells in 2014….

After all, Gretta is just as woof woof crazy about me as I am about her, in proof she wrote me this response to my love letter.

Buddy Love the Pug and Gretta Rose… a Love Story By Gretta Rose

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That’s me, Gretta Rose the Pug! I love cupcakes, frosting, napping, Buddy Love the Pug, and Natural Dog Snout Soother, it makes my rough pug nose feel smooth and pretty.

Buddy Love is the sweetest Valentine a pug-gal could ever dream of! I hope you read his account of our story…wasn’t it just adorable?!? Oh my, he really knows how to tug at my heartstrings! Buddy Love the Pug’s best quality is his capacity to love, he truly extends his heart to everyone he meets. We barely knew each other when I asked him to be my Valentine, I could only hope he was the genuine gentle-pug I imagined him to be after seeing how loyal and kind he is to his many friends. Once I got to know him I knew it was for real, he truly is the pug for me. I feel so lucky that he wasn’t already taken. It fills my heart with joy to be Buddy Love’s Valentine and I hope he knows that he has my heart forever.

Seriously, how cute are these pugs!?!! There’s nothing like a little puppy love to inspire romance this Valentine’s Day. At Natural Dog Company we love dogs so much we include them in all of our holiday celebrations; what sorts of fun plans does your dog have this Valentine’s Day? For sensitive rough pug noses, try our all natural Snout Soother balm for dogs. According to Gretta Rose and Buddy Love, it is a pawsome solution for any sore dog nose!

Follow Buddy Love the Pug on Facebook!

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So Puging Cute! All About Pugs

February’s featured Natural Dog breed is all about Pugs. For Pug lovers everywhere, learn more about this adorable dog; including, how you can keep their prominent pug nose healthy. 

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Pugs are incredibly loving and give lots of kisses. If a dry, chapped pug nose is bothering your dog, all-natural Snout Soother can help!

Pugs are adorable companion pets; they are small enough to cuddle on the couch with, and cute enough to cause hysterical laughter. These dogs are little height-wise, but they have thick bodies, a massive head, and a prominent muzzle. So cute in fact, pugs’ moles and wrinkles are considered beauty marks as opposed to blemishes. Pugs come with either apricot, black, brown, or gray coat colors—although variety in shade and markings can be extensive, setting every little pug apart in their own unique way. 

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One of our Natural Dog celebrities, Buddy Love the Pug looking rather stately in his Burberry scarf and flower-power top hat! You can befriend Buddy Love the Pug on Facebook by clicking here. 

Did you know that Pugs are one of the oldest known dog breeds around the world? Since before 400 BC the pug has been taking peoples’ hearts captive. These dogs have Chinese origins and are considered a part of the Toy group, although there are multiple theories about the specific lineage of pugs. Some think they are descendants of the Pekingese, while others think they originated from the miniature bulldog, and still others say it is the small French Mastiff. Pugs became very popular during the 19th Century Victorian era, even Tibetan monasteries were known to have pugs for pets. When the breed spread out to Japan and Europe its popularity really sky rocketed, in fact Pugs become a royal pet considered the official dog for the House of Orange in Holland.

Pugtastic Qualities Every Pug Lover Adores

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Gretta Rose from Pugs and Kisses shows off how heartwarming the simple sight of a pug can be! Follow Pugs and Kisses on Facebook by clicking here.

Pugs can be high energy and are good for a lot of laughs, but they don’t tend to overexcite as similarly sized dogs can. Pugs are notoriously known as good watchdogs, but that doesn’t mean they bark all day. Instead, they pick and choose what they bark about, one of the reasons their watchdog techniques are reliable. Pugs are so very smart, they thrive with a calm owner that uses consistent training tactics and speaks with a kind voice, offering more praise than punishment. Pugs are people-pleasers and don’t wish to be yelled at often. Although beware if they know they can get away with bad behavior, they will. If you don’t show your pug who is boss they have a tendency to take on these responsibilities themselves, causing them to display signs of jealousy and over-protective traits, such as guarding over certain furniture with too much intensity. For some, disciplining a cute little pug is tricky, but keep in mind that dogs want a leader, because this makes them feel safe.

While a chubby pug might make you chuckle, pugs don’t need any extra weight on their frame or else health problems can arise. Since these pawsome pups will eat until their bellies might explode, pug owners must be careful how much they feed their pug. Exercise is important, but walks must be approached with caution, try not to go out at the hottest time of the day, since Pugs are sensitive to heat. Also, if you hear your pug wheezing or having difficulty breathing they have had too much physical activity and need to stop immediately.

A Pug Might Save Your Life

Cute, smart, and a great companion, Pugs are also incredible watchdogs that have saved a few lives and aided a few famous names throughout history. Josephine Bonaparte, Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife, had a pug of her own named Fortune. On the first night of her wedding to Napoleon she reportedly refused to sleep in their bed unless Napoleon agreed her pug could sleep in their bed as well. Later, when Josephine was sent to jail, she used her devoted little dog to send messages to her husband, slipping notes beneath his collar. Then there’s Prince William II who owes his life to one of his pug watchdogs who warned him of approaching Spaniards in 1572.

Is A Pet Pug Right For You? 

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Pugs are a sensitive dog breed, they require a certain level of pampering. As you can see in this picture, pugs need plenty of cold weather protection, and still they say: it’s woofing cold! For more adorable pug pictures, follow Pugs and Kisses on Facebook by clicking here.

There’s nothing more loving than a pug, but with all of the love and laughter they provide there are a few things one should consider before buying a pug of their own. For starters, pugs require extra special attention and need more pampering than other pet dogs.  Pugs are not outdoor dogs and shouldn’t be expected to spend any majority of time outdoors, as they are susceptible to overheating, and equally sensitive to the cold. Pugs love to share the bed with you, if you are you a light sleeper you might want to invest in some earplugs; pugs are known to snore very loudly! Thankfully, Snore Stop, our homeopathic nasal spray for dogs, can help stop dogs from snoring.

Snout Soother For Sensitive Pugs

At Natural Dog we adore pugs and are proud to help them everyday! Their extra sensitivities mean they are also more prone to skin allergies and conditions, including a sore, flakey, or chapped pug nose. All of the creases that adorn a pug’s face can get full of dirt and cause irritation, dry dog nose, and even bacteria growth. Snout Soother helps make cleaning a pugs’ face wrinkles easy and the specially formulated ingredients prevent the formation of bacteria. The best part? Since Snout Soother is 100% natural even the most sensitive dogs can enjoy its healing benefits without potentially negative side effects, this is especially helpful for allergy prone pugs.

If you love pugs as much as we do, see what Snout Soother can do for the pug of your eye. At Natural Dog, our mission is to save the world, one snout at a time!

The Power of a Wet Nose: Dogs Assist Diabetics

You know the scene. Happy dog face emerging from passing car window, ears, nose busy. Those curious noses precisely punch the air, pinpointing the smells of every surrounding restaurant and gas station and grocery store.

Oh yes, exploring the world one sniff at a time.

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The Nose Knows! Diabetic Alert Dogs love AND assist.

Dogs view the world, in large part, through the lens of their nose. But a dog’s nose can do more than smell the neighbor’s meandering cat or the lingering scent of lunch. A dog’s nose can actually save lives. Yes, save lives!

It’s no secret that dogs have often assisted their human owners. For years, properly trained dogs aided people with vision impairments, hearing impairments and seizures (just to name a few). But now diabetics are also living healthier lives thanks to man’s (and woman’s) best friend.

Diabetics have often shared antidotal evidence of being warned by their dog while experiencing a drop in blood sugar. These stories suggested dogs could potentially detect changes in blood sugar levels. But now research seems to confirm these stories and reconfirm the amazing power of the canine nose – opening the door to new generation of service dogs: Diabetic Alert Dogs!

Diabetic Alert Dogs are trained to use their powerful noses to smell certain changes in their owner’s breath or sweat which indicate a drop or rise in blood sugar levels. The training process requires an individual with Type I Diabetes to breathe into a container or tube while having a low blood sugar episode. Dogs are then exposed to the smell and trained to respond appropriately.

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Trained dogs alert owners after smelling blood sugar changes.

So, when blood sugar levels change, properly trained dogs bark, paw, jump, lick or fetch traditional blood testing kits to alert their owners. Dogs assigned to diabetic children will even seek help by alerting a child’s parents or caregivers. Amazing!

Obviously, a Diabetic Alert Dog does not replace traditional blood testing methods but they can fill potential dangerous gaps. For example, diabetics may experience  blood sugar changes while sleeping.  A blood testing kit can’t help but a Diabetic Alert Dog can! A trained dog can wake a sleeping owner or seek help (I know  there’s a Lassie reference in here somewhere).  The direct benefit of a properly training dog could be crucial in these type of situations but the indirect benefits such as greater peace of mind shouldn’t be overlooked or discounted.  I told you a dog’s nose is powerful . . .

And those powerful, protective noses need protection of their own!  Snout Soother’s  protects, calms and heals chapped, dry and cracked noses (in addition to a variety of other conditions including rashes, hyperkeratosis, and discoid lupus).  Snout Soother’s natural ingredients also act as a natural sunscreen for Fido’s all knowing nose.

Of course, every dog owner knows that a fuzzy companion enhances your life and well-being.  Dogs make you smile and laugh.  Dogs are always happy to see you. Dogs make your corner of the world a little better.   Individuals with a Diabetic Alert Dog must surely also benefit from the joy of loving and being loved by a dog.

Dogs (and their noses) continue to amaze me. Sniff on, Furry Friends!

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More than just a pretty face!