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Monday, June 24, 2013

Rawhides - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Rawhide: The Great Debate.

So is your dog one who loves to chew anything and everything?  Then you've probably heard both sides of the rawhide debate.  Here we will try to cover the good, the bad, and the ugly.  

Rawhide is good for your dog's teeth, helps with plaque buildup and also helps freshen breath.  It also helps with his natural instinct to chew.  Chewing also provides stimulation and relieves anxiety and in the case of puppies rawhides may save your favorite shoes.

Now for the bad.  According to WebMD, contamination is possible when handling and ingesting rawhides.  Trace amounts of toxic chemicals as well as salmonella and E. coli may be found which can also be transferred to humans.

Some dogs may be sensitive to rawhides which can cause diarrhea.

And last and most importantly the ugly.  Rawhides pose a choking and abdominal blockage risk.  If your dog swallows large pieces it may get lodged in the esophagus or digestive tract causing choking or blockage, possibly leading to death.

I've given my dogs rawhides for years until recently when I started researching the subject.  They love chewing their bones, so I was torn over taking them away, but we actually had a couple of choking episodes where I had to pull a rawhide out of a dog's throat.  That was enough for me.  So I began looking for something to replace the rawhides and came upon Antlerz Dog Chews.  They are deer antler sheds that have been cut and cleaned.  They have no chemicals or artificial flavor or colors, and are not bleached or dyed.  They are 100% naturally shed deer antlers.

I ordered a couple of different sizes for my dogs to try and they have loved them.  They do not splinter or break and are very long lasting.  So I've made them available on SimplyDogStuff.com.  Enjoy!

http://simplydogstuff.com/category_58/Dog-Treats.htm




* ANTLERZ™ are 100% naturally shed deer antlers
* Mineral rich dog chew that contains no plastics, no petrochemicals, no empty starches or artificial flavors.
* Rich in calcium, phosphorous
* Long lasting, no splinters
* ANTLERZ™ are not bleached or dyed....this is their natural color
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* ANTLERZ™ are 100% naturally shed deer antlers
* Mineral rich dog chew that contains no plastics, no petrochemicals, no empty starches or artificial flavors.
* Rich in calcium, phosphorous
* Long lasting, no splinters
* ANTLERZ™ are not bleached or dyed....this is their natural color
* E - See more at: http://simplydogstuff.com/item_1281/Antlerz-Dog-Chew--Small-4-6-length-0.3-.5-width.htm#sthash.5VtfqEXy.dpuf
We just added a new line of portable crates from Gralen to our site.  They come in sizes from 16" to 36" and will set up in seconds.  They are great for traveling with your pet or throwing in your SUV. 

http://simplydogstuff.com/category_55/Dog-Crates.htm


We've also added several new Jaraden pet carriers that will keep you and your pet looking very stylish while out and about together.  They are on sale at 20% off. 

And don't forget everything is still 10% off through the end of summer by using the grandopening10 coupon at checkout.

http://simplydogstuff.com/category_68/Dog-Tote-Carriers.htm



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kong Toy Delivery

My dogs received their new Kong Toys today.  While Bear our big lab was too lazy to be bothered with it, Penny our little shipoo, went wild for them.  I had purchased a small size for her and a large so I had one for my bigger dogs to try.

I smeared a little peanut butter on the inside and stuck a couple of pieces of treats inside.  She sniffed to see what it was, grabbed it from my hand and took off with it.  She ran to the bedroom and onto the bed which is where she always takes her good treats so no one else can get them.  She worked at it for quite some time until she had it pretty clean (at least as far as her little tongue could reach). 

Then she came out to see what Bear was doing with his.  He was just lounging with his, so she snagged it and headed back to the bedroom.  Since it was a large size, it was a little harder for her to fit in her mouth, but when treats are involved, she is unstoppable.

All in all, I would say the Kong Toys were a hit.  These are a good interactive and tough toy at the same time.  They look like they will tolerate heavy chewing and make her work for her treats a little.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ten Best Family Dog Breeds

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/10-best-family-dog-breeds.htm
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Summer has finally hit full force.  So come over to SimplyDogStuff.com and see what's COOL for you and  Fido in our new Summer Fun Collection.  Do you need a new collar, leash or harness for your furbaby?  We have a variety of fun patterns.




Going to be taking your baby along on some outings?  Check out our Dog Strollers and Dog Bike Baskets.  We have a good selection of strollers available with many different options.  Our 3 in 1 Bike Baskets come in a variety of colors and can be used as a carrier or as a car seat.















Is your little Diva or Dude in need of a new outfit for the 4th of July or for a summer reunion or party?  We have a lot of darling outfits in our Dog Clothing Collection and be sure to check out our accessories to complete the outfit.


Do you spend a lot of time on the water?  Want to take your pooch along and make sure he's safe?  We have Dog Water Safety equipment along with Dog Water Toys for having some summer fun!

So come on over and take a peek at our Summer Fun Collection and see if we have something fun for you and your four-legged family member! REMEMBER everything is 10% off through the summer with coupon code grandopening10 used at checkout and $5.95 flat-rate shipping on all orders.



Saturday, June 8, 2013
Hey all, we've been busy filling our site with a lot of great products and getting ready for our Grand Opening.  Everything is on sale at 10% off through the end of summer.  Just enter "grandopening10" in the coupon field at checkout.  We also have $5.95 flat rate shipping on every order.

Looking for a new Dog Bed for your furbaby?  We have
many choices.  Check out the easy care, stain, moisture and odor resistant Crypton beds.  They come in many patterns and fabrics to coordinate with your home.

How about a new dress for your precious princess?   We have those too along with a collection of accessories!  Take a look at our Dog Clothing Collection for many options.  We have a great selection of collars, leashes, and halters.  Need a pen or crate for your new puppy?  We can help you there.

So come on over to SimplyDogStuff.com and see what's new.  We are adding more new products all the time.  So until next time...