Stuff We've Tried
If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!In our never ending quest to find you products that actually work and work well, we asked EZYDOG to help us out with an ongoing issue we have. The issue is multiple dog syndrome or MDS. The root cause of [...]
Once upon a time, kitty litter or cat litter if you prefer, was made from whatever material people had available, such as sand, dirt or ashes from the fireplace. As you can imagine, the problem was not only that these materials were not very good at absorbing cat waste and odor, but were a disastrous mess once tracked all over the house… Jump to the 21st Century… what are we using now?
Who has a first aid kit for your pet? We were curious about some of the pre-made kits out there. Several companies sell them, but are they all created equal?
By Stacy E. Smith
So, you have a dog and you take him places with you … a lot. He goes with you in the car to run errands (when weather permits of course), he goes with you to work, to your mother’s house, to hotels, camping… everywhere.
Your dog is a dog bed kind of dog. [...]
By Dale E Smith
Campers always know that when the camp box is loaded a trip to the great outdoors is soon to follow. Anyone that has car camped in a tent knows what a camp box is and that they come in many shapes and sizes. I started tent camping in the late 60’s, my [...]
By Dale E Smith
The Promontory Mountains is a mountain range in Box Elder County in Utah. They climb to 6,512 feet (1,984.86 meters) above sea level. The range is oriented north-south and has a length of about 35 miles (56 km). The southern portion forms a cape extending 20 miles (32 km) south into the [...]
Over the last few years, camping with pets has brought up an issue I never had to worry about before. The issue is what to do with your pets when someone has to run up to the campground shower house or, in more primitive campgrounds, the vault toilet. Here is the scenario; you wake up, [...]
Once upon a time, our Border Collie/Shetland Sheepdog mix, Keegan and I went on a camping trip to Roaring River State Park in Southern Missouri. It was a great experience, fly fishing with my pooch, right up until the point Keegan was broadsided by the current while crossing a rock bar. He was swept down stream…
If you think the heat is unbearable to us, just imagine if we had fur all over our body like our dogs. Granted fur is there to keep your dog warm in the winter and cool in the summer. So, with our pets in mind we went on the search for some active gear our dogs could wear to help them beat the heat. What we found were dog coats that work through evaporative cooling. Yep, coats that keep ‘em cool… read on to find out how…
I’ve honestly tried a lot of different things to help my dog’s anxiety, but up to now nothing had worked… I had the good fortune to be introduced to Vicky Thorne from Earth Heart Aromatherapy and she offered to send me a sample of her product, Canine Calm. I told her I had tried “everything,” but she explained that it worked on 95% of dogs she used it on and it was all natural.
But what constitutes a dog towel at your house? I suspect most people do exactly the same thing we’ve always done… we repurpose our old, frayed, unwanted, doesn’t-go-with-the-new-colors towels into towels suitable to use on the dog. And they work pretty well, right? But what if there were something else… something that uses technology to dry off your dog better?
By Dale E Smith
Dog Collars, hmmmm. As a general rule we shy away from doing product reviews on dog collars. The main reason is we really don’t know what we would say about them unless they are extraordinary in some way, shape or form. I mean really, it goes around the dogs neck and it’s [...]
We have multiple pets… definitely more than the average pet-owning household. While the additional work involved for multiple pets is negligible, the expense can be exponentially more. While there are ways to cut costs and there are certain things that you can “price shop,” there are certain things simply cost what they cost. Spot-on flea and tick control has always been one of those things. …Until now!
By Dale E. Smith
Several years ago we started an adventure series in the pages of Paw Prints The Magazine. Our Expedition Paw Prints series documents us hiking, backpacking and camping with our dogs. The other series is our Travel Tails series documents stories of traveling with the pooches and doing reviews of pet friendly hotels. [...]
By Dale E. Smith
I have been trying to solve an issue I have had with the many leashes we’ve used over the years. Most leashes I have used just flat out hurt my hands when I walk our three dogs. Keegan is a 60 pound Border Collie/Shetland Sheepdog mix. He to be honest can go [...]