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Product Review | Elk Antler Chews

Finding a durable chew for a feisty puppy can be difficult. My Golden-Doodle Ruby will destroy almost anything she can with her sharp teeth except for her elk antler, which she’s had for nearly six months.  Elk antlers are extremely durable and will last longer than a normal chew like a bully stick. Antlers are a great source of calcium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, and best of all they are great for cleaning teeth! Dogs are attracted to the bone marrow of the antler making them very palatable. Shop Dog carries antlers in all different shapes and sizes for only $3.50 per oz. If you are having trouble with your dog figuring out what to do with the antler, just put a little peanut butter or coconut oil on it for them find out how tasty chewing an antler is. Every year elk will shed their antlers because of the decrease in testosterone levels weakens the bones and tissues at the base of the antler causing the antler to fall off. The shedding of the antler is a quick and painless process. A new set grows back the following spring and can grow up to an inch a day! Kevin and Holly of Wags-A-Lot dog chews in Rapid City, South Dakota are our suppliers of elk antlers splits and burrs. Our antlers come from western South Dakota,Wyoming, and Colorado where Kevin and Holly along with their two horses, Slick and Doc, and their yellow lab, Boone, have been antler hunting antlers for years. Stop in and we would love to help you find the perfect antler for your dog!

Product Review | Fluff & Tuff Toys

When it’s time to play, the first thing Beau grabs is one of his Fluff & Tuff toys. These well-constructed, irresistible, and durable plush toys are made from premium materials that meet the same high standards as plush toys for children. While Fluff & Tuff toys are not marketed as being indestructible, durability is certainly still an important part of the equation. Fluff & Tuff’s unique construction methods significantly prolongs the life of its toys. A durable tuffweb mesh liner, along with concealed and double-stitched seams, make Fluff & Tuff toys a great choice for dogs that are typically hard on plush toys. Instead of cheap canvas and hard edges, Fluff & Tuff toys are made with high quality, non-toxic fabrics, tightly embroidered eyes, and long-lasting squeakers that are encased in sewn fabric pouches. The magic of these toys is the actual mouth-feel for dogs. All of these details make the toys last longer, but they also make them more fun for dogs to chew, chase, or cuddle. With Fluff & Tuff there is a wide variety of sizes, materials, and shapes to choose from. Whether you have a Chihuahua or a Great Dane you will find the perfect option for your dog. Beau’s favorite happens to be Lola the Flamingo. As the dog mom of a notoriously messy Boxer,  I also appreciate that Fluff & Tuff toys are machine washable! They come out looking like brand new and are ready for many more hours of play. Stop by Shop Dog today and we’ll help you find the perfect Fluff & Tuff toy for your favorite furry friend.

 

 

Product review & photo provide by Shop Dog staffer Grace and her lucky boy, Beau.

 

Shop Dog Artist | Brit Gaster

We’re excited to connect our customers with local artist Brit Gaster. We adore Brit’s pet portraits and she’s even featured some of our very own customers. This super cool lady is a local art teacher and fellow Doodle enthusiast. We’re getting close to the holidays, so reach out to her soon to commission the best gift ever.
    
Prices and Dimensions: 
Acrylic paint on cradled wood panel: 8×8″ or 8×10″ –  $200,11×14″ or 12×12″ –  $230, 12×16″ – $250
Watercolor on 100 lb paper: 8×8″ or 8×10″ – $200, 11×14″ or 12×12″ – $230, 12×16″ – $250

Designs, floral details, or paint in background: $15 extra.

Contact: 605.359.9148 or brit.gaster@gmail.com

My turnaround time is typically 2 weeks.

Product Review | Molly Mutt Duvets

Is your dog exhausted by the end of a humid summer day? Nothing tires my Basset Hounds out more than long walks, playing in the yard with their fur buddies, and well let’s just say it, just about anything! That’s where Molly Mutt comes in for the save! Molly Mutt duvets are eco-friendly and designed in Berkley, California. They have awesome, affordable, and convenient duvets in a variety of fun fabrics made to meet your home’s style or dog’s personality.  It’s as easy as 1,2,3. Simply stuff the bed with unwanted clothes, towels or blankets. Beds can be stuffed to 5 inches in height, so you can make your bed extra plush and comfortable. Your dog also will be comforted by your scent while they’re nestled into the cozy bed. The duvets come in three different sizes, are 100% cotton, durable, and machine washable. Smalls are great for smaller breeds like Dachshunds and Boston Terriers, mediums are great for breeds such as a Labrador Retriever, and the huge is perfect for multiple dogs or extra-larger breeds like Great Danes. When Morgan and Zoey’s bed needs to be cleaned I remove the duvet cover, leaving the stuff sack out and just throw it in the washer. The stuff sack is a separate item made of mesh that holds the bed’s items together when the duvet is taken off. You do not need the stuff sack but it is easier to have when you have loose articles. There are so many different patterns and colors to choose from that you’ll be able to find the perfect one for your dog to enjoy.

Product Review | Wondercide

It’s officially summertime which means it’s time to get outside with your pups! The best summer days are spent outside with your dog by your side. Keeping my dog, Beau, flea and tick-free is always a concern of mine. During my last camping trip I found multiple ticks on Beau, so I began researching how exactly flea and tick control works. I learned that the flea and tick control I get from Beau’s vet doesn’t actually repel fleas and ticks but it kills them once they have already bitten Beau. In addition, it has NO effect against mosquitoes. I was really stuck was that it can be dangerous to humans to touch their pets after some forms of flea and tick control are applied. I couldn’t wrap my mind around putting something directly onto my best friend that was dangerous for even me to touch. I knew I wanted a safer option not only for Beau but for myself, as well. Wondercide Flea and Tick Control was the answer to my concerns.
Wondercide’s Natural Flea and Tick Control is focused on providing natural and organic solutions for pets, people, and property. It was founded by inspirations from a husky mix named Luna. Luna became severely ill from pesticide poisoning in 2008 with symptoms ranging from skin issues to kidney failure. Luna’s mom, Stephanie Boone, did her research and founded Wondercide on natural principles. Today Luna is happy and healthy and just celebrated her 15th birthday. Wondercide flea and tick control provides a safe way to repel and kill fleas, ticks, AND mosquitoes on dogs by using cedar oil. (It can even be used on humans!) I love knowing that Wondercide is safe for Beau and that I don’t have to avoid touching him after I apply it. Did I mention it smells great, too? Using Wondercide is as simple as rubbing your dogs fur in the opposite direction that it grows and misting them with the product. Beau is now flea, tick, AND mosquito free on our outdoor adventures and I am worry free.

Wondercide is available in 4oz or 16oz option in lemongrass or lavender at Shop Dog Boutique.

Review provided by Shop Dog staffers, Grace and Beau.