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.
We have tons of great new options in our freezer, from raw marrow bones to frozen yogurts. One of the fun, super-nutritional options is the raw goat milk yogurt from Steve’s Real Food. This yogurt is a simple, yet effective, way to add raw nutrition to your pet’s diet. It’s full of probiotics, vitamins, and minerals that boost your pet’s immune system and promote healthy digestion. It also contains chia seeds which are known for absorbing toxins and keeping kidneys clean. Hank and Simon (my cat) both get yogurt added to their food as a topper, but you can also use it as a cool treat! It’s so important to add moisture to your pet’s diet and this is an easy and enticing way to do just that. Only containing three ingredients (raw goat milk, chia seeds, and coconut flour), this yogurt is super palatable and becoming a huge hit with our staff’s and customer’s pets! The yogurt comes in a convenient resealable pouch that stays good in the fridge for up to 21 days. You can purchase the raw goat’s milk yogurt in a 4 oz. pouch for $5 or the 16 oz. pouch for $14.
Product review provided by Shop Dog staffer, Kelsi.
We’re so impressed by Audrey’s work and are excited to connect our customers with her talents. Audrey is an Augustana graduate and has a Master of Fine Arts. When she’s not in her studio, she’s playing outside in Minnesota with her two Wirehaired Vizslas. Hooray for local artists!
Pricing and sizing information below.
8 x 8 $150 16 x 20 $426
10 x 10 $200 20 x 20 $575
11 x 14 $225 24 x 18 $650
12 x 12 $300 24 x 24 $775
12 x 16 $300 24 x 30 $925
14 x 18 $325 30 x 30 $1250
16 x 16 $350 36 x 36 1450
18 x 18 $400 36 x 48 $1750
Email Audrey with several photos and a background color. 50% down payment must be made prior at Shop Dog Boutique. Allow 2-6 weeks for completion.
Meet our newest Shop Dog artist, Laura Jewell. Although Laura is best known for her abstract landscapes, we absolutely love her soft pastel grid pet portraits. Laura is originally from Kansas and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Dakota with a focus in printmaking. She calls Sioux Falls home and often shares her studio with her Doberman and Pitbull Terrier.
Portraits can be created in a variety of sizes. Portraits start at just $80.
4” x 6” $80
8” x 10” $175
11” x 14” $250
16” x 20” $450
Other sizes are also available upon request. Allow two-four weeks for completion and provide multiple reference photos.
Learn more about Laura on her site or contact her directly at email@example.com.
Portraits are purchased through Shop Dog Boutique.
We’re so excited to be sponsoring Pints & Paws at Prairie Berry East Bank. Enjoy beers and biscuits with your dog on their patio every Wednesday 4-9 p.m. this summer. Free biscuits and water dishes provided. It gets better. Shop Dog & Co. biscuits are now retailed at Prairie Berry, too! Woof!