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Dog Nail Grinder Review – Lucky Tail Nail Grinder for Pets

Switching from cutting our dogs' nails to using a dog nail grinder was a game-changer for all of us. So much less drama. No more accidental injuries from cutting nails too short. Best of all, the dogs no longer look at me with murder in their eyes when it's time to do their nails -- which I grind down weekly. Yes, really. I've gone through a bunch of different grinders since Clover was a puppy, including an entry-level one that went through untold numbers of D batteries and replacement heads. I've had other (nicer) ones that died after a year or so. I'm now using a new / different one, so here is our review of Lucky Tails Nail Grinder.

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Long Nose Legacy Book Review

As a dog book reviewer, I maintain a short list of quirks -- such as NOT liking books told from the dog's point of view. So when J.G. Eastman asked me to look at Long Nose Legacy, A Dog's Story of Royalty and Loyalty (a middle grade chapter book for kids ages 9-12) we shared a little back and forth about if I'd be annoyed by the narration in the book. Eastman explained, "It's told in 3rd person, but the dogs do communicate with each other, and we hear their thoughts." So, I gave it a try. Here are my thoughts. 

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CBD From Colorado – Suzie’s CBD Treats

In my ongoing quest to support small businesses, I'm happy to share some intel on a *very local Colorado CBD company called Suzie's CBD Treats. They sell both CBD-infused treats for pets and CBD tincture drops. As you may recall, we use a combination of CBD drops and an over-the-counter med (meclizine) for motion sickness since both Tori and Stix get car-sick because of our long, winding drive down the canyon, and this combo works WAY better than the expensive veterinary prescription med for car-sick pets. Let's look at what makes products from Suzie's CBD Treats special. [Hint: They even sell special peanut butter for dogs with CBD in it.]

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Support Small Biz – Where to Buy Dog Food, Treats, and Toys Online

I recently ditched my affiliate relationship with a major / famous pet site that's owned by a huge pet products mega company -- both because I literally never earned a dime because their terms sucked so much and because I realized they sell (and lately promote a lot) shock collars (some of which now masquerade as GSP devices and dog activity trackers to mask their other purpose -- to train dogs using pain). So, if you're looking for new places to shop online, please consider these other sites with whom I have new affiliate relationships: K9Cuisine.com and Buster & Dickens. Ditch the megastores. Support small biz.

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When to Spay or Neuter Your Dog

The veterinary profession continues to learn about the long-term health effects of surgeries done to prevent unwanted canine pregnancies. These insights help Dog Moms and Dads make better decisions about when to spay or neuter dogs. Simply put, our goals must bridge both reproductive protection and long-term comfort and health for the dogs we love. Researchers from UC-Davis looked at associated joint disorders, cancers, and urinary incontinence in 35 dog breeds and offered insights on making this important decision. In some cases, the best option may be leaving some dogs intact. 

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