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Dog Product Review: Petstages Heartbeat Pillow

best dog blog, champion of my heart, pet stages heartbeat pillow dog product reviewThe Petstages Heartbeat Pillow features a noise-making, electronic device that sounds like a momma dog’s heart beating. It’s meant to comfort young dogs. You know, like the old trick of putting a ticking clock in bed with a new puppy.

Well, my two grown-up canine beasts (photos below) are probably too big and too old for this toy. They pretty much killed the ticking device in the first day.

(Tom says he can fix it.)

But, even without the ticking sound, Ginko — in particular — has adopted the Petstages Heartbeat Pillow as one of his “babies.” Continue reading

Newsworthy! Good Dogs of America

So, the question is this: If your dog could earn merit badges for training accomplishments as simple as SIT or DOWN or being housetrained, would you take part?

That’s the idea behind Good Dogs of America. Your dog could indeed earn 19 different dog training merit badges … from a local dog trainer who offers the program as an add-on to their current dog training curriculum.

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Pet Care Cost Calculator

Lilly is fairly famous for her expensive veterinary dramas. Actually, all of my dogs proved rather expensive at one point or another. That’s one reason (among many) two dogs is my limit. Two dogs is what I can afford.

So, I was intrigued and then amused when the social media team from Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, which partners with VPI Pet Insurance, contacted me about VPI’s new pet cost calculator. Essentially, you put in some information about your pet, breed, where you live, etc. and it generates a list of costs associated with the most likely veterinary expenses you’ll face.

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