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Happy Holidays from Exclusively Pet! We hope you have had a safe and fun holiday season so far. We are continuing to work on new treats for the 2015 year coming just around the corner. We invite you to send us your recommendations on what new dog treats you would like to see this year. Maybe it is a new flavor or size of something we already make or maybe it is something completely different. Either way we would like to hear your opinion. Submit your responses here……. https://test.exclusivelypet.comcontact-us/
If you haven’t checked out our new 3 oz. Jumbo Bones already, be sure to get your pooch to try these tasty treats! Don’t let the size fool you – they can break apart for the smaller dogs out there too. They are wheat, corn and soy free and like all our treats – 100% natural and made in the USA!
Cheers to a prosperous New Year!
Summer Fun: Hiking with Your Dog
Ah, summer. The warm weather is perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities. Perhaps the best part of the season is being able to enjoy the sunshine with your furry family members. There are tons of fun outdoor summer activities to enjoy with your dog. One activity that is pretty much guaranteed your dog will love is hiking. Going on a hike in the woods, whether it’s a real trek or an easy stroll, will get you and your pup some well-deserved fresh air and exercise. Your dog will love the new smells, and you can enjoy the beautiful summer scenery. If this sounds like something you want to try this season, check out our tips for safe hiking with your pet.
There are tons of parks and hiking trails that allow dogs, but most of them do require that your dog be on a leash. This is for the safety of you, your dog, the wildlife, and other hikers. Even if a park allows off-leash dogs, it’s best that you keep your furry friend leashed up at all times, no matter how well-behaved they are. There can be all kinds of new smells and sights on a hike, from the scent of other dogs to small (or large) animals roaming the woods nearby. It’s better to have a firm grip on your dog just in case then need to worry about them chasing something off the path and getting lost or hurt.
Water, Water, Water
Hiking is hard work, for both you and your dog. No matter what hike you’re going on, whether it’s a short, easy path or a long uphill climb, bring water for both you and your pup. Remember, water from streams and rivers may not always be safe for your dog to access or drink. It’s best to just bring water in a bottle that you and your dog can drink. There are many convenient “pop-up” containers that you can use to pour some water for your pet while you are on-the-go. Offer water often, especially on those really hot summer days.
Your Dog’s Physical Ability
Many people get excited to go hiking and forget to consider the physical ability of their dog. They end up halfway through a trail and their dog is tired, panting, and refusing to go any further. This is dangerous for you and your furry friend. If you push your dog too much, they can become seriously injured or ill, and this could be fatal. Before you go on a hike, make sure you take into account your dog’s physical ability. Never force elderly dogs, smaller dogs, or out-of-shape dogs to go past their limit. If you want to go on a long hike with a dog who isn’t very athletic, either be prepared to carry your pup or leave them at home.
Hiking can be a great way to celebrate the great outdoors with your pet. If you remember to be prepared before you head out to the trail, hiking can be an activity that becomes a beloved summer pastime for you and your dog. Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy exploring!
Our Fillet Stix are 100% natural chewy dog treats that are made with Whitefish as the #1 ingredient. They have a pleasant, savory aroma – no fishy smell! Fillet Stix come in three flavors (Zesty Dill, Tomato Basil, Honey Hickory). Some other added benefits of the Fillet Stix are no added sugars, Wheat, Corn and Soy Free, and are proudly made in the USA. Fillet Stix are available in 7oz. size packages that can be merchandised on a shelf or peg-hook.