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A Better E-Collar For Dogs: This Inflatable Dog Collar Works Great For A Dog Hot Spot!

My dog recently got a bug bite on his leg.

Unfortunately, he licked that spot repeatedly until the area became raw and hairless — much like a hot spot.

Fortunately, I caught it before it had become oozy and infected. But it was clear that I had to do something to keep him from licking it, or it would become worse.

I had an old-fashioned e-collar for dogs stashed away in the closet from his post-surgery days several years ago. It still fit, but it was so big and clunky that it was awkward for him to eat, drink, lie down, and go outside with ease.

So I decided to see what other types of e-collars existed these days.

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I found one that worked perfectly for us!

 

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Top 10 Recipes For Homemade Dog Breath Treats

dog-bad-breath-tongueDogs and bad breath pretty much go hand in hand.

Once they outgrow that adorable puppy-breath phase, it’s clear that your dog’s bad breath will probably become an ongoing issue.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help prevent dog bad breath.

These are the dog bad breath remedies that I use:

#1 Give fresh dog bones from the butcher – I give my dog a large raw beef bone to chew on every now and then (roughly a couple times each month). I get them from our local butcher. Some grocery stores sell them as well — in the meat department.

#2  Brush your dog’s teeth –  I use a finger brush to brush my dog’s teeth. Even though he absolutely loves the beef-flavored doggie toothpaste, I honestly don’t do this as frequently as I should. But every little bit helps, so I’m not going to beat myself up about it.

#3 Give homemade dog breath treats – Instead of making ‘regular’ homemade dog treats, you can freshen your dog’s breath at the same time by including specific ingredients that are known to do this.

#4  Use dog mouthwash (a drinking water additive) – For us, adding a dog-friendly drinking water alternative worked really well at first, but then the results sort of fizzled. It’s a good first step in your attempt to freshen your dog’s breath, but not long-lasting.

Today, I’m going to focus on homemade dog breath treats that you can make.

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