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Dealing with Canine Cancer

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“We have used SmartPak for our horses for years and are well aware of the power of supplements. Do you have any suggestions for a dog w/cancer? Thank you, GD”

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Top-10 Eventing Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from event riders like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 79,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Eventing Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Meet Celia and Frisky

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“Frisky is a black lab rescue dog who came to us as a 2-year-old from North Carolina. My daughter and I were instantly captured by his attentiveness and high energy. Up until about a year ago, he was an active, vibrant companion with a loving and mischievous personality…As Frisky got older, he started having a hard time with stairs, jumping up, playing with his friends and fetching…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

Top-10 Dressage Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from dressage riders like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 78,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Dressage Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Top-10 Hunter/Jumper Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from hunters and jumpers like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 78,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Hunter/Jumper Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Dogapalooza 2012

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What do you get when you mix a dog friendly office, canine-crazy SmartPakers, and some doggy agility equipment? You get Dogapalooza!

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Posted in Blogs, Canine Lifestyle

Top-10 Western Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from western riders like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 78,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Western Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Canine Bloat: Is Your Dog at Risk?

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“We just brought home our new great dane puppy about 2 months ago. She’s getting to the point now where she’s growing like a weed! I’m really concerned about the bloat that great danes get easily. She’s an extremely fast eater too! Do I need to get a bloat bowl and an elevated feeder because of her height or just bloat bowl or just the elevated feeder??…”

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Canine Ask the Vet

Larger than Life Store Visitors

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The store had some rather “large” visitors this past Sunday afternoon. Our first visitor was “Burton”, a three year old Leonberger who came in with his owner Pamela. The Leonberger is one of the oldest working breeds that originated in Germany…

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Posted in Store News

Meet Amanda and Sebastian

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“We got Sebastian back in May from a coworker who was moving away and couldn’t take him with her. He was a whopping 80 pounds (a lot for a border collie!) and he was put on a diet and exercise plan right away. 7 months later, he is now at a healthy 56 pounds…”

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Luxating Patellas

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“My 5 lb dog has luxating patellas and is now having trouble with her front legs, as well. They seem to “lock up” on her and she doesn’t want to move. She is only 4 and I am considering the surgery, but would like to know if there is some supplemental therapy that might help.” – DM, Georgia

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Canine Ask the Vet

Ticked Off by Ticks?

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We all love blood-sucking monsters when they’re on the big screen or in our favorite teenage romance novel, but it’s a completely different story when they’re in our barn. There is nothing cute about finding a tick nestled deep in your horse’s mane when you’re busy braiding for a show. And not only are ticks far less attractive than pasty British actors seductively faking an American accent, they are also far more hazardous to the health of your favorite four-legged friends…

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Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

Dog and Pony Show – Is Your Pup Prepared?

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Your tack is gleaming, the hay bags are hung in the trailer, your boots are spit-polished and your horse stands beautifully braided. As you load up to go, your dog is sticking to you like glue, catching your eye with that familiar questioning look: “Can I go too? Can I? Can I? Can I?”…

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Posted in Blogs, Canine Lifestyle, SmartPak Features

Meet Nicki and Al

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“I began a search for quality dog food after the disastrous debacle of detecting melamine in several brands of dog foods sold in the US, including the brand we were feeding to our Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Millie and Al. We were also looking to find a prepackaged dog food that would allow Millie and Al’s sitter to feed them the proper amount of food without any guesswork involved…”

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Peek in Our Paks – Maria T.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ and dogs’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore.

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