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How to Clean a Dogs Ear: 101 Dog Care Tips- Tip 36

AKK1RCRegular ear cleaning & check ups is an important part of your dog’s overall health and well-being.  Proper ear cleanings help prevent the onset of painful ear infections caused by bacteria, yeast and mites. Often times, ear infections can be triggered by wax buildup, dirt, hair mats, growths or ticks that disrupt drainage or promote ear moisture. Allergies from dust, food & pollen can also trigger ear irritations so keep a watchful eye.

On a side note when you bathe your dog place cotton balls in the ears to prevent water from entering the ears & ear canal. This is an important tip that should be used on dogs with floppy ears. The ears must remain completely dry to avoid providing a damp environment for bacteria and fungus to fester & take refuge.

So, what are the common warnings signs that your dog may have an ear infection?

1. Scratch at ears incessantly
2. Head shaking or tilting
3. May rub the infected ear alongside couch or carpet
4. Ears are sensitive to touch. Dog may shy’s away from being petted on or near the ears
5. Ears becomes red, irritated & swelled
6. Brown or yellowish ear discharge
7. Ears have a foul odor
8. Blood blisters on the ear flap
9. tumors or growth

If the symptoms do not subside or go away this may be a sign of something more serious. Please seek the help of a vet immediately to prevent hearing loss & other health complications.

Now that you know why it is important to clean your dog ears from the inside out now on to the question of the hour. How often should you clean a dog’s ears? Well, good question! Responsible & loving pet owners should clean practice preventative dog ear cleanings & check ups at least once a week. If  you have a dog with floppy ears then twice a week since they are more susceptible to  getting ear infections. Here are some simple & easy dog ear cleaning how to’s for you to follow:

1. Inspect your dogs ear prior to the cleaning them and jot down any abnormalities such as redness, irritation, odor, foreign matter or discharge needing your vets immediate attention. Don’t proceed with ear cleaning go see your trusted certified vet for help.
2. Once you have inspected your dogs ears and given them a clean bill of health you can start begin the ear cleaning process. You will need the proper tools a gentle dog ear wash specifically formulated for ear cleaning, cotton ball & cotton swab.
3. Soak a cotton ball gently & thoroughly in the ear wash. Squeeze out excess ear wash.
4. Place the cotton ball in your dog’s ear and slowly & gently rub up and down.
5. Allow your dog to shake off excess moisture & use cotton ball to gently rub dry. Since moisture is the breeding grounds for bacteria & infections it is important your dogs ears are completely dry.
6. Soak the tip of a cotton swab in the ear wash and run it along the nooks and crannies of your dog’s ears.
7. Avoid putting the swab down your dog’s ear canal; leave this type of cleaning to the veterinary medical staff.

**NEVER use alcohol to clean your dogs ears it could burn and cause more pain, distress & damage. Ear syringes should only be used by a certified veterinarian.

Do you have a bone to pick with us?

Our dog bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. Dog Bones are a great option for highly aggressive chewers who love to chew! We are constantly adding new dog bones, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and recieve the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store in the New Year worth barking about!

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

Dock Jumping Dog Montana Update, New Split Elk Antlers & 5 Inch Braided Bully Sticks

DD-Montana-her-awards-768x1024Team Montana recently sent us over a wonderful email with some official updates on Best Bully Sticks sponsored dock jumping dog Montana. We are so proud of your accomplishments team Montana, keep up the grrreat work!

Good evening Best Bully Sticks team-

We have another official update on Miss Montana… we attended the Louisville Boat Sport & Travel Show this past weekend and she did an awesome job… some hilights include

Team Montana/Eric had a PB electronic jump of 20′ 2″ to give them their first leg in the Master’s Division.  They also placed 3rd in another wave in the Senior Division in which they hold their current Big Air Title.  To top it off they received a first place finish in Speed Retrieve in the Express Division in which they hold their title also.

Team Montana/Karman also had a PB electronic jump of 19′ 8″ to place first in the Senior Division in which they hold their team title.  They also had a 3rd place finish in another wave in Senior Division.  They had a PB in Speed Retrieve of 7.525 to earn their final leg for a higher title of Turbo.

Big brother Sampson helped by raising money by wearing the Chase vest and raised over $80 for the weekend to donate to Chase Away K-9 cancer.  We all worked our club booth and handed out bully bites which the competitors loved.  Thanks for sponsoring our Team!  We were so busy this weekend we did not get any photos but I have a SR video of Montana and me getting our PB to send you in an email to follow.

Thanks-
Team Montana

One the Road again!

So, what’s next for our Best Bully Sticks Sponsored athlete & shining star? Stayed tuned to our blog to read more about Montana as she competes in upcoming events. Best Bully Sticks is proud to sponsor its first canine athlete, please join us in throwing her a bone by wishing her luck & rooting her on.

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Just in… Deliciously New Product Launches!

Split Elk Antlers

old_man_elk_antlerThese Split Elk Antlers are great for older dogs or dogs that just aren’t up to the challenge of working to get to the middle goodness of the antler. These are about the size of our Large/Super Elk Antler and are then cut in half length wise so that the softer, marrow center is exposed. These are a great size for medium to large dogs and like the other antler products will be a long lasting chew for your pooch that will provide hours of entertainment! These range in size between Large to Giant sized halves.

Important Information About Our Elk Antlers:

•Elk Antler chews hold up longer than most other types of chews
•Elk Antlers are safe as dogs grind them down slowly over time.
•Elk Antlers contain many beneficial nutrients and nothing artificial.
•Elk Antlers have virtually no odor or residue to get on your carpet or furniture.

These single ingredient chews come from a renewable resource naturally. There are no added ingredients in the processing of our natural Elk Antler Dog Chews.

No animals are harmed in the collection of our antler dog chews, these are naturally shed every year.

Yeah! 5″ Braided Bully Sticks Are Here!

braidedbullsticksThree 5″ Bully Sticks Braided together, naturally they will last longer than their single counterparts, and will provide dogs with plenty of time to chew. They are made from free-ranging Brazilian cattle and are a great choice for an all-natural chew. Any Bully Stick will promote healthy teeth and gums because of the chewing action required to eat the stick. These bully sticks have a slight odor and some of them are lightly smoked (they are all mixed together). Amazing price will not last long so get them while you can!

**Please note that these are sometimes a little thinner than our 6″ braided bully sticks because of their length!

Do you have a bone to pick with us?

Our dog bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. Dog Bones are a great option for highly aggressive chewers who love to chew! We are constantly adding new dog bones, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and recieve the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store in the New Year worth barking about!

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

Introducing Merrick Flossies Curly Bully Sticks

flossieWe really don’t have to say much about this treat at all because it sells itself. For those of you who are use to Flossies and have pooches that absolutely love them, here they are. We have not met a dog yet who has turned down one of these tasty treats. Merrick Flossies beef tendons are a curly bully stick that come from USA cattle. They are great for small or big dogs and are 6″ to 8″ in length. Like all curly bully sticks these are great for creating natural friction in you pooches mouth which makes for pearly white teeth!

Do you have a bone to pick with us?

Our dog bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. Dog Bones are a great option for highly aggressive chewers who love to chew! We are constantly adding new dog bones, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and recieve the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store in the New Year worth barking about!

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

Chew-monial A Candid Shot of Scottie Pups Augie & Dash Savoring Our Fantastic Bully Sticks

Here at Best Bully Sticks we strive to keep dogs chew happy, safe and their tails wagging. We always love getting barking reviews & chew-monials about our bully sticks from our four legged fan club and their humans. Like the saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”. So, who better to recommend our great selection of chews & treats then our happy customers.  Combined with great prices & service our treats have been known to cause drooling at the mouth and silence even the most incessant barker or hyper dog. Thanks Janna, Augie & Dash for the amazing photo opt we are so glad you love our chews. It is because of you guys that we want to offer the best nature has to offer. Thanks for making our lives & work so worthwhile everyday.

If you have a chew-monial, pic or video to share of your dog enjoying our bully sticks & chews send them our way. Please email us at bestbullysticks@gmail.com so we can post them on our blog.

Hello Best Bully Sticks team,

Thought you might appreciate this picture of our 2 Scottie puppies (Augie is buff colored and Dash is black) enjoying one of your bully sticks. They each had their own but insist on “sharing” just one! They LOVE these and can go through a large one (like the one pictured) in about 1 hour. They have big teeth! Thanks for your great products, prices, and customer service.

Augie & Dash enjoying our famous bully sticks!

Augie & Dash enjoying our famous bully sticks!

Thanks, Janna

Do you have a bone to pick with us?

Our dog bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. Dog Bones are a great option for highly aggressive chewers who love to chew! We are constantly adding new dog bones, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and recieve the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store in the New Year worth barking about!

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

We Are Proud to Offer Our Naturally Shed Elk Antlers

pug_licking_lipsSushi & Espy are doing cartwheels over our Elk antlers and aren’t afraid to show it! So, if you can imagine we are happy to announce the arrival of Elk Antlers for dogs. Much like deer antlers, these are a great, long lasting chew for your pooch. These antlers are our private label brand and come from Elk in the Rocky mountains (they are naturally shed). Elk are typically much larger than deer, which makes their antlers even bigger, making for an even longer lasting chew. Antlers also have some nutritional value due to the trace elements and minerals that are contained inside of them.

Why our Elk Antlers Chews for Dogs are a paw above the rest:

•Chews hold up longer than most other types of chews
•Safe to chomp as dogs grind them down slowly over time.
•Contain many beneficial nutrients and nothing artificial.
•Have virtually no odor or residue to get on your carpet or furniture.
•All natural
•Naturally shed, recycled dog chew

•Don’t splinter
•Come in all sizes for small & big dogs
•Dogs love em’
These single ingredient chews come from a renewable resource naturally. There are no added ingredients in the processing of our natural Elk Antler Dog Chews. The come in all sizes.

No animals are harmed in the collection of our antler dog chews, these are naturally shed every year.

So, what are you waiting for give them a try!

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Do you have a bone to pick with us?

Our dog bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. Dog Bones are a great option for highly aggressive chewers who love to chew! We are constantly adding new dog bones, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and recieve the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store in the New Year worth barking about!

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

Launching Overby Farms Original Cherry Powered Hip Bones Dog Treats

hipbones_originalWith a farm smack dab in the middle of “cherry country”, Overby Farm had heard for years about how wonderful properties of tart cherries help to maintain healthy hips and joints. In the summer of 2003, some friends recommended they try tart cherry concentrate, and they were right! They were kickin’ and rarin’ to go!

They wondered – why does tart cherry concentrate carry such a powerful punch? While asking a few folks at our leading university, they discovered that researchers have been asking the same questions- and even patented their discoveries. Overby Farm licensed these patents and got to work!

Their challenge was to figure out a great way to pass on the healthy benefits of tart cherries to our four-legged buddies. That’s when the fun began! They started chopping, mixing and baking in our own farm kitchen in Leelanau County(with their labs Abbey and Lucy as taste testers) and that’s when Hip Bones™ were born. The best part, they are made in the USA!

So we are so excited to bring their product to you! Their Hip Bones™ are not only a tasty treat for your dog, they are full of carefully selected ingredients supporting strong bones and healthy joints. Our dogs love ‘em, and we hope your pals do too!

Reasons Why your dog will love em!

*Hip Bones are made with Tart Cherry Concentrate & Natural Ingredients
*Hip Bones™ are uniquely formulated with healthy bone & joint ingredients like tart cherry concentrate, bioflavonoids, fiber, calcium, flax seed and ANTIOXODANTS!
*Hip Bones™ smell and taste delicious! Your pal will love ‘em (even if they are healthy)! and… they are made in the USA!

These come in a 17.6 oz. re-sealable bag. To provide your dog the full benefit of Hip Bones™ feed one treat per day for every 25 pounds of the dog’s body weight.

Do you have a bone to pick with us?

Our dog bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. Dog Bones are a great option for highly aggressive chewers who love to chew! We are constantly adding new dog bones, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and recieve the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store in the New Year worth barking about!

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

How to Run With Your Dog- Pet Excercise : 101 Dog Care Tips- Tip 35

JoggingdogIf you haven’t already guessed getting in shape is much easier when you have an exercise buddy & some accountability. So, look no further then at your feet. Dogs make excellent running & jogging companions. They are always eager for a good run to help you shed those unwanted Holiday pounds or maintain your beautiful physique. But before you get off the couch, put down the remote and get on your running gear here are a few tips to make running with your dog easy for the both of you. Remember safety first!

1. Get a Checkup. If you are considering setting a daily exercise regime make sure you and your dog both get a clean bill of health from the doctor. Check with your veterinarian before starting your dog on an exercise program to make sure running is right for them.

2. Warm up your dog by walking first. Put your pet through a nice brisk walk or short jog to loosen up muscles and get the heart pumping. Like humans, dogs can experience signs of stiff-ness after the initial run. Once run is over let your dog cool down with a walk at the end.

3. Pace Yourself. Build up slowly, and watch for signs of fatigue. Remember dogs get tired as well. Like us they need to be slowly conditioned to handle whatever terrain & distance you set in front of them. So build up endurance over time. If your dog lies down during a workout, end the session  or give them a time out.

If your dog appears to be overheating stop the jog immediately. Cool him down slowly with cool water (not cold). Signs of overheating include the following

  • Excessive panting
  • Increased salivation
  • Red gums
  • Increased heart rate
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness

4. Carry Water. Keep water on hand before, during and after a workout.

5. Beware of your dogs running surface. If your dog is not accustomed to running on pavement, build up gradually. Remember dogs don’t have the leisure of throwing on a pair of jell shocked absorbing running sneakers. The only thing between your dogs paws & the pavement are his pads. For this reason it is important that you first build up your dogs endurance & pads toughness by with walking distance.

6. Watch the weather forecast. Dogs cannot regulate heat as efficiently as humans when temperature rises and cool down by panting and sweating through their  pads. When the mercury rises dogs are at greater risk for heat stroke & dehydration.  Opt to jog, walk or run with your dog early in the morning or late evening and avoid the hottest time of the day.

7. Leash up! Keep your dog (even the most obedient ones) on a leash and by your side when running for his protection & others. It is important that you rein in your dog and have complete control. Don’t let your dog run ahead on leash only to leave you dragging behind. Keep in mind that the whole purpose of exercising is not only to get in shape but to bond with your loyal companion.

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Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

Introducing Brand New Flavor Barkwheats Grain Free Gluten Free Organic Dog Treats

Introducing Barkwheats Grain Free, Gluten Free Organic Dog Treats!

Blueberry___LavenderWe are excited to introduce two brand new flavors to our line up – “Pumpkin & Sage” and “Blueberry & Lavender,” baked with organic ingredients harvested this fall by family farmers in Maine.

Barkwheats dog treats are great for dogs with allergies or really picky pooches who turn the snouts up at treats! Our original flavor “Ginger & Parsley” is now officially the first pet product on the market to carry the Fair Trade Certified™ label, meaning the dollars you spend on this biscuit help provide a living wage to ginger farmers in Belize!

biscuitsDogs love the taste of Barkwheats & we will tell you why!

1. 100% All Natural, 100% delicious
2. Responsible Ingredient Sourcing
3. Made in the USA
4. Grain Free, Worry Free
5. Gluten Free
6. Great for the plane! Made with organic ingredients that are chemical free

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Best Bully Sticks Customer Chew-monial!

O.D loves his bully sticks.  Every Saturday Morning, he has to wake me up so I can go get him his “Chewie”.  Here he is laying in the snow enjoying his Best Bully Stick.

O.D loves his bully sticks. Every Saturday Morning, he has to wake me up so I can go get him his “Chewie”. Here he is laying in the snow enjoying his Best Bully Stick. Thanks! Rhonda


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Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our bully sticks. Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

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Take The Guessing Out Of Gift Giving With A Best Bully Stick Gift Certificate!

But what do you do for the pampered pup or feline that has everything? Hmmm..For the pet that has everything give a Best Bully’s Gift Certificate and take the guessing out of gift giving! This is a  great way for you to give that furry special someone in your life or loving pet owner a special gift by allowing them to select the exact products their furry companion are looking for.

The Benefits of Gift Cards!

1. Since very few people will actually tell you what they truly want as a gift, a gift card can eliminate the disappointment that is evident when you get someone something that they do not enjoy. With a gift card, the receiver is free to pick out whatever they choose, instead of relying on your psychic abilities to provide a good present.

2. Gift cards make perfect last minute presents. Whether you are celebrating the arrival of a new pet, bark-day, or decking the halls with your pet this howliday, gift cards are great for any occasion.

3. Foolproof white elephant gift that anyone could appreciate. Perfect for any secret gift exchange.

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed: Toy Manchester Terrier

toy_manchesterHeight: Toy Manchester Terriers range from 10 to 12 inches in height (25 to 30 cm.)

Weight: Toy  Manchester Terriers ranges from 6 to 8 pounds (2.5 to 3.5 kg) and up to 5 kg. in the U.S. and Canada.

Coat: The Toy Manchester Terrier has a sleek easy-care coat which requires virtually no grooming.

Color: The Manchester Terrier – Toy should be clearly defined black and tan in color.

Appearance:
The Toy Manchester Terrier in North America is a small, long legged dog with a short  coat marked with tan, a long tail and ears which stand upright. In color and general conformation the Toy Manchester Terrier follows the standard for the Manchester Terrier. However, the Toy Manchester Terrier cannot exceed 12 pounds (5.4 kg) in weight; and, unlike the larger Manchester Terrier, for the Toy Manchester Terrier, cropped ears are a disqualification. Ears should be wide at the base and pointed at the tip.

Temperament: The Toy Manchester Terrier loves human companionship and attaches itself deeply to its family. Toy Manchester Terriers are highly intelligent and cunning and are easy to train. Excelling at obedience trials and agility, the Manchester Terrier – Toy should not be left unattended with small animals and should be introduced to children as a puppy. Toy Manchester Terriers can be snappish and headstrong and require firm training and early socialization

Health: The Manchester Terrier has a life expectancy of 15 years. Some Toy Manchester Terriers are prone to glaucoma, Von Willebrand’s disease and may sunburn easily.

Is your dog  barking for his or her time in the spotlight?

We always love getting tweets from our Twitter friends asking us to feature their dog  or favorite breed for our Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed blog series. As always we are honored to oblige. Thanks everyone for submitting your dogs photo to featured and for following our @bestbullysticks tweet updates.

If you would like your dog spotlighted or want to recommend a dog breed you love for our next  Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed entry please send us an email or tweet @bestbullysticks. Don’t forget to send over a photogenic pic of your dog as well.

Reduce, Reuse, Rewoof this Christmas- Check out our Planet Dog Toys!

orbeepageWe are happy to announce the arrival of an eco-friendly, interactive line of dog toys that you can add to your collection of natural dog treats and chews from Best Bully Sticks. Planet Dog has been known as the industry’s leading socially responsible, values-based company, bringing people and dogs together for fun and mutual support. These bright and excitingdog toys are made from safe, non-toxic & recyclablematerial and contain a special treat spot that can be filled with kibble, spreads and other special treats. For those of you who have dogs who love tennis balls, Planet Dog’s toys are a great non-toxic alternative, that will provide for the same long lasting excitement.

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treatsdog chews, and of course our  bully sticks Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

Take The Guessing Out Of Gift Giving With A Best Bully Stick Gift Certificate!

But what do you do for the pampered pup or feline that has everything? Hmmm..For the pet that has everything give a Best Bully’s Gift Certificate and take the guessing out of gift giving! This is a  great way for you to give that furry special someone in your life or loving pet owner a special gift by allowing them to select the exact products their furry companion are looking for.

The Benefits of Gift Cards!

1. Since very few people will actually tell you what they truly want as a gift, a gift card can eliminate the disappointment that is evident when you get someone something that they do not enjoy. With a gift card, the receiver is free to pick out whatever they choose, instead of relying on your psychic abilities to provide a good present.

2. Gift cards make perfect last minute presents. Whether you are celebrating the arrival of a new pet, bark-day, or decking the halls with your pet this howliday, gift cards are great for any occasion.

3. Foolproof white elephant gift that anyone could appreciate. Perfect for any secret gift exchange.

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

How to Determine if Pet is Overweight- Pet Obesity : 101 Dog Care Tips- Tip 34

photolibrary_rm_photo_of_dog_on_scaleDoes your dog or cat have a belly bulge?  Obesity is not just a human problem it a major health issue that man’s best friend must face. Sedentary lifestyle & overeating can cause your pet to become pudgy. Being overweight & unfit can prove detrimental to Fido or Felix overall health, happiness & well being. Obesity can lead to many forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, death and other health issues that could be avoided. Remember your pets health is in your hands, so take the fitness buddy challenge today and get your pet in shape. So how can you tell if your dog is overweight?

1. The “Rib Test” is the easiest way to tell if your pet is overweight. Run your hand across his side to see if you can feel his ribs. If you can’t feel his ribs, your pet is overweight. Your dogs ribs should not be visually noticeable, but easily felt.  If the ribs are visually noticeable then your pet is underweight and in need of a an extra helping. Remember to consult your vet if dog is overweight or underweight for proper care & diagnosis. Unexplained weight loss or gain can signal more serious underlining health issues.

*From a birds eye view a desirable weight is indicated by some indentation behind the rib cage, depicting an hourglass shape.

2. Feel your dog’s hips. Anything more than light fleshiness indicates that your dog is above normal weight.

3. Check your dog for a trim abdomen. Take a look at your pet’s belly. If it is protruding beneath the ribcage, your pet is probably overweight. The abdomen should be clearly defined and tucked up higher than the ribcage.

4. Weighing your pet is a way to measure the starting point of a weight-loss plan. Step on the weight yourself and note your weight. Then if your dog is small enough you can step on the scale holding your pet. Noting the total weight subtract your weight from the total weight while holding your pet to find your pets weight.

Fortunately, there are thing you can do to get your pets weight under control. Start 2010 off on the right foot by getting trim, slim & in shape with your furry exercise buddy. Reduce your pet pounds with daily walks & a nutritional diet, interactive dog toys, low calorie treats, portion control and swearing off human food. Getting you & your pet off the couch and outdoors can do wonders to shed the pounds while nurturing the human pet bond.

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Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

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Take The Guessing Out Of Gift Giving With A Best Bully Stick Gift Certificate!

But what do you do for the pampered pup or feline that has everything? Hmmm..For the pet that has everything give a Best Bully’s Gift Certificate and take the guessing out of gift giving! This is a  great way for you to give that furry special someone in your life or loving pet owner a special gift by allowing them to select the exact products their furry companion are looking for.

The Benefits of Gift Cards!

1. Since very few people will actually tell you what they truly want as a gift, a gift card can eliminate the disappointment that is evident when you get someone something that they do not enjoy. With a gift card, the receiver is free to pick out whatever they choose, instead of relying on your psychic abilities to provide a good present.

2. Gift cards make perfect last minute presents. Whether you are celebrating the arrival of a new pet, bark-day, or  the howliday’s gift cards are great for any occasion.

3. Foolproof white elephant gift that anyone could appreciate. Perfect for any secret gift exchange.

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A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

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