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    Breathe Better, Breathe Healthier – Intellipure

    I haven’t told many people, mostly because I’m not super excited about it – but I will be having a complete nasal reconstruction next year. A nose job, yes – but more importantly, the reconstruction will really be of what’s on the inside of my nose. I have a few major problems that have been seriously affecting my breathing for years now. I have a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, nasal collapse, and my nostrils are entirely too small. Although all these problems cause a lot of other problems – the biggest side effect ( other than having an especially hard time breathing through my nose) has been headaches. Due to…

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    Diamonds Are Forever – Diamagroove Review

    No, seriously – stop buying sandpaper bits over and over for your Dremel. If you want to purchase a better bit, and one that will last – this post is for you. The Diamagroove bit is all the rage among professional groomers, dog show exhibitors, and owners who are nutty about nails. I finally got my hands on one … and let me tell you …. GAME. CHANGER. Like a knife to butter. No joke. Okay, okay .. if you have no idea what I’m talking about – this post is all about the Diamagroove Bit attachment for a Dremel – the tool that you use to file a dog’s…

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    No Tricks, Just ZIWI Treats!

    Happy Halloween! I hope you have a bucket of candy ready for your dog! Just kidding! Candy isn’t safe for your precious pooch! I have a great alternative for you though – Ziwi Good Dog Rewards, for your GREAT dog! First, we must back track. Have you heard of Ziwi? Ziwi Peak is a family owned, premium pet food company, based out of New Zealand. They offer full lines of dry food, wet food, and treats for dogs and cats, all sourced directly from their home country. Straight from Ziwi, their mission statement is .. ” Our Ziwi story starts in the green, free-range farms and blue, pristine Southern oceans of…

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    Aqua Paw Equine Bathing Tool – Review

    If you find giving your horse a bath as much of a chore as I do .. this post is for you! West, like most, loves to be dirty. The more dirt and mud, the better. I try to at least “quick bathe” him ( bathe the sweatiest and dirtiest parts ) once a week, with a real bath once every two or three weeks. A 17.2 hand horse who isn’t the most fond of the water hose poses some bath time problems. I have a lot of horse to cover, and have a difficult time doing it – at least from the shoulder up. Aquapaw was designed to help!…

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    Giddy Yap! There’s A New Healthy Horse Treat On the Block!

    If there are two things y’all should know by now, it’s that I always want the best and the healthiest things for my animals, and West is a pig. Yep, I said it – he’s a treat whore. I go through a lot of treats. Between the “who’s a good boy?” treats, and the treats I use for stretching and training, I use a lot. Most of you know that good things don’t happen when we start adding stuff to our horse’s diet. Because of the large amount of treats I give, I’m uber picky about the brands I trust. Giddy Yap Girls is a horse biscuit company founded in…

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    Summit Antlers – For the Toughest of Chewers

    I’m currently going through what might be the worst part of owning a puppy. Teething. Ward is biting and chewing anything he can get his little shark teeth on. Antlers are a great way to help a puppy teeth or keep an adult dog busy. While reading the reviews and fine print on antlers I found on Amazon, I noticed that a lot of companies have bleached or even fake antler chews … not something you want to give your dog – especially not a puppy. Every year mature, male elk grow and shed a set of antlers. As the antlers begin to grow in the springtime they are soft,…

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    My First Two Weeks Using Huel

    A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a meeting with my company, discussing dog food and human nutrition. I made a comment along the lines of .. ” I wish it was as easy for humans to eat as it is for dogs. One scoop in the morning, one at night, done. All vitamins, nutrients, calories, and macros.” A co-worker chimed in and said ” it is. It’s called Huel.” He then proceeded to bring me a bag from his office. He brought me a big white bag with bold lettering “Huel” down the side. He eats this powdery substance five times per day, with fresh fruits and veggies…

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    Go Ultimate or Go Home – Horse Blanketing Made Easy

    It’s finally here … fall. Unfortunately our falls here in the South are brief, so if you aren’t already preparing for winter – now is the time to do so! One of the biggest winter tasks for equestrians is blanketing. Blankets are not only a hassle day to day, they’re expensive, and it seems like something is always wrong with them. Today, I’m sharing how I avoid all of those problems with Smartpak Ultimate blankets. Before we even start, first determine if your horse even needs a blanket. Think hard. Horses in the wild do not get blankets … and they survive. They survive just fine. Unless your horse is…

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    Liquid IV – MUST have.

    I don’t know where you live, but in South Carolina – summer is HOT. Hot, hot, HOT. You can count on every summer day to be at least 95 degrees with no less than 60% humidity. In weather like that, it’s important to be aware of your hydration. Liquid I.V. has been a staple in our household for years. My mother is an Ultra Marathon runner, and uses Liquid I.V. for post race recovery. Although I am no where near the athlete that she is (ya girl can hardly do a 5k..) – it is an essential for me as well. I spend most of my free time outdoors, either…

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    Sport Dog Food, perfect for my sporting dogs!

    With a new puppy coming, I started looking hard into nutrition. I’ve always fed Wells Pro Plan, but after seeing some recent controversy – I looked deeper into it myself. You can read my thoughts here. With Pro Plan out of the picture, I was on the hunt for a great new dog food for both Wells and Ward. I looked at all the things. Victor, Fromm, RAW, 4health, Orijen, Eukanuba, Open Farm, and the list goes on. I had heard about Sport Dog Food, mostly from seeing breeders and fellow bird dog owners recommending it online. It wasn’t until I had a friend tell me ” If I couldn’t…