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A Pup Above Fresh Dog Food Review | Our Personal Experience With the Sous-Vide Dog Food Subscription Service

A Pup Above Fresh Dog Food Review | Our Personal Experience With the Sous-Vide Dog Food Subscription Service

September 22, 2021

In our ongoing quest to find the healthiest, most nutritious, and highest-quality food for our 14 lb dog Django, we (Mike and Steph) have tested almost every fresh dog food subscription service on the market. We are selective with what we feed Django and look for dog food brands that use high quality animal proteins, nutrient-packed and wholesome ingredients, and avoid fillers, preservatives, and artificial ingredients.

We discovered A Pup Above earlier this year and have been very happy with our experience. We feel good about giving Django A Pup Above because it is made with free-range animal protein, non-GMO veggies, rich and natural gravy, and super spices. The company is also environmentally conscious and strives to keep its carbon footprint small. It uses ugly produce that would be chucked into landfills, and it stores its recipes without using fossil fuels. This is a mission we can get behind because we built our family-owned small business to be environmentally philanthropic.

In this DJANGO Dog Blog post, we provide an in-depth and unbiased review of A Pup Above sous-vide fresh dog food. All opinions are our own and based on our own personal experience feeding A Pup Above to our dachshund Django.

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DJANGO Dog Blog Interview: Puddin the Blind Dog, Instagram's Most High-Spirited and Courageous Terrier Mix

Interview: Puddin the Blind Dog, Instagram's Most High-Spirited and Courageous Terrier Mix

September 15, 2021

Puddin is a spunky terrier mix and one of Instagram’s most uplifting dogfluencers. After being neglected and abandoned at 6 weeks old, Puddin developed a very severe eye infection. By the time the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas stepped in and rescued her, Puddin was completely blind. She needed to have her eyes removed and her eye sockets were sewn together.

Despite being unable to see, Puddin has a spirited and brave personality and is now living a normal and healthy life in Lubbock, Texas. We caught up with her new owner, Cory Gonzales, to discuss Puddin’s rescue and rehabilitation and to debunk some common myths about blind dogs. Gonzales also talked with us about traveling with a special needs dog and how Puddin positively impacts his mental health.

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DJANGO: Shop Stylish and Modern Cotton Rope Dog Leashes with Solid Cast Brass Hardware - djangobrand.com

Shop DJANGO's Stylish and Modern Cotton Rope Dog Leashes

August 27, 2021

DJANGO's cotton rope dog leash collection is here! You and your dog will be the most stylish ones on the sidewalk with our handcrafted and hand-dyed solid and ombre cotton rope dog leashes. From hand-dyeing the high quality 100% cotton yarns to hand-splicing and whipping the rope ends, we provide an in-depth look at what goes into our new, beautiful rope leashes.

Shop all cotton rope leashes now on djangobrand.com.

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DJANGO Dog Blog Celebrity Interview With Dr. Travis Stork and His Rescue Dog Charlie - djangobrand.com

Celebrity Interview With Dr. Travis Stork and His Rescue Dog Charlie

August 20, 2021

You may know Dr. Travis Stork from his 12-year run as a co-host on The Doctors or his stint a the bachelor on season eight of The Bachelor. What you may not know is that Dr. Travis and his wife Parris are avid dog lovers and have adopted two shelter pets over the years. They also welcomed their first child, Grayson, in June 2020.

We caught up with with Dr. Travis to discuss pet adoption and to dispel some common myths about shelter dogs. The New York Times best-selling author also chatted with us about Charlie and Grayson’s relationship and how his shelter dogs have helped him get through thick and thin.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - Senior Dog Checklist, Everything You Need for an Older Dog - djangobrand.com

Senior Dog Shopping Checklist: Everything You Need for an Older Dog

August 11, 2021 1 Comment

Are you adopting a senior dog from an animal shelter? Is your dog growing old and starting to gray around his nose and mouth? Dogs become senior citizens at various ages depending on their size. Small dogs typically reach senior status around age 11. Medium-sized dogs become seniors closer to 10, and large dog breeds reach old age around year 7-8.

Whether you are adopting a senior dog from a shelter or your dog is aging, here is everything you will need to make sure your four-legged friend's golden years are as comfortable as possible.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - Everything You Need To Know About Taking Care of Brachycephalic Dog Breeds - djangobrand.com

Everything You Need To Know About Taking Care of Brachycephalic Dog Breeds

August 04, 2021

What do French bulldogs, Cavalier King Charles spaniels, and Shih Tzus have in common? It is not just that they consistently rank among the American Kennel Club’s most popular breeds. These dog breeds are brachycephalic, which means “short-headed” in Greek. Brachycephalic dog breeds (also called flat-faced or snub-nosed dogs) have buggy eyes, squished faces, and scrunched-up noses.

With their baby-like features and small size, Brachycephalic dog breeds are incredibly cute. The problem is, breeding dogs to have miniature muzzles and shorter skulls can cause many health problems.

Want to add a brachycephalic dog breed to your family? Once your beautiful four-legged friend arrives, you will need to take special precautions to keep your snub-nosed dog happy and healthy. In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we discuss everything you need to know about taking care of flat-faced dogs.

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DJANGO Dog Blog Interview: Winking Winston, Instagram's Adorable and Resilient One-Eyed Dachshund - djangobrand.com

Interview: Winking Winston, Instagram's Adorable and Resilient One-Eyed Dachshund

July 28, 2021 3 Comments

Winston is an adventurous, loving, and strikingly good looking "tweenie" long-haired dachshund from Los Angeles. He is also completely blind on one side. When Winston was just a few months old, he was attacked and severely injured by another dog. The attack was the start of several harrowing months for Winston and his loving mom and dad.

I caught up with Winston and his mom to learn more about Winston's injury, the experience of going through such a traumatic and heartbreaking ordeal, Winston's recovery process, and how the beautiful one-eyed boy is now handling life, adventures, and puppyhood in southern California.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - 15 Best Small Dog Breeds that Don't Shed - djangobrand.com

15 Best Small Dog Breeds that Don't Shed

July 14, 2021

Do you want a dog but start coughing and sneezing whenever you are near one? Pet allergies are very common, especially in people who have other allergies or asthma. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 10% of people in the U.S. are allergic to dogs.

While there is no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic dog, these 15 small dog breeds have low or non-shedding coats that produce less dander and are the best dog breeds for allergy sufferers.

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DJANGO Dog Blog: BarkBox Super Chewer - Unboxing and Review of the Monthly Dog Subscription Box - djangobrand.com

Bark Super Chewer: Unboxing and Review of the Monthly Dog Box Subscription (Video)

June 30, 2021

Mike and I (Steph) have tried out countless monthly subscription dog boxes for our adorable dachshund Django. Two boxes that we keep going back to are BarkBox and Super Chewer.

Most seasoned dog owners have heard of BarkBox, the super popular monthly subscription box for dogs that includes a fun assortment of plush toys, treats, and chews. We are huge fans of BarkBox in our house, but I readily admit that it is not for some dogs. Our little guy Django is a 14lb tweenie sausage dog, and he has easily chewed through many BarkBox plush toys in a matter of minutes (or maybe seconds). Does that sound like your dog? If so, let us introduce you to Bark Super Chewer.

Super Chewer is Bark's monthly subscription box of "tough stuff for tough dogs." It offers dog owners a curated collection of toys, treats, and chews designed specifically for tough and aggressive chewers.

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we provide a comprehensive overview and review of Bark Super Chewer based on our own experiences getting the toy and treat-filled boxes for our dog Django.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - Raw Dog Food Guide: What It Is, Pros and Cons, and Is It Safe? - djangobrand.com

Beginner's Guide to Raw Dog Food: What It Is, Pros and Cons, and Is It Safe?

June 23, 2021

Raw dog food has become increasingly popular amongst dog owners in recent years. These days, you can find frozen or freeze-dried commercial raw dog food in almost every major pet store.

Proponents of raw dog food often point to the diet's higher protein and nutritional content and easier digestibility. Many against the raw dog food diet attest that its potential benefits are not proven and the risks (i.e. bacterial contamination, nutritional imbalance) largely outweigh them.

What are the most common ingredients in raw dog food? Is a raw diet good for dogs? What are the pros and cons? Are there different types of raw dog food? Is raw food right for your dog? How do you safely handle raw dog food?

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we provide a comprehensive overview of raw dog food.

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Kennel Cough in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention - djangobrand.com

Kennel Cough in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

June 09, 2021

Kennel cough is a common and highly contagious dog disease. It causes an ongoing, forceful cough in infected dogs and swelling in the lungs, windpipe, and voice box. If your dog has an unrelenting cough that sounds like a honking goose, he may have kennel cough.

While kennel cough sounds horrible, fortunately the majority of dogs recover without treatment. So what exactly is kennel cough in dogs? What dogs are most at risk for kennel cough, and what are its symptoms? Can humans contract kennel cough from their pets? Is there a vaccine for kennel cough?

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we explain the causes and symptoms of kennel cough in dogs. We also review available treatment options, discuss the Bordetella vaccine, and provide tips for prevention.

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DJANGO Dog Blog Interview: Philomena the Pug, Instagram's Sassiest and Most Persevering Pug - djangobrand.com

Interview: Philomena the Pug, Instagram's Sassiest and Most Persevering Pug

June 02, 2021

Philomena is a sassy pug and one of Instagram's most inspiring dogfluencers. Partially paralyzed on her left side, Philomena is unable to use her left paw and wears an orthopedic brace to maintain mobility. Despite having special needs, Philomena has an incredibly uplifting and joyful attitude and is always out and about with her owners.

We caught up with Philomena and her owner, Stefan Glazer, to hear about Philomena's massive wardrobe (think rainbow tutus, pink wigs, and power pearls), how she copes with a disabling injury, and get valuable tips on how to successfully grow a pet instagram account in 2021.

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