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DJANGO Dog Blog - How to find a responsible breeder - djangobrand.com

How to Find a Responsible Dog Breeder

April 07, 2021 2 Comments

The decision to get a new puppy is incredibly exciting. Unfortunately, finding a healthy puppy from a reputable source is not as easy as it should be. Puppy mills, online and offline pet stores, and backyard breeders churn out puppies for quick cash and accept anybody with a check or credit card.

On the other hand, responsible breeders screen new homes, provide guidance after you take your puppy home, and are willing to take back any dog they have produced. In other words, responsible breeders deeply care. But how do you find a responsible breeder, and how do you know that they are honest?

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we share how to find a responsible dog breeder and the most important questions you should ask them.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - Interview with Remix the Dog, Instagram's Most Stylish Bearded Pupster

Interview: Remix the Dog, Instagram's Most Stylish Bearded Pupster

March 24, 2021

Remix might be the world’s most stylish bearded pupster. He is famous for his horn-rimmed glasses, pop art-style dog hoodies, cosplay costumes, and chunky headphones.

Hailing from Miami, Florida, the “Dumbledore of Dogdom” has traveled to Canada, Israel, and Puerto Rico. He has also visited New York City, New Orleans, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Birmingham. We caught up with Remix and his owner, Chris Ha, to talk about his influencer experience, geek chic wardrobe, raw dog food diet, and recent trips.

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Congenital Heart Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prevention - djangobrand.com

Congenital Heart Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

March 17, 2021

Congenital heart disease refers to heart defects that are congenital, or present from birth. Although fewer than 1% of dogs are affected by congenital heart disease, congenital heart defects can lead to irreversible heart damage and heart failure if not diagnosed and treated successfully. With this in mind, it is is important for all dog owners, new and experienced, to be aware of congenital heart defects and their symptoms.

What congenital heart defects are most common, and what are their symptoms? What dog breeds are most at risk of congenital heart defects, and how might they affect life expectancy? Can dogs with congenital heart defects be successfully treated, and how much does treatment cost? Is there any way to prevent these heart defects in dogs?

Here is everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart disease in dogs.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - How to Potty Train A Puppy - djangobrand.com

How to Potty Train A Puppy

March 03, 2021 1 Comment

When Mike and I (Steph) brought Django home, we instantly fell in love with him. He was adventurous, playful, mischievous, and absolutely adorable. Like most dachshunds, he was also notoriously hard to housebreak. Django had a ton of accidents throughout our Brooklyn apartment up until he was 7-8 months old.

Potty training your puppy can be a daunting task if you have never done it before. That is why we sat down with Steffi Trott, the founder of SpiritDog Training in Cedar Crest, New Mexico, for potty training tips. In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we also share some of our favorite potty training products that we used with Django and link to other current best sellers and customer favorites.

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Nom Nom Dog Food Review | Our Experience with the Fresh Dog Food Subscription Service

Nom Nom Dog Food Review | Our Experience with the Fresh Dog Food Subscription Service

February 17, 2021 2 Comments

In 2019, Mike and I (Steph) came across Nom Nom fresh dog food. Now, it is a regular part of our dachshund Django's diet. It's impossible to resist feeding Django Nom Nom when he literally does a little dance every time we open a Nom Nom sleeve and pour it into his dinner bowl.

Do we only feed Django Nom Nom? Nope. We like to feed Django a variety of high quality dog foods—Nom Nom being one of them. Django's most common meal is a mix of high-quality dry dog food with nutrition-dense, freshly made dog food (aka Nom Nom).

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we provide an honest review and comprehensive overview of Nom Nom. We include pricing estimates for various breeds and a 50% off Nom Nom promo code for your first order. All opinions are our own and based on our own personal experience feeding our sausage dog Django.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - How To Socialize Your Puppy at Home - djangobrand.com

How To Socialize Your Puppy at Home During Covid

February 10, 2021

Puppies need to be socialized between 3 and 16 weeks old. Socialization is not the same thing as exposure. Simply introducing your pup to new people, animals, objects, and places does not mean he will feel safe around them in the future.

Whether you are social distancing because of COVID-19 or prefer staying at home, you can introduce your dog to people, animals, objects, sounds, smells, and surfaces. We teamed up with Empire of the Dog's founder, Denise Harmon, to come up with more than 100 ways to socialize your puppy at home.

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Send a Valentine's Day Doggy Gram to Someone You Love

February 03, 2021

Our popular Valentine's Day Wiener Grams are back! 💕

We've done our fun doggy-themed Valentines Day e-cards three years in a row. How do these adorable, funny, romantic, and slightly NSFW Valentine's Day grams work?

Enter your valentine's email, your valentine's name, and your name (so your valentine knows who sent the e-card). On February 14th, your valentine will receive an adorable email from our lovable sausage dog, Django, and a few of his four-legged friends. Your name will be revealed at the bottom of the email so your valentine knows the email was sent on your behalf.

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New DOT Rules for Emotional Support Animals

New DOT Rules for Emotional Support Animals (2022 Update)

January 29, 2021 16 Comments

In December 2020, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it was providing new regulations for animals that travel by air and amending its definition of Emotional Support Animals (ESA). The rules officially went into effect upon the start of 2021. If you had an Emotional Support Animal prior to 2021, this is major news.

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we cover everything you need to know about the DOT's new rules and how it affects ESA and pet airline travel including:

  • How Emotional Support Animals are now defined in the United States
  • How the new DOT regulations affect pet owners that want to fly with an ESA in 2021 and beyond
  • Which U.S. airlines have since banned Emotional Support Animals
  • How to successfully fly with your dog or cat in-cabin going forward

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DJANGO Dog Blog: The Best Fresh Dog Food Delivery Services - 2021 Product Reviews - djangobrand.com

The Best Fresh Dog Food Delivery Services (2021 Reviews)

January 27, 2021 1 Comment

Mike and I (Steph) have tried almost every fresh dog food delivery service out there. As we kick off 2021, here are our (and Django's) favorite fresh dog food brands based on overall popularity on the market, customer reviews, and years of personal experience feeding the food to our adorable little sausage dog, Django.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - Pet Travel to the United Kingdom After Brexit - djangobrand.com

Pet Travel to Great Britain After Brexit | Policies, Documentation Requirements, and Pre-Travel Requisites

January 20, 2021 3 Comments

Pet travel to Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) has never been simple. For one, in-cabin pet travel into these countries is strictly prohibited. This policy has been an inconvenience for us (Mike and Steph) and many DJANGO Dog Blog readers, and we cover how to successfully travel to England and the greater United Kingdom with a dog or cat in this article.

Aside from the complicated process of getting to Great Britain (GB) with a pet, travel planning became even more confusing when Brexit rules governing the new relationship between the European Union (EU) and GB commenced January 2021. 

Are you looking to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales with your dog or cat? Do you need to better understand the pet travel policies, documentation requirements, and other pre-travel requisites? If yes, you've come to the right place! In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we cover how to take your pet to England, Scotland, and Wales in a post-Brexit world.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - A Dog-Friendly Road Trip From San Francisco To Los Angeles to San Diego - djangobrand.com

A Dog-Friendly Road Trip From San Francisco To Los Angeles to San Diego

January 13, 2021

In June 2016, Mike and I (Steph) packed up our tiny New York City apartment and put almost everything we owned into storage. We flew to the Pacific Northwest with two suitcases and our long-haired dachshund, Django. Over the next 10 months, Mike and I worked remotely, lived in both Oregon and Southern California, and spent almost all of our free time adventuring, hiking, and camping with Django. One of our all-time favorite dog-friendly adventures was a road trip down California's Pacific Coast Highway.

In this DJANGO Dog Blog article, we highlight the best dog-friendly places to visit along the Pacific Coast Highway. Although the PCH technically ends just north of San Diego, we include our favorite pet-friendly beaches, parks, camping grounds, and vineyards to visit on your next road trip from San Francisco to San Diego. We also include an interactive Google Map highlighting each dog-friendly attraction along the route.

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DJANGO Dog Blog - Heartworm Disease in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Options - djangobrand.com

Heartworm Disease in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Options

January 06, 2021 3 Comments

Heartworm disease is one of the most serious and potentially lethal canine diseases. It is prevalent throughout the United States and found all over the world. Heartworms are silent killers that can damage your dog’s heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys if left untreated.

If you are a dog owner, you are likely well aware that it is important to protect your dog against heartworm disease. You probably give your dog regular heartworm prevention medicine to ensure your four-legged friend's health and wellbeing. But have you ever stopped to wonder what exactly heartworm disease in dogs is? What causes heartworm disease, and how do dogs contract heartworms? What are the symptoms of canine heartworm disease? Can the disease be successfully treated?

Here is everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of heartworm disease in dogs.

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