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PetMD

Posted by Ken Carrick on Oct 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

PetMD

Petmd.com is an online forum dedicated to pets. It is a setup for readers to help them with better pet care as well as education regarding their pet health. The website was initiated in 2008 with the aim to propagate awareness about the importance of improved pet health. There are several pet services available for users and customers. There are different blogs, and literature on several pet related topics. The articles and literature available at this website addresses many common as well as rare health issues that a pet can face....

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How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

  Summer can mean lots of fun outside with your dog. But when the temps soar, take steps to protect your pet. Whether you take him for a walk down the street, a ride in the car, or just out in the yard to play, the heat can be hard on him. Here's how to keep your furry best friend safe. Never leave your dog in the car. No, not even if you think you’ll only be a few minutes. Even when it isn’t that hot outside, the temp can soar inside a closed car. On an 85-degree day, it can reach 102 F within 10 minutes. And that's with a window...

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Pets battling cancer help lead doctors to cures, treatments for people

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jun 10, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Pets battling cancer help lead doctors to cures, treatments for people

 View Video   Dogs, as well as other companion animals, stricken with cancers are being treated and studied, in part, to pursue advancements that could lead to cancer cures in treating humans. Medical doctors, veterinarians and researchers are working together in hope of better understanding, and treating, cancers that link pets and people. The cooperative approach, known as comparative oncology, is the focus of a new documentary, “The Answer to Cancer May Be Walking Right Beside Us,”  produced by Colorado...

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Saturday May 20th PetAid Colorado 2017 Mutts and Models Fundraiser

Posted by Ken Carrick on May 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Saturday May 20th PetAid Colorado 2017 Mutts and Models Fundraiser

  Celebrating its 16th year, Mutts & Models, Colorado’s original “black-collar” event, is Denver’s premiere canine and celebrity fashion show. Guests will delight in watching a unique fashion show featuring local philanthropists, celebrities, and media personalities strutting down the runway with their dogs. Funds to support our programs are raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, and from the evening’s live and silent auctions.   Event Location: EXDO Event Center, 1339 35th Street, Denver Co...

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The Passing of Sophia

Posted by Ken Carrick on May 6, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

The Passing of Sophia

Barking Bitches CTO, Sophia passes after a long battle with cancer. We would like to take this opportunity educate pet parents on warning signs and how dogs with cancer are shedding some light into human cancer research. Canine Cancer Awareness: PBS Animal Cancer Research Dogs and Cancer Get the...

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DIY Pet Project: Parachute Dog Collar

Posted by Ken Carrick on May 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

DIY Pet Project: Parachute Dog Collar

What is paracord? There are so many fun paracord projects out there. Right now, our favorite one is this DIY paracord dog collar. It’s the ultimate dog collar made with about 40ft of 550 paracord. This paracord dog collar is your best bet if you are looking for a stylish collar that is also super strong and durable. If you’ve been following our paracord projects, then you know the Cobra weave is one of the more popular weaves. For this paracord dog collar, we are going to take it one step further and do a King Cobra weave! This...

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Three Ways To Honor A Dog Who Passed Away

Posted by Ken Carrick on Feb 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Three Ways To Honor A Dog Who Passed Away

Saying goodbye to someone you love is one of the hardest things that you will ever deal with in life. And that's not just for humans, but also for our furry family members. Losing a dog many times leaves an irreplaceable hole in our heart, regardless of all the memories that you have of times cherished together. But thankfully there are ways to commemorate, and even honor our best friends. Above all, it's important to remember them for who they were and the endless joy and love they brought to our lives. Here are 3 amazing ways you can...

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DIY Projects: Dog Shilloute

Posted by Ken Carrick on Feb 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

DIY Projects: Dog Shilloute

Print Instructions Thinking about updating your home décor with some new wall art? Try out this DIY art project inspired by your dog or cat! All you need is a canvas, printable label paper, paint and an adorable pet!

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5 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day With Your Pets

Posted by Ken Carrick on Feb 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day With Your Pets

It’s the global day of love: Valentine’s Day. For some, it is a joyous day to celebrate the love between two people. For others, it is a sad or a wistful day, spent wishing for what one once had or for what one has yet to find. For those with pets, Valentine’s Day offers the ideal opportunity to honor a love unlike any other: The love for a beloved pet.   Sharing Valentine’s Day with your pets can create a lasting memory or just provide the opportunity to spoil your best friends with what they love most in the...

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Winter Safety Tips For Your Dogs

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jan 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Winter Safety Tips For Your Dogs

Winter is in full swing, and dog owners need to take special care to keep their four-legged friends safe and warm.  With plummeting temperatures and snowfall comes a variety of dangers that can prove harmful and even fatal to your pet. Below are a few tips to help keep your dog healthy and happy this winter. Steer clear of de-icers such as rock salt when talking your dog for a walk.  They can hurt your dog’s paw pads and be toxic if he licks it.  Make sure to rinse and dry your pup’s paws when you get home.   Trim the...

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Safe Pet Travel Tips

Posted by Ken Carrick on Dec 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Safe Pet Travel Tips

Most people consider pets to be members of the family and will include them in activities such as travel. When traveling with pets, it is important to plan ahead while keeping the best interests of your pet in mind. Traveling with pets can be a fun bonding experience, but can also turn unpleasant without proper planning. All pets are not necessarily suited for travel and owners should consider temperament, illness, and impairments when making the decision on whether to bring a pet along. Traveling by airplane with pets Before booking a...

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How to Choose the Correct Fabric for Your Dog Coat

Posted by Ken Carrick on Dec 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Choose the Correct Fabric for Your Dog Coat

Deciding to buy a coat for a dog can be a sensible decision, especially when considering how cold the UK winters can be. There is a wide range of different dog coats on the market and it is important to find the right coat for the right type of dog. The different types of dog coat available suit various size dogs, and working out which type is right for the dog depends on their specific needs. It could be that the dog is only wearing the coat for style purposes in which case the resilience of the fabric is less important. But in most...

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Dogs and Holidays

Posted by Ken Carrick on Nov 8, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Dogs and Holidays

Because your dog is special to you, you want him to share all the special times in your life, including holidays. But to your dog, every day spent with you is a holiday, and he may not be able to appreciate or understand the strange people, noises, things and goings-on associated with holiday celebrations. Here are some ways to keep your dog safe and happy during those festive times. General Tips Stick as closely as possible to your normal routine. Try not to vary your dog's feeding, walking, and playtime schedule. Don't give...

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Fall Pet Care

Posted by Ken Carrick on Oct 17, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Fall Pet Care

Fall is on the horizon and dog owners who live anywhere but in the middle of the concrete jungle are probably concerned they might have a dog tick problem. Ticks—deer ticks, dog ticks, and other varieties—can spread disease to both you and your pet. But what are the other animal health concerns you need to worry about in the fall? Here are some important things to consider when thinking about fall pet safety: Ticks: Although tick nymphs peak in the spring months, the number of adult deer ticks is higher in the fall than it is during...

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Weim & Cheese

Posted by Ken Carrick on Oct 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Weim & Cheese

Mile High Weimaraner Rescue is a non-profit, 100% volunteer powered Weimaraner rescue based in Denver, Colorado. Weim & Cheese is Mile High Weimaraner Rescue's largest fundraiser event of the year. Provides the majority of Mile High Weimaraner Rescue's operating budget for the next year. Barking Bitches is a proud to support and contribute to this...

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Top 10 Dogs That Do Not Shed

Posted by Ken Carrick on Sep 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Top 10 Dogs That Do Not Shed

                  Many people who love to own a dog are hypersensitive to allergens that can easily trigger allergy reactions. Common allergens that trigger flare-ups include a dog’s saliva, urine, and pet dander. Luckily, there are dog breeds which are non-shedders and are less likely to trigger an allergic reaction. Dogs that don’t shed or shed less are also known as hypo-allergenic dogs. With less hair around the house, there will also be less potential...

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How to introduce your new baby to your home pets

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jun 23, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How to introduce your new baby to your home pets

In light of the recent royal introduction of Prince William’s new family addition, we’ve considered the best options for how to introduce your own new family arrival to your pets at home.  While the thought may be intimidating do consider that as in all things that careful consideration goes a long way to making the transition much easier.  Here are our fantastic tips to help guide you in this process. ACCLIMATISATION: The key to introducing a cat or a dog to a new baby is to start acclimatising your pets to idea that there will be a...

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5 Dangerous Bugs No Dog Owner Wants Brought Indoors

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jun 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Dangerous Bugs No Dog Owner Wants Brought Indoors

Most dogs love the outdoors – roaming around and investigating what treasures nature has to offer. Unfortunately, many of these "treasures" are annoying, even dangerous, bugs that can hitch a ride on your dog and unsuspectingly be brought into your home. The following are some of the worst bugs your dog can bring indoors. 1. Fleas These small brown insects hide in cool, shady areas among shrubs, leaves and tress until a host (like your dog) passes by. The flea(s) then jump on your dog and are brought into your home, quickly becoming a...

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Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jun 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer

Summertime is fun time, but hot weather makes for some unique summer pet care challenges. Although wild animals are well adapted to the elements, companion animals can be just as susceptible to extreme temperatures as their owners are. What does that mean for your pet? When the temperatures get extreme, pet safety should be top of mind. Here are 5 ways to stay safe while enjoying summer activities with your pet:   Respect the heat. Humans aren't the only animals that can find a hot summer day overwhelming. But unlike you, your pet...

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PetAid Mutts and Models Fundraiser

Posted by Ken Carrick on May 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

PetAid Mutts and Models Fundraiser

Colorado’s original “black-collar” event, Mutts & Models is Denver’s premiere canine and celebrity fashion show.  Red Carpet Gift Bags and dog model accessories  provided by Barking Bitches.  Special thanks to Shane Materkowski representing Barking Bitches in the show. The success of Mutts & Models is critical to PetAid Colorado, which serves as the healthcare safety  net for underprivileged pets and animals at risk through subsidized veterinary services that would not exist without the financial support of...

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