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Safe Floor Cleaner

Posted by Ken Carrick on Mar 30, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Safe Floor Cleaner

When you have pets accidents happen, even on your beautiful hardwood flooring. This is a guide about removing pet urine stains from hardwood floors.  The floor cleaner below is shared from our friends at Camp Paw Paws Ingredients for the floor cleaner: 1 Cup H2O 1 Cup Vinegar 1 Cup Rubbing Alcohol 2 Drops Dish Soap 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil 5 Drops Orange Drops Essential Oil 5 Drops Tee Tree Essential...

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Best Dog Breed for Children

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

Best Dog Breed for Children

For the most part dogs and children are a fantastic match - they often share a very special and close bond together. But when people ask what is the best dog breed for children I don't believe there is a right or wrong answer. Dogs make excellent household companions. When a child sees a puppy, he will never stop pestering you until you bring one home. A dog can be a child’s most loyal friend. They can spend endless hours playing together and never tiring out. They say a child who grows up with a dog by his side is truly lucky because...

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Why Should You Foster a Dog

Posted by Ken Carrick on Feb 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Why Should You Foster a Dog

The benefits of fostering are multi-fold—you provide a home for a dog waiting for his new forever home, allow him to decompress in a calm, loving environment away from the stress of the shelter (helping his true personality come out for potential adopters to see), and free up more space in the shelter so that even more dogs can be saved! If you're considering opening your home to these special souls, below are some great tips. How to Get Started Fostering Dogs Foster families, the unsung heroes of rescue work, offer love,...

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November is Pet Cancer Awareness

Posted by Ken Carrick on Nov 19, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

November is Pet Cancer Awareness

Help Survival Time With the Right Diet   The diagnosis of cancer in a beloved pet can be devastating to pet owners. After all, our pets are furry family members. They give us unconditional love, companionship, and joy. The thought of losing that special friend can be overwhelming and terrifying. Many owners fear their pets will suffer horrible side effects from the chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other cancer treatments. But not many people know how the food we feed our animals can improve the quality and length of life in animals...

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Barking Bitches in Urban Dogg – Denver Colorado

Posted by Ken Carrick on Sep 23, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Barking Bitches in Urban Dogg  – Denver Colorado

You can now find our products at both Urban Dogg locations: 695 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80203 955 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203

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Adopting a Shelter Dog

Posted by Ken Carrick on Sep 7, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Adopting a Shelter Dog

Shelters have lovable dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes and ages. Your chances of finding a wonderful companion who matches your lifestyle and family are excellent! About 25% of shelter dogs are purebred. The rest make up the best selection anywhere of unique, one-of-a-kind mixed breeds, many of whom have already lived with families and have the basic social skills they need to become an enjoyable part of your household.  I adopted my little Buddy two years ago from the South Platte River Human Society.  He has been a wonderful additional...

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Adapting to Autumn

Posted by Ken Carrick on Aug 30, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Many of us love this time of year — the changing color of the leaves, brisk fall breezes, and finally a respite from the hot weather of Summer. For your dog, however, fall may be more work than fun. The change in the season can mean a decrease in exercise, and an increase in baths, allergens, and other unpleasantness for your dog. The following tips should help make the transition into the new season enjoyable for both you and your dog. Health Concerns Pet lovers may forget about such things as allergens, keeping your dog warm,...

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Doggie Ice Cream for a Hot Dog

Posted by Ken Carrick on Aug 12, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

When temperatures rise outside, your dog can easily get overheated. Heatstroke is just one of the many summer hazards that can affect our dogs. There are many ways you can help keep your dog cool in the hot weather. Chilled or frozen dog treats are a great surprise for your dog. Not only will they help cool her off, they can also help relieve boredom when she is cooped up inside. Doggie "Ice Cream" Real ice cream is not healthy for dogs. The excess dairy can cause GI upset, plus there is too much sugar. "Lick-a-lots" and "Frosty Paws" are...

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How to Protect Your Pet from Overheating this Summer

Posted by Ken Carrick on Aug 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Protect Your Pet from Overheating this Summer

Most dogs really love to be outside, and specially if the whole family is outdoors. So how do you protect your dog from getting overheated this summer?   Dogs aren’t exactly subtle. My sister’s dog used to stop, drop and remain immobile until someone picked her up on hot and humid days. When my dogs have enough of the great outdoors, they prefers to bang and scratch on the back door. Sometimes they even manages to open it, bursting into the living room. The recent spike in temperature and humidity...

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Choosing a Pet Sitter

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jul 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Choosing a Pet Sitter

Pet sitters do much more than provide a pet with food and water while their guardian is away from home.  A good pet sitter also spends quality time with the animal, gives him exercise and knows how to tell if he needs veterinary attention. What's more, pet sitters typically offer additional services, such as taking in mail and newspapers and watering plants.  But just because someone calls herself a pet sitter doesn't mean she's qualified to do the job. Why hire a pet sitter? A pet sitter—a professional, qualified individual paid...

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How to incorporate your dog in the wedding

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

How to incorporate your dog in the wedding

When planning a wedding, most couples will contemplate whether or not it’s a practical idea to include your dog in your wedding. I mean, your pup is a part of your family, right? He has every right to be a part of the celebration! But not all dogs perform well with crowds, and certainly a wedding can be alittle bit hectic at times. Sometimes, it isn’t feasible to include your pup in the wedding ceremony. So what can you do if you still want your dog a part of the big day?  Here are six awesome ways to include them! The...

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SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOR DOGS

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jul 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for your dog. Keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises, and follow our tips to keep your dog cool. HEAT HAZARDS If your dog is outside on a hot day, make sure he has a shady spot to rest in. Doghouses are not good shelter during the summer as they can trap heat. You may want to fill a child's wading pool with fresh water for your dog to cool off in. Never leave your dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day. The temperature...

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#Dark for Dinner – Dixie Product Campaign

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jun 30, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

#Dark for Dinner – Dixie Product Campaign

  Barking Bitches is based on tackling issues that affect our communities.  We raise our paws to support Dixie's campaign to encourage family and friends to put their cell phones away on Sundays and talk to each other.Phones are the number one distraction at dinnertime. We get it. The Internet is awesome, but so are the people around our tables. Even our weird families. That's why we're putting down our devices and going #DarkForDinner.  Join us and see what it means.   How to go #Dark for Sunday Dixie...

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Traveling with your dog

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jun 24, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Traveling with your dog

Taking your dog along can make the family vacation more fun for everyone, if you plan carefully. Here are some trip tips to make traveling with your dog enjoyable. HEALTH AND SAFETY Health Checks. Bring your dog to the vet's for a check up before going on an extended trip. Make sure all his vaccinations are up to date; shot records with you. Health certifications are required for airline travel. To keep your dog healthy as you travel, bring along a supply of his regular food and some local, or bottled, water. Be sure to bring any...

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Dog Friendly Hikes Near Denver

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jun 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Dog Friendly Hikes Near Denver

Looking for good hikes for you and your dog in Colorado? The truth is that you can take your dog with you on most trails near Denver–but there are exceptions. And there are some trails that just aren’t all that enjoyable for Fido. On each hiking trail profile it will identify  if dogs are allowed, and will also  try to point out the best trails for fido. It should be noted that it’s good to assume that all these hikes require our dogs to be on a leash unless otherwise indicated. We recommend checking out Day Hikes New Denver site...

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Choosing the Right Dog for You

Posted by Ken Carrick on Jun 1, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Choosing the Right Dog for You

Keep an open mind when adopting, and you'll find the dog (or dogs) that will fit your needs and lifestyle. Lynn Fenimore/LynnRae Photography The best thing about adopting a dog from an animal shelter or rescue group? So many amazing pooches to choose from! Man's best friends come in all shapes, sizes and—of course—personalities. While almost any shelter dog can make a wonderful, lifelong companion for you and your family, some dogs will need more training, some will need more exercise and some will be happy to just sit on your...

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Westword Magazine: HIGH-FASHION PUPS — AND PIGS — STRUT THE RUNWAY AT THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN PET EXPO

Posted by Ken Carrick on May 25, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Westword Magazine: HIGH-FASHION PUPS — AND PIGS — STRUT THE RUNWAY AT THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN PET EXPO

Though some of the entrants were more prone to oinking than barking, the Barking Bitches fashion show at last Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Pet Expo pitter-pattered across the stage in canine evening gowns and other smart animal attire. You missed the pet-friendly fashion gala? Photographer Scott Lentz pictures how it went down. See Full...

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Grass-eating Behaviour

Posted by Ken Carrick on May 20, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Grass-eating Behaviour

Spring has arrived at last! After a long, cold winter everyone is excited to get outside to enjoy the warm weather.  The trees, grass, and gardens are finally coming to life and turning green again, and our dogs seem especially pleased to spend more time outside and can often be found sunbathing on the lawn.  Sometimes our dogs even seem to think the nice green grass makes a great snack.  We know we are not the only dog owners that have dogs who do this so we did some digging into the possible causes of this...

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8 Ways Being a Dog Mom Has Made Me a Better Person

Posted by Ken Carrick on May 7, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

8 Ways Being a Dog Mom Has Made Me a Better Person

Dog Mom via Shutterstock       We all know how having a dog changes our daily routines, but how often do we stop and take a look at all of the ways being a proud pet parent has turned us into better people? Here are just a few ways one reader shares how her puppy Darwin has made her a happier, healthier human and most of all better dog mom.   1. I’m up Earlier…and Happy About it Like many people, I love to sleep — especially on the weekends. Bringing a rambunctious puppy into my home was the same as...

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Spring Health Tips

Posted by Ken Carrick on Apr 21, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Spring Health Tips

Dogs tend to love spring because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter it is a joy for them to be able to take advantage of the lengthening and warming days to release all of their pent up winter energy. It is equally joyful for us watching our dogs have a good time. However the warmer days bring about certain health concerns so take a moment and make sure your dog is fully prepared for spring. Depending on where you live mosquitoes start becoming more active. Generally heartworm preventative...

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