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Bike Trailers for Dogs - How and Why
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Bike Trailers for Dogs: How and Why

If you’ve read any of my blogs or gear reviews in the past, then you know that I am up for trying any quality dog product that enhances my outdoor experience with Bella, while my husband Pat is the frugal voice of reason who wonders if we really need more…

Colorado Trail Part Two
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Colorado Trail Part 2: Release the Gear Hounds

In part one of my Colorado Trail Series, I introduced the 100-mile trip my mom, Bella, and I are planning next month and talked about our planning process. After deciding on our sections, schedules, and resupply and pick up points, the next step for me was to get my gear…

Conquering 14ers With Man's Best Friend
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Conquering 14,000ft with Man’s Best Friend

About a year and a half ago my best friend Cooper and I moved from the Adirondack Mountains of New York to the Rockies of Colorado. After summiting all 46 high peaks in NY and exploring hundreds of other trails near our small town I was ready for some bigger mountains…

Altitude Sickness in Dogs
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Altitude Sickness in Dogs – Recognizing and Treating

When traveling to areas of high elevation or hiking in high mountain ranges (particularly 5,000 feet above sea level and higher), dogs should be watched for signs of altitude sickness. Factors that may impact a dog’s chance of getting altitude sickness: Hydration Activity level/exertion Length of acclimation period the dog…

Paw Care
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From the Ground Up: Paw Care for Adventure Dogs

Your dog’s paws are the critical link to successful adventures. Minor scrapes and cuts elsewhere tend to heal quickly, but paw injuries can be truly debilitating as they are difficult to keep clean, protected, and dry. While dogs that are regularly active tend to develop tough, hardy paws, factors such…

Cold weather pack list
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Cold Weather Day Hike Pack List for Your Dog

Doing a cold weather hike with your dog might seem intimidating. You have your layers and warm boots. Hats, gloves, sunglasses and maybe even snowshoes. But what about your dog? Besides a built-in fur coat and can-do attitude, they may be lacking some essential gear. We’ve put together a cold weather pack…

First Aid
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Human and Dog First Aid for Day Trips

Make your own custom first aid kit, for you and your dog When I first started trail running with my husband, Pat, he concerned me by heading into the high country by himself, oftentimes for 20-30 miles in one go.  When trail running, you have to pack minimally, and only…

Hurtta Savior Dog Life Jacket
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Dog Life Jackets – Why and What to Look For

Why Your Dog Needs a Life Jacket I have two labs. To say they love the water is to say Cookie Monster is just fond of cookies. If we drive or walk by a beach they dance around and cry, not able to focus on anything except getting in. Both…