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Nutrition for Adventure Dogs
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Nutrition and Supplements for Adventure Dogs

What follows is meant to be a reflection on personal preferences and is purely informational in nature.  I in no way claim to be a vet or a canine nutritional expert, and this is not meant to be a comprehensive feeding guide. Please consult with your vet to help you…

Canicross Tips
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5 Tips for your First Canicross

Canicross: the sport of running cross country trails while being towed by your dog. Pretty much every slow jogger’s dream, including mine. Years after the children’s fun runs ended for me, and my dog, Tybee, trotted defiantly into “senior” status, we finally got the opportunity. Our first event was what…

Hiking with your dog in the desert
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5 Tips for Hiking with your Dog in the Desert

I know what you’re thinking about right now because I’m thinking the same thing. Where am I going to hike when Spring rolls around? The mountains? Nah, go there all the time…the beach? Nah, too far plus it’ll be too cold. Oh! The Desert. Yes, I’ll go to the desert…

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…