Cindy Bren

Cindy Bren

An avid animal lover retired from the corporate america rat race turned entrepreneur. With an eCommerce website specializing in the pet product niche market of dog car booster seats along with a distributorship with a wellness and personal care company that believes your products are only as good as the science they stand on. At LifeVantage curiosity has our attention, science has our back. At DogCarBoosterSeats our goal is to provide top quality products that facilitate in both comfort and safety for your pet.

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4 Indoor Exercise Tips For Your Dog

It’s too hot outside, it’s too cold outside, it’s too windy outside, I don’t have time today. It seems like the excuses are never ending. Can you exercise your dog without going to the dog park? Yes and it may be easier than you think. A few minor changes to your life can result in a far better relationship with your pet.

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DIY All Natural Dog Shampoo

You don’t have to rely on the chemical filled shampoo found at pet stores! Not only is it easy to make your own, but it can be safer and far more cost efficient. Essential oils are not just for people these days. There are proven benefits to animals as well!

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Homeopathic Canine Care

You do not have to care for your pet with chemical based products such as flea and tick prevention, shampoos, even some prescription drugs. Essential oils are not just for humans. The proper essential oils, pure and organic, along with a good reference guide, and hopefully some support from your vet, can open up a world of natural living for your beloved furry companion as well.

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Your Dog's First Responder

In an accident can you act as first responder to your injuried dog? I spent years working for a company with the motto that there are no accidents; all accidents can be prevented. I don’t share that sentiment now and I didn’t share it when I worked for them, even though as a manager I had to act as if I did. Accidents do happen! But with proper training and preparation, the accident may not have to be a tragedy involving loss of life.

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Add Years To Your Dog’s Life

Having a dog or any pet comes with expenses. Aside from the normal daily expenses of food, toys, etc., the costs can add up if there are any health issues at all. Once that dog wins your heart, many of us will pay the costs, no matter how much. Taking a proactive approach to your pet’s health can save a ton of money in the long run. I would like to share with you some proactive approaches I know of and use!

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Air Travel Tips For Your Dog

Traveling by air with a pet can be a challenge. Often times that first trip can determine whether or not your pet ever has a repeat trip! By giving consideration to just a few common pain points, your trip can be a positive experience for everyone.

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The Happiest Pup in the Park – Exercise Your Dogs Mind

Providing dogs with mental stimulation, as well as physical and social interactions are critical factors for maintaining their behavioral health. When there is an imbalance in physical and mental stimulation unfavorable behavior can develop. It’s a shame when a dog is reprimanded for naughty behavior that is in reality a case of boredom.

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Make Your Pet Comfortable No Matter Where You Are

Most dogs love to “go” anywhere! They don’t really care where they go, they just want to go with you. Take him or her with you as often as you can. It really is easier than a lot of people think. And it can add years to your pets life by avoiding the undo stress of feeling abandoned when you are gone. I don’t know about anyone else, but I invest a lot of time into my dogs and I want them with me as long as possible! But most importantly, when we go, I want him to be comfortable and happy about it.

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You Can’t Socialize Your Dog By Sitting At Home

Socializing your dog is a vital part of their mental health and growth. Socializing typically refers to the dog’s ability to get along with other people and dogs. Unfortunately a person can do more harm than good if not done correctly. Socialization can be accomplished in many ways but forcefully is not one of them.

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Start Your Pet Traveling At A Young Age

Start your puppy out traveling at the youngest possible age, within reason. With the holiday’s ending many people have added a new member to their family. And for those that added a young puppy, now is the perfect time to acclimate the pup to traveling.

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Snowy Winters Can Be Long For A Chihuahua

If you live in a region that gets a true winter equipped with snow and frigid temperatures, winter can be a long one for small dogs like the Chihuahua. The heavy double coated small dog breeds handle the snow and cold better than single thin coated breeds like the Chinese Crested or Chihuahua, which offers a host of challenges to the conscientious pet owner.

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Things To Consider When Choosing A Pet Carrier

Prior to purchasing a carrier give full consideration to all the factors. Size being most important but also the use of the carrier, the amount of use the carrier will get and how easily it can be cleaned just to mention a few.

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Make Your Pet Comfortable When Traveling – Part 2: The Nervous Traveler

Not all dogs that appear nervous when they get in a car, feel that way out of fear or anxiety. Some dogs and cats actually get nauseous from motion sickness. Determining the cause of your pet’s nervousness can make a big difference is how you handle the problem. What’s important to remember is that in the end; it is possible to turn the nervous traveler into a relaxed and happy traveler.

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Make Your Pet Comfortable When Traveling – Part 1: The Frequent Traveler

No matter if it is to be a 5 minute ride to the park or a 5 hour road trip, why not make your pet comfortable? The advantages in doing so are numerous starting with safety and ending with housekeeping.

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Always Restrain Your Dog In Your Vehicle

Common sense tells us driving with a pet inside the vehicle has its risks, the most common of which is creating a distraction while you are driving. What can you do to reduce those risks? There are many options available to keep you driving without distraction and reduce the risk of injury to your pet.

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