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Proud Sponsor of the AKC National Championship Dog Show

TropiClean Pet Products is proud to be a first-time sponsor of the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. The AKC National Championship is the largest dog show in North America, where more than 5,000 dogs from 49 states and 21 countries compete for the most prestigious title – Best in Show. With Fresh Breath by TropiClean as the Official Oral Care Sponsor, we are thrilled to educate pet parents on the importance of pet oral care. Our Oral...

Kids & Pets – The Perfect Duo

It’s safe to say almost everyone at one time in their life has dreamt of having a pet. We would all close our eyes and imagine what it would be like to have that special bond and companionship in our life. For many of us, that dream has become a reality with 84.6 million homes claiming to have owned a pet in 2017 (APPA, 2017). While most of us seek out companionship in pets, children especially gravitate towards our...

National Pet Day

The pet-owning population in the United States increased to a level that is virtually unprecedented, at 68%. This translates to 84.6 million pet-owning households out of the total 124.587 million United States households! (APPA, 2017). These numbers don’t lie; people love their pets! Today is National Pet Day. The day was created to celebrate the joy pets bring to us and create awareness of all the lovable pets looking for their forever home. So what’s stopping you from becoming...

National Puppy Day

Is it a coincidence that International Day of Happiness (Mar. 20) and National Puppy Day (Mar. 23) are so close together? We think not! People who celebrate the International Day of Happiness obviously want to keep that good feeling going, and what better way to do so, then to welcome a new furry friend to their family! Here are 5 fun reasons why we love puppies with GIF’s: They are irresistibly CUTE! They fall asleep about anywhere They are...

Keep Halloween Stress-Free

Trick-Or-Treat! Halloween is full of costumes, candy, laughter, and scares. The holiday is meant to be fun and festive, but for some pets, the holiday can be overwhelming! Here are some tips to make Halloween not so scary for pets and their people. Candy Galore! Make sure you don’t catch their paw in the candy jar! – Keep a close eye on your pet to make sure they didn’t find the kiddo’s stash of candy, treating themselves to big...

What Our Dogs Mean To Us

To kick off National Dog Week (Sept. 24-30) we asked three TropiClean Employees what their dogs mean to them and their family. Here are their responses:   Corey Hackmann, Central Accounts Manager Name: Phoebe Breed: Great Dane We got Phoebe when she was just 6 weeks old and a tiny little baby. Now she’s 2 and around 140lbs. My wife, Natalie, and I love her so much. She’s a part of our family and we try to take her...

Brushing Up on Oral Care for Cats

Did you know that cats are North America’s most popular pets? Over 30% of households in North America own a cat. (A). Did you also know that only 8% of cat parents currently own a dental product for their furry feline? (B) Despite cats reigning in popularity among pet parents, we lack the responsibility of taking care of their oral care. Cats, unlike dogs, groom themselves and at times can be finicky to deal with when it comes to...

Six Reasons to Hike with Your Dog

Many pet owners love to take their dogs hiking. If you haven’t tried yet, here are six of the best reasons to hit the trail with your pup this weekend! 1. Exercise Walks are great exercise for your pup, of course, but hiking offers a different experience that will stretch different muscles (for you and your pet), especially if you have access to an area with elevation or rugged terrain. If you have a high-energy dog, hikes are a...

Dog Agility Training Drills You Can Do at Home

If you have an active, intelligent dog, agility training can offer benefits for you and your pup. It’s a great source of exercise for you both, as well as a way to develop a strong bond between you through practicing a complex skill. If you would like to get starting doing agility training with your pup but don’t know where to start, here are five simple drills you can do at home. 1. Walk a puppy dogwalk For puppies...

Tears – More Than Meets The Eye

Tears-More Than Meets The Eye Tears have a purpose; to lubricate and moisten the eye. Many pets have facial staining from excessive tear production. We often see it in small breeds, brachiocephalic and large round eyes. This can happen if eyelashes rub against the eye, irritating it. But there are other underlying reasons too. Tears will be reduced in a sympathetic (fight or flight) state, where circulation and attention are being routed to the muscles of extremities and heart...

Why Grooming is Crucial for Your Dog’s Health

Although most pet parents appreciate that good grooming helps keep their pups attractive and pleasant to be around, they may not realize that grooming also has an effect on health. If you want to keep your dog healthy, a regular grooming regimen is essential. In particular, grooming helps with coat and skin health, as well as giving you an opportunity to spot other underlying health problems. Healthy Fur Regular brushing distributes your dog’s natural oils throughout the coat to...

5 Active Dog Breeds You May Not Know

Love the outdoors? Looking to become a pet parent? Many breeds make great companions for running, hiking, camping, and other types of active living. Here are a few for consideration that you may not have encountered before. 1. Norrbottenspets The Norrbottenspets is a spitz-type dog from Sweden and Finland, originally bred for hunting in the rugged landscape of Scandinavia. Tough and very agile, they can hunt even large game, like moose, despite their small size. At the same time, they...