Fave Finds

Fave Finds
Blue Buddy Belts Harness

Whether or not your pooch is a leash puller, we’ve certainly all experienced that difficult judgement call–do I pull hard on the leash to keep my dog safe, or risk the danger to spare my pup the neck pain? Although using a traditional leash and collar can seem like the only option, Buddy Belts has found a way to break tradition in an aim to help dog’s health. With a thoughtful and practical design, we love that these handcrafted leather harnesses are built to reduce stress caused to a dog’s neck, spine and throat when walking on leash. 


Buddy Belts Founder Roxanne and her Miniature Dachshund, BuddyCreated originally for Buddy, Buddy Belts founder Roxanne’s miniature Dachshund, Buddy Belts were built specifically to prevent the choking and coughing dogs can experience when walking with a traditional collar and leash. Although it’s the most common way to secure a leash when walking a dog, the pressure around the throat this arrangement causes can lead to health issues overtime. 


Rather than attach a leash at the neck, the unique patented design of the Buddy Belt allows the leash to be fastened between the shoulder blades, secured to your pup by the two holes that hold the front legs. By eliminating pressure around the neck, the Buddy Belt can help to keep your canine friend secure and safe from accidental injury.


Not only are these harnesses easier on your dog’s neck, they’re also super practical for dog owners. Buddy Belts are available in 11 sizes to accommodate dogs big and small, and its easy-to-use design includes an o-ring that slides to accommodate leash mobility while the Buddy Belt stays snug against your dog.


Pixie 2.0 Buddy Belt Harness for Dogs

Here at Modern Dog, we really appreciate when a product not only keeps our dogs safe and secure, but does so with style! With a vibrant selection of colours and hues, you’ll find a Buddy Belt that suits you and your pup best–our favourite right now is the adorable Pixie 2.0 that features a periwinkle leather and allows you to add clear crystals for a bit of shine. 


With functional and fashionable options to choose from $42 - $240(12 Sizes: Premium, Luxury & Elite Collections). Check out Buddy Belts at https://buddy-belts.com. - JH






Want to learn more about Buddy Belts' founder? Learn how she turned her love of dogs into a career!




Lisa Bane Art pet portrait of dog at the beach

Here at Modern Dog, we never pass up a chance to honour and cherish our furry family members. That’s why we love Lisa Bane Art’s beautiful pet portraits. A perfect combination of realism and artistic vision, these portraits help you to capture the unique qualities your dog possesses in a painting that will last for years to come. 


beautiful pet portrait of a LabradorCurrently living and working in New Stanton, Lisa Bane has always had a passion for art. As a child, Bane loved to draw, and her mother’s work in landscape paintings inspired Bane’s creativity in her formative years. Having once been a registered nurse, Bane had to take a leave from physical work due to rheumatoid arthritis. Although a difficult illness, this is what inspired Bane to return to her love of art full time. Bane now fully embraces her passion for portraiture and continues to improve her craft through the creation of commissioned original work.


What we love most about Lisa Bane’s portraits is her attention to detail. Through only paint and canvas, Bane is able to capture the personality of her subjects, honouring each and every marking, the texture of fur, and the expression in a pet’s eyes. Not only are these paintings a wonderful reminder of your beloved dog, they capture the essence and character of your pup in a piece of art that you can continue to cherish long after they’re gone.Painting of a dog by Lisa Bane


Although these paintings are strikingly lifelike, Bane can paint any animal as long as she has a reference point from which to paint. For a more intimate painting process, Bane is also open to painting pets in person, or meeting with your pet to create preliminary sketches while completing the final product in studio. 


With prices starting at $250, find out more about Lisa Bane at www.lisabaneart.com. - JH 

bacon-flavoured CBD oil that can help ease your dog's anxiety or pain

Here at Modern Dog, we know how hard it can be to watch your pup go through pain or suffering.


That’s why we want to you to know about Medix CBD Oil for Dogs, a high-quality product custom built for canines that can help to ease your dog’s discomfort.

bacon-flavoured CBD oil that can help ease your dog's anxiety or pain


If you’re not quite sure what CBD is, don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. CBD or cannabidiol is derived from hemp much like THC; however, unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, and therefore cannot get your dog ‘high’. Not only is this component of hemp safe for dogs to use, it can be very beneficial for dogs as a means to relieve pain, reduce anxiety, stimulating appetite and more.



With a delicious bacon flavour, Medix CBD’s high-end tinctures are tested and certified to ensure a high-quality formula. With only four ingredients, Pure CBD, hemp seed, bacon flavour, and vitamin E, there’s no second guessing what you are administering to your dog. We love that this tincture not only includes straight forward ingredients, but also features a mouthwatering meaty taste to ease the administration process. bacon-flavoured CBD oil that can help ease your dog's anxiety or pain


To give CBD to your dog, simply add these smoky scented oral drops to your dog’s food, treats, or water bowl. With formulas built specifically for small, medium, and large dogs, dosing is made easy – a serving size is 1 ml, but can be adjusted according to your pet’s condition under your veterinarian’s recommendation.


With 30 servings in every bottle, these professional quality tinctures are a great way to reduce your dog’s difficult symptoms. With prices starting at $29, find Medix CBD Oil for Dogs at medixcbd.com. - JH

non toxic wipes to clean up after your dog's messes

There’s no denying it: dogs will find a way to get themselves dirty!

Luckily, we’ve found a great new solution for keeping your furbaby looking fresh – Metro Wipes from MetroPaws. These high-quality dog wipes are a non-toxic, cruelty-free product that pairs perfectly with a messy pooch!

non-toxic wipes to clean up your dog's messesAs dog owners ourselves, we know how hard it can be to clean up a pup with a towel or wet cloth; the way dogs manage to get dirt in all their crevices, water alone leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to getting a dog’s fur ick-free. With cleansing ingredients, these wipes are a great way to rid your dog of grime and mess!

non toxic wipes to clean up after your dog's messesWhat we truly appreciate about these wipes are that they were created with canines in mind. Thicker and softer than other wipes, each Metro Wipe is 8 x 8 inches in size, large enough to cover a lot of doggy surface area. Alcohol and paraben free with natural, detoxifying ingredients, you can use these wonderful moist cloths wherever your pup would benefit from a wipe down: muddy paws, messy ears, a tushie in need, you name it!

With one hundred wipes per pack, there’s plenty for your pooch to use and a few for your own hands, too (we keep using them on ourselves after wiping down a dog in the office, and they leave our hands feeling soft and refreshed!). For a fresh scent on top of a great clean, check out the Charcoal Peppermint Scented version – it’s a delight to the senses.

pH friendly and a safe choice for pets, Metro Wipes are a great way to keep your pooch feeling clean and looking pristine. Priced at $17, check out Metro Wipes and other great products at metropaws.com. - JH

non-toxic wipes to clean up your dog's messes

Portland Pet Food Product Holiday Pack

Looking for a healthy, tasty Christmas treat for your dog this holiday? Look no further!

With only one week until Christmas, we know you are making your shopping list and checking it twice. If you are still having trouble finding a gift for your pampered pooch, we here at Modern Dog recommend that you try Portland Pet Food Company'sHoliday Pack as a last minute gift idea. Featuring Grandma Ada’s Turkey & Yams Meal Pouch and Grain & Gluten-Free Gingerbread Biscuits, your dog will be wolfing these treats down!

Portland Pet Food Company's Holiday Pack with turkey and yams meal pouch and gingerbread biscuits

We love that 100% of the ingredients in Grandma Ada’s Turkey & Yams Meal Pouch are approved for human consumption and that the turkey is USDA certified. It contains no meat by-products, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, or supplements. It’s a healthy way to add a little variety to your dog’s usual diet. You can serve it to your pup as a rotational meal, soft treat or a meal topper. You can also serve it directly from the pouch or warm it up in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.

Healthy delicious dog treats for your Christmas dog giftsAfter your pup enjoys their meal pouch, they can snack on the Grain & Gluten-free Gingerbread Biscuits for dessert! (But we here at Modern Dog think it is a great snack at any time of the day.) These yummy biscuits are made using grain and gluten-free garbanzo bean flour and blended with ginger and cloves. It is all natural, with no added preservatives or additives and is especially great for dogs with allergies! It’s a delicious holiday treat that your pup will love!

Healthy gingerbread treats for your dog, the perfect last-minute dog gift Best of all, this Holiday Pack from Portland Pet Food Company can be bought as a one-time purchase or as a subscription. You get to choose how many times you would like to receive the pack (from 3 to 12 months) and then every month, your pup will enjoy their holiday favourites all over again! Starting at $17, it is the gift that will keep on giving! -KD


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