I’m sure any of you who have owned animals throughout your lifetime have witnessed the toll time can take on our four legged friends. The joys of owning a dog can certainly outweigh the heartache you experience once things like arthritis and hip dysplasia set in. All we want to do as a responsible pet owner is fix everything and make it all better for those who we consider members of our family. Continue reading →
“What is that smell?” I said as my wife, Renee, and I sat down to supper.
“Meatloaf!” she said, “You watched me take it out of the oven.”
“No,” I sniffed the air like a dog winding a bird, “It smells more Mediterranean.”
“Oh,” she busily looked for a glass.
“Oregano,” I sniffed the air as she walked past me, “I smell oregano.”
“I am wearing oregano oil on my cheeks. I think I am getting a sinus infection.”
Suffice it to say that my wife read that oregano has mild anti-biotic like qualities. The key word is mild. She ended up with antibiotics from the doctor a few weeks later. There is a whole industry around supplements that make you healthy, reverse aging, and augment virility. Most, no doubt, are hokum. There are some, however, that do work. Dasuquin is a joint supplement that I purchase. I sometimes use a similar product, Annamaet Endure. Both relieve arthritis in old dogs, and they are basically Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Methylsulfonylmethane and chondroitin Sulfate. It really helps my older dogs move better, and Rob Downey, who led a nutritional seminar at Lion Country Supply (and is the founder of Annamaet) explained that studies have shown that if utilized for the entire adult life of a dog, chondroitin can add two additional productive years to a working dog’s career. That is a lot of rabbits for me or a lot of birds for others. Continue reading →
Step into our warehouse and you’ll find the vast selections and quantities of the products we have online and in our catalog. It takes some time to get acclimated to where everything is, but after working here for over a year, I can get you from location A-1 to Z-24 and finding everything in between…almost. It’s not always easy as there is always something new coming into the warehouse.
Even with the vast selection we already have, we are constantly testing, purchasing, and stocking new products to match our customers’ needs. Looking at our dog collar wall, you wouldn’t think that there is a size, color, material, or style that we don’t have in stock. Oh, and don’t forget we have leads to match just about every single one of those collars. Our large selection of dog bumpers alone covers multiple aisles, and there isn’t a tone, shape, size, or color of whistle or dog bell that we don’t have in stock today. Who knew they even made so many options in these things? Continue reading →
As I keyed the microphone on the earpiece to my radio to tell my son that the two 11 month old pups were barking on the coyote I was reminded that it was the first ever coyote track they ever smelled. Being their first time as with all dogs I have trained over the last 50 years, they did have some losses.
Being in a training pen, they did have the opportunities to chase several other ones also. Both the male and the female were able to sight chase a coyote for at least 200 yards on several occasions. That in itself really added to their drive and desire to catch the coyote. With three other dogs in the pen, we had two and three chases going at the same time. Continue reading →
If you have an outside kennel for your dog, and live in northern climes with outside temperatures that go below freezing, then you must have a Lion Country Supply Nelson Water Bucket Heater. Our family used to rotate three LCS Flat Sided Kennel Pails to our Lab’s kennel during the winter. One with fresh water in the morning, a second with fresh water in the afternoon, and another trip out in the dark before bedtime with a third bucket of fresh water. The frozen buckets were brought inside until they thawed enough to release their icy blocks. Additional trips outside to dump out the ice blocks, and by winter’s end we had amassed a small iceberg in our yard. Continue reading →
Our new pup, “Bandit”, was out in the front yard last December when we had some very icy conditions here in Central PA. Our lawn was a light snow-covered sheet of ice. He was running full speed when we saw him slip on the ice and his right leg flew out to the side causing him to fall. We helped him back into the house. He was holding his right rear leg up, limping along on three legs, not able to put any weight on his right rear leg at all. We guessed what probably happened to him since we had seen this happen to several of our other dogs in the past. It is an inherited trait in some dogs caused by a weakness in the groove and ligaments of the knee joint. The technical name for it is “patellar luxation”. In layman’s terms this equates to a knee joint that can keep popping out of place.
We called our vet to get an appointment for Bandit as soon as possible. When the vet finished his exam and x-rays, our suspicions were confirmed: Bandit would need surgery to correct the problem mentioned earlier. Fortunately, our vet is also skilled in canine orthopedic surgery.
A week later, December 22, the surgery went well and the vet told us to get Bandit a good glucosamine supplement and start giving it to him immediately. Fortunately, we stock a great product on our “Medicine Shelf” here at Lion Country Supply:
DASAQUIN CHEW TABS (Order Code: DAST)
(The flavor must be OK…Bandit ate them up….no problem!)
I am no biochemist and, even if I were, I would not bore you with all the ingredients in this product and how they interact to help maintain your dog’s joint health. But, especially, in our dog’s case, this product is a great supplement to be given to accelerate recovery after joint surgery. For maintaining joint health or assisting in a quicker joint surgery recovery, this is a great product. Within 3-4 weeks, Bandit was putting weight on his leg and walking normally. I can truthfully say that is a great product because I have tried it and IT WORKS!
LCS Sales and Customer Service
If you walk into our Lion Country Supply retail store in central Pennsylvania you should receive a greeting, followed-up by, “Is there anything we can help you with.” Regardless of what you are looking for, you can expect an additional question of, “What kind of dog do you have?” It helps in product guidance and just makes for good general conversation.
This past winter I’ve had many customers look at me in a funny manner when I asked about their breed of dog as they were picking up a bottle, or two, of LCS Training Scent. Some didn’t have a dog. They were trappers, not dog handlers, and explained their use of our LCS Training Scent.
With the continued upsurge in game bird shooting preserves and hunt clubs there is a predictable concentration of predatory furbearers that haunt those places for the easy meals they provide. Trappers follow the fur and enjoy great success in and around those areas. LCS Pheasant Training Scent is the number one choice for trappers who choose a curiosity scent near their sets.
When asked why they are using our scent instead of one from a notable trapping supply house, the trappers always state they have a friend or relative who uses our training scent for either their bird dog or hound, and it works well for them.
We always knew our dog training scents were the best in the industry. Trappers are a group of outdoorsman who are some of the most knowledgeable people in the habits of animals and demand the most of their scents for success. It just confirms what we already knew about LCS Training Scents. They simply are the best.
LCS Gun Room Manager
These photos are from a January 20th pheasant hunt sponsored by Lion Country Supply. Shown in the photographs are my two hunting partners, Tucker (black lab) and Lucy (Springer) and myself. It was wet, foggy, and 50 degrees. Highly unusual for Pennsylvania in January but made for great scenting and the dogs performed admirably.
I have worked for Lion Country Supply for almost two years now. I have always been a customer of the company, continuously needing Collars, leads, E-collars for my hounds; Lion Country is and always will be my GO TO place. When I was hired the management staff was all well aware of my hunting background and knowledge with all the product that I still buy and use today. Every September during bear season in New Hampshire, my father and I always spend the long twelve hour journey north with our Plott hounds loaded in the bed of the truck to stay for a long weekend to hopefully fill our bear tags. Continue reading →