Howling Dog Enterprises
Warranty only covers items defective due to faulty material/manufacturing. Warranty applies to all items (excluding supplements) up to 30 days after the order processing date. Faulty items can be returned for an exchange. Warranty does not cover items that were damaged due to improper use/handling or normal wear and tear (which includes being chewed by a dog.) We recommend emailing us a photo of the item in question first.
We will accept exchanges and returns within 30 days of the order processing date.
All items must be in LIKE NEW CONDITION, no wear and tear, no dog hair.
10% restocking fee applies to all returns. Original shipping and handling fees are not refundable.
NO RETURNS / NO EXCHANGES of the items listed below:
- Thermo Dog Coat
- Hybrid Running Jacket
- ZIMA Body Suit
- All Chest Protectors
Send returns to the address below. Include the original receipt of purchase.
EXCHANGING A HARNESS?
If exchanging a harness for a different size, send the item to the address listed below. Include a detailed description of the exchange request (harness size and color, shipping address). Also include the original receipt of purchase and a check for:
- $9.95 to cover shipping/exchange expenses for ONE harness
- $12.95 if TWO harnesses are being exchanged
- $16.95 if THREE to FIVE harnesses are being exchanged
- If exchanging more than five harnesses, contacts us for a quote.
We only accept exchanges from US addresses. We do not accept exchanges from Canada and other foreign countries.
Mail your return/exchange to:
Howling Dog Alaska
1705 Randolph Court
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Any order pulled from stock and prepared for shipping, if canceled, will be charged a 10% restocking fee.
Orders are being processed in the order they were received.
An order processing period is usually two to three business days.
You can mix and match products within a SINGLE category (for example the HARNESS category, the COLLAR category, or the JACKETS category) to receive the 10+ discounted price.
You CAN mix and match 5 Distance Harnesses + 2 Second Skin Harnesses + 3 Light Weight Harnesses.
You CAN'T mix and match 5 Distance Harnesses + 2 Second Skin Harnesses + 3 Standard Collars.
Staminex is a performance enhancing supplement for dogs. It is a syrup containing L-carnitine, a naturally occurring substance in muscle cells that plays an important role in fat metabolism.
Staminex has been formulated to help promote peak physical performance in working and sporting dogs (especially racing sled dogs). L-carnitine enhances the transport of long-chain fatty acids into cell mitochondria, where they can be converted into usable energy, and thus slows down the rate of muscle glycogen burn. Staminex also prevents lactic acid build up in muscles. This, in turn, allows the dog to maintain peak performance in the latter stages of a race/exercise.
Contains 111 individual doses.
Staminex is the most economical L-carnitine supplement on the market formulated for use in working dogs and racing sled dogs.
Staminex is a performance-enhancing supplement originally formulated for racing sled dogs. It is a syrup containing L-carnitine, a naturally occurring substance in muscle cells that plays an important role in fat metabolism. Staminex has been formulated to help promote peak physical performance in working and sporting dogs (especially racing sled dogs). L-carnitine enhances the transport of long-chain fatty acids into cell mitochondria, where they can be converted into useable energy, and thus slows down the rate of muscle glycogen burn. Staminex also prevents lactic acid build up in muscles. This, in turn, allows the dog to maintain peak performance in the latter stages of a race.
The L-carnitine used in our Staminex is a natural form (as opposed to synthetic D-carnitine, D,L carnitine, Carnitine HCl or Carnitine Hydrochloride used by other manufacturers of similar products)*. In addition to L-carnitine, Staminex also contains selected herbs that will help to ensure the flexibility of blood vessels in muscles, reducing their susceptibility to injury during physical stress.
Dogs bred for sporting purposes, e.g. greyhounds and sled dogs require large amounts of L-carnitine. Because of the constant degree of vigilance expected of them, watch dogs, sheep dogs, and hunting dogs also have a high requirement for L-carnitine, and therefore their feed should be appropriately supplemented. L-carnitine should also be supplemented to dogs with heart problems and to females in the later stages for pregnancy and also to lactating females.
Effects of Staminex (an L-carnitine supplement):
•It promotes the development of fetuses (e.g. lung maturation) and neonates.
•It increases L-carnitine levels in the milk of lactating dogs.
•It reduces fat deposition in the tissues.
•It helps convert fatty acids to energy.
•It increases the stamina of greyhounds and sled dogs.
•It lowers lactic acid production due to muscle work.
•It reduces muscle degeneration and protects the cell membranes during muscle work.
•It shortens the recovery period after intensive exercise.
•It promotes immune competence.
•It supports liver metabolism and skeletal and heart muscle activity.
•It promotes spermatogenesis (sperm number, motility, and volume of seminal plasma).
More L-carnitine Info
L-carnitine acts as a natural essential co-factor in animal energy metabolism. Without L-carnitine, animals cannot break down long–chain fatty acids or utilize them for energy generation. L-carnitine also performs numerous other metabolic functions. Feeding trials have shown that a shortage of L-carnitine has adverse effects on performance of animals.
L-carnitine occurs naturally in most feedstuffs in varying amounts. Feedstuffs of vegetable origin normally contain very little L-carnitine (for example grain based dog foods). Protein of animal origin (muscle tissue, blood meal, fish meal, liver, etc.), and dairy products are rich in L-carnitine. On the other hand, fats of plant or animal origin do not contain L-carnitine.
Additional intake of L-carnitine is needed in those cases:
•Neonates (biosynthesis not fully developed)
•Conditions of stress
•Conditions of sustained exertion (racing and sports animals)
•Diets low in L-carnitine
•Diets rich in fat
*L-carnitine Versus D-Carnitine:
Carnitine is chemically available in both the D- and the L-form. In nature, carnitine occurs only in the L-form. Only the L-form is of importance for human and animal nutrition. Studies have shown that the D-form inhibits the effect of L-carnitine and that it may even be harmful in large doses. The D-form inactivates the enzyme carnitine acyl-translocase, which is responsible for the transport of fatty acids through the mitochondrial membrane. As a result, the body has an energy deficit. The effect of D- and L-carnitine on the contraction force of the musculus latissimus dorsi was studied in dogs. L-carnitine improved muscle performance by 30%. Under D-carnitine supplementation, performance dropped about 15% (compared with the original levels).
So far the largest studies of the effect of L-carnitine in sled dogs had been done by Grandjean and Paragon (1987, 1993).
Staminex is the most economical L-carnitine supplement on the market formulated for the use in racing sled dogs and other working dogs. It comes in a liquid form, which is very easily absorbed (unlike pills). 500 ml (16 oz.) bottle contains 111 individual doses. The price per bottle is $59 and the price per dose is $0.53 per dog/day. The individual dose should be doubled during a race.