Imagine your dog greeting you and guest by sitting in front of them to receive petting. Even small dogs can cause harm to an older person. Dogs should be taught to not jump on people, period. Many dogs, despite your best efforts, and after using all the “tried and true” methods, simply will not stop jumping. This can be extremely annoying, and sometimes dangerous, for owners and their guests. Now there is a harmless, no pain, solution to the jumping problem.
You just got a new puppy and don’t know what to do. You want to do everything right so your puppy will grow up to be strong, healthy and trained. Where do you start? Below are some common questions that you are probably asking yourself.
Q: How do I keep my puppy from chewing on my stuff while I’m busy with something else?
Now that Flea & Tick season is here I see people buying Flea & Tick Shampoo and some kind of Spot On product like Front Line or Advantage. Got me to wondering if maybe I should do a post on poisoning our pets with Flea & Tick preventive.I have addressed the most popular and their down sides. In my studies I conclude that pyrethrin is the least toxic to our beloved pets and D-Earth is NON-Toxic. Keep in mind that we are a hectic society, we want it and we want it Now. Ticks & Fleas have a habit of re-infesting our pets unless we treat the environment too. To keep the killing of beneficial insects, like bees, to a minimum you might want to try the D-Earth. It applies to both vegetation and to your pet. It’s easy to apply and just kills jointed legged insects like fleas, ticks, ants and spiders. Read the rest of this entry »
Bow Wow Button – Talking Dog Doorbell!!Record Your own doorbell alert with Music, funny voice messages, ringtones, chimes, dog barks, anything you want! Change the message any time!
The most personal doggie doorbell ever! Comes with training guide and batteries. Go beyond bell training. Train your dog to push a button to go outside, eat, play or take a walk! Read the rest of this entry »
Happy soon-to-be Christmas everyone! The weather’s getting colder. You may or may not be getting snow, but you can feel the changes in the air and your pets can too. Dogs, cats, and other pets are quite perceptive. They know when the holidays are coming, because the atmosphere changes. It’s around this time of the year that we can forget about our pets, not just in terms of getting them those Christmas treats they love so much, but they may also get lost in the holiday shuffle.
Trupanion—an industry leader in pet insurance, offering cat and dog insurance in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico—wants to remind us not to forget about our furry friends during the holiday season. In the article “Trupanion Reminds Pet Owners to Consider Pet Safety During the Holiday Season”, they write, “Dr. Kerri Marshall, Chief Veterinary Officer at Trupanion, […] says that it is important during the holidays to pause and think of the unique needs of your pets. While other family members understand the chaos around them and can plan accordingly, our pets experience stress and anxiety with the unexpected break in their routine and can react in ways that are potentially harmful.”
I agree with Dr. Marshall. It’s tough going to holiday parties and seeing how confused the pets are. They can feel the changes; they just don’t know what to do about them. We, as pet owners, always need to keep an eye on our pets, especially around the holidays. The article is worth a look as it gives some nice holiday tips for pet owners. You may want to consider getting pet insurance.
You can purchase many of the products mentioned in the article through me, such as dog crates. They make great people AND pet gifts. You and your family may be traveling for the holidays. There’s no better way to protect your dog than putting him or her in one of our sturdy crates. I offer a wide variety of crates, including airline approved carriers, galvanized crate pans, plastic crates, and wire crates. You can find them here. Perhaps the best Christmas gift is one given before Christmas: a safe crate to carry your loved pet from house to house, city to city.
As always, hug your furry friends for me. Happy holidays!
*Image courtesy of Dog Santa Outfit by József Verőczei
I set up volunteer animal transports for animals in high kill shelters to rescues. These transports are manned by volunteers of every walk of life. Some have tons of animal experience and some have just a little. I needed a way to make the dogs safe on these transports so they could not get away from the volunteer. Read the rest of this entry »
Hello! Every day, I take pride in the fact that I’m not only an animal lover, but also an animal helper. It seems that I have an army of animal rescuers at my disposal! Animals all across America certainly could use an army.
Thanksgiving has come and gone. I survived Cyber Monday! Christmas will be here before we know it. Around this time of the year, we shouldn’t just be thinking about our families, but also the pets we love.
Dogs, cats, and other animals are always in need, especially in winter. It gets cold. Sometimes we forget that our pets get cold too. I have recently added a lot of heated beds. K&H Manufacturing is a leader in heated beds. I carry almost their entire line. For more information, check out their website http://www.khmfg.com/.
If you’re a cat lover, I have some great news! Dogs Wiggles and Grins now has a cat section. Statistics show that dog households generally have a cat or two. Perhaps cats and dogs can get along after all! It’s not big yet, but it’s growing. Soon, we’ll have cat towers for sale! Please check out “The Cat’s Meow” section http://www.dogswigglesandgrins.com/content-categories/cat-8033/the_cats_meow.html.
Cats have been neglected for far too long. On a recent trip to a shelter, I was heartbroken at seeing their cute little faces in those cages. When I spoke to the person working there, I asked if they were planning to transport the cats to rescue anywhere. I was told that every place in the United States has a high number of cats. Many of the cats have to be put down. It was a sad truth. Take extra care of our feline friends. They really have no place to go.
I hope you all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Hug and kiss your pets for me! Continue checking out Dogs Wiggles and Grins http://www.dogswigglesandgrins.com/ for new and exciting products!
Tis the season! Yes it is. Just a few days away from Turkey Day and then BLACK FRIDAY! Now the real work begins. You must choose gifts for your animal friends. Sometimes that is easy and sometimes it’s not. Depends on how well you know what the animal has and what they would like. Read the rest of this entry »
You have a new dog, whether it’s a puppy or a mature dog, the dog is new to you. You decide you should buy the necessities for Fluffy. If you go to a pet shop or box store you will find all sorts of things to buy for your new dog and salespeople that own cats telling you that this piece of equipment or that bed is something you can’t live without.
Your first item to buy for a new dog in the house is a collar and leash.
Sometimes a simple name is good enough. We are going to talk about those small, annoying biting bugs that we wave our arms about to make them move on. Ceratopogonidae, or biting midges (including what are called, in the United States and Canada, no-see-ums, midgies, sand flies, punkies, and others), are a family of small flies (1–4 mm long) in the order Diptera.