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.
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 »
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.
A Pet Bed might not be able to change the whole world but it will change the way your pet views their world. We admit it: your dog or cat would probably be content to curl up on any old blanket that has a faint scent of you. But doesn’t your pet deserve better than that?
You know that cotton makes you feel great. It is soft, breathable and allergy-free.
I have dogs. I have dog stuff all over my floors. It’s a wonder I haven’t broken my neck yet tripping over them. What I hate most is when I accidentally kick the water bowl and slop it all over myself. Pants and shoes sopping wet.. and it’s COLD water you know..
Reicher Enterprises LLC has solved my problem. They have developed an in-wall feeding/water station that fits right into or onto your wall.
With a little know how you can insert this feeding station right into your wall.
The debate is on!! Should you spend the bucks to buy Heartworm Preventive or not? Heartworm disease is carried by the mosquito. Do you live in a climate where there are absolutely no mosquitoes? If you can not say “no” to that question you should really consider spending the buck for preventive. Having your dog on Heartworm Preventive can save you big bucks in the end. It can cost upward of $300 to treat heartworm, depending on where you live. And the bottom line is, depending on the severity of the infestation and the age of your dog, they can die in the process. Read the rest of this entry »
We all reveled in the fact that it was a mild winter. Now we are going to pay the price. Because of the mild winter, fleas and ticks are showing their ugly heads early. A whole 2 months early in the north. Depending on where you live, you may not have had a break at all. Read the rest of this entry »