Small dog accessories can make traveling with your pet much easier and
safer. There are many places where you can take your pet where he can have a
good time too. Take him on a fishing trip, to the beach, to the park, to visit
friends or even for a short drive. Before traveling with your pet, it’s
important to know that he can be injured in the same way as kids if you slam on
the brakes or if you’re involved in an accident.
For this reason, pets need to be secured in a vehicle to keep them safer
and there are several accessories available to accommodate this need. Small dog
car seats and baskets will help secure your pet and keep her safer while
riding. She won’t be flying into the back of the seat if you suddenly hit the
brakes or from one side of the car to other when you go around sharp curves.
If your pet doesn’t seem comfortable in one of these or refuses to use
them, there are other small dog accessories available. Try using a small dog
harness instead. Place the harness on your pet as normal and then slip the
seatbelt through the opening for the leash. This will strap him in and prevent
him from bouncing around while on the road.
Once your pet is secured, you can think about some of the other small
dog accessories that can make traveling even more enjoyable. Seat covers are a
great investment if you want to protect your car, truck, or van from claw marks
or any accidents that your dog may have. It can be hard to control the bathroom
urge when traveling especially if your pet is not used to riding in a vehicle.
Seat covers come in a variety … Read more
The pet fashion industry creates all kinds of dog costumes for small and
large dogs. The style of each outfit varies for certain occasions. Some
companies design the most awesome and newest pet clothes that can be found
online. Clothing for pets must also reflect the personality of the owner. Large
dog costumes always stand out from the rest and will always make a big
Small pets wearing cute costumes also attract the attention of many
people. Pets that are considered part of the family give their owners the idea
to show off their emotions to pets through clothing and costumes. Some pet
owners also like to dress their big furry friends in big dog costumes rather
than letting them go naked. Clothing for these pets must always be in style.
Like human clothing, pet clothing must be fashionable and must follow trends.
Some pet owners dress their pets only during pet costume competitions.
Most of the time the big dog costume wins. However, there are also certain
awards for small and cute pets who wear small costumes according to competition
criteria. Thus pet costumes may not be out of date. Pet costumes are more
attractive if you wear charming accessories.
Accessories can really enhance dog costumes. It must fit perfectly
according to the design and style of clothing. Like humans, the accessory is
ideally suited to the dress she wears. It is desirable that when we see our
little friends, they look great in our eyes. Try matching collars and lead for
costumes. Or maybe a hat that accentuates the costume? For example, a formal
dog tuxedo will look better with a black hat!
Be sure to spoil your pet this Halloween with big or small dog costumes
(plus accessories) for tricks or treatments or local pet costume … Read more
There has been an amazing trend in
dog accessories over the last few years. Just look around when you go out and
you are bound to see someone’s precious pooch all decked out in their latest
fashion accessories purchased by their owner. It is not just pet accessories
that are popular but pet grooming is a high priority as well.
Dog accessories have become a
mainstay of everyday pet care in today’s society. At one time it was considered
to be a luxury to have your pet groomed professionally but these days it’s
considered routine. The benefits of a regular grooming schedule, whether it be
at a professional groomer or at home, are quite beneficial for both you and
your furry friend.
There are a couple of main things
that are important to consider when addressing your pet’s hygienic needs. The
first thing I’d like you to consider is that the importance of grooming is not
just aesthetic in nature. Grooming is an important part of keeping them
healthy. Some of the main items consist of bathing, brushing, flea and tick
treatment, nail trimming, cleaning ears, teeth cleaning, worming and hot spots
to name a few. However, it’s important to note that you are the one who spends
the most quality time with your pet. So it’s up to you to notice changes in
your dog’s behavior, coat or general health and address those needs.
Each of these task, time and
product used will depend on your individual dog’s needs and requirements. For
example, an animal with long hair will require brushing and bathing more
frequently than a short haired animal. It is however important to realize that
every pooch should have at least a quick brush several times a week. This keeps
their coat clean, shiny and healthy, as … Read more
There was once a time when dog
owners were content to give their K9 friends an old blanket in a chewed up
basket for a bed, a ready supply of dry dog food, regular trips to the vet, and
the occasional bone left over from a steak dinner. Today the status of pets has
changed dramatically in our society, as dogs in particular are viewed more like
children now than as pets. For example, 20 years ago, terms like “dog
hotel,” “K9 cosmetic surgery,” and “designer dog
collar” would have sounded alien. Today these terms are commonplace in
As a consequence, dog pampering
(for lack of a better description), has become a massive market and a booming
industry. The English retailer, Harrods, recently quadrupled the size of its
pet department to eleven thousand square feet, and carries items like Juicy
Couture dog tracksuits, and bejeweled dog hair clips. Harrods also hosts an
annual pet fashion show. During this show, attendees can gawk at exquisite K9
jewelry like a $25,000 Swarovski crystal-encrusted dog bed and a nearly
$500,000 diamond dog collar by the jewelry icon Stephen Webster.
Furthermore, this insanity is not
contained just within the British Isles. Americans have managed to make the pet
market a recession-proof industry, with the pet industry projected to grow
roughly 5% in 2009. In the last decade, American spending on pets has doubled
to the eye-popping total of $43.5 billion dollars. While most of that sum is
made up of very normal pet supplies like food and medication, there are also
those who will pay thousands of dollars for things like a “pet
stylist,” who will help make more pooches appear more fashionable.
Another area where dog pampering
has reach new levels is in the popularity of dog shows, or ‘confirmation shows’
… Read more
For our four-legged friends,
winter means sleeping by the fire, short walks, and a slower pace to the
day-to-day happenings of life. Often it means gaining a few extra pounds and
losing a little muscle tone. It can also mean less time using their basic
obedience commands around the off-lead park or during on-leash street walks.
Then spring hits and it is all about getting outside and having fun for both the furry members of the household as well as the two-legged, non-furry variety. How many of us do humans overdo our first long walk on the first warm, sunny day of spring? How many of us look and feel as fit and toned in shorts as we did six months prior, before bundling up in sweaters and long johns? Those short days and times sitting by the fire reading a good book took their toll on our health and fitness level, and the first few weeks of spring usually come with a series of aches, pains, and injuries.
It is no different for our dogs
except often, the injuries are far more serious. Easing your dog into spring
can alleviate those sore, stiff muscles and help guarantee your dog does not
suffer any unnecessary accidents!
Obedience Training ‘Refresher’
Why do dogs need an obedience
‘refresher’ after the long, sedentary winter? Even an older dog who has many
years of training under their collar can lose their ‘edge’ when it comes to
obedience if they have not used it for a while. ‘Sits’ are slow, ‘stay’ means
only for a moment or two, and ‘come’ is easily ignored, at least until the
human resorts to bribery. And this is all while you are still in the house!
Now add the fun and excitement of
a green grass on a sunny … Read more