31Oct 2017

Best Toys For Your Pet Dog

Keeping a pet at home is equivalent to having a small baby. You have to look after their food, their exercise, their health and their toys too. You cannot be present all the time to give company to your canine friend hence, following is a list of toys you can get for your pet, so that you can have some time to yourself too.

1. Dog Squeaky Toy

There is a squeak to help entice your dog to play. There is little filling in this toy making the mess minimal. An extra layer of material is added to help increase the durability of the toy. You can use this toy for a game of fetch or as a comfort toy.

2. Flavored Wishbone Chew Toy

The flavored chew toy comes in different flavors. So dogs love the taste of it. The curve of the wishbone makes it easy for dogs to grab and bite. This is a chew toy and is not meant to be eaten. The product should be replaced if it begins to wear down including deep teeth marks, cracks or any other sign of it breaking apart.

3. Cotton Blend 3-Knot Rope Tug

This 3-knot rope tug is made for durability and safety, perfect for long games of tug-of-war. It is also particularly well-suited to the demands of heavy chewers and teething puppies.

4. Tennis Balls Tennis Balls made from all non-toxic materials are another toy that encourage exercise and playtime. Made of durable material these balls float and are easy to find in the snow making playtime anytime.

5. The Dog CasinoIt’s really fun to watch them solve the little mystery of each game, and to figure out how to help them get it. It will be the “magic of learning”, he will enjoy.

6. Rubber Dog Chew Toy provides a great jaw workout for chewers and a chase toy as it bounces all over the place. Good for dogs recovering from surgery and that have restricted mobility.

7. Rubber BallIt has extreme bounce and is puncture resistant, so you don’t have to worry about your dog sinking his teeth into this one. There is a hold drilled through the center to help its durability.

8. Rubber Flyer Frisbee Dog Toy This flying dog toy, made of all-natural rubber, durable and flexible is gentle on dog’s mouth and is fun, making his fetch game more enjoyable.

9. The Bob-A-Lot This genius little Bob-a-Lot is weighted on the bottom, so it wobbles all around like those inflatable “bop bags”. If you feed your dog kibble, you can put his entire meal in this thing. It makes mealtime last ten times as long, which is a good thing for reasons both behavioral and healthful.

10. Indestructible Boneis proven to help keep dog’s teeth clean. A combination of vigorous teeth cleaning and gum massage come together to help keep your dog’s mouth healthy while keeping them entertained at the same time.

11. Knots Bears Durable Dog Toys has an internal knotted rope to satisfy your dog’s instinct. The toy is soft and durable to last longer and keep you pup’s interest.

12. Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Dog Toys dogs go crazy on walks when they see a squirrel. This toy includes three squeaky squirrels and a plush tree trunk, making your dog play hide and seek with his new squirrel friends.

13. Dental Dinosaurs coming in various shapes, these chew toys are naturally flavor-enhanced to encourage chewing, and small nubs make great dental cleaners as the clean teeth and massage your dog’s gums, giving him better breath and healthy chewing activity.

Being the pet owner, you are in a position to decide which dog toy will be more rewarding for your pet depending upon his likes, dislikes and destructive tendencies. If you keep your dog’s preferences in mind, you won’t go wrong with any of these dog toy option.

23Oct 2017

A Guide To Traveling With Your Dog

Pets are the best friends given by nature, with their home coming they soon become a part of family and every decision taken for the family has some buffer for pets too. And same applies for family trips, be it short travel or long destination trips taking care of the canine companion becomes important.

Following are some important tips that will make your journey with pets as smooth as possible.

Road Trips

1. Trial Test Run – Before planning for a long trip, take shorter rides to check your pet’s response. Does he feel sick? Does he get anxious?

2. Buckle Up – Ensure buckling up your pet friend with a pet barrier, pet seat belt, pet car seat to avoid any mishap by an unrestrained dog in the front seat.

3. Keep Heads And Paws Inside – A restrained dog may not be able to stick his head outside the window, but this surely will protect him from possible ear damage or lung infections. A dual benefit of pet barrier for the safety of your own pet.

4. Preparing For Emergencies – Keep your pet’s medical records handy in case of an emergency and also attach a tag to your pet’s collar mentioning the address and contact details of where you’ll be staying.

5. Pit Stops – Stop every two-three hours to allow your pet some space, a leak or get some exercise to avoid their straining.

6. Hydrate – Keep your pet sufficiently hydrated during the journey, keeping a gallon or two of cold water may make it easy.

7. Don’t leave Them Alone – Never commit a mistake to leave your pets alone in closed cars, because on a hot scorching day the internal temperature of car may rise which can prove to be deadly for your pets. If you visit a destination that doesn’t allow pets, keep your pet at a pet friendly hotel or leave them at home. 

8. Pet Friendly Hotels – Book pet-friendly hotels, and look for destinations where you’re allowed to take your pets.


Flying Trips

1. Fit For Flying – Consult your veterinarian before embarking on a trip, especially if your pet hasn’t traveled before or if it has any health concerns. Also, some breeds don’t travel well in cargo, such as snub-nosed dogs like pugs, which are prone to breathing difficulties. Many major airlines no longer allow such breeds to fly in the cargo.

2. Research Time – A thorough research needs to be done on regulations and fees of airlines, whether your pet flies in the cabin or as checked baggage, airline’s history of flying animals so as to avoid any crisis which may occur due to any of the above stated reasons.

3. Consider A Pets-Only Airline – If possible select a pets-only airline for a comfortable journey of your pet as they have climate controlled cabins, a dedicated flight attendant to keep a check on your pets. And after landing pet owners can pick their pets from the pet lounge.

4. Pet Vaccines – In cases of travelling outside country ensure the vaccinations your pet might need.

5. Prepare The Carrier – An appropriate carrier with sufficient room space for your pet to turn around and stand without hitting his head is the must preparation to make. If your pet hasn’t travelled before, spend some time getting the pet used to being in the carrier. 

6. ID Tags – Attach contact information to both your pet’s collar and its carrier.

7. Exercise – Before the flight, play or take your pet for a walk. The more tired your pet is, the more likely it is to sleep during the trip.

8. ThunderShirt – The ThunderShirt is a wearable solution that can be used to help your pet with dog separation anxiety, travel stress, fear or thunder and other loud noises, and other canine anxieties.

9. Relax – Use aromatic lavender oil as an “association scent” to help your pet relaxed while flying. In the weeks before the flight, put a drop of oil on your hands at feeding times or before walks. Once onboard, “the positive association will allow the pet to calm down and remain relaxed.”

10. Familiarity – Keep a familiar blanket or toy with your pet to help it feel more comfortable during the trip.

Adhering to the afore mentioned guidelines will make you journey with your pet friend not only smooth but worth remembering.

3Aug 2017

Humans love to buy sweaters and jackets, especially during colder months so that they don’t feel the cold and to help them adjust to the chilly weather with complete ease and comfort. In the same way that you need protective clothing to keep you warm during winter, the same thing is also applicable to your pets. That is why it is not a big surprise to hear that there are now lots of attractive jackets and sweaters for pets you can find in the market right now. Yes, these trendy pet clothes have become more and more popular, and pet owners are rushing to grab some of these for their beloved pets.

Pet parents take care and look after their pets as if they are their own children so it is understandable if you worry about them when the weather gets colder. During this season, there is a higher chance that your pet will fall sick because of severe cold conditions. In fact, in most parts of America and Europe, the winters tend to be very cold with snowfalls.

This is the reason why you need to purchase clothes for protecting your pets from falling sick and catching cold. The best options for winter clothes are none other than sweaters and jackets. The good news here is that aside from serving as a form of protection, these are even great for showing off your fashion sense and style, something that can benefit both you and your pet.

Gone are the days when you only see pets wearing clothes in movies, looking attractive and cute, because this is now very possible even in real life. It has now become a fashion trend for pet owners to buy clothes complete with accessories so that they look attractive and unique from the rest.

Glam Up Your Pets with Sweaters and Jackets

Among the most important clothes for pets are none other than the sweaters. These are usually made from materials like wool, and they help in keeping the body of your pet warm from the inside. There are also sweatshirts to choose from and these are usually made from other materials aside from wool.

Aside from sweaters and sweaters, you can also look for jackets which are perfect for places where the weather tend to be too cold, or in climates where snowfalls are common. These jackets are also made of various materials, some of which are thick enough to offer complete protection against cold.

Choose Only the Best Sweaters and Jackets

When shopping for sweaters and jackets, one of the most important things to keep in mind is to choose one with the right size and will fit your pet perfectly. If these clothes are too tight or too loose, they might irritate your pet, and they will not have a great time wearing the clothing item. You also have to be mindful about the colors and styles and settle for the ones which will suit your pet best while showing off your own sense of fashion.