Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dog Raincoats

Durango Dog Raincoats
Durango dog Raincoats

Manufacturer:
 Gabriella Handcrafted Collection
Product Description: Gabriella Handcrafted Collection offers Durango Dog Raincoats, available in black and kiwi colors and small to extra-large sizes. The top material is PVC bonded nylon for water tightness, attachments—such as conchos, beads and leather—create a stylish look, the lining is a comfortable soft fleece, and adjustable D-rings coat closures make for a perfect fit, the company states.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tips on Sharing Your Wedding with your Pet

Tips on Sharing Your Wedding with your Pet
What better way to celebrate the union of two people in love than to include a cherished four-legged family member? Pets are often an integral part of a
couple's love story, and engaged couples are increasingly making their pooches part of the ceremony, with adorable and heartwarming results. If your dream wedding includes Fido, we have some tips on how best to have him there by your side on the most important day of your life.

Tip #1: Consider your dog's temperament
If your dog doesn't like crowds, becomes nervous in new situations, or is very energetic, he - and ultimately, you - may not have the best time at your wedding. You may be able to work around your dog's quirks if you find a venue that suits his needs, or only have him take part in the wedding for a brief time. But if his temperament really isn't suitable for your celebration, it may be best to honor him in other ways, like including him in a special wedding photo, or crafting some dog-themed wedding accessories with his name or
photo on them.

Tip #2: Choose the right venues
Make things easier on yourself by thoroughly researching your preferred ceremony and reception venues to make sure they are dog friendly, and suitable for your particular dog (a large or energetic dog in a small, enclosed space may be a problem, for example). Dogs are not legally allowed in restaurants due to health codes, and many other indoor places have a no-dog policy. Don't worry, though; there are plenty of indoor and outdoor venues that will welcome your pet - you just need to dig a little to find them.

Tip #3: Put a responsible person on dog duty
You will be quite busy on your special day. Enlist someone - possibly a dog-loving niece or nephew - to walk your dog before the wedding, walk him down the aisle if need be, and watch him to make sure he has plenty of water and isn't helping himself to tidbits from the dinner service, or being fed something he shouldn't eat by well-meaning guests. If your dog is only going to play a small role in the wedding, you may also need someone to shuttle your pooch back home.

Tip #4: Be flexible, and have fun!
Like small children, dogs are unpredictable. No matter how many precautions you take, there is no guarantee that your pooch won't try to mark something in the middle of the ceremony, become very interested in a guest's perfume, try to sneak a treat from the buffet table, or simply decide he'd rather sit stubbornly than bring the ring to the altar. Be prepared to roll with the punches, and - whether things go off without a hitch or Fido insists on jumping in Great Aunt Matilda's lap and knocking her drink over - know that your day will be more memorable and special because you included your dog.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pet Friendly Restaurants

Pet Friendly Restaurants

On a trip far from home or just out for a long Sunday drive with your pet? You'll probably be dining out at some point to refuel and recharge. Search our directory of pet friendly restaurants that have outdoor seating and allow pets to accompany their humans while they eat. Well-mannered pets only, please
- Search for them at : http://www.tripswithpets.com/



Friday, November 1, 2013

Car Sickness in Puppies and Dogs

Car Sickness in Puppies and Dogs
Much like humans, dogs and puppies can also experience a feeling of illness while on car trips. This car sickness can make pet travel, whether short or long, quite an ordeal for dogs and their families. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your dog in the car.

The most common reasons for car sickness in puppies and dogs are:
  • The ear structures used for balance aren't fully developed in puppies. This can cause motion sickness. Fortunately, many dogs will outgrow car sickness.
  • Stress can also add to travel sickness. For example, if your dog has only been in the car to go to the vet, he may make himself sick from the worry and apprehension of seeing the vet.
  • If your dog has been nauseous the first few times traveling in the car as a puppy, he may have conditioned himself to see car travel as a time when he will get sick.
You can look for some common signs of car sickness in your pet, such as:
  • Inactivity
  • Restlessness
  • Excessive Yawning
  • Whining
  • Hyper Salivation (drooling)
  • Vomiting
Typically symptoms will go away shortly after the vehicle stops.

There are a number of treatment options available to help prevent car sickness for your puppy or dog. Physical comfort in the car, reconditioning, medication and holistic treatments can all help to make car traveling a lot easier on your dog.

1. Physical Comfort in Car: Try these options to help make the car ride as physically comfortable as possible for your dog.
  • Face your dog forward in moving vehicle - if your dog is facing forward he will see less movement. Looking out of the side windows causes objects to blur and that can cause or compound motion sickness.
  • Avoid letting your pet travel in the farthest backseat because this is where there is the most motion.
  • Opening the windows in the car a little bit may help reduce air pressure inside the vehicle and allow for better ventilation.
  • Don't give your puppy or dog any food for a few hours before getting in the car.
  • Try putting him in a travel crate. Sometimes, this helps to keep him from looking outside too much and helps to keep any sickness he may have in a confined space.
  • Keep it cool in the vehicle. A hot, stuffy ride can make car sickness worse for your dog.
  • Toys may help distract and entertain a high-strung dog.
  • Taking frequent potty breaks may also help.
  • Exercise before getting in the car to travel.
2. Reconditioning: Sometimes reconditioning will help your dog to relax in the car. Reconditioning is needed if your dog associates riding in the car with something bad, like getting sick or going to the vet. Reconditioning takes patience for both you and your dog. Here are some tips to help recondition your dog.
  • Try a different vehicle. He may associate your vehicle with unpleasant memories.
  • Take short car trips to places your dog enjoys.
  • Gradually build your dog's tolerance. Start by sitting in the car with your dog with the engine off. Do this over a few days. Then, when he seems comfortable, sit in the car with the car idling. After this, take a ride around the block. Now you can try a longer trip. By doing this slowly and over a period of time you are helping remove the stress of traveling from your dog.
  • Use treats to make the car a fun place for your dog.
  • Buy a special toy that they can only play with in the car.
3. Medication: There are times when medications are necessary to help your dog during pet travel. Some over-the-counter and prescribed medications are listed below.
  • Anti-nausea drugs - reduce vomiting.
  • Antihistamines - used to lessen motion sickness, reduce drooling, and help them to be calm.
  • Phenothiazine and related drugs - reduce vomiting and help to sedate.
Always discuss any medications with your veterinarian before using to make sure your dog is healthy, the dosage is correct, and that the medication won't harm your dog.

4. Holistic Approach: Holistic treatments are another option for a dog parents to try. Some common holistic choices are listed below.
  • Ginger can be used for nausea. Ginger snap cookies or ginger pills can be given at least 30 minutes before travel.
  • Peppermint, chamomile and horehound naturally help calm the stomach of your pup.
  • Massage helps to relax your pet before you travel.
Always discuss any holistic remedies with your veterinarian before using to make sure your dog is healthy, the dosage is correct, and that the treatment won't harm your dog.

Patience and training may help in preventing car sickness during pet travel. You may also need to stock up on certain medications or holistic remedies to help calm your dog if physical changes and reconditioning don't do the trick. Hopefully, with time and a little effort your dog will be able to ride safely and happily in your car!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Be Prepared With a Pet First Aid Kit

Pet Safety: Be Prepared With a Pet First Aid Kit
Dogs and cats are more than pets...they're family. They look to us to be cared for and protected. Just like people, accidents and emergencies can happen to animals, so being prepared could make a lifesaving difference.

Emergencies can occur suddenly and without warning. Knowing what to do in the initial moments can be critical to your pet's life. By having a pet first aid kit, pet owners can be equipped when the unthinkable happens. Every pet parent should have a first aid kit for their pet in his or her home and in their car. Pet first aid kits are available or a human first aid kit can be used and then supplemented with pet specific supplies.

Designed for animal care, a standard pet first aid kit contains:
  • Pet First Aid Book
  • Nylon leash
  • A muslin sling bandage
  • Muzzle or strips of cloth to prevent biting (as long as pet is not vomiting, choking, coughing, or otherwise having difficulty breathing)
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Bandages
  • Scissors
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Tongue depressor
  • Tweezers
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Alcohol prep pads
  • Latex gloves
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Eye wash solution
  • Instant cold pack
  • Rescue blanket
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) if approved by a veterinarian for allergic reactions. Vet must specify correct dosage for your pet's size.
  • List of emergency phone numbers including those for your pet's veterinarian, an after hour's emergency veterinary hospital, and the National Animal Poison Control Center (1-888-426-4435).
Once you have a pet first aid kit, it's a good idea to include for each pet:
  • Copies of their Vaccine Records
  • Copies of their Medical Records
  • Current Photos of your pet
Our pets enrich our lives in more ways than we can count. In turn, they depend on us for their well-being. Make pet safety a priority.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Yunnan Baiyao Yunnan Paiyao Yun Nan Bai Yao Nasal Cancer

Yunnan Baiyao Chinese Medicine Yunnan Baiyao (Yunnan Paiyao, Yun Nan Bai Yao, 云南白药) is the most known OTC medicine and household Chinese medicine in China used to stop bleeding and promote healing from wounds or internal injuries. What does it do? Yunnan Baiyao was invented in 1902 by Dr. Qu Huanzhang in Yunnan, China. Over the past 100 years, Yunnan Baiyao made its name in the fierce battle grounds of Chinese fighting against Japanese invasion in World War II and of the Vietcong fighting against USA during the Vietnam War by saving soldiers' lives from severe wounds. In China, Yunnan Baiyao may be used as first-aid for any kind of traumatic injury or internal bleeding, whether one has a small cut, bruise, swelling, a serious wound from gun shots, an internal injury from car accidents or fighting, or bleeding from surgery and stomach ulcers etc.† One may simply pour the Yunnan Baiyao power on to the cut and/or swallow the power. In the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) terms, Yunnan Baiyao stops bleeding, disperses blood stasis, activates blood circulation, alleviates pain, clears away toxins, and reduce swelling.† In studies, Yunnan Baiyao is shown to shorten the bleeding time and clotting time and reduce inflammatory response. Doctors in China also let patients take Yunnan Baiyao before surgeries (0 to 5 days) because studies show that Yunnan Baiyao can reduce the amount of bleeding during operation.1,2 When applied after operation, Yunnan Baiyao may promote healing from the wound.† The exact ingredients and production procedure of Yunnan Baiyao are still state secrets of China. It is believed that the main Chinese herb is San Qi, or called Tien Chi, Panax pseudoginseng, Panax notoginseng, Notoginseng. Currently, Yunnan Baiyao is only legitimately produced by Yunnan Baiyao Group Co., Ltd, one of the top state pharmaceutical companies in China. It was produced and exported to USA under the Camellia brand name before 1998. All the Yunnan Baiyao that possesses the product name Yunnan Paiyao under the Camellia brand in today's market are not genuine Yunnan Baiyao. What is the formula composition? The formula for Yunnan Baiyao is considered as a national treasure by the Chinese government and guarded as a top medical secret. Nevertheless, on the label of Yunnan Baiyao batches that are exported to the USA market, the following formula information is provided. Supplement Facts Serving size: 0.50g Proprietary Blend Ajuga Forrestii Diels Dioscoreae Parviflora Ting Herba Geranii & Herba Erodii Herba Inulae Cappae Radix Notoginseng Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae Rhizoma Dioscoreae Amount Per Serving 500 mg* 85 mg* 30 mg* 36 mg* 25 mg* 200 mg* 57.5 mg* 66.5 mg* * Daily Value not established. What is Available? Three Yunnan Baiyao products: 1. Yunnan Baiyao Powder: This is the original Yunnan Baiyao in small bottles. 24 g per package in 6 bottles with 4 g per bottle. Each bottle also contains a bonus red pill for internal use in case of serious injury. 2. Yunnan Baiyao Capsule: The capsule is more convenient for accurate dosage. 4 g per package in 250 mg 16 capsules. Each package also contains a bonus red pill for internal use in case of serious injury or bleeding. (The bonus red pill is located right in the center of the blister pack under the foil.) 3. YNBY External Analgesic Plaster: This is Yunnan Baiyao in the patch form and is approved by FDA as a drug (NDC 61658-006-50). 5 patches per plaster in the size of 4x2.5 inches. How do I use it? For dogs (1-2 capsules) each time, 2 times daily. The maximal dosage should not exceed 1 every four hours. The powder can also be applied externally to arrest bleeding. For small dogs take half the dose each time. For patches, applied only externally to the affected area. Side Effects Yunnan Baiyao has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed. More info on dog nasal cancer Yunnan Baiyao Customer Comments The following blog contains about 100 comments from customers who used Yunnan Baiyao. Yunnan Paiyao = strong protection References 1. Tang ZL et al., Effects of the preoperative administration of Yunnan Baiyao capsules on intraoperative blood loss in bimaxillary orthognathic surgery: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Mar;38(3):261-6. 2. Pan SF et al., Effects of Yunnan Baiyao on peri-operative bleeding of patients undergoing cervical open-door laminoplasty: a multi-center randomized double-blind placebo-control trial. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006 Jul 18;86(27):1888-90.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dog Flotation Jacket Vest

Sierra Dog Supply Flotation Jacket Vest
 
Sierra Dog Supply Flotation Jacket
Manufacturer: Doggles
Product Description: The Sierra Dog Supply Flotation Jacket Vest has an attachable chin float with a locking zipper to help keep a dog's nose out of the water, the company reports. The jacket's bright contrasting colors can be easily spotted in rough water and the low-profile handle with D rings and reflective trim throughout add even more safety, the company adds.
Website: www.doggles.net

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Insect Shield Repellent Dog Apparel

Insect Shield Repellent Apparel
Insect Shield Repellent Apparel
Manufacturer: Doggles
Product Description: Doggles' Dog Insect Shield Repellent Apparel has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums), according to the manufacturer. Insect Shield apparel is effective, convenient and lasts through 70 launderings—the expected lifetime of a garment—the company adds.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Raincoats for dogs

Raincoats for dogs
Raincoats for dogs
Manufacturer: David’s Dog
Product Description: David’s Dog presents its line of stylish raincoats for dogs, which offer protection and comfort in every sense, according to the company. Constructed of either waterproof fabrics with special screen lining or plastic-coated cotton, the raincoats’ design ensures total freedom of movement and lots of charm, the company adds. The coats are available in a wide variety of colors and sizes.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dog Supplements for Dog Cancer

Dog Supplements for Dog Cancer

Dog Supplements for Dog Cancer Blog Tippner Protocol

Animal Planet Dog Costumes

Animal Planet Dog Costumes
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Animal Planet Dog Costumes
Manufacturer: California Costume Collections
Product Description: California Costume Collections, in collaboration with Discovery Communications, presents a line of licensed Animal Planet dog costumes that originate from popular wildlife shows featured on the Discovery network, such as “Shark Week” and “Walking with Dinosaurs.” Characters include the Hammerhead Shark, Stegosaurus and African Elephant. The costumes come in three sizes to fit most small-to-medium breeds and are packaged in a vinyl snap bag with a vibrant insert card ready for display, the company reports. A portion of the proceeds benefits the principal partners of R.O.A.R., Animal Planet's animal conservation initiative, the company adds.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs

For more detailed and updated information on the recipes contained in this article, we recommend Lew Olson’s book, Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs, found on Amazon.com. This book not only contains recipes for raw and home cooked diets, but also diets for specific illnesses, mixing fresh food with kibble and information on dogs and digestion.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Dog Diapers best dog diaper

These are the best dog diapers / Pooch Pants - they really work. I bought 3 pair. My dog is getting older and I just purchased new carpet in my living room. The old carpet was in bad shape due to the dog. Once I bought Pooch Pants my dog was able to go anywhere in the house again. These pants do not leak at all. I highly recommend them to anyone with an older pet. My dog does not mind wearing them either.

 



What Will Help Dogs With Joint Pain?

What Will Help Senior Dogs With Joint Pain?

As dogs age, many develop a limp or a hitch in their gait. Sometimes they slow down and lose interest in activities. Often, these observations are symptoms of joint pain. According to the Arthritis Foundation, 1 in 5 dogs in the US is affected by arthritis. But joint pain doesn't mean the end of the line for your dog. Learn how to relieve your dog's joint pain, and give him many more comfortable years.

Weight



  • Many dogs become overweight as they age. The extra weight on the joints can often cause pain and instability. One of the most effective ways to reduce joint pain in senior dogs is to switch to lower carbohydrate foods, including raw diets, which will reduce fat mass and increase muscle tissue.




  • Exercise



  • As pets age, they often lose muscle tone and flexibility, which can increase symptoms of arthritis and other causes of joint pain. While your senior dog may have less interest in playing, it is important to maintain a healthy level of exercise. Slow, consistent walks (use a Gentle Leader collar to have least pain on dog - dogs will not pull with these no pain no choke collars) are great ways to maintain your dog's muscle tone and relieve pressure on joints.



  • Supplements


  • As dogs age, the cushioning in their joints deteriorates. Glucosamine and Chondroitin are the two most popular supplements for dogs with arthritis or other joint pain. According to veterinarian Holly Nash, these supplements actually help the body repair cartilage damaged as a result of arthritis. Glucosamine and Chondroitin have very few side effects, and can be safely used for years. 


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  • Medications


  • Some joint pain can become unbearable for dogs without pain medication and anti-inflammatory medications. Fortunately, a wide variety of medications are available to help manage the pain and inflammation. The most commonly used brand names are Rimadyl and Deramaxx. Aspirin and prednisone can also be used effectively to manage pain and discomfort. Unlike Glucosamine and Chondroitin, many of the pain medications and anti-inflammatory medications do have long-term side effects, and should only be used under veterinarian supervision.





  • Friday, February 4, 2011

    Dog Neater Feeder - Is your dog a messy eater?

    Is your dog a messy eater?





    Keep area clean, no wasting food, keep ants and cockroaches at bay.

    Dog and Pet Steps and Stairs

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Gentle Leader No Pull Dog Collars stop the chocking and fighting on walks

    Gentle Leader No Pull Dog Collars

    STOP THE CHOCKING AND PULLING AND MAKING WALKS NOT FUN FOR YOU!

    Product Features

    # 1 Recommended Headcollar endorsed by leading vets and trainers.
    • Immediately controls pulling, lunging and jumping.
    • Painless, humane, never chokes.
    • Converts to a regular collar for greater flexibility
    I personally use this no pull no fighting dog collar for years. I have tried them all on my lab. With this there is no pulling or chocking, my 89 year old mother can walk my lab.
    Unbelievable! It uses the dogs natural instinct to use opposing forces (gently) to make them not pull away, but toward the leash. It evens it all out. It's great!