Dogs, like people, have distinct personalities, so naturally what one
likes is not what they’re all going to like. That’s my only caveat before I
introduce the latest toy I discovered for my medium-sized shepherd mix entirely
I enjoy soft drinks as much as the next person, and I’ve always
purchased the kind that comes in a six pack of plastic bottles (I like being
able to reseal them for later, as opposed to cans. I always go for the sugar
free zero calorie kind, because the full flavored kind are so bad health wise,
and they taste all right considering what they are. A couple of times a week
I’ll drink them as a mid-day snack of sorts to sooth hunger pangs and cravings
with something sweet, filling and zero calories. Keep in mind I work at home,
so when I’m done I simply set it to the side on the floor behind my chair and
continue working at my desk. I do the same for dishware on days when I do have
On one such day my dog, having effectively obliterated all of her
current toys, decided to investigate. And promptly went nuts. Okay, so maybe
she discovered it, not me, but I still think I deserve a little credit for
setting up the circumstances for discovery, albeit unwittingly. From what I can
tell, though, we just may have stumbled on the perfect puppy toy imaginable.
For one thing, it is thus far completely indestructible. She’ll hold a
plastic bottle in her paws and try to gnaw it like one of her bones, but she
can’t get any purchase and the plastic is thick enough to where her teeth don’t
punch right through. This is the only reason why I say it’s a good toy for
small and medium dogs, because a bigger dog might be able to get their jaws
fully around it and generate enough leverage to puncture. My dog’s about
thirty-five to forty pounds though, and so far nothing. The only part of the
plastic bottle that does succumb to her …
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Dog accessories are available in various shapes, shapes and
sizes and are used for various purposes. Some accessories make caring for your
pet easier, some help make it comfortable and others are made just for fun.
Whatever type of accessory you buy, it is important to prioritize safety. Here
are some tips for buying accessories for your dog that can help you make good
choices for your pet.
Collars, Leashes and
Collars and leashes are two items that help to keep your pet safe when
playing in the park or walking around the block. Look for lightweight, delicate
collars when buying for small breeds. Large bulky collars can make your pet
very uncomfortable and the weight can strain her neck muscles.
If your pet pulls and fights against the collar, you may want to
consider a harness instead. These will put less stress on your pet’s neck and
prevent him from hurting himself when he struggles. All collars and harnesses
need to fit snug but not too tight. You should be able to get two fingers between
the collar and your pet for a good fit.
Dog Carrier Bags and
Dog carrier bags and slings are fashionable and functional. They make it
easier for you to take your small dog with you everywhere you go but you do
need to consider your pet’s special needs when choosing one. For example, dog
slings usually work great for calm dogs but if she has a tendency of squirming
around and trying to jump out of your arms, you don’t want to put her in one of
A dog carrier bag would be a better choice. Your pet can see out and
look around but she can’t get out until you open the door for her, which will
keep her safe. The carrier bag should be well ventilated and suited for her
size and weight.
Clothing is one of those accessories used to make a fashion statement
but they can also help keep your pet warm and comfortable in the cold months.
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These days, a lot of people are
buying dog harnesses instead of collars. People love their dogs, and by buying
a harness they’re less likely to choke while being how do you decide which one to buy? After
all, you aren’t a dog so you don’t know what they might like.
There’s a few things to consider here:
1) What kind would work best for
your pooch? 2) How much money can you spend on a soft pooch harness?
Let’s jump right in to the first
What Kind do I Need?
Here’s a few questions to ask yourself to figure that out:
- Is your dog male or female? You don’t want a
pink harness on a male dog, right?
- Does your dog love to swim? If so, leather may
not be a good choice- go with nylon instead.
- Will the harness be used on long walks? Does
your dog pull hard, or is it pretty calm and gentle while being walked?
- Is their skin sensitive? What is their fur
- Is this small dog harness to help strap your dog
into the car? If so, how long are the trips you’ll be making with it? You
definitely want your dog to be comfortable, right?
- Will your dog get the harness dirty, so it has
to be machine washable?
The last thing to do is determine
if a harness will be big enough. Because most harnesses are measured by girth,
that is how you should measure your pooch. All you need to do this is a
flexible measuring tape.
If you don’t have one, just measure
it with a piece of string. Then measure the length of the string to a ruler or
meter stick. Start by measuring around the base of your dog’s neck. A lot of
the time, this is the only measurement you’ll have to take.
What’s Your Budget?
How much money can you afford to
spend on your small dog harness? Prices for simple nylon harnesses can start at
about $10 or a little more. Most quality harnesses tend to be in the $20 range,
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Many people like to dress their
small dogs in dog clothes. For such outfits, dog accessories are also very
popular. People can show their team spirit by purchasing their little and big
dogs jerseys for their favorite teams. Also, people can include their dog in
celebrating Halloween by putting their dogs in a costume. Another option for
people is to dress their little dogs in everyday clothes. Some people buy
everyday clothes for their little dogs because some small dogs can get too cold
if they do not have something to cover them, especially during the winter. The
possibilities for dog outfits are innumerable. Dog outfits come in all
different shapes, sizes and colors. If the owner has a dog that will wear an
outfit, then the possibilities of different outfits are infinite.
It has become very popular
recently for people to buy their favorite team jerseys for their dogs. Fans of
the biggest college in the nation can buy Ohio State jerseys for their small
dogs, which is especially important when Ohio State plays Michigan. People also
like to purchase NFL jerseys for their little dogs. In England, many canine
owners like to dress their dogs in their favorite English Premiere League
Every Halloween the internet
becomes flooded with pictures of dogs in their Halloween costumes. It is fun to
get dogs into the spirit of Halloween by dressing dogs in costumes. People can
dress their dogs in costumes from ladybugs to witches. There are also more
unique costumes available, like Hot Dog costumes and skunk costumes. Puppies
and older dogs alike can be dressed in costumes, as most costumes come in many
different shapes and sizes.
Some pet owners like to dress
their dog in everyday clothes. One of the reasons for this is that some small
dogs need to be covered otherwise they will get too cold, especially during
winter. It has become recently popular to buy light-weight coats for little
dogs, like Chihuahuas, when it gets cold outside. Also, raincoats have become
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Once you have decided to get a
ferret as a pet you will be amazed on how and why they make such awesome
hunters. For this reason, many individuals have grown fond over ferrets to the
point that it is now the third most domesticated animal there is in the whole
United States. Following of course are cats and dogs. Ferrets are cuddly and
lovable creatures yet this article will tackle about why ferret hunting is just
another one of their many hidden talents.
They have long distinctive fury
bodies. They are also very adorable given that they are naturally curious
animals who would wish to explore all around including those areas that are
impossible to reach. This is one attitude that makes them great in ferret
hunting. Shortly after you get your first ferret you will be astonished at the
level of energy this little ball of fur has at his disposal. And in case you
give them toys, which you should do, to play with you will realize that they
will start to become very eager to play. Indeed, having a ferret as a pet can
absolutely lighten up your mood especially after a stressful day. And in case you
have children inside the house, these little guys will no doubt want to play
hide and seek on many occasions.
Another reason why this pet
absolutely loves to hunt is because of their incredibly intelligent nature.
Together with their heightened senses, these pets are naturally intelligent
even when it comes to problem solving. If ever you opted to train them you will
realize that their skills can be increased over time and with persistent
efforts. Truth is, ferrets can even be toilet trained. If you are able to do
this, there will be fewer accidents and little surprises waiting for you within
your home. For this reason and as a measure of their intelligence, this cute
little fuzzy has extensively been utilized as hunters. However, like with any
other animals they will need some supervision from their masters in order to be
able to do more aggressive hunting …
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