Archive: October 2016

2-pet-dog-and-catWhen I recently went online, I was really excited to be able to find all kinds of different products for my pets at lower prices. I am used to shopping in huge stores in order to get all kinds of the products that my pets need to have. These stores tend to have really high prices on just about everything which can make having a pet significantly less affordable than it might be.

To make sure that I am able to easily feed my pets and take great care of them, I have started to shop all of the time on the internet since this makes it easy for me to compare prices and to pick out the very best items for them. The discount pet care products that I am able to find all over the place are items that I can really enjoy using on a regular basis.

My dogs and my cats really enjoy the products that I pick out for them especially since I can afford more toys and other fun items now that the essentials are a lot cheaper. I like to do what I can to make sure that my pets are pampered as much as possible.

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1-retractable-dog-leashWhen my dog and I go for a run on the beach, I like to make sure that my dog has a lot of leash to work with. Of course, it doesn’t really work very well if he just has a ton of leash to work with since we both end up getting all tangled up in this. I have to make sure that whatever leash I have is able to give him the slack he needs when he wants it without it dragging on the ground.

The best leashes for use to use are ones that retract since these can keep the leash from ending up underfoot. These are also leashes that are so much longer than any of the other types of leashes that are out there. My dog has a wonderful retractable dog leash that we use whenever we are out running together so that we can both have the right amount of leash that he needs.

While the leash is retractable and lets out automatically, I also have the ability to limit how long the leash goes. The button that does this is perfect to use when we are around other dogs and I need to have a lot more control of my dog than I usually need when we are out on the beach together.

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8-puppy-pacifierOne of the most challenging things about having a new puppy in the house is that puppies have a tendency to chew on just about everything. Young puppies have an incredible chewing drive which means that they are likely to chew up just about anything that they can get their mouth on. This is part of the teething process so it really isn’t anything that puppies can help.

Your job as a dog owner is to make sure that your puppy is chewing on the right kind of items. This means getting the right kind of toys for young puppies to chew on so that they are able to get their chewing out on the right kinds of items. Picking the right toys for puppies requires a bit of thought since certain chew toys aren’t really appropriate for young dogs.

When you are looking at chew toys for young puppies, it is very important that you choose items like a Kong puppy pacifier. Chew toys like these are designed for puppies and are built to be much softer than other chew toys which is good for these younger dogs. A puppy might get hurt if you use a chew toy that is too hard or too brittle.

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7-dogWhile flea season may be ending in many parts of the country, it is still a good idea to make sure that you keep your pet protected by continuing to use some type of flea preventative on a regular basis. Just because the height of flea season has now ended, it doesn’t mean that you can stop using flea preventative altogether. There are still fleas out there that could come home with your dog.

To make sure that you are able to continue treating your pet for fleas, make sure that you have plenty of flea preventative on hand. Most people find that it is easiest if they use a monthly flea preventative. If you also have to worry about ticks in your area, make sure to get something like Frontline Plus for dogs which can kill both fleas and ticks.

By continuing the preventative year round, you’ll be able to make sure that you don’t end up with fleas around your home that you have to deal with. It is a lot easier for you to keep your pets and the rest of your family healthy if you are using something to make sure that they are not bringing fleas with them into your home.

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6-airline-approved-pet-carriersAt one time, all pets had to be packed into the cargo hold of a plane if they were going to be traveling this way. The cargo area of a plane isn’t usually the best option for pets because it is typically much less comfortable than the cabin of an airplane. This area is not pressurized and pets may experience a great deal of fear and discomfort in this area.

On many airlines, pets can now fly in the cabin of the aircraft in the same way that humans can. These must only be small pets since they have to be put under the seat in front of you as you are flying with your pet. To make sure that you are able to fly with your pet, you must choose from a selection of airline approved pet carriers to find the ones that are the right size for your pet.

Since many airlines have different limitations in just how big a pet carrier can be, it is a good idea to double check the size of the carrier with the airline that you’ll be flying on. If you have the right sized carrier, it should be no problem to travel with your pet on an airplane.

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5-traveling-petPets are a big part of their owners lives which is why more and more pet owners have started to travel with their pets on a regular basis. With all of these pets coming on vacations and even just trips to the store, it is no wonder that people are starting to see people with their pets on a much more regular basis. Of course, traveling with your pet can be challenging if you don’t have the right items to travel with you.

When you travel with a pet, it is extremely important that you have the items that you need to keep him safe. If you take your pet with you on an airplane, this means getting the right kind of carrier to have on a plane with you. For travel in the car, it is important that you have a carrier or at least some kind of barrier that will keep your dog safely in the back seat of the vehicle.

No matter how you are traveling with your pet, it is important that you make sure that you have all of the right pet travel accessories to make sure that your pet and you are safe. This is especially important in the car since people are most likely to take their pets for rides in a car more often than on any other form of transportation.

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4-nylabone-dental-chewWhile most people brush their own teeth every single day, they don’t usually think about their pet’s teeth. Only in more recent years have vets started to push for better dental care for animals including regular teeth cleaning. Of course, a teeth cleaning at a vet’s office is something that will not come cheap so it is a good idea to do other things to keep your pet’s teeth clean for as long as possible.

For dogs, one of the best ways that teeth can be kept clean is to purchase some different types of dental chew toys that might be able to help. These chew toys do a lot more to wear off tarter that might otherwise stick onto a dog’s teeth. By giving your dog a dental toy or treat such as a Nylabone dental chew, you are effectively making it so that the dog is brushing his own teeth.

Of course another great way to help a dog’s teeth stay clean all of the time is to brush these teeth one a regular basis. You can find dog toothpaste and a toothbrush at many different pet stores. You’ll be able to do a lot more to keep a dog’s teeth clean when you are making sure to get those teeth brushed on a regular basis.

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3-soft-sided-portable-dog-cratesIt is really shocking how many people still believe that it is okay to have their little dogs running all around the car while they are driving. Although it is known that this is dangerous to the pet and to the pet owner, there are still too many people riding in cars with their little dogs on their laps. These dogs can be dangerously distracting to the driver and could be lost, hurt, or killed in a car accident.

If you are traveling with a small dog, it is very important that you make sure that you are able to keep this dog confined throughout the trip just to make sure that the dog won’t be unnecessarily distracting. Considering using soft sided portable dog crates which are just the kind of crates that you need to make sure that you are able to keep your dog comfortable and contained.

Soft dog crates are also great for transporting dogs within a building. This is especially true if your small dog is not very good on a leash since the crate will keep him safe and close to you and you won’t have to constantly be correcting him as you go. Having a good crate for your small dog is great for keeping him a lot safer everywhere.

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2-pet-carriers-on-wheelsOne of the challenging things about transporting a small pet using a pet carrier can be lifting this animal. Even a small eight or ten pound animal can be a problem to lift if you are someone who has problems with their back or their shoulders. Carrying a pet in a carrier even for a brief time can be a problem for anyone who already has some existing problems like this.

If you are looking for carriers that might be better to use if you cannot be a person who can lift their pet in the carrier, you may want to start with some options that are on wheels. Specially designed pet carriers on wheels take all of the strain off of your back and allow you to roll your pet along instead. These carriers are great options for those with back problems.

Whenever you are having trouble transporting your pet, it can really pay off to look at some alternative options that are available. Wheeled pet carriers are one good option that can make a big difference in how you feel about transporting your pet. This definitely beats having to ask other people for assistance every time you want to take your pet somewhere.

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1-pet-food-dishesWhen it comes to feeding your pets, one of the important parts of this process is having a bowl that is right for your pet. Of course, you really don’t have to worry about it being a bowl that is specially made for your pet, but many people like to buy special pet bowls since these are more attractive to have laying around your home all of the time.

One of the key points to keep in mind when you are buying a dish for your pet is the size of a bowl. If you are looking for bowls to feed your cats, you’ll need differently sized pet food dishes than you might need if you are feeding a large dog. Although cats are small, you’ll want to make sure to offer them a wide bowl so that the bowl doesn’t bother their whiskers while they are eating out of it.

The size of a bowl also must be right for the amount of food that you’ll be feeding to your pet. If you have to have a lot of food available at meal times, then you’ll need a much larger bowl than if you are feeding your pet only small meals.

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