How can you go wrong with a set (quartet) of dog shoes designed for July 4? Patriotic style dog sneakers do exist! In fact, they exist at 20% off the regular price. For those pooch’s who have never tried doggy footwear before, this may be the perfect time at the perfect price! Set off those fireworks in style!
Many dog owners have no idea of the problems which could occur during the summer time that can have an impact on their dog’s health and wellbeing, particularly that of its paws. Pets as well as their masters are more likely to spend more time outdoors during the warm months doing all sorts of exciting human and dog activities. There might be much more trips to the recreation area or beachfront and also extra strolls, runs, nature hikes, along with tenting excursions. All this additional fun could potentially cause complications regarding doggie’s feet as well as worsen any allergy symptoms your pet and also you may have.
First let’s consider plant pollen and also seasonal allergies. Summer time is full of pollen coming from grasses, plus the combination of sun’s heat in addition to moisture produce the mold. Where can this pollen or mildew wind up when your pet is going outside the house? On his / her paws, evidently, and many types of those allergens end up getting tracked directly into the house any time your dog enters in. However in case your dog is dressed in breathable dog shoes or dog sandals, they’re able to come off and also stay on the rear outdoor patio whenever your pet dog will come in. Certainly no itchy allergy with regard to him and no sneezing and as well, sniffling for you. Remember about dozens of lawn toxins we put on our own lawns just like plant food as well as pesticide sprays. While summer dog shoes protect your doggie’s paws, there are no anxieties about your pet licking his or her feet along with ingesting these hazardous chemicals.
Taking the doggy to a dog park for a romp or even to any national woodland for a camping getaway in the summer produces up yet one more issue. Weeds and wild grasses usually are thriving and therefore often create seed products in the particular type of tiny prickly burrs which get stuck between the actual pads of the pet’s paws. This is usually an even bigger dilemma for long-haired puppies that have fur that will grow among these pads. To help keep your canine from limping in pain in addition to you from needing to pick those annoying burrs away, make certain he is definitely wearing protective summer dog shoes.
Truth be told there is also the particular issue of sidewalks as well as streets that get hot just like a grill under the the summer time sun. Also in the event the weather temperature is only 90, the temperature of the concrete or bare cement may increase to above 115 degrees of severity.
In cases where people live on the actual shore, you’re knowledgeable about exactly how hot the sand may become and exactly how it seems on a person’s bare toes. You have probably observed countless a humorous moment in cinema not to mention on the media of naive beach visitors jumping all around the fine sand much like these people tend to be walking on scorching coals. Which is the reason why you will continue to keep your sandals on and the reason your most dogs should really be guarded against the summertime issue by outfitting these animals in protective dog shoes or dog boots (in addition to yes, also dog sandals).
Summer season delivers added fun and excitement for your canine, although along with that can come more issues pertaining to their paws, also. So continue to keep your very best buddy’s tender feet safe by having the appropriate canine footwear for summer time.
Today is Cooper’s birthday! He turns 2. He’s such a big boy now. I bought him a custom made, fitted mesh jersey with his name and the #1 on back. I’ve also decided that the best way to a dog’s heart is through his stomach. Therefore, I have decided to cook him a wonderful home cooked meal! He rarely, if never eats table food so I’m certain this will be a special treat. Cooper’s main course tonight will be plain grilled chicken, brown rice and steamed carrots. We’ll play outside a little more and throw the ball all day long if he wants! Ohhhh, he’s going to be a very happy birthday Morkie!
What do you do for your pet’s birthday?
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Pampered dogs all over are dressed in the latest in spring and summer season footwear. Canine owners not only want to give their dog’s paws the protection that sandals and other pet boots or shoes can provide, they also like to see their dogs be the fashion leader on the beach front, in the playground, or on the road in their cool little doggy sandals.
Dog sandals can offer them with protection from turf and all varieties of pollens. Unprotected paws bring that pollen directly into the house and cause our own allergic reactions act up. However it is well-known that your canine friend can experience allergic reactions of their very own. When your little guy wears his sandals in to the yard, take them off before he will come in and leave them and the pollen outside where it belongs.
Four-legged friend sandals also come in useful when it’s time to go for a walk. They will shield the pads of dogs large and tiny from asphalt and pavement in those steamy summer times. They will furthermore help keep your carpet and flooring surfaces clean when your four-legged friend will come in from a rainy – day walk or a romp in the messy backyard.
But these practical sandals for dogs are also light, airy, and cozy. They are effortless to place on and strap comfortably onto Fido’s paw with adjustable Velcro ankle straps. They are commonly made of fake leather or breathable mesh and typically come with adorable doggie styles. The bottoms are nice and flexible to make walking easy and have plenty of grip so your dog won’t slide on slippery surfaces. Reflective strips make it really easy for those 4 furry paws to be visible when strolling at night.
It’s very good to acknowledge that something that makes your little friend look chic and smart is also sensible and well-built. So while they help to make for sweet photograph opportunities for your puppy, you can be certain that you are doing something for his well-being as well.
If you are interested in purchasing sandals for your dog, please visit www.alldogboots.com
I thought it would be a nice idea to take Cooper to an outdoor restaurant today. I was a little bit hesitant, as Cooper is a fairly hyper-active dog and I’ve yet to master training him, but figured I’d give it a shot. Ok I’m lying. I was extremely hesitant and he’s a super hyper-active dog!
I was very relieved to see that nobody was sitting outside. I picked a seat in the sunshine and I was armed with Cooper’s water bowl and treats. He sat down beside me and I gave him a treat. I was already impressed. I secured the leash around the bottom of the chair. When the waitress came over I was forced to step on the leash to prevent Cooper from jumping on her as she was taking my order. That worked out fine.
He sat beside me the entire time! The only issue we had is when the waitress came back to hand me my bill. I was preoccupied, fumbling with my purse not realizing that Cooper was jumping all over her and “attacking” her with kisses. He’s tends to wiggle with excitement when people approach him. (That’s another blog post). I apologized, but she had no issue with it as she claimed to have 4 dogs at home.
All in all it was a fantastic experience! I feel like Cooper and I really accomplished something new today.
What’s your experience with taking your furbaby to a restaurant?
Please help me in informing anyone you might know in the Long Beach, CA area about a lost 5-6 pound Yorkshire Terrier who goes by the name Benjamin. He was last seen a few days ago and the owner is absolutely heart broken.
Please use your social media skills and outreach capabilities in any way possible in order to support the search for Benjamin.
It’s been quite a journey, but we are so happy to announce the website grand opening of www.alldogboots.com
We carry all dog footwear from winter boots, dog athletic shoes, rain boots, orthopedic boots and even doggie sandals and slippers. From fashion to fitness to all weather protection, we’ve got your pooch’s paws covered.
We stock all of our own inventory and therefore give you the best prices possible. If you are interested in any dog footwear products that you do not see on our site, please send us an email with your requests.
February has been designated National Pet Dental Month by the American Veterinary Medical Society, the American Veterinary Dental Society and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. “Dog breath” is just part of being a dog, right? Not necessarily. That smell is indicative of early periodontal disease. Brushing your pet’s teeth is as important as brushing your own. Have you tried to brush your dog’s teeth? It took Cooper and I quite some time to figure out the best way to keep his teeth clean. I have a little rubber toothbrush that fits on my fingertip and toothpaste recommended by my veterinarian. Since he loves the taste, it’s not difficult to get in his mouth, however it is difficult to avoid licking it off in one full swoop. The veterinarian suggested making a game out of it. What better opportunity for him to play and bit on my finger? I’m now able to brush his teeth every night and he fills with excitement whenever I say “wanna brush teeth??!!”
As always, when grooming or dressing a dog be sure to elevate the pet. I put Cooper on the kitchen counter and it deems me the pack leader, not his playmate.
I probably should have named this blog allsmilingpetsblog.com. For some reason, I just can’t look at enough photos of smiling dogs and cats. In honor of Pet Dental Health Month, PeoplePets is presenting the toothiest grins from your favorite furballs. This is a must see if you are as obsessed about smiling pooches as I am! Oh, and Cooper is #4 smiling dog on PeoplePets (just in case you could stand yet another photo of him).
As a reminder, feel free to upload your photos of your smiling pets. Upload non-smileys too!
Cooper and I were anxious to visit my parents in South Florida. I was very excited to hear that Southwest is accepting small dogs, as I normally fly Southwest because they have a direct flight from New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale. I booked a round trip ticket for myself, and reserved an under-the-seat space ($75 each way) for my 9.5 pound Morkie. I also thought it best to order the Southwest Pet Carrier they offer, since I was clueless as to what travel bag would be best. I received the Southwest Pet Carrier, put Cooper in it and became very doubtful that we would be traveling together. It’s shaped as a suitcase and there was no way he could even lay in it. They were very literal with the 8″ seat clearance as the bag was at most 7″ high. I called Southwest and they informed me that any dog must be able to turn around and stand inside their carrier. Very disappointed that Cooper could not visit family, I called my parents and brother and told them the news.
I thought for a few days and realized that Cooper is under 10 pounds. How do other folks travel with their small dog? I decided to consult twitter, and after many less than 140 character tweets with @dogjaunt (my savior!), I realized that the Southwest Pet Carrier was just very misleading. Cooper is a small dog and could travel and all I needed was a better pet travel carrier. I bought a Sherpa carrier and with lots of treats and tough love, he learned to accept it (not love it).
The Day Of The Trip – No food. No water. Nice potty walk, but not enough that Cooper would need water. I packed his blanket and a chew bone in the carrier for him. As recommended by my veterinarian, we gave Cooper a mild sedative before the flight. The timing was tough to figure, but we gave it to him about 15 minutes before getting to the airport, as the 1/2 pill takes about 20 minutes to “kick in”.
Checking In – I was very nervous about checking in, since Southwest said the pet needs to be able to turn around and stand in the carrier. I actually thought that meant while the pet was under the seat. We arrived at the ticket counter, I put Cooper between my legs and said “I need to check in my puppy”. Cooper is not a puppy, however I thought the word puppy made him appear smaller. They did not even look at the bag! I paid his fee, they put a ticket on the carrier, and away we went to security.
Security – I wasn’t sure of Cooper’s condition as we were headed to security, as he still appeared extremely hyper. He was scratching the inside of the bag, but nothing that a little treat and some love couldn’t handle. I was extremely nervous about security because I knew that I had to remove Cooper from the carrier. Heck, I can barely manage security by myself, usually fumbling around with my laptop and sneakers, etc. I knew enough not to take my laptop this time. I stripped down, put my personal belongings in the plastic bin and felt my heart beating a million miles a minute. Time for the dog. That crazy dog. UGH. I pulled him out of the carrier, quickly put a lead on him (in case he wanted to escape) but he held me so tightly as I put his carrier onto the conveyor belt. Together we walked through security and no alarms went off. At the other end of security belt, there were 2 airport personnel holding his case open for us so that I could easily put Cooper back in and go on with our journey. Excellent! Through security successfully.
Boarding – If you know anything about Southwest, you know the cattle call routine. I purposely paid an extra $10 each way to get early boarding, although it didn’t seem to make much difference as I stood online with a boarding pass that read A31. We finally entered the plane and I was headed for a center seat (I was told this is the largest under-the-seat space) as close to the front as possible. Middle seat, row 5 – Perfect! After all, who else would select a middle seat?
In Flight – As per the advice from my new twitter friend and her very informative small dog travel blog, I took a photo of Cooper with me. Brilliant advice because the carrier is difficult to see inside, especially stowed under the seat. My seat mates both asked me what was in the carrier and I was able to quickly whip out pictures of my wild beast. They were much more comfortable knowing how adorable he is! He scratched a little, barked a little, and I think slept a little. Most of the flight he laid still and stared at me. He didn’t seem to bothered, but he certainly wasn’t happy.
We made it! We landed, I met my father at the gate, retrieved the luggage and walked to the car. I put a leash on Cooper and let him relieve himself. We jumped in the car and headed to my parent’s house.
Our vacation had begun.