24 2016 Jan

Feeders & Waterers

img_petstores_PTM24880WaterIt is always best to ensure that your dog always has access to clean fresh water.  The Petmate Fresh Flow water fountain will provide your dog with a constant flow of filtered fresh water.  This continuous flow of circulating filtered water is oxygenated to keep it nice and cool which entices your pet to drink more water which is essential for good health.  You will save time also because all you will need to do is change the filter every couple of weeks to keep it clean.

Some dogs tend to gobble their food down too fast which can cause many problems some of which could be fatal.  If a dogs eats too much too fast without chewing the food enough a serious condition called gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). The gulping of food results in excessive air, fluid and food filling the stomach, followed by swelling (dilatation) of the stomach cavity. As the stomach expands, it can twist around on its axis (volvulus),  which makes it impossible for anything to pass through the stomach to the intestines. If this happens, your dog can go into shock and die quickly.  One method of avoiding this problem is to use a special type of feeder that only releases a small amount of food at a time so when you are rushing to get to work or school you won’t have to worry about your dog eating too much at a time as the food would be released every 2 hours or however you set it and would dispense a small premeasured amount of food.  This condition is more common in large breed dogs.

21 2016 Jan

Doors & Gates

364_img_dynamicaccentsGates_42607There are times when it becomes necessary to either keep your dog from entering a room in the house or even a section of the home.  This situation can be easily remedied by the addition of one or more pet gates to keep your dog in a certain area of your home.  There are a wide variety of styles and sizes of pet gates which include wide dog gates to cover an extensive width doorway or a freestanding pet gate there are many sizes and styles to choose from.  The gates are very well made and attractive so they will be a positive addition to your style of furniture and are not ugly or bulky.

Pet doors are really freeing for both you and your pet.  As long as you install your pet door within a door that leads to a fenced yard then your dog is free to come and go as he pleases without your involvement.  However this should not stop your walks you take with your dog as these are special times for your dog when your attention is focused on him so it is a bonding experience.  Also the walks provide a much needed way for both you and your dog to get exercise.

20 2016 Jan

Attractive and Functional Dog Clothing

in_images_HD3BR_hoodie5All dogs, regardless of size need to be able to keep warm and dry while outdoors where they are subjected to the same cold, wet weather that we experience.  While some dogs are more suited to cold weather and my not need protection, for example Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes and several other breeds,  many  dogs are not really built to tolerate severe weather.

For these breeds with thinner fur and not as much fat on their bodies, we carry a selection of stylish and functional dog hoodies as well as an assortment of water repellent dog raincoats.  With this clothing you can be assured that your pet will be protected from the elements.