3 2016 Aug

A Petmate Fresh Flow Fountain Gives My Dog Fresh Water Always

petmate fresh flowWhen I first adopted my dog, I found that she had the unique problem of not enjoying drinking water that had been sitting out for any amount of time. When I put the water down for her each day, she would drink it right away, but after it had sat for a while, she would only stare at it. I didn’t want her to have to go thirsty because she wouldn’t drink water that wasn’t fresh.

I have been working on finding a lot of different types of fountains that I might be able to use so that she can enjoy fresh water on a regular basis. I have decided to get her one of these pet fountains so that she is able to constantly enjoy water that is fresh. This will be great to use when I am away at work so that she doesn’t have to worry about having fresh water.

I plan to purchase a Petmate fresh flow fountain that I will be able to use to keep my dog constantly supplied with the water that she needs. I am hoping that this will make it so that she is able to drink water throughout the day. These fountains aren’t cheap, but it is worth it just to be able to keep my pet healthy.

19 2016 Jul

A Freestanding Pet Gate is Perfect for My Apartment

freestanding pet gateWhen I was considering adding some kind of a pet gate to my home, I was discouraged by the fact that I couldn’t use any of the ones that had to be drilled into a wall because of the rules in my rental agreement. It was frustrating not being able to use a pet gate like this, but I really needed one so that I could block my dog out of the dining room when my family ate.

I spent a good amount of time looking at all of the different types of dog gates that were available to see if I could find one that would be able to block my dog from the dining room. I was soon able to find a great freestanding pet gate that was exactly what I needed to make sure that I would be able to have a gate without breaking all of the rules.

It is great to be able to have this pet gate in my home. I love being able to see my dog sitting behind it patiently while we eat. I feel good knowing that she is locked out so that she cannot sit with her head in my lap drooling away as I try to eat my dinner without giving in to her incessant begging.

24 2016 Jun

A Dog Hoodie Helps My Little Dog Stay Warm on Cold Days

dog hoodieEven though summer is here, there are still some cold and wet days where my little dog doesn’t enjoy going on his daily walk. He hates to get his feet wet and will shiver when it is raining no matter what the temperature is outside. It makes me sad to see him shivering on a regular basis, so I try to make sure that I keep him warm when he goes out.

To make sure that he can stay warm and dry all of the time, I have him wear dog clothing when he goes out. During this warmer part of the year, I will usually put him in a dog hoodie if the weather is bad. This makes it so that he is able to stay warm enough so he doesn’t have to sit around shivering and shaking all of the time.

I love how cute my dog looks when he is wearing his various clothing items. Our neighbors always comment on what he is wearing and tell me how cute he looks when we are out together. It is always fun to have other people recognizing my dog and letting me know that they think that he looks adorable in his little sweatshirt.

10 2016 Jun

An Automatic Dog Waterer Makes it Easy for Me to Keep My Dog Hydrated

panting dogWith the weather getting so warm now that it is just about summertime, I have started to worry a lot about my dog being outside during the day. I worry mostly about her getting too hot even though she has shade just because she likes to run around a whole lot. I don’t want her to end up getting dehydrated just because she runs out of water to drink.

I have come home a few days now to find the water bowl that she has on the porch is completely empty. This is concerning to me because I know that she is not able to get the water that she needs when there isn’t any water left. I have been trying to find some different solutions to make it so that I can easily keep my dog refreshed and hydrated.

I recently managed to find an automatic dog waterer that will make it so that it isn’t possible for her to run out of water. The waterer will ensure that the bowl stays full even as she drinks from it so she will never have to run out of water again. I cannot wait to get this great bowl set up for her in my backyard where she can drink from it.

1 2016 Jun

Aluminum Gates

Outdoor Safety Gate

Outdoor Safety Gate

Aluminum gates can be used for either indoors or outdoor areas.   Most of the aluminum gates are made from a light weight rust-proof composite of aluminum and stainless-steel.  Many of them can be used for both indoor and outdoor purposes.  Many of these gates also have extensions available depending upon the model purchased.  Many of these gates also have a powder coating that results in a long lasting and easy to clean surface.

The photo shows an example of an outdoor gate.  These gates work well for stairways as they will mount at angles up to 30 degrees.  Many dogs that are in their senior years have a difficult time navagating stairways so a gate may be needed for the dog’s protection if the dog is unstable when he walks, if he does attempt to navigate the stairs he could fall and injure himself badly and that is something you definately don’t want to happen with your best friend and companion.  This will also reduce your worries about your senior pet as you know he will be safe in your yard for several hours as long as he has fresh water and the weather is mild.  So if you do need to leave him outside for awhile and he enjoys it then there are no worries!


23 2016 May


Duragate 12.5 inch extensionMany dog owners may purchase a gate that works fine for their current dog.  However should they add a new canine household member it’s possible that their requirements for a dog gate could change, especially if the new dog is larger or a breed that tends to jump.  If this is the case there are a varied assortment or gate extensions available for different models of gates.

The extensions mostly come in two different sizes which increases the likelihood that there will be an extension available for your particular choice of gate.  Extensions are available for many of the gates and for all types of material, aluminum, steel and wood.  The extension shown in the image is a twelve and one-half inch extension for the Duragate model of gate, however there are plenty of other models and styles of dog gates that do have extensions available.

If you find that your dog has found a way to get over the fence and into mischief or worse inside the home or outdoors, then it is imperative that something be done to remedy this situation.  Gate extensions are the most economical and aesthetically pleasing option as opposed to rigging up some ugly looking mess that your dog will probably figure out how to escape from anyway.  Some dogs are escape artists and it is great to have such a healthy and physically able dog his safety still comes first and hopefully a different outlet for his physical abilities can be found such as dog agility.


22 2016 May

Time to Take out the Dog Clippers

2 dog clippers 5-10My dog’s hair has been getting pretty shaggy. And since the warm months are finally here, it’s my job as his owner to make sure he’s not roasting in this heat. I think I’ll be sure to get the clippers out after work today so my dog doesn’t have to have so much fur when it’s so sunny out. I don’t want him to overheat, and I want his fur to be a bit more manageable.

The dog clippers I use are really user friendly, though. When I use them, the fur just comes right off. There’s no danger to me or my dog, and I think my dog even finds it therapeutic. He sits patiently as I shave the fluff off of him. I can tell he really trusts me as his owner. I also bet he knows how much cooler he’ll feel once he has less fur on him, too.

So when I get home, I’ll be sure to find my dog and trim him up. Finding him is usually really easy, though, since he always rushes for the door when I open it. My dog always greets me with a smile and his tongue hanging out like a silly puppy. I never get enough of it.

16 2016 May

Auto Lock Pressure Gate

Auto Lock pressure gate

As much as you love your furry companion there may be times when her movement about the home and the yard will need to be contained. An auto lock pressure gate is a great solution particularly for areas in the home or yard that have a lot of traffic in and out of the confinement area and there is a danger to your dog or your home if the gate is left open. This type of gate wll close and lock automatically once someone goes through it.  This particular gate may be used indoors and outdoors.

There are a wide variety of pet gates available and, depending upon your need you should be able to find a perfect solution for your home and yard.   If this is not the type of gate you need other suggestions include

10 2016 May

A Dog Nail Grinder Is Accurate and Precise

1 happy dog 5-10There are lots of different ways to groom your dog. People usually have a hair brush and nail clippers ready along with some shampoo, but I like swapping out the nail clippers with something that really gets the job done. There are nail grinders that are perfect for a dog’s nails, because they’re very accurate and precise tools.

The thing is, I enter my dog into contests sometimes. So when I do, I want my dog to be prepped and clean for it. Using a dog nail grinder gets my dog’s nails perfectly trimmed and polished. I have to be a perfectionist if I want to win first prize in a contest, after all. And with this tool, I can make sure everything is level and smooth.

What’s great is my dog doesn’t mind the nail grinder, either. I can tell it’s just viewed as a tool, just like a brush or a comb. It makes it easy for me to grind down the nails to perfection. And when I go to the fair for a contest, my dog is always ready and raring to go. I can’t wait for the next contest coming up, because right now I’m filled with anticipation!

25 2016 Apr

Dog Crate Accessories Keep My Dog Comfortable in the Car

dog crate accessoriesWhen I first started having my dog travel within a dog crate, I was very careful to make sure that I made the crate as comfortable as possible. I didn’t want her to be unhappy in the crate since I wanted her to be okay being in it even for long periods of time. I was very happy when I was able to find all kinds of different items that were made to be put into a crate for travel.

A lot of the items that I found were items that were meant to keep my dog much more comfortable. I knew that I had to have the best accessories to make the crate comfortable for my dog. I went online to shop for some different types of accessories that I would be able to use.

I was very happy to find a lot of different accessories that I knew would make the dog crate so much more comfortable. One of the items that I bought was a dog bed that was the perfect size and shape for the crate. I also bought some other dog crate accessories including a bowl that attached to the front of the crate and a dog blanket to put over the bed in the crate.