Buy Dog Food Online

If you have a dog and are tired of having to run out to buy dog food regularly, consider buying it online from a reputable source. More resources than ever offer great pet food products you can buy. Pricing is often competitive enough to make it fully worth your while and doing this through the internet could even help you access better quality products than you can access locally.

More people shop online for their pets than ever. There are basic supplies, you’ll find upscale boutique supplies, and there are innovative products from supplies, toys, and feeding standpoints that you may not find offline in your city or town. Online pet stores are also often a good source of information. The internet can help you learn about effectively feeding your pet as well as about care and training tips also.

Not All Dog Food is Equal

Have you ever study the label of the furry friend’s food? A lot of people default to familiar brands once they purchase pet meals out of habit or lack of solutions. Some are astonished when they find out how nutritionally inferior their products are when compared to some of the better food brands on the market. Maybe your local pet shop or the market doesn’t carry a brand that you want. The internet could be an excellent place to start looking to improve your pet’s health as well as treat any issues that could be food-related.

What’s the best dog food brand?

You’d be hard-pressed to find two people that agree on what is the ‘best’ k9 food out there. Many factors need to be weighed, including ingredients, nutritional content, ethical business practices, availability, and value. Some pet parents prefer wet food and some prefer dry food. Some think that certain ingredients as the … Read More

Five Easy Tips on How to Properly Transport Your Dog

Five Easy Tips on How to Properly Transport Your Dog

As dogs become part of your loved ones, you will find instances wherein you would want to bring them with you if you travel, or when you might need to relocate elsewhere.  Transporting your canine isn’t as simple as lugging your canine friend throughout the plane, however, it does not have to be overly complicated.  Here are some tips regarding how to properly transport your dogs.

1. Choose the right sized animal container.  Make sure that your pet can move comfortably within the container, with enough room to face and sit erect, sleep the night and turn throughout the box while standing.  This means that you ought to measure the animal’s girth (in one side of the company’s body on the other), height (from the floor to the top of the head), leg length (in the floor towards the part where its legs meet the body) and body length (from the snout on the base of the tail).  Taking these measurements, get a box which is twice the girth on one side, about up to the height measurements, so when wide as your body length and half the leg length.

The box needs to have ventilation holes and a handle.  To be sure that your particular animal container will be licensed by the airline you are planning to take, call them beforehand and request for their specifications.  It is also strongly recommended to get the container well ahead of your airlines.

You may also take place your dog carrier if you have it, but be sure to seek the airline’s approval days before your travel date.  Some airlines require that your canine friend container be generated of sturdy materials, so check if your container meets their standards you aren’t.

If you’ve got a small pet, you don’t need to worry … Read More

The “How To” of Training Your Dog to Accept the Collar and Leash

The "How To" of Training Your Dog to Accept the Collar and Leash

The dog collar and the dog leash are the most important tools to train your dog in how to fit into human society. As you know not all humans are dog lovers. So it is our responsibility, as owners, to teach our dogs how to respect the human boundaries. This in turn will also teach our human friends to respect the canine as part of everyday life. This also keeps our dogs safe and secure in their surroundings as we share our everyday life, play time and travel time with them. Here are a few guidelines for training your dog to wear a collar and leash.

When your puppy is about 4 to 6 weeks old, he or she should be old enough to wear their first collar, make sure it is light weight.

 At this time show the leash to him, leave it around where he can sniff and investigate it, this will let him familiarize himself with it. Attach the leash to the collar several times during this adjustment period, this will get him adjusted to the sounds it makes attaching to the dog collar, but never leave it attached during this time.

 Around 10 weeks your puppy should be old enough to try attaching the dog leash for the very first walk, but never force the issue. You can try later if your puppy looks or acts scared or apprehensive. Attach the leash several times it needed to make your puppy comfortable with what you are doing. Praise and talk to your puppy as you attach the dog leash, try calling to him and use the natural instinct of your dog to come to you and start walking, coaching him along the way. As always patience is the key to success. You should give your puppy time … Read More

Are you one of the 80% whose home is also home to a dog or cat? I am. I have had a dog in my life since I was in college and each one has been extra special. I am one of those pet owners who celebrates their pets birthdays. One who buys their pets and their friends’ pets gifts at Christmas. So it is no surprise that at the death of each dog, I took the loss hard. But when I lost two dogs within two weeks of each other one summer, the grief was overwhelming.

Our dog Fox was diagnosed with Mast Cell Tumors. The prognosis was not good but we went with the surgery and were among the lucky ones. He bounced right back and we had him for another three years. Then our luck ran out. He became very ill, very quickly and knowing it was best for him, we let him go. Anyone who has had to make that decision knows how hard it is. We still had his beautiful and loving litter mate and thought of getting another dog immediately to keep her company. Before we could do so, she became ill. She wouldn’t eat and she became lethargic. Even with all of our love and medical assistance from our vet, she died two weeks later. I believe she died of a broken heart and I was sure I was going to also.

There are two points of view about how soon after the loss of a pet before letting another one into your heart and home. Some people need to get another pet immediately. They say it helps with the grief. Others need to have some time alone, feeling it is disrespectful to their pet’s memory to replace the lost pet … Read More

Thinking about bringing your canine friend on a commercial airline anytime down the road? We’ve searched the airline’s service fees and safety records as they related to pets to give you the additional facts you need before you book that next trip. With a little preparation, taking dogs on planes can be less expensive and much less of a hassle!

Carry-on or Checked?

The first question you should ask yourself is whether or not you’ll be carrying your canine friend on the flight with you or checking him and putting him in the hands of the airline to be carried in the plane’s cargo area. This decision typically will come down to size, with there currently being simply no choice but to check larger dogs on aircraft.

Carrying your Doggie on with You

Traveling dog owners with dogs small enough (each airline has varying rules regarding this) have the option to bring their dog on the flight with them in the cabin. The main factor we considered was simply cost. In that regard, Southwest Airlines was the major carried with the lowest charge ($75 each way) to carry-on your dog. The airline also offers the P.A.W.S. (Pets are Welcome on Southwest) guide. This is really a pleasant move for an airline that didn’t even allow dogs (or any other pets) only a short while ago.

Also worthy mention is definitely JetBlue. While they now charge more than Southwest ($100 each way), their Jetpaws program is specifically designed for flyers traveling with dogs on planes. The program includes a pet bag tag, a welcome e-mail with important details and their “Pettiquette” guidebook describing etiquette with regard to dog travel. As an additional bonus, members of JetBlue’s frequent flier plan, TrueBlue, collect 300 points each way whenever flying with their … Read More