Monday, December 20, 2010

Doggie Winter Health Tips!

Daisy and Scooby play in the snow just like little kids. Since it is winter we must take precautions to make them safe. Here is small list of precautions we all must take into consideration this season.
  • Antifreeze, which often collects on driveways and roadways, is highly poisonous. Although it smells and tastes good to your dog, it can be lethal.
  • Rock salt, used to melt ice on sidewalks, may irritate footpads. Be sure to rinse and dry your dog's feet after a walk.
  • Provide plenty of fresh water. Your dog is just as likely to get dehydrated in the winter as in the summer. Snow is not a satisfactory substitute for water.
  • Frostbite is your dog's winter hazard. To prevent frostbite on its ears, tail and feet, don't leave your dog outdoors for too long.
  • Be very careful of supplemental heat sources. Fireplaces and portable heaters can severely burn your dog. Make sure all fireplaces have screens, and keep portable heaters out of reach.
  • Like people, dogs seem to be more susceptible to illness in the winter. Take your dog to a veterinarian if you see any suspicious symptoms.
  • Don't use over-the-counter medications on your dog without consulting a veterinarian.  
     We hope you have a happy and safe winter season. 

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Pet Safety Tips!

With two dogs and five cats the holidays are tricky around here. We don't use tinsel since it can block their intestinal track. As far a putting breakable ornaments on our tree, good luck we can't. Rascal and Ozzy our two black cats who are only a year old just love climbing in the tree to play with the ornaments. I just saw Rascal yesterday jumping up to get my monkey ornament. Which he got after one leap into the tree. Pets are amazing and we just need to keep them safe at this time of year. Here are a few holiday tips for you to use for your cats and dogs.

  • Holly, mistletoe and poinsettia plants are poisonous to dogs and cats. Make sure they are kept in places your dog or cat cannot reach.

  • Do not put lights on the lower branches of your tree. They may get very hot and burn your dog.

  • Watch out for electrical cords. Pets often try to chew them and get badly shocked or electrocuted. Place them out of reach.

  • Avoid glass ornaments, which break easily and may cut a dog's feet or mouth.

  • Do not use edible ornaments, or cranberry or popcorn strings. Your dog or cat may knock the tree over in an attempt to reach them.

  • Keep other ornaments off the lower branches; if your dog chews or eats an ornament, he can be made sick by the materials or paint.

  • Both live and artificial tree needles are sharp and indigestible. Keep your tree blocked off (with a playpen or other "fence") or in a room that is not accessible to your dog.

  • Tinsel can be dangerous for dogs and cats. It may obstruct circulation and, if swallowed, block the intestines.

  • Keep burning candles on high tables or mantels, out of the way of your dog or cats wagging tail.

  • Review canine holiday gifts for safety. Small plastic toys or bones may pose choking hazards.

  • Your dog or cat may want to investigate wrapped packages; keep them out of reach.  

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    Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Winter Safety Tips for All Dog Owners!

    I just love to watch our dogs play in the snow. Daisy (pictured above) and Scooby both like to catch snowflakes. Scooby will run the whole yard and do several laps trying to get Daisy to join in.  But Daisy just keeps trying to catch the snowflakes.  Oh the joy of winter is now here once again. We must always make sure to take care in these cold months and I wanted to share with you some great safety tips with you.
    • Don't leave your dog outside in the cold for long periods of time. Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings. Be attentive to your dog's body temperature, and limit its time outdoors.
    • Adequate shelter is a necessity. Keep your dog warm, dry and away from drafts. Tiles and uncarpeted areas may become extremely cold, so make sure to place blankets and pads on floors in these areas.
    • Be extra careful when walking or playing with your dog near frozen lakes, rivers or ponds. Your dog could slip or jump in and get seriously injured.
    • Groom your dog regularly. Your dog needs a well-groomed coat to keep properly insulated. Short- or coarse-haired dogs may get extra cold, so consider a sweater or coat. Long-haired dogs should have excess hair around the toes and foot pads trimmed to ease snow removal and cleaning. If you do the trimming, take care not to cut the pads or other delicate area of the foot.
    • Feed your dog additional calories if it spends a lot of time outdoors or is a working animal. It takes more energy in the winter to keep body temperature regulated, so additional calories are necessary.
    • Towel or blow-dry your dog if it gets wet from rain or snow. It is important to dry and clean its paws, too. This helps avoid tiny cuts and cracked pads. A little petroleum jelly may soften the pads and prevent further cracking.
    • Don't leave your dog alone in a car. If the car engine is left on, the carbon monoxide will endanger your dog's life. If the engine is off, the temperature in the car will get too cold.
    I hope this blog was helpful and that you have a happy and safe winter.
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    Monday, December 13, 2010

    Wonderful Cat and Dog Toys Made in the USA!

    Most things we purchase in this country are now made somewhere else. I now check every label before I buy something. It is so frustrating not to find products made here. So as I started my journey with finding Natural safe products for our pets, and I also made sure they are made right here in the USA.

    At you will find plenty of cat toys, dog toys, and other fine pet products made in the USA.

    One of the products I found was this Shelby the Hemp Mouse catnip toy. This cat toy is made from all natural hemp and fresh organic catnip. Our cats just can't get enough of this toy especially after we fill it with fresh catnip.

    For the dogs we found this Bottle Tracker Fire Hose Dog toy by Katies Bumpers they are out of Colorado. Also made in the USA.

    All gourmet pet treats from Ledfoots Pet Bakery are made in the USA! We are proud to offer our customers with a variety of pet treats, toys, chews, that are all natural and made here.

    Friday, December 10, 2010

    All Natural Alternative to Greenies!

    The reason why Greenies block digestive tracts isn't clear, but it may be because the vegetable material is sticky, conforms to tubular organs or expands when it binds to liquids.
    "Certainly a lot of dogs have been given Greenies that haven't had a problem but the concern is, when you have a few dogs that have had a problem, it's hard to feel comfortable that it's safe."
    We found an All Natural Safe Alternative to Greenies it is called
    "Terrabone."  It is all natural and organic. Terrabone is the world's healthiest, the safest and smartest edible dental dog chew bone. Made in the USA! Terrabone is formulated foremost for safety, easy digestion, and pleasant handling-No Choking hazards, no green poop, and no yucky mess and odor.
    Terrabone is low fat, low calorie, and high fibre with absolutely no wheat , no corn, no soy, no gluten, no artificial ingredients and no animal by-products like gelatin or animal glycerin.
    If you try this product you will never go back to Greenies again. Our dogs love them and I just love giving them an all natural safer product.
    Find Terrabone at under dog chews.

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    Adopt a Pet for the Holidays!

    If you are looking to get a pet for your holidays the best place to look is  your local animal shelter. There are so many great animals at these shelters it doesn't hurt just to take a look. We have adopted our 2 dogs and 4 four cats from our local shelters. And I can't tell you enough what wonderful pets they are.  Going through the adoption process is easy and they work with you to make sure you and your new friend will have an easy transition.  The best part I like is your pet will already been spayed or neutered.  Which is expensive if you were to go to your local vet the average price is between $200.00-$400.00 and that doesn't include any shots you may need to give them. 
    Not only can you adopt but most shelters run on volunteers and help is always needed. If you have extra time become a volunteer. There are so many ways to help. We are always dropping off newspapers, dog treats, etc... to our local shelters. They need towels, laundry soap, newspapers, litter, food just to name a few. So If you can help in that way that would be greatly appreciated.
    To find a pet at your local shelter go to
    Dekalb county IL. shelter:

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    Monday, December 6, 2010

    Worlds Most Durable Soft Plush Dog Toys!

    As a dog lover I'm always buying a toy for our dogs from the local store. But they only seem to last for ten minutes before all the stuffing is on the floor.  After searching the market for a indestructible soft plush dog toy we came across VIP Dog toys. These toys are made with  Seven Rows of Stitching Each toy’s seven layers of material are sewn together with two rows of linear stitching and two rows of cross stitching. The four rows of stitching are protected with an industrial grade luggage material that is sewn 3 more times. Seven Layers of Material Three layers of 600 Denier industrial grade material, three layers of plastic coating and finally one layer of soft fleece. All seven layers are rolled together and then sewn with a one inch cross pattern to prevent layer separation. Protective Webbing Additional industrial grade luggage material is sewn around the outside edge with three rows of stitching to cover and protect the first four rows of stitching. Squeaker Safety Pockets Each Squeaker is safe and quiet because they are sewn into a nylon safety pocket beneath seven layers of material. These toys are machine washable (air dry) and float.
    We have customers come back and tell us that they still have the toy in good shape and are amazed that they held up to their dogs. These do make a great gifts for any dog lover! You can find a variety of different toys for your pets at