Christmas Treats for Dogs

If you feel the same way that most dog owners do, then your pet is like a member of the family. So, at Christmastime your dog deserves a special treat to celebrate the holiday season.

Even though you have spent weeks preparing for Christmas morning, making the perfect candies and cookies for everyone to enjoy, your four-legged friend also needs a delicious holiday treat. However, not all treats are good for your dog.

Most dog owners will agree that a healthy dog is a happy dog. Of course, canine nutrition is the number one contributing factor in making sure your dog remains in a healthy condition. With most dogs, keeping them healthy is as simple as watching what you feed them, which includes healthy doggy treats.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Dogs

Don’t Forget Your Best Friend This Christmas

Even though Christmas is just around the corner, you may still be working on selecting the perfect gifts for your family and friends. Hopefully, this year you have remembered to get something for everyone in your family and all your special friends.

Last Christmas carefully wrapped presents circled the tree as your family surrounded it to open packages. It was then that you realized you did not get anything for your dogs. Remembering to add your doggie friends’ names to your Christmas list will relieve you of a lot of guilt on Christmas morning.

Last year your loyal canine friends sat obediently by your side, watching with anticipation as presents passed within inches of their noses. Yet not one gift was for them, producing an unforgettable moment that is anything but a pleasant reminder.

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Choosing the Perfect Birthday Cake for Your Dog

Carob Swirl CakeIf you’re planning a birthday celebration for your dog and planning on getting them a cake for the special day, there are a couple of questions you’ll need to answer to ensure you choose the right birthday cake for your dog.

First of all you’ll need to know what flavors your dog likes because you’ll want to look for cakes that have those ingredients in them.

Secondly and probably the most important question. How many dogs will be at the party. Because you’ll need to be sure that you get a cake that will feed that many dogs. Continue Reading

How to Plan the Perfect Birthday Party for Your Dog

Planning The Perfect Birthday Party For Your Dog

Dog Birthday PartyIf you have decided to throw a birthday party for your dog, you are not alone among worldwide dog lovers. Instead you are among a number of pet owners around the world who in recent years have embraced this increasingly popular event.

What Exactly Is A Dog Birthday Party?

A dog birthday party is just that – a birthday party or celebration for a pet dog. In a society of dog lovers where furry friends are frequently honored, it’s not uncommon for dog owners to throw a birthday party to celebrate the contribution that pets make to the owners’ lives. Continue Reading

Benefits of Organic Treats for Dogs and Cats

Organic Treats for Dogs and Cats Have Many Benefits

Sundae Cake BitesPeople give treats to their dogs and cats for a variety of reasons. Some people give treats to reward their pets’ behavior or to encourage training. Other people simply want to pamper their pets. For instance, dog owners normally reward their pets for performing a task they are trying to teach their pet.

It is considerably easier to train dogs to obey commands or perform tricks if you reward them with a tasty treat. On the other hand, cats show very little interest in these kinds of activities. Even being presented with their favorite treat usually does not motivate a cat to respond to learning tricks or complying with obedience training.

Cat owners tend to grant treats to their feline friends to show them love or to provide them with entertainment, particularly if the cat strictly lives indoors. Hidden inside a toy or food puzzle, a treat will entertain and temporarily engage most indoor cats, providing for the environmental stimulation that indoor cats often lack. Continue Reading

Why Cats Need Cat Furniture

Cat Furniture Is Necessary for A Healthy, Happy Cat

Cat on Cat TowerIf you reside in a suburban area or in the countryside, then you probably allow your cat to go outside, in which case cat furniture is not a necessity. However, if you do not allow your cat to venture outside or you live in a city and your cat stays inside all the time, then you and your feline friend can both benefit from cat furniture.

Why Your Cat Needs Cat Furniture

Following are some reasons an indoor cat needs furniture of its own.

  • Scratching – A cat naturally likes to scratch. Most people think that when a cat scratches it is trying to sharpen or trim its claws. What it is actually doing is shedding its claws. When a cat scratches your furniture or a scratching post, it leaves the outer layer of the claw behind which encourages new growth.
  • Romping and climbing – Your cat’s natural instinct is to jump, climb, hide, and chase. To survive in the wild cats need to hunt and kill prey. This natural behavior still dominates how your pet cat acts indoors.
  • Napping – cats sleep up to sixteen hours a day. Therefore, they love a safe and warm place to sleep rather than a loud or stressful place.

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Benefits of Pet Strollers

Pet Strollers Offer Benefits to Both Pets and Owners

Possibly you have seen a person in the park pushing what appeared to be a baby stroller, except it was actually a pet stroller with a dog or cat riding in it. You probably thought the person was an over-zealous pet lover pampering his favorite feline or puppy dog pet. Of course, there are people who like to spoil their pets; however, there are practical reasons for using a pet stroller.

Benefits of Pet Strollers

Strollers have revolutionized how and where pet lovers can take their dogs or cats with them, offering several advantages over standard carriers or leashes. The clearest advantage is that when walking or jogging with your dog, you can more easily push a stroller than risk becoming tangled in a leash or having to struggle with the weight of a handheld carrier.

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A Pet ID Tag Can Help Bring Your Pet Back Home Safely

Many people think of their pets as a member of the family. Losing a beloved pet even temporarily can be devastating. Many pet owners even buy their “furry children” Christmas gifts and cute little sweaters to keep them warm and make sure they have soft beds to sleep in.

If you own a cat or a dog, you know there is always that possibility it could escape somehow and get lost. The thought of such an unfortunate occurrence isn’t really foremost in your mind until it actually happens though. Continue Reading