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Helping Dogs Warm Up

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
posted by PetsRule

dog-sweater

When walking your dog in the cold winter months, it’s important to keep in mind that dogs are vulnerable to harsh weather conditions just like humans. Dogs have a natural coat of fur that shields them from the elements, but amongst all dogs, only a few breeds like St. Bernards and Huskies were bred to endure the cold. If your dog is not one of the few cold weather breeds, it’s best to cloth them in a fleece dog sweater during the winter. This will add an additional layer to help keep them warm and prevent frostbite and hypothermia.

It’s also a good idea to avoid walking your dogs for too long outdoors, especially if they’re just walking and not running; a dog’s feet can become cold and their vulnerability to frostbite increases.

Rekindling the Puppy Spirit

Thursday, November 19, 2009
posted by PetsRule

dog-clothesFor the past 10 years my border terrier, aptly named Terry, has been one of my best friends. When he was a puppy, nothing seemed to faze him. He could go for a 10 mile run or stay outside in the winter weather for hours and never miss a beat.

Now that he is getting on in years, Terry has lost much of his puppy-like exuberance. He rarely will go on jogs with me, and constantly shivers and shakes in the house. I recently picked him up a dog sweat shirt, and not only does Terry seem more comfortable, but it also gives him a younger, edgier appearance.

The Functional Side of Canine Clothes

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
posted by PetsRule

dog-coats

These days it’s not uncommon to walk down the street and see pets adorned in all manner of human clothing. Paris Hilton helped to popularize the trend; her Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, practically served as a fashion accessory in her own right. Hilton would parade around with the dog peering out of a purse or handbag, and it was almost always decked out in miniature pink apparel.

Dog coats aren’t just stylish statements, however – they have a more practical purpose as well. Now that the air has turned chilly and snow will soon be falling in many parts of the country, a puppy parka or rain slicker is an essential part of any walking routine. Even though dogs’ natural fur is usually enough to keep them warm, it doesn’t always cut it in harsh conditions.

cat-in-blindsYou’ve decided to apopt a cat. Good for you. Which cat is best for you?  While you’re at the animal shelter, stroll past all the cages containing cats. you’ll notice that some of the cats will meow at you for special attention while others will just lie there with a sense of superiority about them. There are so many different personalities to choose from and you have to decide which one is best for you. Here are some tips. Look for a cat who’s playful, active and alert. One of the most important things is to make sure that the cat is comfortable being held and stroked.  Make sure you ask the advice of a counselor at the shelter. They know the personalites of each cat better than anyone else.  Spend some time with several cats and see how they react to you.  After you make a choice, make sure the cat that your are going to adopt has received all of it’s shots and was spayed or neutered. Whatever choice you make, you will be giving your new friend a chance at a wonderful new life. Good luck and pamper him with all the cat toys and accessories that you wish!

Mollie my best friend!

Mollie my best friend!

Sometimes when I feel that friends let me down, or I have a bad day, I come home and my two cats are always there. I don’t have to say anything special or put on any kind of act to please them.  It’s crazy, but sometimes I feel like I’d rather have my cats around then humans. They don’t require anything except affection and someone who cares about them.  Cats are very intuitive creatures. They can sense when something is wrong without me even uttering a sound! I know this because my older cat, Mollie will not let me out of her sight. She will come around and “guard” me wherever I go. Last night, after a particularly rough day, I got up during the night around 2:00am to get a drink of water. There was Mollie sitting right by the side of my bed. Later after tossing and turning, I got up again around 3:00am and there was Mollie, sitting in the same place I saw her the last time I got up. I got up again around 4:15am and guess what? Yes you guessed it, there was Mollie sitting in the same place beside my bed waiting for me to get up. Cats just as well as dogs are your best friends. They are there for you unconditionally. This is truly a gift! I guess I’ll get both of my cats a new cat toy today!

dogs-in-fancy-clothingThe weather here in the north east will be getting chilly before we know it. It’s time to go clothing shopping for your dog. Some dogs are lucky enough to be true members of the family. Dogs can have a wide variety of clothes such as fleece dog coats, fancy sweaters, sweatshirts with a hood and even boots for when it snows or rains. They usually also have fancy dog beds that are even inscribed with their names and a toy box that is overflowing with expensive toys.  Can dogs still be fashionable even if they’re nude? Does nudity still work with dogs or do we have to cover them up?  The main reason that dog owners choose to put clothing on their dog is for warmth, protection and just for the fun of it. It a previous posting, I mentioned that walking that cute dog with the fancy coat in a park will get attention. You may even meet the person of your dreams because of that diamond studded dog coat. Protection and warmth is the main reason why you would choose to put clothing on your dog but that can also be debatable. I know that I couldn’t stand to see my little Chihuahua shivering in the cold so I bought him a couple of heavy coats. Whatever you decide to do, their are many kinds of dog clothing to choose from. Your dog is truly part of your family. Why not get him his own wardrobe? If you have a female, you may want to include some fancy dresses.  Ladies, please don’t tell your husbands that I suggested this because I will surely be in trouble!!

Home Ownership and Dog Ownership

Thursday, June 18, 2009
posted by PetsRule

dogboots

A lot of people take a lot of pride in keeping their homes spotless. Whether they scrub and work themselves or they hire somebody to clean the house, some people simply place a lot of stock in the appearance of their homes both inside and outside. If that’s the case, you might be reluctant to indulge in a dog. Dogs, after all, are notoriously messy. Especially if you want a big dog, you have to deal with excessive shedding, mud being dragged all over your furniture, and long nails scratching up the floors.

But it’s not impossible to achieve an immaculate home and be a proud pet owner. If you’re particularly concerned about your newly done and perfect hardwood floors, just invest in a simple pair of dog boots. These soft padded boots are the perfect way to allow your dog free reign of the kitchen without causing any lasting damage. Many of these slippers even have non-slip bottoms, so you don’t have to worry about your dog hurting himself by slipping on the slick surface.

College Pride for the Whole Family

Thursday, June 4, 2009
posted by PetsRule

dogsweat

Many people are very proud of the college that they attended. Especially if they stuck it out for the full four years, it’s very likely that they have all kinds of apparel that lets the world know exactly where they attended. Some of the most common college-related apparel items are sweaters, t-shirts, slippers, and more. But these kinds of items shouldn’t just be enjoyed by you.

Rather, they can also be proudly displayed on your pet. These college logo bearing dog sweaters are especially cute and meaningful if you had your dog throughout your college years. Although the dog clothing market is dominated by items for small dogs, they are often available in many different sizes. So whether you have a Chihuahua or a German Shepherd, you should be able to share your college pride with the entire family!

Fleece Dog Sweaters

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
posted by Jim Murphy

Fleece Dog SweatersDogs get cold, too. People who say that dogs have “their own coats” are simply uneducated. Many dogs, especially toy breeds, aren’t hearty enough to stand up to cold winter temperatures for extended time periods. Older dogs and short-haired dogs also get cold more easily. Humans understand just how uncomfortable it can be to go outside without a jacket during the winter, so why would they want to put their canine companions through the same torture.

Consider buying a fleece dog sweater for your furry companion. Dogs may take a while to get used to wearing a coat, but they will eventually recognize that the covering is protecting them from the cold. Making a nice, warm bed can help keep your elderly dog warm during the night.