3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Dog Looking Their Best

how to keep your dog looking their bestWhether you prefer DIY grooming or just want to extend the time between trips to the groomers, here are a few easy ways to keep your dog looking and feeling his/her best.

Nail Trims

For some people (and dogs), nail trimming can be a daunting task, but with a little practice and a few treats, it can be a positive experience for everyone. Begin by getting your dog used to have their feet touched (don’t forget to reward your dog and to keep the sessions short). Continue reading →

How to Find the Right Doggy Daycare

How to Find the Best Dog DaycareThere is a growing number of doggy daycares across North America but they are not all created equal. How can you tell the difference between a quality facility and one that is just out to make money?

Do they require proof of vaccination or health certificate? Do they do an assessment to determine the “personality” of your dog?

Ensuring that every dog that enters the facility is healthy is just as important as determining whether a dog has a nervous, boisterous, or calm temperament. A good doggy daycare will place the appropriate types of dogs together rather than having one large group. There should also be a policy in place so dogs with aggression issues aren’t allowed to attend the daycare. Continue reading →

Holiday 2015: Unique Toys for Your Cat & Dog Part 2

These unique and fun toys are sure to be on your pets’ wish list this year…(don’t forget to check out part one if you missed it!)

Photo: ZooPlus

Photo: ZooPlus

Kitty Lake

For cats that like “fishing” this little pool has a shiny, multicolored floor to give the water an extra reflective appearance. The floating fish are colored with kitty friendly food coloring.

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Dog Grooming Trends

Photo: Patti

Photo: Patti

Dog grooming was once limited to bathing and a trim. Today, groomers are pushing the boundaries to give your pampered pooch a unique look.

Hair Dying

Photo: garycycles

Photo: garycycles

Fancy your dog with pink highlights? Or maybe you want to express your dog’s wild side with an animal print? Pet safe hair dyes make this (and more) possible.

Be sure to select a groomer who has experience with product and never use on dogs with irritated skin or who have allergies. Continue reading →

Doggie Cloud Cookies

You will need:

  • dogcookis3 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons of white sugar
  • Food coloring (optional)

Beat 3 egg white on high until soft peaks form and slowly add sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. One or two drops of food coloring may be added and folded gently in eggs. Drop by teaspoon on to parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Cook for 20 minutes or more at 230 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn off over and leave cookies in long enough to dry them out.