Dog Owners' Summer Tips
(Summer tips for Pet Safety and Gift Ideas)
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Outward Hound Dog Life Jacket
Large fits 26"-35" Girth, 40-70 Lbs.
Medium fits weight 20 to 50 pounds, Girth Size 22-29 inches Measure girth around the broadest part of the chest and add 2". If the measurement is between sizes or if the pet has a stouter build, we recommend selecting the next size up for proper fit. More information:
While most of us look forward to the Summer, because of the hot weather, family vacations, trips, and barbecues, for our doggy companions this season represents one of the most challenging periods of the year. During this season chock-full of danger a family dog has a greater chance of getting lost, hurt or sick than during any other time of the year.
Let's start with some...
Why not start losing weight and gaining health together with your dog ? Studies have shown that exercising with a doggy fitness partner is not only more encouraging but it also increases your confidence leading to more weight-loss success. more information
Fitness Unleashed! : A Dog and Owner's Guide to Losing Weight and Gaining Health Together
by Marty Dvm Becker
Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Three Rivers Press (May 2, 2006)
...Tips to keep your dog cool in Summer
Dog Cooling Bandanna
by Naturally Complete
When soaked in water the super absorbent crystals in the interior of the bandana will absorb several times their own weight in water and provide cooling relief.
For escape-artists, sporty or working dogs:
Deluxe Dog Beeper Collar by SPORT HUNTER
Always know where your dog is with this handy alert device. 4 adjustable alerts distinguish between more than one dog: Standard Beep, Hawk Scream, Trill and Bobwhite; 100dB sound output from beeper can be heard up to 400 yds.
A new environment, thunderstorms and fireworks are just a few reasons why more pets get lost during the summer. Time to protect your dog with an identification tag or system if you haven't done so far...even if your dog is already equipped with a microchip. Remember that a microchip can only be read by services having a microchip reader. While a good-willing stranger or neighbor may be prepared to call a phone number readily available on your dog's collar, he/she migth not have the time or opportunity to drive your dog to the nearest police station or vet clinic. A lot of additional hours of worrying may be saved just be adding that little identification tag.
The summer season may also be the opportunity to take new resolutions for your health and fitness.
Heart shape Safety Reflective Pet ID Tag
with Personalized Customized Engraving
... Ideas to Pamper yourself and your Dog
The Home Spa Book for Dogs :
Nose to Tail Treatments to Soothe the Soul and Age-Proof Your Canine Companionby Jennifer Cermak
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Quarry Books (October 1, 2005)
More Dog Comforts ideas:
How to create your own canine-care retreat at home to cater to the special physical, health, and emotional needs of your dog ?
See this guide with tips and tricks for better canine health and grooming (grooming, massage, and even canine yoga).
... Practical Tips for your dog and your garden:
... To read on the beach or in the garden:
Flea and tick prevention
45 to 88lb dogs
6 month supply
Kills 98-100% of adult fleas within 24 hours and contains a special ingredient that kills flea eggs and larvae, too
Kills All Stages Of 4 Major Ticks
Awarded the Good Housekeeping seal of approval
Dog Friendly Gardens, Garden Friendly Dogs
by Cheryl S. Smith
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing (September, 2003)
This book explains how to design your garden with your dog in mind and how to dog-friendly train your dog to respect your garden and its many features. (materials that work well with dogs, plant selection that can withstand even the most energetic canine, directing digging and elimination to the right places, etc. ) More information:
How to make garden design and traditional gardening tasks can blend harmoniously with dog ownership? How to have a lush green lawn without harmful chemicals ?
Over one hour of relaxing instrumental music laced with soft animal sounds to create a peaceful environment for pets who are left alone or when the owner needs quiet time. More information:
While You Are Gone
Music Pets Love
Audio CD (September 1, 2000)
Original Release Date: September 1, 2000
Number of Discs: 1 Label: (label name not provided)
... Tips and Ideas for Traveling with your dog:
True and inspirational dog stories:
The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told:
Thirty Unforgettable Dog Tales
by Patricia Miller Sherwood
Hardcover: 334 pages
Publisher: The Lyons Press; 1.00 edition (November 1, 2001) More information:
A collection of inspirational and heroic true stories illustrating the the unique, spiritual bond between humans and our canine friends. More information:
Dog Miracles: Inspirational and Heroic True Stories
by Brad Steiger, Sherry Hansen Steiger
Paperback: 219 pages
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation (April, 2001)
Dogs and pools can equal disaster. Most bulldogs, for example, love water but can not swim (read: float). This dog life jacket is especially designed to keep dogs safe in and around water, while allowing for maximum comfort.
A book for dog owners who are considering traveling or moving internationally with their pet. Complete with information and resources to make the experience safe and enjoyable for you and your pet.
An International Travel Guide
by David J., M.D. Forsythe
Many pets and people are allergic to flea-bites. Fleas can also be carriers for worms and diseases, so keeping your dog flea-free helps to keep it healthy. The newer flea control products also protect your pet against ticks, the vector of other diseases such as rocky mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.