Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dog Blanket / Car Seat Cover

NOW AVAILABLE! The highly talked about Hawaiian Pet Blanket that converts to a slipcover for the car is now available. These designer dog blankets or cat blankets with adorable border, yarn quilted are made with aloha in Hawaii. Except no substitutes, these are handmade on the island of Hawaii. Unique Patent Pending Concept.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Blanket and A Car Seat Slipcover – Seriously!

Hello furry friend owners. No reason to flesh out the obvious about dog blankets or is there? Okay, so let’s cover the basics and then talk about what’s hot and you can obtain bragging rights during your next social.

A dog blanket provides warmth and snuggle comfort. We all know they can be used to throw over the bed, couch, chair or car interior. It becomes an object in which your royal furry friend is familiar. Humans and Dogs alike have their standards, for dogs it’s comfort and familiarity. This falls in the category of the cliché “creatures of habit”. The average pet owner may very well have blankets for every occasion–one for the bed, one for the couch, one for the car and one that reminded them of the vacation in Hawaii. But possibly, just possibly, is there a blanket that provides designer style, comfort, warmth, versatility, dog car seat cover and provide an all-in-one solution?

Let’s get to what’s hot already! - For those that want the "next" and the most "next" item of trend fashion and quality, a designer designer dog blanket that has the functionality of a dog blanket throw and car seat slipcover.
Features; Hand made in Hawaii, with the inspirational prints of Hawaiian culture, vibrant colors, high end fabrics and hand made. A reversible floral print that is both, a quilted front car seat slipcover and a blanket for your special dog. This unique slipcover for your car to keep dog hair, dirt, sand off the car seat and pretty enough for your home to cover furniture. And look at this interesting facet; it has a large pocket on one side that fits over the head rest to stay in place, so that it doesn’t slide off the seat (your choice of which color side to use). Beautiful tropical aloha color print on one side, black and white aloha print on other side. Size 58" x 42". Pocket size roughly 10" x 20". Not to mention the cutest little packaging ever, that makes the ultimate gift for anyone that owns furry friends. This item will be be available soon!

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dog Toys Made Easy

Hey everyone beyond my backyard! I bet some of you out there are wondering, “Hmm I want to treat my dog to a brand new toy, but I want to save money". Well, I will show you all how to do so. If your dog is a small dog or is just a puppy, try this: Take an old cloth napkin and tie a big knot in the middle of the napkin then throw the cloth napkin to your dog and just see what a fun time he/she has with it! Play tug of war or just keep throwing it for your dog. Careful not to jerk it from your dog’s mouth and damage their teeth, especially if your playing with a puppy.

If you have a medium sized dog try this: Take a rubber dog bowl then throw it like a Frisbee for your dog, make sure the bowl is not hard plastic, or if it has holes in it don’t use it because your dog may pull off the pieces and eat them. I think we all know your dog wants to avoid the vet! The tooth rule again applies, so DON’T use a type of bowl that could damage the dog’s teeth. My dog likes a bowl placed upside down on our patio so he can chase it around and paw at it like a hockey puck. I’m telling you, the dog can entertain himself for several minutes, several times a day with this game.

If your dog is big try this: take an old bicycle tire, not the tube, just the tire. You can find one in the garage I am sure. Then look the tire over and check for any small parts or pieces that your dog could pull off and eat, take the tire outside and use the water hose and wash it off (Make sure to scrub it with a scrubbing brush too)! The reason you should do this is because you never know what has been spilled or gotten on the tire. For all we know, there could be a can of wasp spray, pool chemicals, or other unknown chemicals on the tire! We don’t want that now do we? So, wash it very well and if you don’t want to do this outside (Which I suggest you do, since it can get messy) you can use the bathtub inside the house. If you choose the inside wash method, place the tire in your bathtub and scrub it with soap and water. Make sure the soap is off, we don’t want a soapy mouth dog, as they will blow bubbles for the evening. Then once the tire is completely, dry take your dog and the tire outside and play with him/her in the yard! From tugging to holding it up and creating a ring for jumping, your dog will show you how they best want to play. The ring might take some practice. Don't forget your dog treat jar and goodies while playing.

Always supervise your dog while playing with toys, anything can happen. Hope you and your doggie have fun!

From The Doghouse ~~Nuni11~~

Monday, October 6, 2008

Matching Pet Beds and Toy Boxes - Going Green!

Matching pet beds and toy boxes. The pet toy box collection makes a wonderful place to store your furry little friend's recreational play toys. These pet beds and toy boxes are "green". Recycled fabrics used in the cushions and the feet are from reclaimed lumber. The wooden bed boxes are made from regular "straight from the lumber yard" boards. Hand painted using the best acrylic and water based products, making them perfectly safe for pets and children. Shown in the Shabby Chic model.

From the Dog House ~Nuni11~

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What Kind of Dog Collar Do I Need?

Today’s subject is dog collars!

Hey everyone, today we will talk about all of the basic kinds of dog collars. There are many different dog collar types. Choosing a dog collar is relative to your needs and the solution you are seeking. Types of collars; show collars (also known as slip collars), training collars, identification collars, electronic and decorative - look at me collars, not to mention all the color options available. The collars listed here are basic dog collars and more about the types and less about the style.

These are some examples of a fancy, designer dog collars. The collars can be made up of a variety of materials such as; pearls (authentic or faux), jeweled, beaded, studded, leather, a sewn in design, metal, chain, plastic, synthetic (nylon) or even hemp for the eco friendly buyer! Usually, the beaded and pearl type collars are decorative in nature only and not intended to withstand a leash or securing a dog.

Show collars are in reference to dog show competitions. Training collars can be for a young pup in training or an adult dog that needs leash training, identification collars are basic collars that have information tags attached, slip collars are essentially for walking and also used in dog competitions and showings. If you want your dog to look like a strong guard dog you can get a chain collar, sometimes known as a choke collar. A choke collar can be made of a smooth material, made of chain or can be a pinch type with prongs.

If a collar isn’t what you and your furry friend desire, there is another option - time to introduce the harness! The harness is something that is kind of like a collar only it painlessly wraps around your dogs chest and neck, it looks quite fashionable too!

Dog Collar Glossary:
Dog Show Collar - The Martingale leads are highly used for dog shows. They have a collar portion that slips over the head and tightens when the leash is pulled. These collars can be made of different types of materials that include plastic, metal and metal with a plastic casing surrounding the metal wire. Never leave a dog unattended when using a slip collar, as it could get caught on a fence or get caught on an object and choke the dog.

Martingale Collar - Also known as limited slip collars, they help prevent dogs from slipping out of the collars while on a leash. A slight tug will tighten the collar without complete closure of the neck. Also performs well to position the head perfectly during showmanship. Never leave a dog unattended when using a slip collar, as it could get caught on a fence or get caught on an object and choke the dog.

Chain Slip Collar - Also called choke chains these are generally reserved for training only. Light tug will increase the tension around the neck while walking or during obedience training. Never leave a dog unattended when using a slip collar, as it could get caught on a fence or get caught on an object and choke the dog.

Metal Prong Collar - Highly effective for strong, stubborn dogs with a tendency to tug at the leash, these collars do look ungainly. They are also known as pinch collars and are very useful during training. When used correctly, prong studies and research have concluded there is no injury to dogs when a prong collar is used correctly. The prongs simply pinch when the leash is pulled. Never leave a dog unattended when using a slip collar, as it could get caught on a fence or get caught on an object and choke the dog.

Studded Collar - These collars are available in many fabric types, but typically are shown in leather. There are smooth studded and sharp studded collars. The sharp studded can be very dangerous and are mostly found on guard dogs. Howevere, there are many collar types labeled as "studded". Here is an example of a smooth studded collar, better know for it's saftey.

Head Collar - Head collars look like much like a muzzle. It can cover the complete nose with an opening in the end for breathing or less restrictive and have straps or strands of material that attaches around the nose. This type of collar is best used in leash training for dogs that try to pull the owner around. The halter works like a harness for the head and is intended to help train a dog to walk on a leash and heel. If the dog pulls on the leash the halter will cause the head to turn and leaves the dog feeling a bit unnatural and thus deter the tugging behavior.

Break Away Collar - These collars have a special feature that can prevent choking. These can be used for with a leash and for walking. If the leash becomes caught on something the collar breaks away instead of choking the dog. The collar will not unfasten when attached to a leash.

Daily Collar or Identification Collar - Collars with metal buckles or quick release clasps are available in a variety of materials, colors, and styles. Many people prefer buckle collars for stronger dogs, as the quick release clasps are generally less sturdy. Rounded rolled leather collars are durable and less likely to pull the hair and help prevent hair loss. These collars will have the name and a phone number in case the pet is lost.

Designer Collar – Essentially, functions like the daily collar, but with more of a fashion statement. Here you will find dog collars also have matching belts for dog and owner fashion coordination.

Eco Friendly Collar - This type of collar is Eco friendly, which means safe for the environment, made of natural material and not of synthetic materials. One example of an Eco friendly material would be “Hemp”. Eco collar refers to a generalized concept of a product, not a formal naming convention for a type of collar.

Electronic Shock Collar – These are mostly used with hunting and field training dogs. The collar has a remote control which is held by the operator, owner or trainer and the remote can emit a short low voltage shock when pressed. This usually response is issued to manage the behavior of the dog. There are various types of these devices. Ouch! Enough said here. Research indicates these are not harmful to an animal, but having said that, it does deliver a shock – OUCH!

Electronic Perimeter Containment Collar – This one works with frequency and the dog collar has an electronic mechanism that reacts by perimeter flags or a centralized electronic box mechanism that emits a short wave which the dog’s ears are sensitive to. This is for containing a dog in a specified area without a fence. The efficacy of this device will vary from dog to dog. Many people report a good result with this technology. Never rely on a device like this if you live on a busy street and always have an identification collar on the dog as well.

Harness - Harnesses are designed for placement around a dog’s chest and abdomen, crossing over the back. Harnesses are great for dog's that are pulling a sled or need good weight distribution. Contrary to what many people believe, the harness was not essentially designed to prevent dog's from tugging and pulling while on a leash. A harness is a good option for dogs that may have a medical condition involving the neck or simply served better being leashed from the mid region. A leash can be attached to a D-ring or type device on the top of the harness.

Hope you enjoyed this article of the dog blog!
From the dog house of ~ Nuni11 and Dad ~

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Winter Pet Safety

The cold winter months are soon to be here and depending on where you live, may already be present. To protect your pet during the cold winter months: Keep an eye on the temperature. When it falls below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, it's best to keep your pet indoors. Short-haired dogs, cats and puppies should be kept indoors when the temperature dips below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep your pet's coat well groomed. Matted fur won't properly protect your pet from the cold. Check your garage and driveway for antifreeze. Antifreeze tastes sweet to pets, but is poisonous if consumed. Years ago, all antifreeze was deadly to animals, however, some antifreeze labels claims safe for the environment in respect to animals, but we suggest treating any antifreeze as you would for human consumption “Don’t allow your pet to drink it either. Should your pet ingest any amount of antifreeze, contact your veterinarian immediately. Regularly check your pet's water to make sure it's not frozen. When your pet is outside, make sure there is plenty of fresh drinking water available. Animals can't burn calories without a fresh supply of water, and if they can't burn calories, they'll get cold. Also, use a tip-resistant, ceramic or hard plastic water bowl rather than a metal one, as your pet's tongue can stick and freeze to a cold metal. Use a damp towel to wipe your pet's feet and underside. Ice-melting chemicals can irritate and burn the pads of your pet's feet and can cause serious injury if ingested. Another way to protect your dog's feet is to spray the pads of their feet with cooking spray or you can purchase boots for your pet. Provide a dry, draft-free doghouse if you must keep your dog outside for any period of time. It should be large enough to allow your dog to sit and lay down comfortably but small enough to hold in its body heat. The floor should be raised a few inches off the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The doghouse should be turned to face away from the wind, and the doorway should be covered with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic. Slap the hood of your vehicle before starting it. In their search to keep warm outdoors, cats often take refuge next to a warm car engine or tire. Keep snow from piling high next to your fence. A packed snowdrift will provide a boost for your dog to jump over the fence and escape the safe confines of your yard. Indoors, make sure your pet sleeps away from drafts. Areas near windows or doors that lead outdoors may allow cold air to seep in and keep your pet from staying adequately warm. Consider the amount of exercise your dog receives during colder weather. If your dog stays indoors more, it's probably getting less exercise and may need less food; however, if your pet is outside often it may need more food to burn the calories necessary to produce more body heat. Beyond The Crate has warm cozy dog beds, blankets and pet accessories for winter.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Is My Pit Bull an Albino?

The term "Pit Bull" isn't a breed of dog. It's a term used to group three breeds of dogs - American Pit Bull Terriers (APBT), American Staffordshire Terriers (AmStaff) and Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Staffie). It is not unusual to see someone casually walking their cute little Pit Bull in the community. At first glance, one wonders, is that dog white or is it an Albino? It doesn’t do any harm to label the furry little friend one way or the other. You might find out that the owners aren’t really sure themselves and you may just get confusing answers to this question depending on who you ask. Many Pit Bulls have white or very light hair with a small spot or spots that are brindle, these are “White” not “Albino”. Remember, Albino dogs will not have pigmentation.

Features that will establish that a Pit Bull is an Albino:
1. The eyes can be either pinkish red or a pale blue, depending on how the light reflects on the Iris portion of the eye (The eyes are not colored, it’s the blood vessels that appear to give color)
2. White or very pale hair
3. A pink nose
4. White eyelashes
6. Skin will be pink
7. The nails will be light in color, usually white or pink
8. The pads will also be a pale pink

I simply have to be heard on this matter due to the "unwarranted negative stigma. Pit Bulls can be very loveable and good natured dogs. How you treat your dog has the most to do with how aggressive they become and how socially acceptable they are in the community. Just as how children and adults treat other people or dogs.

NOTE: This next text clip of information was taken from “The American Pit Bull Registry” - The odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 600,000 in the USA. Comparatively speaking you are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to be killed by a dog of any breed. When you further break down the odds of being attacked and killed by a Pit Bull the odds are in your favor -approximately 1 in 145,000,000. That’s million folks. In contrast, you are 4 times more likely to be killed by a cow in the USA than any breed of dog, much less a Pit Bull.

As always, take care of your furry little friends!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

How To Measure For A Dog Collar

All dogs are different and vary in their size, just as people vary in size and shape. Here is a general guideline to fit your dog appropriately for a dog collar. For a proper fit, measure your dog's neck with a cloth seamstress's tape measure.

1. Take a measurement a few inches down from his head and then add an inch for very small dogs or two inches for medium and large dogs.

2. Pull the tape snug but not tight. (If you do not have a tape measure, you can use a piece of string and then measure the string with a rigid ruler.)

3. Allow sufficient room to slip two fingers between the collar and the dog's neck. Or you can measure his neck and add two inches.

4. When the collar is on his neck it should allow you to slide two fingers under a properly fitting collar and your dog's neck. If there's extra room, you need a smaller size. If both fingers don't fit, the collar is too small.

A collar shouldn't be tight around your dog's neck and therefore it will not be the exact measurement of your dog's neck. For safety reasons - so it doesn't snag on something, it shouldn't be too loose either. A snug fit is what you are aiming for. Not a tight one or one that chokes. Always monitor your furry little friend while he or she is on their leash with a collar, so they don't get caught on a fence or other environmental object that would cause furry friend choking.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Dog Recipe Of The Week

Bacon Bit Bites

-3 cups whole wheat or white flour
-1/2 cup milk
-1 egg
-1/4 cup bacon fat with drippings
-½ - 1 tsp. garlic powder
-3 - 5 slices bacon, crumbled up
-1/2 cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Roll out on a floured surface to ¼” – ½” thickness and cut in to shapes, or use cookie cutters. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool and store in refrigerator.

Finally-Don't forget to serve your furry little friend in our furry little friend hand painted dog bowls.

From the doghouse ~ ~Nuni11~ ~

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Furry Friend Recipe Of The Week

Beefy Cheesy Doggie Treats

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp.garlic powder
1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 - 5 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. Beef Bouillon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients except water. Mix in food processor until the consistency of cornmeal. Add water until mixture forms a ball. Roll it into 1/2" thickness and cut into shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets about 10 min., depending on size of treats. Cool and store in refrigerator.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Owner and Furry Friend Compatability

Compatability is not a simple thing to arrive at, however, this list should help. For the owner; make a list of your characteristics and lifestyle preferences. For those that like to travel ALL OF THE TIME and wish to leave their pet at home or in a Kennel, this is an easy one-DO NOT GET A PET, you are too important and have too many places and people to see. Kennels are occassionally needed but they are not meant to be homes for a liftetime.

There is not a right or wrong way to apporach this, just give it some thought. Example, if you have a low tolerance for shedding, don't get a dog that sheds massive amounts of dog hair. All dogs shed for the most part, some more so than others. If you don't like getting outside and exercizing, then pick a breed that doesn't require alot of excercise and is a lower energy level pet. Now, providing that you have not been offended, here is Nuni11's list.

-Group (Herding toy etc etc…)
-Energy level:
-Need for outdoor exercise:
-Training potential:
-Protectiveness/guarding behavior:
-Show quality:
-Coat length:
-Coat color:
-Need for grooming:
-Good with children:
-Good with cats:
-Good with other dogs:

Hope this helps everyone who will be adding a new furry friend to the family. To get all of these things you want to have for your dog please take this up to the pet store manager,breeder,vet or professional pet trainer and ask them what dog best fits your profile list. In addition, here are a few things you will need for your new dog; three toys for him/her, a bag of dog food depending on age, puppy, pup, adult etc... a food bowl and a water bowl. (If you have a puppy, mix three teaspoons of water in with the dry food it makes it easier for him/her to digest, don't soak it and make it gummy, just soften it a bit) If you have new carpet or hard wood floors, make sure to place food and water on a carpeted surface or on a feeding and watering mat, you will slip and fall if the wood floor is wet with your dog’s water mouth drainage. A metal crate for him/her if you are going to initially crate train your pet (Make sure you read and research "how to crate train" before attempting this task blindly). Crate training is not meant for obedience, it's a safe quite place for your pet to sleep or stay if you are away from the home for a few hours. Most of us have to work. We will discuss more on crate training at a later time. But Crate training can serve many purposes. Pets like to "den" especially dogs. It's also a safe place to go in the event of a broken glass on the floor and during clean-up. Many pets like to have a blanket draped over their crate for privacy to snuggle. Hope this was helpful! From The Doghouse - Nuni11

Monday, June 2, 2008

Furry Little Friend Vet Check List

-My checklist for my trip to the vet.
-My "Furry Friend"
-A leash
-A collar
-A calm emotion (this would mean you the owner)
-A Ziploc© plastic container for water purposes
-A Ziploc© baggie of dog treats (careful not to over treat-your furry friend gets nervous and might get sick)
-A Ziploc© baggie of dog food (careful not to over feed-you don't want furry friend sickness)
-A toy
-A small bag for (if he does his business on the vet's lawn)
-If you have anything else you want to take for your little furry friend write it down.

From the doghouse of ~~Nuni11~~

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Dog's Cabin Vacation in the Mountains

Hello everyone! My name is “Nuni11” and I am elven years old. This is my first entry to the dog blog, and I wanted to tell a funny story about my Weimaraner, “Kaspar Newton Von Rudolph”. Well it all started when my Mom, Dad, Kaspar, and I went on vacation. My dog Kaspar is use to carpeted floors and tiling. When we got to our vacation cabin spot, we walked in the door and Kaspar completely stopped! My Mom and Dad were thinking, “Oh no! We are going to have to deal with Kaspar getting used to this place, I laughed to myself.” Then we noted that he was having a problem getting off the couch onto the floor in the cabin again. We then figured out, it was not the cabin he is scared of - it was the hardwood floors! He was freaked out about the sound of his feet clicking and the slickness of the hardwood floors. Then we found some towels, and floor mats, laid them out on the floor, so he could have a safety path to walk. However, some spots did not have any floor mats and Kaspar had found a solution to his problem. He started walking on his toenails, as if to minimize paw contact! He was crouched down, legs bent. Not any part of his paw surface was touching the wood floor! The slipping and sliding on the floor is a whole new entry in which I will write about at another time. We went to this particular cabin two times, another cabin one time and he started getting use to the hardwood floors. Kaspar could not wait to go outside where there was no hardwood flooring-his confidence peaked immediately when hitting nature’s turf. The one time he tried to climb the stairs in the cabin loft, he got half way up and his back foot slipped and he got freaked out and ran back downstairs! Maybe climbing the stairs can be a goal on his next trip. Needless-to-say, he never tried to go up there again! All he does now is go up one-step. Family entertainment at its finest-who forgot to pack the video camera?

About The Images: Naptime for Kaspar - He looks so sweet and peaceful when he sleeps. Someone say Organic Rawhide Bone - He thinks it's time for him to have his rawhide bone for the evening. The last photo of him doing “The Death Roll” and showing his bottom “Lip”. Yes, you herd me, Kaspar my dog has a bottom lip! It looks so funny. We call it "The Death Roll" Because he waves his paws around and he can sometimes, accidently scratch us with his paws. But he is still a very good boy! The funnier thing is that he goes to sleep on his back and he shows his bottom “Lip”, this image hasn't been reworked or edited. I Hope you enjoyed my dog blog! I will try and make another blog again soon.

From the doghouse of: ~~Nuni11~~

Should I have Health Insurance for my Dog or Cat?

Part of loving is protecting and responsible pet ownership means visiting your veterinarian on a regular basis for routine treatments, vaccinations and examinations (unless, in our opinion your pet is susceptible to seizures and then we suggest “Nozodes” as an alternative to typical vaccinations, but what do we know? This is a different topic in which I will write about at another time). Vaccinations are a touchy topic and there can be adverse reactions and side effects for both animals and children (we’ll save the side effect statistics for another article-see a pattern here to my evasiveness). Don’t take our word for it, research it yourself. One thing to remember is most kennels will not accommodate dogs if they are not vaccinated and most veterinarians can manage your pet just fine with modern medicinal practices.

Many pets live out their lives without problems, however, statistics show that pets will require unexpected treatments from time to time throughout their lifetimes. Your vet is a highly skilled expert who has the ability to practice the latest medical techniques often required to return your pet to good health. Insuring your pet will assist you in managing the costs associated with high quality veterinary care.

You can't predict the future of your pet's health, but you can prepare for it. Pet insurance programs eliminate the financial stress of providing unexpected medical attention. We understand that if your pet is ill or has an accident, the last thing you want to think about is money. How much will it cost for medical attention? How much will your pet insurance cover? Pet Insurance Programs give you peace-of-mind. Pet insurance can be purchased for today’s dog and cat owners.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How To Measure For A Dog Bed

These are general guidelines used when answering this question.
-Does your dog prefer to curl up or stretch out?
-Measure Your Pet Lying Down
-Use the Weight of the Pet
-When in doubt get the larger, not the smaller size
-Measure your pet lying down as he/she is normally accustomed to lying.
-Measure from the nose to the rump; add 6 inches to 12 inches- (remember the curled or stretched out rule).
-Size: Pick the size of the bed that will best fit those measurements, remembering that round bed measurements are in diameter (width across the circle).
-Weight: In general use the following guidelines:-Small - pets up to 25 lbs-Medium - pets up to 40 lbs-Large - pets up to 85 lbs-Extra Large - pets up to 140 lbs XX Large - pets up to 175 lbs. Different bed types will accommodate different weights. Browse our luxury dog beds and designer dog beds now.

NOTE: These weight to size orderings are as accurate as the next prediction of the stock market, weather report or ....well, enough said here. Our Weimaraner uses a space from the size of a small seating chair to a nine foot couch. And if we don’t monitor him carefully enough, he will migrate to a California King size mattress in one of our bedrooms for napping or trampoline pouncing, depending on his mood. So the above guidelines only applies to our house 40% of the time.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Are Raised Dog Feeders Really Good for your Dog?

Why Raise the bowls?
By raising the bowls up off the floor it helps our Canine companions in the following areas:
1. Better posture, especially with older dogs.
2. Better digestion - food moves from mouth to stomach quicker and easier.
3. Less stress on the Pasterns (canine forearm/wrist area)
4. Less leaning, relieves stress on hips and shoulder area. So what’s there to think about? Remember, part of loving is protecting and this also applies to “prevention”. And the winner is - "raised dog feeders are really good for your dog".

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Measuring for a Raised Feeder Bowl

How do I determine the right height for a raised feeder?

-Measure from the ground to the top of your dog's shoulder, this is called the wither height.

-Then subtract 6 inches. This is the correct feeder height for your dog. (For small dogs subtract 4 inches)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Exotic Polar Ice Chaise Lounge Dog Bed

Beyond The Crate has added a new product line called "Pawniquely". These hand crafted furnishings may well be classified as pet furniture. Unlike some pet beds that have weight limits, the bed shown here can withstand weight up to 300lbs. Made of solid wood construction and covered in a commercial grade fabric treated with teflon technology to prevent staining. To see more products like this go to

Sunday, January 6, 2008

New Fabrics for the Manhattan Sofa Beds

New fabrics for the Manhattan Sofa Pet Bed are now available on There are five new fabrics to choose from and each bed comes with a bolster. There are 12 bolster materials to choose for these designer pet beds.