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The Pampered Pooch

Updated on March 13, 2013

Do You Have A Pampered Pooch?

Are you looking for unique items for your pet?  This lens was created to provide unique pet and gift ideas for dog lovers.  From pet bags and carriers, to designer beds and leashes, I will show you where to find the fun stuff. 

I spent several years in the dog grooming industry, and learned the ins and outs of pampering even the most discerning pooch (and their owners).  I am going to share that knowledge here by providing some great products, articles, and links to other websites with great information. 

If you like this lens bookmark it and check back often for new products and information, and don't forget to tell your friends.  Please be sure you sign the guestbook to let me know what your pampered pooch's favorite things are.  If you are looking for something and you don't see it here, drop me a line, and I will see if I can locate it for you. 

This lens is a work in process, more information, and great products coming all the time. 

Pamper Your Pooch in the Winter

Keep your pet warm and pampered this winter with these great sweaters, and dog boots.


Dog Santa Sweaters
- $ 14.99
Dress your dog like Santa. It’s too cute. Classic red and white Santa suit with black buckle. Male sweater has short sleeves. Made of polyester. Machine wash. Sizes XS, S, M.

Great Dog Gifts- For The Pet Who Has Everything


Travel Feeding Tote
- $ 29.99
Bring along doggie's bowl when traveling. Compact case with handles opens to food dish on one side and water bowl on the other. 6" diameter stainless steel bowls remove for easy cleaning. Tote is 8"W x 7¼"H closed.

Designer Dog Beds From Pet Street Mall

Just in time for summer. Your pampered pooch needs this great bed for his spot on the deck or porch.

Caring for Your Pampered Pooch

There are some basic things all pet owners should do for their pampered pooches.

1. Brush your dog on a regular basis, even short haired dogs can benefit from a regular brushing with a soft brush. It is also a good time to check their coat and make sure it looks healthy. Check for fleas, or anything unusual.

2. Feed your dog good quality food.

3. Take your pet for a yearly checkup at the veterinarian, including a shot booster.

4. Check ears and nails on a regular basis. Wipe the ears with a soft cloth. If you are brave trim the nails. If you are not drop by a groomer, or the vet's office for a quick nail trim.

The Latest Pet Care Items for Your Special Pooch

It's the dreaded shedding season. I'm featuring a couple products to help make life easier if your pet is leaving their hair all over the house.

Here are some products that are on the cutting edge of pet care technology.

Lentek Ionic Waterless Pet Bath and Massage Brush
Lentek Ionic Waterless Pet Bath and Massage Brush

Lentek Ionic Pet Brush with Massage. Ionic odor removing technology with the additional massage feature. Gentle massage action relaxes your pet while bathing them without chemicals or water. Operates quietly with no moving parts, so even your timid pet will love it.

Just five minutes a day helps keep pet odors away. Lentek Ionic Pet Massage neutralizes odors in your pet's fur. Impurities in the air are broken down, helping to destroy pollen, flying dust, mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria, pet dander and more. As an added bonus, Lentek included a new Massage feature to aid in the loosening of tangles and pet dander.

The Ionic Pet Massage Brush electronically oxidates the air sending the odor-neutralizing technology through the air ducts, leaving your pet smelling fresh and clean. The over 100 firm and short bristles allow you to comb away dander, tangles, and debris, conditioning the luster back into the pet's coat and massaging him. The massaging bristles are important in reducing stress and increasing blood circulation.

 

Dog Costumes: For The Pampered Pooch in Disguise

Great for cutest pet contests, parades, Halloween, or just because your dog would look so darn'd cute in it.

Cute Harnesses for Your Dog

eBay items change on a regular basis, so if you see a harness you like, place a bid. It may not be here when you return.

Cute Doggie Sweaters for the Cooler Fall Season

The Best Dog Sites

Here are some links to my favorite dog information sites

Only The Best Will Do- Here Are My Favorite Dog Books And Magazines

The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

Another great training book. Patricia has many great insights into how to understand your pet.

 
Dogs for Dummies
Dogs for Dummies

A cute guide for all of us.

 
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

This is my favorite training book! I love Cesar's gentle understanding methods. I wouldn't train my own pampered pooch any other way.

 

4 Ways In Which You Can Spoil Your Dog Rotten

by Jeremiah O'Connell

You spoil your pooch as close to rotten as you can get, don't you? Hey, who doesn't? It's almost impossible not to, with those adorable, big, beautiful eyes, the little lashes, the soft fur just behind the ears they almost beg to be spoiled. But what can you really do? There are all of those new doggie day spas, doggie day cares, and other doggie luxury services, but how often can you really afford things like that?

I mean, most people rarely have enough cash in the bank to get themselves a surprise manicure and pedicure, much less spring for their pups to get a quadripedicure. You give her a few skritches behind the ears, rub her belly, and maybe give her a massage and splurge on some gourmet treats, but you have to pay rent and eat each month. Your budget just doesn't allow for constant spoiling of your dog.

1. Or does it?

You can make the shampoos, fragrances, and skin conditioners the doggie day spas use whenever you want for a lot less money than you think. Wouldn't your pup love to have an at-home spa treatment? Give these recipes a shot the next time you want to pamper that pup:

2. Aromatic Dry Shampoo

250 ml (1 cup) cornmeal

250 ml (1 cup) baby/talcum powder

5 ml (1 tsp) rosemary

5 ml (1 tsp) lavender

Combine all of the ingredients in a large, airtight container and let them sit overnight. This will allow the rosemary and lavender to scent the other two ingredients lightly. When ready, sprinkle generously over your dog and brush it into her fur by working your fingers against the lay of her coat.

Once it's worked in thoroughly, use your fingers or a hard rubber brush to massage her coat in the direction of the fur but working in circles. Brush until the mixture is completely out of the coat. Your baby will smell great, the powder and cornmeal help absorb excess oil and dirt to clean her, and she won't have had to go through the trauma of having a full bath! How great is that?

3. Herbal Shampoo

470 ml (2 cups) purified water

10 ml (1 tbsp) rosemary

10 ml (1 tbsp) orange zest

30 ml (2 tbsp) chamomile

10 ml (1 tbsp) lavender oil

120 ml (1/2 cup) baby shampoo

Bring water to a boil, then remove from heat. Add all of the herbs, cover the dish, and allow it to steep overnight. Strain the mixture and stir in the oils, then gently add the shampoo until well-mixed. This shampoo should be kept refrigerated for freshness when not in use, but use about 2 tablespoons every time you wash your dog for a sweet-smelling, great treat for both of you. Don't forget to give her a little massage while you're rubbing it in!

4. Lemon Flea Dip

3 lemons

940 ml (1 quart) water

60 ml (1/4 cup) baking soda

5 ml (1 tsp) herbal shampoo

Cut the lemons into eighths while bringing the water to a rolling boil. Add the lemons, boil for one hour, then cover and let the mixture steep overnight. Strain the solution then add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Warm to a tepid temperature before applying. To spoil your pup with the application, dip a sponge into the water and drizzle it slowly over her coat, then use your fingers to work it in using slow, deliberate circles focusing on points like the hips and shoulders. Give her a good massage - she deserves it! This shampoo uses citrus oil to help repel fleas, but the warm water and baking soda also help to soothe any existing irritations she may have.

See? Spoiling your dog is much easier and less expensive than you think, and I've compiled 101 Ways to Spoil Your Dog for Under $10 for just that reason. Any dog owner knows how hard it is to resist spoiling their pup, and now there's no reason to resist! Spoiling her can be as easy as talking to her, you just might not realize the impact simple things have on her. Give the book a read, then try some of the ideas you'll find. You'll be amazed at how much closer and more bonded with your dog you feel!

By Jeremiah O'Connell

If you're looking for an informative book dealing with how to spoil your dog, then you can't go past "101 Ways to Spoil Your Dog for Under $10." I highly recommend it:

Spoil Your Dog Rotten - He's Worth It! CLICK-HERE!

Get Great Dog Carriers on eBay

These items change on a regular basis. If you see something you like place a bid!

Dogs Just Wanta Have Fun

Pampered dogs gotta have toys. Check out the great selection at Dogtoys

Let the world know what your pet likes.

What Are Your Pampered Pets Favorite Things?

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      They love their time with the family the most.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      What great timing! I was looking for items to buy and put them in a house that I'm currently staging to make it look good to a buyer who owns 3 large dogs & he wants a pet-friendly house! I'm a house stager and this is exactly what I'm looking for! Becoming a home stager is not easy! You also need to invest in things like these and to make good impression! thanks a lot for this info!

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      Susan 9 years ago from Texas

      I love my dogs, but ... they're dogs. Anybody gets some bling around here, it's going to be me!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great lens keep up the good work. I too am a dog lover, English Bulldogs are my passion.

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      SPF 10 years ago

      Another great lens!

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      Karendelac 10 years ago

      Great lens. Love dogs. 5 stars.

      Thanks for putting together such a great lens!

      Keep up the great work! All the Best, Karen at Karen's Kinkade Art Store

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      Kmre68 10 years ago

      Great lens, my dogs love to have a pillow and blanket when they sleep. Very pampered.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Great lens to pamper dogs. What a pooch!

      Jason from Sit Stay Fetch

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      mogsta22 lm 10 years ago

      Excellent lens Linette. Full of great ideas to pamper pets.

      All the best

      Jean(Mogsta)

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      Grammy 10 years ago

      and watching me to see if I have a new toy for him. He loves any new (dog, etc..) toy!! A quick sidenote; we'd love to see some photos of your adopted Border Collie, Emily sometime!!

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      Grammy 10 years ago

      What a wonderful lens. Thanks for your sweet blurb on ours. Frankie greets me anytime I arrive home with his tail wagging