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The Pampered Pooch
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 7Â¼"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 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
Can't Find a Dog Sweater You Like? Knit Your Own
The Best Dog Sites
Here are some links to my favorite dog information sites
- American Kennel Club
Find out anything you want to know about dogs.
- Dog Breed Info
Another great site to answer all your doggy questions.
- How To Buy Designer Dog Beds
If you truly have a pampered pet check it out! There are some links to a couple great sites to find designer dog beds.
- How To Buy Pet Insurance
Why buy pet insurance? What questions should you ask? This article gives you the ins and outs of purchasing pet insurance.
- Dog Play
This link will take you to some great activities you can do with your pet.
Only The Best Will Do- Here Are My Favorite Dog Books And Magazines
Another great training book. Patricia has many great insights into how to understand your pet.
A cute guide for all of us.
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
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
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