Monday, April 27, 2009

Eco-Friendly Pet Toys

It's time your pet goes green! There are many products available for your pets that are made from all natural ingredients! I have chosen my top 5 favorite toys that are Eco-friendly for your pet that he or she will still absolutely love!

Meet Tux - It's a dog's chance to get his cake and eat it too! Tux is the perfect combination of a supremely stuffable, tossable dog treat toy and guaranteed-tough Zogoflex.
Just like the other Zogoflex toys, Tux is pliable, bouncy, nontoxic, recyclable, and buoyant (it floats). Stuff your dog's favorite treat into the cavity of Tux and let 'er rip. Tux is even dishwasher safe for easy cleaning! Tux is a treat toy and was designed to withstand chewing, but still be fun - with or without a treat!

Simply Fido Organic Pet Toys are made of organic fabrics and all-natural dyes. Organically grown, the fibers in each toy are unbleached, untreated, and unprocessed. Natural extracts from plants and minerals, such as gardenia seed, clove and chestnut bur, are used to dye the fibers. Simply Fido Toys are 100% environmentally friendly! Each toy is about 10" long and comes with a removable squeaker

Planet Dog Recycle Toys are made from "regrind" - first quality Orbee-Tuff material that would otherwise be discarded. All of Planet Dog's Orbee-Tuff toys are non-toxic, doggie-durable, buoyant, and bouncy with a bonus minty scent that's irresistible to dogs!

Blow long-lasting bubbles for pets to chase and pop. IncrediBubbles dry in the air, and land on the ground intact, waiting to be attacked by cats and dogs alike! Economical and fantastic fun, these bubbles come in a non-toxic peach flavor that your pet is sure to love.

Stella The Cork Comet is a natural cork ball toy with seven natural hemp twine tails in a rainbow of color. Watch Stella the Cork Comet fly in the air when your cat is trying to catch her!
From the Field's Catnip Essential Oil is one of the most potent catnip oil spray products on the market, made from essential oil extracted from their legendary catnip buds and distilled water. It can be used to rejuvenate old toys.

You can purchase all of these great products at! They have everything from pet toys, beds, and treats! They even have free shipping on most of their products all with great prices! Check it out today and go green!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Do I Hear Wedding Bells?

Want to give your canine a wedding of her dreams? Why not? Dog's are such a big part of our world today that pet owners are willing to do just about anything for them! offers everything you need to make your dog have a special day! From the wedding dress and groom's tux to the bridesmaid dresses and best man's tux

Wine and Beer for the Dog!

Would you like Johnny Barker Black Lab or Bowser Beer tonight?
When the occasion calls for an after dinner cocktail, Johnny Barker Black Lab is available for the “other” members of the family. Sniff the richness, lick the flavor, taste like no other. Give the gift of taste, alcohol free aus-jus to be poured over the evening meal. Enjoy Irresponsibly.

Now, here is a six pack for the party animal in your house! Dogs are known to love beer and now their owners can treat them to their own festive, delicious brew. You can both sit back, relax and watch the game!
Visit for all your doggie needs! They have adorable products and treats for your four legged family member!

Grooming Is Important

If you have a dog at home or are thinking of buying one, please remember how important it is to groom your dog!

Grooming not only makes a dog look and feel better but it keeps him or her healthier! When you bring your dog to the groomers they don't just wash your dog and throw them in a cage to dry!They inspect your dog for harmful parasites such as fleas, ticks, or worms! Groomers look at the skin to make sure it's not real dry or has rashes. They look at the ears to make sure they are not infected. They look at the nails to make sure they are nice and short! Groomers inspect the pads to make sure there are no harmful or sharp objects stuck in between!

When I groom a dog that's the first thing I do! I look over the dog to make sure it's healthy and If I do find fleas or ticks, rashes, or anything I fix the problem. I have shampoo's and conditioner's that are specially made to help with certain problems. If I think it's something very serious, then I refer them to a Veterinarian. Grooming helps get rid of dirt and matting! It actually makes the dogs feel better not just look better!

If you can not afford to professionally have your dog groomed then it's important not only to bath your dog but brush him! If your dog has matts and you do not remove them, then those matts will get tighter and tighter! Imagine your hair in a tight knot pulling on your skin? Constantly Pulling on your skin? No blood flow to that area? OUCH!!! Keep your dog cleaned and brushed! If you can not clip your own dogs toe nails and can not afford to get your dog groomed then bathe them at home and go to your local vets to have to toe nails cut. It's not that much money! If you still can not afford that and the dogs health is at risk...I think it's time to find help or a new home for the pup!

Don't Buy Animals! Adopt Them!

If you and your family decide to bring an animal into your home, adopt one (or two). Don’t buy one from a pet store. That way you can save a homeless animal from death and your money won’t be used to support the dog and cat population explosion. The goal of the pet shops is to make money so animals in them are often treated as just another "item" to be sold.

Many of the puppies in pet shops come from puppy mills. These are places where sad, lonely dogs live in small cages under awful conditions and are forced to give birth to puppies over and over again. After about five or six years, the dogs in the puppy mills don’t have enough puppies so they’re killed. If people didn’t buy puppies from pet shops, then the puppy mills would go out of business and the dogs in shelters would find good homes instead of being killed.

When you are ready to adopt an animal, don’t overlook the ones who may not seem "cute" to other people. These need just as much love as any others and will give you much love and appreciation in return.

When your friends tell you they want to buy a fancy, pedigree dog or cat, tell them about all the homeless animals who are waiting to be adopted. The dogs and cats in shelters are just as nice as the dogs in pet shops. Shelters even have many of the same pedigree dogs and cats as pet stores. There are also many rescue groups for purebreds, so if people want a specific kind of dog or cat they can always adopt one from the rescue group.
You can visit Pet Finders to look for animals that are up for adoption. You can search by breed or zip code to find just the right animal at a shelter or rescue group near you.
I agree with this very strongly! It is important to rescue a dog instead of buying from a puppy mill! Even if you want a pure bred like a standard poodle, they have rescue groups out there! Just google it and help stop animal cruelty!

Meet Jasmine Marie and Isabel Rose!

Jasmine Mariah and Isabel Rose are Standard Poodles and A breed that I have come to Adore!

Isabel Rose is a four year old cream Standard Poodle with a heart of gold! She loves playing with her ball, lounging in the sun, sitting with her legs crossed and just being the perfect little prep that she is! When it comes for Isabel's grooming she will jump right up on the table and hand me her paw as if to say " Ah yes, I am ready for my monthly manicure!" After I am done with her grooming she will walk around with her head held so high and be so proud of her new stunning look! Don't get me wrong though...she has her dog days. If she sees a puddle of mud, she will run over to it and jump around! If you leave chicken or some type of meat in the trash...She will find it! And she demands at least 1/2 the bed! Isabel will actually sleep with her head on a pillow and body under the covers! She makes a great cuddlier though! Isabel is a little shy when she first meets a new dog or person but quickly warms up to them and loves to play. If a male dog goes somewhere he is not suppose to go, Isabel is sure to let him know that she isn't easy and not to go there!

Then there is Jasmine Mariah! She is a 2 year old black Standard Poodle who is the complete opposite of her sister Isabel! She is still as loving as can be but the biggest goof ball ever! She will run around in a circle, nudge you with her nose and demand to be loved, roll around, jump around, make funky noises, and make the cutest facial expressions ever! Jasmine is not a prep at all! I like to call her my little tom boy! She likes to rough house and pass gas and be a complete spaz! Jasmine loves everyone she meets and has to be the center of attention! When it's time for her to sleep she will lay right on top of you until you move! If you try and move her she grunts back at you! I always have to remind her that I am the pack leader not her! She really is a sweetheart though and wouldn't hurt a fly! She is stubborn but not mean! Her and Isabel are inseparable! They love each other so much and together with their unique personalities make the best pets ever! Never a dull moment in my household!

I hope to share more fun stories about Isabel and Jasmine as time passes! Everyday is something new!