Gen7Pets created another top-notch pet product that is pleasing pet owners on-the-go every day! The Portable Pet Bed from Gen7Pets is easy to carry, easy to fold and very comfortable for your pet to lie upon. It comes in two colors, Heather Navy and Heather Gray. Unfolded it measures 25.5” L x 6.5” H x 16” W. This size is perfect for small and medium-sized dogs. The inner lining inside the fleece pad is easily removed for washing. The folded bed has an adjustable strap for your shoulder comfort. Take this bed everywhere you go with your pet, it reminds them of home!
There aren’t many pet strollers that are specifically designed for two pets to ride separately, aside from the KittyWalk Double Decker. The Double Decker has two separate, removable carriers, each with a front and a back door. The doors are closed with durable metal clasps, not with zippers. This type of stroller is perfect for keeping two pets separated when they won’t play nice together.
However, there are many pet strollers that have the capability to carry more than one pet at a time. Pay attention to the cabin dimensions to determine whether your two or three pets will fit inside. Also make sure you adhere to the weight limit that each stroller can carry. If you have concerns about whether your pets may jump out of the stroller, then you should also pay attention to the number of tether clips available in the cabin. Some people don’t even use this feature, but if you think your pet might make a run for it, you may want to look into the number of tether clips. The PetZip Monogram and the PetZip Happy Trailer both have more than one tether clip. Doggyride Trailers and Strollers have enough room to carry one large dog or many, I’ve seen 4 small dogs fit comfortably inside, and extra leash sets are available to purchase. Each leash set will attach two dogs.
The above mentioned strollers and many others are available at: http://www.PerfectPetStroller.com
Josie was an indoor-outdoor cat until something attacked her one day. Who knows what actually happened. It could have been a mouse-catching operation gone awry, or maybe a she mistook a raccoon for the family dog she likes to taunt. She came in for some love and a meal that day and her face was bloody with a giant gash underneath her eye.
After several trips to the vet and a few hundred dollars later, Josie was an indoor only cat. Like many cats, every time the door opens, she moves into stealth mode and tries to get out. Mostly her efforts fail, but the humans tend to feel badly that she can’t go hunting any longer. A stroller seemed like a viable alternative. She can’t prowl on land, but she does get to see and feel the outdoors like the good old days.
KittyWalk Systems designed strollers especially for cats. All of their stylish strollers have a 360 degree view. Josie likes the 5th Avenue Luxury stroller in pink, of course. The stroller is great for cruising the neighborhood and park. This is not a jogging stroller and shouldn’t be compared to one. The smaller, swivel wheels mean that the stroller is meant for mostly smooth terrain. Josie is not a cat that would appreciate an all out run, so a stroller for walking is just right for her. The sturdy, claw-proof mesh is an attractive feature. She can go in the front or the rear opening. Josie spent a few days with the stroller sitting in the living room, so she could check it out. The cabin is removable from the frame so she can just pop into the stroller after a car ride to the park.
KittyWalk Systems makes eleven strollers to suit the needs of choosy pet owners. Check out the features for yourself.
The benefits of owning a pet are well-known. Pets improve the quality of life for many humans. I’ve known plenty of people who prefer the company of dogs and cats over other humans! When we get older, this phenomenon potentially becomes even more evident; pets are good company, they give people a purpose, a sense of responsibility.
As your physical, and mental, capacity declines the need for nursing, or personal care home, placement becomes greater. It’s been the norm not to accept pets at these residences. Lately, however, may nursing facilities are allowing residents to bring their pets with them, or the facilities are adopting their own pets for community enjoyment. Animals that are taking up residence in nursing homes include dogs, cats, birds, ducks, fish, even miniature pigs. Giving up your residence is a signal to some that you are giving up your independence. Asking people to give up their beloved companions, often of many years, seems cruel. Kudos to all the facilities that encourage and adopt pets!
Dogs entertain us, they give us love and joy, and sometimes they do odd things. At least we humans think some things they do are odd. Like, why does my dog kick the grass after peeing? Why does my dog sit on my feet and lean on my legs? and Why does my dog shred the toilet paper?
Dogs have glands in their feet that secrete hormones. Experts believe that dogs are spreading their scent in order to mark their territory when they kick the grass after going to the bathroom.
Dogs aren’t able to tell us they love us, so they tend to show us. Sitting on our feet and leaning on our legs are one way that dogs like to show us affection. They don’t always realize that their weight is sometimes enough to tip us over!
Shredding paper is definitely not an ideal behavior. In the wild, though, animals tear at their prey and this behavior is innate. Hopefully, you can find a more productive item for your dog to chew and tear up, like a bully stick.
Large dog breeds are the first thing that come to mind when you think about running long distances, but this is not always the case. Some large pure breeds have hip troubles that would be made worse with constant pavement pounding. It’s the medium-sized dogs that make great distance runners, like the Jack Russell, German Short-Haired Pointer, Weimaraner, and Vizsla.
Dogs that enjoy sprinting, or short distance runs include: Beagles, English Setters, Golden and Labrador retrievers, and Pitbulls.
Do you love to run in the heat? Breeds like Airedale and Fox terriers, and Rhodesian ridgebacks have longer snouts that help them breathe easier. How about running in the freezing temperatures? Take along a Siberian husky, a German Shepherd, or a Malamute.
If you have some kind of mixed breed, talk to your vet about whether their build will make a good runner. Puppies of any breed shouldn’t be taken on runs, their bones need time to grow.