Shiloh is a Chiweenie and is five years old. Here’s how we found Shiloh: Me and my family have a favorite restaurant that we like to go to, and there is a pet store right next door. Me and my sisters always like to go look at the puppies. One day I saw Shiloh and I knew I had to get him. A few days later my parents suprised me and told me that I had a new dog, and that we just needed to pick him up. I was super excited. We got Shiloh and he is the greatest puppy anyone could ever ask for. One time I was walking around the house and he followed me so close that he stepped on my heels. I said I should have named him Shadow. I love my Shiloh and he means the world to me. Submitted by Grace S.
My dog is a Fox Haired Retriever and his name is Zeus. He is six years old now and has won over the hearts of everyone he has met (even the cat lovers). He’s a mad water addict and if your feeling down, he’ll nudge your arms and force you to cuddle him. Zeus is a really effectionate dog when it comes to family and friends, but isn’t scared to protect his family when he feels threatened! Submitted by Liam C.
This is Alfie, He is eight and a half weeks old. He is so cute, but looks can be deceiving. He’s into everything and his teeth are like razors. I’ve got the scars to prove it. But we love him to bits. We’ve only had him four days he’s learning very quickly and settled in really well. Submitted by Steve E.
Jocko was at a small dog rescue that was flooded in Okeechobee, Florida. My daughter saw him on the site and they needed to get a lot of the animals out of there due to high waters. He was meant to be part of the family. It was like he was with us forever from the time he met all of us. He is four years old and such a good boy. His sister, Sox is a Husky. Jocko tied for first place for cutest dog at his first doggy fund raiser for his rescue shelter, Barky Pines. One of these photos shows him in his pumpkin hat and his beautiful blue eyes. And in the car he always rides on my shoulders. Submitted by Donna L.
Her name was Lady Nakia. This was the best dog you could ever have. She loved children. She would not let toddlers near the stairs and would freak out when they were swimming. She was mother to all kids. She was also my best friend and went everywhere with me and people who were afraid of Rottweilers fell in love with her because she was such a big mush-ball and was so friendly and gentle. I truly miss her as though she were one of my kids. She lived to the ripe old age of 15, which is very old for a Rottweiler. She had a great life with her loving family. Submitted by Richard G.
Things to Keep In Mind before Flying with Your Dog
Our furry four legged companions often feel like part of the family for pet owners. As such it is often hard leaving them at home while the rest of the family goes on vacations or trips to another city or to a country setting. Flying with a pet is a possibility, but you are usually riddled with lots of preparation and must have a lot of patience. The friendly skies can quickly become an impediment due to expensive air fares, flight delays and crowded airports. These things can easily take their toll on a even the well-seasoned traveller, and they are only magnified in your pet, which is why most pet owners resolve to leave their pets at home to negate having to deal with these issues. However, seeing as much of the problem can be quickly resolved by adequate planning, we have listed a few things below that you might keep in mind to help make flying with your pet as effortless and comfortable as possible.
Know Your Options
It’s important to know that different airlines have different policies when it comes to travelling with your canine companion. Some airlines are open to pampering your pup in the first class cabin, while others won’t let them into the airplane at all. Aside from limited space, some airlines try to avoid having any liability issues that might arise from allowing your dog onboard. Moreover, while certain airlines are open to carrying pets, they still have certain restrictions against flying certain breeds, such as those breeds with smaller airway passages which can cause breathing problems when flying at high altitudes.
Prepare Your Dog In Advance for Flying
If this will be your dog’s first time flying in an airline cabin or in cargo, it is important to prepare them weeks in advance in order to have a smooth and comfortable flight. The first thing you should do is to crate train your dog. Once you have purchased an appropriate crate, ensure that they can stand, move around and sleep in it comfortably. Make sure that your dog is comfortable being alone in the crate, which might possibly be tucked underneath the seat. Train your dog well in advance to be comfortable being alone in the crate for a few hours. Airports tend to be crowded and airplanes tend to be noisy, and that can be a scary experience for your pet. To make the experience easier, you can try to desensitize your dog to loud noises in advance from your own house by playing loud noises of crowded airports or flights taking off.
Monitor Their Water and Food Intake
Some people avoid eating a few hours before their flight in order to avoid an upset stomach while flying. The same principle could apply to your pet companion. Dogs are resilient and can effortlessly handle not eating or drinking for a few hours. This however doesn’t mean that your dog should be dehydrated. Give your pup some just a little bit of water before and during the flight. Be careful about feeding any food to your dog. Should they decide to eat it, their nerves could get the better part of them and they could leave a not so clean cabin or cargo area. Even more serious, they could choke on the food and this could easily go unnoticed for the entire flight.
Take a Walk
On the day of the flight its important to walk your dog or engage them is some playtime so that they are tired and more likely sleep throughout the flight. This little exercise also boosts their circulation, negating the effects of laying down for long hours on a flight.
This article was written by the team at Hair Clippers Club
Are you tired of taking your small dog to an expensive groomer? Well, there is a way out. Just get the right tools and start grooming in a stress-free and affordable way from home. Of course one of the must-haves is a clipper that will help you to trim your pet’s hair and create a clean look. You can find cheap clippers for small dogs by understanding the following:
Cheap Does Not Imply Low Quality
As a dog owner, your animal’s welfare matters a whole lot, and you don’t want him or her to be uncomfortable. You want to ascertain that your dog is both compliant and comfortable during the grooming process. Therefore, do not subject him or her to clippers that cut the skin, or that which creates ugly lines on the skin. Note that small dogs are harder to groom than the bigger ones. It is easy to injure them because the tools may be larger than the pet.
The appropriate and quality clipper is defined by the sharpness of the blade. It should allow you to create a smooth cut. The size of the tool should let you hold your pet in specific position as you cut the hair, which is specifically important whengrooming the delicate areas of the skin. The weight of the clipper must be on the light side so that you can focus on the task at hand as opposed to holding the awkwardly heavy tool. Plus, your clippers should have a blade that is easy to clean for hygiene purposes.
Going for cordless clippers is also better than the corded type so that you can easily maneuver around your dog. And it is important to get clippers that have multiple speeds. The benefit of this feature is that you can change the speed depending on where you are cutting the hair and the cooperation of your pet. Also, try to find clippers that are less noisy and with fewer vibrations. Given that it is already daunting to groom a small dog, you may want to eliminate the distractions. The task will then be achieved easily and quickly.
Find Quality Products during Promotions
It can be daunting to find outstanding products and brands at a cheap price. A generic brand will only disappoint you after awhile. As you try to save on costs, go to reputable dealers and find out if they have promotional campaigns. They may offer you a kit containing everything that you need for dog grooming at one low price. This is inclusive of things like blade coolant, brush, attachments, combs, etc.
You may also take advantage of new brands trying to market their products online. They adopt a penetration pricing strategy where quality products are offered at an extremely low price to introduce their product and beat the competition. A new vendor trying to promote a well-known brand will also take the same approach.
In other instances, the price of a good product will be lowered once new competition sets in or when a company realizes that they are not making significant sales or profits. Certain seasons can also prompt vendors to come up with promotional campaigns. Be on the lookout and you might get lucky. The bottom line is that you should do an extensive search online if you want to land quality products at a discount.
Redefine the Phrase “Cheap Clippers”
While you try to make purchase decisions on dog clippers, we advise that you change your meaning of the word “cheap.” Is a product cheap because you pay lower prices, or because you can save on costs after using it for a long time? Well, the latter seems to be the best way of determining the value of the product. Regardless of the amount that you pay initially, you will be thrilled if the product does the job for a long time.
Inexpensive dog clippers can be found in credible websites and stores. Be sure to compare the prices and quality of the products before making your decision.
Dooley is our ten week old Rhodesian Ridgeback. He’s already almost 30 pounds! He loves snuggling, playing, eating, chewing, chewing, and chewing. We flew to Orlando from Memphis to pick him up. When we got to the Orlando airport with him, the airline would not let him board since he was not yet 10 weeks old (he was 8 weeks). However, he was already right at the weight limit of 20 pounds, so there’s no way he would have been able to fly at 10 weeks! Oh well. We rented a car and took our first road trip together. Glad to have him home with us. He’s an awesome addition to the family. Submitted by Shane O.