Posted: Mar 15 2012
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Spring is in the air, and with the excitement of warmer weather, longer daylight hours, birdsong, and new green sprouts, we know it also means thunderstorms. If your dog suffers from thunderstorm anxiety now is the time to prepare in order to help your dog cope this common behavioral issue.
Many dogs suffer from thunderstorm anxiety and can exhibit behaviors including excessive shaking, digging, panting and whining during storms. In addition to providing a safe, indoor space for your pet during storms there are several natural, holistic products available that utilize your dog's sense of smell and touch to help them stay calm.
Canine Calm offers soothing aromatherapy with essential oils including bergamot, lavender and geranium. This soothing mist can be lightly sprayed behind your dog's ears or in her crate or bed for a gentle, effective way to calm jittery nerves.
Sleepy Time Tonic is an herbal elixir made with all-natural valerian root and Bach flower remedies. Custom formulated by leading herbalist, Robert McDowell, Sleepy Time Tonic works to balance the metabolic system and the nervous system providing relief for overstimulated dogs.
The Anxiety Wrap has been providing gentle, effective relief from thunderstorm fears for over a decade. Based on the Tellington Touch method of Maintained Pressure, the Anxiety Wrap affects your dog's sensory receptors that communicate with the brain and the central nervous system. Our blog post on how the Anxiety Wrap Helps Dogs That Are Afraid Of Thunderstorms is a great primer. Wearing the Anxiety Wrap, your dog receives positive input that is even, rhythmic, and repetitive, producing a calming of the mind and body even during the worst storms.
Posted: Mar 01 2012
A new study by Pethealth, Inc. shows that more stray cats are being returned to their homes rather than taken to animal shelters. Increased use of pet tags and microchipping is helping to decrease the stray pet population and ensure that lost cats find their way home.
While this is good news for the cats that are returned home, overpopulation of cats and dogs in animal shelters continues. It's important to make sure your pets' tags are up-to-date with your current contact information. It's also a good idea to make sure the ring connectors on your tags are in good working order and that collars and harnesses fit properly.
Posted: Nov 19 2011
We've been huge Big Shrimpy Dog Bed fans for years and for good reason. They are comfy, durable and very eco-friendly. How eco-friendly? Well, most folks know that you can purchase a new cover for your bed to extend the life of your bed. Or, if you like, you can even have it recycled. That's right, Big Shrimpy dog beds are made from recycled material, AND you have them recycled when (or if) you decide your pet's bed is no longer needed. This video shows how to recycle your Big Shrimpy bed. Comfy, classy, durable and recyclable. That's why Big Shrimpy Dog Beds are totally awesome.
Posted: Jul 07 2011
Checkout Wet Paint, Lupine's newest dog collar, leash and harness pattern. With bold splashes of color on a charming blue background, this collar and leash pattern is sure to turn heads. Check out the new Lupine Wet Paint Collar and matching Wet Paint Harness today. Plus this pattern comes with Lupine's famous lifetime guarantee. We love it!