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How to Have a Happy and Safe Holiday with Your Pet

Holiday safety for pets

Planning to share the joy of the holiday season with your furry friend? It can be an exciting time for all, but there are a few pet holiday hazards to keep in mind.

Holiday food: Your pup would love a table scrap or two, but holiday food is too fatty and spicy and may affect his diet. Turkey bones pose an even bigger hazard as they can splinter. Skip the holiday meal and give him a special dog treat instead.

Christmas tree: A decorated tree can be an irresistible temptation for pets, especially cats. Hanging tinsel, ball-like globes and wrapped packages may seem pounce-worthy, not to mention the tree itself. Keep the tree as secure as you can, with items out of reach and beware of harmful preservatives in the tree water. Also, avoid keeping gifts with ribbons or wrapped food items under the tree.

Poinsettias & holiday plants: Holiday plants add festive décor, but they can be toxic. Avoid mistletoe, holly and other holiday plants or better yet, use artificial varieties.

Holiday gifts and decorations: Although pretty, ribbon, garland and tinsel should be avoided as decorations on gifts or in the home. They’re too tempting and can cause intestinal blockages if swallowed by your pet.

Holiday candles and lighting: Don’t underestimate the dangers of lit menorahs and holiday candles. Fires are caused every year by pets knocking over lit candles. Secure all electrical cords as well.

Holiday stress: While it’s the season to visit with family and friends, guests and noisy holiday celebrations can also stress your pet. Give him a quiet room or area where he can retreat, get food or water and stay away from the activity.

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Training Your Dog Not to Jump

How to train your dog not to jump

Admit it. When you first got your dog, you thought it was cute when he jumped up in excitement at your arrival. But now that he’s grown, it doesn’t seem so cute.

In fact, it may be quite a problem, especially if he’s a big dog or if he jumps on guests. It’s not too late to train your dog to stop jumping. But first you should understand why he does it.

The most common reason, of course, is to get attention. That’s not a surprise, but what may surprise you is that it’s likely you’ve been reinforcing his behavior. Even if you push him away or tell him to stop, your dog will feel rewarded by your attention. In his mind, any attention is good attention and he’ll continue his behavior.

Train him out of that behavior with the tips below.

Train Your Pup to Stay Seated

  • Don’t respond. Avoid the temptation to give your dog love when he jumps on you. Positive reinforcement leads to repetitive behavior.
  • Don’t respond negatively either. Your dog can view any response, positive or negative, as getting your attention. Even yelling or pushing him off can be positive reinforcement for him.
  • Walk away. When your dog jumps on you, ignore him until he stops and sits. Once he stops, give him attention. By doing this, your dog won’t feel jumping can earn your attention.
  • Ask your dog to sit before he gets any attention. This will teach him that only when he sits will you give him the attention he seeks.
  • Always keep your cool, even when you’re praising him. Don’t get your dog overexcited when he sits, as this may entice him to jump. Likewise, don’t yell at him to sit down.
  • Make sure everyone who interacts with your dog abides by the same rules.

Follow these tactics and your dog should welcome you home more calmly in no time. We are here to help! Visit your Pet Supermarket store for all your pet care needs.

Should You Crate Train Your Puppy?

If you’re a new dog or puppy owner, you might think crate training is unkind or unnecessary, but there are many positive benefits for both you and your dog.

With the right training, your dog will view his crate as a shelter or safe haven, similar to a den used by his wild ancestor. It will also serve as your safety net for training and housebreaking. Read on for reasons why and how you should crate train.

Why Crate Training Works
When your pup is trained to love his crate, he will:

  • Learn bladder and bowel control
  • Feel safe and secure while you’re away
  • Have a safe haven to go to during stressful situations
  • Limit his destructive tendencies to toys, not furniture
  • Travel with less stress

You’ll also get peace of mind knowing your dog is comfortable and safe while you’re away.

Here are a few tips on crate training your pup:

Buy the Right Crate
Crates are available in a variety of sizes and materials, including plastic and metal. You might be tempted to buy the largest crate possible to prepare for Fido’s adult size, but it’s best to give him enough room to eat, sleep, stand up and turn in a circle. If your puppy has too much room, he’ll feel he has enough space to eliminate in one corner. This will hinder your housebreaking efforts, so it’s best to either get a crate that fits his size now or to block off part of the area so he won’t soil it. You can upgrade to a larger, more permanent crate as he grows.

Make the Crate a Happy Place
You’ll want your pup to have positive associations with his crate, so use a happy tone of voice when encouraging him to use it and place his favorite toy or treat nearby. Over the next few days, gradually get him closer until he’s comfortable sitting inside.

It’s also important to place the crate in a central area, so he won’t feel isolated. Remember, this isn’t meant as a punishment. Your pup will want your companionship while he’s in the crate and you’ll want to spot any signs that he needs to go out as well.

Keep Crate Time Short at First
When your pup is comfortable with his crate, begin keeping him confined for short periods of time while you’re at home. Give him a treat, send him into the crate and stay nearby for five to ten minutes, then let him out. Gradually increase the time and leave his sight occasionally until he’s comfortable on his own for the night or while you’re away. Remember, puppies shouldn’t be crated for more than three or four hours as they’ll need to eliminate.

How Not to Use a Crate
Here’s what NOT to do with your crate:

  • Never use the crate as a punishment for doing something wrong. Your dog will eventually fear it and refuse to enter it.
  • Don’t leave your puppy in a crate for more than 3 or 4 hours or longer than he can wait to eliminate.
  • Don’t confine your dog for too long without an equal balance of non-crate time. Your dog won’t get enough exercise or social interaction with too much crate time.
  • Don’t let children pester or tease your dog while he’s in his crate.
  • Don’t use the crate to isolate him from the family.
  • Don’t disappear every time he is crated.

Help your puppy see his crate as a safe, enjoyable den, where he can take refuge and rest comfortably.

Preventive Care for a Healthier Pet

Your pup might not have nine lives, but you can help him live a longer, healthier life with these preventive care tips…

Keep your pet at a healthy weight
Obesity is a big pet problem. In fact, it’s the top nutritional disease among pets. To avoid it, keep Fido lean with exercise and a healthy diet. Being overweight can shorten his life by as much as two years, due to heart disease, diabetes and other ailments.

Feed him a balanced, nutritious diet
Your pup’s overall health will improve with a high quality diet. It’ll show too. You’ll notice not only his shiny coat, healthy skin and bright eyes, but also a stronger immune system, healthy joints and more.

Get preventive help from your vet
Nothing beats a yearly exam to maintain your friend’s good health and find problems early. Of course, you should also vaccinate your pup against diseases such as distemper, parvo and rabies. Find an in-store vet clinic at your nearest Pet Supermarket for vaccinations at affordable rates.

Fight parasites
Did you know swallowing a flea could cause your dog to get tapeworms? It’s one of the most common internal parasites for pets. Fleas can also irritate skin and lead to hair loss or hot spots. Keep Fido parasite free with one of the many flea-control products available.

Clean those teeth
You might joke about your pet’s “doggy breath” but that bad breath can be a sign of dental disease. What might seem like a little problem now can lead to a big one later, such as dental pain and even heart and kidney disease. It’s worth spending a little time cleaning his teeth and offering dental chews.

Our four-legged family members depend on us. These tips make it clear that preventive care is the key to ensuring our pets live happy, healthy lives!

Dog Park Etiquette

Dogs, like people, need exercise and socialization. Taking them to the dog park is a great way to give them both.

But before you take Fido, there are a few etiquette tips to keep in mind…

Consider Your Dog’s Disposition
Before you take your dog to the dog park, be sure he can handle it. If Fido doesn’t play well with others or has a habit of barking at strangers, it’s probably best to avoid the park until you’ve had a chance to train him further. A trip to the dog park should be enjoyable for all.

Bring a Pooper Scooper
You never know when nature will call and it’s simply good manners to pick up after your dog does his business. Be sure to take a pooper scooper and bags as the park might not have bags available.

Don’t Pressure Your Dog
Let your dog enjoy the park as he wants. If he’s not playing with other dogs, don’t pressure him into doing so. He may just want to sniff around and explore the area. Every dog has a unique personality and may not want to play with others.

Leash On or Off?
If the dog park is un-fenced, keep your dog leashed unless he is responsive to verbal commands. In an off-leash park area, however, you should let your dog run off the leash. Keeping him on the leash when other dogs are running free could cause your dog to feel insecure and trigger aggressive behavior. Whether he’s on the leash or off, keep an eye on your dog at all times.

Supervise His Behavior
If your dog wants to play with other dogs, that’s great; however, keep a close eye. If you notice your pooch or another is starting to get a little too rough, break them up. Pups can get carried away when they are deep in play mode and could unintentionally end up hurting each other.

Monitor Intact Males
If your dog is intact, be mindful of his location and playtime with female dogs. Likewise, if your dog is a female, don’t take her to the park if she is in heat or pregnant.

Keep the Peace at the Park!
Work with other park goers to keep park visits peaceful. If you notice your dog is being bullied, is playing too rough or doesn’t get along well with others, either work it out by speaking calmly with other pet parents or head home to avoid problems. Be respectful of other’s wishes as well. If another park goer asks you to take your dog away from theirs, do so without arguing and to help keep the peace at the park.

We hope these tips will help you keep your visits to the dog park fun for all.

How to Safeguard Your Pet This Summer

The season of summer barbecues and celebrations has begun. With more outdoor events and family travel plans, the risk of losing a pet rises in the summer, so it’s no coincidence that July is National Lost Pet Prevention month.

Here are some tips to ensure your pup is safe this summer and doesn’t become one of the many pets that go missing this time of year.

Create a Secure Location during Stressful Events

Many dogs get nervous when their house fills with guests or there are thundering noises outside. With the constant opening and closing of doors during events, your pup may try to escape. If he’s fearful enough, he may even try to go through screen doors or windows.

To prevent this from happening, create a secure location for Fido. If there’s a spot he likes to hide in during stressful times, give him access to that space and make it comfortable. Otherwise, create a safe space or room with his toys and bed for comfort. Try using baby gates to block a room, for example, so he can roam freely in the space, but can’t get out.

Offer Limited Comfort

Dogs are extremely sensitive to sound, so it’s not unusual for loud noises to frighten them. At those times, it’s OK to stay with your pup. But, believe it or not, a lot of cuddling, petting or treats can reinforce and reward his fearful behavior. Stay close by, but don’t react to the sounds that frighten him. His favorite toys, water and a comfortable spot to curl up in are all items that should be available.

Check or Update Pet ID

Make sure your pet is wearing his identification tag at all times. The tags should clearly indicate his name and your contact information. It’s a simple measure, but ID tags are the fastest way to recover your pooch if he’s lost. If he has a microchip, be sure to update his information at least once a year.

Stick to the Doggy Diet

What dog doesn’t love hot dogs or hamburgers off the barbecue? Giving him even a little could lead to an upset stomach. Ask your guests not to feed him or better yet, offer him a doggie treat instead. He may be an expert at begging, but succumbing to that cute face could make him miserable.

Poison Prevention

Things like bug spray, citronella, sunscreen and matches are all hazardous to dogs if ingested. Keep anything that could cause health problems out of your pup’s reach to ensure his curiosity doesn’t end up hurting him.

While you’re planning your summer fun, make sure your furry family members stay safe!

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer’s nearly here and whether your dog frolics in the sun or sticks to the shade, keep these summer safety tips in mind.

Dehydration – Sparky might love to play outdoors, but it’s easy to overdo it in hot weather. Make sure he stays hydrated and has fresh water available at all times.

Overheating or heat stroke – Unlike humans, dogs don’t have sweat glands all over their bodies. They pant to cool down, but can still overheat if they’re out too long on hot days. Dogs with flat faces, like pugs, boxers and bulldogs are especially vulnerable. Make sure your dog isn’t overdoing it outdoors, has shade and water, and is never left alone in a car, even with the windows down.

Look out for these danger signs:

  • Vigorous panting
  • Lying down and unwilling to get up
  • Dark red gums
  • Tacky or dry gums
  • Thick saliva
  • Dizziness
  • Collapsing or fainting

Sunburn – Yes, dogs can get sunburned too, especially if they have short hair and fair skin. You can easily care for your canine-child by applying sunscreen to his back, head, nose and ears before going outside.

Swimming dangers – Your dog might be a natural swimmer, but it’s still best to keep an eye out when he dips in, especially as he’s entering or exiting the water. If you have a pool, consider getting a ramp that allows him to get out easily. Never force your dog to swim and if he’s a frequent boating buddy, get him a lifejacket.

Lawn and garden products Fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides might help your garden grow, but they can be toxic to your pet. Use pet-safe products or keep your dog out of the treated area until it is safe.

Follow these tips and the dog days of summer will be full of pup fun!

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Jet Set Fido: Traveling with Dogs

There will be a few limitations when traveling with him, but our tips will help you prepare.

Check the Airline’s Rules
Traveling by plane isn’t extremely comfortable for humans OR pets. If your pet isn’t small enough to be carried on or taken in the cabin, be prepared for extra steps and concerns. First, check the airline’s rules for bringing your four-legged friend on board. American Airlines, for example, will not accept brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs, due to possible breathing complications. You’ll find links to other airline policies at BringFido.com.

Book as Early as Possible
Very few pets are accepted on each flight, so book as early as you can. Also, be sure your dog can get on the flight before you book your own tickets.

Get the Vet’s OK
Before taking off, take your pooch to the vet for a checkup. Make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date and be sure to get a health certificate within 10 days of your flight. It’s mandatory for air travel.

Buy the Right Carrier
There are size restrictions for pet carriers, so make sure yours is airline-approved. If your dog is small enough to travel in the cabin, get a soft-sided carrier. It must fit under the seat in front of you, however. Larger dogs must travel in the cargo hold, which requires a few more steps to ensure safety.

Take Extra Steps for Cargo Travel
Is your furry friend traveling in cargo? Take a few extra precautions, such as booking non-stop, direct flights. Also, avoid extreme temperatures by taking early morning or evening flights during the summer and warmer, midday flights during the winter. Lastly, make sure Fido and his carrier have ID tags and emergency contact information.

When to Offer Food & Water
Although you’ll be traveling with his food, we don’t suggest giving him any just before the flight. Feed him four hours before takeoff instead. Water is OK up to the flight, but don’t let him overdo it.

Ready for your travel adventure with Fido? Look for your travel needs at Pet Supermarket and have a safe trip!

Fighting Fleas Indoors & Out

The battle against fleas has begun and this battle can’t be won unless you treat your home and yard as well as your pet.

Here are our top tips for products that fight fleas at home…

Fighting Fleas Indoors
Your best bets for the indoor battle are carpet sprays, upholstery sprays, foggers and good cleaning.

  • Kill adults and flea eggs with indoor sprays. These sprays work to kill fleas in two stages of the flea life cycle. They contain adulticide flea killers, which kill adult fleas shortly after contact. They also use insect growth regulators to target flea eggs and pupae. The adulticide has a residual effect that kills emerging adults for a few weeks as well. For the best results, use sprays on floors, carpets, rugs, and along baseboards and walls, as well as on upholstered furniture, drapes and pet bedding. Once the application is dry, it’s safe for pets to be in the treated area.
  • For severe home infestations, foggers are best. Foggers also use adulticides and insect growth regulators to kill fleas, flea larvae, and flea eggs (not to mention ants, roaches and other pests), but can last for up to seven months. All people and pets must be out of the home for one hour while the fogger is spraying. Air out your home for two hours afterwards.
  • Don’t forget to clean before and after. While these products are effective, it’s important to clean and vacuum frequently and wash pet bedding as well to remove as many fleas and flea eggs as possible. Repeat the entire spray and clean process again in two weeks to be sure you catch fleas that have hatched since the first spray.

The Outdoor Battle
While treating your home, don’t forget your outdoor yard and patio!

  • Keep your yard pest free with a flea spray. For outdoors, Adams Yard Spray is a very effective flea-killing agent. One 32-ounce bottle will treat up to 5,000 square feet. Spray it evenly over grass, trees, shrubs, and flowers. Don’t forget to spray in dog houses, beneath trees, shrubbery, bushes and beneath your deck or porch. Besides fleas, it also kills and repels mosquitoes, which are carriers of heartworm.

Remember, the fleas you see on your dog might only make up 5% of the flea population in your home. It’s important to treat and clean for a few weeks to rid your home of fleas. Visit your local Pet Supermarket for help choosing the right products.

Tips to Help Your Dog Cope While You’re At Work

If only we could cuddle with our pups all day long. We all have to go to work, but your dog may not understand why you’re leaving and this can lead to separation anxiety and stress.

Try these tips to help your pup cope while you’re at work:

Tire Him

While some breeds are perfectly content with sleeping all day (the greyhound is famous for being a couch potato) others are not. High-energy breeds, like border collies, West Highland Terriers and others like to be active. If yours is active, keep him out of mischief by tiring him before you head out the door.

Take him on a long walk, play a few games of fetch or let him run around your yard. The more energy he exerts before you leave, the more likely he’ll stay out of trouble between the hours of 9 and 5.

Offer Toys & Activities

Offer treat-filled toys in hidden places, puzzle toys or his favorite rawhide bones. The more opportunities he has to entertain himself while you’re out, the better.

Check In

If possible, check in on your dog during the day, especially when you first begin leaving him home alone. Can you drop in during your lunch break to give him some play time? If not, try to get someone else to check in on your pooch to ensure he’s holding up well.

Webcam Video Chat

Believe it or not, you don’t need a fancy camera setup to check in on your pet with a webcam. With Skype, a free app, you can set up a laptop to automatically answer your call and turn on video so you can peek in and even talk to your dog while you’re away! Here are instructions.

For lots of entertaining toys and treats, visit your local Pet Supermarket.

What Your Dog’s Tail Can Tell You

Do you ever wonder what your dog is thinking? Is he happy? Is he sad? Is he feeling unsure about himself?

Even though your pup can’t speak, he gives you cues to how he’s feeling, especially with his tail. Dogs use their tails for more than just balance. They also use them to communicate.

When you come home from work, your pooch’s tail might be wagging quickly. When you go to the vet, however, his tail might hang low and move slowly. The difference in position and movement will let you know his reaction, but keep in mind these positions may vary for breeds with curly tails or naturally low tails. Read on to discover what your dog’s tail can tell you.

Happy Pup
Is your dog’s tail perched up high and wagging quickly? If so, he’s feeling very happy! You’ll most likely see this reaction when you arrive home, when you’re getting ready to go for a walk or when you’re about to throw his favorite ball.

Feeling in Control
If your dog’s tail is standing tall and rigid, he’s letting you know he thinks he’s hot stuff. When a dog feels dominant or in control of a situation, his tail, and his entire body, will be at attention.

Tread Lightly
Be cautious and back off when you see a dog standing alert with his tail perched high and wagging slowly. This is a sign of a dog standing guard and may be a forewarning of aggressive behavior.

Feeling Submissive
If your dog’s tail drops down or is tucked between his legs, he’s feeling submissive. Think of his tail as the proverbial white flag; it’s his sign of surrender.

If you’re wondering how your dog is feeling, look at his tail. And if you’d like to see his tail wagging rapidly, bring home his favorite treats and toys from Pet Supermarket.

Healthy Pet Tips for the New Year

Is health and exercise one of your priorities for the new year? Don’t forget your pet! He can also benefit from some new healthy habits.

Here are a few tips to keep Fido in top form this year.

  • A pup-healthy diet
    Fido needs a nutritious diet with protein, carbohydrates, healthy fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. A premium pet food will offer the nutrition he needs. Certain foods can also cater to any allergies or special dietary needs he may have.
  • Exercise in 2015!
    Exercise is vital to your pet’s long health. A variety of activities can suit your family’s lifestyle while keeping Fido in top form. From long walks to playing fetch, dog-park runs, dog training and also agility or sports activities can keep him active and prevent boredom.
  • Brush that coat
    Grooming isn’t limited to breeds with long hair or fancy coats. Brushing and cleaning his coat regularly will reduce shedding and promote your dog’s health. Does your pup have floppy ears? Clean them to avoid ear infections as well.
  • Got bad breath?
    You may think it’s normal for dogs to have bad breath, but that bad breath may be a sign of gum disease or other issues. Dogs can have the same dental problems as humans—problems that can be avoided with a quick brushing. Save the vet expense and the future stress by cleaning his teeth 2 to 3 times a week.

Ready for a healthy 2015 with your pet? These tips are key to keeping Fido healthy and happy!

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Cold Weather Safety Tips for Dogs

The cold winds of Old Man Winter are blowing in and you aren’t the only one who will feel the chill. Just because your dog is covered in fur doesn’t mean he won’t get cold as well.

Keep your pooch warm, cozy and safe this winter with these helpful tips for cold weather safety.

Keep him inside
Though your dog may enjoy spending time outdoors, limit his time outside when the weather turns frightful. The longer he’s exposed to cold temperatures, ice and snow, the greater the chance he will suffer from the effects of the cold.

Adjust his diet
Offer him a premium pet food diet, that is high in protein and consider a supplement with essential fatty acids. This will help thicken his coat and keep him warmer when the temperatures drop.

Mind his water
You know your dog should always have a supply of fresh water. During winter, check his water regularly to make sure it doesn’t freeze. Switching his metal water bowls to plastic can help and will keep his tongue from sticking to the bowl as well.

Give him a pedicure
Keeping a pup’s nails trimmed is always important, but when it’s cold outside, it’s also crucial to make sure the hair between his toes is trimmed. Salt and sand that’s used to thaw snow can get stuck to the fur, which can be extremely uncomfortable for your pooch.

Winter wear
Is your dog a short-coated breed? A dog sweater may help keep him warm during his outdoor walks.

Be careful with antifreeze
Every year, there are cases of antifreeze poisoning. Dogs are attracted to its sweet taste, but it’s very harmful if ingested. Make sure you wipe up any spills and store antifreeze safely.

We hope these tips will help you enjoy a safe winter with your pet!

Holiday Doggy Dinner Dangers

As you enjoy your holiday meal with family and friends, it may be natural to want to share the holiday feast with your furry family.

While your pets certainly wouldn’t mind some extra holiday treats, there are a few foods that can pose a danger to your pets.

Holiday dangers:

  • Fatty food can lead to stomach upset and even pancreatitis in dogs. Don’t overindulge Fido with turkey skin, ham fat or other fatty foods, which could cause problems.
  • Beware of offering your dog meat bones. Turkey bones can puncture intestines and should be avoided.
  • Reduce temptation for your dog. Avoid leaving food or leftovers on an unsupervised table and keep a secure lid on the garbage can full of scraps.
  • Got a box of chocolates? Keep them away from your dog. Dark chocolate is especially harmful.
  • Sugarless candy with Xylitol is also very toxic for dogs and can cause liver failure.
  • Don’t leave gifts that might include candy under the tree or on a bed.
  • Never give your dog beverages with alcohol, which could cause respiratory and cardiac distress.

To reduce temptation, get Fido a few holiday dog treats of his own and offer those instead. Let your guests know to offer those treats as well to avoid any dangerous food.

Why You Should Get Your Dog a Bed

Whether your pooch loves curling up on the furniture or in your bed, you should consider getting him his own place to rest.

It may seem like your dog is getting the royal treatment by sleeping in your bed, but the truth is, he may not be getting everything he needs from this sleeping spot. A bed made for dogs is a much better idea. Here’s why:

Protection
Your bed signifies comfort and security to you, but your pup may actually feel a bit vulnerable in it. A human bed is big and dogs feel most secure when they’re in close quarters.

A dog bed that is just the right size for your pup will make him feel more secure. Plus, he won’t have to contend with you accidentally kicking him in the night and you won’t have to deal with him stealing the covers.

Added Warmth
What could be warmer than your dog’s fur coat? Believe it or not, not all breeds have a coat that’s warm enough to protect them from the cold. A dog bed can provide the extra insulation Fido needs to keep warm, especially in the winter. Throw in a blanket and he’ll never want to leave his cozy nest.

Supportive
Just like you need a good bed to support your bones, joints and back, so does your dog. A bed designed for your pup will provide him with the joint support he needs.

It can also help relieve arthritis, which is more common among large breeds. Orthopedic dog beds are especially helpful in this case and are also good for senior dogs, thin breeds and heavy dogs, which can develop pressure sores and callouses on their joints.

Protect Your Bed & Furniture
Your pooch can’t help but leave some fur, dirt and dander behind. He may also leave his “signature” scent. Train him to sleep in a dog bed instead and protect your furniture. There are also many dog beds available with washable covers for easy cleaning.

Different dog bed types to consider:

  • Standard beds with cushions
  • Donut dog beds with soft bolsters around the edges
  • Nest dog beds with raised rims
  • Orthopedic dog beds with support
  • Covered or hooded dog beds, good for small breeds
  • Raised dog beds, which sit on raised frames

Do your dog a favor and give him his own bed. He’ll still feel like a pampered pooch with a place of his own!

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