Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We Have A Winner!

Actually, we have two!!  


Two winners have been selected for the Puppia Harness giveaway.  


Abigail 





Amanda


Congrats ladies!  I will be in contact with you tomorrow to send you your new harnesses! 

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Have a Pet-Safe Holiday Season

ASPCA has some helpful tips for you and your furry friends
to enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. 

"Easy Tips for a Pet-Safe Holiday Season


There’s nothing more scrumptious than gathering with friends and family for the holidays, but many of the ingredients in human fun can result in distress for pets. As we kick off this season of lights, parties and yummy treats, the ASPCA wants to remind pet parents of the potential hazards certain goodies and d├ęcor can pose to our furry friends.



“As you prepare for your holiday celebrations,” says Dr. Steven Hansen, Senior Vice President of ASPCA Animal Health Services, “remember to be wary of foods and traditions that can bring potential dangers to companion animals.”



In honor of the joyous season to come, ASPCA poison control experts offer these essential tips for having pets at the party in a safe way:



Avoid Too Much of a Good Thing

While the holidays are a time for giving, there are some foods you should not share with your furry friends. A taste of mashed potato or a lick of pumpkin pie shouldn’t pose a problem. However, alcoholic beverages, coffee, onions, fatty foods, yeast dough and macadamia nuts can all lead to stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse—an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. A special no-no is chocolate, which if ingested can lead to death. And you may want to skip sharing the turkey—poultry bones can splinter and cause blockages.



Put the Meds Away

One of the most common holiday-related emergencies is the consumption of human pharmaceuticals. Make sure all your medications are securely locked away, and be sure to tell your guests to keep their meds zipped up and packed away, too.



That Holiday Glow

When you leave the room, put the candles out! Animals can easily knock lit candles over, causing a fire, and curious cats are particularly at risk of getting burned by candle flames. Also, be sure to use appropriate candle holders, placed on stable surfaces.



Decorations Can Be Dangerous

Holiday decorations such as breakable ornaments, string, ribbon and dreidels should be kept out of paws’ reach. These traditional decorations can cause choking or severe intestinal problems if swallowed. All holiday light strands, loose wires and electric cords can also pose serious dangers to your pet, especially puppies, who may chew on them.



Go Tinsel-less

Kitties love this sparkly, light-catching “toy” that’s easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But a nibble can lead to a swallow, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery. It’s best to brighten your boughs with something other than tinsel.



Forgo the Flowers

Be careful with holiday floral arrangements. Lilies are commonly used this time of year and all varieties, including Tiger, Asian, Japanese Show, Stargazer and Casa Blanca can cause kidney failure in cats. In addition, common Yuletide plants such as mistletoe and holly berries can be potentially toxic to pets. Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems. Safe alternatives include artificial flowers made from silk or plastic.



Oh, Christmas Tree

Cats often see trees as fabulous climbing posts. Be sure to securely anchor your tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. Also keep in mind that tree water may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset if ingested. Stagnant tree water can also act as a breeding ground for bacteria, and, if ingested, a pet may suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.



New Year’s Noise

As you count down to the New Year, be alert to any pet hazards such as noise-makers and confetti. Noise-makers can frighten your pets, causing them to bolt out an open door or window. Confetti, if ingested, can wreak havoc on the digestive tract.



Holiday Travel

Before traveling with your pets by car or plane, make sure they have all the required vaccinations and are wearing identification tags or are microchipped. If you're traveling by car, be sure to secure your pet safely with a seatbelt harness, crate or barrier and make frequent stops, allowing pets time to exercise and relieve themselves.



If your dog or cat accidentally ingests any potentially harmful products and you need emergency advice, please consult your veterinarian or the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 (a fee applies) or www.aspca.org/apcc."
 
{ via ASPCA }
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Honda Introduces Dog-Friendly Vehicle

The Honda Element now comes with a great accessory package - The Dog Friendly Package


This Honda Element comes equipped with a built-in  rear kennel with a pet bed





A stowable ramp





Dog pattern car seat covers and rubber floor mats





Spill resistant water bowl





Tote bag with matching collar, leash and dog bag holder





Dog-friendly emblems






{ via Motortrend and AutoNewsCast }


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Thursday, November 26, 2009

If Ruby lived in...

Los Angeles, we would definitely be at Pussy & Pooch.

Ruby would love this Pawbar - they serve raw meats, organic prepared meals and treats



They also have a fabulous doggie spa



And of course she would love to shop in their gorgeous retail store










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Ruby's Loving: Safe Travel

During the holiday season I'm sure many of you are planning a lot of trips to visit your family members, and will probably want to bring along your furbaby.  But cars can be dangerous places for dogs when not propoerly secured.  Here are some of Ruby's favorite items to travel safely.










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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!



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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Puppia Harness Giveaway!

Ruby is having her first giveaway!  










We are offering a Brand New Large Puppia harness in your choice of two colors, PURPLE or ORANGE.


Size Large fits dogs size 15 - 25 lbs.
Fits neck size 13 - 15"
Fits chest 19 - 23"


To Enter:


{ Both of these are Mandatory for Entry }
1.  Become a Follower 
2.  Leave a Comment with your: name, email and link to your blog or site (if you have one)


There will be two winners for this giveaway!!!  


This giveaway ends Monday, November 30th and 11:50 pm PST
  

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