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October 31, 2010

Halloween Costumes for Pets -- Is it a Good Thing?


Halloween is no longer just a child's holiday in America--these days adults and even our pets are putting on costumes and celebrating. But not everyone sees this as a good thing, particularly where our pets are concerned.

The New Yorker enters the pet costume debate in On Dressing Up Your Pets by Alexandra Horowitz, the author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know:

What might a dog (or cat or hamster or parrot) think of being costumed and festooned, or forced to don a hat and fake mustache in our celebration of Halloween? Inasmuch as I can speak to the experience of any animal (including members of my own species), my answer is "The dog, he does not like it".

But she sees both sides and writes an interesting article.

The Houston Chronicle also examines the issue in Experts differ on whether Halloween costumes embarrass dogs. Sonya Fitzpatrick, author of Sonya Fitzpatrick, the Pet Psychic: What the Animals Tell Me testifies:

I talk to thousands of animals, and even if people laugh at them if they have been cut too short, it really hurts their feelings," she said. She has seven dogs and uses only bandannas for their accessories.

And Tamar Geller, author of 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog: The Loved Dog Method claims that "dogs don't like to stand out."

In any event, considering life's vicissitudes, pet costumes are relatively minor. These are the most-searched Halloween costumes for dogs in 2010, according to Yahoo!

1. Batman
2. Ewok
3. Slinky dog
4. Yoda
5. Taco

What's your opinion? Do you like to dress up your pets and do you think they enjoy it?

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October 12, 2010

Rechargeable Black Cat Flashlight -- Halloween Shops for Pet Costumes, Toys and Treats


Recently we have been having a grand old time browsing the web for Halloween. We have found way too much super cool pet stuff to possibly post, like this adorable Rechargeable Black Cat Flashlight to help us keep the goblins at bay.

We know you want to pick out your own Halloween pet gear, so here's our list of pet Halloween shops for pet costumes, toys and treats. Fix yourself a pumpkin spice latte or a warm cup of cocoa and settle in for awhile. This stuff is super cute!

Is your pet wearing a costume? Check out these tips for Halloween costume safety.

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September 13, 2010

2010 NFL Jerseys For Your Dog


We don't need to tell football fans that happy days are here again. But we are reminding you to let your best buddies show their team loyalty wearing their very own Dog Football Jersey while they watch the game with you.

NFL Jerseys for your dog at Amazon and JakesDogHouse where you can save 15% on any order Enter code FIRST15 at checkout.

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September 10, 2010

Easy-On Easy-Off Fleece Dog Warmer


With Labor Day now behind us, we are thinking about preparing for cooler days. These cozy warmers are perfect after cold, rainy, or snowy hikes--or chilly swims this September. They also help older dogs maintain their body temperature. The Original Fleece Dog Warmer slips on like a traditional sweater.


The Easy-On Easy-Off Fleece Dog Warmer has extra features to make the sweater better than ever. A hook and loop fastener with an expansion panel in the collar allows breathing room around the neck, and a side zipper makes putting it on and taking it off faster and easier.

Fleece dog sweater in green, light brown, red at Amazon and Orvis.

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September 1, 2010

Labor Day Clearance Sale at Muttropolis.com -- Save 40% on Pet Toys, Apparel and More

Stock up for fall! Save 40% on toys, apparel, and accessories at Muttropolis for your pets during their Labor Day Clearance Sale.

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July 12, 2010

Thundershirt Dog Anxiety Treatment


If the booming of July 4th fireworks and summer storms have done in your dog (and you!) try the Thundershirt Dog Anxiety Treatment. It's a popular solution for many types of anxiety including the aforementioned thunder and fireworks trauma, plus separation, travel, and crate anxieties.

This is a wrap that applies a gentle, constant pressure on the dog's torso. According to some experts, pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system. Using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practice for years.

Thundershirt for Dogs

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July 6, 2010

Martha Stewart Pets Now at PetSmart -- New Line of Pet Products


If you are a Martha Steward devotee, happy days are here. Martha Stewart Pets, her new line of pet products, is now available exclusively at PetSmart stores and PetSmart.com. Most pet lovers are aware of Martha's lifelong commitment to pets and to high quality living, so this should be a good thing.

The line includes more than 100 pet products -- apparel, collars, leashes, bedding, feeding, grooming and bathing supplies, toys -- each designed, tested and approved by Martha, her pets and her team of experts.

Introducing Martha Stewart Pets Exclusively to PetSmart!

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June 25, 2010

PooBoss K9 Utility Vest -- Let Your Dog Carry the Poo


One of the downsides to walkies is carrying the poo bag, for obvious reasons. Solution -- since most doggies just love their poo, put a PooBoss K9 Utility Vest on your dog to carry his/her own poo bag.

The vest also has a separate utility pocket for reward treats, wet wipes, your cell phone, keys--those extra items you juggle while still trying to control your dog.


This vest can be used with your dog's own collar or harness and has wide reflective strips to keep you both safe and visible. It comes with convenient Velcro closure, quick-release buckles and adjustable straps. Choose from four sizes, six colors and two different linings, lightweight and the heavier quilted.

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June 22, 2010

Fourth of July Patriotic Shop -- Dog Collars, Apparel and Toys


Is your pet ready for the 4th of July? New collars, toys & apparel for July are just in at the Muttropolis Fourth of July Patriotic Shop. Be ready to celebrate!


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June 4, 2010

Walking the Dog -- ExOfficio Insect Shield Paisley Bandana for You and Your Pets


Wrap an Insect Shield Paisley Bandana around your neck or head on walkies to shoo away those pesky varmits. Get one for your dog too! The Insect Shield repellent lasts 70 washings. One size fits all. Available in a variety of colors at Amazon and Orvis.

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