We've been to quite a few pet shows lately and have seen a ton of awesome new products! Here are a few of our "must-haves' for Momo this spring.

Our first must-have is a necessity for pugs. Now that the weather is getting warmer, Momo is beginning to shed her undercoat... a lot. Every dog needs a good de-shedding tool and it doesn't really get better than the FURminator. With products for short or long fur, small or big dogs, young or old, FURminator has something for every dog (or even cats and rabbits!). Not sure which one to get? They make it easy - check out their product selector.

San Franciscans pride themselves on being outdoorsy. In the Bay Area there are tons of beaches, hiking trails and dog parks. With all that outdoor activity, its important to stay hydrated - and we love Dog is Good's water bottle! Our second must-have has two openings: the small one up top is a dog-activated flow-controlling roller-ball dispenser (think hamster water bottle and you’re on the right track). The second opening is larger to allow for filling and cleaning, un-screw the whole top, flip it over – and you've got a cup! Brilliant.

With the sunny weather, nothing is better than just a nice long romp. Quick and easy, our P.L.A.Y. tunnel is our third must-have for spring. It pops up in seconds and provides fun for the whole pack! The compact carrying bag also makes it easy for us to bring to the park - sure to be a hit at any Pug Sunday!

What about you - what are your must-haves for this season?

By Will and Deb on Apr 11, 2011 at 6:03 am 0 Comments

Every spring, we happily welcome blooming flowers and longer days. But for many, spring also brings... seasonal allergies. Between all the sneezing, sniffling and coughing we often overlook our poor four-legged friends. Did you know that dogs can get seasonal allergies too?

Symptoms vary and some are actually very similar to humans. Goopy eyes, sneezing, crankiness (okay, thats more common in humans)  -  all signs your pup is suffering from the pollen. The number one sign that your pet is allergic? Skin problems. Does your pup chew or lick his paws? Scratch his armpits? It's likely your pup is suffering from seasonal allergies.

What can you do to help? Visit your vet, they can help determine the source of the problem. Sometimes they will prescribe medication or recommend a different type of food. And although you've probably heard you should only bathe your dog once or twice a month - during allergy season you should up this to once a week. A bit excessive you say? Not so, check out this video of Dr. Becker on ABC's Good Morning America.

 

Dr. Becker makes a good point. Many of us suffer from seasonal allergies - and for all of those who share their bed with their pup (I'm guilty) bathing once a week not only helps relieve their symptons, it can help yours too!

By Play Admin on Apr 02, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 Comments