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Designer of the Month: Kwigy Bo Dog Carriers and Apparel

June 15, 2012 | Comments (0) | Uncategorized

It’s not many designers that can boast that celebrities such as Blake Lively, and Sarah Jessica Parker use their products and even fewer whose design lines are actually intended for dogs. Yet, Kwigy-Bo is not only popular with celebrities; it’s become one of the most recognized lines in the country.  At the Sassy Pup online dog boutique Kwigy-Bo dog carriers are among our most popular lines over the last five years.

Kwigy-Bo is known most for its stylish dog carriers that often look like fashionable purses.  Yet, owner Olivia Brown didn’t start out looking to create fashion for pets. She studied Art History at New York University and after graduation looked to continue with the family business.

“My family has been in fashion and I always knew I wanted to enter in the family business, but I wasn’t sure how.  Twelve years ago, I got a dog (Brussels Griffon) and started buying sweaters and accessories for her.  The boutique pet business was not that big at the time.  I don’t think Paris had gotten her first Chihuahua yet.  My mom saw the sweater and was like “we can make these”.  So that was it.”

One of the more unique things about the line is the name itself. If her own dog inspired her to go into the pet apparel business it was someone else’s pet that provided the name of the company.

It was the name of a friend of mine’s dog,” admits Corwin.  “But they had gotten the name from the first Simpsons episode.”

If Kwigy Bo today is more known for their dog carriers, their original products were primarily apparel.

“I started designing and making my own dog sweaters in the factory my family owns in Brooklyn and taking the samples door to door in Manhattan.   Dog carriers followed a year later.  We were the first designers to make bags that looked like handbags.  I was always carrying my dog around with me and needed a way to conceal her when I went into restaurants and stores. “Kwigy-Bo dog carriers

When one thinks of dog carriers, many people think of plastic crates that people carry their pets around in. Kwigy-Bo would change all that. Their carriers look more like high end designer purses. Not only will most people not realize the carriers is designed for pets, it has all the amenities of a purse, such as places to put belongings and for cell phones.  Yet, their carriers are even airline approved, making them perfect for women who travel frequently with their pets. Their most popular line is the Alex line, named for her father.

If the carriers make up most of their products, Corwin plans to go back to her original vision of the company.

“I will re-introduce our apparel this fall.  We were originally known for our apparel.  I have tried collars and leads in the past, but it’s difficult to get the manufacturing how I wanted it to be.  So, I am just concentrating on the carriers and apparel now.  I feel like we have a strong niche in the carriers. “

Brown finds inspiration for her designs all over the place.

“I travel a lot so — travel always inspires me and this may sound cheesy, but “life” is so inspiring.  I am entrepreneur so living my day to day life, I always find inspiration.”

At the Sassy Pup dog boutique we always wait in anticipation for the next design from Kwigy-Bo.  There is a reason their products have been featured in many popular magazine such as US magazine, People, InStyle, and more. Visit their website at www.kwigy-bo.com to learn more about their products.

With our blog we hope to feature a different designer each month so check back often to learn about the designers that are setting the standard for style.

How to Buy The Best Dog Carrier For Your Pet

If you’re planning to travel a lot this summer and plan to take your pet with you, you want to make sure you have a dog carrier that meets your pet’s specific needs.  Most people think of the pet carrier’s they see at a local chain store, which are often plastic cases with metal link doors. These are serviceable, but for most pets you want to get something a little more.

The first thing to decide on is the size of carrier you need. Your pet should be able to comfortably stand up and have some room to move around. Measure your dog’s height and length and get something slightly larger. It shouldn’t be too big or it could tip easily or your pet could slide around too much while traveling. If it’s a puppy, then take into consideration how much you’ll use it before they’re full grown. If it’s only a couple times, then consider how big the puppy will be when full grown.

Pet carriers come in all styles and colors. You can find pet slings that go over your shoulder and carriers that look like purses. And just like a purse these carriers often have a number of compartments, which can come in handy for carrying treats, or your own belongings such as a cell phone or date planner. Another advantage to the purse style is that many business owners won’t know it’s a carrier if you have to stop into a store for a moment.

Portable carriers are easy to stow, but you need to make sure they have the proper ventilation. A quality carrier is sturdier, but that also means they can become hotter, especially in the summer. Many have mesh on them to allow your pet to look around and a number of styles can be opened slightly so they can pop their head out.

Pet carriers aren’t just used for traveling in a vehicle. If you’re constantly on the go and want to keep your pet close, a sling is a great way to carry a small pet (approximately 10 pounds or less). This keeps you from wearing your pet out from walking or having to stop constantly to let them regain their strength.  Slings, as do many carriers, come with d-rings that can attach to the pet to keep them from suddenly leaping out, and in the process getting injured.Buying a dog carrier

When purchasing a sling, take into consideration, not just if it’s comfortable for your pet, but also yourself.

Some other things to consider is how easy it is to keep your carrier clean and also if it has room to store some supplies.

Airline Approved Dog Carrier

If you and your pet fly frequently or it’s just a once in a lifetime trip, you still want a carrier that meets your needs, but most importantly its airline approved. After all, the last thing you want is to get ready to board a flight and find out your pet might not be able to fly.

Each airline has different restrictions, although most are close in their requirements.

  • What is the limitation on the dimensions of the carrier?
  • What are the requirements for weight?
  • Are pets kept in the carrier for the entire flight?
  • When are they fed and given new water.

With some airlines you can stow your pet and its carrier under your seat.  This is only practical if your pet fits comfortably in their carrier and that this carrier can fit under comfortably under your seat.

It’s always better to call ahead before a flight if you haven’t flown in a while or check your airline’s website to make sure regulations haven’t changed. Again it’s better to know in advance then to put you or your pet under undue stress.

Designer Dog Slings and Pet Carriers

Once you’ve decided on what type of carrier you need for your pet, then start looking at the various styles and colors available.  And if you really want to pamper your pet, then look at getting a designer pet carrier.

There are a number of designer lines available, all of which have their own unique strengths. Kwigy Bo designer carrier look like high end purses and have been featured in People, US Weekly, In Style, Shape, Lucky, Life & Style and many more.

Pet Flys carriers are more fun in appearance and as their name implies, they are designed as carry-on bags for airplanes. Tammy Arnett decided to design pet bags so she can take her dog on travels and over the past two decades travelers all over the world have utilized her carriers.

Once you’ve purchased a carrier introduce it to your pet in advance of the trip. This will allow them to get used it and think of it as their own. When traveling for an extended period, take along some of their favorite belongings such as blankets and toys. A carrier is designed to keep your pet safe, but there is no reason it can’t be their home away from home. Even while at home.

How to Buy a Dog Bed, Finding the Best Beds for Dogs

April 21, 2012 | Comments (0) | Uncategorized

Buying the right bed for your dog is just as important as buying the right bed for yourself. After all you want your pet to be able to rest comfortably at night and think of the bed as their own personal space. The problem, however, is that when you want to buy a bed you can go around to a few mattress stores and test out a bed before buying it. With your pet, this really isn’t an option.

Since you can’t get a lot of input from your pet or have them try out a number of beds, you can at least look for ones that meet their specific needs. Factors to consider are the age of your pet, its size, as well as your budget. Also is your pet going to be sleeping inside or outside and what is the climate like?

It seems as if there are a larger variety of dog beds available then humans have. There are pillows, cushions, mats, bolster beds, lounge beds, elevated beds, and beds that resemble dog houses. You can find a bed fit for a princess or a simple pillow mattress that your dog can curl up in the corner of a room. It can make the buying process challenging, but also rewarding as you can come up with a bed that will make your pet feel very special

The first step is to decide what you want to spend. Dog beds can run from 20 dollars to hundreds of dollars. As with anything you often get what you pay for. That 20 dollar bed may not last very long and even if it does it won’t be very comfortable after a while. Whatever the amount you intend to spend you’re likely to find a number of choices. Don’t just be satisfied with what you find in a local pet store. One advantage of an online store is that you’re likely to have more choices that will fall within your budget.

Buying the best dog bed

Get a bed that is comfortable for your dog

If you’ve had your dog for a while you already know its sleeping habits. Does it like to curl up in a ball or stretch out? Does it seem to prefer to snuggle up against something or prefer something with a lot of space? Once you know how they prefer to sleep, measure them in their favorite position. If it’s a puppy or your dog is still growing, be sure to account for this so you do not have to get a new bed just a few months down the road.

For the dogs that like to snuggle or to curl up, donut beds or bolster beds are likely to appeal to them. Many designers, including Bowser, have created a number of beds that allow your pet to feel like they’re sleeping in a cave.

For older dogs there are other factors to consider. If they have arthritis or difficulty getting around you want something low to the ground, but still comfortable. Special orthopedic beds are available, as are heated beds. Just as older people or people with stiff joints enjoy a heating pad, older dogs may like how the warmth of their bed eases their stiffness. Having a bed with a memory foam mattress is another way to ensure they sleep comfortably.

Just as heat can be soothing so too can a cool bed on a hot night. Beds are available with cooling mats which if you’re in a warmer climate, may be something you need.

For older dogs or those that have trouble controlling their bladder, designer beds from Jax and Bones have a waterproof channel insert.

Another common health problem among dogs of all ages is allergies Dogs that are allergic tend to prefer organic material that isn’t sprayed or dyed by chemicals so look for organic dog beds for your pet.

Something else that is crucial, especially for dogs that shed a lot, is that the bed or at least the covering is easy to wash. Many beds have coverings that are easy to remove and can be thrown into the washing machine. This makes it not only nicer for your dog, but also helps keep the household smelling of pet odors. Quality beds like Bowsers are made of upholstery grade material, that is made of microvelvelvet, which hair, dirty and moisture won’t stick to, so they can simply shake off or vacuum off and will last many years to come

One of the things that separate a quality dog bed from a cheaper made bed is the mattress. Just as you wouldn’t want your mattress losing its shape and comfort over time so does your pet. If you’re going to be washing entire mattress on occasion you don’t want the matting clumping up during the wash. A quality dog bed will retain its shape even after a number of washes.

Your home décor may also be a factor in which bed you choose. If your pet sleeps in a room a number of people will see you don’t want something that stands out for all the wrong reasons. You can find designer dog beds of all styles that will match almost any room style.

Finally your pet’s bed can reflect their personality or that of its owner.  While most stores have only a limited number of styles on hand, designers today have created dog beds of all types. You can find novelty beds of all types from those that look like cars to those shaped like boats and even one that looks like an Iphone.

Having a bed a pet likes to sleep in and accepts as its own is important. It helps to keep them off the other furniture in the room and also makes them feel as if they have their own space. At Sassy Pup we have hundreds of beds to choose from so if you want something unique and special for your pet take a look at what we have to offer.

How to Safely Travel With Your Pet

There is nothing more distressing to me than driving by someone who has their pet in lap as they drive. While it’s obvious there is a bond between the pet and its owner, I can’t help but worry about the pet’s safety. A simply accident and the family dog could be severely injured or worse by hitting a steering wheel or by an airbag deploying. In fact, the accident itself could be the result of the pet suddenly moving or distracting the driver.

There is a reason small children aren’t allowed to ride in the front seat until they are a certain weight and height. While an airbag certainly prevents many injuries, the force of it going off is a violent action. A small body, whether it’s a child or a pet aren’t designed to withstand such force.Travel with your dog so that your safe

Pet safety seats are a way to keep your dog or cat safe whether it’s on a trip to the park or while traveling across country. Many are easy to hook up and even easier to secure your pet in. Often it’s a matter of using a safety strap that secures with a seat belt. One of the advantages for a smaller pet is the raised seat allows them to easily watch out the window. They are also easy to remove so it doesn’t take much to switch them to another vehicle.

It’s not just traveling that can pose a risk to pets. Leaving them alone in a vehicle in the summer makes them vulnerable to the heat. A car can get as warm as 120 degrees while parked and just opening a window will help in cooling them off.

Time for a Vacation? Plan Accordingly

Summer is coming and vacation plans are being made. If you’re like many pet owners, this trip involves taking the family pet along. A car seat is even more important, but so are other accessories.

Just as you do with the rest of the family, prepare a list in advance of what your pet will need on the trip, from having enough food to bringing their favorite water dish. Any medicines your pet may need should be at the top of the list, as well as some of their personal belongings such as blankets and toys.

Whether flying on an airplane, traveling in the family vehicle, or touring the country in an RV, a pet carrier is a good idea. An airline approved dog carrier could function for all of these. And there are even carriers that function like slings, making it easy to take your pet around as you take in the scenery.

If you don’t want to go with a car seat for your pet, then consider a pet travel crate. This will give them a little room to walk around and if you decorate it with their favorite blankets and toys it could seem like a second home for them. It will also come in handy if you have to leave for a while and can’t take them along.

Going to a warm location can mean your pet can become overly warm, not just during the day, but at night. Cooling mats or cooling vests are easy to use and do a lot to keep your pet comfortable.

One thing not to overlook is to have an easily readable engraveable Pet ID tag. It wouldn’t take much for your dog to suddenly jump out the door when you’ve stopped after a long day of driving. If your dog or cat has a pet id with your cell phone number on it, it will make things easier if someone finds them running around the campground.

Do you and your pet travel frequently? If I’ve left off something that travelers might find of interest, please leave something in our comments section.

Why purchasing a quality Pet ID tag is important

March 15, 2012 | Comments (0) | Pet ID tags

Of all the items you purchase for your pet, its ID tag can seem to be the cheapest. After all you can walk into a pet supply store, put a token into a machine and have your information punched into an ID tag. Yet, an ID tag can be one of your most important purchases and that cheap tag you recently purchased may, in fact, put your pet at risk.

Having a pet become lost is a stressful time for them and their owners. Each year millions of dogs end up in shelters or found wandering on the streets by strangers. One report estimates that each year 600,000 pet owners have to go to a shelter to reclaim their missing dog. You can make sure your pet is one of those lucky enough to be reunited with their pet through an easily identifiable id tag.

One of the first steps you should do after you pick up your new pet is to get its ID tag.  Your pets name will be the first things listed on the tag, followed by its family name and address.

The phone number is next. Many people naturally put their home phone number on the tag, but is this the best idea? Most people don’t use their home phone as much anymore, but they always have their cell phones. And what about when you’re traveling and no one is home? Your best option is to put your cell number on the id tag, so anyone finding your pet, can get in touch with you Pet ID Tagsimmediately.

The problem is that many cheap tags don’t allow you to put as much information as you like. Just the basic information may not be enough. For example, what if your dog has health problems, such as being blind or deaf? Perhaps it has allergies. Having medical information on your tag could protect your pet, while the person who found it is temporarily caring for it.

Having more information on a tag is just one reason to go with a better quality pet ID tag. While they may be more expensive initially, a quality pet id is actually cheaper, and safer, in the long run. That pet id tag you purchased from a machine isn’t designed to last forever.  They’re cheap because they’re made cheaply.  It won’t take long before the engraving begins to wear down. All it takes is for one number on your phone number to wear down and suddenly whoever finds your pet, can’t call you. If like many people your number is no longer in the phone book, they also can’t look it up even if they can read your name.

At Sassy Pup and many dog boutiques, engravelable pet id tags are available. Our identification tags are made of stainless steel and brass and the engraving is guaranteed to be readable for life. So the information on them remains easy to read. Our identification tags are made of stainless steel and brass and the engraving is guaranteed to be readable for life

Something else to consider is that a pet id is constantly in view. If you want to have your pet stand out then why not get a pet id with a little bling or character to it. At our dog boutique we offer a number of different styles, from gold and silver tags, to those that are patriotic or have a sports theme.Engraveable Dog Id tags

We even offer crystal pet id tags that come in an assortment of Swarovski crystal colors, shapes, and sizes. The jeweled dog id tags are gorgeous, handmade, cut from various metals and hand set with fancy Swarovski crystals. A layer of protective coating is added on top of the crystals to make it last for years to come.

Purchasing a Pet ID tag may seem like a simple thing. But take the time and money to get one that adequately protects your pet when they become lost. This way they’ll get home that much quicker.

What are dog belly bands?

February 23, 2012 | Comments (0) | Dog Belly Bands


Many pet owners search for dog belly bands even if they don’t know what they are. They simply type in dog diapers or diapers for dogs, not realizing belly bands are what people use for their male dogs to keep them from having accidents in the home. Actual pet diapers are used for female dogs.

Belly bands are designed to wrap around a dog, covering his private parts. Like a diaper, it doesn’t prevent your dog from having accidents, but it does protect your carpet and your belongings. It’s also not something to be worn all the time. This is why you should put them on when they enter your home, but take them off outside. It can be one way to help them to learn to be housebroken.Dog Belly Bands

Belly bands aren’t just for puppies; they are also helpful for older dogs that have become incontinent. You don’t want to penalize your older pet simply because they can’t control themselves anymore. With a belly band they can still roam freely in your house.

Belly bands are often made of sturdy cloth that will absorb urine. Some pet owners put feminine pads or incontinence pads inside to help. Either way, belly bands are machine washable so they are easy to keep clean. It’s a good idea to have at least two bands for your dog to wear so that while one is being cleaned your pet can wear the other.

It’s easy to put a belly band on as they usually are fastened by Velcro.  You can easily put them on and off depending on where your dog is going to be.

If belly bands are functional they can also be fashionable. At Sassy Pup we have designs of all types including those with monkeys and teddy bears. We also have humorous ones and bands created by top designers.  Just because they function as a diaper doesn’t mean they have to be blah.

If your pet is having accidents around the home, damaging furniture or flooring, don’t let it come in the way of enjoying your pet. Get them diapers or belly bands to wear so that they can still be an integral part of the family. Nor will you be embarrassed to take your pet to a friend or family member’s home. Instead of being dismayed

What to buy for a new puppy


Getting a puppy is a big event for a family or for someone looking for a companion. Before bringing your new friend home you want to make sure you’re prepared. Knowing what to buy for a puppy before you bring it home will make it easier both for you and your new pet.

Where your puppy sleeps is an important decision. They are going through a period of adjustment in their new home. A crate is a way to develop their own little room while also keeping them and your belongings safe when no one is home.  Depending on the breed, you might want to find something they can easily grow in so you’re not replacing it in a few months.  If it’s too big in the beginning, do something to partition part of it off.

Some prefer to use a dog carrier for their pet to sleep in, especially if they travel a lot. Make sure what you get is airline approved if you plane to take your pet on board airplanes. At Sassy Pup we identify which airline carriers we sell are airline approved.

If you’re looking to really pamper your puppy then consider getting them their own bed.  There are literally dozens of styles to choose from, from a bolster bed to novelty beds that look like race cars. Maybe you already know your new pet’s personality and a designer or novelty bed could reflect their character.

Initially you might just want to put an old blanket or towel in the bed or crate with them as they are liable to chew on it or have accidents. You can always get them something nicer as they become housebroken.

A cage is a place they have a little more room in and can play in. It can also be a place where they can play with other puppies. Get something sturdy so that you don’t have to worry about them knocking it over and possibly being injured.

For the water bowls and food bowl get them something that won’t be easily tipped over, such as ones made from stainless steel. Otherwise you’re constantly cleaning up their mess and they’re liable to be without water.

Having something to walk your pet with is a must, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a leash and collar. While these can be safe some prefer a harness as it puts less pressure on a puppy’s neck. Whatever you get, make sure it’s the right size so that you can secure them safely. The last thing you want to have happen is for your little puppy get loose on their walk and potentially be harmed.

Most pet owners know that they need to have an easy to read pet ID tag, but why not get them something with a little bling. Get your little prince or princess something that will stand out and contain the needed information.

If you want to carry your pet around with you then consider a dog sling that slips over your shoulder and easily carries your pet.  At Sassy Pup we are all about designer products and what has proven popular with many of our shoppers are dog carriers that double as purses. These designer carriers look like stylish purses and even have room for your belongings.Puppy Toy

As with any youngster toys are a great way to occupy their time and maybe even burn off a little energy. Get something durable so that it’s not torn to pieces after one day of playing. One dog toy that is especially popular with Sassy Pup’s clientele is a Puppy Toy With Heartbeat Golden Dog. Many puppies feel separation anxiety being away from their mother and siblings. This toy has a heartbeat that comforts them and has heat packs that will keep your puppy warm at night. It’s a great way to get them to adjust to sleeping in their new environment and not have them whimpering all night.

As with any newborn there are always a lot of things they’ll need to have from food appropriate for their age to even diapers and belly bands. If it’s the winter months, then go clothes shopping starting with a winter coat. Shampoo and toothpaste also need to be purchased. And don’t forget to have plenty of dog treats on hand, as they’ll come in handy while training your puppy.

It seems like a lot to take care of, but you want your puppy to come into a welcoming and safe environment. They are going to be an integral part of your life for a number of years and they’ll pay you back tenfold for what you’ve given them. Help them get adjusted to your place right away and feel it is their home.

What is better for a puppy, a dog harness or a collar?

January 9, 2012 | Comments (0) | dog harness

If you or your family got a new puppy this Christmas you’ve probably already begun to spoil them. You’ve already purchased the necessities such as drinking bowls, food, leashes, etc.  Now you are looking for things to show them your love and to maybe make them stand out from other puppies. One item that is both functional and can be stylish is a dog harness. It can also be safer for your pet then a simple leash.

Many pet owners find a dog harness a little more secure than a simple collar on their puppy.  A harness or vest wraps securely around your pet, often secured by Velcro, making them easy to put on and off.  The leash attaches to the harness and then you can safely walk your pet. With a collar, especially with a small dog, there is always a chance they can get free of it, if it hasn’t been properly adjusted.

Step In Dog Harness

Another reason that people prefer a harness over a collar is that it doesn’t put the amount of pressure on a pet’s neck or throat as a collar does. In one test, 63% of the dogs examined had neck and spinal injuries. They found that the majority of these were from dog collars being used.

Instead of all the force being applied to the neck or throat, it is goes underneath your pet’s chest and covers more of their body. This is especially apparent when first training your puppy to heel.  Instead of pulling on their neck when training, a harness displaces the pressure throughout your pet’s body.

If you prefer a collar, however, then consider a no pull harness, which is more like a leash, but designed specifically for training. A step in harness is also similar in look to a leash, but distributes the pressure evenly on your pet and as the name implies easy to put on.

For traveling, some dog harnesses can double as safety harnesses. Simply attach the harness to your seat belt and your dog will be more secure and safe sitting in your car.

Dog harnesses also offer a variety styles to choose from. You can deck a collar out in bling, but with a harness you can find dresses, vests, even holiday apparel. In our dog boutique alone we have dozens of styles to choose from. So if you want your pet to stand out during their next walk, then shop for a harness that matches their personality or the season.

With a puppy or any new dog, you want them to exercise, but you also want them to be safe. A harness is a good way to handle your puppy, even if they are hyperactive, without worrying about hurting them.

Female Dog Diapers and Male Bellybands

Yes, potty training is oftentimes a big issue to pet parents. What do you do if you try and try to potty train them or if you do not have the heart to crate train and you have to leave your dog at home while are away from work or need to feel comfortable having them roam around your house? We suggest pet diapers or potty training bells.Male dog belly bands

What exactly are they you ask? These are cloth dog diapers that you can put on your dog, female dog diapers for your little girls that are not potty trained or those that are in heat, or male belly bands. These dog diapers work like a charm. Great for puppies, dogs, or senior dogs, simply put one on your dog, add a feminine pad, change as needed, and wash the diaper after several wear. We suggest having a few pairs of the dog diaper or belly band just so you can launder them as needed, so that you are not washing them all the time. The great part about these cloth puppy diapers is that you are not constantly buying disposable diapers, both costly and bad for the environment. These dog diapers are such a big hit with our customers and works out really well.
On the other hand, if you prefer to potty train your pet, use a potty bell. If you are having trouble training your dog to communicate with you when they needs to go out to potty? Proven effective method to hang these bells on your door and your dog will enthusiastically notify you when they need to go out! 95% effective rate! Easy to train and recommended and endorsed by dog trainers, breeders and training manuals! This pet bell comes with instructions. Made of extra reinforced bells that ring louder than normal bells, these bells are snapped and looped safely in place so they cannot be pulled off; hung on heavy duty ribbon. The  bells are strategically placed at various height for small or large dogs to easily reach.  For a puppy 10 weeks - 20 years old dogs!

So, rather than scold your dog for their accidents, avoid locking them up in a crate all day, these pet diapers are efficient and a life saver.

How to keep your pet cool this summer.

Summer is coming and it’s time to start thinking about the heat and you’re pet. Just like humans, pets get uncomfortable on hot days. While we can turn up the air conditioning on warm days, pets are dependent on us to keep them cool. Leaving them alone in hot rooms or behind in a car as we run an errand can make them sick. Take the same precautions you would as if they were a child.

Dogs run warmer than humans normally. If it’s a particularly hot day, bring your dog in for a while, even if they usually stay outside. Make sure their dog dish has plenty of water.  Having a second water bowl is a way to make sure they don’t run out while you’re gone for the day.Keep your pet cool in the summer

If you regularly walk your dog, do it in the morning or evening, when it’s more comfortable for both of you. If you do have to walk them during the middle of the day try to keep them off the sidewalk. Or maybe look into buying them a pair of dog shoes. A cooling vest can be put on them to keep them cooler while they’re out.

There are also many products on the market that help keep our pets cool. Cooling mats are easy to use and reusable. They can be used at home or in cars or on the beach and their cooling effect can last for days.

If you like your pet to wear clothes, make sure they are light and comfortable. Don’t forget to get them some swimwear for while they are at the beach. This way they’ll look stylish and be cool.

If you do see that your pet is affected abnormally by the heat, cool them down with cold compresses. Panting is typical, but if they start to walk strangely or vomit, then consider contacting your veterinarian to see if you should be concerned.

Your pet is one of your closest companions. They look to you to provide for their needs and keep them safe. So when the temperatures start to climb do what you can to keep them safe and cool.

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