Friday, 16 September 2016

Visiting the Apple Orchard With Your Dog? Read These Tips

Dear Pet People,

A visit to the apple orchard is an annual tradition for many of us. Including our dogs in the outing can be a great, memory making experience. While it's smart to check beforehand, many orchards are pet friendly and welcome well mannered and leashed dogs. 

September and October are usually weather friendly for dogs - with the daytime temperatures being neither too hot nor too cold. It's a great opportunity for dogs to spend time with their family, and perhaps even make new friends. As well, the photo opportunities are endless, with blue skies and apple trees as the backdrop, so be prepared to capture great pictures.

Since some orchards are also home to farm animals who might be stressed by a close up visit from an unfamiliar dog, it's considerate to keep your dog by your side and well away from resident animals.

With apples come wasps and bees and they seem to be very bothersome during the fall season. A bee sting is painful, and some dogs are allergic to bee stings. 

This is something I learned the hard way when my own dog, Jake, once picked up an apple that had a wasp attached. Jake received a nasty sting inside his mouth. Keep an eye on any fallen apples your dog decides to grab and make sure wasps and bees are not attached!

Apples are a safe and healthy treat for dogs. They can be baked into dog cookies or served sliced and stuffed into a Kong with some peanut butter.

Every time your dog joins you on an outing - especially to unfamiliar places, it's important to make sure they have proper identification attached. All pets should wear an id tag on their collars with up to date phone and contact information engraved on the tag. has a fantastic selection of custom id tags!

Apples, fresh air and your dog - it's a winning combination!

Enjoy your pets,


Thursday, 8 September 2016

Spotlight on Sparkle: Pet I.D. Tags

Dear Pet People,

A pet i.d. tag is an important and functional part of your pet's supply gear, but that doesn't mean it can't be pretty and showcase your pet's unique personality. Your pet's identification tag can be a fun and stylish accessory that accents the colour of their fur or co-ordinates with their collar.

Some of our most popular styles of tags at are the glitter bone tags from K9 by Igloo. These high quality, durable tags are made from stainless steel and filled with glitter enamel and are available in seven different colours to suit every style conscious dog. 

purple glitter bone id tag

pink glitter bone id tag

The glitter bone dog tags can be custom engraved with two lines of text and are best suited for medium and small dogs and puppies.

I have seen the dark blue glitter bones on white dogs and think they look fantastic! 
dark blue id tag

As well, the red glitter bones are a perfect choice for the Christmas season, making a custom engraved id tag a wonderful dog gift.

red glitter id tag

Every dog with a sparkling personality will enjoy wearing these adorable and unique identification tags!

Enjoy your pets,