Category Archives: Dogs

Popeye not the only one who Loves Olive Oil

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 .. I love this shampoo.. it lathered up so nice with just a bit of shampoo, and it felt so nice on their coat. the dogs are so soft and clean and shiny.. I recommend the olive oil shampoo to all who want to know.. love it( Nikki Green Olive Oil Shampoo)

Dana and The Doggies

We are proud to now offer Nikki Green Olive Oil shampoo in six essential oil choices! Nikki Green Olive Oil Shampoo is an eco-friendly line of dog shampoos made without harsh detergents, chemicals,artificial coloring or toxins that can harm and dull your dog’s precious coat.
Nikki Green offers only the purest ingredients nature has to offer: 100% consumption-grade Aegean olive oil, Spring Water
Mediterranean Sea salt and essential Oils.

  • Why is Olive Oil Shampoo good for your dog’s skin?

Olive Oil is a great skin protector. It is a natural substance and has no added chemicals. Your loved one’s skin and coat will be extra shiny, soft, and clean and conditioned with  Olive Olive shampoo.Nikki Green is PH balanced for your dog’s skin. The PH level is between 8 and 9. (The higher the PH the better.) B etween 70% and 80% of pure Olive Oil is used in each of  the Nikki Green Shampoos. Nikki Green Dog Shampoo contain no Sulfate, Paraben, SLS or Artificial color and is bio-degradable.

“Lavanda” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.(Original Formula)
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and Lavender Essential Oils.
Lavender Essential Oil has antiseptic,calming, relaxing and anti fungal properties.
It helps healing cuts, wounds and burns.
It is an excellent repellent for Mosquito, bugs and fleas.

“Limoncello” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil, Tea Tree and Lemon Essential Oils.
Tea Tree Essential Oil has antibacterial and anti fungal properties.
It is used to prevent infection and is a great repellent to Mosquitoes and Fleas.
Lemon Essential Oil has refreshing and clean properties, it makes the hair strong, healthy and shiny, it also helps reduce dandruff.

“Mandarino” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and sweet Orange Essential Oil.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil has antiseptic, refreshing and calming properties.

“Melissa” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oils.
Melissa (Lemon Balm) has antibacterial properties.
It helps to calm and relax the muscles.

“Menta Verde” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and Spearmint Essential Oils.
Spearmint Essential Oils has antiseptic, very refreshing and calming properties.
“Rosemarino” Olive Oil Dog Shampoo.
Is the combination of high quality Olive Oil and Rosemary Essential Oils.
Rosemary Essential Oils has antiseptic, refreshing and calming properties.
It plays a big role in making hair grow long and strong.
it is good for dry scalp and dandruff issues.

 Some Excerpts in this post Via Becky Starr LA Pet Care  Examiner

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Exercise Good for You and Good for Your Dog

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Exercise is often seen as a health issue, but it also has a huge effect on your dog’s behavior. All dogs, especially puppies and young dogs have a lot of energy, which if they’re not allowed to burn off, can be manifested as bad behavior.

Most dogs that develop problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, nervousness and many other behavior disorders have not been given enough exercise. Dogs are animals that need to be challenged and enjoy working. Taking your dog out for a daily walk is an excellent way to provide mental stimulation. Remember a big back yard, which is just a kennel to your dog, is not an adequate substitute for exercise.

There are many different types of exercises you can do with your dog. When you decide on which exercise or combination of exercises you want to do with your dog, you’ll want to consider your dog’s energy level, breed, age and health. Just because you may have a small dog doesn’t mean he/she needs less exercise. Some dogs are perfectly happy with a 20-30 minute daily walk, whereas other dogs might consider it barely a warm-up, although the walk would certainly help stimulate their mind.

Listed below are some types of exercise you may want to do with your dog. You can choose different activities based on the energy level of your particular dog.

Walk your dog – Walking your dog is a great way to promote training and exercise your dog at the same time. If your dog possesses a higher level of energy you may want to add a dog backpack to your walk. This will give your dog a job to do and make your dog work harder while on your walk.

Take your dog for a bike ride – I like to take my dogs out for the occasional bike ride as a way to mix up their exercise routine. I prefer to ride in a place where my dogs can run off leash. This is safer for both my dogs and me. When I do have the dogs on their leash, I only take out one dog at a time, and I like to use a bike attachment to help keep my dog from pulling me down.

Go rollerblading with your dog – This is a great way to let high-energy dogs burn off a lot of energy in a short period of time. I really enjoy rollerblading, because it gives me a chance to get some aerobic exercise at the same time my dogs get their own exercise needs met.

Swimming – This is great for almost every dog. It provides low-impact exercise for your dog that can’t be beat. Swimming is especially beneficial for older dog’s suffering from arthritis because it won’t cause undue stress on their joints and muscles. I also like taking my dogs out to swim during the summer months because it offers a great way to let them cool off.

Doggie Day Care – If your dog gets along well with others a doggie day care can provide a good way to exercise both his/her mind and body. Dogs often come home after a day at the day care worn out and happy.

How do you exercise your dog?

A Big Bark was Had by All

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 We are always Amazed at  how “Dog People” just seem to bond at a dog event. 

We spent last Saturday at a an annual fundraiser for our local humane society , fun food. contests and did we mention …dogs!

The Niki Green Olive Oil Shampoo was a big seller as well as Bubba Roses Organic Fun Fall Treats…especially the Football cookies!

From the BIG to the small we saw them all see more pics on Tay Czar’s Tidbits

Woofs and Wags

Saving Shelter Pets, Inc. – Auction Home Page – BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

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Check out this link fur a worthy cause and maybe win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Our Store…many other cool canine things to bid on too!

Saving Shelter Pets, Inc. – Auction Home Page – BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction.

Happy Bidding!

Organic Fun Fall Dog Treats

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Bubba Rose Organics

Pleased to Now Offer Bubba Rose Biscuits For Dogs

We sent Rin on a mission to find us some fun, seasonal themed dog treats to add to our selection. Imagine our delight when he discovered Bubba Rose the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company provides healthy, preservative-free dog treats; made with organic and natural ingredients and free of wheat, corn and soy. All treats are handmade in small batches in their bakery in NJ using locally sourced humangrade ingredients from the U.S. All of the meats & eggs are free-range, grain and/or grass fed, hormone, antibiotic and nitrite free. Their products are free of chemicals, sugar, salt, artificial flavors, colors and fillers. Just key ingredients for great tasting Fun! Theyalso support rescue and adoption agencies and shelters nationwide by raising money and awareness, and donating treats.

Organic Fun Treats

Game Time Eats , Healthy and Fun

Heal, Nuture, Bond with Canine Massage

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Aroma Paws Massage Lotion

  Dog massage includes a variety of techniques — some centuries old and others quite new.  It has been used to calm show dogs, to relieve pain in working dogs, and to increase energy and focus in agility dogs.  Now it is available to improve the quality of your pet’s life.
    Massage is part of a complete wellness program for your dog.  A massage will relax muscles, invigorate circulation, and stimulate key acupressure points.  Massage does not substitute for veterinary care, but complements it.  Regular massage can often bring important changes in your pet’s condition to your attention so that medical advice can be sought before the problem becomes advanced.

Dogs of All Ages Can Benefit From Massage

Puppies & Young Dogs
  • Helps them accept handling by vets, groomers, etc.
  • Improves socialization
  • Increases trust of humans
  • Eases tension of new growth stages
Adult Dogs
  • Maintains optimum wellness
  • Slows developing problems of old age
  • Detects early changes that may signal injury or disease
Elderly Dogs
  • Helps maintain mobility
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Reduces pain

Why do dogs need massage?

  
   Dogs today live in much better conditions, but they are often bored and underexercised. Massage can relax tension while also stimulating both mind and body.  It is especially helpful as our animals’ life spans lengthen.  Our world has changed — and our pets’ needs have changed with it.

Some benefits of dog massage:

  • Comforts tired muscles & relieves pain
  • Increases circulation
  • Strengthens body by stimulating muscles
  • Maintains & restores flexibility
  • Increases dog’s self-esteem & lessens behavioral issues
  • Enhances body awareness
  • Gains acceptance of touch, especially to paws
  • Increases caretaker’s awareness of changes in animal
  • Empowers owners to work with & help their pets
  • Enhances bonding & relationship with humans
  • Gives back to dogs something they can’t do for themselves
  • Increased circulation, which can improve a dog’s health.
  • Earlier awareness of lumps and unusual growths.
  • Deeper attachment between dog and owner, allowing them to bond further.
  • Extended praise for the dog.
  • Increased acceptance of handling by the dog.
  • Stress and heart rate reduction for the owner.
  • Reduced stress by lowering the dog’s heart rate and providing a quiet, relaxing experience.

Parts of this article taken from:

Ann Tarvin learned her dog massage skills from canine massage pioneer Jonathan Rudinger at the PetMassage Training and Research Institute in Toledo, Ohio.  She holds Practitioner and Instructor Level Certificates in Dog Massage and also a Certificate in WaterWork for dogs. She is a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork.

 

Consult your dog’s veterinarian before beginning a massage program.If working with a fragile dog or one with limited mobility due to a joint problem, an injury, or surgery, knowledge of canine anatomy and biomechanics is essential, says Carla Campbell, a Seeing Eye graduate and canine masseuse in Menlo Park, Calif. In those situations, it really does pay to call in a pro, she advises.
 
Just as pleasant scents and relaxing music contribute a positive effect during human massage, so is the same for your dog.

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When It’s time to say Farewell my Friend

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Karen Litzinger, Licensed Professional Counselor, was inspired to create this CD following the deaths of her two dogs within four months. It takes you on a healing journey with words of wisdom, comforting affirmations, an inspirational reading, a guided meditation, and soothing harp music. The CD is 49 minutes with an accompanying 20-page booklet insert that provides insight, healing strategies and practical resources. The gentle, grounded words in this CD

Heal Your Heart Pet Loss CD

are like a dear friend comforting you during your time of grief.  For you in your time of need or as a caring gift for a friend.

 
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Karen, Pepper and Zep

 

Just as I found comfort in listening to a special music CD as I grieved for Pepper, I hope that some part of this CD will help in the healing process for you or the person to whom you give the CD.  I was further motivated on my journey to create this CD when my 13 year old dog, Zep, died just four months after Pepper.  The loss of my dogs is what inspired me to dedicate this CD to my beloved dog children, Pepper and Zep.
Karen Litzinger’s Journey with Animals: My inspiration for the Healing Hearts pet loss CD came while driving home from the veterinarian with the cremains of my 15 year old dog, Pepper, who I had since a puppy from a local rescue league.  Originally I wanted to create something that a vet could give grieving clients right after the euthanasia procedure to supplement the personal support and follow-up sympathy card.  I created a pet loss booklet for veterinarians, but the CD is what I hope will serve those experience pet loss grief in a more profound way.