The Petsguide Blog

The Petsguide Blog is full of useful, fun, weird, and just plain cool pet stuff, from the newest toys to the oldest tricks!

A Leg Up For Your Pet

Does your pet need a helping paw? Pet Ramps USA has just the thing for the small, elderly or post-surgery pet that has trouble accessing high places like your bed, the car or the sofa.

Sit! Stay! Say ‘Cheese!’

The cajoling, the firm commands to “Sit!” and the toy-waggling – anything to make your pet hold that pose while you maneuver your camera to capture the perfect shot! If you’re a pet owner, you know how challenging it can be to get a beloved pet to sit still when their mind is on anything but obliging you. We got some tips for the photographically inclined from Chicago-based photographer David Sutton, the creative mind behind the annual Dog Days calendar.

Where Are You Going?

Oh, the places you and your dog can go! Tired of the same ol’ trail, or looking to get away for the afternoon? Put away that map and try ours! We’re sharing one of our favorite finds with you yet – Southern California’s dog-friendliest beaches, parks and trails. Perfect for these dog days of summer and great year-round, the Petsguide Dog-Friendly Map also includes must-know details such as hours, leash rules, hiking levels for man and pooch, and more.

Run To Make A Difference In Someone’s Life

This weekend, paws and feet will pound pavement for a good (and very human) cause – Paws For Cause’s 2nd Annual 5K, 5K Dog Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run. The event will benefit His Chaplain For You, one of the nonprofit’s programs providing emotional and spiritual support for people undergoing hardship and personal tragedies, from abuse and addiction, to illness, disaster survival and even death.

Who says Traveling Has To Be ‘Ruff’ On Your Pet?

Oh, my, what creature comforts! DSPY Dog has the active pet and pet-owner in mind when it comes to its fantastic product line of functional yet ├╝ber-comfortable beds, clothing and stylish harnesses.

Petsguide To Travel

When you get down to it, what’s the point of travel if you can’t share the experience with someone special? More and more people have decided they’d like to share their travel experiences with their pet.

You’re Ready To Travel – But Is Your Pet?

There’s no need to fret – not when the new Summer/Fall 2009 Petsguide is here! This issue is devoted to travel, be it by car or plane. We talked with pet experts to find what it takes to prepare pets for a trip, and even how to find a good pet-sitter match should Fido or Fifi stay home while you are gone. You’ll also find tips throughout the magazine, from helpful travel accessories to must-know information you should have on hand once you leave the door.

Take a (Healthy) Bite of This!

Do you know what’s in your dog’s favorite treats? With Mercola Healthy Pets you’ll know what isn’t in its line of USDA-inspected products – chemicals and preservatives.

Springtime Safety

Spring is here! As we embark on springtime projects – gardening, cleaning, you name it! – we have to remember to safeguard our pets against plants that are benign to humans, but potentially dangerous to animals.

April, coincidentally, is National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month. In the spirit of keeping our furry, four-legged pals happy and safe to enjoy spring, here are some helpful factoids to keep in mind, courtesy of the ASPCA:

Heavenly Scents For Your Heavenly Creature

Ooh, la la, what is that smell?

Say “Hello” to Pepper & Tanky, a line of French cruelty-free eau du parfum for dogs.

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