Saturday, June 28, 2014


Thursday, June 26, 2014


These dogs  love ice cream

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


There have been recalls for both Natura - Innova, Calif Natural, healthwise - and Sci Diet pet foods


Glad we're NOT carrying them anymore.


Come in and buy a bag of treats for your favorite dog or drop one off at your local shelter

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


We want you to have a happy, healthy and safe summer with your dog, but the beach poses as a threat to many dogs. The four major safety concerns are: dehydration, salt intoxication, sunburns (including paws) and a heat stroke. To avoid any health concerns, follow these dog safety summer guidelines to have a carefree couple of months.

Dehydration: With the heat, dogs can easily get dehydrated- just like humans. Although, they are unable to alert us as well, a quick sign would be when they start acting lethargic, have sunken eyes and panting with a dry mouth. A simple preventative measure is to bring water for your dog when you are outside in the heat for an extended period of time. If you are playing Frisbee, you can easily fill that up with cool, clean water in between throws. We recommend providing them with water, at least, every 15 minutes to ensure they will not be dehydrated. Dehydration at the beach can be especially concerning, which leads into the next point of salt intoxication.

Salt intoxication (hypernatremia): If you bring your dog to the beach, be aware of how often they gulp down the ocean water. Dogs do not understand that salt water is harmful to them, and different than the clean water you normally provide for them. Some dogs have a tendency to overload on salt water by keeping their mouth wide open while playing or swimming. Even a little salt intake can upset certain dog’s stomachs. The early signs of hypernatremia are vomiting and “beach diarrhea”, but can quickly develop full-fledged hypernatremia by showing neurological signs of having trouble walking, seizures and sudden depression. If you notice these signs, take your dog to the vet immediately to be treated. Prevent this by using the tip above and provide your pup with fresh, clean water frequently so they aren’t as tempted to start swallowing the salt water.

Sunburns: Just like humans, dogs can get sunburnt.  Our FlipFlop Dog, Charlie, is our first dog to get noticeable sunburnt. Like other white coated, thin haired dogs, this should be a concern as their skin turns distinctively pink/red after lying outside. While there are pet specific sunscreens, baby sunscreen works just as well and is more accessible at local stores. After applying the sunscreen, keep a watchful eye to be sure your dog doesn’t lick the area (which would reverse the benefits of applying the sunscreen in the first place). Providing an umbrella or shaded area for your dog to lie under is another easy way of preventing sunburns and overheating.

Your dog’s skin is not the only part that can be burnt, but also their paws. Asphalt, sand and boardwalk wood can all become too hot for your dog’s paws when the summer temperatures are rising. A way to tell is by putting your palm on the ground. If it’s too hot for your palm, it’s too hot for your dog to walk on. Try walking them in a different area, such as grass, or at a different time in the day.

Heat strokes: Panting and disorientation are the main signs of a looming heat stroke in your dog. Dogs can easily over heat by being outside in the hot temperatures. Limit the amount of time they spend outside and do not leave them outside unattended.  Daily exercise is always healthy, but during the summer, be careful with the temperatures and monitoring your dog’s heat intake. Exercising should be moved to the early morning or late evening to prevent a heat stroke. Most dogs do not realize anything is wrong and will keep jogging or walking, so it’s your job to know when to stop. To cool your dog down, bath them in cool, not cold, water. Cold water can make overheating worse. If your dog does not cool down, call the vet. Heat strokes can happen outside, inside and, especially in a car. Did you know that an inside temperature of a car can rise 40 degrees within an hour, when the temperatures are between 72 and 96 degrees outside?! Thanks to the study done by Stanford University School of Medicine, we know for that to be true. Leave your dog home, inside and with air condition to prevent any over heated related incidents.

Use your best judgment in keeping your dog safe and cool this summer. If you notice something “off”, contact your vet as the summer heat could be affecting your dog. Your dog can still have fun outdoors by playing in a sprinkler and when they are being carefully monitored during the hottest months.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

For dog owners ! Dog Lovers !



Buy a dog or cat collar  and get an engraved tag for $ 1 more.

Limited time !   YOU must mention that you saw this on our blog

Monday, June 16, 2014


Positive Training Equals Positive Results
By: Victoria Stilwell
How do you cope with a dog that is showing anxiety-based behaviors such as aggression, inappropriate urination, guarding, destructive chewing or barking? Know that your dog is not trying to take over your household, even though it might seem like it.
Positive reinforcement (i.e., giving the dog a reward in the form of praise, play, food or toys when it behaves in a way that you like) has been shown to be the most effective training method for these types of behaviors. As you begin the process of modifying your dog's behavior, BE PATIENT. Positive training relies on consistency, repetition and the following general rules:
Tip #1:
First, identify WHY your dog is behaving this way. You cannot effectively deal with a behavior unless you know the root cause behind it.
Tip #2:
Once you know the WHY, then you can ask yourself HOW to treat the behavior. It is vitally important that you understand your dog. I don't believe you can train a dog well without first understanding how he perceives the world. You can then use this knowledge to make training easier.
Tip #3:
Learn to talk and think dog. Good communication increases the bond between dog and owner considerably. Dogs don't speak our human language, yet many people treat them as if they do. As a result, the dog ends up confused.
Tip #4:
Be kind! Never hit, scream at or yank your dog. Dogs that exhibit aggression to humans or other dogs are under a great deal of stress, even though they might appear confident, dominant or just plain nasty. Think how you feel when you are fearful, angry or even violent. It is not a good place to be. Don't combat fear with more fear – recognize your dog's concerns, then slowly and gently teach him to overcome them.
Tip #5:
Go very slowly when dealing with anxiety-related behaviors. The best way to rehabilitate an aggressive dog is to change how he perceives the stimuli that make him anxious. Do this by slowly showing your dog that the thing he fears is no longer scary. This technique is called desensitization. If your dog is guarding the couch, food bowl, or front door, show him gently that there is another way to feel that makes him happier and more confident. For example, shower him with attention when he is on the floor, and not on the couch. Show him that good things happen to him when you approach his food bowl, because it means you'll be adding more delicious food.
Teaching obedience commands is relatively easy to do, but changing a dog's negative behaviors and perceptions is not. Therefore, it's important to enlist the help of a qualified trainer, who can help tailor a treatment plan for your dog's particular problem. Avoid trainers who use harsh methods or advocate choke, prong or weighted collars. And remember, positive training equals positive results. It might take a little longer, and require more time and patience on your part, but the positive changes you'll see in your dog are worth it!

Victoria Stilwell is the host of Animal Planet's "It's Me or the Dog." Her no nonsense, common sense approach to dog training is both practical and effective. It's about educating owners on how to see things from a dog's perspective and use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. With a little patience and effort, anyone can live happily with their canine companions. Visit Victoria Stilwell on the Web, get her training tips and watch full episodes of "It's Me or the Dog" by clicking or

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday June 15

We'll have GreyHound Friends of NJ  and store specials like
Buy 6 of our K9 bakery cookiesand get 1 free

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Make your cat a star

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


SALE ON PICTURE FRAMES  Reg $ 9. Sale $ 3.99

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

uh oh !

Buyer beware

Counterfiet puppia harness

Friday, June 6, 2014


Did you know that June is Adopt a Cat Month

Wednesday, June 4, 2014