Wednesday, April 16, 2014

5 Tips for Brushing Your Dog

Why is it good to brush your dog?

Brushing your dog with a dog brush removes dead hair from the coat. This is particularly beneficial for long-haired breeds to prevent matting. Brushing also stimulates your pet’s skin as well as helps with moving the natural oils throughout your dog coat.

Without further ado, here are 5 tips for brushing your dog:

1. Make sure to brush your dog to ensure all of the mats are out before bathing. If your dog still has tangles, when its fur gets wet, the fur tends to mat up more. Water even tightens the mat and then you leave room for shampoo getting caught in the mat causing a challenge on rinsing out the shampoo

2. If your dog has very tangled fur, you may wish to dampen the fur and add some conditioner or leave-in conditioner for a few moments before brushing. This may make it easier on you and your pet.

3. Brushing your dog’s hair layer-by-layer will help ensure that you are pulling the least on your dog’s skin.
                   
4. Brushing your dog’s head last will aid in the process. Go for areas that they cannot see first as the head is a sensitive area for most pets. You want to keep your pet comfortable for as long as possible.

5. The final step is to go through your dog’s coat with a fine-toothed comb to ensure that there aren't anymore mats in the coat.
                                                            
Happy brushing!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pamper Your Pet


We've got pet grooming gear on sale this week plus some super-cool food and water bowls marked down up to 20%!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Product Review: Triple Crown Everlasting Fun Ball

My terrier Benji is a tenacious chewer and recently figured out how to rip apart his favorite Kong Stuff-A-Ball after a year of use (far longer than most of the toys he plays with regularly last).

I found an alternative, though: the Triple Crown Everlasting Fun Ball. It has a completely different texture than the Kong ball but can still be stuffed with treats that get dispensed while he plays.


He's had the ball in his mouth every day since Christmas and I see no signs of wear.

The Everlasting Fun Ball can be filled with food, treats or any snack your dog enjoys. It is dishwasher safe (in the top rack) for easy clean up. It is completely free of latex, vinyl and phthalates. If your dog is a strong chewer, go with the large size.

Features:
  • Available in Day-Glo Green
  • Large (4" diameter)
  • Medium (2.75" diameter)
  • If your dog is a strong chewer, we recommend selecting next size up.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Win a Petmate Barnhome Dog House!

The Barnhome is a barn-shaped dog house that protects your dog from the hot or cold outdoor elements.

It features a rear air ventilation system to promote air circulation, an extended rim on the roof to divert rain and raised interior flooring to kelp keep your pet dry.

Want to keep your dog warm in the winter and cool in the summer? ENTER NOW.

Registration ENDS at 11:59 PM PST on 12/27/13.

Details: Open to US residents 18 years or older. Void where prohibited or restriced by law. Winner will be contacted via email.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sweet Kicks! Pet Life Spring Mesh Shoes

Pet Life Spring Mesh Shoes in White/Red (available in 4 sizes)
Score your sporty sidekick some sweet sneakers for as low as $12.49!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday at PetStore.com

Save up to 40% in our 2013 Black Friday sale!