I love this new collar from The Mod Dog, aptly named “Twitter”. It comes in three colorways: blue/green, lime/turquoise, or orange/fuchsia. It has a heavy nylon webbed backing and a plastic buckle. It also comes with a D-ring for tags and you can choose other options like a metal buckle collar or a matching leash (at an extra charge). Sizes are medium to extra large.
Remember I told you that I went to that Boston Meetup? Well, when I was there someone had recommended Orbee-Tuff® toys by Planet Dog to me when I explained that my dogs pretty much eat their toys like treats rather than play with them. I talked about the eco-friendly bone a few weeks back, and wondered whether my dogs would be able to destroy it. Many of the toys are over $10, so before I splurge can anyone weigh in as to whether these toys live up to the rumors? The Amazon reviews are not very informative.
Yesterday, I went to the gym then came home to this:
That used to be a roach trap. Mr. Beans man decided to chew it to bits. I guess he smelled the yummy stuff in the center. Anyway, I immediately called the vet who directed me to the Pet Poison Helpline. I’m so glad we called. Turns out, Beans will be OK — there isn’t anything in those traps that causes harm to dogs. I think the situation would have been different had he actually eaten the entire thing rather than just chewed on it.
For the record, we’re not bad dog owners. We don’t leave the traps out where the dogs can get to them. It just so happens that the maintenance guy came to fix our ice maker and moved the refrigerator around a bit, leaving one of the traps in a place where Beans (obviously) could get to it.
Anyway, Pet Poison Helpline was super helpful. I asked them to send me more information about them and what they do. Under the direction of Dr. Justine Lee, Pet Poison Helpline is a 24/7 animal poison control based out of Minneapolis, and they pride themselves on being one of the most cost-effective animal poison controls out there today (a $35/incident case vs. ASPCA?s $70/case). Unfortunately, because animal poison controls aren?t state or federally funded, they require a small per incident fee to run a 24/7 service. Hey, that’s a small price to pay for my dog’s safety. They also have a free newsletter, Facebook page, and Twitter account!
They even sent me over a copy of their Spring Toxins PDF — click here to download it.
Beans looooooooves to sleep under the covers at night or under a blanket on the couch. I bet he’d love a hooded dog bed, like this one from Haute Pooch. It looks like it is only available in one size: x-small, too small for my Beans, but probably great for those of you with chihuahuas or other pint-sized pups.
Does your pet like to nuzzle, snuggle, and burrow too?