Outdoor Dog Apparel Ideas

ESC Velour Royalty Hoodie

You can’t get more comfortable than this! Luxuriously soft velour separates combine the sought-after couture style with the popular royalty trend for an outfit that can’t miss! Hoodie has an embroidered crown on the back with a prince or princess logo. Choose Prince (Blue) or Princess (Pink).

ESC Velour Royalty Sweatpants

The East Side Collection™ Velour Royalty Sweatpants are the first word in luxurious pet loungewear. With an elasticized waist for an easy Choose Prince (Blue) or Princess (Pink).

Zack & Zoey Canvas Sneakers

The Zack & Zoey™ Light-Up Canvas Sneakers have motion-activated LED lights in the soles. Casual sneakers with light-up soles will make any pet the talk of the block! Motion-activated LED lights increase nighttime visibility. Comfortable, easy-fit canvas design with sure-grip rubber soles. Choose Red or Blue.

Zack & Zoey Skull & Crossbones Bikinis

The Zack & Zoey™ Skull and Crossbones Bikinis offer dogs a sporty beach look with a dash of flash. Poly spandex two-piece with rhinestone accents. Velcro closure at top, elastic at waist and tail hole for comfy fit.

Casual Canine Maui Flowers Bikinis

Casual Canine™ Maui Flowers Bikini is two-piece for easy movement. Comfy, practical fit: Velcro® closures at neck and belly, plus a tail hole. Spandex bathing suit.

Zack & Zoey Leopard Bathing Suits

The Zack & Zoey™ Leopard Bathing Suits feature a comfortable one-piece design with spaghetti straps at the neck and a ruffled waist for shape and style.

Casual Canine Fruit Bowl Bathing Suits

Fun new trend in dog apparel. The adorable Casual Canine Collection™ Fruit Bowl Bathing Suit is pullover-style, with a low cut under the belly to allow for a comfortable and secure fit. Easy-care Spandex can be hand-washed and dries quickly.

East Side Collection Mary Janes

You will love these Mary Janes! Each patent leather shoe zips up and then fastens with a wraparound tab for an easy-on, easy-off shoe that stays in place once it’s on. Faux leather soles provide traction. Feature a built-in sock for an extra secure fit.

Casual Canine Sports Boots

The paw imprint on the exclusive Casual Canine™ Sports Boots helps fashion-forward pets leave their mark. Rubber sole with grips is safe to wear in all types of weather. Water-resistant nylon shell keeps paws dry. Contrasting trim around top, bottom, and zipper add stylish detail. Zippered front and Velcro® strap around top part of boots secures them to dog’s paws.

Zack & Zoey Day Trippers

The Zack & Zoey™ Day Trippers feature two zippered storage pouches connected by an adjustable center strip. Adjusts to balance load and padded for comfort. Features a leash ring, top handle, and reflective strips. Choose Green or Red.

Casual Canine Cozy Boots

Inspired by the ever-popular Australian shearling boots for people, the Casual Canine™ Cozy Boots keep dogs’ paws warm and looking stylishly hip. Faux suede uppers are trimmed in white Berber fleece. Durable faux leather soles add traction and resist abrasion. Zippered fronts and Velcro® straps provide an easy, secure fit.

Guardian Gear Alpine Sleepers

The Innovative Guardian Gear™ Alpine Sleepers combine the convenience of a travel bed with the benefits of a sleeping bag in one versatile pet bed. Oval beds are made of water-repellent polyester filled with soft, warm polyfill and feature a bumper-style edge. Cover fastens around the edge with Velcro® to convert bed into a cozy and snug sleeping bag. Perfect for dogs that like to snuggle. Sleeper conveniently rolls up and packs into the handy drawstring bag for storage and transportation. Temperature range: 30°F/16°C.

Zack & Zoey Safety Vests with Drink Holder

Brightly colored, adjustable vest provides outdoor safety for dogs. Detachable drink holder is great for long walks, Metal D-ring on back for lead attachment.

Casual Canine Camo Jackets

When it’s wet outside, the Casual Canine™ Camo Jackets keep dogs dry, warm, and looking oh so fashionable. Reversible design goes from camo print to solid for style versatility. Removable hood snaps on to keep dog’s head dry, and snaps off to reveal a turndown collar. Velcro® fasteners at chest and belly ensure a comfortable fit. Camo Jackets are available in the colors pink, green or multi-color.

Keep Dogs Dry With Guardian Gear™ Rain Jackets

The heavy-duty, waterproof vinyl Rain Jacket keeps pets dry in wet weather and saves owners from the hassle of wet dog smell and extra coat maintenance. Features a drawstring hood, leash opening, and a handy back pocket with Velcro® flap closure. Elastic leg straps and adjustable Velcro® belly strap ensure a secure and comfortable fit. Added reflective strip on back provides extra visibility in the rain. Rain Jackets are available in the colors Blue, Pink, and Yellow.

Dog Accessory Ideas

Casual Canine Holiday Slippers

Keep pets warm this holiday season with cozy dog slippers. Soft plush slippers feature non-skid bottoms, zip-up backs, and Velcro straps. Choose Santa or Reindeer sleepers.

Pet Studio Party Animal Hats

Top off the celebration with the Pet Studio™ Party Animal Hats! Bright colors suitable for both boys and girls. Made of glossy paper, with an elastic band, to comfortably fit any head—pet or human. Package of six.

Casual Canine Sports Boots

The paw imprint on the Casual Canine™ Sports Boots helps fashion-forward pets leave their mark. Rubber sole with grips is safe to wear in all types of weather. Water-resistant nylon shell keeps paws dry. Contrasting trim around top, bottom, and zipper add stylish detail. Zippered front and Velcro® strap around top part of boots secures them to dog’s paws.

Casual Canine Cozy Boots

Inspired by the ever-popular Australian shearling boots for people, Casual Canine™ Cozy Boots keep dogs’ paws warm and looking stylishly hip. Faux suede uppers are trimmed in white Berber fleece. Durable faux leather soles add traction and resist abrasion. Zippered fronts and Velcro® straps provide an easy, secure fit.

ClearQuest Cover-Pup Pants

The ClearQuest™ Cover-Pup Pants offer a stylish way to cover up doggie diapers. Made of machine-washable cotton with an elastic waistband and Velcro® closures. 2-pack. Machine-washable for easy cleaning. Each Female or Male Cover-Pup Pants design comes in a 2-pack containing two color options. Female Cover-Pup Pant Set includes one Pink Floral & one Purple Gingham color pants. Male Cover-Pup Pant Set includes one Blue with Polka Dots & one Green Gingham color pants.

Zanies Velvet Merry Christmas Stockings

Embellished with quality stitched embroidery, these pet stockings. Ideal for filling with toys, treats, and other goodies for deserving pets this holiday. Thick velvet stockings feature a cute pawprint design and measure a generous 15″. Velvet Merry Christmas Stockings are available in Red or Green.

Guardian Two-Piece Fur Car Seat Cover and Blanket Set

The Guardian Gear™ Two-Piece Fur Car Seat Cover & Blanket Set combines a faux fur car seat cover with a cozy blanket for the ultimate in pet traveling comfort. Seat cover fits the back seats of most vehicles and features seat belt holes for safety, and rubberized backing for a secure fit. The blanket adds comfort during car trips, and can also be used as a throw.

Guardian Gear Thermal Seat Covers

These unique seat covers boast a special thermal lining that reflects pets’ own body heat to keep them comfortably warm. At the same time, they protect car seats and furniture from pet hair, stains, and dirt. The printed polyester fleece cover features a bone, pawprint, and doghouse motif, and is backed by black, non-skid PVC foam. Elastic straps easily secure it to the vehicle’s rear seat.

Guardian Gear Car Seat Organizers

The Guardian Gear Car Seat Organizer hangs over any headrest and rounds up all those loose pet supplies, toys, and treats. Made from durable, easy-to-clean nylon, the organizer has two see-through mesh pockets, two Velcro® pockets, carrying handles, and a Velcro® closure. Organizers are available in the colors Blue, Pink, or Tan.

Guardian Gear Car Seat Covers

The Guardian Gear™ Car Seat Covers protect the upholstery of rear car seats to reduce the need for costly upholstery cleanings. Fully covers the back seat, floor area and the back of the front seats. The unique hammock style helps to keep pets safely in the back seat. Seat cover is constructed from black, heavy-duty, scratch-resistant nylon and includes covers to protect headrests. Attaches to seats with bungee cords.

Pet Studio Polka Dot Treat Jars

Reminiscent of classic ’50s-style diner dishware, Pet Studio™ Polka Dot dishware feature retro flair and an attractive design that blasts pets back to the Poodleskirt Decade. Adorable “Prince,” “Princess,” or “Fill ‘er Up” insignia offer apropos options to match pet’s persona. Dishwasher-safe. Rubber seal inside Jars preserve freshness. Lustrous, high gloss ceramic treat Treat Jars measure 8″.

Casual Canine Pet Fashion Hangers

Practical hangers keep pet fashions neat and organized. Made of durable, chrome-plated steel with a fun, dog-shaped hanger hook. Hangers come in sets of 8 and are available in two sizes.

ProSelect Ceramic Dog Treat Jars

These high-quality, heavyweight ProSelect® Ceramic Treat Jars come in eye-catching designs that are sure to attract customer attention. They provide customers a whimsical twist on a practical necessity. Lead-free ceramic jars have an airtight seal that locks in freshness and flavor to keep treats tasting great.

Top Performance Color Paw Nail Polish

Fast-drying, one-coat coverage. Trend-setting colors for a fashionable look. Premium-quality for lasting results. The premium-quality formula gives beautiful results in just seconds. Adds the perfect finishing touch to pet nail care. Water-resistant and chip-resistant to provide long-lasting color. For best results, prep nails with Nail Sanitizing Spray and finish with Quick Dry Spray to set polish fast! Comes in a 1/2 oz (15 ml) bottle..

Top Performance Quick Dry Nail Polish Spray

The Top Performance® Quick Dry Spray speed-dries nail polish for smudge-free results. Just spray on newly polished nails to set and harden the polish, preventing smears and chips. Cuts manicure time for better productivity. Contains antibacterial agents and conditioners for healthier nails. Leaves a pleasant fragrance. Safe for puppies and kittens over 12 weeks old. Comes in an 8 oz pump spray. Quick Dry Nail Polish Spray is available in the size listed below.

Guardian Gear Prong Training Collars

The high-quality Guardian Gear Prong Collars are chrome-plated for durability and feature smooth rounded edges and removable rubber tips on prongs to prevent collars from snagging fur. These great training aids provide an effective and safe alternative to choke chains. Ruggedly constructed of electronically welded steel for added strength. Guaranteed not to rust, tarnish or break. Lifetime guarantee. Prong Collars are available in the weights and lengths listed below to fit any size dog.

Sticky Situations: How to Find Trusted Pet Moving Services

Pet movers are professionals who specialize in transporting pets for people who are traveling and would like to take a pet along. Moving can be a difficult and stressful time, especially when you have pets to take care of. This is one reason why many people are investing in pet moving services in order to provide them with peace of mind that their pets are being well taken care of. Not to mention that this takes a load off of you by taking care of one of the more difficult aspects of the move. The following will provide you with some special tips for finding the perfect pet movers for you.

When you are looking for reliable pet movers, the first place you should go is the Yellow Pages. This is a bit obvious, but keep in mind that you won’t be calling anybody just yet. You want to get a good idea of which companies are available for you to choose from. It is a good idea to speak to your friends and relatives and see if they have any recommendations on who offered them pet friendly travel. If they do not have any information for you, you can also try to contact local pet stores and see if they have someone they can recommend. Usually people, who have had experience with a company, either good or bad, will be happy to tell you about it.

When looking for pet moving services, you never want to call up a single company and go with them hoping for the best. If you cannot find any impartial parties who can offer you a recommendation, then you can begin calling the different companies and ask them for references. The only drawback here is that they will be likely to only give you the contact information of people who have had a good experience with them. You do have one last resource however thanks to the Internet; you can look up the different companies online and see if there are any consumer-written reviews or complaints about them. Here is a couple sources we recommend:

www.petrelocation.com/

www.ipata.org/

www.petmovers.com/

When you have found a few companies that offer pet moving services and pet transportation that you find trustworthy, you can begin comparing their rates to find the best deal. While the cost should never be your sole determining factor, it never hurts to try and save some money. Sometimes this is going to be an expensive service no matter which company you turn to, such is the case when you need an international company to have your pet flown overseas. Finally, look into little things like whether the company offers credit card payments so you can find a company that is versatile.

You will find that your search for the perfect pet movers will go a lot more smoothly when you follow these simple tips.

What’s the Deal with Pet Travel Carriers?

If you have a smaller sized dog, it is now possible to take him or her with you wherever you go when you have a pet travel carrier. As a matter of fact, these days there are many different styles available, even those that can be used as a pet airline travel kennel. One thing is for certain, whether you are looking for something functional, fashionable, or both, you will be able to find the perfect pet travel products for you. The following will provide you with a few options that you have when in the market for a pet travel carrier.

When purchasing this pet supply item, one of the first things that you will have to determine is what you are going to use it for. Most importantly, you need to know whether you want something to simply carry your pooch around the park in or one that designed especially for long distance travel. These days the smaller sized carrier is like a small purse that has a sole function of carrying your dog along with you. This is a particularly fashionable model that is available in a wide range of styles for you to choose from. If this is what you are looking for, do not make your choice based on the size and color, but instead also take into consideration the different features that each offers.

A few features that are a must include a mesh window that your dog can look out of and that will provide the necessary ventilation. Also make sure that the entry area is large enough for your dog to get in and out of comfortably. Another feature that makes a nice addition is an entry flap that allows you to put your hand in and pet your dog when you wish. Finally, you will want one that has a safety hook that you can attach your dog’s leash to.

Of course, this is not going to be sufficient for travelling long distance or pet travel on airlines. When travelling by air you will have to find something that is airline approved. These bags are usually very soft and can easily be stored under your seat. Most airlines require that you keep your pet under your seat, unless you have one that is too large to fit there. If this is the case, you will have to invest in something larger such as shipping crates for large pets and they must be stored in the cargo hold. Since your pet will be away from you for a long time in cases such as this, you want to buy something that is large enough to give them plenty of room.

These are just a few examples of the many differ types of pet travel carriers that are currently available.

 

Sticky Situations: Flying with Pets

Traveling with an animal is a uniquely difficult experience. Some might liken the process to traveling with a young child; you need to keep the pet safe, ensure he doesn’t bark or meow, and navigate the airport with both the animal and your suitcase. Furthermore, every airline has a separate policy, allowing for a wide range of experiences depending on your selected provider. Whether you’ve traveled with an animal dozens of times or you’re setting off on your first trip this weekend, you likely have a few unanswered questions. We’re here to help.

First, you should know that there are three types of pet plane travel: in-cabin, checked baggage, and cargo. An in-cabin pet flight is often the easiest; the small animal remains in a carrier under the seat in front of you for the duration of the flight. When flying an animal in checked baggage, you will drop him off at the flight check-in desk; he will ride in the cargo hold of the plane, but you can pick him up from excess baggage claim at your arriving airport. Cargo transport requires you to drop off and pick up the animal from an airline-specific cargo facility; this is, essentially, pet shipping.

Flying with animals also necessitates a certain amount of equipment. If, for example, your animal is small enough to fly within the cabin, you must purchase an airline-approved carrier to fit your plane’s maximum crate dimensions. If the animal is flying in the cargo hold, you will need to purchase a larger, airline-approved carrier (with food and water bowls) to protect your pet while in transit. Pet parents should consider bringing along a range of toys and comforting items to ensure their animal’s ability to fly—you’d be surprised how calm a toy’s presence can be.

Handling your pet within the airport can be as difficult as the ride itself. Most airports will not allow an animal to exit their carrier unless they are traveling through security, utilizing a pet relief area, or working as a service dog. However, it is essential to check your airport’s policy—as well as the availability of pet relief areas—prior to heading out. Responsible pet parents will also check their airline’s policy to review additional fees, carrier restrictions, method restrictions, and additional limitations. The pet travel experience is stressful, but proper preparation can result in a surprisingly pleasant experience.

 

What’s the Deal with Synthetic Cat Pheromones?

If your cat is prone to anxiety and overstimulation, you may have come across the idea of using synthetic cat pheromones on your quest for a solution. Just like people, cats can become very stressed out. Changes like a new home, a new family member, or a loud neighbor can cause unwanted behaviors like destructiveness, urinating in the house, and excessive meowing. While anxiety medication does exist for cats, some owners would rather not use drugs to treat the problem. Pheromone-based products, first introduced in the United States in 2001, are a popular alternative. But what exactly do they do?

Let’s start with the basics. Pheromones are a type of chemical communication between members of a species. Pet pheromone products are said to mimic those produced naturally by the animal. By producing certain pheromones, such as those used to calm an animal, these products may reduce bad behavior. Most cat pheromone products are used to target general stress, separation anxiety, noise phobias, travel, and aggression.

Sounds like a miracle solution, right? It might be, but there’s a bit more to unpack. Much of the research that has been published or presented at veterinary conferences has been funded by product makers. Though these studies were found to help soothe stressed pets in some circumstances, the industry is in need of independent research to confirm the findings.

There are currently two popular synthetic pheromone products on the market—Feliway and Comfort Zone. If you’re struggling with a cat’s bad behavior and don’t know what to do, try one of these sprays. They’re odorless and have not been shown to have negative effects. Plus, they’re relatively inexpensive. Don’t be surprised if you don’t see an improvement, though. If your animal is exhibiting especially bad behavior, it is best to take them to a veterinarian.

Sticky Situations: Bad Weather Dog Walks

If you’re a dog owner, you’ve likely taken your pet on more walks than you can count. Every day, at least three times per day, you put on your shoes, shrug on a jacket, and secure your dog with a leash. You step outside, let Fido run around for a bit, clean up the waste, and head back inside. When all is said and done, the whole process should only take around ten minutes—longer if you have time for an actual walk. However, that ten minutes can be extremely painful for your pup, even if he’s already gone to the bathroom. Why? Temperature.

Most people believe the pads on the undersides of dogs’ feet to be weather-resistant. They’re darker and tougher than human feet, and the strategic location allows less of the foot to come in contact with the ground—that must mean they’re designed to handle hot and cold days, right? Surprisingly, this is not true. Dog paws—and cat paws, for that matter—are extremely sensitive. The toughness exists to protect the animal from rocks and the unevenness of grassy or dirt ground, not high or low temperatures.

If this is the first time you’ve heard this, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Plus, if your dog hasn’t complained about the temperature through whining, barking, or refusing to go outside, the temperatures have been tolerable. Going forward, however, you’ll want to protect Fido’s paws as much as possible. Special doggy shoes exist for exactly this purpose; if you’re heading out for a walk on a frigid day, or perhaps going to the beach in 100-degree weather, these dog shoes will do the trick.

You don’t, however, need to strap on the dog shoes every time you head out for a walk. Follow this simple rule of thumb: if the temperature hurts your feet, the temperature is too extreme for your dog. If you’re walking on a hot, sandy beach and have to put your sandals back on, Fido’s feet are likely getting friend. Likewise, if you can’t image stepping outside into the cold without putting on a pair of wool socks, your dog should have some protection, too.

 

What’s the Deal with Catnip?

Catnip is a popular and inexpensive cat toy. Our feline friends vary in reaction to the green stuff, but most will exhibit some type of abnormal behavior—they’ll likely roll around, paw at the material, or try to eat it. But what is catnip? What about it affects our pets?

Catnip contains the feline attractant nepetalactone. This attractant is known for its behavioral effect on the cat family—not only on domestic cats, but on leopards, cougars, servals, and lynxes, too. With domestic cats, nepetalactone is used as a recreational substance for enjoyment. Catnip and catnip-laced products are some of the most popular cat toys and supplies on the market, facilitating a sensation of euphoria in most felines. When exposed to the substance, cats may rub on, roll in, paw at, lick, and chew the toy. Consuming this plant is often followed by drooling, sleepiness, and purring.

However, some cats react negatively to the presence of catnip; many experience severe anxiety and overstimulation, which may lead to growling, meowing, scratching, and/or biting. If you’re unsure if your cat will demonstrate these behaviors, introduce a small amount of the plant at a time. The main response period after exposure is generally between five and fifteen minutes. If you don’t see any behavioral changes initially, wait a bit longer.

If you’re reading this and thinking, “but my cat doesn’t do anything with catnip,” you’re not alone. Actually, around one third of all cats are not affected by catnip. The behavior is hereditary. However, if you want to give your non-responsive cat a good time, there are other plants that may induce catnip-like reactions: valerian root and leaves, silver vine, and Tatarian honeysuckle wood are very popular.

So, if you haven’t exposed your cat to this plant yet, do so slowly and carefully observe their reaction. Don’t give them too much, and stop immediately if they start exhibiting symptoms of anxiety or overstimulation. With catnip, moderation is key.

Common Misconception: Cat Backpacks

In 2015, an adorable trend made its way into the world of pet travel carriers. Enter: the bubble backpack, a large, cat-sized pack with a small semi-sphere window placed in the front. Small pets, such as cats and small dogs, can sit inside the pack and peek out at the world around them through this bubble. Most of these packs come with additional strap padding for maximum owner comfort, ventilation holes, removable and washable inserts, and two separate points of entry. Plus, these things are pretty dang precious.

Unfortunately, the bubble backpack trend is not as safe and secure as we may have thought. Though animals are not likely to escape, the structure is inherently unsafe. Backpacks are known to jostle while in motion, and if an animal is standing up inside this unsecured structure, injury is likely to occur. There is no tethering device, no room for the animal to lie down, and the base of the pack is not sturdy enough to allow the animal to stand comfortably.

To that end, these backpacks are not airline approved, and you may encounter trouble while trying to board a train with an animal inside a bubble backpack. The carrier is not sturdy enough to ride safely within a car (there is no place to hook a seatbelt, and the pack may fall over while in transit), and the side holes may hinder its ability to be used on public transportation like buses and subways. It appears that recreation is the sole purpose of this type of container.

Now, for some pet owners, this is okay. Indoor cats may want to experience the outdoors, and this is a safe and effective way to bring him out of the house. Walking around with the pack on your front or back can be a fun experience for both you and your animal. However, this backpack should not be a substitute for a legitimate, transit-approved carrier—the mix-up may result in unsafe travel conditions or the inability to board your method of transit.

Common Misconception: Yarn as a Toy

We’ve all seen the cartoons—an animal, usually a cat, batting around a ball of yarn and having the time of his life. Yarn will catch the attention of most pets; it moves around, it’s easy to catch, and chewing on it can be a pleasurable experience. The material is also very cheap and easily accessible, making it a popular “do it yourself” toy option. However, yarn can pose an incredible danger to animals regardless of age.

Pets begin to chew on toys when they are teething. As with humans, this is a way to sooth the painful sensation of new, growing teeth. Many pets continue this behavior into adulthood when they are bored or anxious—think: a dog with a bone or a cat with a kickeroo. If possible, it is best to discourage chewing as an animal pastime. It can be destructive to your home and belongings but also dangerous if your pet ingests something sharp, large, or indigestible—such as yarn.

Cats, in particular, are drawn to string and long, flexible objects. Unfortunately, this material is among some of the most dangerous an animal can use as a toy. Ingesting yarn can lead to what veterinarians refer to as “linear foreign bodies,” which occurs when something like string gets wrapped in and around the digestive tract. Surgery is the only method for safely removing the material.

This danger is not limited to yarn—it incudes everything from long clothing fibers to dental floss. It is therefore essential to properly store these materials, as just a couple of inches of string is enough to cause significant damage. If you use string toys with your animals, read through customer reviews to ensure the object is sturdily-built. Store them safely and properly.

If your pet does ingest a piece of yarn, floss, or string, take them to the vet as soon as possible. To that end, never pull on or try to remove a string that is stuck in your pet’s throat or butt; it could very well be wrapped around their digestive tract, and your removal might cause serious internal damage.