Archive for March, 2011

These aren’t your ordinary poop bags, dog beds and placemats… these are must-haves!

Always looking to share with you all the best of what the world has to offer for your furry family member, I’ve come across three items that are sure to be top considerations.

Olive Poop Bags


Recycling your plastics, cardboard and cans is a great way to help protect the environment, but when our dogs go outside and we pick up after them, those supermarket or traditional poo plastic bags are more than likely being dumped in a landfill to serve out their last days/years. Enter Olive Poop Bags. Made naturally from GM-free corn starch and vegetable oil, bags are certified 100% biodegradable and compost in as little as 40 days. Poop and parcel can be buried for micro-organisms to consume or combined with communities that compost biodegradable waste. What a fantastic idea and another save the earth effort. Pricing starts at $12.99 for 50 bags.

Tuck Me In Dog Bed


Continuing on the eco-friendly train, next stop are these adorable dog beds by P.L.A.Y. making sure our pet child gets a good night sleep is important, but in style? The Tuck Me In line of beds are super cute, fashionable and come in two sizes and colors. P.L.A.Y give you the option of buying just the bed or purchasing the entire set of bed and cover. Pricing starts at $95.

Rodeo Dog Place Mat


Tired of the plastic covered, rubber lined dog placemat offerings? While they are cute, some are just too whimsical for my taste. Check out the Rodeo Pet Mat certain to compliment anyone’s kitchen or dog area. Place pooches’ food and water bowl on this easy to clean woven vinyl mat and bon appetit! Pricing for mats start at $35.

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Affordable, Useful and APPropriate for Dogs! Desirable Dog Applications for Apple Users.

While I am still one of those dinosaurs that prefers to write things down on paper, I do find myself creating electronic notes on my iTouch and more often than not, making notes about important appointments and events in my “memos.” Double work? Absolutely, but I’ve come across a few Apple applications that have me saving more trees and putting my fingers to use. Take a look below and see if any of these can be of use to you.

Pet First Aid

PET FIRST AID
Looking for a great app that offers essential pet care in the case of a medical emergency? Pet First Aid presents owners with information on how to treat slight ailments with in-depth articles on topics like cuts, choking and poisoning as well as invaluable videos and more! Want to have all of your precious pup’s medical information in one place? Use the Pet Info section to include your dog’s vaccination record, medication and allergy history.
Pricing for app is $3.99

PAW CARD: THE ULTIMATE PET TRACKER FOR YOUR DOG
Paw Card, similar to Pet First Aid helps you keep track of your canine companion’s veterinary contacts, vaccinations, medical history and identification tags. A timeline feature graphs your dog’s weight as well as the option to write notes or journal entries.
Pricing for this app is FREE

Dog Park Finder App

DOG PARK FINDER
Be more strategic when looking for play-dates for your pooch. The Dog Park Finder app gives you more time to play and eases your research in locating dog-friendly parks and training locations in your area (USA locations only). The app also includes information on visiting over 2,000 off-leash areas and 5,000+ reviews so you can have fun with your furry friend off the leash.
Pricing for this app is FREE

DOG TRICKS & BARK MACHINE
Dog Tricks & Bark Machine recommends to dog owners helpful tips and tricks for training Fido. Step by step images and instructions supplied from published dog training books, this FREE app also contains a “Bark Machine,” where various sounds are available for your audible choosing.


DogBook
For those that weren’t aware, your pup can have his/her own community online like facebook users. DogBook is a social networking application for dogs and users can keep humans updated with what’s going on in your their life. Doggies can friend fellow dogs (and even cats, horses, fish and ferrets), post their fave photos and find great animal-friendly places to meet up.
Pricing for this app is FREE

My Dog App

BONUS: Met these folks at the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show and Awards a few weeks ago. The My Dog app is FREE (for now) and provides you with the best of both worlds: your dog’s id, medical and insurance info, as well as a pet travel guide and social life information – all in one place!