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A doormat is an important tool either before or after stepping through the entrance way to a home. Anyone that has been out in rain and mud appreciates the chance to wipe their feet and get the worst of the mess off.
Our dogs are also in need of a good mat for messy paws, even if they are less particular about staying clean.
The best doormats for dogs differ from those for humans because they have to tackle a lot of wet, muddy paws in an effective manner.
The question is, what constitutes the best doggy doormats?Continue reading
The problem of finding the best dog houses for large dogs is one that many dog owners have to deal with.
There are many dog houses, both indoor and outdoor models, that claim to be ideal for all kinds of pets. They talk about the spacious, comfortable interiors and the great protection from the elements. Yet, some will find that they just aren’t quite right for their dog’s needs. Large breeds need a secure space to call their own too, it can just take a little time to find the best options on the market.
The good news is that there are plenty of options out there for these dogs, with a range of different styles, materials and feature to keep them happy all year round.Continue reading
Prospective owners of dogs, especially those with longer hair, always have one major concern in mind – that is shedding.
This is also true of Border Collies. They have plenty of long hair, but there aren’t the same stories of bad Border Collie shedding as there are associated with GSDs and fluffy dogs like huskies.
So, do Border Collies shed and if so, is this really that big an issue?
Below we will look at the coat and the frequency of sheds, causes of both shedding and hair loss and the solutions to make life easier.Continue reading
All dogs need plenty of water in order to stay healthy and hydrated through the day.
For some owners, it is more than enough to put out a bowl of water beside the food dish and leave it at that. As far as they are concerned, as long as the water is topped up and accessible, there is no issue with the dog getting enough to drink.
However, there are those that are not keen on the idea of too much standing water left in the home because of the risk of contamination, dust and other irritants. This is where a dog water dispenser is preferable, as they can provide a clean supply of filtered water as the dog requires it.
The question for newcomers is simple – which is the best dog water dispenser?Continue reading
Every dog needs a good bed. We all want something comfortable, inviting and warm to curl up in at the end of a hard day, and there is no reason why our dogs shouldn’t have something comfortable, inviting and warm to curl up in at the end of a long walk or a busy day of playtime.
The problem is that there are so many different brands offering stylish dog beds for small dogs, and so many different types, that it is difficult for many owners to know where to start.
In this guide to the best dog beds for small dogs, we will compare these different options and styles to highlight their pros and cons.
This means everything from the most elaborate dog houses and dog couches for small dogs to the more basic beds and cushions. We will take all kinds of factors into account from the materials used to the shapes, capacity and potential issues. We will also look at other considerations in the designs and features. From there you should be better equipped to find the best dog bed for your needs.Continue reading