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True Love

 

No one expects to fall in love with the boy next door, but when a shy golden retriever named Lola met her neighbor Loki, sparks immediately began to fly.

a brown and white dog looking at the camera

In March, Lola and her mom Amber Monte moved into their new home just outside of Surrey, England. Loki, a Staffordshire terrier, was one of the first to greet the new arrivals. His stretch of yard was separated from Monte’s property by a wooden fence, but despite the barrier, the two dogs got to know each other.

“We’ve never lived next to other dogs before, and Lola was so excited to see another dog so often!” Monte told The Dodo. “When Loki was in his garden he’d always jump up at the fence and look for Lola, as he knew she was usually there.”

Lola reciprocated Loki’s advances, but her parents didn’t think it was anything more than a budding friendship. “Lola would always jump up and give him a little hello with some licks,” Monte said. “We only just thought they were getting to know each other and that would be it, really.”

Monte never worried that Lola would form any real attachment to Loki. After all, he just didn’t seem like her normal type. “She’s usually quite shy and timid,” Monte said. “She gets quite scared around other large dogs when we are out on walks, which is why we found it so odd when she took so well to Loki.”

But about a month ago, Monte noticed a change in Lola’s behavior. The dog now preferred to spend her days by the back door whining to go outside, as if pining for Loki.

a dog sitting in front of a window

They are so excited to see each other when they play — there’s lots of jumping around, running, lots of kissing!” Monte said. “They are inseparable when they are together.”

If Loki and Lola prove anything, it’s that love cannot be fenced in.

 

“A few times the past month we’ve actually come out to see Loki in our garden and them both playing around together,” Monte said. “Now, usually in the mornings when we go to let Lola out, Loki is sat waiting in our garden for her!”The two dogs love nothing more than those precious moments they spend together. And, luckily, Lola’s parents are understanding about her boyfriend’s frequent visits.

To learn more about Loki and Lola’s relationship, you can follow Lola on Instagram.

 

 

Does Your Dog Like Fruit…Only a few a good for them!

What Fruits Can Dogs Eat?

While fruit is a great and (relatively) healthy sweet snack for people, not all fruit is safe for dogs. To learn more about what kinds of fruit is okay to share with your dog and which fruits you should not allow your dog to eat, we connected with Dr. Tina Wismer, Medical Director of the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center (APCC).

What Fruits Are Good for Dogs?

Remy & Louie send wags and kisses!

 

The fruits safest to share with your dogs are: apples, blueberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and bananas, as Dr. Wismer advises.

Dogs are individuals with different preferences when it comes to treats, so you might need to try a few of these fruits to find one that your dog is interested in eating. Dr. Wismer cautions, “Some dogs love all kinds of fruit; others are not impressed.”

 

Courtesy:  Whole Dog Journal

www.whole-dog-journal.com/

Whole Dog Journal’s Blog August 2, 2018

Are grain-free dog foods good or bad for your dog?
By Nancy Kerns

I’ve been getting calls, emails, social media messages, and countless forwarded articles from other websites and publications – perhaps even from you! And the first thing I want to tell you is to take a breath!

The FDA recently issued a warning (linked here) that it is investigating a possible link between diet and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs.

The warning spread like wildfire through social media channels, but unfortunately, it also rapidly got dumbed down to a ridiculous level; it quickly evolved into something like “grain-free foods cause canine heart disease,” or worse yet, “boutique foods might kill your dog. The FDA characterizes the issue as a “potential association” between diets with very specific attributes (and certainly not ALL grain-free diets) and canine DCM – not a cause.

Remy & Louie send wags and kisses!

Please note that the FDA’s headline did not say anything about “grain-free diets” causing heart problems – though almost all the blog posts and articles in other publications have been saying exactly that. If you read the FDA’s statement, you will see that they said there may be a link between some grain-free diets and canine DCM, but there are also many other things going on that may be responsible for an observed rise in cases of canine DCM.

GRAIN FREE DOG FOOD CONCERNS
Linda Case, long-time animal nutrition expert and author of Dog Food Logic, has written an in-depth article for WDJ’s September issue that goes into lots of detail about what is known about the dietary causes of DCM, including several issues regarding taurine and the amino acids (cysteine and methionine) that dogs use to produce taurine. Please revisit wholedogjournal.com in a couple of weeks to see her article about the connections between diet and DCM in dogs. Hint: It’s not as simple as the possibility that the diets are lacking the amino acid precursors to taurine.

[Whole Dog Journal has covered taurine deficiency in the past, regarding vegetarian diets for dogs, low-fat dog foods, and canine congestive heart failure.]

But for now, hopefully to put your mind at ease, I’m going to briefly discuss some of the pertinent facts that make the story a little more complicated than the “grain-free diets cause heart disease” headlines.

What We Know About Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs
The FDA received a report from Cardiac Care for Pets, a practice that employs 19 veterinary cardiologists in Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, and Texas, that they had seen a spike in canine DCM cases – and not just in the breeds that have a genetic predisposition to developing DCM, but also in breeds that are not known for an inherited propensity for the condition. Their report also included the fact that all of the cases had something in common: all the dogs had been eating diets heavy in peas, lentils, chickpeas, and potatoes.

Other veterinary cardiologists were noticing the same thing. The FDA received reports recently of about two dozen additional cases, including three dogs that died of the condition. After reviewing the medical records of these dogs, the FDA felt it was prudent to issue a measured warning, in part to alert dog owners and veterinarians to be aware of signs of the condition in potentially affected dogs (which, it is hoped, will elicit more data). Its warning, specifically, stated that vets and dog owners should be alert for signs of DCM in dogs eating foods “containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.”

That’s our emphasis, but it is repeated in the FDA’s warning:

“Diets in cases reported to the FDA frequently list potatoes or multiple legumes [our emphasis again] such as peas, lentils, other ‘pulses’ (seeds of legumes), and their protein, starch, and fiber derivatives early in the ingredient list, indicating that they are main ingredients.” [Again, our emphasis.]

What is a “main ingredient”? There isn’t a legal definition, but in our book, it’s anything in about the first five ingredients on the list. As you probably know, food ingredients are listed on labels (by law) in order of their weight in the formula before the food is cooked. The first four to six ingredients generally represent the majority of what is in the food.

That said, the FDA’s warning also addressed “multiple legumes.” Our readers should be alert to the fact that food manufacturers sometimes list smaller amounts of several similar ingredients, or several constituent parts or “fractions” of the same ingredient. This not only visually minimizes the seeming presence of those ingredients in the food, but also makes the total of the ingredients ahead of these fractions seem to be present in more significant amounts than they actually are.

For example, it would appear that a food that lists its ingredients as “Chicken, peas, pea protein, pea fiber…” contains more chicken than any other single ingredient. But if you added up the total amount of pea-based ingredients, they would surely outweigh the chicken. This is what the FDA is getting to with its warning about “multiple legumes” – foods in which the legumes, taken together, might outweigh the animal protein sources.

If You Feel Your Dog’s Food is Connected to DCM:
Based on the FDA’s report, here are our first take-away points:

No matter what your dog eats, if she has any signs of DCM – including decreased energy, cough, difficulty breathing, and episodes of collapse – you should make an appointment to see your veterinarian ASAP, preferably one who can refer you to a veterinary cardiologist.
If you feed your dog a food that contains any potatoes, peas, lentils, or other seeds of legumes (such as chickpeas/garbanzo beans, soybeans, other types of beans, and alfalfa seeds), look at the ingredients list. If the food contains one or more of these ingredients high up on the ingredients list, has several of these ingredients, and/or is a limited-ingredient diet – typically, one containing only one animal protein source and one or two carbohydrate sources – the possibility is good that the food is one of the type that is being looked at as possibly causing a higher incidence of DCM.
In contrast, foods that are not limited-ingredient foods and contain just one of those ingredients, or that have one or two of these ingredients fairly low on the ingredients list (say, as the fifth or sixth or lower-level ingredient/s on the list), are not the kind of diet that has been connected with DCM.
If you feed your dog a diet that meets the description of the foods that have been described by the FDA as potentially problematic (foods that have potatoes, peas, lentils, or other seeds of legumes as main ingredients), consider these points:
grain free dog food concerns
“Now what should we buy?”

– Are you feeding your dog this food because it’s the only diet you have been able to find that does not trigger other health problems in that dog? If so, continue feeding the diet, but carefully monitor your dog for any hint of signs of DCM. Also, discuss possible alternative diets and/or a blood test for taurine levels, with your veterinarian.
– Are you feeding your dog this food because you like the company, or it was recommended to you, or for no particular reason? Then consider switching to a diet that either contains fewer or none of these ingredients, and read on for more recommendations.

Not All Grain-Free Foods Are Under Suspicion
Within a matter of days of the FDA’s press release, we watched in dismay as the issue was reduced to, in the majority of cases, “grain-free diets cause heart canine heart disease. ”

Please understand that there are grain-free diets that do not contain potatoes, peas, lentils, or other seeds of legumes as main ingredients. For example, there are many raw diets, fresh-cooked/frozen diets, canned diets, and even some dry/kibble diets that are grain-free that do not contain potatoes, peas, lentils or other seeds of legumes. Not all grain-free diets have been implicated as concerning as regards canine DCM.

But, as we have been saying for some time (most recently here), grain-free diets have gotten inordinately popular for no particular reason. Many dog owners buy these products because they have heard some vague argument that “grains are bad for dogs” – an ill-informed blanket generalization we have fought against for ages. There is no particular advantage – and actually, several disadvantages – to feeding a grain-free diet (of any kind) to a dog who doesn’t have any problems with eating and digesting grain.

Points to Consider About Grain-Free Dog Food
Grain-free diets are often far higher in fat and calories than many dogs require. In dogs who gain weight easily, there is a very real danger of having to reduce the amount of food that one feeds the dog so much (in order to keep him from gaining too much weight), that he is at risk to become malnourished. In other words, if you cut his portion of a super-high-calorie diet to a reasonable number of calories, he may not get enough of the vitamins and minerals he needs.
Commercial diets that contain grains have been around longer and have been more thoroughly tested (in clinical settings and through common use) for far longer than diets that use increasingly novel non-grain sources of carbohydrates.
As Linda Case explains further in her article in the September 2018 issue, certain types of diets (specifically, diets that contain lamb meal and rice diets, soybean-based diets, diets high in rice bran or beet pulp, and high-fiber diets heavy in soybeans), have been previously identified as possible dietary causes of low taurine levels in dogs – something that is known to contribute to the development of DCM.
Our advice has long been to feed a grain-free diet only to dogs who have a problem with digesting multiple grains. (And, if you know which grain is giving your dog problems, you could also find a food that contains different grains, instead.)

However, we would not want to be on the record as saying “all grain-free foods are bad.” That’s another ridiculous overstatement. There are some terrific grain-free foods on the market – and some dogs do far better on these products than any grain-containing foods they have been fed. Owners have to look for products that work well for their individual dogs – and be willing to change as their dogs’ needs change.

Overreaching by Those With an Axe to Grind
It was bad enough to see the FDA’s warning reduced by a combination of poor reporting, poor reader comprehension, and social media hysteria to “grain-free foods cause canine heart disease.” But some media outlets also included statements from an animal nutrition expert whose opinions on diets are consistent with those of the pet food industry corporate giants; she has repeatedly been quoted as implicating “boutique” pet foods in the current rash of reported cases of DCM. What’s a boutique food? She doesn’t define this, but we suspect it’s anything made by any company whose annual sales are less than umpteen million…

This same expert has also implicated foods that contain “exotic ingredients,” which she provided a partial list for in one article: “kangaroo, lentils, duck, pea, fava bean, buffalo, tapioca, salmon, lamb, barley, bison, venison, and chickpeas.” Hmm.

All in all, we have lost track of the number of times she has been quoted as saying that pet owners should avoid “boutique, grain-free, or exotic ingredient diets” – and, unfortunately, this over-broad and ill-defined description is finding its way into more and more discussions of this concerning issue.

We have one more bone to pick with this expert; one of her articles on this topic suggests that dog owners do themselves a favor and “stop reading the ingredient list!” This makes us absolutely see red, as it harkens back to the “bad old days” of pet food. Twenty years ago, the making of pet food was a black box. “You guys, we are the experts here, trust us!” was the message of Big Pet Food. Consumers could no more find out where a food was made or where its ingredients were sourced than find out where the company CEOs ate breakfast. A suggestion that consumers shouldn’t worry their pretty little heads about what is actually in the food they buy for their dogs, and which is listed on the label by law for the protection of consumers and their dogs, is downright insulting.

We’d like to suggest that concerned owners keep reading labels and educating themselves about canine nutrition, and, for now, limit themselves to the facts that are currently known by the FDA about this spate of canine DCM cases (here is that link again!). Also, Linda Case’s excellent article in the September issue of WDJ will also help shed much-needed light on this complex and concerning issue. Courtesy of Whole Dog Journal…
www.whole-dog-journal.com/blog

Dog Quotes

Funny Dog Signs with Dog Quotes: It really is the dog's home, we just pay the mortgageClick on any of the dog quotes below to view matching dog art.

Funny Dog Quotes & Dog Sayings

Collection of funny dog quotes and dog sayings…

“Acquiring a dog may be the only chance you get to pick a relative.” ~ Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” ~ Andy Rooney

“Beware of pit bulls, they will steal your heart.”

“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” ~ Max Eastman

“I like big mutts and I cannot lie.”

“I’m so glad you’re home… somebody pooped in the hall.”

“In a dog’s life, some plaster would fall, some cushions would open, some rugs would shred. Like any relationship, this one had its costs.” ~ John Grogan, Marley and Me

It really is the dog’s home. We just pay the mortgage.”

“Rescues are my favorite breed.”

“Sometimes the prince has four legs.”

“Today I will try to be as great as my dog thinks I am.”

“Wag often, bark less.”

Dog Quotes & Dog Sayings – Inspirational

Collection of inspirational dog quotes and dog sayings…

“A dog is the only creature evolved enough to convey pure joy.”

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ~ Josh Billings

“A dog wags its tail with its heart.” ~ Martin Buxbaum

“A person can learn a lot from a dog.” ~ John Grogan, Marley and Me

“All you need is love and a dog.”

“Dogs fill an empty space we didn’t know we had.” ~ Thom Jones

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them.” ~ Thom Jones

“Dogs never lie about love.” ~ Jeffrey Moussaieff

“Give him your heart and he will give you his.” ~ John Grogan Marley and Me

“Home is where your dog is.”

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go.” ~ Will Rogers

“In a perfect world every dog has a home.”

“It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it?” ~ John Grogan, Marley and Me

“Only after you fall in love will I tell you I’m a pit bull.”

“The only thing a dog needs more than love is to give it.”

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“People will know how large your soul is by how you treat a dog.”

“The road to my heart is paved with paws.”

“Sit. Stay. Smile.”

“To have a soul is to feel love, loyalty and gratitude.” (paraphrased from James Herriot)

We hope you’ve enjoy our collection of dog quotes and dog sayings!

Simple Skills for Successful Training

Dog training is not a mysterious skill known only to a few; most dog owners, with a little help, can become successful dog trainers. Here are some skills that will make your training easier:

* Know what you want your dog to do. Set both short-term and long-term goals.
* Find a technique that is comfortable for both you and your dog, and then stick with it. Don’t change techniques each time something doesn’t work; you and your dog will both be confused.
* Give a command only once. If you repeat the command over and over, which one should he listen to? The first or the sixth?

Dog-Training-Technique

* Show your dog exactly what you want him to do, help him do it, and reward him when he does it correctly.
* Timing is critical to success. Praise your dog as he does something right. If you use corrections, let him know as he makes a mistake.
* Remember that any behavior that is consistently rewarded will be repeated.
* Praise or corrections after the fact are not effective and can confuse your dog.
* Consistency is important – in your training and in enforcing the rules you have established.
* Always finish training sessions on a high note. Have the dog do something well and then reward him for it.

Training is a learning process for both you and your puppy. Don’t rush it; take your time and watch your dog. When he’s confused, worried, or fearful, take a break and think about what you’re doing. Why is your dog reacting the way he is? How can you communicate with him in a better way? When he does get it, don’t be stingy with the praise!

Courtesy “The Howell Book of Dogs; The Definitive Reference to 300 Breeds and Varieties”

Top Ten Health Warning Signs

There are several health warning signs that may appear as a dog ages. Frequently these signs go unnoticed. Here are the ten most important changes to watch for as warning signs for potential health problems or disease processes. Note that any change in your dog’s behavior or appearance warrants further examination. The purpose of the top ten list is to make sure that you are familiar with the types of changes to look for and report to your veterinarian.

dog-at-vet

Loss of appetite is best detected when the dog is fed meals on a schedule and not allowed free access to food throughout the day. A lack of appetite which persists longer than one day should be investigated. It can denote a variety of problems ranging from infection to organ failure. Weakness may also denote a variety of problems. Weakness could be a symptom of anemia, organ failure, infection, cancer or diabetes. Even if the weakness resolves on its own, see your veterinarian. Increased thirst can be an early warning sign of diabetes, organ failure (especially kidney failure), Cushing’s disease, internal bleeding, and some cancers. Except under severe conditions of heat and exercise, a dog should not consume more than one cup of water per day for every seven pounds of body weight. If your dog drinks more than that amount per day, consult your veterinarian. Dogs that start having broken house habits, if they are housebroken, may be sending a signal that there is a medical problem. Loss of control over urination and/or bowel movements is a sign of many disease processes, such as urinary irritations or infections, nerve degeneration, hormonal imbalances and a variety of other ailments. Severe or persistent coughing should be investigated by a veterinarian. Coughing is the most common sign of heart disease. It may also be a symptom of asthma or bronchitis. If there is a sudden weight gain or abdominal distention you should contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. Hormonal imbalances, such as hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease can cause weight gain. An enlarged abdomen can be caused by a number of problems, including heart failure and the growth of tumors. Weight loss should be considered significant when the change in weight is greater than 10% of the average body weight or if other symptoms of illness are noted. Weight loss may be due to a number of changes ranging from worms to cancers. All lumps and bumps should be reported to your veterinarian for professional evaluation. Some lumps and bumps may be nothing more than benign cysts, while others may be malignancies. Vomiting and/or diarrhea may be a sign of something serious, especially if the symptoms persist. Vomiting and diarrhea may be signs of infection, inflammation, cancers or organ failure. Bad breath is a sign that most likely denotes a problem in the mouth or nose. Severe tooth decay, oral and nasal tumors, and infections can cause bad breath. Bad breath should be reported to your veterinarian to avoid any preventable problems.

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Courtesy “The Essential Book for Dogs Over Five”

Kittens and Play

Kittens love to play and this provides much more than just simple pleasure to a young developing cat. Play involves the use of all the muscles in the body, and aids strong, healthy growth and development. Two kittens will happily play together and this encourages social development too; they will also enjoy the added stimulus of toys to play with. A sole kitten actually needs toys if it is to develop, both socially and physically, into a healthy, well-adjusted adult.

Kitten playing

A play pole, covered in rope or similar fabric, will encourage the kitten to scratch. This saves both your carpets and furnishings, and provides a most necessary function; the kitten will both clean and sharpen its claws while scratching. This action exercises not only the claws and paws, but also extends to the muscles in the legs and the back, and so is of great importance to the cat’s general well being.

Kitten scratching post

Toys, especially those scented with cat mint, will also cause great excitement and interest, and ensures that the olfactory lobes are exercised too. In addition, they will stimulate a kitten confined to a domestic environment to simulate the natural responses it would have when catching prey. Noisy toys will cause interest, too, whether they be by the way of a squeak or a rattle. This all helps to keep the ear senses well tuned.

Just as with a small child, toys provide much, much more than mere fun – they are part of the process of not just learning, but also of growing up.

Courtesy “The Complete Cat Book”

Shop Our Dog Signs by Breed

We have a collection of dog decor, organized by dog breeds. Go to https://www.petloversmarket.com/pet-store/dog-breeds/ and click on the dog breeds to discover which of our products feature that breed. If you do not see the dog breed you are looking for in our pet shop, please contact us, and we’ll get it for you if it’s available…and they usually are! We will be adding more dog breeds over time. All of our dog breed signs are, of course, made in the USA!

Dog Breeds: Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkie)
Welcome Garden Stake: Poodle

Cat Doormats

This funny cat mat is sure to make cat lovers smile! Our cat mats feature cat quotes to charm you and your guests. Ever feel like the staff for your cat? Then this cat mat is sure to please! Durable and humorous, this mat features a beautiful cat silhouette along with the following cat quote:

“The Cat and its housekeeping staff reside here.”

Cat Mat for Cat Lovers (The Cat and Staff)

To see all of our cat mats, go to https://www.petloversmarket.com/pet-store/cats/mats-for-cat-lovers/

If you enjoy cat quotes and cat art, these cat mats are a perfect addition to your cat decor! They also make a wonderful gift for all the cat lovers in your life. Made with 100% Olefin indoor/outdoor carpet, this cat mat may be used as a doormat or placemat for your beloved pet’s food bowls.

Cat Mat Details
Measurements: 18″ x 27″
100% Olefin indoor/outdoor carpet
Perfect bound stitched edges
Instructions: Do not machine wash. Wash with hose and a brush. Dry flat.
Made in the USA!

Dog and Cat Angels

Are you or a loved one missing a beloved pet who has gone on to doggy or kitty heaven? What a nice way to commemorate their presence with these beautiful printed signs, available in many different sizes.

To order the Dog Angel, go to https://www.petloversmarket.com/pet-shop/dog-angel/

To order the Cat Angel, go to https://www.petloversmarket.com/pet-shop/cat-angel/

Dog Prints with Dog Quotes (Be There)

Cat Art: Cat Angel

These dog and cat prints are made with reclaimed wood construction and ready to hang. With a rustic style, they are bound to add charm and cheer to any space. These prints celebrate your special bond with your beloved pet. Although they’re designed by contemporary artists, they often have the look and feel of vintage art and retro art. They look great displayed individually or grouped together for an artistic and stylish look.

Ready to hang
Eco-friendly reclaimed wood construction
Made in the USA
Many sizes available

Dog Breed Garden Stakes

Celebrate dogs with these beautiful garden stakes for dog-lovers.

Each of these garden stakes features a welcome sign along with a dog breed. Our pet shop is pleased to offer home and garden decor with high-quality craftsmanship.

To view our entire selection of garden stakes, visit https://www.petloversmarket.com/pet-store/dogs/dog-home-decor/welcome-garden-stakes/

Welcome Garden Stake: Yorkshire Terrier

Product Description
This stunning welcome sign and garden stake is the perfect garden decor for dog lovers, especially fans of Yorkies! The beautiful resin dog reproduction is mounted on a solid wood oak sign.

Welcome Sign Measurements and Highlights
The resin dog measures 11 1/2″ in length
Sign measures 4 1/2″ x 15″
Two aluminum rods measure 1/4″ x 16″ each in length
Handpainted
Made in the USA
Suitable for outside display

Dog Birthday Cakes

Celebrate your dog’s birthday with our delicious and nutritious dog cakes! In our dog bakery, each dog birthday cake is handmade and hand-decorated by our award-winning baker! Treat your dogs like the family they truly are — with homemade dog treats and dog cakes.

To view our entire selection of birthday cakes for dogs, visit https://www.petloversmarket.com/pet-store/dog-bakery/dog-cakes/

Dog Birthday Cake

Dog-Bakery with All Natural, Homemade Dog Treats
Most mass-produced, store-bought dog cakes and dog treats are made with ingredients you can’t pronounce, much less identify. In our pet shop, we offer homemade dog treats and dog cakes which are baked and decorated by hand. Our homemade dog cakes and dog treats are baked fresh daily — using restaurant quality ingredients.

When you buy our dog cakes, you can be assured that you’re giving your dog a healthy treat with natural ingredients — without any artificial coloring and preservatives. Feeding your dogs healthy snacks can help them look and feel their best, and can result in fewer trips to the vet. If your dog has any weight issues, buying the healthy, homemade dog treats can make all the difference.

From our pet family to yours, we believe your dog deserves the very best dog treats!

Dog Breed Welcome Signs

Enhance your garden and home decor with this wonderful welcome sign — featuring the beautiful Golden Retriever dog breed! An excellent gift for dog lovers, this welcome sign is suitable for both indoor and outdoor display. Crafted with care, the resin dog reproduction is mounted on a solid oak wood sign.

The resin dog measures approximately 11-1/2″ in length
Sign measures 4-1/2″ x 15″
Handpainted
Made in the USA

To view our entire selection of items for dogs and dog lovers alike, visit https://www.petloversmarket.com/pet-store/dogs/

Welcome Sign: Golden Retriever

What is Catnip?

Catnip is a recreational substance for cats’ enjoyment and aids in digestion. Catnip is harmless and non-addictive — so cat owners need not worry. Catnip, a natural member of the mint family, is a perennial herb with the botanical name “Nepeta Cataria.” The catnip plant has a hairy, square stalk. Its green-grey leaves are heart-shaped with scalloped edges. Its flowers grow in spikes, growing about a half-inch long. The active ingredient in the catnip plant that causes cat euphoria is Nepetalactone. Nepetalactone is an essential oil that can be found in the leaves and stems of the catnip plant. Nepetalactone is known to repel mosquitoes and cockroaches. In addition, it’s believed that rats and mice have a strong dislike of catnip.

Catnip (Leaf)

Catnip Effects
Cats seem to have a hereditary disposition to the catnip plant, which can trigger euphoria, excitement and relaxation. Cats detect catnip by smell. Cats on catnip tend to sniff, chew, lick, body rub, head shake. Additional reactions may include stretching, drooling, jumping, licking, and more. After 5-15 minutes, sleepiness sets in. Approximately 50-65% of cats experience the positive effects of catnip. Young kittens (less than 8 weeks old) often show an aversion to catnip and aren’t able to enjoy its effects.

The friskiness caused by catnip can give your cat beneficial exercise. In addition, ingesting catnip (up to one tablespoon per day), can give your indoor cat healthy greens he/she wouldn’t get otherwise.

All Natural
When buying catnip, make sure you buy catnip certified as pesticide-free — without any unwanted chemicals for your beloved cat. In addition, you want catnip with only leaves and flowers — no stems or fillers that have no effect on your cat.

Nature’s Embrace Aromatherapy

Natural Shine Shampoo
For excellent dog grooming, deep cleaning, gentle and non-drying. Rinses easily. Incredible shine. Exfoliates, deodorizes, brings balance to dry and oily skin. Powerful plant essences kill fleas and mites without pesticides. No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or perfumes. GREAT for allergies.

Therapy Conditioner
Absorbs quickly and restores vitality with moisturizers. 100% pure blend of Geranium, Lavender and more. Reduces matting and shedding. NO greasy residue. Rinse out or leave in. Apply between baths. Plant essences kill and repel bugs. Stops itching instantly.

Natures Embrace All Products

All Natural Flea Spray
Powerful, effective, safe, 100% pure Essential Oils that kill and repel fleas, mites and mosquitoes. Fresh scent is a Lemongrass blend. Deodorizes and quiets itchy skin. NO pesticides.

Therapy Healing Cream
100% pure Balsam Peru, Thyme, Lavender and more. Aids with hot spots, ringworm, infections, allergy rashes, elbow callouses and irritations. Heals and restores. Use several times a day and rub in well.

Stress Relief Mist
Soothes and calms. Lavender, Sweet Orange and more work quickly to relieve stress and anxiety. Helpful for dogs that are fearful of thunderstorms. Lift chin and mist throat area or front legs as much and as often as needed. Use on bedding or in crates.

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Ultra Oil For Pets – Mother Nature’s Gift

Ultra Oil Skin and Coat Supplement for your pet’s healthy skin and a shining coat is a pure gift from Mother Nature designed to alleviate the flaky skin, itching and excessive scratching that can result from deficiencies in your pet’s diet. The special formula of nutritional oils from Hempseed, Flaxseed, Grapeseed and fish oil provides the Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids pets need.

Hempseed oil contains the highest total percentage of these essential fatty acids in the form of Alpha-Linoleic acid (Omega 6), Alpha-Linoleic Acid (Omega 3), and Gamma Linoleic acid. Added daily to your pet’s food, Ultra Oil Skin and Coat Supplement For Pets provides the proper balance of nutrients for great growth, strong vitality and a healthy state of mind. All of nature’s goodness is wrapped up into one food additive that your pets will love and thank you for!

Ingredients:
Hempseed Oil, Flaxseed oil, Fish oil, Grapeseed oil, dl-alpha tocopherol (source of Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Selenium, Zinc.

Directions:
Add to food daily.
1-15 lbs – 1/2 tsp.
16-30 lbs – 1 tsp.
31-70 lbs – 1-1/2 tsp.
71-120 lbs – 1 Tbsp.
Over 120 lbs – 1-1/2 Tbsp.

Guaranteed Analysis per Tablespoon:
Total Crude Fat …………….. 99.4%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids ………. 25.0%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids ………. 45.7%
Omega 9 Fatty Acids ………. 14.9%
Other Fatty Acids and Waxes 13.3%
Added Vitamins ………………. 0.5%
Moisture ………………………. 0.6%

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Welcome to Pet Lovers Market!

Our Dog: Pet Lovers MarketWe are pleased to open our doors to pet lovers around the nation — and offer free shipping on all our pet supplies and gifts for pet lovers. Soon we will be offering a dog bakery with homemade dog treats; a gallery of cat art with cat quotes and dog art with dog quotes; beautiful home decor and garden decor for pet lovers; pet supplies to keep your pets happy and healthy; and much more.

We look forward to building our online pet store for you with products that are beneficial to you and your beloved pets. In the future, we look forward to sharing recipes for homemade dog treats; tips on training happy, healthy dogs; and more. We have been serving our local community for nearly 20 years in pet grooming and pet supplies, and we’re excited to expand our online presence with this website.

If you have any questions about us, our products and services, please contact us. Thank you for visiting our site while we are still expanding our pet product lines.