We’re expanding our product range with NEW Ultimate Joint Complex for your dog. A protein powder bursting with joint-enhancing essentials. Our own unique and exclusive custom formula with all the very best ingredients including Glucosamine and Turmeric plus our own special twist; adding hemp (CBD oil) and blueberries – one of our favorite super-foods. Suitable for all breeds, it helps support flexibility, mobility and strength in the joints. Your dog will love its irresistible sweet bacon flavor too.
Summer’s here – are you off on vacation soon? More and more of us – around 15 million Americans - now like to travel with our four-legged friends and in recent years more resorts and hotels have become pet-friendly to cater for the 65% of US families who own a pet. Dog-friendly summer destinations include restaurants that cater for our furry friends to hotels that leave dog treats on the pillow! Plus nature trails that are a feast for (human) eyes and (doggy) noses and then of course there are beaches just perfect for a game of frisbee.
Here’s just a few of our top tips to find the perfect place to stay
õ Filter your online search by pet-friendly results but be sure to read the fine-print
õ Some places may only permit one small dog or require prior approval
õ If in doubt call before you book and be sure to book well in advance
What can you expect when you take your dog with you on vacation? Did you know that there are some places which don’t just allow dogs and provide dog bowls, beds and clean-up bags, but offer first-class service and perks for your furry friend such as in-room massage, a seasonal room service menu, contacts for a reputable dog-sitter and dog yoga classes and even surfing lessons his own with board shorts and “surf and turf” dinner!
Your 4-legged friend can even bring home his own photo album to show off at doggy day care if you get him one of the latest high-tech digital harness mounted cameras which can be set to shoot automatically and record hundreds of frames of every exciting moment of his doggy vacation.
A recent US study by BarkBox reveals that dog parents post about their dog on social media an average of six times a week! In fact, many pampered pets have their own social media feeds. Proof that people treat their dogs as a much-loved member of the family and that where maybe just a generation ago the dog may have been kept in the yard, now he’s “signing” the family’s Christmas cards. Statistics show that American dog parents watch dog videos or check out dog photos 3 times a week on social media and one in ten of us have created a social media account for our pooch. It seems we’re posting like crazy about our dogs and just like our children, want to show just how much we love them. We want to get more “likes” or “comments” on those posts than we do our own profile photo. On Instagram, #dog comes up more than a million times and many of the most followed accounts feature cute dog photos.
We also love to take photos of our own pups, meaning that around 20% of the photos on our cellphones are of our dogs and nearly half of us have our dog as the cover photo on our phone or computer. It’s even said that we’ll go into withdrawal when we’re away from our dog and will watch them on a webcam, Skype or FaceTime. In fact, nearly one-third of us say they have a household security camera which they mostly use to check on the dog when they’re out.
We love to see pictures of your dogs and you’ve still got time to enter our Facebook competition to win an I-Pad worth $260. Just take a selfie of you and your dog and enter the competition. Don’t forget to ask family and friends to vote as the picture with the most votes will be our winner on April 12th.