The Dangers Of Ticks On Dogs

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Ticks Are Nasty Disease Carrying Parasites

Hello all of pet loving friends! In todays post I am going to be adressing the following:

  1.  The Dangers of Ticks on Dogs
  2.  Symptoms Associated With Ticks
  3.  Four Steps To Safely Remove Ticks
  4.  When It’s Time To Visit The Veterinarian
  5.  Treatment Options For Your Fur Baby

I feel this is a very important topic because we are coming in to the season for the pesky blood sucking parasites to get started!


The Dangers Of Ticks On Dogs

I don’t think a lot of people realize just how dangerous ticks are to our animals. These nasty little blood sucking parasites when they bite just irritate the skin, but these bites can also lead to some nasty diseases in our animals.

Sadly these diseases are very preventable, so there are really no excuses as to why these animals have to suffer the consequences of not being treated.

Here are the names of some diseases that ticks can cause in our pooches:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis
  • Canine Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis

Now that we have the names of some of these diseases let’s see what type of tick causes these issues.


Type of Ticks, Diseases and Symptoms

The Dangers Of Deer Ticks In Dogs
Deer Tick

1. The Deer Tick or the scientific name: Ixodes scapularis, can be found in the United States in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast areas. It can also be found in some areas of Mexico and Canada.

Some folks refer to them as the black legged tick. They have round flat bodies with black heads and legs. Now the females have dark red abdomens and the males are solid black and brown.

This tick causes Lyme Disease which is very well-known, but not very well understood. It can cause lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss and arthritis in your pooches joints and can cause your fur baby to run a fever.

Dangers Of Brown Dog Ticks In Dogs
Brown Dog Tick

2. Next we have the Brown Dog Tick which carries bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi and is sometimes confused with the deer tick. But the differences between these two, are the deer tick has black legs with a darker body and the brown dog tick is light brown.

These nasty little parasites can be found throughout the United States and worldwide and in warmer climates.

This tick causes Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever that’s also known as a ricketsial disease. It can cause neurological disorders, fever, anemia, heart failure, irregular heart beat, difficulty breathing, bleeding disorders and the organs can shut down. If this happens your pet will most likely die. 🙁

The Dangers Of American Dog Ticks On Dogs
The American Dog Tick

3.  The American Dog Tick also known as the Wood Tick. It’s scientific name is: Dermentcentor variabilis. This species of tick is the most common of them all. It carries the diseases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia and Rabbit Fever.

The parasite can be recognized by their brown color and white specks on their backs. They like to live around water and in humid areas.

This disease is caused after an infected tick has bitten the dog. Your fur baby will start showing symptoms about one-three weeks after coming in contact with an infected tick.

If your pooch is unable to fight off the infection, then they will go into what is known as the acute phase (sudden onset of symptoms). Such as: poor appetite, lethargy, fever, abnormal bruising and bleeding, chronic eye inflammations, neurological disorders and lymph node enlargements.

This tick can also carry a disease known as the Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis caused from a bacteria known as Ehrlichia canis.

This parasite can cause neurological disorders, fever, anemia, heart failure, irregular heart beat, difficulty breathing, bleeding disorders and the organs can shut down. If this happens your pet will most likely die. 🙁

4. A tick called the Lone Star Tick is another parasite that cause nasty infections in our canines such as Canine Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis from the Ehrlichia ewingii bacteria.

 

The Dangers Of Lone Star Ticks In Dogs
Lone Star Tick

This tick can be recognized by its color which is reddish brown with an oval shaped body that turns a gray color when they are engorged. The females have a silvery white spot on their backs and the males have white inverted horseshoe spots on their backs.

The Lone Star Tick is found near grassy areas and loves to live around water.

After the infected tick bites your pooch they can start to exhibit symptoms such as: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, Neurological disorders and lameness (stiffness when trying to walk).

FYI: The Lone Star Tick can also cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever as well.

Now, folks do ya’ll see the dangers of ticks on dogs? That’s why it is so important to treat our animals so that they don’t have to go through these terrible diseases which in some cases can be life threatening.


Four Steps To Safely Remove Ticks

How To Remove Dangerous Ticks On Dogs
How To Safely Remove Ticks
  1. Use fine tipped twizers and grab the tick by the head as close to the skin as possible
  2. Pull upwards with a steady even pressure
  3. After removing the tick clean the area of the bite with alcohol and wash your hands thoroughly
  4. Never crush a tick between your fingers

FYI: Never pull the tick by its body because you could leave the head of the tick in the dog and it can cause infections.


When To Visit The Veternarian

Of course not ever tick bite will require a trip to the Veterinarian. But after you remove the tick it would be a good idea to put the tick in a plastic bag or plastic bottle and have your Veterinarian take a look at it.

You should regularly check your pets for ticks. If the tick has been on there long enough to become engorged, it would be a good idea to remove the tick, clean the area and transport the tick to the vet to see if your pet could be in danger of becoming ill from the tick bite.

Should you remove a tick and clean the area and whithin a few weeks your pet starts showing any of the above symptoms that I discussed, PLEASE get your animal to the Veterinarian ASAP!

Of course the best way to prevent the dangers of ticks on dogs in the first place, is to keep your pet protected against these nasty disease carrying parasites.


Treatment Options For Your Fur Baby

1. K9 Advantix II kills fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, biting flies and lice-I have personally used this on my fur baby, but he couldn’t tolerate it.

He acted like it burned his skin. So, we talked to our Veterinarian and put him on Trifexis instead. This is another great product, but does not kill ticks. It starts killing fleas within 30 minutes. We don’t live in an area where I have to worry about ticks.

How To Stop Dangers Of Ticks On Dogs
Topical Treatment

2. Frontline Plus-Kills existing fleas and ticks on your pet within 12 hours and it is waterproof for the fur baby that likes to play in water.

3. NexGard-Starts killing fleas within 30 minutes. Kills the adult before they can start laying eggs.

4. Seresto Flea Collar-This is a good product for fleas and ticks that last up to 8 months. Personally I like the chewables and topical treatments better. But that is just my preference.

There are so many good products on the market today. It is best to check with your Veterinarian first, because these products are based on your pets weight. He can help you determine the best product for your pet.


Conclusion

That’s it folks for this post on The Dangers Of Ticks On Dogs. I hope that you found this post very informational and that it helps you make an informed decision regarding your pets health and safety.

As you all can see ticks can be very dangerous to your fur baby’s well-being. If left untreated it can be very deadly to your animal.

The Dangers Of Ticks On Our Animals
Hey Mom/Dad PLEASE Do Something About These Ticks!

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Flea Anemia Can Kill-Or Can It?

Hi all of my animal lover’s! Today I am going to be discussing:  Flea Anemia Can Kill-Or Can It?

I’m going to be discussing about the following topics:

1. Causes of Flea Anemia in Dogs/Cats

2. How to tell if your pet has fleas

3. What Signs/Symptoms to look for

4. When to visit the Veterinarian

5. Your Treatment Options

 


What Causes Flea Anemia In Dogs/Cats?

Picture Of A Flea That Causes Flea Anemia That Can Kill
Dog/Cat Flea

Fleas are parasites that live off blood of an unexpecting host.

There are several types of fleas:

  • Dog fleas
  • Cat fleas
  • Bird fleas
  • Rat fleas
  • And fleas that will live off of human blood! Yikes!

Off of human blood, now that gives me the creeps!

Now that I have given you a little bit of background on fleas lets get down to what causes anemia in our dogs/cats shall we?

Flea anemia can kill if left untreated. If an animal has a bad infestation of fleas it can cause anemia that can ultimately lead to the death of your pet. This is very preventable and should not happen to any animal.

Flea Anemia Can Kill Dog Receiving Blood Transfusion
Blood Transfusion Due To Flea Anemia

If the infestation of fleas is left untreated your pet may have to undergo a  blood transfusion and this would be the worst case scenario.

But, you have got to understand that these little parasites live off of blood, so it would take quite a few of them to kill a grown dog and it does happen a lot more than people think.

Younger pets, like puppies, kittens and even our senior pets are the ones that are most affected by flea anemia. That being said our adult animals can be as equally affected as the babies and the seniors.

The flea can also cause other problems for your pet like skin irritations from scratching that can get infected and cause  hair loss if the animal is allergic to fleas.

Another little parasite called the tapeworm is caused from your pet actually ingesting the fleas and this can cause weigthloss in your animal.

So, as you can see fleas can cause a number of problems for your fur babies that can and should be treated to prevent the loss of our four legged companions.

I worked at an animal hospital several years ago and have seen the death of young kittens and puppies due to flea anemia. They were just to far gone to save even though the veterinarian gave it his all. 🙁


How To Tell If Your Pet Has Fleas

Well, first of all if your animal has an abundance of fleas on them the chances of them being anemic are pretty darn good.

The only animals that will scratch are the ones that are allergic to the flea bites. (See Picutres Below)  

Flea Anemia Can Kill Our Dogs
Dog With Flea Allergy
Flea Anemia Can Kill Our Cats
Cat With Flea Allergy

The pets that are not allergic to fleas will not be scratching. 

Flea Anemia Can Kill Our Pets
Fleas And Their Eggs

If you see a lot of these black specks, the fleas are living on your animal.

This black dirt is left for the larva the fleas lay. So, when the eggs hatch  the larva will have something to feed on as they are maturing into adulthood.

 


What Signs/Symptoms To Look For In Anemia

Dog With Anemic Gums From Flea Anemia
Pale/White Gums In A Dog With Flea Anemia

When you look in your pet’s mouth the gums should be pink.

If the animals  gums are pale or completely white, then more than likely he/she has flea anemia.

This is a  life threatening situation for the animal!

The animal may also feel cold to the touch and be lethargic.

If you notice your pet eating dirt, small pebbles or even cat litter, this may be a sign of anemia. They will do this in an effort to try to get more iron.


When To Visit Your Veterinarian

I’m sure by now that you know from the signs/symptom check that you should get your pet to the vet ASAP if they are exhibiting any of these problems.

Getting Blood Drawn To Check For Flea Anemia
“But, I Don’t Like Needles!”

Your Veterinarian is trained to know what to look for and will do a blood test called HCT or (Hematocrit) or they may do a PCV (Packed Cell Volume) to determine how bad the anemia in your pet is.

Depending on what the values show will determine if your fur baby needs a blood transfusion or not.

Your Veterinarian will go over the normal ranges of the HCT with you.

The normal ranges for dogs are 38-57 and for cats 24-45. They are considered anemic when the values drop 20 or below.

At this point you are looking at a blood transfusion for your fur baby to save their lives.

So, as you can see flea anemia can kill if left untreated.


Treatment Options For Fleas

In this day and age there really is no excuses for not treating our pets for fleas.

If you live in an area where fleas are prevalent, then you may end up having to get your yard treated to get rid of the fleas.

Puppy Getting A Bath To Kill Fleas
Puppy Taking Bath

You may need to have your home treated as well if your fur baby stays in the house.

Some animals when they are sick cannot tolerate the stress of getting bathed to rid them of the fleas.

And in some cases they may be too young to be treated with the normal flea preventative products.

While at your veterinarian’s office they can discuss with you the various options for getting rid of fleas on your animal.

The veterinarian can help you determine the best option for treating your animal for flea prevention.

There are some medications that have flea, tick and heart worm preventative all rolled into one.

In this case you would want to have your animal tested for heart worms as well. Which is another potentially deadly disease for your pet.

PLEASE make sure you check with your veterinarian before you give your pet any type of flea preventative because doses are based on your animals weight.

FYI: Do not use dog products on cats and do not use cat products on dogs as this could be very harmful to your pets!

For more valuable information on the different types of flea medications watch this video below : “Guide To Flea & Tick Medications-Ask A Vet”

 


Conclusion                                                                                     

As you can see fleas are very dangerous to our fur babies and yes flea anemia can kill your pet if they are severely infested and it goes untreated.

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Prevent Heart Worm For Dogs-How?

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“Hi I’m Mr. Heart Worm”

 

 

Today I am going to discuss with you about how to prevent heart worm in dog’s. Then I will discuss the causes, symptoms and why it is so important that your pet be tested for heart worms and why he/she needs to be treated.

I didn’t realize how serious that heart worm in dog’s was until I seen it firsthand! This is a very serious disease for dog’s and if left untreated will ultimately cause death.


What Causes Heart Worm In Dogs?

You Can't Prevent Heart Worm In Dogs When I'm Around
“Time To Feast!

Heart Worm in dog’s is caused by the pesky little bug called the mosquito. That’s right one bite from an infected mosquito can reek havoc on your pooch.

The mosquito bites and infected animal within the canine community, for instance dog’s, foxes, wolves, etc. ingesting the baby worms which grow inside the mosquito for the next 30 days.

Then you guessed it, the infected insect bites the poor unsuspecting pooch and bam the baby worms are introduced into the pet’s bloodstream. It takes these pesky little worms about 7 months to turn into adults within your pooches bloodstream. Then they start producing their on young.

As you can see if left untreated the viscous cycle continues on and on. Once  matured, the adult worms then begin to migrate to the dog’s heart and  vessels. A fur baby that is left untreated can have hundreds of these nasty little worms circulating throughout his/her body.

This Is What Happens To Our Pets If You Don't Prevent Heart Worms In Dogs
” Mom! Why Didn’t You Prevent This From Happening To Me?”

This is why it is vitally important that your pet be checked for heart worms especially if he/she starts showing any signs/symptoms of being infected.

Your veterinarian can do a blood test to determine if your pet is infected or not, if he/she is they will have to undergo a series of injections that will kill the worms prior to starting the heart worm preventative. (Which I will discuss later in the post)


What Are the Signs/Symptoms Your Pet Might Be Infected?

This Is Why You Prevent Heart Worm In Dogs
“I Don’t Know Why I Feel So Tired”

Most of the time if a dog is infected with heart worm he/she may seem perfectly fine. But if the heart worm infestation is allowed to go on, the pooch may suddenly die without the owner even knowing the cause.

A lot of times the dog may start coughing for no apparent reason. What I mean by this is, usually, like humans, they will show signs/symptoms of having a cold you know, like coughing, sneezing.

If it is caused from heart worm infestation your pooch may cough, have difficulty breathing, vomiting, loss of appetite and become fatigued very easily. This in turn will cause the pooch to start loosing weight.

If the heart worm disease is left untreated your fur baby may experience CHF-better known as Congestive Heart Failure and tummy swelling due to fluid retention which is a classic sign of heart worm disease.

So why not prevent heart worm in dog’s to begin with, right?


The Importance Of Getting Your Pet Tested The Owner's Did Not Prevent Heart Worm In This Dog

The above mentioned is why it is so vitally important that you have your fur baby tested at least once per year to prevent heart worm in dog’s! I just cannot express this enough!

You might be asking yourself “Why should I have him/her tested if they are on heart preventative in the first place?” Well, because we are HUMAN and we HUMANS do make mistakes. You may forget a dose one month because you forgot to get your fur baby some more medicine which could potentially get your pet infected. It only takes one bite from one infected mosquito.

If your dog does test positive for heart worms, which is determined by a blood test, then the veterinarian will order a series of injections that will kill the worms. Your veterinarian will also order a CBC (complete blood count), urinalysis, blood chemistry test and a chest x-ray to assess your pooch’s over all health to determine the best course of action and treatment.

If your dog has a severe enough case of heart worms then he/she may have to be hospitalized. Now, I can tell you one thing this is where it starts to cost dollars!! So, it’s cheaper in the long run to prevent heart worm in dog’s to begin with;)

During this treatment however, it is very important that your dog be confined and keep him/her quiet as possible. The reason your pet needs to be inactive is that the dying and dead worms can cause other potentially harmful side effects after the pet has been running and playing.

I have experienced this firsthand it is not a pretty picture. I worked in a veterinarian office several years ago, and I have seen good dog’s/puppies have to be put down (euthanized) because the heart worm infestation was so bad:(


Why Treatment? Why Not??

This Happens If You Don't Prevent Heart Worm Treatmen In Dogs
“This Is Why You NEED To Do Heart Worm Prevenative”

I’m sure by now that you know why it is so important to have your fur baby tested and treated to prevent heart worm in dog’s.

The prevention is far cheaper than having your dog test positive and have to undergo the injections or if the infestation is severe enough your pet could end up having to undergo surgery to remove the heart worms from the heart and the blood vessels in the lungs. Talk about expense! Besides, it is terrible for our pet’s to get so sick and potentially die over something that is so preventable in the first place.

Once your pet has been tested and the test comes back negative, your veterinarian will discuss treatment options and prescribe a monthly oral regimen to treat your dog and prevent this horrible disease.


Conclusion

This Is How To Prevent Heart Worm In Dogs
“This Is How To Prevent Heart Worm In Dogs”

I felt this was an important subject to discuss since it’s getting that time of the year for those pesky mosquitoes. This is something I hold near and dear to my heart. I had a dog one time that tested positive for heart worms. I had to watch him go through the series of shots and it was hard to keep him quiet because he was a puppy!

So, I am imploring you to PLEASE have your fur baby tested and start the treatment to prevent heart worm in dog’s. It’s one of the best things you could ever do for your animal and less expensive.

There are several different types of heart worm preventative medications on the market today. Talking with your veterinarian can help you and he decide the best medication to put your pet on.

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Valentine Clothes for Dogs-Looky What I Found!

If you would like to save on your pet’s Valentine supplies this is a really a great option that works for my friends.

Hello all of my animal lover’s! In this post I am going to show you some very affordable and very cute Valentine Clothes for Dogs.

You can call me crazy, but I really like to dress my fur baby up around the holidays. I think it is so adorable to see pets in little outfits.

Most people, or should I say people that don’t have fur babies, think the ones of us who do are crazy for dressing them up. Well, perhaps we are, but it doesn’t hurt the animal and they seem to enjoy it themselves.

So, I don’t see any harm in having fun with dressing them up, do you? People say “they have fur and don’t need clothes” that is true and yet it’s not. Some animals need that little extra cover up to help keep them warm.

Anyways let’s get to the Valentine clothes for our fur babies, shall we?

 


Valentine Clothes for Her-So Pretty!

I wanted to start with the little girls clothes first, because you know, that ladies go first!

Here is an adorable red dress that is sure to turn heads when you take your pooch outside for a walk in the park or any other special occasion you may be attending.                                                                                                                                Pretty Seuqined Valentine Clothes For Dogs

  • It is white/red with sequins. Now, how in the world could anyone possibly pass this up? It is made out of cotton and polyester and is designed by: Petitebella
  • This cute little dogie dress comes in the following sizes: XS, SM, Med, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Colors: White/Red Sequins, White/Pink Mermaid, Pink/Pink Clover
  • Customer Rank: 4/5

 

Here’s another cute little number for your sweet little fur baby.                          Pretty Red Dress Valentine Clothes For Dogs
  • This one is so adorable with red hearts which is sure to still the hearts and souls of all who see her. Wonderful little outfit for walks in the park, birthday parties or any other special occasion you may have.
  • This little outfit is red/white with hearts all over and a cute little tutu and is designed by: Stock Show. It is made out of soft comfortable stretchy material.
  • This fashionable number comes in Sizes: XXS, XS, SM, Med, Large, XL
  • Colors: Red/White
  • Customer Rank: Not available

 

Want Something still cute, but not quite as dressy? Let’s check out this tank top for your fur baby so stinking cute!
  • This would feel nice to a pooch that has thick curly hair or for bulldogs since they tend to be hot nature d.
  • This is a dogie tank top for the more casual girl. It will make a very cute valentine statement whether you go out to the park or go visit some of your family. The product is made from nylon and cotton that is sure to keep your pet cool and comfy for her outdoor or indoor adventures. Designed by: DroolingDog.                                                                                                                  Pink Hearts Valentines Clothes For Dogs
  • It comes in Sizes: XS, Small, Med, Large
  • Color: Pink, Red Side
  • Customer Rank: 3.7/5

 

This adorable sweater will keep her warm and cozy on a cool Valentine’s day. Cause you never know what kind of weather we are going to have!
  • Your fur baby will look stunning in this fun red sweater designed by: Blueberry Pet. Did you know that you can have a matching sweater with your pet?                                                                                                                                   Matching Red Sweaters Valentine Clothes For Dogs
  • This pretty sweater comes in Sizes: Back length 10″, 12″ and 16″ (These sizes are for your fur baby)
  • Colors: Sugar Coral Snowflake, Light Plum with Feather Yarn, Hollywood Cerise and Holiday Red
  • Customer Rank: 4.4/5

These are such adorable Valentine Clothes for dogs;)


Valentine Clothes for Him-So Handsome

Now we are going to look at Valentine clothes for the little man in your life. First I am going to show you a dressy little tuxedo for that sophisticated fur baby in your life.

  • Here we have the black/white tuxedo with a bow tie that is designed by: Kuoser.                                                                                                                                          Black Tuxedo Valentines Clothes For Dogs
  • This tux sure to turn the heads of your babies four legged fury friends. He will be the envy of the party.
  • This product comes in Sizes: SM, Med, Large and XL
  • Colors: Black
  • Customer Rank: 4.2/5

 

Now we are going to look at a sweater that is made for the more laid back kinda pooch that is designed by: Zoozpets.
  • This dogie hoodie was made with your little man in mind.
  • He will be stepping out in style and comfort while going for a walk in the park to special occasions.                                                                                                       Snoopy Hoody Valentines Clothes For Dogs
  • Made with premium breathable material so your little fur baby will be nice and cozy and it is lightweight.
  • The hoodie comes in Sizes: SM, Med. and Large
  • Colors: Wine, Jade, Graphite, Red and Blue
  • Customer Rank: 4.5/5

 

Here we have this adorable red tee shirt designed by: Petitebella.
  • This cute little tee shirt is made out of cotton to keep your four legged fur baby cool and comfy while out for walks in the park or socializing with friends at home.
  • This tee shirt is great for the pooch that is hot nature d and doesn’t require something a little warmer.                                                                                                   Black And Red Valentines Clothes For Dogs
  • Comes in Sizes: XS, SM, Med, Large, XL, XXL and XXXL
  • Color: Red
  • Customer Rank: 3.7/5

 

 

Last but not least, here as a cute little number by: DroolingDog.
  • This little plaid shirt is sure to turn heads when your little man goes for a walk in the park or for any other festivities that you may have planed.
  • This shirt will keep your little man cool, comfy while remaining stylish. He will be turning the heads of his four legged friends while being admired by his human friends as well.                                                                                                      Plaid Shirt Valentines Clothes For Dogs
  • This product comes in Sizes: XS, SM, Med, Large and XL
  • Colors: Light Blue, Blue, Brown, Pink, Yellow and Rose
  • Customer Rank: 4.0/5

Who knew that there was such cute little Valentines Clothes for dogs?


Conclusion

Valentines day is just around the corner on February 14th! I hope you enjoyed reading about some cute and adorable Valentines outfits I found for your fur babies.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time out of your busy schedules to read my post! It is very much appreciated:)

I would appreciate any comments that you have regarding my post. You may leave your comments at the bottom.

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Disabled Harnesses/Wheelchairs For Dogs-How Do You Know?

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Hi all of my dog lover’s. Hope ya’ll had a wonderful weekend!

In this post I am going to share with you when your pet may need  disabled harnesses/wheelchairs for dogs that can’t stand or walk without assistance.

But first let’s look at  the reason’s behind this…


Does Your Dog Need Assistance Standing & Walking-What Are The Causes?

There are many factors that can contribute to your fur baby not being able to stand and walk without assistance. Some of the most common causes are as follows:

  • Age-although this is not always the case, it can happen to younger dogs too.
  • Orthopedic related issues-degenerative diseases, tumors, trauma.
  • Systemic related issues-caused from congenital and inherited disorders of the nervous system-brain stem disorders, spinal cord disorders, nerve and muscle disorders, birth defects.
  • Neurological related issues-that will have to be diagnosed by your Veterinarian. Your Veterinarian does this by a series of testing.
  • Cushing Syndrome-this is the most frequent reason for your fur baby to have issues standing and walking. Caused by excessive production of cortisol.
  • Geriatric Vestibular Syndrome-is caused by inflammation in the bodies metabolic system causing toxic and metastatic neoplastic disorders of the CNS (central nervous system).

FYI: If your fur baby is experiencing any problems standing and walking, I URGE you to take him/her to see their Veterinarian ASAP as some of these diseases can be detrimental to your pet resulting in death.


What Are My Best Harness Options? My 5 Picks

Below I am going to share with you 5 different types of disabled harnesses for dogs and how they function to help your pooch to stand and walk.

1. Total Body Support HarnessTotal Body Disabled HarnessesWheelchairs For Dogs

Walkin’ Lift-n-Step Total Body Harness– provides full body support for both the front and rear end of your pooch. There by providing lifting assistance to a dog with arthritis or your aging senior. It is also a save way to lift your fur baby after he/she has had surgery. It has adjustable straps making it easy to adjust for a secure fit and quick-release buckles.

Price: $33.96-$42.46

Sizes: XS-XL

Where to Buy: Amazon.com


2. Midsection Support Sling/HarnessTry The Midsection Disabled Harnesses For Dogs

Walkin’ Dog Support & Rehabilitation Sling/Harness-this is an excellent harness for post-surgical rehab. And for dogs that have leg-weakness all over. Helps you to maneuver larger fur babies without having to lift their entire weight (which is safer for you and Fido). This harness is lined with comfy fleece that keeps it from bunching up. Fits around your dogs midsection and fastens with Velcro.

Price: $29.95-$54.95

Sizes: XS-XL

Where to Buy: Amazon.com


3. Rear End Support Harness

Rear End Dissabled Harnesses For Dogs

Walkin’Lift Combo Rear Mobility Harness- is another great product if your pooch needs a little assistance with walking. Your pet can wear this for an extended period of time and it allows the animal to urinate and defecate while wearing the harness. This aide you in helping your fur baby to get into and out of the car.

Price:$39.95-$69.95

Sizes: S-XL

Where to Buy: Amazon.com


4. Front End HarnessFront End Disabled Harnesses For Dogs

Walkin’ Lift Combo Front Miliblity Harness- is made to help you lift your pet with ease. Comfortable for your fur baby to wear for extended periods of time with a comfy fleece lining. With this product you can easily help your pet into and out of cars, up and down stairs and take him/her out to potty.

Price:  $39.95-$69.95

Sizes: S-L

Where to buy: Amazon.com


5. Leash Support for RearNew And Improved Disabled Harnesses For Dogs

Walkin’ Rear Support-while this is not a harness, I wanted to share this leash with you because I felt that it may be all the support that you needed to help your pet and cheaper alternative. This leash can help with assisting your aging pooch up from a lying down position. It is also great to help injured dogs walk up and down stairs. The leg pads and leash handle are adjustable. This will allow to quickly assist your fur baby. This product is just for assisting and supporting from a lying to standing position.

FYI: Not intended to completely lift your dog’s legs off of the ground.

Price: $24.95

Size:This leash will fit dogs 20-150 pounds

Where to Buy: Amazon.com


Wheelchairs for the Pooch On the Go-My 6 Picks

In this last section I am going to share with you the 6 best wheelchair’s for your fur baby.

New Improved Durable Disabled Harnesses For Dogs

1. Walkin’ Wheels Dog Wheelchair Specs Below:This wheelchair is designed to support your fur babies back legs.

  • Made with lightweight aluminum so your dog can move about easily
  • Very sturdy frame keeps your pet stable, Fully adjustable adjustable harness for comfortable fit for ease of movement
  • You can adjust the wheelchair’s height, length and widthVeterinarian approved for dogs with little to no mobility in his/her back legs

Colors: Pink, Blue and Camouflage

Sizes:XS-2-10 lbs, SM-11-25 lbs, Med-26-49 lbs, M/L-50-69 lbs, LG-70-180 lbs

Pricing Starts at: $199-$479 (Based on the size of your pet)

Where to Buy: Amazon.com


2. Quaz 2 Wheels Adjustable Dog Wheelchair Specs Below:   This wheelchair is made to support your fur babies front/back legs                                                                                                                              Here's Some New And Improved Disabled Harnesses For Dogs

  • Made with lightweight durable aluminum for easy mobility and comfort
  • Easy adjustable height, length and width with a push of a button
  • Belly band to protect spine FREE of charge
  • Leash included FREE of charge

Sizes: XXS: 2.2-11 lbs, XS: 4.4-17.6 lbs, XS-LW: 8.8-26.5 lbs, S-M: 16.6-44 lbs, M: 26.4-55 lbs, L: 44-110 lbs, XL: 44-110

Pricing starts at: $82-$229 (Based on the size of your pet)

Where to Buy: Amazon.com


3. New Quaz 4 Wheels Adjustable Dog Wheelchair Specs Below: This wheelchair is designed to give your fur baby full body support.New Quaz 4 Harnesses For Disabled Dogs

  • Made of lightweight aluminum for easy mobility and comfort for you pet
  • Helps your pet to stand and walk if he/she suffers from Arthritis,Paralysis, Neurological Disorders, Injury, Orthopedic Issues, Systemic Related Issues, Hip dysplasia, Post-op surgeries
  • FREE Leash with purchase
  • FREE Belly Band to protect the spine

Colors: No specific colors noted

Sizes: XXS: 2.2-11 lbs, XS: 4.4-17.6 lbs, XS-WL: 8.8-26.5 lbs, S: 17.6-44 lbs, M: 26.4-55lbs, L: 44-110 lbs, XL: 44-110lbs

Pricing starts at$138-$229

Where to Buy: Amazon.com


4. Eachbid 2 Wheel Pet Wheelchairs for Puppies Specs Below: This wheelchair is designed for puppies, smaller and cats.

  • Made for the hind legs only, but you can raise the back leg, with the disability, this will allow the puppy to use front legs with the wheelchair’s assistanceNew 2 Times The Disabled Harnesses For Dogs
  • Made with lightweight aluminum allowing the put to move about easily
  • Adjustable harness for a comfy fit and mobility
  • Adjustable height, width and length for comfort of mobility

Color: No specific colors noted

Sizes:XXS: 2.2-5 lbs, XS: 4-10 lbs, XS-WL: 6-13 lbs, S:10-20 lbs, M: 15-25, L: 20-45 lbs

Price:$83.74

Where to Buy: Amazon.com


5. K-9 Carts/Wheelchair Specs Below: Next we have this product designed to support your fur babies mid-section.

  • Hand made in the USA out aircraft aluminumK-9 Disabled Harnesses For Dogs
  • Easy to adjust
  • Quick and easy assembly
  • Front and rear harness for the comfort of your pooch

Colors: Pink and White Sizes: XS: 5-15 lbs, S: 16-25 lbs, S/M: 26-35 lbs, M:36-45 lbs, L:50-80 lbs

Price: $157-$459 (Based on the size of your pet)

 Where to Buy: Amazon.com


6. Best Friends Mobility Dog Wheelchair Specs Below: Helps support your fur babies rear end if they have Arthritis, Neurological problems like degenerative or Osteomylitis, Rear limb amputee, Ligament injuries like ACL/PCL, Thoracic or lumbar disc injury, Fractured back/spine and other conditions that may weaken the back legs.

  • Made from lightweight durable aluminum that makes going to the bathroom easier(better mobility)Best Friends Disabled Harnesses For Dogs
  • Quick and easy to assemble
  • Deluxe front/rear harness for your pooch’s comfort (the front harness has a easy clip-on function)
  • The cart can be used to assist your pet while walking/full rear support (non-bearing leg weight)
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product, no questions asked

Colors: No specific colors noted Sizes: XXS: 8″-11″, XS: 9″-14″, S: 14″-17″, M: 18:-20″, L: 20″-26″, XL: 23″-29″

Price: $157-256.68 (Based on the size of your pet)

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

FYI: MAKE SURE THAT YOU MEASURE YOUR PET BEFORE YOU ORDER THE PRODUCT! IT IS BEST TO USE A SOFT MEASURING TAPE FOR ACCURATE SIZING.

FYI: I Normally post a standard measuring chart, but due to the nature of these disability harnesse/wheelchairs it is best for you to look at the manufacturers sizing instructions for accurate sizing.


Conclusion

I hope that you all came away with a better understanding of disability harnesses/ wheelchair’s for your fur babies. And that the information I provided will help you to make and informed decision to accommodate you and your pooch.

And as always, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedules to read my post.

I encourage you to leave your comments below, it would be greatly appreciated. If you enjoyed my post please like, share and follow.

If you have any questions or concerns you may reach me at:  donna@hotdogharnessesandleashes.com

Thanks for stopping by, see ya again real soon;)

Take Care,

Donna Kennedy
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Training Harnesses For Puppies-Basic VS Training

Today I am going to be discussing Training Harnesses for Puppies-Which one is better the basic harness or the training harnesses?

Which Harness is Best?

When considering which harnesses to use for training let’s look at a few things first:

1. Is the puppy being trained to be a service dog?

  • If yes, then you may want to consider a harness that is durable and made with high quality material such as the Industrial Puppy Service Dog In Training Vest by: Industrial Puppy. This durable Try The Industrial Training Harnesses For Puppiesharness grows with your puppy. It also has removable “In Training” Velcro patches on the sides so people will know your fur baby is in training. It has optional clips if you wanted to add a backpacks and it has a soft handle on top so you can have better control of your pooch. Comes in Sizes: XXS-XXL,Color: Bright Red, Price: $24.95, Where to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Another good alternative would be the Servcie Dog in Training  Nylon Dog Vest Harness by: Doggie Stylez. This harness is made out of durable Nylon that is lightweight and breathable and has  2 adjustable straps to achieve a premium custom fit.  It also
  • New And Improved Nylon Training Harnesses For Puppieshas  removable “In Training” Velcro patches so that people will know your pooch is training. It has a Nylon handle for better control of your pet. It comes in Sizes: XXS-XXL, Colors: Red, Purple, Black, Price: $22.99-$26.99, Where to Buy:Amazon.com
  • The next one is called InTraining Service Dog Mesh Vest Harness by: Doggie Stylz. This training vest harness is lightweight yet  New Mesh Training Harnesses For Puppies
  • durable and will keep your fur baby cool and comfy while he/she is in training. It has a side quick release buckle making it easy to put on and take off. The product has 2 adjustable straps for that just right custom fit. It has 2 removable patches so that people will know when your pooch is in training. Sizes:SXL, Colors: Red, Purple, Blue and Lime Green, Price: $21.99-$22.99, Where to Buy: Amazon.com
  • This is the ultimate training harness for your pup. It is the Topple in Training Vest-Harness by: TOPPLE. These are very well-made  training harnesses for puppies. This product is made with material that is designed for comfort and long-lasting wear and is anti- The Improved Topple Training Harnesses For Puppieschoke. It features a grip handle for better control of your fur baby and has an adjustable neck and chest strap. It also comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty! Comes in Sizes: S-XL, Colors: Black and Red, Price: $19.98-$25.88. Where to Buy: Amazon.com

2. Basic training harnesses for puppies.

  • This one is great for the puppy in training. It’s called Adjustable Basic Nylon Step in Puppy Vest by: PUPTECK. This pup harness is great for outdoor walking and teaching your pup to walk with a leash as well. It is made with durable nylon fabric. It has adjustable straps for maximum comfort and a perfect fit. Sewn with heavy-duty double stitching that can withstand even the most  New Adjustable Basic Training Harnesses For Puppiesrambunctious little boys and girls. 😉 Sizes: S-L, Colors: Red, Pink, Purple, Orange, Black and Navy Blue. Price: $9.99-$13.99, Where to Buy: Amazon.com
  • The Pawtitas Pet Adjustable Step in Puppy Harness by: Pawtitas, is another adorable harness for your little fur baby. It is made with high quality rip-stop nylon and black  New Step In Training Harnesses For Puppiesnickle that can withstand your puppies misbehaving. It is easy to put on and take off with the step in design. It comes in Sizes: XS-L, Colors: Teal, Red, Purple Orchid, Purple, Black, Blue, Green, Lush Green, Marsala Brown, Orange and Pink. Price: $11.95-$16.95, Where to Buy: Amazon.com
  • Here’s a more fashionable harness for the fashionista’s and the debonair fur babies. So stinking cute! It is called Pupteck Soft Mesh Puppy Harness by: PUPTECK. This adorable little harness is padded to give your pampered pooch more comfort. It has know pull capabilities which is wonderful asset to have in a harness. It is constructed with breathable air-mesh material. It has a back Pupteck Soft Mesh Training Harnesses For Puppiesbuckle and strap that provides extra security to the fastener strap. It also has an adjustable chest belt for quick release. Now your puppy can step out in style! 😉 Comes in Sizes: XS-XL, Colors: Pink, Cream, Red, Pink New, Purple, Blue New, Price: $12.99, Where to Buy: Amazon.com
  • This harness is a little dressy as well and it’s called Color Comfort Soft Mesh Puppy Harness Vest by: MECO. This cute little harness features is made of soft breathable air mesh material and is Color Comfort Soft Training Harnesses For Puppieslightweight. This product also deters pulling. It comes with a matching leash and this harness can be used for everyday uses for walks with your fur baby in the park or any other occasions you may have. Sizes: XS-L, Colors: Sandy Beige, Pink, Black/Grey and Striped, Price:$10.30, Where to Buy: Amazon.com
  • I have one more basic training harness to share with you. It is the Universal Escape Proof Harness by: GAUTERF. This product is Universal Escape Proof Training Harnesses For Puppiesmade with a soft mesh 3M reflective strip that makes your walks in the evenings safer. It has 2 adjustable buckles to get the perfect fit for your puppy. This little vest is lightweight and comfy to wear and easy to clean. It comes with a matching leash! Can be used for everyday. Comes in Sizes: XS-XL, Colors: Black, Blue, Bright Red, Brown, Cream, Dark Blue, Grey, Orange, Pink, Red, Pink/Grey, Price: $11.99-12.99, Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Now we will move onto the appropriate age to start using training harnesses for puppies.


What Age is Appropriate to Start Harness Training Your Pup?

When you get your fur baby he or she will be 8 weeks old. Honestly you can start harness/leash training your pup as soon as you get him/her. But I would give him/her a chance to get use to their surroundings. Honestly I would give him/her about 5-7 days to adjust to their new environment.

Once you start harness/leash training your fur baby, you may get some resistance in the beginning. This is where you will have to have patience, love and give it some time! If your pup starts pulling and pitching a fit, just stand still until this resistance passes. It would also be a good idea to reward your pup for a “job well done” with a treat.

As far as the time it takes to get them harnesses/leash trained depends on the pup. Like our human children, it is a learning process that they will soon realize is part of their everyday routine.

One more thing, to be quite honest with you I prefer training harnesses for puppies over a collar anytime and I will tell you why. A puppy and an adult dogs neck area is a very sensitive part of their body. You can do a lot of damage to their trachea (wind pipe), thyroid and the soft tissues lining the animals neck. This could end up costing you a big doctor bill!

Most of the harnesses that are made now are constructed so as not to choke your fur baby.

FYI: I have included a picture of a generic measuring for your convenience. It is best to use a soft measuring tape for accurate results. PLEASE check the manufacturer’s chart as well before ordering.   

Dog Measuring Chart For Harnesses
Click to Enlarge Chart

                            


Conclusion

It is my sincere hope that you enjoyed this post regarding training harnesses for puppies. I hope you now have a better understanding of what to look for when picking out your pups harness.

I encourage you to leave your comments below it would be greatly appreciated! If you have any questions or concerns you may reach me by way of my email at: donna@hotdogharnessesandleashes.com and I will contact you back within 24 hours.

Thanks again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by and visit my website and read my post. 🙂

If you would like to save on your pet’s supplies this is really a great option that works for my friends.

See ya again tomorrow,

Donna Kennedy

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Every Wondered About Leash Training for Cats?-Here Are 6 Tips

 

Howdy cat lovers! Today I am going to give you 6 tips on Leash Training for Cats. So, let’s get started! But first things first…

What You Need to Know Before Leash Training Your Cat

 

Every Wondered About Leash Training A Cat-What You Need To Know

As pet parents to a cat, I know you have probably been wondering what would be the best way to leash train your cat? But, before we get to the 6 Tips let’s look at some things you need to know before you get started leash training your cats.

 

If you have a fur baby that stays indoors most of the time and has been declawed, letting him/her outside without supervision could be dangerous, because as you know the claws are the first line of defense for a cat.

If you live in the city this would be a much safer way for your kitty to spend some quality time outdoors with you without you having to worry about him/her running away, getting into fights with other cats or dogs chasing your fur baby up a tree.

You also need to pick a harness and leash that suits you and your cats specific needs. You can check out my post on“Best Reviews for Cat Harnesses-My Top 6 Picks”

With patience, love and time, leash training your cat(s) should be a breeze. Once you have accomplished this, you and your feline friend can take walks and enjoy the outdoors together and this will benefit both of you by getting exercise. And we all need that right?

Is Leash Training Your Cats Right for Them? Every Wondered If Leashing Training For Cats Is Right?

My answer to that question is absolutely. With the proper training and care from you, your feline friend will do just fine. But as I stated above, you will need to be patient, loving and give it time. If you are able to do this, your cat/kitten will be more accepting.

Once the training is done then you can spend more quality time with your cat and both of you will benefit from that. 😉

Six Tips for Leash Training Cats

  1. Pick out the harness/leash best suited for you and your fur baby.
  2. Be patient, loving, kind and encouraging.
  3. Offer treats and praise when he/she does a good job.
  4. Never use a collar with a leash because it can damage their trachea (Windpipe).
  5. If he/she get’s a little wild and crazy, stand still until the animal calms down.
  6. Never tie your animal outside without supervision, because he/she could get scared and choke themselves even though their leash is attached to a harness.

FYI: Always measure your animal before ordering a harness to get the perfect fit. It is best to use a soft measuring tape to get the most accurate fit. Make sure to check with the manufacturers fitting chart. I have included a standard chart for your convince.                                                              Measuring Chart For Cats

 

 


When is to Young for Leash Training Cats?   Every Wondered Abut Leash Training Kittens

As a standard rule of thumb, the best time to start leash training your cat is about 8 weeks of age. Any younger than that and he/she will be too skittish to understand what it is you want them to do. Also, they are trying to get use to the smells, sights and sounds associated with being outdoors.

Once you get your fur baby trained, it is best to take him/her walking in areas where there are no unleashed dogs or a lot of loud noises. Because you don’t want to scare them from wanting to go walking on their leash.

As your kitty gets older you want him/her to have the benefits of still getting exercise so as not to gain any unwanted extra pounds thus extending your felines life. 🙂

Conclusion

I hope this has been a beneficial post for you all. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time out of your busy schedules to read my post.

I encourage you to leave comments below it would be much appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, you  may contact me at:   donna@hotdogharnessesandleashes.com and I will contact you within 24 hours.

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Thanks for stopping and I will see you tomorrow! 😉

Take care,

Donna Kennedy

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Best Reviews for Cat Harnesses-My Top 6 Picks

Hi all of my cat lovers. Today I am going to be giving you information on the best reviews for cat harnesses. It has come to my attention that more and more cat owners are getting harnesses for their feline fur babies. So they can take them out for walks while keeping them safe from traffic and other cats and dogs.

A cat harness is especially beneficial if you have one that has been declawed. This is cats first line of defense, so if you get a harness for you feline friend you can feel more confident about taking him/her outdoors for a walk without worrying about him/her getting hurt.

If you are anything like me trying to find a harness that lives up to its name can be very frustrating. To be completely honest with you I have never bought a harness for a cat. But I did my homework and came up with my top 6 top picks. I hope you enjoy the one’s that I have found for you.

FYI: A lot of these small harnesses can also be used for small dogs as well. So if you have a small pooch this may work for him/her too.

My Number 1 Pick

Coming in at number one for the best reviews for cat harnesses is the Small Cat Harness Escape Proof Cat and Adjustable Vest Harnesses By: Eagloo. With this soft harness you don’t have to worry about it choking your fur baby. The neck area is a very fragile and sensitive area for you baby. It is also designed to keep your pet from escaping.

This cat harness was made with your feline friend in mind and can be used for everyday walks, hiking and training. So, let’s get right down to the product information, shall we?

Price: $11.99-$13.99 This Is Pretty Pink Harness From The Best Reviews For Cat Harnesses

Average Customer Rank: 5/5

Specs:

  • Made with back clips to prevent choking your fur baby
  • Made with 4 buckles to get perfect fit, 2 on the & 2 on the back
  • Soft mesh material to prevent chaffing of the skin
  • Easy to put on and take off with 2 quick release buckles
  • Perfect for everyday use
  • Sizes: XS-S
  • Comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarntee

Available Colors: Black & Pink

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Number 2

My number 2 pick is the Pet Club No Pull Cat Harness. This cute little harness also comes with a matching leash so that your fur baby can step out in style. I really do like the products that have matching accessories. It looks better and who doesn’t like for their things to match?

This product was also made with your fur baby in mind. This harness is made with soft flexible material to allow your cat the comfort to move around easily, but the material is also hug gable for the area that needs the most stability. The harness is adjustable just in case your feline gains a little weight allowing you to always get the correct fit.

This cute little ensemble can be used every day for walks, running, training or whatever occasion you may be invited too. It has an anti-escape plastic closure in the neck and chest area and the neck and chest area are adjustable.

Price: $14.99 This Cute Little Harness Is Second Best Reviews For Cat Harnesses

Average Customer Rank: 4/5

Specs:

  • It has an open design for ease of putting on and taking off
  • Handle to control your kitty
  • Matching leash
  • Double padded step in harness
  • Sizes: S-XL

Available Colors: Blue, Grey, Red and Mixed Pink

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Number 3

My number 3 pick for best reviews for cat harnesses is the Voyager by: Best Pet Supplies. This stylish little harness is made to give your pet the perfect fit. Just like us humans, our fur babies come in different shapes and sizes, from top-heavy to slender and other body types in between.

This harness was made for the different body types buy its unique design. The Voyager is fitted with adjustment points to give your kitty that “just made for me” look, so your fur baby can get the most comfortable fit. With this harness you want have to worry about it choking your pet when you are out for a walk even if your kitty gets scared. It to is designed to not choke your pet even if he/she pulls.

Purrrfect for everyday uses like walking, running or any special occasion you may need to attend.

Price: $13.99

Average Customer Rank: 4/5

Specs:

  • Easy step in for putting on and taking off
  • Padded for your fur babies comfort
  • Safety design reducing escapes
  • Highly reflective 3M piping for night walks
  • Sizes: X Sm-L

Available Colors: 13 different beautiful colors

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Number 4

Coming in at number 4 is the Alsook Cat Harness Escape Proof by: ALSOOK. This product has a design that reduces chafing while maintaining double security and comfort which is made from soft mesh material.

The design of this adorable harness also has choke free capabilities by evenly distributing pressure around your fur babies chest thus allowing for you and your kitty to enjoy going for walks in style.

Price: $8.99 This Is A Favorite For Best Reviews For Cat Harnesses

Average Customer Rank: 4/5

Specs:

  • Easy step in design for putting and taking off
  • Double security has 3 features: Velcro, clip & double D-ring
  • Mesh fabric for all types of weather
  • No hard edges or buckles
  • No choke design
  • Sizes: XS-L

Available Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, Yellow

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Number 5

Here we are at number 5. The EXPAWLORER Escape Proof Cat Harness by: EXPAWLORER. Now this sleek looking feline harness is for outdoor walking, hiking and any other outdoor recreation that you want to do. It is made with soft breathable cotton to keep kitty comfy while maintain safety.

This feline harness comes with a matching leash, so that you both will be stepping out in style. The leash is 5ft in length and is 1″ wide.

Price: $10.99 This Is One Of The Cute Harnesses Of Best Reviews For Cat Harnesses

Average Customer Rank: 4/5

Specs:

  • Design to distribute pressure evenly across neck, chest & shoulders
  • Adjustable straps for custom fit
  • Sturdy nylon webbing for safety
  • Made with soft breathable material
  • Comes with matching leash
  • Sizes: S-M

Available Colors: Black, Pink

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Number 6

Last but not least my number 6 pick for best reviews for cat harnesses is….KOOLTAIL Escape Proof Cat Harness. This adorable fur baby harness is made with suede on the outside and a padded breathable material on the inside to keep your cat warm and comfy.

This kitty harness can be used for everyday walks in the park and any other outdoor activities that you would like to do. It’s easy to put on and take off and comes with a matching leash.

Price: $13.99 This Is A Neat Harness From The Best Reviews For Cat Harnesses

Average Customer Rank: 4/5

Specs:

  • Velcros at neck & chest for ease of putting on & taking off
  • Adjustable chest strap to keep pet safe from escaping
  • 2 Heavy duty D-rings for leash attachment
  • Matcing leash
  • Sizes: S-L

Available Colors: Black

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

FYI: For your convenience I have put a measuring chart here. Please measure your fur baby before you order. It’s best to use a soft measuring tape for accurate results. But check the manufacturers chart as well.

Conclusion

Ok my cat lover’s, there you have it my top 6 picks of for best reviews for cat harnesses. I truly hope that you enjoyed this blog and you have a better understanding of how harnesses work to keep your feline safe. I just barely scratched the surface of all the different types of harnesses there are.

I welcome any comments or questions you may have. Please leave your comments and questions below. I will respond to them within 24 hours. You may also contact me by email at: donna@hotdogharnessesandleashes.com

If you would like to save on your pet supplies this is a really great option that works for my friends. 

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to read my blog. 🙂

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Donna Kennedy

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Is a Dog Harness Better Than a Collar?

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Hi everyone! Is a dog harness better than a collar for your pet? That is what I am going to discuss with you today. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Is a Dog Harness Better Than a Collar? : Why I Don’t Care For Collars

I personally like harnesses better than I do a collar and I will tell you why. First off if you have a dog that really likes to pull, that can damage their trachea (windpipe). If the owner pulls or jerks on the collar inf an effort to control the pet, that can be harmful as well. Your dog’s neck is a very sensitive area of the body.

You can potentially damage their slavery glands and thyroid glands which can lead to medical problems.

I once seen on the news where a supposedly “dog trainer” at this training facility severely damaged a dog’s trachea by jerking and snatching the animal around! The poor fur baby ended up having to undergo surgery to fix the dogs’ windpipe due to the worker’s actions. Needless to say that person was terminated!!

The second reason is they can strangle themselves by getting their collar hung on fencing, window locks, tree limbs and the list goes on. I think you get the picture here.

The third reason I don’t like collars is because they can cause skin problems that can lead to discomforts such as irritations to the skin if to tight which can lead to infections.

And the fourth reason, your fur baby can cause injuries to his/her mouth and their legs. They can do this by getting their teeth hung or their limbs hung if the collar is to big or loose.

This is why I feel a dog harness is better than a collar. From a puppy to an adult dog, I prefer a harness.

Is a Dog Harness Better Than a Collar? : Why I Love Harnesses Over Collars

Now I will tell you why I feel a dog harness is better than a collar for our fur babies. First of all you have much better control over your animal with a harness than you do a collar. Especially if they like to pull or even if they are pretty well-behaved walking with a leash.

Second of all a harness is a very good product to use for training. If you start your puppy out using a leash with a harness, then he/she will be well-behaved when walking beside you making your walks more enjoyable.

Thirdly, you will have better control over a larger dog that is a puller as well. And you don’t have to worry about him/her getting all tangled up in the leash and hurting a leg or paw. Not to mention that it will be much better on your arms, shoulders and back! So, it’s better for you and your fur baby and that makes for a win, win situation. 😉

Last but not least, the fourth reason I will take a harness over a collar any ole day is if you have a pup that is a Houdini. Harnesses are made with adjustable straps so that you can get the perfect fit for your fur baby so they cannot be a Houdini.

Note: For your convenience I have included a basic measuring chart, but make sure you check out the manufacture’s chart as well to get the right fit for your pooch. It is best to use a soft measuring tape when measuring your pet for the best results.

Measruing Chart For Dogs
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Other Advantages of Using a Harness Over Collar

This is another reason why a harness is better than a collar, with a harness you eliminate the worry of choking your pet while going for a walk if they like to pull. A harness discourages a dog from pulling because of the way the product is designed to go around their shoulders and chest.

Note: Most all the harnesses are made with anti-choke capabilities.

If you have a senior dog that has problems like arthritis, the harness is better than a collar so that you can gently help assist him/her to get up without any pain.

Plus you can get the product in many beautiful colors, fabrics and leathers. And they come in a variety of sizes from toy dogs to the gentle giants and everything in between.

Below I will give you 8 different types of harnesses to help you make a decision that will be beneficial to both you and your fur baby. But these are just some that I like. Hope you like my picks… 🙂

1. Dressy Harness for her-“So stinking adorable!”This Dressy Dog Harness Is Better Than A Collar

Your pet will be so stinking adorable when you take her out for walks in the park, birthday parties or any other special occassions you may need to attend. This dressy harness for her also comes with a matching leash which just adds to cuteness of this product and a cute little pawpring charm.

It has a heavy duty velcro closure at the neck and belly for easy closure. A reinforced D-ring for easy attachment. Available in sizes: XS -L.

 

 2.  Dressy Harness for him“Such a handsome little man!

Your handsome little man will look so adorable in this dressy harness for him.  It doesn’t matter if you are going to a party or a nice walk in the park.  He will be stepping out in This Handsome Harness Is Better Than A Collar For Himstyle sporting his new look. Watch girls here he comes!

This product comes with an easy to adjust clip so you can achieve the perfect fit and a matching leash to complete his debinair look.  It has a safebell attached so you can keep up your little man. Available sizes: S-L. 

 

3. Lightweight Dog Harness for the Active Pooch And the NOT So Active! LOL! “To cute!”

This lightweight dog harnesses is perfect for the active pooch and the owner if you love being outdoors and are adventurous.  Wheater you like walking, hiking or anything in between, this harness is made for extended wear. It is lightweight and durable for your all day adventures outdoors.                                                   

This product is designed  to be easy to put on your pooch and take off. It also comes with 2 leash attachment points that gives additional control. This harness could be used for training pruposes as well. It has 4 points of adjustment for a comfortable fit. Available sizes: XX-Small-Xlarge

 

4. No Pull Padded Harness”For added comfort!”

Your pooch will be stepping out in style with this no pull padded harness made with durable material that can withstand a dog that is puller. He/she will enjoy being out doors wearing this padded harness that has a large loading capacity to improve tensile strength.                                                                                                        This Padded Dog Harness Is Better Than Collars

This harness has a comfortable handle on top for ease of guiding and control of  your dog while walking around traffic to ensure his/her safety. The product has a lock and unlock feature for ease of putting the harness on and taking it off. It has reflective stitching to enusre safety for those nightly walks. Sizes available: XXXS-XL

 

5. Heavy Duty Harness/Leash Combo”For the Macho Dog!”

This heavy duty harness/leash combo will be the envy of all your friends. When your pooch steps out he will be showing off his new look of denium and red nylon. This product is perfect for everyday use for walking in the park, jogging  and anywhere else you need to go.                                                                                                        A Heavy Duty Dog Harness Is Better Than Collars

This harness is made with durability and longevity in mind. It is comforable for your fur baby. It comes with a matching leash to complete your pets ansamble. It has 2 adjustable straps for that perfect fit. The material is made so that your pup has a reduced chancd of chaffing his/her skin.  This product reduces the urge for your pet to want to pull.  The leash comes with a stainless steel hook and the harness has 2 stainless steel rings for better control of your pet. Available sizes:  S-L

 

6. Cooling Vest Harness”For that extra comfort!”

Now here is a very interesting vest. It’s called a cooling vest harness.  This unique vest is great for those Summer days when the mercury rises.  Your pet will not only be cool, but he/she will  look cool wearing this comfortable vest harness. It is designed for you and your fur baby to run that extra mile on days it is really hot.                A Cooling Vest Harness Is Better Than A Collar

This vest harness is designed with cooling technology that pretty much acts like the cooling effect we humans have when we get hot and sweat. You soak the vest in cold water, wring it out  and fasten it around your pooch. The evaporating technology replaces your dog’s body heat as the water evaporates from your pets coat resevoir. How cool is that? It has atuo-lock buckles on each side of the vest for ease of putting on and taking off. Available sizes: XXS-XL

 

7. Harness for Larger Dogs”For the big boys!”

Your pooch will be high styling and profiling with this handsome harness.

If you have a large dog the heavy duty harness/leash combo would be a wonderful fit for you and your dog. These guys require a heavier duty harness and leash to ensure they can’t get out of the harness or break the leash.  This heavy duty harness is resistant to tears if your big boy likes to pull. This leash is a no pull and a no choke harness.  These types of products are the ones I really like! Much better than collars!  A Larger Dog Harness Is Better Than A Collar

This product features a sturdy handle for better control of your animal and has a triangler design that prevents tearing and  is more durable than your average dog harness. It also locks and unlocks for better security. It has easy adjustable straps to get that perfect fit.  Perfect for everyday use such as walking, hiking, jogging and even training. Reflective straps for those evening walks for your pets safety and yours. Available sizes: M-L

 

8. Easy Walk Harness”For leisurely walks in the park!”

If you want a sleek looking harness that doesn’t seem as thick, then the easy walk harness might be the rigth one for your dog and you.  This harness is very easy to adjust for the perfect fit. This product also discourages your pet from pulling while walking on a leash so that you and your dog can enjoy your walk.  No choking or with this harness.                                                                          Easy Walking Dog Harness Is Better Than A Collar

The harness comes with a front chest D-ring for easy attachment of the leash.  The chest strap comes across the chest so as not to put direct pressure on the animals throat. It has a 4 point  system that allows fore quick adjustments for the correct fit. It is also color coded for ease of knowing which straps go on top and bottom.

Conclusion

There you have it folks my reasons for LOVING a dog harness over a collar! I hope you enjoyed this post and walked away with a better understanding of why dog collars are not a good choice, in my opinion, for dogs.

As I said, there is so many dangers associated with the use of collars over harnesses. If you love your fur baby like I do (and I know you do) you wouldn’t do anything in this world to harm him/her. Our pets become a big part of our family and we love them and want the very best for them.

People who don’t have animals just simple do not understand the human/animal connection that we have with our pets. Our fur babies are loyal to us and we are loyal to them.

I love it when my husband and I are gone to simply get a haircut and come back home and our dog meets us at the door with that little nub (cause he’s a French bulldog and has no tail) is just a wagging. So happy mom and dad are finally back home again!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website and read my post. It’s my pleasure to bring you important information on such topics as this one.

I encourage you to leave your comments below it would be very much appreciated!

Also, if you have any questions or concerns you may reach me by email at: donna@hotdogharnessesandleashes.com

and I will respond to your questions with in 24 hours.

If you would like more informaiton on harnesses, leashes and other pet supplies, I encourage you to check out Amazon.com

Take care,

Donna Kennedy

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Come On! Does My Fur Baby REALLY Need A Coat?

HEY MOM! I LOVE MY NEW COAT…THANKS!

If you are like me I have often wondered, “Does my fur baby really need a coat”? After all he was born with one right? Yes he was. But there are some exceptions to the rule:

  1. Puppies: They are babies after all, so if it is really cold outside they have problems regulating their body temperature and would definatly benefit from wearing a coat.
  2. Older Dogs: Well, our senior fur babies can have health issues such as arthritis that can be very painful for them in their joints (just like us humans) if they get chilled or cold. Other health porblems could stem from from heart problems, diabetes, kidney diseases.
  3. Dogs that are short: I know this probably sounds a little crazy, but you have got to think they are closer to the ground and therefore really feel the cold! Some examples would be: French Bulldogs ( I know cause I have one), Bassette Hounds, Dachshunds.
  4. Dogs with thinner fur: Dogs that have really thin fur get cold easily because they cannot regulate their body temperature. Examples of these type of dogs would be Greyhounds, Chihuahuas, Miniature Pinchers.
  5. Small dogs: These would be dogs that weigh less than 12 pounds. They tend to have less body fat to keep them warm. Examples of these types of fur babies would be Toy Terriers, Chihuahuas
  6. Even larger dogs: Even if you have a larger dog that has a lot of hair and used to the cold still needs to monitored. Especially if the temp. drops below zero.

NOTE: If you have larger breeds that havethick fur like the Alaskan Husky or Alaskan Malamute, these guys are equipped for extremely cold weather.

Which Coat Is Better For Your Fur Baby?

I know I usually buy my fur baby wool or fleece, but lately I have noticed that he seems to itch more after he’s worn the one made out of wool ( I’ve started noticing this with his sweaters too). So, I think I am going to lean more towards the ones that are made out of fleece or water-resistant material.

He seems to enjoy the fleece material better because it’s so soft and comfy and he doesn’t scratch like he does when he wears the fleece. But this would be determined by you and your fur babies preference.

It really boils down to where you live. If you live in a rainy/snowy state or country, then I would go with the water-resistant fabric. Make sure the fabric you choose is easy to clean.

Things to Consider When Buying Your Pet A Coat:

A) Measure around the thickest part of neck

B) Measure around the thickest part of the neck

C) Measure the length of back from base of neckto the base of the tail

NOTE: Back length (C) will very. The neck (A) and chest (B) or more important to measure to get the correct fit!

NOTE: For your convenience of have included a sizing  chart. It is best to measure your pet with a soft measuring tap. Make sure the coat fits snug and not to tight. Also, make sure it’s not to loose or any material dragging the ground.

 Conclusion

Happy Friday to all! I thank you all for taking the time to stop by and visit my website and read my post. I hope it answered the burning question of Come On! Does My Fur Baby REALLY Need A Coat?”

Actually that would be yes and no right? It really depends on where you live in the world and what type of dog/puppy that you have and your environment. 

And as always I welcome any comments that you may have on this topic. Please leave them below and if you have any questions or concerns, you may email me at: donna@hotdogharnessesandleashes.com and I will answer your questions or comments within 24 hours. 🙂

If you would like more information on the different winter coats for your dog and other pet products, may I suggest you go here for more options: Chewy.com

Here’s to a wonderful weekend,

Donna Kennedy

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