Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Delightful Dog

We have the most delightful dog in our family, his name is Whirly. He is the inspiration for my son's business, Whirly Dog Supplies. We took him on a picnic at beginning of summer to a local park and had so much fun. Then a cold wind came up so we planned to go again when weather became warmer. We ate our take out lunch in the car as it was much warmer. Whirly is a wonderful dog and glad he has become a part of our family.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Looking for Blog Writers

Whirly Dog Supplies is always interested in hearing stories about people's dogs.

We are currently looking for people who would like to submit their stories, thoughts, ideas, or just about anything pertaining to dogs. You can submit a 1 sentence idea or a 1 page story related to dogs to be reviewed for publication here at Whirly Dog Supplies' Blog.

You can email us at info@whirlydogsupplies.com or submit through our contact page:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dog Supplies and Selecting for Your Pet’s Needs – Water/Food Bowls

small dog bowl dog dishSomething as simple as a dog bowl can cause havoc for the human when it comes to grooming, creating more work then necessary. Here at Whirly Dog Supplies, we want the care for your dog to be effortless.

Using an example of a small breed dog with long ears, such as a Maltese may turn a once daily brushing, cleaning and grooming task into a multiple times per day job. Maltese have thin hair like a human and they do not have an undercoat. Their fur tends to tangle easily, get dirty more quickly, and requires more care from the human that lives with the small dog. Furthermore, the dog will be happier with fresh clean ears, eliminating itching and irritation.

If you have two small to medium size dog bowls, one for water and one for food you may want to consider a size change. The thin wispy hair of the small dog can lay in the food dish while he or she is eating and cause the hair to become dirty and tangled. Therefore, every time the dog eats the human much clean and brush the ears to keep them looking good and keep the dog comfortable.

It is always best to keep a lot of water available for your dog. Dogs tend to become more over heated during warm days than other animals as they are more active and they are covered in fur. If the ears of the dog get in the water and become wet, it’s not as difficult to keep them tangle free. Food has various ingredients that get stuck in the fibers of the hair making it dirty and hence, the fibers of the hair will stick together.

Using a smaller bowl for food with long-eared breed dogs may help in keeping the ears cleaner and maintenance free. Consider giving the canine food from a dog dish that is just slightly larger than the dog’s muzzle. By sizing the feeding dish to the muzzle, when the dog eats the ears will flop outside the dish and the ears will remain clean.

You can see examples of different dog bowls at Whirly Dog Supplies Online Store in the dog accessory section. So when outfitting your pet with supplies, be sure to consider their function, the breed of the dog itself, and your grooming responsibilities. Also, consider the color and style of the bowls to fit into your decor, various colors and styles will help you enjoy having them in your pet’s life.

Dog dishes and dog supplies to help you in living with your pet can be found at Whirly Dog supplies.

We really focus on your needs as well as your dog’s. You love your dog as if they are family and you want to give them the best. Whirly Dog Supplies will assist in anyway that we can.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Care for Your Dog and Hot Weather

small breed dog hiking in summerWhirly Dog Supplies wanted to write a blog post to give you some information and remind you to take care in keeping your pet cool during hot summer months, or keeping them cool in areas of the world that have warm temperatures. Dogs, like humans, can become overheated, causing severe health issues and or death.

Here are a few steps you can do to help your pet during hot temperatures, which will help a great deal.

When your dog is overheated there a couple of things you can watch for:

  • excessive breathing and panting

  • your pet may seem to be disoriented

  • respiratory breathing problems

  • vomiting/diarrhea

  • tiredness/weakness, lethargy

Dogs need to stay hydrated, so make sure that your dog always has plenty of fresh cool water. Dogs can easily become dehydrated as well, just like humans. If you if you take your dog out and about, be sure to carry a water bottle full of fresh water and dishes for your dog to drink out of. Many pet supply stores sell travel style and collapsible dog dishes as well as water bottles that have a built in sleeve that acts as a trough that pivots down so your dog can easily drink out of it. Always be prepared with the necessary pet supplies, dog accessories, dog supplies needed for your dog when the warm weather strikes.
There are other measures you can take as well to help your pet when the weather gets hot. If your dog becomes over heated you can use water for other purposes then just giving them something to drink. You can wet their fur with cool water to help cool them down. Also, you can submerge their feet in cold water (one of the fastest ways to cool off a dog is through the pads on their feet). Humans lose heat through their extremities, such as their hands feet and our head. Something you can try when you get overheated, take cold or frozen items and hold them in your hands as well as pressing them against your wrists for a rapid cool-down!

On those really hot days, be sure to keep your dog in the shade. It would be preferable to keep your dog inside during hot weather, just keep in mind if you have to take them outside keep them out of the direct sun. Shade provides more then just a way to keep your dog cool, but it can also prevent sunburn for dogs that don’t have an undercoat (such as Maltese Breed dogs). A lot of people  dress their dog in clothes such as; lightweight shirts or dresses for not only the purpose of having them look cute, but also to aid in the dog’s health and wellbeing. Lastly, Do Not walk your dog on concrete or blacktop, it can get extremely hot in the sun, even if it’s not hot outside the ground can become VERY hot in direct sun! It is very easy to burn and injure their pads.

Finally, and probably one of the most important things is – NO PARKING PLEASE.

Sadly, many people leave their dogs in a car on hot sunny days. The rate of increase of heat in a car is so fast, before you know it your dog is suffering from heat stroke or death has occurred. As an example; if it is 75 degrees outside, in just 10 minutes it becomes 100 degrees inside your car – or if it’s 100 degrees outside in 15 minutes it will be 140 inside your car. So.. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG IN YOUR CAR! Think twice before taking them on an outing, most of the time it’s best to just leave them home.

Whirly Dog Supplies hopes this article is useful and helpful to you in keeping your dog cool, healthy, and happy this summer and if you live in warmer climates. Be prepared, be informed, and be conscious of your pets needs.

We mentioned water bottles made for traveling, feeding and water dishes, etc. in our article, you may pick these up at Whirly Dog Supplies at a great price.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Keep Your Dog Comfortable During Hot Weather with Supplies

Here at Whirly Dog Supplies, known for quality unique and fashionable dog clothes and supplies, we wanted to remind you to keep your dog cool and hydrated this summer while the weather is hot.

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At Whirly Dog Supplies, dog supplies/accessories department, you can find great deals on products for your pets for traveling, car ride, camping, hiking, beach outings, or just about anywhere you go and anything you do with your dog.

Check out great savings today at our store.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Blog and New Website for Whirly Dog Supplies

To provide our customers with a better shopping experience, Whirly Dog Supplies has decided to change their website and blog.

Please be patient as we update, change, and add new  information to make your experience with our company more enjoyable.

Thank You for your Business.