Category Archives: New Dog Products

Using Pheromones to Calm Your Dog

Photo courtesy Comfort Zone
Pheromones emitted by animals through their skin and glands are natural chemicals that help them to communicate with others of the same species. When your dog or puppy senses the pheromone, he feels secure and comfortable, reducing his fear reactions and his urge to act out destructively through chewing, excessive barking or house soiling. No word on whether or not it will scare your cats.
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Beer for Dogs?

Apparently beer brewed especially for dogs has been around for a while, but it was news to us until we saw this article.

The Branding Villa Pub in England is now offering a non-alcoholic beer for dogs, flavored with meat extract. The pub is also offering up dog-friendly food including Sunday roast with “cat-flavored” gravy (made with beef and fish sauce, not actual cat).

In the U.S. we have Bowser Beer, another non-alcoholic brew. This one is made with barley malt and either chicken or beef, and in the Netherlands they brew Kwispelbier.

There are some dogs out there that already have a taste for beer, so if your dog is one of them you now have some canine-friendly, non-alcoholic options that are probably more palatable (to the dog, not you) and more healthy since they do not contain alcohol.

Have you ever given your dog beer (or has your dog gotten into some on his own)? Have you sought out beer brewed specifically for dogs? Let us know in the comments!

Dog Secret Exposed: Why Santa Never Came to my House Last Year

For almost a year I thought I’d unknowingly done something terrible that left an empty floor under my tree last Christmas morning.

My neighbor just came clean and has captured the real truth in this 8 inch sculpture.  Embarrassingly, that… would be my dog.

My apologies to anyone else on my street that didn’t get any gifts last year :)

This $8 decoration from Collections Etc explains it all!  Sure to bring some holiday cheer to any dog lover!

Invisible Fence’s Project Breathe

Kudos to the Invisible Fence Company. In addition to providing a solution to the problem of keeping pets safe at home when your subdivision doesn’t allow fences, they are making donations to many fire departments of pet breathing masks. These masks, which were originally used by vets to give anesthesia, are being repurposed to deliver oxygen when a dog suffers from smoke inhalation in a house fire.

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