Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Include your pet on your New Year Resolutions!

New Year's Resolutions are not just for humans, we can make a change with our pet's too!

When we are making our New Year's resolutions of losing weight, or giving up soft drinks, or attending church more, we all make them and whether or not we stick to our resolutions or not, it is tradition to make New Year's Resolutions.

How about including your pet in your resolution this year? Not like buying him more toys or petting him more, but something of real consistency and value. How about commit to a healthier life for your dog? Walking your dog can sure help your dog get the exercise that he needs to walk off the pounds and I am pretty sure it won’t hurt you either.

What about your pet’s diet? Are you giving your dog fatty foods from your table which can lead to more health problems? Maybe you should check into better and more nutritious food for your dog this New Year. See your vet if you have any special concerns about your dog’s diet and he can recommend a good brand to fit your pet’s needs and often times, they sell it at the vet clinic. This might include your treats too because those can be unhealthy too.

Maybe you would like to take better care of your dog in general, that would start with your pet's health from the inside out. When you have a healthy pet you will notice a they will be a lot more active and in turn will save you very expensive pet vet bills in the end and make you a better pet owner.
When you have a healthy dog, you will notice that they are happier and a lot more active. So, if you have not yet started to look at your dog's diet and exercise routine, now would be the perfect time at the start of a brand New Year.

Why not invest in a pet treadmill or items to make your pet more active?
You could get him some Joint tablets to help with his achy joints or just to keep him moving~ or just start by reading about the bond between you and your dog with the "Bond for Life" book.

We know that if we could hear our dog speak, he would be making resolutions too, like not sleeping so much or possibly no vomiting in the formal living room, or shaking off the muddy water as he runs in the house, no chewing of the stuffed animals, or drinking the commode water. BUT.. I am sure our dogs would really appreciate our help by setting the standards for a healthier lifestyle and the rest I am sure will fall into place.

Happy New Year to you and yours from Posh Puppy Boutique!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Don't fight the crowds, shop the sale at Posh Puppy!

Looking for a great "after Holiday Sale"? Look no further because Posh Puppy Boutique is offering 20% off of all great doggie fashion and pet accessories today, December 26th only!

With winter weather in full swing you may need a pet coat to keep your pooch warm, or you may be looking for a pet item just for the heck of it, Posh Puppy Boutique is the place to shop.

Maybe you are looking for a wonderful harness for your dog, try the New Freedom Harness in many colors. The Freedom Harness is made of a semi-stretchy, breath-easy material. It has beautiful lightweight polished hardware. This harness provides great support for dogs that pull hard or older dogs that need more support. An updated "Two-Touch" buckle and widened adjustment straps makes the Freedom Harness better than ever!

The Ralph Down East Carrier is a great pet carrier and on sale too! A pet carrier of natural canvas trimmed in a rustic hue of Italian leather.

How about a PEZ® Treat Dispenser to dispense the pet treats that Santa brought your dog!he overall height of the dispenser is 8.5” tall and 4.25” wide. Each Pez dog treat dispenser ships with 6 tasty treats; 2 chicken, 2 beef and2 bacon. Have fun with this unique item by giving Fido tasty treats! 12 piece Refill Packs are available assorted with 4 pieces of each of the 3 flavors. The treats are made of 100%corn starch. They are easy to digest and yummy for all dogs!

Has your pet been on Santa's "nice list" this year? Reward her with the Bow Wow Bows Dog Collar Pink and Brown. The Ribbon Collar is back and better than ever!
Maybe you are looking for a Valentine's Day pet gift, shop now and save on this Princess Ruffles 2 Bowl Set w/Stand

Whatever you are looking for whether it be a dog collar, or kitty bowl or any pet accessories, Posh Puppy Boutique has all your pet needs and for great prices.

Shop today only for 20% off by entering code "after".. Hurry and save today!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We are just a click away from saving a dog!

With all of using Facebook and Twitter these days, it is important we get the word out about organizations and or companies that are important.

Obviously with 19,000 plus fans on Facebook it is apparent that Dogtime has done a great job at getting the word out about Save a Dog. Dogtime's mission is to keep dogs out of shelters and in good homes by having resources available for pet owners and people thinking about getting a pet.

If you are a dog lover and feel the need to share and support animal rescue efforts, give dogs homes and out or shelters, you need to become a fan of Save a Dog on Facebook.

There are many things to do to help out this great new venture, look at dogs and offer to foster, send the link to your friends and they might foster a dog too, and then .. the world becomes a better place for dogs. The more the word is spread, the better these dogs will have at a wonderful life. By fostering and sending to your pals, you will score points that help with food for dogs in shelters.

For every 2,500 points our users score, Dogtime donates the financial equivalent of a cup of food to RescueGroups.org, a non-profit organization. The more points you earn, the more dogs you help save!

It is so easy to help out and who doesn't love animals and want to help, especially this time of the season?... so add Save a Dog on Facebook and start feeling good about helping out a homeless dog. Join the 19,000 today!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A quick and cheap gift, just may be your DOG!

We all know that there are people out there that are not honest and trustworthy and might just be panicked and need a quick gift for the season.. so you assume they will run out to the store.. right? WRONG.. your dog might be their gift to someone else.

Dognapping is on the rise according to the American Kennel Club especially in these hard economical times. Pet theft has risen 30% in the past couple of years. It is so sad to think that your best buddy could end up in the hands of someone else.

There are obviously many safety tips for your dogs, but we often miss the most obvious ways to keep our pet safe:
  • Don't leave your dog unattended. Never leave your dog outside a store or a food establishment while you just "run in". Leave your dog at home.
  • Don't leave your dog outside for extended periods of time
  • Make sure you have a lock on your backyard gate so intruders cannot come in and get Fido
  • Have your pet microchipped to ensure his safety
  • Keep your dog on a leash when taking your walks. Your dog can get distracted and run off and that may be the last you see of him.
  • Think about the AKC's Lost Pet Alert if your pet is stolen or missing. This service works like an Amber Alert for pets and sends out an e-mail notification to veterinarians, shelters and animal control agencies within a 50-mile radius.

We take care of our children, why not take care of our pets by taking extra precautions. Fore more information you can visit The Good Morning America site and see their new story.

Friday, December 18, 2009

We are just a click away from saving a dog!

With all of using Facebook and Twitter these days, it is important we get the word out about organizations and or companies that are important.

Obviously with 19,000 plus fans on Facebook it is apparent that Dogtime has done a great job at getting the word out about Save a Dog. Dogtime's mission is to keep dogs out of shelters and in good homes by having resources available for pet owners and people thinking about getting a pet.

If you are a dog lover and feel the need to share and support animal rescue efforts, give dogs homes and out or shelters, you need to become a fan of Save a Dog on Facebook.

There are many things to do to help out this great new venture, look at dogs and offer to foster, send the link to your friends and they might foster a dog too, and then .. the world becomes a better place for dogs. The more the word is spread, the better these dogs will have at a wonderful life. By fostering and sending to your pals, you will score points that help with food for dogs in shelters.

For every 2,500 points our users score, Dogtime donates the financial equivalent of a cup of food to RescueGroups.org, a non-profit organization. The more points you earn, the more dogs you help save!

It is so easy to help out and who doesn't love animals and want to help, especially this time of the season?... so add Save a Dog on Facebook and start feeling good about helping out a homeless dog. Join the 19,000 today!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hurry! Last day to shop for Christmas Delivery!

I know, I know.. doesn’t seem possible, but today is the last day to shop at Posh Puppy Boutique to ensure Christmas delivery!

For quick gifts for your pet, you need to check out Posh Puppy Boutique’s Super Sale page. There are so many quick gifts you can get to either stuff a stocking, or wrap and put under the tree but... you have to hurry to get the deals!

Maybe you have not gotten a Holiday stocking yet for your furry friend or maybe he needs a pet treat for being good all year long! We got it! Maybe he hasn't been a good dog and Santa has high hopes for him, try a precious doggie t-shirt or a reversible bandana! You know, we cannot always be good, but don't give up on us. Maybe we need a chew toy or something to occupy our time.. there are great "time occupiers" out there for your pet!

Whether or not your little one has been a bit destructive this year, or barked a little too much, or maybe had a accident or two, don't forget that the excitement of the season is within him too. So, don't be a GRINCH this year, bless the ones that stand beside you all year long with a great holiday pet gift from Posh Puppy Boutique!

Remember, order today for Christmas delivery!
Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pet gift giving ideas!

With just a few more days of gift buying for your pet, you may need a little help with what do get. At Posh Puppy Boutique we love to help by giving you great suggestions for the furry little critter in your house.

No dog is absent for their love to chew and their love of yummy dog treats. This holiday season, stuff the stocking with great treats, or dog chews to keep them busy for hours or just get to make your baby happy! We have great items for your dog to satisfy their need to chew or just their “sweet tooth”:

4 Yappy Hour Cosmo Treats
- Toast the new year in with this great Cosmo treat! Ingredients: unbleached flour, chicken, egg, canola oil, cornmeal, carob, yogurt, peanuts, sesame seed. 4 cosmos come in a box.

Yogurt & Carob Dipped Bones Treats - These great treats come: 2 carob dipped & 2 yogurt dipped bones and decorated with sprinkles. Standard bone measures approx. 3 long. Pack of 4.

For chewing or just playing pleasure:
High Heel - Lost Soles Vinyl Toy - give them this, so your shoes stay in good shape!

Fill-n-Freeze™ Dog Bone -this is the ultimate dog bone that will help occupy your pet a long time. Fill with water, juice, or broth, put in the freezer until frozen, and then give to your dog to enjoy.

For Mommy~ why not stuff your own stocking with some precious cozy slippers? Pick your "breed" from Dalmation to St. Benard, or.. you can get yourself a matching  Mimi Green 'Caroline' Wristlet Key Ring and get your dog the Mimi Green "Caroline" Collar!  You can match!

Whatever your fancy is for you or your pet, we have something for you! Order now for delivery by Christmas whether for you or your pet! We have wonderful upscale pet items as well as pet lover gifts!

13 days and counting,  so hurry!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Throw a Party with Pet Party Printz!

New, at Posh Puppy Boutique Pet Party Printz!!!

Pet Party Printz is a fun new pet gift wrap that is one-of-a-kind! This wrapping paper is pet friendly and allows your pet to receive a wrapped gift and enjoy the excitement of opening it without worries!

Also, introducing the Rip’n’Stick edge technology - it makes a safer product for pets, and a more efficient and environmentally friendly way to wrap your pet gifts.  What a neat way to wrap your gift and so easy! This new pet friendly wrapping paper is exactly what you need to help celebrate the holiday season with your pet. This wrapping paper is made of non-toxic material and soy based and better yet, Made in the USA!

So.... no worries, no tape, pet friendly ... now all you need is the gift! Check out the new arrivals at Posh Puppy Boutique and order the Pet Party Printz make the furry ones complete!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Countdown to Christmas!

With only 24 or so days left until Christmas day, we all are starting to scramble around and find items and gifts for our loved ones and we must not leave out our furry little “elves”. Your pet deserves a little gift too as this is the one that stands beside you through thick or thin and never asks questions and loves you no matter what.

Posh Puppy Boutique has thousands of pet gift items for your pet, all the way from precious dog apparel to ceramic dog bowls, to harnesses and pet grooming and health. There is nothing that they do not have for your pet! Don't let our name fool ya!~We have a Kitty Corner too!

Start you pet Christmas shopping NOW to ensure your delivery by Christmas. You must place your order with Posh Puppy Boutique by December 15th in order to get your item by Christmas. You can even get Free Shipping for your items if you order 100.00 or more, what a deal! It usually takes 7-10 days during transit, but during the Holiday season, you want to order early! You don’t want to have a empty stocking for your pet on Christmas morning do you?

Also, don’t forget that Posh Puppy Boutique has gift certificates available. Why not get a great gift for your friend or neighbor who has a pet they adore, so that they can pick out their own gift? We all know that most people are pet lovers and many people have pets of their own, and what a great gift a gift certificate would be.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Give back this Holiday Season!

When I think of Cancer, I think of my family members that have expired and left this earth and took their life early. I guess I didn't really realize how many pets get cancer too.

There are some common types of canine cancer:
  • Mouth Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

  • Bone Cancer

  • Mast Cell Tumor Cancer

  • Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) has named November as Pet Cancer Awareness Month! This year is the fifth year that VPI works hard and diligent to raise awareness of Pet cancer and educating pet owners on resources and support.

    In the last couple of years VPI has reported the rise of pet cancer. VPI started their awareness in 2005 and since then have raised a large amount of money to aid in the help of pet cancer and pet cancer awareness.

    If you are a VPI policy holder and a pet owner, you are urged to contribute to this wonderful cause by buying a VPI limited-edition Pet Cancer Awareness dog collar. The beautiful collars with the Cancer Society logo is available in 4 sizes.You can also find a great cancer awareness pet accessories at Posh Puppy!

    All money raised by VPI during the month of November will be donated to the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF). ACF is a non profit organization that works to help in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer in people and our pets.

    For more information on signs and symptoms of cancer in our four legged friends, talk to your vet or read here! However you help, just help this wonderful cause.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009

    Keep the turkey away from your little turkey!

    Oh... the smell of the turkey, pumpkin pie and that stuffing, all waiting for your consumption on Thanksgiving day... absolutely mouth watering... for us and for your furry little follower!

    This Thanksgiving, keep it drama free and make sure you take precautions to keep all safe, including your little "turkey". The day sometimes gets so busy and we are exhausted when it is all over we can make small little mistakes that could be deadly to our pets. Be smart this year and follow some basic steps to ensure safety!

    Safety tips at Thanksgiving:
    • Don't feed your pet leftovers or give them little "samples" of what your whipping up. Dogs can get sick on high fat foods, and can develop Pancreatitis. This isn't a easy thing for your dog to get over.
    • Watch the bones! I know we all think it is ok to give your dog the bones to chew on, but the truth is, they can break and splinter causing major internal damage to your pet.
    • No chocolate! Chocolate contains Xanthine, a compound called theobromine. Chocolate can be fatal to your dog, so watch the pies and candy bowls!
    • Bloating, not a fun thing to feel... Just like humans, dogs can get bloated, but the difference is, Bloat is a deadly condition that gives you a very limited amount of time to respond. Don't feed your dog when he is excited or there are alot of people still around, they tend to "gulp" down their food causing major stomach problems and there is no Alka Seltzer for them.

    All in all, be smart on Thanksgiving and keep your pets save and just be thankful we have them around.

    Sunday, November 22, 2009

    Dog Fashion Designers – Putting Their Exclusive Creations for Dogs

    Dog Fashion designers have always given their best to their customers. They keep presenting their exclusive dog costume collection on all occasions. Creation of attractive, vibrant and exclusive dog costumes and dog fashion accessories needs lots of creativity and honest efforts. Dog fashion designers associated with popular dog fashion brands like Juicy Couture, Ed Hardy, and Christian Audigier are doing an excellent job in satisfying fashion and styling needs of dog owners.

    Juicy Couture Collection for Your Dog
    Juicy Couture founded by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, has been a popular name in young casual wears and fashion accessories. Their wide fashion collection includes apparel for both men and women ranging from casual wears, sleepwear, to handbags, shoes, jewelry, fashion accessories, beauty products and fragrances.

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    They have also contributed their unique fashion sense in designing dog costumes and accessories. Dog hoodies, dog tees, cardigans, dog coats, and dog collars designed by Juicy Couture are in great demand among dog owners. These are among the cutest gift you can gift to your lovely dog. They are made of excellent quality materials with excellent finish and great looks which can make any dog a point of attraction.

    Dog Fashion Collection from Christian Audigier and Ed Hardy
    Exclusive Christian Audigier and Ed Hardy collection for doggies doesn’t need any introduction. Every fashion enthusiast has something to say about the genius fashion designer who has crafted several wonderful pieces for global celebrities from Films, TV, Music and Sports world. You can spot several celebrities (like Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira, Chris Brown, Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey and several others) dressed in a Christian Audigier outfit complementing with exclusive accessories designed by him.

    This iconic fashion designer is also dominating the dog fashion world with their wide collection of dog fashion products including dog collars, dog apparel, dog beds, dog carriers and many more. Dog owners love to shop dog fashion products designed by Christian Audigier and Ed Hardy.

    If you are also a proud dog owner and you love your dog like anything then you can have a look (if you haven’t witnessed the beauty of them yet) over the exclusive fashion products designed by them. It’s very easy to find them on reputed online dog boutiques.

    Posh Puppy Boutique is luxury dog boutique, carrying Dog clothing, dog carriers, dog toys, dog collars and more. With great brand names like Juicy Couture Dog , Ed Hardy and other designer dog clothing. For more information please visit: – http://www.poshpuppyboutique.com

    Friday, November 20, 2009

    Happy Anniversary American Kennel Club!

    It’s that time again for the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship celebrating the American Kennel Club’s 125th Anniversary and this year will be waive its invitational format and championship points will be awarded.

    This long time watched event will be in Long Beach, California on  December 12th and 13th  at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. If you are unable to go in person you can watch this great event take place on Animal Planet or buy tickets online. Dogs from all over our 50 states and more than 70 countries will battle for the most prestigious award in the canine world!

    This great dog loving show will host many events like competing for the AKC National Champion, AKC Meet the Breeds, AKC National Obedience Invitational and the AKC Agility Invitational.

    Visit the American Kennel Club for a complete list of events and attractions including:
    • Exhibitor Information
    • Spectator Information
    • Online Catalog
    • Judging Panel
    • Premium List
    • 2009 Specialty/Supported Events
    • News and Updates
    • Meet the AKC/Eukanuba National Champions.

    Congratulations again to the American Kennel Club for 125 years of great service to canine’s and their owners and for making all pet owners proud! I cannot wait to see who the winners will be this year!

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Posh Puppy Boutique – Promising Luxury Life to Your Dogs with Style

    Providing a luxury life to their doggies is the primary motive of dog owners. Posh Puppy Boutique helps them in offering luxury life to their doggies.


    Roseville, CA (Press Release – 16 November, 2009) – PoshPuppyBoutique.com is an exclusive online dog boutique offering exclusive designer dog products to dog owners. The online store has been a hot favorite for numerous dog owners who want nothing less than the best for their dogs.
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    Posh Puppy Boutique helps dog owners in providing luxurious life to their dog. Dog owners can give luxury living to their dogs by purchasing most exclusive designer dog costumes, magnificent dog collars, airlines approved dog carriers, comfortable beds for dog, and specially designed dog furniture from Posh Puppy Boutique.

    A majority of dog owners prefer to provide all the luxuries to their dogs. They treat their loving dogs just like their family members (in some cases even more than that), so they bring down everything in front of their doggies. Posh Puppy Boutique  understands all luxury requirements of modern dogs, and presents a wide collection of dog fashion accessories and comfort good for them at their online dog fashion store.

    With customer centric services, secure ordering facility and freshness of stock (full of designer dog products), Posh Puppy Boutique has been the one stop destination for dog lovers. If you are also a proud dog owner and looking for something special to gift your dog, visit the online store of Posh Puppy Boutique at http://www.poshpuppyboutique.com, you will surely get something for your dog.

    Author Info: Posh Puppy Boutique is a renowned name in the world of modern pet boutiques. Posh Puppy Boutique is an authorized dealer of well-known brands such as Christian Audigier, Ed Hardy, Chrome Bones, Bone Digger and many more.

    Contact Info:
    Therese Lee,
    Email – thereseleepr@gmail.com,
    Phone – 310-396-9950
    Website: www.poshpuppyboutique.com

    Online Dog Boutiques – Helping You In Providing Luxury Life to Your Doggies

    Leading a luxury life is not only right of human beings. Nowadays, even your doggies can lead a luxury life just like you. Being a member of your family, your doggies also deserves same treatment like others. Nowadays, giving a luxury life to your doggies is very easy with help of online dog costumes and accessories stores.

    At online stores selling different kind of objects meant for your dogs, you have enough options to choose for your dog. You can select designer dog costumes specially designed for your doggies, or you can think of buying a luxury diamond studded dog collar to give distinguished look to your lovely dog. These online stores also offer different solutions for dog loving people on move. They can get luxury carriers for their dogs. The options also include airline approved carriers that means you can take your doggies with you when travelling.

    dog boutique

    To give the most stylish look to your dog, you can select designer dog costumes. Online dog boutiques present wide collection of designer dog costumes from different prominent dog fashion designers at one place. Depending upon your choice, you can purchase them and give posh look to your dogs.

    Dog fashion designers present everything in the most exclusive form for your doggies. Dog boutiques present everything for your doggies ranging from designer dog costumes, to comfortable beds, stylish dog collars, dog carriers, and dog feeders. What else you need to help your dog in living a luxury life.

    To reduce your shopping burdens some prominent dog boutiques offer the facility of personalized shopping, where they have someone to assist you in shopping for designer dog products. In case, you are not able to find the products on online dog boutique’s website that you are looking for, you can take opt for personalized shopping. A customer centric salesperson will assist you in finding your desired product. Such personalized shopping services are offered for free by popular online dog boutiques.

    In summary, giving a luxury life to your loving dogs was never so easy. Nowadays, you don’t have to worry about anything required for your dog. As a sensible dog lover, you can find everything in place and give the best luxury life to your doggies.

    Posh Puppy Boutique is luxury dog boutique, carrying Dog clothing, dog carriers, dog toys, dog collars and more. With great brand names like Juicy Couture Dog ,  Ed Hardy and other designer dog clothing.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009

    Good for you San Francisco! What a great place for pets!

    The Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center is the new home of The San Francisco/SPCA’s veterinary services! This is the new full service non profit Veterinary Hospital and Spay/Neuter Clinic, and Shelter Medicine Program and Feral Fix Program.

    We all know that the San Francisco SPCA has provided wonderful care to owners of pets who sometimes couldn’t afford veterinary services and those that need help financially and many times free care for the homeless animals or pets of the homeless people of San Francisco. Unfortunately that much care costs up to 1.5 million dollars in free vet care and cannot rely on the city to fund.

    The new facility, The Leanne Roberts Center has been funded 100% by private donors, those that love the city of San Francisco and those that truly love and care for animals.

    The Leanne Roberts Center is open seven days a week (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.), and offers a full range of services such as:

    • Outpatient services
    • Routine check-ups
    • Vaccinations and prescriptions
    Spay/neuter procedures
    • Cat Claw Clipping
    • Common surgeries
    • Dental care
    • Travel certificates
    Emergency care
    • Boarding services

    To make an appointment to visit the new center, you can call 415-554-3030.

    Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center
    201 Alabama Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Open Seven Days a Week
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m (except holidays)

    The center even offers free parking at Alabama and Treat Streets, and has free Wireless we access in the hospital lobby! If you are interested in donating, please do!

    Saturday, November 14, 2009

    Don't forget "the tail" when tailgating! Take him along in style~

    With Saturday’s being such huge College Football days and everyone seems to be a fan of some team, it would be great to dress up your “favorite fan” in great pet team apparel. If you are a Auburn Tiger or Georgia Bulldog fan, today is the day to get a NCAA Auburn Dog Tee Shirt or a Georgia Personalize Dog Jersey. If you’re a Texas Longhorn fan, hurry to get a NCAA Texas Longhorns Dog Jersey!
    If you yell “ROLL TIDE ROLL” its time for the Alabama Dog Sweater! Gator fans (cannot leave those Florida fans out) ~ you need the Florida Dog Sweater.

    Whatever your “favorite college football team” is, you can get your dog matching attire and tailgate with him in style! Posh Puppy Boutique has a great variety of sports apparel for your dog, whether it be college football, pro football, basketball or baseball! You can find college football sweaters,  team bowls, collars and even cheer outfits for your pet and all for great prices!

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Don’t TOY around with your pet’s toys!

    Sure! Toys are great for your dog! We all want to grab those “precious little squeaker” toys when we are at the grocery store, but there is more to buying a pet toy than just thinking it is cute.

    How to choose a safe pet toy:
    • Limit the toys to ones that are specifically designed for dogs
    • Make sure there are not small pieces on the toy that your dog can swallow or choke on.
    • Be careful of toys with the “squeakers” as they can ingest quickly once they have gotten it out of the toy. Make sure that the toys is a "pet toy" if you want a "sqeaker", as not all "sqeaker's" are bad.
    • Be careful of giving your dog one of the kid’s stuffed animals. It may cause confusion and you don’t know what kind of fiber it is made of.
    • Choose a toy that fits your dog’s personality. If he is attached to your socks, chances are he will like a plush toy, if a “chewer”, a rubber toy may be best. If your dog is like mine and curious about everything, try and interactive toy.

    What toys do for your dog:
    • Keeps your doggie busy and helps distract from bad behavior
    • Gives a outlet for energy build up
    • Allows you to play with your pet, and give a “reward” other than treats.

    Great toys for your dogs:
    • Kongs: Kongs come in a large choice of sizes for dogs of all ages. They have Kongs for puppies and Kongs for senior dogs. This rubber toy has holes in both ends and can be stuffed with many yummy goodies, keeping your dog safely occupied!
    • Nina Ottosson Dog Dizzy: Fill the ball with treats or dry kibble and let the dog have fun by working the Dizzy to retrieve the reward. The Dizzy is bottom weighted in an off center location which makes the ball to roll and twist in different directions but it always stops in the upright position.
    • Personality Plush Toy:Personality Pull Plush Toy - Angel or Devil? Cats or Squirrels? Food hound or napper? Whatever your pups personality we have the perfect pull toy. Bright colors, a squeaky center, and thick rope pulls on either end ensure the perfect tug-of-war plush toy. Choose from three distinct personality types or collect them all. These toys are made of the best dog friendly materials.

      Whatever your choice of pet toys (and there are alot out there), make sure you pick a safe toy for your buddy!

    Friday, November 6, 2009

    Trixie is Queen of the Day!

    Congratulations to Trixie, a Italian Greyhound (toy breed) who won the Posh Puppy Boutique Halloween Photo contest!

    Trixie’s Mom, Judy said that Trixie is full of energy but only weighs 8 pds. Trixie enjoys playing, sleeping in the big bed, toilet paper, socks, sitting in laps and running in the dog park. See, dynomite does come in small packages!

    Trixie doesn’t like cold weather, but will be able to get her a beautiful new sweater with the $50.00 gift card that she won from Posh Puppy Boutique.

    Send your pictures to contest@poshpuppyboutique.com but make sure you read the rules first.

    Thank you for all who entered, we had over 150 entries and there are some precious little ones out there!
    Every month Posh Puppy will have a photo contest, so why not enter?

    Additional information for the monthly photo contest is available here!

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Heat up those Hot Dogs!

    When I say Hot Dog, I don’t mean the food, I mean, its time now to get those little Dachshunds or any dog warm with the cold weather almost here. Depending on where you live, it may already be as cold as can be!

    Just as we have Summer tips for our dogs, now we have winter tips for dogs.

    • Shelter Outside: Please make sure your dog house fits your dog appropriately. Make sure your dog can stand up, turn around but not too big that he or she loses heat. Make sure bedding is clean and dry and that your shelter is off the ground for protection from the elements.
    • Keep your pets away from water during the winter as the water begins to freeze
    • Check dog paw pads for cuts and cracks from dry skin, check out these great winter boots!
    • Check your dogs ears, tail and feet for frostbite! If your dog is a outside dog, make sure his skin does not become red or gray.
    • Make sure you check food and water during the winter months. Make sure the water or food is not frozen.
    • Provide warmth for short haired dogs, this wonderful dog sweater will keep your pooch warm on those night walks!

    • Keep puppies and older dogs indoors and only outside for a short time as they are more fragile in the cold weather.
    • Keep your identification tags updated!
    • Please stay away from Antifreeze! Clean up spills as fast as you can! OR.. be on the safe side and find a pet friendly antifreeze, ones that contain propylene glycol.
    • Keep up grooming in the winter, as skin can become dry and itchy, try Fur Butter by Happy Tails, its great! Regular brushing keeps your dog's coat supple and prepared for the cold. However, when you bathe your pet, be sure to dry his coat thoroughly before allowing him outside.

    For more tips on keeping your pets safe, visit the ASPCA.

    There are many great cold weather items that you can get for your dog now, so try them out!

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    It's not too late to dress him up!

    If you are running behind and don’t have time to go out and buy your pet a Halloween costume, there are many things sitting around your house that you can figure out a SPOOKY get up for your pooch!

    Here are a few ideas for a Homemade pet costume: (Remember you can use regular clothes, items and hair color to make your dog be just about anything)

    • Skunk – use white hair color spray down the back of your black pooch
    • Prisoner in Jail - Buy an orange sweater and put a number of the back
    • Zebra – use hair color as well to make stripes
    • Disco Dog – buy an afro at a Halloween store and stick on your dog with some beads

    There are many things you can do with stuff around your house to make a homemade pet costume. Be creative and let the kid’s participate, but make sure whatever you put on your pet or decide to put him in, that it is a safe item for your pooch.You can purchase many grooming products to help the transition from cute to COOKY.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    SPIT out that gum!

    You wouldn’t think that chewing gum could hurt your dog, but this SPOOKY season, BEWARE cause it can! When your kids are unloading their Halloween treats make sure you keep your doggie away from the candy and especially the gum, especially the sugar free gum!

    The Xylitol in sugarless gum can be toxic, and can cause liver failure in your dog. According to the Animal Poison Control Center, last year they managed over 170 sick pets after eating products containing Xylitol.

    Items that contain Xylitol are:
    • sugarless chewing gum
    • sugarless candy
    • mouthwashes and other oral care products
    • oral pharmaceuticals, such as certain types of vitamin supplements
    • sweeteners packaged for use in the kitchen

    Xylitol is a sugar-alcohol sweetener found in sugar-free human food products such as chewing gum, candy, baked goods as well as other products. Dogs that ingest certain items with Xylitol can develop a sudden drop in blood sugar, which can cause weakness, lethargy, loss of coordination, collapse and seizures. Not what any pet owner wants to go through.

    If you find that your pet has eaten candy or gum and you are unsure what the active ingredients are, call your local Poison Control Center or vet immediately. Symptoms can occur in 15-30 minutes after ingesting the product.

    Don't take this litely it CAN happen. According to Snopes this is a true and correct warning. For a list of other products that can hurt your pet check with your vet or search the internet.

    So, keep purses, treat bags, and candy out of the reach of our furry little friends and it will keep you and your best friend out of the Animal ER!

    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Patience is a Virtue!

    Halloween is almost here and that means that your pet will be sporting his favorite Halloween costume!
    If you are like me and enjoy taking pictures, it is a must to know how to take the best pictures of your pets.

    Suggestions for taking pet pictures are:
    1/  Use treats : Bribery and motivation is the key. Pick a yummy treat and use it to your advantage. 

    2/  Use good light: While outdoors is the best light; if you must take indoors make sure it is a well lit room and use your flash.

    3/  Background: I know we all want to stick pumpkins around Fido and spooky decorations but it’s not the best for the picture and most of the time causes distractions.

    4/Don’t get crazy with the costume: We all know that some costumes can be uncomfortable. Make sure you let your dog move around for a bit in the costume and make sure you put on the headpiece last before snapping the picture!

    5/ Make sure that you get down to his level: Don’t try and take the picture from up above him. Kneel down and snap his photo from his level. It will make for a better picture.

    There is additional information on taking pet photo's on most pet websites!
    After you take the pictures, share with your family and friends! We all need a good laugh, and if you have not gotten your best buddy a Halloween costume yet, you better hurry! Check out Posh Puppy Boutique's great Halloween costumes for your dog!

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    Did your "Buddy" make the cut?

    Every year I just anticipate the arrival of the Top Dog Breeds of the Year announced by the American Kennel Club. With 2010 approaching I thought I would give a re-cap of this years “top dogs”.

    The 2009 Top Dog Breeds of the Year are:

    Yorkshire Terriers
    Also known as “Yorkies”, these small but spunky dogs are high energy and very loyal.

    WOOO HOOO! I love those little “weiner dogs”! With long bodies and shorts legs, they tend to fool ya! They are playful, fun and sometimes grumpy with strangers!

    Remember “Snoopy”? This strong little buck is sweet and gentle and loves his family.

    Miniature Schnauzers
    Miniature Schnauzers are smart, obedient and love to engage in non-aggressive play. They'll play well with children and or chew toys.

    Labrador Retrievers
    Labeled the most “popular” dog of all, the dogs are lovable, smart and friendly and perfect with kids!

    The American Kennel Club says that the Boxers “play well with children, are extremely loyal and are low maintenance dogs”.

    Golden Retrievers
    These large dogs are extremely kind and gentle by nature and love playing with people and their toys. Make sure you have enough room for this big boy!

    German Shepherds
    One of the most lovable dogs around and so smart that is why they are every police force’s choice for their K-9.

    Shih Tzu
    They finally made the list! This adorable dog is cute and cuddly and obviously the most popular in Hollywood.

    Poodles are beautiful, loyal and extremely intelligent dogs which makes them popular among everyone!

    Check back in Jan and see if your baby made the cut!

    Friday, October 9, 2009

    Is your buddy getting "Pudgy"?

    With winter fast approaching and the weather outside changing, Fido may not be getting his exercise~chasing birds and Frisbees and frolicking in the sun and may pack on a few pounds or so.

    Since we all try to take care of ourselves with our memberships to the gym and our “mall walking” friends, why not let your best friend look trim and healthy too!

    The new pet treadmill is wonderful! Exercise anytime, anywhere, any weather! 

    Treadmill training can give a dog a great workout regardless of weather or environment, allowing owners to maintain a watchful eye. It provides increased muscle definition, toning, improves vitality, increases life span and can help curb destructive behavior or excess energy often associated with the lack of regular exercise. Often it is used as rehab for injuries to dogs as well.

    These treadmills come in three sizes to best fit your dog and his size, small, med and large for the big boys!

    Why not put the pet treadmill next to your and throw in a video (maybe “Homeward Bound” or something) and start walking! What a great way to “bond” with your buddy!

    Oh... what to wear today?

    How do you know which line to buy for your dog’s fall fashion statement? At Posh Puppy Boutique we outfit your babies with the finest dog fashion clothing around!

    We have the top designers in the canine world. Our line of dog fashion ranges from sweaters to bathing suits and we even have accessories.Oh, where to start?

    When choosing a outfit for your dog, make sure that you check out our sizing charts and be sure and measure, measure, measure because you never know how they will fit and we want to make sure you are happy! Pick a functional outfit as well, one that doesn’t bind your little one.

    Maybe you like Juicy Couture for your dog, a great line with many items. Maybe you are interested in keeping your buddy warm in this Juicy Couture Faux Fur Coat or maybe you want to get your puppy the new Juicy Couture Velour Bear Dog Chew Toy or a precious Juicy Couture dog placement. A inexpensive way to let them “strut their stuff” wearing Juicy Couture.

    A precious line of collars is the Mimi Green line. How about the Mimi Green Bo Presidential Collar or a precious Pink Monogram Doggie Tank . Great items to choose from from this great line of dog clothing.

    Possibly you are bit fancier in style and would like the Georgia Belle Dress Dress with Long Skirt by Linda Higgins.

    Perhaps you have a "manly man dog" and would like to dress him up on Sunday's for the big game. How about the sports line from Posh Puppy? Maybe you are a "Bama Fan" or maybe a NY Jets fan!  We have all of the great teams for your picking!

    Whatever “your style” is for your best friend, you can certainly find the “perfect” dog outfit at Posh Puppy Boutique! We are certainly here to help if you need it!