Ten Tips on Spring Cleaning with a Pet

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Ten Tips on Spring Cleaning with a Pet

May 17, 2017
Peter Nelson
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I’m a student at TCU and now that my finals are over, I know I’m going to have a lot of time on my hands. I know that I’m going to need to find some stuff to keep me busy. With Summer fast approaching, I plan to get all my Spring deep cleaning done with this weekend. I learned some things to make sure I get it done right, so that I can make sure what cleaning I do works for my dogs, Charlie and Molly. Listen closely to these life-saving tips for Spring cleaning. Use these to keep yourself and your pets happy!

  1. Clean out the food pantryThrow out old, expired pet food and treats, and then restock with fresh food. Try this brand of dog food, A German-inspired, grain-free entrée prepared with rabbit & duck together with potatoes, carrots, and celery:  https://glamour-pawz.myshopify.com/collections/dog-food/products/fromm-dog-food-hasen-duckenpfeffer
  2. Check your toys. Throw away the ones that are no longer good. If the toy is still good but your pet no longer plays with it, why not donate it instead? If you have a cat, try our cigar-themed catnip toy:https://glamour-pawz.myshopify.com/collections/pet-toys/products/its-a-boy-catnip-cigar-toy
  3. Clean or replace all grooming tools. Replace old brushes and clean old combs (they probably don’t need to be thrown out).
  4. Wash all pet bedding and clothing. This one is possibly the most important on the list. Your pet deserves to sleep on fresh, clean bedding. This is also very hygienic.
  5. Wash or replace bowls. Wash them if you don’t mind the sight of them, but they are chewed up, it might not be a bad idea to get a new one.
  6. Make sure all pet tags and vaccines are current. If your pet is lost with an out of date tag, you will surely regret not taking the small amount of time to get an updated tag. It is pretty obvious why making sure your vaccinations are up date is a good idea, but a lot of pet owners don’t bother with them.
  7. Replace or wash collars and leashes. If they are torn up or dirty, get new ones! Try this cute camo leash:https://glamour-pawz.myshopify.com/collections/collars-leashes/products/up-country-collars-camo
  8. Replace your air filters. As soon as you take out your air filters, you will see how ridiculously grody they are. Actually, you might invest in a air filter for homes with pets, to help with dust and pet dander.
  9. Deep clean carpets and floorsAll kinds of particles get trapped down below the carpet fibers.
  10. Take your pet to a groomer! Nothing like a deep clean and new style for your pet itself! Come to Glamour Paws at 2412 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth, or call us at 817-923-9828. If you prefer, you can email us at info@glamourpawsonline.com. Our hours are7:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M – 3:00 P.M Saturday

How to Pick the Right Pet for You

May 10, 2017
Peter Nelson
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Commonly, people make mistakes in picking a pet well suited to their needs. Here are a few tips to help you make a decision you won’t regret when choosing what your next pet is:

  • Do not choose a pet based purely on looks. You should learn about the pet and make sure its personality and needs will work for you. For example, the questions asked by this wonderful quiz I found are good ones to consider when picking a breed of dog: http://www.animalplanet.com/breed-selector/dog-breeds.html
  • Get a pet that is spayed or neutered, or get it done yourself. Cannot be emphasized enough.
  • If you’re going to choose a pet from a breeder: Please, please, please, do not buy from a pet-store. Those puppies and kitties need homes, but buying them only encourages more production from pet mills. They will often have health problems from the poor breeding tactics. Ask your breeder questions such as, “What is your worming schedule for your pups?” to gauge their reliability. However, the even better option is. . .
  • Adopt from a shelter! Those animals need homes! They take in pure-bred animals too, so there’s no reason not to go to one. Hope for Friends is an organization we partner with which connects animals to fosters. Check them out on Facebook!

Stormy Weather

May 2, 2017
Peter Nelson
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I took my Dachshund, Charlie, out for a walk on Saturday morning before it started raining but it didn’t stay that way for long! At first it fell in a refreshingly cool, light sprinkle, but by the time we got home it was pouring!

With rain comes thunder and lightening, but luckily Charlie has no issue with loud noises. This is not the case with all dogs though! Storm phobia is a common problem reported by owners about their dogs. Some dogs with storm phobia are also frightened of other loud noises, such as fireworks or gunshots, but others are only afraid of storms. It can create bouts of anxiety, leaving poor pups quivering!

If your dog experiences anxiety from thunder and other loud noises, or more generally, I’d recommend to wrap him/her up in a Thunder Shirt. It wraps dogs comfortably tight, helping them feel secure and relieving their stress. It’s a must have for dogs that sometimes feel a little overwhelmed sometimes (don’t we all feel a little overwhelmed sometimes!). Hmm. . . maybe I need a Thunder Shirt for humans. . .

The Thunder Shirt is available for purchase in our store:

Also available, from the same brand, is the Thunder Leash! If your dog pulls while you walk, you can hold them without yanking on their neck like a traditional leash would:

 

How To: Happy & Healthy Pup!

November 11, 2016
Jazmin Fisher
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We all know that there are some foods that are not good for us, and for the most part we tend to avoid them to ensure we stay healthy. Just like us, there are some things put into dog food that we need to watch out for, and certain dog foods we need to avoid to make sure our puppies stay healthy! Below are some ingredients put into dog food to avoid:

  • Preservatives: Some of the most common preservatives put into dog food include Ethoxyquin and BHT/BHA. These preservatives in particular are linked to the development of cancer, kidney and liver damage, immune deficiencies, and even blindness.
  • Corn and/or Corn Syrup: Corn syrup is often used to sweeten dog food, which is not only unnecessary but very unhealthy for your babies leading to weight gain and diabetes. Additionally, the “corn” put into dog food is not the corn we traditionally eat, rather feed corn  that was not approved for humans to eat and/ or what was leftover from human consumption. Not only is it fattening, but it can mold and even lead to death.
  • Animal Byproduct: Byproducts are the leftover parts of an animal that we do not want to eat. Byproduct has no nutritional value, due to the fact it does not have any “muscle meat”. These meats will sometimes even be contaminated.

Now that we have been educated on the importance of dog food, here are some healthy options to feed your pups!


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Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
austin.baxter46
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Happy Halloween everyone! Although Halloween is a wonderful exciting holiday, it can be a scary and even dangerous day for your pups. Here is a few friendly reminders to help you, and your babies stay safe! It is important to keep all candy and treats out of reach of your pets, and keep a close eye on them to ensure they did not sneak into your stash! Of course, puppies deserve treats too, so get them something dog friendly (and healthy!) like the CocoTherapy Coconut Vanilla Flax Maggie Macaroons so they can safely celebrate the festivities with you. Secondly, remember that too many visitors can be stressful for your baby, especially when they are dressed in costumes and unidentifiable. If you notice your dog becoming overwhelmed, take proactive steps to calm them down by placing them in a secluded room, or give them some love and let them know it will all be okay! Finally, it is important to keep all tags and ID’s on dogs, and it is highly recommended to bring your dogs indoors! Once again, the abundance of people, costumes, and even some decorations can overwhelm and stress out your puppy, and the last thing we want is to spend Halloween searching for a lost pup who ran off out of fear!

So, we hope you and your puppies have a wonderful Halloween, and we cannot wait to see how cute they look in their costumes! Be sure to submit your pictures to our Facebook (Glamour Paws), or tag us on Instagram (glamour.paws). If you haven’t gotten a costume, no worries, because our costumes are 50% off on our website now so be sure to check it out!

Until next time!

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UV Rays

August 1, 2016
austin.baxter46
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While summer is a great time for playing in the sun, you also need to take precautions. While you use lotions, hats, and UV protecting clothing, your pups don’t have those luxuries in the backyard. While they might have shade and water, it doesn’t always give them the protection they need. That is why Glamour Paws is now carrying Sun Shield tees. They come in all sizes, a variety of colors, and not only protect 98% of UV rays, but are awesome for covering wounds and reducing allergens too. Protect your pups from the UV rays this summer.


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