If your family is like ours, your precious pet is probably treated like one of the family. Sometimes I wonder if he is treated even better than some family members! Toby has his very own stocking and just today my daughter asked me if I was getting him anything else. Now I admit that he does need some dog treats and cookies because everything I have gotten him has already been shared with him, but other than that he’s pretty set for a very happy holiday. We would like to make your holidays a happy one too with this Ultimate Dog Gift Guide and Giveaway!
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Toby suffers from separation anxiety. I think it’s because he’s been a rescue pup, and even while fostered there were other animals around, even if the foster mom wasn’t home. We aren’t quite ready for another pet but we are looking at ways to make him feel more sure when we need to leave the house. We really don’t want to depend on medication for it so are trying a number of more natural methods as well as training to help him deal with it. Doing my research I learned about the Calmz Anxiety Relief System. It is a non-invasive, drug-free system that soothes common anxieties and helps naturally combat the stress of traveling, loud noises and strangers. We’ve been using it for a few weeks now (as there is a period of adjustment) and have been really happy with the results. You simply place the harness on your pet some time before you leave and use one of the several settings. There are tones and vibration at a pressure point which are meant to calm your dog and help with anxiety. I have noticed that the growling and barking at us is lessening with the use of the relief system and we even left the house the other day without any problems at all, not even shaking.
We have been using this JW Hol-ee Gourmet Turkey Treat Toy in conjunction with the Calmz. We fill it with treats, stick it in the freezer and when we are ready to go we turn the television on Animal Planet (yes seriously), Nickelodeon or Disney channels. These are all familiar sounds in our household so it is supposed to calm him. We save this particular treat only for days we we are leaving the house and it seems to be helping. We place it on his bed and he goes to it to enjoy and we can get out the door.
We have had a number of different retractable leashes and I’ve been disappointed with all of them until I was introduced to the K9 Control Retractable leash! Perfect for taking your dog for a walk rain or shine, snow or sleet I wish my neighbor had used it the other day retracting their dog back from my Christmas decorations in the front yard before he peed on them. Available for dogs sized up to 120 lbs, this leash keeps in a locked position not allowing the dog to move forward as you retract them. The handle is molded for a nice grip and is a lot more comfortable. Everyone in our house from kids to adults can use it. With it getting dark early during the winter many pet owners are taking walks in the dark so the reflective insets and webbing for increased visibility at night are a big bonus. Best of all for me, no tangles!
Inspired by vintage animal toys, this new toy collection features a Cow, Pig, and Vanner Horse (Miranda’s favorite). With handmade patchwork stitching and trim, these toys include multiple strips designed to tuck and hide your dog’s favorite treats and crinkle fill for interactive play. Toby couldn’t wait, his favorite part of the braided animal toys I think was the crinkle sound. It keeps making him sort of jump and then “catch” it then toss it then jump when he hears the sound so more.
With a vintage inspiration and retro design, this metal canister makes the perfect treat holder. Big enough to hold kibble or biscuits, rawhides, training and dental chews. Stands nine inches tall. Holds 12.5 cups/ 3 liters. This one may be more for the whole family. Everyone seems to put the dog treats in a different spot. This way we always know where they are. It’s also great for the yummy dog treats my daughter hand makes for Toby. She has a couple of different recipes which require long term storage in the refrigerator but then we can get a few out at a time and add them to the Treat Tin.
The Guitar Strap Gusseted Pillow bed features a luxurious long-pile plush sleep surface and extra filling – four pounds of recycled polyfill – providing superior sleep and support for your pet. This super-sized bed is designed in blue tones and inspired by Miranda’s vintage guitar straps. It is guaranteed to match almost any home decor. Isn’t this BED gorgeous! My daughter wants to know if they make one in a person size so she could drop it down on the carpet and use it herself almost like a bean bag chair. It’s so comfortable.
Wouapy Doggie Coats from PetMate
While battling the colder winter temperatures, don’t forget your four-legged family members! Little doggie coats, like the Wouapy Doggie Coats, are great (fashionable) solutions for the smaller breeds to keep them warm, but still mobile while outside. I didn’t think this would be something Toby would need here in Texas but WOW this past week the temperatures DROPPED down into the 30s and then we also even got SNOW. Not what some people consider snow, but snow for us. It was Toby’s first exposure to the wet stuff, and he was NOT a happy pup. Then the cold weather too, and his trips outside were getting shorter and shorter.
Other marvelous MuttNation items perfect for the holidays include:
MuttNation Blue Plaid & Denim Lounger Beds
Designed in blue tones to match almost any décor, this brushed plaid or denim lounger features a luxuriously soft Lambswool sleep surface. The bed is perfect for snuggling and curling up when it is time to rest.
MuttNation Cotton “Free Love” Collar
Every dog lover knows that a dog comes with the most precious gift “FREE LOVE” – everyday, anytime and in every way. Designed in a retro distressed blue and red cotton, with a soft cotton backing for extra comfort. Available in three sizes S-M-L.
MuttNation Guitar Strap Collar and Harness
Inspired by Miranda’s vintage guitar straps, this adjustable collar is perfect for any dog looking for some extra swagger. Available in three sizes S-M-L and constructed with extra soft neoprene backing for comfort. The design is also translated into a harness for extra support and safety, available in XS-S-M-L sizes.
The mission of MuttNation Foundation is to promote and facilitate the adoption of shelter pets, encourage spay & neuter for all pets, and educate the public about the importance and beneficial impact of these actions. Our objectives are accomplished through numerous initiatives which include: high profile adoption events, fundraising events, a national pet transport network, and providing financial support to carefully vetted shelters across the United States.
One of the many reasons I love products from PetMate and their friends at MuttNation is because they not only have beautifully crafted country style pet products designed by Miranda Lambert but also because when we make a Mutt Nation purchase our purchase helps fund the rescue and adoption programs of MuttNation Foundation. To help shine the spotlight on rescue animals and shelters, Miranda and her mom Bev Lambert founded MuttNation Foundation in 2009 to ensure that as many dogs as possible would have a safe and happy place to call home. In keeping with their commitment to providing monetary, hands on, and transport assistance during times of emergency and disaster. I remember just a couple of months ago MuttNation Foundation and Miranda Lambert helped with the many full shelters in the Houston area to make room for those animals lost, misplaced, discovered and damaged due to Hurricane Harvey.
MuttNation Foundation is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
Our Giveaway Items!
Enter for your chance to win these SIX GIFTS for your precious pet! One lucky reader will win a MuttNation Braided Animal Collection (styles vary), MuttNation Treat Tin and MuttNation Guitar Strap Gusset Bed, K9 Control Retractable Leash, JW Hol-ee Gourmet Treat Toy (selection varies) and a Wouapy Outdoor or Bubble Coat.
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