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Finding the Perfect Present for your Pup

This season give joy to your pets with gifts that bring smiles and melt hearts. Properpet.com offers a wide range of great gifts to please your pet. Below we provide some pretty perfect present ideas:

Pajamas: Keep your pup cozy with a comfy pair of pajamas – ideal for this time of the year. PetRageous offers various styles and sizes to suit your pup’s personality. Made of 100% cotton, the pj’s feature contrast ribbed cuffs and neck for your dog’s comfort. They are a great way for your pooch to stay warm, while keeping pet hair from getting all over the house.

Beds: To keep your dog (or cat) from sleeping on the cold floor, a comfy bed is an ideal gift to keep them warm. We offer a large selection of styles, colors and sizes to find exactly what you are looking for.

Stocking: For a festive gift, you can get a Christmas Paw Stocking and fill with your dog’s favorite treats to enjoy on Christmas morning.

Treats: We have a wide variety of treats to choose from including Paw in the Pie Dog treats available in pumpkin and apple – perfect for the season. We also carry treats made from sweet potatoes.

Matching Collar and Leash set: Keep your dog (or cat) walking in style with a matching collar and leash.

Classy Dishes: Made from hand-crafted 100% stoneware, the Class Act Chianti Bowls meet FDA standards for the safety and health of your pets, and are stronger than other ceramic dishes.

These are just a few ideas to get your started. For more ideas, visit properpet.com.

10 Gifts of Christmas

Including today, there are 8 days lefts in properpet.com’s 10 Gifts of Christmas. It is not to late to kick off your holiday season with the 10 Gifts of Christmas, where we are offering you and your pet great deals on gifts. To receive these exclusive deals you can sign up for Properpet’s e-newsletter.

10 Days of Christmas

Kick off the Holiday season with properpet’s 10 Days of Christmas. Sign up on our properpet e-mail list and for the next 10 days, we will offer great deals and savings on all sorts of fun products for your pets and yourself!  You can catch these exclusive deals here, Facebook or Twitter for the next 10 days.

The First Day of Christmas Proper Pet brings to you:

Ceramic City Pets Bowls and Treat Jars from Petrageous are idea gifts for your dog or cat this season. Made from hand-crafted 100% stoneware that meet FDA standards for the health of your pet. Each bowl and treat jar features an elegant design for a classy look in your home.

Coats for your Furry Friend

As we bundle up with our puffy jackets, warm mittens and printed scarfs, let’s not forget to take care of our furry friends. While we may think  dogs already have built-in coats, they also need to stay warm with additional layers. Before the cold sinks in for the rest of the season, pick up your precious pooch a coat at properpet.com. We offer a wide selection of coats available in a variety of styles and sizes. No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find the perfect fit. From the stylish diva to the down-to-earth pup, we’ve got you and your dog set for the season.

Our favorites:

Alberta Quilted Parka – Available in garnet red, teal or cornsilk, this parka resembles the familiar puffy winter coats we find for ourselves. It features a hood with warm fleece lining, ideal for keeping your pooch toasty on chilly days. In addition the coat has Velcro® straps at the chest and neck,  stylish silver grommets and a leash opening for convenience.

 

Sherlock Coat – available in gray plaid or camel plaid, this coat features a three-season wool blend. Great for the curious pooch, this coat resembles the classic look of Sherlock Holmes. The waterproof nylon chest panel is lined with anti-pill fleece. In addition that coat provides full chest coverage, adjustable Velcro® back closure, reflective safety stitching, elastic leg straps and a leash opening.

 

PetRageous 438RP Kodiak Coat (Red Plaid)Kodiak Coat – available in blue plaid, red plaid, hunter green, plum and navy, this coat is waterproof and features a quilted poly-fill lining. The coat also has full chest coverage, adjustable heavy duty Velcro® back closure, reflective safety stitching, elastic leg straps, owner ID label and a leash opening for convenience.

 

 

In addition to finding the perfect coat, browse properpet.com for apparel such as footwear, sweaters and even pajamas to pamper your pooch throughout winter.

*Choosing the correct coat size: measure your pet from the base of neck to the base the of tail. Measure the broadest part of the chest behind the front legs. If the measurement is between sizes, select one size larger for proper fit.

Finding the Right Pet for your Child

We’ve all likely asked for a dog or cat at some point when we were children. I remember I wanted a dog when I was six and my parents said I was too young to handle the responsibility. At the time I didn’t understand, but choosing the right pet for your child is an important step in making sure both your child and your pet are happy and safe. The ASPCA recently published an article that offers some suggestions on how to pick the right pet for your child.

The article broke down each age group.

  • Pets for Infants: Infants are unable to grasp the concept of pet responsibility. If you already have a pet when your infant is born, be sure to properly introduce your child and your pet to each other. Supervision is key. As your child and pet get to know each other, generally increase the time the two spend together.
  • Pets for Toddlers: The ASPCA suggests pet owners look for pets that can be handled in a way conducive to a toddler’s way of learning. Toddlers grasp and tug to learn about their surroundings. A pet that is sensitive to having its fur pulled may not make the best pet for a toddler. Always be alert and supervise your toddler and your pet when they are together. The ASPCA also reminds parents to watch your pet’s food and water bowls, litter boxes and other items (such as cords, tanks, etc.) since toddlers can move quickly and are curious about new things.
  • Pets for Ages 3-5 Years: Since children at this age are learning about contact and empathy, it’s best to choose a pet that likes to be held and touched. The ASPCA recommends a pet like a guinea pig since they enjoy being held and are not standoffish. This avoids any uncomfortable confrontation between your pet and child.
  • Pets for Ages 5-10 Years: Children in this age group tend to have short term attention spans. Animals such as fish or gerbils are the ideal animal. These types of animals are perfect for educating your child on the importance of proper hygiene when handling pets. It’s also a good age range to teach responsibility when it comes to caring for a pet.
  • Pets for Ages 10-13 Years: This age group tends to have a greater interest in animals and ability to grasp the responsibilities of owning a pet. Preteens are usually old enough to handle larger pets like dogs, cats or rabbits. They are also able to take on added involvement with a pet such as cleaning, feeding and exercise.
  • Pets for Ages 14-17 Years: Since teenagers tend to be quite busy, a pet that requires frequent attention and time is not necessarily ideal for either the teen or the pet. Animals like birds or fish are easier to care for with a busy schedule and don’t always require constant care.

Sometimes it’s more than just choosing the right pet for your child. Making sure both your child and pet are happy and safe is key. Before you introduce a pet to your child, it’s always wise to keep these suggestions in mind.

Christmas Gifts for your Pet

Christmas DoggiesAs we write our shopping lists, break out the tree decorations and bake cookies, we don’t want to overlook our beloved pets who provide us with constant love and comfort throughout the year. Make sure to include your pet on your Christmas shopping list. As we do with loved ones in our life, we can take the same approach to our precious pooch when we are choosing the perfect gift. Here are a few tips in finding the ideal present:

  • Budget: Before you even begin shopping, set a budget for how much you can and are willing to spend. More importantly, when you are shopping stick to your budget.
  • Practical or Fun: Consider whether you want to buy your pooch a practical or fun gift. Do they need a new bed, dish, leash, collar, winter coat? Christmas is the perfect time to purchase an item they your furry friend could use. If they already have everything they need, opt for a new toy, treats or even an adorable pair of pajamas. If you buy a practical gift, you can always purchase a small bag of treats or small toy to accompany the larger gift.
  • Wrapping: For fun touches you can place the gift in a stocking or attach a new bone or toy to the ribbon. You don’t even have to use traditional wrapping paper. You can use brown paper bags from the grocery store and decorate the bag with bones and bows for a festive look. This is a great project for your kids to break out their crayons.

For a variety of additional ideas, visit properpet.com. But remember, the best gift you can give your furry friend is the love they give you every day.

Bring on the Harvest with Properpet.com!

Bundling up on those morning walks with your pooch?

Fall is definitely in the air with the cooler weather and crunchy leaves. While we enjoy our hot cider and warm pumpkin scones, we don’t want to forget about treating our furry friends. This season properpet.com is offering a great variety of tasty treats featuring the flavors of fall.

Featured Items:

Shop our fall flavors to keep your dog’s tail wagging!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s how you and your pooch can help.

According to www.breastcancer.org, “about 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime [and] in 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.” It is important to keep the number of survivors growing and to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Every donation to breast cancer research, no matter how big or small, helps.

Coastal Pet Products Inc. is carrying a line of Breast Cancer Awareness items, featuring pink ribbons and paws. The items will include collars,  leads and harnesses for both dogs and cats. With every purchase made, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research including the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc. and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Whether walking in the neighborhood or dog park, show your support for breast cancer research.