Pamper Your Dog This Valentine’s Day

By Jodi Truglio — February 01, 2017

Looking for the perfect gift that says I love you for your companion animal and someone special. Below are a short list that we have compiled of some of our favorite products.

Alveridgea: The Legend of the Lonely Dog
By: Ivan Clarke and Stu Duval

Alveridgea: The Legend of the Lonely Dog is a delightful tale conceived by Ivan Clarke and inspired by his dachshund Arthur Snout. Clarke invites his readers into a fascinating world where cats and dogs once fought battles that lead them to live in segregated districts. Clarke introduces us to Arthur Snout(Lonely Dog) it is through his eyes that he invites us on a journey where we experience his ups and downs of his daily struggles. Which includes starting life in an orphanage and being bullied to eventually realizing his special gift for music.

The Pit Bull Life: A Dog Lover’s Companion

By: Deirdre Franklin and Linda Lombardi

Originally released on November 22nd 2016, The Pit Bull Life: A
Dog Lover’s Companion by Deirdre Franklin and Linda Lombardi makes a delightful gift for anyone who loves pit bulls or is thinking of adopting one. The book is a complete guide to owning and loving a pit bull, as well as a colorful, photo-filled celebration of the breed. The book does a great job dispelling the myths and stigma a pit bull unfortunately has by educating the reader about the history and how they were once seen as an iconic American dog that symbolized strength and loyalty for the U.S. Military.

Cycle Dog

Cycle Dog’s was founded in Portland by Lanette Fidrych with the goal to focus on the environment and to raise awareness about the millions of bike tubes thrown into landfills every year. As a result Fidrych started collecting tubes from bike shops. It is there that she created her inner tube-backed dog collar in which she sewed by hand in her hometown . Today Cycle Dog now has factory showrooms in downtown Portland, and employees still collect inner tubes from most shops in the area.

I have a pit bull that is allergy prone, so this collar was really a life saver because she wasn’t as itchy wearing it. I didn’t have to worry about fur getting stuck to it and I could easily clean it with soap and water. I felt it was more secure compared to other collars my dog has worn in the past. It also has a seatbelt clasp which makes it secure. I really respect that it is vegan, eco-friendly, the rubber backing doesn’t allow bacteria to grow which is a really big bonus and it is looks fashionable.

Alaska’s Bakery

Alaska’s Bakery was conceived by Noreen when she brought home her 6-week-old miniature American Eskimo to live with her. Wanting to stay true to an Eskimo Dogs natural diet, she began doing a lot of research, Noreen was shocked by some of the ingredients that are currently deemed acceptable in today’s dog food and dog treats that are on the market.

Wanting better for her new canine child, she learned that feeding Alaska a natural, organic diet of foods that she would eat herself was the best way to go and the healthiest option.

As a result Noreen decided to create her own company and name it after Alaska. All treats are approve by Alaska who insures they taste delicious and have that special crunch that every dog loves.

Today you can find Alaska’s dog treats in specialty pet food stores and retail stores in addition to Whole Foods in the Nevada.

The simple way to put it is opening a package of Alaska’s peanut butter dog treats is like smelling freshly baked cookies that just came out of the oven. These yummy dog treats are made from super healthy human grade ingredients such as organic whole wheat flour, organic peanut butter, and organic soy milk. All treats are inspected and package by hand to ensure that it meets the companies high standards.

My dog Lucy is a picky eater who prefers vegetables such as carrots, green beans and sweet potatoes over store bought dog treats.

I was honestly not sure how she would react when I introduced these treats, instead of turning her nose to them and walking out of the room she sniffed and licked it, waited a few seconds to see if anyone was watching her and than ate the whole treat including the crumbs without hesitation. Lucy enjoyed the treat at first sniff and can’t seem to get enough of them, to the point that if she sees them she will continually bark until she gets one. Although I would rather give her fresh vegetables I can also see the difference, her fur is a lot shinier and she seems to have less allergies.



Image Courtesy: Alveridgea: The Legend of the Lonely Dog, The Pit Bull Life: A Dog Lover’s Companion, Cycle Dog and Alaska’s Bakery


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