Naughty or nice? Presents for your Morkie

Naughty or nice? Presents for your Morkie

We all buy Christmas gifts for our dogs. In fact, a new study by VetStreet.com shows that 96% of us get at least one doggy present. Dog owners even buy dog gifts for other people’s dogs!  The #1 gift for dogs is treats, followed by toys and clothes.

Who can resist the joy of a squeaky toy?

Dogs really love squeaky toys, and scientists think they’ve figured out why.

One reason is that to a dog, the squeak sounds like a frightened small animal, or a small animal in distress, so it brings out the hunter in our little dogs. (Remember, Yorkshire Terriers were bred to find and kill mice and rats in Victorian England.)

The other reason, is more simple: the squeak sounds really good to dogs and it’s an instant reward. Bite – squeak – bite!

Squeaky toys can turn your sweet Morkie into  wolf!

walk your dog to get him tiredTip for the Holidays

Take your Morkie for a good long walk before company comes. He’ll be happy, tired out and will probably bark less.

Remember, a tired dog is a good dog.

 

Tinsel Warning

According to WagWalking.com, tinsel can wrap itself around your dog’s tongue or get stuck in the stomach so it cannot get through the intestines to be expelled through the bowels.

Read more at: https://wagwalking.com/condition/tinsel-poisoning

 

Squeaky toys made by ZippyPaws are available in stores and on Amazon.com  They are very well made, safe and durable.

Soft and appealing, these  fun characters are powered by high quality, loud squeakers or crinkly material. Some sets, like the hedgehogs, are dog puzzle games; you put the little  critters in the burrow and your Morkie figures out how to get them out. To find out more, just click the image to go to Amazon.com

A Special Stocking For Your Morkie

Resist the already-filled stocking

Sure, it’s all done and is cheap… BUT.

This one from Walmart, for example, looks fine but it’s loaded with bad stuff…. the toy Santa head is stuffed with who-knows-what and is easy for any dog to chew open. There’s a plastic bone, but it’s not the reliable nylabone. Plus any treats are probably made offshore, and can’t be trusted for clean ingredients.bad choice in dog gifts

 

 

Wayfair features these gorgeous dog stockings on their site. They’re well made and meant to last for years and years. To learn more, just click on the image.

 

Dog Treats and Snacks

In the past year, at least 200 brands of dog snacks – mostly jerky treats – have been recalled by the Federal Government (FDA) because they’re contaminated with salmonella, E. coli or even pieces of metal!

Dog treats made in China can’t be trusted because there are no regulations or inspections. (In 2007, more than 3,600 dogs and cats tragically died because Chinese ingredients, used by North American pet food manufacturers, contained poisons like Melamine. The result was one of the biggest recalls ever – 5,300 products.)

That’s why it’s so important to look for treats that are entirely made in the USA or Canada. Some products say “Made in the USA” but unknown to consumers, the ingredients have come from China.

These two brands, Blue Wilderness and Loyal Paws, can be counted on for integrity of ingredients.

Blue Wilderness Trail Treats

Available in a wide variety of flavours including salmon, venison, and duck. 100% grain free.

The perfect crunchy treat for your meat-loving Morkie.

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Loyal Paws Dog Jerky Treat.

This product is made with 100% chicken breast meat – nothing else. No preservatives, additives, artificial flavors or coloring, steroids, growth hormones, or other harmful ingredients.

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RAWHIDE CHEWSTICKS – not a great treat for your Morkie. First, they are made with chemicals  including paint and bleach. And, they’re often contaminated wtih salmonella and E.coli. Once your dog starts working on a chewstick, it gets slimy and slippery — a choking hazard.

Read more about chewsticks on my blog, “Rethinking Rawhide” here.

reversible dog coat

Reversible waterproof coat, available in 6 colour combinations

Polyester fiber fill and water-resistant outer layer.
Easy to put on and off. Blocks the wind.
Elastic chest design.
Button hole for Collar & Harness

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Kurgo Reversible Dog Coat

Water resistant, featuring reflective trim
Rugged, yet comfortable, Microtomic ripstop material for durability
With zipper opening on the back for your Morkie’s leash

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Alpine Extreme Weather Puffer Dog Coat

  • Made with a waterproof exterior, this coat is perfect for keeping your dog warm and dry
  • Lined with thick fleece and filled with warm fiber insulation, your pup will be ready to take on the trail ahead
  • Simple design that slips over the dog’s head and a quick snap of the adjustable buckle over the back

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Warm, waterproof coat for your Morkie.

  • Outer layer is waterproof terylene material, the inner layer is fleece and cotton.
  • Washable, easy to clean and easy to put on your dog.
  • Reflective edge tape for extra safety.

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Adorable reindeer sweater in red or blue. Soft and warm, this sweater can be machine washed. Amazon.

 

Cute turtlenecks for dogs, featuring wide-ribbed turtleneck collar and Aran stitches.  In 7 colours.  Amazon.

Dogs Christmas Roundup

Dogs Christmas Roundup

Here’s a roundup of dog Christmas stuff…. It’s that time of year, when dogs can get a picture taken with Santa! Take your Morkie to see Santa and enjoy the picture forever. Just google “santa for dogs near me” or check with your local humane society or Petsmart.

And yes, you CAN buy an ugly Christmas sweater for  your Morkie. Or a Santa suit – read on!

 

WOW! That’s a lotta dogs… and people. Santa Paws visits holistic healer, Dr. Judy Morgan and her gang.

Ugly Christmas sweaters, anyone?

YES! You can get ugly Christmas sweaters for dogs!

Awwww, it’s kinda cute 🙂

Available at Amazon.com

 

OK Yeah, ugly

Also at Amazon.com

THESE are cute dog Christmas sweaters, or are they??

All are available online at Amazon.com or check your local pet store. (Click image for link)

More…

From PoochandClaws.com  Check this site, they have lots of cute stuff including boots for your Morkie in winter.

Ugly or not, Christmas sweaters can be warm and cosy for your Morkie too.

MAKE IT YOURSELF!

Ugly plus tacky, Christmas sweater for your Morkie!

Here’s how

Irrestiblepets.net shows you how to make this – start with a basic sweater and then bling it out. They recommend Tulip Fabric paint, fabric glue, pom poms and Christmas candy embellishments. And some rhinestones… why not!

They also show an awesome Winter Wonderland DIY dog sweater.

How about a Santa Suit for your Morkie?

Pretty cute! And just $10.99

Or this adorable Holiday Santa harness/dress 

Made with 100% acrylic material for ease of care and durability.

Fun, comfortable, and easy to wear.

Beautiful bright colors, hand-wash recommended.

$11.99 at Amazon.

Well  made:

Two more styles:

 

Furbo Dog Camera

Furbo Dog Camera

Furbo Dog Camera works on your smartphone to toss treats to your dog when you’re out …but that’s just the beginning. With its 2-way audio and full 160° view of your dog’s environment at home, it can literally be a lifesaver! Here’s more on what makes the Furbo Dog Camera a good investment for your Morkie.

Furbo Dog Camera: How it works

 Furbo Dog Camera See and interact with your dog even when you are not home 4

source: Furbo website

 Furbo is a smartphone-controlled dog camera
that lets you watch your dog, talk to your dog and hear him bark, and even toss him treats, all while you’re away from home.

The Furbo can detect if your dog is barking or jumping on the furniture, and will end you “smart dog alerts.”

Once you get an alert, you can open the app to check in on your dog and see what’s going on.

In some cases, the Furbo has literally saved a dog’s life, by making pet parents aware of a fire in the home, a break-in or a choking pet.

Pretty amazing!

Look who’s praying for a Furbo Dog Camera!

Furbo is the #1 selling dog camera on Amazon.com and the #1 item on dog lovers’ wishlists.


Furbo Dog Camera: Features

Fun treat tossing

100 pieces capacity
Round shaped treats with a diameter of 0.4 in/1cm work best
Every Furbo comes with a free sample pack of treats!

1080p Full HD

160° (diagonal) wide-angle lens
4X digital zoom
Infrared LED night vision
photos and video to share with family and friends

2-Way Audio

High quality microphone
Built-in speaker
Customized snack call
adjust Furbo’s barking detection sensitivity, and get barking alerts

Common Q&As about the Furbo Dog Camera

Does Furbo use batteries?

No, it has a USB cable and wall plug, to charge through regular outlets.  It supports both 110v and 220v, so Furbo is compatible with the power outlets in every country around the world.

Can I use my own treats with Furbo?

Yes! As long as the size of those treats is smaller than the treat dispensing opening on Furbo. Round shaped treats with a diameter around 1 cm (0.4 inches) work best.

Can I return or exchange my Furbo after purchase?

If you are not fully satisfied with your Furbo, you will have 30 days (from the day you received it) to return or exchange your Furbo. If you find any defects, please contact [email protected] immediately.

Does Furbo come with a warranty?

Yes! Furbo comes with a one year warranty starting from the date of shipping.
Your Furbo warranty covers all defects, except the following:

  • Damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, disassembly, unauthorized modification or neglect.
  • Damage caused by liquid contact.
  • Damage resulting from failure to follow instructions contained in your instruction manual.
  • Damage resulting from the performance of repairs by someone not authorized by our company.

How much internet data does Furbo use?

At 720p HD quality, you will use approximately 29 MB of your internet data to watch your dog for 5 minutes.

At 320p HD, you will use approximately 6.6 MB of your internet data to watch your dog for 5 minutes.

Home Alone

Here’s how happy your Morkie will be!

Similar products 

Like Furbo, each is unique but all have good features for your home-alone Morkie or other pets.

Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser

With a simple tap, you can SEE, SPEAK, SNAP, or TREAT.

Petzi features built-in HD video; high-quality audio; night vision camera; universal treat launcher and a simple app control.

Dispense your pet’s favorite treat with the Petzi treat launcher for a big smile. Say hello to your pet through the high quality audio.

Petzi is easy to mount. 

Share your best images with other Petzi dog parents, or wherever you like.  More on Amazon.

Petnet SmartFeeder (2nd Generation)

Automatic Wi-Fi Pet Feeder Personalized Portions Cats Dogs

Smartphone controlled way to deliver personalized portions of food to your pet while you are out.
Control your Pet’s Daily Meals from your Phone
Get Notified when your Pet’s been Fed – Receive app alerts for successful feeds, low food warnings and pet food delivery.

Pet-Proof Self Locking Lid; Food container lock, Dishwasher-safe bowl and food level sensors

Works with all the popular systems. Read more on Amazon.

Petcube Play Smart Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy

Remote Dog/Cat Monitoring with HD 1080p Video, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Sound/Motion Alerts. App-Enabled Pet Safety and Home Security

MONITOR 24/7 FROM YOUR PHONE: With Petcube Play Wi-Fi pet cam, check on your pet day or night with clear 1080p HD video, 138° wide angle view, and night vision. Get sound and motion alerts.
CHAT WITH YOUR PET: With two-way audio you can speak to your pets and hear them bark or meow back.
PLAY FROM YOUR PHONE: Play with your fur baby with the built-in pet safe laser. You can control the laser movement within the app or set to auto mode and exercise your pet.  Read more on Amazon.

Free gift tags and holiday cards featuring Morkies

Free gift tags and holiday cards featuring Morkies

Print your own tags for Christmas gifts and cards from these templates, free from AboutMorkies.com

Print these adorable tags yourself on your home computer. Just click to download.

GIFT TAGS

Click – download – print

 


 



Designed for black and white printing

Click – download – print


 

Two-sided greeting cards for Christmas

Print on 8 1/2″ x 11″ light card stock.

Click, download, print

Inside: and Happy New Year

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 Inside: blank (pawprint)

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Inside: Merry Christmas

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Inside: & Happy New Year

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Gifts for Dog Lovers – Techie Style

Gifts for Dog Lovers – Techie Style

 

Looking for great gifts for dog lovers? Here are some hand-selected ideas for Morkie lovers… in the tech zone. Enjoy!

Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Compatible with Alexa (As Seen On Ellen)

  • Fun TREAT TOSSING: TOSS a treat to your dogs via the free Furbo iOS/Android app. Fill it with your dogs’ favorite treats & play a game of catch.
  • Full HD Camera & Night Vision: livestream video to monitor your pet with a wide-angle view, day and night.
  • 2-Way Chat & BARKING ALERT: Furbo’s BARKING SENSOR is MADE FOR DOGS. It sends push notifications to your smartphone when it detects barking. Know what’s going on at home and talk to calm them down via the app.
  • Easy 3-Step Setup: 1) plug in to a power outlet using its USB cord 2) download the Furbo app 3) connect to your home wifi.
  • Stable internet connection & Wifi signal are recommended for best performance.

Save $50.00 now!

available at Amazon

RCA Pet Camera Dog & Cat Parents – WiFi Pet Security Camera HD Video, 2 Way Audio, Night Vision, Motion & Sound Alerts & Phone App to Monitor & Talk to Your Pets

  • This state of the art pet camera, with WiFi remote pan/tilt/zoom camera allows you to watch over your pet in crystal-clear 24/7 live High-Definition video
  • Remote viewing on your iOS or Android devices using your free RCA WiFi Camera app allows you to see and hear your favorite furry friend from anywhere
  • Stay connected to your pet: high-definition video, pan/tilt/zoom, two-way talk (talk to your pet), infrared night vision (see your pet in the dark), sound, motion and temperature detection with alerts to your smartphone and the ability to add up to 3 additional cameras (sold separately)

Read more

 

Petcube Play Smart Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy. Remote Dog/Cat Monitoring with HD 1080p Video, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Sound/Motion Alerts. App-Enabled Pet Safety and Home Security

 PetSafe Electronic SmartDoor, Automatic Dog and Cat Door, Large, Collar Activated with SmartKey

buy at amazon

Got a cold room in your home?
Try one of these – a Warmstore Pet Heating Pad.

Pet Training Mat

Shock Mat for Dogs & Cats acts like a barrier to keep them off furniture. Available in different sizes. Read more on Amazon.

One of my friends has this mat for her Morkie and Frenchie, and it is great! Clear plastic, you can hardly notice it…. she runs it across the room opening for her dining room and neither dog ventures in.  It’s completely safe, and operates on a low-voltage battery-operated system.

Use it on the floor, on furniture, a the top of stairs -whatever is off limits for your pets.

There are several sizes to choose from.

 

 

 

The pet training mat can help you train your pet to stay away from some areas, such as sofa, bed, chair, baby activity area, kitchen counter, furniture and other areas that you want to protect.

  • It is a low-voltage mat that can be safely used anywhere in the room. Train your pet safely and effectively away from certain areas. So you are not worried that the shock mat will harm them.
  • The pet training mat provides 3 intensity levels(low, medium, high). It can work with any size of cats or dogs. Slight 3 seconds static pulse stimulation to let your pets understand the mistake.
  • The electronic pet training mat can be placed on your flat floor or sofa easily. It is convenient to place and roll up for storage.
    Made of transparent soft PVC material, it is durable and easy to clean with wet towels.

Wow, over 4,400 positive reviews on Amazon.com!

Gifts for dog lovers

Gifts for dog lovers

It’s the Black Friday countdown at Amazon. Grab these hand-picked gifts for dog lovers – MORKIE lovers – this week and save!  Perfect gift ideas for the Dog Mom on your list.

Please click on any image to go to Amazon in your country. You’ll see the price, delivery details and more.

Jewelry for your fave Dog Mom

Time for a beverage; these gifts for dog lovers are the best!

Dog Mom Hoodies

Dog Mom gifts for around the home

Perfect gifts for dog lovers

Top it off with a Dog Mom cap

Find the best Dog Mom Shirt for Morkie lovers

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