The biggest sale of the year that is Black Friday is just about upon us! I LOVE Black Friday and bulk buy all things for my baby Holly and for all the dogs in my life who I buy a Holiday gift for.
We have compiled the best offers for your best friend. We will keep updating the list as we see more deals!
Canada Pooch is running a sale (that has started already!), across their new range & best sellers. Looking to purchase a snowsuit for your dog or a parka? Now is the time to grab yourself a deal. Products are 20% OFF until December 1st.
Tom & Sawyer have a Black Friday & Cyber Monday promotion for BOGO gift cards. Buy 1 electronic Gift Card and get a BONUS gift card for FREE!! Sale starts Friday, December 29th and ends Monday, December 2nd at midnight. Order your pup a meal you know he will love and will his tummy 🙂
For even more savings, new customers use promo code TDW25 when you have your gift card and SAVE 25% off your first order!
In my opinion, one of the best gifts you can give to a fellow dog lover this Holiday season. Petsies can create a replica plush toy of any dog. Petsies are running an early Black Friday sale, starting now until midnight December 1st. Order a custom Petsies plush and get FREE shipping. Limited spots are available for holiday delivery. Choose “Holiday Super Rush” upgrade when ordering to ensure US holiday delivery.
Petsmart is a great place to shop for your holiday gifts. The Black Friday flyer shows small dog beds for $9.99 (I purchase them every year, pawsome deal!), Nerf Ball Launchers for $9.99 and multiple offers on food and treats, It’s worthwhile to stop by your local Petsmart on Friday, November 29th!
The ideal purchase to make on Black Friday and SAVE big! According to their website, Furbo treat-dispensing dog camera is offering 34% OFF which means you can save $100 on your purchase! These savings are likely going to be limited to Black Friday (or until Cyber Monday).
Are you a fellow dog owner who lives in Ontario? Yes…ok keep reading!
How would you like to dine out with your dog for brunch, dinner and maybe even a bite to eat and a drink? This is almost a reality as I am writing this post in early November 2019.
Currently in Ontario
Currently, the Food Premises Regulation does not, subject to limited exceptions, allow live animals in any room where food is prepared, processed, packaged, served, transported, manufactured, handled, sold, offered for sale or displayed.
The Toronto dog community has been frustrated at the lack of pet-friendly places to take their dogs due to this regulation. If you travel across the U.S border you will find many establishments welcoming our furry friends and they even have a menu tailored to dogs.
Let’s Make Toronto Pet Friendly
However, on October 28th, a News Release from the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade outlined 80 proposals that the Ontario government is taking action to make life easier for people and for businesses. Empowering people and getting out of the way of businesses are key to creating good jobs, growing wages and increasing our standard of living.
As part of the news release, it included allowing restaurant business owners and operators to make their own decision whether they should allow dogs on patio and in some cases inside restaurants.
Restaurant owners and operators will be allowed to decide for themselves whether to let their customers bring a dog with them on a patio. This will also apply to indoor eating areas at sites where beer, wine, cider or spirits are made, and where only beverages and certain types of low-risk food are served. This proposal will make it easier and more enjoyable for dog owners to have a meal out
When the news broke in Toronto that dog owners will have the possibility to dine out with their fur baby’s there were cheers of positivity and excitement.
We heard that today and couldn’t believe our ears!! It’s about time!! 😃 @jackson_the_corgidor
Such an exciting possibility!! I hope it passes 💖✨ @goodboy_waco
Hooman is going to be 15/10 excited 🍷 @poopydoodledo
The ministry is proposing an exemption that will allow food premise operators the discretion to permit dogs in outdoor eating areas of food premises (i.e., cafes, restaurants, pubs and breweries, grocery store patios).
The ministry is also proposing an exemption to allow dogs in a food premise where only pre-packaged or low-risk food items, or both, are manufactured, processed, prepared, stored, handled, displayed, distributed, transported, sold or offered for sale, provided the dogs are in an area of the food premise where food is served, sold, offered for sale or displayed.
Fellow Toronto Dog Owners, let’s make this a reality that we can dine out with our dogs. We need your help to get this amendment passed, as a community if we come together we can take action.
As dog owners living in Toronto, Ontario we are invited to give our feedback by November 27th 2019.
We can provide online by clicking the link below. I have created an email where you can just copy and paste or simply create your own message that outlines your support for this amendment.
This is my declaration in support of the proposed amendments to the Food Premises Regulation 493/17 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (19-HLTC030). As a member of the dog community-based in Toronto, I would love the opportunity to be able to enjoy Toronto with my dog. We love to explore our great city but having limitations in where we can go and what we can do together. To be able to go and dine with my dog on a patio after our walk or hike will hugely increase the amount of support we can provide to local restaurants in the city and beyond. Having the option to dine out with my dog will increase our patronage to local businesses.
Share this article with all your friends and ask them to support this amendment so we can all live a better life with our dogs and help support local restaurants.
As your mother probably once warned, spending time outdoors in inclement weather could cause you to catch a cold. Is the same true for dogs? Here, whether or not walking in the rain can get a dog sick will be discussed.
Just like humans, dogs can suffer from a weakened immune system when bad weather lowers their defenses. Dogs that are especially young, old, or already suffer from a poor immune system are especially at risk for catching cold in bad weather. The biggest concern, however, is hypothermia, which can occur when a dog’s body temperature drops to abnormally low levels. The combination of wind, rain, and cold weather causes this condition. If left untreated, hypothermia can be dangerous.
Symptoms of Hypothermia
Symptoms of mild hypothermia include shivering, weakness, and lack of mental alertness. Moderate and severe symptoms include muscle stiffness, low blood pressure, slow breathing, decreased heart rate, difficulty breathing, and coma.
What to Do if Your Dog Has Hypothermia
If you suspect your dog has hypothermia, you should assess whether your dog’s condition is mild, moderate, or severe. In all cases, the dog’s core body temperature must be brought back to a safe level, such as through use of blankets or heating pads. In moderate and severe cases, medical treatment should be sought to ensure properly functioning organs.
Pet owners can prevent hypothermia in their dogs by limiting exposure to cold and wet weather. When going outside in poor conditions is inevitable, rain jackets, sweaters, and dog parkas can be used to maintain the dog’s core body temperature. Owners of dogs that are greatest risk for developing hypothermia should take extra precautions with their pets by thoroughly drying their coats after coming inside from the rain.
Overall, walking a dog in the rain does not inherently cause a dog to become sick. However, dog owners should understand that certain animals may be at risk of developing a cold or hypothermia, especially animals that are young, old, or have compromised immune systems.