MOST POPULAR NAMES FOR OUR BEST FRIENDS
I named our handsome boy Oscar when we adopted him into our family as a tiny cute little puppy dog three years ago. We debated so long over a name and finally he became Oscar Winston, to be fair it was mainly my choice as only every adopting and rehoming elderly pets up until now this was my first opportunity to finally pick a name. I am now always told by our household that I had choosen the most common name for the most common dog, he is a black Labrador but to me he is unique and different with an amazing unique personality.
I had great pleasure in telling them this week that Oscar was not even in the top ten of dog names . I think Oscar Winston is the perfect name for my handsome boy, don’t you think?
Here are the top 10 most popular dog names for both girls and boys in 2016 according to live statistics of PETMD, the largest pet website.
Top 10 Female Dog Names and what they mean – Stella: Star, Bailey: Sweet little girl Bailey, Bella Bella: means beautiful in Italian and she sure is beautiful, Coco: A cute yummy chocolate dog, Sophie: Beautiful cute gorgeous basically pretty, 6: Katie Katie is funny and sweet and loving She makes my life so much more enjoyable I cant imagine my life without her, Zoey: life, Molly: Nickname for Mary, Pandora: A box of surprises and last of all Lexi: A good friend that stands up for you and is daring and brave.
Top 10 Male Dog Names – Gus Trapper Finn Cooper Bailey Otto Boomer Hawkeye Wrigley and Ace
We always make sure we wrap up nice and warm for our walks with thick padded jackets, hats, scarfs, gloves and wellie boots, well that’s me anyway but many of us do forget our dogs can feel the cold too especially puppies and older dogs, it is worth considering a warm padded or waterproof dog coat or dog boots which are often great in snowy or icy weather. If you are planning a long trek or hill walk with your dog this winter we also have a wide range of trekking dog products from Ruffwear, Kurgo and Trixie you can check out.
Even on a fairly warm day it can be cold in the shade and the weather can change so quickly from sunshine, showers to snow…well for us in the north of Scotland that can happen most months of the year. Another winter guarantee is shorter days, it is often dark when you wake up and dark when you get home from work so we are often walking our pooches by torch light. We offer a wide variety of reflective dog coats and bandanas, flashing collars, dog tags and bands, check out our USB chargeable neck bands in pink, orange, yellow or green, a top seller for the year.
Now I know your cat will not wear a cat coat but if you hear the cat flap close and your feline friend is out on the tiles for the night, keep them safe and make sure they are wearing a reflective cat collar.
Warm safe pets make happy pets. Happy pets make happy owners
HOT DOG CAMPAIGN
Scot-Petshop want to help raise awareness by supporting The Dog Express ‘Hot Dog Campaign’
It takes minutes for a dog to overheat and they start to suffer instantly when they get too hot, so even a few minutes alone is too long.
Within seconds of being trapped in a hot car, a dog will start to panic and suffer – the mental , emotional and physical distress is almost instantaneous and so there is NO acceptable amount of time for a dog to be left! The effects of heat exhaustion are extreme and very dangerous
The Dog Express has 3 main aims with their ‘Hot Dog’ Campaign:-
1.To use the ‘Hot Dog’ Car Stickers as a deterrant to anyone considering leaving a dog in a hot car
2.To raise more awareness so that this does not keep happening every year
3.To raise money for the RSPCA &s to help fund their call-outs to dogs left in cars
The Dog Express wish to raise awareness with their ‘Hot Dog’ Bumper Stickers, to help raise awareness get your bumper stickers now at theDogExpress.com – Hot Dog Campaign.
Reflective Coats & Vests To Help Keep Your Dog Safe
If you are like me our pooch is walked mornings and evenings which is fine in the summer months but in the winter both walks are in the dusk or dark, what does not help us either is that our dog is black (with freaky white eyes). There are many ways to help keep your dog safe during the winter, hi-vis and neon dog coats, reflective dog vests or harnesses and flashing collar tags.
Hi-Vis dog vests are one of the most effective safety accessories around for walking near high volumes of traffic or walking along country roads. These vest will give you and your dog visibility and confidence in the dark without breaking the bank.
Whilst kitting your dog out it is also worth thinking about the kids as they are leaving for school in the dark or if you go running at night with our without your dog, we sell flashing tags and flashing bands that you can attach to school bags or around your arm.
Check out all our winter safety products – Keep Safe This Winter
Premium Dog Poop Bags
Our dog poop bags are already thick and strong and capable of picking up the biggest of poops, however we have now launched our Premium bag, at 20 micron in thickness it has made picking up those poops an even easier job. We have focused highly on the biodegradability of our product as the environment and plastic in landfill is a huge concern for us. Our new poo bags are made using the new Exo Biodegradable technology which means that the bags will degrade into small pieces the safely biodegrade into soil. Our bags meet ISO14855 biodegradability standards and are made from over 20% sea shells which is a renewable materials this also means over 20% less plastic as been used in the manufacturing of our bags.
One used and disposed of the organic LLD enables an advanced biodegradability rate to be achieved in our dog waste bags. Unlike Oxo technology were the plastic is treated with additives the shelf life of our Exo bags is unaffected so no premature degradation whilst in storage. Bags made with Exo technology are also recyclable making these bags an ideal solution
The wider adoption of EXO-LLD has the potential for large CO2 savings, we are a nation that uses and disposes of million of bags every year, lets be sensible and each do our bit for the environment, collectively we can make a difference.
We are hoping to extend the Exo technology over our range of Scot-Petshop bags over the next few months making all our bags even better and eco-friendly.
Winter Health and Safety for Pets
Our pets more than likely dislike winter as much as us humans do. The long, dark winter nights and the extreme weather can be dangerous for them as well as being an inconvenience. We need to ensure that, wherever possible that they are visible when out and about and make sure that they’re protected from the elements with extra layers to compliment their fur, or bootees to protect from frostbite.
We have written a short guide in our shop to assist you in looking after your pets during the cold winter months.
Free Postage At Scot-Petshop Ltd
At Scot-Petshop we are offer FREE POSTAGE on all orders. We want to make shopping on our site simple so by offering free postage the price you see is the price you pay, no hidden postage and VAT charges to be added on once you confirm your order. We hope you enjoy shopping with us and hope you come back to us in the future.
Why Use A Dog Safety Harness?
We should always be prepared for the unexpected when taking our dogs on a car journey, and that means that we should buckle them up, just the same as we would do ourselves and our children. It might not be the law in the UK to do so, and only 2% of dog owners in the UK currently use harnesses, but it could save lives. Every year many dogs and their owners are injured, or killed as a result of car accidents, when they are thrown forward unrestrained.
Safety Harnesses can:
Avoid the driver being distracted by the dog whilst driving.
Ensure your dog is safe from harm if he becomes distressed as a result of an accident and manages to escape the car. This could lead to your dog injuring himself more, or worse if the distress of the accident makes him escape the car and run into oncoming traffic.
Avoid injury or death to your dog, the driver and any passengers as the result of a collision if your unrestrained dog is thrown forward with the impact.
Scot-Petshop sells a quality rage of harnesses for travelling safely with your canine counterpart.
Interactive Dog Toys
Scot-Petshop now has a wide range of interactive dog toys which will help keep your dog mentally stimulated. Some of these toys will also combine physical exercise with mental stimulation so you can cater for both their physical and mental needs.
Most dog behavioural experts believe that interactive dog toys are the key to combating behavioural problems. A big factor in this will be our modern lifestyles, which means that our pets spend a lot of time home alone, or don’t have much one-on-one time with their owners due to their busy lifestyles.
Check out our range of interactive toys which includes food dispensing toys, puzzles and strategy toys to Interactive Participation Toys, or read our article about the benefits of using interactive dog toys:
Our Poop Bags & Keeping Britain Tidy Bags It And Bin It!!
We are now selling over 2 million Scot-Petshop branded dog poop bags a month over 3 web based sites, our own Website, eBay and Amazon with amazing feedback and reviews from our customers.
The success of our bags has been down to the large size, quality and our very competitive pricing which has been made possible by you the customer purchasing our bags allowing us to bulk buy and negotiate better pricing for the factories.
We do however have concerns with the way in which dog poop bags are being disposed of which we have read recently in various news reports and articles some featuring poop bags hanging from trees on littering our beaches and countryside. Luckily none of these reports have featured Scot-Petshop dog poop bags however we wanted to highlight to everyone the importance of disposing of your dog waste in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Bag it Bin It!
The great thing is you are cleaning up after your dog by using poop bags, now all you have to do is bin it!! Approximately 80% of councils now provide bins specifically for dog poo but if not it can be placed in any normal street bin or just take it home and dispose of with your general waste. Remember even compostable bags can take time to completely biodegrade so please do not litter our beaches and countryside and endanger our wildlife, Please Bag It Bin It….lets keep our parks, towns and countryside tidy together.