New Tastybone Dog Chews Now available

D4DOGZ is proud to be stocking the new TASTYBONE dog chew.

The only dog chew that has the flavour right thru, these are not merely coated, they are impregnated with natural flavour the whole way so the flavour goes on and on and on.

TASTYBONE is the UK’s No.1 manufacturer of Nylon, edible and rubber chew, and play toys for dogs.
Designed and made in the UK, they are stocked and recommended by vets worldwide.

With 6 Varieties you are sure to find a suitable one for your dog.

Tastybone Flexi Range, was designed for light to medium chewers, great for teething puppies, this dog chew is chicken flavoured.

Tastybone Gourmet edible Range, suitable for light chewers, full on flavour and just the best chew if your want to really spoil your dog, perhaps for a Birthday! Four fabulous flavours to choose from Duck, Pheasant, Stilton, and Venison Yummo.

TastyBone Mega, The big daddy of the dog chews, a massive sized bone designed for giant breed dogs, this thing weighs over 700g, two delicious flavours Beef or Chicken to choose from. Should stump the strongest Chewers.

Tastybone Nylon Range, these dog chews are available in three sizes to suit toys to large breed dogs, choose between Beef, Chicken or Lamb flavours. and again the flavour just goes on and on and on until the very end of the dog chew toy.

Tastybone Rubber Trio, Not just a Vanilla flavoured Chew, this one is bouncy, with the odd shape it will produce an erratic bouncing motion when thrown to the ground. Two dog products in one, you just got to love that!

An lastly The Tastybone Trio Bone Chicken Flavoured, a dog chew with unique nubs for dental care, the design same as the Rubber Trio bone, will encourage your dog to chew on this toy to promote good dental hygiene.

Dog treat recipes for the festive season

Dogs just LOVE treats and what better than baking your own yummy dog biscuits to treat your pampered pooch.

We have a delicious recipe for dog biscuits and if you want to make them extra special drizzle some melted carob or yogurt over the top.

This dog treat recipe has all the delicious taste of a Chicken dinner that your dog is going to go wild for.

 

Ingredients of the Chicken dog biscuit:

1/2 Cup of vegetable oil, 120g mince Chicken, 30g finely chopped celery, 230ml chicken stock ( no onion please ), 4 cups of whole wheat flour, 2 cups of cooked rice ( whole ground if you prefer ), 4 tbsp of dried sage ( I have used fresh from our herb garden )

Directions on how to cook the Chicken dog biscuits:

Preheat oven to 17 degrees C

Heat small amount of oil in frying pan over med-high heat. Add Chicken and Celery stir often, until the meat is cooked ( about 3-4 minutes ).

Place cooked chicken and celery and rest of oil in blender with the stock and puree.

Combine the flour, rice, chicken mixture and sage into a large bowl and mix well.

Roll out the dough onto a floured board to approx 6mm thick, cut out your desired shape or if you don’t have a cutter use a knife to cut out shapes.

Place your dog biscuits onto baking trays and bake in your oven at 170 degrees C for approx 30-35 minutes, Turn your oven off and leave dog biscuits in the oven for at least 3 hours or overnight if you prefer.

This Chicken dog biscuit recipe makes approx 60-70 dog treats.

To make your dog biscuits even more delicious for your favourite pooch (or pooches), simply melt some Carob or Yogurt drops from our online store over the top.

These dog treats once covered would make wonderful Xmas gifts for all your family and friends as well and if you don’t have time to back dog biscuits you can always get some from our online store.

Keeping your Dog cool in Summer.

dog bandannaDogs need to stay cool in hot weather.

D4DOGZ has a great dog product to help you with this – the Outward Hound Cooling Bandanna for your dog.

You can keep your dog cool for several hours just by soaking the Outward Hound Cool-It Bandanna for about 20 minutes.

Dogs get dehydrated just like we do in hot weather, so keep your dog healthy and safe with a cooling bandanna from D4DOGZ.

Its the stylish way to keep your dog cool! Made with nontoxic polymer crystals that absorb up to 30 times their weight and stay cool for several hours, to get the cooling bandanna cooler pop them in the fridge for an hour or two.
They have a long Velcro closure, to ensure an adjustable fit for your dog. The cooling bandanna’s are edged with reflective tape for visibility, not that your dog will be going too far in this hot weather.  Being reusable and hand washable, the cooling bandanna for dogs make a great option to help you cool your precious pooch this summer.
The Cooling bandanna’s are available in 3 sizes to fit most dogs, small suitable for chihuahuas, Medium we use on JRT, Maltese and Scotties etc, and large we use on our Labrador Shadow.

We also use one of those Shells for our dogs that are made for kids, you know the ones you can use for either water or sand!, we fill it up with clean water each morning so our dogs can pop themselves in whenever they feel hot, they often just use it as a super large dog water bowl.

Please whatever you do DON’T leave your dog inside a car in this heat, if you plan on just popping down to the shops for a minute and thought your dog would rather come with you, than be left at home in the cool of your house, think twice either leave your dog home or take them out of the car whilst you pop into the shop, some really nice shop owners may even let you bring your dog in.

Edited July 2014 – The Cooling bandana’s have been discontinued.

Xmas Dog Toys

christmas dog toysWe still have a few excellent dog toys for Christmas, so don’t forget your precious pooch next Sunday. The xmas dog toys are all reduced and still time to order before Christmas.

What about a cute gingerbread man, we recon he is a super cute dog toy and an ideal Xmas gift,  he is wearing a cheeky short red sweater, and has a soft golden brown fabric, he has a squeaker now your dog will love that and is approx 20cm, ideal for smaller dogs and puppies.

Fuzzyard has a special edition Xmas flea dog toy it is made from the the finest quality non-toxic plush, this dog toy can be machine washed which is always a bonus, it has floppy limbs and a squeaker of course.
He’s called Scratchy the happy holiday flea and has even got a cute Santa hat and antlers. And as a bonus this year if you spend over $100.00 we’ll even give you one of these Xmas dog toys!

Or what about an adorable little reindeer dog toy, he is such a cute little fellow he’d make a great little Xmas gift for a new puppy.
He has floppy little legs and little xmas hat and scarf, this sweet little dog toy also has a little squeaker in his belly. at approx 23cm high makes the ideal puppy gift.

We have a few hats and stockings left, so grab a bargain dog toy for Xmas or buy for next year and save money.

Things To Remember When Buying Dog Products

dog accessoriesAt D4DOGZ, we believe that every dog deserves the best and as dog owners, it’s our responsibility to provide everything that our dogs will ever need. Fortunately, for dog lovers this responsibility never seems like work, because we’re overjoyed to give only the best to our beloved canine friends.

However, knowing how to check for superior quality dog products is a different story.  You might want to give your dog the best, but what if you do not know what to look for? To help you, here is a list of things that you need to check when buying dog products:

Dog grooming supplies

For products that are applied to your dog’s skin, it is important that you select only grooming products designed for dogs. This is important because your dog’s skin has a different pH to humans and will be sensitive and become irritated by chemicals found in soaps, shampoos and conditioners mad for us. And as a general rule, you shouldn’t consider cleansing products designed for humans to be appropriate for your dog.

Dog treats

For premium quality dog treats, look for products labelled ‘dehydrated’ and are 100% natural with nothing added. This is important for your dog’s health. The chemicals and preservatives found in inferior quality dog treats can have a long-term detrimental effect on your dog’s well-being. Choosing dehydrated and 100% natural dog treats is especially important for puppies and pregnant dogs.

Quality dog products

Basic dog products like grooming tools, leashes, bowls and toys should always be durable – that is, well-constructed from quality material. Check each item carefully, and consider its weight and how it feels. For example, a strong dog can easily break a poor quality leash so it is important to choose dog products that are of superior quality.

When you choosing the best dog products, you usually end up with a higher price tag. This is not necessarily a bad thing if you consider that a higher quality dog product will give you better results and last longer than an item that is cheaply made.

At D4DOGZ we own 3 dogs and they are fortunate enough to test dog products we sell before we stock them, they don’t mind at all.

Dog toys to help the environment

water bottle dog toyThere is some great dog toys on the market that can help us reduce our rubbish and at the same time occupy active dogs, at D4DOGZ we are always excited if we can find a dog toy that is both fun for the dogs and great for the environment.

The Water bottle Buddies are an excellent idea, they make good use of empty water or cool drink bottles, simply wash the used container and insert into the bottom of this dog toy.  A Velcro enclosure will keep the empty bottle inside the plush cover.

Dog just love the sound empty bottles make as they chew and play with this top little dog toy, for extra fun try adding some small treats or dry food inside the bottle to make a rattling sound and watch your pooch get excited.

When the bottle is chewed to bits or too flat, just pop another clean, dry bottle up to approx 600ml size inside, and you’ll have a happy dog.

In summer you can put water in a capped bottle and freeze, this will help your dog to stay cool in the hot weather, now that’s a versatile dog toy!

The water bottle buddy dog toy currently is available in two styles, a cute yellow dog and a brown cow they are both a little over 30cm long, so are a good sized dog toy for smaller breeds. The insides of this dog toy are lined with a tough fabric for extra durability.

So if you are looking for a dog toy to amuse your pooch and at the same time would like to be environmentally aware, we think we have a great option for you! They make a great idea as a Xmas present as well.