In our house dog hair is considered a condiment. It’s pretty hard to avoid the occasional hair on your dinner plate when you live with 3 shedding dogs. Pet hair on your furniture is not only unstylish, but a health hazard for allergy sufferers.
The quickest way to remove pet hair from furniture is to use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment to suck up loose hair and allergy-causing dander.
But what if you could suck up the loose hair before it ends up on the couch?
The Dyson Groom tool is designed with this problem in mind. The substantial brush and vacuum unit attaches to the hose and removes loose hair and dead skin with slick bristles – and with the press of a button, fur and allergens are loosened from the brush bristles and are sucked into the vacuum and contained in the bin. With regular brushing, you’ll save time on cleaning your furniture and your pet will look beautiful!
If your vacuum doesn’t have an upholstery attachment, a lint brush or sticky tape roller is a tried and true method for picking up stuck-on pet hair. For leather furniture, I suggest wiping it down with a lint-free cloth moistened with one part white vinegar and two parts water and then wipe the leather dry with a soft dry cloth.
With the advent of pet ownership throughout China – the weird dog grooming trends are coming fast and furious! These lovely dogs have been groomed to the point of changing species! With China’s terrible “one family, one dog” policy limiting owners to only one dog – we guess family’s are putting all of their “PupStylistic” eggs in one basket. Click for more pics of a pantheon of panda puppies with their Panda pup parent and a lovely Leonine Lab. Continue reading →
One of my favorite superstar groomers – Jorge Bendersky (the one and only “Jorge”) takes this little shelter pup Lhasa Apso “Spunky” from a matted mess to an honored guest! We love that he not only takes the time to give the dog a makeover but also stresses that you hug the dog throughout the process. I don’t know about you – but if my hairstylist hugged me and told me I was good – their tips would reflect that fact! Continue reading →
Naughty or Nice your pup needs stylish presents this Holiday season!
‘Tis the season to stock up on gifts for your favorite furry friend. And Dara Foster has made a list and checked it twice fully of stylish gifts for both naughty and nice. Dara Foster’s Pupstylish Holiday Gift list was originally published in the National Enquirer this week and in the spirit of the season we are sharing it with you for all your holiday gift giving needs. Happy Holidays from the whole team at PupStyle!
Pet Style expert Dara Foster unleashes a pack of great Valentine’s gift ideas for your pet
For this Valentine’s day, PupStyle your pooch to show them some extra lovin’!
Don’t leave the dogs out when it comes to Valentine’s celebrations. Get ready to spoil your pooch with some stylish heart-themed FASHION & COLLARS, HARNESSES & TAGS, HOME INTERIOR, TREATS & EATS, GROOMING & TOYS that won’t go stale after Valentine’s Day is over.
Join Pet Style Expert and PupStyle.com Co-Founder, Dara Foster for a look at some fun and creative ways to celebrate your unconditional love for your dog.
FASHION & COLLARS
Dogo Design- Endless Love sweatshirt $25
Snugly and sweet never goes out of style and you’re guaranteed both with this Pup-Stylish heart sweatshirt from Dogo. Affordable fashion & warmth during winter’s frigid temperatures. This detailed sweatshirt is designed with quality at a very sweet price and has nice roomy arms holes for total comfort. Available at: Trixie and Peanut
26 Bars And A Band Avant Garde™ Heart Print Retractable Leash $39
Stay connected with your sweetheart by attaching them to this heart print retractable leash. A fresh take on the traditional retractable leashes and a must-have for active city dogs who need extra range during their walks. Available in two sizes and holds up to 29 lbs… making this a great leash choice for small dogs. Available at: 26BarsAndABand.com
Fetchers & Fighters Pink Sparkling Collar $35
Add a splash of highlight color to your beloved with this eye-catching sparkly pink collar. These “vegan” collars are available in a wide range of sizes and colors and look amazing on any dog. They are also water-proof and great for transitioning into wet Spring weather.
Poochee Dog-Heart Beat step-in harness $58
Step-in and get ready to step-out in style! Ultra simple “step-in” design fits all sizes without needing to fuss with buckles. Made out of animal friendly materials this is a fantastic gift even if you don’t know the gift recipient’s size! Available at: HauteDogBoutique.com
Cleopatra personalized Alpha Letters & Heart Of Gold I.D. Tags $15-29
Part of loving your dog is keeping him safe, so deck him out in a cool personalized tag by Cleopatra. These I.D. tags can be personalized with a name and emergency contact phone number on the back for total safety and style. Tags are something your dog wears every day, so make it something you enjoy looking at. Choose from collection of colorful enamel tags accented with 22K Gold or lead-free Pewter. Lasting style for a low price and a gift for all seasons. Available at: trixieandpeanut.com
WetNoz Studio Bowl $4-9
The quickest path to your dogs heart is through their stomach – why not touch their heart with one of these contemporary and innovative Studio Bowls. A dish you won’t want to hide when guests arrive and might secretly want to share. It’s light weight, has an easy to grip handle, and non-skid feet to prevent dish scooting. Sizes range from 1 to 5 cup serving sizes for all appetites. Available at WetNoz.com
Custom photo canvas artwork $59-$109
We treasure our dogs like priceless works of art, so why not turn them into one? You’ll become a total gift hero when you present your loved one with a blown-up photo of their pet printed on canvas and stretched over a wooden frame. Simply e-mail any digital photo, select a size and in a few days you’ll have your own personal masterpiece. A memorable gift for yourself or anyone who ever loved a pet. Available at: CanvasOnDemand.com
TREATS & EATS
The Organic Dog Biscuit Cook Book by Jessica Talley $12.24
This makes a unique gift for any dog lover who loves to bake. Instead of giving out candy kisses, show your dog some love with home-made, organic treats. This can be a fun winter activity for the whole family and this book includes over 100 simple, healthy, organic recipes. You can turn the biscuits you make into gifts for other dogs. You’ll never fail to impress a dog owner with home-made dog treats as a gift! Available at: Amazon.com
Bubba Rose Biscuit Company-Carob & Peanut butter treats $12.50
If you don’t have time to bake home-made dog biscuits check out the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company’s Pugs & Kisses Valentine’s gift sets. Created by the Organic Dog Biscuit Cook book author Jessica Talley . These all natural, %100 organic, carob and peanut butter cookies are so yummy you’ll want to take a bite yourself! Each gift set includes 5 cookies and a beautiful hand-printed and letter pressed cards. Available at: BubbaRoseBiscuit Co.
DogToids breath fresheners by Bamboo $4.50
At last, an after dinner Valentine’s breath mint for Fido! Now, you’ll appreciate more “pleasant” licks from your pooch. DogToids breath fresheners are little treats that are meaty flavored for dogs yet loaded with fresh parsley to freshen your dogs breath. They come in a handy to carry tin can for easy travels.
Sexy Beast Fragrance- $50
Finally when someone says “you smell like your dog”, you’ll take it as a compliment! Sexy Beast has created a truly beautiful, uinsex, sophisticated-yet not stuffy, fragrance that you and your dog can share. The fragrance is carefully formulated for dog’s sensitive sense of smell and balanced just right for the human. Low alcohol, hypo-allergenic and paraben-free. Available at: SexyBeastStyle.com
Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff-Strawberry Treat Spot $10.45
For some play time, share sweet strawberries that won’t leave a mess on your floor and will keep Rover entertained for hours. This activity toy is as beautiful as it is tough. It has a “spot” for stashing a special Valentine’s treat. If you can’t be together this will help ease the separation anxiety by entertaining your dog with independent play. It’s made in the USA by a great friendly eco-company in Maine. All materials are non-toxic and can be recycled with ordinary household materials when finished. Available at: Planet Dog
Lani Dig Your Dog Spa Treatments $18.95
Before snuggling up together at the end of a long Valentine’s Day, give your dog an “at home” spa treatment with Lani Dig Your Dog shampoo & Conditioner. Loaded with tons of natural skin and coat softening ingredients, this shampoo and conditioner will leave your dog’s coat silky smooth and smelling great. Available in dog friendly scents like Park, Wood and Beach. Available at LaniDigYourDog.com
We don’t pretend to be grooming experts at Pupstyle, but we do know a good product when we smell one. The nice folks at Aroma Paws sent us a few products to try out which came in handy last week when our Jack Russell “Flo” decided to take her own “aroma bath” in a dead Mole. The horrible smell was so strong it made the paint on our walls bubble up. To start we lit up one of their All Natural Soy candles to cover up Flo’s very own All Natural Mole-Aroma while filling the tub. Once the bath was ready we grabbed some of the Mandarin Green Tea Luxury Dog Shampoo and Conditioner and gave Flo a good coat scrub. The smell was quite nice and subtle while definitely doing away with Flo’s funk. In fact, my kids liked the smell so much they asked if they could take a bath in it too!
Aroma Paws products are all natural, chemical-free, pH balanced and eco-friendly. All of their products can be ordered online thru the Aromapaws.com site.
Within the past year Juicy Couture has been making significant inroads into the dog apparel marketplace – applying the same formula that brought them such fortune in womens wear. And now taking another cue from the womens division – they are releasing a Fragrance and Beauty line specifically for dogs – Juicy Crittoure. The launch line consists of Shampoo, Conditioner, Aromatic Spray, Paw Polish, Perfume and limited edition gift sets. The in-house writers at Juicy Headquarters must have worked triple overtime with puns ranging from Shampooch to Coif Fur to Pawfum and beyond! The line will be sold online exclusively by Neiman Marcus.
Check out the promo-video for the line introduction:
Don’t flog that soggy dog! No need to freak out any more when your puppy comes bursting through the door with muddy paws from a romp in the park. The Soggy Dog has the ultimate towel/mitt that can make clean up quick and easy. This handy dandy towel has a pocket for your hand to slip into so you can hold on to rover with one hand while the other wipes off dirty paws and bellies. The fabric is super absorbent and is easy to stash in your car or bag when you’re on the go. It also has a loop on one end that you should be able to use for hanging it near your door or on a hook, but unless you live in a house with door knobs the size of peas that feature is useless. Nonetheless messy paws are easily banished with this Chocolate and Blue mess catcher priced at $31.95 and available at A Bone to Pick.