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Pawsh and Pawpular: Step up your doggie’s style quotient with these Pet Fashion Blogs

15 Feb

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Looking for some inspiration to dress up your doggie? Need some cool DIY ideas for pet apparels and accessories? Want to know ‘What’s Hot’ and ‘What’s Not’ in the world of pet fashion? Here are some must-follow ‘Pet Fashion Blogs’ to spruce up your doggie’s style IQ.

Butters the Fashion Dog

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A fashion blog by a teacup Pomeranian named Butters from Notting Hill, this blog is all about Butters’ fashion escapades with her mom, her photo shoots during fashion events, and her interviews with other fashionable canines. Butter is a well-known face in the international canine style scene. In her own words ‘She is a doggy diva: the ultimate Doginista’.

Logan’s Look

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A toy poodle and a fashion blogger based in Toronto, check out Logan’s blog for some cute and quirky dog dressing ideas.

Come Wag Along

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A pet lifestyle blog by Kia and her schnauzer dog Simba, Come Wag Along features informative posts about pet fashion trends and DIY style ideas every Friday. The blog also posts pictures of fashionable canines, shared by its readers in the Furiend Feature section.

The Daily Treat

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Treat yourself to the pictures of decked up doggies, and read some interesting posts about quirky pet fashion trends on ‘The Daily Treat’ blog by Discovery.com.

AnimalFair

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For expert tips on pet fashion and grooming, check out pet lifestyle expert Wendy Diamond’s Animal Fair.com. The website features pet grooming tips, posts about pet-loving celebs and loads of other interesting posts about pets as a whole.

DogTipper

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Learn how to make canine crowns, doggie dresses, pet beds and loads of other pet lifestyle products. Husband-wife duo John Bigley and Paris Permenter, with the help of their rescue dogs Tiki & Irie, share countless other DIY tips for dog lovers on DogTipper.com

Yeepet

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A social networking platform for pet parents to meet other pet lovers, and find information on petcare, Yeepet.com features some informative posts on pet fashion, grooming, and lifestyle under its Style & Fashion section.

These are some of the interesting online sources that you can refer, apart from the Woofilicious blog, for your daily dose of pet fashion news and views. So, which of these do you like the most? Do share your thoughts in the comments.

 Images courtesy: Sodahead.com, Butters the Fashion Dog, Logan’s Look, Come Wag Along, The Daily TreatGoodmorning America, DogTipper,

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5 Drool-worthy DIY Dog Toys

1 Feb

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Does your pooch seem bored of all his existing toys? Then, it’s time to treat him to some new ones. Take a look at some of these fun DIY toys that you can make for your dog at home.

1. Sock with a Ball

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It’s time to put those old socks of yours to some good use. How about making a toy for your dog? Just place a tennis ball inside the sock and seal it inside by tying a knot over it. The ‘Sock with a Ball’ toy is one of the simplest toys that you can make at home!

2. Braided Tug Toy

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Got some old clothes, towels or napkins? You can make a cool tug toy for your pup with these. Take three old towels (or some other pieces of cloth) of different (preferably bright) colors. Cut three 2-3 inches wide and 11-15 inches long strips from each of these. Bunch the three strips together by tying a knot at one end, and then braid them as tightly as possible. Secure the other end of the strips with a knot, after braiding.

3. Stuffed Squeaky Toys

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You can easily make stuffed toys for your dog at home. Cut a pattern of bone shape, star shape or any other shape that you like, out of paper. The pattern will be of the size of the toy that you want to make. Place the pattern on a double layer of an old sweater or any other thick fabric. Cut the fabric around the pattern, leaving some extra space for the seams. Now, sew the cut fabric pieces together, leaving a small opening to allow for stuffing scraps of fabric or squeakers inside.  Once you have stuffed the fabric, sew its open end; and voila, you have a cute new plush toy for your four-legged kid!

4. Big Box of Treats

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Though not a toy, a big box sealed with treats can turn out to be an exciting game for your dog. Take an empty cardboard box and fill it with crumpled newspaper bits and some dog treats. Seal the box with masking tapes and place it in front of your dog. Your pooch will have a great time ripping it apart and hunting down the treats. It would be fun to watch your pet do this, but do get ready to clean up the mess, once the hunting game is over 😉

5. Jar of Goodies 

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If you feel that the ‘Big Box of Treats’ game is a bit too messy, then opt for the ‘Jar of Goodies’ game. All you have to do is put some dog treats inside a plastic jar. Take the lid off and place the jar on the floor. Your dog will roll the jar on the floor, punch it with his paws, and do all sorts of things to take the treats out.

Have any other interesting ideas for DIY dog toys? Do share them with us in the comments. You can also shop for some cool doggie toys on Woofilicious.com, if you don’t have time to make them at home 🙂

Images courtesy: Petsyy.com, Barkscratchandsniff.com, Etsy.com, Dextersdays.com, Clickertraining.com, 7thHouseontheleft

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