11 Ways to Pamper Your Pet in the Glebe
Life is good if you’re a pet in the Glebe.
Whether you’re a dog or a cat lover, there are lots of places for you to treat your special furry friend. From organic dog treats and dynamic toys to cat’s pajamas, you’ll find everything you’ll ever need to truly make your pet a part of your family.
Here are some ways to have a dog day afternoon or a cat’s day out in the Glebe.
Lansdowne Dog Park
Help Fido make some new pals and burn off energy at the Lansdowne Dog Park at the end of Holmwood Avenue. The park is always bursting with playful dogs of all sizes and breeds, making for a fun and friendly furry meet up. You’ll meet other dog owners while the canines get their kicks.
FURminator Undercoat deShedding Tool
Before you take the dog to the park, make sure he or she is looking their best with the FURminator Undercoat brush from PetSmart that will pulls out all that loose fur for a slick, clean shine. Use the brush after washing with FURminator deShedding shampoo and conditioner and you’ll see a 90 per cent decrease in shedding. Looking dapper, pup!
Chuckit! Kick Fetch
Hate picking up that slobbery ball to play fetch? Forget it then and play kick ball instead. The Chuckit! Kick Fetch ball from PetSmart is essentially a hard soccer ball for your pooch. The ball has groove indents to make picking it up easy for your dog and tough enough for strong chewers to have their way with it. Just make sure your dog is a better actor than Neymar if he wants to play dead.
FURminator Shed Control Cloths for cats
If putting your cat in the bath is more difficult than getting your child to eat broccoli, pick up some Shed Control Cloths from PetSmart and get rid of those hairballs. The cloths have a three-dimensional proprietary loop technology that catches and keeps loose surface hair.
Take me out to the soccer game
Have you ever taken your dog to a professional sports match? You’ll be able to say yes on July 28th, as the Ottawa Fury is having a Dog Day Afternoon at TD Place this Saturday, where they are allowing dogs in the stands to catch the Fury play Louisville City. $15 gets your pooch an entry into the game and they can howl at all the goals, bark at all the penalties and growl at all the missed calls. Click here and use the promo code “BARK.”
A Pamper Package at Purrdy Paws
If you really want to treat your pet to a day out, head to Purrdy Paws and give them the ultimate pamper package. The grooming business has everything from nail trims to on-site baths and grooming. Purrdy Paws even boasts a mobile cat and dog spa. Are you an exotic pet lover? Purrdy Paws will do nail trims for chinchillas, guinea pigs, ferrets and rabbits. Check out their services here.
Get your dog a donut
There’s nothing that says I love you more than a decadent treat. Make your pup fee like part of the family with these Bosco and Roxy’s Gourmet Bakery treats for dogs. Donuts, bone cookies, cupcakes and ice cream cone cookies are the perfect dessert for your best friend. Pick them up at Pet Valu.
Take them to the beach
Wanna have a dog day afternoon? Take your pup to the beach and play in the water with these West Paws floating water toys from Pet Valu. The toys won’t sink and are tough enough for even the hardest of chewers.
Cat nip or cat nap?
If you love playing with your cat, pick him or her up a Mad Cat Toy from Pet Valu and she’ll be ready for a cat nap in no time. The catnip infused toys are a total hit with kitties and will have them bouncing off the walls all day. Your kitty deserves some serious playtime.
Drink well and drink often
Does your pet have a drinking problem? Pick up a Drinkwell Pet Fountain for your cat at Cats R Us and your cat will be attracted to it simply because the water is in motion. They will drink more and more often, keeping them hydrated all day long. The constant circulation inhibits bacteria growth and keeps the water clean and fresh.
Health is #1
You can’t enjoy all these things if your pet isn’t healthy. The Glebe has two fine veterinary hospitals in the Glebe Pet Hospital and the Pretoria Pet Hospital, both of which offer medical, surgical and dental care for all your pet needs.