116 Ways to Spoil Your Dog

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From doggy biscotti to canine cashmere, a dog-lover's guide to giving man's best friend the best of everything.

Over the last few decades dogs have enjoyed a tremendous rise in status -- from sleep-in-the-garage hound to eat-at-the-table VIP. At the same time, dog owners with increased work hours away from home have felt the need to remind their pets just how special they are, by buying them lavish gifts, plying them with tempting goodies, and treating them to spa-quality care. ...

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From doggy biscotti to canine cashmere, a dog-lover's guide to giving man's best friend the best of everything.

Over the last few decades dogs have enjoyed a tremendous rise in status -- from sleep-in-the-garage hound to eat-at-the-table VIP. At the same time, dog owners with increased work hours away from home have felt the need to remind their pets just how special they are, by buying them lavish gifts, plying them with tempting goodies, and treating them to spa-quality care. In short, spoiling the pooch is in, and this unique book shows just how to do it.

A one-stop-shopping guide for today's dog fancier, this playful yet helpful book is filled with tips for all kinds of dog spoiling, including finding dog care for the day or the month; dog-oriented day trips and vacations; styling and fashion accessories; nutritious gourmet treats; and where to find the most outrageous luxury gifts, toys, and custom-designed dog houses. A list of medical services, freebies, and miscellaneous hints for improving a creature's comforts are also included. Interspersed throughout are photos, famous quotes, and fun facts about dogs and their dog-crazed owners. Today's dog lover knows that man's best friend is not just a pet, but a member of the family. This dog-gone doting book provides everything a canine devotee needs to make their pet feel loved, appreciated, and downright human.

--Americans spend over $20 billion a year on pet-related products and services
--The pet industry has more than doubled during the 1990s and is expected to grow 20% annually through the first decade of the millennium
--$2.6 billion has been spent on LAMS
--86% of consumers plan to purchase holiday gifts for their pets

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It's a dog's life, and it's getting better all the time. With the help of this one-stop shopping guide for doggie delights, your dog can be thoroughly pampered every day of the year.

It takes a book like this to reveal the extent to which dog owners can and will go. I'm a longtime dog owner, but you'd have to grade me low on the shopping scale. I’ve heard of dog bakeries but never shopped at one; my dog sleeps on his predecessor’s bed; but he does enjoy the occasional day in doggie day care. His collar looks, er, ordinary.

Clearly, I've been missing a lot. Take, for example, the Yuppy Puppy Treat Machines, gumball machines that dispense little treats, or Doggie Gift Baskets (Frisbees filled with treats and topped with a sporty bandanna), or a Pet Motor Vehicles license issued from Boulder, Colorado (www. chloecards.com). I'm much better informed now on the many options in doggie jewelry, designer collars, and doggie dishware. I now know exactly how to tie a bandanna on a dog.

There's a great chapter on toys, including stuffed toys that hold up under pressure, and a helpful chapter on the tools and toys for dogs with disabilities. Svete has researched everything you can think of, from travel tips to medical and spa services. Some of these references will make you groan, and others will have you on the phone in a second, credit card at the ready. Each chapter concludes with a list of resources (URLs and phone numbers).

I can't let you dog owners go, without passing along a recipe for biscuits I found in this book. Bone appétit! (Ginger Curwen)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786886425
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 8/22/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. It's a Dog-Eat-Treat World 7
2. Table Settings: Dishware Is the Ultimate Accessory 29
3. Playtime for Fido 41
4. Doggie Style 58
5. Nouveau Leash 80
6. Looking Good--Feeling Grrreat! 94
7. Creature Comforts 119
8. Dog Care 140
9. Have Dog, Will Travel 166
10. The Grrreat Outdoors 191
11. A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words 210
12. Pawty Hounds 221
13. Happy Howlidays 236
14. Miracles of Modern Medicine 251
15. Leaving a Legacy 268
16. The Best Things in Life Are Free 274
17. Miscellaneous 280
18. Lend a Paw 295
19. Where the Goodies Are 299
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Recipe

Berry's Favorite Breath-Mint Biscuits
Makes about twenty-four biscuits

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon charcoal (available at your local health-food store)
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2/3 cup skim milk

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Combine flour and charcoal.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine egg whites, oil, parsley, and mint; mix well.
  4. Slowly stir in the flour mixture; then add enough milk to make a cookie-dough consistency.
  5. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough about one inch apart onto greased baking sheets.
  6. Bake fifteen minutes or until firm and lightly browned.
  7. Store cooled biscuits in a tightly covered container in the refrigrator.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2001

    Made the day for me and Barron

    Loved this book and so did my canine buddy. I liked the raised bowl idea which made it easier for him to reach without straining his neck, the wiggly giggly ball, and have started the massage with him as he has arthritis in his hip. Marguerite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2001

    Great Book!

    I really enjoyed the book. I already bought a collar and several toys mentioned in the book. It's a good thing my dog can't read or else I'd be broke.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2001

    If you love dogs, you have to get this!

    Perfect for people who love dogs and think of their pets as part of the family.

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