When PetDesign becomes an ambassador for an innovative animal lifestyle ! We pay particular attention to the choice of products, so that on each visit you will...

When PetDesign becomes an ambassador for an innovative animal lifestyle !

We pay particular attention to the choice of products, so that on each visit you will make some pretty discoveries!

Today, with our experience and attentive to the latest trends, we select the best objects for your animals.

Uncovering trends and useful objects or accessories for your animals, we take the selection of products we reference on our site PetDesign to heart.

By lifestyle, we mean "lifestyle" 21st century version. Long gone are the days when French households had a dog or a cat out of habit. The times have changed. Many couples or families decide not to have any more animals because of the constraints that this imposes (loss of hair, difficulties in finding a means of care during absences, costs of veterinary care , etc.). We can all see that the number of animals does not decrease, but is concentrated in passionate families. We are therefore witnessing a marked improvement in the attention and care given to animals: look at the increase in high-end products, the explosion of luxury dog ​​and cat luxury, and the rise of foods of "human" quality . The beds are neat, the ready to wear explodes (sometimes also for the greatest pleasure of the masters because let us remember that the the dogs natural coat is sufficiently protective so that winter does not disturb the life of the dogs).

We have segmented our "Daily life" section into different chapters, each more important than the other: animal welfare, sleeping meals, tack and care. We offer ranges for both dogs and cats.

Everyday life  There are 473 products.

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  • Collars, Leashes...

    The dog is a sociable animal and, therefore, needs to meet other living beings, to explore a territory. Whether in an apartment or a lodge, he cannot be content with a hygienic outing five minutes after the film or even stay cloistered in a garden . A minimum walk of one hour per day will allow him to spend himself, and therefore spare the furniture of the house, and to integrate into a pseudo-pack in the company of the other dogs of the district. Of course, if you have chosen a sporty dog ​​such as a Husky, the daily exercise necessary for the good development of your companion will be much longer.

    From a legal point of view, the dog walking in town must be kept on a leash or be within earshot and hand so that his master always keeps milk under control. Thus, if, unfortunately, a dog is hit by a car when he is not on a leash, it is his owner who is responsible for the damage caused. The same applies if he bites another dog or a person. These annoyances can be avoided by teaching your partner to walk on a leash, to come back to the foot without discussion and to socialize him very early. The free walks are reserved for green spaces, in the countryside.

    Leash walking is learned from an early age . As a child, puppies tend to follow their owners. We must take advantage of all opportunities to ask him to come to the foot. Then well put the leash on. A little adaptation time is, of course, essential. The puppy will tend to "shoot the fox". Then, gradually, it is he who will go ahead. Be careful never to allow him to pull on his leash. This bad habit is unpleasant and can be dangerous in certain circumstances. To remedy this, simply stop and pull in the opposite direction. The puppy will find himself unbalanced and, after a few somersaults, will stop passing in front. Once this stage is mastered, we will continue on the leash-free walk.

    The house is your companions territory. With an instinct more or less pronounced according to his race, he guards his house by barking to warn of his presence. Plowing can also express boredom when the dog is left alone throughout the day. But, sometimes, this mode of expression becomes a nightmare for the neighbors. A good education is the key to good relations with your neighborhood. Teaching your dog to bark and be quiet on command is simple. First, start the bark order and give it the reward when it runs. Finally, later, we will only give it to him when he is silent while ordering him to "stop" in a firm voice.

    If the dog is in a garden, it must be ensured that he cannot escape from it . A good fence high enough and buried (a dog, it digs!) Is essential. Know that, if he runs away, you will be responsible for the damage he will cause. In fact, liability insurance must always be taken out regardless of the dog.

  • Bowls & Waterers
  • Toys
  • Sleeps

    The future owner must provide a small "trousseau" comprising the essential elements for the dog with, in the first place, a collar and a leash as well as two bowls, the first for food and the other for water. We prefer stainless steel or glass containers that are easy to clean because some dogs have skin allergies to plastic. We will ensure that the dog always has fresh water at his disposal and that the bowls are always clean.

    For coat care, regular brushing once or several times a week, depending on the type of dog, is necessary. This moment is more than just hygienic maintenance. Indeed, it allows the master to make sure that his dog has no injury or parasites and, above all, to build bonds of trust useful for the proper balance of the hierarchy.

    Distributing food is an essential part of the day. We will offer a food adapted to the animal according to its size, its age and its activity. The number of meals goes from four to two between 3 and 8 months to stabilize at one or two in adulthood. In large breeds, two meals are preferable in order to avoid the risks of stomach twisting; avoid competition between several dogs during the meal.

    The dog being dominated in the hierarchy, he must accept that the master touches his bowl without grumbling. This is all the more important if the family has children. Also, from the start, it is necessary, for example, to interrupt the meal by raising the bowl, make the puppy sit down then give it back the food. The puppy will have the right to touch it only on the order of its master. This learning is long, given the ferocious appetite of these little wild beasts, but it is essential to guarantee the hierarchy. It is the pack leader who decides. Besides that, no food will be given outside the fixed hours. This, of course, requires everyones participation.

  • muzzles
  • Barriers & Cat Flaps
  • Clothing:...

    The dog always symbolizes the notion of fidelity towards the man. Owning a dog then means for many to have the family pet par excellence. After the carefully considered decision concerning the acquisition of a puppy, several principles must be respected.

  • Droppings: pick up
  • Briefs, Diapers...
  • Farrows & Heating...
  • Summer Refreshing...
  • Transport Cages &...

    Traveling with your dog

    Who wants to travel far spares his mount, who wants to travel with his dog will have the same care! To do this, avoid him a stressful trip as much as possible. To decrease the fear of the dog in a car, a train, an airplane, the solution is to get him used to it very small. The dog is not afraid of what he knows, and the sooner he uses various means of transport, the less apprehensive he will be. Also get him used to traveling alone. If he has understood that the separation is only temporary, everything will be fine! To soften the situation, it is sometimes good to give a light sedative. If he cannot bear to be alone (fear, aggression, barking), consider another means of transport.

    A well-educated dog, who does not bark, does not jump on people, is not aggressive, will be an ideal travel partner. He must also stoically support the leash, the muzzle or the transport basket (depending on the size, means of transport, the law).

    Wherever you go, in any vehicle, there are rules to follow: vaccines reminded; dewormed dog (about 2 weeks before); baggage made (bowls, bedding, brush, toys ...), first aid kit (Velpeau band, sterile compresses, Elastoplast, hydrogen peroxide 10 vol., scissors, tweezers, link, Marseille soap ...) prepared, certificate of good health carried. About 10 h before departure, give him a light meal and leave him on an empty stomach during the journey (unless it lasts more than 12 h). Make him swallow an anti-nausea and / or a painkiller before leaving. Please note: a calming dog sometimes has difficulty moving! Do not forget if you are dealing with a large dog. Instead, give him a little antihistamine syrup based on antihistamines. Walk the dog before leaving, make him run so that he is tired during the trip. Provide bags and papers for his needs. For all means of transport, monitor the ambient temperature. If it is too high, induce a draft or put a damp compress on the animals head. Also avoid other heat, estrus period, where male and female are untenable!

  • Transport bags

    Choosing the right dog transport bag is essential!

    The nature of the train journey with your dog depends ... on its weight! SNCF regulations are very clear: a dog weighing less than 6 kg must be brought in a transport bag. He can be taken out, provided he is kept on a leash. You can install it at your feet or even on your knees. It will cost his master about thirty francs to keep him with him. For a dog weighing more than 6 kg, the transport price is equivalent to a second class half-fare ticket. For two dogs or more, it costs a full second class fare ticket per dog. The tickets of the owner and the dog (s) must be taken at the same time, and must be composted before departure.

    In theory, the dog should be kept on a leash and muzzled. If it is wise, the controllers can accept that we do not put the muzzle. It is preferable, however, to bring one, to cover any eventuality. It is forbidden that the dog be installed on the benches: it must be at the feet of its master. For large dogs, it is better to reserve a place near the door and attach them to the luggage rack, otherwise they will be very poorly installed between the chairs. In compartment trains, the dog can accompany his master in one of the two, if no other passenger objects. In the event of a refusal, the handler and the dog must remain in the corridor. Certain breeds are prohibited in public transport (Pit bull, Boerbull, assimilated Mastiff, assimilated Tosa) and others must imperatively wear a muzzle (Tosa, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler and assimilated).

    Generally speaking, dogs can cope well with train journeys, a means of locomotion that is not very noisy, stable and air-conditioned. Cases of motion sickness are extremely rare. However, avoid feeding him just before departure, and make him do a "pee break" beforehand! Also provide a bottle of water and a bowl, knowing beforehand what the dog can drink before "soublier". For the comfort of all, we will take care to calm his dog if he moans, if he is nervous ... Sometimes a little sedative or a little hug can help make you spend (and him too) a good trip.

  • Strollers,...
    The dog in the car

    optimal methods of transporting dogs by road

    The increase in the number and density of competitions, national but especially international, brings sport dogs and the ability to travel more and more inside and outside the borders of their country of origin. Therefore, it may become interesting for the user to consider here some aspects relating to the optimal methods of transporting dogs.

    By road

    From the simple individual cage positioned in a passenger vehicle, to the specialized trailer carrying dog boxes, to the perfectly equipped pick-up or truck, many systems are now available on the market which provide dogs with perfect comfort during long-distance road trips.

    In such configurations, the dog boxes must be of a sufficient volume to allow each animal to be able to stretch and to have a minimum of possibility of movement, without this being too large because then becoming dangerous in the event of a brake application or sudden change of direction. The floor will always be dry, and adequate ventilation. A 25-kilogram dog occupies a circle about 40 centimeters in diameter when it is curled up and rests, but requires 80 to 90 centimeters in depth when it stretches.

    Whatever their positioning, the dog boxes must be solid, easy to open but nevertheless lockable, and be perfectly secured to the vehicle transporting them. Integrated into the vehicle, they must not have their openings on the rear side of the latter, because the vacuum created in this area when it is driving in sucks all the exhaust gases, which are highly harmful to the dog. Ideally, dog boxes should have no internal sharp angles and should be made of synthetic material for easy and thorough washing and disinfection, a removable floor mat can be useful as long as the dog does not chew it during the route (a clean and renewed bed of straw can also be used, subject to daily renewal); in this context, if the axes are secured to the truck, a slight slope of 1 to 2% will allow the easy evacuation of the washing water.

    During long road trips, dogs will be taken out several times a day, at best every 2 to 3 hours, knowing that when stopped, at night, they can safely sleep for 8 hours in their boxes . During stops, dogs will be watered, which requires having a supply of clean water (a 20 kg dog requires 1 to 1.2 liters of water per day); Finally, out of respect for others, all the excrement left on the ground will be collected before leaving the parking place, which, in addition to an obvious hygienic aspect, always gives the public present a good image of the dog user!

  • Parks - Grids
  • Location & Location
  • // Best of:...
  • Health

    Whatever the size, the dog needs to go out at least twice a day. For small breeds, three half-hour outings are sufficient; for large dogs, they should be much longer (about an hour). They allow the dog to carry out its needs and to let off steam. It must therefore be able to walk in places without too much risk for him (far from traffic lanes, for example) and where he is accepted without a leash. Every weekend, a long two-hour walk will allow the dog to really break its daily rhythm in parks or forests where it will meet a new environment and other fellows!

    These exercises will obviously be modulated according to the age of the dog: a young puppy will require many short outings while elderly or sick dogs will be satisfied with hygienic walks twice a day. Upon return, the dog must be systematically inspected.

    The legs

    In summer, it is especially important to check that the pads have not been damaged by any sharp or sharp object (brambles, pieces of glass ...). It is also necessary to check that a spikelet has not entered the interdigit spaces. Originating from grasses, and therefore from the majority of prairie plants, the spikelets appear in the form of microscopic harpoons which are stuck in the tissues they meet and create serious lesions. In winter, if the dog has walked in snowy places, the risk of cracking of the pads is high due to the aggressiveness of the salts deposited on the roads. It is then necessary to rinse the legs with lukewarm water.

    The ears

    They are the favorite place for spikelets. These must then be removed from the ear canal (if they have already arrived) with tweezers. This delicate maneuver is often painful, a visit to the veterinarian is easy in this case.

    The coat

    In summer, if the dog likes to bathe, it should be rinsed. Whether in a river or in sea water, particles settle on the dogs coat and can be irritating. Careful rinsing removes these particles. The coat may be soiled with tar. Do not try to remove it with petroleum products which are highly toxic. You just need to coat the stains with vegetable oil and give the dog a bath after having waited a few minutes so that the oil dissolves the tar particles.

    In winter, it is possible to cover the dog with a coat if it is too cold. However, most dogs can withstand the rigors of winter quite well (apart from naked dogs) and, if they are used to being covered, they will be less able to go out again without a coat.

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