4th of july Archive

MUTT’S NEW: Patriotic Pup

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The 4th of July is right around the corner – are you ready? It’s time to celebrate the American way – hot dogs, beer, and your patriotic pooch! Our newly curated 4th of July Collection is complete with All-American favorites that will be sure to make any dog’s tail wag!

What’s more American than a good ‘ol BBQ? Let Bowser join in on the fun with a larger than life sized hot dog Toy, a Blue Cats Tippin’ Dog Beer Toy (modeled after PBR, of course!) or a yummy-looking hot dog collar and bandana. If you’re more into dressing up your furry BFF, we can help. From neckties to dresses to collars and bandanas, we’ve got the perfect styles for any patriotic pooch!

Although this is a fun holiday, pets may get a little nervous. If you’re unsure on how to keep your pets safe during this holiday, read up on our tips here. Happy 4th of July!

Patriotic Pooch Style

Patriotic Pooch

Nothing screams America like red, white and blue! 4th of July is slowing approaching, and we’ve got you covered on your pooch’s holiday fashion with our collection of patriotic products! Whether your pup likes to wear their patriotic pride or play with it instead, we have fetching, fun styles and options in red, white and blue across all categories. Take a look at this year’s 4th of July Collection and ensure your pup is celebrating in style this summer!

If your furry fashionista is into wearing their American pride, then our stars dress is perfect! Not only is it easy to slip on, but it’s extremely stylish! If you want everyone to know that your pup is a ball of fun, then the Little Firecracker Tank is a must. We’ve got the non-apparel pups covered with our Patriotic Bandana – reversible and perfect for keeping cool all summer long!

       Stars and Tulle Dog Dress    Little Firecracker Dog Tank    Patriotic Dog Bandana

If you’re pup is the toy-loving type, we have some Americana-inspired toys that are fit for this special holiday! The American Flag Dog Bone is not only donned with the American Flag, but is soft and has two squeakers inside for some serious fun. For those chewers, we have a Rubber Spiked Ball that is durable and is sure to keep Bowser entertained while you’re BBQ-ing! Speaking of BBQ, let your pup join the burger and beer party with a latex Burger Toy and a rubber Heiniesniffin’ Beer Toy – it doesn’t get more American than that!

       American Flag Dog Bone Toy     Fast Food Latex Toy    Heinisniffn Beer Toy

Our red, white and blue assortment doesn’t stop there, so swing by one of our store locations or visit Muttropolis.com to shop the entire 4th of July Collection, bedding and dining included!

Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe This 4th of July!

4th of July Dog

With 4th of July celebrations right around the
corner, we wanted to share some helpful tips and suggested precautions to keep
your four-legged friends and family members safe!

Check your pet’s
ID tag.
Be sure your dog is wearing an up-to-date and visible ID tag on their
collar at all times. This way, in the unfortunate event that they get lost,
they can be returned to you promptly! Each year, many dogs run away trying to escape the commotion of fireworks. Animal shelters across the country are prepared for receiving these “4th
of July dogs.” If
you find a lost pet, check their tag first and contact their owner, but if they
don’t have a tag, we recommend that you take them to your local animal shelter,
where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners.

Never use
fireworks around pets.
When curious pets get too close to fireworks, whether
activated or unused, there is the potential for severe burns and/or trauma. Many
types of fireworks contain toxic substances including arsenic, potassium
nitrate and other heavy metals. Also, the noise and sight of fireworks displays
can spook pets, leading to anxiety and distress. As previous mentioned, many pets will try to get away
from the commotion so it is best to keep them in a safe and secure place, preferably at
home.

Never leave your
pets alone in a vehicle on hot days, even if it is just for a few minutes.
Leaving
the windows down and/or parking in the shade is not good enough! Temperatures
rise very quickly inside a vehicle and since dogs sweat differently than
humans, they are not able to cool themselves down enough and can suffer from serious
health effects, including death. Due to this, many states have made it illegal to leave a
pet in a car during extreme weather.

Keep your pets
on their normal diet.
Human food and drinks should be out of reach of pets.
Any change in a pet’s diet can result in indigestion and diarrhea. Foods and
drinks such as alcohol, onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins,
salt and yeast dough are especially harmful and can be potentially toxic to
animals. Ingestion of alcohol may cause intoxication and weakness that could lead
to a coma and/or respiratory failure. Keeping dog treats on hand will allow guests
who want to give your dog food a healthy and safe alternative.

Always keep
matches and lighter fluid out of pets’ reach
.
Many types of matches contain
chlorates, which if ingested can damage blood cells and lead to difficulty
breathing, in the most severe cases it can result in kidney disease. Lighter
fluid is also very harmful and can cause skin irritation or gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression if ingested. If inhaled,
aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.

Keep citronella
candles, insect coils and oil products away from pets.
If a pet were to
ingest any one of these products, it can lead to stomach irritation and
possibly even central nervous system depression. Much like lighter fluid, when
these oils are inhaled they can cause aspiration pneumonia.

Never apply any
sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet unless it is labeled
specifically for use on animals.
Ingestion of sunscreen products can result
in vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and drooling. Insect repellents that
contain DEET are especially harmful and can lead to neurological problems.

If needed, take
additional precautions to keep your pet calm.
Even well-adjusted pets can
get anxious during out-of-the-ordinary events. If your pet is prone to anxiety,
please consider consulting with your veterinarian on ways to alleviate their
fear and anxiety prior to the 4th of July festivities. There are
many natural calming products that may help. We also recommend exercising your
dog early in the day, whether they are prone to anxiety or not. Make sure that
any off-leash time is securely fenced and any walks have a good leash as some
people may set off fireworks before dark.

We hope these tips are helpful, and wish you and your pets a
fantastic Independence Day filled with safe summertime fun!

Fetchingly Fresh: Show Your Patriotic Pooch Pride!

With less
than a month leading up to the 4th of July, our astute buying squad
has pulled together a fantastic, fashionable and fun collection of patriotic products perfect for your
pooch! Whether your pup likes to wear their patriotic pride or play with it
instead, we have fetching, fun styles and options in red, white and blue across
all categories. Take a look at this year’s 4th
of July Collection
and ensure your pup is celebrating in style this summer!

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Fourth of
July is often a t-shirt or tank top and beer kind of holiday, and we have both
for your pup! Our Peace Dog Tank and
All American Dog Tank, both canine-casual
and comfortable, scream patriotic pooch! Looking for something a little dressier?
Take a look at our Lace Dog Dress in
red, white and blue for furry fashionistas, and our Blue Stars Dog Bowtie for handsome hounds.

Peacetank
Dress
Allamerican

Our Americana Dog Collar and Americana Dog Leash, brand new to
Muttropolis, are nylon with narrow navy blue grosgrain ribbon with white polka
dots beautifully layered on top of wide red grosgrain ribbon. Designed in the USA with
quality, durability and style in mind, this set is safe, strong and stunning!
The Peace Dog Collar and very
popular Hemp Star Dog Collar are
also must-sees.

Bowtie Bandana

Remember
that beer we mentioned? Let your pup pick their poison in safe plush or
lead-free rubber form of course! We carry Dogs
Equis Beer Dog Toys
and Heiniesniff’n
Beer Dog Toys
. Our more patriotic options include the adorable embroidered
soft plush American Flag Dog Bone,
great for small dogs, and the Eagle Egg
Baby Dog Toy
, and excellent option for smart pups who like interactive,
puzzle-solving playtime!

   Eagle
HeinieBone

Our red,
white and blue assortment doesn’t stop there, so swing by one of our store locations or visit Muttropolis.com to shop the entire 4th of July Collection, bedding
and dining included!