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How to Identify the Breed of Your Dog

Posted by: doglounges | February 11, 2010 | No Comment |

You’ve just adopted a dog and/or want to understand the behavior of your pet.  One way to find out why your dog behaves the way it does is to determine the breed of dog.   

Use a DNA Test Kit to discover the breeds present in your dog through DNA Testing.  Aside from understanding your dogs behavior, knowing the breed of your dog will allow pet owners to find out potential health risks which are most common for the dogs breed.

Information about DNA Testing for Dogs:

 The DNA of any dog governs the appearance of the dog as well as being related to the general behavioral characteristics of the breed. In recent years, there has been a great deal of research performed on how differences in DNA give rise to the differences that are seen between breeds. 

Advances in DNA testing technology mean that it has become possible to identify the ancestry of any dog by performing a simple test using a cheek swab. The DNA required for the test to be run is isolated from cells that are trapped on the DNA ID Card. All cells carry the same genetic material, regardless of type or location in the animal. Taking a cheek swab is therefore the easiest way to obtain the samples needed for testing and Dog DNA Identification.  



Are you trying to guess what type of dog you have?  
The Dog Breed DNA Test Kit is solely comprised for learning the genetic make up of a dog. If you are curious about your pet breed then the Breed DNA Identification is for you! You may find yourself being surprised what the ancestry of your best friend is.
Did you know that half of all dogs are mutts? With this Dog Breed DNA Identification you can determine you dog’s personality and behavior. Each breed is characterized by its own behavioral traits. When training or trying to solve behavior problems, knowing what breed characteristics influence your can be beneficial and helpful in your training routine. A Dog DNA test will identify the type of care for your pet. Different breeds have different needs for food, exercise, and companionship. Knowing the breed of your dog will take out of the guessing game.

Dog DNA Identification can also determine any health related issues certain breeds may have. Knowing what breeds make up the dog can be helpful to a veterinarian. Certain breeds may have inherited disease traits. This is a Breed DNA Identification and will not determine if your dog is pure breed. Breed DNA identification in your dog can help identify gene modification carriers that could be useful information for pet owner and breeders.

Guessing a breed is not an easy as some would think. One litter of mixed breeds can have multiple fathers. Characteristics of a breed may not necessary show in your dog. How many times have you walked down the street with you dog and someone asks you, “what kind of dog is that?” With dog DNA identification you can now have a little fun in knowing the genetic makeup of your dog.

You might be totally surprised to find out the Breed of Dog you have!
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Objects that could harm your Dog or Pet

Posted by: doglounges | November 14, 2009 | No Comment |

Be careful not to leave the following items in reach of your pet.  These common household items can be very harmful to your pet.  They can cause puncture wounds, choking, and/or organ damage.

  • Any Sharp object (some are listed below)
  • Batteries
  • Buttons
  • Coins
  • Cotton swabs
  • Glass objects
  • Hair pins and ties
  • Jewelry
  • Knives
  • Nails
  • Needles
  • Pantyhoses
  • Paper clips
  • Plastic or Saran wrap
  • Rubber bands
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Socks
  • Tiny balls with smooth surface that could easily choke pet 
  • Towels
  • Twisties used to tie bags
  • Wax

If your pet does come in contact with this objects contact your pet care specialist as soon as possible.


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Limited on Space for a Dog Crate

Posted by: doglounges | November 13, 2009 | No Comment |

You desperately need a dog crate but you have limited or no space in your home.  There are a few options that just might solve your dilemma. plush_thumbnail

For the bedroom use a pet crate cover and lay a piece of plexiglass or a finished board on top the crate and use your dog crate as a nightstand.  Remember all pets have different temperaments, so if you have a very active pet while in the dog crate this option might not work as your dog may knock the table-top off the dog crate.  For a very active dog consider using our next suggestion which can also be use in a bedroom as a nightstand.

1095620024_4238661443_thumbnailFor a living room or family room use hardwood crate cover to turn your pet crate into an end-table or even a nightstand for the bedroom.  The All NEW Midwest Heritage Pet Enclosure Furniture Dog Crate Cover will look great in any room of your home.  Midwest’s Classic Collection Heritage Pet Enclosure Dog Crate Cover allows you to have the safety and security of a wire crate for your pet while adding beauty and class to this wire dog crate. The Midwest dog crate cover is a handcrafted hardwood cherry finish table designed to slide over your pets wire dog crate.  As of this posting the hardwood dog crate cover is only available to fit 24″, 36″, and 42″ dog crates.35ST-Stacked-wDogs-tn

If you have multiple pets also available are dog crates designed for stacking.  For example the Midwest Solutions Stacking Dog Crates.

Do you have a cleaver suggestion for someone looking for a dog crate option when space is a concern?  Share your ideas with other dog owners.  We would love to hear your suggestions.


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We are excited to introduce to you our “Dog Crate Pan Replacement Club.” 

Join our dog crate pan replacement club to earn credit for a discount on future purchases of crate pan, crate tray, crate pans, cage tray, crate trays, cage trays, dog cage tray, cage pans, dog crates trays, dog cage trays, dog crate replacement trays, dog cage pan, pans for dog crates, rabbit cage tray, trays for dog crates, and metal cage tray – what ever you call your replacement dog crate tray. Or use your discount for another purchase on our website.


How does the dog crate pans club work? 

  1. Sign-up for the “DogLounges aka DogCratesBeds Dog Crate Pan Replacement Club.” 
  2. After purchasing 5 crate pans we will send you a coupon code in the amount of 5% of the previous 5 crate trays purchased. 
  3. For example: Purchased five Midwest 24PAN dog crate replacement trays at $25.95. Receive a coupon for $6.49 on your next purchase.
  4. We will keep a record of each crate pan purchase and send you an e-mail notification with your discount and provide you with the coupon code and dollar amount. 
  5. The discount coupon is calculated on the product purchase amount and can only be redeemed against product purchase not freight.

 Click here to register online and start saving.




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Rapid Bath Pet Bathing System Coupon Redemption

Posted by: doglounges | September 30, 2009 | No Comment |

October 15, 2009 is just around the corner and I want to remind everyone to use their “Summer Savings for a Clean, Happy Dog” RapidBath Coupon be it expires. With Hydrosurge Rapid Bath coupons you save $5 on the Hydrosurge RapidBath Pet Bathing System and $1 per 3-Pack Hydrosurge Rapid Bath Shampoo. Visit our online store to find out how to get access to the Rapid Bath Coupon and then how to use the RapidBath Coupon when purchasing from our online store.


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Household Products that could harm your Pet!

Posted by: doglounges | August 11, 2009 | No Comment |

Dogs and Cats are very curious beings.  They are very aware of something different or new sitting around the house and they instantly want to check it out.  Dogs and Cats love to sniff things that are new to them, to see how it smells and occasionally they decide that it might be something that may taste pretty good. 

The following household products have the potential to make your dog or cat very ill if ingested.  These products could cause death depending on the amount consumed.  These products should be kept out of reach from Dogs and Cats.

Household Products that could Harm your Pet:

  • Anti-cancer drugs
  • Bleach
  • Cleaning Products
  • Diet pills
  • Fabric Softener
  • Flea and Tick products
  • Fly bait
  • Insect repellents
  • Liquid potpourri
  • Medications
  • Mouse and Rat bait
  • Moth balls
  • Paint Thinners and other Solvents
  • Plants – some household plants can also harm your pet
  • Slug and snail bait
  • Tobacco products
  • Vitamins

Should your pet come in contact with any of these household products and you notice a mood change in your pet, you should consult your veterinarian.

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At DogCratesBeds aka DogLounges.com after you purchase a RapidBath Pet Bathing System or RapidBath Shampoo from our online store you become a RapidBath Exclusive Customer. 

What this means is you receive special links that only you can get access to discounted prices to purchase Rapid Bath Shampoo at an exclusive low price.  Our Customers are special to us that’s why we offer them special pricing on Rapid Bath Shampoo.

Get a HydroSurge Rapid Bath today and see how quickly you can bath your pet in 3 minutes or less.  We offer a low price on the original purchase of the Rapid Bath Pet Bathing System - Only $36.95 with the purchase of RapidBath Shampoo.

We are now able to accept RapidBath Coupons.  See our website for rules and regulations for our acceptance of the RapidBath Coupon.





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DogBlog Thrifty Thursday Special – August 6, 2009

Posted by: doglounges | August 6, 2009 | No Comment |

We are offering a weekly website special on Thursday’s called Thrifty Thursday DogBlog Specials at DogCratesBeds aka DogLounges.

Our Thrifty Thursday Dog Blog Special this week is a Dingo Dog Treat Special Combination Pack containing 10 pack of Dog Treats.  The pack price is $24.95 for one 10 pack of Dingo Dog Treats and $22.95 for two or more 10 packs of Dingo Dog Treats.

We are always willing to quote to our customers package pricing on combinations of Dog Treats.  Any customer can contact us with the a list of the Dog Treats they want to purchase from our website along with the quantity and we will quote a combination package price.

In addition to Dingo Dog Treats we also offer Nylabone, Salix, and Smokehouse Dog Treats. 

Visit our online store today!



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Foods that could harm your Pet!

Posted by: doglounges | August 3, 2009 | 1 Comment |

Many pet owners know how their pet can snatch up food in the blink of an eye.  It never fails you are preparing dinner, turn your back to the stove and next thing you know the dog has scarfed up something off the counter.  That’s why it’s important to keep certain foods out of reach of your pet. 

Children are very notorious for snacking on some of these harmful foods while playing.  They get distracted and next thing you know the pet has consumed the childs snack.  That’s why children should be made aware of the dangers of certain foods to their pets.

The following foods could be harmful to your pet.

  • Avocados
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee (all forms)
  • Onions and onion powder
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Moldy or Spoiled foods
  • Salt
  • Fatty foods
  • Xylitol - see article
  • Tea Leaves
  • Raw yeast dough

Should your pet come in contact with any of these foods and you notice a mood change in your pet, you should consult your veterinarian. 

Next week we will list household items that could be harmful to your pet.

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Welcome!  First I’d like to introduce you to our online store www.DogCratesBeds.com. When you visit our site you will see in the header www.DogLounges.com, yes that is intentional, at least for now.  There are so many website url’s containing the words – dog, crate, crates, bed, beds – which can be very confusing to remember, that’s why we decided to give our customers a catchy url to remember, which is why we link the url www.DogLounges.com to our website  www.DogCratesBeds.com.   We think that www.DogLounges.com is much easier to remember.  Now we probably really have you confused.

Our website features products geared toward dogs but some of our products can be used for other pets.  We offer Dog Crates, Dog Beds, Exercise Pens, Dog Carriers, Pet Strollers and Bicycle Pet Trailers, Pet Travel products, Dog Kennels, Dog Houses, Dog Treats, Midwest Replacement Dog Crate Pans and much more!  We will be adding more pet containment fences and systems in the next month. 

One of the hottest dog care items on the market and on our website is the HydroSurge RapidBath Pet Bathing System.  This is an amazing pet bathing system to bath your pet in 3 minutes or less. The customers who have bought the RapidBath from us have wonderful things to say about the product.  See some of our customer testimonials on our HydroSurge RapidBath Pet Bath webpage.  Are are offering a special on the RapidBath, $36.95, with the purchase of 2 3-Packs of your choice of the Shampoo, also at a discount.  After making your first HydroSurge RapidBath purchase we send you a special link – only available to our RapidBath Customers – that allow you to purchase future cartridges of the RapidBath Shampoo at a discounted price.

So if you have not done so, visit our website: www.DogCratesBeds.com or www.DogLounges.com whichever website address you wish to use.  If you send us a message from our contact us link on our website indicating that you found out about us from our Blog and you want to make a purchase, we will send you a one-time discount coupon (limit one per person) for a purchase on our website.

Thank you for taking the time to find out about us and we look forward to hearing your DogBlogs and providing you with your pet care needs!

Owner of www.DogCratesBeds.com


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