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Top 10 Indoor Dog Gates

You love your dog, but sometimes you need your dog to stay in a specific area of your home. Maybe you’ve got a puppy on your hands or you don’t want your dog in the formal living room. We’ve looked around for some of the best designs that we think our Dogsized fans will love:

dog gate 1. Supergate Deluxe Decor Gate
This Supergate Deluxe Decor metal gate offers both security for your family and style for your home. It is very durable and constructed with a strong powder-coated metal. The arched gate offers a one swinging walk-thru panel built with a double-locking system, as well as, a stay-open feature.
dog gate 2. Convertible Elite Dog Gate
This 6-panel elite dog gate configures into a free standing dog gate, a room divider, or a pet pen. It’s designed to confine your dog safely in areas with larger openings, yet fit beautifully in any home decor. The gate includes a lockable door that allows you to move freely from room to room. Each panel locks in place at 90- and 180-degree angles using a specially designed cap, which also provides extra stability.
dog gate 3. Elegant Dog Gate
There’s no reason to sacrifice style for function with this beautiful dog gate. This is a freestanding dog gate made of chew-resistant, rich, solid wood. It also has a walk-thru door which allows easy movement between spaces. This dog gate by Primetime Petz is easy to use and folds down to store in seconds.
dog gate 4. Hardwood Dog Gate
A handsome, versatile gate you’ll enjoy having in your home. Customizable, panels can be configured to work in any open space or doorway. Place into a C-shape into the corner of a room to use as a crate or play pen. The collapsible feature and integrated carrying handles make it easy to store. Made of solid hardwood with walnut color finish.
MDOG2 free standing pet gate 5. MDOG2 Free Standing Pet Gate
Looking for something more modern and white? This chic free standing pet gate is designed for small to medium breed dogs and comes in different finishes. This gate comes with EVA feet for protection of the floors and is very simple to set up.
dog gate 6. Free Standing Wood Dog Gate
We love the look of the arch on this solid wood dog gate. The Free Standing Dog Gate by Majestic Pet Products is ideal for keeping your dogs confined while still keeping your home elegant. Built with solid-wood and triple hinge construction, it is both durable and versatile. It comes in a cherry stain wood or white.
dog gate 7. Wood One-Touch Dog Gate
This dog gate is beautifully crafted and has a “tension-mount” design that allows you to easily attach it to a doorway/hallway opening to keep your dog confined to their own “special” area. The gate door allows you to move freely from room to room. The “one-touch” handle design provides the option of opening/closing the gate with one hand. Lockable gate door provides additional pet security. It’s made of polished wood and metal and comes in 3 colors.
dog gate 8. Wood and Steel Designer Gate
This steel streamlined design has a gate with natural-grain dark wood that complements the style of your home. For convenience, the gate swings open in both directions. It’s easy for adults to open with one hand and shuts firmly with a simple push. The designer gate includes extensions that provide a custom fit and works for all areas of your home.
bindaboo gate 9. Indoor or Outdoor Retractable Gate
This award winning retractable gate may be used both inside and outdoors as it’s made from a UV treated durable mesh to keep it from fading in the sun. It fits narrow to wider openings up to 55in (140cm). Very space efficient and the gate retracts out of the way when not in use.
Extra Wide Free Standing Pet Gate 10. Extra Wide Free Standing Pet Gate
This Design Studio 2-in-1 Free Standing Dog Gate is designed with premium hard wood and black accents. It expands to fit a variety of openings from 40-70 inches wide. The patented slide and wide latch system is simplistic and allows you to easily move this gate to different openings around your home. Easy to install and quick take down.

Does Your Dog Eat Too Fast? Try a Slo-Bowl

Slow Feeder Dog BowlDid you just give your dog some kibble and seconds later it’s gone? Are you wondering if he inhaled it? Alas, there’s a great solution – we fell in love with the Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder, which will slow down your dog from eating too fast by turning meal time into a game.

slo-bowl labRather than chomping a meal down in a few bites, the Slo-Bowl gives your dog more of a challenge as they can’t easily access all their food at once. Your dog’s tongue will quickly learn to chase food through the Slo-Bowl maze of ridges and valleys, making dinner time feel more like a hunt.

Slo-BowlWhen your dog wolfs down his food, he is also swallowing a large amount of air. This can result in burping or farting, however you probably would prefer your dog to do less of that. By prolonging feeding times, Slo-Bowls also reduce the risks for bloat, regurgitation, and canine obesity.

Dogs love playing and eating so we’re quite sure your speed-eating dog will love the Slo-Bowl. It comes in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. The rubber-molded foundation reduces sliding and food spillage. It also has great reviews and is a top seller on Amazon.

Canine Flu – Be Aware and Protect Your Dog

canine fluRecently, there’s been a “bug” circulating around the neighborhood dogs and it was believed to be kennel cough (i.e. bordetella). However, with the number of dogs it affected in such a short amount of time, tests were made and the “bug” is kennel cough caused by canine flu (aka canine influenza), which is highly infectious. According to Dr. Kristin Lester, DVM, kennel cough can be caused by numerous organisms and frequently occur concurrently (e.g. bordetella bronchiseptica, parainfluenza virus, advenovirus type 2 and canine influenza, distemper, reovirus).

canine fluIf your dog has not been vaccinated against canine flu, then your dog will have zero immunity towards this virus. Of course, no flu vaccine is a 100% guarantee you won’t get the flu (just like the human flu vaccine), but it’s better than zero defense. While this might not be going on in your neighborhood (yet), we thought it would be good to update everyone to help keep your dogs safe and healthy.

If your dog frequents doggie daycares, dog parks, or any other locations where dogs play and hang out, you might want to have a discussion with your vet and consider getting your dog vaccinated. I just made an appointment today to get my dog, Kobi, vaccinated and apparently it’s a two shot treatment. Kobi will get a flu shot today and then we’ll go back in 3 weeks for the next round.

sick dogUnfortunately, a friend’s dog caught the canine flu. We thought it would be helpful to let you know how it ran its course. They first had their dog (we’ll call her Bella) on antibiotics, which was possibly more preventative than reactive, but was suggested by their vet. Bella’s parents kept her away from other dogs to prevent spreading the virus. To be safe, if your dog catches the flu, they should not be in contact with other dogs for at least 7 days after symptoms have resolved. The flu virus can also take up to 10 days to gestate and your dog may not show symptoms for over a week.

sick dogBella had a nasty cough (sounded like choking), which lasted about a week. The cough got worse before it got better and it was horrible sounding. Bella’s parents gave her honey, to try and coat the throat a bit (mixed reviews on this, but regardless she loved it) and gave her a couple of spoons of coconut oil with her food (a natural anti-viral). They also gave her lots of water, including luke-warm chamomile tea as it apparently reduces stomach spasms from the cough and made her drink lots. They also cut back on the length of Bella’s walks, much to Bella’s annoyance.

After 7-8 days from presenting signs, Bella was no longer coughing and had a lot more energy. She is back to playing, chasing and chewing her toy duck and was bouncing around on their walks. We’re so happy Bella’s feeling better!!!

Thanks to Dr. Kristin Lester, DVM, Fetch Club and Downtown Dog NYC for keeping us up-to-date on canine health issues in the NYC area!

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