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underwear, wormer, flea treatment, and a box cutter

WHIZZ Men’s Underwear,100s Micro Modal Middle Rise Breathable Skin Business Class Boxer Brief Trunks

WHIZZ Men's Underwear,100s Micro Modal Middle Rise Breathable Skin Business Class Boxer Brief Trunks M Black

These come in several different sizes and two colours. I chose Black, size M.

They’re very soft and apart from the front tailored section are made in one piece thus no extra seams that rub. For those with sensitive skins that’s a real bonus.
Even the front shaped insert is stitched with a zig zag flat stitch and doesn’t rub. The wash tag at the back can be torn out too, so as to prevent rubbing.
Underwear is something so basic, and yet if it rubs skin can cause huge issues.

I really like these. The waistband is soft and flat too, doesn’t dig in but sits nicely on low waist, and the stitching on the legs is also carefully done.
The material is incredibly soft Micro Modal, I’ve had underwear in that before and it washes well and keeps shape. It has a little spandex which allows the fabric to stretch gently to individuals shape.

Ok – they’re meant for men but though I’m not male I love soft boxers under trousers, and I’m wearing them today under some denim leggings.
They are really very comfortable, the shape at the front stays reasonably flat, and it doesn’t matter that as a lady I don’t have the equipment to fit there 😉
This company ought to make these for ladies too – I’m sure they’d do well.

Stars: Five, really comfortable underwear for ladies too!!

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Do the job, easy to break for when a half tablet needed and palatable so the dogs are happy to eat as a “treat” so that makes things simple.

Easy to use, effective and keeps pets and therefore home flea free.
I’ve a big garden, lots of wildlife – foxes, rabbits, deer hedgehogs etc so fleas are just part of life and inevitable. I’m sensitive to flea bites – the little critters love me, so keeping dogs flea free is essential for both of us.
This doesn’t deal with ticks though 😦 so we still need to watch for those, but they’re far easier to remove than fleas.

Three in a pack, and somehow I managed to lose one the first day – its in the house somewhere…This is perfect for keeping in a little bag I wear all the while. It has my phone, my tablets, my spare glasses ( reading and distance ones now:-) and I always have thew wrong ones on it seems!) pens, tissues, and this little knife. If I’m in garden its great for cutting flowers, bits of string, tape, and its easy to open post with it, and then slice up boxes to fit in the recycling bin, and opening the horse feed bags is a doddle now. Cheap and so easy to use.

Foldable imitation leather ottoman with storage (Brown, 38 x 38 x 38 cm)

Foldable imitation leather ottoman with storage (Brown, 38 x 38 x 38 cm)

When this arrived in a square box, just a few inches deep I was a bit puzzled, and convinced it wouldn’t be very strong. No issues though, its unfolds really easily to an open square, with an insert to place at the base which keeps the shape. Add on the padded top and you’ve an attractive and functional storage box.

I’ve got it in the kitchen for shoes and bags ready for shopping, but you could have it for books, magazines, toys, crafts if you do that, ditto knitting and sewing.
Its far sturdier than I thought it would be for something that assembles in seconds, and I could find 101 uses for it.

It doubles as a handy stool too and as we always seem to gravitate towards the kitchen extra seating is always welcome. Its in a dark choclate brown, leather effect fabric, and though that tends to suit most decors it would be great it it came in other colours.

Stars: Five,perfect for many uses, functional and useful.

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Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Pencils, Pen, Rubber, Ruler, Sharpener and Tin Pencil Case Stationery Set

 

Brought these for youngest grandchild’s 6th birthday. He loves all things Star Wars, I love giving creative gifts so this suits us both. Fairly priced I think given how expensive branded goods are far too often. I know these will get well used.

Burns Alert Chicken 6 Kg

both dogs love it, the price is excellent, (no VAT as ist classed as a working dog feed!!) It leaves them with shiny coat and clean teeth and is easily digested, no upset stomach. given how vile dog cr ap can smell when they have the wrong food, and how expensive vet bills are when they have upset stomach its worth paying that bit extra for a quality food.

Ashleigh & Burwood Small Fragrance Oil Replacement Wicks

The first one of these that came with the lamp lasted ages, then I dropped the second one so I thought it was my fault when it wouldn’t light after a short while. I’ve had two more since. they’re all perfect for the first few days then just don’t want to stay alight. I have to heat them by keeping the lighter on til the stone heats 😦 Don’t know why, and don’t know what else I can do.

men’s shearling boots and two dog harness and lead sets

 

Viihahn Men’s High-top Lace-up Fully Wool Lined Genuine Leather Upper Shearling Lining Winter Snow Boots

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These are a very attractive pair of boots and I’m really impressed, but as other reviewers have said they are small for size.

Grandson wears an 8 and son in law an 8.5 so I ordered 8.5 thinking it would fit one of them ok. Sadly though they are too small for son in law and only just fit grandson. I really should have ordered a size larger. they are quite narrow too, both of them have narrow feet but bear that in mind if you don’t.

They have a good rubber sole, with grips at the bottom and quite thick and springy making them comfortable for long periods. The thickness should keep out some of the cold in snow, when it penetrates shoes with thin soles.

They are incredibly soft and flexible, with the lining being really warm and thick. I suppose with time that will flatten but sheepskin being a natural fibre its great not only for warmth but for absorbing sweat and keeping feet dry. In the cold wet feet are really uncomfortable.

I’d treat these with a waterproof dressing for shoes to help add more protection.

They lace up and come right up over ankles, and should keep the whole foot snug. They’re not wellies, not Dms and in wet slushy snow, the same as most boots, they’ll let in water but in crisp dry snow, cold icy days they will be perfect.

Get a size larger than you think and you could wear them all day long.

I just wish I’d gone for larger size ( or smaller so I could wear them – well one anyway…the other would join my trove of un-used shoes….)

 
Adahome Pet Adjustable Harness And Leash Set Matching Collar & Lead Available Separately 002

My daughter’s dog Flash was the testers for this harness. Details are: male, lab x springer spaniel,  7 years old fully grown, neck 44cm, chest 79cm, length 72cm, weight 26kg.
He usually wears a collar as its been difficult to find a harness thats fits well, and in just a collar he tends to pull. This harness was a great fit, strong and tough, and lots of adjustment for size. Roxy has had a harness for a while, she’s younger and more boisterous and walks with her are hard. In a harness though its so much better, so we’re hoping for the same with Flash. Whether its just that the chest pressure confuses her or makes it hard to pull I don’t know but with a small tug she’s back walking at the side.

This smart harness comes in three sizes and four colours. Its made of a soft nylon rope webbing and nicely padded.
It took me a while to find EVA online and see what it is, but its the soft rubber insde to the harness which makes it comfortable for the dog, and wipes clean too! You can wash the whole thing, but just wiping over inner with a damp cloth will keep it fresh between washes.
It feels as though it will dry very quickly, useful if caught out in the rain when the smell of wet dog can last in a slow to dry collar such as the cotton or leather types.

The fit is very adjustable and Flash has the Large size, surprisingly fits him well at the smaller end of adjustment. He usually struggles to fit a size L, but there’s loads of room in this, and in fact when we put it on him as it came, pre adjustment it slipped straight off when Brennan “took” him for a walk for photos….
It’ll fit much larger dogs and is very thick and robust for those that need the extra strength. He also had another from the same sellers, in size L but that’s much smaller and he needed it on highest size setting, and even then I think used for long periods it might rub, whereas this one is just perfect. That one will probably become a spare for Roxy.
Its got a very easy to snap together fitting to do up, and metal rings for the lead attachment. The rings for the lead on this are in the centre back of the dog, so easy to attach.
The lead has a metal hook, is a good length, with a very comfortable simple handle and made for the same wide, strong fabric as the harness making a smart set for larger dogs ( and smaller ones of course in the smaller sizes, but they tend to get more choice.)
Adahome Reflective Pet Leash with Handle Adjustable Protective Nylon Walking Pet Harness,Dog Training Harness & Lead Set 001

My daughter’s dog Flash was the tester for this harness. Details are: male, lab x springer spaniel,  7 years old fully grown, neck 44cm, chest 79cm, length 72cm, weight 26kg. (57lb)
He usually wears a collar as its been difficult to find a harness that fits well, and in just a collar he tends to pull. This harness was strong and tough, but even on the largest setting only just fitted Flash. He also had another from the same seller which was also a size L but a much better fit. This one says for dogs 40-60lb, and the other which is still size L says 60 – 80 lbs. If your dog is close to 60lb I’d say try that one instead.
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Roxy has had a harness for a while, she’s younger and more boisterous and walks with hewr are hard. In a harness though its so much better, so we’re hoping for the same with Flash. Whether its just that the chest pressure confuses her or makes it hard to pull I don’t know but with a small tug she’s back walking at the side.

This smart harness comes in three sizes and six colours. Its made of a soft nylon rope webbing and nicely padded. The harness is a flat webbing while the lead is rolled with a padded handle.
It took me a while to find EVA online and see what it is, but its the soft rubber part of the handle.
It feels as though it will dry very quickly, useful if caught out in the rain when the smell of wet dog can last in a slow to dry collar such as the cotton or leather types.

The fit is very adjustable and Flash has the Large size, which fits him, but only at the upper end of adjustment. Its not a thick as the other harness either. Look at the weight restrictions and compare with your pet before buying, you may find the other suits better if you’ve a big dog.
It’ll be fine for smaller dogs and is a well made, attractive and smart set. Flash needed it on highest size setting though, and even then I think used for long periods it might rub, whereas the other one is just perfect. This one will probably become a spare for Roxy.
Its got a very easy to snap together fitting to do up, and metal rings for the lead attachment. The rings for the lead on this are in the centre back of the dog, so easy to attach.
The lead has a metal hook, is a good length, with a very comfortable EVA padded handle and made for the same strong fabric as the harness, but is rolled instead of flat. We’ve had other leads, collars and harnesses from this seller and they’ve all worn well.

 

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Qissmi Royal Blue & Red Nylon Dog Collar for small, medium & large dog

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Qissmi Royal Blue & Red Nylon Dog Collar for small, medium & large dog

Roxy was tester for this she’s a, female lab x Pomeranian, 2 year old nearly fully grown, Neck 36cm, Chest 64cm, Length 52cm neck to start of tail, weight 18kg. 36 cm = just over 14 inches
This collar I had in size small, and it fits Roxy when its on the last hole. Its a good strong collar, nice thick material, padded inside with a breathable wipe clean section.The fixings are a strong metal, not flimsy and likely to break or bend.  I like the collar, we have the matching lead and the set looks very smart.

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Qissmi 150cm Long x Width 2.5cm Strong Dog Lead with double-layered nylon – Suitable for small, medium and large sized dog

Roxy was tester for this she’s a female lab x Pomeranian, 2 year old and nearly fully grown, Neck 36cm, Chest 64cm, Length 52cm neck to start of tail, weight 18kg.
This lead matches the Qissmi collar and makes a great set. Its a good strong webbing type material, double layer and very comfortable to hold. The fixings are a strong metal, not flimsy and likely to break or bend. The stitching was very good also, with a strong thread used.
Roxy does tend to pull when she gets excited but this was still comfortable to hold. I like the lead, we have the matching collar and the set looks very smart.

Stars: Five, smart and solid set.

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leads, collars, and blankets

Touchdog Durable Safe Adjustable Strong Soft Nylon Dog Collar and Lead Set ,Rope Lead with Comfortable Foamed Handle, Great For Walking Training, Medium ,Purple

Testers were
Flash, male, lab x springer spaniel,  7 years old fully grown, neck 44cm, chest 79cm, length 72cm, weight 26kg
Roxy, female lab x Pomeranian, 2 year old nearly fully grown, Neck 38cm, Chest 64cm, Length 52cm neck to start of tail, weight 18kg.

This is a real bargain price for a strong and comfortable set of harness and lead.The colours are very vibrant and the construction of the set is good, with the fabric feeling incredibly durable. I’ve some horse leads from a similar style rope, and if it can hold a 60 stone horse then its fine for the average dog….

Tester for this one was daughter’s dog Roxy, she’s very “terrier “ looking, small boned . She’s got the set in purple, size M. The set comes in five colours and three sizes. Each set – whether harness or collar ( I have both on trial) is fully adjustable and though the harness was for Roxy and fits well on the middle range of adjustment, we extended it and Flash tried it – fitted him well too. The main difference between sizes ( other than fit) was the plastic clip is bigger/stronger on the large size and the actual fabric thicker on the bigger sizes. I’ve shown a clip of both leads so you can see, however it feels a very strong, durable material and I can’t see it snapping.

Its easy to close, simple snap fasteners, plastic buckle type device to adjust size, and the harness has clip for lead at the back. We’ve found in the past these style of harness great for Roxy as she has a tendency to pull when on lead, and this just seems to make it harder for her. Anything that helps with that is good, its horrible returning from a walk with arms feeling as though they’re about to pop out of sockets! The handle on both these leads is really comfortable to hold, again with dogs that pull conventional leads leave hands with red, sore marks, this eliminates all that.

The only thing I don’t like is the label on both leads, its a tacky looking khaki piece, with logo stitched on and unfinished fraying edges. Personally I’d just cut it off, although looking at the positioning it could be covering where the ends of the lead join onto the body…the logo on the collar and harness is fine, that’s properly finished, neat and unobtrusive.

Touchdog Durable Safe Adjustable Strong Soft Nylon Dog Collar and Lead Set, Rope Lead with Comfortable Foamed Handle, Great For Walking Training, Medium, Black

Testers were Flash, male, lab x springer spaniel,  7 years old fully grown, neck 44cm, chest 79cm, length 72cm, weight 26kg and Roxy, female lab x Pomeranian, 2 year old nearly fully grown, Neck 38cm, Chest 64cm, Length 52cm neck to start of tail, weight 18kg. This is a real bargain price for a strong and comfortable set of collar and lead.The colours are very vibrant and the construction of the set is good, with the fabric feeling incredibly durable. I’ve some horse leads from a similar style rope, and if it can hold a 60 stone horse then its fine for the average dog….

Tester for this one was daughter’s dog Flash, he’s very Lab looking, big boned.He’s got the set in black, size L. The set comes in five colours and three sizes. Each set – whether harness or collar ( I have both on trial) is fully adjustable and though the collar was for Flash and fits well on the middle range of adjustment, we made it smaller and Roxy tried it, it was a little large – she has a small head. The main difference between sizes ( other than fit) was the plastic clip is bigger/stronger on the large size and the actual fabric thicker on the bigger sizes. I’ve shown a clip of both leads so you can see, however it feels a very strong, durable material and I can’t see it snapping.

Its easy to close, simple snap fasteners, plastic buckle type device to adjust size, and the harness has clip for lead. Flash is pretty good on the lead but does sometimes pull and we found even then that the handle is really comfortable to hold, having a kind of expanded foam construction. With dogs that pull conventional leads leave hands with red, sore marks, this eliminates all that.

The only thing I don’t like is the label on both leads, its a tacky looking khaki piece, with logo stitched on and unfinished fraying edges. Personally I’d just cut it off, although looking at the positioning it could be covering where the ends of the lead join onto the body…the logo on the collar and harness is fine, that’s properly finished, neat and unobtrusive.

IntimaTe WM Heart Waterproof Non-slip Wear Resistant Pet Dog/ Cat Quilting Cover, Auto Back Seat Travel Protection

Testers were Flash, male, lab x springer spaniel,  7 years old fully grown, neck 44cm, chest 79cm, length 72cm, weight 26kg and Roxy, female lab x Pomeranian, 2 year old nearly fully grown, Neck 38cm, Chest 64cm, Length 52cm neck to start of tail, weight 18kg.

My initial thoughts were that this is a lot of money for a car cover. Daughter told me though that the cheaper ones are very thin, tear easily and let wet through onto the seats. There’s no chance of that happening here!

Its a very generous size, both dogs fitted on it comfortably, and the construction means water simply can’t get through to damage seats. Its a triple layer fabric which is comfortable, keeps pets dry and protects your car. Its so easy to use, simply slips over seat headrests to hold firmly in place. Of course if you dog travels in the boot area then slip it over the rear headrest and just let rest lay on floor. When you need to clean it just slip off and shake out. It doesn’t say anything about washing but I don’t see why it shouldn’t go in a washing machine on a cool setting. as it feels secure and doesn’t slip it will make pets feel more comfortable, covers that are slippery and slide around often make dogs insecure and fidgety.

I’ve tried to show the construction and the clips in closer detail in the photos.  From an initial sceptic I’m very impressed with the quality of this and if you take dogs to beach or muddy woods this is great for protecting your car, and keeping cleaning to a minimum.

DCCN Soft Cozy Warm Throw Travel Blanket with Portable Bag – Gray

Youngest grandson loves snuggling up in a blanket when he’s tired or watching TV and he adores all things yellow so this blanket in the yellow version was perfect for him.

Its a generous size at 100 x 50 cm, very practical for taking out or snuggling kids in.  Its beautifully soft, I and Brennan both love the feel of it, and has bound edges so it won’t fray. It comes in a neat grey cover, handy if you’re taking it out.

Its perfect for picnics, for days out when it gets chilly while sitting ( on the beach…why is it that even on the hottest days there’s a cool, chilly breeze comes off the sea??)It can be used as a cosy throw over furniture to protect it from kids and pets,  a spare blanket when you’ve visitors, even treat your pets to one. The dogs, Flash and Roxy,  certainly loved it!

It can be washed on a cool wash, so its practical too. I love the subtle pattern too, a kind of leaf and honeycomb effect. Colours are very gentle and soft not in-your-face harsh.

Its an excellent, well priced product, and will get much used in our home.

 

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Leather Dog Leash and Cat grooming glove

IntimaTe WM Heart Luxury Handmade Leather Personalized Dog Leash Dog Lead For Large Dogs Brown

Well, this lead is very strong and suitable for large dogs, but its very short. If you’ve a dog that chases cars – my collie used to – a short lead gives you more control but for longer walks where you want to let them have a little more freedom its quite restrictive. Still, it really depends on what you need the lead for and for larger dogs that may pull, you need a sturdy lead like this.

Its well stitched, the leather is strong and the clip seems pretty robust, which is very important. I do feel the edges of the leather are a little rough, that doesn’t affect function of course but for the price I expected them to be smoother, neater, more like the edging on my horses reins. I’ve taken off a star for that. I’m not sure too what the sellers mean by “personalised” as there aren’t any personalising options….

Flash is “modelling” the lead 😉 He’s a labrador x springer spaniel and a fairly large dog.

Stars: Four, a good option for larger dogs that pull.

 

Super Design Cat and Dog Grooming Glove, Triple Function – Mitt Brush, Furniture Hair Removal and Bath Glove, Blue

So, all cat owners know how their fur sticks everywhere, cushions, chairs, beds and Clothes. The reverse of this glove is good for removing hair from those places, with the front side being great for gently teasing out loose fur while stroking pets. I find damping the glove a little helps too.

It slips over your hand with an elastic insert to help hold it in place. My daughter tried it on her cats, they loved it and it works well, but she said it still feels a bit large and her hand slid around in it despite the insert. Maybe a thumb elastic section would help with that? She’s got fairly large hands so its not that the size is a problem. Its aimed at cat owners but works on most pets, dogs, horses and rabbits which many people keep inside.

You can also use it when bathing pets – well, dogs, rabbits and horses anyway, anyone who’s ever tried bathing a cat knows you need help, lots of it and gloves with Gorilla glue type fingers would be good!

Its a simple and very useful product and most pets love it. When its grubby just sling in the washing machine, but I wouldn’t tumble dry it – it may be fine but I don’t know, and I’m sure if I did it then it would melt. I once tumble dried my new cream jodhpurs and one of the kids had left a black wax crayon in their pocket – afterwards I looked like I belonged in 101 Dalmatians.

Stars: Five, a simple useful glove.

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Acxeon Low Noise Rechargeable Cordless Pet Trimmer Hair Clipper for DOG/CAT/PET – UK Plug 

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I was really impressed with these. The only pet we have now is my hairy Icelandic horse Muska, and I though that was a bit unfair on the poor clippers to use them on her, but Him Indoors was saying he wanted a haircut so….

Usually he goes to barber as his hair is very fine and thin on top, and our Wahl clippers that used to be fine just won’t grip his hair now. If I do it I have to use scissors so he tends to just go to barbers every time it gets a bit long. Anyway he said he’d be tester so we plugged these in and gave them some time to charge.  There’s a flashing light to tell that clippers are still charging.

The clippers are very light and easy to hold, easy to charge and can be used cordless for greater range and safety for pets. I liked this function, meant I wasn’t tied to cord length. They gripped his hair and cut through effortlessly. The only thing I can see that’s different is the Wahl ones have two metals blades and maybe that creates static, whilst these have one metal and one ceramic. In any event they were easy to use, efficient, lightweight and worked fine cordless. They were very quiet too – some I’ve used can get very noisy. What I find a huge bonus, and what I’ve never seen before in the several sets we’ve had in the family is that the blades can be detached and washed under tap. That means all the hair can be got out, simply wash the top and brush out hair from the base. It popped out easily and snapped back in very simply. Keeps them clean and hygienic. In the past I’ve found the combo of hair and oils needed tends to clog blades, this way that’s gets eliminated. We used it without the combs but there are two included with different ends giving four sizes.

Its sold as pet clippers of course and when someone is here with a dog I’ll try them. If not then I’ll try a bit of Muska’s coat, I’ve clipped over just freeze-marks in the past on my old horse but she doesn’t have one so I haven’t needed to clip her. I’ve no reason to think these won’t work on pet hair and I’d highly recommend them for pets or humans!

 

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Stars: Five.

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Blueberry pet jumper, collar, harness and lead.

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Blueberry Pet 20″/51cm Back Length Embrace Cold Weather Unisex Dog Jumper Fleece Hoodie

 

My daughter’s older dog Flash has always felt the cold, loves to go out but ends up shivering. He’s always been like that even as a puppy, so I though this would be perfect for him. He’s got the largest size one, but we’ve also had it on the younger dog Roxy.

Their type and measurements are Flash, male, lab x springer spaniel,  7 years old fully grown, neck 44cm, chest 79cm, length 72cm, weight 26kg. Roxy, female lab x Pomeranian, 2 year old nearly fully grown, Neck 38cm, Chest 64cm, Length 52cm neck to start of tail, weight 18kg. Might be useful to compare when sizing for your own pet. It fits both well but of course goes further along Roxy’s back and legs. Its probably better it doesn’t go quite as far back on flash him being a male dog….The first two photos are flash, with Roxy in the next four. You can see the difference in size and fit of the jumper between each dog.

Its incredibly soft and thick with a knitted outer and a lovely, soft fluffy liner. The liner is white (not for long!) but can be machine washed, so its not really an issue. There’s a handy hole at the neck on the back to attach a leash. Both dogs were happy to wear it – but they are used to being dressed up by the kids on occasion! Flash always has that “sad” face, its not because he didn’t like it. They showed no signs of discomfort, there’s no rough places or seams to rub and I think once he realises how it keeps him warm he’ll love wearing it. Youngest grandchild Brennan thinks it unfair Roxy doesn’t have one now.

I’ve had several collars and leashes from Blueberry and the quality is very good, with them being very hardwearing. This is the first jumper but I am sure it’ll be the same excellent quality as the other products.

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Stars: Five

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Blueberry Pet 2cm M Multicolor Triangles Designer Black Neoprene Padded Dog Collar,Classic Designer Collars for Medium Dogs

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My daughter’s dogs were the testers for these collars once more. Roxy is wearing this one in size medium, she’s a female lab x Pomeranian, 2 year old nearly fully grown, Neck 38cm, and weight 18kg.

This collar looks great on her. It’s made of a soft polyester webbing and nicely padded, has a soft neoprene rounded edging which will help stop any rubbing.   It’s fully washable, which with most dogs is an essential. With Flash and Roxy if there’s mud to be found they’ll be in it! It feels as though it will dry very quickly, useful if caught out in the rain when the smell of wet dog can last in a slow to dry collar such as the cotton or leather types. The previous blueberry products have certainly washed well and retain their shape and softness. The fit is very adjustable, Roxy has the medium collar, but adjusted to its fullest it did fit Flash who’s larger. These collars and harness to cover a wide range of sizes.

What we liked:

– the design, fun and unusual, a change from the basic solid collar collars.

-The fit covers a wide range of sizes, and doesn’t rub or pull coat hair. Both dogs have short hair but I feel this would be just as good for a long hair dog. They’ve both taken to wearing them comfortably, no rubbing trying to remove it which is excellent.

-The clips to connect are eco-friendly plastic, but strong and very simple to clip together. For people like myself with hand/finger issues for whom buckles present problems this type of clip is perfect. The clip for the lead is a sturdy metal one that won’t break easily.

I like that the name tag attachment is separate from the lead clip; too often they’re a combined function and the name tag gets caught/damaged when clipping the lead on. -Washable, so when they roll in the fox poo – every time they visit me it seems Flash finds some….its quick to wash it off and  dry the collars.- Even if your dogs don’t do things like that – and most dogs can find something smelly to roll in- collars still pick up grease from coats and dirt from everyday wear but a quick wash and these look great again.

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Stars: Five.

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Blueberry Pet Step-in 2.5cm L Vintage Tribal Pattern Padded Dog Harness in Extravagant Green, Ultra-Soft No Pull Neoprene Large

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My daughter’s dogs were the testers once more. Flash was tester for this, he doesn’t pull quite as badly as Roxy but it can still be uncomfortable holding his lead. Roxy has had a blueberry harness since early autumn and its made a huge difference to her. Slip chains and other anti-pull devices were a limited success, but the harness was perfect. Whether its just that the chest pressure confuses her or makes it hard to pull I don’t know but with a small tug she’s back walking at the side.We hope the same will work for Flash.

 

Its made of a soft polyester webbing and nicely padded. It’s fully washable and feels as though it will dry very quickly, useful if caught out in the rain when the smell of wet dog can last in a slow to dry collar such as the cotton or leather types. The collars etc we’ve had for several months now are still wearing well and have had several washings. The fit is very adjustable and Flash has the large size one, at the smaller end of adjustment.  These collars and harness to cover a wide range of sizes. They fit really well, Roxy has been wearing the pink harness continuously without issues until recently, when a little hair began to be rubbed off. Taking it off when inside would prevent that.

The clips to connect are eco-friendly plastic, but strong and very simple to clip together. For people like myself with hand/finger issues for whom buckles present problems this type of clip is perfect. I like that the name tag attachment is separate from the lead clip, too often they’re a combined function and the name tag gets caught/damaged when clipping the lead on. The two metal rings for the lead on this are in the centre back of the dog, so easy to attach to lead.

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Stars: five

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Blueberry Pet Leads for Dogs 1.5 cm by 150 cm Vintage Tribal Pattern Padded Dog Lead in Extravagant Green, small

 

Daughters dogs Flash and Roxy were testers once more for this. Flash is a Lab x Spaniel and Roxy a smaller dog, Lab x Pomeranian. They’re both pretty enthusiastic about walks and need sturdy leashes.

This lead is perfect for walks being a long lead of 150cm, and comes in two colours and three widths making it suitable for all size dogs. We’ve the small one in green. The length means as a training lead where you use both hands there’s plenty of “give” and you’re not dragging the poor dog.  It matches the tribal print collars, which makes it a bit of fun and the zany colours brighten up gloomy winter days.

Practical side: Its a sturdy construction as with other blueberry products, and washes and dries easily. The fabric is robust, doesn’t rub the dog and there’s extra padding on the handle. The clip is a solid metal one, anti swivel at one end and a pull back fastening at the other and it’s not flimsy and likely to break as we have seen on some cheaper leads.

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Stars: five

Vansky® Pets Ultra Violet Urine Detector

Vansky® Pets Ultra Violet Urine Detector Dog/Cat Stain Remover Fluorescent Whitening Agents Detector, UV Blacklight Flashlight, Find Dry Stains on Carpets, Rugs, Curtains & Fabrics. 3 x AAA Batteries Included & Inserted

Vansky® Pets Ultra Violet Urine Detector
Dog/Cat Stain Remover Fluorescent Whitening Agents Detector, UV Blacklight Flashlight, Find Dry Stains on Carpets, Rugs, Curtains & Fabrics. 3 x AAA Batteries Included & Inserted

Review from Jeannie’s Product Reviews

This has batteries included – a real bonus, as its awful getting something new and then having to hunt round or “steal” batteries from another device! works best in the dark and made me feel I was back in the 70’s where every disco/live band venue has these lights. We girls all learned not to wear white bras unless we wanted lots of attention! and the poor guys with dandruff…..

Still, how well does it work? We haven’t any pets now ( except Muska the horse and she doesn’t come indoors, much though she’s love to. If she did we wouldn’t need a urine detector – they pee pints and it would be pretty obvious!) However my daughters two dogs are here frequently though, and Flash has just stayed a few days with Him Indoors while we all went to Center Parcs. He didn’t think Flash had peed, we couldn’t smell anything but it was good to have it confirmed. What I did discover though was that though I thought the bathroom was clean – I was playing around with the torch and decided to check – it’s got a horrible amount of stains I didn’t see. I know they aren’t pee stains as they were round the bath and shower, and the sink and back spalsh, we’d need to be acrobats to pee up there! Clearly it picks up soap scum and lime scale or something too, but I was so shocked that our bathroom looked liked something off Grime busters! In normal light it looks fine, and I do clean it but I guess its time to get the steamer out again….didn’t dare try the kitchen surfaces, I’ll do that After the steamer has been round.

If you’ve a house proud and supercilious relative or acquaintance you want to put down then visit with one of these! Or of course if you simply want to root out pet pee stains and target the neutraliser….

If it doesn’t seem to work then check the batteries are in correctly. I put them in without checking and one was wrong way round…I guess it’s that usually its 2 or 4 and I automatically put the next in the other way up without thinking, and of course three means two adjacent ones same way round.

Stars: Five, but remember it shows up other stains too, not just pee, before you get a heart attack at what’s revealed.

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Mudder LED Frisbee Flying Disc with Multi-colored Bright Lights

 

Mudder LED Frisbee Flying Disc with Multi-colored Bright Lights – Sustained and Stable Flight for Children and Pets

Review from Jeannie’s Product Reviews

Comes in a cardboard sleeve so looks good as a gift, and I know already the grandkids will be fighting the dogs for this – its such fun and once its dark the lights really look good, spinning incredibly bright, colourful whirls into the sky. It changes colour by slow fades and fast flashes and in full dark looks amazing.

Its lightweight but pretty robust, it’ll get tooth marks from the dogs, but then what Frisbee doesn’t?

It’s made if a robust, flexible It comes ready to use with a battery supplied and its easy to change the back and put in new one once it’s needed.  I’ve had great fun playing with this, its something that will appeal to all ages.

 

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Stars: Five

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