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Tips For Keeping Pets Warm Over The Cooler Months

posted by The Daily Fluff May 2, 2017 0 comments

When you’re rugging up for the cooler months, don’t forget about your fur babies, too!

We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you keep them warm this winter:

Provide them with shelter:

Generally wind and rain comes hand-in-hand with the cooler weather. Shelters are important for all animals—whether it be dogs, cats, horses, rabbits or birds—to protect them from all of the elements.

Blankets and Beds:

Blankets and beds are great things to have for your pets. Have animals in a hut? Throw in some material to mix in with the straw. Parrot feeling chilly? Invest in or make a cloth hut to hang from the cage ceiling. It’s also a great idea to air out, rotate or wash the bedding daily or whenever damp or dirty—especially for the dogs that love to spend their days jumping in puddles and playing in the rain!

Layer on the jackets!

Jackets can be your pet’s very own transportable shelter, which helps ensure they remain dry and warm. Make sure you pay attention to changes in the weather so your pet doesn’t overheat, and keep in mind their natural coats and breed-specific characteristics. Not all breeds of animals require jackets, and, for some, a top-half waterproof jacket would be sufficient just to keep them dry. For those of you who love a fashionable pet outfit, we’ve started spotting the most adorable animals socks and hats—eeeek!

Make sure the heating is on:

If your house gets cold in winter and you’re going out for the day, you could put the heater on low so your indoor cat can still snuggle up to the hot air. All animals have their preferences!

Keep them inside at night:

If your pet isn’t already in at night, bring them inside to sleep—if possible—as nighttime is when the temperature usually drops even more. A room with floorboards or tiles is generally easiest for you to keep them in, so if they do sneak out of their bed their muddy paw prints can easily be cleaned up.

Get active!

It’s important to keep your pets active in winter to keep their blood and body pumping. Play with them inside, or take them for shorter walks so they can still experience the outdoors. Don’t let the cold weather make you forget about keeping them hydrated on walks.

Give them plenty of love:

Do we really need to give you another reason to snuggle up with your pets? We thought not!

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10 Famous and Fashionable Pets on Instagram

posted by The Daily Fluff February 13, 2017 0 comments

Is your Instagram feed full of only your friends, celebrities and fitness gurus? Or full of snaps of your pet but somehow they aren’t enough? You’re in need of some cute and adorable pet accounts to follow! Need some inspiration on who to follow? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!
Fashionable Pets | Instagram | Pets | The Daily Fluff | Australian Pet BlogHere’s our list of the most famous and fashionable pets on Instagram!

  1. @frankiethelilsausage

An adorable little sausage dog you just want to eat up, Frankie is Melbourne’s resident fashion guru! With 69.9 thousand followers, Frankie is one of the most popular Instagrammers in Australia. She’s even been in Vogue! Follow her to keep up with her latest modelling snaps. Kendall Jenner better watch out!

  1. @luluandfinn

Wanting double the trouble? Follow the gorgeous pair of Birman cats, Lulu and Finn! Lulu and Finn have captured the hearts of Melbourne with 63.2 thousand followers. They’re cheeky, lovable, and beautiful. Just look at their luscious fur and irresistible blue eyes.

  1. @maple.the.pup

If you’re internet savvy, there might be a chance you’ve heard of Maple! A Border Collie, Golden Retriever and Sheltie mixed breed rescue dog, Maple is known for her beautiful coat, scenic pictures, and musical talent! She often appears on her owner’s account, talented multi-instrumentalist, @acoustictrench. You can catch her rolling around in his music covers, or even joining in!Fashionable Pets | Instagram | Pets | The Daily Fluff | Australian Pet Blog             4. @baconcup

Got a thing for Scottish Folds? Follow the adventures of South Australian kitties, Bacon and his friend, Maple! The Joey and Chandler of Instagram, Bacon and Maple are always up to some sort of mischief, which has made 48 thousand followers laugh until they cry. What trouble will they get into next?

5. @lifeofjinkee

What’s more fashionable than a poodle? And what’s more adorable than a red toy poodle at that? Almost nothing! Jinkee is the popular red toy poodle with 73.8 thousand followers that can’t get enough of the curly haired pooch. She has been featured in many online publications and she’s also included in the official Dogs of Instagram book! Follow Jinkee if you want your feed to be filled with snaps of her latest dress-ups.

  1. @frostofficial

A rescue cat that chills in Sydney, Frost is one of the most followed felines in Australia with a whopping 91.6 thousand followers! While Frost may post a dressed up photo every now and then, she is more known for her simple, yet relaxed pics. Fashionable Pets | Instagram | Pets | The Daily Fluff | Australian Pet Blog

  1. @midge_the_dog

Is your feed missing a maltese/shihtzu cross with pigtails? Well it won’t for much longer! Midge is one of the prettiest pups on Instagram with 35.3 thousand followers. It’s understandable. How can you resist her iconic pigtails? She also knows how to match them with a fashionable bandana and a frilly dress, and she never forgets her most important accessory: a pair of adorable eyes.

  1. @nala_cat

Any cat person would at least have heard about Nala, the most famous kitty on all of Instagram. She has a massive 3.3 million followers. That’s even more than Grumpy Cat! Nala is known for being a very curious kitty ever since being adopted from a shelter at 5 months old. You can catch her sporting a beanie or two and giving kisses to her brother, @white_coffee_cat_, a British Shorthaired cancer survivor!

  1. @spencerthechow

This list would be incomplete without a chow chow, especially one such as Spencer! According to his Instagram bio, he is the “Brad Pitt of the dog world”, and it’s very easy to see why! Just look at his handsome fur coat! 44.8 thousand followers certainly have a case of puppy love, and you will too. Just try not to faint when he pokes out his tongue to say hello.

  1. @heyseymour

If you’re into kitties in kooky accessories, give Seymour a visit! He may have a frumpy face, but don’t let that fool you. He’s all about making you and 50.4 thousand followers smile! Seymour loves to sport a pair of colourful glasses or a smart necktie. Whatever the accessory may be, Seymour knows how to make it look cool!

This list is only a small number of Instagram pets we love to follow! So pull your phone out and get tapping. There are thousands of pets waiting for that notification! Who are your favourite pets on Instagram? Comment below and let us know!

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Christmas Gift Guide

posted by The Daily Fluff December 1, 2016 0 comments

We can’t believe it either! It’s almost Christmas time! This means backyard barbeques, time spent with family and friends, and most importantly, time to spoil your pets!

This year, forget about bones and chew toys, and really treat your pet with some great unique gifts we know they will simply love!

Here’s our 2016 Christmas gift guide!

  1. Christmas | Pets | Gift Guide | Shopping | The Daily FluffDOGUE Bold Canvas Harness – $18.95 and Foxy Collars – from $24.95

Dogue’s fashion forward harnesses are a must have for any dog, whether they are a seasoned walker or love to travel in the car! These canvas harnesses come in four colours and are completely machine washable. Suitable for small to medium dogs.

foxy-mixedlow-resAnd of course any canine outfit isn’t complete without a collar! Fun, yet understated, these beautiful leather dog collars with Swarovski crystals will add a hint of playfulness. Handmade in Australia from the softest of New Zealand leather, they are sure to capture attention wherever you many roam.

  1. Christmas | Pets | Gift Guide | Shopping | The Daily FluffKoly’s Christmas Hampers – $35:

If you truly want to treat your pup, then this is the hamper for you! Koly’s Christmas hampers are personalised for your small, medium or large dog, so you don’t need to worry about your Great Dane chewing through the entire hamper in seconds! There’s even a low fat option for those watching their weight through the Christmas period!

  1. Christmas | Pets | Gift Guide | Shopping | The Daily FluffIdPet Personalised Gift Packs  – $34.95:

Show your pup you love them with one of these personalised gift packs from IdPet! Each personalised treat bag comes with a Christmas themed chew toy and treats. Our pick is the Yappy Christmas gift pack!

  1. Christmas | Pets | Gift Guide | Shopping | The Daily FluffIdPet Cat Christmas Pack-$29.95:

Don’t forget your cat this Christmas! This personalised treat bag is great to store all of your kitty’s favourite toys or treats in! It also comes with a vibrating mouse toy, which we know they will love.

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  1. Sweet Chops Bake at Home Gingerhound Kit – $13.95:

We know you’re thinking it too; Christmas is all about good food! Whether you’re a sweet tooth, or love to tuck into the savoury stuff, Christmas is always a good opportunity to get into the kitchen and test out your cooking skills! Sweet Chops Bake at Home Gingerhound Kit is great for those of you that want to make something for your pup to enjoy too!

  1. Christmas | Pets | Gift Guide | Shopping | The Daily FluffDr Zoo Natural Zinc-Free Sun Cream – $19.50:

We’re fortunate in Australia to have a sunny Christmas, which means we can spend hours in the backyard, playing cricket after a BBQ lunch. We know how important it is to use sunscreen, and spend some time in the shade. It’s just as important for our pets to stay sun smart too! Dr Zoo’s Sun Cream is great for cats, dogs or horses that love spending time in the sun. The Sun Cream is completely edible, so you don’t have to worry about pets that love to lick!Christmas | Pets | Gift Guide | Shopping | The Daily Fluff

  1. Bonéfide Hoodies – $45 – $50:

If your fashion forward pup’s wardrobe is lacking, or if you’re just preparing for cool summers nights then Bonéfide’s hoodies are the perfect gift for your pup. These stylish hoodies are lightweight and made from natural cotton. Our favourites are the Willow Hoodie and the Paloma Hoodie.

  1. Christmas | Pets | Gift Guide | Shopping | The Daily FluffFurry Peach Pet Bed – $79.95:

Furry Peach produces the most stylish pet beds we’ve probably ever seen! Time to get your pup off your expensive bedspread, and onto their own! We’re sure they won’t be able to resist these stylish designs.

  1. Christmas | Pets | Gift Guide | Shopping | The Daily FluffFurry Peach Aromatherapy Toys –  $8.95:

Christmas is an exciting time for us all! If your pet is getting a bit too excited, then Furry Peach’s Aromatherapy toys are what you need! Whether your pet suffers from separation anxiety or is scared of thunderstorms these aromatherapy toys can work wonders! Packed with three types of dried lavender, these little toys will help calm even the most hyper pups!Christmas | Pets | Gift Guide | Shopping | The Daily Fluff

  1. Hachi Cooling Bandana – $34:

Now that it’s finally starting to heat up in Melbourne (about time!), it’s time we start thinking about how we can keep our pets cool in the warmer months. If your pet still loves to play outside in the hot weather, then Hachi’s Cooling Bandana is the perfect gift for them! Soak in cool water, squeeze out excess and secure around their neck to get some relief from the heat!

  1. Dog House Ice Cream Tub – $12:

There isn’t anything more satisfying than an ice cream on a warm December night! Don’t leave your dog out this Christmas, head down to Dog House and grab a single, box of 6 or a tub of dog-friendly ice cream! Trust us, they will love it!

  1. Melbourne Moonlight Cinemas Doggie Nights:

It’s important to take full advantage of Melbourne’s warm nights, while they’ll last! So why not grab some tickets to one of Moonlight Cinema’s doggie nights?!

Sit back, relax in the beautiful Botanic Gardens and enjoy a pet-related movie with your best fur-friend. Dogs are invited to join their owners at any screening, as long as they’re always on a lead and on their best behaviour.

Because we don’t want you to miss out on our Christmas Gift Guide fun, we’re giving away one of our amazing 12 days of gift picks, a gorgeous collar from Dogue! 🎉

To be in the running to win, visit us on Instagram before the 14th of December, to find out how you can go into the draw!

How are you planning on treating your pet this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below!

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Spring Fashion Looks For Your Pet

posted by The Daily Fluff September 8, 2016 0 comments

The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming—and your pets want to as well! Spring not only excites the fashion-minded, but also pet owners. We’ve come up with a collection of our favourite spring fashion looks for your pet, to help you make sure they shine!

Bandanas & Bow Ties:

Bandanas and ties can be worn all year round, but they’re still one of our favourite spring fashion looks for pets. Bandanas and ties are simple but effective, and you can get them in colourful and floral prints to suit the change in seasons.

Flower Collars:

Why not jazz up your dog or cat’s current collar with flowers. You can attach lots of little flowers all the way around, or even one large flower at the front or back. If you want a longer-lasting, durable collar, purchase some fake flowers instead. Just make sure all flowers are placed securely at the back of your pet’s collar so they can’t chew or eat the flowers off. And of course, if the flowers are irritating your pet or causing allergies, its best to give them a miss.

Light Weight Jackets:

Jackets are usually the most popular pet accessory. Even when the weather becomes warmer, jackets can still be a great accessory. Make sure the jackets are made from thinner, lightweight material, and if it gets too warm, make sure you take them off!

Rain Coats (because we’re all familiar with Melbourne weather!):

So spring isn’t instantly great, and the transition from winter to spring can sometimes be slow and stretched out. But, just because it’s raining doesn’t mean your pet can’t start celebrating the wet, spring weather! We love seeing tiny dogs in floral rain coats walking the streets with their owners.

Flower Crowns :

Flower crowns may not be the most practical pet accessory, but they’re so beautiful! Some dogs might just tilt their head so the crown falls off—and may or may not begin eating it—so it’s probably best to keep this accessory for special events only, such as photo shoots!

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Fun Ways To Dress Up Your Pet

posted by The Daily Fluff September 8, 2016 0 comments

Admit it, you might play judgmental pet owner when you see a dog walking around in a nice knit sweater, but deep down you know that your dog would look adorable in one. Dressing up your pets doesn’t mean you have to go super OTT, it can be both practical and adorable too.

Unsure what to dress your pet in? Read on below for some great ideas…

Bow-collar and neckerchief:

For those of you who are new to the world of pet fashion, starting off with simple accessories is probably the way to go. A simple bow-collar, or neckerchief can be a great way to start.

Oliver the Cavoodle would definitely agree:

“When we have guests over or when I’m visiting friends, mum and I always open my box of neckerchiefs – it’s a white wooden Jack and Jill box with my name written on it – and we choose which neckerchief I’ll wear. My favourite brands are Toby Wigglebottom and Charlie and Bella“.

Sweaters and coats:

Keeping warm in the colder months can be difficult, especially for breeds like Sphynx cats and Chihuahuas. Sweaters or coats are a great way to combat the cold and the changing fashion trends. Most pet stores stock sizes down to extra small, meaning that they would definitely suit our feline friends too (if you can get them on them!)

Costume dressing:

Costume dressing is for those of us who completely and totally embrace the world of pet fashion. I mean, if you’re going to dress up, shouldn’t your furry friend be able to as well?

Not only will a costume make your pet look sassy-as-hell, it will also provide you with photos that will last a lifetime. With Halloween on the way, the internet is full of costumes for pets of every shape and size. No really, for every shape and size.

So whether you’re feeling conservative or festive, there are endless ways to spice up your pet’s wardrobe. If in doubt, why not let your pet decide?

We’d love to see your pet in their finest threads. Share your snaps with us on Instagram by tagging us @dailyfluffmelb

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8 Winter Fashion Looks For Your Pooch

posted by The Daily Fluff July 30, 2016 0 comments

In winter we like to keep cozy, but we also like to keep it stylish. We want our threads to be warm while also making a statement, and our pets are no different! Despite the fact that they always look stylish in their perpetual fur coats, some enjoy a few accessories here and there to spice things up during the bleaker months.

We chatted to Alyssa, creator of Instagram account @luluandfinn to find out what her gorgeous insta­famous Birman kitties enjoy when it comes to keeping things dapper:

“As Lulu and Finn are indoor cats I’d say their best winter fashions are simply their furry coats. Over the course of summer they’ll have a haircut or two, so winter is time to have a big, soft, fluffy coat. Our favourite fashions are usually bright blue or red as this accentuates or contrasts their eye colour nicely. I’d also say our favourite outfit for Lulu is her shark costume, but I don’t think she’d agree with the humans!”

A beanie, a bow­tie here and there in complementary colours to your cat or dog’s coat or eye. These are simple ways to dress them up. If your puppy or kitty gets particularly chilly during long park walks you could try a dapper lined jacket or vest in houndstooth or even tartan. Scarves and snoods can also work, but pick a bright colour so you can spot it if your pet pulls a McGyver and escapes his woolly enclosure!

For lazy Sundays when brunch is served a la maison but there’s still a slight chill to the kitchen tiles or a frost creeping up the window panes, try out a nice fleecy onesie. Maybe you and your cat could even twin up in matching onesies or pajamas!

For the days when it’s so grey outside it’s pouring rain, but Fido is still scratching at the door begging to be let out for a walk grab yourself a scarf and umbrella, and a little waterproof and warming raincoat for your puppy. This will keep him dry on top and super cosy ­ as well as prevent a million doggie water droplets raining down your hallway when you return from a wet jaunt in the park!

There are plenty of cat and dog sweaters available on the market today, whether your cat prefers argyle, plaid or something a bit more whimsical it’s easy to find the right print and style to suit all needs. You can even try a plain black hoody for the moggie entering its moody teenager phase.

If you and your cat or dog have been invited to a fancy ­dress party this winter don’t stress! We’ve got you covered there too. Whether the theme is horrifying or whimsical you can be sure to find Bat wings, ugly holiday sweaters and even ladybug costumes with a quick google search. Check out Nip and Bones for even more ideas for winter fashion for your pets!