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MY FAMILY BACK IN CHINA: CIPS 2020 IS ALSO ONLINE

 

Also, this year MyFamily will participate at the China International Pet Show in Guangzhou, the most important exhibition of the pet industry in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2018 MyFamily was awarded at the same fair, on the occasion of the CIPS Innovation Awards, co-organized by PETS International and CIPS, as recognition and stimulus to innovative companies in the pet business.

CIPS, now in its 24th edition, establishes itself as an event with an international flair that cannot be miss. Myfamily, also for this edition, was invited to participate. Due to the difficult moment generated by the Covid-19 emergency, we will do so in a completely new way. From 12th November to 20th November 2020, we will connect to the event remotely to offer online visitors the opportunity to interact in real-time and participate in the presentations of new Myfamily products through a conference call, offline video, live, and chat.
Thanks to the support of technology, also in this edition of CIPS 2020, MyFamily will prove itself in step with the needs of the pet industry, always offering innovative and quality products. That will be possible thanks to a real modern and technological television studio, set up within our headquarters in Valenza (IT), which will be inaugurated on the occasion of CIPS fair and which will assume the function of "digital stand."
The point of reference to the event will be Kai Ping Su , a new native speaker of Taiwanese origins with a consolidated experience in the luxury sector, joined our sales team to support the expansion of Myfamily in the Asia-Pacific region.
These elements will contribute to the realization of the goal of Myfamily to make every year its presence on the trade fair scene increasingly complete and attentive to the needs of the international market
If you are interested in participating in CIPS 2020, you can easily register online on the fair website: http://en.cipscom.com/.

Do not miss it!

 

 

MY FAMILY BACK IN CHINA: CIPS 2020 IS ALSO ONLINE

cips 2020 cina myfamily

 

MY FAMILY BACK IN CHINA: CIPS 2020 IS ALSO ONLINE

 

Also, this year MyFamily will participate at the China International Pet Show in Guangzhou, the most important exhibition of the pet industry in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2018 MyFamily was awarded at the same fair, on the occasion of the CIPS Innovation Awards, co-organized by PETS International and CIPS, as recognition and stimulus to innovative companies in the pet business.

CIPS, now in its 24th edition, establishes itself as an event with an international flair that cannot be miss. Myfamily, also for this edition, was invited to participate. Due to the difficult moment generated by the Covid-19 emergency, we will do so in a completely new way. From 12th November to 20th November 2020, we will connect to the event remotely to offer online visitors the opportunity to interact in real-time and participate in the presentations of new Myfamily products through a conference call, offline video, live, and chat.
Thanks to the support of technology, also in this edition of CIPS 2020, MyFamily will prove itself in step with the needs of the pet industry, always offering innovative and quality products. That will be possible thanks to a real modern and technological television studio, set up within our headquarters in Valenza (IT), which will be inaugurated on the occasion of CIPS fair and which will assume the function of "digital stand."
The point of reference to the event will be Kai Ping Su , a new native speaker of Taiwanese origins with a consolidated experience in the luxury sector, joined our sales team to support the expansion of Myfamily in the Asia-Pacific region.
These elements will contribute to the realization of the goal of Myfamily to make every year its presence on the trade fair scene increasingly complete and attentive to the needs of the international market
If you are interested in participating in CIPS 2020, you can easily register online on the fair website: http://en.cipscom.com/.

Do not miss it!

 

 

memopetid-app

 

 

MEMOPETID:

ALL YOUR DOG'S DATA WITHIN THE REACH OF YOUR SMARTPHONE
 

In an ever-changing world, increasingly pushed to technological progress, MyFamily has decided to create a new product, capable of making the life of pet lovers all over the world easier. This is how memopet was born, a line of innovative and smart products, capable to interact with people through the app memopetID, easily manageable from your smartphone.

Memopet is designed to give those who own pets more help in taking care of them and ensure safety anytime.

Imagine the potential of hi-tech collars, harnesses and leashes that can become a complete, up-to-date, and always accessible digital database. Now this is possible thanks to the combination of these products with technology.
We have encased an NFC chip into every collar, harness and leash, making the memopet accessories capable to connect with the App MemopetID simply by approaching them to the chip inside the buckle.

With the App MemopetID you can create a complete and up-to-date profile of your pet, so you can always have a digital database with:

- Your profile and your 4-legged friend’s one
- Health and biographical data
- Passport and microchip
- Medical record
- Nutrition, allergies, therapies
- Agenda and reminder so you don't miss appointments, treatments, vaccines
- Summary and monitoring of your walks together (in combination with the leash)

 

THE APP THAT HELPS US PROTECT THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR 4-LEGGED FRIENDS

 

Let's see in detail how the App MemopetID works:

The App is available on  Apple Store  and Google Play Store, and it is the new and improved version of the old Memo Pet Identity (the first version of the App dedicated to our pets and born from MyFamily). In addition, those who have a profile on the old version of the app have the possibility to recover all the data previously entered by registering themselves with the same e-mail.

MemopetID is completely free and can also be used by those who do not own any memopet accessory, although some features will be limited. For example, some (more specific) fields cannot be filled out because they are activated by associating a memopet collar, leash, or harness. 

 

How to download the App and how to use it:

- Log in the Apple Store if you have an iOS operating system or the Google Play Store if you have Android.
- Type memopetID in the search bar and download the app.
- Register and complete your own and your dog's profile. Now you can enter all his most important data and have a complete database plus agenda and reminder available on the app.
- To fully exploit the potential of the app memopetID, purchase a memopet leash, collar or harness so you can complete his profile and benefit from the features of the leash.
- Proceed with the registration of the accessory you purchased, and then pair the collar, leash or harness with your dog.
- His data (entered in the app) will always be accessible by approaching your phone to the NFC chip inside the collar or harness.
- By tapping on the leash instead, the "activity" function activates and records the walks or physical activity carried out together.

 

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MEMOPETID: A HELP FOR YOU, HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR YOUR DOG

Thanks to memopetID and the line of memopet collars and leashes, you will always have the medical record with you, even when you are in a hurry and you forget it when going to the vet. 
Even allergies, nutrition, and therapies are under control, so if you were to entrust your dog to someone, he would know exactly what to do: he just needs to approach his phone to the NFC chip to know everything about your dog. 

You can also share your account with your family members using the same login credentials, so that each family member can edit and interact with your pet’s profile, and also update the info concerning walks and appointments.

All his data always with him, accessible at any time! 

The App MemopetID was designed together with memopet collars, harnesses and leashes to be a useful tool, which in a fast, simple and innovative way, helps us to protect the safety of our dogs; because after all... what really matters is always making him feel loved, cherished and protected.

Download the new memopetID:

 

app-store                        google-play

 

WATCH THE MEMOPET VIDEO SECTION

 

 

 

MEMOPETID: ALL YOUR DOG'S DATA WITHIN THE REACH OF YOUR SMARTPHONE

memopetid-app

 

 

MEMOPETID:

ALL YOUR DOG'S DATA WITHIN THE REACH OF YOUR SMARTPHONE
 

In an ever-changing world, increasingly pushed to technological progress, MyFamily has decided to create a new product, capable of making the life of pet lovers all over the world easier. This is how memopet was born, a line of innovative and smart products, capable to interact with people through the app memopetID, easily manageable from your smartphone.

Memopet is designed to give those who own pets more help in taking care of them and ensure safety anytime.

Imagine the potential of hi-tech collars, harnesses and leashes that can become a complete, up-to-date, and always accessible digital database. Now this is possible thanks to the combination of these products with technology.
We have encased an NFC chip into every collar, harness and leash, making the memopet accessories capable to connect with the App MemopetID simply by approaching them to the chip inside the buckle.

With the App MemopetID you can create a complete and up-to-date profile of your pet, so you can always have a digital database with:

- Your profile and your 4-legged friend’s one
- Health and biographical data
- Passport and microchip
- Medical record
- Nutrition, allergies, therapies
- Agenda and reminder so you don't miss appointments, treatments, vaccines
- Summary and monitoring of your walks together (in combination with the leash)

 

THE APP THAT HELPS US PROTECT THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR 4-LEGGED FRIENDS

 

Let's see in detail how the App MemopetID works:

The App is available on  Apple Store  and Google Play Store, and it is the new and improved version of the old Memo Pet Identity (the first version of the App dedicated to our pets and born from MyFamily). In addition, those who have a profile on the old version of the app have the possibility to recover all the data previously entered by registering themselves with the same e-mail.

MemopetID is completely free and can also be used by those who do not own any memopet accessory, although some features will be limited. For example, some (more specific) fields cannot be filled out because they are activated by associating a memopet collar, leash, or harness. 

 

How to download the App and how to use it:

- Log in the Apple Store if you have an iOS operating system or the Google Play Store if you have Android.
- Type memopetID in the search bar and download the app.
- Register and complete your own and your dog's profile. Now you can enter all his most important data and have a complete database plus agenda and reminder available on the app.
- To fully exploit the potential of the app memopetID, purchase a memopet leash, collar or harness so you can complete his profile and benefit from the features of the leash.
- Proceed with the registration of the accessory you purchased, and then pair the collar, leash or harness with your dog.
- His data (entered in the app) will always be accessible by approaching your phone to the NFC chip inside the collar or harness.
- By tapping on the leash instead, the "activity" function activates and records the walks or physical activity carried out together.

 

memopetid-cartaidentitàcane memopetid-attivitàcane memopetid-librettoceterinariocane

 

MEMOPETID: A HELP FOR YOU, HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR YOUR DOG

Thanks to memopetID and the line of memopet collars and leashes, you will always have the medical record with you, even when you are in a hurry and you forget it when going to the vet. 
Even allergies, nutrition, and therapies are under control, so if you were to entrust your dog to someone, he would know exactly what to do: he just needs to approach his phone to the NFC chip to know everything about your dog. 

You can also share your account with your family members using the same login credentials, so that each family member can edit and interact with your pet’s profile, and also update the info concerning walks and appointments.

All his data always with him, accessible at any time! 

The App MemopetID was designed together with memopet collars, harnesses and leashes to be a useful tool, which in a fast, simple and innovative way, helps us to protect the safety of our dogs; because after all... what really matters is always making him feel loved, cherished and protected.

Download the new memopetID:

 

app-store                        google-play

 

WATCH THE MEMOPET VIDEO SECTION

 

 

 

small dogs breeds

Small dogs are considered easier to manage, because it is believed that they fit the size of an apartment and are easier to carry around, to bring along on holiday, or they are thought to be more suitable to families with children.
 
As a matter of fact, the answer to the question "is a small dog easier to handle?" is... "it depends." People with a good knowledge of dogs know that their size does not determine their need for space or other behavioral characteristics. In addition, small dogs have specific needs and a temperament fit for a giant, therefore, education and socialization must not be left out!
Remember: these little concentrates of sweetness, energy and character are able to change your life and make you happy anytime.
 
Let's go through some relevant features of 5 among the most popular small-sized breeds.

 

small dogs chihuahua

 

Chihuahua

On the highest step of the podium stands the handbag-size featherweight champion... "the chihuahua." Known as the smallest dog in the world, he is also famous for his great personality. The chihuahua is often thought to have attitude problems and not to be very friendly, but usually the blame is on the owner who has an overprotective behavior or fails at educating him. This small dog is proud, protective and faithful, but, when educated to socialize, he is a perfect friend to both dogs and people."

 

 small dogs jack russell

Jack Russell

All the energy of a powerhouse is inside this small-sized dog. The Jack Russell Terrier, in fact, does not exceed 8 kg ... but he is all muscles and brain! The Jack is a formidable hunting dog and his genetic heritage makes itself felt! The main need of this breed is to have an active life, indeed, and train his body and mind regularly. He is a small dog but perfect for families with children or people with a full life who still have the opportunity to dedicate time and energy to him.
 

 small dogs pug

Pug

The pug is one of the most popular and cutest small dogs, especially because of its funny appearance. He is thought to be lazy and chill, but his true nature is being playful. The pug is a great life companion, but you have to know that this is a breed that requires dedication, in particular it requires a lot of veterinary care. In fact, this small dog is prone to respiratory and vision issues that need to be managed carefully. His irresistible hilariousness will never make you feel alone.

 

 small dogs maltese

Maltese

A cute little white nugget with a sweet and cuddly personality that usually does not exceed 4 kg. Maltese has ancient origins and went from being used to hunt mice inside the ships in the Mediterranean, to becoming one of the favorite dogs of the European bourgeoisie. The Maltese is extremely affectionate, careful, smart and is well suited to reward-based training. Its white hair, though, requires frequent grooming and special care


 small dogs dachsund

 

Dachshund

And now the dachshund, well known for his funny short legs and long body! This small dog of German origin was successfully used for hunting badgers, precisely because of its tapered but muscular shape. Three sizes and three colors of the mantle are categorized; the smallest one is the Kaninchen, that usually does not exceed 6 kg. The dachshund is smart, affectionate towards the family, but wary of those who does not know and other dogs. He is extremely brave and his dark, sweet eyes will keep you company making your time together special.

MyFamily has a rich collection of ID tags, called " Friends" , which is dedicated to all the most popular dog and cat breeds. There you can find dogs of all sizes, from the largest to the smallest, like the ones we just mentioned, the Chihuahua, the Maltese, the Pug, and more small-sized dogs such as the Cavalier King, the Yorkshire Terrier, the Shih Tzu, the French Bulldog and many others. 

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SMALL DOGS: 5 BREEDS TO KNOW

small dogs breeds

Small dogs are considered easier to manage, because it is believed that they fit the size of an apartment and are easier to carry around, to bring along on holiday, or they are thought to be more suitable to families with children.
 
As a matter of fact, the answer to the question "is a small dog easier to handle?" is... "it depends." People with a good knowledge of dogs know that their size does not determine their need for space or other behavioral characteristics. In addition, small dogs have specific needs and a temperament fit for a giant, therefore, education and socialization must not be left out!
Remember: these little concentrates of sweetness, energy and character are able to change your life and make you happy anytime.
 
Let's go through some relevant features of 5 among the most popular small-sized breeds.

 

small dogs chihuahua

 

Chihuahua

On the highest step of the podium stands the handbag-size featherweight champion... "the chihuahua." Known as the smallest dog in the world, he is also famous for his great personality. The chihuahua is often thought to have attitude problems and not to be very friendly, but usually the blame is on the owner who has an overprotective behavior or fails at educating him. This small dog is proud, protective and faithful, but, when educated to socialize, he is a perfect friend to both dogs and people."

 

 small dogs jack russell

Jack Russell

All the energy of a powerhouse is inside this small-sized dog. The Jack Russell Terrier, in fact, does not exceed 8 kg ... but he is all muscles and brain! The Jack is a formidable hunting dog and his genetic heritage makes itself felt! The main need of this breed is to have an active life, indeed, and train his body and mind regularly. He is a small dog but perfect for families with children or people with a full life who still have the opportunity to dedicate time and energy to him.
 

 small dogs pug

Pug

The pug is one of the most popular and cutest small dogs, especially because of its funny appearance. He is thought to be lazy and chill, but his true nature is being playful. The pug is a great life companion, but you have to know that this is a breed that requires dedication, in particular it requires a lot of veterinary care. In fact, this small dog is prone to respiratory and vision issues that need to be managed carefully. His irresistible hilariousness will never make you feel alone.

 

 small dogs maltese

Maltese

A cute little white nugget with a sweet and cuddly personality that usually does not exceed 4 kg. Maltese has ancient origins and went from being used to hunt mice inside the ships in the Mediterranean, to becoming one of the favorite dogs of the European bourgeoisie. The Maltese is extremely affectionate, careful, smart and is well suited to reward-based training. Its white hair, though, requires frequent grooming and special care


 small dogs dachsund

 

Dachshund

And now the dachshund, well known for his funny short legs and long body! This small dog of German origin was successfully used for hunting badgers, precisely because of its tapered but muscular shape. Three sizes and three colors of the mantle are categorized; the smallest one is the Kaninchen, that usually does not exceed 6 kg. The dachshund is smart, affectionate towards the family, but wary of those who does not know and other dogs. He is extremely brave and his dark, sweet eyes will keep you company making your time together special.

MyFamily has a rich collection of ID tags, called " Friends" , which is dedicated to all the most popular dog and cat breeds. There you can find dogs of all sizes, from the largest to the smallest, like the ones we just mentioned, the Chihuahua, the Maltese, the Pug, and more small-sized dogs such as the Cavalier King, the Yorkshire Terrier, the Shih Tzu, the French Bulldog and many others. 

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CAT TAG: WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT? 

Everybody knows how important is the ID tag for dogs, but too often we forget how important the ID tag for the cat is!

If you are a cat owner you know well their spirit of adventure and their freedom desire. So many cats owners decide to leave room for their cat and let it in ’n’ out of the house independently.
Unfortunately this increases the cat’s chances of getting lost... costing the owners to exasperating searches.

Rarely we can find cats with microchip, but it’s very frequent find cats without collar or Tag that belong to someone… but that look like strays.

Think how many times you’ve met a cat on the street thinking it was nobody’s. On the contrary, if the cat had worn the collar and the Tag, we would have immediately thought that it was a lost cat, so that we could approach him and immediately call the owner to reassure him.

So the tag is used to identify the cat as "your" cat, and allow more easily to contact you. It is therefore a life-saving object whose importance must not be overlooked.

 

Cat collar: wich choose?

Collar yes or collar no? This is the debate that still creates a lot of indecision among cat lovers, as often cats do not willingly accept to have this accessory around their neck, which if not chosen with care can be dangerous. The main function of the cat collar is to be able to support the attack of identity tag, fundamental for reading the phone number; it is to neglect the possibility of attacking a bell, as it may prove to be an annoying accessory to cat hearing.

 One of the reasons most supported by those who are not in favor of the cat collar is that our 4-legged friend is likely to get entangled in bushes, nets or erased with the risk of putting his life at risk. To solve this problem you can choose from the wide variety of anti-stroke collars, equipped with a special locking system, which open automatically when the cat gets caught somewhere.

 

Cat tags: which choose?

About the ID Tag there is no need to explain their function as it is clear and well known. The tag give the chance to whoever finds your cat to figure out it’s lost and contact you immediately.

The characteristics that you have to keep in mind when you buy a ID tag are the strength:

 

-       The quality of material, possibly hypoallergenic.

-       The quality of engraving, which must be done perfectly as not to fade over time.

-       It must not have pointed or sharp shapes that can damage the cat's neck.

-       The size must be suitable. It is always recommended to choose a very small tag, but if your cat should weigh 10 kg, could wear a tag slightly larger so as to be more visible.

 

Let’s not forget about aesthetics, because it is true that the ID has a life-saving function, but it’s also true that it’s an accessory to highlight your pet.

Myfamily has many collections of tags for cats and dogs, beautiful, original, nice and durable, and also buying them online or in the best pet stores the engraving is included. Let’s see some collections: Glam are certainly the most precious, with swarovski and enamel applied by hand; the Shine tags are bright and perfect to stand out on the cat’s fur, Friends tags faithfully reproduce the breeds of the most famous cats (and dogs) in the world, while the Classic are the timeless  and famous tags in the shape of paw, circle and bone.

 

You can find in all Myfamily collections the most suitable for your cat, thanks to the wide choice of models in various sizes, from the largest for large dogs, to the smallest perfect for cats.
Below you will find some of the most beautiful and popular cat tags, made as always with the artisan care of Myfamily products.

 

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CAT TAG: WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

medaglietta gatto

CAT TAG: WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT? 

Everybody knows how important is the ID tag for dogs, but too often we forget how important the ID tag for the cat is!

If you are a cat owner you know well their spirit of adventure and their freedom desire. So many cats owners decide to leave room for their cat and let it in ’n’ out of the house independently.
Unfortunately this increases the cat’s chances of getting lost... costing the owners to exasperating searches.

Rarely we can find cats with microchip, but it’s very frequent find cats without collar or Tag that belong to someone… but that look like strays.

Think how many times you’ve met a cat on the street thinking it was nobody’s. On the contrary, if the cat had worn the collar and the Tag, we would have immediately thought that it was a lost cat, so that we could approach him and immediately call the owner to reassure him.

So the tag is used to identify the cat as "your" cat, and allow more easily to contact you. It is therefore a life-saving object whose importance must not be overlooked.

 

Cat collar: wich choose?

Collar yes or collar no? This is the debate that still creates a lot of indecision among cat lovers, as often cats do not willingly accept to have this accessory around their neck, which if not chosen with care can be dangerous. The main function of the cat collar is to be able to support the attack of identity tag, fundamental for reading the phone number; it is to neglect the possibility of attacking a bell, as it may prove to be an annoying accessory to cat hearing.

 One of the reasons most supported by those who are not in favor of the cat collar is that our 4-legged friend is likely to get entangled in bushes, nets or erased with the risk of putting his life at risk. To solve this problem you can choose from the wide variety of anti-stroke collars, equipped with a special locking system, which open automatically when the cat gets caught somewhere.

 

Cat tags: which choose?

About the ID Tag there is no need to explain their function as it is clear and well known. The tag give the chance to whoever finds your cat to figure out it’s lost and contact you immediately.

The characteristics that you have to keep in mind when you buy a ID tag are the strength:

 

-       The quality of material, possibly hypoallergenic.

-       The quality of engraving, which must be done perfectly as not to fade over time.

-       It must not have pointed or sharp shapes that can damage the cat's neck.

-       The size must be suitable. It is always recommended to choose a very small tag, but if your cat should weigh 10 kg, could wear a tag slightly larger so as to be more visible.

 

Let’s not forget about aesthetics, because it is true that the ID has a life-saving function, but it’s also true that it’s an accessory to highlight your pet.

Myfamily has many collections of tags for cats and dogs, beautiful, original, nice and durable, and also buying them online or in the best pet stores the engraving is included. Let’s see some collections: Glam are certainly the most precious, with swarovski and enamel applied by hand; the Shine tags are bright and perfect to stand out on the cat’s fur, Friends tags faithfully reproduce the breeds of the most famous cats (and dogs) in the world, while the Classic are the timeless  and famous tags in the shape of paw, circle and bone.

 

You can find in all Myfamily collections the most suitable for your cat, thanks to the wide choice of models in various sizes, from the largest for large dogs, to the smallest perfect for cats.
Below you will find some of the most beautiful and popular cat tags, made as always with the artisan care of Myfamily products.

 

medaglietta gatto
medaglietta gatto
medaglietta gatto
medaglietta gatto
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adopt a dog

 

 

Adopt a dog: 5 questions to understand if you are ready

Are you ready to adopt a dog? If you have asked yourself this question and you are looking online for advice and suggestions to find out if the right time has come to bring home a 4-legged friend, surely you have also wondered what your new dog needs.

Among the first things to consider when deciding to adopt a dog are the physical and sometimes emotional commitment that having a dog entails (especially if it is the first). It will take love, discipline, time, but also a good deal of patience to accept all the changes that will come in your life. 

It will take love, discipline, time, but also a good deal of patience to accept all the changes that will come in your life. Regardless of the type of dog you choose, from the most dynamic to the laziest, from the most playful to the most serious, you will have to give him a full life of attention that will make you happy toghether!

Here are the questions  to understand if you are really ready to take a dog!


How many time do you spend with your dog?

One of the most important things is dedicate time to your new 4-legged friend.We often spend the day way from home, and also forces the dog to many hours of solitude. These empty hours can be remedied by allowing him to perform regular physical activity such as walks or runs in the fields... when possible. It is well known that for the psychophysical health of the dog it is good to take it for a walk several times a day (at least three). Remember that you are always away from home, and he is waiting at home eager to spend this special moment with you!

 

Can you cover all the expenses for the dog?

Yes, having a dog also costs money! If you think that having a dog is not a cost, you are going to be warned because you will have to put your hand in your wallet very often, especially for veterinary expenses. The dog also needs good nutrition, which may not always be "cheap". We would like to promise though that if you have the chance, adopting a dog will be the best investment of your life!

 

Do you have patience and perseverance to educate your dog?

Having a pet is definitely a balm for the soul, , but often you will have to take a deep breath and be patient. If you are walking and he lingers for a long time to sniff a specific point, do not get nervous... to smell is his way of exploring the world. When you want to cuddle him but he will be reluctant to approach... Don’t force him to be cuddled, when the time is right he will give himself to full.

I mean... you’re gonna have to learn about his times and needs, like he’s gonna best suit you.

What is your lifestyle?

Each master has an ideal dog. Our 4-legged friends, in fact, have very specific characteristics, both for character and for size... smaller, doesn’t necessarily mean easier!
The advice is to choose the dog based on your lifestyle, space and time to devote. Consider how lazy you are, how dynamic you are, whether you have children, whether you live in a very small apartment, or whether you have a garden, whether you are out 12 hours a day, or whether you have a lot of time to spend with him.

 

What kind of dog do you want adopt?

When you decide to take a dog you must also think about what kind of dog you want to take, and the experience in this case can be a determining factor. It's not recommended for those who have never had a dog, approach strong and stubborn breeds, or dogs from the difficult past. Consider what kind of dog is best for you, so you don’t make mistakes that may prove difficult to correct.

 

Now that you have these answers it will be easier for you to understand if you are ready to adopt a dog. If the answer is yes...  you can start the adventure!


Get ready and search in MyFamily Collection the accessories made especially for you. Discover the beautiful collars and leashes made with love, care and fine materials, ot the cute and unique ID Tags hand-enameled. 

 

  

ADOPT A DOG: 5 QUESTIONS TO UNDERSTAND IF YOU ARE READY

adopt a dog

 

 

Adopt a dog: 5 questions to understand if you are ready

Are you ready to adopt a dog? If you have asked yourself this question and you are looking online for advice and suggestions to find out if the right time has come to bring home a 4-legged friend, surely you have also wondered what your new dog needs.

Among the first things to consider when deciding to adopt a dog are the physical and sometimes emotional commitment that having a dog entails (especially if it is the first). It will take love, discipline, time, but also a good deal of patience to accept all the changes that will come in your life. 

It will take love, discipline, time, but also a good deal of patience to accept all the changes that will come in your life. Regardless of the type of dog you choose, from the most dynamic to the laziest, from the most playful to the most serious, you will have to give him a full life of attention that will make you happy toghether!

Here are the questions  to understand if you are really ready to take a dog!


How many time do you spend with your dog?

One of the most important things is dedicate time to your new 4-legged friend.We often spend the day way from home, and also forces the dog to many hours of solitude. These empty hours can be remedied by allowing him to perform regular physical activity such as walks or runs in the fields... when possible. It is well known that for the psychophysical health of the dog it is good to take it for a walk several times a day (at least three). Remember that you are always away from home, and he is waiting at home eager to spend this special moment with you!

 

Can you cover all the expenses for the dog?

Yes, having a dog also costs money! If you think that having a dog is not a cost, you are going to be warned because you will have to put your hand in your wallet very often, especially for veterinary expenses. The dog also needs good nutrition, which may not always be "cheap". We would like to promise though that if you have the chance, adopting a dog will be the best investment of your life!

 

Do you have patience and perseverance to educate your dog?

Having a pet is definitely a balm for the soul, , but often you will have to take a deep breath and be patient. If you are walking and he lingers for a long time to sniff a specific point, do not get nervous... to smell is his way of exploring the world. When you want to cuddle him but he will be reluctant to approach... Don’t force him to be cuddled, when the time is right he will give himself to full.

I mean... you’re gonna have to learn about his times and needs, like he’s gonna best suit you.

What is your lifestyle?

Each master has an ideal dog. Our 4-legged friends, in fact, have very specific characteristics, both for character and for size... smaller, doesn’t necessarily mean easier!
The advice is to choose the dog based on your lifestyle, space and time to devote. Consider how lazy you are, how dynamic you are, whether you have children, whether you live in a very small apartment, or whether you have a garden, whether you are out 12 hours a day, or whether you have a lot of time to spend with him.

 

What kind of dog do you want adopt?

When you decide to take a dog you must also think about what kind of dog you want to take, and the experience in this case can be a determining factor. It's not recommended for those who have never had a dog, approach strong and stubborn breeds, or dogs from the difficult past. Consider what kind of dog is best for you, so you don’t make mistakes that may prove difficult to correct.

 

Now that you have these answers it will be easier for you to understand if you are ready to adopt a dog. If the answer is yes...  you can start the adventure!


Get ready and search in MyFamily Collection the accessories made especially for you. Discover the beautiful collars and leashes made with love, care and fine materials, ot the cute and unique ID Tags hand-enameled. 

 

  

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WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON MY PET’S ID TAG?

In this article you will find out what information to have on an ID tag to increase the odds of your pet’s safe return in case they are ever lost.
 

Today, the importance of having an identification tag on a pet is not obvious to everyone. Luckily, in many countries (for example: The United Kingdom, Canada and Australia) it is mandatory by law that once a dog is registered, in addition to a microchip, they must wear a visible ID tag with the owners contact information.

It is important to clarify that there is a difference between a microchip and an identification tag, as they are two different, but very important identification methods that should coexist and be used together.

 

WHY YOUR PET NEEDS AN ID TAG?

Some people are of the opinion that if their pet is microchipped, they do not need an ID tag. This is incorrect, and pets should always have visible identification on their collar. 

Unfortunately, there is a chance your dog will get lost at least once during their lifetime. And even though technology has increased the odds of them being reunited with their owner, outfitting your dog or cat with an ID tag is the easiest and cheapest way to prevent them from being lost forever.

Wearing identification also makes your pet more approachable to strangers. It indicates they are not a stray, which may spur someone to take protective action.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WRITE ON MY ID TAG?

Losing a pet is one of the most stressful things you can go through and while most pet parents do everything they can to keep their furry friends safe, accidents do happen. Unfortunately, these issues are far more common than most people think, and millions of dogs and cats find themselves lost each year. Therefore, providing them with an ID tag, engraved with current personal contact information, is essential.

 

  • Current Phone Number(s)
    Phone numbers are the most important thing that should be included on an ID Tag. This includes both home and cell phone as most often, this is the first thing people will try when they find a lost pet. 
  • Your Pet’s Name
    Including their name on the tag can help during the rescue process. Chances are your lost pet is scared and confused about their new surroundings. Depending on their temperament, they may not feel comfortable with a stranger handling them. However, if they are called by name, it could make them comfortable enough to follow.
  • Home Address
    Depending on the type and size of the tag, it might be possible to include your home address.  This is helpful if the pet is found close to home, but it is not considered essential data since most people that find a pet will call first.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TAG?


There are so many styles, shapes and finishes that choosing one can be challenging.  When deciding on an ID tag there are things to consider:

  • Size:  picking the right size of tag for your pet is important, especially for smaller dogs and cats, since larger tags can hang to low and be bothersome. 
  • Function: depending on the amount of information you want to put on a tag could determine the type you need.  If you want to add multiple phone numbers, a name and an address, then picking a tag that is capable of being engraved on both sides, like the Basic collections from MyFamily, might be best.
  • Features:   If silence and durability are what you like then HusTags by MyFamily are perfect since they have a metal core with an infused rubber boarder that protects the finish and engraved information, while preventing the “jingling” sound that traditional tags make. 
  • Style:  Your pet has a unique personality that will surely be captured by one of MyFamily’s more than 600 designs.  Ranging from the Friends collection, which are representative of the most familiar dog breeds, to the luxurious Glam, embellished with real Swarovski crystals, there is something for every dog or cat.

 

All MyFamily tags come with free engraving and with so many options available, there is no reason for not having a personalize ID tag on your pets collar. This simple purchase will keep your pet safe while giving you peace of mind.

  

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WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON MY PET’S ID TAG?

what write on id tag

 

WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON MY PET’S ID TAG?

In this article you will find out what information to have on an ID tag to increase the odds of your pet’s safe return in case they are ever lost.
 

Today, the importance of having an identification tag on a pet is not obvious to everyone. Luckily, in many countries (for example: The United Kingdom, Canada and Australia) it is mandatory by law that once a dog is registered, in addition to a microchip, they must wear a visible ID tag with the owners contact information.

It is important to clarify that there is a difference between a microchip and an identification tag, as they are two different, but very important identification methods that should coexist and be used together.

 

WHY YOUR PET NEEDS AN ID TAG?

Some people are of the opinion that if their pet is microchipped, they do not need an ID tag. This is incorrect, and pets should always have visible identification on their collar. 

Unfortunately, there is a chance your dog will get lost at least once during their lifetime. And even though technology has increased the odds of them being reunited with their owner, outfitting your dog or cat with an ID tag is the easiest and cheapest way to prevent them from being lost forever.

Wearing identification also makes your pet more approachable to strangers. It indicates they are not a stray, which may spur someone to take protective action.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WRITE ON MY ID TAG?

Losing a pet is one of the most stressful things you can go through and while most pet parents do everything they can to keep their furry friends safe, accidents do happen. Unfortunately, these issues are far more common than most people think, and millions of dogs and cats find themselves lost each year. Therefore, providing them with an ID tag, engraved with current personal contact information, is essential.

 

  • Current Phone Number(s)
    Phone numbers are the most important thing that should be included on an ID Tag. This includes both home and cell phone as most often, this is the first thing people will try when they find a lost pet. 
  • Your Pet’s Name
    Including their name on the tag can help during the rescue process. Chances are your lost pet is scared and confused about their new surroundings. Depending on their temperament, they may not feel comfortable with a stranger handling them. However, if they are called by name, it could make them comfortable enough to follow.
  • Home Address
    Depending on the type and size of the tag, it might be possible to include your home address.  This is helpful if the pet is found close to home, but it is not considered essential data since most people that find a pet will call first.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TAG?


There are so many styles, shapes and finishes that choosing one can be challenging.  When deciding on an ID tag there are things to consider:

  • Size:  picking the right size of tag for your pet is important, especially for smaller dogs and cats, since larger tags can hang to low and be bothersome. 
  • Function: depending on the amount of information you want to put on a tag could determine the type you need.  If you want to add multiple phone numbers, a name and an address, then picking a tag that is capable of being engraved on both sides, like the Basic collections from MyFamily, might be best.
  • Features:   If silence and durability are what you like then HusTags by MyFamily are perfect since they have a metal core with an infused rubber boarder that protects the finish and engraved information, while preventing the “jingling” sound that traditional tags make. 
  • Style:  Your pet has a unique personality that will surely be captured by one of MyFamily’s more than 600 designs.  Ranging from the Friends collection, which are representative of the most familiar dog breeds, to the luxurious Glam, embellished with real Swarovski crystals, there is something for every dog or cat.

 

All MyFamily tags come with free engraving and with so many options available, there is no reason for not having a personalize ID tag on your pets collar. This simple purchase will keep your pet safe while giving you peace of mind.

  

 medaglietta bronx

 
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MEMOPET: More than just collars and harnesses... a real digital database for the dog

 
 

This is the newest release by MyFamily... it's called Memopet and it's a brand-new collection of Nylon collars, harnesses and leashes with features never seen before.

A revolutionary and technological line that allows you to be always connected with your pet. ...

Are you curious now?

 
 
 

MemoPetID: The App that connects with collars, harnesses and leashes

 
 

The biggest news is inside the buckle, which encloses the NFC technology that turns the harness and the collar into a real digital database.

Thanks to MemoPet ID, freely available both for Android and iOS, you can upload and update all the personal and health data of your Pets to make them easily accessible by approaching your smartphone to the NFC reader inside the collar or the harness buckle.

The app allows you to keep your pet's full profile up to date, so you always have its most important data at hand. At the same time, the collars and leashes allow it to always "wear" its digital database with:

  • Profile photo
  • Health and personal data
  • Passport and microchip
  • Agenda and reminder for appointments and treatments
  • Food, allergies, therapies
  • Monitoring the duration of your walks

Thanks to the app it will not be necessary to always carry the veterinary booklet anymore, as all health data, appointments, treatments, and therapies are listed and always available on your smartphone. Allergies are also under control, so if you were to entrust your dog to someone, he would know exactly what to do!

There's more... even knowing how many times you go for a walk and for how long is now possible, thanks to the of the NFC technology inside the leash. Again, you just need to bring the phone close to the component that encases the chip to initiate the App, and this allows you to monitor the time you spend together.

 

 

All your data on your smartphone with a simple "tap"

All your data on your smartphone with a simple "tap" Its information and data will always be around your pet's neck, available with a simple tap with your smarthphone, just approaching it to the NFC reader.

This is the revolutionary feature that Myfamily's memopet harness and collar can give you!

Even those who didn’t download the app on their phones are able to read the data: approaching their phone to the buckle, they can see all the information about the pet through the web.

It is, therefore, a fast, easy and innovative way to protect the safety of your pet.


 
 

Innovation, endurance and comfort: With Memopet the first Myfamily harness is born.

The Memopet collars, harnesses and leashes do not emit electromagnetic waves, do not require a battery, and NFC technology is water resistant. In addition to the new technological and smart features abovementioned in this article, the memopet accessories are made of nylon, which is beneficial in terms of their traditional use.

100% Made in Italy, memopet100% Made in Italy, lightweight, comfortable and durable, the accessories of the memopet collection come in 6 different vibrant colors, and they are designed to provide maximum comfort to our 4-legged friends.

For this reason, within the Memopet line, the first Myfamily harness is born: an innovative product, designed in every detail to give safety and comfort to your dog. Thanks to the angled pectoral belt, the pressure on the neck is reduced and the PeloStop padding prevents the hair from getting tangled. In addition, the reflector at the edge makes the harnesses glow in the dark!

With Memopet the idea of collars and leashes is completely reshaped, giving way to a new generation of accessories for our 4-legged friends...

Are you ready to be part of the revolution?

 
 
 
MEMOPET: SMART AND INTERACTIVE HARNESS, COLLAR AND LEASH
 
memopet header myfamily
 

MEMOPET: More than just collars and harnesses... a real digital database for the dog

 
 

This is the newest release by MyFamily... it's called Memopet and it's a brand-new collection of Nylon collars, harnesses and leashes with features never seen before.

A revolutionary and technological line that allows you to be always connected with your pet. ...

Are you curious now?

 
 
 

MemoPetID: The App that connects with collars, harnesses and leashes

 
 

The biggest news is inside the buckle, which encloses the NFC technology that turns the harness and the collar into a real digital database.

Thanks to MemoPet ID, freely available both for Android and iOS, you can upload and update all the personal and health data of your Pets to make them easily accessible by approaching your smartphone to the NFC reader inside the collar or the harness buckle.

The app allows you to keep your pet's full profile up to date, so you always have its most important data at hand. At the same time, the collars and leashes allow it to always "wear" its digital database with:

  • Profile photo
  • Health and personal data
  • Passport and microchip
  • Agenda and reminder for appointments and treatments
  • Food, allergies, therapies
  • Monitoring the duration of your walks

Thanks to the app it will not be necessary to always carry the veterinary booklet anymore, as all health data, appointments, treatments, and therapies are listed and always available on your smartphone. Allergies are also under control, so if you were to entrust your dog to someone, he would know exactly what to do!

There's more... even knowing how many times you go for a walk and for how long is now possible, thanks to the of the NFC technology inside the leash. Again, you just need to bring the phone close to the component that encases the chip to initiate the App, and this allows you to monitor the time you spend together.

 

 

All your data on your smartphone with a simple "tap"

All your data on your smartphone with a simple "tap" Its information and data will always be around your pet's neck, available with a simple tap with your smarthphone, just approaching it to the NFC reader.

This is the revolutionary feature that Myfamily's memopet harness and collar can give you!

Even those who didn’t download the app on their phones are able to read the data: approaching their phone to the buckle, they can see all the information about the pet through the web.

It is, therefore, a fast, easy and innovative way to protect the safety of your pet.


 
 

Innovation, endurance and comfort: With Memopet the first Myfamily harness is born.

The Memopet collars, harnesses and leashes do not emit electromagnetic waves, do not require a battery, and NFC technology is water resistant. In addition to the new technological and smart features abovementioned in this article, the memopet accessories are made of nylon, which is beneficial in terms of their traditional use.

100% Made in Italy, memopet100% Made in Italy, lightweight, comfortable and durable, the accessories of the memopet collection come in 6 different vibrant colors, and they are designed to provide maximum comfort to our 4-legged friends.

For this reason, within the Memopet line, the first Myfamily harness is born: an innovative product, designed in every detail to give safety and comfort to your dog. Thanks to the angled pectoral belt, the pressure on the neck is reduced and the PeloStop padding prevents the hair from getting tangled. In addition, the reflector at the edge makes the harnesses glow in the dark!

With Memopet the idea of collars and leashes is completely reshaped, giving way to a new generation of accessories for our 4-legged friends...

Are you ready to be part of the revolution?

 
 
 

 

The importance of a leash

 

The leash and the collar, are the accessories that must absolutely be part of the initial "kit" of a dog. Leaving the dog free to run, chasing his instinct seems like a very natural and positive thing, but it can be dangerous.

Your four-legged friend may not always respond to your call and be overwhelmed by the instinct to chase a potential prey. Without a leash he could run away, get lost and in the worst case be hit by a car. This is especially true for the puppy, initially unwilling to obey promptly and for those subjects who live in the city.

The leash also plays a fundamental role in training. Thanks to its correct use the dog will be accustomed not to pull during the walk and to perceive through the connection the direction in which to move. 

Choosing a leash is therefore a very important task, it is necessary to evaluate the different characteristics to decide which is the most suitable. 

 

How to choose the best product

 

Choosing a leash might seem less important than choosing a collar, but do not be fooled. There are some precautions that you must follow in order to ensure an appropriate and comfortable choice for you and your pet. Remember that a comfortable leash will be as important to him as it is to you.

 

Main types

 

There are different types of leash on the market, which can be classified according to the model such as: 

  • Standard model: it is the leash that everyone typically imagines, can be whole or intertwined, of different thicknesses and lengths. They can also consist of materials that reflect light especially for those who take the dog in the evening in the dark.
  • Roll-up model: despite having little control over the dog, it is among the most popular. The retractable leash adapts to different lengths and is especially suitable for dogs that are already trained or well-behaved.
  • Adjustable model:  this type of leash can vary the length according to the needs like the roller shutter but allowing you to have a greater control of the animal as with the standard one.

There are also particular features that can simplify the owner's daily life, such as the case of:

  • Double leash.. Those who own two dogs may find it more useful to have a double leash that forks into two towards the end so you can hook them both.
  • Hands-free leash.  This type of leash allows you to have your hands free thanks to a belt that attaches him to the life of the owner.

 

The most used materials

 

  • Leather: it is considered a high quality, very resistant material. It may initially be a bit stiff, but over time it naturally softens.
  • Rope: usually the string leashes are braided to be more resistant to dog bites.
  • Nylon: is the most popular material among dog lovers mainly due to its low cost and its good resistance. The nylon leashes can be of all sizes and colors.
  • Chain: metal leashes may look beautiful, but they are not always the best choice for the pet. It is always necessary to evaluate the weight of the metal, as if the leash will be too heavy it will be detrimental to the health of the dog. Always evaluate this factor before buying it.

 

Length

 

There are leashes of different lengths.

Usually the longer ones are used for walking and short training, but everything depends on the comfort of the dog and the owner. It is also necessary to check the country in which you live, which does not have particular leash's regulations.

In general, consider that for puppies and small dogs are preferable soft leash rope, leather or nylon, if you prefer the chain, try to choose a very light.

For large dogs, instead, choose a very strong and resistant leash that will not be easily damaged.

 

If you still have doubts, ask for advice to your vet or your dealer. Surely, they will help you out. 

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dott.ssa in Medicina Veterinaria

Leash: guide to choose the most suitable model for your dog.

 

The importance of a leash

 

The leash and the collar, are the accessories that must absolutely be part of the initial "kit" of a dog. Leaving the dog free to run, chasing his instinct seems like a very natural and positive thing, but it can be dangerous.

Your four-legged friend may not always respond to your call and be overwhelmed by the instinct to chase a potential prey. Without a leash he could run away, get lost and in the worst case be hit by a car. This is especially true for the puppy, initially unwilling to obey promptly and for those subjects who live in the city.

The leash also plays a fundamental role in training. Thanks to its correct use the dog will be accustomed not to pull during the walk and to perceive through the connection the direction in which to move. 

Choosing a leash is therefore a very important task, it is necessary to evaluate the different characteristics to decide which is the most suitable. 

 

How to choose the best product

 

Choosing a leash might seem less important than choosing a collar, but do not be fooled. There are some precautions that you must follow in order to ensure an appropriate and comfortable choice for you and your pet. Remember that a comfortable leash will be as important to him as it is to you.

 

Main types

 

There are different types of leash on the market, which can be classified according to the model such as: 

  • Standard model: it is the leash that everyone typically imagines, can be whole or intertwined, of different thicknesses and lengths. They can also consist of materials that reflect light especially for those who take the dog in the evening in the dark.
  • Roll-up model: despite having little control over the dog, it is among the most popular. The retractable leash adapts to different lengths and is especially suitable for dogs that are already trained or well-behaved.
  • Adjustable model:  this type of leash can vary the length according to the needs like the roller shutter but allowing you to have a greater control of the animal as with the standard one.

There are also particular features that can simplify the owner's daily life, such as the case of:

  • Double leash.. Those who own two dogs may find it more useful to have a double leash that forks into two towards the end so you can hook them both.
  • Hands-free leash.  This type of leash allows you to have your hands free thanks to a belt that attaches him to the life of the owner.

 

The most used materials

 

  • Leather: it is considered a high quality, very resistant material. It may initially be a bit stiff, but over time it naturally softens.
  • Rope: usually the string leashes are braided to be more resistant to dog bites.
  • Nylon: is the most popular material among dog lovers mainly due to its low cost and its good resistance. The nylon leashes can be of all sizes and colors.
  • Chain: metal leashes may look beautiful, but they are not always the best choice for the pet. It is always necessary to evaluate the weight of the metal, as if the leash will be too heavy it will be detrimental to the health of the dog. Always evaluate this factor before buying it.

 

Length

 

There are leashes of different lengths.

Usually the longer ones are used for walking and short training, but everything depends on the comfort of the dog and the owner. It is also necessary to check the country in which you live, which does not have particular leash's regulations.

In general, consider that for puppies and small dogs are preferable soft leash rope, leather or nylon, if you prefer the chain, try to choose a very light.

For large dogs, instead, choose a very strong and resistant leash that will not be easily damaged.

 

If you still have doubts, ask for advice to your vet or your dealer. Surely, they will help you out. 

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dott.ssa in Medicina Veterinaria

 

The importance of collar

 

Collar is an essential accessory for the safety of the dog, especially for those who live in the city. When a pet becomes part of our life, he immediately becomes part of our family, especially emotionally. Therefore our first concern is to defend him and protect him from any unpleasant situation. It will be necessary to  accustom the pet to wear the collar since he's a puppy, so you will avoid walking with a dog who is annoyed and refuse to walk.

 

The 3 main functions of collar

 

First of all a collar attached to a leash allows you to walk with your dog, preventing him to run away when chasing something or going too far away from you. Our friends react instinctively and may not notice the dangers around them, so the owner must secure them, especially in a city.

Collars are also useful as a support to which the ID tag with owner's name and number can be attached. In case of loss, this tag will represent the best and easiest way to find quickly the owner.

Visit "MyFamily" official site or contact licensed dealers: you can buy a tag, choosing it among a wide range of collections and customize it for free in a few minutes. Each MyFamily collar has a useful Tag Holder, easing the use of this important accessory. Moreover, each MyFamily collar comes with the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash.

Collar is also an essential accessory for training, especially for puppies. There are collars specifically created with this function, while others are for daily use and guarantee, along with leash, the right guidance of the puppy still in a learning phase. It is clear that buying a collar is an important choice, because the safety of your faithful 4-legged friend will depend on it. To make a good choice, you should make sure that collar is: 

 

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  • strong, that it does not independently or accidentally come off under any circumstances,
  • comfortable, it must be made of a material which is suitable for extended contact with the skin of the pet
  • light, too heavy collars could strain the pet and even cause health problems. Please, consider also that not all dogs are identical and that not all breeds have the same dimensions and characteristics.

 

 

How to choose the right product

 

Pet market offers a wide range of products of any kind; therefore, when we talk about a collar, we should have already a clear idea of what we are looking for. A rushed choice could damage our dog.

Some important elements to consider:

  • Knowing the breed of the dog is a good start.
    A quick search will allow you to see which products are recommended for that type of dog. Some collar manufacturers put on the label some additional information, such as the breed they suggest for that kind of collar. However, this method is not often correct, because every dog is different and you can run the risk to buy something that would not be suitable for your 4-legged friend, and that would exclude all crossbred dogs.
  • The size of the neck is the first important element to consider. The circumference of the animal's neck must be measured to establish its size. Please, consider that the collar should not be too tight, because it could cause breathing problems, fur loss in that area, irritation and dermatitis. Obviously it isn't a good idea to leave it too wide, because the pet could accidentally take it off. The right size is that in which there is a two-finger space between the collar and the dog's neck.
  • The pet's fur should not be underestimated. We must make a distinction between the different types of fur: thick, short, long ... Not only the size of the neck is important, but also the extra centimeters due to the fur.
  • The age of the dog. If you have a puppy, please consider the speed of his growth; the most suitable accessory in this case is a collar adaptable to the dimensions of the neck as it grows. However, please remember that you may need to buy several collars before your dog grows up. It is advisable to check the space between the collar and the puppy's neck every week to prevent it from causing him problems.
  • Regular activities are an important element when choosing this accessory. A dynamic and strong dog used to playing outdoors will need a strong collar that does not limit his free movements but can withstand any shock. A dog used to taking a bath often will need a collar that will not easily get damaged in contact with water.

Remember not to let your dog wear a still wet collar, as it could irritate his skin and help the proliferation of some germs responsible for infections.

The width of the collar is another important element to consider as well as its length. The wider a collar is, the more it will offer steadiness and reduce the pressure on the neck, especially as regards big dogs. 

 

Various types of collars on the market

 

There are several types of collars on the market today and are mainly divided into training collars and collars for daily use. Some training collars need a steady and skilled hand and should be avoided if you do not have the right skills and experience. They will therefore not be reported in this list as this is a guide for new dog's owners.

Band collar: it is the most common collar, made of a very strong and long-lasting band. The most commonly used materials for manufacturing are leather and nylon. The first material will be more durable; at the beginning it will be a bit stiff, but will become softer over time . This material is suitable for dogs with short or medium coat, while a model with some padding is recommended for dogs with long fur. Nylon, on the other hand, allows the collar to be used in all kinds of outdoor activities: it will be resistant to rain, dirt and easily washable!

Detachable collars:  they are similar to band collars, but unlike them, they are equipped with a safety that can be opened only with a high effort. These collars are useful but pay attention to the situations in which the non-immediate removal of the collar could be dangerous for the pet. They are very suitable for puppies who have still to get used to wearing this accessory and that could pull to get rid of it for fear, by getting hurt.

Martingale collar:  this collar consists of a main arch and a small cord that closes the arch with a circuit. This is a safe way to prevent the dog from taking it off even when it stays on the free neck during rest. They are particularly suitable for dogs with a long or thick neck and a small head.

Throttle collar: it consists of a simple chain or of different materials (leather, nylon, metal) with two rings on each end. This collar tightens according to the strength with which the dog pulls and it is impossible that he can take it off by himself. Attention must however be paid, as this collar is suitable for adult dogs who are already trained and unused to pull, since puppies or lively dogs could fidget by feeling the pressure on the neck, pull more and more because of fear, up to hurt themselves.

 

I hope this guide has been helpful. In case you are not sure yet of which model to choose for your dog, ask your vet of or your trusted shopkeeper. This way you will have a solution from a skilled person who can clarify all your doubts.

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dr. in Veterinary Medicine

Collar: Guide to choose at best the most suitable accessory for your dog.

 

The importance of collar

 

Collar is an essential accessory for the safety of the dog, especially for those who live in the city. When a pet becomes part of our life, he immediately becomes part of our family, especially emotionally. Therefore our first concern is to defend him and protect him from any unpleasant situation. It will be necessary to  accustom the pet to wear the collar since he's a puppy, so you will avoid walking with a dog who is annoyed and refuse to walk.

 

The 3 main functions of collar

 

First of all a collar attached to a leash allows you to walk with your dog, preventing him to run away when chasing something or going too far away from you. Our friends react instinctively and may not notice the dangers around them, so the owner must secure them, especially in a city.

Collars are also useful as a support to which the ID tag with owner's name and number can be attached. In case of loss, this tag will represent the best and easiest way to find quickly the owner.

Visit "MyFamily" official site or contact licensed dealers: you can buy a tag, choosing it among a wide range of collections and customize it for free in a few minutes. Each MyFamily collar has a useful Tag Holder, easing the use of this important accessory. Moreover, each MyFamily collar comes with the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash.

Collar is also an essential accessory for training, especially for puppies. There are collars specifically created with this function, while others are for daily use and guarantee, along with leash, the right guidance of the puppy still in a learning phase. It is clear that buying a collar is an important choice, because the safety of your faithful 4-legged friend will depend on it. To make a good choice, you should make sure that collar is: 

 

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  • strong, that it does not independently or accidentally come off under any circumstances,
  • comfortable, it must be made of a material which is suitable for extended contact with the skin of the pet
  • light, too heavy collars could strain the pet and even cause health problems. Please, consider also that not all dogs are identical and that not all breeds have the same dimensions and characteristics.

 

 

How to choose the right product

 

Pet market offers a wide range of products of any kind; therefore, when we talk about a collar, we should have already a clear idea of what we are looking for. A rushed choice could damage our dog.

Some important elements to consider:

  • Knowing the breed of the dog is a good start.
    A quick search will allow you to see which products are recommended for that type of dog. Some collar manufacturers put on the label some additional information, such as the breed they suggest for that kind of collar. However, this method is not often correct, because every dog is different and you can run the risk to buy something that would not be suitable for your 4-legged friend, and that would exclude all crossbred dogs.
  • The size of the neck is the first important element to consider. The circumference of the animal's neck must be measured to establish its size. Please, consider that the collar should not be too tight, because it could cause breathing problems, fur loss in that area, irritation and dermatitis. Obviously it isn't a good idea to leave it too wide, because the pet could accidentally take it off. The right size is that in which there is a two-finger space between the collar and the dog's neck.
  • The pet's fur should not be underestimated. We must make a distinction between the different types of fur: thick, short, long ... Not only the size of the neck is important, but also the extra centimeters due to the fur.
  • The age of the dog. If you have a puppy, please consider the speed of his growth; the most suitable accessory in this case is a collar adaptable to the dimensions of the neck as it grows. However, please remember that you may need to buy several collars before your dog grows up. It is advisable to check the space between the collar and the puppy's neck every week to prevent it from causing him problems.
  • Regular activities are an important element when choosing this accessory. A dynamic and strong dog used to playing outdoors will need a strong collar that does not limit his free movements but can withstand any shock. A dog used to taking a bath often will need a collar that will not easily get damaged in contact with water.

Remember not to let your dog wear a still wet collar, as it could irritate his skin and help the proliferation of some germs responsible for infections.

The width of the collar is another important element to consider as well as its length. The wider a collar is, the more it will offer steadiness and reduce the pressure on the neck, especially as regards big dogs. 

 

Various types of collars on the market

 

There are several types of collars on the market today and are mainly divided into training collars and collars for daily use. Some training collars need a steady and skilled hand and should be avoided if you do not have the right skills and experience. They will therefore not be reported in this list as this is a guide for new dog's owners.

Band collar: it is the most common collar, made of a very strong and long-lasting band. The most commonly used materials for manufacturing are leather and nylon. The first material will be more durable; at the beginning it will be a bit stiff, but will become softer over time . This material is suitable for dogs with short or medium coat, while a model with some padding is recommended for dogs with long fur. Nylon, on the other hand, allows the collar to be used in all kinds of outdoor activities: it will be resistant to rain, dirt and easily washable!

Detachable collars:  they are similar to band collars, but unlike them, they are equipped with a safety that can be opened only with a high effort. These collars are useful but pay attention to the situations in which the non-immediate removal of the collar could be dangerous for the pet. They are very suitable for puppies who have still to get used to wearing this accessory and that could pull to get rid of it for fear, by getting hurt.

Martingale collar:  this collar consists of a main arch and a small cord that closes the arch with a circuit. This is a safe way to prevent the dog from taking it off even when it stays on the free neck during rest. They are particularly suitable for dogs with a long or thick neck and a small head.

Throttle collar: it consists of a simple chain or of different materials (leather, nylon, metal) with two rings on each end. This collar tightens according to the strength with which the dog pulls and it is impossible that he can take it off by himself. Attention must however be paid, as this collar is suitable for adult dogs who are already trained and unused to pull, since puppies or lively dogs could fidget by feeling the pressure on the neck, pull more and more because of fear, up to hurt themselves.

 

I hope this guide has been helpful. In case you are not sure yet of which model to choose for your dog, ask your vet of or your trusted shopkeeper. This way you will have a solution from a skilled person who can clarify all your doubts.

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dr. in Veterinary Medicine

Iberzoo + Propet is the leading trade show for the pet industry in the Iberian peninsula.

The 2020 edition will take place on March 5-7 at the IFEMA-Feria de Madrid, and it will gather together nearly 16.000 trade visitors from all over the world and 497 represented companies. MyFamily is ready to welcome visitors at its stand 10C25, giving great visibility to the product novelties. It will be an important opportunity to learn about the latest technologies that make our products even more innovative.

MyFamily trade show season continues! Next stop: Iberzoo 2020

Iberzoo + Propet is the leading trade show for the pet industry in the Iberian peninsula.

The 2020 edition will take place on March 5-7 at the IFEMA-Feria de Madrid, and it will gather together nearly 16.000 trade visitors from all over the world and 497 represented companies. MyFamily is ready to welcome visitors at its stand 10C25, giving great visibility to the product novelties. It will be an important opportunity to learn about the latest technologies that make our products even more innovative.

MyFamily is constantly expanding in the US market and this year it will be once more protagonist at Global Pet Expo. From 26 to 28 February, the Pet industry will meet at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The new edition will be one of the largest industry annual trade show worldwide, with more than 1000 exhibitors and 3,000 product-launches.

MyFamily will take the opportunity to showcase the latest product novelties, displaying the uniqueness of its collection to an audience focused on quality and innovation. Great emphasis will be placed on the new collars and leashes collections, even more complete and excellent, manufactured with the utmost 100% Made in Italy handcrafted care. There will be also new ideas on the ID tag sector, more and more popular worldwide.

The most important American trade event for the pet industry is coming and MyFamily will be there!

MyFamily is constantly expanding in the US market and this year it will be once more protagonist at Global Pet Expo. From 26 to 28 February, the Pet industry will meet at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The new edition will be one of the largest industry annual trade show worldwide, with more than 1000 exhibitors and 3,000 product-launches.

MyFamily will take the opportunity to showcase the latest product novelties, displaying the uniqueness of its collection to an audience focused on quality and innovation. Great emphasis will be placed on the new collars and leashes collections, even more complete and excellent, manufactured with the utmost 100% Made in Italy handcrafted care. There will be also new ideas on the ID tag sector, more and more popular worldwide.

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MyFamily always promotes and supports love for all animals. The devastating bushfires that have ravaged Australia, killed more than five-hundred million native animals and burned almost entirely the eucalyptus rainforests of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests.

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Buying the #WILD collection KOALA tag on our website, MyFamily will donate the entire purchase price from online sales to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, which is working hard to help the Koala injured by the terrible bushfires.

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#MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA: support the Australian Koalas with MYFAMILY!

Koala MyFamilyforAustralia

#MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA: support the Australian Koalas with MYFAMILY!

 

MyFamily always promotes and supports love for all animals. The devastating bushfires that have ravaged Australia, killed more than five-hundred million native animals and burned almost entirely the eucalyptus rainforests of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests.

MyFamily is committed to helping the little Koalas that called the scorched forests home... and YOU can help them too! 


Buying the #WILD collection KOALA tag on our website, MyFamily will donate the entire purchase price from online sales to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, which is working hard to help the Koala injured by the terrible bushfires.

Together we can help make a difference: join our project #MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA and engrave a worthy loving gesture!

Help sharing awareness by following our Facebook and Instragram pages and share our project with your friends with our hashtag #MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA .

 

THE MORE WE ARE THE BETTER!

 

 

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