February 28, 2007
For some reason we are continually surprised by how many households have birds. Perhaps it is because they don't stand out in the front lawn and bark at everyone going by. Domesticated birds are generally sweet and playful. Most of them need a fair amount of human attention or they become bored and lonely. That can lead to psychological problems for the bird, and it may act out by pecking and pulling out feathers. Birds need physical and psychological exercise, like all pets.
Continue reading: "Get a Grip Parrot Rope Grid Perch and PlayGym"
This Rope Grid Perch and PlayGym from Avian Love provides a fabulous play environment for your bird. Birds love to climb and play games--this gym certainly does the trick.
February 28, 2007
Nowadays the preferred method for housebreaking your pup is crating. When we first brought our 2 month old puppies home, we had two large grey plastic crates in our living room...all the time. If you work all day, have a high-energy dog or need to constrain your pet for any other reason, you probably have one of those "airline-style" crates parked somewhere in your home. If it clashes with your decor, you may want to consider this Designer Indoor Dog Crate, hand-crafted from solid wood with a high gloss finish. It doubles as an attractive piece of furniture in your living room or bedroom. It is sold in three sizes and three finishes. A bit pricey for a crate, but if you consider it as furniture, not so bad. Smelly unsightly dog bed, be gone!
Available at Senior Pet Products.com
February 27, 2007
We see many boaters with very happy dogs on board. Boats pitch and roll, surfaces are slippery. Rough ocean waves and rip-tides can dunk even the most sturdy water dog under and pull them out to sea. Do you live near a pond or have a swimming pool? Go ice-skating outdoors or ice-fishing? Whether at the beach, lake or even by the pool, summer or winter, this K-9 Float Coat Jacket is a must. Sizes range from XX-Small to X-Large to fit all dogs.
Continue reading: "K-9 Float Coat Jacket Keeps Your Dog Safe in the Water"
February 27, 2007
At Super Cool Pets we love Advantage Newman's Own Organics products. The reason: they "donate all profits and royalties after taxes for educational and charitable purposes. Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have given over $200 million to thousands of charities worldwide since l982." So I buy Newman's Own products whenever I can. In 1993, Paul Newman's daughter Nell founded Newman's Own Organics. This is a pet food with organic chicken, oats, barley, brown rice, flax seed meal, carrots, potatoes, probiotics and more. It does NOT have artificial flavors, products, dyes, and preservatives, or chemcial additives, antibiotics,steroids or chicken by-product meal.
Continue reading: "Newman's Own Organics Senior Cat Chicken Formula"
February 26, 2007
This Safe Paw Ice Melter would be a handy product to have in the house. As the temperatures rise in the day the snow will melt and then as the sun goes down, ice will form on steps and walkways overnight. Many of us use rock salt to make the walks less treacherous for us. But what we don't think about is how treacherous the salt can be on our pet's paws.
Continue reading: "Safe Paw Ice Melter for Dogs and Cats "
L.L.Bean is as comfortable as an old shoe. Established in Freeport, Maine, in 1912, L.L.Bean has provided high quality goods and solid customer service throughout my lifetime, as well as my grandparents. Dogs and cats can be tough on their equipment, since they don't pay the bills, and their bedding is no exception. So for high quality pet supplies, you can always count on L.L. Bean. The mail-order company is featuring a new Hearthside Deluxe Dog Bed which sounds perfect for these cold winter nights.
Continue reading: "Hearthside Deluxe Pet Bed"
February 25, 2007
Here is a great feeder to bring along on road trips with your pets. Dogs in particular get thirsty really quickly after a romp at the park or a swim at the beach. Ever find yourself with a thirsty hungry pet, rushing to get home, especially on those hot afternoons or after a long day out? Those days are over with the Travel-tainer.
This clever feeder has a compact design with an easy-carry handle. The food-grade plastic container holds up to 3 quarts of your pet's favorite dry food with an airtight seal to keep the food fresh. When needed, remove the carry handle and pull off the blue ends that serve as your food and water dishes. Twist off the top and fill each bowl up to 1 qt. The bowls can feed two pets at once and double as water dishes. The entire feeder can be easily stored in a backpack or tote. Another way to make those pet trips easy and stress-free!
February 24, 2007
An unpleasant by-product of having a dog or a cat is flea infestation. Fleas can cause your pet serious misery such as flea allergy dermatitis, secondary skin infections, tapeworms, and even anemia. Living in the country, we have had more than one whole-house flea infestation. These tiny dark brown insects prefer temperatures of 65-80 degrees and humidity levels of 75-85%, so depending upon where you call home they can be more than just a "summer" problem. Advantage Topical Flea Treatment
is a once-a-month flea treatment that kills fleas before they lay eggs and flea larvae before they hatch.
Continue reading: "Give Your Pets Advantage for Fleas"
Do your dogs love to ride in the car? Our 3 year old Golden Retrievers do, and if too many sunny afternoons go by without an outing, they let us know. So we grab our gear and head for the SUV. We actually bought the SUV for this very reason, since two 80+ pound pooches couldn't lie down in the back of our 4 door. Quandry--they couldn't or wouldn't climb in. Jumping out is no problem for them, although we must protect against injury upon impact to one of their front legs, especially on parking lot asphalt.
Solution: the Telescoping Pet Ramp. This ramp has been invaluable. One of our girls does have to be coaxed in sometimes, but normally they trot right in and out of the car.
Orvis recommends this ramp to safely access vehicles, furniture, vet/grooming tables, swimming pools, and more. It adjusts from 39" to 70". It can be fully extended for trucks or SUVs, or shortened to allow the dog access to a bed or couch. The durable, nonslip carpeted surface with high sidewalls guarantees even a skittish dog comfort and sure footing. Rubber feet on top and bottom provide firm grip.
Portable and lightweight, it only weighs 20 lbs and has an easy-carry handle. When traveling, we store it on the exterior roof rack, secured by bungee cords. More times than I wish to admit, we have driven off cluelessly, forgetting to attach the cords, only to hear the ramp whip off and crash to the road. Since the Telescoping Pet Ramp is made from fiber-glass reinforced ABS material--it has survived every abuse intact. It can also be easily secured in the back of the vehicle, and is easily stored in the home.
Orvis and Amazon.
February 6, 2007
We personally own this Dyson DC 14 All Floors Upright and find it to be perfect for getting that nasty pet hair off of the rug along with the pet hair off the furniture. Named for its power and uncompromising approach to pet hair, the remanufactured Dyson DC14 upright vacuum cleaner was skillfully engineered by James Dyson, inventor of the world's first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner.
Unlike bagged or bagless systems that often lose suction power from dust clogging the bag or filter, nothing obstructs the airflow of this unit. Its Root8Cyclone technology features conical chambers that generate 150,000 g's of centrifugal force, pushing dust and dirt out of the airflow into the vacuum's 0.71-gallon collection cup. With no bag to clog, the vacuum's 250 air watts of suction power remain steady no matter how much pet hair you have to clean.
At Dyson DC 14 All Floors Upright