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January 30, 2009

PetScoop -- Biotech Firm Says Dog Cloning to be Cheaper

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Remember that South Florida couple who welcomed a $500,000 cloned puppy into their home earlier this week? Turns out that pup might have been a bit pricey, even in the cloning market.

The South Korean biotech firm who cloned the pup has unveiled a new cloning technology that could significantly reduce price tag of $100,000 or more. From MSNBC:

RNL Bio said it has developed a new method to clone dogs using stem cells derived from fat tissue that greatly increases the likelihood of success.

It added the new technology can also help in studying treatments of genetic disorders in canines that have similarities to human illnesses including diabetes.

"If we fully develop this technology, dog cloning will be much easier than now. We can reduce the cost for cloning," said Ra Jeongchan, the chief executive of Seoul-based RNL Bio.

Ra, which is applying for a patent, said two cloned beagle puppies were born in the past week using this method which could reduce the cost of cloning a pet dog to about $50,000 within three years.

Read article.

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January 30, 2009

Sweetheart Deluxe Playset for Your Valentine Cat

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This fabulous Sweetheart Deluxe Playset comes with 9 hanging cat toys--catnip, rattles, tassles, and faux fur. The second level features 6 heart shaped openings, so cats can reach through the holes to grab at the toys from both above and below.

A smaller Sweetheart Mini Playset is also available:

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Both playsets are custom made to order. Choose the color of the Hearts, Main Body and Posts, as well as the Leg Coverings. Optional sisal scratch posts, including dyed sisal, are available. Your kitty cat will love you forever!

Note: Order before February 1, 2009 to receive by Valentine's Day!
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January 30, 2009

Happy Valentine's Box of Chocolates Dog Toy

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Indulge your pooch! This new Happy Valentine's Box of Chocolates Dog Toy is a heart-shaped plush toy with three yummy-looking, soft "truffles" nestled on top. Perfect for Valentine's Day or anytime you want to show your dog how much you care!

The Happy Valentine's Box of Chocolates Dog Toy is going fast at Amazon. It is also available at Wrapables.

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January 29, 2009

Capri Bella Bag for the Discreet Dog Owner -- Conceals Plastic Pick Up Bags

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This Capri Bella Bag is an adorable red bag with hearts for the discreet dog owner. The chic Bella Bag can be attached to your dog's leash to conceal plastic pick-up bags, or sling it over your shoulder. Includes 12 pick-up bags and 1 shoulder strap.

Take 10% off your order. Use code BEMINE at checkout. Ends February 13, 2009. Capri Bella Bag

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January 29, 2009

2 Week Cat, Dog and Fish Sales at Drs Foster & Smith -- Ends 2/09/09

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Save up to 20% at Drs. Foster and Smith! 2-Week Sale on Select Dog Essentials, Select Cat Essentials and Aquarium Supplies.

Shop Now! Sale ends February 9, 2009.

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Be A Wild Bird Landlord

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Many wild birds -- bluebirds, chickadees, wrens, purple martins, titmice, nuthatches -- build their nests in the cavities of trees. Install a bird house in your back yard to attract and help protect these birds, especially if trees in your neighborhood are sparse.

This whimsical short essay in the NY Times, Feathered Friends, Heavy Lifting Required, reminded us that now is the time of year to start planning, as many birds start nesting in early March.

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This Birdhouse Comparison Charticon will give you the specs you need for the type of bird you want to attract to your yard. And if you don't know much about bird houses, here's a quick tutorial -- Offer homes to wild birds in needicon -- to get you started on this rewarding hobby.

[Poster: Birds at the Birdhouse]

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January 28, 2009

Boca Raton Couple Paid $155,000 at Auction to Clone a Deceased Pet

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We posted last June about the Best Friends Again cloning auction, a program sponsored by BioArts International. The winners, Nina and Edgar Otto, paid $155,000 for Lancelot Encore, a clone of the Otto's late dog, Lancelot. The Ottos have just welcomed their new puppy clone into their multi-pet household.

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From the Miami Herald:


The 10-week-old golden Labrador retriever is a clone, created in South Korea by a California biotech firm from the DNA of the first Sir Lancelot, the beloved pet of Ed and Nina Otto of Boca Raton.

The original ''Lancy'' died, at age 11, in January 2008.

A celebrity from the moment he bounded off an American Airlines flight Monday night at Miami International Airport, Lancy redux ''very quickly integrated into the menagerie and held his own,'' said Lou Hawthorne, CEO of BioArts, the firm that auctioned off five dog-cloning procedures last July.

The Ottos spent $155,000 to win the second-round auction.

Cloning replicates an animal's genetics, barring DNA mutations, but can it replicate the spirit of the being you knew and loved?

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Diva Collar Dog Bowl

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How about a new bowl for your diva dog this Valentine's Day? Serve your pooch food and water in this pink and black ceramic Diva Collar Dog Bowl, complete with its own removable pink collar.

At Amazon and Wrapables.

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Go Green with Caboodle Cardboard Cat Furniture

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These Caboodle Corrugated Habitats for Cats are a green alternative to cat bedding and furniture. These are spacious and durable condos where cats can curl up, hide away and play.

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Receive a Tumblorz Cat Toy with your order, an eco-friendly byproduct of the Caboodle design.

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via Modern Cat

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January 27, 2009

2009 American Kennel Club - AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

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Enjoy dog shows? Football is not the only thing on TV this weekend. Mark your calendar and set your recorder. The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be simulcast on the Animal Planet and Discovery Channels this Saturday January 31, 2009 at 8:00 PM (EST). More details at AKC.

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Super Cool Sale at Muttropolis.com Utopia for Pets -- Get 25% Off

One week only! Get 25% off your purchase of $25 or more at pet trendy Muttropolis.com. Use code 25GREEN at checkout. Offer expires February 4, 2009.

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Retractable Hearts Lead

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Show the love for Valentine's Day and all year long for that matter. Walk your dog with a pink and red Retractable Hearts Lead.

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Celebrate with Mutt Lynch Wine and Cork Pets

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These charming Cork Pets are pewter pets designed to hold a wine cork. Commemorate a favorite wine and occasion!

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Now, need some wine to go along with your Cork Pet? Mutt Lynch Winery has unveiled their own 2009 stimulus package.

Mutt Lynch Winery has just lowered the prices on all three of their Dog Series wines - Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, and Portrait of a Mutt Zinfandel - to $14.00 to kickstart the year.

Plus get FREE UPS ground shipping. Buy any 12 bottles of their Gold Medal winning wines currently for sale, mix or match. Use code GOLDEN.

Cork Pets via Nerd Approved

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January 26, 2009

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No More Unsightly Bags -- Carry a Book of Poo on Your Dog Walks

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"Look smart carrying a Book of Poo"! Wouldn't you rather be seen carrying a book on your dog walks, than a whiffy bag? After picking up after your dog, place the biodegradable bag in the disposable BookofPoo. No more more unsightly doodoo bags and less odor too!

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Customize your own BookofPoo! Send them a picture of your dog, or your breed of dog.

via SwankyPup

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Happily Ever by Kim Hyun Joo -- Combo Chair and Dog Kennel

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Ever have a dog that wants to be with you so much that when you stop they bump into you? If your pooch follows you from room to room, the Happily Ever combo chair and dog kennel is for you. There are two seats - the lower one is for the dog or owner, and a soft-cushioned upper one for the owner.

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Happily Ever is portable, easily moved around the home.

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via CribCandy

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January 25, 2009

The Animal Communication Book Club -- Free Online Resource

This past December, professional animal communicator Maureen Harmonay launched The Animal Communication Book Club, a free online resource that offers regular reviews of new and noteworthy books, audio books, and DVDs. She also offers podcasts and archived interviews with noted authors of books about animal communication and the multitude of ways in which animals connect with us and change our lives. Membership is free.

GhostCatscropped.jpgAuthor Dusty Rainbolt will be her guest at the inaugural "Conversations With Animal Authors" teleconference, to be held on Thursday, January 29th at 8:30pm (EST). Ms. Rainbolt will discuss her recent book, Ghost Cats: Human Encounters with Feline Spirits

The hour-long teleconference is free and can be accessed by calling: 616-347-8100, and entering PIN #1063739. The interview will be archived on the site a few days later.

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January 24, 2009

Save 20% on Collars, Leashes and Harnesses at Pet Utopia Muttropolis.com

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Get 20% off on Designer Dog Collars and Leads at Muttropolis.com. Use code WALK209 at checkout. Expires January 31, 2009

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Plus Free Shipping over $75

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Temple Grandin's "Animals Make Us Human" -- Book Review at NYTimes.com

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In our most recent Super Cool Pet Books -- Amazon.com New Book Releases 1/10/09, we featured Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson.

Most pet lovers have wondered from time to time how to "create the best life" for their pet, and given the author's autistic background, the topic of the book is intriguing. The NYTimes has posted a review. Here's an excerpt:

Ms. Grandin bases many of her observations in "Animals Make Us Human" on the work of a Washington State University neuroscientist named Jaak Panksepp who identified a series of core "emotion systems" in animals: seeking, play, care and lust (on the positive side) and fear, panic and rage (on the negative).

"The rule is simple," Ms. Grandin writes. "Don't stimulate rage, fear and panic if you can help it, and do stimulate seeking and also play." Ms. Grandin employs Dr. Panksepp's terms throughout "Animals Make Us Human," but they are really only a framework for her more interesting riffing and observations.

Read the review.

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January 23, 2009

Save 15% on Orders of $40 or More at PetSmart.com -- One Week Only

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PetSmart is having so many great sales these days. Save 15% on orders of $40 or more when you shop at PetSmart.com. Use code PAWSPER. Ends January 28, 2009 at noon ET.

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Plus, free standard ground shipping on the top seller FURminator deShedding Tool. which reduces pet shedding up to 90%. Removes undercoat and loose hair without sacrificing healthy top coat. Ends 2/2/09 at noon ET.

Click on the link to get the scoop on all the current PetSmart sales!

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Handmade Ceramic Heart-y Dog Bowl

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Give your little Valentine some special treats this year in a beautiful new Heart-y Dog Bowl. These porcelain ceramic bowls are completely handmade, hand thrown to precise dimensions (not molded), individually hand drawn and painted.

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Dishwasher safe, microwaveable, lab tested, lead free and completely food safe. Check out the different styles of Heart-y Dog Bowls and take 10% off your order. Use Code BEMINE at checkout to receive your discount. Ends February 13, 2009

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The Brush Buddy -- Grooms and Massages Your Dirty Wet Dog

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Slip the The Brush Buddy™ over your hands to clean and groom your pet. Your dog will think he/she is getting a massage and will love it!

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The The Brush Buddy™ is a brush and towel combination that uses soft, flexible rubber bristles on one side to gently remove the dirt, loose hair, and sand from your dog's coat without the painful pulling dogs dread. On the flip side is a plush terry cloth towel for drying off. You keep your hands clean and your dog gets hugs!

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The Brush Buddy™

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January 22, 2009

Pet Scoop -- American Kennel Club Lists the Most Popular Dogs in America

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The Labrador Retriever holds a special place in the heart of Americans. The American Kennel Club has released its list of the 2008 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
6. Boxer
7. Dachshund
8. Bulldog
9. Poodle
10. Shih Tzu

This article is chock full of meaty morsels of information about dog breeds. Where does your favorite breed rank? Click to find out.

View Top 10 Most Popular Breeds in 50 top US cities.

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Valentine's Day Heart of Gold Dog Collar

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Time to start thinking about Valentine's pet gear -- the cute stuff is already selling out!

Does your pet have a heart of gold? This Valentine's Day Heart of Gold Dog Collar would be perfect! Available in Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large.

If sold out at Amazon, it should be available in the collar department at JakesDogHouse.com where you can save 15% on any order. Enter code FIRST15 at checkout.

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Static Guard Cling Spray -- Removes Pet Hair on Clothes and Furniture

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Here's a tip -- remove pet hair with Static Guard. which many of us have around to eliminate static cling on our clothes. Spray on your clothing, drapes and upholstery--wherever there is pet hair. Wait a minute or two and brush or vacuum.

via the ever-delightful Shirt Snob

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January 21, 2009

PetScoop -- PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuits

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If you feed your dog peanut butter treats, take note:

From the FDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- PHOENIX, AZ, January 20, 2009 -- PetSmart.com is voluntarily recalling seven of its Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuit products that contain peanut paste made by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut butter and paste made at its Blakely, Georgia facility.

Although PetSmart.com is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products, it has removed these products from its store shelves and website and is conducting the recall as a precautionary measure.

The recalled products include only the following types of Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits sold between Aug. 21, 2008 and Jan. 19, 2009:

* Small Assorted 32 oz., UPC 73725702900
* Small/Medium Assorted 4 lb., UPC 73725700601
* Small/Medium Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700605
* Small/Medium Assorted 10 lb., UPC 73725702755
* Large Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700638
* Extra Large Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700779
* Peanut Butter 4 lb., UPC 73725700766

Customers who purchased the recalled dog biscuit products should discontinue use immediately and can return the product to any PetSmart store for a complete refund or exchange. Customers can visit www.petsmartfacts.com for more information or contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638.

No other products or flavors are included in this recall.

PetSmart.com

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Dog Smog Remedy -- Clears Up Pet Air Pollution

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If the air in your house is occasionally whiffy, use Dog Smog Remedy to quell the smell from both ends of your dog. Spray a quick spritz of its peppermint and fennel in your pet's mouth to freshen breath or add a drop or two to the food bowl morning and night.

Dog Smog Remedy will provide long term relief from polluted air with herbal extracts of dill, parsley, ginger and bromelain. Get close to your dog without holding your breath!

via Rare Bird Finds

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Bolstered Window Chaise for Cats

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Cat window perches have been around awhile. We like this comfy Window Chaise for its bolstered sides to give your cats a secure napping spot at their favorite window.

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January 20, 2009

Kids 'n' Pets Stain & Odor Remover

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As you probably have noticed, dogs will re-soil an area where there is the slightest iota of urine smell. KIDS 'N' PETS Stain & Odor Remover will discourage that practice and has received rave reviews.

KIDS 'N' PETS Stain & Odor Remover deep cleans the stains and eliminates urine odors with no cover-up scents or perfumes. It is non-toxic and can be safely used around children and pets.

KIDS 'N' PETS Stain & Odor Remover is an indispensable item to have around a household filled with "accident-prone" pets and little ones.

via Pet Sugar

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Sasquatch Pet Beds

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These unique Sasquatch Pet Beds are the perfect fit for small and medium size cats and dogs. These fun pet beds will keep your pets cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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Available in four colors. Sasquatch Pet Beds

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January 19, 2009

Starmark Bob-A-Lot! -- Interactive Feeder Toy Holds Enough for a Meal

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If your dog likes interactive treat toys, here's one that holds enough for a meal. Starmark Bob-A-Lot! can be filled with treats or food in its top or bottom chamber. The dog must manipulate the toy with its nose or feet to access the prize.

You can adjust the openings in both the top and bottom chambers to set the difficulty bar. Starmark Bob-A-Lot! holds up to three cups of food and is appropriate for any size dog. That will keep 'em busy for awhile!

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PETCO.com Winter Wonderland Sale -- Save Up to 25% on Cold Weather Pet Gear

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Super cool deals to keep your pets warm! Save up to 25% at the PETCO.com Cold Weather Store. Sale prices have already been applied and are valid though January 24, 2009.

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January 18, 2009

Two-Week Super Cool Pet Gear Sales at Drs Foster & Smith

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Don't miss out on these exciting dog, cat and fish gear two-week sales happening now at Drs. Foster and Smith:

Drs. Foster and Smith 2-Week Sales end January 26, 2009. For more super cool deals at Drs Foster and Smith and other online shops, check out our January Pet Stuff Steals and Deals.

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January 16, 2009

Save 15% on Sweetheart Cat Furniture at CatsPlay.com

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Save 15% on CatsPlay.com's unique line of Sweetheart Pet Furniture. Savings up to $60!
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Order before January 20, 2009 to receive by Valentine's Day. Sale on Sweetheart Pet Furniture ends February 14, 2009.

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Also, don't miss their large selection of items with FREE SHIPPING!

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Faux Leather Dog Sofa

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This unique Faux Leather Dog Sofa is a gorgeous pet bed to fit your modern style! The footed doggy sofa is covered in rich brown faux leather with a luxuriously soft suede cushion and sidewall. Its high back and sides are completely padded for your pet's comfort.

Faux Leather Dog Sofa at Dog.com, Pets United, LLC -- an Internet Retailer 2009 Hot 100 Best Retail Web Site.

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Pet Airways -- Pets-Only Airline For Safe and Stress-Free Pet Travel


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Stress-free pet travel--here's a way to avoid cold, scary and dangerous cargo trips for our pets. Pet Airways is a new pet-only airline, dedicated to a pet-friendly travel experience for your pet. With Pet Airways your pet will be safe and comfy, flying in the main cabin, not in cargo.

From check-in at the Pet Lounge, and throughout the flight, their Pet Attendants will be caring and catering to all your pet's needs. You can even monitor how your pet is doing.

This is the first scheduled airline designed exclusively for pet passengers, Pet Airways (PAWS) welcomes pets aboard its pet-equipped cabins by Spring-Summer 2009.


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January 15, 2009

PetScoop -- American Kennel Club Welcomes Three New Breeds

Exciting purebred dog news -- the AKC welcomes three new breeds:

A setter from the green fields of Ireland, a shepherd from the mountains of France, and a spitz from the cold coasts of Norway -- these are the three newest breeds in the AKC registry, bringing the AKC's total number of registered breed to 161. Irishredwhite.jpg The Irish Red and White Setter, a member of the Sporting Group, is both a multi-talented gun dog and a loving, loyal companion, best suited for an active family. pyrenean.jpg The Pyrenean Shepherd, a member of the Herding Group, has herded sheep in Southern France for centuries, and today excels at canine sports such as Agility. buhund.jpg The Norwegian Buhund, also assigned to the Herding Group, was bred to herd, hunt, and guard, and has an innate desire to please and quick aptitude to learn.

Read article.

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Talk to Me Treat Ball for Dogs and Cats -- Eases Pet Separation Anxiety

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The Talk To Me Treat Ball eases separation anxiety (and hunger) for pets left home alone. The treat ball plays a customized, recorded message from you and dispenses a treat when your dog or cat moves the ball. Perfect for while you're away!

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Scratch n Shape Honeycomb Sculptures for Cats and Kittens

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These corrugated honeycomb Scratch n Shape sculptures come in a variety of shapes and colors. They promote varied scratching and sleeping positions with environmentally-friendly natural scratching surfaces to keep your cat's claws honed and healthy.

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Scratch n Shape's unique corrugated honeycomb design helps divert your cat from scratching your furniture and woodwork, with the added enticement of pure certified organic catnip.
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January 14, 2009

Save $20 on Dog Beds at Muttropolis.com + Free Shipping Over $75

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Ready for a new dog bed? This week only Save $20 on Dog Beds at Muttropolis.com + Free Shipping over $75. Use code MUTTBED at checkout.

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Muttropolis.com has just added new styles of roomy designer Bowser Beds. The ulti-mutt in cozy comfort and security for your pet!

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Otto Step -- Portable Platform Pet Step for SUV's and Pick-Ups

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As an alternative to a bulky, heavy pet ramp, consider the Otto Step. This is a portable platform step, designed to help your dog into your SUV or pickup.
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The Otto Step helps prevent pet injuries by cutting the impact of the jump down from an SUV in half, thus less strain on elbows, knees and hips. Features:

* Holds 200 lbs
* Fits any 2 inch trailer hitch
* Weighs only 5.5 lbs
* Less strain on their hips and your back

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Otto Step

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Dog in Boots! Keep Your Pet's Paws Protected

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We have been looking at ways to keep our pets paws protected as deep winter descends. Dog Boots provide cozy comfort and protection to keep paws healthy and warm.

Dog Boots protect against shards of ice, toxic ice melting solutions, salt and gravel, as well as hot asphalt in the summer.

Don't forget, for the month of January, Save up to 40% on coats, warming beds, and more at Amazon.

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January 13, 2009

nanofinder NT2000 PetFinder from Nanonavi -- GPS Pet Collar

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You can say goodbye to bulky GPS collars to locate your wandering pet. The nanofinder NT2000 PetFinder is a small device to track your pet's whereabouts with built-in GPS.

The device functions as a geo-fence collar as well to contain your pet where you want them. Works in conjunction with nanonavi software online or on your mobile device.

nanofinder NT2000 PetFinder available February - March 2009.

via ChipChick reporting on CES 2009.

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Turquoise Sunburst Leather Dog Collar

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This tomato red Turquoise Sunburst Leather Dog Collar features silver and turquoise cabachon studs in a gorgeous starburst design. Belt buckle style closure is accented with silver tone stud detail on the belt loop. Heavy duty D-ring for easy ID and/or leash attachment.

Designer Dog Collars and Leashes + Free Shipping over $50

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New Optimex Anti-Tear Stain -- Eliminates Pet Under Eye Tear Stains

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Many pet owners have shown interest in our past Angel Eyes post due to concern over the the tear stains under the eyes of their dogs and cats.

Along these lines, the New Optimex Anti-Tear Stain is a food additive designed to eliminate your pet's under eye tear stains, as well as the staining around the mouth and feet. How? It reduces the staining by activating your pet's natural immunity against stain-causing bacteria.

Use a tiny scoop of Optimex on your dog or cat's food daily, and the tear stains are expected to vanish naturally in two weeks.

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The Optimex formula is made with the highest grade ingredients including Argentine grass fed beef. Veterinarian recommended for a healthy immune system.

At Amazon and Entirely Pets.

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January 12, 2009

NFL "Year of the Underdog" Pet Jerseys -- Save 10% on New Dog Gear for the New Year at PETCO


Philadelphia Eagles NFL Pet Jersey (Medium; White)Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Pet Jersey (Large; Black)

This NFL Playoff season has been the year of the underdog. Get your dog in on the action!

Officially licensed NFL pet jerseys are available at PETCO.com -- over a hundred jerseys to choose from! Among them, this Philadelphia Eagles NFL Pet Jersey and this Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Pet Jersey above.

PETCO.com is offering 10% Off Their New Dog Products. Discounts have already been applied.

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Oral Hygiene for Pets -- Healthymouth Anti-Placque Dental Water and Busy Buddy Bristle Bone

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Sometimes brushing our pets' teeth is a challenge -- what to do if your pet resists? What if you didn't start your pup or kitten off brushing when they were little?

SFGate.com's Tales of the City reports that Dr. Milinda Lommer, a board certified veterinary dentist with Pets Unlimited, recommends Healthymouth anti-plaque water additive for pet dental care. Made from all-natural ingredients including yucca, pomegranate, clove, cinammon, chlorophyll and zinc, and contains no xylitol or other potentially harmful chemicals, it's been shown to reduce plaque by nearly 80 percent and has earned the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) Seal of Approval.
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Or you could treat them to the Busy Buddy Bristle Bone, a dental chew toy for dogs. The toy's nylon bristles and rubber nubs clean dogs' teeth as they chew on the irresistible Gnawhide® treat rings, also sold separately.

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Lotus Cat Tree -- Sleek and Modern Cat Furniture

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The modern Lotus Cat Tree successfully blends symmetry, functionality, and minimalism into a beautiful cat tower. This sleek cat furniture includes a sisal weave panel for scratching and a replaceable fabric covered cushion.

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Free shipping at CatsPlay in three wood stain options, Birch, Cherry and Mahogany with Berber Carpet Beige. At Amazon in Mahogany.

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Above, the Little Lotus Cat Tree is, as its name implies, a miniature version for confined spaces.

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January 11, 2009

Curve Wall Mounted Pet Bed from Akemi Tanaka

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This striking Curve Pet Bed from designer from Akemi Tanaka can be mounted anywhere on the wall, allowing a pet owner maximum flexibility. Perfect for sleep or play, the curving shape and cushion will provide your pet with comfort and security.

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Curve Pet Bed for cats and small dogs--maximum capacity is 45 lbs. Choose from wood and fabric options.

via Modern Cat

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Internet Retailer 2009 Hot 100 Best Retail Web Sites

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For us at Super Cool Pets, online shopping is the way to go. If you are reading this, you probably feel the same way.

Easy to navigate sites, quality customer service and product satisfaction are important for a successful online retail site. But studies have found that consumers care most about trusting the site.

So we are pleased to note that many of our favorite online pet gear shops appear on the 2009 Internet Retailer Hot 100 Retail Web Sites list. Among those profiled are :


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January 10, 2009

Discounts and Free Shipping at Pet Gear Retailer PetSmart.com

These Top Fin Aqua Scene Desktop Aquariums are ideal for those with limited space or who want to start an aquarium on a budget. Impressive addition to your home or office!

Opportunities like this abound for big savings these days at PetSmart.com New puppy or kitten? Need new pet gear? They have it all! Among the fantastic deals going on:



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Super Cool Pet Books -- Amazon.com New Book Releases 1/10/09

New super cool pet books for the New Year!

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Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
Release Date: January 6, 2009
Working from the premise that an animal is a conscious being that has feelings, the autistic author assesses dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, poultry, wildlife and zoo animals based on a core emotion system she believes animals and humans share.

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It's a Cat's World . . . You Just Live in It: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Furry Feline
Release Date: December 30, 2008
by Justine Lee
In this companion to It's a Dog's Life...but It's Your Carpet: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Four-Legged Friend, veterinary specialist Dr. Justine A. Lee answers your questions about all things feline in this entertaining and enlightening guide.

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All Pets Go To Heaven: The Spiritual Lives of the Animals We Love
by Sylvia Browne
January 6, 2009
World famous psychic, spiritual teacher, and New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Browne exercises her astonishing insight to illustrate the very special purpose our pets have on Earth -- and what animals experience after death.

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The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat
by Kate Roby, Lenny Southam
Reprint edition December 30, 2008
This one-of-a-kind guide provides you with important information about the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter drugs for cats and dogs, plus helpful information on alternative therapies that will keep your pet healthy and happy.

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January 9, 2009

Snowflake Dog Sweater -- New Year's Clearance Sale at Drs Foster & Smith

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Save up to 54% on this cozy warm Snowflake Dog Sweater. It is made of stretchy acrylic accented with adorable white marabou trim, buttons and bow tie. It has self-fastening closure at neck and button closure along belly. There is still plenty of time to get your money's worth out of this item for the rest of this chilly winter and early spring.

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This Snowflake Dog Sweater is part of the New Year's Clearance from Drs. Foster and Smith. Find great deals on pet gear for dogs, cats, birds, fish and more. Save up to 60% on pet supplies while supplies last. Sale ends February 2, 2009.


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2009 Internet Retailer "Hot 100" Best Retail Web Site

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HduO™ Pet and Family Water Dispensing System -- Clean Water for People and Their Pets

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The Aninx Corp ANX101 HduO™ Pet and Family Water Dispensing System is a water dispensing system that provides fresh, clean water for both people and their pets.

Pets. HduO™ electronically dispenses fresh, cool water to an integrated pet bowl. The unit automatically fills the pet bowl with the same cool, clean water that we drink. Pets love HduO™ since animals are attracted to running water.

Pet Owners. People love the convenience and peace of mind, knowing that they and their pets always have fresh, clean water. The HduO™ has a convenient temperature gauge to provide instant hot, cold, and room temperature water, with a child resistant hot water latch for added safety.

HduO™ Pet and Family Water Dispensing System is the first water dispensing system designed to meet the needs of the whole family.



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Puppy Bumpers - Keep Your Small Dogs from Escaping or Falling

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Don't let your toy-sized dogs slip through the cracks, literally. An accidental fall through a rail from a balcony or an escape under a fence can have painful consequences.

Stay worry free. Place a Puppy Bumpers pillow collar on your little ones and keep them safe.

via Pet Connection

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January 8, 2009

Kitty Kabinet -- Customizable Cat Furniture Hides Litter Box

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We love the customizable cat furniture at CatsPlay.com. This traditional-style Kitty Kabinet is designed to hide a litter box, while providing storage for accessory items such as a scoop, liner bags, toys, treats, and more. The components include the base, a storage cubby and a drawer, which can be assembled in the order of your choice. Perfect for condo or apartment living where space is at a premium!

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The Kitty Kabinet is made from a combination of solid wood and cabinet grade plywood, using no particle or fiber board products, with nearly airtight construction. It hides the litter box, stops the tracking of litter, and traps any unpleasant odor. The bottom of the Kabinet is lined with durable plastic laminate for easy clean up.

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Kitty Kabinet in Pine, Oak or Maple wood with Candlelite, Natural or Java finish.

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Promote Pet Adoption -- Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff® adopt. Ball and Orbee-Tuff® adopt. Mouse

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Help spread the word about pet adoption -- Orbee-Tuff® adopt. Ball for dogs and Orbee-Tuff® adopt. Mouse for cats with a small hole in its belly to stuff some of that addictive catnip. Both Planet Dog toys are durable, buoyant, bouncy, minty and recyclable.

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And if you are adopting a pet, or know another pet lover who is, check out the Adoption Gear Kits over at Fetchdog.

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January 7, 2009

Meteorlight LED Light-Up Dog Ball -- Use It Indoors or Outside

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It is so fun to play ball with your pets or each other after dark. Last fall as the evening light waned, we featured Glow in the Dark Dog Toys and have a colorful addition to our light-up toy collection.

The Meteorlight LED Light-Up Dog Ball will brighten up the darkness this winter as it glows in an amazing array of colors, changing from red to yellow to blue to green and back again.

It's perfect for throwing, bouncing, juggling, rolling and fetching. Play with it in the pool, the ocean or the lake -- it's water-resistant and floats.

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Calm Your Pets -- SentryHC® Good Behavior™ Pheromone Collar for Dogs

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At Super Cool Pets we are always in search of effective calming aids for our pets. Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc has recently introduced the SentryHC(R) Good Behavior(TM) Pheromone Collar for Dogs, an inexpensive and, according to them, effective way to calm dogs who have behavioral problems caused by stressful situations. From MarketWatch:

Independent clinical tests show that the Sentry HC Good Behavior Pheromone Collar is proven to modify behaviors such as excessive barking, destructive behavior and inappropriate marking for up to 30 days. Dogs with chronic behavioral issues, caused by separation anxiety, experience dramatic positive changes in their behavior in one to two days. Behavioral problems in dogs are commonly induced by events such as thunderstorms and fireworks, traveling, visits to the groomer, boarding, and the arrival of a new baby.

The Sentry HC® Good Behavior Pheromone Collar mimics the pheromone that a mother dog naturally produces to calm and reassure her puppies. The collar's calming lavender and chamomile scent also provides a soothing fragrance. The collar lasts up to 30 days, but it can be worn longer without any side effects. Unlike pheromone diffusers that work in a confined area, the collar is a convenient alternative for pet owners because it can be used wherever the dog goes, whether at home or on the go.

SentryHC(R) Good Behavior(TM) Pheromone Collar for Dogs is appropriate for dogs of all ages and breeds and will be available over the counter. Super Cool Pets will keep an eye out and update our readers as to availability.

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Six-Sided Honeycomb Hive Cat Bed

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Sneek peek of a super cool new product for the New Year! Modern Cat is having a January giveaway of Hepper Home's six-sided honeycomb shaped Hive cat bed, so new it is not even on Hepper's site yet.

The Hive has a removable, washable cover with poly fill. In four styles: Earth and Sky, Herringbone, Racetrack Graphite, and Spring Bud Green.

Super Cool Pets will keep an eye out for it and update you on availability.

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January 6, 2009

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Weekend Benefit for Non-Profit Organization -- Seattle Dog WinterFest

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At Super Cool Pets, we are avid fans of the Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan who has these words of frigid weather doggy wisdom :

Let your dog check the weather. Dogs don't have the Weather Channel, so they don't know why they are being denied a long walk for the day. Allow your dog to step outside and feel for itself that it is too cold or too stormy to go on a long walk. Instinctually, the dog will understand why it is coming back inside where it's safe. But be careful not to allow them to do this too often. They can learn to use this open door to manipulate and control you. Also, some dogs, if out in the cold for too long, will develop thicker fur and maintain their fat as a natural protection, so they may not feel the cold as intensely as we humans do. This can be an advantage if you want to continue to take your dog for walks in cold weather. However, please keep in mind that many short-haired breeds do not have this natural resistance to cold weather.

If you want to meet Cesar, and even join him for dinner, check out the Seattle Dog Winterfest. Enter the doggy talent contest, watch the Fido fashion show, and hang out with Cesar!

Saturday, Jan. 10 from 10 AM to 6 PM

Sunday, Jan. 11 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Dine with the Dog Whisperer

Saturday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 PM

Grand Ballroom, The Westin Seattle

$300 per person - Cesar's Table: $1000

A portion of the proceeds from this exciting event will benefit the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation.

To get more information or buy tickets, visit SeattleDogWinterFest.com.

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2 De-icers for Pet Households -- Bare Ground PawPro Protective Spray and Safe Paw Ice Melter

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Here is an all-natural "de-icer" for dogs to keep their pads and fur comfortable in freezing conditions. Spray Bare Ground PawPro Protective Spray for Pets on paws, legs and underbelly before going outside to prevent water from freezing between pads and snow from clumping on fur.

This non-toxic Bare Ground PawPro Protective Spray for Pets repels water, ice, and snow and protects against salt burns. Safe even if licked!

At Amazon and Drs Foster & Smith.

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We have featured Safe Paw Ice Melter before, looking at it again this winter just a reminder to our long-term readers, as it is such a super cool product. For those who are newcomers to Super Cool Pets, Safe Paw Ice Melter will keep your outdoor walkways safe for both you, your children and your pets.

Safe Paw Ice Melter is non-toxic, safe for concrete, lawns, shrubs, floor and carpets. Regular ice melt contains harsh chemicals that can cause burns on the pads of your dog's feet and can be toxic to your dogs.

Safe Paw Ice Melter leaves an invisible protective shield that prevents ice from sticking to the surface for up to three days to make shoveling easier. There is a handy, built in spout on the jug to make spreading easy. Effective to two degrees below zero.



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Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain for Multiple Pet Households

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This unique Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain is perfect for pet households with multiple dogs and cats, because, of course, we all want to drink at once. Features:

  • Provides 360 degree access
  • Holds 128 oz of fresh, filtered water
  • Changeable spout heads let you customize the flow
  • Promotes urinary tract health for your pet

Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain at Amazon and Drs. Foster & Smith Drinkwell 360 Dog icon and Drs. Foster & Smith Drinkwell 360 Caticon.

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January 5, 2009

Keep Your Pets Warm -- Save up to 40% on Winter Pet Gear at Amazon Pet Supplies

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Keep your pets warm! Your pet's natural coat may not be enough, but there is lots of affordable winter pet gear available. For the month of January, Save up to 40% on coats, warming beds, and more at Amazon.

We recommend many amazing Amazon pet products here at Super Cool Pets. Here's one reason, aptly expressed by the ever-entertaining bookofjoe in Amazon Return Policy:

If you're the sort who occasionally or more than occasionally returns purchases for whatever reason, you've got to love Amazon even more than the average online shopper.

The company makes it so easy if you decide you don't want something, and even lets you be honest and check "Don't want/need anymore" as a reason for the return, instead of the usual white lie of "Too big/small/wrong color/etc."

Contrast this: logging onto the site, finding the item(s) you want to return, having the site generate a return barcode and a return mailing label -- Postage Paid! -- for you to print out and tape to the box it came in, then giving the package to your mailman or dropping it off at the post office (total elapsed time about 5 minutes)...

With this: driving to the store the purchase came from, finding the return area, waiting to be served by a person who can handle the return, then filling out forms and showing I.D., lying as to the reason, getting a receipt for the return (while hoping it shows up on your next credit card statement), then heading back to your car and driving home (total elapsed time at least 30 minutes and potentially unlimited).

I hate to ask it... but how do you spell "no-brainer?"

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The Canine Treadmill -- Exercise Your Dog in All Types of Weather

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Has your pooch has gotten a little rounder after indulging in holiday treats? And now just not getting enough exercise due to the frightful weather outside?

The Canine Treadmill may be just the ticket. Your pet can workout daily. Available in three sizes to suit your dog -- Small, Medium and Large.

via Born Rich

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January 3, 2009

Pet Stuff Steals & Deals -- 1/3/09

Happy New Year!

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January update on sales and discounts from some of our favorite super cool pet shops--please read closely because some are new and some are ongoing.

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Super Cool Deal
20% Off at CatsPlay.com
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January 2, 2009

2009 New Year's Doctors' Choice Sales at Pet Retailer Drs. Foster & Smith

Two Doctors Choice Sales happening now at Drs. Foster & Smith:

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Unique Wall-Mounted Hanging Pet Feeders at These Creatures Design Studio

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Love these unique wall-mounted hanging feeders for cats and dogs. The feeders, the brain child of design studio These Creatures, elevate the bowls off of the floor, so you can customize the height of your feeder for your pet's comfort.

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They are available in different styles and breeds in Limesicle, Coral, Pearl, Parakeet and Charcoal at These Creatures.

via Modern Cat

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January 1, 2009

Cloned Pets -- Where Does Nature End and Nurturing Begin?

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Mira and MissyToo, cloned from the DNA of a deceased dog belonging to Lou Hawthorne's mother, featured in Living Together: Beloved Pets Everlasting over at NYTImes.


The most difficult thing about the cloned puppies is not telling them apart, but explaining why they don't look exactly alike. This was the problem Lou Hawthorne faced on a recent afternoon hike with Mira and MissyToo, two dogs whose embryos were created from the preserved, recycled and repurposed nuclear DNA of the original Missy, a border collie-husky mix who died in 2002.

To be sure, they have a very strong resemblance to each other and to Missy. It's just that sometimes, as soon as people hear that the dogs are clones, the questions start coming...

Perhaps there is more to our pets than just their DNA. Read article.

Photo: Heidi Schumann for The New York Times

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2009 Chuck Calendar at Dooce® -- Happy New Year

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And who out there doesn't love Chuck? Pick up a copy of 2009 Chuckles Calendar this year over at Dooce® and benefit The Humane Society of Utah.

Available at CafePress.

Happy 2009!

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Super Cool Pets Monthly Round Up -- December 2008

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Happy New Year! Here is a list by category for the super cool pet stuff we dug up this past December.

We are looking forward to an exciting 2009 hunting for new pet gear and gadgets with our furry companions sharing our lives. Please check back often and thanks for reading!

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