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PetSmart - Dog

June 30, 2009

Good Dog Trixie Koontz Pet Products -- The Dog Bliss You Collection by Author Dean Koontz at PetSmart

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During July and August your local PetSmart will feature the exclusive Good Dog Trixie Koontz products. The Dog Bliss You product line by Dean Koontz, worldwide best-selling author and pet parent to the late Trixie, his beloved golden retriever, is based on the book Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life

The collection celebrates Trixie's "wit and wisdom" and includes 31 unique items:

* Butterfly toys, plush bones, disks and rope tugs to play with dogs.
* Food bowls and storage canisters.
* "Bliss You" and "Laugh 'til Your Face Hurts" tanks for a carefree style.
* Specialty gifts such as coffee mugs, photo frames, key chains, journals and pens.

All royalties are donated to Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).

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June 30, 2009

FroliCat BOLT Automatic Laser Toy

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Relieve your cat's boredom and provide some exercise! The FroliCat BOLT Automatic Laser Toy for Cats will endlessly entertain even our laziest kitty cats with automatically-generated red laser patterns.

Hold the BOLT in your hand or place it on a flat surface, turn it on and watch your cat pounce, chase, and bat at the exciting laser patterns.

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The BOLT operates in two modes -- in automatic mode it generates random patterns and in manual mode you control the play. The laser automatically shuts off after 15 minutes in either mode and also includes a manual on-off switch.

via Modern Cat

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June 29, 2009

LuluCat UG-038 iPod Dock for Cat Lovers

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If you love all things cat, how about this cat-shaped iPod dock 'LuluCat UG-038' from Taiwan's VOGUE Tech.

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via DVICE / Aving

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June 29, 2009

Universal Sports Bag Pet Carrier and Motorcycle Connection Kit by Pet Ego

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This Universal Sports Bag Pet Carrier by Pet Ego is an ultra-versatile pet carrier for cats, small dogs and other small pets. This bag can be carried by hand, on your shoulder, in your car, and can even be carried on your bike or motorcycle.

The bag features windows for view and ventilation that can be covered using velcro pads. For added security, a safety leash is provided and the bag accommodates a seat belt. The padded, heavy-duty fabric is hypo-allergenic, scratch-proof, waterproof and UV-protected.

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The Pet Ego Motorcycle Connection Kit for the Universal Sports Bag Pet Carrier allows you to secure it onto the back of your motorbike or onto the tank.

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June 27, 2009

Dogs at Work -- Dog-Friendly Policies and Advice in the Business Environment

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Yesterday, Friday June 26, was Take Your Dog to Work Day. Did you bring your dog to work? If so, how did it go?

If you think your office needs more dog-friendly policies, or you just need advice on how to prepare your dog for the office environment, get the scoop from Dogs at Work: A Practical Guide to Creating Dog-Friendly Workplaces by Liz Palika and Jennifer Fearing.

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And if you didn't get to take your dog to work, here is a cute slideshow of readers' photos at boston.com.

Photo: Casey, a 1½-year-old Golden Retriever, in the office conference room of David Sturm's office in Milford, N.H.

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June 26, 2009

TRIX Tick Remover System -- Pen-Style Lasso Device

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One of the grosser parts of pet ownership is tick removal. Dispose of embedded ticks without even touching them with this Trix Tick Remover. It uses a unique lasso technique, which enables the quick and easy removal of all common ticks.

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Its long and narrow design makes it easy to use in pet ears, thick fur and other difficult and narrow places. The remover also works very well even if fur or hair comes into the loop.

via Shiny Shiny

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Alex Quilted Dog Carrier

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Tote your pup in style with this chic, Chanel inspired Alex Quilted Dog Carrier. Created to look like a designer purse, this camel carrier has plenty of space for your personal items while offering comfort for your pet.

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It has side mesh panels for ventilation, an interior safety strap and a soft removable comfort pad. This fashionable and functional pet carrier is airline approved. In S and L.

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June 25, 2009

iBird App for iPhone and iPod -- Lightweight Field Guide to Birds

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iBird Explorer is a "field guide to birds" app designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch. This is an interactive guide to all bird species of North America containing illustrations, photos, bird calls, and comprehensive facts to help you identify and enjoy birds.

There are several versions of iBird, so you can pick the one that suits you best. The free version, called iBird 15, has all the functionality of the full app with 15 of the most common birds of North America.

The most comprehensive versions are iBird Pro and iBird Plus which contain all the birds of North America.

There are also five less expensive regional versions of iBird, so check out this bird-lover's iPhone Application now available on iTunes.com.

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Need Shade for Your Outdoor Pet? Guardian Gear Pet Beach Cabana

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This Guardian Gear Pet Beach Cabana is a pet sun tent that set up in seconds to keep your pets shaded and cool on the beach, at the park, and anywhere the sun is hot.

This lightweight, portable tent has mesh windows on each side for ventilation. It folds for storage in the included travel bag.

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June 24, 2009

The Amazing Treat Machine -- A Fun Tennis Ball Game for Your Dog

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Here's a different tennis ball game you can play with your dog. The The Amazing Treat Machine Interactive Dog Toy is a fun new interactive dog toy. Your pet drops a tennis ball inside and is automatically rewarded with treats.

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Stars Hoodie Dog Tank for Your Patriot Pet

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Who doesn't love a hoodie? This Stars Hoodie Dog Tank is perfect for your patriotic pooch on the 4th of July and year round.This classic style with all-over stars is made of a cotton/lycra blend and is machine washable. So cute!!

Muttropolis.com has some tips for handling our pets on the 4th:

Fireworks are no blast for pets! The 4th of July is the highest intake day for animal control and shelters. Keep your pet safe on the 4th of July with these safety tips:

1. Leave your dog at home during the fireworks celebration. A dog's hearing is 10 times more sensitive than a human's, which can make fireworks very alarming.
2. Keep them occupied with an interactive toy while you are gone. Make sure it is safe, since you will not be around to supervise them.
3. Ease the anxiety with Rescue Remedy, an herbal remedy to help your pet relax.
4. Keep a radio or television on in the background to mask the parade and fireworks noise.
5. And finally, please make sure your dog is wearing his or her collar with proper ID tags. If they get spooked and run away they can be identified quickly.

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June 23, 2009

All-Natural Mosquito-Repellent Dog Tags from Bug Bam

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During peak mosquito season, we are reluctant to let our dogs outdoors for too long after dark for fear of the suffering those little buggers can cause, especially transmitting heartworm disease. June 21-27th is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Bet you didn't know there was such a thing!

Many areas even endure heavy mosquito infestation during the day. Bug Bam products work by emitting the insect-repellent scents of all natural, plant-based essential oils, masking the human and pet smells that attract mosquitoes. Research has shown Bug Bam's main ingredient, geraniol, to be an effective plant-based mosquito repellent.

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Bug Bam Pet Tags use the scent of 100% natural essential oils to repel mosquitoes without using the potentially harmful chemicals found in flea collars and traditional topical applications. Bug Bam's all natural ingredients can also repel fleas and ticks.

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Each tag lasts up to 15 days, with 2 tags per pack for 30 days of protection. To prolong the life of the tags, try removing them (especially during non-peak infestation periods and when the dogs are inside) and sealing them in plastic bags to maintain the smell until the dogs go out again or for use after dark.

Not recommended for our cats as they generally dislike the scent of citronella oil, which is based on geraniol.

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Sojos Certified Organic Catnip is a Summer Treat for Your Cat

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How about a treat for our kitty cats on these hot summer days! Sojos Certified Organic Catnip induces euphoric state that lasts 5 to 15 minutes.
It is cultivated in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State and is 100% certified organic catnip.

Catnip is pleasant, safe, and fun. Experts recommend that you give catnip about once a week so that the effects do not diminish. Click on the link to learn more about catnip.

Need some other pet supplies? Check out the Cat Clearance Sale at Drs. Foster and Smith.

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June 22, 2009

Take Your Dog To Work Day Friday June 26th

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Every dog has his/her day! This Friday June 26, 2009 is "Take Your Dog to Work Day", sponsored by Pet Sitters International. Thousands of US businesses will open their doors to their employees' pets to celebrate our pets' contributions to our lives.
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Along with the leash. carrier, favorite toys and pet bed, don't forget your Traveler Bag and Bowl to keep your dog well-fed and watered. An Eco-Pick Up Dog Waste Kit would come in handy too.

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Floatie Flappy Dog Toy from Our Pets

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Fun at the beach, lake or pool! The Our Pets Floatie Flappy Dog Toy was developed especially for retrievers and water dogs.

It has a buoyant rubber core and is weighted for tossing, making it perfect for fetch and retrieving games. the Floatie is wrapped in bright orange and blue nylon fabric that is easy to see in water.

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June 21, 2009

Super Cool Pets Wishes You Happy Father's Day June 21

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Happy Father's Day to all you super cool pet daddies!

Photo: LA Times Hey! That's not a spatula.

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June 20, 2009

PetScoop: White House Releases Official Portrait and Baseball Card of Obama Family Dog "Bo"

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Above is the official portrait of the adorable Obama family dog, "Bo", on the South Lawn of the White House. Bo is a a Portuguese Water Dog.

The White House has also created a Bo baseball card, which features Bo's bio and fun facts.

via ABC News

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June 19, 2009

June Pet Supplies Sales at Drs Foster & Smith

June summer bargains at Drs Foster & Smith, ending at midnight June 29th.

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Gear up for traveling with your dog this summer -- SAVE Up to 20% on Select Dog Travel Comforts.

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SALE on treats and toys for your cat -- Up to 20% off Select Items.

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SALE on aquarium filters for your tank -- Up to 25% off Select Items.

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Make Your Own Pet Bed -- Molly Mutt Dog Bed Duvet and Stuff Sack

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Make your own dog bed. Stuff these adorable 100-percent cotton Molly Mutt Dog Bed Duvets with the extra blankets, pillows, clothes around your house to create a comfortable, attractive and easy to maintain bed for your dog.

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Organize the inside of the duvet by placing the items you are using as bed stuffing into a Molly Mutt Stuff Sack.

You can change out the cover to create an accent piece for any room in your house. Machine washable. In S, M, L and assorted prints.

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June 18, 2009

Sockington the Cat Discovers Latte Art

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Ah, the 21st century. Boston Twitter sensation Sockington the cat, or "Socks" for short, views his likeness fashioned by a Latte Art Printer. Watch the video:

The Latte Art Printer is available for pre-order at OnLatte.

Sockington Vimeo via Single Serve Coffee

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Fourth of July Art Eco-Friendly Dog Collar and Leash

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The 4th of July will be here soon. The starred Art Eco Dog Collar is made from 100% eco-friendly hemp canvas and would look sharp on your patriotic pet.

This is a rugged triple-layer collar with durable quick-release hardware. Matching Art Eco Friendly Leash available.

In blue, red or green. Made in the USA, hypoallergenic, and machine washable.

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June 17, 2009

Custom Hollywood Franklin Tower by Peter Sehorsch for Your Cat

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This custom Hollywood Franklin Cat Tower is the brainchild of L.A. architect and industrial designer Peter Sehorsch who named it after his cat Frank. He uses the post and mounting fixtures of the IKEA Stolmen system to custom-design a fun play area for your cat.

Mr. Sehorsch designed two different size platforms that attach to an IKEA post. The platforms are available in three finishes and four carpet tile options.

You as the pet owner first purchase the requisite IKEA supplies, then custom order the platforms to design a cat climbing tower that fits your specifications.

via Modern Cat

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Skamper-Ramp SKR4 Swimming Pool Pet Ramp

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When a pet or other animal jumps or falls in a pool, a lake or pond, they have no trouble swimming at first, but without a way out, they eventually panic and drown from exhaustion.

The 2009 Skamper Ramp SKR4 helps your pets and critters get out of the water themselves--from dogs to frogs! Because all living beings see white, animals can see it day or night and, even if they can't use a step (ducklings, snakes, baby possums), they can escape out of the water on the ramp.

This 2009 upgraded Skamper Ramp SKR4 is stronger--ideal for vinyl lined pools since it has no sharp fabricated edges, it's easier to assemble, less slippery, more aesthetically pleasing, and more functional.

Skamper-Ramps will not yellow, become scummy, grow barnacles, or mildew/algae when left in salt water, fresh water, pool water. The light-weight Skamper-Ramps are made completely from recyclable materials.

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June 16, 2009

Hanging Aquarium by Lucijan Fajs

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Decorate your home, office, restaurant, hotel lobby with this eight-sided hanging aquarium. Situate it on the ceiling in place of a chandelier, reflector, or light fixture and free up floor space. Height is controlled by an electronic remote.

The artiste who created this beauty has more faith in building contractors than we do. Just make sure you don't stand under it too long -- water is heavy!

At CreatetheFutureContest via Hometone

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Pet Lover Gifts for Dad on Father's Day

Father's Day is Sunday June 21st. We have dug up great gifts for Dad at Orvis, where you can get delivery by Saturday June 20th.

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This quality Leather Lanyard with English Whistles will get a dog's attention! Two dog obedience training whistles are attached via stainless steel end clips to a comfortable, hand-braided adjustable lanyard made from genuine nubuck leather.

These are two of the most famous British sporting/training obedience whistles of all time -- a model 60½ nickel-plated brass "Thunderer" and the pealess, high-pitched model 211½.

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The Orvis Book of Dogs is sure to be a welcome gift for any dog lover or sporting enthusiast. This new book is filled with beautiful images by renowned photographer Denver Bryan with an inspired extended essay by leading sporting dog writer Tom Davis. From Labs and Goldens, to English Setters and Weimaraners, the book celebrates the defining characteristics of each breed.

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June 15, 2009

PetScoop -- USA Airports to Create Designated Pet Relief Areas

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It's a great thing to fly with your pet, but what to do at the airport when those big brown eyes look up at you beseechingly? No, they're not hungry...well, yes of course they are, but they need to "go outside".

Harriet Baskas, writer of Stuck at the Airport and contributor to USAToday.com and MSNBC.com, reports that as of May 13, 2009 the US Transportation Department has directed that all airlines must provide pet relief areas, as well as escorts to those relief areas, for any passenger traveling with a service animal.

Across the country airlines and airports are working together to create or upgrade pet relief areas that are open for public pet use.

photo: Phoenix Bone Yard via Stuck at the Airport

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Guardian Gear Dog Pool

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Wouldn't your dogs love a swim in their very own super cool pool on hot days? The Guardian Gear Dog Pool is a snap to fill and empty. Perfect for a refreshing dip in backyards, or on decks or patios!

It's portable, made of extra-tough PVC that folds down completely for transport and storage. It packs up easily for summer vacations and conveniently stores away during the winter months.

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June 13, 2009

PetScoop: Soft-Hearted Pillow -- An Alternative to the Pet Cremation Urn

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This is a pet product you are either going to love or, well...not so much.

The traditional method of preserving cremated pet remains has been the urn gathering dust on a shelf. Now, you may be comforted to know that you can keep what remains of your pet close to you, as they always were in life.

Your pet can be memorialized in a Soft-Hearted Pillow -- "a supple, huggable pillow that captures the love and tenderness that pet owners feel for their pets in a secure yet soft, embraceable, warm alternative."

The pillow is the brain-child of one Pati Moore, who operates (where else?) on the western coast of Florida in Naples.

The 14 inch square Soft-Hearted Pillow can accommodate any type of pet--dogs, cats , birds, ferrets, rabbits, reptiles, pet rats. It comes in a choice of three micro-fleece fabrics in neutral colors with matching braided trim and can be personalized.

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Sofa pillows will never be the same again. Soft-Hearted Pillows

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Super Cool Pet Books -- Amazon Hot New Releases 6/13/09

More and more books every day are available in Kindle edition. We love our Kindle 2 and consider it more than worth the investment. To never be without a book to read again--priceless!

Browse the Amazon Hot New Pet Book Releases in our ongoing monthly series.

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Traveling with Your Pet, 11th Edition: The AAA Petbook
A comprehensive and easy-to-use guide for AAA-rated lodgings that welcome pets. Arranged alphabetically by state, you'll find hotels in both small towns and major cities, with a list of icons showing what amenities you can expect with a sentence or two outlining pet policies.

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The Complete Single's Guide to Being a Dog Owner
by Betsy Rosenfeld
From what to do when your puppy poops in your shoes to how to train your dog to play nice with your new date, this guide answers all the questions singles should ask before and after bringing home your new furry companions.

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Please Don't Feed the Daisy: Living, Loving, and Losing Weight with the World's Hungriest Dog
by Beverly West and Jason Bergund
Heartwarming and healthy tale for dog- and food- lovers everywhere of the author's journey with their pets toward becoming a fit family.

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Herbs for Pets: The Natural Way to Enhance Your Pet's Life
by Greg L. Tilford (Author), Mary L. Wulff
Hundreds of plant medicines that can be used in the daily care of animals with a wealth of information to select, prepare, and apply natural remedies, some of which may be growing in our own backyards.

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Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs
by Sharon Sakson
A journalist, television producer, dog breeder and American Kennel Club dog-show judge, the author chronicles the numerous ways dogs contribute to our health.

ArrowContinue reading: "Super Cool Pet Books -- Amazon Hot New Releases 6/13/09"

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June 12, 2009

Brecklands Dawn Chorus on Birdsong Radio -- Increase Productivity and Relax

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If you want to hear some twittering as nature intended, you can listen to the birds tweeting on your computer at home or at work. Go to Birdsong Radio, scroll down to choose your media player (Windows, iTunes) and enjoy!

Brecklands Dawn Chorus is available at Amazon.

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WETNoz Urban Pet Bowl for Cats and Dogs

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Inspired by the success of their pill-shaped Zen Ceramic Pet Bowls, the Wetnoz Design Lab has created another innovative pet feeding dish, the WETNoz Urban Pet Bowl. Rather than the Zen ceramic, the Urban has a two-piece construction of a non-skid plastic outer shell, with a removable stainless liner for easy cleaning.

Like the Zen, the pill-shaped Urban placed inline with a dog`s body conforms ergonomically to his/her the mouth and allows the ears to fall outside of the bowl. The dish placed perpendicular to a cat`s body reduces sensitive whisker contact.

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In Snow or Bark, 1-Cup or 3-Cup sizes.

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June 11, 2009

Dog and Fish Corn on the Cob Holders

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Just the sight of corn on the cob holders brings back our childhood memories of care-free summers--bike-riding, playing at the beach, games on the lawn. These Animal Corn Holders help children of all ages hang on to that yummy, but too hot to handle, summer corn on the cob.

Choose from Pig, Dog and Cow. Or if your taste tends towards the nautical pick up some of these stainless steel Lake Fish Corn on the Cob Picks.

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Lake Fish via Nerd Approved

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Organic Zero Odor Eliminates Pet Odors Permanently

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Here's a way to remove those old pet odor problems that you've never been able to get rid of before, even cat urine. Zero Odor eliminates pet odors forever by bonding with the odor-causing molecules--it doesn't just cover them up with another scent.

Zero Odor was specifically formulated to be sprayed on cat litter. Use it in your home and your cars for pet accidents, on your pet bedding, on pet-soiled and urine-contaminated carpet, and anywhere your pet might leave odor.

It's also effective on diaper pails, garbage cans, dirty sneakers, basements, drapes, cigarette smells--anywhere you want to permanently eliminate odor.

Non-toxic and biodegradable, chemically organic Zero Odor is safe for people, pets and the environment.

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June 10, 2009

Neater Feeder -- Dog and Cat Pet Feeder Contains Spills

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Take the mess out of pet meal times. The new Neater Pet Feeder contains the spilling, splashing, and slobbering involved in feeding your pet. It will reduce the mess and actual damage to your floors and wall surfaces in the immediate vicinity as well, cutting back on slippery floors and stains.

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How does it work? The spilled water is channeled down a sloped surface and through a filter into a lower reservoir where it is stored safely off the floor. The filer holds spilled food in an upper reservoir keeping it cleaner and easier to discard.

The Neater Pet Feeder and Leg Extensions comes in two sizes in Bronze and Red.

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Woof-Ah Bath Mitt from PetZen

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Cleaning your dog can be a wrestling match. That's why a a calming, therapeutic shower massage is just what the doctor ordered.

The PetZen Woof-Ah Bath Mitt hooks right up to your shower or hose, making bath time easy for you. It has more than a dozen water jets that clean and soothe your pet at the same time. The soft, flexible mitt gets to all those hard to reach spots.

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Browse more Petzen products.

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June 9, 2009

Clarus Pet Organiser Software from KennettNet

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If you are like many of us pet owners, your pet's medical and insurance records, copies of vet bills and other important paperwork are stashed in folders full of documents. And sometimes it's hard to keep organized, remembering when to give your pet meds, flea treatment, and keep that appointment with the groomer or vet.

Clarus is a Mac OS X Leopard application designed to manage your pet's life and paperwork. All of your pet's records are right there in your computer, easily accessible when they're needed.

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Missing pet? Print a bold missing poster that includes your pet's photo and basic details along with contact information and any extra information, such as a reward, the name your pet answers to, etc.

All this, for just under $25 USD. 10% of the cost of your Clarus license will be donated to the Border Collie Trust GB, a registered charity in the UK that rescues and rehomes border collies in need.

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Remote Pet Feeding and Home Viewing Kit from Ergo Pet Feeders, Panasonic and INSTEON

When you leave your pets behind, do you wonder if they are okay? Getting enough to eat? Take the worry out of being away from home with this Remote Pet Feeding & Viewing Camera Kit. This set-up enables you to both feed your pets and check up on them from a computer anywhere in the world.

The kits come with everything you need, so set up is a breeze. The Panasonic Network Camera provides high-quality color video that can be viewed from any Internet-connected PC in the world. The system will also automatically schedule and email photos of your pets at feeding time.

The Ergo Pet Feeder is designed for either cats or dogs and can be programmed to dispense food up to eight times a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Food is delivered to the bowl over several minutes. The automatic feeders are available in small and large sizes with a dishwasher safe bowl, a 24-hour programmable INSTEON timer and a non-chewable cord.

via Gizmodiva

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June 8, 2009

Summertime Vacation and Staycation Pet Supplies at PETCO.com with Free Shipping

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Time to gear up for summer! Whether you plan a vacation or staycation this year with your pets, save 20% at PETCO.com on pet essentials, as well as outdoor and travel supplies.

Don't you love the simplicity of shopping for your sweet pet online? A great way to save $$ is on shipping costs. So, for the next few weeks, get FREE Shipping on $49 at PETCO.com Use Promotion Code: june49. Expires 6/26/2009.

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Fatboy Doggielounge and Catbag Indoor/Outdoor Pet Beds

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The Fatboy lounge bags are fun, playful and functional pet beds. They look super cool anywhere you put them--indoors in the living room, bedroom, family room, loft and outdoor on the patio or deck--with the cute bone or fish logo on the side.

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These pet lounges are made of comfortable water- and stain-resistant nylon filled with virgin polystyrene beads. Just use warm water and soap to wipe clean, or toss into your washing machine.

Small and Large in multiple colors: Amazon: Fatboy Doggielounge / Fatboy Catbag and Muttropolis: Fatboy Doggielounge / Fatboy Catbag

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June 7, 2009

PetScoop -- Pooper Scooper Services Growing in Popularity

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Need a new career? Or tired of cleaning up after your pet in the yard? A new type of pet service growing in popularity is the pooper scooper business.

One such is DoodyCalls, a nationwide pet waste removal service for homeowners and communities. "Doody is our duty, and we take our job seriously--with all our services 100% guaranteed. Our friendly, professional technicians pick up where your dog left off, so you don't have to. We're guessing you have much better things to do with your time!"

Today's Sunday New York Times has the scoop:

Most local pooper-scooper laws deal with public spaces, not private property. But in suburbs of New York and elsewhere, mom and pop operators with a sense of humor (the companies have names like Poop Patrol and ScooperDude and slogans like "We're No. 1 in the No. 2 business"), have found a market: the super-busy, families with children who play in the yard and homeowner associations with common greenspace or dog runs.

To increase their marketability, many of the companies cast themselves as environmental guardians, emphasizing the dangers of dog waste, which can carry bacteria and parasites that cause disease and contaminate waterways.

The scoopers, who also handle cat, goose and deer waste, typically place it in plastic bags and, depending on local ordinances, dump it in the homeowner's trash or drop it off at local landfills or incinerators. Their growing popularity parallels that of styling boutiques and travel services that have sprung up to help Americans spend about $45 billion on their pets each year.

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June 5, 2009

Seagrass Stone Raised Cat Face Feeder from Stoney Creek

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This polished granite Seagrass Stone Raised Cat Face Feeder is shaped like a cat's head with stainless steel bowls as the cat's eyes. The feeder is supported on two solid legs of the same Seagrass stone. Seagrass granite is tan with green flecks.

Thumbnail image for sandstonedogfeeder.jpgFrom Stoney Creek, who also make the Raised Granite Dog Feeder we posted on last spring and currently available in Sandstone.

HT Modern Cat

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Kurgo Auto Zip Line Dog Safety Harness

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We all know it is safer not to let our pets roam free in the back seat on car rides, but many dogs chafe at being tightly constrained in a harness.

If this describes your dog, the Kurgo Auto Zip-Line lets your dogs pace from left to right in the back seat, but keeps them restrained and safer during sudden stops.

The line is basically nylon webbing that attaches between the two rear passenger side handles and is easy to install in any car or SUV. It's similar to the earlier featured Kurgo K9 Truck Tether which secures your dog directly behind a pickup truck cab.

The Kurgo dog harness and leash (sold separately) work in conjunction with the Auto Zip Line to go easily from pavement to vehicle.

In all sizes, S to XL Kurgo Auto Zip Line

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June 4, 2009

PetScoop: Palladia Receives FDA Approval as First Drug to Treat Cancer in Dogs

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug developed specifically for the treatment of cancer in dogs. Palladia, manufactured by Pfizer Animal Health Inc, is targeted at canine cutaneous mast cell tumors, responsible for about 1 of 5 cases of canine skin tumors.

This is a significant development. Up until now, all cancer drugs used in veterinary medicine originally were developed for use in humans and are not approved for use in animals. Reuters has the scoop:

Treatment with new cancer drugs for humans tends to cost tens of thousands of dollars per patient, and the majority of pet owners do not have health insurance for their dogs.


Pet Health Insurance For Cats & Dogs
Perhaps another reason to consider Health Insurance For Pets.

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Cat Man Doo Extra Large Bonito Flakes

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Treat your cat to some high protein, low fat Cat Man Doo Extra Large Bonito Flakes. Bonito are medium-sized, predatory fish in the mackerel family.

Our kitties tell us that when it comes to bonito flakes, more is better--the bigger the flake, the better it tastes. Cat-Man-Doo Extra Large Bonito Flakes are 2 to 3 times bigger than other brands with no additives or preservatives. Perfect for a special reward or in training.

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June 3, 2009

Easy-to-Use Small Digital Pet Scale

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Know what your pet weighs for proper medication and supplement dosing, for recording birth weights and maintaining health records. This convenient Digital Pet Scale has an easy-to-read digital display with memory.
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This scale safe no-tip design plus a tare feature to automatically deduct the weight of a blanket or pad prior to display. For pets up to 44 lbs.

At Amazon and Drs Foster & Smith.

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Thunderstorms, Fireworks, Vet Visits -- 3 Remedies to Reduce Anxiety and Calm Your Pet

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Does your pet suffer from anxiety? Thunderstorm season is here and the July 4th fireworks marathon approaches, not to mention those terrifying vet visits. Our dogs tremble, pant, pace and even become destructive. Our cats shake, meow strangely, and become skittish.

Pet anxiety is serious, especially for those who suffer continually. Your pet may flee the scene in terror and be hit by a car, get lost or stolen. S/he may jump through a glass window, scratch the walls or rip apart your furniture.

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So, how to help your pet lose the terror?

Distraction -- Calming music, "white noise" such as fans or A/C, TV, radio to drown out the scary sounds.

Synthetic Pheromones -- These reduce or even prevent stress-related behavior if your pet's anxiety is mild to moderate.

For your cat, Feliway Plug-In Diffuser is recommended or spritz some Feliway Spray on his/her bedding and favorite hangouts. Likewise, for your dog, apply some D.A.P. Dog Appeasing Pheromone Spray liberally in the cage and if in an enclosed area plug in a D.A.P. Dog Appeasing Pheromone Electric Diffuser.

We are following up after trying D.A.P. Dog Appeasing Pheromone, which worked well with our storm-phobic Golden as long as she stays put in one spot. Since she paces, the DAP Collar is the best choice as it goes where she goes.

Anti-Anxiety Meds -- Where a lot of pets live, thunderstorms or scary sounds can happen daily. If your pet experiences the misery of anxiety on a constant or extreme basis, your vet may prescribe Anxiety Relief medications.

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June 2, 2009

Pre-Order Your ModKat Litter Box and Save $20

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You may remember this sharp-looking ModKat Litter box from a few weeks ago. If not, read about it here. Order before June 14 and get $20 off any color ModKat you choose. Now available in black as well. Your ModKat will arrive in late summer 09.

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Keep Your Dog Super Cool Wearing a Dog Cool Vest

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Don't let your dog overheat this summer! Your dog will be super cool wearing a Dog Cool Vest on walks, car rides, outdoor play or just hanging out.

Attach the vest to your dog with easily adjustable Velcro pads for a comfy, refreshing fit. This vest remains effective on average from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on air temperature and humidity.

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June 1, 2009

Cat-Themed Bags and Accessories from Morn Creations at Yes Style

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Hong Kong-based Morn Creations Limited has a stylish line of cat-themed bags and accessories. This company takes a stand against the use of animal skins in their products to raise the awareness of animal protection and uses alternative materials and fabrics instead.

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via Modern Cat

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Pet Deep Freeze Arctic Treats for Dog Days of Summer and Teething Puppies

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Easily create a refreshing chew toy to cool your dog off on those dog days of summer or for teething puppies year round.

Fill the molds of these Deep Freeze Arctic Treats with fresh clean water or broth and freeze for a super cool doggy pupsicle. Add some kibble or small treats in too. Our dogs love a mix of peanut butter and water to taste, with a touch of sugar. Caution: xylitol sweetener is toxic to dogs.

These non-toxic, durable rubber bases and molds can be used over and over again. Three sizes shaped in traditional Pop or super cool Bone.

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