August 31, 2009
This new PURRsona Cat Eye Bed from Precision Pet Products is a cat hideaway with an attractive modern design. It has a natural sisal scratching surface with peek-a-boo windows and a detachable feather wand toy.
The affordable Cat Eye Bed is stackable if you want additional play levels or have a multi-cat household. Removable, machine-washable bedding.
[via Modern Cat]
August 31, 2009
This user-friendly Tidy Cats Breeze Cats Litter Box System is all you need to control odors in your home.
This system uses a pull out tray to hold disposable cat pads that absorb urine and lock in odor for up to one week. Instead of using traditional clay litter, the cat-friendly litter pellets are 99.9% dust free and anti-tracking. The pellets allow urine to pass through while leaving the solid waste on top for quick, easy removal.
What if your cat resists change? Click the link for helpful tips on How to transition your cat.
August 28, 2009
The 2009-2010 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey has just been released with some interesting tidbits via Steve Dale in Survey Offers Some Surprises on Pet Ownership:
Pet population continues to rise. The number of dogs increased to 77.5 million up from 75 million in 2007-2008. Cats number over 93 million up from 89 million two years ago.
Pet ownership. Twice as many families have a pet, as compared to those with at least one child under 18 by a margin of 62.4 percent to 31 percent. The number of pets has increased, but the number of homes with pets has not.
Sleep. Nearly half of all dogs (46 percent) and more than three-quarters (79 percent) of cats at least sometimes sleep on a family member's bed.
Flea & Tick Meds. 66 percent of dogs receive flea and/or tick preventatives, but only 41 percent of cats.
Treats. 68 percent of cats receive treats regularly, and 88 percent of dogs.
Veterinary care--dogs. 10 percent of dogs never saw a vet in the past year (up from 8 percent); 29 percent saw the veterinarian once (the same as two years ago); 25 percent visited the vet twice (down from 30 percent in the past survey); and 33 percent wentthree times or more (up from 30 percent).
Veterinary care--cats. Over a quarter of all cats (27 percent) never saw a vet in the past year; 38 percent visited a veterinarian once; 16 percent went twice, and 17 percent three times or more. These figures for cats and dogs have basically not changed in two years.
Pet birds. Cockatiels are the favorite bird at 35 percent of pet birds, parakeets (budgies) fell from first place to 32 percent, with a three-way tie for African Grey parrots, conures and lovebirds, all at 8 percent.
August 28, 2009
Are your kitty cats always underfoot? Maybe they need somewhere to hang out. This all-in-one Bookcase Climber has multiple levels for your cat(s) to climb, play and sleep, plus a hidden litter cabinet.
This attractive piece of cat furniture has a classic walnut finish and is ideal for multi-cat households. Includes three washable microfiber cushions and two cat toys.
At Drs Foster & Smith and CatsPlay
August 27, 2009
If you have a covered litter box, or one in a low-lit spot, this Poop-See-Scoop will light up the box for cleaning with a high powered LED. This durable, slotted plastic scoop works with all types of cat litter.
Poop-See-Scoop via Book of Joe
These charming environmentally-friendly feeders from the Roebuck Studios Decorative Accents Collection will add a nice touch to your home. Choose from 8 different color finishes.
August 26, 2009
Drs Foster and Smith is having an end-of-summer sale on yummy Dog Treats. Get up to 20% off on their HUGE selection of over 60 dog treats to train or reward your pet -- gourmet, natural, healthy, bulk dog treats, dog biscuits, rawhide, and dog bones -- all available at low prices. Ends midnight September 8, 2009.
Serve your favorite vintage in this elegant hand-etched glass Dog Breed Wine Decanter.
The breed of your choice is etched into the glass using a sandblasting technique. Available in over 150 different breeds. Makes a great gift for any dog lover.
August 25, 2009
Don't forget to get your red hot end-of-summer deals! For up to 25% off, shop the PetSmart PetPerks Sale. Ends September 1 @ 6 a.m. ET
You can also get free shipping on over 100 non-prescription health care products. Save while you can!
Harnesses alleviate strain by distributing the pull to the strongest parts of the dog's body. This Corduroy Dog Body Harness from Canine Styles will look sharp on your pet as the weather cools this fall. In Chocolate and Loden, sizes XS to XL.
August 24, 2009
Wouldn't your cat love a spot of his/her own? The attractive Cat Quarters Litter Box Enclosure from Inspired Pet Designs will conserve space in your home while providing an all-in-one litter box enclosure, a spot for food and water bowls, and a lounge top cat bed.
The lounge top opens to provide access to the litter box and is covered in Sunbrella fabric to resist moisture, dirt, stains, and odors.The Inspired Pet Designs Cat Quarters arrives fully assembled. A PetMate litter box and heavyweight stainless steel bowls are included.
via Modern Cat
Your pet will look super cool in argyle this fall.
Keep the chill away with this sharp-looking Argyle Dog Sweater, available in various attractive patterns.
The wide size of these Argyle Dog Collars works well for mid-size and large breeds such as Labs and Golden Retrievers. They're made of rugged, easy-care nylon with a matching wide leashes available.
Treat your pet to a few of these squeaky ARFgyle Bone dog toys.
August 22, 2009
August 21, 2009
If you have a dog, you know how much they love peanut butter. Seems most of us do, including wild birds. Just plain peanuts are a rich source of fat and protein for most North American species of garden birds, among them blue jays, cardinals, sparrows and chickadees.
This all-natural clay Peanut Birdfeeder can hold 500 grams of peanuts (a little more than a pound) with a feeding slot that dispenses a small amount of peanuts at a time. Its spherical shape and flexible perch helps protect against squirrels and other pesky predators. In Blue, Cream and Green.
via Animal Planet
Warm up your little one's cold fingers and toes, relax a tight neck, sooth an upset tummy or help with the sniffles with this natural relaxation treatment.
Scraptee Herbal Pouch is a little pooch pouch made of reclaimed and recycled T-shirt scraps and full of therapeutic aromatherapy herbs.
Simply heat in the microwave or pop in the freezer. Includes a book about Scraptee. Soothing for adults too!
August 20, 2009
Save up to $100 on cat furniture in the Summer Wrapup Sale at CatsPlay.com. Choose from over 120 different cat furniture styles.
If you feed your pet ultra premium food, it generally means a separate shopping trip to a pet specialty store. Wouldn't it be great to have home delivery to save you the hassle and time?
Now you can order your ultra premium cat or dog food online at Muttropolis.com and have it shipped to your door, plus Free Shipping on All Orders over $75.
Hip dysplasia, arthritis, recuperation from surgery, or just plain old age can often result in weakened muscles. Help your dog get a secure grip on any surface and avoid dangerous slips and falls.
Non-Slip Paw Pads Self Adhesive Traction Pads provide excellent traction for dogs on hard wood, tile, marble, vinyl or any slippery surface, while allowing them to walk naturally. They attach easily with a water-resistant, nontoxic, hypoallergenic medical-grade adhesive. Your dog will quickly forget they're there.
Paw Pads in S to XL.
August 19, 2009
To reduce the stress on your fish, create a 24-hour lighting cycle as nature intended in your gorgeous biOrb Life Aquarium.
The biOrb Intelligent LED Light replicates natural daylight, with a gradual sunrise and sunset which automatically fades into a blue moonlight after the day time cycle has completed.
Simply plug it in. No set up required. At Amazon and PETCO
This Cat Shack Pop Up Cat Condo is a collapsible cat house perfect for home and away. It sets up in seconds and can be stowed away in a carry bag. Works indoor or outdoors.
August 18, 2009
How much is your pet worth to you? Many (most?) of us would say "priceless", or at very least, more than our pets' current worth in the eyes of the law. In the event of the death of a pet, tort law in many states provides that the owner receives the replacement value only of their pet.
According to Ashby Jones at WSJ Law Blog, "a lawsuit slated to go to trial next week down in Virginia could help redefine the theory -- at least in that state -- on what how a pet-owner should be compensated if a pet is wrongfully killed."
This is a legal issue near and dear to many pet owners. Read the entire article at Washington Post Arlington Court to Hear Suit Seeking Damages in '07 Death of Dog
Does your dog eat your cat's food? This mahogany Dog-Proof Cat Feeder keeps your doggie out and lets your cat eat in (relative) peace.
The small entry prevents perpetually hungry dogs from nosing their way inside. The feeder has an anti-tip base with a removable wood top. It makes a functional, attractive addition to your home.
August 17, 2009
Personalize your pet's collar with an interchangeable "snap-on" collar design. Snaps offers a fun variety of pet collar snap-ons to create different looks to suit your pet's personality and to celebrate holidays and special occasions. For cats and dogs.
West Paw Design's Zogoflex Bumi is a new versatile and fun interactive dog toy. Pull, flex, throw, float, chew -- this pliable toy will stretch out to twice its length and then bounce back to its original shape. Like all Zogoflex toys, it is 100% recyclable and guaranteed durable.
In assorted colors, Small -- 8" and Large -- 10"
August 15, 2009
Five-year-old Nora, a gray rescue cat from Philadelphia, loves to play the piano:
via USA Today
August 14, 2009
The Best Friends Animal Society uses FlexPet By Flexcin to relieve their dogs' joint pain. FlexPet stimulates the lubricating fluid in the joints, supporting stronger cartilage and increasing total mobility.
If you ever watch National Geographic Channel's show DogTown, you may be familiar with the Best Friends Animal Society which works with their members, individuals, humane groups and entire communities to set up spay/neuter, foster, shelter and adoption programs in neighborhoods throughout the country. This group helps save and rehabilitate thousands of animals each year.
Continue reading: "Relieve Joint Pain in Dogs -- FlexPet By Flexcin August Best Friends Animal Society Promotion"
These man and woman Dusty Chalkboards are inspired by the ubiquitous bathroom door symbols. Each comes with a cute little Scottie dog eraser that can hold a piece of chalk in its mouth.
August 13, 2009
You dog and cat lovers can now get your pet fix anytime, anywhere just by picking up your iPhone. There are 23 dog and cat 2010 iPhone calendars (w/ half of 2009) available for only $0.99 apiece.
The calendars are available at iPhone Applications on iTunes.com. Calendar categories can also be viewed and ordered from iPhoneCalendars.com.
We love the look of this convenient over-the-shoulder small pet carrier. The PetEgo Messenger Pooch Pouch has a leash attached and is comfortable for your pet. Italian design, easy to clean.
August 12, 2009
Jet Blue Airways is offering a 50 percent discount on their standard JetPaws pet fee of $100 each way for PETCO.com's customers for the month of September.
To receive the discount, flights must be booked by Aug 31, 2009 for travel between Sept 1, 2009 and Sept 30, 2009. Call 800-JETBLUE (538-2583) and use code LETSGO.
Get up to 20% off at PETCO.com's Airline Travel Shop & Travel Center.
Be prepared! This Pet Emergency Kit is a basic first aid kit that contains everything you and your pet will need in case of medical emergency. The bag looks a doctor's satchel. This kit is affordable enough to keep as a spare in the car, your second home, or while traveling.
August 11, 2009
PetEgo's unique Yoga Bowl from Emanuele Bianchi Design is a raised feeder with a stylish look. It's made of high quality polypropylene available in 6 attractive colors.
Each leg has a rubber stopper which prevents sliding as well as providing floor protection. The bowl has carrying handles for pet owner convenience and hygiene. A Tulip ceramic bowl insert is also available for those who prefer ceramic over plastic pet dishes.
Dishwasher safe and microwave safe for warming. Small, Medium and Large.
This comfy AutoBone Headrest Bolster is perfect for long road trips or just driving your pup around town. It's contoured to cradle your neck and straps onto the headrest for just the right level of support. The cover is made of soft microvelvet and won't pill or stain.
August 10, 2009
Today August 10 through August 11, save up to 60% in the Amazon Pet Supplies 48-Hour Sale.
Want to improve the looks of your pet's beautiful coat? To moisturize their skin and help release those ugly tangles and painful mats, spray on this non-greasy, non-staining grooming mist, either wet or dry coat. Cut your brushing time significantly and your pet will smell fresh too.
Grooming Mist Plus for Cats and Grooming Mist Plus for Dogs
August 7, 2009
From days of yore to the present, olive oil has been used for everything from health ailments to beauty to pet care. Add a teaspoon / tablespoon of olive oil to your pet's food (depending upon pet size) to help prevent hairballs and provide a shiny coat.
Interested in the benefits of olive oil? It's beneficial to humans too--The Healing Powers of Olive Oil: A Complete Guide to Nature's Liquid Gold
This short-term Pet Bird Travel Cage is perfect for those times you want to bring your bird along with you, whether away for the weekend or in the car on a road trip.
This convenient pet bird carrier assembles quickly and folds flat for storage when not in use. It has a large front door so you can easily load and unload your pet bird without ruffling any feathers. In Sandstone or Charcoal.
August 6, 2009
Dog and cat fur can be hand-spun into beautiful yarns, particularly long-haired cat fur and the fluffy undercoat of a dog. So the next time you groom your pet, you might think about saving the fur.
As you gather and save your pet's shed or groomed fur, you join Pet Yarn Chic and set up your "fur collection account". You send them your collected pet hair, they hand-spin it into yarn, and mail the finished yarn back to you. You can then knit your own clothes and accessories or they will connect you with a skilled hand-knitter for custom-made items of your own design.
Need some project ideas? Try Pet Projects: The Animal Knits Bible
Does your dog suffer in silence from joint and muscular discomfort? So many of our dogs do, because of arthritis, dysplasia, injury or plain old age, and our hearts go out to them.
The versatile SnooZZy OrthoAir Inflatable Dog Bed helps to prevent and relieve pain, providing a comfortable resting surface and support for your dog.
Each OrthoAir bed includes a removable plush slip cover that is machine-washable. These lightweight beds are easily inflated and deflated, perfect for trips with your pet.
August 5, 2009
The new SpotLight GPS Pet Locator System, a collaborative effort of AKC CAR (American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery) 24/7 recovery services and Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. (PAW), is another tool in the GPS missing-pet arsenal (see the Zoombak ZMBK100 Advanced GPS Dog Locator and the Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracking System). This device can help you locate your wandering pooch anytime, anywhere in the U.S. with GPS pinpoint accuracy.
You can receive real time escape alerts, turn-by-turn directions and 24/7 recovery support on the product website,SpotLightGPS.com, using smart phone or personal computer, via text message from your cell phone, or at 1.888.DOG-LOC8.
Continue reading: "SpotLight GPS Dog Collar from AKC CAR and PAW -- Find Your Lost Pet"
August 4, 2009
Toothbrushing is such a bore. Make it fun with Oscar and Pete Toothpaste Heads.
[via Nerd Approved]
Want a better understanding of your pet? PetSmart.com has launched an interesting online guide to dog and cat behavior, "If Your Pets Could Talk" developed by animal behaviorist Dr. Suzanne Hetts and Dr. Robyn Jaynes, PetSmart's veterinary and pet care expert.
You will find variety of tools--quizzes, videos and exercises--to test and enhance your knowledge of typical animal behaviors. You may be surprised.
August 3, 2009
Remember the "blanket with sleeves"? Now there is one for your dog. With the fall chill coming up soon, keep your dog warm in this cozy fleece Snuggie for Dogs. Available at PetSmart and PETCO this August.
A cookies and candy snack for dog lovers! Spark your kids' imaginations and treat them to this fun Kooky Chew dog dish filled with yummy little cookie kibbles and a candy bone.
Available in Kooky Chew Treats 8 Pack and Kooky Dog Food Bowls 18 Pack for parties. Halloween is coming up!
via Nerd Approved
August 1, 2009
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The dog days of summer are here! Thanks for reading Super Cool Pets. Let's take a look back at what we dug up in July:
Accessories and Supplies
Apparel for Pet Lovers
Apparel for Pets
Books & Media
Collars and Leashes
Continue reading: "Super Cool Pets Monthly Round Up -- July 2009"