Stains and odors are part of living with pets. Keeping the house and vehicles clean is a constant battle and doubly important with company coming. New Urinase is an all-natural, non-toxic and scientifically formulated cleaner to tackle those spots and smells from pet accidents--urine, vomit, feces, grease and blood. It's non-irritating, biodegradable, and veterinarian approved for dogs and cats.
The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health this week launched a new web site with the catchy name Safety Reporting Portal, enabling the food industry to report safety problems related to foods, including animal feed and animal drugs. Consumers can also use the site to report problems with pet foods and pet treats.
The new Web portal includes different features for different types of reporting:
* Reportable Food Registry: Industry will have a more user-friendly electronic portal for submitting reportable food reports that are required by law. This electronic portal collects reports from the food industry and public health officials regarding problems with articles of food, including animal feed, that present a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.
* Pets: Pet owners and veterinarians will be able to use the portal to report product problems with pet foods and pet treats.
* Animal drugs: Animal drug manufacturers can report adverse drug events associated with animal drugs.
* Clinical Trials: Biomedical researchers involved in human gene transfer clinical trials can report an adverse event, indicating whether it might be an unanticipated consequence of the product being tested. Trial sponsors can use the portal to prepare a report, print it and send it to the agency to satisfy reporting requirements for investigational new drugs.
This charming Cat's Eye Pin is made of antiqued nickel silver and copper with soft monofilament whiskers and a moving tail. Handmade in Pennsylvania by Lisa and Scott Cylinder of Chickenscratch design studio, this pin makes the purrfect gift for the cat lover.
This is the beginning of the summer travel season. Bring this rubber Ruff Dawg Dog Bowl (above) along on trips to the park, the beach or anywhere you want to go. It's durable, collapsible and resistant to temperature extremes.
For those pets who get thirsty in the car, the Road Refresher No Spill Portable Pet Bowl can be filled with water and placed in a moving vehicle, without worry of spilling. Not only does the design eliminate spills, it can even help reduce pet slobber and keeps long ears out of the water. The Velcro base attaches to the vehicle carpet and can also be attached to plastic, wood or metal surfaces with the additional included Velcro tabs.
It's summer! We all head for water and that includes our dogs. Make sure your pooch is safe around the water, whether boating, kayaking, surfing or just hanging out on the dock. The Body Glove Oahu P.F.D Dog Life Jacket is made with quick drying, comfortable neoprene wetsuit material throughout. Its layered EVA foam material helps keep your pet safe and afloat.
The life jacket features reflective stripping, easy-to-adjust plastic straps, and an easy- grip handle to pull the dog easily from the water. It has a plastic D-ring for attaching a leash and a convenient zippered storage pocket.
One of our dogs' more enjoyable pastimes is snacking on the seed the wild birds have spilled onto the ground from their feeders. For many backyard birders, this scattering is a waste of seed, plus which it does damage the grass and attracts rodents.
To solve that problem, attach this lightweight mesh Seed Hoop to almost any bird feeder and catch virtually all that seed your birds spill.
The Hoop is available in two sizes--a 30" diameter and a smaller 16" diameter and folds to 1/3 its full size for easy storage and shipping.
If you love dogs, particularly Goldens, treat yourself to this video of the Southern Golden Retriever Display Team CRUFTS 2010. This video is 8 minutes--even the first couple are worth it--but the entire thing is impressive and adorable.
Make sure your volume is adjusted down at first--it was loud.
Time for swimmies! Toss this cute looking coiled Water Twister into the water for your dog to retrieve. This dog toy has a spring-like design that keeps it floating on the water so your pups can see it easily. The bright colors make it easy for you to see as well.
The Water Twister sheds water and won't get soggy. This is a lightweight and tough water retrieval toy not intended to be used as a tug or chew toy. Great for warm weather fun for the pool, lake or beach. Makes a great gift for your favorite pooch!
We love these super cute designer Lupita Dog Bowls. They are bright and colorful, with a bone-shaped handle for easy filling and lifting. The exterior is made of easy-to-clean plastic with a removable stainless steel insert for dog food or water. Created by Alessi designer Miriam Mirri.
The AAA PetBook is updated annually with more than 13,000 hotels and in the United States and Canada that accept pets. Get the scoop on these pet-friendly hotels plus attractions, border crossing procedures, animal clinics, campgrounds and packing suggestions. Don't leave home without it!
Put this fabulous new Scratch 'n Slumber Comfort Center from Brawny Cat on your kitty's wish list. The Comfort Center has unlimited scratching angles and multiple sleeping positions in five sizes for ANY size cat.
It has an elevated platform base with sculptured rounded sides in a symmetrical design for twice the use. Store catnip and toys in the enclosed internal shelf. Made of western red cedar from the Pacific Northwest with a cardboard "padlet" for cats to scratch and snooze on.
Bored kitty cat? Your cat may never stop playing in these Super Catnip Crazy Cat Pants. These bright-colored tunnel "pants" have plenty of room for your cats to move around. To kick it up a notch the Crazy Cat Pants are infused crunchy crinkle material, and their lining is sprinkled with catnip.
Even if you are out and about with your pets, you can still serve their meals conveniently and hygienically. These super cool Fresh Licks Eco-Disposable Bowls from Everybody Green are 100% sustainable, biodegradable, and tree-free. They are durable enough for reuse, but still inexpensive enough for disposal.
These bowls are made from 100% bagrasse which is the fibrous residue remaining after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juices. Perfect for travel, the beach, dog parks, pet sitters, animal trainers, and even at home!
Recycle, recycle -- help keep our planet habitable for humans and save money as well! Instead of throwing away your old monolith when you upgrade your computer, keep the monitor around and turn it into a cozy nook for your kitty cat, new puppy or small dog.
If you love birds, you will love the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's super cool site All About Birds, which has won the Best Lifestyle Site award in the 14th annual Webby Awards.
This interactive site helps bird watchers identify and learn about nearly 600 species of North American birds, and features fabulous photos, plus sounds and videos. You will also find bird-feeding tips, community pages, gear and book reviews and an online magazine. Bird questions? Check out their FAQ page!
This is generally the time of year we try on a swim suit or put on shorts, check in the mirror and say "uh-oh". If this has happened to you recently, use these Dog Walker's Dumbbells to combine walkies with your exercise routine and lose that extra winter weight.
This is a retractable dog leash with adjustable weight dumbbells for an upper body workout while you power walk behind your dog. The three-way trigger on one dumbbell lets out the 16' leash, locks it at whatever length you want, and can quickly retract the leash.
The other dumbbell has a convenient zippered nylon pouch which holds a roll of 15 plastic bags (included), treats, or small toys. Turn the time spent on dog walks into productive time for you!
Many people who love dogs love books as well. If that describes you, combine your passions with this Book Fetch Toy. Not only will your dog curl up at your feet while you read, but he or she can also learn how to fetch one with this realistic dog toy.
The Book Fetch Toy is made from safe, durable, nontoxic rubber. Choose To Kill a Mocking Squirrel or Fetch-22. Great Father's Day gift!
This super cute clip of a dog and a young deer romping in the yard is a must-see for animal lovers. First, some background from L.A. Unleashed:
The deer, named Theen, was cared for by mlcarriker's family after he was discovered alone and malnourished. The family bottle-fed Theen until he began to eat on his own, and although he's now free to wander and mingle with his wild brethren, he "frequently comes back to the house to eat some [cat food] and play with our dog, Buddy," mlcarriker explains. "He doesn't care much for deer corn."
At the end of the video, notice the cats perched on the porch bannister watching the show.
We love this time of year when the weather is warmer, but the mosquitoes, ticks and bugs have not yet arrived in force to make life miserable for ourselves and our pets. But we know that won't last long.
Get ready for the summer onslaught! Green Pet Fleaze-Off is a natural pest-repellent for your pets that does not use synthetic chemicals or drugs, but protects naturally.
Green Pet Fleaze-Off uses a special blend of natural oils to create a barrier that helps protect your pets from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and flies. This formula does not kill the pests, but makes the environment inhospitable. For use on dogs and cats only.
The Trimmer has a rotating head that gently files your pet's nails. The safety guard holds the claw in place and prevents accidental fur winding. It has two adjustable speeds for all breeds of dogs and cats.
Our dogs love car rides, and the doors of our pup-mobile become filthy in no time from doggy slobber and dirty paws. Time for a Pet Door Shield or two. These shields protect the interior door panels on the inside of your vehicle from scuffs, dirt, paw marks and any other damages when dogs place their paws on the interior door panels to look out the window.
The shields are available in black, gray, tan and taupe to match your vehicle interior and are sold as a pair of 2 in each box. Two sizes offered -- 22" or 26".
Birders, this Brinno GardenWatchCam with Flash Drive is a relatively low cost, time-lapse camera to capture natural events that you may miss with the naked eye. Easy-to-use and weather-resistant, just mount it in the ground. The cam uses a high quality lens to target your chosen area and snaps shots of anything that experiences change over time--bird activity, flowers blooming, bees pollinating, and spiders making webs.
With this camera you can take photos at specific predetermined time settings you set up, with the option of 7 different time settings. It stores up to 2 gigabytes of data in a USB flash drive. Each digital JPEG image is dated and time-stamped for you to view and share on your computer. The included software allows easy playback and viewing as an AVI file.
Who would trade their dog for a $200 airline fare coupon? That's the deal one airline made.
Before you fly with your pet, or ship him/her alone on a plane flight, read this sad story over at Consumerist:
Where's Paco? Josiah doesn't know, his girlfriend doesn't know, someone at Delta might know. After all, Delta was supposed to load Josiah's new dog on the same plane that Josiah got on. Paco didn't land with them. Frantic, Josiah called around frantically before being told that Paco was safe and sound, being taken care of by Delta employees, who would put him on the next flight out. Paco wasn't on that one either. More harried calls and Delta told Josiah Paco had "escaped" and the best they could do is refund his $200.00 pet transportation fee, but only as a "credit" for future Delta travel. That doesn't do Josiah any good, as he's vowed to never fly Delta again.
What's also sad is that it takes bad publicity via a high-profile consumer blog to shame this airline into any acceptable response at all. Read on.
Baseball season is here again! If you are a fan, deck your dog out in this adorable Easy Go Baseball Stripe Harness. It's an all-in-one, step-in style harness with a slip-down clip to easily secure the harness behind your dog`s back.
Cat lovers, this pure cotton Calico Kitty Quilt will add a charming touch to your bedroom. Each quilt is hand pieced with polyester filling, and machine quilted to simulate a treasured antique. In ivory with a paw-print border.
Your cat will purr happily wearing a Beastie Bands Cat Collar because it is so soft and comfortable. This collar stretches along its entire length for safety. It secures with a 2 inch strip of velcro and has a grommet hole for a tag if desired.
Just cut to fit around the neck of any size cat up to 12 inches -- from a kitten to the biggest tom. Lightweight to stay put on your cat!
Now that it's warm, make life easy on yourself and give your dog their bath outdoors. This Portable and Inflatable Dog Washing Station sets up quickly on the lawn, the drive or in your garage. Simply inflate and hook it up to your garden hose.
The station has an adjustable 8-way full spray and a gentle side spray. A side zipper makes it easy for your pooch to get in and out. Empties through a bottom drain.
Deck out your pup for spring! There's a super cool sale on Dog Collars, Harnesses and Leashes going on over at FetchDog.com this weekend. Save 20% without getting out of your pj's with code FCL2596 through Sunday at midnight.
It's rewarding to enjoy wild birds at the back yard feeders, but frustrating to watch pesky squirrels steal the seed and the show.
This Squirrel Buster Classic cleverly uses the squirrel's weight to foil the theft attempts. The feeder has openings in its wire grid that align with the seed ports and allow the birds to access the seed. When a squirrel or large bird climbs onto the feeder, its weight forces the grid down and shuts down access to the seed ports.
The feeder has plenty of surfaces for small clinging birds such as nuthatches to grip, with removable perches for chickadees, finches and sparrows.