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May 31, 2010

Super Cool Pets Monthly Round Up -- May 2010

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Here's a look back at all the super cool pet stuff we dug up this past May getting ready for summer. Have you been spending time outside with your pets?

Be sure to check back here often for new and different ways to improve the lives of our pets and the people they love. Thanks for reading!

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May 28, 2010

New Urinase Enzymatic Pet Odor and Spot Eliminator

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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.

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May 27, 2010

PetScoop -- FDA and NIH Launch Electronic Safety Reporting Portal for Reporting Pet Food Issues

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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.

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May 27, 2010

Pro Ball Go-Frrr Slingshot-Action Dog Fetch Toy

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After a Wii Sports tennis session the other day, the throwing arm was a little sore during a later fetch game at the beach. Wish we had this Pro Ball Go-Frrr Slingshot-Action Dog Fetch Toy to help. This float toy exercises your dog, not your arm.

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May 26, 2010

Cat's Eye Pin

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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.

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May 25, 2010

Travel Pet Bowls -- Ruff Dawg Collapsible and Road Refresher No Spill

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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.

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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.

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May 24, 2010

Body Glove Oahu Pet Flotation Device

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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.

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NIKE78 Project's NIKE Shoe Fish Tank

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NIKE78 is a new project created by Paul Jenkins challenging artists to find creative uses for the NIKE shoes. This Shoe Fish Tank above was created by W+K TOKYO LAB.

via Foolish Gadgets / Neatorama

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May 22, 2010

Back Yard Bird Feeder Bird Seed Hoop

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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.

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May 21, 2010

PetScoop -- Southern Golden Retriever Display Team CRUFTS 2010

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.

Super cool find via Pet Connection.

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Canine Genius Water Twister Dog Toy

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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!

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May 20, 2010

Alessi Lupita Dog Bowl

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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.

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May 19, 2010

Amazon Hot New Pet Book Release -- Traveling With Your Pet, 12th Edition: The AAA Petbook

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Hitting the road and bringing the pets along? This paperback Traveling With Your Pet, 12th Edition: The AAA Petbook is a fabulous year-round North American travel resource for pet owners.

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!

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Brawny Cat Premium Cat Scratch Lounge

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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.

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Super cool find via Modern Cat

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May 18, 2010

Crazy Pants Cat Tunnel

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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.

Crazy Pants Cat Tunnel

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Pet Flea & Tick Products Steals and Deals at PetSmart

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Save $25 on over-the-counter Advantage and K9 Advantix Flea & Tick Products at PetSmart when you protect your pet for 1 year. Plus free shipping!

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May 17, 2010

Fresh Licks Eco-Disposable Pet Bowls

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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!

Fresh Licks Eco-Disposable Bowls

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Recycled Computer Monitor Pet Bed

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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.

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Super cool find via Foolish Gadgets / Gizmodiva

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May 15, 2010

All About Birds -- Cornell Lab of Ornithology Online Guide to Birds and Bird Watching

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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!

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May 14, 2010

Dog Walker's Dumbbells -- Tone Up on Walkies

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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!

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May 13, 2010

Book Fetch Toy for Dogs

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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!

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May 12, 2010

PetScoop: Dog and Deer Playdate in the Yard

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.

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Green Pet Fleaze-Off

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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.

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May 11, 2010

Oster Gentle Paws Cordless Rotating Nail Trimmer

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Pet owners, this tool can help protect your doors, furniture and floors from claw scratches. The Oster Gentle Paws Cordless Rotating Nail Trimmer does the job quickly, easily and pain-free.

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.


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May 10, 2010

Pet Vehicle Door Shield -- Protect Your Doors from Dirt and Scuffs

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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.

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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".

Pet Door Shield

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May 8, 2010

Time-Lapse Brinno GardenWatchCam Digitally Stores Bird Activity

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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.

Brinno GardenWatchCam with Flash Drive

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May 7, 2010

PetScoop: Airlines Loses Dog, Then Offers $200 Flight Coupon

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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.

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Cat and Dog Person Pet Card Case

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Add a little personality to your work day. This snappy Cat and Dog Person Pet Card Caseicon features colorful, funky typography and cute images of dogs and cats.

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May 6, 2010

Easy Go Baseball Stripe Dog Harness and Pet Baseball Shop

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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.

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A matching leash is included. Sizes XS to L.

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Check out the entire Baseball Shop!

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May 5, 2010

Calico Kitty Quilt

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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.

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May 4, 2010

Beastie Bands Cat Collars

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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!

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May 3, 2010

Portable and Inflatable Outdoor Dog Wash

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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.

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May 1, 2010

Save 20% on Dog Collars, Harnesses and Leashes at FetchDog this Weekend

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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.

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Squirrel Buster Classic Bird Feeder

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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.

Super cool find via Garden Snob.

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