July 30, 2011
People instinctively feel claustrophic around cages. Many bird owners want to create a safe place to let their bird out of its cage and stretch its wings. A Super Pet EZ Care Pet Bird T-Stand is perfect for playtime, training or during routine cage maintenance.
It has an all-natural wood perch and firm metal stand with premium powder-coated finish and lovely scrollwork. The T-Stand includes a deep catch pan for seed scatter, food and water cups, and EZ glide casters for smooth mobility throughout your home. In Medium and Large.
July 29, 2011
Our pets suffer in silence as they pant heavily from the heat. Make them super cool quickly curling up on their very own Outlast Temperature Regulating Pet Bed. This bed is made from the same fabric worn by astronauts to combat extreme temperature fluctuations. It can help keep your dogs or cats from overheating or getting chills while they sleep.
The bed is filled with 5" of high-density foam that provides a comfy, supportive surface. The cover is a smooth, soft microsuede with a inside to neutralize odors and is removable and washable. For dogs and cats in Peat or Chocolate.
July 28, 2011
Many pet owners are partial to a special breed of cat or dog that they love dearly. To decorate your home or office, each amazing Cat Blueprint displays a detailed illustration of your chosen breed, along with design specifications about the breed's origin and temperament. These schematics are created in the style of mid-century blueprints (between the mid-19th century and the latter half of the 20th-century).
How's it done? Each piece is printed on archival-quality Epson Ultra Premium Matte Paper and given a distressed finish to create the look of an authentic, vintage blueprint. These are crafted in California by renowned animal architect I. M. Paws.
Currently available in Siamese, Persian, American Shorthair, Devon Rex, Maine Coon, Sphynx and Himalayan with more breeds on the way. Makes a terrific gift! Dog Lover? Click for Dog Blueprints.
July 27, 2011
Smile and the world smiles with you. You can add some cheer to your back yard or garden with this happy That Cat sculpture. Designed and precision-cut by California artist Susan Regert. You will smile every time you see it.
July 26, 2011
Our staff Golden Retrievers here at Super Cool Pets headquarters are celebrating their 8th birthday. Since they are twins and share everything, they both want this adorable Loofa Birthday Dog Toy. Who doesn't love new toys? Add in a little carrot cake and toffee ice cream and it's party, party, party!
July 25, 2011
Sleepypod, the Pasadena-based company recognized for their fabulous Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed and Sleepypod Air Pet Carrier, has introduced their new Yummy Travel Bowls, a three-in-one pet product. Yummy Travel Bowls allow a pet owner to store, transport, and serve pet food and water all at the same time, without any mixing or spilling.
You can serve your dry food, wet food, and water in three separate bowls.The spill-resistant water bowl acts as the base. A food bowl nests in the water bowl making the water bowl leak-free. A lid seals Yummy Travel Bowls to make it spill-proof. The lid also becomes an extra bowl when flipped over.
To keep ants out of food, use the lid as a food bowl, and fill the saucer portion with water. Yummy Travel Bowls are made from baby-safe, FDA food grade BPA silicone that is freezer, dishwasher, and microwave safe. In four colors: Very Berry, Sea Breeze, Mango Tango, and Key Lime. The Yummy Travel Bowls as well as Sleepypod Atom will be available for consumer purchase in late August.
July 24, 2011
July 23, 2011
Drought conditions still prevail in a good part of the country. Even if your area is receiving its share of showers, the intense heat will quickly evaporate shallow standing water. Clean, fresh water is essential to attracting and providing for a healthy wild bird population.
A good water source for birds is shallow, less than 3 inches, and easily refreshed. This First Nature's Niche Waterer and Bird Bath has a durable water reservoir that holds over 100 ounces of water, then releases it into four separate drinking pools on demand. As the birds bathe in or consume the water, it's instantly replenished from the reservoir.
July 22, 2011
During these dog days of summer, our super cool pets are super hot, even inside with the air conditioner running full blast. Time for a treat! Freezy Pups are organic, make-at-home refreshing dog snacks perfect for this sweltering weather.
This Freezy Pups Kit for Dogs includes one bone-shaped ice cube tray and a sample packet of four organic gourmet recipes your dog will lap right up. Each packet makes 14 tasty bone-shaped treats. Flavors: White Cheddar Cheese, Juicy Apple, Sweet Potato 'n Maple, and Chicken Soup.
July 21, 2011
None of us are getting any younger, including our best buddies. No matter how enthusiastic our doggies might be, hip dysplasia, surgery, and muscle pain can sometimes make the act of actually getting up a challenge for them.
Not to despair. You can easily help your dog up into a standing position, steady him/her on the stairs, or ease entry and exit from a vehicle. This easy-to-use Hip Assist Harness cradles your dog completely and comfortably by lifting from the chest, not the legs. A nice soothing muscle massage (and a few cookies) may help as well.
Hip Assist Harness at Orvis and Amazon
July 20, 2011
Sometimes it seems like our cats want to occupy the same physical space as we do. We love the connection, but then it can be hard to get work done when our kitty is lying on our computer keys.
The answer is to set aside a cozy special area on the desk just for our kitty. We can place this Cat Corner Desk Lounger on the corner of the desk and secure it with the supplied velcro. Everyone is happy now. Our cat is by our side and we can get some work done.
Available in the above colors.
July 19, 2011
Odds are you or someone you know has had a tick-related disease. Most likely you treat your pets for tick and flea infestation. News is out that the patent that Merial holds on fipronil, one of the active ingredients in FRONTLINE Plus, is expiring with cheaper generic versions available or soon to be (see our pertinent post here).
Merial, the company responsible for the popular FRONTLINE flea and tick control products, has now kicked things up a notch with their latest topical treatment CERTIFECT. CERTIFECT kills ticks in 18 hours, rather than the current 24-48 hour time frame, and is also the only topical product that dislodges ticks. As with FRONTLINE Plus, CERTIFECT destroys the flea life cycle.
CERTIFECT should not be used on cats. For the PR announcement, click here. For a vet's take on the new product, click here.
July 18, 2011
Is your little one clamoring for a pet to cuddle this summer, and you just aren't quite there? This article Picture Books for Children Who Want Pets and Parents Who Don't | NYTImes.com featured some adorable books pertinent to such a situation, aimed at the 4 to 8 age group. We know the NYTimes hides behind a pay wall, so we will list the books below.
A Pet for Petunia written and illustrated by Paul Schmid is aimed at ages 3 to 7. Petunia knows she can take care of a pet, but what happens when the pet she most desires is a skunk?
Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly and illustrated by Stephen Michael King for ages 4 to 8. Prudence is determined. She finds her own pet. It is a...branch. But Branch isn't exactly the pet of her dreams, and neither are Twig, Mr. Round (a car tire), or her baby brother Milo.
Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Bob Shea. Gilbert has almost everything his fishy heart could desire: a castle, a chest filled with treasure, and food that falls from the sky. But there's one BIG thing missing from his life: a pet. And so begins Gilbert's harrowing search for the perfect fishbowl companion.
Melvin and the Boy written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo. When a little boy sees a turtle basking in the sun at the park, he thinks he's found the perfect pet. But when they get home, the boy soon discovers that the only time the turtle comes out of his shell is at bath time. Is it possible that the turtle would be happiest back in the pond? After all, it's always bath time there!
July 16, 2011
Install this beautiful Solar Hummingbird Sprinkler to water your garden or yard. It covers an area of up to 30 feet with rings that spin in opposite directions. The solar-powered LED hummingbird saves sunlight during the day to glow for up to 6-8 hours at night.
July 15, 2011
Bedbugs are on the rampage, and they are most common during the months of July, August and September, heavy travel months in the US. If you are on the road this summer or find them in your home, they could torment your pets as well.
Since our dogs spend most of their time lounging around on our beds, furniture and even our laundry, they are also vulnerable to bed bugs. Owners may not notice the bites under a dog's furry coat, and our pets suffer in silence.
This fresh, peppermint-scented All Stop Dead Bed Bugs Contact Killing Spray effectively will kill bed bugs and their eggs on contact--simply spray directly on the infested areas. Dead Bed Bugs Contact Killing Spray is eco-friendly and does not include harsh pesticides or carcinogens.
July 14, 2011
The new Litter Spinner Cat Litter Box will save you time and money. It cleans and empties in 20 seconds and is super easy to use. Simply fill the bottom with clumping cat litter. When you want to clean it, spin one turn. Cat waste is separated into a drawer. Empty the waste dispenser as often as you want by simply turning it over.
To transition your cat, you may want to transfer some litter from your current cat box into the Litter Spinner at first so your cat to pick up the familiar scent.
July 13, 2011
This cozy Striped Fabric Hooded Pet Bed for Cats and Small Dogs is the purrrfect hideaway for your cat or small dog to snuggle in. It has a soft hood for those pets who just want a little privacy. In chocolate, blue, ivory and tan stripes.
The Large Striped Fabric Hooded Pet Bed for Cats and Medium-Sized Dogs will fit two cats or one medium dog.
July 12, 2011
Watching our dear pets age is bittersweet. Life with them has become comfortable -- we understand each other. All parties cherish the loving companionship. But getting older brings problems--arthritis makes our walks together shorter and more laborious, vision problems make strange situations more threatening, vet bills add up.
Unfortunately many of the physical changes in aging pets go undetected by the average owner. Most pets decline quite quickly, seemingly almost overnight, making it hard for the owner to assimilate the change.
The result is that animals and owners often end up in combat as the owner feels their once agreeable dog is now challenging them.
Dog trainer Lisa Hartman, author of Dial a Dynamite Dog and quoted above, has written a helpful and sensitive piece on the subject. New Tricks for Old Dogs -- Strategies for dealing with an aging pet | Biscayne Times provides excellent strategies to help cope with this new stage and is worth the read.
July 11, 2011
Many of us wonder what it would be like to be famous. Have you ever wondered what life is like for a famous dog, such as that popular Taco Bell dog? A Famous Dog's Life: The Story of Gidget, America's Most Beloved Chihuahua by trainer Sue Chipperton and People magazine writer Rennie Dyball tells the story of that adorable pup's life
The book also divulges Sue's successful training techniques, while she shares her fascinating stories of working with both human and animal stars, like Mooni, Gidget's Chihuahua roommate and the eventual star of Legally Blonde.
July 9, 2011
These brightly colored J Schatz Hummingbird Feeders will add a modern touch to your back yard. They are finely handcrafted in durable stoneware and contain a stamen in a complementary color to attract hummers to the food source. Each holds 1-1/2 cups of nectar made by dissolving 1 part sugar in 4 parts water. In six gorgeous colors.
July 8, 2011
Quidsi has opened a new a site for pet supplies, Wag.com. Quidsi, the word meaning "what if" in Latin, is also the owner of Diapers.com and is owned by Amazon, itself of course a huge retailer of Pet Supplies. In a ground-breaking corporate development, this 21st century e-store will pride itself on customer service.
When our hard-earned dinero is involved, we tend to go with the tried-and-true so we don't get burned, but anything owned by Amazon is worth checking out. The store carries supplies for our dogs, cats, fish, birds, small reptiles, with Dog and Cat Boutiques as well.
July 7, 2011
Does your best buddy have dry snout? Your dog's nose is super sensitive and can become pretty painful when those tissues get too dry, chapped or cracked. Sometimes you will even see a crusty area develop.
Natural Dog Snout Soother Nose Balm is the equivalent of Chapstick for humans. This nose balm for dogs is an effective blend of 100% all-natural nourishing, healing and moisturizing ingredients. Terrific for soothing summer sunburn!
July 6, 2011
Recently we saw a generic flea product at a department store that claimed to have the same active ingredients as FRONTLINE Plus. It is called PetArmor Plus and is only $28 for 3 months. Naturally first we wonder: Is it as effective? Then we think, Is the price difference worth testing a new, strange product on our best buddies?
Actually it's too late for now, since a U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia has ruled
that sales of PetArmor Plus by Cipla Ltd. and Velcera Inc. infringes on Merial's patents covering its flea-and-tick product FRONTLINE Plus. The court barred the two companies from further sales of PetArmor Plus in the United States and ordered the seizure of existing inventory starting in the next 60 days.
In the meantime, we had found this answer online from veterinarian Dr Michael Watts in Star Exponent | How to choose between generic and a brand name product:
A: The short answer is I don't know. The active ingredient in Frontline is fipronil. There are now generic pet parasite products with the same active ingredient. However, that does not mean it is will work as well or be as safe as Frontline. At this point, these products have not been out long enough for me to make a personal determination.
My general rule of thumb is to wait for a year after a new product has been released before I will make a recommendation for my clients. I want someone else's pets to be the guinea pigs. Several times in my career this cautionary approach has kept me from recommending something that was later pulled from the market for safety reasons. If these generics prove to be just as safe and effective as Frontline over a year or more, then I will feel more comfortable with them.
The active ingredient is only one factor in the effectiveness of a topical flea and tick preventive. There are ant and roach baits at your local hardware store that use fipronil as their active ingredients. I would never suggest it would be alright to cut one open and put it onto your dog.
Continue reading: "How to Choose Between Brand Name Pet Products and Generics -- Frontline Flea Treatment Court Battle"
July 5, 2011
Now that the weather is cooperating, your dog could use a spot to curl up outside. This new washable WaterShed Classic Outdoor Dog Bed will easily handle whatever the elements and your pet can dish out.
The durable polyester bed cover is specially treated to resist moisture and is removable and washable. Its non-clump liner allows water to drain right through. This bed's simple design enables you to place it just about anywhere and it's attractive enough to be used indoors as well.
In Brick Stripe, Gray/Blue Stripe, Blue/Green Stripe, Peach Multi, Gold Multi, Blue Multi. Sizes Medium and Large.
July 1, 2011
We trust you are enjoying your summer. Here's a look back at the super cool gear we dug up this past June for our pets and the people they love. We are looking forward to more outdoors fun with our pets this coming July.
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Continue reading: "Super Cool Pets Monthly Round Up -- June 2011"