The back-to-school bells are ringing. Whether your children are headed out for classes, day care or the sitter, this cute and colorful Dog Zoo Pack with a button nose and floppy ears will make them excited to carry their own supplies.
This eco-friendly pack has a roomy main compartment, an insulated pouch for snacks, and an adjustable mesh bottle pocket. The padded shoulder straps are also adjustable, making them comfy for your little one' shoulders. Perfect for children ages three and up.
And make their lunchtime fun time! These Zoo Lunchie Insulated Lunch Bags coordinate with the entire line of Zoo Packs little kid backpacks with a clip-on handle that attaches securely to any backpack. These soft bags are sized just right for little kids, or a mom and baby on-the-go.
Lunchies have a roomy main compartment that holds sandwiches, snacks, drinks and more. An insulated, wipe-clean interior keeps food and drinks cold, plus an inside mesh pocket holds lunch money, an ice pack or utensils.
Zoo Packs are available in many other animal styles as well.
As our cockatiel wanders around the floor at Super Cool Pets headquarters, we find ourselves pondering the unusual bonds that develop between humans and their animals and birds. In a similar vein, Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom tells tales of animals and birds who unexpectedly and inexplicably bond with each other.
National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland relays well-documented stories of the friendships of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten, the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee, and amazing stories of predators befriending prey--an Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. We love the heartwarming tales of a lioness who mothers a baby oryx, a cat and a bird, a mare and a fawn, an elephant and a sheep, a snake and a hamster. A lesson for us all.
We are loving the retro look of the Buffalo Print Dog Jacket for fall. It's made of super soft and warm fleece with a reflective patch and piping for safety. This cozy jacket includes a harness buttonhole and is available in red/black check and brown check.
Turn your vehicle's cargo area into a cozy travel space for your dog. This Car Travel Bed is designed specifically for use as a pet bed in a vehicle. It fits between the wheel wells of most SUVs.
The bed has an attachable fabric flap to protect the back of the rear seat from hair and dirt. Four integrated pockets on the flap hold water bottles, toys, leads, and any other items that are importnt to you. A plush, reversible foam-filled sleeping pad attaches to the rear flap. The water-resistant sleeping pad conveniently zips off for use as a dog bed at your destination. Two polyester-filled bolsters add comfort and support from the sides. In sage and slate.
Many of our kitties swear by their catnip, but did you know it Is also a natural sedative and digestive aid for us? According to the tea lover site The Right Tea, catnip can help relieve your stress and anxiety as well as your cat's. It can help treat your insomnia and soothe those migraines--a natural antacid that can address colic, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and flatulence. Catnip tea contains vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and sodium. To brew up a cup of catnip tea:
Place 1-2 tsp of dried catnip flowers and leaves in a teacup and pour a cup of hot, not boiling water, and cover. Wait 10-15 minutes and sweeten with honey and lemon to mitigate the slightly-woodsy taste. If you use fresh catnip leaves, double the amount used. You can also also mix catnip leaves with chamomile or mint.
Each animal nose is unique. Show the love with a custom-made, sterling silver Pet Nose Print Necklace cast from your pet's own precious little nose. The back of the pendant can be engraved with your pet's name. Handmade for cats and dogs in Florida by Jackie Kaufman.
As the days grow shorter, they grow colder. We will be shutting our windows, closing our doors and turning up the thermostat. Without the fresh air wafting through our home, the pungent smell of dirty paws and coats, kitty litter, shedded fur, and pet accidents will likely reassert itself.
Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven.
They say this is a Realtor trick, but no sane Realtor would incur the liability of turning on a homeowner's oven. If you are not a fan of vanilla scent, any fruit or flora extract that you like will do.
Finally a dog and baby gate fitted for sliding glass doors. This Lock-N-Block Sliding Glass Door Gate will keep your dog outside on the porch or patio while letting the fresh air flow in. This gate is easy to use, can be operated with one hand and swings open in both directions.
Give your backyard birds the stability and permanence of a stone home. This great-looking Solid Slate Birdhouse is textured with the appearance of stacked stone. The slate roof lifts off for cleaning. Wire for hanging included.
To receive 20% discount on your order of $49 or more, enter PHAR2 in the Promotion Code box at checkout.
Soon the nights will be cooling down, but there's no need to give up those lazy evenings outside, a dog at your feet, chatting and watching the sun go down. This durable outdoor Steel Pups And Paws Fire Pit will make a cozy addition to your backyard patio or deck in late summer and fall.
Enjoy the after-dark ambience of firelight flickering through the unique dog-themed cutouts. The snug-fitting, domed spark guard restrains any flying embers. The pit has a built-in guardrail for safety and includes a cooking grill and poker.
To receive 20% discount on your order of $49 or more, enter PHAR2 in the Promotion Code box at checkout.
The built-in scraper gets deep into your shoe and boot treads to scrape out the toughest dirt, and the fibers absorb water, mud and snow to keep your floors clean and dry. The mat dries quickly, won't fade or rot and vacuums or hoses clean. It is anchored with a cleated rubber backing. Perfect for pet households!
Available in Dark Brown, Medium, Brown, Chestnut, Dark Gray, Medium Gray, Green, and Red. To receive 20% discount on your order of $49 or more, enter PHAR2 in the Promotion Code box at checkout.
What is the best dog food for your dog? That depends, as each animal is an individual. You have to pay attention to your dog's fur, skin and overall health and experiment with different foods and ingredients to find out what works best.
This book is a collaborative effort by two veterinarians. Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as "the dog cancer vet" and writer of the popular Dog Cancer Blog. His co-author Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM is a veterinary oncologist and a diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine who practices in New York.
It's probably gotten to be a cliche now to say that pets are part of our families. They are, at least for most of us, and along with the love comes the bills. ASPCA | Pet Care Costs has calculated that first year costs for pet food and supplies run between $1,300 and $1850 for a dog, depending upon size, and around $1,000 for a cat. Fish are by far the most economical, coming in at $35/year.
These figures include pet health insurance, an investment which relatively few pet owners actually make. Considering Pet Ownership? Here's How Much to Budget | MintLife Blog has taken their numbers and created a nifty graphic, breaking the annual and Mint-user monthly costs down by category. They don't include the initial capital investment such as cage, cage, carrier, leash, aquarium.
Rain in the forecast? This little weather girl holds her wide-top umbrella high over a deep basin to keep your bird seed nice and dry. The Rain Girl Birdfeeder is made of metal with a bright, hand painted finish.
Dried pet food typically is heated to high temperatures that kill bacteria before it is shaped into different shapes of kibble. But dry food is not necessarily produced under sterile conditions, and contamination can occur at various stages in the production process, veterinarians say. Canned food, by contrast, is vacuum-sealed and sterilized but can be contaminated after it is opened if improperly stored or handled.
Pig ears, which are frozen, cleaned and flavored but not cooked, may become contaminated from the original animal carcass. One study in Canada found that 51 percent of pig ears purchased at stores contained salmonella; another study also found high rates of contamination, 41 percent, in pig ears sold in the United States.
Moral of the story -- everyone who lives or works with pets should thoroughly wash their hands before and after handling pet food.
Diatomaceous earth is formed from soft, siliceous sedimentary rock crushed into a fine light-colored powder. It is derived from freshwater sources and does not pose a significant health risk to pets or humans. Due to its absorbency, it is used as a primary ingredient in a type of cat litter.
Because food-grade diatomaceous earth is harmless to all animals, fish, and birds, it makes an excellent natural insecticide. Use it as a topical dusting powder for your pets with fleas, ticks, lice and other external pests. The D.E. (Diatomaceous Earth) scratches the insect's waxy outer shell causing death by dehydration.
Wood pellets are made from compacted sawdust as a byproduct of saw milling and other timber activities. The pellets are generally used as fuel for stoves or as livestock bedding. Lifehacker reports that cat owners are using them as an inexpensive and eco-friendly cat litter-- a 40 lb sack sells for around $4-6 in the US.
Here in the northern hemisphere, we start to lose the daylight quickly in August. Shorter days can mean taking dog walks in the dark. Stay visible using a light up leash to control your dog.
When you purchase a Pup Crawl Light-Up Leash you can contribute to a local rescue. $3 will go directly to a partner animal organization. This leash is visible from one-quarter mile away in the dark with LED lights that can be seen from both sides. It is 6-feet long and available in 7 colors.
Nestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) has issued a press release that they are voluntarily recalling a limited number of their 3.5- and 7-pound bags of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food from a single production run and shipped to customers in 12 states in December 2010. Some bags of the product have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food with both the "Best By" date and the production code shown are included in this voluntary recall:
No additional Purina cat or dog products are involved in this voluntary recall and no other Purina ONE brand products are involved.
Does your dog yank on the leash, no matter how many dog training techniques you try? Dog owners report that some dogs calm right down when you fit them with a backpack.
This streamlined 2011 Mountainsmith Dog Pack will keep everything stowed for extended trip to town or an all-day outing. The Dog Pack has a D-ring attachment point for your leash and 3M reflective trim for year-round visibility. In three sizes for Small, Medium and Large dogs.
We can't believe it is August already. Here's a look back at the super cool gear we dug up this past July for our pets and the people they love. We are looking forward to more outdoors fun with our pets this coming August.