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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many of us will be on the go with our pets now that summer is here--taking vacations and trips out of town. Families like move house this time of year since their children are out of school. Cesar Millan, known as The Dog Whisper, recommends the following tips when moving or traveling with your pet. Cesar of course is all about dogs, but many of these suggestions apply to cats and birds as well.
1.) Prepare. Don't make it a last minute "pack-and-let's-go." Your dog will sense your anxiety and tension. Be ready days in advance, so that your dog has a normal experience before he has to get in the car or on the plane.
2.) Don't feed your dog for at least 6 hours before plane travel. Some people recommend 8 or even a full 24 hours. However, make sure your dog has access to water - enough to keep hydrated but not full.
3.) Bring your dog's blankie. Or his favorite stuffed animal, toy, bone--any item which is familiar to your dog and will comfort and relax him.
4.) Use a soothing scent. Instead of using drugs, try reaching your dog through his nose! Lavender is a great scent that can relax the brain. Drugs can make a dog drowsy and may leave him feeling disoriented and uncertain how to establish himself in a new environment.
5.) Go on a long walk. A recently exercised dog will be in a more relaxed state during any long trip.
6.) Take a break. On a long car ride, stop every four hours during the day for your dogs to relieve themselves, move their organs, and learn that they're going to another environment. It is important for a dog to experience the different temperatures, smells, and feelings that come with a new environment. This will help make them feel that they are part of the process of moving to a new area. Once the sun goes down, you can go eight hours non-stop.
7.) Don't leave your dog in the car. Summer temperatures can make a car heat up fast. Add an over-excited dog, and dehydration could be the result.
8.) Go on another walk. Once you arrive at the hotel, ask the staff where there is a nice, safe place to walk around. Then take your dog there for a walk to relax him.
9.) Claim your new space. Now you are ready to go to your hotel room. Enter first. Get the dog to stay where he is. Don't let him wander around or he'll assume control of the situation. While you are unpacking, showering, or making phone calls, he is waiting. The only one who should move in the environment is you--until you are ready, then you initiate activity. It's important that your scent is everywhere before the dog settles in.
10.) Balanced dogs make better travel companions. There is no specific breed or size of dog that naturally travels better than another, but an unstable dog will not make a good travel companion. Always nurture a balanced state of mind in your dog, and you will create a more pleasant traveling experience for both of you!
Our pets thrive on routine. It's not easy when traveling or after a move, but at minimum pets are happiest (and a happy pet means a happy owner!) when we can maintain regular feeding times and walking schedules.