<

June 24, 2008

Noise Phobias -- Are Your Pets Afraid?

fireworks_dog.jpg

As thunder booms and fireworks explode, MSNBC brings up a subject on many pet owners' minds these days. From The sound of fear: Noise phobias torment dogs:

Up to 20 percent of dogs of all ages and breeds suffer from noise phobias so severe that their people seek professional help for them, writes veterinary behaviorist Bonnie Beaver in her book Canine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians. (Cats can also develop fears of certain noises, but they usually just run and hide rather than engaging in destructive behavior.) Thunder and fireworks are the most common causes of noise phobias, but dogs can develop a fear of any sound: the rustling of a garbage bag, the beep of a microwave oven or the whir of a ceiling fan.

The article recommends Dog Appeasing Pheromone "D.A.P." products, designed to emit comforting and familiar scents to canines, and the Storm Defender Cape, a close-fitting wrap with a metallic lining that reduces a dog's sensitivity to the static charge buildup that occurs before a thunderstorm."

Super Cool Pets recommends Melatonin, Music & Rescue Remedy, having had some measure of success with those.

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 23, 2008

Herbal Medicine for Pets -- Natural Pet Care for Cats and Dogs

Wild animals are thought to heal themselves by eating plants that they are drawn to intuitively in their surrounding environment. Herbs and plants have healing powers, and many modern medicines are plant derivatives. This science has been around for eons. Here are two books on the subject.


vetherbalmed.jpgVeterinary Herbal Medicine
By Dr. Susan Wynn and Dr. Barbara Fougere
Written by two prominent veterinarians, this full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics.

Thumbnail image for herbsforpets.jpg
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets

By Mary Wulff-Tilford and Gregory L. Tilford
This comprehensive guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to find, prepare, and use herbs to treat common pet ailments. The book covers North American herbs, including Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs that grow in North America. It also provides detailed information on each herb.


[via Christie Keith @ SFGate]

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 15, 2008

Pet Books -- Amazon Hot New Releases 6/16/08

Summer reading! Hot new pet book releases for super cool pet lovers:

travellingpet.jpgTraveling With Your Pet, 10th Edition: The AAA Petbook
by AAA
Publication Date: May 25, 2008

holistic.jpgThe Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog
by Doug Knueven
Publication Date: June 2008

itsadogslife.jpgIt's a Dog's Life...but It's Your Carpet: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Four-Legged Friend
by Justine Dr Lee
Release Date: April 1, 2008

dogyears.jpgDog Years: A Memoir (P.S.)
by Mark Doty
Release Date: April 8, 2008

shelter.jpgMutts Shelter Stories: Love. Guaranteed
by Patrick McDonnell
Publication Date: May 1, 2008

broadwaytails.jpgBroadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars
by Bill Berloni, Jim Hanrahan
Publication Date: June 3, 2008

countryhousecats.jpgCountry House Cats
by Richard Surman (Author)
Publication Date: June 1, 2008

worldlitterbox.jpgThe World Is Your Litter Box: A How-to Manual for Cats
by Steve Fisher (Author)
Publication Date: May 6, 2008

everydaycatexcuses.jpgEveryday Cat Excuses: Why I Can't Do What You Want
by Molly Brandenburg
Publication Date: June 3, 2008

catsinmay.jpgCats in May
by Doreen Tovey
Release Date: May 13, 2008

Thumbnail image for catsbald.jpgWhy Don't Cats Go Bald?: The Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask Your Vet
by Skip Sullivan, David Fisher
Publication Date: June 3, 2008

cockatiels615.jpgCockatiels (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
by Thomas Haupt
Publication Date: May 1, 2008

kindle.jpg Some of these books are available in Kindle Edition--download in less than a minute. Don't have one? Information about the wireless reader Kindle is one click away.

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 8, 2008

Hot Amazon Top Sellers -- Summer Reading for Super Cool Pet Lovers

Dog Lovers:

Thumbnail image for cm1.jpg Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life
by Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier

mme.jpg Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
by John Grogan

cw.jpg Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
by Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier

md.jpg Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
by Ted Kerasote

othendofleash.jpgThe Other End of the Leash
by Patricia McConnell

ressprite.jpg
Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish

by Mark R. Levin

Thumbnail image for forlove.jpgFor the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend
by Patricia McConnell

Hot New Release:

storybaby.jpg A Rare Breed of Love: The True Story of Baby and the Mission She Inspired to Help Dogs Everywhere
by Jana Kohl

Cat Lovers:

catsasperger.jpg All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome
by Kathy Hoopmann

catvscat.jpg Cat Vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat
by Pam Johnson-Bennett

catbehavior.jpg The Cat Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Feline Questions
by Arden Moore

kittensdummies.jpgKittens for Dummies
by Dusty Rainbolt

catsdummies.jpgCats for Dummies
by Gina Spadafori, Paul D. Pion, Dr. Paul D. Pion, Lilian Jackson Braun

Hot New Release:

worldlitterbox.jpg The World Is Your Litter Box: A How-to Manual for Cats
by Steve Fisher

kindle.jpg Some of these books are available in Kindle Edition--download in less than a minute. Don't have one? Information about the wireless reader Kindle is one click away.

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 2, 2008

PupCakes Anyone Can Make

HelloCupcake.jpg

It doesn't get much better than cake. With this paperback Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make by Alan Richardson and Karen Tack, you can make your own "pupcakes".

This food photography team shows you easy-to-follow techniques, using a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items. Includes fun ideas for holidays. No baking skills or fancy pastry equipment is required.

Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make via Baking Bites

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

May 29, 2008

Love Massages? Your Pets Do Too!

petmassager.jpg

Have you ever given your pet a massage? Ours love it.

If your hands and arms get tired doing massages, try a
Pet Massager. It is healthy for your pet--relieves sore muscles, relaxes tension, and stimulates oil glands for a healthier skin and coat.

Has a quiet motor in case your pet is skittish. For more information: Pet Massager

htfd.jpg

Not sure what to do or want to learn more about pet massage? The Healing Touch For Dogs: The Proven Massage Program for Dogs and The Healing Touch For Cats: The Proven Massage Program for Cats both by Dr. Michael W. Fox will quickly educate you:

  • basic dog and/or cat psychology
  • how massage can help your pet
  • how to create the best massage routine
  • how to diagnose illnesses
  • how to keep your dog and/or cat in shape.

htfc.jpg

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

May 26, 2008

Pet Loss Support -- Remembering Your Pet on Memorial Day

If we ever met a Magic Genie one wish, among many, would be to grant our pets a longer life span. Way, way too short. But...we can remember.

There are as many different ways to commemorate a much-loved pet as there are people. For the pet's resting place or in the garden or back yard:

comstone.jpg lovmemrock.jpg A beautiful photo display that also holds precious keepsakes:


Pawprint Memory Box by Pearhead


If you or someone you care about is coping with the loss of a pet, a good resource on the web is Pet Loss Support.

For book lovers, this poignant paperback Grieving the Death of a Pet should help the healing process.
grievingdeathofpet.jpg

Start reading Grieving the Death of a Pet in under a minute with the Kindle edition, using the portable wireless reading device. Don't have one? Information about the wireless reader Kindle is one click away.

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (1) | social bookmarking

May 6, 2008

"Tell Me Where It Hurts"-- A Day in the Life of an Animal Surgeon

An intriguing new book out is a "behind-the-scenes" account of a day in the life of a vet: Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon by Nick Trout, a staff surgeon at Boston's Angell Animal Medical Center.
TMWIH.jpg
A quick summary from Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse:

"Dr. Trout has given us a lifetime in one day as he takes us on his rounds as a veterinary surgeon. With equal parts, wit, wisdom, and great kindness, he offers a rare look into the mind and heart of a remarkable man. He is the vet every animal owner wants and the advocate every animal deserves when it comes to facing the complexities and often expensive options of diagnostics and treatment. This is a man who loves his job, and everyone benefits: the animals in his care, their often lovable but sometimes infuriating owners, and, lastly, the reader, who is lucky enough to go along for the literary ride."

Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon. Also available in Kindle Edition--download in less than a minute. Don't have one? Information about the wireless reader Kindle is one click away.

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

May 1, 2008

Eco Dog: Healthy Living for Your Pet--Nontoxic Tips for Pet Care

ecodog.jpg

Wonder whether your pet's food is toxic? Pet toys, grooming products, accessories? A new paperback just out should give you some insight into this troubling problem. Eco Dog: Healthy Living for Your Pet is a comprehensive guide to nontoxic and planet-friendly dog care, including shopping tips, all natural alternatives and more.

Eco Dog: Healthy Living for Your Pet

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 30, 2008

Live in the Fantasy Pet World of The Sims 2 Pets Expansion Pack

simsxpansion.jpg
Reality is overrated. Live out your craziest fantasies (no, not that kind) and create your own virtual pet world with The Sims 2 Pets Expansion Pack
sims1.jpg
Just imagine. You can:

  • Adopt dogs, cats, birds, and guinea pigs for your Sims to play with.
  • Your Sims' pets have their own genetics. Cross different breeds to create designer pets or make new ones and register them to appear in Create-A-Pet as a unique pedigree.
  • Pick your Sims' pet's personality! Is your pet gifted or goofy, hyper or lazy? You decide!
  • Choose career tracks for your Sims' pets. Skilled pets can work their way up to be Pet Show Biz Stars, part of an elite security Pet Corps, or a heroic Rescue pet.
  • Show off your pets! Share your favorite Sim pets with other players through an online exchange.

simscockatiel.jpg
The Sims 2 Pets Expansion Pack is of course available in a multitude of popular game platforms.

[via Popgadget]

Super Cool Pets Staff at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

Join the Mailing List Mailing List
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz
Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

HomePire
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Powered by
Movable Type 6.3
All items Copyright © 1999-2017 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy