March 12, 2008
If you've heard it once, you have heard it a thousand times, you are supposed to brush your pet's teeth. Why? Once plaque and tartar have accumulated on your pet's teeth, it is recommended to have their teeth professionally cleaned at the vet. A vet has to render your pet unconscious in order to clean his or her teeth--not cheap and not a procedure to be taken lightly. So it is a good idea to make dental care a routine part of your pet's health maintenance schedule.
However, not all pets are real keen on anyone putting a toothbrush in their mouth, although that is the best way to begin dental care with a puppy or kitten. Petzlife Oral Care Spray works without a toothbrush to remove plaque and tartar on dogs and cats. It also safely kills bacteria on contact, helping to eliminate doggy or kitty bad breath.
For best results, withhold food and water 30 minutes before and after applications of Petzlife Oral Care Spray. A good time would be to brush your pet's teeth before bed, like any member of the household. One bottle will last at least 3 months if used as directed (and 6 months if used for maintenance).
March 10, 2008
If you are squeamish about clipping your pet's claws, or just want a safer way to do the job, here's a claw clipper you will love. QuickFinder® Clipper will eliminate your cutting worries. No more bleeding or pain for your pet. This is an electronic nail clipper in different sizes for dogs, cats, and small animals.
The Clipper utilizes QuickSensor Technology that clearly indicates when it is safe and when it is not safe to clip. You move the cutting blade of the Clipper towards the nail to allow it to sense the quick. The Clipper has three colored lights on the handle: red for "danger-don't clip", yellow for "caution--don't clip", and green for "safe to clip".
Effective on most claw density types, even black claws. QuickFinder® Clipper works on dogs up to 75 pounds. According to the product website, "more important than weight, is the hardness (density) of the nail. Any current guillotine style nail clipper does not effectively cut extremely hard (dense) or large nails. If your pet has extremely hard or very large nails, wait until our deluxe model comes out in early 2008." Visit the site for a video and more information.
Most of the fun for our pets on car rides is looking out the window. This Pet Lookout Car Booster Seat gives a boost to small dogs up to 20 pounds, who are usually too small to be able to see out unless being held by a person in the car.
The Booster Seat attaches to the car seat headrest and adjustable straps go around the seat back. An adjustable safety harness attaches to your pet's collar. Your pet is cushioned with padding and will have a safe and comfortable car ride.
Comes in Red, Black, Blue and Green with three storage pockets for pet essentials and folds to 2 1/2" for easy storage.
If you find the straps in front get in the way, this Standard Pet Booster Seat for pets up to 12 lbs is strap free. It has a removable, washable faux-sheepskin liner with a safety leash. The Deluxe Pet Booster Seat fits pets up to 18 lbs and the Extra-Large Deluxe Pet Booster Seat is suitable for pooches up to 25 lbs.
Golfers--we haven't forgotten you! If your vehicle of choice is a golf cart, here is a Pet Booster Seat for you.
March 7, 2008
What to do if you love your pets, but your allergies kick up when you are around them? Wouldn't you love to find a way to reduce incidences of asthma, allergic reactions, runny noses, watery eyes, headaches and even snoring, without those meds that make you sleepy? You can.
Do yourself and other allergy-prone family members a favor and equip your home with an Austin Air Pet Machine Air Purifier with a HEPA Air Filter, designed specifically for pet owners. This Air Purifier meets HEPA standards, trapping 99.97% of all particulates larger than 0.3 microns. It removes pet allergens such as dander and dust, as well as thousands of other micro-organisms. Reduces odors caused by pets and other chemicals, gases and odors.
If anyone smokes in your household, keeping the air clean should be healthy for your pets as well. According to this recent article in NaturalNews, Secondhand Smoke Poses Health Hazard to Pets, smoking is not just potentially hazardous to people but our pets too.
Living with a smoker places companion animals of many species at increase risk for a variety of cancers and other health problems, many of which are fatal, according to a press release issued by Oklahoma State University.
"There have been a number of scientific papers recently that have reported the significant health threat secondhand smoke poses to pets," said Dr. Carolynn MacAllister, a cooperative extension service veterinarian at Oklahoma State University. The press release cited a 1998 Colorado State University study, which demonstrated that a dog exposed to secondhand smoke at home is 1.6 times more likely to acquire lung cancer than a dog living in a smoke-free environment. Short-nosed dogs are particularly susceptible.
Austin Air Pet Machine Air Purifier - HEPA Air Filter has a baked-on sandstone powder coat finish. It is also available in White, Black or Silver.
Designed for rooms up to 1500 square feet, the Austin Air Cleaner will purify your space up to twice an hour. The Austin Junior Air Cleaner can clean a 700 square foot room up to twice an hour.
March 6, 2008
Spruce up your front door or mud room with an attractive Pet Breed Welcome Sign handcrafted from 16 gauge durable rust resistant metal and sealed with black acrylic enamel. Comes with a suede cord for easy hanging.
Makes a nice gift for the pet lover. Choose from over 75 breeds: Pet Breed Welcome Signs
March 5, 2008
Don't you just hate it when you put down your wine glass at a party and then can't tell which one is yours? The answer is to get some of those cute little wine charms. We have found some for pet lovers---Cat Themed Wine Charms and Dogs Life Wine Charms.
For cat people--six different cat-themed charms depict a different type of cat mischief. Six different dog themed charms include a hydrant, dog bowl, tennis ball, dog, doghouse and bone.
Take one with you to your next party and put a bunch out when you entertain. Great conversation starters, plus your guests won't lose track of their wine glasses--at least until they probably shouldn't be having anymore anyway!
Cat Themed Wine Charms and Dogs Life Wine Charms.
Go Green with this state-of-the-art Halo 3280 UVX Ultraviolet Upright Vacuum Cleaner. You can safely reduce and eliminate the allergens and nasty germs that thrive in our homes, especially those shared with pets. Instantly kill micro-organisms such as fleas, dust mites, lice, mold, bacteria and viruses via the vacuum's germicidal ultraviolet light, or UV-C light, without the use of harmful chemicals.
Use as a normal vacuum and activate the UV-C bulb at will. The Halo 3280 UVX Ultraviolet Upright Vacuum Cleaner also provides HEPA filtration, which removes 99.97 percent of harmful particles from the air, plus an odor-reducing carbon filter to keep the air fresh. You can adjust the machine to five different height levels for various types of floors--from carpet and rugs to tile and wood. Watch a Video of how it operates.
Pair with Halo 5000 Replacement Dust Filter Bags for the UVX Ultraviolet Vacuum Cleaner, 5 Pack
March 3, 2008
"There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish
and those who wish they were."
Not every dog can be an Irish Setter or an Irish Wolfhound, but they can wear a Reversible St Patrick's Day Shamrock Dog Bandana to celebrate the Irish on March 17. Get 'em before they sell out!
In X-Small, Small, Medium, and Large.
For cats and dogs, the O'Lucky Day Shamrock Dog & Cat Collar would look sharp on your pet.
The heavy-duty buckles and slide make the collars fully adjustable. The thick, metal D-rings on the collars and heavy-duty bolt snap-locks on the leads ensure a secure collar-lead. Available in 5 sizes.
These are going fast...check out the entire St Paddy's Day Supply.
March 1, 2008
writes that "your cat may bring you a lot more than unconditional love after a tough day."
A new study shows that cat owners are less likely to die of a heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases than people who have never had a pet cat.
The findings emerged from an analysis of data on nearly 4,500 men and women, ages 30 to 75, who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study. All were free of cardiovascular disease when they entered the study in the 1970s.
Over half, 55%, reported having a pet cat at some point in their lives.
Compared with cat owners, people who never had a pet cat were 40% more likely to die of a heart attack over the 20-year study period. They were also 30% more likely to die of any cardiovascular disease, including stroke, heart failure, and chronic heart disease.
The results held true even after the researchers took into account other risk factors for heart disease and stroke, including age, gender, race, blood pressure, and smoking.
The researchers found no such link for people who had a pet dog.
The findings were presented here at the American Stroke Association's (ASA) International Stroke Conference.
February 29, 2008
It's fun sit down on the floor to cuddle and play with our pets, but not always so comfortable. Get down on the floor with your dog or cat and relax in this fully reclining, upholstered On-The-Floor-With-Your-Dog Chair. Perch it in front of the TV or fireplace, pick it up and take it anywhere you want to be with your pet. Easy to clean--just wipe with a damp cloth.
In blue or sage. On-The-Floor-With-Your-Dog Chair