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May 31, 2013

How to NOT Show Love to Your Pets -- Are We Doing It Wrong?

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Conventional wisdom is that our pets love to be cuddled as we gaze adoringly into their eyes, stuffing them full of leftovers from our dinner table. Right? Isn't that what we learned to do from day one? Maybe not so much, according to 5 Ways You Didn't Realize You're Making Your Pet Hate You | Cracked.com.

The article cites the popular children's book, Smooch Your Pooch by Teddy Slater and Arthur Howard, which describes to young children how to show love to a favorite four-legged friend. It's all wrong. Hugging, staring, food-sharing, supporting PETA and even shopping at brick-and-mortar retail pet stores might not always be the best idea.

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May 28, 2013

TRIXIE Snack Box for Cats -- Fun Times

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Channel your cat's energy and curiosity into fun time. This TRIXIE Snack Box for Cats rewards your cat for correctly teasing out dry treats hidden beneath the plastic dome.

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You can vary the number and placement of treats to keep your cat challenged and curious. TRIXIE Snack Box for Cats includes an instructional booklet with ideas how to stimulate your cat's sense of curiosity through play and positive reinforcement.

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May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day -- Pet Memorial Stones

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Today on Memorial Day we remember the brave, selfless men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military service. Memorial Day also typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, although Mother Nature does not always cooperate.

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On Memorial Day, while honoring our past military heroes, we also extend that remembrance to our selfless pets. To express how we feel about them, we can place a Pet Memorial Stone at their burial site.

It's a nice touch to decorate burial sites with a patriotic stick American flag, useful for July 4th celebrations as well.

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May 25, 2013

PetSmart.com Memorial Day Sale -- Save Up to 50 Percent

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Time to kick off summer! When you are taking a break from the sun and fun this long weekend and browsing on the internet, save up to 50% at the PetSmart.com Memorial Day Sale. Offer valid May 23 thru 28.

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May 24, 2013

Meditating Cat Garden Sculpture

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Add delight and tranquility to your patio or garden. This Meditating Cat Garden Sculpture is a purrfect symbol for those who appreciate the spirit of Zen or who just love cats and their self-reliant nature.

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The cat is meditating with prayer beads with the Chinese characters for independence etched on the back of the robe. The sculpture is cast in strong, high-quality solid concrete, appropriate for outdoor use in any climate.

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May 23, 2013

Cat Owners -- Are You Making These Common Litter Box Mistakes?

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We all want our cats to use their litter box regularly, so the right setup is essential. This brief article Five Common Litter Box Mistakes | petMD points out a few guidelines:

  1. Not using the right litter.
  2. Not keeping the litter box clean enough.
  3. Locating the litter box in the wrong location.
  4. Not using the right litter box.
  5. Not having enough litter boxes.

At Litter and Housebreaking

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May 21, 2013

PetScoop -- Boomers and Childless Spend Most on Their Pets

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According to Americans spend more on pets than beer or movies | Quartz, here in the U.S. we spend an average of about $500 annually on our pets, equating to 1% of their annual budget.

Overall Americans spent $61.4 billion on their charges, almost twice as much as global spending on movie tickets last year, with heavier outlay in our rural areas.

The most pampered American pets live with Baby Boomers and childless couples, and single pet owners and single parents are more likely to skimp on kitty and doggy spending.

Owners most likely to buy for dogs (say, little booties on Buddy) are ages 55 to 64, and couples without children, a new analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. They spend hundreds of dollars more than those in their 20s and 30s.

At Pet Supplies

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May 17, 2013

Cat-Themed Garden Flags

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Now that warmer weather has arrived and the breezes are balmy, many of us like to hang a garden flag outside. Super cute styles for cat lovers are available, such as this Cat Nap Garden Flag.

See more at Cat Garden Flags.

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May 14, 2013

Kitty Cat Ballet Flats

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Treat yourself or the cat lady in your life to a new pair of shoes this spring! These Kitty Cat Ballet Flats have cute cat-face detailing with embroidery stitching and an almond toe.

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May 8, 2013

Pet Bed Sale -- 10% Off for Dogs and Cats

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Our pet beds get worn out and grubby over time, but replacing them can be an expense that's easy to put off. That is, until we find a sale!

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For a limited time, find your precious pet the perfect spot to snooze and receive 10% Off Armarkat Pet Beds at checkout.

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