November 5, 2007
The holiday season is upon us once more! Our pets are members of the family, and we want to include them on our gift list. Super Cool Pets has some ideas for our well-loved pets and pet-lovers. It's that time of year when we can splurge and indulge ourselves a little bit.
We will be adding to this list as we sniff out fun products and deals. Check back often and have a fun holiday!
The Dolce Vita DuoTemp Pet Bed and the Fauna Sauna Pet Heater will provide a toasty place for your pet to sleep. Your cat can be entertained and cozy for hours on this Heated Kitty Window Sill. Choose your own style, shape, size and cover at the fabulous Orvis Dog Bed Selector. For your stylish kitty, the sleek and ecological Marmalade Pet Cheeky Chaise Cat Bed or Marmalade Pet Sweet Lounge Cat Bed.
For daytime privacy or nighttime quiet, a Personalized Cage Cover. comes in handy. Your bird will love this cozy birds nest in a cage, a Snuggle Sack. Birds need drinking water during those cold winter days. Keep the ice away with this Tilt-to-Clean Heated Birdbath. A Birdbath Water Wiggler Agitator will aerate the water and help keep it from freezing. Have fun all year long birdwatching from the comfort of your own home with this In-House Panoramic Bird-Feeder.
Books and Media
Behavior: Cat Body, Cat Mind: Exploring Your Cat's Consciousness and Total Well-Being, The Cat Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Feline Questions and The Dog Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Canine Questions.
Coffee Table Books: Enjoy beautiful reproductions of cat painting and sculpture in The Cat in Art. For dog devotees: Dog Spelled Backwards: Soulful Writing by Literary Dog Lovers. And who doesn't love dogs and wine--Wine Dogs USA Edition features sensational photography of vineyards and their resident dogs.
CD's & DVD's: The Cat Sitter Fun Pack are DVD's that will help keep your kitty entertained, organic catnip is included. The ever-delightful Cesar Millan provides his time-worthy dog training techniques in People Training for Dogs: The Dog Whisperer, definitely worth viewing. And to perk up the spirits of your pooch this dreary winter (and your own!), listen to Songs to Make Dogs Happy.
Carriers, Crates & Steps
This lifetime, ever-versatile Life Stages Folding Cage would be a good investment. For flexible use around the home and visiting, a Stowable Pet Gate. These Pet Steps with Brown Paws might come in handy too. Bring your pets along and hold them close in a Jeep Front Pack Carrier.
Collars and Leashes
Deck out your cats and dogs for the holidays! Attractive and festive Holiday Collar Collection and Holiday Leash Collection for either Christmas or Hanukah. Or make your own with this adorable do-it-yourself Collar ID Pet Collar Collection. Fun indoor activity for the yourself and the kids! For those after-hours walks, stay safe with a Light-Up Pet Leash.
On those raw and chilly outdoor excursions, keep your pet cozy and in style with an On the Go Hoodie. Your pet may prefer a Sweatshirt for more rough and tumble wear. The handsome Fleece Dog Sweater is a great choice for those bone-chilling days or the older dog and can be personalized. Nothing could be cuter than these holiday outfits-for him:St. Nick Suit and Cap and for her: Mrs. Claus Sweater Dress.
Super Cool Pets loves this striking biOrb Aquarium that will embellish any decor. Available in fresh- or saltwater, the Eclipse System 12 Aquarium Kit is a small, easy-to-maintain aquarium perfect for your home, office, classroom.
Food and Feeders
The automatic feeder and waterer, Chatterbowl can play a recorded message to keep your pets company while you are gone. Place it on a Personalized Feeder Rug. For a handsome and modern look Contemporary Bent Wood Pet Feeder is for you. Drinkwell Pet Fountain Deluxe is a popular item that provides fresh drinking water for you pet.
Grooming, Litter and Cleanup
Affordable and always necessary Gripsoft Grooming Tools, so our pets stay beautiful too. Invest in a Cat Genie-Self Washing, Self Flushing Cat Box to simplify your life and rid yourself of unpleasant litter box chores. Two attractive solutions to hide away the ugly litter box are the Wicker Litter Box Cover or the Kitty Washroom. Anyone who owns the iRobot Roomba Pet Hair Vac raves about it. Great gift for yourself or a pet lover.
Deck out your tree with Dog and Cat Ornaments. Don't forget to stock up on your 2008 Pet Calendars: Bird 2008 Calendars, Cat 2008 Calendars and Dog 2008 Calendars. The Cat & Dog Chess Sets sound like fun for snowy days, or Dog-opoly and Cat-opoly. Wipe your feet your dog's and keep the holidays cheery with this Humorous Door Mat. Women love Laurel Burch Cat Handbags & Apparel. And for the guys a couple pairs of Dog Breed Pajama Pants.
Who doesn't love toys at Christmas? For your dog, a Huge Woolly "Bone" Dog Toy, a Buster Cube or two, and some Tough Chew Toys. Give your pooch a good workout and your arm a break with this HyperDog Tennis Ball Launcher. Your cat will love this Modular Cat Playground and the Star Chaser Lighted Cat Toy and Scratcher or a Holiday Boogie Mats loaded with catnip. Pamper him or her with a pleasing sensory experience from their very own Hagen Living World Cat Spa. And when day is done, pile up all those pet toys and hide them away in this attractive Wooden Toy Bin that will look great anywhere in your home.
Pet Stockings and Stuffers
Get a Personalized Dog Stocking or a Good Pet Stocking for your Dog and Cat. Don't forget the Stocking Hangers. Stuff them with Gourmet Dog Cookies in Peanut Butter, Cheese & Bacon Molasses, and Mint, Merrick Flossies Dog Treats (50 Count). or a pack of Cat Toys. For safety on outings after dark a Collar Blinker Then wash your pet up with this convenient Doggie Soap-on-a-Rope. Or just relax, curl up with a nice cup of warm herbal tea and go for some Amazon Gift Certificates and Pet Lover Gift Certificates at Chimpfeet.
On the road with your pet, keep them safely out of the front seat by using a convenient Portable Pet Barrier. Holiday traffic is stressful enough without your pet trying to take over the wheel! They can be snuggled comfortably in the back seat with a Furniture and Vehicle Throw. Bring their dinner and refreshments along with this insulated carry bag, storage and feeder all in one, the Store-N-Feed To Go travel cooler. And don't forget their own Fold Up Dog Bed so they feel at home away from home. Two new must-have items on the travel scene this season: Abogear Pet Digs a lightweight, portable crate for pets up to 100 lbs and the combo car seat and pet carrier in one, the Click N Go Car Seat Carrier.
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November 2, 2007
At Super Cool Pets we love advent calendars and have ever since we were little pups. We found some pet-themed ones for Christmas. You build up the anticipation for Christmas by opening a window each day from December 1 on to reveal a special picture. If you hang the calendar over a lampshade, the light shines through the picture--as little children we used to get a big charge out of it. A red envelope is included for mailing if you would like to send it as a Christmas gift. Easy to hang or display anywhere! Measures 10"x8"
Puzzles are a good way to keep the children and house-guests occupied over the holidays. These puzzles include 550 pieces. Allow space on a flat surface to accommodate an 18"x24" puzzle when completed.
At Strictly Christmas.
October 31, 2007
At Super Cool Pets we read a pet column by Dr. Michael W. Fox in our local newspaper. Dr. Fox is a compassionate and humane animal-lover, as well as a renowned veterinarian and animal behaviorist. In his new book Cat Body, Cat Mind: Exploring Your Cat's Consciousness and Total Well-Being he "explores the minds, hearts, and bodies of cats." If you find your cat an enigma (and who does not?) this book should help you to learn how to better care for and communicate with your furry friend.
Fox believes that cats, and all animals, have much to teach their human companions - if only humans learn how to listen. In Cat Body, Cat Mind, Fox not only teaches readers to communicate with their cats, he illuminates the extraordinary powers that cats possess - from their amazing ability to empathize to their mysterious ability to find their way home.
Fox makes a terrific case for the right of cats and all animals to live safe, healthy lives, free from fear and harm. Only by better understanding and appreciating our cats and by strengthening the cat-human bond, Fox explains, can we do right by them.
Cat Body, Cat Mind also offers a holistic approach to companion-animal care and preventive medicine, including essential nutritional guidelines, as well as behavioral advice and troubleshooting that will help guarantee a healthy and happy pet.
Great book for the cat-lover from a well-respected expert.
October 29, 2007
This is adorable and would be fun for the children. You can personalize your pet's collar with Wrapable's Collar ID Pet Collar Collection (DIY). Arrange the letters to spell out your pet's name, or whatever strikes your fancy. Mix in the cute symbols for a unique collar.
Each collection comes with 52 letters and six symbols. Gift boxed--good present idea.
Collar Size: 18"L x 1.5"W
LIMITED TIME PROMOTION: $5.99 shipping on all orders*. Select ground shipping at checkout.
*$15 for AK/HI orders.
October 27, 2007
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruely to Animals (ASPCA) is suggesting 10 common sense cautions to help keep your pets safe and happy this upcoming Halloween.
1. No tricks, no treats: That bowlful of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms can be very dangerous for dogs and cats, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed. If you suspect your pet has ingested a potentially dangerous substance, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, yet they can produce gastrointestinal upset should pets ingest them. Intestinal blockage could even occur if large pieces are ingested.
3. Keep wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet could experience damage to his mouth from shards of glass or plastic, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.
4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise extreme caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.
5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don't put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume can cause undue stress.
6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe or bark. Keep a look out for small, dangling, or easily chewed-off pieces on the costume that your pet could choke on.
7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not obstruct her vision in any way. Even the sweetest animals can get snappy when they can't see.
8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room during peak trick-or-treat visiting hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.
9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.
10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and become lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip increase the chances that he or she will be returned to you.
Courtesy of ASPCA.
October 26, 2007
It's that time of year again! All sorts of calendars out there for pet lovers. Makes a great gift or decorate your own walls. Large selection at Amazon:
Good selection of calendars at Drs Foster & Smith as well, with matching wall, engagement and boxed calendars.
October 25, 2007
Now that you have your Self-Cleaning Litter Box
, you can hide it away from everyone but your kitty in this very attractive Wicker Litter Box Cover.
The Litter Box Cover is designed to fit any litter pan up to 17 by 22 inches, so you can certainly use any litter box you already have.
* Decorative litter-pan cover made of rhino wicker
* Front panel hinges down; litter pan glides out on rails
* Interior catch tray minimizes scattered litter; non-slip feet
* Won't absorb fluids or odors
* Cleans up quickly with soap and water
* Designed to fit litter pans up to 17 by 22 inches
Large 16" x 20" x 19" -- Accommodates a 15" x 18" litter pan
Jumbo 18" x 23" x 20" -- Accommodates a 17" x 22" litter pan
Available in Natural and Dark Brown finishes at Amazon.
October 24, 2007
One thing about Orvis Pet Products is that they are not only really functional, but really attractive too. According to them, "More than 40% of households with a dog also have at least one cat." And if your doggies are anything like ours, they will chomp down any available food around, including cat food and bird seed.
The Dog-Proof Cat Feeding Station will keep the dogs out and give your cat a secure place to eat. And you won't have to feed your kitty on the kitchen counter! This solid pine feeding station has an enclosed food platform with a cat-size opening in the floor. The lid is hinged and can be propped open for pet owner access to the two bowls which are included in the purchase. Side slats provide visibility as well as ventilation. In cinnamon stain. Anti-tipping hardware is included.
Dimensions: 27"H x 18"W x 18"D.
October 22, 2007
If you feel guilty when you leave your pets home alone, this book is for you. Yes, they may mope, mew and whine, look up at you with sad big eyes, but don't let them fool you. What Pets Do While You’re at Work by Jason Bergund and Bev West is an "unauthorized album of caught-in-the-act photos your beloved furry ones never meant for you to see". As soon as you back out the drive, they party party party.
This handy (approx 6 " x 4") paperback is filled with real-life funny pet photos and captions. Great book for laughs and a perfect stocking stuffer.
October 20, 2007
We all want Halloween to be a safe time for our family. It is easy to forget about the pets, or assume they will be "all right". Here are two sources of tips to think about to prepare your pet for the busy and perhaps scary holiday.
From: Steve Dale's Pet World - Halloween and Pets: How to Be Safe
Dog trainer Peggy Moran of Lemont, IL says, “I realize that some dogs and cats are very social and enjoy people coming to the door. It’s a calculated risk, what if that kid in the Freddie Krueger mask sneezes, scares the dog and the dog lunges at the boy in the costume? Or if the cat bolts outside? Personally, I don’t like taking risks. You can minimize the risk by keeping your dog on a leash and the cat on a harness.”
Of course, you can further minimize any risk by keeping the pets off in another room all together. But don’t keep the dog in the yard on Halloween. It’s a no win situation. Moran says. “If the dog loves kids, the dog will bark and bark. If the dog is anxious because of the kids, the dog will bark and bark.”
Indoors/outdoor cats should absolutely never be allowed to roam outdoors in the days leading up to Halloween, or especially on the holiday itself. “It seems some cats are used for satanic purposes or just pranks,” says Kari Winters, an author and dog and cat rescuer from Los Angeles. Some shelters and humane societies don’t adopt black cats from mid-October through Halloween.
Veterinarians offer some more great tips here for Halloween safety. Things you may not have thought about. Don't let your pet be the victim of any Halloween pranks!