September 16, 2010
Here's a good excuse to start shopping! The New York Times reports the scary stat that "less than 2 percent of cats in animal shelters make it back to their owners, whereas about 15 to 19 percent of dogs are returned, and one reason is that more dogs wear collars."
Does your kitty wear a cat collar? If you answer no, it may be time to rethink that decision, according to the findings of a new study published in The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Cats were randomly assigned to wear 1 of 3 types of collars: plastic buckle, breakaway plastic buckle safety, and elastic stretch safety. Each cat was fitted with the assigned collar, and a microchip was inserted SC between the scapulae.
The result was that 391 of the 538 (72.7%) cats successfully wore their collars for the entire 6-month study period:
Most cats successfully wore their collars. Because even house cats can become lost, veterinarians should recommend that all cats wear identification collars since they are the most obvious means of identifying an owned pet.
For some cats, collars may frequently come off and become lost; therefore, microchips are an important form of backup identification.
Owners should select a collar that their cat will tolerate and should check it often to ensure a proper fit.
So time to get cracking! There's nice-looking cat collar selections at Amazon, Muttropolis, and if you are into bling, CatsPlay.
September 15, 2010
Consumerist reports that their "test-happy kin at Consumer Reports" tested the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair against three different adhesive-based products to see how they stacked up against each other picking up pet fur. The result? All the products did a decent job of lifting up the pet hair.
The downside to the adhesive items is that they require the beleaguered pet owner to constantly remove the the fur-covered sheets, as you probably know yourself. The upside to the Pledge product is that it is easy to use and clean up.
And here's a tip on how to save money on the Pledge. Read our post this past spring on how to reuse the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair rather than tossing it after every use.
September 14, 2010
This beautiful Starfish Playset has a seaside motif. It stands at 2 feet tall with 5 hanging cat toys and 5 sculptured seashell inlays on the base. An optional sisal rope scratch post is available, in natural or dyed in the colors below.
September 13, 2010
We are offering a Greenleaf Birdhouse Aroma Decor Diffuser as a give-away to one of our super cool readers. This fragrance diffuser is perfect for bird lovers who need to "refresh" the air quality in their home from time to time, especially if they live with dogs and cats. It will help destroy odors, purify the air and provide long lasting fragrance while adding a touch of beauty to any room.
You will receive 2 complimentary bottles of Greenleaf Classic Linen Aroma Decor Diffuser Oil along with the Diffuser.
We are also giving away GreenLeaf Candle Cube Classic Linen that will freshen the air in your home for 15 hours.
These Greenleaf products are available at Amazon and at local retailers and make great gifts for yourself and others. Just send an email with the name of your pet(s) to us: email@example.com.
September 7, 2010
Are your cats keeping you up at night? Your cat (and you) will enjoy this silent nighttime activity. The Flashing Firefly Mat quietly blinks to entertain cats of all ages. Touch-activated LED's generate no heat and turn off when your kitty is finished with play. This cute mat features a scene of fireflies playing in a field.
September 1, 2010
We dug up a lot of super cool pet stuff this past August. We never like to say goodbye to summer, but there should be a lot of lovely warm fall days ahead to spend outdoors with our pets.
Subscribe to our Super Cool Pets feed or newsletter for the scoop on all the new pet products for the cooler upcoming weather and the holiday season. Thanks for reading!
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Continue reading: "Super Cool Pets Monthly Round Up -- August 2010"
August 31, 2010
For certain, our house pets are sloppy. Reduce the mess and employ the skills of the Autonomous Wet/Dry Mop. After all, this is the 21st century--well into it, in fact.
This robotic wet or dry mop navigates through a room and methodically cleans hard surface floors. It uses widely available dry electrostatic or premoistened cloths that attach to the bottom of the robot and collect dust, dirt, and hair.
Super cool find via Kitchen Contraptions
August 30, 2010
August 26, 2010
Pet stuff steals and deals abound at the semi-annual sale our friends over at PetMountain.com are holding until this Monday August 30th. Save up to 65% off your order, plus another 10% off orders over $35. Flat rate shipping $6.99 with no minimum order. Use code: SEMISALE.
And because we love our super cool readers, here are some more coupons you will find on the site. Happy shopping!
August 23, 2010
Prop up your weary feet. These Hand Carved Dog And Cat Stools make warm living area accents, constructed of sustainable acacia wood. They are useful in the kitchen and wherever you need to access books or other items on high shelves. Choose from cat or dog.