April 13, 2009
After months of anticipation, we are introduced to Bo, the six-month old male Portuguese Water Dog who will become part of the Obama household. Bo is a gift from Senator and Mrs. Kennedy to Sasha and Malia.
AKC provides more information on the Portuguese Water Dog on their site.
An athletic, active breed, the Portuguese Water Dog requires daily vigorous exercise. He is very intelligent and responds well to obedience training. His profuse coat is hypoallergenic, but requires regular maintenance. It may be kept in the lion clip (the coat on the hindquarters and muzzle are clipped to the skin) or the retriever clip (the entire coat is clipped to one inch in length and follows the outline of the dog).
Bo has not yet moved into the White House.
Photo by Pete Souza
If you prefer to buy American-made products, DogToys.com has launched a "Made in the USA" section on its site.
Hundreds of the USA-made products range from: Apparel, Ball Toys, Beds, Collars and Leashes, Dental Toys, Feeders & Bowls, Grooming Items, Plush Toys, Rubber Toys, Supplements, & Treats.
Note: Not every product on the website is American made, only those located in the "Made in the USA" sections.
Here's a handy blanket to pack for outings with your pets and family. The Zip-n-go Outdoor Blanket-Tote is a water-resistant blanket that also serves as its own tote bag. Without a separate carrying case or strap with this super convenient Zip-n-go Outdoor Blanket, you just fold, zip and go!
It has a large outside pocket and inside security zip pocket for your keys, bottles, leash, toys, wipes and other accessories. Perfect for picnics, stadiums, sports events, beach, the park with your pet and babies too!
Zip-n-go Outdoor Blanket-Tote in 12 colors and styles.
April 11, 2009
Need to remember someone on Easter? To send a quick ecard for a holiday or special occasion, Sloppy Kiss Cards is an animated ecard greeting service for dog and cat lovers. Each ecard tells a little story. You can choose and name the dog or cat that stars in your ecard.
Sign-up in minutes and start sending ecards immediately. As a member of Sloppy Kiss Cards you can send an unlimited number of dog ecards and cat ecards for just $9.95 per year. Not sure? Try a 30-day free trial.
via Woof Report
April 10, 2009
Happy Easter to all our Super Cool Pets readers! Everyone wants to be the Easter Bunny:
Continue reading: "Picture Show -- Easter Bunny Look-Alikes"
Dog lovers will find themselves drooling along with their pets over this new vehicle from Honda. The 2009 Dog-Friendly Honda Element was unleashed at the 2009 New York Auto Show, showing off the dealer-installed option package:
- Pet restraint systems
- Cushioned pet bed
- Load-in ramp
- Dog-pattern second-row seat covers
- All-season "dog-bone" rubber floor mats
- Spill-resistant water bowl
- Electrical fan
- Tote bag
- Dog Friendly™ exterior emblems
- A leash, collar and dog tag ready for custom engraving
The Dog Friendly™ Element will be available for order this coming fall.
April 9, 2009
How do the laws of kosher apply to the pets in a Jewish household? The New York Times addresses the issue in Seder Fare for Pets Who Keep Kosher:
It might sound odd, but for Jews who consider Rex to be part of the family, Passover presents a quandary. Even though rabbis do not advise restricting dogs to a kosher diet, the Torah is clear about ridding homes of grains, not just avoiding consuming them, during Passover week, and pet food often contains rice, barley and other grains.
Those who keep kosher year round, meanwhile, believe that combining dairy and meat for any reason, even to feed to a pet, violates Jewish law.
If you are interesting in stocking kosher pet food, the article cites Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company as a source, with scores of outlets nationwide.
Read Seder Fare for Pets Who Keep Kosher
When your dogs come indoors, they bring water, dirt and grime with them. Clean their paws BEFORE your home or car can become dirty.This Dog Mud Magnet Cleaning Glove is made of super absorbent microfiber material that holds up to 6 times its weight in dirt and water.
The 2-in-1 Dog Mud Magnet Cleaning Glove coverts from a glove to a mitt. Use the glove for deep cleaning between toes and the mitt for cleaning large surfaces. It's quick drying, machine washable and convenient for use on all size dogs and paws. Keep one in the house and one in the car.
Fun Easter and spring toys for your pets!
Your dogs will enjoy romping this spring with these silly Mr. Carrot Plush Dog Toys. They have a squeaker inside for added fun. In Small and Large. Plus, get Free Shipping on All Orders over $75.
Your kitty cat will love the CatZip -- a chase toy, a quality fleece toy, and a catnip toy. Pull back, release and watch it go zipping across the floor. Glows in the dark for cats that love to hunt at night!
April 8, 2009
Make grooming your pet thorough and effortless! This Bissell 98Q1A ShedAway Handheld Pet-Grooming Vacuum-Cleaner Attachment connects to virtually any standard vacuum cleaner using the included universal adapter. It removes shedding hair before it has a chance to settle on your upholstery, carpeting, and rugs.
The tool has a flexible swivel hose to work around your pet's legs and undercoat. The shedding comb attracts and removes loose hairs, and suctions them away from your pet's coat. The ShedAway Handheld Pet-Grooming Vacuum-Cleaner Attachment is effective even on thick-coated dogs such as Huskies, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds and stores easily between uses.