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July 11, 2009

Super Cool Pet Books -- Amazon Hot New Releases 7/11/09

More and more books every day are available in Kindle edition. We love our Kindle 2 and consider it more than worth the investment. To never be without a book to read again--priceless!

Lots of summer reading! Browse some of the Amazon Hot New Pet Book Releases in our ongoing monthly series.

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Don't Dump the Dog: Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems by Randy Grim with Melinda Roth
Outrageous stories and simple solutions to your worst dog behavior problems. Takes the format of a doggie "Dear Abby".

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First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Best Friends by Roy Rowan and Brooke Janis
Presidential pooches have faithfully stood by their masters through good times and bad, successfully endearing themselves to millions of people. An entertaining look at presidential history from a dog's point of view.

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Spott's Canine Miscellany by Mike Darton
Perfect kennel-top or coffee-table book.The obsessive dog owner's answer to the publishing phenomenon Schott's Original Miscellany. A potpourri of canine facts, embracing the essential, the trivial, the intriguing, and the extraordinary.

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Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm by John Katz
Will resonate with anyone who loves dogs, cats, or other animals and who wonders about the spirits that animate them and the deepening hold they have on our emotional lives.

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July 9, 2009

Grabber Dooley Doo One-Handed Poop Scoop

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No more bending or stooping down when cleaning up after your pet. This Grabber Dooley Doo Scoop pet waste shovel is designed to pick up pet poop, even in grass, and hold it until you are ready for disposal.

The Grabber can be operated one-handed. The handle is 32" long with a non-rusting plastic shovel blade on one side and a rake on the other. Easy to clean with a garden hose.

The Grabber makes a great accessory for use with the Doggie Dooley Pet-Waste Disposal System.

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July 8, 2009

Doggles Bucket Hat

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This fun Doggles Bucket Haticon will sure turn heads...and shield your dog's head and eyes from the bright sun. Mix an old-fashioned style (we used to call them Aussie Hats) with color for a super cool pet look.

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The Bucket Hat is made of cotton-blend material with elastic chin and ear straps. Available in Sunset Orange-Yellow, Hot-Baby Pink, or Navy-Grey, accented with embroidered peace, love, and fire hydrant symbols that circle the brim. In sizes Teacup to Large.

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July 7, 2009

Does Your Pet Have Intestinal Irregularity? Vets are Recommending Probiotics

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For the pet who experiences intestinal distress--diarrhea, constipation, flatulence--veterinarians are starting to prescribe probiotics to help support the "good" intestinal bacteria. One such product available is the NaturVet Enzymes and Probiotics Digestive Tract Aid For Dogs and Cats above.

Miami vet, Dr Patricia Khuly, explains in her must-read blog Dolittler:


First up, here's the current working definition of a probiotic according to the World Health Organization:

"[Probiotics are] live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host."

The idea is that adding "good" bacteria will stimulate more "good" bacteria (the ones that are presumed to be associated with health benefits). In this way, the entire balance of the intestinal flora will be shifted toward the beneficial bacteria. Makes sense, right?

Lots of veterinarians think so, too. Many are recommending probiotics for any pet with symptoms of "bacterial imbalance" associated with unhappy symptoms of the aforementioned "irregularity:" diarrhea, constipation, flatulence and sometimes vomiting. Sometimes the probiotics are offered on a short-term basis or short-term symptoms. For others with more chronic or chronically-intermittent symptoms, however, they may serve well as a lifetime stopgap for whatever underlying intestinal malady ails them.

As always, run any supplements and meds you give your pet by your veterinarian.

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July 6, 2009

Detroit Painter Embeds Pet Remains in Portraits

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People are finding novel ways to memorialize our deceased pets. As we posted in June, the Soft-Hearted Pillow can be stuffed with the cremains of beloved family pets. Now we discover Detroit painter Gretchen Kiefer turns ashes and pet photos into textured plaster portraits.

Working off the pet's photograph, this artist paints an eight-layer plaster portrait, embedding up to 4 ounces of ash cremains for a unique pet final resting place that you can hang on your wall.

via PeoplePets

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Tuff 'n Rugged™ and Cozy Cottage™ Dog Houses by Pet Zone

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These cozy Pet Zone Doghousesicon will keep your outdoor dogs and cats protected from the elements - rain, hail, wind, snow. With 10 times more insulation than other doghouses, the double-ply walls keep your pets warm in winter and cool in summer.

These houses are spacious and well ventilated. Be sure to size your doghouse correctly. Your dog should have just enough room to lie down comfortably. A doghouse that is too large will not provide proper insulation to keep your dog warm.

Easy to maintain -- the roof lifts off for easy cleaning. These impact-resistant doghouses are guaranteed for life against cracking or breaking.

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July 4, 2009

Super Cool Pets July 4th 2009 Annual Pet-Friendly Tips

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Happy 4th of July! We hope this is a fun weekend for you and your pets. Since this holiday is often more stressful than relaxing for animals, following is the annual Pet-Friendly Fourth Of July Tips via AKC.org:

As we prepare for barbeques and fireworks this Fourth of July, The American Kennel Club, a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, offers tips on how to keep your pets safe and calm during this Independence Day.

* It is safer to keep your pets at home during Fourth of July celebrations instead of bringing him to your neighbor's party. Keep your pets in the house, rather than in your yard. He will be a lot happier indoors, and not tempted to leap over a fence to find you.

* Dogs can be startled by the loud noise of fireworks. Once the festivities begin, keep your pet in a safe room where he can feel comfortable. If he is crate trained put him in his crate covered with a blanket to make him feel secure.

* Block outside sights and sounds by lowering the blinds and turning on the television. Play soothing music in the background to counteract the cacophony during the "rockets' red glare.

* If your pet seems overly anxious, spend some time with your pet, speaking soothingly to help them to relax.

* Avoid scraps from the grill. While tempting to our pets, any sudden change to your pets' diet can cause stomach upset. In addition, some certain foods like onions, avocado, grapes and raisins can be toxic.

* Human products can be dangerous to animals. Avoid spraying your pet with insect repellent and only use special sunscreen that is intended for animal use. Keep your pets away from matches and lighter fluid. They can be extremely irritating to the stomach, lungs and central nervous system, if ingested.

* Should your dog get scared, escape and run away, help find him with microchip identification. Collars and tags can fall off so make sure you have permanent ID with a microchip. Keep contact information current with your recovery service provider

We would also advocate the use of calming products to reduce anxiety of the stressed pet.

Photo: Dog Tags Chewy Shoe

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July 3, 2009

Pet Stuff Steals & Deals -- 7/3/09

MuttMart - Everything for your dog for less!

Amazon is having a Pet Supplies Summer Sale over the holiday weekend. Save up to 60% July 2 through July 7.

Feeling patriotic? Shop the Amazon Made-in-USA Pet Products.

Save $5 on your PetSmart.com order of $30 or more. Use code JULYPERK. Ends 7/14 at noon ET.

Get up to 20% off at PetSmart's Super Summer Sale. Ends 7/27.

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Dyson Unveils New Handheld Vacuum with World's Fastest Motor -- DC31 Animal

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An upgrade to the powerful Dyson DC16 Root 6 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is on the horizon. The Telegraph reports that Sir James Dyson has invented a new handheld Dyson DC31 vacuum cleaner with a motor that's ten times faster than a jet engine, and much quieter. The small, lightweight DC31 Animal for pet hair will debut in the UK and US this fall at $270.

via Blisstree / PopSci

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July 2, 2009

PetScoop: New Oral Meds for Dog Flu, Fleas And Ticks In Dogs And Cats

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Fleas and Ticks
- New Jersey scientists are reporting the discovery and successful tests of the first once-a-month pill, N-tert-Butyl Nodulisporamide, a purportedly safe and effective means of controlling both fleas and ticks in domestic dogs and cats. From Science Daily:

In tests on fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, a single dose of the new pill was 100 percent effective in protecting against both fleas and ticks for a month. There were no signs of toxic effects on the animals. Scientists obtained the flea and tick fighter from a substance first found in a fungus that "has the potential to usher in a new era in the treatment of ecoparasitic [ticks and fleas, for instance] infestations in companion animals."

Dog Flu - If your pup is distinguished by a cute snubbed nose, meaning a Pekingese, a pug or a Shi-Tzu, s/he may be susceptible to a flu virus, H3N8 dog flu, that jumped from horses to dogs a few years ago. This virus puts a strain on short-nosed dogs' ability to breathe.

According to NYTImes it has hit hard in Florida, New York City's northern suburbs, Philadelphia and Denver. They have the scoop on the new flu vaccine just approved by the US Department of Agriculture:


It has now been found in 30 states, but almost exclusively in settings where dogs live closely together: shelters, pet stores, kennels and dog schools. Because the owners of these establishments have learned to turn away sick dogs just as school principals facing swine flu send home sick children, the disease's progress has been slowed.

"Probably over 10,000 dogs have been infected," Dr. Crawford said, "but I can't say whether it's 20,000 or 30,000. In a population of 70 million, that's a drop in the bucket."

Dr. Edward J. Dubovi of the veterinary school at Cornell University, another discoverer of the virus, said it is "probably not as well adapted to dogs as it could be." It took five mutations to let it jump to dogs from horses, where it had circulated for 40 years.

Another mutation or two "could make it a very serious issue," he said, but at the moment, "it takes a certain density of dogs to keep it going."


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