May 24, 2012
Eating their meals outside in balmy weather is fun for people and for our pets. Some of us keep our dogs out much of the day. Trouble is--the food bowls attract insects, especially ants. This Ant Proof Pet Food Tray has a hidden water moat that insects can't cross.
The raised edge keeps the food bowls from sliding off. The tray can be used indoors or outdoors and will also protect any other food items from insects. Low maintenance and dishwasher safe.
May 22, 2012
There is news about the popular Gentle Leader Headcollars. The collars sold from August, 2011 through this May 10, 2012 may have a defect in the quick-release neck strap buckle. The defect causes an unintended release.
Mistakes happen, but none of us want to unexpectedly be dealing with a pet on the loose. The issue has since been corrected, and the company recommends inspection for all Gentle Leader Headcollars purchased during and prior to this period. They promise to replace any that contain the defect.
For more info, click here for Premier Pet's site where they say they "take this matter seriously and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation." At Gentle Leader Headcollars.
May 21, 2012
Now that the temp is heating up, we look for ways to stay cool. Keep your dogs super cool too. This water-holding toy is the perfect way to quench your dog's thirst while playing, especially in warm weather. It's even freezable!
When soaked, the durable rubber Hydro Bone absorbs water in its foam core. As your dog squeezes the toy, the water is released into his/her mouth through specially designed holes. Available in different sizes.
May 18, 2012
Most of us place our dog bowls out on the kitchen floor or in raised feeding stations. But not everyone. Some pet parents, no doubt tired of kicking bowls and making messes, have created unique and decorative storage nooks.
Click the link to view dog bowl area photos over at Houzz.com.
May 16, 2012
Machines do it all these days, so why not clean up after the pets? This cordless Pooch Power Shovel quickly suctions dog waste off of the grass, concrete, or even snow into a plastic bag.
The bag wraps around the vacuum's intake to prevent waste from touching any part of the device. The bags are disposable and hold roughly a week's worth of waste.
After a 12-hour charge using the included AC adapter, you'll get up to 50 cleanups. Handy for the elderly, disabled, infirm, or just plain lazy.
May 15, 2012
Two doggies on an important mission to save their beloved tennis ball in this richly colored print by award-winning photographer Ron Schmidt.
This gallery-quality 'Lewie & Clark' Framed Print of Two Dogs by Ron Schmidt is double-matted under glass with 2" frame in classic black. It is ready to mount with a sawtooth hanger.
May 11, 2012
Give your pet something to do while you are on the links this summer. This Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Golf Ball is a durable toy with a small hole to insert treats, so your dog can have hours of fun trying to retrieve them!
All Planet Dog Toys have a minty flavor to help freshen your dog's breath. Non-toxic, recyclable and rinses clean.
May 10, 2012
Warm weather is approaching, which means it is time for many dogs' favorite recreational activity--swimming. Treat your best buddy to a lounge on the water as comfortable as his/her favorite bed.
This is not one of those thin-skinned inflatables that are easily punctured by a dog's rough paws and sharp claws. This Canine Pool Float is made from a tough, fabric-covered inflatable 14-gauge PVC ring with a bed of heavy-duty 400 denier polyester fabric.
The float springs open easily and can be folded to less than 1/10 its inflated size in seconds. Available in Large and Small.
May 9, 2012
Now pet owners can buy for the whole family at Kmart Pharmacy. Kmart is introducing prescription pet medications at its stores and online at CPI, url: http://pets.kmart.com/.
Sounds easy and convenient, but where is proof of the Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites Accreditation? The customer needs to know they are purchasing drugs and devices from an online pharmacy that is properly licensed and complying with state and federal laws and regulations. We couldn't find the above seal on their site.
Two sites that do have the accreditation are PetCareRx and 1-800-PetMeds where you can save $5 off your order using code WEBC5 and save 5% on your order using code W5PER.
May 8, 2012
In our wild-west, deregulated economy, it is no surprise these days when products and services don't perform as advertised.
Pet owners are advised, and even harassed, to brush their pet's teeth, but who is to know what tools do an effective job?
Meaningless Plaque Promises | NewsforJax.com says consumers have to rely on themselves.
They recommend checking the package or container for the Veterinary Oral Health Council Seal (VOHC).
The VOHC authorizes the use of the VOHC Registered Seal on products intended to help retard plaque and tartar on the teeth of animals.
Click the link for the approved dental products. No surprise that Greenies are on the list.