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July 25, 2007

Beam Central Vacuum--Review

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At Super Cool Pets we love our central vacuum. It is lightweight, a breeze to use and keeps a house clean which would otherwise be filled with pet hair, dirt, grass, crumbs, dander, feathers, dust, and numerous crawly things. A central vac system consists of:
  • a canister located in central area of the structure (garage)
  • wall outlets strategically placed in building (we have 2 on far ends of house)
  • tubing running from outlets to central canister (up walls into attic and down)
  • 25 ft hose (with attachments) that plugs into wall outlets
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A central vac has 1 or 2 motors, depending, which provide stronger suction than uprights, since they would be too heavy to cart around. Also unlike other systems, there is no dirt being recirculated throughout the room since it is all going into the canister. It is often quieter since the motors and fan are not running inside the house.

Speaking of central vac motors, ours just went kaput. Burning smell in garage. We had a 2-year warranty on the system which is 3 1/2 years old. Well-known brand-name company which Super Cool Pets won't name (don't want to deprive anyone of the ability to make a living), but we will recommend highly the Beam 3500 sq ft system we bought online at Mid America Vacuum Centers.

Why?

  • Fabulous customer service. The system we ordered was back-ordered (what else is new). Instead of making us wait, they sent us the next model up--an $80 upgrade--for the same price. Plus they honored a promotional coupon for $50. That may not sound so fantastic, but we couldn't read the online coupon code, had to call and the CSR honored it verbally. So we received a $536.95 central vac system for a $402.95 on our credit card. Plus, a ten- year warranty--did I mention the first system only had a 2-year warranty?
  • Fabulous performance. We can't stand too close to the hose, or we may find ourselves outside in the canister. And quiet.

At Mid America Vacuum Centers. If you are handy, this system is easy to install yourself. Otherwise factor in an installation charge. Central vacuum is well worth it.

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July 24, 2007

People Training for Dogs--The Dog Whisperer DVD

A Super Cool Pets relative recently picked up a new poodle puppy. He already has an older cream poodle, but lost her chocolate brother after a long battle with stomach bloat. If you have a new puppy in the house, or know someone who does, training tips can be really beneficial. Cesar Millan's DVD, People Training for Dogs: The Dog Whisperer, will provide an excellent and loving guide to understanding the basics of dog behavior.

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Super Cool Pets is not alone in regarding Cesar Millan to be one of the finest dog trainers to come along in a long while. Super Cool Pets has featured his media material before, as well as products. And for those of you who have travel plans, here are helpful tips from Cesar.

Available at Cesar's website or Amazon.

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Matching Collars and Leashes by 2 Hounds Design

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Handsome collar for the masculine dog--Petite Argyle. Lined with dark green cuddle satin. Sizes XS 7-11" up to L 18" plus.

Matching velvet leash also available, 4" or 6" one-sided or two-sided. Adjustable. Mix and match multiple colors. Leashes are machine-washable, air dry.

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For the girly girl, the Petite Floral might be nice. Collar is 5/8" wide floral ribbon on a pale green background lined in hot pink.

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And perhaps a matching leash:

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Collars and leashes sold separately.Choose from brass or silver hardware. At 2 Hounds Design.

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July 23, 2007

Maine-Theme Dog and Cat Beds

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Being from New England, Super Cool Pets loves this site we have found with a "taste of Maine-- Companion One Comfort. The themed pet beds are hand-crafted with 100% polyester fiberfill cushions, making them hypoallergenic and environmentally conscious. Sides are soft foam sponge-framed covered in soft fleece for warmth. Both cat and dog beds are the same size.

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Happy Birthday!

We're 4!

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July 21, 2007

Home Marketing for Pet Owners

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As much as we all love our pets, we know they take a toll on the condition of our home. Their presence unfortunately can actually lower the sales price or even quash a deal. When your home is for sale on the market, you want to set the stage to create buyer interest within a reasonable time period and generate a good offer. How our pets affect the showings is a factor that must be taken into account. Here a some possible issues to confront ahead of time:

Allergies--A home rife with animal hair and dander can spell misery for an allergic buyer or their real estate agent. An affected person will have no choice but to turn on their heel and leave. Don't expect an offer.

Odors and Stains--Pet urine, especially cat, and stains on walls, carpeting, furniture, under floorboards can put off a potential buyer. There are numerous products to deal with these smells and stains. Even if you aren't selling your home now, best to deal immediately with any accidents. In the event of an offer, which could easily be lowball, it most likely will be a seller expense to remedy the pet odor problem prior to closing.

We have featured some helpful products in prior posts (here and here). A tool such as the Spot Spotter Ultraviolet Urine Detector by Simple Solution will help you to detect the source of pet odors.

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Features:

* Battery-operated urine detector helps identify the source of pet odors
* Works on carpeting, wood flooring, concrete, tile, upholstery, and other surfaces
* Black light bulb lasts up to 5,000 hours on average
* Runs on 8 AA batteries or a 12v DC adapter (not included)
* Measures approximately 3 by 1 by 12 inches

Showings--If at all possible, be prepeared to leave the home with your pet during all showings. If you cannot remove the pet, try to constrain them in the cage or perhaps in an enclosed area such as a screened porch. Some people shut their pet in a bedroom or study during a showing, but then of course the buyer is prevented from seeing part of the home and may wonder what's up. Chance of offer reduced.

"The way you live in your home, and the way you market and sell your house are two different things." For more information, visit Home Stagers.

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July 19, 2007

Lentek Pet Chime Portable Wireless Pet Doorbell

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Here is a wireless doorbell for your dog to summon you when it's time to go out and chase squirrels. And when it's time to come in. The paw either chimes or barks. The Portable Wireless Electronic Pet Doorbell consists of a transmitter shaped like a paw and a receiver that is wall-mountable or perches tabletop. No more yelping, howling, door scatching or whining. Easy directions included to train your pet. Works up to 100 ft. Transmitter (Paw) operates on one 9-Volt battery (not included). Receiver (Chime) operates on 3 AA batteries (not included). At Amazon and SmartHome.
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July 18, 2007

Paw Print Cushion

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Here something for your kitty or teacup to curl up on! Paw Print Cushion will add a whimsical touch to your decor. Made of cozy polyester plush fabric. Machine wash, tumble dry.

Dimensions: 25 3/4"L x 20 1/4"W. Paw Print Cushion at Collections Etc.

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Illuminated Dog Safety Coat

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Sad to say, sunlight is beginning to wane now in many areas of the world. As the days get shorter, often it can be dark when we walk our dogs in the morning or evening. This Illuminated Dog Safety Coat will provide nighttime, fog and storm visibility for your pet. The coat is constructed of water-resistant rip-stop nylon with a breathable mesh liner to keep your dog comfortable and to cut back on slippage. Coat has an ergonomic fit to avoid any motion constriction.
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Through illuminated wires, a two-toned contrasting color scheme and reflective trim, this coat will provide the pet owner peace of mind. Powered by a water-resistant AAA battery pack, coat provides illumination for more than 20 hours on the standard non-flashing setting and more than 50 hours in flashing mode.

Illuminated Dog Safety Coat is available in Small, Medium and Large.

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July 17, 2007

All-In-One Retractable Leash, Light & Radio

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Here's an alternative to wearing an Ipod on your walks. The all-in-one Retractable Leash, Light & Radio is a sturdy 12-foot retractable leash plus built-in AM/FM radio, plus a wide-beam flashlight. Leash features the usual lock-in positioning for pet control, reflectors so distracted motorists see you in time and an ergonomic (designed for comfort or to minimize fatigue) handle.

For dogs up to 100 lbs. Works off 2 AA batteries. Retractable Leash, Light & Radio ships from and sold by Target

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