February 21, 2011
Here's a nifty solution to pet containment if you have a sliding glass door. This appropriately-named Gate for Sliding Door swings open in both directions for easy exit and entry. You can operate it with one hand. It includes stops to keep the sliding door stationary. Best of all, easy installallation without tools.
February 18, 2011
On the road with your pet? Grab this K9 Carryall and go! This is a convenient pet travel set which includes a pet mat, a padded fabric cushion, two metal 7" bowls and a 36" long leash that doubles as the carry strap. Bamboo slat construction.
February 17, 2011
One of the Super Cool Pets family Golden Retrievers has arthritis and painful hip dysplasia, among other issues. Her vet has recommended GLC 1000. The formula contains USDA approved and certified pure chondrotin sulfate of US origin and pharmaceutical grade glucosamine.
After a few weeks, it appears to be reducing her pain. It's relatively inexpensive and over-the-counter, so if you cope with a pet in pain, give it a try.
February 16, 2011
Congratulations to the 2011 Westminster Dog Show Best In Show trophy winner "GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind" a.k.a. "Hickory," a Scottish Deerhound.
The New York Times has created a fabulous Best in Breed interactive slide show of the 102 lucky dogs. And as they point out, At Westminster Dog Show, Familiar Breeds Get Little Respect:
So perhaps it is not surprising that the Labrador retriever has never won Best in Show in Westminster's 135 years. Other breeds better known as pets have also been overlooked. The golden retriever has never won, either, and the German shepherd and the pug have only won once apiece. In 2008, Uno the beagle became a household name after he was the first of his breed to win the top prize.
As with people, there are many different doggy lifestyles.
Yes, they are pampered and famous. But after checking out life as a show dog
we're thinking maybe that's just not for us.
This Dog and Cat Escape Preventer is a retractable pet barrier that prevents pets from running outside when you greet guests at the door. As opposed to your typical pet gate, this barrier is opaque and prevents pets from seeing what's outside, causing them to lose interest.
The vinyl gate is tear- and puncture-resistant. It unclips from the door and automatically retracts for storage in the housing unit.
February 15, 2011
These delightful mini Glass Cat and Dog Sculptures are hand-blown by artisan Catherine Labonte in Canada. Each gleaming piece displays rich swirls of color and captures the essence of our pets.
February 14, 2011
February 13, 2011
The prestigious 135th annual Westminster Dog Show will be held Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at New York City's Madison Square Garden. It is a champions-only dog show with 2,597 dogs of 179 breeds from 49 states competing this year.
The Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding group competitions will be televised live Monday on USA Network from 8-9 PM ET and continuing on CNBC from 9-11 PM ET. The Sporting, Working, Terrier, and Best In Show competitions will be televised live Tuesday on USA Network from 8-11 PM ET.
Breed judging highlight videos are available throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday on the WKC site where there is also plenty of information on the show and breeds. The highlights will be available after the show, as well. The West Coast telecast is delayed for that time zone, so beware of spoilers on the site if you live there.
To learn what it's like "behind the scene" preparing for the show, read WSJ.com - Spending the Kitty on Pooches.
February 11, 2011
Not sure what treats are best for your pets? In this case it might be safe to go with the crowd. Temptations Cat Treats and Greenies Joint Care are among the winners for the 2011 U.S. Product of the Year awards.
via Main Street
February 10, 2011
Low-calorie Flavor-Doh is a fun, healthy pet treat for safe and effective pill delivery. Store at room temperature in easy use resealable containers. In various flavors for both dogs and cats.