PetSmart - Dog

February 19, 2010

9Lives Survey -- Most American Cat Owners Are Not Aware of Proper Feline Nutrition


Pet owners try to have their furball's best interests at heart and think they are providing them with nutritious foods. But are some of us unintentionally subjecting our cats to potential harm?

A nationwide survey commissioned by 9Lives Cat Food of US cat parents found that:

  • 94 percent of American cat owners are confident they feed their pets the most nutritious meals possible. However, nearly half (48 percent) admit they've fed their cat table scraps - which do not provide the essential nutrients cats need - on average seven times per month

  • 75 percent believe that the more nutritious the cat food, the more expensive it is

  • 70 percent believe that giving cats milk to drink is a healthy practice, a surprising statistic considering most adult cats are lactose intolerant

  • 23 percent think a purely vegetarian diet is a wholesome choice, when in fact it can be harmful

To receive nutritional advice and information on selecting the right food for your cat with the 9Lives Nutrition Simulator, visit www.9lives.com.

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February 13, 2010

Wire Mesh Garden Stake Cattail Bird Feeder


This Wire Mesh Garden Stake Cattail is a backyard decoration and wild bird feeder in one. It provides attractive garden d├ęcor while the wire mesh feeder attracts finches and other clinging birds. The feeder fills from the top, so you don't have to remove the stake from the ground to refill.

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February 10, 2010

Calorie Content on Low Calorie Pet Food Labels May Be Unreliable


Apparently nearly 50% of domesticated animals are overweight or obese. But how to cut down? Are you confused about the amount of calories in pet food, even the low-calorie pet food? If so you are not alone.

A study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, recently published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, examined nearly 100 commercially available diets with weight management claims. From study co-author Dr. Lisa Freeman, Professor of Nutrition at the School:

There is so much information--and misinformation--about pet foods, it's understandable that people are confused about what to feed their dogs and cats. To counteract these myths, people are accustomed to turning to the labels on food--but, as this study shows, packaging might not always be a reliable source of information.

The results of the study were:

  • Dry dog foods range in calorie density from 217 to 440 kilocalories per cup (kcal/cup). The recommended intake ranged from 0.73 to 1.47 times the dog's "resting energy requirement".
  • The numbers for wet dog food (189-398 kcal/can) and cat food (235-480 kcal/cup) marketed for weight control were similar.
  • The diets also varied markedly in price--from 4 cents to more than $1.10 per kilocalorie.

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February 5, 2010

Sweetheart Heart-Shaped Raised Dog Bowl Feeder


This heart-shaped Sweetheart Raised Dog Bowl is the perfect Valentine's Day present for your dog. This feeder helps dogs with muscle and arthritis problems by raising the level of their bowl. It comes with a one-half pint sized stainless steel bowl.

Get 10% off any size order. Use coupon code AFF10PC during checkout.

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February 1, 2010

Smartcat Tiger Diner Portion Control Cat Food Dish


Do you live with a fat cat? Maybe slowing down our kitties' eating pace will help reduce the gorging and thus the weight gain.

This foraging-style Smartcat Tiger Diner Portion Control Food Dish forces the cat to work to get at the kibble, resulting in slower eating. This stimulates the cat's natural instinctive hunting behavior. The dish is easy to fill and has rubber feet to keep it in one spot.

Check out the Super Fat Cat Picture Gallery

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January 26, 2010

Customize a Milk Bone Box with Your Dog's Photo and Name


Put your favorite dog on an actual Milk-Bone Box. Customize the treat box with your dog's picture, name and any other personal information you would like to see. Makes a great gift!

via Paw Nation

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January 22, 2010

Flying Saucer Stainless Steel Puppy Dish


Puppies? Cut down on the typical puppy feeding mess. All your pups can feed around this specially-designed Stainless Steel Puppy Dish. The center hub helps keep the food near the outside of the bowl for better accessibility, so your pups won't end up standing inside the bowl to feed.

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January 20, 2010

Automatic Dog and Cat Fountains: Bridgeport Onyx Waterer and Dog It Fresh and Clear Large Dog Fountain

Are your pets drinking from gucky, warm water? Is the bowl always empty? These two attractive automatic waterers are suitable for households with one or more pets.

Both have an elevated drinking basin to help keep guzzlers from guzzling, while smaller dogs and cats can drink from below. The re-circulating flow eliminates stale, stagnant water filled with dirt and hair.


This ceramic Bridgeport Onyx Waterer Fountain above is stylish and will keep your pets' water cool. The water cascades over the middle dome and spills into the asymmetric bowl. The fountain has gently sloping sides to allow your dog or cat easy access.
The Dog It Fresh and Clear Large Pet Fountain is, despite its name, also suitable for cats and dogs. The integrated splashguard reduces water slobber on the floor as your pet drinks from the basin.

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January 14, 2010

Caged Birds Sure-Lock Food and Water Dish Helps Prevent Tipping


Our cockatiel occasionally (intentionally?) tips her food dish. Seed cascades everywhere. Our dogs love it, but we don't particularly relish the cleanup.

If you have a mischievous bird like this, these Sure-Lock Food and Water Dishesicon have a crisscross base grip that installs on most any cage. These oval, heavy-duty polymer dishes twist off their base for easy filling and washing.

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January 6, 2010

Flydog Spill Proof Pet Travel Bowl


Mount this Flydog Spill Proof Pet Travel Bowl on the back of your car seat or on a pet divider. Your dog will always have fresh water and your car will stay dry.The spill-proof design keeps the water in the bowl instead of on the seat or floor.

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