July 17, 2009
Patty Khuly VMD, MBA is a small animal veterinarian in Miami, FL and writes a daily blog for pet lovers at PetMD that is a favorite here at Super Cool Pets. We wanted to bring yesterday's topic, bloat, to your attention.
This disease, also called torsion, gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), can kill a dog in a matter of minutes or become chronic. From Dr Khuly's article The latest word on the dreaded "bloat":
Dogs of predisposed breeds or with relatives who have bloated should be "tacked." (Ed.--referring to the stomach) Steps should be taken to reduce eating speed (lots of bowls are made for such a purpose). Food should not be fed from a height (none of those raised dog bowls). And here are some other risk factors that have not necessarily been proven yet, but that should probably avoid these you can:
* Exercise immediately after feeding
* Rapid eating speed
* Decreased food particle size
* Once daily feeding
At Super Cool Pets we focus on pet products that improve and enhance the lives of pets and the people they love. Dr Khuly recommends the use of bowls that reduce eating speed, such as the Brake-Fast Pet Bowl pictured above, and recommends against using raised feeders. If you are a dog owner, we recommend reading the entire article.
July 15, 2009
Smoothies aren't just for people anymore. On these dog dayz of summer help your dog beat the heat with a refreshing smoothie. Mr. Barksmith's Cool Treats are simple and easy dog treats -- just freeze and serve.
Healthy too -- made of apples, pear puree, banana puree, natural peppermint extract, and vitamin C. These low-fat summer snacks are only 33 calories per serving and are wheat and rice gluten free.
June 23, 2009
How about a treat for our kitty cats on these hot summer days! Sojos Certified Organic Catnip induces euphoric state that lasts 5 to 15 minutes.
It is cultivated in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State and is 100% certified organic catnip.
Catnip is pleasant, safe, and fun. Experts recommend that you give catnip about once a week so that the effects do not diminish. Click on the link to learn more about catnip.
Need some other pet supplies? Check out the Cat Clearance Sale at Drs. Foster and Smith.
June 12, 2009
Inspired by the success of their pill-shaped Zen Ceramic Pet Bowls, the Wetnoz Design Lab has created another innovative pet feeding dish, the WETNoz Urban Pet Bowl. Rather than the Zen ceramic, the Urban has a two-piece construction of a non-skid plastic outer shell, with a removable stainless liner for easy cleaning.
Like the Zen, the pill-shaped Urban placed inline with a dog`s body conforms ergonomically to his/her the mouth and allows the ears to fall outside of the bowl. The dish placed perpendicular to a cat`s body reduces sensitive whisker contact.
In Snow or Bark, 1-Cup or 3-Cup sizes.
June 10, 2009
Take the mess out of pet meal times. The new Neater Pet Feeder contains the spilling, splashing, and slobbering involved in feeding your pet. It will reduce the mess and actual damage to your floors and wall surfaces in the immediate vicinity as well, cutting back on slippery floors and stains.
How does it work? The spilled water is channeled down a sloped surface and through a filter into a lower reservoir where it is stored safely off the floor. The filer holds spilled food in an upper reservoir keeping it cleaner and easier to discard.
The Neater Pet Feeder and Leg Extensions comes in two sizes in Bronze and Red.
June 9, 2009
When you leave your pets behind, do you wonder if they are okay? Getting enough to eat? Take the worry out of being away from home with this Remote Pet Feeding & Viewing Camera Kit. This set-up enables you to both feed your pets and check up on them from a computer anywhere in the world.
The kits come with everything you need, so set up is a breeze. The Panasonic Network Camera provides high-quality color video that can be viewed from any Internet-connected PC in the world. The system will also automatically schedule and email photos of your pets at feeding time.
The Ergo Pet Feeder is designed for either cats or dogs and can be programmed to dispense food up to eight times a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Food is delivered to the bowl over several minutes. The automatic feeders are available in small and large sizes with a dishwasher safe bowl, a 24-hour programmable INSTEON timer and a non-chewable cord.
June 5, 2009
This polished granite Seagrass Stone Raised Cat Face Feeder is shaped like a cat's head with stainless steel bowls as the cat's eyes. The feeder is supported on two solid legs of the same Seagrass stone. Seagrass granite is tan with green flecks.
From Stoney Creek, who also make the Raised Granite Dog Feeder we posted on last spring and currently available in Sandstone.
HT Modern Cat
June 4, 2009
Treat your cat to some high protein, low fat Cat Man Doo Extra Large Bonito Flakes. Bonito are medium-sized, predatory fish in the mackerel family.
Our kitties tell us that when it comes to bonito flakes, more is better--the bigger the flake, the better it tastes. Cat-Man-Doo Extra Large Bonito Flakes are 2 to 3 times bigger than other brands with no additives or preservatives. Perfect for a special reward or in training.
June 1, 2009
Easily create a refreshing chew toy to cool your dog off on those dog days of summer or for teething puppies year round.
Fill the molds of these Deep Freeze Arctic Treats with fresh clean water or broth and freeze for a super cool doggy pupsicle. Add some kibble or small treats in too. Our dogs love a mix of peanut butter and water to taste, with a touch of sugar. Caution: xylitol sweetener is toxic to dogs.
These non-toxic, durable rubber bases and molds can be used over and over again. Three sizes shaped in traditional Pop or super cool Bone.
May 25, 2009
Around Super Cool Pets, we use treats to reinforce good doggy behavior, like greeting us whenever they see us or just being our best buds. Our dogs may not be really skinny, but they're sure appreciated.
Memorial Day is traditionally a day to enjoy cook-outs, and we don't want to leave out our pets. Healthy treats are always good. NuHemp Fetch'erz Ballz Dog Treats are formulated with hemp, flax and ancient grains for superior nutrition and digestibility. The ancient grains--spelt, millet and kamut--support improved digestion and provide a rich protein source to help our pets get the most out of life.
In Fish and Chips, Sweet Peanut Butter Crunch, Chicken Stew, Fruit and Veggie