November 5, 2009

New iPhone and iPod Application for Pet Owners -- FilaPet


FilaPet ('file a pet') is a new iPhone / iPod Touch application created and developed by Luke Feldman in consultation with veterinarians. This easy-to-use app provides pet owners with a filing system for all their pet's needs.

The staff here at SCP gives this app the thumbs up. FilaPet highlights:

  • Pet I.D. - record date of birth, microchip number, rabies tag numbers
  • Contacts - store important info for. vet, pet sitter, groomer, boarding facilities
  • Medical Info - record medical information - heartworm, flea/tick, vaccinations (C5, F4 etc), blood tests (heartworm, Lyme)
  • Medical History - track all pet information
  • Automatic Reminders - Birthdays, medication, vaccinations, check ups
  • Monthly Treatment Reminders - automatically calculated
  • Home monitoring - Track weight, symptoms, behavior
  • Email your vet - send requests for repeat medication prescriptions (refills), send the medical history to a new vet or vaccination history to boarding facilities
  • Latest Pet News - from a vet via RSS. FilaPet on the web is an educational site run by veterinarians.

iPhone applications are available at iTunes.com.

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Sound Therapy for Pet Calming and Healing


This time of year, routines change, company comes a-calling and our pets can be a little needier / grumpier than normal -- especially if they are injured, ill or getting older.

Soft, low music can create a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere for us all. Sound therapy is effective in calming jarred nerves and soothing health issues, both human and animal. Two great choices:

Self-Healing with Sound and Music by Andrew Weil. On CD 1, Dr. Weil discusses the latest in medical research that demonstrates how music heals the body and mind. CD 2 gives listeners a complete "sound journey" into expanded states of consciousness optimized for healing.

healers way.jpgThe Healer's Way: Soothing Music for Those in Pain (Vol. 1) by Stella Benson. Medieval chant, ancient melodies and Celtic music create a serene and therapeutic audio-sensual experience. Non-metered, natural tones of the harp ebb and flow to bring about peace within. This music has helped those suffering from illness, injury and life's transitions.

H/T Peaceful Passings, a site that offers useful tips for caring for the older or sick pet.

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October 15, 2009

Pet Vet Records iPhone App


None of us want our own medical records to be inaccurate, and same goes for those of our pets. Maintaining up-to-date, current pet records is an important part of keeping our pets healthy and we need to be their advocate.

The iPhone app Pet Vet Records gives you control of your own pet records. This is software for managing and sharing your pet's health records with vets and others--online and accessible by anyone, anywhere. In case several vets treat your pet, you can avoid any roadblocks sharing and transferring records from one vet to another.

iPhone applications are available on iTunes.com.

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September 18, 2009

Are Your Pet Products Toxic to Your Pet? Find Out at HealthyStuff.org


Here at Super Cool Pets our goal is to feature products and news that will enhance and improve the lives of the animals who live with us. The sad, bad news is that there are products sold out there that may easily be toxic to our pets and ourselves, unbeknownst to any of us.

The good folks over at HealthyStuff.org tested over 400 pet products, including beds, chew toys, stuffed toys, collars, leashes, and tennis balls. They are finding elevated levels of lead, mercury, arsenic and other chemicals that can be hazardous to human health, especially for pets and children.

The HealthyStuff.org site has an interactive database listing the products by brand, type, or level of concern with a product search as well. You can request new products to be tested. Their product database can also be accessed using the Flash Widget, SMS Texting, and a mobile application.

The site is not just about pet products. You can review 15,000 test results on over 5,000 other common items including children's products, cars, apparel and accessories, back-to-school products and more.

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September 7, 2009

Pet First Aid iPhones App


Be prepared 24/7 for a medical emergency--especially on weekends and holidays like today when animal doctors are generally off duty.

The Pet First Aid iPhone app from Jive Media is just a few taps away with detailed articles, video, and illustrations to help you care for your pet. Plus you can record your pet's vital medical information.

Available on iTunes.com

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September 2, 2009

Reflective Dog Collars and Leashes -- Olly Dog Nightlife, Red Dingo and Reflectabones

Going walkies in the dark? Make your pet and yourself visible to passing vehicles. Reflective collars and leashes are attractive for daytime and safe at nighttime.
The Olly Dog Nightlife Reflective Dog Collars (pictured above) have durable nylon webbing with vibrant reflective tape. In 3 color combinations.

The super cute Red Dingo Reflective Dog Collar and matching Reflective Leash have a reflective pattern of repeating bones. In all sizes and colors at Amazon.

This cute style is also available in Medium size only under ReflectaBones Dog Collar and Leash at FetchDog where you can save $10 off orders over $50. Use coupon code CPA1008.

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August 21, 2009

Scraptee Soothing Herbal Pouch and Book

Warm up your little one's cold fingers and toes, relax a tight neck, sooth an upset tummy or help with the sniffles with this natural relaxation treatment.

Scraptee Herbal Pouchicon is a little pooch pouch made of reclaimed and recycled T-shirt scraps and full of therapeutic aromatherapy herbs.

Simply heat in the microwave or pop in the freezer. Includes a book about Scraptee. Soothing for adults too!

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August 14, 2009

Relieve Joint Pain in Dogs -- FlexPet By Flexcin August Best Friends Animal Society Promotion


The Best Friends Animal Society uses FlexPet By Flexcin to relieve their dogs' joint pain. FlexPet stimulates the lubricating fluid in the joints, supporting stronger cartilage and increasing total mobility.

If you ever watch National Geographic Channel's show DogTown, you may be familiar with the Best Friends Animal Society which works with their members, individuals, humane groups and entire communities to set up spay/neuter, foster, shelter and adoption programs in neighborhoods throughout the country. This group helps save and rehabilitate thousands of animals each year.

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August 12, 2009

Emergency Pet First Aid Kit


Be prepared! This Pet Emergency Kit is a basic first aid kit that contains everything you and your pet will need in case of medical emergency. The bag looks a doctor's satchel. This kit is affordable enough to keep as a spare in the car, your second home, or while traveling.

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August 7, 2009

The Amazing Powers Of Olive Oil -- Prevent Hairballs and Condition Your Pet's Coat


From days of yore to the present, olive oil has been used for everything from health ailments to beauty to pet care. Add a teaspoon / tablespoon of olive oil to your pet's food (depending upon pet size) to help prevent hairballs and provide a shiny coat.

Interested in the benefits of olive oil? It's beneficial to humans too--The Healing Powers of Olive Oil: A Complete Guide to Nature's Liquid Gold

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