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April 6, 2007

Pet Food Recall Extends to Biscuits

Update on pet food recall. Word is that biscuits sold at Wal-Mart are involved. ABC News has a current recall list. Outrageous does not describe it. Listening to a news report today on MSNBC tv, rumor has it that melamine artificially ups the protein content in pet food, which would allow for a price increase.

Greed. Not worth my pets' health. Stay tuned, and watch your pets closely for vomiting (of course our huntress Molly decided to go that route, but probably gecko ingestion) and lethargy.

Click for FDA complete pet food recall information.

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April 4, 2007

PupLight Safety Flashlight

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Super Cool Pets is always looking for ways to keep our pets safe on walks in the dar.The PupLight sports three ultra-bright LED's which light up to 200 feet forward and 70 feet to each side to make your dogs visible in the dark. It also protects your dog from cars off-leash because it projects a beam of light 20 to 30 feet in front of the dog so cars can see the beam in plenty of time to stop for the dog. It has a neck band that adjusts to fit dogs' necks from 8 to 26 inches. PupLight can be worn two ways: below the band or on the band. Light can be angled up or down.

Water resistant--3 AAA batteries required (not included). in Black and Silver. Fits 8" to 26" neck sizes.

PupLight

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April 1, 2007

Pet Food Recall Update

The tainted pet food nightmare continues as recall is expanded.

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Our vet recommends we feed our dogs no more than 4 cups of food a day. Our girls have perfected the art of looking adorable, so admittedly they rake in a few cookies and snacks as well. We feed a mixture of canned and dry food twice daily.

So far, to our knowledge, we have fed our dogs 12 cans each of tainted Nutro Natural Choice Chicken Gravy. We switched to Science Diet which was rock hard in the can. Now the Alpo cans we bought this week are on the recall list! The unopened case has already been returned.

We are going off the cans completely and have scheduled blood tests for our dogs next week to rule out any kidney damage. Our vet is charging $40 per blood test and waiving office fees. Peace of mind--priceless!

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March 26, 2007

Doggles™ Sunglasses for Dogs

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With summer on its way, most of us will be wearing our sunglasses constantly. When you bring your pooch along on an outing in the strong sun, maybe your dog would like eye protection as well. Besides, sunglasses look cool.

Doggles™ have polycarbonate, shatterproof, anti-fog (good thing, since doggies pant so much) oval lenses to block UV rays, and foam padding around each lens for secure fit. They have a flexible wrap-around frame with side air vents. Doggles™ come with elastic, adjustable head and chin straps to help keep them on, a nice feature, since they will be worn by dogs.

Features:

* 100% UV protection for dogs
* Wide nose bridge & deep lens cup keeps glasses away from the eye.
* Shatterproof
* Replacement lenses available
* Anti-fogging lenses

Sizes run XS to L and come in black, blue, chrome and pink.

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Doggles™

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Revolution Dog / Cat Parasite Medication

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We live in a sub-tropical climate and therefore must protect our pets from parasites year-round. Even if you only need to treat your pets on a part-time basis during the year, tick and flea season is now upon us. Our vet recommends Revolution..

We order this product in 6 month batches--since we have 2 dogs it covers 3 months. The medication comes with stickers for your calendar as reminders. We pick the first of the month--simple and easy.

Revolution prevents heartworm and fleas and ear mites. It is recommended for use on puppies and kittens over six weeks of age. After two hours it is waterproof and should be effective through swims, shampoos, rain and so on. We apply it before bedtime and let it work overnight.

Revolution features:

* Prevents heartworm disease
* Kills adult fleas and prevents their eggs from hatching
* Treats and controls ear mites
* Treats and controls sarcoptic mange (in dogs only)
* Controls roundworms and hookworms (in cats only)
* One tube applied monthly
* Each tube contains Selemectin

Revolution.

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March 19, 2007

Avoid Expensive Veterinary Bills--Insure Your Pet

Pet Health Insurance For Cats & Dogs

When our pup, Jessie, was 1-1/3 years old, she lost the ability to open her jaw. Lockjaw, one would automatically think. To make a long story short--no, she has masticular myosits. She could still eat, so was surviving.Golden Retrievers love to carry things in their mouth--not a good situation for any pooch. Our vet was stumped and referred us to the vet specialists in our area. They charge at least $1,000 to say hello. But they did diagnose Jessie and put her on prednisone which saved her life.

The point of this story is that we did NOT have health insurance. We spent lots of money on Jessie, and perhaps could have saved some with an insurance plan. A family we know spent thousands on their black poodle suffering from repeated bouts with bloat (twisted stomach), a life-threatening condition that eventually did cost the poodle his life at 6 years old.

If you are considering pet insurance, it is available from QuickCare Pet Insurance.

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February 26, 2007

Safe Paw Ice Melter for Dogs and Cats

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This Safe Paw Ice Melter would be a handy product to have in the house. As the temperatures rise in the day the snow will melt and then as the sun goes down, ice will form on steps and walkways overnight. Many of us use rock salt to make the walks less treacherous for us. But what we don't think about is how treacherous the salt can be on our pet's paws.

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February 24, 2007

Give Your Pets Advantage for Fleas

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An unpleasant by-product of having a dog or a cat is flea infestation. Fleas can cause your pet serious misery such as flea allergy dermatitis, secondary skin infections, tapeworms, and even anemia. Living in the country, we have had more than one whole-house flea infestation. These tiny dark brown insects prefer temperatures of 65-80 degrees and humidity levels of 75-85%, so depending upon where you call home they can be more than just a "summer" problem. Advantage Topical Flea Treatment is a once-a-month flea treatment that kills fleas before they lay eggs and flea larvae before they hatch. ArrowContinue reading: "Give Your Pets Advantage for Fleas"

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