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May 15, 2009

DogTags Chewy Shoe -- FetchDog.com's Glenn Close on Oprah 5/15/09

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Award-winning actress Glenn Close, who recently launched the fabulous FetchDog pet gear site will be on The Oprah Winfrey Show today.

During her appearance, Ms. Close will share with viewers the efforts of the organization called Puppies Behind Bars and its program, Dog Tags: Service Dogs for Those Who've Served Us. Under this program, prison inmates are trained to raise puppies to become service dogs for wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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Ms. Close will also present Oprah with FetchDog's special edition Chewy Shoe dog toy. For every toy sold, FetchDog and Chewy Shoe's manufacturer, Vibram Pet Products, will both donate $1 to support DogTags.

At Chewy Shoe DogToy

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March 23, 2009

In Case of Car Accident -- Pets At Home Vehicle Window Cling

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This is such a great idea. The relatively unlikely, yet worrisome scenario has crossed many pet owners' minds at some point--what happens if we are incapacitated in an accident? Who will think to look after our pets?

Place this Pets At Home Vehicle Window Cling on the window of your vehicle to alert emergency personnel that you have pets at home in need of care. The static cling material will adhere to any clean glass surface and can be easily removed. And hope the EMS notices it!

At Pet Sitters International via puppytrends

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March 20, 2009

PETMD Lists the World's 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

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PetMD is a free online resource for pet health and wellness management. Find their list of The World's Ten Smartest Dogs with photos and breed info on the site Divine Caroline. Our girls came in at #4 and we're not surprised.

  1. Border Collie
  2. Poodle
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Doberman Pinscher
  6. Shetland Sheepdog
  7. Labrador Retriever
  8. Papillon
  9. Rottweiler
  10. Australian Cattle Dog
Do you agree?

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March 18, 2009

PetScoop: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Launches Pets Website

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. has announced the launch of Martha Stewart's new pet care website Martha's Pets, promoting the joys of animal companionship.

In addition to The Daily Wag, a blog written from the perspective of her French Bulldogs, Francesca and Sharkey, the site will feature hundreds of videos and articles, as well as photo galleries, quizzes, and more. The website will also provide advice about pets from experts, nutritionists and veterinarians.

Martha Stewart is known to be an animal lover who is devoted to her pets, According to MRI, the Martha Stewart audience includes 9.7 million dog and cat owners who share their home with a collective 21.7 million dogs and cats.

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December 2, 2008

PetzMD.com -- New Online Pet Health Care Site

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PetzMD.com, a user-friendly online pet health care website, was launched yesterday by Austin pet owners Tina Cannon and Christi Scovel. PetzMD.com features an A to Z reference library for illnesses, ailments and diseases. A special feature for Super Cool Pets is their Z Symptom Checkerâ„¢, a database where pet owners can research their pets illnesses themselves.

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You will find numerous helpful pet care articles, a "find a vet" feature, headlines, forums, message boards, so something there for every pet lover. Create a profile, upload photos, create a blog or a meds calendar, and more at PetzMD.com

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September 15, 2008

Flying with Your Pet? Pet Retailer Doctors Foster and Smith Help You Plan

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First time flying with your pet? Feeling a little uptight or have some questions? Answers to many of the questions people have about flying with pets can now be found at Drs. Foster and Smith/Midwest Airlines Premier Pet Programicon.

Leading pet retailer and Super Cool Pets favorite Drs Foster and Smith has teamed up with Midwest Airlines, creator of the Premier Pet Program, to help you fly those friendly skies with your pets. Click on the widget above to enter the sweepstakes!

In their 4-part Precious Cargo series, their experts walk you through initial planning to travel day. The series covers:

1. Calming Your Concerns
2. Countdown: 1-2 Months Prior
3. Countdown: 10 Days Prior
4. Travel Day and Arrival

Drs. Foster and Smith/Midwest Airlines Premier Pet Programicon also offers you air travel essentials that will help make all your journeys safe, convenient, and worry-free. Examples are:

Dog Airline Accessory Kit

Sherpa Roll-Up Air Travel Carrier

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August 29, 2008

Keep Your Pets Safe in a Storm -- Checklist and Tips

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After Tropical Storm Fay we posted on Preparing for Natural Disasters. Living in households with pets and children, we bear the scars from Hurricanes Bob, Gloria, Frances, Jeanne, Wilma and recently, the even-worse-in-terms-of-flooding Tropical Storm Fay.

With more storms currently on the way, and winter down the road, no matter where you call home, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of advance preparation and self-reliance. You will be on your own, at least for awhile.

Here is a link to an excellent checklist at FloridaPets.net entitled Hurricane Safety for the Animals.

Checklist via Sit, Stay, Speak

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August 27, 2008

Super Cool Pet Lodging and Pet-Friendly Travel Sites

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With Labor Day Weekend coming up, many pet owners who want to get away are no longer sending their pets to the neighborhood kennels. They are treating them to high-end pet resorts. From MSNBC's High-end pet lodges popular with owners

These days, when vacationers are unable to bring their pets along, booking them into a pet resort guarantees animal will be having as much fun as owner.

With luxurious suites, 24-hour room service, pampering spa services, hiking, swimming and other sports -- not to mention personal feline or canine chefs to attend to finicky eaters -- these resorts are a far cry from the typical boarding kennels (which, not long ago, resembled stark animal shelters).

Chauffeur-driven limos, virtual fish tanks, swimming, hiking, playtime--nothing is too good for our pampered pets.

However, if your pet is the traveling kind, here are two pet-friendly sites:

PetTravel.com is a portal for lots of information about traveling with animals, including immigration requirements, guidelines for pets and timeshares, and airline policies that you can search by carrier.

PetFriendlyTravel.com can link you to restaurants, hotels, spas, bed and breakfasts, and cabins in the United States, Canada and Mexico that will be happy to serve you and your four-legged family members.

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August 4, 2008

Manage Your Pet Care Online with mypetsoft.com

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ORGIT Software Corporation has launched its brand new pet care software site, mypetsoft.com for users to consolidate, organize and manage all of their pets' important information online. Unlike a lot of contact management software, this site can be accessed from a browser, rather than your desktop, meaning it can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. Those familiar with the award-winning Petcare® Software CD version that was released to the market in early 2004 will find it very similar in look and functionality.

This site is user friendly for family or business use, with the capability of maintaining individual files for each animal. The software allows the site manager to grant access to other trusted parties. Perfect for use by veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters, pet hotels, kennels, shelters. A pet owner can allow access to any of the prior mentioned pet businesses, as well as friends, family, and even grant them editing privileges. Information is easily exchanged and updated.

The mypetsoft.com software provides 11 categories which include pet health records, pet identity data, missing pet alerts, a pet contact manager and over fifty sub-categories. mypetsoft.com is secured by a password.

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July 29, 2008

Pet Scoop -- How To Protect Your Pets from Thieves

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Whether you view the animals you live with as pets, loved ones, children or pack leaders, this is a scary trend. MSNBC reports that "some dognappers are stealing pets for quick profit...It's not just dogs who are stolen, although they're the most common targets. Cats are at risk too." From the MSNBC.com, Pet thefts rise as economy hits dog-gone low, ways to protect against pet theft:

  • Don't leave your dog alone in your yard for long periods, especially if it's visible from the street.
  • If strangers approach you with admiring comments about your dog, don't share information about his cost or where you live.
  • Report a theft to police and animal control as soon as it happens.
  • Keep a current photo of your pet so you can make flyers or posters immediately and post the photo on Web sites.
  • If possible, hold back some kind of descriptive information about your pet so you can sort out crank calls from serious ones.
  • Microchip your dogs and cats, and keep microchip registration information up to date so shelters and veterinarians can contact you if your pet is found. A microchip also serves as proof that an animal belongs to you.
  • A tattoo on the inner thigh is a permanent way of identifying your dog if the tattoo is registered with a tracking organization such as National Dog Registry.
  • Consider GPS for your pet. New GPS collars allow owners to set up a safety zone. If the pet strays beyond it, an alert goes out e-mail and text message. The collars have potential for tracking missing dogs, but they're expensive at $129.99 and up, and they can be removed by someone who finds the dog and decides to keep it.

Not only has the economy hit a new "dog-gone low", Americans have too, if this is the way they deal.

If your pet ever does disappear, whether through theft or running away, missing-pet Web sites such as dogdetective.com and K9 Amber Alert may help.

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Interested in GPS? For the entire system Garmin ASTRO BUNDLE DC 30 Collar Plus Astro 220. If you are upgrading your Astro 220 -- here is the link to the Garmin DC 30 Transmitter Collar.

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