June 23, 2008

Brake-Fast Pet Bowl Slows Your Pet Down


One thing about pets is they usually don't exactly savor their food. If you have a pet that eats too fast, this Brake-Fast Bowl should improve their table manners. They have to work around the prongs and can't engulf the food quite so fast. Hopefully they will feel fuller and not want to eat so much.

  • Helps reduce the risk of Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus, aka Gastric Torsian or 'Bloat')
  • Slower eating makes an animal feel more full and reduces instances of 're-eating'
  • Veterinarian tested and recommended
  • Works with kibble or canned food
  • Elegant, no-tip shape
  • Durable, dishwasher safe plastic

Small: 1-1/2 cups for small breeds, flat face breeds & cats.
Medium: 5 cups (for Beagle to Bernese Mt. Dog).
Large: 8 cups (for giant breeds).

Brake-Fast Bowl

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June 22, 2008

Is Your Wild Birdseed Disappearing Too Fast? Try a Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder


If you are noticing that your wild bird seed is disappearing awfully quickly, most likely squirrels are climbing and jumping on to raid the goodies.

You could install a Squirrel Baffle, which may or may not deter the villains. Or, if you are handy, jerry-rig one yourself.

But, why have this:


Which results in this:


When you could have this:


Squirrel Be-Gone III Triple Tube Bird Feedericon is functional and will embellish your yard. The feeder is beautifully adorned with filigreed oak and maple leaves and a brushed copper finish. Features:

  • Nine staggered feeding ports close under a squirrel's weight
  • Holds three different types of seeds
  • Weight-sensitive perches frustrate squirrels
  • Metal cage surrounding feeders is sturdy to prevent destruction

Many styles and varieties of squirrel-proof bird feeders to suit everyone are available at Drs. Foster and Smithicon and Amazon.

Don't miss the Wild Bird Feeder Sale at Drs Foster and Smith ending June 30.

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June 17, 2008

Petmate Le Bistro Automatic Pet Feeder -- Simple Electronic Portion-Control


The Petmate Le Bistro Electronic Portion-Control Automatic Pet Feeder is an affordable option when you want to feed your cat or dog on a "demand" schedule, whether you are home or away. Features:

  • Fully automatic pet food feeder
  • Programmable from 1-3 feedings per day
  • Control the portion per feeding from 1/4 cup up to 2 cups per feeding
  • Removable bowl for easy cleaning
  • Food reservoir holds up to 5 pounds of food

The Petmate Le Bistro Electronic Portion-Control Automatic Pet Feeder can be set to meet scheduled feeding times and amounts when owners are away, but it is not meant to replace the TLC that they all need. Once or twice a day, someone should check on cats and dogs left alone.

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June 6, 2008

Train Your Cat to Use a Scratching Post with Pavlov's Cat Interactive Treat-and-Food Dispenser


The apty named Pavlov's Cat Interactive Treat-and-Food Dispenser trains your cat to use the scratching post by rewarding him/her with food. Features:

  • Scratching post doubles as treat-and-food dispenser for cats
  • Rewards scratching by releasing treats or dry food; 4-1/2-cup capacity
  • Heavy plastic construction ensures durability; carpeted scratching surface
  • Paw-shaped base can be filled with sand or litter for added stability
  • Measures 13 by 13-1/2 by 20 inches


Pavlov's Cat Interactive Treat-and-Food Dispenser

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June 5, 2008

Make Pill Taking Easy with Pill Pockets


Your wrestling days are over! Pill Pockets for Cats and Pill Pockets for Dogs:

  • Makes pill taking easy
  • Designed to carry your pet's pill medication inside
  • Yummy beef, chicken and salmon flavors
  • No more forcing a pill down your pet's throat
  • Veterinarian designed and recommended

Also available in convenient Pill Pockets 6-Pack.

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June 4, 2008

Missing Pet? Track Your Pet with a Retrieva GPS Pet Tracking Collar


We have featured GPS Pet Tracking Systems periodically at Super Cool Pets: the Zoombak Advanced GPS Dog Locator, the Garmin Astro, as well as the PetCellâ„¢. A stolen or lost pet is one of life's agonies, but these GPS systems can save the day and make that misery a distant memory. Here is an update on another state-of-the-art GPS Tracker.

The Retrieva GPS Pet Tracking Collar system has a lockable collar, made from anti-cut material with automatic interference alert to discourage pet theft. Owners can log on to the system's website and zero in on the exact location of their pet on the site's panel. If your pet leaves a pre-determined area, an alert will be triggered and a text will be sent to the owner's phone.

It uses three tracking technologies, satellite, mobile and radio transmitters, so your pet can be found virtually anywhere--inside buildings, underground, in cars or in dense vegetation.

One feature for the owner we particularly like--if you feel endangered while walking your pet, you can hit the Retrieva's panic button to call for help.


More features from the site:

Tracking Technology

* Contains 3 different tracking technologies (satellite, telecom and radio frequency) to enable location in virtually every environment
* Has 'sky-view' GPS antenna to optimise performance
* User-programmable for changing operational performance and reporting frequency
* Global coverage with appropriate SIM card

Anti-Theft (Security) Features

* Has locking buckle with automatic interference alert (via SMS text) if the buckle is tampered with whilst locked
* Made of anti-cut material with automatic interference alert (via SMS text) if any attempt is made to cut it
* Can alert the owner (via SMS text) if the dog roams out of any pre-defined safe area or enters a forbidden area

Design and Convenience

* Programmed and delivered so that it is 'ready to use'
* Comfortable, stylish and integrated collar design, with reinforced webbing strap
* Waterproof and dustproof to IP67
* Adjustable for size to ensure comfort and security
* Suitable for virtually all dogs - small, medium and large
* Harness version available (late 2008) with the same features for very small dogs
* Self-diagnostic button on the buckle to allow user to assess performance
* Create virtual fences wherever you go
* Communicates directly with your mobile phone, the internet and/or a hand-held receiver
* Automatically alerts you of many events by SMS text, including low battery alert and dog leaving a safe area
* Optional 'easy release buckle insert' available for use in environments where you would not normally put a collar on your dog but may still wish to track it. Useful for all types of working dogs. If the collar does break free you will receive an automatic alert of this event by SMS text. (Nb. Insert cannot be used with a lead. It is bright yellow and tagged with a clip to the D-ring to remind you to remove it if necessary).

Retrieva GPS Dog Tracking Collar via Chip Chick

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April 25, 2008

Get Organized with Pet Checklists


If you like to write things down to stay organized, or think you should....we have found just the site. Simply Checklists, as the title suggests, has free, ready-made checklists in 18 categories, among them "Pets".

Each checklist has a printer-friendly link, and by printing from this link, an advertising-free checklist will pop-up on your desktop in a PDF format, which of course you can print and/or save to your computer.

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April 17, 2008

VitaCaps Nutitional Supplements for Healthy, Happy Cats and Dogs

Are your pets on vitamins? Many experts recommend it, especially after the pet industry shenanigans exposed in last year's pet food recall. We have added vitamins and an occasional egg to our Golden Retrievers' morning meal and have noticed shinier coats and less tummy upset.

Vitacaps for Cats and Small Dogs with allergies, dry flaky patches, hot spots, excessive shedding, and other skin and coat problems.
Vitacaps for Large Dogs contain a premium fatty acid formula ideal for excessive dog shedding, control allergy itching and promote healthy skin.

In Caps or Liquid. Most effective when combined with Biotin Supplemental Powder.

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March 13, 2008

Pet Anxiety Remedies--Melatonin, Music & Rescue Remedy

Your dog is shaking, panting and pacing frenetically around the house. Maybe cowering in the closet or hiding under the bed. Some dogs even scratch and destroy their surroundings.The problem--anxiety, whether to noise, thunder, strangers, in-breeding or the boogeyman. What to do, to make your pet, and yourself, feel better.

Two intriguing new releases this March 8, a book with two sample CD tracks, Through a Dog's Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health & Behavior of Your Canine Companion
and a companion music CD Through a Dog's Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Volume 1, music designed to calm animals and humans.
The book applies the latest science on how dogs hear and react to sound. It includes research information, stories, and a two-track sample CD--one to calm your dog and one for general enjoyment entitled "Music for the canine household".

The CD carries 9 full tracks of solo piano music. The individual pieces have been selected and/or rearranged (lowering tempo and pitch, for example) to gradually reduce the heart rate and respiratory rate.This music has been clinically researched, studying its effect on dogs of different temperaments and in various anxiety-producing situations. The studies show that this "psycho-acoustically designed" music reduced anxiety at twice the rate of traditional classical music.

[via Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM, Veterinary Medicine]

In our own household, one of our Golden Retrievers is now not only terrified of thunder, but even upset by a rain shower, obviously due to association. This suffering cannot go on, not to mention, rainy nights=sleepless nights. Music therapy is fine for the day, but at night we prefer quiet.
We have been using Rescue Remedy, but our dog's anxiety level has heightened so it really has not been as effective recently. On the recommendation of our vet, we wrapped a Melatonin 3 Mg pill up in a slice of deli ham and fed it to our dog. This has calmed her down and she lay quietly in the closet during the last storm, not panting. The anxiety is still present, but seems to be reduced. Check with your vet as to dosage, especially if you have a smaller dog.

If you have read this far, you too must be interested in the subject of pet anxiety. If you have any remedies of your own, please leave a comment or email them to news@supercoolpets.com

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March 11, 2008

Zoombak ZMBK100 Advanced GPS Dog Locator

There comes a very tough day in many pet owner's lives when they realize their dog or cat is missing. Or maybe you are out-of-town and have hired a pet-sitter. Wouldn't you love a way to reassure yourself as to your dog's whereabouts?


This Zoombak ZMBK100 Advanced GPS Dog Locator can put you back in control if your dog is missing or stolen. You attach a small, lightweight, water-resistant locator to your dog's collar with a durable and secure pouch. Using Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS), the Zoombak can help you pinpoint your pet's location nation-wide, either on-demand via Zoombak.com, a text message on you mobile phone or a 24/7 toll-free phone number for live customer care.


You create and activate your own customized safety parameters (up to 10) for your dog. If the dog leaves the zones you establish, you can be promptly notified by text message and/or email (your choice). Five (5) zones can be active simultaneously at any given time.

You can determine your dog's location in real time using their continuous tracking option. Simply log on to Zoombak.com to view a map of the dog's current location, as well as your pet's location history--the routes he or she has taken. And if you are so fortunate as to live in a spot where your dog can roam, the Zoombak ZMBK100 Advanced GPS Dog Locator would help you keep an eye on him or her.

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