March 26, 2013
Many of us will be celebrating Easter this Sunday. Despite their religious origins, many of our American holidays tend to revolve around chocolate, and Easter is no exception. A reminder that chocolate, especially the dark, is toxic to dogs.
Easter is also associated with lilies. All parts of the lovely lily plant are poisonous to cats, including the petals, the leaves, the stem, and the pollen. Even the water from the vase can cause kidney failure in your cat when ingested.
Finally, the fake Easter grass the Easter bunny uses to pack the baskets can be a a hazard. That stringy grass can become a linear foreign body, tying around a pet's tongue or intestines, resulting in severe damage to the intestinal tract.
At Easter Shop.
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March 25, 2013
A good way to train and bond with your dog is to reward them with treats. But occasionally they may not be healthy and safe. The latest recall involves certain batches of Iams Shakeables turkey and lamb treats.
Recalls and alerts regarding pet foods, treats and animal feeds are readily available at Pet Food Safety Recalls and Alerts | AVMA. This information is based on reports and alerts received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the manufacturers. Spread the word and keep our pets safe!
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March 23, 2013
What's in your Easter basket? If your family likes dogs, likely you would find a cute little pet duckling appealing.
Most people don't think of ducks as pets except around Easter-time when millions of people celebrate spring and Easter by getting their children and grandchildren a duckling.
According to Rescue officials: ducklings make foul Easter gifts | Boston.com, ducks act a lot like dogs. They greet their owners, can learn tricks and are extremely loyal. Sounds like a fun idea, right?
Before you bring home your own little fur-ball, the writers caution you to be mindful of the downsides:
- The average domestic duck relieves itself once every 15 minutes.
- Ducks are in heat up to 10 months out of the year.
- Most ducklings sold at Easter are drakes (males), so those hoping for fresh eggs are often disappointed.
- Parents often assume they can set a duck free at a local pond once it outgrows its duckling stage, but survival is unlikely -- they can't fly, their colors don't match the environment, they don't know how to behave in the wild, and territorial ducks at a pond will kill newcomers.
We once found two abandoned ducklings on the beach and brought them home. They followed us everywhere and required attention pretty much 24/7. These days we stick with the plush toy variety!
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March 22, 2013
Add flair to any room in your home with these removable Cat Wall Decals. This super cool vinyl wall design is perfect for any room in your house. Put them on your walls, doors, windows - anywhere you want! Choose from over 24 colors.
At Cat Decals.
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March 21, 2013
Walking more than one dog at the same time can present a challenge. Two leashes inevitably get tangled up together. Even when using many dual leashes, it's near impossible to control one dog separately from the other.
The lightweight and slim retractable Dual Doggie Pet Leash has a soft rotating handle that prevents tangles. Use the color coded buttons to stop the dogs separately.
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March 20, 2013
In the spring baby chicks are hatched in large quantities and shipped around the country for Easter. This Chicks in Coop Burrow Dog Toy will make the perfect traditional gift to keep your pets occupied and eliminate boredom
Develop your dog's intelligence and puzzle-solving skills. Just insert the chicks into the coop for your dog to remove over and over again. Each of the three chicks has a hidden squeaker for added fun.
Read More in: Dogs | Holidays | Play & Toys
March 19, 2013
For people, it's Chapstick. For our doggies, it's Snoutstik, a nose balm in stick form. It sounds funny, but dogs' noses are very sensitive!
Whether due to the cold, allergies, sunburn or who knows what, when a dog's snout dries out, it can crack and that's painful. Snoutstik looks like a tube of Chapstick that you apply to the dog's nose.
Available in rosemary, lavender and pumpkin scents.
Read More in: Dogs | Health and Safety
March 18, 2013
Good news--an indoor pet home you won't want to hide! Mr. Herzher's Deluxe Pet Residence is a gorgeous hardwood-frame crate for pets with an elevated base and feet to protect your flooring.
This good looking pet home has a furniture-grade solid wood frame, with rhino-wicker woven resin rattan inset panels. Its unique 5-way door opens in or out from either side or removes all together with easy-to-operate finger latches.
Read More in: Crates, Gates & Carriers | Dogs
March 16, 2013
Time for a healthy and functional addition to our house birds' cage. This Beach Walk Perch is made from 100% natural digestible ground calcium with real sea shells. The texture helps to groom the birds' claws and beak. Comes in various colors and sizes from S to XL.
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March 15, 2013
Turn your babies into dog lovers while they are still in the crib! This children's If I Were a Puppy Book comes with its very own cuddly plush puppy.
This irresistible book has touchable plush details on each page. Makes a fun gift for a baby or toddler. Ages 3 months & up.
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