The Pet Supplies Blog: May 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008  

Great Gifts Ideas for Father's Day- CLICK HERE!

This year, Father's Day will be celebrated on June 15, 2008. Most people think that Father's Day was invented because the dads felt left out after Mother's Day was celebrated. Others think that Father's Day is just another ploy for retailer's to sell cards and gifts. Well, here is the history of Father's Day.

Father's Day was invented by Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington to honor her father, William Smart. William's wife died when their six children were very young. William Smart, a cival war veteran, raised the six children himself on a farm in the state of Washington. His daughter decided to honor her father during a Sunday in June (the month of William Dodd's birth). She proposed Father's Day in 1909 and the first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.

President Calvin Coolidge in 1924 showed support of this becoming a national holiday. Although, it was President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 who actually proclaimed it a national holiday; to be celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June. It took until 1972 for Congress to permanently establish the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.

With just a few weeks left before celebrating Father's Day, the time is now to find a unique gift.

The Ultimate Garden Cart - The Garden Rover is the perfect gift for the avid gardener. Two words decribe the Garden Rover - compact and mobile. Up to 18 tools can fit on the Garden Rover and the tools will be kept organized and can be pulled right to the garden or work site using the EZ Pull design. The 150lb. capacity lift plate improves cart stability, while helping move bags of mulch, seed, or other cumbersome items. The Garden Rover allows all this and takes up less than 2 square feet.

If your Dad does the outdoor clean-up/pick-up, there are so many Garden Carts to choose from that will make his work much easier for him. A great choice is the Foldaway Yard & Garden Cart. This heavy duty nylon cart has a 150 pound capacity and is perfect for for yard and garden cleanup or hauling wood. When not in use, the cart fold to compact size for easy storage.

Perhaps you Dad is a bird watcher. In that case, the Songbird Pavilion Cedar Bird Feeder is a beautiful aromatic cedar wild bird feeder that comes in a classic gazebo style design. In additon to the generous 4-pound seed capacity, the top cap opens for easy seed refilling. This feeder is a gift that will be appreciated for years.

Happy Father's Day to all the men who make the world a better place!

Sunday, May 25, 2008  

the Ultimate Pet Travel System - stroller, carrier and more- CLICK HERE!

So .. you got a little pet that you like to take places. Like .. all places. Whether you are on your way to the grocery store, or visiting an aging parent across town .. your little ferret, cat, dog or rabbit has got to go.

So why should you have to buy a stroller, a car seat and a carrier? Being the frugal individual that you are .. you want a product that can do it all. And, of course, it has to be easy on your pocket book and comfortable for Tootsie (or whatever your pet's name is).

Pet Gear has got your ticket and it looks like something out of the 3K world. (that's the year 3000AD.)

The Pet transportation system is innovative, functional and downright cool. A 3-in-1 pet system that features a lightweight stroller, a carrier and a car seat, Pet Gear has got our number. Or at least our pet's number.

Here is an overview of the features;

  • More than just a pet stroller it is an entire pet travel system with a stroller, shoulder carrier, and pet car seat! The Shoulder carrier is beyond cute.
  • A Car Seat: Securely buckle the carrier & attach the interior leash to keep your pet safe in the car on road trips.
  • Pet Stroller: Lightweight frame, rugged nylon fabric, and large, 5.5" wheels
  • Carrier: Detachable carry straps fit comfortably over shoulder
  • From the same manufacturer as the highly-rated, best-selling Happy Trails and Jeep pet strollers! (Pet Gear)
  • # For cats and dogs (and rabbits and ferrets) up to 15 lbs.
  • Folds and stores flat at the push of a button. (now this is the ultimate feature)
  • Two entrances--one on the top and one on the front (for your picky pet)
  • Interior leash to keep pet safely in carrier or stroller. Safety first - ALL the time
  • 5-1/2 " wheels with locking brakes. This makes it super easy to maneuver.
  • Lightweight frame is very durable
  • Durable, breathable mesh
  • Large storage basket for treats, water bottles, and other pet accessories
  • Water-repellent 600 Denier nylon fabric
  • Enclosed compartment is 19”L x 11”W x 11”H
  • Removable pad included
  • Aqua Blue or Pink Ice
  • Very easy to assemble.

Interested? Use this coupon: pettravel and save 5 bucks by clicking here. expires June 20

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Friday, May 23, 2008  

Your Pet’s Eating Habits - A Special Article from ProPac Dog Food- CLICK HERE!

Earthborn Holistic Dog Food by ProPet

Your Pet’s Eating Habits

Some pets eat too much, some eat too little, and some eat—shall we say—inappropriately.

Generally, cats eat just enough to satisfy their energy requirements—though there are some cats that will overindulge. When dogs have free access to food at all times, obesity may result.

Dogs generally will eat everything that’s in their bowl, which means that you should measure what you give them so they don’t eat more than they should. Cats tend to eat slowly and to eat smaller quantities at a time.

Your individual pet’s nutritional needs are determined by its age, size, health, and level of activity. Your veterinarian can help you determine what is best.

It is normal for some cats to eat in cycles based on the varying requirements dictated by their metabolism. You should take this into consideration if you notice that your cat is not eating as much as usual. It does not necessarily indicate that they are dissatisfied with their food. Switching brands frequently can complicate the matter and create fussy eaters.

If you have both dogs and cats, they might raid each others’ bowls. The occasional sampling of cat food is generally all right for most dogs, though it may lead to obesity. It’s okay for cats to occasionally eat dog food, but you should not allow it to become a regular habit.

Don’t Eat That!

One day, you may be horrified to find your pet eating some non-food item. Things like clothing, rocks, and rubber bands are obviously dangerous, with the primary concern being the risk of intestinal blockages.

Some plants can be poisonous for pets to eat, but grass is generally nothing to be concerned about as long as it is free of pesticides and other dangerous chemicals.

For reasons only they understand, dogs may occasionally consume feces. You’ll likely want to discourage this, but in most cases it is not a cause for alarm. This situation can be reduced by using a high quality dog food that results in less waste. (PRO PAC Dog Food)

Loss of Appetite

Hot weather, lower activity levels or illness can cause a dog or cat to lose its appetite. In some cases, this can be cause for concern.

If your cat’s appetite loss results in weight loss or if it is accompanied by illness, see your veterinarian.

Small dogs and toy breeds are especially prone to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). If a hypoglycemic dog does not eat consistently, it may experience seizures or even death.

There are several things you can do to help stimulate your pet’s appetite. Sometimes hand-feeding is all it takes. Simply petting or talking to your pet may also help. A little water mixed with dry food may enhance its appeal to the senses, especially if warmed just a little.

When all else fails, medication may be necessary for appetite stimulation, so don’t hesitate to consult your veterinarian. Proper nutrition is paramount to your pet’s health.

Another Hairball?
A nice bonus that comes with cat ownership is that felines are notoriously fussy about keeping clean. It is their grooming process, however, that causes them to swallow a lot of hair. Generally, the hair moves through the digestive system and is excreted through the stool. However, if the hair fails to pass, it accumulates in the stomach until vomited. Use a hairball reduction cat food like Pro Pac

It is considered normal for cats to have an occasional hairball, but if your cat has them more than once a month, you should talk to your veterinarian.

What You Can Do

Routine brushing will help remove the hair that your cat would otherwise swallow while self-grooming. It’s a good idea to brush longhaired cats daily, and shorthaired cats at least twice a week. In the spring, when cats shed their winter coats, brushing is especially helpful.

The right cat food can help control hairballs. PRO PAC® Cat Hairball Reduction Formula uses a special natural vegetable fiber that helps hair pass safely and naturally through your cat’s system, reducing hairball formation.

If your cat is unable to eliminate a hairball, treatment will be needed. Special products and laxatives formulated especially for cats are available from your veterinarian or pet supply store.

A large hairball can cause a severe impaction or intestinal blockage. If your cat becomes unable to defecate, or develops diarrhea, appetite loss or swollen abdomen, see your veterinarian immediately. In such cases, surgery may be necessary to remove it.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008  

Pet Tabs Dog Vitamins- CLICK HERE!

A healthy pet is a happy pet, and a happy pet can help us enjoy a much fuller and more rewarding life. Although a good premium food will provide a solid foundation, food alone cannot supply all the nutrients necessary to fulfill the unique requirements that your dog might need.

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A deficiency of just ONE or more nutrients can leave your pet vulnerable to disease.

Pet-Tabs ® are a palatable vitamin and mineral supplement with several essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. We like to recommend Pet-tabs because they are low in sodium, fat and calories. So many dogs are overweight these days .. adding fat with a nutritional supplement just doesn't make alot of sense.

Pet-Tabs ® Iron. Plus These specially formulated vitamins contain iron, copper, amino acids, liver and B-Complex vitamins. They aid in the treatment of deficiencies in young, anemic, sickly, debilitated or convalescent dogs or cats.

Pet-Tabs ® Fatty Acid Granules. These are the exact same vitamins as Pet-Tabs with fatty acids to promote a glossy coat. These are great if you are willing to pay a bit extra for a beautiful coat. Obviously these are not as low in fat .. but if you have a young dog that you like to show off .. get Pet-Tabs with Fatty acid additives.

Pet Tabs Plus Scored tablets for dietary supplementation of older dogs, working dogs or dogs under stress. Contains 21 essential vitamins and minerals.

  • Industry standard for canine vitamin-mineral supplementation.
  • Helps correct nutritional deficiencies caused by poor diet or appetite loss.
  • Delicious meat-flavored base has special taste appeal.
  • Low in calories, sodium and fat.

We feel that keeping your dog healthy is so important and we want you to take the next step and purchase Pet-Tabs .. so here is a special deal.

Buy 2 365 count Pet Tabs and save $5.00. Coupon Code: michbiz CLICK HERE


Tuesday, May 13, 2008  

Environmentally Friendly Fly Spray for Your Horse- CLICK HERE!

All horse owners know how annoying it is to have a horse continuously flipping his head around to get rid of the flies that fly around his ears and eyes. Just think how annoyed your horse must be. Your horse's tolerance for flies depends a different factors - his breed, color, temperament. Quarter horses can tolerate bugs better than thin-skinned thoroughbreds who really have a tough time tolerating bugs. Most flies are attracted to dark colors, so horses with dark coats seem to suffer more from insects than horse with light coats. Let's face it, no matter what breed or color, your horse will you making his life bug-free.

This has to be the greatest fly spray around for horses. It is non-toxic and all-natural; that's right, it is environmentally friendly! That means there are no pesticides or insecticides in it. It is a natural botanical spray that creates a physical barrier to flies, mosquitoes and gnats. This product features an isolated component of the marigold flower, and you know that marigolds have kept people's gardens free of bugs for years. The product is Marigold Fly Spray. This product is safe to use on your horse's face and ears. It will not sting eyes and will not sting wounds.

In addition, the Marigold Fly Spray smells good. It is not sticky and will not attract dust. The non-slip can be used on the saddle area and it will not stain clothes or equipment. Looks like a win-win situation.

The Horse Journal, reported that Marigold Fly Spray is the best product for horses with sensitive skin and young horses for fly protection.

Be kind to your horse and the environment! When the hot weather kicks in and the flies and bugs come out, use Marigold Fly Spray ~ safe for your horse and the environment!

Sunday, May 11, 2008  

Happy Mother's Day to all Pet Mom's! - Send flowers :)- CLICK HERE!

Happy Mother's Day, no matter if your child walks on two legs or four legs; hops or walks, swims or slithers or basically just sits on your lap.

We read that 5% of Pet's send their owners flowers for Mother's Day. Obviously this fact was mis-worded .. but I think we get the point.

Pet ownership is very important to many of us and it is getting recognized as an important job thtat is worthy of celebration. The relationship between a pet and it's owners is a crystal gem in a sometimes murky world.

I recently saw a cute charm at the A Gift Personalized - Engravable Gift Collection that said "Let me get this straight, my grandchildren are dogs?" ... Pretty cute huh?

If your Mom has transitioned into a "Pet Mom" - we have a really nice idea for a gift - the PetARoo Travel Carrier is a long-time favorite amongst owners of smaller pets. You can carry your beloved pet close to your heart with this durable and popular carrier. Manufactured by Outward Hound .. it is not new to the marketplace. It is one of those pet products that has passed the test of time.

We at Petazon would like to extend a
Blessed Mother's Day to all Mothers out there!


Friday, May 9, 2008  

Can Pets Sense Impending Earthquakes? - Anti-Anxiety Remedies- CLICK HERE!

I read an interesting article from the the National Geographic magazine that talked in detail on whether pets and animals can sense an impending earthquake. We have all heard the theory that animals can predict an earthquake - but is there any substantial evidence that this theory is true?
In 373 B.C., historians recorded that animals, including rats, snakes and weasels, deserted the Greek city of Helice in droves just days before a quake devastated the place.

Since then .. there have been a variety of reports on the extrasensory earthquake perception of our pets.Countless pet owners claimed to have witnessed their cats and dogs acting strangely before the ground started to shake during one of California's numerous quakes —barking or whining for no apparent reason, or showing signs of nervousness and restlessness, hiding under beds etc... HomeoPet Anti-Anxiety for Pets

One theory is that wild and domestic creatures feel the Earth vibrate before humans. Other ideas suggest they detect electrical changes in the air or gas released from the Earth. There have been even more incidents that show that animals can feel the foreshocks or small tremors that come before a full fledged earthquake.In the 1970s, a few studies on animal earthquake prediction were done by the USGS but nothing concrete came out of it.
Since that time the agency has made no further investigations into the theory.

There have been examples where authorities have forecast successfully a major earthquake, based in part on the observation of the strange antics of animals. For example, in 1975 Chinese officials ordered the evacuation of Haicheng, a city with one million people, just days before a 7.3-magnitude quake.

It was later discovered, though, that a rare series of small tremors, called foreshocks, occurred before the large quake hit the city - animals may have felt these tremors.

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Some people and professions, however, dismiss these kinds of reports, saying it's "the psychological focusing effect," where people remember strange behaviors only after an earthquake or other catastrophe has taken place. If nothing had happened, they contend, people would not have remembered the unique pet behavior.

There have been proposals for a special hotline or Web site where people could call or write in if they saw strange behavior in their animals. A computer would then analyze the incoming informaiton and messages to determine where they originated and how reliable they were. A sudden surge of calls or e-mails from a particular region might indicate that a quake was imminent.

The information would be checked to make sure the observations were not caused by other circumstances known to affect the behavior of animals, such as fireworks, or changes in weather. And to avoid issuing false warnings, the data would be used in conjunction with other monitoring devices such as seismological measurements.

A possible (and very speculative) interpretation is that when the rocks in a potential earthquake zone are stressed to almost the breaking point, the magnetic minerals in the bedrock are slightly realigned, changing the direction of the local magnetic field. Perhaps the animals sense this with their built-in compasses. Perhaps they don't. Nobody knows for sure!


Sunday, May 4, 2008  

Top 10 Tips to Green your Pet! - Biodegradable Poop Bags- CLICK HERE!

The topic of green is spreading fast to our pets. This possibly could be triggered by the increased gas prices .. but we think it's a positive consumer awareness that is starting to spread thoughout the ranks of pet owners and we applaud it! Here are a few more tips:

  • Adopt pets from shelters. Why buy when you can adopt one of the 70,000 puppies and kittens born every day in the United States?

  • Spay or neuter your pet. We don’t need any more homeless animals than we already have. As a bonus, spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.

  • No junk food: Certified-organic pet foods must meet strict USDA standards that spell out how ingredients are produced and processed, which means no pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, artificial preservatives, artificial ingredients or genetically engineered ingredients.

  • Clean up the poo-poos Scoop up your doggie doo in biodegradable poop bags so your buddy’s No. 2 isn’t immortalized in a plastic bag, while deep-sixed in a landfill somewhere for hundreds of years. Use the sanitary pooper scoopers that are friendly to the environment. Disposable scoopers are made of 99% biodegradable materials that you simply scoop, seal, and toss. No mess and no touch.
  • Melt the ice. Use a child- and pet-safe deicer such as Safe Paw’s environmentally friendly Ice Melter. Rock salt and salt-based ice-melting products, which kids and animals might accidentally ingest, can cause health problems, while contaminating wells and drinking supplies

  • Your cat will love you forever if you grow your own organic catnip or cat grass. Scrap yarn and fabric you might otherwise toss can also easily be transformed into pet toys.

Go Green with your dog, cat, fish or other small animal!!



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