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WaterCollar - A PFD for Dogs E-mail

As you may have seen on the news, Arizona has been experiencing some of the most intense rain and flooding in over 100 years. This creates a new set of problems with our pets because we’re seeing waterways and pools overflowing, even as temperatures soar from 90-100+ degrees.

Even if your pet is an excellent swimmer, he may have problems finding his way out of a pool or waterway and this can result in drownings. Drownings occur often when pets who are warm, enter the pool to cool off, then can’t find the stairs to climb out. As a result, we are always searching for ways to keep our pets safe around water when we’re not home.

Recently, we stumbled upon a unique solution from Hedz UP Pets called the WatercollarTM.


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The Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Pets E-mail

Fall is upon us and with it comes flavorful aromas, a chill in the air and... pumpkins!

Pumpkin is one of nature’s super foods. Its high moisture content makes it especially valuable to animals who refuse to drink enough water. Adding moisture-rich foods, such as pumpkin, can help diminish the effects of dehydration and reduce heat in the body.

This does not mean you should save that dried out, crusty leftover pumpkin that you carved up and placed in front of your door two weeks ago. You should only use the freshest of pumpkins (hopefully organic) for your pets. Remember, if you wouldn’t eat it, your pets probably shouldn’t eat it. Go buy a fresh pumpkin from your local, organic farmer's market and use this helpful guide to prepare a beneficial pumpkin puree for your dogs or cats.

Digestive Support

Fiber is one of the key benefits of pumpkin, and pureed pumpkin can help pets with both diarrhea and constipation. It only takes a small amount to help – for example, consider adding ½ teaspoon per 50 lbs of body weight once a day. This benefit extends to quieting upset stomachs and helping with indigestion.


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How to Choose A Boarding Facility or Pet Sitter E-mail

As much as we hate to leave our pets behind, it's impossible to travel with all of them.

In our case, a pet sitter is called for and we only work with people we have known for years. But that is not always feasible. And let's face it, sometimes we have to go out of town...

A recent tragedy at a boarding facility in Arizona resulted in 20 dogs dying within a few hours due to heat exposure. (Here is the story if you missed it).

So, how do you choose a boarding facility or pet-sitter and how can you rest assured that your dog is being cared for properly?

Here are ways you can avoid losing your pet to a less than honorable boarding facility...


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Win a Feather Whirl Toy from SmartyKat E-mail

We are very excited to be offering yet another fantastic giveaway! This month, we'll be offering SmartyKat Feather Whirl Toy to lucky  cat parents - just in time for the holidays.

Be sure to visit FeatherWhirl to take advantage of an exclusive cat toy opportunity from SmartyKat®.

They are offering a SPECIAL introductory package to celebrate this amazing cat toy and it will only be available for a short time.

Our suggestion is to enter this great giveaway to win a free toy as a gift, but run on on over and pick up this special offer for yourself! It includes:

 


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10 Possible Reasons Your Cat Is Behaving Badly E-mail

If your healthy cat is suddenly peeing on your bed or spraying in your office, if he's taken to running around at strange hours of the night, or mewing inconsolably all night, there are several possible explanations. Of course, you must always take them in for a vet check to eliminate any possible health conditions like blockages or disease. But health problems have been eliminated and your cat is still acting out inappropriately, here are some possible explanations.

Room Deodorizers

Everyone has probably used a room deodorizer in their home, particularly if they have cats. One of the most common places to put diffusers and other such items are near the litter-box. Avoid doing this! It can cause undue stress on  your cats and even make it difficult for them to use the litter box.

Solve This: Instead of placing a deodorizer or diffuser near your cat's box, try one of the helpful Litter Box Deodorizers on the market. You can also tape live charcoal on the side or the bottom of the box or sprinkle the box with baking soda prior to putting cat litter inside.


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