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Winter Products For Dogs

Puppy_Dog_Walking_Nyack_NY_RocklandDogWalksWhat should pet owners consider when thinking of their dogs health during the winter months? Winter can be tough on pets just as with humans. Seasonal issues can include dry itchy skin from indoor heat, damage to paws or gastro disturbances from outdoor rock salt products. Dogs with arthritis can experience worsening joint stiffness from cold floors. Outdoor dogs- can suffer from the cold elements. Water dishes left in colder temperatures can freeze over leaving your pet with no access to water.
For more tips on winter skin and paw protection see ASPCA article. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/top-ten-winter-skin-paw-care-tips

E-commerce site like Entirely Pets and Only Natural Pet Store sell items specifically for the cold weather. I personally hate to see a dog with hurt paws from stepping on rock salt. Some winter items for dogs include:

Winter Bundle Pack for Dogs -! Winter Bundle Pack for Dogs Wondering what’s the best way to keep your dog warm this winter season? That’s Easy! Check out the Winter Bundle Pack for Dogs that comes with everything you need to keep your dog warm and comfortable. From a heated bed and easy drinking heated bowl to protection from the elements outside, we’ve got you covered! Take advantage of this bundle kit at this great price! Includes: 1) Orthopedic Heated Bed (30 x 40) 2) Pawz Dog Boots (Medium) 3) Allied Heated Pet Bowl – 5 Quart / 50 watts

Pawz Biodegradable Natural Dog Boots
Pawz are the world’s first disposable latex rubber dog boots designed to go on easily and fit securely without using zippers or straps.

K&H Lectro Soft Heated Pet Bed (19″ x 24″) – $59.99

This heated dog bed is perfect for outdoor dogs. Provides soft, comfortable warmth, even in sub-zero temperatures! Thermostatically controlled to warm to your pet’s normal body temperature, keeping them warm in any conditions. Ideal for doghouses, basements, garages, barns, sheds, porches and other outdoor shelters. The super soft PVC exterior won’t absorb moisture and stay wet like a fabric bed. Steel-wrapped, chew resistant cord. Comes with a removable, washable cover. Not recommended for destructive dogs. Product Features Provides soft, comfortable warmth, even in sub-zero temperatures Thermostatically controlled to warm to your pet’s normal body temperature Ideal for doghouses, basements, garages and other outdoor shelters PVC exterior won’t absorb moisture Steel-wrapped, chew resistant cord

Cat Product Spotlight: Swheat Scoop Natural Wheat Litter

If you think a scoopable litter has to be loaded with clay and chemicals to clump and control odor, you’re in for a surprise! Swheat Scoop litter is made from naturally processed wheat, which means its clay free, chemical free, fragrance free and biodegradable.

  • Clumps firmly for easy scooping.
  • Safely digestible-the granules can be licked during grooming or digested without serious health consequences.

Take advantage of Only Natural Pet Store shipping discounts on their website and have a few bags shipped directly to your door!  In addition save an additional 10% when using their auto delivery program

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Swheat Scoop Natural Wheat Litter 14 lb.
Price: 16.99

100% biodegradable, 100% compostable.

Also available in multi-cat formula

Spotlight: shoo!TAG flea and tick tag

shoo!TAG is an innovative non-toxic alternative to applied flea and tick treatments and conventional insect repellents for mosquitoes, chiggers and flies.  shoo!TAG  uses no sprays, lotions or liquids of any kind.

So how does it work?

The shoo!TAG® is a lightweight plastic card that has a magnetic strip that works off the body’s bio-energetic field. Every living creature has an energy field around it and that energy activates the frequency within the strip that blocks mosquitoes, flies, fleas, chiggers or ticks. The frequency helps deter them away. Simple attach the tag to your pets collar.

Tags will last up to 4 months once they are properly attached to a pet or person’s energy field.

The companies vision was to create a bug repellent that was safe, non-toxic, green, lasted for more than a day, had no liquids, sprays or gels or require the label to read “Caution Hazardous Chemicals Inside”.

Owner Stacey Lemire distributes the product to veterinarians, retail and online. “We designed shoo!TAG® to produce a strong barrier around the animal. While no solution is perfect, ours has seen terrific results in reducing the number of fleas, ticks and flies on your dog or cat.” As consumers become more aware of “green” products shoo!TAG is leading the way by promoting ecologically responsible alternatives to protect our four legged friends from toxic chemicals.

“At least 1,600 pet deaths related to spot on treatments with pyrethroids were reported to the EPA over the last five years…” 1

About Shoo!TAG – Products are available for dogs, cats, horses and people, offering protection from biting insects by creating a chemical free barrier. For information or to order visit   www.GenuineShooTag.com

1 According to the Humane Society’s website, quoting The Center for Public Integrity

GreenPaws Fight on Toxic Flea and Tick Products

Spring is almost here and so will flea and tick season. While researching some natural flea repellant products I came across the Green Paws website and NRDC’s efforts to get the EPA to protect consumers from toxic pesticides in pet flea collars.

Flea and tick products with certain chemicals can leave residues on fur that can lead to damage of the brain and nervous systems- not just dogs and cats–but people, too.

Check out the NRDC’s Green Paws campaign that helps consumers find the safest flea-control products on the market. The Green Paws product guide is an excellent resource for anyone that is worried about commercial flea and tick medications.

See if your flea and tick product is safe download http://www.simplesteps.org/greenpaws-products

About: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. Since NRDC’s flagship report, Poison on Pets, was released in 2000 with a list of dangerous chemicals contained in flea and tick products, they have helped to get almost all of them banned.

Pet Summer Safety & Wellness

Summer Travel Season …. pet health and safety tips.

The ASPCA Store has put together a selection of pet safety items to help keep your pet happy and healthy at home, in the car and on water this summer. If you plan to do a lot of driving with your pet this summer check out some of the must have safety items:

Dog Car Safety Thermometer -don’t overlook the possible health hazards of leaving pets too long in a vehicle or enclosed area when it is it hot. Overheating and heat stroke  are serious health matters.

Car Seat Belt Harness

Pet Auto Barrier– Keep pets safely contained in back seat with this pet car seat barrier.

All net proceeds of your purchases on the ASPCA Store help support life-saving programs all over the country. For more info, visit the ASPCA Online Store

If you are an avid boater, be sure to have a life jacket for your dog as well.  A Dog Life Vest is an important summer accessory for :

  • Canoeing, Recreational paddling
  • Lake and Ocean swimming
  • Sailing and Boating
  • Dogs who are new to the water

If you are thinking about a personal flotation device-PFD  for your dog, talk to other boater/pet owners.  While size guidelines come with the jackets, based on Boat US experience they recommend that you take your dog in for “a  vest fitting if possible”  Pet shops and marine supply stores should allow you to bring your dog in and try the vests. Tips: Look at where the straps or other attachments contact the dog’s body. In the wrong spot, these can make the dog miserable and they may try to chew them off.  *BoatUS has a PDF on Canine Water Safety Vests –

http://www.boatus.com/foundation/findings/findingsdog.htm

*BoatU.S. Foundation is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe and environmentally sensitive boating.

In addition to the links below from Only Natural Pet Store you can also search sites such as REI, Marine Sites for animal life jackets – floatation devices.


Ruff Wear Portage Float Coat Canine Life Jacket Small Orange for Dogs (SS)
Ideal for recreational use, great for calm water activities, or for dogs who are less buoyant and/or new to the water.

Ruff Wear Portage Float Coat Canine Life Jacket Small Green for Dogs (SS)
Ideal for recreational use, great for calm water activities, or for dogs who are less buoyant and/or new to the water.

Ruff Wear Portage Float Coat Canine Life Jacket Medium Orange for Dogs (SS)
Ideal for recreational use, great for calm water activities, or for dogs who are less buoyant and/or new to the water.

Not all dogs are not natural swimmers. Its best to introduce your dog to water very early, as a puppy if possible, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

A life jacket is one of the best safety investments you can make for your pets well being, if you plan to spend alot of time on the water with them.

TropiClean’s Best Pet Smile Contest

Who doesnt love a good contest and chance to win free goodies! This one is wrapping up soon but there is still time to enter your pet.

Company:  TropiClean

Share a photo of your smiling dog or cat and tell everyone why your pet has “TropiClean’s Best Smile.” You could win a $1,500 contribution to your favorite animal shelter plus a $500 VISA gift card and more for yourself – and there are new prize drawings every month!

All entries must be submitted by June 30, 2011 to be eligible for the Grand Prize! 

To enter the TropiClean Best Smile Contest, completely fill out their official entry form on their website–www.tropicleanbestsmile.com. Visitors to the website can also vote for their favorites.

NYC Pet Show Great Line Up

The NYC Pet Show is an event for the urban pet lover. The show provides attendees with an interactive experience comprised of activities, meet & greets, seminars and panel discussions. More than 75 exhibitors will provide dog and cat owners with products and services .

Some of the top natural pet food lines such as Blue Buffalo. Ark Naturals, Fresh Pet, Merrick,  Stella & Chewys will be exhibiting as well as smaller specialty companies that offer grooming products, treats, pet apparel, and of course pet food lines. Products will be available for purchase at the show.

Besides the expo   there will be informative sessions and special appearances by Victoria Stillwell, host of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or The Dog!, Rescue Ink and reality TV celebrities Doggie Moms. There will also be workshops scheduled on both days “Ask The Professionals” -Vet, Cat and Grooming questions.

Check out NYCPETSHOW Twitter Page for a Promotional Code to save on Advance Ticket Purchase http://twitter.com/NYCPetShow

NYC Pet Show

May 21, 2011 to May 22, 2011 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at door

Free Dog-Cat Food Sweepstakes! March 2011

Sponsor: The Nutro Company

Only a few days left to enter. Win 1 year of free NUTRO® Dry Dog or Cat Food* in the “Tell Us Your NUTRO® Story Sweepstakes”. Write a review on your favorite Nutro product.  Contest details and link to site