Posts Tagged ‘pet gear’
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
We all love our dogs. They complete our lives in many ways and give us something to smile about even on the worst days. They need us and, in a way, we might just need them as well. Of course, being in love with man’s best friend might be easy but occasionally it can build up some unhealthy habits.
Sleeping in bed with a young puppy night after night can be a hard habit to break. As dogs get bigger you may feel less cozy with them snuggling into your bed. As those habits have already been formed it will be difficult now to discipline your dog into sleeping elsewhere.
Best to get the right pet gear in the beginning and try and establish good habits right away. Good habits, meaning that your dog sleeps comfortably on a dog bed. The Sportsman Pet Bed is the kind of well thought out slumber design that we assume is only applied to humans. There are systems for support and for comfort designed specially for pets. This means that not only are you developing bad habits with your dog sleeping in your bed, you are doing him or her a disservice. These beds are perfect for pets.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
It would be a shame not to bring your favorite furry companion with you on all the awesome vacations you’ve got planned; but it can be a real hassle to pack little Buddy up and get him to sit nicely in the car, then haul him everywhere and make sure all his needs are met on the road. It’s almost enough to make anyone call the kennel immediately!
Luckily with Pet Gear, traveling with your pup has been made as easy as possible for you and your beloved. Let’s start with the first concern: how to get your dog to sit in the car without creating a driving hazard or getting fur all over your stuff. Pet Gear makes an array of car seats and booster seats specifically designed for your dog. These allow Buster to sit in comfort in the back and allow to continue safely driving towards your destination.
Next up on the concerns list: where will you pup sleep when you arrive? Dog cots are an amazingly simple answer to this conundrum. They’re easily packable and super comfy for your pet. They can be stored and assembled with ease and the fur factor doesn’t have to work its way onto your host’s bedding.
Lastly: what will I do with my pup while I bike? Plop him in a bike basket and allow him to enjoy the same view you’re so excited about. Of Course. Pet Gear’s got you covered with this too!
Now. Pack your little loved one up and go exploring!
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Cats, and dogs, often suffer from the same diseases that humans do. Nearly 85% of adult pets have periodontal disease. If left untreated, the bacteria can actually spread through the pet’s bloodstream and infect major organs. But other dental issues can occur too, such as gum disease and tooth decay –resulting in a loss of teeth. Obviously your veterinarian will check your cat’s teeth during examinations, but you should be keeping an eye on his mouth at home too.
There are plenty of dental care products to keep your kitty’s mouth happy and healthy. Try to brush your cat’s teeth at least two time a week. There are special toothbrushes available, as well as ones that slip over your index finger. Start by doing just a few teeth at a time if your cat is uncomfortable. Many chewable treats and other products are on the market that have an abrasive texture to help remove food debris and plaque from the teeth. It’s best to start these practice when your cat is still a kitten instead of waiting until you notice a problem
Look for cat dental products at Rescue Pet Supply. And when you’re in need of carriers, healthcare products, and other great supplies, shop trusted brands like Pet Gear, Nutramax, and much more at our store.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Now that spring is here, your dog will be shedding his winter coat and growing in a new one for spring. Good news for the dog, not so much for your home. But regardless of the season, dogs (and cats) need frequent grooming and upkeep if you want the home to have minimal piles of fur and to keep his coat looking beautiful.
It all starts with hair brushing. Not only do dogs enjoy being brushed, it will maintain their healthy coat. The amount of brushing and the type you choose depends on the breed of dog and its hair. Long-haired dogs require daily brushing, while medium-haired dogs should be brushed weekly to prevent matting and tangles. Short-haired dogs can go much longer. But brush more frequently during shedding season to prevent a build-up.
Nails need to be trimmed but pet owners and dogs both hate this ordeal. You can have your vet or groomer do it for you, but you should also learn how to do it yourself too.
When it comes to bathing, some dogs love it, others hate it –most owners do too. Most dogs can be bathed monthly and you should always make it a positive experience for them. Ask your veterinarian if specific shampoos are best for your dog’s hair.
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Ringworm is a common fungal infection among pets, especially dogs, cats, and even horses. The infection invades the hair and hair follicles. It is transmitted by spores in the soil that come into contact with the hair. But dogs and cats do not just get it, humans can too. Actually, humans can transmit the infection to their pets and vice versa. Children are actually very susceptible. Either way, it needs to be treated right away.
Warning signs include a spreading circle of hair loss with scaly skin at the center and a red ring on the periphery. The infection itself isn’t itchy, but a secondary bacterial infection with scabs can cause your pet to lick and scratch the area. The infection can also infect the nails which will be dry, cracked, and brittle.
The solution? Topical agents like shampoo. Malaseb and Ketochlor shampoo both fight the fungi and yeast. They can reduce the risk of transmission to other animals and humans and stop the spread of skin problems, reducing skin irritation and reactions. Read the labels of these shampoos though to make sure they are safe to use on your animal. Rescue Pet Supply carries both these brands, which can be very pricey through the vet, but much more affordable if purchased online.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
As a pet owner, it’s up to you to make the right decisions for your furry little friends. You have to put in the effort to take care of them as best you can –keeping them clean, feeding them the right amount of food, and taking them to the vet when they are sick. Just like we need to eat healthy, so do our pets. They can’t make healthy decisions when it comes to their food choices. We must do it for them.
Nutro pet food is one of those smart choices. They sell both dog and cat food, wet and dry. All their food products are made with natural ingredients. Additionally, there are vitamins and minerals in the food as well. Vitamins and minerals are crucial to keeping your pet healthy –such as Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids to give your pet a rich and glossy coat. Antioxidants will boost the pet’s immune system. Nutro is also proud to introduce Grain Free Limited Ingredients Diets for dogs. With zero grains, the food is a great option for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Plus, all natural ingredients means a healthier body for your dog.
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
While Easter may be over (and Passover is still underway), it’s good to know some pet safety tips during any holiday season. Christmas time may pose the biggest problems for pets, but as long as there are tons of guests in the house, there are safety risks for your furry friends.
If the holiday calls for many decorations, ensure there are out of your pet’s reach. Check that any plants or flowers in the home are not toxic if eaten. The holidays are also prime time for chocolates and other candy and nuts to be left out on tables. Be careful that they too are out of reach. You don’t want to get your pets sick. And while on the topic of food, guests will be tempted to share the ham or roast turkey with Fido. Let everyone know not to give any human food to your pet.
All those guests in the home can also be stressful for certain pets, especially if they’re not used to that kind of attention. Consider sectioning off an area for your pet to stay in, away from all the hullabaloo. Your cat will probably find a nice couch to hide under for most of the day, but don’t let her feel trapped there. She needs to eat and drink too!