Archive for June 2010

Pet Care Tip – Fleas on Your Pet

Friday, June 11th, 2010

If you have a pet, you have probably encountered fleas at one time or another. Seeing your pet scratch may not necessarily mean it has fleas. Cats and dogs can scratch for a variety of other reasons.

Sometimes fleas are difficult to see on your pet. A good way to check for fleas is to part the fur on your pet’s back and look down to the skin. You may actually see a flea or two.

If you don’t see any fleas, you may see little black flecks that look like dirt which may be flea droppings. To be sure, take some of these and put them on white paper with a little water. If the paper turns red these are flea droppings. Your pet probably has fleas.

Then it is time to use one of the good flea treatments for your pet to eliminate these little parasites.

Related products of benefit to your pet:
Flea , Tick, Worm & Parasite Products

Product Review: G-Whiz Spot-Go for Dogs – Urine Neutralizer

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

dog-urine-neutralizerG-Whiz is a liquid blend of natural ingredients that works internally in a pet’s intestinal tract to aid in the digestion of protein and helps to prevent lawn burns and odors.

G-Whiz is safe for pets and reduces the “burn effect” of dog urine. Studies have shown G-Whiz to be 400% more effective than parsley seed extract, known for its ability to eliminate bad breath and foul odors in pets. It’s easy to use and comes with a convenient pump that assures a trouble-free way to add it to your pet’s food or water.

Recommended and approved by veterinarians to be safe and effective, it is clinically proven to control odors caused by waste, breath and gas. It also helps to keep lawns green.

What is Lawn Burn?

Lawn burn is a common problem that results when dog urine burns the grass in your lawn. If you have ever had to deal with this problem, you know how frustrating it is and how difficult it can be to prevent. There are many home remedies to correct this problem, but most of them are ineffective and a few of them actually make the situation worse.

What Causes Lawn Burn?

Lawn burn is caused by the the high level of nitrogen in dog urine. When the dog urinates, it is similar to pouring liquid fertilizer on the lawn. A little fertilizer is good for the grass, but an excessive amount causes nitrogen burn.

The prevention of lawn burn deals with trying to reduce the amount of nitrogen coming into contact with the grass. Supplements such as G-Whiz Neutralizer and G-Whiz Anti Lawn Burning Treats help neutralize ammonia internally.

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Responsible Pet Keeping

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Little DogSpaying or neutering your dog or cat is good for your pet’s health, for you as a caring pet owner and for your community. Spaying and neutering is recommended for all pets not intended for breeding.

The procedure has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of many animal diseases and cancers, as well as prevent many kinds of undesirable pet behaviors.

Below are some of the health and behavior benefits both you and your pet will receive after spaying and neutering.

Health benefits:

  • Spaying female dogs and cats generally eliminates the possibility of developing uterine or ovarian infections and cancers, and also greatly reduces the threat of mammary cancer.
  • Neutering of males reduces the likelihood of prostate disease or cancer, and eliminates the risk of testicular cancer.

Behavioral benefits:

  • Spaying females eliminates the irritability, aggressiveness, nervous whining, yowling and pacing behavior normally associated with the animal heat cycle which can often last many months during a year.
  • Neutering male cats greatly reduces or eliminates territorial marking (spraying of urine on surfaces).
  • Neutering also reduces excessive aggression in dogs and cats toward other animals. Thus, neutered dogs and cats will have a lower desire to fight others, resulting in fewer bite and scratch wounds and lessening the spread of contagious diseases.
  • Male dogs and cats tend to stay home more after neutering because they no longer wander in search of a mate or for other males to fight with. Naturally, the risk of injury from traffic accidents or from fights with other animals is also lowered greatly.
  • Because spayed and neutered pets are less aggressive and irritable, they are more likely to adapt to human households and turn their attention and affection towards their owners.

Grey and White KittenMillions of unwanted kittens and puppies are born in the U.S. every year because of pet owners who do not spay and neuter their pets. According to a national survey, most of the unwanted offspring – about 7 million cats and dogs – are euthanized in U.S. shelters each year. It takes your tax dollars to pay for the rising costs of animal control and animal sheltering programs, and to round up, house, euthanize, and dispose of unwanted, homeless animals. Spaying and neutering prevents unexpected or unwanted reproduction. Do your part to help end of cycle of death and destruction of homeless puppies and kittens.

Spaying and neutering is a one-time procedure with a one-time cost, but it is a relatively small cost when compared to all the benefits. The operation is performed under general anesthesia by a doctor of veterinary medicine and the procedure itself is not felt by the patient. There may be mild discomfort after the surgery, but most animals return to normal activity within 24 to 72 hours. The minimal and brief discomfort that may be experienced by some dogs and cats that are spayed or neutered can be easily lessened with post-operative pain medications. It is always best to spay dogs and cats while they are young and healthy. Many of the behavior benefits are also more noticeable if done at an early age.

Besides spaying and neutering to ensure that your pet is not responsible for unplanned or unwanted offspring and other problems, being a responsible pet owner means:

  • Feeding your pet good food as well as developing healthy feeding habits. Also ensure a clean and adequate water supply.
  • Learning about and providing overall good pet care.
  • Establishing an ongoing relationship with a veterinarian.
  • Vaccinating your pet against disease. Many serious pet diseases can be prevented by vaccination.
  • Complying with local laws regarding licensing, roaming, leashes, etc.
  • Taking precautions to prevent your pet from roaming free in the community. Again, spaying and neutering will help with this greatly. Just in case, still make sure to get a good collar and an accurate tag for your pet with pet’s name, your name, and at least a phone number.
  • Loving and caring for your pet. Strengthen the bond between you and your pet through training, games, and other activity. The time you spend with your pet participating in activities together helps develop a long and rewarding relationship between you two. Finally, training and games stimulate and strengthen both your pet’s mind and body and help keep it occupied and out of trouble.
  • Grooming and cleaning your pet when necessary. Remember that good hygiene helps prevent fleas, ticks, other disease-causing agents and also prevents many general diseases including the ones that can be passed between pet and owner!

Be a responsible pet owner – it benefits you, your pet and your community!

Product Review: Super Pet Critter Litter

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Critter Litter Pearls 4lbsSuper Pet Critter Litter Potty Training Pearls is specially formulated to be 99% dust free and super absorbent. It is made from non-toxic all-natural minerals, absorbs moisture on contact and inhibits the bacteria that causes pet waste odors.

Critter Litter is manufactured in special pearl-shaped pellets that reduce the production of dust. In combination with a potty training program, Critter Litter will reduce cage cleaning by 30% or more. It is made from 100% all-natural Bentonite. This is a pure, non-toxic, inert clay material found in many areas around the world.

To potty train your pet, such as ferrets or rabbits, observe your pet’s instinctive behavior to utilize one corner of their home as a toilet. Pets do not usually eliminate where they eat, drink and sleep. You can encourage your pet to use a specific corner if you place its food bowl in one corner, their water bottle in another corner, and their bed in the remaining corner. Fill a litter pan with 1 1/2 to 2 inches of Critter Litter pearls and place the pan in the corner your pet uses as the toilet.

Initially, place a small amount of soiled bedding or droppings directly in the litter pan so your pet will know this is the designated toilet until they are fully trained. Keep the litter pan fresh by removing the solid waste on a daily basis. Completely replace all of the Critter Litter in the pan at least once per week.

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Super Pet Critter Litter