Friday, April 1, 2011

It's a Green Thing! Live Catnip and Wheat Grass arriving in stores this week!


Dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and small animals all say yes to the taste of our 100% certified organic wheat grass. It’s an excellent source of green nutrition and the healthy, safe alternative to potentially harmful houseplants and chemically treated outdoor grasses.
Pet Greens® Pet Grass® And here’s the dirt on our soil: it’s an organic mix, custom blended then planted with top-quality seed to boost flavor and nutrients. Delivered fresh from the farm.
How To Get Your Greens On
Place Pet Grass by your cat’s feeding bowl or a window and give your houseplants a break. For dogs, add fine clippings to wet or dry food. It’s a nutritious alternative to munching lawn grass. Put Pet Grass where your birds perch for a tasty pruning and juicing treat, and sprinkle fine clippings in the feeding bowls of reptiles and small animals.

Inspire your cat to tumble, jump and race around in pure bliss. Safe and non-addictive, our premium live catnip is a highly aromatic anytime treat. Repeat it for a continual supply.
Pet Greens® Live Catnip
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Product Spotlight: Diatomaceous Earth for Pets

Lumino Diatomaceous Earth for Pets

Lumino Diatomaceous Earth is a natural, non-toxic organic alternative to chemical flea, tick & parasite treatments.

What is Diatomaceous Earth? Food grade diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring fine organic powder composed of crushed aquatic freshwater fossils. Listed as an organic product by the Organic Material Review Institute, it is the highest-grade fossil shell flour available.

If you are wary of putting spot-on treatments on your pet to kill fleas, then try Diatomaceous Earth. It is not a chemical - it is a desiccant, which means that it actually penetrates and dries out the waxy exoskeleton of fleas and ticks so they dehydrate. Neat, huh? It has no chemical toxicity, just a simple, naturally effective solution for parasite control.

Surprisingly, it doesn't stop there. It also has been shown to eliminate hookworms, roundworms, pinworms and whipworms within one week of being fed daily.

It can also be used externally, just simply rub the product into your pet's coat and fur to kill fleas, ticks and lice. Can be used on bedding and furniture as well.

Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth: Not only is this product organic and non-toxic, but it is also good for your pet because it contains 15 trace minerals that are proven to boost your pet's immune system.

This product can be used on any animal - kittens and puppies six weeks of age or older, dogs, cats, poultry, horses, etc. Find it now on our Website.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Keep Your Dog Warm this Winter!

If your dog is an outside dog, then it's important to make sure your furry friend stays warms during the cold winter months. Some months, especially the months of January and February, can drop to below zero temperatures, depending on where you live. Here are a few tips to make sure your pet stays toasty this winter.

Most puppies cannot survive the cold like adult dogs, so be sure to keep your puppy indoors during winter. It's best to only take them outside for housebreaking purposes only.

Your dog will need more food, especially protein, during the winter months. This will help to keep your pet's fur in good shape and provide the extra calories it needs to survive the cold. Also, make sure your dog has plenty of room to exert the energy it needs to keep its body temperature a level that will provide enough body heat to keep it warm.

If you live in an area that snows, be sure to make your pet a place to sleep that isn't on the snow. Hay, cedar or pine chips, and other pet bedding is perfect for this. If you have a shed or outside building your dog can sleep in, a heated bed is also a perfect way to make sure your dog doesn't freeze. We have a great selection of heated beds and pet bed warmers that will ensure your pet stays warm.

It is also crucial to make sure your pet has plenty of drinking water too. Unfortunately, the cold can cause your pet's water to freeze so it's important to have water that is liquid for your pet to drink. If you live in an area that gets to below freezing temperatures, then you might want to consider getting a heated dog bowl for your pet. This will help your dog's water stay liquid and won't freeze even in the lowest temperatures.

When all else fails, if you can always bring your pet indoors if you think it is too cold for him. Most pets with thick coats will be fine outside, as long as you follow these tips.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Owning a Pet Can Help You Live Longer

You may not realize it, but your pet may be adding to your lifespan. Studies have shown a significant difference in stress levels between people who own pets and those who don't and pet owners tend to live much longer lives.

But why is this? For one thing, our pets can help us from being so lazy. We take our dogs for walks, play Frisbee with them in the park, or chase them around the house because they got a hold of our new shoes. This helps to increase our cardiovascular exercise and keep us at a healthy weight.

Our pets can help on an emotional level too. As human beings, we need to feel wanted and loved. Who makes you feel more wanted and loved than your high-jumping, tail-waggin' furry friend? Your dog makes you feel like you are a celebrity when you walk through the door after a long day's work. Our pet's affection can have a very therapeutic affect on us, whether we realize it or not. They know when we are sad and try to comfort us on some level. Research on individuals of all ages clearly show that 15 minutes of direct contact a day with an animal reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, slows heart rate, improves sleep and reduces the risk of depression.

So go to your local animal shelter and pick out a pet because the life you save may very well be your own.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Problem with Cat Scratching?

Many cat owners suffer with cats scratching in unwanted areas such as furniture. One of the reasons behind the scratching is that cats are very responsive to different smells in the area. So, the solution is easy - change the smell to something the cat will dislike. Most cats do not like the smell of citrus or bitter apple sprays so you can put in these in areas to deter your cat from scratching. Another non-harmful technique is to use a water bottle to spritz the cat anytime he or she is scratching in an area you dislike. Most cats won't like this and it will remind them to not keep participating in the same behavior that is causing them to get sprayed with the water.

You will need to provide the cat with an alternate scratching object such as a scratching post. Positive reinforcement will encourage the cat to use the scratching post, rather than your big, comfy sofa. Training a cat is similar to training a dog in the sense that cats also respond to negative and positive reinforcement. Anytime your cat is scratching on something you don't want her to, make sure you tell her 'no' and put her next to the scratching post. Catnip can also be used to aid in encouraging the cat to use the scratching post instead of furniture.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dog Has Matted Fur? No Problem!

My grandmother knows I am an avid dog lover. One day I got a call from her requesting my help with her Cocker Spaniel, Cara. She said she needed my help with grooming her. She used to take Cara to get her groomed quite frequently, but had not had the money to do so. I agreed to help. I did not know what I was getting myself into until I saw Cara. It was something you only see in doggy nightmares. The dog was completely covered in matted hair and tangles. Not only was the dog covered in matted hair, but also had mud caked into the matted hair, which made it worse. My grandmother would have groomed Cara herself, but her hands make it unable to do so. I attempted to cut the matts out of Cara's fur at first, but quickly found this was going to be impossible. The matts were THICK, plus mix in the mud, the scissors didn't stand a chance. I knew this was going to be a tough job. So I went to the local Pet Depot store and picked up a Wahl KM 2 Professional 2 Speed Pet Clipper.

I was skeptical that this particular clipper would be able to do the job, however it worked perfectly. I was able to cut straight through the matted hair by clipping underneath the matts with no problem. I was thoroughly impressed. Clipping the dog's fur on its back was no problem, but it wasn't until I got to the legs that I ran into a problem. This is where most of the mud was caked on, but the clippers cut through it. It did take time because it was so thick. It ended up taking me a total of 16 hours(8 hours a day) to finish the job, but without that Wahl Clipper, would have taken me a lot longer. For her birthday, I bought her a Wahl Kennel Pro Pet Clipper because it is an extra heavy duty pet clipper, just in case we ever run into this problem again. :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Dog Behavior Spotlight: Aggression in your Pet

Part 2

Now, part 1 is very vital to learning to control your pet's aggression. Once you train your dog to realize that you are in control, you can move on to the next step. You want your aggressive pup to be able to be around people and other pets without being aggressive. To do this, start out slowly. Remember, if your dog is not neutered, it might make it more difficult to train him.

Keep your dog on his leash at all times during this exercise. This is for the safety of the pet and to those around him. You will want to observe how your dog reacts to certain stimuli. Have your dog sit down. Keeping a safe distance, have a person or another pet to walk past your dog. Notice how your dog reacts. Does he immediately start to pull on the leash, trying to get closer to the person/animal? Does he bark or growl? Whatever your dog may be doing, it is important to tell him "no" so that he is aware it is unacceptable behavior. When your dog reacts in a way that you do not approve of, do the same trick as before and tap him on the shoulder and say "no" and make him sit down and stay seated. As before, it is important to do this several times until your dog understands that he is not allowed to participate in the unacceptable behavior. If you dog begins to understand what to do and stays seated and does not react when the person or pet walks by, you can give him a treat to reward his behavior. However, it is important not to allow him to snatch it out of your hand. Give him the treat and say "good boy!"

It is essential that you are consistent with your dog. If you are not, it will confuse the dog. It is also important that you work with your dog everyday. Although it may get frustrating at times, do not give up. You may not be able to completely control your pet's aggressive behavior but doing these tips will start him on the road to becoming a more well-behaved pet.