Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Featured Product: The Furminator!

Try the Furminator to help your pet from shedding. Eliminate those pesky pet shedding problems. This crafty tool helps to reduce shedding up to 90%! There are different sizes of Furminators available to work on small and large pets. It also helps to reduce hairballs in cats. It harmlessly removes the loose undercoat without damaging or cutting the topcoat. It also helps to bring the oils in your pet's coat to the surface to reveal soft and shiny fur and healthy skin. The Furminator can even eliminate the airborne elements that cause allergic reactions in many people. Try this product today!

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Doggone Diggin'

Does your dog dig up your yard?

Try burying a water balloon in one of the holes. When your puppy goes to dig, it will pop in its face and hopefully, surprise him enough that he will think twice before he digs again. Remember, digging is a natural tendency for dogs, so build a sandbox and encourage your dog to dig there instead. Place the sandbox in an area that is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. To teach your dog to dig in the sandbox, bury some treats or favorite toys. Praise him when he digs in the sandbox. When you find him digging elsewhere, take him to the sandbox and show him that he should dig there, and not dig in the yard. If the sandbox isn't the solution, your dog may be digging because he is trying to find a cool spot to lay in. The cool dirt under the ground is usually refreshing for dogs, so it might also be helpful to buy a kiddie pool for your dog to splash around in throughout the day to keep cool.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Fascinating World of Ferrets

Ferrets are the third most popular pet in the United States, coming in very close to dogs and cats.

Ferrets live up to about 7-10 years on average, although there have been some that have lived up to around 11 or 12 years of age.

Males usually are larger in weight and size compared to female ferrets. Although ferrets are known for having a distinct musky odor, most ferrets are descented before they are sold. Unfortunately, these furry animals will have the musky odor whether they are descented or not. However, the scent is not incredibly overpowering. It is not recommended to give frequent baths to ferrets, as this can dry out their skin and cause flaking. It is okay to give occasional baths.

Ferrets are very entertaining pets. They are extremely playful and are enjoyed by most kids and adults. As with most pets, they do require a lot of attention and care. The name "ferret" is derived from the latin furonem, which translates to "thief." Many ferret owners will tell you this name is perfect because ferrets are known to steal your items, such as keys, and hide them from you. Up for a game of hide and seek?

Unfortunately, some people who own ferrets are not aware that they need vaccinations just like cats and dogs. Canine distemper and rabies shots are the two most common vaccinations that ferrets will need, although ferrets are susceptible to other diseases as well. As always, check with your veterinarian for all vaccination protocols on your pets.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Adoption Day at Pet Depot!

Looking for a new furry friend? Then come out this Saturday, September 6th to Pet Depot in Muscle Shoals, Alabama! The adoption will take place from 12pm-4pm. Please join Pet Depot and P.A.W.S(Pets Are Worth Saving) to find homes for shelter animals.