Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Keep your pets away from problems areas with this pet proofing system! Put the zone in any area you want your pet to avoid, and the zones will teach Fido to stay away. Plus if you have multiple pets, you just need the extra receiver collar. You can use an unlimited number of collars for just one zone! This is perfect if you want your pets to stay out of small children's bedrooms, the trash, counters, etc. As always, this is completely safe for your pets.
Many other online pet stores want $79.99 or more for this system, but we are offering it for $69.99!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
1. Your Lifestyle. If you work long hours or have a demanding job that requires for you to travel a lot, owning a dog may not be for you. They do require some attention and people who travel constantly or work extremely long hours will not usually be able to provide the attention it needs. Leaving your pet alone for an extended period of time will cause your pet to become bored and could cause it to become destructive.
2. Money. This is a huge factor in whether adopting a pet is right for you. The adoption fee is just the beginning of the financial commitment. Food is a necessity and a continuing cost. Depending on the breed you get, the food may not be as costly. But for larger breeds that require a lot more food, the costs can add up very quickly. Also, if living in an apartment complex or rented home, many landlords require a pet deposit. Some pet deposits can range from $200-$1000. You want to be sure you can fork up that kind of money for a new pet. Veterinary care is also a continuing cost. You must get your pet its shots to keep it healthy. There are other considerations as well, such as heartworm medication and flea & tick treatments.
3. In it for the long haul. Make sure before adopting a pet that you will be ready to care for it for many years. On average, dogs can live up to 10-15 years, although some have been known to live up to 20 years. So, if he tears up your beautiful furniture, will you still want him?
4. Poodle? Cocker Spaniel? If you don’t know what kind of breed to get, you might want to do some research to see which puppy will best fit with your lifestyle. This will help you to know what you are getting into before adopting. Do you want a lap dog or an active dog? There are many different breeds out there with a variety of temperaments. Find out which is best for you before making the commitment.
5. You want a pet NOW. Maybe you think your friend's dog is awfully cute and are dying for one of your own. Maybe you've fallen for a pleading pair of eyes and want to take home that particular dog or cat today. If you're not willing to wait at least a few days for the adoption process required by most shelters and rescue groups, you're probably acting too impulsively. Take some time to think. There's a life at stake.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive® and commissioned by Wellness, asked more than 1,300 dog and cat owners various questions about their pet's diet. Although two-thirds of those polled said they feed their dog(s)/cat(s) as if they are members of the family, their actions do not always support the claim. Only 38 percent of dog and cat owners said they always or often read the labels on their pets' food. Thirty eight percent say they understand all the ingredients listed on their dog/cat food labels. These pet parents were also asked if they could name the first ingredient on the dog/cat food, with 44 percent of dog owners answering they were unsure and 48 percent of cat owners answering they were unsure.
Other interesting survey findings were:
-91 percent of dog and cat owners said they would not want their pets' food to contain ingredients that cause allergies or food intolerance.
-66 percent said their preference would be to only feed natural pet food.
In reality though, most consumers are buying pet food that is not natural, and that includes some of the ingredients they don't want.
According to the Wellness Natural Pet Food President, he states “We know that with pets, as with people, you are what you eat, which is why it is so important to understand the ingredients we’re feeding our cats and dogs,” said Wellness President Michael Meyer. “We’ve made it our mission to educate dog and cat parents as to what makes a quality ingredient and to empower them to know what they are feeding their beloved animals. That way they can be confident they truly are meeting their mission of feeding their pets as high quality a food as they would the rest of their family.”
Know what you are feeding your pets! Check out our Wellness snacks. They are healthy and perfect for training your pets.