Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Pet

As a child, I always enjoyed the moment when my family would give our golden retriever his Christmas present. It was usually something quite simple, maybe a small toy or a bag of dog treats. Zach would be perplexed at first, unsure of our eagerness for him to rip the colorful wrapping paper apart. Usually he got in trouble for such things—but Christmas was special. Sometimes we would even snip a hole in the packaging of the treats so he could smell them, and I would giggle as he eagerly ripped off the paper and the packaging and devoured his goodies.

Make sure you don’t leave your pet out of the excitement this holiday season. As an important part of your family, your pet should have his or her own special part in the celebration. Consider these suggestions for a special gift for your pet this Holiday Season.

Pur Luv has a wide selection of healthy dog treats in a variety of sizes and flavors. Pur Lov Grande Bones are perfect for medium to large dogs, and smaller dogs will enjoy Pur Lov Little Trix or Pur Lov Mini Bones. Another wonderful option for dogs of all sizes is Pur Love Chewy Bites. Each of these treats come in either Bacon or Peanut Butter flavor and are low in fat, high in omega fatty acids, and contain no animal by-products. These rich and flavorful treats will be tasty for your dog—and nutritious for them too!

Include your dog in the festivities and toasting during the holiday season and treat him to some 3 Busy Dogs Bowser Beer. This non-alcoholic, non-carbonated beer is made especially with your pet in mind. All ingredients are American-made and meet human grade standards. Bowser Beer flavors include Beefy Brown Ale, Chicken Flavor, and Cock-a-Doodle Brew. Consider this creative gift idea for your pet this Christmas!

Kong Dog Toys are an excellent idea for entertaining play for your dog both inside and outside. Kong Wubba toys come in a variety of sizes to make sure you get the toy that fits perfectly with your dog’s size and breed. These toys have long tails that your dog will love shaking and flapping back and forth. The soft fleece Kong Snugga Wubba Dog Toy is perfect for playing inside. Kong also makes special toys for senior dogs, encouraging your older dog to play and exercise, while also using a gentle rubber formula to go easier on their teeth. Regardless of your dog’s size, breed, or age, he or she deserves a special gift this Holiday Season.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Get Rid of the Odor, Not Your Pet!

As the cold, winter months set in, your dog or cat will be spending more time inside. Whether they have a training crate or free reign of the household, pet odors add up over time, especially since windows are often sealed shut until spring. You can wash a pet bed and light scented candles all winter long, but a standing odor may still permeate your nose. There is a simple solution in NaturVet OdoKill Concentrated Deodorizer.

What Is It?
Sold as a concentrated liquid, you dilute the deodorizer with water. This product is meant for cleaned areas, not soiled spots. However, a clean spot may still have a lingering odor that is offensive to friends and family. Application is simple with a mop or sponge, based on the area's size.

Typical Application
Apply OdoKill deodorizer to almost any material, from soil to concrete. Wipe down the pet crate or even a special napping area in the laundry room. Just don't apply the deodorizer to the pet. Although Sparky or Mittens may smell bad, this deodorizer is not meant for live animals. Give them a bath!

If you have a large area to cover, such as a basement floor, pour one ounce of OdoKill into one gallon of water. Carefully mop the area and allow to dry. A particularly pungent smell across an entire room may require a more concentrated dose. Add two ounces of OdoKill to one gallon of water to remove truly smelly problem areas.

Spot Treatment
Cats and dogs with particular glandular issues tend to rub one small area with their rear ends. The smell emanating from one part of the rug, for example, is downright disgusting! OdoKill can quickly spot-remove odors. Simply drizzle undiluted OdoKill on the spot and breathe in deeply. This deodorizer knows how to remove the worst smells.

Special Circumstances
Many pet owners have dirt runs that they use repeatedly for dogs, and even some cats. With heavy use, your backyard turns into a smelly location, forcing you to keep windows closed. Using the heavy duty dilution ratio of 2-to-1 OdoKill to water, fill a hose-end sprayer with the liquid. Working from side-to-side, spray the dirt run carefully until it is saturated. Try to spray on a slightly cloudy day to prevent excessive evaporation and avoid rainy days. You want OdoKill to permeate the ground for a pleasant backyard scent.

Your loyal pet companion has some natural, offensive odors, but you can still cuddle with them when you use OdoKill on their play areas. Keep your floors and training crate clean with consistent OdoKill use. Your nose will appreciate the effort.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

BUSTER DogMaze: A Healthier, Happier Dog

What is meal time like for you and your dog? For my aunt and her pup Rhody, it’s a freshly cooked meal of meat and vegetables—yes, for her dogs. For my dog Zach growing up, it was a simple scoop of dry dog food into the dish. I wouldn’t say it was exciting by any means. What if meal time could be exciting for your dog and entertaining for you?

Are you concerned for your dog’s health because of how fast he eats? Does she bloat or vomit because of eating too quickly? What if there was an enjoyable way to prolong meals time?

Fortunately, you’re in luck on both counts. BUSTER has designed a creative food dish that will stimulate your dog’s senses and significantly prolong meals. The BUSTER DogMaze is a food labyrinth that will provide a daily challenge for your dog every time it eats. It can be used for big meals, individual treats, or anything in between. Place the food (or treat) into the tracks of the maze, and let your dog excitedly use his senses and intelligence to push the food to one of the openings. The meal instantly becomes engaging and fun for your dog—and quite entertaining for you to watch him enjoy the challenge. The difficulty of the challenge can be adjusted by the size and amount of treats placed in the DogMaze.

This unique food dish is an excellent choice for any dog that speeds through eating or is overweight. The maze design prevents your dog from simply inhaling its food (as many do), significantly slowing down the eating process. Some customers have said that with the BUSTER DogMaze, they’ve seen their dog actually chew his food for the first time!

The DogMaze comes in one size, designed to match almost any dog breed or size. It is perfect for use indoors or outdoors, and it can be conveniently thrown in the dishwasher for easy clean-up.

Get rid of that old dog dish and begin a new season with your dog of fun—and healthier—meal times. The DogMaze offers the solution for a “healthier and happier dog.”