October 17, 2017

Drinkwell Pet Fountain – Best Pet Water Fountain

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It’s easy to see why the Drinkwell Pet Fountain is the best pet water fountain around and the ultimate in style and design. In fact, people love this so much that 481 customers gave it a 5 star review (out of 5 possible stars!!!)

The Platinum model has an innovative watering which features that patented free-falling stream of water that dogs just love. This stream gets your pet to drink more which keeps them hydrated, something that is necessary for optimum health.

The Platinum model shown here has been improved with a lid that snaps on so that it can’t be accidentally removed and it also features a pre-filter to catch any large particles before they reach the motor which could cause it damage.

If you are worried about the noise, no need to worry because this has a submersible pump and it makes hardly any noise at all! That’s just one of the features that makes it the best pet water fountain according to many customers (Click the links at the bottom to see the reviews)

With the same quality that consumers have come to rely on from all the Drinkwell Pet Fountain models, the Drinkwell® Platinum has 10 years of pet water fountain making experience behind it. This fountain can be used with all 110v outlets only – not compatible with 220v international voltage.


 

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title Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain Starter Set with Cleaning Kit and Replacement Filters
Weight 4 pound 4 pound
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Color black black
Feature
  • Innovative watering system features patented 5-inch free-falling water stream
  • Holds 168 fluid ounces of water
  • Keeps your pet off counters and out of sinks and toilets
  • Includes reservoir, replaceable charcoal filter, snap-on lid, pre-filter, and submersible pump
  • For use in the US only
  • Innovative watering system features patented 5-inch free-falling water stream
  • Holds 168 fluid ounces of water
  • Keeps your pet off counters and out of sinks and toilets
  • Includes reservoir, replaceable charcoal filter, snap-on lid, pre-filter, and submersible pump
  • For use in the US only
Label Veterinary Ventures Veterinary Ventures Veterinary Ventures
Title Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain Starter Set with Cleaning Kit and Replacement Filters
Warranty 1-year manufacturer\\\\\\\’s LIMITED warranty 1-year manufacturer\\\\\\\’s LIMITED warranty 1-year manufacturer\\\\\\\’s LIMITEDwarranty
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Brand: Drinkwell  Brand: Drinkwell  Color: black
Feature: Innovative watering system features patented 5-inch free-falling water stream 
Feature: Holds 168 fluid ounces of water 
Feature: Keeps your pet off counters and out of sinks and toilets
Feature: Includes reservoir, replaceable charcoal filter, snap-on lid, pre-filter, and submersible pump
Feature: For use in the US only
Title: Drinkwell Pet Fountain, pet water fountain

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Automatic Dog Feeder With Timer

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If you are looking for an automatic dog feeder with timer, then I have a treat for you because we have done all the research and looked at the most popular brands below!  You’ll be able to see the specifics of each one, including price and also a link to the reviews written by customers that actually bought the product.  What better way to find out if the product works as expected!

But first, our favorite dog feeder is this Kolbu feeder below.  It has a ton of features including programmable portion size, built in clock timer, see through hopper so you can see how much food is left and an alarm that will let you know when the feeding schedule is over.  You can set it to feed your dog up to 4 times a day and you can even record a message that gets played for your pet!

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Kolbu SuviaTM New Large Automatic, Dry-Food, Portion Control Dog/Cat Pet Feeder vacation worry free!!!

 

Features:

* Large volume – 45 cup (10.65L) capacity
* Feeds from 1 to 99 days (or non-stop)
* Programmable portion sizes – 1/4 cup to 2 1/2 cups
* Programmable feeding from 1 to 4 times daily
* Smart sensor prevents overloading of feeding tray
* Pet-proof lock on lid Prevents accidental spillage
* Unique Anti-jamming feature
* Translucent hopper shows food level
* Tamper-proof clasps on hopper
* Record a personal message for your pet
* Alarm sounds when feeding schedule expires
* Detachable food hopper & feeding tray for easy cleaning
* Built-in clock with easy to read LCD
* Built-in microphone, speaker and low battery indicator

Specifications

Rated Voltage: 6V
Type of battery: size D x 4pcs (not included)
Unit dimension: L44.7 x W25.8 x H36.5cm
Color: Black
Item Weight: 6.5 lbs
Material: ABS

  • Programmable portion sizes and feeding frequency
  • Anti-jamming food-hopper, For Dogs and Cats of all sizes
  • Pet-proof lock and hopper-lid and bottom. Heavy base to prevent tipping.
  • Record a personal message for you pet to attract its attention

 

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Brand Kolbu Suvia TM Kolbu Suvia TM Petmate
ProductGroup Pet Products Pet Products Pet Products
ProductTypeName PET_SUPPLIES PET_SUPPLIES PET_SUPPLIES
Title Kolbu SuviaTM Large Automatic Pet Feeder Electronic Programmable Portion Control Dog Cat Feeder w/ LCD display Kolbu SuviaTM Large Automatic Pet Feeder Electronic Programmable Portion Control Dog Cat Feeder w/ LCD display Petmate LeBistro Portion Control Automatic Pet Feeder, Black, 10 Pounds
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Feature: Programmable portion sizes and feeding frequency
Feature: Anti-jamming food-hopper, For Dogs and Cats of all sizes
Feature: Pet-proof lock and hopper-lid and bottom. Heavy base to prevent tipping.
Feature: Record a personal message for you pet to attract its attention

ProductGroup: Pet Products

ProductTypeName: PET_SUPPLIES  Title: Kolbu SuviaTM Large Automatic Pet Feeder Electronic Programmable Portion Control Dog Cat Feeder w/ LCD display  Automatic Dog Feeder With Timer

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Funny Dog Halloween Costumes

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I just realized that Halloween is right around the corner so I thought I would put up this video slideshow of funny dog halloween costumes. Mojo won’t be wearing one this year – she hates wearing clothes and literally freezes in place whenever I try to put anything on her :(

 

 

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How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Stains On Your Lawn

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Fighting to reduce urine stains in your manicured green lawn? Try changing your dog’s diet. Remember, nitrogen is considered a byproduct of metabolized protein. So, changing to a lower protein diet may produce a lot less nitrogen. On the other hand, be aware that your pet still needs protein. So, when you reduce too much, it could actually cause problems. You should never think about feeding your pet a diet that is very low in protein in effort to make decreased nitrogen-potent urine. Dogs that restricted protein diets are for pets that have certain medical problems. These are not considered to be healthy options for the everyday dog.

Try Working With Your Dog

There are many options that a dog owner can consider when you are trying to keep your lawn from turning into an ugly brown discoloration. These solutions are considered to be enjoyable for the dog owner and the dog.

1) Redirect your dog: If your pet is eliminating in one particular location, for example, on the side of your backyard, try moving the staircase from the section of the deck (where brown spots more visible) and put the stairs at the opposite end of the deck. If your pets continue urinating, right they trot down the steps, the grass burn will be located within a section that is not as visible.

2) Try making an attractive area: Another thing you can do is try keeping the steps where they currently are but change the areas of grass burn with “urine-proof” plants, for example, a bed of English ivy. Your pets can now use the exact location without damaging it.

3) Try making a new section for your dog: Another idea is to redirect your dog to a different new area and give him a little privacy. When you’re making a new section for your dog to urinate, simply make the area so it seems attractive and hidden with a little of miscanthus grass, ornamental grasses, or even Leyland cypress. These grass textures will grow very fast into a privacy screen. The next step is to actually train your pet to actually use the area you’ve made. You can train your dogs by utilizing positive reinforcement to use a certain section within your yard. Try purchasing dog products, like urine stakes. This will assist in attracting your dog to a certain area.

4) Simply deal with it: Last but certainly not least, another option is simply to just deal with it. In other words, if you make a commitment to having a dog then sometimes you have to give up certain things and sometimes you just have to deal with it. But at least there are ways to make life easier having a pet.Content written by Sam Cooley of ohmydogsupplies.com, where you can find a extraordinary assortment of small dog clothing online.

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The Pros And Cons Of Canned Dog Foods

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Canned dog food as an occasional addition to kibble or to a dog’s diet is not a bad thing. There are some dogs, especially those older dogs that have significant tooth loss or even dogs recovering from surgery or illness, that can much more easily chew and digest canned food over dry dibble. Canned food also tends to have far fewer chemicals and preservatives since the canning process eliminates the need for these additives. The list of pros and cons of canned dog foods is quite extensive, but here is a brief summary of the major arguments for and against.

There are some concerns about feeding dogs exclusively canned dog food. One of the biggest problems is that owners tend to not follow rations or recommended feeding levels. They tend to feed dogs “a can” per feeding, or split one can over two feedings per day. Depending on the size of the dog and his or her activity level that may be very appropriate or it may be over or underfeeding. Since many people have a hard time judging the food and a dog will eat more canned food that dry feeding exclusively canned food can lead to weight gain and obesity in some dogs.

The second major concern is the storage of the unused part of the can prior to the next feeding. If owners are careful and remove the product from the can and store in a sealed container in the fridge the food is very safe. Unfortunately for many dogs the cans are left opened on a counter or on a shelf and are not refrigerated, or food is left in the dish unconsumed. This provides an ideal space for bacteria to multiply and even fly and insect eggs to be deposited. Once your dog eats this food they are exposed to the eggs, bacteria and other contaminants that may be present.

The third big argument is that canned food doesn’t provide the scraping action of kibble on the teeth and gums and therefore can create problems with dental hygiene. This is true, however, owners that feed canned foods and also provide good quality chew toys, routinely brush their dog’s teeth and gums or provide lots of time with a safe beef, lamb or other raw bone that will provide that dental health aspect.

Dogs generally, if given the choice, prefer canned foods over dry kibble. They are much more palatable and give off a better smell, making them more attractive to the dog. Even picky eaters tend to love canned food and rarely balk at a meal when canned food is on the menu. Larger breeds are difficult to feed using canned food since they quantity you have to feed can be cost prohibitive.

As a last word about the cons of canned food it is important to carefully read the label and ensure that you are feeding a high quality food. There are cheap canned foods just as there are cheap kibbles and semi-moist foods. Avoid labels that have the words “flavor” or “meal”, instead look for the words “beef, chicken or lamb”. Information provided by Calvin Reid of www.ohmydogsupplies.com, check out our awesome collection of car seat covers for dogs online.

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Basic Dog Grooming For Pet Owners

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Proper grooming is just as important to a dog’s happiness and health as proper nutrition, regular visits to a veterinarian and frequent exercise. Regular hygiene will keep your pet looking good while eliminating bad odors and reducing the risk of illness. A good majority of a dogs grooming requirements can, and should, be done at home and requires only a few special tools available at any local pet store and most discount outlets.

Brushing is something that most dogs actually enjoy. Starting a brushing routine early is an effective way to bond with a new puppy. How often you need to brush your dog depends on the breed and what kind of hair it has. Dogs with long hair may need daily brushing to remove matted hair and tangles. Weekly brushing is adequate for dogs with medium length hair while dogs with short hair need to be brushed just once a month.

Brushing does more than just keep the hair from getting tangled and matted. The action stimulates oil production in the skin and this keeps the coat healthy and shiny. It also removes any dead hair that has been shed.

You want to be sure to choose a brushy that is best suited for the dog’s hair type. An ordinary bristle brush will work for most types of hair but there are many to choose from with bristles that are soft, firm, short or long. A wire pin brush works best on dogs with medium to long hair. For severely matted and tangled hair, use a matbreaker or rake. Moderately tangled hair can be worked on with a slicker brush. Use a shedding tool to remove excess hair on dogs with an undercoat.

Bathing is something that dogs enjoy less but starting the routine at a young age will help. Most dogs can be bathed approximately once per month with good results. Use only shampoos formulated especially for animal hair. Flea and tick formulas should only be used if the animal needs them because they can dry out the skin. Avoid skin irritation by thoroughly rinsing the shampoo out. Keep water out of the ears by placing a piece of cotton into the ear canal during the bath. Water in the ears can cause an infection. A hair dryer may be used following the bath but use a low setting and keep the device in motion to prevent burning the skin.

Some breeds, like poodles, have hair that grows continuously. These breeds will need to have the hair cut once or twice a month depending on the style. Most people prefer to leave this job to experienced professional groomers.

The ears are a breeding ground for yeast and bacteria if they are not cleaned regularly. Plan to clean your pets ears every time the dog is bathed and more often in the case of breeds that are prone to ear problems. Animals with long hair and floppy ears will tend to have more problems because the ear canal is closed off to the air most of the time. Ear wipes soaked in cleaning solution are available at most stores that carry pet supplies. Some dogs with long hair have a problem with hair growing inside the ear canal. Hemostats can be used to gently remove these hairs but many people prefer to leave this task to a qualified vet or groomer.

Your dogs nails should be kept trimmed short. For some dogs, frequent walks on pavement will be enough to keep the nails worn down to an acceptable length. If the nails must be cut, it is important to be extremely careful. If the nails are cut back to far it will cause bleeding and the animal will be in pain. This is a job that is best left to a vet if the dog is too aggressive during the procedure.

There are a variety of nail trimmers to choose from. Scissor trimmers are designed for use on dogs with small, thin nails. The guillotine trimmer features a spring-loaded handle and a replaceable blade. Some people find the rotary tool nail filers to be easy to use and effective on all nail types.

Keeping pets well groomed makes them more pleasant to be around and is necessary for good health. Dirty ears can lead to serious infections and a matted coat may cause skin problems. Most people prefer to do the grooming themselves as a way to bond with the animal and save money. Proper grooming is something that should be started early and continued throughout the lifetime your pet.

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Tips For Blind Dog Care

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A lot of things can happen to the sight of your pet – age, accidents, illness and so on. But dogs can be amazingly resilient and can still live a full life even without sight. Here are some blind dog care tips from bloggers you might want to consider if your dog is losing or has lost their sight:

Tips for Living with a Blind Dog | Ask Dog Care – Q&A

Tips for Living with a Blind Dog There are many health conditions,

Publish Date: 02/11/2011 3:00

http://www.askdogcare.com/7891/tips-for-living-with-a-blind-dog/

Blind Dog Care – Special Needs Pets Tips | Care Your Pets

When people visit your home, explain that your dog is blind and tell them to speak softly before touching them. 2. Put a little bell or have noisy tags on the collar of all other pets in the household so the blind dog

Publish Date: 07/16/2011 3:00

http://careyourpets.com/dog/blind-dog-care-special-needs-pets-tips/

Here’s some videos on blind dog care that can help you take care of Fido shold he become blind:

Dog Health : How to Take Care of a Blind Dog

If a dog is blind, the dog will need to be taken care of, although a dog that is born blind is more difficult to help because it has no frame of reference. Learn about different eye problems to look out for in a dog withhelp from a veterinarian in th…

And, as you can see, blind dogs can still live a full life just like Possum does:

Blind Dog Possum – Episode 1: Strange Itch

Episode 1: Strange Itch www.facebook.com/blinddogpossum Possum lost sight in her right eye a few years back and it was removed just as the sight in her left started to fail. She is not completely blind but leads quite a happy and confident life. She …

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The Power Of Chihuahua – Paco The Chihuahua Scares Off Armed Robbers

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Mojo and I both know that Chihuahua’s are amazing animals, but Paco here has proven to all that you better not mess with the home (or in this case store) of a Chi. This little 10 pounder scared off two robbers armed with mean looking guns. Paco, a friendly neighborhood dog surprised everyone when he started barking and jumping at robbers who had forced his owners at gunpoint to hand over money from the till of their store. The robbers took the money and ran with Paco chasing them out of the store and across the street!

Isn’t he cute? And did you notice he looks almost exactly like my dog Mojo!

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Why Pet Owners Should Understand The Importance Of Dog Dental Care

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Pet owners will go out of their way to make sure their furry friends are well cared for and have everything they need to live a long, happy life. Yet, sometimes even the most conscientious owners will fail to realize the importance of dog dental care and its relationship to their pet’s overall well-being. When it comes to keeping a pet healthy, dental hygiene is just as critical as diet and exercise.

It helps to get into a routine of inspecting teeth on a regular basis. Cup the animal’s chin in one hand and gently lift up the lips to expose the gum line. Carefully inspect all teeth and look for swollen gums and broken or missing teeth. If a problem is suspected, take the animal to a qualified veterinarian. Dental disease will get progressively worse so catching a problem early will save the animal from needless suffering and keep the damage to a minimum.

Every breed is different. Some are more prone to dental problems than others. Smaller breeds tend to have worse teeth than larger breeds. This is because the mouth is so small and crowded which interferes with the usual natural methods of plaque removal.

Chewing on a bone will naturally remove plaque but most dental problems can be avoided with regular brushing. Dogs should be acclimated to having the teeth brushed by the age of 6 months. By that time, all the adult teeth are grown in. Brushing at least twice a week will remove this plaque before it has a chance to harden into tartar.

Never use human toothpaste on a dog’s teeth. Special toothpaste formulated for animals is available at any pet supply store. This special formula is safe for them to swallow unlike regular toothpaste which can be harmful.

The pet store will also have toothbrushes with long handles designed to make brushing teeth easier. A finger brush is another popular tool. This device has soft plastic bristles and fits over the end of the finger. Dental wipes are even easier to use. These soft cloths come moistened with cleaning formula. Wrap the cloth around the finger and use a circular motion to massage inside the mouth under the gum line.

Some studies suggest that hard food is slightly more effective than wet foods for removing plaque. A diet high in muscle or organ meat can actually be harmful to teeth because of the high levels of phosphorus. Calcium is drawn from the teeth to balance the phosphorus and this makes them weak. Knucklebones and oxtails are a better choice because the pet gets calcium along with the meat.

Regular vet exams are necessary for overall health. A vet will check the teeth as part of any routine exam. Sometimes the vet will recommend a professional cleaning to remove stubborn tartar. This is an outpatient procedure but requires the animal be put under general anesthesia. Some dogs will require this kind of cleaning up to twice per year.

When the tartar builds up, the gums become swollen and recede from the teeth. This condition is called gingivitis. The teeth may loosen up and fall out. Missing teeth affect the dog’s ability to consume and digest food properly. Symptoms include weight loss, bleeding gums and loss of appetite.

A bacterial infection that is not treated can spread to the jawbone. The animal may have swelling underneath the eyes and appear to be in pain when moving the jaws. Severe cases may be referred to a dental specialist for further diagnosis and treatment. Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary.

Poor dental hygiene obviously affects teeth in a negative way but the problems can go far beyond just missing teeth and bleeding gums. Healthy gums form a barrier between bacteria and the rest of the body. When the gums are compromised, bacteria in the mouth may travel to other parts of the body and infect the joints, kidneys, intestines and heart.

Everyone jokes about bad breath but a persistent case can be a sign of a serious health problem. In addition to periodontal disease and gingivitis, bad breath can signal gastrointestinal disease, respiratory problems and even diabetes. It is necessary to determine the cause for proper treatment.

All pet owners need to understand the importance of dog dental care. Proper oral hygiene should begin at an early age to get the animal accustomed to having the teeth cleaned. A few minutes spent each week on cleaning the teeth will help prevent much more serious health problems in the future.

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Dog Behavior Training Basics

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One of the most important parts of dog ownership is proper training which is why anyone who is thinking of adopting a dog should educate themselves on some dog behavior training basics. Its critical that your dog knows that he must obey your commands because otherwise, he will be very unruly and not the true companion you want him to be. A dog that is properly trained is a joy for everyone to be around and proper training insures this in addition to your pets safety.

The first thing to keep in mind when it comes to dog training is to always use positive reinforcement. You want to make sure to reward for good behavior and ignore unwanted behavior. Never punish your dog when he doesnt do the behavior you want as this will only serve to weaken the trust he has in you. Behavior training can be a long journey and it takes patience and persistence but it is also a great opportunity for you to bond with your dog and to establish yourself as the alpha dog in the relationship.

Behavior training also takes consistency so you should plan to have your training sessions at the same time and for the same length of time every day. Plan about 20 minutes per session as this is about as long as your pets attention span will be. Plan to have some fun play time afterwards as this will help solidify the bond with your dog and help him to look forward to the training sessions.

You want to start with 1 command. Most people like to start with the Sit command as this is fairly easy and the basis for other commands. Make sure you have a lot of treats at the ready!

The trick to training is to get your dog to perform the behavior on his own. While he is doing that, you want to give the command and then when he completes the behavior, you want to give him a treat and praise him. In the case of the sit command, you would want to hold the treat in front of your pet and slowly move it up and over the top of his head. Your pets eyes will naturally follow the treat and, as they do, he will naturally sit down. As he is sitting say the command Sit and then once his backend is down on the floor give him the treat and praise him. Repeat this several times in each training session and eventually he will sit when you issue the command even without the promise of a treat.

You want to stick with 1 command during your early training sessions until he has it learned the command fully and will perform the action at any time. Then move on to the next command. Some dogs will learn right away and others might take a long time but they key is to never become frustrated or angry with your dog. You want each training session to be fun so make sure you keep a positive attitude.

As you start off each session, you want your dog to go through the series of commands he already knows. This will start the session off on a positive note and build his confidence. Then move on to the new command that you are trying to teach your pet. After about 15 or 20 minutes, end the session by having your dog perform the commands he already knows. Remember that patience and persistence is key so you must commit to having a training session with your dog every day or as many days as you can. Think of this as a bonding time with your pet and a fun time for both you and your dog.

One thing that is key in your training sessions is to make sure that your dog knows that you are the boss. Dont let him take over the session or he will become very hard to train. This means that you need to be firm with your pet but dont mistake being firm for acting in a punishing manner. Never yell at or hit your dog during training as this will have the opposite effect of what you want and will cause your dog to mistrust you. If your dog is too wild or uncontrollable during training, put him in his crate and take him out another time when he is more mellow to continue your training session.

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