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Braving the Winter Cold with #NutriencePets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00

Winter is on the way, and while we have it pretty easy here in Arizona; the rest of the country, will be fighting through snow and rain and wind. 

Nutrience echoes our sentiments about healthy, active lifestyles. We are not the poster children for physical activity, but our pets are in great shape because they motivate us to get outdoors and be active. Whether it’s agility, walking the cats, or just playing a quick game of fetch - our pets activity influence our activity levels.

There are many ways you can keep your pets active during the cold winter months. Just be sure you continue to feed them a high-quality food like Nutrience. There is a lot to like about this food (check out our earlier review here).


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This DIY Pet Bed is the Cat's Meow PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 00:00

I don't know about you, but we're always looking for ways to improve our pets lives. We're also always on the hunt for new Do It Yourself projects that are fun, creative, and something that just about anyone can do.

That's why we were super excited to find this DIY Pet Bed. It requires almost no skill to put together, kids can do it for shelter animals, and it's something that can be done with scraps of fabric - so it's very inexpensive.

We hope you'll consider making one of these pet beds not only for your pets, but for shelter pets. Cats in particular love to curl up in this nest of soft fabric, and we think it's something that the shelters will welcome because they are machine washable and easy to care for.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:05
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Interactive Feather Whirl Cat Toy from SmartyKat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Monday, 29 September 2014 00:00

When it comes to cat toys, there hasn't been a lot of innovation in the industry. Sure, we see a lot of new product lines coming out, but they all come down to new patterns rather than true innovation. That's why we were very excited to review the new Feather Whirl™ toy from SmartyKat® .

This interactive toy engages all of a cat's hunting instincts. It's a prey toy - meaning it encourages your cat to jump, stalk, hunt, and chase - all of which are things that your cat naturally wants to do anyway. This is a fun way to exercise your cat, encourage them to play, and hopefully help them lose weight.

How does it work?

 


Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:24
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10 Possible Reasons Your Cat Is Behaving Badly PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

If your healthy cat is suddenly peeing on your bed or spraying in your office, if he's taken to running around at strange hours of the night, or mewing inconsolably all night, there are several possible explanations. Of course, you must always take them in for a vet check to eliminate any possible health conditions like blockages or disease. But health problems have been eliminated and your cat is still acting out inappropriately, here are some possible explanations.

Room Deodorizers

Everyone has probably used a room deodorizer in their home, particularly if they have cats. One of the most common places to put diffusers and other such items are near the litter-box. Avoid doing this! It can cause undue stress on  your cats and even make it difficult for them to use the litter box.

Solve This: Instead of placing a deodorizer or diffuser near your cat's box, try one of the helpful Litter Box Deodorizers on the market. You can also tape live charcoal on the side or the bottom of the box or sprinkle the box with baking soda prior to putting cat litter inside.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:37
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How to Make A TeePee for Pets #PAW2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 21:57

This week, Tractor Supply Company invited us to visit their store and challenged us to create a unique Do-It-Yourself project that would benefit shelter animals.

This is a tougher assignment than you may think for several reasons. First, it’s hard to create something that is easily cleaned, yet still serves a purpose. Second, we had a budget of $25. Third, I’m not very crafty.

But, I accepted the challenge and sought creative inspiration by embracing Arizona's Native American heritage. I decided to make a pet teepee because of it's unique ability to provide shade, calm pets, and mostly because it's different...

After buying all of my supplies at Tractor Supply, I came in so drastically under budget that I even had enough left over from my $25 budget to buy: THREE giant smoked Jones Knuckle Bones for my dogs, as well as a new brush, and I even picked up a bonus project that shelters can use to make money during the upcoming holiday season! (More on that at the end of the article).


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:56
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