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Electronic Flea Comb Helps Repel Pests

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Fighting fleas is not for the feint of heart. Once you get them, they can be nearly impossible to get rid of - but we have a new weapon you can add to your arsenal and it doesn't involve chemicals.

The new Electronic Flea Comb from Eyenimal is a new chemical free way to dispatch these pesky creatures.

The electronic flea comb is totally harmless to you and your pets, but it kills fleas instantly by creating an electric tension when it comes in contact with parasites.

The device runs on (2) AA LR06 batteries (you'll have to find them at your local store because they're not included with the comb).

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Technology Helps Pets Fight Fleas and Ticks

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Ready for some new technology to fight the war on fleas and ticks? We've got a few things for you.

There are lots of products on the market that help fight fleas and ticks naturally, but sometimes you need a little more. This is where ultrasonic tick and flea protection comes into play.

The concept is pretty simple: Insects detect sound by special hairs (known as sensilla) which are located on the insects antennae (in the case of mosquitoes), genitalia (in the case of cockroaches), or tympanal organs (in the case of butterflies). The theory is that they don't like the sound of pulses and will run away to another unlikely victim.

Enter the SonicGuard™ Ultrasonic Tick and Flea Protection from Gen7 Pets.

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Calmz Anxiety Relief System Helps Pets Stay Calm

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There’s a new option for keeping dogs calm during times of stress (particularly when there's a thunderstorm or fireworks, or when your pets experience separation anxiety). Since it's very new and quite effective, I wanted to let you know about it right away so you can get it ordered before the 4th of July.

Calmz is an anxiety relief system that is developed by vets for pets. It’s non-invasive, drug-free and effective; so I’m quite excited to be among the first to introduce it. This unique system uses sound, touch, and vibration to help calm pets.

Here are the details:

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Figo Offers One-Stop Approach to Pet Care

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Figo Pet Insurance is more than just pet insurance. Figo helps track your pet's general health, locate your pet via GPS, store medical records and receipts for easy transfer to specialists, and much more. By using the cloud, you can work with just about any aspect of your pet's healthcare.

Figo is the first cloud-based pet insurance company and by using their Pet Cloud and mobile app, you can make the management of your pets lives super easy.

But more than that is the ability to submit your bills and get paid electronically so you never have to worry when the funds will arrive. Figo's plans averaging less than $1.50 per day, you can enjoy the peace of mind in knowing your pet will always receive the care they deserve.

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Synthetic Dog Could Replace Shelter Dogs for Veterinarian Training

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Just when you think the fate of an abandoned animal can't possibly get any worse. ABC News recently reported that many of these dogs and cats are sold to terminal surgery laboratories where they are used for testing and surgery training, and then euthanized.

Now, I have to say, we have our doubts about this practice and that story's accuracy. The veterinary schools we know and work with abandoned that practice many, many years ago and only perform surgeries on shelter animals who require surgery. Even then, then they do their best to find homes for the animals through legitimate rescuers.

On the other paw, many laboratories do purchase animals from "B dealers" (aka puppy mills, horses from slaughterhouses and others who just breed to sell to laboratories).

Regardless, SynDaver Labs, a Florida-based company, is planning to change any need for anyone to ever have to purchase a live dog for experimentation or training DVMs by replacing them with lifelike and very realistic synthetic dog that mimics nearly every part of a live animal.

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