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Discriminating Your Hallway

Posted in Pet Products, Training with tags , , , , , , , on March 23, 2009 by exigentbarker

Picture the situation. You have a room or rooms in your home that you want to keep the dog from getting into. Perhaps there is a room of valuables, sensitive equipment, or a nursery. Getting a pet gate is an excellent way to keep the dog cut off from one area of the home. They are commonly easy to install and have pass-through gates with latches or locks, allowing you to move freely through the designated areas.

Now, suppose you have multiple pets? If you want to keep the dog out of an area but don’t mind the cat being there, this solution presents a problem: how to gate off the dog and let the cat roam free?

The solution: Gates with Pet Doors. These are incredibly useful gates that operate just like most others. Pressure mounted or hardware mounted, preventing your dog from going where you don’t want him. Included in these gates are smaller openings with swing-style doors that allow a much smaller pet access. Cats can roam just as easily as us and you can still keep the dog away.

The uses for this are sure to arise in many situations when you have two pets living together. For example, keep the dog away from the cat’s litter box.

It is not just limited for larger pets, either.

What if you have smaller dogs, and don’t want the hassle of uninstalling or removing a pressure mounted gate every time the dogs want to go outside? Use the locking pet door built into the gate to let them through when desired. These gates commonly feature latches allowing you to do just this.

Keep your dog separate and allow access for other animals. These gated pet doors are the perfect solution.

Electronic Feeders Make life Easy

Posted in Pet Health Issues, Pet Products with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2009 by exigentbarker

When you are going on vacation, what do you do with your pets? Many people send them to kennels or pet resorts, or they ask a close friend or relative/hire someone to stop by and check on your pet on a daily basis. Both situations are inconvenient and can cost a lot of money, yet they can be avoided with the use of simple pet products that are available today.

Automatic/electronic pet feeders and automatic water bowls can change your life in a positive way! These Pet Feeders can give your pet a specific amount of food and water at certain times of the day programmed by you, giving you more time to do what you want to do! You don’t even have to be around; the automatic feeders do all the work for you. Automatic feeders are available in many different sizes and styles to accommodate small and large pets.

Automatic pet feeders and water bowls are great products for those who travel frequently or just want to make their lives easier. Pet feeders serve many purposes, one of which being convenience. If you have several pets you know how hard it is to keep up with feeding them or if you have a busy schedule with no time to feed your pets these feeders will save your life. With the automatic feeders you just program the quantity you would like dispensed at whatever time throughout the day and you are done feeding your pet until the food runs out, then you just refill the feeder.

Another benefit to automatic feeders is control of portion size and frequency of feeding which can help your pet achieve a healthy diet. This portion control can also be very beneficial for a pet that has a specific health condition like diabetes where they need to watch how much and how often they eat. Automatic water bowls can be good for your pet’s diet also. These water bowls often have filters that clean the water, hence making it taste better. When the water tastes better your pet will want more to drink, which is very healthy for pets and can often help them avoid health issues such as urinary tract infections. Many feeders and automatic water systems are available in an elevated version which can also be good for pets with health issues, so they don’t have to bend their bodies in uncomfortable positions.

Utilizing automatic pet feeders can also positively impact your pet’s hygiene and cleanliness. Since the pet food is contained in the automatic feeder, the food can not get contaminated by insects, other pets and even children. And the best part of the automatic feeder is that there is no more messy overflowing food flying around the floor all the time!

Feeders are just another way for pets to gain independence and for their owners to gain sanity. If you have an automatic feeder/ waterer and a pet door, your pet will be able to successfully complete all basic daily tasks without your help. Your pet will not only be happier, but healthier as well!

Pet Gates Give you Control in your Home

Posted in Pet Products, Training with tags , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2009 by exigentbarker

As a pet owner you have to be prepared for your pet to do things that it is not supposed to do when you are not there to supervise. For the most part your pet seems to act out when you are not home for an extended period of time. After you get done with a long day at work, the last thing you want to come home to is a house looking like it was just hit by a hurricane! Yet you feel bad locking your pet in a closed room for 9 hours a day. What are your options? Simple, you invest in a pet gate.

Pet gates are an excellent way to keep your pet out of those “off limits,” areas and avoid damage to your things while you are gone. They also can be a barrier between your pets and small children if you don’t want your pet and child to interact without your presence. There are many different sizes, heights and install types of pet gates. You can buy free standing, pressure mounted and permanent install pet gates, depending on how you want your gate to operate and what kind of pet you own. Free standing gates are a single solitary unit that requires no installation, they just block the opening or your hallway, doorway or whatever area you are trying to bar. If you are looking to barricade a puppy or small breed dog, a free standing gate may be a commendable choice as a larger dog may be able to knock a free standing gate over. Pressure mounted gates also require no installation with mounting hardware or screwing into adjacent walls, but are still considered a semi-permanent gate as they are secured into place by tension. These gates are great for someone looking to move or relocate the gate with ease, but need a gate sturdy enough for their larger pets. Permanent gates are installed with hardware that mounts on walls or surfaces adjacent to the gate. Permanent gates are the strongest available but do require tools and/or basic “handyman,” knowledge to install. Many gates available are JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) certified and are designed to work as baby gates also. Nothing like killing two birds with one stone!

Many people have difficulties with their dogs destroying things when they are gone no matter how obedient there dog is when they present. In many cases damage is done by accident or clumsiness of your dog and can be completely avoided by taking precautions like installing pet gates.

Pet Ramps Helping Your Pet Stay Mobile

Posted in Pet Health Issues, Pet Products with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2009 by exigentbarker

Is your dog lacking the extreme energy and physical stamina it once had in its younger years? If so, you may want to consider searching for solutions to ease daily activities that are hard on your dog. Like humans, dogs tend slow down physically and mentally over time and aging. This is a normal and completely natural part of your dogs life, yet it can be a very sad and difficult time for many dog owners, as they have grown attached to their dog and want what is best for them.

Dogs are forced to jump numerous times a day just to get around, whether they are leaping into your vehicle, jumping up on to the couch or even entering your house. Younger dogs are very active and can jump high with relative ease, but constant jumping and leaping can lead to serious health problems later in their lives. A wide array of dog breeds are prone to hip and joint problems genetically and studies have shown that jumping is the easiest way for a dog to sustain long term health issues. Because this constant jumping can have such a negative affect on a dog as it ages, many have purchased pet ramps and/or pet stairs. Pet ramps and pet stairs are excellent ways to prolong your dogs life and physical capabilities. The ramps are available in many different shapes and sizes to accommodate a wide variety of unique situations. They can assist your dog in getting in an out of your vehicle, pool and even your boat! Ramps can be used indoors to help your dog access furniture and beds as well. Pet stairs serve the exact same purpose as the ramps, with a different look. Both the ramps and the stairs have many different color finishes to choose from, so finding one that looks great in your home will not be a problem!

Pet ramps and stairs are beneficial for all dogs whether they are young, old, have health problems or don’t have health problems at all. Using the ramps and stairs as preventative care can dramatically help your dog stay active and healthy as it ages. Always remember that your dog depends on you to look out for their comfort, health and safety. Doing whatever you can to make your dogs life less stressful is just part of being a responsible pet owner.

Let the Dog and the Air in with a Screen Pet Door

Posted in Pet Products with tags , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2009 by exigentbarker

If you own a pet door, you know how much easier and more convenient they make your life. Pet doors have been around for a long time and in recent years have evolved into a wide selection of different styles and install types to suffice a vast variety of living situations and personal preferences. Some people prefer a pet door that can be installed in their homes through a wall or a door; others don’t want cut holes in their houses and prefer a window pet door or a patio pet door. Having such options make it very easy to find a pet door that fits your needs. A great pet door option that often goes overlooked is the screen pet door. Screen pet doors have many features that are desirable for people who don’t want to modify their doors or walls, yet still want their windows and patio doors to remain fully functional. Many patio pet doors are very bulky and can take up most of the patio door opening and window pet doors virtually take up the whole window, which can be an inconvenience for people that don’t have many windows or patio doors in their dwelling. They install directly into your existing screen so they take up very minimal space, and when installed in a screen door they do not affect the opening and closing feature of the sliding screen door. Security Boss Manufacturing has developed a very innovative high quality screen pet door that is unmatched by any other screen pet door. The Security Boss screen pet door is constructed of heavy duty aluminum that will not bend or disfigure over time like cheaper, lower quality screen pet doors tend to do. If you are worried about your pet ripping the pet screen have no fear as the Security Boss screen pet door is equipped with a Textilene Super Screen specially designed to resist scratches, tears and general pet abuse. These Screen pet doors are not just made for sliding screen doors as they can be mounted in screen porches, storm door screens and sun rooms as well as sliding doors, making them a very versatile pet door option. On top of all these great features, you can easily install the pet door by yourself and more importantly the Security Boss screen door is very inexpensive!

Don’t just give up on purchasing a pet door because you can’t install it into your door or through your wall. There are many different choices and styles of pet doors which you may find adequate for your need. If you are looking for high quality pet door to install in a screen I would highly recommend the Security Boss screen pet door.

Custom Made Pet Doors

Posted in Pet Products with tags , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by exigentbarker

Have you purchased and installed a pet door that you are not completely satisfied with? If so, you most likely went online without doing any research and purchased the cheapest door you could find. Now you find yourself in a major predicament, you have a pet door that provides less insulation than a piece of paper would! From this point you have few options to choose from, you could take out the pet door, spend hundreds of dollars getting the hole fixed, then have to deal with the hassle of letting your pet in and out of the house once again. Your second option would be to just keep the door you purchased and suffer the loss of heat and air conditioning, which could cost you an arm and a leg over time. Both of these options either cost you time, money or both. Thankfully there is a more effective way to fix this problem. You can install a high quality MaxSeal pet door that is custom made to fit the existing hole in your door or wall! Most people associate custom products with outrageously high prices and long periods of time for fabrication, however, the custom MaxSeal door prices are very comparable to the standard MaxSeal prices and they only take 3-5 days to fabricate. The MaxSeal door frames are made of heavy duty aluminum so they will not crack or get chewed apart over time. The flaps of the MaxSeal door are nylon reinforced vinyl flaps that are UV treated and weatherizes so they will not shrink, yellow or crack. MaxSeal doors equipped with dual flaps provide twice the insulation of dual pane glass! Making the MaxSeal door the best in the pet door industry.

Aside from all of its high quality components, the MaxSeal door will look very nice in your home as well. With 10 powder coated color options you are sure to find one that matches well with your wall or door.

A Custom MaxSeal pet door as you can see is a great option if you are replacing an existing pet door, but that’s not all. Custom MaxSeal doors are also good for abnormal sized pets that need very tiny or very large pet openings. These doors are perfect for animals with hip and joint issues as well. It is even possible to get a MaxSeal custom door made to fit in your French doors!

Achieve sanity with Window and Patio Pet Doors

Posted in Pet Products with tags , , , , on February 17, 2009 by exigentbarker

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if your pet had the freedom to decide when they go outside without your assistance? Or what it would be like to come home to a house not covered in your pets urine, puke or feces? Luckily you can now find pet doors that give you your life back and take the worry out of leaving your pet unattended by giving them the choice to come and go as they please! Pet doors are a great way for your pet to gain independence and for you to gain back your sanity, but there are many ways that pet doors are installed and many of which include cutting holes in walls, doors, garage doors, etc. So the real question is what do you do if you can’t cut holes all over your home? Say you live in an apartment or condominium where you can’t modify the structure of your dwelling? There is a solution for these circumstances, called window pet doors. These window pet doors are available for cats and for dogs, they are offered in many different sizes to accommodate different window widths and they are even available with electronic pet openings! These pet doors are so easy, convenient and can be taken in and out of your window in minutes which is great for someone who moves frequently or doesn’t have the need for full time use of the door. The window pet doors require no tools, drilling or modification of your window, making them a very feasible option for those who don’t have the choice of cutting holes in their home. Another great option for these situations would be the Patio Pet Doors. Patio Pet doors like window pet doors do not require any modification of your door and can easily be installed and removed. The patio doors have a very wide selection of patio door height ranges, and pet opening sizes making them an excellent option for people with pets small and large!

Although many of us live in apartments and condominiums we don’t have to spend all of our free time acting as slaves to our pets indecisiveness! Does Fido want to go outside or stay inside? Let Fido make that decision while you sit back and relax!