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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!

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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!

Best Mate

Posted in Breed Related with tags , , , on February 20, 2009 by exigentbarker

If you are interested in purchasing a dog, adopting a dog or even giving a dog as a gift, there are many things you must consider to ensure that both the dog and its owners are happy. All breeds of dogs have different temperaments and personalities, so it is imperative to research the breed that you have interest in, and to consider a breed that will mesh well with your family, lifestyle and personality. The American Kennel Club divides breeds by purpose and personality and can be a useful tool when distinguishing personality traits among different dogs that are AKC registered breeds. However you can find breed information and temperaments for any dog breed online, simply by performing a search of the breed name. Keep in mind that the information online may contain some stereotypical information, for example “American Pit Bull Terriers are an aggressive breed that will attack you.” This acquisition is a complete stereotype of this breed. If raised properly and socialized as a puppy Pit Bulls can be a very friendly, obedient breed. Raising and socializing a dog properly is very important for developing a friendly, non-aggressive pet. However, personalities of dogs can also reflect the attitudes and temperaments of their parents, so if at all possible it is a good idea to meet the parents of a prospective dog. Many breeders will not have any problem introducing you to the mother and father of your new pup.

Your lifestyle is also a very important piece of the puppy purchasing puzzle. If you are an active person and you like to be outdoors you will want to look into a dog breed that is active as well, such as an American fox hound. If you have a lazy lifestyle, are you going to be happy when your dog is jumping up and down in front of your TV interrupting your favorite show, because it wants to play? Probably not! You will most likely want to consider a breed of dog that is more content just relaxing; a French Bull Dog may be a good choice for you.

Purchasing a puppy can be very exiting and fun, but if you are not prepared for the commitment and responsibility you may have regrets over time. Before you buy a dog, carefully consider the responsibilities it will entail. Feeding, walking/exercising, and yes, cleaning up after your pup uses the bathroom, which could be your living room, hallway and even your bed. These are all responsibilities as a pet owner, some obviously more fun than others. By doing the necessary research, you will be able to make an educated decision about which dog breed will “fit in,” to your life.