If you’re an online shopper, you’ve likely noticed that in recent years the major e-retailers have been utilizing third-party sellers to increase their offerings without increasing their inventory or staffing needs. While this seems like a good idea for the retail giants, what many consumers don’t know is that there is real danger in ordering from third-party sellers: counterfeit goods. According to the Government Accountability Office’s WatchBlog, Customs and the Postal Service are having a hard time keeping up with inspections
Unbelievably, it’s that time of year again. While you’re making your holiday list, and checking it twice, don’t forget your furry friends! There are so many options for cute and useful gifts for pets. Fill their stockings with things they’ll love! Dogs Our most faithful companions are usually fairly easy to shop for, since we know the way to their hearts is through food, and fun! Mini treats can be given throughout the day without disrupting a balanced diet, and can also
We hear of this scenario often: a pet owner returns home from work or an errand to find that their bed has been “mistaken” for a litter box, or there are scratch marks on the door, or their favorite shoes have been destroyed. What’s going on with your pet? When it comes to behaviors like these, anxiety is often the most common denominator. Pets express these feelings in different ways, including destruction, vocalization, eliminating in the wrong places, and aggression.
In recent years, we have had an influx of cat owners inquiring about training their furry friends. From toilet training to fun tricks that people have been teaching dogs to do for ages, pet owners are embracing the idea that cats can be trained. Did you know that (many) cats can be trained to walk on a leash to safely enjoy the outdoors? The first step to leash training a cat is to obtain the right equipment. Owners should purchase a
It is a common notion that items from large online retailers are cheaper than items at an independent, brick-and-mortar store. It’s an understandable thought. Large virtual retailers probably have a huge warehouse, low overhead, and the ability to buy in bulk and extend the savings to the customer, right? Actually, that is not entirely true. Besides having such supportive customers over the years that have enabled us to purchase in larger quantities ourselves; there are also several “hidden” advantages that
Considering adding a new furry member to your family? We chatted with Jessica Bowers, shelter manager for the Humane Society of Manatee County, to learn the tips and tricks for a successful adoption. Here is what she shared with us! Household Harmony When looking to adopt a new pet dog or cat, we always ask if they have other animals, or two-legged kids and their ages, etc. It is essential that everyone is excited to adopt a pet, and that no one
The condition that is often referred to as “dandruff” by pet owners, is highly common in dogs and cats. Most often, scaly skin has fairly benign origins and is not a big deal, but excessive cases of scaly skin / dandruff can point to an underlying cause. There are numerous reasons a pet can be experiencing skin issues, so tests must be done to determine the specific cause and the proper treatment. Here are some common causes: Primary or Secondary Infections Infections
We hate to break it to you, but there’s something we just can’t deny any longer. Your cat is a total jerk. If you’re a cat owner and proclaimed cat lover, we have a sneaking suspicion that this thought has crossed your mind once or twice (or 100 times). But, why? They’re so cute and cuddly… right? Your cat is a jerk because they just can’t help it! It’s science. YOUR CAT KNOCKS THINGS OFF THE TABLE Even our resident fish guy (and all