WIN a prize bundle for National Pet Month

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Celebrate National Pet Month by winning a prize bundle for your pet!

As a pet parent you know there’s an unlimited list of items you need to keep your dog or cat healthy and happy. Whether it’s food, treats, new toys or medications these items can quickly add up.

Starting today and throughout the month of May, you can sign up for a chance to win our latest prize bundle which includes several pet products that’ll make both you and your pet happy. Plus we’re also throwing in a $100 PetMeds gift certificate so you can purchase anything else you may need (flea and tick medication, perhaps?). We’ll select two lucky pet owners  at the end of the month for the grand prize.

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Urinating outside the litter box? What your cat could be trying to tell you

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It's important that your cat always has access to fresh water

Sophia is not only very spiritual but she is also extremely creative; she’s involved in the local poetry organization and has become quite a star in the South Florida poetry reading events. As an employee who usually volunteers to work late each day when asked, I was surprised when she suddenly began running out the door at the end of her shift without even saying goodbye. Sophia also seemed a bit distracted and not behaving like the lively and happy employee that I had come to know over the past several years. Out of concern, I decided to ask her if there was anything wrong or if there was anything I could do to help her. As she began speaking her eyes filled up with tears and she became visibly upset.

I have come to realize after years of being around musicians and artists that creative people tend to be extremely sensitive and emotional. Through her tears she was able to describe the situation at her home involving her cat who had turned the family’s beautiful rug into her large personal litter box. Each day Sophia had to run home and clean up after the cat before other members of her family came home and smelled or stepped in the urine. Her biggest fear was that she would be forced to give up her cat. After suggesting to her that it is possible that this condition may actually have a cure, Sophia called her veterinarian. The doctor did diagnose the cat with a urinary tract infection and prescribed a week-long course of antibiotics. Apparently the infection was causing all these problems and after a week, what seemed like vindictive peeing was totally cleared up after the infection was cured. Read More »

Daisy celebrates Pet Parent’s Day

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I am a very lucky kitty, because I have everything a cat could possibly want. The main reason is because my Mommeh takes extra-good care of me, since I can only do some things all by myself. Yesterday was Pet Parent’s Day which is a special holiday where we can tell our parents how much we love them, and thank them for all the loving care they give us.

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Instantly control dog barking with the Bark Genie + GIVEAWAY

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Control barking indoors and outdoors with the Bark Genie

Springtime means outdoor time! While pet owners and their pets are out walking, playing and enjoying the change of season, this time of year could also create additional distractions for your dog causing him or her to be on alert.

It’s no secret that barking is your dog’s way of alerting and protecting your family from potential dangers, but in some cases this natural alarm system can become frustrating not only for you but for your neighbors as well. Controlling excessive barking may be achieved with hours of discipline and training, although it may not work 100% of the time.

First Alert Bark Genie available at 1800PetMeds

That’s why the Bark Genie is your silent solution to instantly stop annoying barking. With its ultrasonic technology, the Bark Genie immediately detects barking within a 50 feet radius and emits an ultrasonic sound only dogs can hear to instantly stop their barking behavior. Not only is the Bark Genie safe and effective for indoor or outdoor use, it also works on dogs of all breeds and sizes!

Whether it’s the noisy dog next door causing you restless nights, or your own dog incessantly barking when the doorbell rings, the Bark Genie can eliminate all of your dog barking problems with the touch of a single button – at the price less than most training sessions.

Comment to win your own Bark Genie!

Leave a comment below sharing your barking frustrations. We’ll randomly select one comment on Friday, April 25th as the winner of his or her own Bark Genie. Good luck!

Congratulations to Janet Venable! You won our random drawing for the Bark Genie.

Itchy dog? Understanding atopy in pets

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Atopy affects as many as 10% of all dogs

Last week I ran into my friend Jenny who reminded me of my first job as a pharmacy intern at a pharmacy in Bayside, New York. Jenny was the head pharmacist there and she was a beautiful young woman who seemed to have everything a recent graduate could want: intelligence, friends, family, a wonderful profession, and a great job. Every day when I came in for my shift, Jenny would greet me with a great big smile and a loud “good morning Mr. Eddie!” Her entire demeanor was saying “I am happy and wish to spread some of this happiness to you.”

One day as I was putting stock up on the shelves I noticed that Jenny began to seem uncomfortable and had lost her characteristic good cheer. No one could understand what had caused such a change in Jenny’s demeanor. A week later Jenny explained to the whole staff that she had something called Atopy or “atopic syndrome” and her whole body was full of an itchy rash which required her to be on medication. It was apparent that these medications had caused a change in her personality. Since Atopy also occurs in pets I thought it would be a good week to discuss this condition as well as some of its treatments. Read More »

Daisy is chillin’ with her Peeps

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If you celebrate, did you have a good Easter yesterday? I did, I did! One of the best things about Easter is the chance to wear a pretty Easter bonnet. I also got to wear my “Cute Chick” tee-shirt. Usually it is a mistake to combine a casual tee-shirt with a fancy bonnet, but I think in this case it works.

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Get the ultimate protection against fleas and ticks!

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It’s springtime, and you know what that means. It means it’s time to defeat all the yucky, lurking bugs that are just waiting to jump on your unsuspecting pet. The most common bugs that impact your pet are fleas and ticks, and both can cause major problems. Skin allergies, hot spots, skin infections, deadly disease and even internal parasites are some of the troubles fleas and ticks can cause. Sometimes, it takes just one bite to cause major damage. Read More »

Daisy’s tax day advice

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Well, tomorrow is Tax Day. That means it’s time to gather up your tax forms, calculator, and a crayon and start preparing your taxes. I have the E-Z form, so this should be a snap!

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Bella spreads the word about National Pet Day

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Hi everypawdy! It’s me, Bella. Today is April 11th and do you know what day it is? It is National Pet Day. This day has been founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate “Colleen Paige”  with the motto “Adopt, don’t shop.” I have been given permission by the Animal Miracle Foundation + Network to use their pretty logo for this blog:

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Dog boredom – The #1 cause of mischievous behavior

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When dogs get bored, many problems can occur. These problems can include digging your yard, chewing furniture, or even trying to escape. The reason why your dog may get bored is because dogs are naturally social animals. They are used to living in packs and constantly having others around them. So, when you leave your pup alone for a while, even just to go to work or to the mall, your dog could get bored and start to wreak havoc in your home. Read More »