Tuesday, September 29, 2009
So, we are proud to offer Plato Pet Treats to our loyal, valued & tail wagging customers, like you! Plato's philosophy is the highest quality ingredients for the best tasting pet treats they can make.
What will you love about Plato Pet Treats brand?
1. Made in the USA under strict quality standards.
2. Feel good teats you will feel proud & comfortable to giving to your dogs.
3. They use world class ingredients in their line of products. Their Chicken is certified USDA organic.
4. 100% Satisfaction! Give them a try and know that you are feeding the highest quality dog treats on the market
We are proud to launch the Plato Dog treats including 4 yummy flavors that your dog will fall head over paws in love with:
Salmon Strips, Kangaroo Strips, Duck Strips, Chicken Strips
Available in handy 6oz & 16oz resealable pouches.
We also offer Plato's Farmers Market line of 16oz dog treats including 3 drool-worthy flavors:
Sweet potato, Salmon & Vegetable and Chicken & Vegetable
Answer the call of the wild! Introducing Plato's Smart Supplement Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil!!
What could be smarter for your pet than healthier skin and a glossier coat? Not to mention a healthier immune system, better cardiovascular health and healthier brain activity? Just a few drops of our Wild Salmon Oil at mealtime is all it takes. Made from fresh salmon from pure Alaskan waters, for that wild taste dogs love, Cats, too. Plato Salmon Oil is a smart source of natural omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, with no preservatives, ever.
Comes in 16 oz pump for quick, clean & easy dispensing.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Hurry! Sale ends Friday, September 25th 5:00pm EST
These products are just a few of some of our top sellers and tail wagging must haves for Fido . They are sure to make your dog be on his or her best behavior.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Like humans, dogs are not immune to the aging bug and as they get older they can have trouble climbing stairs, experience pain or achy hips and joint stiffness, and develop arthritis.With middle age comes mid life crisis, arthritis that is. Small or medium breed dogs can get began getting arthritis symptoms by age 7 or 8. While larger or giant breeds like your lab can start having aching joints as early as age 4 or 5.
But don't throw in the towel and start planning your dogs early retirement confined as a couch potato. Here are some ways you can help manage arthritis, improve your dogs quality of life and keep him comfortable in the process.
1. Daily supplements- Supplements can slow and even reverse some joint damage. Glucosamine-Chondroitin supplements, often containing the anti-inflammatory effective in the management of arthritis. Zukes Hip Action treats contains Glucosamine, to keep your dogs joints healthy and maintain mobility. While our Happytails Joint Resolution improves joint health and provides comfort for dogs suffering from arthritis & hip dsyplasia. With these wonderful & effective products that active dog in your life won't have to be the commentator on the sidelines in his or her aging years.
2. Maintain Healthy Weight- Keeping your dog on a strict diet will help to maintain healthy weight. Extra love handles, although the more to love can put strain on the joints and arthritis.
3. Regular low-impact exercise of walking and swimming will help maintain mobility and keep those furry bods trim and in shape. Avoid jogging and running with your dog which can put strain and trauma on the joints.
4. Purchasing a good yet firm Orthopedic bed will help reduce joint stiffness and pain, especially in the morning. When selecting a bed make sure it is firm enough to provide support to the hips, shoulders, spine and neck.
Cold weather and drafty living corridors is not good for any dogs, especially ones with arthritis. So make sure your dog has a warm sleeping area to lay his head. One way to guard your dog from the cold is to keep his bed elevated off the floor, which helps to relieve stiffness and pain due to the cold.
5. Heating Pad- Applying heat to the achy spot can help minimize stiffness and pain, particularly in the morning or on a cold day. Applying a microwavable heat pack or a heating pad for 20 minutes at a time, two or three times a day, can help lessen arthritis discomfort. Don't forget to apply heat to those problem areas such as the shoulders, back and hips.
6. Give a Deep Fur Massage- Nothing beats a nice massage to relieve arthritis pain and stiffness. Start at the end of the extremities and move in toward the heart massaging all those trouble and achy spots. Not to mention a deep fur massage can be relaxing to say the least and a good bonding time with your dog. Now, all you need to do is train your dog to reciprocate but with the lack of opposable thumbs this can be a challenge.
7. Medication can help dogs who are in need of a bit more pain relief and prescription medication can be beneficial. Speak with your pet’s veterinarian if you feel that medication may improve your pet’s quality of life.
So for all you young pups, its never to early to fight the war on arthritis. Start now and your joints will thank you later when you are climbing Mount Staircase. Don't let squeaky joints and pain stand in the way of a good old game of fetch or chase the squirrel.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.
Our mission statement: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.
We work to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world. We are the lead disaster relief agency for animals, and we provide direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.
We celebrate pets, as well as wildlife and habitat protection. We are the nation's most important advocate for local humane societies, providing shelter standards and evaluations, training programs, direct support, and national conferences. We are building a Humane Wildlife Services program to provide homeowners and businesses with humane and effective solutions to conflicts with our wild neighbors. The HSUS publishes All Animals, a membership magazine, and Animal Sheltering, a bi-monthly magazine for animal sheltering professionals.
We confront national and global cruelties through major campaigns targeting the barbaric practices of dogfighting and cockfighting; abusive puppy mills where dogs are treated not like family but like production machines; the worst cruelties of factory farming in modern agribusiness such as confinement of animals in crates and cages; inhumane and unsporting hunting practices such as "canned hunts" of captive exotic animals; the slaughter of American horses for export to foreign countries where horsemeat is considered a delicacy; and the clubbing of baby seals and other animals for the commercial fur trade. Our track record of effectiveness has led to meaningful victories for animals in Congress, state legislatures, courtrooms and corporate boardrooms.
Watch video below & read more about the HSUS’s Emergency Services team four deployments—puppy mill raids in North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and South Dakota—where they partnered with local organizations and law enforcement to rescue dogs in distress, the victims of greed and neglect.
8. Adopt a Pet. Open up your heart & home to a deserving animal in need.
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Friday, September 4, 2009
Local Animal Shelters are always in need of clean newspaper to line cat & puppy pins and cages. Now that stack of newspaper that has been cluttering your dining room can breath new life. So check with your local animal shelter on the best time to drop off your collection of old newspaper. So all you clutter bugs, de-clutter and go green !!
But while you are being a good dog humanitarian go a step further and donate your time by volunteering or give monetarily. Animal shelters are always in need of a helping paw. However, for those looking to add a new addition to your family look no further. While you are there take time to meet & greet some of the most adorable & deserving shelter animals on the planet for possible adoption. Not only are you lowering your carbon paw print you will also be saving a life. Adopting an animal is the ultimate form of recycling!!