This pleasant, apple-scented shampoo specifically designed for cats and dogs has been said to be a revolutionary pet care product, due to its gentle but effective action. The shampoo is pH balanced with all natural ingredients that is kind on the skin and coat. The 2% acetic acid provides antibacterial properties, while the addition of 2% boric acid can treat yeast activity on the skin and coat.
How often you should bathe your dog is dependent on the dog’s breed and coat type. The general recommendations are as follows:
- for silky, long coated dogs, bathe once every 3 to 6 weeks
- for double or undercoat dogs, bathe once every 4 to 8 weeks
- for non-shedding curly coated dogs, bathe once 6 to 8 weeks
- for smooth coated dogs, bathe no less than once in 8 weeks, or as needed
- for wiry coated terriers, bathe once every 4 to 6 weeks
Shampoos specifically designs for pets are recommended over human shampoos by vets and other animal specialists, as human shampoos can hurt your dog’s skin. Even baby shampoo can be too strong for your dog and cause soreness and irritation. This shampoo safe to use on your dog or cat, no matter what age or breed and you can buy Malacetic shampoo from BudgetPetCare for just $15.77 with free shipping.
There is a recall on select the Kroger Food Company some of their pet food products in select retail stores as the food may contain aflatoxin, which can be harmful to animals. Aflatoxin is a naturally-occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops.
Kroger are recalling the following items:
* Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088128
* Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071357
* Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088152
* Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074580
* Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071903
* Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 15 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071559Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code:1111000108
* Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 22 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074566
* Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074563
* Kroger Value Cat Food sold in 3 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000018
Stores included in this recall: Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia; Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker’s stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area); and Jay C, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores in Illinois and Indiana.
Stores the company operates under the following names are not included in this recall: Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., and Food 4 Less stores in California and Nevada.
Aflatoxin can affect people and animals, particularly dogs, causing illness and liver damage. Symptoms of aflatoxin exposure include lack of appetite, lethargy, bloody diarrhea, vomiting and yellowing of the eyes. If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, please consult your veterinarian as soon as possible.
For more information, you can visit Kroger’s recall page or contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-690.
Having friends or family visit gives you the opportunity to relax, talk and enjoy time together. However, having new people staying can be stressful for your cats and making them comfortable and having your guests also feel at home can be difficult.
When coming into your house, guests will need to understand that they must allow your cat to ‘warm up to them’ in its own time. You should make your guests aware of your cat’s personality and quirks, for example, if your cat likes to jump off the sofa and onto an unsuspecting shoulder or you might suggest they keep their shoes on if your cat is boisterous around feet. Making them aware of these things isn’t intended to make your guests wary of your cat but forewarned is fore-armed!
If your cat is prone to being nervous or getting stressed, they are more likely to fear visitors. This could lead to them showing negative behaviour – become aggressive, destructive and they could even eliminate inappropriately. In these situations, BudgetPetCare suggests Feliway, an air diffuser that mimics a natural comforting facial pheromone used to reduce anxiety. The wall plug-in discourages inappropriate elimination, but also soothes cats.
Once your visitors arrive, encourage them to treat your cat gently. Body language is incredibly important to animals, ask your guests not to challenge your cat by staring at it, looming over it or speak loudly and also only pet the cat if it allows them to. Also, ask them to be mindful when leaving your residence in case the cat runs out of the door, people who don’t own cats often don’t think about these things. If children are guests in your home, simply explain to them, if your cat isn’t gregarious enough to tolerate kids, they are to leave the cat alone.
By discussing with your guests how to reduce stress for your cat, it can make life a lot easier for you as host. It is usually easier to introduce a younger cat to visitors regularly visiting but with the right treatment and time, a timid cat can learn to enjoy ‘strange’ human company too!
Thanksgiving is only a week away and, although it is a time to share, veterinarians urge pet owners to not feed their dog any of the Thanksgiving meal. With the average Thanksgiving Day meal being around 3,000 calories, all those foods rich in fats can be lethal to your dog or cat.
Domesticated pets do not cope well with changes in their diets so feeding them even a little bit of the meal, particularly the turkey, could cause a painful bout of gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis brings with it vomiting, diarrhea, and an overall very sick animal. Feeding your pets little treats from the table could also potentially cause a fatal case of pancreatitis.
What is Pancreatitis?
The pancreas is a vital organ in your pet that normally releases enzymes into the stomach and intestines to aid digestion but when overwhelmed with fat-filled food, the pancreas could begin to realise enzymes into the abdominal cavity. Pancreatitis is a very serious condition that will require extensive veterinary treatment and can be fatal.
How to prevent it.
Do not feed your pet anything from the table, if you need to give your dog or cat a Thanksgiving treat, use ones specifically made for pets. If you can’t resist Fido’s puppy-dog eyes or your cat rubbing up against your legs with wishful thinking, shut them in a different room, it is much kinder to them than running the risk of them being seriously sick.
Remember that dogs and cats can easily access kitchen counters and the trash so take extra care to ensure that the counters aren’t left unattended and the trash is secured.
The old phrase ‘give a dog a bone’ should be disregarded when it comes to any bones as they can splinter or become lodged, particularly bird bones. A splinter could cut your dog’s mouth, throat and organs, causing a lot of pain and expensive vets bills. Be sure to safely dispose of the string used to tie up a turkey while cooking as your pets can’t understand that, although it tastes good, it is dangerous and twists up the digestive tract.
Remember to educate any guests visiting also as a well meaning relative may slip the cat a bit of turkey or the grandkids might feed the dog some chocolate without knowing how toxic it is to them. Keep your pets safe and healthy this Thanksgiving so they can enjoy the holiday with you.
On October the 18th, 2010, Ajalon Corcoran was convicted of felony animal cruelty for shooting a cat.
Corcoran shot an 11 year old neighbour’s cat called Sauki, Corcoran claimed he thought the cat was a stray. The defense argued that admitting to the crime preculded a felony conviction.
The Minnesota court agreed that it is indeed animal cruelty to shoot a cat whether or not the defendant thought it was a pet or stray.
This ruling is extremely important for the protection of owned animals. Assistant County Attorny O’Laughlin stated, “Pets are members of people’s families. If the court had held that prosecutors were required to prove that an accused knew the animal was a pet in order for there to be felony consequences, it would have been very difficult to obtain justice in certain
For more information the full article can be found on the human society’s website.
Pet Owners Concerned About Law Change
Animal owners are concerned about changes to the law regarding how pets are treated by their owners, reports News4Jax.com.
The report says that one of the most controversial issues that was contained within the proposal is the categorization of potential dangerous dogs.
It also proposes that every vet will need to sell a $20 city licence for every pet that is given a rabies shot – and from January every new pet will need a microchip for identification.
The proposal will also see a limit placed on ‘backyard breeding’, something of a concern for legitimate breeders.
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MoCity Offers Free Pet Registration
Missouri City pet owners are being encouraged to take their pets to Missouri City Animal Control division between 10am – 4pm on August 14th for free registration.
More details at
Pet Owners without tags face losing their dogs
NewsTribune.info reports that anyone who does not buy dog tags for their pet could face a fine, as well as losing their dog.
Mineral County Commissioner Assessor Rose Ann Maine has reminded pet owners that Mineral County residents should pay $3 per dog for a county licence, or $6 if they live in one of the municipalities.
Pet Health Insurance popularity rises
USA Today has reported that despite the economic downturn, pet owners are still making sacrifices in order to ensure that their pets are covered by health insurance.
Owners of dogs and cats are increasingly taking out insurance for more extreme health issues, such as kidney transplants to hip replacements to help improve their health and wellbeing in elderly or ailing pets.
We’ve extended our latest special offer on three of the most popular flea and tick products, K9 Advantix and Advantage (cats and dogs), so if you haven’t taken advantage, hurry while stocks last. We’re the cheapest on the market!
Our latest offer is a real cracker that’s designed to save you even more money off the popular flea & tick products, including Advantage for cats/dogs, and K9 Advantix.
Our original offer is now even better – when you buy 6 pipettes of Advantage or K9 Advantix you get 2 extra free. Buy 12 pipettes and get a massive 4 free.
This offer won’t be around for long, so ensure that you order your flea and tick products for this season. All products have an expiry date of two years or more, so you can even order them for 2011 while stocks last at this price.
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Popantel for cats is a complete allwormer tablet that is used to control and treat gastrointestinal worms in cats and kittens.
Manufactured by Jurox, a major veterinary pharmaceuticals company in Australia, its active ingredient is Praziquantel 50mg.
It is available to buy to treat all species of gastrointestinal worms, including tapeworm, hookworm and roundworm.
A single tablet of Popantel will treat an 11lb (4kg) cat, and it may be combined with other treatments, especially heartworm prevention and flea/tick medication.
The Popantel treatment offers gentle but very effective control of worms.
Directions of use
Before administering a dose of Popantel, ensure that you weigh your cat before commencing treatment. Popantel should be given to your cat or kitten as a single dose orally on an empty stomach.
Kittens and cats that weigh less than 5lbs should be given half a tablet. The tablet is scored in quarters to ensure accurate doses can be given to small cats and kittens.
Administer the dose every two weeks from two weeks old until the age of 12 weeks, then monthly after three months until six months, then every three months when your cat reaches adulthood.
Popantel Side Effects
Side effects for Popantel are rare when the correct dose is given to your cat or kitten, and has been approved for kittens, pregnant and lactating cats.
Where Can I Buy Popantel?
Popantel Allwormer Tablets for Cats can be bought at discount prices from our online store at budgetpetcare.com for as little as $3.67 per tablet. Our sale is now on, meaning that you can save an extra 5% on all products – use the coupon code BPC50 when you buy Popantel for Cats.