Browsing Category My dog Cami

Furred Lines – Pet Trends 2019

Ever since Cami’s TPLO Surgery, I have been looking into CBD and other alternative recovery aids for her. This is such a huge trend because of all the side effects that traditional medication can cause.

CBD oil, fitness trackers and meal subscription services aren’t just for humans anymore. People and pet trends are converging to blur the furry lines, according to a new survey found that found as humans become more tech-connected and embrace alternative health practices and diets themselves, these trends are extending to their pets as well.

Based on the survey, Michelson Found Animals Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise committed to saving pets and enriching lives, predicts the top pet trends for 2019 will be: Smart Tech, Alternative Therapies and Pets Eating More Like Their Owners.

Pet Tech:

  • More than half (56 percent) of pet parents say they have special tech just for their pet
  • Popular pet tech: health and nutrition apps (24 percent), pet monitoring cameras (22 percent), pet servicing apps (22 percent) and smart toys (20 percent)
  • Almost eight in 10 (79 percent) of pet owners who use pet tech use it for tracking or monitoring technology, including microchips (60 percent), cameras (22 percent) or tracking devices (20 percent).

Alternative Treatments:

  • Those who have used CBD oil or hemp products with their pets have done so as part of a general health plan (45 percent), to care for an older pet (45 percent), for a specific behavioral condition (39 percent) or for temporary relief such as following surgery or on a flight (39 percent).
  • Of the one in four (24 percent) who admit they pamper their pet with therapies, they are most likely to treat their pet with aromatherapy (81 percent), reflexology (79 percent) or naturopathy (73 percent).

Eating like Their Humans:

  • When it comes to diet, pets reign superior: more than half (52 percent) believe they feed their pets better than themselves. Millennials are more likely to say this (60 percent vs. 48 percent for 35+), as well as dog owners (56 percent vs. 48 percent for cat owners).
  • Almost four in ten pet owners with a food subscription service themselves, have signed up for a pet subscription service
0 Comments

For your Dog: CBD Oils

Add ElleVet Science’s hemp chews and oils to your holiday list! Whether your dog is young or old, these chews will help with muscle regeneration after a lengthy walk, or provide assistance with arthritis and muscular issues.

ElleVet Sciences creates the only clinically proven hemp-based product in the United States. They partnered with Cornell University to test the efficacy of the product and found that 80% of the pets in the study had “dramatic improvement in mobility.”

There’s more on the study at https://ellevetsciences.com/pages/for-vets.

0 Comments

Bow Wow Labs Launches World’s First Bully Stick Safety Device

Innovator in pet safety products, Bow Wow Labs, solves a problem pet owners have faced for years with the invention of the Bully Buddy. The simple yet effective device prevents pups from choking on the tail-end of a bully stick while easing the minds of worried dog owners. The Bully Buddy pairs with a convenient subscription bully stick program Bow Wow Labs has also rolled out this month and both are available online as the brand’s first offerings in pet safety.

Bully Buddy was created by dog lovers for dog lovers with a mission to keep pets safe, healthy and entertained. As a top-selling dog treat and longtime favorite of dogs and dog owners around the world, bully sticks are easy-to-digest, natural, stimulating and delicious. But as dogs chew the stick down, their risk of choking on the last bit increases. If that little nub gets swallowed whole, a dog can choke or develop an intestinal blockage – both of which are serious medical emergencies. Bully Buddy is designed to grip the end of a bully stick with a secure clamp that, once locked in, won’t allow the small end piece to be swallowed, protecting pets from the risk of choking.

Bow Wow Labs helps customers treat their pets and protect them at the same time. The Easyship subscription program offers hand-selected, premium bully sticks perfectly selected for dogs based on their size and weight. Sourced from grass-fed, free-range cattle, they are available as part of a monthly subscription program to supplement Bully Buddies and are delivered to customers’ doorsteps every 30 days. Bow Wow Labs works to ensure that each custom bully stick is crafted to fit the Bully Buddy and recommends using the products together to support proper function. With this unique program, Bow Wow Labs looks to captivate the pet industry and in doing so, supply dogs across the country with healthy, safe and high-quality treats.

“We really believe in what we are doing and after our amazing Kickstarter campaign, we found that a lot of other people do too,” said Michael London, CEO of Bow Wow Labs. “We created the bully stick program to provide dogs with the highest quality bully sticks possible in the easiest way. We hand select each treat to pair with our Bully Buddies to curate the finest bully sticks with the safest experience for dogs and their owners!”

The Bully Buddy comes with a playful design to encourage engagement, a pet-proof adjustable clamp and collar, durable rubber that’s hard enough to protect but soft enough for dog teeth and gums, and it’s dishwasher safe! The simple-to-use safety apparatus was one of the most successful pet industry campaigns on Kickstarter of all time, and it continues to draw rave reviews from dog owners and experts alike.

“Every year we see dogs that have attempted to ingest the small portion of a bully stick and this can become an emergency procedure,” said Dr. Jerry Moore, DVM. “The Bully Buddy is the best product I’ve seen to prevent bully sticks from becoming a choking hazard.”

Bow Wow Labs launches this week with its custom fitted bully stick program and the Bully Buddy 1 for dogs 10-25 lbs. Both are available to purchase online nationwide at bowowlabs.com. Pre-orders for other sizes of Bully Buddy are also available for dogs under 10 pounds and various sizes of dogs between 25 and 85 pounds which the company anticipates beginning to deliver in the 1st Qtr. of 2019.

For more information on the Bully Buddy and Bow Wow Labs, please visit https://bowwowlabs.com/and follow Bow Wow Labs on Instagram and Facebook.

0 Comments

At Home Pet Spa Treatment with Kibble Pet

 

Tomorrow is the day of Cami’s TPLO surgery on her right knee! We went back and forth last 7 months and we finally decided to do this surgery for her. She has been limping badly after running and playing and the dr confirmed that it is time. So in anticipation for her 12 week at home recovery, I have been pampering her to the max before the big day. I took her to the Strip for shopping! We went to Anthropologie and sniffed the fake snow and got lots of pets from everyone.

And then we went to the park for a nice sunny stroll. Cami met a few new friends and had a little run, then limped her way back to the car. After a short nap, I gave her the full spa treatment! Ear cleaning, paw pedicure, nose moisturizing and a full bath with shampoo and conditioner from Kibble Pet. The bath was heavenly and she loved every moment of it. Except for the part her head got wet, she doesn’t like that so much. So I’ll just use a washcloth for her face next time.

Kibble Pet Now Available at Anthropologie for Holiday 

This Holiday Season Pamper your Furry Friends with the Best of Kibble Pet Available at Anthropologie
Kibble Pet, a luxury pet care brand, is now  available  at Anthropologie. Kibble Pet believes dogs equally deserve the opportunity to look and smell great and that a healthy coat is a fundamental necessity not a splurge for special occasions. Kibble Pet has become a leading product within the pet care segment by providing products that perform at a salon-level without harsh toxic ingredients and have opened a luxury grooming salon and spa, KP Groom, in Dallas, TX.
Anthropologie will carry Kibble Pet’s core products. The brand utilizes the best ingredients when designing each of their products, so every pup and pet parent are happy with the results.
“We are excited to expand beyond just pet specialty shops.  Pet’s are part of our everyday lives, and are just like family – so we are thrilled to be at Anthropologie.  We hope we will meet many new furry friends and be able to better their lives with out product” explains founder, Samantha Kent.
Kibble Pet has made it their mission to create quality products at affordable prices. Not only are all products made in the USA and cruelty free, but they are hypoallergenic. Kibble Pet donates a portion of proceeds to various shelters and charities to provide underprivileged dogs the grooming care that they deserve.

 

 

0 Comments

FurZapper for every Pet Owner

Every dog owner knows, they have ‘dog clothes’ and going out clothes. We try our best to keep these separate so we don’t look insane when we go out. The dog clothes are just clothes that we don’t mind getting fur and drool on. The other clothes have to remain fur free! We do let Cami on the but not the sofa and we keep up with vacuuming the house each day too. So once I discovered FurZapper, I had excited to try it out!

I have been using it in the wash and dryer and I think it definitely helps.

Try this product out if you have a furry friend 🙂

Pet owners love their furry friends, but no one loves the hair they leave behind! FurZapper is an easy solution to removing pet hair from clothes, pet bedding, blankets and more.

 

Just toss it into the washer and dryer with your laundry and let it work its magic. This tacky, flexible disc is just sticky enough to gently collect and pull fur, hair, dust and debris from items as they tumble through the cycles. It’s non-toxic, re-usable, hypoallergenic and 100% made in the USA.

So, if you’re tired of washing and drying your clothes and still having pet hair all over, try FurZapper!

It can be found at www.furzapper.com as well as Walmart and Amazon.

0 Comments

Wild Earth Introduces First Dog Treats From Koji Protein

Veterinarian-developed Good Protein Dog Snacks support healthy digestion with prebiotics
Berkeley, Calif. – Wild Earth, Inc., a startup reinventing pet food with biotech, today introduced its first product, a dog treat made with koji (Aspergillus oryzae) – an eco-friendly, renewably sourced member of the fungi kingdom used in the culinary world by some of the world’s best chefs.
Wild Earth’s Good Protein Dog Snacks with Koji satisfy foodie dogs with koji’s umami-rich flavor, whole protein containing all essential ten amino acids, and health benefits such as omega fatty acids, digestion-boosting enzymes, and prebiotics to support gastrointestinal microbiomes. Only 15 calories each, Good Protein Dog Snacks include other wholesome ingredients like peanut butter, pumpkin, and oat. As a clean cultured protein, Wild Earth’s koji avoids the risks of meat-based food and treats, which can contain traces of antibiotics, growth hormones, or other contaminants.
Nutritious, culinary, and sustainable, Good Protein Dog Snacks contain:
● Prebiotics to support healthy digestion
● Omega 3/6/9s for healthy skin and coat
● Veterinarian-developed formula
● No animal ingredients
● No antibiotics or hormones
● No artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors
● No corn or soy
A five-ounce bag retails for $12.99 at Wild Earth’s online store, and currently ships free.
“I worry about the health risks of sugar- and salt-filled treats, both as a veterinarian and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, and as a dog lover too,” said Wild Earth chief veterinary officer Dr. Ernie Ward. “People can feel good about offering Good Protein Dog Snacks with Koji, which are a nutritious option for our dogs, our environment, and for eliminating the suffering of farm animals.”
“We need new and alternative proteins to feed a growing global pet population, and also to minimize the environmental impact of feeding that growing population,” said Wild Earth CEO Ryan Bethencourt. “Koji is ideal for dogs based on its nutritional profile and sustainability, and used by Michelin-star chefs to add gourmet flavor, so our dog taste testers loved these treats.”
“Wild Earth’s new alternative protein product is such a great example of providing consumers another choice for their pet’s nourishment, while being conscious of the environment,” said Ben Jacobs, Head of Ventures at Mars Petcare.
Wild Earth cultivates koji, an ancient Asian protein, in fermentation tanks, and uses proprietary technology to optimize it for nutritional content, texture, and flavor. Because it is produced safely in a laboratory, not a slaughterhouse, it lacks risks associated with animal-based proteins such as contamination, and reduces the toll on the planet – 25-30 percent of meat’s environmental impact in the U.S. is attributed to pet food. Wild Earth’s koji dry food for dogs is scheduled for release in 2019.
About Wild Earth
Like food innovators creating cultured meats for human consumption, biotech startup Wild Earth is developing clean high-protein pet foods that are healthier, better for the environment, and more humane than conventional products. Wild Earth is built by pioneers in cellular agriculture led by chief science officer Ron Shigeta, Ph.D., an experienced business team led by chief executive officer Ryan Bethencourt, and Dr. Ernie Ward, known as “America’s Pet Advocate.” Investors include Felicis Ventures, Blue Horizon, Mars Petcare, VegInvest, Macro Ventures, Stray Dog Capital, Founders Fund, and Thiel Capital. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. For more information visit www.wildearth.com.
0 Comments