We were contacted by the nice folks over at DryPet to see if we could give their doggie towel a test run. Of course we can! We have lots of pets, everyone we know has pets. The only problem we had was deciding who would get to give the towel its test run . . .
The package arrived from Canada, packed well in a large manila envelope. Not a big deal, it’s a towel. We were really impressed by the lightness and feel of the towel, the color (a beautiful brown), and the quality detail of the embroidered paws in the corner. We also noted that the instructions say not to use fabric softener when washing, but that the towel is otherwise washer and dryer safe. It’s also hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial. Good to know.
Even though we liked the towel’s look and feel, we were a tad disbelieving as we forwarded the towel to our
guinea pig selected tester. The experiment went better than expected. Here’s what our lucky lady with four dogs had to say about her DryPet towel testing experience…
From time to time we have the privilege of trying and testing pet products. The folks at Organic Pet Boutique asked us to sample their Blueberry Energy Snaps dog treats on our staffs pets.
Since the FDA has been saturated with recalls for not only pet food but also pet treats. It has made pet owners all the more concerned on what we are feeding out furry friends. We were more than willing to test a treat that would eliminate the threat of salmonella.
Salmonella is quite unsettling not only for all pets but also for us humans. Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Humans exposed can experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
We as pet owners are always battling pet stains and odors. This happens a lot more when there is a new puppy or kitten involved but all too much with adult pets as well. Sick pets, aging pets or the pet with an attitude can all contribute to the ongoing problem.
There are products that promise to eliminate both the stain and the odor but few deliver with 100% satisfaction. The ones that come close are riddled with chemicals which are not acceptable in our world. So when we received a request to review a pet stain and odor remover product we immediately went to the site to check it out. Much to our delight the product was green friendly. That alone was reason enough to agree with two thumbs up to try the product.
While many dog owners assume that their dogs should sleep with them, on the floor or on a sofa, most veterinarians, certified trainers and behavior specialists recommend use of a high quality dog bed.
When puppies are first being house trained, a separate bed, ideally waterproof, mold proof and antibacterial should be used. Home furnishings could be damaged and risk of disease to family members is high. Most human furniture is too high for puppies and joint, muscle and ligament stress/injury could occur if young dogs are forced to jump onto and off of high places. It is stressful and sometimes difficult for dogs to adjust in later life to new sleeping arrangements. A puppy will get accustomed to sleeping with the owner in their bed, then when they get to full size, the owner often wants to change sleeping arrangements. If you know that in several years you would not want your dog in your same bed, it is best not to start.
We’re always on the lookout for natural food and treats to feed our dogs so when we received an offer to test a new, all-natural, freeze dried pet treat from Terra Paws, we were more than willing to accept. We were quite excited because the company was just launched on June 6th, 2011 and we love finding healthy products for our furry friends. Want to try it out for your furry friend – grab the discount code at the end of this post!