Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February is Pet Dental Health Month

We all know that healthy teeth lead to good overall health. So while you keep your own teeth and gums healthy make sure to do so for your four legged companions. February is Pet Dental Health Month, take it as an opportunity to better the health of your furry family members so you can enjoy each other for many years to come.

Dingo dog treats-

Your furry friend may not know it, but it’s something veterinarians agree on – your dog’s overall health depends on good dental hygiene. Dingo's dental chews and treats serve several purposes, all contributing to overall health. Whatever treats your pup prefers, they are sure to have a product that he or she will enjoy and which also benefits dental health. Their dental line reduces tartar and plaque, freshens breath, and helps maintain healthy gums. Choose from bite size chicken treats, rawhide bones, mini bones, sticks/spirals, chips, rawhide chews, and many more options.

indigoTM Fresh Family-

This ingenious 4-step dental system offers pet parents an easy, effective alternative to the stress and mess of brushing their dog’s teeth.
Just add a squirt of indigo Fresh Gel to their food dish, which is available in eucalyptus and peppermint flavors. The gel can be lapped right up and doesn’t have to be directly applied to the teeth. An indigoTM Fresh Biscuit a day helps keep plaque and tartar away, while indigoTM Fresh Sticks are longer-lasting chews that clean right down to the gums. And there’s no better way to keep a dog’s teeth and mouth in shape than with indigoTM Fresh Floss Bones. Plus, every indigoTM Fresh product is rich in antioxidants to support immune system health. 

The Pet Medical Center of Edmond shares these tips:

Tip #1: "You can use Kong Chew Toys for canines. These chews have rigid grooves that help clean your dog's teeth  as they chew on them."

Tip #2:  "If you are looking for alternative dental care for your feline, you can use something like Science Diet Oral Care. This is a good alternative cat food for cat that will help with not only a healthy mouth, but also overall good health."

Tip #3: "For both canines and felines, we like to use CET Hextra Chews since your pet can have one of these daily and they will not interfere with prescription diets. Each chew will provide approximately 18 hours of bacteria killing benefits. 

As you might know, pet bad breath is an early warning sign of deteriorating
gums and teeth conditions.Most dogs and cats already have signs of gingivitis by age 3. Yet, pet parents often overlooked this pet health care condition.
PlaqClnz is easy to use.... 
PlaqClnz pet breath freshener that also improves and maintains pet oral
Health In spray or gel formulas, PlaqClnz is EZ - a daily squeeze instantly
freshens breath while its zinc-based formula combats tarter and plaque build-up, promotes healthy gums, and whitens teeth.
No-taste, no-alcohol - the pet's natural licking action readily spreads it around its mouth.
See how it works at www.plaqclnz.com
Available online, at groomers, and pet retail supply stories.
Saves expensive vet teeth scaling under anesthesia - potentially risky,
esp. for senior dogs and cats.

It'll Be a Relaxing Time At Planet Beach- Scottsdale, Arizona

While in Scottsdale, Arizona, on our upcoming travel we will be visiting a place called Planet Beach. Planet Beach prides itself on providing its customers a quick, convenient and affordable alternative to traditional day spas. What has intrigued us, the most are their unusual massages, such as the Hydro Massage. 

The Hydro Massage allows you to have the benefits of a traditional massage in about a fraction of the time. You can remain fully clothed in your own room while heated water pressure massages the different areas of your body that need it. This helps restore the overall feeling of well-being and relives minor aches and pains as well as distress and relaxes you. Another massage type offered a Planet Beach is their Cyber-Relax Massage. The customized chair uses a 3-D Point Navi Sensor to scan your body and customizes a massage for you based on 700 different massage combinations. This can have a number of benefits such as decreasing tension, improve blood circulation and help fatigue.
Aside from massage Planet Beach offers other services such as spray tanning, teeth whitening, UV therapy, red light therapy full body hydration and facial rejuvenation. It is a great place to pop into for a bit and come out feeling new! We can't wait to visit Planet Beach!!

Review: iFetch

Your dog is gonna love a product called iFetch! Our Jakey immediately took to the tennis balls that came with it- perfect for his size! It's going to take some practice with him though to drop the ball into the hole in the machine, but we're going to give it a try.

But definitely a fun and entertaining concept for your dog!

iFetch is a dog controlled exercise and entertainment toy. The pet interacts with iFetch using a small tennis ball. Watch the video here.

When the dog puts the ball in the funnel, the device “turns- on” and in a few seconds iFetch throws the ball for the dog to chase. The device powers down until the dog returns the ball to its funnel. iFetch has a switch to turn it off and then three positions to allow selection of different launch distances. When turned on it is in a stand-by-mode, waiting for the dog (or person) to drop the ball in the funnel.

An Update On The Pantry

The door on the  new pantry Gerry built last month was bothering me. It had only primer on it and I already saw it's future of soon becoming marked up, dirty,  and very hard to wipe clean.

I had Gerry put a semi gloss white paint on it and it's so much better. Now I can at last use a rag on it and it's much easier to get fingerprints off. But since he did buy one litre, he also re did a few of our other doors around the trailer- as they too had gotten smudged marks around door handles that were difficult to just wipe off. So much nicer- 


Feeling Footloose with Breathable Footwear

No one likes to have their feet stuffed into a pair of shoes all day. It's so much nicer when you can have your feet out enjoying air and sun. However since its not quite summer yet, try out breathable footwear, which will make your feet feel alive and fresh anytime!

Styles and brands such as:

The TerraTECH offers light trail running capability for mid-level terrain with a lateral stability cradle.
Designed for the dedicated athlete and runner.
  • 6 tech-band stability cradle
  • High-tension nylon quarter panels
  • Tech-toggle closure adjustability
  • Breathable tech-mesh on forefoot
  • Puncture resistant outsole layering
  • Recycled dual-density outsole
  • Zero-Drop & Barefoot Last
  • Removable PORON® Performance Cushioning Insole
  • Ninja & Round Toe pattern available