Factors to Consider in Buying Pet Accessories

It is fun to shop for pet accessories and even more exciting to take home to your little furry pets and feathered family members. Whenever you look for the best and functional toys for your pet, keep in mind that prices and brands are not necessarily that important when it comes to pet accessories – unlike with regard to electronics or other products. Rather than being concerned with the popularity of the brand, check out the designs and materials that are not harmful and dangerous. A number of things to think about when inspecting the shelves are as follows:

Physical Stability

No one can really be so sure if a particular bird branch or cat tree is safe, so inspect it carefully to help in your decision. Large accessories – like carpeted trees and scratching posts – need to be heavy and strong enough to keep them from falling over when your pet cat climbs and plays. Though cute domed beds look perfect for your puppy or kitten, they may tip over or trap your pet. When you are in doubt, check consumer reviews.

Swallowing and Inhaling Dangers

Even if toys with ribbons seem to be fun and adorable, many dogs and cats are fond of eating string. So, when thinking of buying toys that have long, dangling parts, see to it that these are strongly attached and will not easily tear apart. Also, ensure that the toy does not have small pieces that can be easily swallowed, since these are often made from plastic and other materials that are not edible. Some accessories like catnip essences and bird mite protectors give off fumes that are too strong for your small pet. Always stay away from fume-based applications, except if they are approved by your veterinarian.

Hazardous chemicals

Many pet stores contain a big pet care section where owners can buy things like flea and tick spray and dog vitamins. While buying any of these items may seem like a good idea, this may not be the case. As a matter of fact, numerous dogs and cats become sick due to contact with dangerous sprays, flea and tick collars, as well as vitamins and essential oils. Always consult your vet before buying new products to make sure they are not detrimental to your pet’s health.

Do not let the potential hazards prevent you from spoiling your pet. Each one of them would love a new comfortable bed to sleep on, an entertaining toy to play with, and a tasty pack of soft food. Your pets will stay both happy and safe when you buy them accessories based on your best judgment.

Bark Off Reviews – Don’t Buy it Until You Read This

I receive a ton of Bark Off emails all hinting at the same thing. Does Bark Off Work? Until now, it has been difficult to make heads or tails of this debate because most of the reviews we’ve been able to see were testimonials on the Bark Off commercial. The product is so new that it would take time before consumers could actually use the product long enough to know how effective it is, or is not.

Recently, we got our first glimpse of what a real person, with a real dog barking problem had to say about the product, and it should come as a relief to all of our ears. I suspected all along that this ultrasonic dog barking control device had some merit, but like a lot of other people, I wondered if it was humane or would hurt my dog. The answers come below.

The product tester was Connie from Buffalo New York who had written a TV station asking their local news product review department about the Bark Off Ultrasonic Bark Control Device. They decided to check it out and asked Connie to be the guinea pig.

Her issue was three small dogs who loved to bark and pretty much drove her crazy. It was difficult for her to talk on the phone when the dogs were barking and if someone came to the door, forget about it. I’m sure there were other times the barking was unwelcomed but this is what Connie touched on.

Connie was given a sample of the Bark Off and once she flipped on the battery operated device, an ultrasonic wave was emitted when the dogs barked, and then they were quiet. Hmmmm, sounds good to me already.

The Bark Off device remained behind with Connie for further testing and she eventually gave it a “two thumbs up” review. She was diligent and even tried it on her neighbor’s dog with success. Connie did have some reservations, and I’m glad this was brought up. Sometimes we want our dogs to park. A dog instinctively is protective, and there’s nothing better than a dog’s bark to alert us to danger. Whether it’s a middle of the night alert to danger, or a signal to us that our toddler is getting into mischief, we all appreciate our dog’s barking at these times.

We’ve probably all heard stories about a dog saving the day with some type of heroic action, so turning off our dog’s ability to alert us to danger is not something which sounds beneficial. So Connie, and I’m sure many others came up with a simple solution. She just turns it off during those times it’s OK to hear some noise.

I would like to point this out though. The bark off device works only after the dog barks at least once. It is the sound of the bark which triggers the ultrasonic pulse, which cannot be heard by humans, to be released ultimately quieting the dog. So even when the device is engaged your dog will have the opportunity to “speak his mind” at least once. In my case, this would be enough to alert me to some danger. But, if you are in the kitchen and the dogs are out in the yard with the kids, I would keep it off just in case.

So I’m thrilled with Connie’s Bark Off Review because here is a real person who went on the news the her results. We have a product that works well and if you saw the three little yappers driving her nuts, you would be just as impressed as I was.

Blue Buffalo Dog Food Review – Pros and Cons

This Blue Buffalo Dog Food Review is inspired by the fact that the said product has now managed to become one of the bestselling pet provisions in the industry. It boasts a recipe that is completely free of artificial preservatives and additives. It uses rosemary to preserve the product. Another quality of the product is how it has evolved into an all organic food.

Review on Evolution

The Blue Buffalo Company has first formulated its brand of dog food based on American Nutrition standards. It used several artificial chemicals to preserve its product. But soon after, it was placed in a dire situation when one of its products tested positive for melamine contamination. Studies showed that the chemical preservatives were major contributors in the contamination. The event prompted the company to issue a nationwide recall on its contaminated product. The company then focused its attention on research and development of ways to product a pet provision without the use of synthetic chemicals and preservatives. They arrived at the discovery of rosemary as an organic preservative. That discovery marked the birth of the first 100% organic canine food.

Blue Buffalo Dog Food Review on Pros

The primary advantage of feeding your canine the Blue Buffalo Dog Food is its ingredients. It is made up entirely of organic ingredients aimed at helping your dog live a long, healthy and active life. It contains dried and fat-drained meals of fish, chicken and turkey. Other ingredients are whole barley, sweet potatoes and brown rice. The product also comes in different variations with each variety tailor fit for a specific type of dogs. It has for instance a formula particularly made for canines that have allergic reactions to regular types of dog provision.

Blue Buffalo Dog Food Review on Cons

The primary disadvantage of the Blue Buffalo Dog Food is its high price tag. It is significantly more expensive than your average brand of pet provision. Many consumers remain reluctant to switch to the all-natural product because of the added costs they will need to shoulder.

Review on Controversies

Protein and Vitamin D are the primary essentials contained in the product. But recently, several consumers have claimed that the product has too much Vitamin D it becomes hazardous to pets. The FDA however has disclaimed all allegations. The FDA says that canines only need a few days to adjust to the increases dosage of Vitamin D after which any symptoms will disappear.