June 3rd-9th is Pet Appreciation Week!
Whether your pet barks, meows, chirps, or hisses, they are an important part of our lives.
It has been proven that pets have a positive impact on our lives:
– Research shows that pet owners exhibit stronger self-esteem than non-pet owners.
– Pets can help reduce our negativity.
– They help reduce loneliness and stress
– Pets encourage their owners to be more active
– Pets help children develop empathy
– Pet shows unconditional love
For all that our pets do for us, it’s important to make sure they know just how much we love them!
Here are a few ways you could make Pet Appreciation Week extra special for your pets:
– Celebrate with your pet’s favorite treat. Maybe it’s a favorite biscuit they have all of the time or a chew they only have on special occasions.
– Who doesn’t love a new toy? Your cat would love a new scratcher, or maybe your horse would love a new Jolly Ball to play around with.
– Does your pet have a special place they like to visit? Take your dog on their favorite walking trail through the woods or a trip to their favorite pet friendly beach.
– Add a little something to one of their dinners this week. Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers enhance your dog’s meal.
– Selfie! Take fun pictures either of or with your pet(s) and share them to social media! Let your friends join in on the pet celebration; maybe they’ll even share pictures of their pets too!
From everyone at NJ Pet Supply, happy Pet Appreciation Week!
Many pet parents have heard the term “heartworm” before, but may not know what it is, how pets get it, and why testing and preventative care is so important.
What is Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease is a serious, progressive disease that affects pets. It is also potentially fatal if left untreated. In infected pets, heartworms live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and arteries and can cause severe heart failure, lung disease, and other problems with organs in the body. Heartworms are easy to detect and easy to prevent, but difficult to cure.
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Pet identification is the fastest way to return a pet to their home if they become lost.
Personalized pet ID tags are a great form of identification because they can be read by anyone that finds the pet. A quick read of a pet ID can jumpstart a reunion with pet and home. ID tags or personalized/embroidered collars are a popular option of pet identification for pets. However, a tag or a collar can become lost, leaving your pet without any form of ID.
Microchip identification is recommended to use in addition to a pet ID tag to ensure that a missing pet can be identified, even if they lose their collar. The small microchip is implanted under the pets skin where it cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read over time. It has a unique ID number that is registered with the owner’s contact information. Lost pets are scanned for a microchip if brought to a veterinarian or an animal shelter. The unique ID will then be displayed and can be used to contact a pet owner.
Whether you use a pet ID tag, a microchip, or both, it is important to make sure your contact information remains up to date. If you get a new phone number or if you move to a new house, be sure to update this information on your pet’s identification.
Proper identification ensures a happy reunion between pet and pet parent.
Regular visits to your vet are an essential part of keeping your pet healthy.
A wellness exam is a routine exam performed on a healthy pet. This may also be referred to as a “check-up.”
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Earth Animal No-Hide Chews are a healthier and more digestible alternative to rawhide.
They are 100% free of rawhide and are made with high quality, human grade ingredients. They come in four different flavors, three bone sizes, and a stix option.
Traditional rawhide chews are made from cow hide, which is poorly digestible. No-Hide Chews are made with food ingredients that are highly digestible and healthy for your dogs.
No-Hide Chews are basted with a flavored coating, either beef, chicken, pork, or salmon. All proteins are sourced in the United States from humanely-raised animals. The salmon is wild-caught from the Atlantic Ocean. The chews are made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The digestibility of No-Hide Chews was tested in comparison to traditional rawhide chews using equivalents of stomach and intestinal juices. This study showed that in an animal’s system the No-Hide has an average digestibility rate of 80%, while traditional rawhide only has an average rate of 18%.
No-Hide Chews are safe for puppies and are a good choice for teething. As with all chews, it is important for puppies and dogs to be supervised when enjoying a No-Hide Chew.
The chewing time for a No-Hide Chew is on average 45 minutes to 1 hour for the bones. Stix have an average chewing time of 15 minutes. However, this chewing time can change depending on the size of the chew, the size of the dog, and the dog’s chewing habits. It’s important to give your dog the appropriate chew for their size.
Small dogs up to 15 lb. – No-Hide Stix
Medium dogs 15-45 lb. – No-Hide Bones 4”
Large dogs 45-75 lb. – No-Hide Bones 7”
Giant dogs 75+ lb. – No-Hide Bones 11”
Winter means cold… Cold means ice… Ice means frozen paws!
Paw Thaw is an ice melter that’s safe, biodegradable, and pet-friendly. What more could you ask for?!
Traditional ice melter contains calcium chloride which creates heat and has the potential to cause pain to your pet’s paws. Rock salt ice melter has a high pH level which dries out pets’ paws and causes them to crack. These ice melters also have adverse effects on grass and vegetation. Paw Thaw, on the other hand, contains calcium magnesium acetate which is biodegradable and much less harmful to grass, trees, and other vegetation. It also contains pH stabilizers which keeps the pH level from getting too high and creating a lot of heat.
Paw Thaw has a fast-acting and a time released formula which creates a very effective ice melter. The deicing blend components break the bond between the ice and the surface and initiates deicing and melting. The time released formula stays on the surface longer, making it more effective.
The non-tracking formula does not harm carpets or floors, it will not damage footwear, and there is no residue or clean up needed. It is also a non-corrosive ice melter – it will not damage the surface it is applied to. Instead, it creates a protective coating on the surface.
For people with pets that are going to be dealing with snow and ice, Paw Thaw is one of the best options.
Paw Thaw Ice Melter on NJPetSupply