Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Shipping Times

Its that festive time of year which we all love! But it can also be a very stressful time of the year with busy mall car parks and SLOW LIKE A SNAIL SHIPPING TIMES. This time of the year packages move so very slow which is very frustrating for us and more so our customers who have to wait longer.

Generally orders will arrive within 15 days, but at this time of the year we find that some orders can take up to 30 days! Which unfortunately we have no control over. When we receive an order we try to have it shipped the same day or the next postal shipping day. But we just wanted to give customers a heads up about these shipping times. Other than that we wish every one and there family and friends a happy/healthy Christmas.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy 2012 Thanksgiving!!

We are wishing everybody a very happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Profender for Cats Spot-on Worming Treatment

 We are now selling Profender for cats. Profender is the only complete spot-on worming treatment for cats. It treats cats for roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and lungworms. If your cat hates taking tablets, Profender is the perfect solution!

Buy Profender for Cats HERE!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dogs That Changed The World - Documentary

Dogs that changed the world is a documentary on the evolution of wolfs, how dogs changed human society and how we have transformed dogs.

"Broadcast (2007) NATURE's two-part special DOGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD tells the epic story of the wolf's evolution, how "man's best friend" changed human society and we in turn have radically transformed dogs. From the tiniest Chihuahua to the powerful and massive English Mastiff, modern domesticated dogs come in a bewildering array of shapes and sizes, with an equally diverse range of temperaments and behaviors. And yet, according to genetics, all dogs evolved from the savage and wild wolf-in a transformation that occurred just 15,000 years ago.
The Rise of the Dog

In THE RISE OF THE DOG, you'll learn about how the domestication of dogs might have taken place, including the theory of biologist Raymond Coppinger that it was the animals themselves-and human trash-that inspired the transformation. The genetic analysis of Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has placed the origins of domesticated dogs-and those of the first dog-in East Asia. You'll also discover 14 dog breeds that controversial genetic studies show are the most ancient-and the best living representatives of the ancestors to all living dogs.

Over 400 breeds of dog are recognized around the world, each unique for its personality, habits, and form. Most of these breeds exploded onto the scene over the past 150 years, spurred by the Victorian-era passion for the "dog fancy"-the selective breeding of dogs to enhance particular characteristics. By tinkering with its genetics, humans made the dog the most varied animal species on the planet‹and also created a host of hereditary health problems.

Dogs by Design

Despite the plethora of new shapes and sizes, dogs have retained the instincts bred into their ancestors by thousands of years of work: the urge to herd or hunt, to dig and to guard. In DOGS BY DESIGN you'll discover how these hard-wired behaviors help different types of dogs, from hounds to herders, excel at different tasks (and why it can sometimes be so difficult to train them to do otherwise). You'll also learn how dogs' finely tuned senses are serving humans and saving lives."

Friday, August 10, 2012

Parkour Super Dog

This American Staffordshire Terrier should be a hollywood movie star or at least a stunt dog! This dog takes agility to the next level with its parkour skills.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dogs get lost during holidays due to fireworks

Dog owners are being warned to keep on eye on there dogs over the 4th of July holiday due to a huge influx of dogs ending up in animal shelter after running away while being scared from fireworks. Each year come 5th of July animal shelters are full of dogs that have run away when they are frightened by the sound of fireworks.

This doesn't mean that you need to sound prove your house, but it does mean that you should be wary of where your dog is and that they are more likely to escape while fireworks do go off. So if your dog is usually outside and you think there is a chance they can jump the fence or get out, even if they usually don't, then you would be best off keeping them inside that night. Other then this I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Video: Frog Sitting on a Bench Like a Human

I thought this video was going to be fake when I saw the screen shot of the video, but sure enough it is real! It is a frog just sitting on a bench like a human would. Its so simple, yet still amazes me and I guess 7 million other people looking at the view count!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Husher Anti Bark Muzzle

The Husher is a dog muzzle which stops your dog from barking while still enabling them to pant, eat or drink. It is a very simple yet effective design. Bark collars can be quite expensive, so this is a cheaper, yet still effective solution. Many times people are buying bark collars because there neighbors have told them there dogs bark while they are not home. Spending $150.00 + on a bark collar when you don't hear them bark much can be a little difficult to come to terms with. But the Husher is a more cost effective solution to this as it is only $29.95. If you have a problem with your dog barking and you want a cheaper & more humane method, try the Husher!

You can buy and find more information on the Hushers here Husher for Dogs.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Video: Cute Kitten Afraid of Vacuum Cleaner 2012

Another viral cat/kitten video! But it is not hard to tell why all of these cat videos go viral. They are short and you are rarely disappointed. In this one a little kitten is scared by the person vacuuming and ends up in a very funny position. I have seen memes on the social networks of this cat before I had actually seen the video. Watching this could be the best way to spend 12 seconds of your day.

Video: Dog Dancing to the Music 2012

I love animal videos on Youtube, they always seem to entertain! And it never ceases to amaze me what you see. This video is of a dog moving up and down to the beat of the music coming from a car. It is a short and sweet, but will give you a laugh.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Blind Homeless Dog Gets Rescued

This video makes you go from being sad to happy. They got a call that there was a dog living in an abandoned lot that was in terrible condition. They went and found her and noticed that she was blind in both eyes. She was terrified when they found her, but they took her and groomed her, got rid of the fleas and took her to the vet. The vet told them that she was 100% blind, but could restore eyesight in one of her eyes. At the end you can tell how happy Fiona (the dog) is and it just makes you so happy.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Heartgard Reminder App for iPhones

Heartgard has just bought out this app which allows you to schedule when your next dose is available and when it is time to restock it. All you need to do is put in when you give your dog the Heartgard and it will set a reminder for each time it is due in the future. This will be a very handy app for a lot of people, including me. This app is available for iPhones, iPod touch and iPads. It requires iOS 3.0 or later to run. This app can be found at the itunes store here at Heartgard (ivermectin) Dose Reminder App.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Golden Retriever Dog Cleans The House

It never ceases to amaze me how smart dogs are! And they really know how to put a smile on your dial and this video does just that. In this video there is a Golden Retriever named Grace and its owner tells her to clean the house and then Grace frantically runs picking up her toys and dropping them into the basket. I don't know how long it would of taken to teach her this dog trick but it is pretty cool.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Amount spent on pets in the USA is at an all time high

The numbers are in for amount of money spent on pets in the America for 2011 and they are higher than ever before. In 2011 pet owners spend a $50.96 billion on their pets, which is the most every spent on pets in a year for the United States. This makes sense as there are more people and pets then every before, but also people are taking better care of there pets, which means spending more money on them.

The area that got the biggest boost by 7.9% was for services which include kennels, pet hotels, pet sitting, day care, boarding and grooming. Pet food and vet costs have the biggest share taking 65% of the $50.96 billion spent.

To read more you can at Pet Ownership Responsibility Has Not Changed. In this article is also discusses the importance of making sure you are ready for a pet and outlines 10 questions by the Humane Society that you should ask yourself before making the decision to own a pet.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bird Feeding a Dog Noodles

This video is great! It shows a pet parrot feeding noodles to a dog. Seeing the person filming isn't worried, I would say this kind of thing is pretty common in this house hold. I find it amazing how well they get along and have never really seen anything like this before.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Like on Facebook in March and Win!

We have just created a Facebook fan page and to celebrate we are giving you a chance to win! All you need to do is like our page in the month of March and you will automatically be in the draw to win a dog or cat 6 month supply of Frontline, Revoltion, Advantage, Advocate, Advantix, Comfortis, Panoramis, Heartgard, Sentinel Spectrum or Interceptor. The winner will be picked at random and will be announced the 1st of April 2012. Not only do you get the chance to win a 6 month pet medication of your choice, but you will also be kept up to date with special offers and news from us!

To like us on Facebook simply click this link LIKE PETSOFOZ.COM on FACEBOOK.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Using a Tag on Your Pet

It is so important to have a tag on your pet with a phone number and address. Just having the council tag or a micro chip is not enough. If your dog or cat is found on a Sunday and most vets and the city council is closed the people will not be able to contact you and get your pet back to you. It is such an easy thing to do, but people still dont do it. I cant tell you how many time we have had dogs walk into our retail store or people have found them in the area and they have no tag on them. It is very frustrating and just having the tag can save you your dog or cat. Yesterday one of my neighbors dogs got out 3 times, yes 3 times in that day and did not have a tag on, luckily we recognized the dog and could take it back, but if it went any further up the street who knows where it would be now. So if you do not have a tag with the information on your pet please get one asap from your vet or local pet store.

Monday, January 23, 2012

10 Easy Ways To Protect Your Pet From Fleas

Here are 10 easy ways to protect and prevent your pets from getting fleas. The more of these methods you do, the better the chance your cat and dog will stay flea free all year round. Some of these methods will be more effective then others, but these are the main ways to stop and prevent your pet from getting fleas.

Use a flea control like Comfortis, Revolution, Advantage, Advantix, Frontline Plus etc. This is the best way to kill and prevent fleas, but it has been talked about in detail in this article Best Way To Kill Fleas Off My Dog?.

2. Flea bomb your house. Using a flea bomb in your house can really reduce the amount of fleas heavily. It will kill most of the fleas in your house and control them coming in for some time. But it wont stop the fleas getting on your dog outside. If you may have to use more than 1 flea bomb to completely cover your house, but the correct amount to use should be labeled on the flea bomb you buy.

Spray your backyard.
Having a pest control specialist come in and spay your house will be the most effective way of doing this as they are the experts. But you can also do this yourself with the right product and equipment. You should be able to get the product the will be diluted down from your local hardware store and some pet stores. After having your yard sprayed it is a good idea to create a lot of movement around your yard, as this helps to bring the fleas up and in contact with the poison.

4. Vacuum. Vacuuming carpet, floor boards or anywhere there are any cracks or cravats fleas and flea eggs can hide. Vacuuming will never get all the fleas around your house, but it will help. Vacuuming at least once to a couple of times a week will help to reduce the amount of fleas around your home.
5. Treat pets over winter. Once winter rolls around the fleas start to die off and you don't notice them as much. So a lot of people just stop treating there animals for fleas. But when summer comes around again you find the people who have been treating there pets all threw winter are not having the same flea problems as the people who stop the treatment. Although fleas are not as rampant in winter, they are still around and breeding and the flea eggs are waiting to hatch. If you are treating over winter most of the fleas in the eggs will never get the chance to see the light of day. For an article on this go to Treating Your Pet For Fleas Over Winter.
6. Be careful what other pets yours come in contact with yours. When taking your dog for walks, to the dog park, dog training or to a friends place there is a good chance your pet will come in contact with other animals. So even if you don't have fleas at your place, they can pick them up and bring them home. So making sure your dog is treated for fleas before going out is the best way to prevent this. Some people just give there dog a Capstar tablet after coming in contact with pets that may have fleas before they get home and this makes sure any fleas on them will die and wont get into your house.
7. Brush your dog or cat regularly. This will give you a better idea weather they have fleas and how bad the problem is. If you are using a flea comb, it will also help get rid of those fleas. Keep a close eye on your pet to see if they are scratching or could have fleas. And remember some animals are more sensitive then others, so just because they are not scratching doesn't mean they don't have fleas on them.
8. Wash bedding and kennels. Your pet will spend a lot time in its kennel or on its bed, so making sure these are clean and flea free are very important. Just give your kennel a simple rinse with the hose and that should do the trick. If its an outside bed you can usually just wash it down with the hose as well, if it can be washed in the washing machine or hand washed it is best to do that. Bedding gets smelly quickly anyway so you will be killing 2 birds with one stone anyway.
Shampoo your dog and/or cat.
There a shampoo's specially made to kill fleas and this is what will be best to use. But any shampoo will help with getting fleas off your pet. Also if your pet has fleas or is sore from flea bites using a soothing oatmeal shampoo can be very helpful in reducing the irritation.
Treat all the animals in your house.
Even if you notice only one of your pets are scratching. If one of them has fleas it is very likely the others do as well. If you have friends who bring pets around to your house to play, it is a good idea to make sure they have been treated for fleas so they are not bringing any into the house. Once again some animals are more sensitive then others.Now you know the of the best ways to protect your animals from getting with fleas you can put them into practice. Your pets will thank you for it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Treating Your Pet For Fleas Over Winter

Having worked in a retail pet store for many years, I saw the same thing happen year after year without fail. It was that when summer came around, people would start pouring into the store person after person needing flea treatment for there dogs and cats. This may come as no surprise as fleas are much worse over summer then they are over winter. But these people you haven't seen for 6 months you would start seeing them every week and they would tell about how the fleas are just everywhere and there dog is still constantly scratching, asking what they can do and trying to make sense of what is happening. The people who were constantly treating there dogs all year round didn't seem to be having the same problem. Why was this? people couldn't see any fleas on there dogs and cats for months and then all of a sudden all these fleas up out of no where by the millions.

Well the thing that some people don't realize is using flea treatments doesn't just stop fleas from getting on your dog, but it also spreads around the living area and kills flea eggs, which in turn never get a chance to un-hatch. So over winter there are tons of flea eggs that are waiting around for summer to come, then pow they all hatch and all of a sudden you have fleas everywhere. That is if they are left with nothing stopping them from being killed over winter. So the people who are treating there dogs and cats for fleas over the winter time are also killing all these flea eggs that are hiding in the carpets, between floor boards, in the grass, in the dirt, under the house etc etc.

It is a lot easier to keep a flea problem under control once you already have it under control then it is to stop a flea problem that is wildly out of control. Once you have a out of control flea problem you will have to start treating your animal fortnightly or even weekly rather than monthly. So people end up spending more and have it work less effectively then the people who are treating for fleas all year round. But your main concern should be the health and comfort of your dog.

It is so easy to forget about the problem over winter when it is out of sight but just remember when summer rolls around there are unhatched fleas waiting to spring to action, it is up to you if you want a lot of them or little when that time comes.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Comfortis vs Frontline Plus

Frontline Plus has been around for a long time now and Comfortis has only been around for a short time, but in that short time it has made a big name for itself. Although both of these products treat dogs for fleas, there is many other differences between them. We did a comparison and write up comparing these 2 flea controls against each other. To see the article go to Comfortis vs Frontline Plus.