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Pets get stressed for many reasons including having to wear an e-collar to prevent them from reaching a wound or to protect a post-surgical area on the body. Now there is a calming gel stick-on that can be applied to the collar to help them better deal with the situation.
The product is one of 21st Century Animal HealthCare ‘s new Calm Paws™ line , a natural calming support product line featuring the first-ever calming gel patch to help dogs and cats. The innovative new product can be attached to any smooth surface and is ideal for use with recovery collars and pet crates when traveling.
The Calm Paws natural essential oil products consist of gel patches, collars and disks and are compatible with Calm Paws e-collars providing calming support to help post-surgery and stress-related behaviors in dogs and cats. There is also a “glow-in-the-dark” calming disk that can be paired with the pet’s regular collar, harness or inflatable collar, as well as essential oil blend collars that use the same blend as the gel patch and disk. All are available on Amazon.
These new gel patches are something I believe pet owners should consider purchasing and keeping with their pet’s supplies so that you have on hand when needed.



Vectra 3D for Dogs by Ceva Animal Health

Anywhere in the country, and at any time, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous vectors can infect your dog. It only takes one bite to potentially spread disease. Vectra 3D® is a prescription –fast-acting answer available from veterinarians.It kills through contact and parasites don’t have to bite to die. Also it begins reducing flea feeding in 5 minutes; kills fleas in 6 hours.

This new product is the result of two groundbreaking research studies last year led to a call for the veterinarian community to change its approach in fighting the rising incidence of heartworm infection in dogs.

Aptly called the “double defense” protocol, the research clearly shows the value in fighting both the vector – the mosquito – and the heartworm. Rather than rely solely on an oral heartworm preventive, the studies support also using a topical parasiticide to repel and kill mosquitoes.

Consequently, Vector 3D is ground-breaking because tackles dreaded mosquitoes as well as other parasites such fleas and ticks. Also it remains effective after bathing and swimming and needs to be reapplied monthly. It’s a dog-only application and this new formula is worth discussing with your veterinarian.






tip of the day

Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong