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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Now on Facebook

We are now on Facebook, please look us up at We will be posting a blog more often. Pets are so important in people's lives. Dogs help us to get the exercise we need. During these walks we meet others and make new friends. Cats relax us as we pet them. Taking care of a pet will give a senior citizen someone to think about and talk to. Pets are wonderful and we at highly recommend one to everyone wishing to give a dog or cat or both a forever home.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Here is our new logo !!!

Here is our new Entracard picture for Please visit our store to find the lowest prices for your pet(s) needs. Please feel free to contact us at with any questions.

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 20, 2011 is International Homeless Animal Day. Go to your local shelter and take home a homeless pet. We sell the bows at If you are interested in more information call 1-800-543-4727 or visit

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 2011

Did you know that all of these pets were homeless when their photographs were taken by a photographer in Connecticut. These stamps are still available at your local USPS. Adopt a shelter pet campaign.

Monday, June 27, 2011

June 2011

Last Friday was take your pet to work day. Did you take your pet to work or is it against company policy to have pets in your work place. Only one in five companies allow pets in the workplace. This annual event started in 1999 to help promote pet adoption. One idea was to take a pet from your local animal shelter and give this pet a great day with people around it in hope that it will be adopted. Only 3% of all pet owners take their pets to work on this day. Mark this date on your calendar for next year and take a pet to work with you.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

May 2011 Newsletter

Above is a picture of Tosino from San Diego, CA. Sporting one of our best selling harnesses. Tosino is a 5 month old White Labrador mixed with Cocker Spaniel "Spanador" and we are told that he is a very happy dog now. Thanks for the pic. If you have a pic that you think is worthy of sharing with the world. Send it to us at you too can own this Harness by going to or Comes in black and red.

This months pet hints is Hiring a professional to care for your dog.

We are sure that one time or another that you have thought about hiring someone to walk, board, care or sit for your pet. Here are some questions to ask that professional before you leave your pet with them.

Has the sitter service done criminal background checks on employees? If so, ask for documentation for anyone that may be entering your home.

Get references or ask your veterinarian or groomer for a recommendation.

Ask the sitter service if it's affiliated with professional pet-sitting organizations.

Always introduce the sitter to your pet before you leave to ensure that they respond positively to one another.

Leave instructions so your pet's routines change as little as possible while your gone.

Remember, we are not professionals and you should always consult your vet for what is best for your pet.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Here is a picture of one of our Beastie Band cats in Amsterdam, NY. Although you cannot see that she is sporting a a Purple Princess Cat collar, you can see that she is a real princess. Thank you for the picture.

Friday, March 4, 2011

March 2011 newsletter

This is a continuation of last months blog.

Of course, not all animals are able to reap the benefits of human medicine. Regulations for medicating livestock or other animals raised for food, for example, have little flexibility because of the potential implications the treatments may have on the health of humans who consume the meat, dairy products, or eggs from those animals. And veterinarians who work with racehorses are limited by rules intended to keep the competition level for those who put their money down at the track.

When it comes to companion animals, on the other hand, the int rest is in a healthy pet and a happy owner. So if a doctor believes that a particular human medication can help an animal, she'll prescribe it. This has been the case for decades, Dr. Ferguson notes, but the practice has only really been legal since 1994, when Congress passed the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act regulating the conditions under which such use is acceptable.

Even before the legislation was in place, however, there was a working system for prescribing human drugs to pets. Veterinarians relied on peer-reviewed studies, clinical trails, and published formularies that included suggestions for safe uses and dosages of human medications given to companion animals.

"There are many drugs in the human pharmaceutical pipeline that had initial safety tests performed on laboratory beagles." Dr. Ferguson says. "The information from those trails could aid veterinarians with rough dosages and safety guidelines for clinical use, particularly if the drug did not make it to the human market because of problems unrelated to safety in dogs."

Today, with the legal issues cleared up, veterinarians and their patients have more options and better access to medications. Vets have always been glad to provide in-house pharmaceutical services, and general pharmacists, too, have usually been willing to fill prescriptions written by vets. But recently, online retailers and specialty pharmacists have also recognized that pets are an expansion market. These developments ope the door to even more progress, including discussions on generic meds and price-shopping.

Chances are you won't be walking out with a prescription for Viagra or Botox the next time you go to the veterinarian's office, but you should still talk with the doctor about your pet's treatment options. More variety means better care for your favorite animal, and that's good news for everyone.

Johnny & Connie

Sunday, January 30, 2011

February 2011 Newsletter

This months newsletter was written by Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori.
You're worried your dog is sick, so you take him to see the vet. After a thorough checkup, the doctor tells you she want to put your neutered male dog on a drug you've heard a lot about: Viagra.
No, it's not your vet's idea of a joke. It's actually perfectly legitimate to prescribe Viagra for a dog, even if he's neutered--but not for the reasons you might think.
Viagra, or sildenafil citrate, is best known for fixing what's referred to as "erectile dysfunction" in human males, but because it works by improving blood flow, it can also help treat pulmonary hypertension, a disorder that causes high blood pressure in the lungs. If you dog has a pulmonary problem, Viagra may be the key to his health.
And it's not the only human medication vets prescribe. Another surprising remedy is Botox, used to treat some eye problems in dogs. Most pet owners don't realize this, but aside from flea- and tick-control products, almost all of the medications their pets receive are crossovers from human medicine,
"I'd say 80 to 90% of the drugs used in veterinary medicine come from human medicine," says Dr. Duncan Ferguson, director of the Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology residency program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. "When you get into more specialized treatments, such as those for cancer, that figure goes even higher."
This so-called off-label use of drugs is what allows veterinarians to treat species or medical conditions that may be considered small markets from a drug company's perspective.
Knowing how and why certain drugs are prescribed can help pet owners understand health-care options--including some that save money. A good veterinarian will discuss medications, tell you what side effects to look for, and encourage you to call with questions or concerns. Treatment can often be more complicated in animals than in humans.
"I tell our veterinary students that they need to know more about pharmacology than their physician counterparts," says Dr. Ferguson, whose areas of specialty include both small-animal internal medicine and veterinary clinical pharmacology. "In human medicine, all drugs are FDA-approved, meaning that they have undergone significant scrutiny for safe --but only in one species. Vets must often use fairly limited evidence to treat other species with differences in drug metabolism and action."
Part two of this article will be put into next months newsletter. Remember that we are not professional doctors and you should always consults your vet about what is best for your pet.
Johnny & Connie