Did you know that changes in the weather can affect pets just as much as their human counterparts? Pet Trendologist, Charlotte Reed, gives us some tips on how to read those changes in our pets, as well as some tips and resources on how to make caring for them easier.
About Charlotte Reed:
Charlotte Reed is the leading pet trend & lifestyle expert. Millions have had the opportunity to watch her on Better TV, CNN, Comedy Central, Fox & Friends, Nate Berkus, The View, Steve Harvey, Today’s Show, and VH1 as well as many other televisions shows around the globe, discussing “The What’s New” for pets and their people. Reed is the Pet Solutions columnist for First for Women magazine, providing money saving tips to their readers. Charlotte also writes for NBC’s Petside.com and Pet360.com. As the Happy & Healthy Pets blogger, she provided health and wellness pet care tips for Prevention.com readers. Additionally, Charlotte is also the author of “The Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Dog Etiquette” (Adams Media, 2007). Although she serves as a celebrated spokesperson, she also works as a consultant providing advice on how pet owners can have better relationships with their pets. Click here for more: http://www.charlottereed.com/.
Reading the Signs
Seasonal weather can affect with our pets and sometimes it’s hard to read the signs that they are having issues. After all, they can’t talk to us! Many pets experience fall allergies – you may notice them rubbing at their eyes, or their eyes may run. You may also notice sneezing and dandruff if they are experiencing dry skin with the weather change. Some dogs may experience arthritis flare-ups and can have trouble walking up stairs, running or getting up after they’ve been lying still for some time. Additionally, it’s important to note that even though the weather may be a few degrees cooler, flea and tick prevention is still important and you’ll want to make sure to continue regular treatments to avoid an infestation.
Pet Care Essentials
The fall brings with it many holidays, activities and events, which can eat up valuable time that we typically spend giving attention to our pets. Since so many of us lead busy lives, we have to look to quick and effective solutions that can help us take better care of our pets.
One of the major challenges that pet parents report is cleaning up messes. Many pet parents have difficulty dealing with accidents and shedding. A great solution for any pet parent is Rug Doctor’s Pet Formula Carpet Cleaner. It is the go-to solution for removing the source of pet stains and odors – leaving your carpet and upholstery looking and smelling fresh. You can clean a room in fewer than 20 minutes with this machine, and right now for every coupon redeemed with the purchase of the Pet Formula Carpet Cleaner and Urine Eliminator™, Rug Doctor will donate $1 to the ASPCA® through its “Rug Doctor to the Rescue” campaign, up to $100,000.
For more information on Rug Doctor, visit www.rugdoctor.com.
When it comes to bath time for your pet, many owners dread the routine. You’ll be happy to know that, thanks to Wahl, clean no longer has to be messy. The leader in pet grooming products is taking the dirty work out of bathing with a new line of no-nonsense, all-natural hygiene products that include their new waterless shampoo. Simply apply the foaming agent to your pet’s coat to remove top-level dirt and odors, resulting in a soft, clean coat. It’s a convenient option for in between baths. This product can also come in handy for Wahl’s Dirty Dog’s contest, which is happening this month and supports your local shelter. A couple of other products available in the line are:
- Wahl’s All-Natural Odor Neutralizer – This first-of-its-kind spray is designed to eliminate odors as opposed to masking them. Its unique formula allows pet owners to spray it directly on pets, as well as bedding, furniture, carpeting or wherever odors are present.
- Wahl’s All-Natural Doggie Deodorant –Keeping your pets smelling good is simply a spray away. Wahl’s Doggie Deodorant freshens up pet’s coat, as well as bedding or furniture, offering a eucalyptus spearmint scent that is easy on the nose. Owners simply spritz directly on their pets as needed to remove odors.
Keeping Your Pet Healthy
When it comes to keeping your pet healthy, nutrition is key. It’s important to have a food that you can depend on all year round. What’s new on the radar is from Whole Foods Market. The newly launched Whole Paws® line is an exclusive group of premium pet food available at a great value price that is made with premium quality proteins like chicken, lamb or salmon. In fact, the entire food line is made with wholesome ingredients pets naturally crave and never contains corn, soy, artificial colors, preservatives or added sugars. A few of the products available are:
- Whole Paws® Adult Maintenance Dog Formula (Grain Free-Salmon & Sweet Potato) – Many dogs are sensitive to grains, especially wheat. Whole Paws is the first store brand line with grain-free offerings. Adult Maintenance Dog Formula is also available in Chicken & Brown Rice.
- Whole Paws® Glucosamine Creme Dog Treats –These dog treats are perfect to help support and maintain healthy hips and joints.
- Whole Paws® Shredded in Gravy Cat Food – This high quality, grain-free shredded cat food provides all of the vitamins and minerals that cats need.
For more information on the Whole Paws line of products, visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com.
Remember, our pets are members of our family, so show them a little extra love and care this season and I’m sure they’ll return the favor!