A Glance at KittyWalk Systems Inc.

carcat2For more than a decade there has been one company who continually churned out innovative products that allowed cats to play outdoors safely. KittyWalk Systems INC., a New York-based company run by Jeff and Lise King has a line of more than 45 different kitty products.

The small family got its start when Jeff and Lise’s daughter left for college and couldn’t bring along her cat. After that, Lise started fabricating new inventions around their home to allow their new pet to play outside. Read more about KittyWalk’s humble beginnings here.

Wired vs. Wireless Invisible Pet Fences

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You want to keep your pets safe and sound while allowing them to enjoy the best quality of life possible. One way of doing this is to let them roam freely around your yard without the chance that they’ll dash off into the nearby street. Invisible pet fences are the ideal way to accomplish this, but should you go for a wired or a wireless system?

While there’s no disputing the fact that invisible pet fences are an incredibly good method of keeping pets within a safe boundary, the question of whether a wired fence system is any better than a wireless fence system is an altogether trickier one to answer.

We sought the advice of number of experts their views on the pros and cons of both types of pet fence system, and we present this combined knowledge to you here

New Findings Discovered on the History of Dogs

803088_72071861Originally, it was believed that modern domesticated dog evolved from tribes in Asia breeding and training Gray wolves. Somewhere near the Altai Mountains, where Russia, Kazakhstan and China come together near two main rivers, the tribes trained the wolves to hunt and protect their camps. However, new evidence has just been discovered that there may have been domesticated pups even before then, and on the other side of the globe.
According to some scientists, our four-legged friends may have been hanging around humans as long as 30,000 years ago, and it wasn’t in Asia where they made this discovery. Click here to find out where domesticated dogs may have originated.

The Dangers of Doggie Poop

cujo-01No one likes dog waste, except for maybe other dogs. It’s unsightly, it stinks and it is a pollutant. Twenty years ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labeled dog waste as a non-point pollutant, putting it in the same category as livestock bacteria, motor oil and insecticides.

There are dangers to leaving dog waste lying around your home and even your yard. If you have small children, the risks are even greater. You may be surprised at how dangerous it is to leave those “landmines” lying in your yard. Click Here to read the scary facts about dog poop.

Most Common Types of Eye Infections For Dogs

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On any given day, you may see a number of dogs hanging their heads out of the window of their owner’s vehicle. There’s something about the wind whipping against their moist nose that keeps them coming back. However, when a vehicle is moving, no matter the size, almost anything in the air hit your dog in the eyes, which can result in a painful infection.

To protect your pet’s eyes, consider a product called “Doggles,” which are exactly what they sound like: they’re goggles for dogs. Not only do they keep your dog’s eyes free of dirt, bugs and other debris that can become a hazard or cause an infection when a vehicle is moving, but they also protect your dog’s eyes from dangerous ultraviolet rays from the sun. Read more about protecting your dog’s eyes HERE.

Plush Bolster Sleeper Giveaway!

Giveaway-PlushBolsterSleeper2Pet Street Mall is having a Giveaway and we invite you to participate! One very fortunate pet lover will WIN the Plush Bolster Sleeper in Leopard. This 100% Polyester Fleece Bolster Pet Bed is an excellent choice for both small dogs and cats. The Plush Bolster Sleeper has a micro fleece lounging area, is stuffed with polyfill, and is completely machine washable. Your pet is going to love their new bolster sleeper bed. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. The Plush Bolster Sleeper Giveaway ends on Feb. 14th, 2014 (Valentine’s Day). Click Here to Enter!!!

How To Build a Doghouse

BarnDogHouseThe warm weather is just around the corner, so that means it’s time to stop being a couch potato and start being active. Building something useful, such as a doghouse, can be a productive use of your time and make your “best friend” a happy pooch.

There are many different ways to go about building a doghouse and the options for customizations are literally endless. At Pet Street Mall we laid out a basic plan to get you started on How To Build a Doghouse HERE.

How to Wash a Stubborn Dog

showdog4Giving your dog a bath can be the worst chore on your “honey-do” list if you have a stubborn pooch. For some dogs, it’s the fear from the sound of the hose, others can’t stand being lathered up and will try to eat the shampoo and the rest are dogs that are afraid of water. It can be a battle trying to give a stinky dog a bath.

Luckily, you’re not the only with a dog who loathes being bathed. At Pet Street Mall we were able to put together some quick and easy tips to make bath time a little bit easier on you and your furry friend. Click Here for New Ideas to Try During Bath Time.

Why are Fleas Dangerous?

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They crawl on your pet’s skin, jump from animal to animal and lay their eggs by the thousands all over bodies. Their crunchy thoraxes scurry all over your furry friends as they look to suck blood and transfer diseases. It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but the fact is that they may be on your pet Right NOW AHHHHHH!

We’re talking about, of course, fleas. The hardly visible little bugs that jump on any suspecting dog, cat or critter. There are dangers to fleas that go way beyond some light scratching behind your dog’s ear. To learn about dangers of fleas Click Here.

The History of Dog Sledding

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If you own a Siberian Husky, Chinook or Greendland Dog, you are probably aware that those dogs have a deep heritage in the history of dog sledding. In fact, there are many large breed dogs, including wolf-hybrids, which have been used to pull sleds in the snow throughout history.

There are still popular dog sled races that take place in northern communities around the world, but there are also purists who still use dogs instead of snowmobiles and four wheelers to travel or carry supplies. Click Here to learn more about the history of dog sledding and who still uses sled dogs today.