Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Clearance Pet Supplies

Find great after Christmas deals on pet supplies for cats and dogs at Mickey's Pet Supplies
Free Shipping on orders of $75 and over*
You'll find deals on everything from dog bowls to cat wands, holiday sweaters, holiday dog toys, the Urban Sprawl Dog Bed by Ruff Wear and much more.
Mickey's Pet Supplies is your online superstore for All Natural, Organic, Made in USA and FREE RANGE dog chews.
Mickey's Pet Supplies has the best selection, lowest prices and personal service.
The newest Free Range dog chews are the Buckarooz Deer Antlers in the 8-9" size and Monster 10-12" size. These dog chews are by far, the longest lasting dog chew made for your aggressive chewer. Highly recommended by dog trainers as the best long lasting dog chew.

* Free shipping offer excludes Alaska, Hawaii, Military address, puppy pads, oversized pet beds and 10 pack of Wholesome Hide Superthick retriever rolls.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Buckarooz Deer Antlers- Super Long Lasting Dog Treat

Are you looking for an extremely long lasting dog chew for your dog?

We have tested many dog chew treats and recently discovered the Buckarooz Deer Antlers.

These dog chews can last up to a month!

These terrific chews do not splinter, have been easy on your dog's digestive system, and last forever. Antlers for dogs are much less likely to chip or splinter when they are being chewed than processed bones. The chewing action grinds the antler chew down slowly.

The Buckarooz Deer Antlers come from Free Range deer that have naturally shed their antlers.

Deer shed their antlers only once a year in late winter, early spring, when mating season is over.

Antlers have virtually no odor or residue to get on your carpet or furniture.

Chew antlers contain many beneficial nutrients and nothing artificial.

Deer antlers are filled with marrow high in calcium and phosphorous- great nutrients for building and mainting your dog's overall good health.

The only processing involves cutting the antlers to size and packaging.

Since this a natural appendage on a buck (male deer), these antlers will vary in width, length and shape. No two antler will be the same.

Each Buckarooz Antlers are cleaned and cut. The tips are grinded so that there are no sharp ends.

If you are looking for a Healthy, safe alternative to rawhide, then the Buckarooz Deer antler dog chews are a great choice.
Mickey's Pet Supplies carries the 6-7" Premium, 8-9" Premium and the 10-12" MONSTER size
Great selection for any size dog.
Remember that Buckarooz antlers are nutrient packed & marrow filled, have only 1 ingredient, are a renewable resource, have no added hormones, antibiotics, animal by-products, steroids, or preservatives and are the longest lasting dog chew available.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Great Deal on 5 piece Furminator Gift Pack $49.95

Great Deal on 5 piece Furminator Gift Set $49.95

Mickey's Pet Supplies has the Furminator Medium De-Shedding tool, Tub Nub Brush, De-Shedding Shampoo, De-Shedding Solution and a Super Absorbent Microfiber Towel all in an embroidered Furminator zipper closure bag.

Don't know what to give for a great gift for Christmas?

Everyone can use the Furminator.

The Furminator alone in the size medium retails for $27 on Amazon. This kit comes with a Size medium Furminator (2.65 inch blade), 8 oz. Furminator de-shedding shampoo, 8 oz Furminator de-shedding solution, microfiber towel and zippered carry case.
Mickey's Pet Supplies has very personalized service and the lowest discount prices on pet supplies. Order Now. They ship immediately by UPS Ground or Priority Mail. Expedited delivery available.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Gifts &Toys for dogs & cats

Find fantastic deals on Holiday toys for your pets at Mickeys Pet Supplies.
Take 20% off your order today and tomorrow-- Enter coupon code SQUIG at checkout
Minimum $25 order
Check out the Squeaker Squigglers Reindeer and Santa toys by Kyjen. These toys are made of a very tough nylon reinforced fabric and have a flappability factor of 10.
Watch you dog shake, tug and run with these fun characters. Kyjen makes toys that withstand a lot of playing.
The Kyjen Bottle Buddies Santa is made of a soft to the tough plush, but the underside is a heavy duty woven reinforced material. Simply replace the water bottle inside for endless crunchy fun.
What dog can resist the sound of a water bottle crunch?
Try some Cloudstar Bake at home dog biscuits. The yummy cheese flavored dog biscuit mix comples with a bone cookie cutter. Bake some for your dog or gift to friends for gifts.
Going Fast! The Holiday Gingerbread flavor Buddy Biscuits won't be here for long.
Maybe your dog could use a warm and fuzzy sweater. We have a great selection of Fleece dog coats and sweaters.
Are you taking your dog for a Christmas photo? Take a look at our beautiful Christmas tree red sweater- sale priced at only $18.95

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Santa Bottle Buddy Great Holiday Toy

If you are looking for the perfect gift for your dog or a friend, the Kyjen Bottle Buddies Santa is a tough and fun toy! This Santa isn't just soft plush, Kyjen makes their toys from a special soft feeling fabric that has a special woven nylon layer beneath. Add the crunch of a plastic water bottle and your pooch will go crazy over this!
This toy comes with a plastic bottle inside, but you can recycle your water bottles by inserting through the velcro closure at the end.
All dogs can't resist the crunch sound that the bottle makes, plus no worries, because this toy is super safe.
Check out all our Holiday gifts for pets.
Take 10% off your order with coupon code DOG10 at checkout.
Hurry, this offer expires soon!
Free Shipping on all orders of $75 and over.

Great Dog Bowls & Cat Bowls at Discount Prices

Mickey's Pet Supplies has a wonderful selection of ceramic/stoneware dog bowls and cat bowls at discount prices.
Take 10% off your order today only with coupon code DEC13.
The wrought iron 2 quart double feeder is a fantastic deal at 19.95!
Find Signature series bowls with artists such as Riviera Van Beers and Ursula Dodge.
We have the Harry Barker Food Bowl & Petrageous design pet bowls.
The blue paisley dog treat jar by Castlemere is gorgeous and is the perfect gift for the dog lover.
We have cat treat jars by Danica, Petzazz and Signature bowls dual feeders in adorable designs.
If you are looking for a great stainless slow feeder, we have the Durapet slow feed bowl to help keep your dog from wolfing down their food.

Stop by today and give your pet a new bowl for Christmas.
We also have fantastic deals on our Holiday toys for cats & dogs.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Great Holiday Dog Toys- 20% off Today Only

Mickey's Pet Supplies has all the great Holiday gifts that you want for 20% off Today Only.
Enter coupon code HOHO at checkout.
You'll find dog sweaters and fleece coats, tough dog toys, organic catnip toys, Red ceramic raised dog bowls, Christmas holly dog bowls, Reindeer antlers, plaid bow ties, holiday collars for dogs,
Scratch n Shapes cat scratchers and much more.
Check out the Kyjen Squeaker squigglers reindeer or santa. These dog toys have a flappability factore of 10 and are made of a supertough nylon reinforced fabric. They make great inexpensive gifts for your favorite dog!
Get your Cloudstar Holiday Gingerbread flavor buddy biscuits while they last!
FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $75- excludes Alaska, Hawaii and Military addresses.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

25% off Lupine dog and cat collars and leashes

Does your dog or cat need a new collar? Mickey's Pet Supplies has a special deal right now on Lupine collars and leashes. 25% off with coupon code LUP23 at checkout. Hurry, this special promotion ends the 16th.

Did you know the Lupine guarantees all their products for the life of ownership?

They will replace your collar or leash even it has been chewed.

Mickey's Pet Supplies has a fantastic selection of pattern choices in 1/2" wide collars and matching leashes for small dogs, 3/4" wide for medium dogs, and 1" for large dogs. At these prices, stock up and enjoy a great durable dog leash that has a gate-style snap and a padded handle. The collars are all adjustable with a side release clasp and heavy duty d-ring attachment. The leashes are available in 4 ft. or 6 ft. lengths.

Don't let this deal pass you by. Your dog will love their new lupine collar and leash.
Once you own a Lupine dog collar and leash, you will be hooked!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

20% Off Holiday dog toys and cat toys at Mickey's Pet Supplies

Happy Holidays! Save 20% on all holiday toys for cats and dogs at Mickey's Pet Supplies
Great Kyjen toys like the Water Bottle Buddies Santa, the Scrungee Santa, Dangly Santa,
Squeaker Squigglers Santa and Reindeer, Jax and Bones Wreath, Jax and Bones Gingerbread Man.
Kyjen plush puppies dog toys are made of durable material.
The Kyjen Water Bottle Buddies Santa is an ingenious toy that has a water bottle inside for that crunchy sound all dogs love. The bottle is replaceable through the velcro opening.
What a great way to save the environment, by reusing your old water bottles.
These bottle buddies toys are very durable and washable. They are made of a special plush that has a super thick backing.
For our feline friends, we have the Imperial cat- scratch and shape cat scratchers in all sorts of sofas and animals. Check out the Blue whale scratcher that comes with a free feather wand and a bag of organic catnip. For a very inexpensive price, you'll find the Cat Birdie Ball with a rattler inside or a life-size organic wool mouse.
In addition to 20% off all Holiday Toys for your pets, Mickey's Pet Supplies has free shipping on orders of $75 and over.
You will find the best in quality pet supplies including, all natural dog treats, organic pet products, eco-friendly pet supplies and Made in USA products.
Where pets want to shop!
(877) 863-5431 Call to place your order or ask us a question. We are always available 24-7

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Holiday Deals for dog and cat toys

Mickey's Pet Supplies has a great promotion going for 20% off their Holiday toys for cats and dogs. You will find a wonderful selection of the best toys.
The squeaker squiggler reindeer and santa are made of a very tough nylon fabric.
Each of the limbs has a squeaker at the end and it is the perfect toy for dogs to shake and drag around the house. It has a shakability factor of 10. These toys from Kyjen are really tough and priced so reasonable.
You will everything from Holiday themed dog bowls and great Gift sets with organic shampoo and coat spray from Canine Earth to Holiday plaid bows and warm and fuzzy sweaters and coats for your dog.

Buy the Cloudstar Holiday Gingerbread Buddy Biscuits for only 5.95
These delicious and all natural dog treats are only around for the Holidays.

Enter coupon code HOLLY14 at checkout to receive your discount on Holiday toys for pets. Hurry!
At these prices, the toys are going fast!
Mickey's Pet Supplies has all natural, organic, Made in USA discount pet supplies for cats and dogs.

Monday, November 30, 2009

CYBER MONDAY DEALS- Mickey's Pet Supplies

Mickey's Pet Supplies has great Cyber Monday Deals on discount pet supplies for Cats and Dogs.
Free Shipping on all orders of $75 and 25% all Planet Dog toys.
Deal of the Day!!-- Squeaker Squiggler Reindeer $8.95
Great durable dog toy with sturdy nylon and squeakers in legs.
Perfect gifts for the Holidays at great prices.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Planet Dog Toys 25% off

Mickey's Pet Supplies has all Planet Dog Toys for 25% off now until December 3rd.
Enter Code PDOG18 at checkout to receive discount.
You will find Planet Dog Orbee, Planet Dog Recycle bone, Planet dog Cosmos, Planet Dog Soccer Balls, Planet Dog Woof and Fetch Balls, Planet Dog Snowballs, Planet Dog Zoom flyers and more.
Planet Dog is known for their minty tough and durable dog toys.
Dog trainers recommend the Orbee Tuff Balls with the rope for fetch and retrieval dog training.
Also, the Planet Dog Food and Water Travel bags are on sale!

Shop early! These won't last long.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nina Ottosson Dog Puzzle Toys at Mickey's Pet Supplies

The Nina Ottosson dog puzzle toys are here at Mickey's Pet Supplies.
These dog puzzle toys are very much appreciated and are used by dogs and other animals and their owners in many countries.
Theses interactive dog toys are also recommended by dog psychologists, veterinaries, dog-trainers and other dog-owners. Nina Ottosson has worked with the development and design of dog-activating toys/games that will mentally stimulate the dog, i.e. “brain exercises” in a fun and creative way. The toys are also easy to get out and use indoors and are specially developed to match the dog’s natural movements and instincts.
Activating – Problem Solving The dog puzzle toys are meant for the dog to work with problem solving in different ways, by finding hidden dog snacks, e.g. to lift blocks, push pieces, turn discs, push blocks, put blocks inside something etc.
All dogs need to use their head sometimes in order to keep healthy. Some dogs need more brain activity than others. If dogs are not provided with an outlet for its energy in the form of different types of activity or other stimulation, they can sometimes find their own “activity” which we as dog-owners often do not appreciate, like for instance chewing things to pieces, becoming aggressive or just generally over-active. The activity toys are also very good to use when the dog for various reasons can not move about freely, e.g. when injured or limping etc. Activating a dog can be anything from letting the dog do tracking in the woods, teaching it different tricks, obedience training or hiding a snacks in a room and let the dog find it. In the summer when the weather is good and it is not raining, the dogs normally get more stimulation, it is easier and more fun to be out and play and think of activities with your dog. In the autumn and winter it can be boring to be out when it is raining, snowing and windy. At the same time it is often hard to vary the activities indoors and think of fun activities that are entertaining, simple and stimulating. Hence, Nina Ottosson developed a wonderful line of dog-activating or interactive dog toys.
The Nina Ottosson puzzle toys/games for dogs are easy to get out, and fun to use both for the dog and the dog-owner. While the games are being used the dog and the dog-owner will get a chance to have more contact with each other. Check out the Dog Spinny, Dog Tornado, Dog Brick and Dog Magic puzzle toys and stimulate your dog's mind.
Find all your great dog puzzle toys, interactive dog toys and more at discount prices at

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holiday Dog Toys are here!

Mickey's Pet Supplies is an online discount pet supplies store that carries the highest quality supplies for cats and dogs. They carry eco-friendly, recycled, organic, holistic and all natural
pet products that are unique.
They have geared up for the Holidays with a great selection of very reasonably priced holiday dog and cat toys, gifts and accessories.
Some of the hottest and coolest toys include the Kyjen Tuff Ones Gingerbread Man, Tuff Ones Candy Cane, Canine Genius Christmas Tree Plush Puzzle Toy, Plaid bow ties, Kyjen squeaker squiggler reindeer an the squeaker squiggler santa dog toys, Reindeer antlers for dogs, Christmas themed dog bowls, Kyjen water bottle buddies Santa, Kyjen soft and shiny Santa tug ring, soft and shiny plush Santa, Puppia Santa Dog Coats, Pawsitively Gourmet iced dog cookies in candy canes, santas, Holiday stockings & Hanukkah dreidels and menorahs dog cookies.
They have brought in earth-friendly dog clothes. Check out the Chilly Dog dog sweaters and the Earth Friendly chic 100% organic merino wool dog sweaters. These are of the finest quality.
They also just brought in the Jax and Bones natural rope toys. Each one of the Jax and Bones natural rope toys support the Rescue Train organization by donating a portion of the sales to help this non-profit animal rescue organization.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Help Fund Foundation & Feed Animals

This is pretty simple... Please ask ten friends to each ask a further ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (about 15 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals for free'. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site! Please pass it along to people you know. AGAIN, PLEASE TELL 10 FRIENDS!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuffy Dog Toys-Tough Dog Toys

Tuffy dog toys are really durable dog toys. Each toy is sewn with 3 layers of material and 5 rows of stitching. The inside edges are covered with industrial grade luggage material and are sewn with 2 rows of cross-stitching, then 3 rows of linear. Each squeaker inside the toy is sewn into a safety pocket. The squeakers are safe and quiet because they are sewn under three layers of material. These tough dog toys are rated by VIP Products on a Tuffness Scale with 1 being the weakest dog toy and 10 being the strongest. They even have a Jr. series for small dogs and puppies. We have used the Tuffy's Ultimate Tug O War with our labrador puppy and have found that has stood up to the tugging and pulling she dishes out.
We offer free shipping on all orders of $50 and over.
For a great selection of dog toys, from fancy plush to the really durable and tough dog toys, Mickey's Pet Supplies has them all!

Feliway Spray For Cats helps stop urine marking & scratching

Feliway Spray is a wonderful product used to help with cats and unwanted behavior.
This spray help control stress related behaviors such as urine marking and vertical scratching naturally Comforts cats in stressful environments.

Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure.
By mimicking the cat’s natural facial pheromones, Feliway creates a state of familiarity and security in the cat's local environment
Both male and female cats, because of hormonal and behavior problems, can start spraying urine on objects or areas. Feliway contains pheromone-like substances which discourages this behavior when it is applied to the area the pet has sprayed. One depression of the Feliway pheromone spray nozzle should be applied approximately 4" from the site, 8" from the floor. Only one spray per application site is necessary. Urine marks and prominent objects should be treated one to two times daily for 30 days. Maintenance application every two to three days may be necessary in some situations.
You will find all the Feliway products at Mickey's Pet Supplies
We offer Free shipping on all orders of $50 and over

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Save $5 on $30 Order at Mickey's Pet Supplies

Take $5 off your order of $30 or more at Mickey's Pet Supplies

Coupon code: HAPPY5

Just enter the above coupon code at checkout.

We have a great selection of new Holiday Toys for Dogs, Organic, All Natural Pet Products

Wide selection of fantastic new products. Hundreds of new products just added.

Holiday Dog Toys Have Arrived

We have geared up for this Holiday Season- Great gifts for pets and their owners this Holiday Season. More new products are arriving daily. New Puppia soft harnesses and Santa's coats will be here next week, and new 100% Certified Organic Merino Wool Sweaters for your dog.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Drinkwell Pet fountains Review

Do you have a house with multiple pets? If you are like many pet owners, you will find your cat or dogs water bowl always empty. Cats especially like to get up on counters and stand under the faucet just waiting for fresh flowing water.
The Drinkwell pet fountain is the perfect solution to giving your pet the fresh water that they want and need.
The Drinkwell pet fountains aerate and filter water constantly, providing fresh, cool water in a constantly flowing stream. Just like in nature, animals are attracted to fresh, flowing water.
Developed by a veterinarian for her cat. These pet fountains are self-contained and easy to use.
Just fill them up and plug them in. Replacing the filter every couple of weeks and cleaning them every week will keep them flowing smoothly.
We highly recommend the Drinkwell 360 pet fountain. Our four cats and labrador all love it.

Beginning Dog Training-Puppy Socialization

Thursday, September 24, 2009



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pet Supplies- Free shipping on $25

Mickey's Pet Supplies welcomes Fall with a Free Shipping on all orders of $25 and over
Online pet supplies store that specializes in cat and dog pet supplies- Brand names for lowest prices- including Frontline Plus

Friday, September 18, 2009

Jesusita fire survivors- Fawn & Bobcat

The Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara , CA last week caused these two to take shelter together. The fawn is 3 days old and the bobcat about 3 weeks. The fawn came from somewhere in the fire and the bobcat from Carpentaria. They immediately bonded and snuggled together under a desk in the Santa Barbara County Dispatch Office for several hours.

Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death.
They rescued the fawn during last week's wildfire. Although wild animals, especially of separate species, are never placed together due to regulations, in this emergency situation, they had no choice. During the mayhem of the fire, they were forced to put animals anywhere they could, since they had run out of crates large enough for the fawn. The kitten ran to the fawn, and it was instant bonding. Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Fall is almost here and in celebration of this season, we are offering 10% off all orders
Coupon code FALL10
Take a look at our fabulous dog clothes, durable dog toys, adorable plush dog toys, natural treats, wholesome hide chews, designer dog beds and our fantastic selection of cat toys

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Save Dolphins in Japan

If you love dolphins- This short movie will shock you. See what the people of Japan need to stop!

Please join the effort and go to the petition site and take action against this!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pet travel International Requirements

Export - Pets and Animals
Taking Your Pet to a Foreign CountryAPHIS is one of three Federal agencies that you will encounter as you travel with your pet.
APHIS Web Information:
We have a web page that provides general information on " Traveling With Your Pet ".
If you are taking a pet to another country (permanently or for a visit), contact that country's consulate or embassy for information about any requirements that you must meet. A listing of consulates can be found at the U.S. Department of State website.
International health certificates for the export of animals from the United States are completed by the APHIS accredited veterinarian who certifies animal health status, conducts tests, and records test results for the individual animals being exported. Completed and signed international health certificates for the export of animals from the United States must be endorsed by a Veterinary Services area office in order to be valid. To obtain the USDA endorsement of an international health certificate or any other documents relating to traveling with your pet, the documents must be completed by an APHIS Accredited Veterinarian.
The APHIS Area Office for your state can assist you with your questions relating to traveling with your pet, help you locate an Accredited Veterinarian, and inform you of the fee(s) for the USDA endorsement(s). You should check with your current Veterinarian to determine if he/she is an APHIS Accredited Veterinarian. You can locate the VS Area Office for your State at:
Please note that the National Center for Import and Export can not endorse international health certificates for any kind of animals including pets. For health certificate endorsement please contact your local VS Area Office (
The United States has minimal requirements for animals to be exported to other countries. Your Area Veterinarian-in-Charge can provide you with the current regulations, tests, and inspections required. Each country may have other specific health requirements for entry of animals. These requirements are established by the importing country, not the United States. Other countries may also have their own certificate format for export. Since export requirements frequently change, obtain the current export requirements from the Veterinary Service office in your area before each shipment. We recommend that you also contact the country's consulate or embassy to ensure that you have the most current information. Do not rely solely on information provided by brokers and exporters. The VS web site has limited export requirements for select countries for pets at: Animal Export Regulations.
Other Federal Web sites:
In addition to our web site, you should visit the web sites of the two other Federal agencies that have a role in the import/export of animals:
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
US Customs Service

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Drinkwell Pet Fountain Review

Drinkwell pet fountain instructions & review by Mickey's Pet Supplies discount online pet supplies
Drinkwell pet fountains are the most healthy way to give your pet a source of fresh filtered drinking water and we have tested these Drinkwell pet fountains with our cats, thus a full product review
Drinkwell pet fountains were originally designed by a veterinarian , Dr. Burns to help with her cat, Munchkin's need for fresh running water. Cats are especially susceptible to urinary tract infections, so they require regular hydration. Cats love faucets and sinks and fresh running water. The Drinkwell pet fountain encourages your cat or dog to drink fresh running water. Also, fresh flowing water is aerated and cooler than standing water. The Drinkwell pet fountain has a charcoal filter which keeps the water fresh. We started with the Drinkwell 360 pet fountain as we have 4 cats and a dog. The Drinkwell 360 pet fountain is designed for multiple pet households, by giving pet owners an ability to customize their Drinkwell 360 pet fountain with the five interchangeable spout rings. Your cats or dogs can all drink from the same pet fountain. The initial set-up was easy. We removed the circular pet fountain and cleaned it thoroughly and then read the directions for set-up. There is a cone that fits onto the circular base and then an insert that accepts the tubular filter. There is a flow control that fits on top of the filter in the cone. Simply plug the AC adapter into a nearby outlet, fill with water to the indicated level and it is ready. It runs very quietly. All four of our cats came to see what the new device was. They were a little shy at first, but then they began to lick at the falling water. My oldest cat, Boston was very intrigued and will watch the water for awhile and then proceed to put his paws into the flowing water and wash himself, then I found he was actually swiping and playing at the water. Who knew that the Drinkwell pet fountain could be entertaining for your cats or dogs too? We noticed about a month after running the Drinkwell pet fountain that the water was not flowing as freely. I knew it was time to clean it. I purchased the brush kit and basically read the instructions again to make sure I was cleaning the pump properly. Filters should be changed approximately every 2 weeks. Replacement filters for Drinkwell 360 pet fountain come in a box of three and are inexpensive. In order to clean the Drinkwell pet fountain, you must unplug the power, remove the flow control cap & spout ring. Now remove the filter housing by twisting the filter housing counter clockwise to the unlock position. Lift up and set aside. Empy the water from the pet fountain, now remove the cone pice by twisting counter clockwise to unlock the tabs. Lift up and set aside. Next, flip the bowl upside down and unhook the electrical cord from the 2 cord clips. This allows you to pull the cord through. This is probably the most important step in keeping the Drinkwell pet fountain clean. You must remove the pump. First remove the intake tube by lifting up on the intake tube holder to free it from the pump. This allows you to remove the pump. The intake tube can then be pulled from the intake tube holder. Clean the fountain parts with warm water and diluted dish soap. You can also put the fountain in the top rack of the dishwasher, but remove the pump before. In order to reach all the spots in the fountain and pump, the Drinkwell Cleaning Kit (a 3 brush kit) is available at Mickey's Pet Supplies for a very low price. We actually took the pump's intake plate off by putting a fingernail under each side, then we removed the stator, using a fingernail. Once you have the stator out you can remove the impeller (held in place magnetically). We cleane all the parts of the pump with the Drinkwell Cleaning Kit motor brush and washed thoroughly and replaced all the parts. We then put in a new filter cartridge and re-filled with fresh water. Everything is working great. The next feature we added was the Drinkwell Aqua Garden. This is hydroponic seeds of wheat grass. Simply clip it on to the fountain and in about 4 days you'll see sprouts. At a week we had 5 inch tall blades of grass. I have one cat that has kidney disease and she is the one that loves the wheat grass. I highly recommend the Drinkwell pet fountains. We had to try them before we would sell them to our customers. The Drinkwell pet fountain receives a 5 out of 5 stars for our cats.

Dog Toys, Plush dog toys, Interactive dog toys, Tough dog toys

Mickey's Pet Supplies has all the cool and unique dog toys!
From the rough and tough Tuffy's dog toys to the adorable plus dog toys by Room Candy
All of our dog toys have been selected for their unique qualities
We offer Free Shipping on all orders of $50 and over.
We are a family owned pet supplies store that offers personal service.
Feel free to call us anytime 877-863-5431


Mickey's Pet Supplies offers free shipping on all orders of $50 and over
We have a great selection of cat toys, dog toys, pet accessories, dog treats
dog clothes, Frontline Plus, dog beds, pet bowls,Drinkwell, puppy pads and pet health and grooming items.
A family owned pet supplies store that offers more to their customers. Personalized shopping experience.
100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee- We stock all our items, offer low prices and ship
the same business day.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Pet Rescue- Foster a Military Pet

Support a Great Cause-- A NationWide & Global network of Individual Foster Homes that will house, nurture and care forthe dogs, cats, birds, horses and all other pets for all the Military personnel Only.

West Bloomfield, Michigan Dog Park Location & Rules

Karner Farm Dog Park- West Bloomfield Dog Park
5911 Halsted Rd, West Bloomfield, MI
Operating Hours: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Managed By: West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation 248-451-1901--ext. 220
Days closed:
Fees: $20 residents only access
Restrooms: Portable restroom
Park Size: 3 acres
Type of Park: Fenced

To use the Off Leash Dog Area (OLDA) you must register with the West Bloomfield Park Department in the Civic Center Complex--WEST BLOOMFIELD PARKS AND RECREATION
4640 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48323 (248) 451-1900
Rules and Regulations for a Safe and Enjoyable Experience At the West Bloomfield Off Leash Dog Area

1. All OLDA permit holders must abide by these Off Leash Dog Area (OLDA) rules and regulation and follow West Bloomfield Township ordinances at all times.
2. West Bloomfield Township and/or the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission (WBPRC) are not responsible for the condition of the OLDA facilities or equipment at any time, resulting from dogs,permit holders and unauthorized guests.
3. Permits are revocable at the sole and absolute discretion of the WBPRC and/or the WBPRC staff. Permits are not transferable.
4. Permit holders are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by their dogs.
5. Adults ages 18 and older are entitled to apply for a permit. Permit applicants must submit proof of age with their application.
6. Permit applicants must show a current Oakland County Dog License and proof of up-to-date vaccinations
including bordatella for each dog to be registered under the permit. Dogs using the OLDA must wear their
current Oakland County Dog License.
7. Use of the OLDA is at the permit holder’s own risk.
8. Permit holders must clean up their dog’s waste and deposit it in the receptacles provided.
9. Permit holders may bring the number of dogs into the OLDA that they can adequately control without endangering other users of the OLDA, with a maximum of three (3) dogs. If complaints are received about an individual that can not control their dog(s), it is possible, after review of complaints by an authorized employee of West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation; the permit holder will only be allowed to bring one dog at a time.
10. Permit holders must stay in the OLDA with their dogs at all times. If you need to leave the confines of the OLDA for any reason you must take your dog(s) with you.
11. Only the permit holder or those persons living at the same address and listed on the permit will be allowed to bring registered dog(s) into the OLDA.
12. An act of aggression, either verbal or physical, by a permit holder towards another permit holder at the park or to another permit holder’s dog will not be tolerated. A representative of the West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Commission will immediately put into action an investigation with regards to the complaint.
This will not only involve talking to the permit holder about which the complaint was made, but also to anywitnesses to the incident. After an investigation that is deemed satisfactory by the authorized employee ofWest Bloomfield Parks & Recreation is concluded, all findings will be reviewed with the permit holder about which the original complaint was made, and then a decision will be given with regards to the situation, up to and including permanent revocation of an OLDA permit.
13. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the OLDA. Children between the ages of 5 and 17 are permitted in the OLDA if they are under adult supervision of a permit holder. Permit holders may only bring the number of children to the OLDA that they can adequately supervise along with the dogs. No one under 18 may be left in the Off Leash Dog Park without supervision of the adult permit holder. Children must remain with an adult permit holder at all times. While in the OLDA there will be no running, ball, playing or Frisbee use or any of the like by children between the ages of 5 and 17.
14. The following are not permitted in the OLDA: dogs in heat; dogs under the age of four months; dogs with contagious diseases or internal or external parasites; aggressive dogs; dogs that are not registered under a permit or whose license or any vaccination has expired; or dogs that have been identified as dangerous by the Township or court of law.
15. Dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior or barking excessively must be removed from the OLDA at the first sign of this behavior. Examples of aggressive behavior are, but are not limited to: a dog going after another dog unprovoked, a dog that bites another dog or human being, or a dog that picks up another dog in its
mouth. If a dog should bite another dog or human at the park the offending dog will be removed from the owners permit and that dog will no longer be allowed in the Off Leash Dog Area.
16. No fighting between dogs is allowed. Permit holders must immediately remove any dog exhibiting hostile, fighting, or aggressive behavior from the OLDA. Permit holders may protect dogs for which they are responsible, but shall do so only after first protecting any people in the OLDA, and then only by causing or encouraging disengagement and separation of dogs engaged in fighting or aggressive behavior. Permit
holders bear all risks of their involvement and for the protection of any user of the OLDA. The Charter Township of West Bloomfield and/or the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission have no
responsibility to intervene in any such situation, and are not responsible for the behavior or suitability of any dog brought to the OLDA.
17. Tennis balls and other toys are allowed. However, please use caution when using toys to play with your dog. Dominance issues may arise which could cause your pet to become unusually aggressive and bite someone or another dog. Only permit holder should be actively involved in playing with the dog.
18. Pinch collars, spike collars or shock collars are not permitted in the OLDA.
19. All dogs must be off leash while inside of the Off Leash Dog Area.
20. Leashes must be either leather or nylon and no longer than 6ft. Leashes must be with the permit holders at
all times. Retractable leashes are not allowed. Muzzles are not allowed while in the Off Leash Dog Area
21. “People food”, alcoholic beverages, and glass containers are not permitted in the OLDA. Pet food must not be left unattended or accessible to dogs other than those of the permit holder.
*In the event that any of the above rules are violated by a permit holder or a complaint is made by a permit holder, or an infraction or violation is witnessed by a representative of Parks and Recreation against an individual or their dog, immediate action shall take place as follows*: Exception to this is rule 15
First Offense
• After review of the complaint, which will include talking to any witnesses to the event leading up to the complaint, permit holder may receive a documented verbal warning from West Bloomfield Parks and
• This verbal warning will be reviewed with the permit holder by an authorized representative of West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation.
• A notation of the verbal warning will then be put in the file of the permit holder about which the complaint was made.
Second Offense
• After review of the complaint by an authorized employee of West Bloomfield Parks &Recreation, the permit holder may receive a written warning which could include suspension from the OLDA for 30 days
from date of infraction.
• This written warning and all prior complaints will be reviewed with the permit holder by an authorized employee of West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation.
• Written warning will then be put in the file of the permit holder about which the complaint was made.
Third Offense
• After notification of the third offense the permit holder will be immediately suspended pending an investigation.
• An authorized employee of West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation will immediately notify the permit holder of the complaint, and an investigation will immediately commence.
• All prior complaints will be reviewed with the permit holder.
• Depending on the findings, the permit holder whom the complaint was made may have their permit permanently revoked.
*Depending on the severity of the incident, West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation reserves the right to immediately revoke permits of all parties involved. If you should have to file any complaints please call 248-451-1900.
Approved by the WB Parks and Recreation Commission 12-14-06

Dog Parks- and Rules

What is a dog park?
The ideal dog park is a designated, fenced-in area
where people can bring their dogs to play and run
off-leash. A dog park can be a great place to share
and distribute information pertaining to dog care and
training. For dog owners with limited mobility, it can be
a place to socialize with other dog owners and exercise
their dogs.
Why have a dog park?
A report on off-leash dog parks by Portland Parks and
Recreation states that “There is a newly identified parks
user group: Dogs and their owners. This user group is
drawn to parks for open space, fresh air, exercise and
socialization for themselves and their pets. Coming to a
park is their chosen form of recreation, much the same
as jogging or biking. They are legitimate park users.”
Did you know...
There are more than 619 dog parks in the U.S. and
483 in Canada according to

Typical dog park rules:
Aggressive dogs are not allowed.
Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their
Dogs should not be left unattended.
Dogs should be up-to-date on vaccinations.
No food is allowed in the park.
Small children are not allowed in the park.
Older children are allowed in the park with a parent.

The Community Benefits of Dog Parks are:
Socializes and exercises dogs in a safe
Promotes responsible pet ownership.
Provides elderly and disabled owners with an
accessible place to exercise their companions.
Enables dogs to legally run off-leash.
Promotes public health and safety.
Provides a tool for realistic enforcement of dog
control laws.

Your dog should be on a leash from your car until reaching the inside of the no-leash area of the dog park. Mickey's Pet Supplies has Lupine leashes and collars that are guaranteed for life.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Couple Pleads Guilty in Toxic Pet Food Case

Couple pleads guilty in toxic pet food case
Pair brought melamine-tainted wheat gluten from China into the U.S.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A company and its owners have pleaded guilty to distributing a tainted ingredient used to make pet food that killed potentially thousands of dogs and cats. Chinese national Sally Qing Miller, 43, and her husband, Stephen S. Miller, 56, along with their Las Vegas-based company, Chemnutra Inc., pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of selling adulterated food and one count of selling misbranded food, both misdemeanors. They initially were charged with 13 counts of introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce, 13 counts of introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce and one felony count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The charges were contained in a February 2008 federal indictment that alleged the Millers and ChemNutra, along with two Chinese companies, brought wheat gluten tainted with the chemical melamine into the U.S. It was then sold to pet-food makers, and thousands of cats and dogs reportedly became sickened or died. In 2007, the case resulted in a nationwide recall of more than 150 brands of pet food. "The conduct of these defendants in violating federal health and safety standards caused the deaths and illness of thousands of family pets, as well as anxiety among dog and cat owners across the country and economic harm to many pet food manufacturers," Acting U.S. Attorney Matt J. Whitworth said in a news release. The sentencing hearing has not been scheduled. The Millers face up to two years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $200,000 and an order of restitution. ChemNutra is subject to a fine up to $400,000 and an order of restitution.
Probation, fines likelyBut Robert J. Becerra, an attorney who represented Sally Qing Miller and Chemnutra, said the company, the Millers and the government agreed that probation and a fine were an appropriate sentence. "The Millers and ChemNutra look forward to putting both this case and this tragic matter behind them and hope that today's enhanced awareness of food safety issues will prevent this from ever happening again," Becerra said. Lance Sandage, defense attorney for Stephen Miller, the owner and chief executive officer of Chemnutra, did not immediately return phone calls Tuesday seeking comment. Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. and Suzhou Textiles, Silk, Light Industrial Products Arts and Crafts I/E Co. were indicted with 13 felony counts of introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce and 13 felony counts of introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce. The indictment also names Mao Linzhun, Xuzhou's owner, and Zhen Hao Chen, Suzhou's president.
Melamine boosted protein contentThe indictment also alleged that Suzhou Textiles, an export broker, mislabeled 800 metric tons of tainted wheat gluten manufactured by Xuzhou to avoid inspection in China. Suzhou then did not properly declare the contaminated product it shipped to the U.S., the indictment said. It also said the shipment was falsely declared to the Chinese government in a way that would avoid a mandatory inspection of the company's plants. According to the indictment, ChemNutra picked up the melamine-tainted product at a port of entry in Kansas City, then sold it to makers of various brands of pet foods. The indictment alleges that Xuzhou added the melamine to artificially boost the protein content of the gluten to meet the requirements specified in Suzhou's contract with ChemNutra. Prosecutors said adding the melamine, which would allow it to pass chemical inspections for protein content, was cheaper than adding protein to the gluten. Chinese authorities shut down Xuzhou Anying and revoked its license in 2007.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Giardia- Diagnosis and Treatment

Recently we acquired a new puppy, soon after we noticed her stool was light in color, oily and loose. We suspected worms or Giardia. The vet had us bring a fresh stool sample and under microscopic analysis Giardia was found. She was on a course of Flagyl(metronidazole) for 7 days and everything seemed fine. About a week later, she started again with very loose and light colored stool. Again, she had Giardia. We decided to do some research on this parasite and wanted to share this information with all dog and cat owners.

What is Giardia?
Giardia are actually protozoans (single celled organisms) and are commonly found in the intestines of many animals, including dogs and cats. A small percentage of animals can carry Giardia their entire life and never show any symptoms. Infection with Giardia is called Giardiasis. Puppies show diarrhea, have very odoriforous,bloody or mucousy stool with gas. Other symptoms are weight loss, listlessness, mucus in the stool, and poor appetite. Giardia affects the health of your dog or cat. Untreated, this parasite will impede your animals ability to utilize the nutrients in their food.
How are animals infected with Giardia? Dogs and cats become infected with Giardia by eating the cyst form of the parasite, then in the small intestine, this cyst opens and releases a trophozite. Trophozite have hair-like structures that flap back and forth allowing them to move inside the small intestine. These trophozites attach to the animal's intestinal wall, reproduce. It is unknown at what stage this happens, but this trophozite then encapsulates, produces a cyst and then that cyst is excreted in the animals feces.
Now, another animal that comes in contact with grass, dirt or water that has been contaminated with the feces can become infected.
Diagnosis: Diagnosis is confirmed by finding the cysts or motile stages in feces by microscopic examination. A negative report does not rule out Giardia! Because cysts are only passed periodically, it is important to have several fecal exams done. At least 3 fecal exams are recommended over a period of 7-10 days. Vets recommend at least one fecal exam one week after finishing a course of Metronidazole or Panacur.
Treatment: Fenbendazole (Panacur) is the recommended drug to remove gastrointestinal parasites. Metronidazole (Flagyl) daily for at least 7-14 days is another treatment. Our vet has our 12 week old labrador puppy on both now. In order to help establish a healthy gut, she also recommended Fortiflora powder.
The most important thing about ridding your animals of this horrible parasite is to keep everything clean. You can use solutions of Lysol, bleach, and quaternary ammonium compounds against Giardia. In other words, take all the toys and wash with a small amount of bleach. Wash the water and food bowls every time they are used and disinfect with bleach. I wipe down my tile floor in my kitchen now once a day with a bleach solution.
We are also making sure to wipe her anus after defecating and wiping her paws with baby wipes everytime she has walked outside.
I didn't mention that we also have four cats, all who are on Flagyl for 7 days. Giving a cat this medication is difficult, as it dissolves quickly and will fizz in their mouth.
I take a Greenies Pill pocket, break it in half and then mold it exactly over the pill. I then make sure I push it down the cats throat.
Giardia is a tough parasite to get rid of, so you must be diligent with treatment and the disinfection process, otherwise you will always be in battle with this monster.
Prevention of infection: Giardia live in cold wet environments like lawn, parks, streams. So keeping your dog or cat from these environments can be difficult. I would recommend disinfecting your dog's paws after walks and don't allow them to drink from ponds or streams while out. It is also a good idea to keep your dog bathed to help wash any unwanted Giardia cysts off the coat.
Kennel owners have a huge problem in keeping this disease contained. Cleaning the kennels with a 1 part bleach to 5 parts water solution(1:5) or 1:10 solution of bleach can usually kill the cysts within one minute. Make sure you allow this area to dry for several days before bringing the dogs back to the kennel area. Again, clean the perianal areas as much as possible.
Transmission to humans? I have been doing research on this, and yes, this disease is transmittable to humans. Make sure all those who play and handle your animals wash their hands often with an antibacterial soap for a long enough time and with warm water. This should be emphazised especially with small children that crawl on the floor where your animals have been.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Kitten found to have rabies

Cat with rabies scares Graham family
Friday, June 05, 2009
By Cherry Young
One Young County family recently had an unusual rabies scare. According to Graham Animal Control Officer Kim Mills, the family had a 6 to 8 week old kitten turn up with rabies."Usually baby animals don’t contract rabies, but the thing is if they hadn’t checked this little kitty, chances are we could have lost somebody," said Mills. "But thank God, she had the wisdom to go ahead and take the kitten in."The kitten was born to a stray or wild mother, said Dr. Tim Odom, and several people had handled the kittens.
When the kitten started exhibiting strange behavior, the family called the vet."They called to say it was acting strange, and they were going to bring it in the next day. It died during the night," said Odom.Odom sent the kitten off, and it tested positive for rabies. The other four kittens in the litter were all negative, but the mother cat has not been located.Seven members of the family were forced to undergo a round of post-exposure rabies injections.Dianne Grissom, director of infection prevention and control for Graham Regional Medical Center, said when it comes to rabies, keeping your pets up to date on their vaccinations should be your first order of business.
Grissom also advised if a person is bitten, he should call animal control or the sheriff’s office, clean the wound with soap and water and call his physician immediately. If the animal is a pet, it should be quarantined immediately. If the animal is a wild animal, or if it ran away, try to give as much information as possible to animal control so the animal can be found and quarantined."If their physician determines a need for vaccine and/or immune globulin, their physician can refer them to the Department of State Health Services. An order from a physician is required for the Department of State Health Services to administer the post-exposure treatment," she said."The Department of State Health Services has said that in this region, they’ve had a large amount of rabid skunks. They’ve had some issues with rabies this year." Mills said the shots are not as bad as they used to be."They just give them to you in your arm once every so many days," she said. Mills said it’s important if bitten to bring the animal in."If we don’t have the animal to test, we have to assume that animal had rabies," she said.If the animal is tagged, it will be quarantined and observed for 10 days. If it is a stray or wild animal, it is euthanized and sent for testing.Mills said that if a quarantined animal does not exhibit signs of being rabid within days, the coast is clear."If they start acting funny on the 12th day and turn up positive for rabies, there was no way enough of the virus had been in its saliva to pass it on in a domesticated animal," she said.She added that being bitten is not the only way to become exposed."A scratch is just as bad as a bite," said Mills.Odom said rabies can affect an animal in one of two ways. Either it will act like it is in a stupor or will become aggressive.He added that the best thing to do is get your dogs, cats and ferrets vaccinated against rabies, and a vaccine is legally required annually to own an animal within the city limits of Graham. The state requires rabies vaccinations to be current as well, and both entities recognize only veterinarian administered vaccines. "We sure recommend that they get all of their animals vaccinated for it. It seems like we’re having more skunks in town or just in the area. It’s fairly prevalent in the skunks, so we just need to keep everything vaccinated," Odom said.Mills added that not only is it dangerous to take in wild animals, it’s also against the law."A wild animal can carry rabies for up to a year. Someone takes in a baby raccoon then all of the neighbor kids are playing with it, possibly exposing them," she said. "Yes, they are cute, but puppies and kitties are, too."

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mickey's Pet Supplies an online discount pet supplies store that carries cat pet supplies and dog pet supplies supports the efforts of the G

Mickey's Pet Supplies an online discount pet supplies store that carries cat pet supplies and dog pet supplies will be supporting the efforts of the Greyhounds of Eastern Michigan non-profit organization. Mickey's Pet Supplies believes in supporting local Michigan animal rescue groups. The GEM organization hosts this annual event at the Taylor Sportsplex, located at 13333 Telegraph Rd-, Taylor. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $7 at the door.
There will be a live auction, vendor booths and raffles. All pets on leashes are welcome! Please bring your crates if you would like or take advantage of free petsitting- with donations greatly appreciated. There will be bleacher seating in the main arena and chairs available in the seminar rooms.
All proceeds will benefit greyhound rescues.

Mickey's Pet Supplies will have a booth showcasing their wide variety of discount cat pet supplies and dog pet supplies. Their online store carries name brand pet supplies at the lowest prices. They carry Drinkwell pet fountain, Frontline for dogs, Frontline cats, dog collars, puppy pads, Zukes dog treats, dog clothing, Planet Dog pets toys, West Paw Designs, Yeowww catnip cat toys, cat scratchers by Imperial cat, pet dental products and much more.
Help support a great cause and visit all the vendors at this greyhound rescue event on
Saturday, May 9th, 2009.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mickey's Pet Supplies at Flowers N Fur May 2, 2009

Mickey's Pet Supplies will help celebrate all things furry with the soon to be annual event called Flowers N Fur. The event is hosted by Blumz by JR Designs at 503 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale, Michigan from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 2nd, 2009. This event is in celebration of "Be Kind To Animals Week".

Flowers N Fur will feature a showcase of guests including: Mickey's Pet Supplies-an online discount pet supplies store for cats and dogs; Jennifer Ward- Michigan based author of Running Home. a book about a wonderful rescue dog; Art for a cause- a non-profit organization specializing in pet products and cute tools; Alternative Canine Training-the ultimate in canine behavioral and obedience solutions; Gentle Paws Pet Massage- massage therapist using techniques to increase circulation and improve wellness in dogs; Bubble & Bark- full service dog care-boarding, daycare, grooming; and Fido Does Ferndale- local Ferndale event that takes place July 11, 2009.

Mickey's Pet Supplies will be hosting a dog fashion show at 1 pm and 3 pm. Mickey's Pet Supplies a discount cat and dog supplies online pet supplies store will be featuring their lowest price pet products such as Frontline plus for dogs, Frontline cats, Zuke's dog treats, West Paw Designs, Planet Dog dog toys, Drinkwell pet fountains, pet beds, carriers, dog clothing, cats toys, dog collars, Lupine leads, Lupine harnesses, Synovi G3, Feliway and many more brand name products.

There will also be a special demonstration by Bonny Wainz, Obedience trainer from Alernative Canine Training at 11 a.m. and Jennifer Trombley will do a pet massage demonstration at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Michigan Animal Adoption Network(MAAN), Blumz by JR Designs and all supporters of MAAN hope that this event will prove to be a huge success. For more information contact Chris Wisswell at 248-545-5055 or visit Courtesy of Ann Shevin Mickey's Pet Supplies

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bringing Home A New Kitten

What to do when bringing home a new kitten

So you have found the most adorable kitten and want to know what do I need?

1. Litter box and cat litter
2. Food and water bowls
3. kitten food
4. kitten toys
5. Veterinarian
6. Introducing new kitten to children or other pets

First and foremost, you will need to put in some due diligence as you prepare your home for the new family member.

It is a good idea to have your kittens litter box in the appropiate place before brining her home and you will want to have a specific spot for the cat litter box pre-arranged. It should be in a quiet area of your home. It should not be in a noisy laundry room or by a furnace that makes noise. Your cat will like her privacy, but don't want continual noise. Your litter box should not be too tall for your kitten to get in and out of. Start with the smaller, more basic one. As your kitten gets older and bigger, you can move up to the larger size.

You should pick a type of litter that you feel comfortable with. Today, most people like the ease of a clumping litter, but do not use the scented litter. Cats normally prefer very fine-grained litter. Think of what cats in the wild do. They do their business in the sand. With clumping cat litter, it is easy to scoop out the urine or feces and discard. Note: Do not throw any cat litter in a toilet. It will quickly form a block in your sewer system. Instead, have a small inexpensive trash container with a liner near your box and simply put it in there. I use the diaper disposal bags from the dollar store. I simply put them by my scooper and trashcan. I scoop out the soiled litter and put it into the bag, tie it up and then put in the trash.

Choosing your food and water bowls. It is best to buy a set of ceramic or stainless steel bowls. Start with the smaller ones. Make sure that your kitten has a specific place to be fed and drink water in your home. Again, privacy is best. Make sure you clean the food bowl once a day and fill the water bowl with fresh water daily. You may want to purchase a pet fountain to provide continual fresh water.

There are many brands of kitten food on the market. Make sure that you buy kitten food and not cat food. Your veterinarian can tell you how much you should be feeding and what type of food. They will be happy calculate the exact amount of food to feed. Make sure your kitten food has a high ratio of protein in it's ingredient list. It should be at least 9-10% protein.

Toys for a new kitten are like buying toys for a baby. Kittens need toys that are safe. Do not give them a toy with a bell or anything that can be pulled off and swallowed unless you are holding it while playing and monitoring your kitten. They like things they can chase. I highly recommend that any cat toy is only out when actively playing with your kitten. That way you will never risk the kitten swallowing anything harmful. Always supervise play with children and a new kitten. You can buy a pull and chase toy like Smarty cat feather frolic. Anything that you can pull and the kitten can chase is great.

Do your research before choosing your veterinarian. Talk to friends and see who they recommend. Remember a veterinary clinic that has multiple vets on staff can be the best choice. Also, ask what hours they are open. My veterinary clinic is open every day. Ask if they also have all the equipment and area for immediate care. Find out where the nearest immediate care veterinary facility is also. Have that and your veterinarian's phone numbers on the refrigerator and programmed in your cell phones.

I have found patience is the key to introducing a new kitten to it's new surroundings. It is necessary that you ease the kitten through this adjustment period, especially when there are young children around, as well as other pets. In addition to supervising your children when they are playing with the new kitten, you should teach them how to handle the kitten with the utmost care and respect.

If you have other pets in the house you will need to separate your kitten and introduce her slowly. If you have cats living with you already, you will have to put the new kitten in a room with a door. Let your other cats sniff under the door and play with her paws. Do this for at least 24 hours before letting your existing cats see the new kitten. The same thing should happen if you have a dog in the house. Let your dog smell the kitten from under a door for at least 24 hours before allowing them to see or interact with each other. Remember the kitten is the stranger in the house to your other pets. Let your other pets gradually welcome her.

When looking for the best prices on pet supplies for your new kitten go to

Traits of Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dogs(PWDs)are excellent companions. These dogs are highly intelligent and are easily trained in obedience and agility skills. They are considered working dogs. They have been used for therapy dogs and as assistance dogs for the deaf.
Portuguese water dogs enjoy being petted and once acquainted adjust well to strangers. They tend to stay stay close to their masters. Portuguese water dogs tend to bond with one primary or "alpha" family member. Some speculate that this intense bonding arose in the breed because the dogs were selected to work in proximity to their masters on small fishing boats, unlike other working dogs such as herding dogs and water dogs that range out to perform tasks.
This dog desires attention and prefers to be engaged in activity within sight of a human partner. This is not a breed to be left alone for long periods of time, indoors or out.
The Portuguese water dog will tend to jump up in greeting humans. This is a behavior that should be limited with training. They will tend to stand on their hind legs in order to find food on counters also.

These dogs love to be active, so keep this in mind when considering this breed. The fur on this breed has no under-coat, so many people will choose a Portuguese water dog because it is considered hypo-allergenic.

President Barack Obama has chosen this breed for the first dog. He was given a Portuguese water dog as a gift from Senator Edward M. Kennedy. The Obama family wanted a dog that was hypo-allergenic because their oldest daughter, Malia is has allergies. The Obama daughters named their new pet Bo because they have cousins with a cat named Bo and because Michelle's late father, Fraser Robinson, nickname was Diddley.

We all wish President Obama, his family and Bo the best.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Drinkwell Pet Fountain Review

The Drinkwell pet fountain has proved a huge hit with my four cats. I purchased the Drinkwell 360 as a test to see how my cats would adapt to drinking from a fountain.
Here is what happened: The first night my alpha male ocicat, Cody approached it with his ears forward and watched. After about an hour he started to bat at the water flowing from the top.
Next, his sister Kyla went up to it, looking very curious and watched for a while, then started to play with the water. The most interested was my oldest, Boston. He is an indoor-outdoor cat and is the most "seasoned" soul of all of them. He is like a big "Garfield" cat. We call him "Big Boss". He did like the others at first, but then I caught a glimpse of him, licking the falling water. He then started to play with the falling water, batting at it and then licking. Everyone is completely drinking from the flowing waterfall and sometimes at the circular holding tray. I am ordering the tray and wheat grass next. I really think this is a great product and is a must for any cat owner that has had any urinary tract issues with their cats. I have a small 9 1/2 pound grey cat, Mischa, that has kidney disease and felt this may help her live a longer life by encouraging more drinking. You can find this at my store-

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Cancer Drug for Dogs Nitrosylcobalamin NO-Cbl

Cancer Breakthrough: Tales Of 'Trojan Horse Drug' And 'Miracle Dogs'

ScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2009) — Diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of cancer called anal sac adenocarcinoma, Oscar's future seemed bleak. Bedridden and unresponsive to chemotherapy or radiation, he would be lucky to survive three months. But thanks to an innovative new drug treatment, Oscar's cancer receded and he was walking again within two weeks.
Oscar's recovery was extraordinary enough, but his case was unusual for another reason. Oscar is a Bichon Frise, who scientists reporting in Salt Lake City, Utah at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society on March 23 call "the Miracle Dog." Joseph A. Bauer, Ph.D., and colleagues described promising results with a drug called nitrosylcobalamin (NO-Cbl) in battling cancer in Oscar and three other canines without any negative side effects. While it gives profound hope to dog owners, NO-Cbl also points to a powerful new cancer treatment for humans — one that infiltrates cancer cells like a biological Trojan horse.
"We are one of the few research groups that is offering to treat dogs with cancer that otherwise have no hope," Bauer said. "With no other options available, most people in this situation opt to euthanize so that their pets don't go through the pain of disease and trauma of surgery."
About six million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), pets with cancer provide a win-win opportunity for cancer researchers. Scientists can study new cancer treatments in animals other than lab mice. And pets get access to new treatments that provide hope and in instances like NO-Cbl, additional time.
Bauer put it this way: "The beauty of using a dog or a cat to test a cancer drug is two-fold. First, the animal can get the benefit of the most up-to-date drug in cancer medicine. Second, the NCI gets data on pets that are exposed to the same environmental factors their owners are. They breathe the same polluted air and drink the same polluted water that you and I do every day. If you can find an agent to treat cancer that occurs in a dog with success, there is a higher likelihood that you can take that to the human population and have a much higher response rate than with mice."
Although NO-Cbl has been used in only a few dogs, daily treatments have led to promising results in each case. "In all four dogs, there has been a significant reduction in tumor size without any toxic side effects or discomfort," says Bauer.
Oscar was the first success story. Since then, Bauer has treated two other dogs. A six-year old golden retriever named Buddy was unable to walk due to a spinal tumor pinching essential nerves leading to his right hind leg. After nine months of daily NO-Cbl treatment, Buddy's tumor shrank by 40 percent and he was going on two mile walks. A 13-year-old female Giant Schnauzer with inoperable thyroid carcinoma also showed tumor reductions of 77 percent in less than 10 weeks.
"Our case studies demonstrate anti-tumor efficacy with limited toxicity to normal tissues," Bauer added. "NO-Cbl sensitizes multidrug-resistant cancer cells to the antitumor effects of several different drugs, so it may be valuable when utilized in combination regimes," he added.
The drug targets cancer cells with "biological Trojan horse technology." Cells have receptors for vitamin B12 on their outer surface. The receptors serve as docking ports where molecules of the vitamin, essential for cells to divide and multiply, attach and then enter the cell. In order to divide at their abnormally rapid pace, cancer cells grow extra B12 receptors — 100 times more than normal cancer cells. Scientists have been trying since the 1950s to exploit that vulnerability and make B12-based drugs that attach to the receptors, sneak into the cell, and deliver a knock-out dose of medication.
Bauer and his colleagues from the Cleveland Clinic attached nitric oxide (NO) molecules to vitamin B12. NO kills cancer cells. The B12 acts as the Trojan horse, easily slipping into cancer cells. The subsequent release of toxic NO kills the cancer cells from within.
The team's goal is to successfully treat 10 dogs with NO-Cbl and slingshot the drug into human use as soon as possible. Because of the genetic similarity between dogs and humans, Bauer says his approach should have a much better chance of getting through the FDA's strict drug approval chain.
But Bauer stresses he wants to get the NO-Cbl dog treatment approved, as well. "I'm committed to the animals, and my goal would be to do a dual clinical trial, Phase One human and Phase One dog," says Bauer.
Oscar is still alive and well. Today, Bauer is treating another Golden Retriever named Haley with a spinal tumor.
"This is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done in my life," says Bauer, the owner of a two-year old Beagle. "It gets boring working in the lab, but to see the fruits of your labor in a positive outcome like this and to know you're responsible in some small way, that's pretty cool."
Adapted from materials provided by American Chemical Society, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

List of POISONOUS PLANTS to pets

Unknown dangers to your pets-- typical garden and house plants

I want to tell you about my cat, Cody. In the Fall of 2007, I moved all my large outdoor potted plants into the garage at the end of the season. I let my cats in the garage to sit on my potting table in front of the window. One night, as I was fixing dinner I noticed my ocicat Cody vomiting a clear greenish liquid tinged in red. I kept watching him and he was vomiting non-stop. I couldn't figure out what was causing this, but I knew it was serious.

I called the 24 hour veterinary service and tucked him in a carrier with a fuzzy blanket and we were in the car. When I arrived, I told them what was happening and they asked "what could he have eaten?" I quite honestly could not think of anything he could have eaten that was green. They immediately rushed him into the examining room and the vet said that his vital signs were weak and he would have to be on I.V. fluids and I should try and figure out what he ingested. I walked around my house trying to figure out what he chewed on and then I walked into the garage and saw my pots with English Ivy.

I now had a possible cause for Cody's distress. I started doing a search for poisonous plants to cats. I really had a hard time finding a complete list of all the poisonous plants. Finally, I saw that English Ivy is considered a toxin to cats.
English Ivy contains triterpenoid saponins, which when ingested, results in vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation & abdominal pain and in some cases--coma and death

Cody was on IV fluids and oxygen for over a day and our family was very worried. Finally, Cody seemed to respond to the treatments and basically came back to life. It was also a very costly lesson.

Since finding any information about poisonous plants for pets is hard to find, I thought I would give everyone a list of those toxic plants.
Aloe,Amaryllis, Autumn Crocus, Azalea, Bamboo, Castor Bean, Chrysanthemum, Cyclamen, English Ivy, Kalanchaloe, Lilies, Marijuana, Oleander, Peace Lily (Mauna Loa Peace Lily), Narcissus bulbs, Poinsettia, Pothos, Sago Palm, Schefflera, Yew.

Also, do not feed your cats or dogs ONIONS or GARLIC! These affect the red blood cells, causing life-threatening anemia. Cats are especially sensitive to these- even onion or garlic powder, so never feed your pets table food.

Lilies are especially toxic to cats, and can cause life-threatening kidney failure even in small amounts.

Whenever an animal is exposed to a possible toxin, time is of the essence....Call your vet or 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital


Go Orange with A.S.P.C.A. this April!

All of you have heard of the A.S.P.C.A. (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), but I bet you didn't know that this non-profit organization was founded in 1866 and was the first humane organization estabished in the Americas. Today it has over 1 million supporters in North America.

Three years ago the ASPCA sponsored an adoption event in NY City and it has grown in to a huge celebration across the nation. Now, the ASPCA has made April --Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month--

They encourage everyone to 'Go Orange For Animals' and support ASPCA this month.

O.K. How do you support them? You can host a bake sale at your church, have a benefit concert, volunteer at your local shelter, do a walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon, car wash or just contribute.

If you are planning an event, visit their site at to enter the community leader contest. They will award the winner with the most extraordinary 'Go Orange" effort a $500 American Express Gift Card and a $1000 grant to the animal shelter or rescue group of their choice.

So, get active, make a difference and 'Go Orange' to support the efforts of the ASPCA.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Stem Cell Treatment for Arthritis in Pets

Stem Cell Treatments Used To Ease Arthritis In Pets
Posted on: Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 14:00 CDT Related Video
A new procedure that uses stem cells obtained from fat is providing relief for pets suffering from the aches and pains of arthritis and other ailments.
The procedure, marketed by a company called Vet-Stem Inc. in San Diego, involves injecting dogs with stem cells obtained from fat. It was initially used in horses in 2003, according to the company’s founder and veterinarian Bob Harman.
"Six years later we treated over 3,000 horses from the United States with every kind of injury, from a bad tear of the tendon or ligament to bad arthritis," Harman told the Austin American Statesman.
The company is the first in the nation to offer stem cell treatments using fat tissue for dogs and cats, according to Julie Ryan of Vet-Stem.
After receiving many requests, the company began providing four-hour training sessions on the procedure to veterinarians a year ago.
Three-year-old Samson, a Newfoundland, was still limping badly on one side after undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments in his front legs.
The fragments had caused arthritis in his right leg, Susie Lynch, his owner, told the Austin American-Statesman.
"He was just pretty much laying around all the time," she added.
Then Lynch saw a program on ABC News' "Nightline" about a procedure for dogs that helped ease arthritis by obtaining stem cells from fat in the dogs’ bodies and injecting the cells into the injured areas.
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Lynch turned to Lynne Boggs, an Austin, TX-based veterinarian trained in the Vet Stem procedure, and Samson underwent the operation last November.
“It worked,” Lynch said.
"It was amazing.”
"In about 10 days it was like he had a whole different personality; he was energetic.”
“After six weeks, Samson was limping less and less.”
"He prances around and runs and plays with other dogs now," she said.
American Veterinary Association spokesman Michael San Filippo said the group is aware of the procedure, and supports the use of stem cells for animal health. While the association would like to see additional research on the procedure, "anecdotally, we have heard from several pet owners that it does work," he said.
The Vet-Stem procedure costs roughly $2,500- $3,500, according to Harman.
Veterinarians obtain fat from part of a dog's body and send a syringe of it to the company in San Diego. Then, in a four-hour procedure, Vet-Stem uses a digestive enzyme that isolates the stem cells from the fat. These stem cells are then shipped back to the veterinarian overnight, so the cells can be injected into the injured part of a dog’s body the following day.
Harman said the procedure helps reduce swelling and creates new blood vessels and tissue.
"We've treated over 1,500 dogs with arthritis," he said.
Boggs, the Austin, TX-based vet who treated Samson, said she removed a clump of fat from the dog’s abdomen for the procedure because that area has a very high concentration of stem cells.
Samson has improved significantly since the surgery but has not been completely cured, she said.
"The limp has gone to something anyone can see to something I can see; it's much more subtle," she told the Austin American Statesman.
Prior the undergoing the procedure, Samson could walk less than a block before he began limping badly, said Lynch.
But now, "I can walk him as far as I want now."
Boggs said that while some dogs respond very well to the Vet-Stem procedure, others don't respond at all. She used the procedure on another dog with hip arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, and it ended up helping only with the bowel problem, she added.
"There's no way to know before you go into it," she said.
The primary risk for the dog is in being anesthetized for fat removal, she said.
"I haven't used it enough to say it will be the answer to whatever the problem is," Boggs said.
"I'm game to keep on trying it with owners that understand what's going on."
On the Net:
Vet-Stem Inc.
American Veterinary Association

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dangers of Flea Powders on Kittens

This is an older article, but a must read for cat owners-----
Flea Season is Hopping Around
Friday April 25, 2008
I received a recent email from a heartbroken woman who had lost three 2-week old kittens after dusting them with flea powder. She meant well; she saw that they were covered with fleas and wanted to help them. It is too late to save those kittens, but other readers should know the facts about flea control for cats. I do not personally recommend any flea powders nor flea collars for cats, and definitely not for young kittens. Nor should any flea control product labeled for dogs ever be used on cats of any age.
In 2001, hundreds of cat owners lost their cats after using certain flea products containing either permethrin or methoprene. After hearing hundreds of specific consumer complaints, the EPA investigated the Hartz Mountain Corporation, manufacturer of a variety of pet products, including flea control products. These unnecessary deaths underscore the necessity of reading and understanding labels, not only on food products, but also on flea and tick control products.
Fleas are not only annoying, but they are nasty little critters that carry number of "hitch-hikers" such as tapeworms and the Haemobartonellosis microorganism. I'm sure you'll agree with the importance of stopping flea infestations before they occur, for your cats' comfort and your own peace of mind
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Treating Parvo

Treatment for parvoviral infection centers on support. This means that the clinical problems that come up in the course of the infection are addressed individually with the goal of keeping the patient alive long enough for an immune response to generate. We do not have effective anti-virus anti-biotics and must rely on the patient’s immune system for cure.
There are certain basic treatment principles which can be viewed as “must haves” in addressing the parvo puppy. Beyond these basics are some “added pluses” which may or may not contribute to the chance for survival. In order to achieve the usual survival rate of approximately 75-85%, the basics must be delivered. If an owner is less concerned about expense and simply wants to maximize survival chances, some of the optional treatments may be employed.
“Rolly” Flores - Parvo Survivorjust before discharge from the hospital
FLUID THERAPY: One of the ways parvo can kill is via the metabolic derangements that occur with dehydration. It is crucial to replace the vast fluid losses (from vomiting and diarrhea) with intravenous fluids. Fluids are given as a steady drip rather than simply under the skin so that absorption into the circulation is direct. Potassium is usually added to the fluids in order to maintain electrolyte balance. Dextrose (sugar) is also frequently added as the stress of the disease may lower blood sugar especially in a very small puppy.
ANTIBIOTICS: The second way parvo kills is through bacterial invasion of the circulatory system (“sepsis.”) Since the GI tract is damaged, antibiotics cannot be given orally. They are given either as shots or are added into the IV fluid bag. There are a number of antibiotics which may be selected. Some antibiotics you may see in use include:
*Cefazolin *Baytril *Ampicillin *Gentamycin*Amikacin *Trimethoprim-sulfa *Chloramphenicol
Our hospital tends to prefer Cefazolin as a basic choice. For more information on this drug you may wish to read the Pharmacy Center section on its sister drug: Cephalexin.
CONTROL OF NAUSEA: Patient comfort is a very important part of treatment for any disease but is especially important for parvo treatment as these puppies feel extremely nauseated. Again, the GI tract is too damaged for oral medication so medications are given as injections. There are two popular medications for nausea control:
Metoclopramide: (best given as a continuous drip in the IV fluid set up) If used as separate injections, relief tends to be short lasting and does not provide “around the clock” control. If a continuous drip is used, nausea control lasts as long as the drip is running.
Chlorpromazine: a very strong nausea control medication which lasts 6-8 hours per injection and has the added benefit of a drowsiness side effect (so patients can sleep through most of this uncomfortable time).
Injectable antacids (Tagamet, Zantac, or Pepcid) are often used to prevent ulceration of the esophagus of the esophagus should protracted vomited be a problem.
The following tests are helpful in adjusting parvovirus treatment:
Fecal floatation to rule out worms/internal parasites
The last thing these patients need is a parasite burden contributing to their nausea and diarrhea.
White blood cell counts/complete blood counts
One of the first acts of the parvovirus is to shut down the bone marrow production of immunologic cells (the white blood cells). White blood cell counts are often monitored as the infection is followed.
Urine specific gravity/Azosticks
In order to assess the effectiveness of the fluid therapy, some objective evaluation of dehydration is useful. If adequate IV fluids have been provided then the urine produced will be dilute (as measured by “specific gravity”) and azosticks measures of protein metabolites (which build up in the blood stream) should be at normal levels.
Abdominal Palpation
Abnormal motility of the intestines occurs with this infection. Sometimes an area of intestine actually “telescopes” inside an adjacent area in a process called “intussusception.” This is a disastrous occurrence as intussusception can only be treated surgically and parvo puppies are in no shape for surgery. Euthanasia is usually elected in this event.
Total blood protein
Protein depletion is common when there is heavy diarrhea. If blood proteins drop too low, special IV fluids or even plasma transfusions are needed to prevent massive life-threatening edema.
CEFOXITIN (A SPECIAL ANTIBIOTIC) The best antibiotic coverage controls both gram negative and gram positive organisms, both aerobic and anaerobic organisms and does so with minimal side effects. The use of Cefoxitin (brand name Mefoxitin) does an excellent job of covering for the organisms of concern without the kidney side effects of gentamycin or amikacin and without the cartilage side effects of Baytril. Cefoxitin is especially expensive and is frequently reserved for the sickest puppies.
ONDANSETRON (BRAND NAME ZOFRAN) This medication is an especially strong anti-nauseal medication which is useful if the more common medications have failed. This medication is commonly used to control the extreme nausea experienced by people on cancer chemotherapy. While it is highly effective for parvo puppies, it is also very expensive.
SEPTI-SERUM-This product represents anti-serum (antibodies extracted from horses) which binds the toxins of any invading GI tract bacteria. The use of this product is controversial though the veterinary teaching hospital at Auburn University uses it commonly. It is usually given only one time as the equine origin of the product has potential for serious immunological reactions.
PLASMA TRANSFUSIONS In a similar attempt to deliver anti-bodies to the parvo puppy, plasma from a donor dog who has survived parvo is sometimes used. The canine origin of such products reduces the potential for immune reactions but such plasma is not typically available commercially.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS- There have been many studies indicating the benefits of single doses of these medications in the prevention of septic shock. Repeated doses may cause further GI ulceration (which is obviously something a parvo puppy has enough of). Our hospital favors Flunixin meglumine (brand name banamine) for this use.
NEUPOGEN “Neupogen” is the brand name of a genetically engineered hormone called “granulocyte colony stimulating factor.” This hormone is responsible for stimulating the bone marrow to produce white blood cells and its administration easily overcomes the bone marrow suppression caused by the parvovirus. A recent study did not find increased survival with the addition of this product to the parvo regimen; however, in sicker puppies it may make a significant difference. It is very expensive usually adding $100-$200 to the basic treatment cost.
Home treatment for parvo infection is a bad idea when compared to hospitalization and intensive care. Mortality rises substantially and the heavy diarrhea and vomiting lead to heavy viral contamination in the home. Still, if financial concerns preclude hospitalization, home care may be the puppy’s only chance. Fluids will have to be given under the skin at home as will injectable medicines.