Monday, July 30, 2012

Diamond Eye Tear Stain Remover- In Stock

We now have the Diamond Eye tear stain remover in stock at Mickey's Pet Supplies.
This is a wonderful and highly recommended tear stain remover, especially for dogs like Maltese, Pekingnese and Bichon Frise.
Vitacoat Diamond Eye tear stain remover removes those unsightly red tear stains like no other tear stain remover.
Vitacoat Diamond Eye is #1 recommended grooming aid by
breeders and groomers
for cleansing furrows around eyes
of dogs and cats
Direct from England and available for purchase now.
Call us at 877-863-5431 to place your order or visit us at
Use coupon code VTDIA for $1 off each Diamond Eye.  Coupon expires 8-05-12

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Made in USA pet supplies

Let's face it, labor is cheap in China and so many companies here in the US have outsourced their production to China.  That doesn't mean we have to give up on supporting our companies here in the United States that DO make their pet products here.

Most are small, family owned businesses and we need to remember in order to keep jobs here, we must pay a little more for our dog treats and dog toys.  The cost of labor is definitely higher, so the price of products will cost more.  It is only logical.
Consumers must be willing to pay more for made in USA pet products.

At Mickey's Pet Supplies we proudly support those small companies.

You will find dog toys from Doggie Styles and Kitty too.  They are a small company based out of Vermont.  They hire home sewers that make all their toys.  The dog and cat toys are all very well made and we can attest, they are very durable too.

West Paw Design makes great dog toys and they are based in Montana.  They have durable rubber dog toys made from their Zogoflex material and plush stuffed and unstuffed toys.
Planet Dog Toys are also a US company.  They make very durable rubber toys for dogs.
We also carry a toy called Henry's Toy, which is made in North Carolina, our home state. 

All of the companies we choose to represent on our website are all generous supporters of animal rescue organizations.  They give back with foundations to national and local non-profits for animals.

Mickey's Pet Supplies has natural and healthy dog treats, dog bones and dog chews made in the USA.
You will find only the highest quality treats from companies like K9 Granola Factory, Plato, Zukes, Kona's Chips, Sojos, Arctic Paws, Cloud Star, Sam's Yams, Whole Life Pet, Cocotherapy, Overby Farms, Wholesome Hide rawhides, Jones Natural Chews, Merrick and Smokehouse Pet.

We also have our own brand of made in USA, odorless bully sticks with different thicknesses to choose from.  We are the only company that grades our bully sticks by weight.  That means that you get a dense chew, thus a longer lasting bully stick. Our Monster bully sticks are very popular with bigger, more aggressive chewers.

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Call 877-863-5431 to order by phone.  We are always available by phone or e-mail for our customers.
We are a natural pet store for cats and dogs, specializing in Made in USA pet supplies.
We are supporters of national and local rescue organizations. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hypoallergenic Dog Treats

Did you know that over 20% of dogs have allergies to specific meat and grains?
Ten percent of all allergy cases in dogs are food allergies. Dogs also can suffer from food intolerance, which is different from a food allergy.
The common signs of a food allergy in dogs is chronic ear infections, digestive problems, licking of paws and feed, diarrhea and an itchy rear end.
The most common allergens are beef, dairy, wheat, egg, chicken, lamb, soy, pork, rabbit, and fish. And, most dogs are usually allergic to more than one thing.

What Are the General Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs?

  • Itchy, red, moist or scabbed skin
  • Increased scratching
  • Itchy, runny eyes
  • Itchy back or base of tail (most commonly flea allergy)
  • Itchy ears and ear infections
  • Sneezing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Snoring caused by an inflamed throat
  • Paw chewing/swollen paws
  • Constant licking 
Allergic dogs may also suffer from secondary bacterial or yeast skin infections, which may cause hair loss, scabs or crusts on the skin. 
The only way to diagnose a food allergy is to feed your dog a prescription or hydrolyzed protein diet exclusively for 12 weeks. The importance of not feeding your dog anything but the diet cannot be emphasized enough—that means no treats, table food or flavored medication. This diet will be free of potential allergy-causing ingredients and will ideally have ingredients your dog has never been exposed to. He’ll remain on the diet until his symptoms go away, at which time you’ll begin to reintroduce old foods to see which ones might be causing the allergic reaction. Most veterinarians take your dog off all the foods it's eating and then put him on a food that he's never had before. With all the exotic diets out there now, this can be pretty difficult. Once the dog has improved, you start reintroducing the old foods that may have caused the problems in the first place. If your dog has a reaction, which usually takes a few days to a few weeks, then you know he has a food allergy.

Dog can develop an allergy to a food that they have eaten for years.
Holistic veterinarians are recommending the use of probiotics at an early age for puppies and kittens.
Their feeling is that these help maintain the balance in the gut and maybe stave off the development of allergies later.

Once your veterinarian has determined what kind of allergies your dog has then you are now challenged to find treats that do not contain the meat source or grains your dog is allergic to.

K9 Granola Factory Grain Free Duck Crunchers
At Mickey's Pet Supplies, we have done an extensive amount of research to find the highest quality, made in USA treats and chews for your dogs. We carry grain free treats from Sojos, K9 Granola factory, Arctic Paws and a great selection of dog chews such as lamb ears, buffalo chews, Himalayan dog chews, venison and duck. 
Check out our Hypoallergenic dog treats section.

Don't give up hope, there are so many treats and healthy dog chews for your dog.

Visit us at
or Call 877-863-5431.  We are happy to help with recommendations of the right treat or chew for your "fur babies'.

Use coupon code BLGA724 at checkout for $3 off your $30 order.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Who to call when a dog is in a car?

Animals can suffer brain damage or death from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs because they can only cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paw pads.
A parked car on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
What do you do when you see a dog in a car at the grocery store? If you see a dog left alone in a car, take down the car's color, model, make, and license plate number. Have the owner paged in the store, or call local humane authorities or police. Have someone keep an eye on the dog. Don't leave the scene until the situation has been resolved. 

 Walk into the nearby store and speak with a store manager. I have found store managers to be very helpful in locating the owner or calling animal control.
    If police are unresponsive or too slow and the dog's life appears to be in imminent danger, find a witness (or several) who will back up your assessment, take steps to remove the suffering animal, and then wait for authorities to arrive.

It is illegal anywhere to leave a dog for more than 5 minutes in a car.
Don't just walk away and think that the owner is coming right back.  What is something happened inside the store and they couldn't get back in the 5 minutes they thought it would take.  Maybe the line is longer than anticipated to checkout or perhaps they bumped into a friend to talk.
Call the police right away.  Have the non emergency phone number of your police department saved as a favorite on your cell phone.
Act right away, please. Minutes count. 
In Wilmington, NC  the animal control number is (910) 798-7500

We felt the need to post this information, as today we saw a dog left in a car at our local Harris Teeter and acted on this situation right away.  There is no excuse for leaving an animal in a car!

Mickey's Pet Supplies is a natural pet supplies store for cats and dogs.
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

West Paw Design Dog Toys

Take $1 off any West Paw dog toy West Paw Design dog toys at Mickey's Pet Supplies
Enter coupon code WPDT99
Choose from unstuffed dog toys and the super tough dog toys made from Zogoflex.
All their toys are made right here in the USA.

The floppy toys are very popular because they are a no stuffing dog toy and are available in bright and fun prints. Choose from the brand new floppy dog, floppy giraffe or floppy quack. All are-available as a mini size for small dogs and large size for dogs over 20 lbs.

The Zogoflex rubber dog toys are super tough- Choose from the Bumi, Jive ball, Tizzi (Twiz), Hurley or Zisc.
Tizzi spirals through the air giving the time-honored game of fetch a dynamic new spin. Twist Tizzi's handles together for maximum flight or untwist to hide dog treats inside. Whether doggie playtime is on land or in the water, this floatable dog toy is ready for takeoff. It is a super tough dog toy.
A floatable flyer that goes the distance, Zisc is a must-have toy for active dogs. More pliable than a hard-shell frisbee and faster than those made from fabric, Zisc is a perfect pick for trips to the park, yard or water. Flexible material makes this dog frisbee gentle on soft mouths and easy to pick up. In the world of frisbee-style dog toys, Zisc flies to the top. 

The Grizzly bear, Sequoia squirrel, Fred the Buffalo, SS-Stretch Snake, Tango White or Brown and Salsa dog toys.  Salsa is an energetic squeaky dog toy that also offers a soft, furry shoulder to rest on when the day’s done.  Don't let the soft, furry fabric fool you - this is one strong fabric dog toy!
Salsa has one squeaker in the body and one too in the arm.  Tango is made of faux fur and filled with recycled polyfill, two robust squeakers and long, lanky arms and legs make this monkey the ideal toy for any toy box! Dogs go crazy over Tango’s unique feel, tug toy capabilities and added squeak, which will captivate their attention for hours of playtime. Tug, shake and swing (preferably to a funky tango beat).
 West Paw Design S-S-Stretch snake dog toy is designed to stretch! Its long cylindrical body springs into action with the slightest shake of your dogs head. Made with  faux fur, recycled polyfill and robust squeaker, this snake looking dog toy knows how to grab your dog’s attention and hold it! Great for interactive play - while playing tug, watch how far this snake will actually stretch!  Strong fabric is surprisingly soft. The large size measures 35 inches. Small is 20 inches.

Mickey's Pet Supplies is proud to carry American made dog toys. Visit us at or call 877-863-5431 to order.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

How To Travel With A Dog

Summer is here and more pet parents are taking their dogs with them.  They are a part of our family.
Be sure you have all your necessities ready for your trip.
Some states do have laws about how your pet can travel with you.  New Jersey requires that your pet be harnessed or crated while traveling with you in the car.
If your dog does not have a microchip, consider having this done before you go.

Make sure you have a portable water bottle made just for your dog.  Mickey's Pet Supplies has a great stainless steel pet water bottle -This adorable puppy paw print bottle is the eco-friendly way to keep water handy for your pet.  The stainless steel bottle is BPA free and has a very unique stainless steel roller ball that releases water for your pet.
By inverting the water bottle, water will release when your pet licks the bottle.  The pet water bottle also comes with a handy caribbeener clip.  Recommended for cold water use only.
A folding food bowl is always a great item to have.  This is a stylish and convenient way to take your pets food and water with you wherever you go. It is collapsible and portable. Holds 24 oz of food or water. Colors are blue or green.
Make sure you have your dog's vaccination records with you.  Just in case you need to prove that your pooch is up to date on them.

If you are heading the beach, lake or river be sure to take some fun water toys for your friend.
Mickey's Pet Supplies has the largest selection of bright and colorful, floating dog toys from Kyjen, High Viz, Planet Dog and even the Clix training dumbbell.

If you are traveling with the airlines, call to find out what the weight restrictions are for in cabin travel. Delta requires a 10 day health certificate is required for International Flights; there is no cert required for domestic flights. The weight limit is 20  pounds including the kennel. Only 4 pets allowed per flight, so check ahead and confirm pet at reservation time.  There is no cert required for domestic flights. In February, Delta banned pets in the cabin in international business class. With the airline installing lie-flat seats in that section, space is limited for pet carriers under seats.
Southwest and AirTran Airways both allow crated pets in the cabin, but do not allow pets as checked baggage or cargo.
Note: Delta acquired Northwest Airlines.

America West/US Airways- The in-cabin weight limit is 20 pounds including the kennel that must be able to fit under the seat. Only 6 pets can be on board at one time. They are not allowed as cargo on any  flights. There are no reservations for dogs so they suggest arriving early.
Frontier Airlines-  Pets are allowed in cabins; they must fit comfortably in a 24 L”  X  15½” W  X  10” H; the fee is $75 each way in cabin –  The kennel in cabins must be able to fit under the seat, and be in either the aisle or center seats only.

Southwest- Dogs in cabin must fit in a carrier under the seat and be no heavier than 10 lbs. (not including kennel). Reservations with pets must be made by phone. The middle seats have the most room for pets at 19w x 8.25h x 19l

United/Continental-  Contact 800-575-3335 for the "PetSafe" desk; 30 day health certificate is required

American/American Eagle- Weight restriction is 20 lbs. A health certificate is required. No dogs are allowed on international flights or to Hawaii.
Jet Blue-  4 pets allowed per flight; 20 lbs or less (with kennel) in cabin. Pets cannot be booked online. Fee is $100 each way

Always call ahead at least one month in advance to find out more information with any airline you will be flying with.  Restrictions and information change frequently.

Peanut Butter dog treats

Mickey's Pet Supplies has a great variety of peanut butter dog treats. Choose from healthy dog treats made in USA.

Sojos Peanut Butter Honey Dog Treats- Wheat and Corn Free
Sojos Peanut Butter Honey treats for dogs are oven-baked for crunchy goodness. Bone shaped-Wheat and Corn Free. No preservatives. Nothing artificial. Just simple natural HUMAN-QUALITY ingredients. 10 oz box. 
Sojos Good Dog Treats- Peanut butter and jelly are tiny bone shaped treats that are perfect for small dogs.  They are made from Oat flour, rolled oats, peanut butter, strawberries, oil, eggs, baking powder.

 Zuke's Mini Naturals Peanut Butter dog treats are the perfect semi-moist, flavorful, Made in USA dog treat. Great for dog training! Only 2 calories per treat. Made with high quality proteins and grains and enriched with vitamins and minerals, These treats are made in the USA with USA sourced meats, grains, fruits and vegetables- making them a healthy, natural dog treat that is free of wheat, corn and soy. Made without artificial colors, flavors or by-products.

 Wet Noses Dog Treats are 100% certified organic! Wholesome, natural ingredients and organic produce make up these delicious treats. . Peanut Butter & Molasses is the original treat created by Wet Noses founder- Jazz. No dog can resist theses. Made without corn, soy, or wheat.  Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Made of Peanut Butter, Organic flours-rye & oat, Molasses, Eggs, Organic whole oats, canola oil & sunflower seed.

 Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits Peanut Butter Madness flavor are formulated with only wholesome ingredients. Your dog will love these great tasting, healthy, all-natural biscuits. Made with 100% human grade ingredients and contain only natural preservatives...NO BHA or BHT. Free of artificial colors and flavors. Free of corn, sugar, salt, soy, dairy and egg.

 Not all proteins are created equal.  Isle of Dogs Vital treats features a scrumptious blend of peanut butter, flaxseed, whole rolled oats, and pea protein to help support a healthy lifestyle and promote vitality.  Our Vital treat has 35% more protein than any of our other functional treats.  Whether your dog is 2 or 22, be their super hero every day by giving them these delicious treats formulated with vital nutrients that help support their healthy growth and development.
Each heart shaped baked treat is 1 x 1 1/2 inches.

Take 10% off your order of dog treats with coupon code BLOG7412- Expires 07-15-12
Visit us online at www.mickeyspetsupplies or call us at 877-863-5431 to place your order.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags

Earth Rated biodegradable poop bags dispenser $2.95
Earth Rated biodegradable poop bags are affordable and bio-degradable.
World's Best Biodegradable Poop Bags 120 ct  $6.95
They are available in a handle with tie waste bag that is lavender scented and an extra-long 7 x 13 1/2 inches, so you or your sleeve will never make unwanted contact.  They are big enough for a Great Dane's waste.

These biodegradable bags meet the eco-certification standard and are certified with the ASTM 5576 certificates. The bags are completely broken apart into natural CO2 and H20 within 18 months.
These dog waste-poop bags are naturally scented with lavender, so fresh-smelling, you will not mind holding on until you properly dispose of it.  They are also great for sifting cat litter.

If you would like to take your doggie waste bags with you on walks, we have a great priced cute bullet shaped dispenser that has a caribbeener clip for your leash or belt.
The cutest dispenser on the market is also the most eco-friendly. The holder has a caribbeener clip to attach to your leash and a hook for your belt. World's Best Poop Bag's green dispenser contains one roll of 15 biodegradable bags. Each roll features a 100% recycled paper core, making this a truly eco-friendly product.
Be sure to get the refills which come in a box of 8 for a total of 120 bags for $7.95.

Use coupon code 7495 at checkout for additional savings of 10% on your order.

Visit us at Mickey's Pet Supplies or call 877-863-5431 to order.