Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Healthy Practices For Your Pet

While you may be making resolutions for yourself in the new year in regards to health, maybe you should do the same for your pet as well! From food needs to exercise - there are many ways to care for your pet. At the PetCot Company, we know how important your pet is, and keeping them healthy is just one important part of caring for your pet. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for the coming year!


Caloric Needs

While your pet does need food, there is a fine line between having too much and not enough. If you don't give them enough food, it can affect their growth, their ability to stay warm in cold months, and even their energy levels. While overfeeding them can cause them to become obese, which has it's own set of issues. Here is a good guideline to make sure you're feeding your pet the correct amount of food for their weight.

Cats
If your furry feline is around 10 lbs. you want to make sure they are consuming between 180 and 200 calories.

Dogs
You can figure out how much to feed your pet with this formula: 30 x (your pet's weight in kilograms) + 70.

5 lbs.
They need to consume 138 calories in a day.

10 lbs.
Between 200 and 275 calories, a day is a perfect amount.

20 lbs.
This size dog needs 325 and 400 calories a day.

30 lbs.
478 calories is a perfect amount for your pup.

50 lbs.
Limit this size to 700 through 900 calories.


Daily Exercise For Your Pet

While we can offer some suggestions and recommendations for your pet in regards to exercise, it's always best to check with your pet's vet before starting anything new or rigorous.

For long-legged short-nosed dogs like Boxers, Chow Chows, and Mastiffs, brisk walks for about 20-30 minutes are a great way to get some exercise. You'll want to avoid overheating them or over-exerting them, though.

Do you have a large breed dog like a Great Dane, Bernese Mountain Dog or Greyhound? A short 30 minutes walk are a great way to keep them active. Remember that hikes and lengthy runs can be hard on their joints.

Short-legged, short-nosed breeds like Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, or Shih Tzus love obstacle courses and walks. You can create a hallway course with cardboard boxes and rolled up towels and let them run around for 20-30 minutes.

If your pup is a short-legged dog with a standard snout, like a Chihuahua or Yorkshire Terrier, slow jog that appeals to their love of sniffing is perfect. Hiding treats and letting them find them is a great way to stretch their muscles.

Long-backed and short-legged dogs with a long snout like Basset Hounds and Dachshunds like brisk walks. Avoid leaping and trying playing fetch for 20-30 minutes instead.

Does your furry friend have long legs and a standard snout? Pointers, Rhodesian, and Ridgebacks love to run. After a year they can run as many as 3 miles at a time!

If you have a water dog, like a Labrador, Golden Retriever, Springer Spaniel, or Poodle they love to swim. 20-30 minutes in a clean body of water that they can get in and out of easily is a great form of exercise.

Giving Your Pet the Best

Just as you care about the food they eat and the way they exercise, we're sure that you care about your pets sleep as well. At PetCot, we've done research to create the best raised pet bed, and now it can easily be yours. Not only is it a great place for your pet to rest and relax, but it's also easy for you to clean, and even a safe place for them to relax by being easy on their joints. Do you want a premium pet bed in your home? Visit our website today to learn more about the PetCot and how you can get one!

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Friday, January 13, 2017

A Premium Pet Bed Your Dog Will Love

Having a bed for your pet isn’t always as simple as going out to the store and buying one. For many dogs, a special bed is required, whether it’s because they have health conditions or they cause a lot of wear and tear on it. Because of this, it’s important to do your research and find the premium pet bed that your pets will love as much as you. Here at PetCot, we have designed a bed that you can appreciate, as well as your pets! Here are just a few advantages to owning a PetCot raised pet bed.


Easy to Clean

If you hate washing your dog's pillow bed - we have a solution! Our pet beds are made of woven, vinyl-coated polyester fabric that is breathable, but will not puddle water - and it dries quickly and odor-free! This material is the favorite choice for cleaning ease, and you can easily do it with a cloth or hose with soap and water or a safe disinfectant. Your dog will love it as much as you do because it’s durable and breathable, providing a healthy, cool environment.

Use Indoors or Outdoors

Not many beds can match the quality of a PetCot raised pet bed. Their attractive design makes them beautiful for indoor use - while their rugged construction is perfect for outdoor use as well. The fabric is UV light resistant so the color will look new day in and day out.

Comfortable And Hygienic

While we know that comfort is a very important feature to your dog, we know that a hygienic pet bed is important to you. Our PetCot dog beds provide comfort and support for pets while NOT providing a breeding ground for bacteria and odor found in pillow beds.

Durable

Have you ever found a pet bed that is lightweight, but also tough enough that kennel runs nationwide count on it? That is what you will get with a PetCot bed. They are light enough that you can easily pick them up and move them, but strong enough to handle the weight of even your heaviest dog. Our exclusive cover is heat-sealed seamed, not sewn, and with corner, to corner fabric, you won’t feel weakness in the design. The farm is made of strong, rust-resistant steel tubing - not of PVC plastic, which can easily break and crack.

Replacement Parts

Our beds are one of the most durable on the market. If, however, you have a digger or chewer, we offer affordable, easy to install replacement parts. Just replace the part - not the whole bed! We also offer a 35 oz. vinyl for those dogs that could eat a bus!

Elevated Dog Bed Design

Our unique 4 ½" elevated dog bed evenly distributes dog's weight while keeping the dog away from excessive cold, heat, moisture and pests. Other cot-style beds on the market are higher elevation making it hard for older pets to get on and off.

Attractive

The PetCot bed is designed with you in mind. We know that your pet bed will most likely be located in busy areas of your home, and will be visible to everyone. Because of this, we have many fabric styles available - including our BRAND NEW color, Winter Wheat. This color is only available for a limited time, though. If you fall in love with it, we suggest your order today!

A Comfy, Cozy Pet Bed

If this sounds too good to be true, the testimonials we have from our hundreds of happy customers can help. From all over the country, individuals, kennels, veterinarians can appreciate the design and functionality of our premium pet bed. Visit our website to choose the size that works best for you!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Are Your Prepared for a Pet Emergency?

While you don't want to think about emergencies happening to you or your family, at some point you will probably face something that could qualify. In those instances, you would much rather be prepared than wish you had taken some important steps ahead of time. At the PetCot Company, we know how important your furry friend is, and how they can often become neglected in an emergency due to lack of preparation, or even lack of ability to do anything about it. Here are a few things you can do now to make sure you are prepared in the case of an emergency.


Secure Your Pet's Safety

1. Use a microchip or collar with identification so that if you pet ever escapes you can be reached. Also, make sure the information stays up-to-date if you change your phone number.

2. You can put a pet rescue decal on the door or window of your home so that first responders know a pet could be inside.

3. Does your pet have certain places that they hid when they're scared? Make sure you know where they are so you can evacuate faster if something were to happen.

4. Think of a pet-friendly place that you can go in the event you should have to leave your home.

5. Keep an up-to-date image of your pet on your phone. If you ever get separated, you can use that to help find them faster.

Pet Emergency Kit

Because life with a pet will keep you on your toes, and you can never be sure what it going to surprise you, keeping a pet emergency kit can save you some headaches.

Basic first aid supplies


  • A 3 day supply of bottled water and food in a waterproof container
  • Safety harness and leash
  • Waste cleanup supplies
  • Medications and a copy of the pet's medical records
  • List of veterinarians and local pet care organizations
  • List of the pet's feeding routine and any behavioral issues
  • Comfort items, like blankets, or toys. Anything that keeps them comfortable.

What Should I Put In a Pet First Aid Kit?

  • Book on pet first aid. While you can google most questions, if something should happen, like the power was out, you'd probably rather conserve your phone battery for something different.
  • Blanket
  • Chemical cold pack
  • Gauze
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Cotton swabs
  • Self-cohesive flexible bandages (this stick to themselves and not to your pet's fur.)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Tweezers
  • Blunt tip scissors
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (this can be used to make your pet throw up, but only after speaking with a professional)
  • Syringe or plastic eye dropper for liquid medications
  • Pet thermometer

Now that you have your emergency kit supplied and organized, you can relax knowing that minor emergencies can be handled.

Caring For Your Pet Through Life

If you don't have an emergency kit put together for your pet, we hope that this list will inspire you. You can't know everything that can happen, but you can certainly try to be prepared for it. At the PetCot Company, we know how important your pet's comfort and safety are - which is part of why we created the PetCot bed. Our raised pet bed is ideal for any pet of any age. It sits up off the ground to support their joints, yet is easy to clean for you. Visit our website to learn more about our premium pet beds today!

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Friday, December 30, 2016

To Eat or Not To Eat - THAT is the Question!

As a dog parent, there are plenty of things to worry about and research - but food doesn't have to be one of them! Whether it's fruits, veggies, meat, or snacks, some foods aren't good for your pet, while others are A-okay. Here at The PetCot Company, we know how easy it is to slip your pet some of your food, so we want to make sure you know which ones are safe.

Safe to Eat

Foods that are filled with protein, vitamins, and minerals are all great options for your pet. These foods are not only healthy but also safe because they are soft and easy to eat without being a choking hazard.
  • Rice
  • Lettuce
  • Cantaloupe
  • Meat
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bananas
  • Pumpkin
  • Carrots
  • Fish
  • Pears
  • Spinach

Safe in Moderation

These foods are okay occasionally, but you need to keep it limited. The high acid content of pineapple and tomatoes makes them hard to eat, while watermelon seeds can be hard on their digestive system.

  • Pineapple
  • Hot Dogs
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Apples
  • Mushrooms
  • Cheese
  • Bread

Be Careful

If you can avoid the items on this list, your pet won't be any worse off for it. Popcorn kernels can be hard on your pup's stomach, while cherries often have pits that aren't good for them either. Almonds are hard for them to eat and can risk being a choking hazard.

  • Popcorn
  • Cherries
  • Shrimp
  • Peppers
  • Almonds
  • Corn
  • Celery
  • Marshmallows

Not Safe

Finally, it goes without saying that these items don't pass the food test. Beer isn't just bad, it's dangerous. The fermentation and yeast can cause severe issues for your dog. Onions and garlic are not safe for their stomachs and in mild cases can cause vomiting and stomach issues.

  • Walnuts
  • Beer
  • Pomegranate
  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Nuts
  • Gum
  • Garlic


What Do You Do When Your Pet Eats Something They Shouldn't?

Have you ever dropped something on the floor only to realize that your dog snatched it up before you could stop them? You can't protect your pet from everything, but you can make sure you know what to do in those situations.

Signs That You're Pet Ate Something Foreign


  • Vomiting
  • Painful abdomen
  • Lack of appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Changes in typical behavior
  • Changes in bowels - diarrhea, constipation

If you think that your pet has eaten something that's not good for them - either food or foreign object it's important to take them to their vet immediately. Depending on what they may have eaten your vet may suggest an X-ray, or maybe they just need something to help induce vomiting.

Caring For Your Pet

We know that you want the best for your pet, and that goes for the food they eat to the bed they sleep on. Here at PetCot, we can help you provide a raised pet bed that isn't just comfortable, but good for your pet! The raised design makes it easy for them to get on and off, but also keeps them from putting too much strain on their joints. Visit our website today to see sizes, colors, and even accessories for your premium pet bed and start the new year off right!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What Makes the PetCot Bed Unique?

There are many details of the PetCot bed that make it unique, starting from the materials it's made out of to the style of construction. We have clients from around the country who can attest that the PetCot bed is unlike any other. With many aspects that make this premium pet bed a great addition to your furry family, we're highlighting a few here on our blog.



ELEVATED DOG BED DESIGN

Our unique 4 ½" elevated dog bed evenly distributes dog's weight while keeping the dog away from excessive cold, heat, moisture and pests. Other cot-style beds on the market are higher elevation making it hard for older pets to get on and off.

COMFORTABLE AND HYGIENIC

The PetCot dog bed provides comfort and support for Pets while NOT providing a breeding ground for bacteria and odor found in pillow beds.

WELLNESS CARE FOR YOUR PET

The PetCot dog bed helps prevent joint-related difficulties and cuts down on elbow calluses. It is great for all dogs and cats and beneficial for arthritic and geriatric pets. The PetCot dog bed evenly supports your pet, unlike filled beds that can clump and become uneven.

PETCOT RAISED DOG BEDS ARE EASY TO CLEAN

No more washer or dryers to clean dog beds! Woven, vinyl-coated polyester fabric is breathable, will not puddle water and dries quickly and odor-free. It is the favorite choice for cleaning ease (with a cloth or hose with soap and water, or safe disinfectant). Durable and breathable, it provides dogs with a healthy, cool environment.

USE INDOORS OR OUTDOORS

Rugged construction is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. The fabric is UV light resistant and fast drying.

ATTRACTIVE

The PetCot is available in multiple colors (brown tweed, hunter green, navy blue and sky blue) as well as our exclusive paw print design and a 35 oz. vinyl option. Four sizes (small - extra large) to fit any size pet.

DURABLE

The PetCot dog bed is lightweight but tough enough that it is used in thousands of homes and kennel runs nationwide. Our exclusive cover is heat-sealed seamed, not sewn, with corner-to-corner fabric. The frame is made of strong rust resistant steel tubing (not PVC plastic, which can crack and break).

REPLACEMENT PARTS

Our beds are one of the most durable on the market. If, however, you have a digger or chewer, we offer affordable, easy to install replacement parts. Just replace the part - not the whole bed! We also offer a 35 oz. vinyl for those dogs that could eat a bus!

Resting Easy On A PetCot

As you can see, there are many different things that make a PetCot bed unique, and by combining them all into ONE bed, you've found your forever bed right here. Our raised pet bed is sturdy, easy to clean, and comfortable for dogs of all ages. Visit our website today to learn more about our company, and order a bed of your own!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The PetCot Bed in Kennels and Vet Clinics

While we primarily talk about the PetCot bed in your home, PetCot beds can also serve a much larger purpose and benefit. If you think you love a PetCot bed, can you imagine how much a kennel or vet clinic would love them? There are so many reasons that our raised pet bed is perfect on a larger scale, and we would like to take a few moments to tell you.


IDEAL for Kennels

The PetCot dog bed provides comfort and support for your client while NOT providing a breeding ground for bacteria and odor. It can save you time and money by eliminating loads of laundry. When you use the PetCot bed, not only will your pet clients love the bed, their owners will appreciate the quality care and comfort provided at your facility. We take comfort and care to a new level for pets.

Advantages of a PetCot


  • Serving the kennel community for 14 years
  • Used in kennel runs worldwide
  • Superior quality and durability
  • Easy to clean and sanitize
  • Ships fully assembled except XL bed
  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Replacement parts available
  • Four sizes to fit any size boarder
  • Variety of colors to complement any facility
  • For your most destructive client use our thick 35 oz. vinyl fabric
  • Add a PetCot Chew Guard for added protection


Veterinarians

The PetCot Company has been a quality Animal Health industry provider since 2001. We are excited about the expansion of our Veterinary product line. Products are developed to assist in day-to-day operations and help provide superior quality care for patients. All of our products are designed with innovation and manufactured with quality materials.

Veterinary Cage Pads

This thick foam pad provides extra comfort for cages. Made with 1" orthopedic foam and cover made of durable, 22 oz. non-porous reinforced vinyl. All pads have ½" welded seams (no stitching). Our pads cut down on your daily laundering.


Veterinary V-Pads

Our waterproof V-Pads are made from thick, 22 oz. non-porous nylon with reinforced vinyl welded seams (no stitching). One inch of thick closed cell foam helps stabilize the body heat during surgical procedures. The pad folds in half for easy storage, and the small V-Pad works great with Thoracic Positioners. The pad can be easily cleaned with common hospital disinfectants.

PetCots

The PetCot dog bed provides the finest comfort and support for your patients and is a breeze to clean. Our exclusive cover has welded seams, not sewn, with corner-to-corner fabric. The frame is made of strong rust-resistant tubing, not plastic.

The PetCot is available in four colors (brown tweed, hunter green, navy blue and sky blue) and four sizes (small - X-Large). Cover fabric options include our most popular, woven vinyl-coated polyester fabric that is breathable, dries quickly and is odor free. We also offer a 35 oz. vinyl option.

Our beds are the most durable on the market, and we offer affordable, easy to install replacement parts, should you need them. Just replace the part - not the whole bed! 

Fleece

The PetCot is the most relaxing bed on the market. For an added touch of comfort, add a PetCot fleece cover. Made of high-quality, synthetic lambs wool exclusively for the PetCot. Attaches securely with 1" elastic. Machine washable. Available in all sizes.

Veterinary Recovery Pads

Our waterproof Recovery PetPads are made with thick, 22 oz. non-porous reinforced vinyl. To help keep the patient's body temperature stable, 3-1/2" closed cell foam is used to reflect heat up to the patient. A protective fabric on top of the pad allows you to insert a heating element of your choice. The pad works well with most controlled heating systems and is not included with the pad.

Are YOU Ready to Make the Change?

If you're looking for a product that will last through the years of your business, is easy to use, comfortable for your furry customers, and easy to clean - PetCot has you covered! Our products are made out of superior materials and can be easily cleaned with a hose or cloth, and soap & water or a safe disinfectant. There are quantity discounts available to both veterinarians and kennels alike. Visit our website to learn more, and request your quote!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fun Facts About Your Four Legged Friend

There are so many great things to love about your furry friend, from the way they cuddle with you to the way they jump with excitement when you come home. Did you know there are some other things that make them pretty cool too? Here at The PetCot Company, we love your four-legged friends almost as much as you, which is why we created the best raised pet bed on the market. Here are a few fun facts about your fur baby that will make them even more special to you.



A dog's nose is like a human fingerprint because it can be used to identify them.

Did you know that in South Carolina, the maximum sentence for beating your dog is longer than the sentence for beating your wife?

Dogs only have 1,700 taste buds compared to your 9,000. However, a dog's sense of smell is more than 100,000 times strong than yours.

Spiked dog collars originated from Ancient Greece where they were designed to protect their dog's throats from wolf attacks.

Have you ever noticed how your dog curls up when their sleeping? Supposedly, it's because of an old-age instinct so they can protect their vital organs. Do you want to know your pup's favorite place to curl up? On a PetCot of course!

There are two dogs who have black (or blue/black) tongues: The Chow Chow and the Sharpei.

Bloodhounds have the ability to trace scents that are over 300 hours old.

The first big Hollywood dogs star was Rin Tin Tin after he was rescued during the First World War.

Did you know that it is estimated that over 1 million dogs in the US who have been named as the primary beneficiaries of their owner's will?

It is estimated that the oldest dog to date lived to be 29 years and 5 months old.

It's been proven that dogs can actually 'smell' some types of cancer.

Dogs release oxytocin (the love hormone) in their brains when they interact with other dogs and humans. This basically means they love you just as much as you love them!


So Many Things to Love

They say that a dog is man's best friend, and now is the time to return the same to them! Get the best Christmas present for your pet by investing in a PetCot. Our dog beds were designed with your dog in mind - for any season they are in. Whether they are young and like to chew things, or old and need extra support. Our dog beds are hard to demolish, and should you have a voracious chewer, we have chew guards! If you're older dog needs more support, we have an orthopedic dog bed insert. Are you ready to buy your pup the best dog bed they've ever had? Visit our website!

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