Thursday, July 28, 2016

Accessories To Improve Your PetCot!

While we will be the first to say that the PetCot raised pet bed is a wonderful addition to your house, and it doesn't need accessories to improve it - some dogs need a little extra love! That's why we have created some amazing accessories for your PetCot, and we can't wait to show you more about them.

Dry As A Bone Incontinent Bed

If you have an older dog or a dog with urinary incontinence, this is the bed for you! The "Dry As A Bone" dog bed is a special PetCot created for dogs with urinary problems or who are recovering from surgery and are bed-ridden. The wider mesh cover is dependable and made for urine to drain through to a tray. Pet owners love having their carpets and floors stay clean and, most importantly, your dog's skin will stay drier.

As always, our bed is easy to clean. The fabric is comfortable, breathable, dries quickly and odor free. Simply wash the fabric with soap and water or a safe disinfectant. The urine tray is easily removable to empty and clean.

Best yet, if you are an existing PetCot customer and your dog begins exhibiting some urinary difficulties, there is no need to purchase a whole new bed. Just order the "Dry as a Bone" PetCot replacement cover and tray. It's that simple!

Available in the following sizes:
  • Medium: Measures 39" 22" x 4.5"
  • Large: Measures 39" x 28" x 4.5"
  • Extra-Large: Measures 46" x 30" x 4.5"

Fleece Cover

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 lambswool exclusively for The PetCot Company's PetCot. Attaches securely with 1" elastic. Machine washable. Available in the following sizes:

Available in the following sizes:
  • Small: 22" x 22"
    • Medium: 39" x 22"
    • Large: 39" x 22"
    • Extra Large: 46" x 30"

    Orthopedic Dog Bed Insert

    The orthopedic dog bed insert enhances the benefits of the PetCot. The orthopedic insert adds comfort and support for all pets, especially those with joint and hip problems.

    The Orthopedic pad was designed to be used in conjunction with our fleece cover.

    Available in the following sizes:
    • Small 17 X 20
    • Medium 20 X 36
    • Large 23 X 36
    • X-Large 26 X 42

    Chew Guards

    Does your dog or pup tend to chew through every bed yoru purchase for them? When you get a PetCot, you are improving yoru chances of your pet not chewing through the bed, but there are still a few who make it a point to destroy anything in thair path. We brought out the Chew Guards this year so that you have added protection, and your pet bed will last longer!

    Premium Raised Pet Beds for Your Furry Friend

    Most dogs and cats need a space that they can call their own, and many have found that their favorite is a PetCot bed. They aren't just a favorite with the pets either, the owners love them just as much, if not more! They are easy to clean, easy to store, less damage resistent, and super comfortable for yoru pet. Are you ready to try out these amazing raised pet beds? We do have to warn you, once you try them, you won't be able to go back to the others!

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    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Hot Weather Tips for Your Furry Friend

    If you stepped outside to walk your dog this morning and had to hang onto something to keep from passing out because of the extreme heat - you're not alone! This week is going to reach extraordinary levels in the Midwest, and while it may only be 94° degrees, it's going to feel like 108°. If you think that's bad enough, it's only supposed to get hotter throughout the week, topping off at 100° on Saturday. At PetCot, we know that you'll want to be escaping this heat as fast as you can, but so will your four-legged friends. Here are a few tips to help keep them cool and safe through this summer heat.

    WATER - Always

    We know this goes without saying, but keeping their water bowl filled with cool, clean water is a must when the weather is this warm. If your dog stays outside, please make sure that they have enough to get through the day while you're not there. Put it in a cool shaded place so that it doesn't get hot. Don't leave glass dishes unattended on a wood porch, by the way. The reflections from the glass have been known to start fires in some cases. If you'll be going out for exercise, either bring a bottle of water and a bowl in your vehicle for your dog, or plan stops along the way where you know there is natural water so they can stay hydrated.

    Keep Their Temperature Down

    Dogs pant to keep their temperatures down, and, unlike humans, cannot sweat the heat away. This means that it takes your dog significantly more time to cool off, and sometimes they just need some help. Keep your furry friend in a cool shady place, if not inside in the air conditioning. You can apply rubbing alcohol on the pads of their foot to help bring their temps down, and you can also put ice packs under their armpits. Ice is also another good way to cool their bodies down, giving them a few cubes to chew on can really help. Just beware that they don't choke on them.

    Be Aware of Their Location

    Always be aware of where your dog will be so that you can make sure they are safe. Never leave your dog in a car without proper airflow. Even in the shade, your car can still reach astronomical temperatures, and be much hotter than you would appreciate sitting in. If your dog primarily lives outside, you can make sure that they have adequate shade, lots of water, and if they have access to a pool to lie in, that can be helpful.

    Protect Their Skin & Paws

    You want to keep your dog groomed, but don't trim down too far! A good idea is to leave at least one inch of fur. Their fur provides protection from bugs, mosquitos, and the sun, plus if your dog is double-coated, the undercoat actually helps with air flow. Also, remember that if the pavement is too hot for you to walk on, it's too hot for them to walk on. Either save walking for later in the day when it's cooled down, or get them booties to help protect their paws.

    PetCot Cares About Your Pet

    We don't just care that your pet has a comfortable raised pet bed to sleep on, we care that they have a great place to relax all day long - especially while it's so hot outside. As the temperatures get warmer, remember that one of the biggest advantages of the PetCot dog bed is that it is raised off of the ground by four and a half inches, so there is always air flow moving around your pet. Our premium dog beds are also suitable for indoor and outdoor use, so when you need to take your pet outside, they can still be comfortable on the pet bed that they love! Visit our website to select the bed size for you and have it shipped to your front door!

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    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Things To Do For Pet Fire Safety Day

    Did you know that nearly 1000 house fires each year are actually caused by your pet?  The Kennel Club and ADT Security Services worked together to create the first Pet Fire Safety Day in the late 2000s to help bring awareness to this important fact. At the PetCot Company, we want to help keep your pet safe from the premium pet bed they use to their daily routine to keep them from being involved in a terrible accident. Here are a few things you can do as a pet owner to help keep the risk of fire at bay.

    Always Extinguish Open Flames

    This may seem obvious, but it really is important. Many people think that dogs are afraid of fire, but in many cases, they are actually attracted to the heat. If you have been grilling, always make sure to put out the flames before leaving the grill unattended. If your pet accidentally knocks it over, it can start a fire quicker than you would think. Obviously, you never want to leave candles lit when you leave your pet home alone either. Invest in fireless candles if you really want to leave something lit when you leave.

    Cover Exposed Cords

    Whether your pet loves to chew on things or they never touch anything in your home, it's always a goo idea to unplug cords when you're gone. You never know when they'll get the urge to start chewing on something. If they do chew on a cord that's plugged in, not only can it put them in danger of being electrocuted, but it can also potentially start a fire.

    Remove the Stove Knobs

    If your stove knobs are on the front of your stove, it's always a good idea to remove them before you leave. There are stories of dogs who were left home alone with food sitting on the stove, and in an attempt to get it down, they accidentally turned on the burner which caused the pan to catch fire. It can happen quicker than you think. so prepare for these things in advance to help keep your home and your pet safe.

    Beware of te Water Bowl

    If you have a wooden deck, it's always a good idea to steer clear of glass water bowls. Sun rays can actually filter through the glass and heat up enough to ignite the deck beneath it. If your pet stays outside during the day, it's always a good idea to choose stainless steel or ceramic bowls, and put their water away from the house and in the shade. Not only does this help the fire hazard, but it keeps their water fresher longer.

    Have An Escape Plan

    Finally, you can't prepare for everything, but you can have an escape plan. If you have a security service that arrives when the smoke alarms go off, this can help reduce the chance of harm to your pet. Their immediate response can be the difference between life and death. You can also affix a pet alert window cling to your front door or nearby window to alert anyone who may be coming in that you have a pet inside so they can act quickly. You can also give a key to a neighbor that you trust, so in the case of an emergency they can release your pet as long as they won't be in danger.

    Caring For Your Pet In Everything

    Your pet is a part of your family, and because we understand that, we provide a product that your family member will love. While you work during the day and leave your furry friend home, they can relax on a raised pet bed, and hopefully, stay out of trouble! We hope you can take some necessary measures today to make sure that your four-legged friend stays safe while you're away while we remember Pet Fire Safety Day.

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    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Why The Doctor Prescribes a PetCot!

    While you may think that the only reason you should have a PetCot is because it's a "pretty" pet bed, or it's a luxury pet bed for the spoiled pooch, there's more to it. While a PetCot bed is all of those things, it's also so much more! Our raised pet beds are not just pretty or luxurious, they are also a great advantage for your pets health, as well as your own peace of mind. Here are a few reasons why veterinarians actually use our beds, and why you should consider using them too!

    Reasons to Buy a Petcot

    The Elevated 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.

    They Are Comfortable & 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 is EASY

    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. 

    They 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.

    Veterinarian Testimonials

    Now that you know the reasons that a PetCot is so loved by your pet, and recommended by your veterinarian, here are some testimonials to prove why they love them so much.
    We want you to know how delighted we are with the PetCot products we have tried. We have found several places for the pads in recovering or incapacitated dog's cages and they seem to be pretty indestructible and easy to clean. The item we really like the best has been the PetCots themselves. We routinely have our Rehabilitation patients lie on them while we use our treatment devices or while we perform manual therapy on these patients. Many of the patients are wet, coming out of the pool or Underwater Treadmill and the PetCots are perfect for these animals getting ready for one therapy or another. Our rehab clinic uses them everyday and many animals walk right up to them and lie down getting ready for their treatment. They are so comfortable most animals "climb aboard" without being coaxed. Several of our clients want to use them at home for their animals to sleep up off the floor. We have really enjoyed using these products and wish you great success in the future.

    Steve Steinberg, VMD, DACVIM (neurology), Head of Neurology VCA/VRA, Instructor: Canine Rehabilitation Institute, President: Veterinary Specialty Services, LLC
    Hi Kim,
    The PetCot was quite busy during our two courses this month. We had a minimally ambulatory Boxer who loved the bed even when we were not 'in session'. The class observed how easy it was to examine a 'down dog' on the cot, saving the examiners' backs and keeping the dog comfortable at the same time. Everyone was impressed!

    Janet Van Dyke, DVM
    CEO and Founder
    Canine Rehabilitation Institute

    Purchase A Premium Pet Bed

    These are just a few reasons that our beds are good for your pet. This doesn't include the fact that they are extremely durable. One of the most popular testimonials we receive from our customers is that they have stood up to even the most aggressive chewers and still look brand new! Plus they can be used indoors and out, so if you're looking for a durable pet bed, you can't go wrong with ours. If you're ready buy the best pet bed out there, visit our website at and find the perfect match for you!

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