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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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).


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


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.


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! 


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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