Stay At Home Survival Guide for Pets — Fido and Fluffy Need Extra Quarantine Care Too

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This Stay At Home Survival Guide for Pets offers a plethora of products that are sure to keep those tails wagging, even during these crazy times.

Now that you and your pets are pent up together like never before, do you wonder what’s going on in their wee little heads? (Or giant noggins, as in Frankie Feldman’s case? Are they happy that you’re with them 24/7? Just as bored as you are? Nervous about hearing the word “shelter” so often? Maybe even feeling a little annoyed that their personal space is being invaded non-stop?

I’m thinking we need some unique survival tactics for our pets as well as for ourselves, so I’ve compiled a list of pet products that are sure to keep your fur baes happy, healthy, obedient and occupied, even in these challenging times. Check them out:

Stay At Home Survival Guide for Pets

Pet Plate Fresh-Cooked Meal Delivery

I just realized that a lot of my trips to the store are made on behalf of Frankie Feldman. Dog’s gotta eat, and boy is he picky! So I was thrilled when I heard about Pet Plate, that will deliver a month’s worth of fresh-cooked meals for canines to my door. They arrive frozen, in two-a-day-meal containers, and you can also use the tasty food for toppers. They’re all made with human-grade ingredients, like USDA meats, fruits, vegetables, healthy grains, vitamins and minerals, and they’re kettle-cooked in a USDA kitchen. Not only are they convenient, but their added benefits include better digestion, a shinier coat and increased energy. Frankie freakin’ LOVES them, and so do all the members of his dog posse, with whom he frequently frolics while we owners stay six feet apart.
From $36 per month for toppers for a small dog to $230 per month for full daily meals for a large dog. Shipping is included. New customers receive 40% off their first order.

Whimzees Dental Treats

stay at home survival guide for petsYour pup will love these adorable dog chews made of all natural ingredients that not only clean their teeth, but also last up to three times longer than your average dog chew! This is especially great for Frankie Feldman, who manages to make beef cheeks and bully sticks disappear in a matter of minutes. They come in all sorts of whimsical shapes and sizes, and, if close quarters have made you painfully aware of your best friend’s dog breath, Whimzees are just what the dogtor ordered.

$13.49-$74.21 on Amazon.

 

 

 

Kitty Poo Club

The last thing you want to do right now is dash to the store because you ran out of kitty litter. Kitty Poo Club, a reasonably priced all-in-one cat litter subscription service, not only delivers all you need right to your door, but it also saves you from having to worry about lugging litter home, scooping clumps, or worse – deep-cleaning the litter box each month. Subscribers receive monthly deliveries of an all-in-one kitty litter system including a box made from 100% recycled materials, along with Kitty Poo’s exclusive odor-destroying litter.

$21.49 per month at KittyPooClub.com.

 

Whole Tones for Pets

Stay at Home Survival Guide for PetsMore than just a download or a CD, Wholetones for Pets is calming, soothing music for stressed-out pets (and people), recorded on a nifty little device that will play a continuous 51-minute loop. There are plenty of testimonies that claim it helps dogs and cats calm down, relax, and enjoy peace and quiet; stops unwanted barking, whimpering, whining, clawing and chewing; eliminates separation anxiety whenever you leave your dog at home alone (as if); reduces anti-social behavior; and relaxes your pet any time you need to, eg: after surgery or when visitors come

$49.95 at Wholetones.com.

 

 

 

Eric Letendre’s Covid-19 Dog Owners Survival Course

This guy is GREAT! Eric Letendre is an esteemed and friendly dog trainer in Massachusetts, and he’s put together a series of short, well produced, easy to understand videos that show you how to stimulate your dog (and yourself) both mentally and physically while you’re sequestering at home. The course is loaded with videos to help with behavior problems, ways for your dog get more exercise, etc. And, bless him, he’s offering the course FREE!  Find lots of other easy-to-watch and follow training videos on YouTube as well. There’s something for every dog owner. Why isn’t he on TV already?

Free at BestDogSchool.com.

HandsOn Grooming Gloves

Stay at Home Survival Guide for PetsIf your favorite groomer, like Frankie’s, is sequestering at home, chances are there are hair care issues. HandsOn Grooming Gloves can help, facilitating a grooming experience that is pleasant for both you and your dog, rather than a frustrating struggle. HandsOn Gloves were designed with comforting scrubbing nodules and hypo-allergenic, bio-friendly components clinically proven to be safe for use with humans and animals. The gloves work wet or dry, allowing you to clean, bathe and/or massage. There are five sizes and three colors, and they can also be used on horses and cats.

$24.99 on Amazon and HandsOnGloves.com.

 

 

 

Working from Home with Pets guide

Working from home with pets guideHere’s an article on keeping your pooch or pussy active and engaged during these times, as well as giving you vital info on how much mental stimulation pets need and how to provide it, the best toys for keeping dogs entertained, and how to keep your pet from interrupting your work. Nicole Ellis, a certified professional dog trainer and pet lifestyle expert, offers tips and the fascinating results of a survey on how pets are affecting our lives. This well-written article won’t take you more than five minutes to read, but will give you ideas for hours of fun with your pets.

Free at this link on Rover.com.

What About the Dog? A guide in case something happens to you

Stay at home survival guide for petsI shudder to think about this, but what would happen to Frankie if Jim and I can’t get to him? He takes epilepsy medication twice a day, if something happens to us… The workbook What About the Dog? Everything You Need to Know About My Dog’s Care (In Case I’m Not Around to Ask!) is absolutely essential for every dog owner. It has spaces for you to fill in everything anyone needs to know about your dog in case of emergency. It’s an excellent gift for a new dog owner, and a perfect guide to go with your dog to the boarding facility.

$9.99 on Amazon.

 

Stay at Home Survival Guide for Pets — Benebones

Benebone is an NYC-based small family business that makes hearty chew toys with high-quality ingredients including real food and plants (bacon, peanut, chicken, maplewood or mint) – all sourced from the United States. Also, the company is totally committed to helping other dogs in need, supporting dog shelters and rescue centers with hundreds of toys and treats on a monthly basis. So when you buy a Benebone, you not only treat your own pup, but those in need as well. They say it’s #1 bestselling dog chew toy on Amazon and Chewy.com.

$9.65 — $39.97 on Amazon.

 

Stay at Home Survival Guide for Pets — FurZapper

Stay at Home Survival Guide for PetsUnless you own a non-sheadder (Frankie Feldman, take a bow wow), you’re probably dealing with a pet fur frenzy like never before — all that cuddling has you finding hair on your clothes, your throws, your bedding — you know what I mean. The FurZapper is just the thing. Toss it in the washer and dryer with your laundry, and the flexible disc will gently collect and pull fur, hair, dust and debris from items as they tumble. The hair is then flushed out with the water or collected on the disc, which keeps the hair from clogging your appliances. It’s non-toxic, re-usable, hypoallergenic and 100% made in the USA.

10.99 on Amazo

 

 

 

Down Dog Mats

Stay at home survival guide for petsThe folks at CorcYoga have created a line of 100% sustainable and chemical free dog mats for food and water bowls, made with cork harvested in Portugal, a renewable, a biodegradable resource that’s naturally antimicrobial, meaning the mats stay germ free without ever having to wipe them clean! They contain absolutely zero rubber or plastic. So they’re completely sustainable and easy to clean, meal after meal. Plus, for every mat purchased, Corc Yoga will donate $5.00 to Much Love Animal Rescue in Los Angeles.
$45.00 at corcyoga.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Stay at Home Survival Guide for Pets —Yummy Combs

Yummy CombsNo, they’re not edible grooming tools — the ‘comb’ comes from these treats’ deep cleaning/fresh breath flossing, patented honeycomb shape, engineered for gingivitis defense. They have a 44% protein content, which is far more than conventional dog treats, so they provide energy and essential vitamins and minerals for joint health. Also, there are no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, gluten or GMOs, and they come in five sizes to prevent gulping. What’s not to like?

$11.99-17.99 on Amazon.

 

 

This Stay At Home Survival Guide for Pets offers a plethora of products that are sure to keep those tails wagging, even during these crazy times.

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Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award winning journalist, author and film/TV critic. She can be heard regularly on Cumulus radio stations throughout the US, and on BBC Radio.

9 Comments

  1. Avatar Sue Morgado on April 11, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Love Eric! He worked with us and trained us well! Of course our dog, Tia the Double Doodle was the reason why he “trained” us! Great guy and great training services! Our little a Tia is so smart she has her own YouTube Pawcasts! They help all of us humans get through such tough times together!

    Thanks for sharing Eric’s info… he and his staff are wonderful!

  2. Avatar Susanne Stein on April 12, 2020 at 5:04 am

    Every dog-owner should know Eric Letendre and learn the Art of dogtraining he developed and teaches in easy steps.
    I receive his newsletters since Feb 2010 and got free books as well as I bought some online-training course he offered.
    Whilst I am German and live near Frankfurt I’ll never make it to meet Eric personally but who ever lives near his place should go out to meet him and learn how to become your dogs very best friend without doing the dog any harm.
    Thank You very much Eric. I wish to you all the best.
    Yours
    Susanne

    • Avatar Charlotte on April 21, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      Hi Susanne,
      just read your comment and it struck me since I am German too and grew up in Hanau. I have not meet Eric in person yet because our first consultation had to get cancelled due to the virus. He’s been sending us his videos and we have been watching them and can’t wait to meet him and start training our 2 German Sheperds. Interesting how far his videos go! Good luck with your dog/dogs!
      Charlotte

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