Heated Pet Beds That Will Keep Your Pet Cozy

This is the perfect time of the year to invest in a heated pet bed for your cat or dog.  Heated pet beds are great for your pet to nap or relax in because they give your pet a soft, warm place to nap any where in your home.  These pet beds are designed not to overheat and maintain a constant temperature that is ideal for your pet’s body temperature.  You can feel safe when your pet uses any of these great heated pet beds.

One of my favorite heated pet beds for either cats or dogs is the Thermo-Pet Cuddle Cushion for Cats and Dogs.  This heated pet bed offers your pet support around the back and the sides for comfortable support when napping.   It has a low wattage, so it won’t use much energy and it is very easy to care for because the heater is removable for washing the bed in the machine.  Your cat or dog will love this warm and cozy heated pet bed.

The Thermo-Bed Heated Dog Bed is the perfect heated pet bed for a wide variety of dogs.  This soft, comforter-style pet bed is not only great for large dogs, but may also used be used for more than one small dog or multiple cats.  Use this heated pet bed anywhere in your home, on the floor, on the couch, or on a bed, to provide an extra soft and warm resting place for your pet.

A cozy, little hideaway for your pet cat is the Thermo-Kitty Heated Cat Hut.  This adorable cat bed has a hood over the bed, which makes it the perfect place for your cat to hide and snuggle.  Your cat will love the extra warmth this heated pet bed provides your cat and is sure to spend time in it everyday.  The material is super soft, so your cat won’t be able to resist this wonderful heated pet bed.

All of these innovative heated pet beds are by K and H Manufacturing.  To check out all of their great pet beds, check out GregRobert Pet Supplies.

How to Help Your Backyard Birds Thrive in the Winter


The winter is the hardest time of the year for birds to survive outdoors.  With less vegetatation around for the bird to utilize, the food supply is decreased and the amount of shelter available is lessened by the increase in bare trees.  To help the birds thrive outdoors during the winter, it is a good idea to offer the birds shelther and a constant food supply in your yard.  Here are some tips to follow when offering shelter and food to the birds during the winter.

  • When offering the backyard birds shelter in your yard, it is a good idea to investigate what types of birds winter in your area for the winter.  Use a bird guide, such as the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, to make identification easier.
  • Once you have determined what type of birds are going to winter in your area, it is important to provide a good source of shelter.   The Audubon Cedar Bluebird House is a great home to have in your yard for the bluebirds.  Put a few of these well-built homes up around your yard to offer the birds a warm, cozy spot to live for the winter.  The bird will flock to the homes for shelter when the weather is harsh.
  • Offer the birds nesting material such as Bird Nester Refill.  The winter can be a difficult time for birds to find nesting material and offering them nesting material for their home is a great way to ensure that they are able to create a nest inside their home.
  • Keep a few bird feeders filled with bird seed.  If you know that the birds in your area enjoy a particular type of bird seed, fill the bird feeders with a seed that they are sure to love.  The Outdoor Bluebird Feeder is perfect for feeding bluebirds in the winter and has an overhang to help protect the birds from the elements. 

To survive the winter, birds need help from their human friends.  Don’t forget to offer plenty of the birds plenty of shelter and food during the winter.  Check out Rachel’s Robin to find everything you need for healthy, happy birds during the winter.

Easy-to-Clean Tube Bird Feeders for the Winter


Cleaning and filliird ng your bird feeder in the winter can be a hassle, but well worth your time and effort.  To make your job easier and more efficient, look for tube bird feeders that are designed for easy filling and cleaning.  It is important to continue cleaning your bird feeders in the winter to help prevent the growth of bacteria and mold that make birds sick.

One of my favorite easy-to-clean bird feeders for Nyjer bird seed is the Quick-Clean Nyjer Tube Feeder for Wild Birds.  This stylish tube Nyjer seed feeder is ideal for feeding a variety of birds that love thistle seed, including finches.  This feeder comes apart easily for cleaning and maybe cleaned quickly with a brush like the Birdfeeder Cleaning Brush by Droll Yankees.  For feeding the birds a variety of seed, the Quick-Clean Seed Tube Feeder works with a variety of bird seed and also comes apart easily for cleaning and refilling.

Another great tube feeder that is easy to clean and is available in both Nyjer or Sunflower/Mixed Seed Bird Feeders is the Onyx Clever Clean Bird Feeders that are also made by Droll Yankees.  Both kinds of feeders are easy to clean because the caps and seed ports are detachable, so that you can get into the crevices for cleaning.  Both the Onyx Clever Clean Sunflower / Mixed Seed Bird Feeder and the Onyx Clever Clean Nyjer Seed Bird Feeder are available in three sizes and can hold one to three pounds of seed.

Keeping your bird feeder clean in the winter is easy when you have a tube bird feeder that is easy to clean.  A clean bird feeder helps to keep the birds healthier throughout the winter.  For a variety of bird feeders that are easy to clean, check out Rachel’s Robin.

Keep Your Cat from Destroying Your Houseplants

Cats love to nibble on houseplants and this can be unhealthy for your cat and your houseplants.  Not only do cats love to nibble on houseplants, but they also like to use the soil as an alternative to the litter box.  Without having to get rid of your houseplants, there are several things that you can do so that your cat and houseplants can co-exist without having problems.

  • Give your cat a plant of his own.  A great plant to grow for your cat is catnip grass.  The Cosmic Catnip Gardenby Cosmic Pet Products makes growing your own catnip easy and covenient for any cat owner.  This product consists of two pre-planted containers of catnip that allows you to just water and sunlight.  Your cat will love the fresh taste of catnip.  In addition, you can also find out cat-friendly plants that are safe for your cat to nibble on and that will help to keep their interest away from your other plants.
  • Keep your plants off of the ground.  Use a hanging planter inside your home to keep your cats away from your plants.  The Audubon 14 inch Wall Bracket is easy to install anywhere in your home and extends 14 inches away from the wall to securely hold your houseplant.
  • Use a cat repellent on your large houseplants.  The Grannicks Bitter Apple for Cats Pet Dabber is a non-toxic cat repellent and has a bitter taste that cats don’t like.  Use the dabber on the leaves of your large houseplants to help deter the cats from nibbling on your plants.
  • Cover the soil with rocks.  By adding rocks to the soil, it will be harder for your cat to have access to the soil for eliminating body fluids into.  Use rocks that are large enough to make it harder for your cat to move, but small enough to fit your planter.
  • Make sure your litter box is cleaned on a regular basis.  Cats love to have clean litter boxes, so it is important to keep it clean for your cat.  This will help to encourage your cat to use the litter box instead of your plant.

“Made in the USA” Launches at GregRobert – GRpet.com

Who isn’t looking for ways to jumpstart the American economy? 

There are many politicians across America that feel a cohesive effort by the American population to purchase American-made goods is the answer.  Michigan based GregRobert Discount Pet Supplies, announced today the launch of the “Made in the USA” pet store on it’s corporate website: www.GRpet.com.  The initiative includes USA made products highlighted in a special section.  In addition, throughout the website, USA-made pet products are signified with an American flag next to the price. 

With more and more stories becoming public that outline poor manufacturing facilities in some parts of the world, American pet owners are becoming concerned.  This concern coupled with a stagnant US economy has made American Made pet products more appealing to consumers. Recent news articles regarding pet food manufacturing facilities and contaminated pet medications are fueling some of the concern.

GregRobert pet supplies has responded by researching the manufacturing origin of the pet products that they carry.  By grouping pet products manufactured on American soil in a special section on their website dubbed the “Made in the USA Pet Store”, they have made it easy to find US made pet products in one area.

The Made in the USA Pet Store at GregRobert is sectioned off into multiple categories including popular pet products like:

Made in the USA Small Animal Food And Treats
Made in the USA Small Animal
Made in the USA Rawhide Pet Products
Made in the USA Rakes
Made in the USA Miscellaneous Pet
Made in the USA Miscellaneous Lawn And Garden
Made in the USA Miscellaneous Fish Supplies
Made in the USA Miscellaneous Aquariam
Made in the USA Lawn/garden Specialty Netting/composting/ponds
Made in the USA Horse Stable Equipment
Made in the USA Hardware Miscellaneous
Made in the USA Fish Remedies And Health Aids
Made in the USA Fish Food
Made in the USA Dog/cat Vinyl, Rubber And Other Toys
Made in the USA Dog Treats
Made in the USA Dog Grooming Aids/health Aids/nutrition
Made in the USA Dog Food
Made in the USA Cat Toys
Made in the USA Cat Treats
Made in the USA Cat Litter
Made in the USA Cat Grooming
Made in the USA Cat Food
Made in the USA Caged Bird Food And Treats
Made in the USA Animal Health Supplies

CEO of GregRobert Enterprises commented: “No political statements are intended with our new “Made in the USA” pet store launch. We intend to increase our corporate citizenship efforts during these trying times, and this is just one way that we feel we can help”.  

Many US citizens believe that Americans should buy USA made products. The theory is that once Americans start buying more American goods, the demand for them will increase. As a result of the rising demand, more factories or plants will be developed. More good job opportunities will result from the movement.

Visit the “Made in the USA Pet Shop” at http://www.GRpet.com/shop/madeinusa.php

Halloween Tips for Your Dog

Halloween can be a stressful day for your dog, especially if your dog gets nervous with strange people around the house or people knocking on the door or ringing the door bell.  For the safety and health of your dog, it is important to take some precautions on that day to ensure that it goes smoothly.  Here are some safety tips for you to follow on Halloween:

  1. In case your dog decides to make a break out the door, make sure that your dog has a collar with a tag on it.  The Safe-T-Tag Pet Collar ID Tag is a great ID tag to put on your dog’s collar.  This tag is made of reflective material and has a flashing light to get a driver’s attention.
  2. If your dog likes to escape from the house when the door is open, then it is a good idea to keep your dog kenneled in a crate.   By keeping your dog in the crate, it will be less likely for your dog to escape get lost or cause trouble for your visitors.  The Vari Kennel is a great kennel for any dog to use and makes a safe, secure, and comfortable for your dog.
  3. Place your dog’s favorite toy or treat in the crate to help keep your dog entertained when in the crate.  This is helpful if your dog likes to get excited easily with all of the visitors because it takes his mind off of the visitors.  Use a treat like the RedBarn Meaty Dog Bone.  This bone is ideal for keeping your dog busy chewing.
  4. If your dog has a tendency to get excited or nervous every time the door ball rings, use an anti anxiety remedy to help calm his nerves.  Use a product like Pet Calm by Richards Organics to help relieve your dog’s anxiety.  This natural product works quickly and gently to help reduce your dog’s stress in a variety of situations.

Wild Bird Lover Gifts for the Holidays


Give the wild bird lover in your life something special this holiday season with an unique bird gift that is sure to make a great impression.  Whether your wild bird lover just enjoys feeding the birds or has interest in attracting more birds to their yard, there are a number of great items available to suit your needs.  The following items are some of my favorite wild bird products for this holiday season:

  • Make a grand statement with a birdbath.  A great gift for any bird lover is the  Birdscapes Garden Sip and Seed BirdFeeder.   This feeder/bird bath combination is sure to a winner with any bird lover.  It has a classic, charming appeal and may be hung up on any post or tree branch.  The bird bath matches the bird feeder perfectly for a coordinated look.  It is easy to clean and refill with both food and water.  Any bird lover would be thrilled to receive this sleek bird feeder and bird bath.
  • Have fun with a colorful, wild birdhouse.  Nothing makes a statement in a yard more, than a colorful, printed birdhouse.  To liven up your bird lover’s outdoor living space, the Animal Print birdhouse is a creative way to express your love of wild birds.  This birdhouse is designed not only to look pretty, but it also has a galvanized steel roof to help protect wild birds from the elements outdoors.  To give you the perfect size hole for any bird, a reducer magnet is included to make the birdhouse more appealing to smaller birds.
  • Give some economical holiday cheer.  A decorative seed wreath is an economical way to show the wild bird lover in your life that you care.  One of my favorite seed wreaths is the Candy Cane Seed Wreath by Pine Tree Farms.  This clever seed wreath is shaped in the classic candy cane shape.  With bright green and red seed, the birds are sure to take notice.  An attached hanger makes this wreath easy to hang anywhere and looks great decorating a pine tree for the holidays.

These items are just a few of my favorites bird lover gifts for the holidays.  For a great selection in wild bird items, check out Rachel’s Robin.

Unique and Practical Holiday Dog Gifts

The holiday season is quickly approaching and now is a great time to get the dog or dog owner in your life the perfect dog gift for the holidays.  When choosing a gift for a dog, it is a good idea to find out if he or she is in need of anything in particular.  If not, then you are free to get creative.  Regardless of your circumstance,  unique and practical dog gifts make ideal gifts for any dog.  There are so many to choose, but here are a few of my favorites:

One of my favorite items for dogs is the Ultra Bubbler Pet Fountain by Petmate.  This stylish water fountain is designed to provide a dog with a constant supply of fresh water and is very practical, while being fun to use.  Just fill the fountain with a gallon and a half of water in the morning and the air pump system will oxygenate the water by creating bubbles in the water all day long. The water tastes fresher and cleaner and your dog will be able to notice the difference.  The continuous supply of bubbles is also great for helping to prevent the growth of bacteria.  This item is ideal for any size dog.

To keep the dog in your life cozy and warm, choose a dog parka like the Square Quilted Zip Pockets Dog Parka.  This cute little parka is perfect for keeping any dog warm in the snow and cold temperatures and comes with sleeves and a hood.  It is available in red or black in a variety of sizes to fit a wide range of dogs.  In addition to providing warmth for your dog, this parka also has a two zip up treat pockets for good behavior.  When it gets dirty, just throw it into the machine in cold water and in the dryer on low to dry.  Any dog would appreciate this stylish yet warm parka!

Nothing is more luxurious and practical for a dog’s comfort then the All Season Snuggly Sleeper Dog Bed.  This bed is made of soft, cozy material and may be heated in the winter and cooled in the summer to help keep your dog the perfect temperature any time of the year.  It is available in two neutral color combinations that blend in well with any decor.  Dogs love the soothing warmth of the bed throughout the year and enjoy the coolness on really hot days in the summer.

Choosing an unique and practical gift for your dog is easy and fun when you have a lot of choices.  For more great holiday gift ideas in a wide variety of price ranges, check out GregRobert Pet Supplies.

Attracting Titmice Birds to your Feeders

The titmouse blends in with nuthatches and chickadees – so many wild bird hobbyists don’t pay alot of attention to the titmouse. 

Besides their unassuming beauty, titmice have unique qualities that are worth watching. After the nesting season, titmice don’t join bird flocks, but they stay together as a bird pair throughout the winter. Wild bird enthusiasts report
seeing titmice pairs at feeders all winter long.  In many cases, they are with offspring from the previous summer. 

Titmice are sociable little birds that get along just fine with other birds at your feeder. Known for their big black eyes and little crest on top of their heads make them easy to identify. They’ll enjoy suet, sunflower seeds and peanuts. 

8 Tips to attract Titmice to your backyard:

  • Plant seed and nut trees such as evergreens, beechnut and oak.
  • Plant berry bushes such as elderberry and bayberries. 
  • The Titmouse will be a frequent visitor to your feeders in the winter. Provide a feeding station with a
    hopper feeder and plenty of perching space. 
  • Since Titmice are agile birds, consider a peanut or sunflower feeder as shown to the right. Fill it with peanut kernels or black oil sunflower seed. 
  • Place out a platform feeder and fill it with peanut kernels, grapes, apples or berries. 
  • Offer a suet feeder placed near the trunk of a tree. 
  • Smear peanut butter onto tree trunks and branches periodically. 
  • Offer a birdbath as a source of water for drinking and bathing.

The Explosion of Homeopathic Remedies for Pets

Homeopathy is a non-toxic system of medicine used to treat a wide variety of health concerns in our pets and ourselves.  Over the last five years, homeopathic pet remedies
have exploded and they are getting noticed by the health-conscious pet owner
more and more.

Millions of people have used homeopathic remedies to treat every conceivable type of ailment and symptom and the success has caused many pet owners to do the
same for their beloved pets. Despite misconceptions, homeopathy is just as scientific as allopathic medicine. (traditional medicine)

Pet homeopathy is a system of medicine that utilizes micro-doses of natural substances — herbs, bark, seeds, berries, flowers, minerals and animal matter. 

A Popular example is:
HomeoPet Anxiety TFLN by Tomlyn
HomeoPet Anxiety is a homeopathic remedy for relief from fear of: Thunderstorms, Fireworks, Loud Noises, Windstorms. Restlessness, anxious and unwanted behavior can be helped with this fast-acting, non-sedating liquid. 

Ingredients include Phosphorus, Rhododendron, Borax, Theridion, Chamomilla, 6c&30c in 20% USP alc. in purified water. 

Also ….
Synergy Labs Richards Organics Pet Happy 
Helps relieve separation anxiety. Lifts depression associated with being left alone. Helps diminish lethargy. A long-term treatment that reaches effectiveness after 4 weeks of regular use.

The length of time a disease takes to resolve with homeopathic treatment is generally related to the length of time the disease has been present in the pet’s system and the severity of the symptoms. Diseases such as chronic skin problems would take longer to respond than a temporary digestive issue. 

Homeopathic solutions for pets are rapidly growing in popularity among pet owners because of its safety and overall effectiveness. It is gentle enough for use in puppies and kittens and can be used along with other holistic or conventional treatments.

Combination holistic remedies can be an economical and effective way to help our companion animals heal from periodic injuries or illnesses. They can also be beneficial in supporting the healing process from more chronic conditions when used along with any needed changes in diet and lifestyle and in conjunction with proper herbal or supplemental treatments.

You will find Homeopathy a welcome addition to providing natural health care for the pets in your family.