At Advantek Pet, we’re committed to developing products that bring both comfort and joy to the furry members of your family. But as the holidays near, it’s hard not to think about the less fortunate pets who have either gone missing or haven’t yet found their forever family. Continue reading
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Help Your Pet Have a Gourd Time on Halloween
You already know giving chocolate to your fur baby is a big no-no, but there are plenty of other Halloween pet safety tips many owners don’t think about right away. Here are some simple ways you can make Halloween a treat for your pet: Continue reading
You Got a New Pet! Now What?
Getting a new pet and adding another member to your family is an exciting moment. Before you get too wrapped up in the excitement though, you should make sure you do everything you can to take care of your pet before they come home with you. What are the essential items on the new pet checklist when you want to bring your new furry friend home? Continue reading
How to Pick the Right Vet for Your Pet
Your pet’s wellness is a key element in keeping them happy and healthy. Their health can also directly impact your family’s health, as humans are susceptible to some of the diseases animals can carry. Even if your pet seems to be in good health, it is still crucial to visit your veterinarian regularly. How do you pick the right vet for your pet?
Ask Your Pet Friends
Who do your friends and family visit to take care of their animals? Referrals are always a great way to source the best care for your pet. No one would refer a vet where they had a negative experience. Get some recommendations to determine which pet professional will offer the highest quality care to your furry companions.
Focus on Friendly
What are the characteristics you look for in a veterinarian and their staff? Pay attention to their attitude, as this can give you insight into how they will treat your animals. Consider the level of customer service as well, as it is an important part of your experience. You would not want to leave the vet with a puppy dog pout, would you? Both you and your animal should be happy.
Is the veterinarian’s office only open during times when you are at work or have other commitments? Do they offer 24/7 emergency service? Having a flexible schedule is a valuable asset because your pet’s health is a priority, especially if something time-sensitive needs to be addressed. You need to make sure you can get to the vet without creating burdens in your schedule.
Before making a decision, read online reviews to see what other people are saying about the veterinarian and the care they received. When a vet is busy, it typically means there is good service. Take this into consideration though when booking appointments. If it is difficult to schedule something, then it could be hard to see the vet when an emergency arises. Look for comments that highlight reliability, safety, and comfort.
Pet care can be costly depending on your animal’s needs, but it should also be affordable. For instance, purchasing a pet insurance plan should not put a strain on your finances. Determine the type of care your pet needs and shop around for prices before purchasing a comprehensive plan.
Lookout for Location
Where is the vet located? In the event of an emergency, you want to be close enough to the office that you can get your pet the care and attention they need. The location should be close enough to your home that you never have to go out of your way to get there in a reasonable amount of time. Depending on how well your pet does with travel, you will want to consider travel time to make them feel comfortable.
Bonus tip: if your pet has surgery and needs a safe place to rest and recover, set up your PET GAZEBO® to let them heal properly.
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7 Foods Your Pet Should Not Eat
Maintaining and nourishing your pet’s health is crucial to giving them the healthiest and safest lifestyle they deserve. What may be tasty to humans can be toxic to dogs, cats, and other house pets. Advantek Pet lists the people foods your furry friends should not eat to stay happy and healthy.
1. Chocolate and Caffeine
Any chocolate or caffeinated products can cause seizures, heart problems, and several other health issues that can affect your animal long term. Any sweets or high sugar foods should be out of reach from your pets at all times. You should also avoid feeding them gum, candy, and any baked goods. Make sure to inform your younger children that they cannot share their sweets with your family’s pets.
Citrus fruits can upset your animal’s stomach and are especially dangerous because they can cause nervous system depression. Ingesting small amounts will not be harmful to your pet, but you should not intentionally give them anything citrusy. Fruits like grapes and raisins are also known to cause kidney failure. Though coconut is known to only cause minor stomach discomfort and diarrhea, you should steer clear of this fruit to be safe. Coconut water should be avoided altogether, as it is high in potassium and can affect your pet’s kidneys.
3. Onions and Garlic
Foods like onions, garlic, and other similar kitchen ingredients can create gastrointestinal issues for your pet. It can also lead to red blood cell damage, and cats will have a greater risk if exposed. Dogs should avoid these foods as well, as large amounts will cause similar issues.
4. Raw Foods
Raw foods aren’t healthy for humans to ingest, which means your animals should avoid them completely. Bacteria, such as Salmonella or E. coli, are harmful to both pets and people. These bacteria can be found in raw or undercooked eggs, meats, and bones.
5. Milk and Dairy
Surprisingly, most cats are lactose intolerant regardless of popular belief that cats love milk. Your pets should stay away from milk and dairy products because their digestive systems are not meant to handle these types of products.
6. Fatty Foods
Even healthy fats like nuts and avocado can be toxic to animals and cause a slew of problems, including vomiting and diarrhea. Macadamia nuts specifically can cause depression, tremors, weakness, and hyperthermia in dogs. Imagining the discomfort your pet could be in is reason enough to avoid feeding them these foods.
7. Table Scraps
Even though your pet may beg by your side while you enjoy your tasty meals, they should not eat table scraps, as there may be some ingredients in your food that your children do not know are harmful to animals. As sad as it is to see that puppy dog pout or innocent face looking up at you, do your pet a favor in keeping them healthy.
For a full list of foods your pets should avoid, visit the ASPCA to learn more.
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Why Do Dogs Curl into a Ball when they Sleep?
How many times have you watched your dog take a nap or cozy up in their bed for the night in an odd position? Do they lay stretched out on the floor, with their paws up in the air, or curl up in a tight ball? Advantek Pet lists the reasons why your pup could be curling up when they snooze to help you better understand these unusual positions. Continue reading
Asphalt Awareness during Summer Heat Waves
Do you live in a state like sunny Southern California where Advantek Pet’s headquarters are housed? If you do, then you are probably doing everything you can to keep you and your pets cool this summer. Advantek Pet wants to make pet owners aware of asphalt conditions during summer heat waves and what you can do to keep your pets safe. Continue reading
4th of July Pet Safety Tips
Though Independence Day may be a fun holiday for humans, it can be scary and overwhelming for your pets. How can you ensure your pets stay safe on the 4th while you enjoy time with family and friends watching fireworks? Advantek Pet gives you our best 4th of July pet safety tips just in time for the celebration this week! Continue reading
7 Pet-Friendly Vacation Spots
When planning your summer travels, you should not have to worry about leaving your furry friends behind or scrambling to find a pet-sitter last minute. Plus, dealing with the heartache of missing your pets on a trip can be tough. Advantek Pet has put together a list of our top pet-friendly vacation spots where you can set up your PET GAZEBO® so your pets can go on vacation with you!
- Yosemite National Park, California
If you and your pet love exploring the great outdoors, then Yosemite is the place for you. Most travelers enjoy bringing their animals to this famous national park because there are several hiking trails, animal-friendly spots, and plenty of room to explore. You can snap a few breathtaking photos – and selfies! – with your furry companion. You can also keep your pet safe from any wildlife by propping up your PET GAZEBO®.
- Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
Are you and your pet adventure buddies? Explore the Grand Canyon’s stunning spots, including the Horseshoe Bend. You will capture amazing photos and can also sit back, relax, and enjoy the view with your furry friend.
- Beartooth Mountains, Montana
Because summer is a great time to spend your vacation outdoors and take advantage of the sunny weather, this mountain range in Montana is a must-see. Make sure to bring plenty of hiking gear and travel snacks for you and your furry travel buddy, so you can safely enjoy the views.
- Austin, Texas
For vacationers looking to get a dose of Vitamin D and Vitamin Sea, you can relax with your pet on the Red Bud Island peninsula for some fun in the sun and ocean. Just make sure you don’t forget to pack some sunscreen! Your pet will also have plenty of shade if you set up their PET GAZEBO®. There are plenty of fun activities held throughout the year in Austin to take advantage of as well as some dog parks.
- Nantucket, Massachusetts
With a plethora of sandy beaches and pet-friendly vacation spots, Nantucket is one of the best spots to unwind with your pet. The views are beautiful, and your pet can enjoy the ocean with you. If your pets prefer being on the water instead of in it, then you can spend some time on a charter while they feel the cool wind blow through their fur!
- Wilmington, North Carolina
North Carolina is a beautiful destination that has a variety of pet-friendly restaurants, dog parks, and space for your animal to roam freely. If your pet loves to run, then Wilmington is an ideal travel spot. Plus, you can take advantage of the scenery for great photos and plenty of pet selfies!
- Key West, Florida
Looking for a tropical and relaxing getaway on the East Coast? Key West is known to welcome dogs at several pet-friendly venues. Whether you are headed to a bar, the aquarium, or the beach, your pet can enjoy the fun with you. Setting up your PET GAZEBO® in your hotel or vacation rental also helps you keep an eye on your pet, so you know they are safe at all times.
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