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You Got a New Pet! Now What?

Woman holding puppy

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

7 Foods Your Pet Should Not Eat

Dog eating table scraps

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.

2. Fruits

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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The Emergence of Stylish and Modern Pet Containment

Dog getting pampered.

There is more to taking care of your pet than buying the right food and making regular trips to the vet. Pet containment is a crucial part of keeping your pet safe indoors and outdoors. How do you securely and stylishly keep your pet in one space? Advantek Pet discusses the emergence of modern pet containment that provides safety, comfort, and peace for your pets.

Safety First

Locking your pet in a room or tying their leash to a tree outdoors are not safe ways to contain your pets. It is important to effectively communicate with your pet, as your top priority is their well-being. The PET GAZEBO® stands tall with designer or reversible, heat-resistant canopies that protect animals from the sun and rain. There is also a spacious entrance for your pet and a drop-down window, giving your pet easy access to food, water, and some head scratches for being good.

Strength and Style

The PET GAZEBO® is durable. It protects your pet from the elements and contain even the strongest breeds. Replacement parts also keep your gazebo strong over time. The design is simple and more unique than ordinary crates, kennels, and exercise pens. As responsible pet owners, it is our job to find the best containment solutions for our pets. It can be difficult to find something functional and fashionable. The canopy covers allow you to pick the most stylish option for your pet, adding some flair and character.

Catering to Any Pet, Anywhere

Is your dog a diva? Does your cat belong on the catwalk? The PET GAZEBO® caters to any pet that needs safe and stylish containment. Your pet can relax and have fun in a space that fits their personality whether indoor, outdoor, or on the go. Enjoy the fresh air at the park with your pet or plan a beach day with your portable gazebo. The PET GAZEBO® is designed for easy transport and setup.

New Trends

Function and safety continue to be top-selling features for crates and kennels, but style is also emerging as a new trend. Pet parents want something that works well for their animals and has aesthetic qualities. Even though pet owners have a wider selection to choose from, not all options offer the same flexibility as the PET GAZEBO®.

Most containment options include pet gates to place between walls and rooms. Unfortunately, these options create limits for pet parents. Pet gates can only be used indoors, forcing owners to find two separate indoor and outdoor solutions. Other crates, kennels, and exercise pens do not provide the same shade for pets, as they are typically structured without a roof or canopy that provides shade. The PET GAZEBO® is a trendy, practical solution for indoor and outdoor purposes. Instead of blocking off a large portion of your home to your pet, you can create their own corner to make them feel special!

Are you interested in ordering a PET GAZEBO® for your pet to keep them safely contained and comfortable? Visit petgazebo.com to purchase yours today.

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Why Do Dogs Curl into a Ball when they Sleep?

Sleeping French Bulldog

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

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!

  1. 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®.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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!

  1. 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!

  1. 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.

Are you interested ordering a PET GAZEBO® for your pet to make traveling easy and fun? Contact Advantek Pet today to learn more about buying our products or selling them in your store!

5 Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

As we approach the summer months, we prepare for warmer days, vacations, and time spent with our favorite pets. How do you keep your pet cool with higher temperatures and ensure they stay healthy during these months? Advantek Pet reveals 5 summer safety tips to keep your pet happy, cool, and safe this summer.


  1. Schedule a checkup.

Protect your pet from fleas, ticks, heartworms, and other harmful parasites this summer by scheduling an appointment with your veterinarian. Most products can be purchased at local stores when looking for a solution to combat fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. It is crucial to get professional advice for your pet’s specific condition and health needs.


  1. Relax in the shade.

The most important thing to remember when temperatures rise is to keep your pet cool, calm, and collected. The PET GAZEBO® canopies and sun shades create a covered area to protect your pet from the elements. Your animal’s fur coat can easily make them feel hotter, which is why shade is crucial to keep them comfortable. Make sure they have enough cold, fresh water and don’t leave them in the heat for too long, especially during peak hours.

You can setup a small tub of cold water outdoors to keep your pet’s paws from getting burnt by the sizzling ground. It doubles as a mini swimming pool! Also make sure to use sunblock on their snouts because they can get sunburnt. Note that there is special sunblock for animals; just because it works for people does not necessarily mean it works for your pet.


  1. Pay attention to diet and exercise.

Summer is not an excuse for your pet to overload on treats and table scraps. Keep your pet’s diet under control with healthy meals and portions. You can also take your pet on walks and get some fresh air during the cooler parts of the day to beat the heat.


  1. Prepare for water safety.

If your pet does not know how to swim, get your PET GAZEBO® out to keep them away from the pool! When it comes to keeping your pet safe, preparation is key. When you head to the beach or the lake this summer on vacation, it is also important to bring your portable PET GAZEBO® with you. Your pets will be contained in a spacious, comfortable kennel that protects them.


  1. Bake them a treat.

Though it is important for your pet to eat healthy, treats are always acceptable in moderation. A small summer treat gives them something to look forward to on summer days. Dog Buddy Blog offers some tasty summertime recipes to whip up for your pup! They also include several healthy options to keep your pet on track for a successful, nutritious summer.

Advantek Pet believes that one of the best treats you could give your pet is a PET GAZEBO®. Call (800) 664-4939 to find the right size for your animal. Contact us to learn more about carrying our products in your store – we would love to hear from you!

Tips for Taking Care of Your Pet After Surgery

When our furry friends need surgery or procedures performed, it can be a sad and confusing time for them, especially if they are forced to wear a cone until they are completely healed. How can you know the best way to take care of your pet when they are trying to recover? Advantek Pet gives you our best tips for taking care of your pet post-surgery.

Be Ready in an Emergency

Your pet’s well-being is important. It can be difficult to know the right solution when you are concerned for their health and need answers immediately. Have your veterinarian or 24-hour emergency center’s phone numbers on hand in case you need to reach a professional. Veterinarians understand how much you love your animal and they are available to help you. Don’t feel as if you are bothering them when it comes to your pet’s health and healing. Take the necessary steps to ensure you are prepared if your pet needs immediate attention. 

Pay Attention to Instructions

When your pet is released after surgery, pay close attention to the instructions the staff will review with you. Ask them plenty of questions to ensure you can give your pet the best care as they recover from their procedure. How long do they need to be confined for? How often do you have to replace bandages, if any? When do you need to schedule a follow up appointment? Do you have all the proper medications? Ask these questions and more when you receive instructions for your pet’s post-op care. There is not one set of answers for each pet’s recovery, as each case will vary based on their specific treatment.

Keeping your Pet Clean

Most animals’ first instinct is to groom themselves when there is a wound on their body that needs attention. Though the cone is supposed to prevent this, make sure to keep an eye on the affected area. If it starts to become dirty or needs some attention, most vets recommend using a towel and warm water to clean the area. Using alcohol or peroxide can cause your pet pain and may slow down the healing process.

A Speedy Recovery

According to petMD, one of the best ways to speed up the recovery process is by “confining your pet after surgery.” How can you make sure your pet stays in one place without making them feel claustrophobic? The PET GAZEBO® keeps your pet in a confined, but spacious area to help them heal quickly and comfortably. You can move the PET GAZEBO® to other rooms inside your house, fill it with blankets, and make sure your pet has food and water close to them. Your pet can heal in peace without wandering throughout the house and accidentally harming the affected area.

Are you interested ordering a PET GAZEBO® for your pet? Contact Advantek Pet today to learn more about buying our products or selling them in your store!

What Comes First: The Size of the Pet or the Gazebo?

It’s a simple, age-old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? At Advantek Pet, we want to help you determine which comes first, but with your pets. Which comes first for you? The size of the pet or the gazebo? There are a few things to consider before purchasing a PET GAZEBO® or adding a new furry friend to your family.


A Shift in Sizes


At Advantek Pet, we are developing new models to accommodate animals and their needs. Initially, we had designated PET GAZEBO® as small, medium, and large. To help you better identify the correct size for your pet, we are now focusing on the physical size dimensions and your dog’s weight.


Expanding Your Family


When thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, you should consider all the expenses that come with taking care of an animal. There are several things you need, including a bed, food, toys, and a kennel to protect them from the elements in your backyard or give them a stylish place to sleep indoors. We think the size of the pet comes first because it is crucial to find an animal you connect with and love, which is why we design our PET GAZEBO® with this in mind. No matter what size your pet is, Advantek Pet has the perfect size for your pet.


The Indoor Lifestyle


Sometimes our pets like to spend some time indoors. They can relax with their family, rest after visits to the vet, and stay in one space during special events so they aren’t in the way, but still have room for some puppy love and attention. A smaller PET GAZEBO® is ideal for these moments and dogs who live an indoor lifestyle. You can purchase a PET GAZEBO® for your pet’s size requirements, but also have smaller ones on hand that your pet can still fit comfortably in for sleeping, resting, or staying in one place when you have company over. The smaller kennel saves space and also gives your pet access to their own personal space indoors.




Pet stores sell exercise pens, crates, and kennels with different requirements to find the right size for your animal. It can be difficult to discern which kennel will be the best fit for your pet. Most are either too confining or too simple. Choosing a size for your PET GAZEBO® is effortless because it is done by designating size and weight. It includes various features to protect your pet outdoors, such as the reversible canopy and sun shade.


The PET GAZEBO® provides a stylish, comfortable place for your pets to relax in your backyard, on camping trips, and even inside your home. Interested in buying or selling our products? Learn more by visiting our website to contact us today.

Pet Preparation for Emergencies and Disasters

In the event of an emergency, you probably have a kit ready with the essentials – water, non-perishable food, money, and other important items packed in a bag you can quickly grab to sustain you during an emergency. How prepared are you to protect your pet in emergencies though? Advantek Pet is going to breakdown the items you need to keep in your emergency kit to keep your furry friends safe and comfortable.


Animal Essentials and Identification

Gather enough food, water, and snacks for your pet to make sure they are well-fed and taken care of if you have to evacuate in a hurry. You should also ensure they are always wearing their collar to have a form of identification and have any immunization records on hand. Make sure to also pack their leash or any other special items you regularly use.


Rescue Alert Stickers

When you place a rescue alert sticker on your window or front door, you are notifying rescue workers that there are animals in your home. You can note what types of animals you have along with how many. Sometimes disasters and emergencies occur so quickly that it is crucial to be prepared in every way possible. Place the sticker in a highly visible area near the front of your home so it is easily seen.


A Safe Place for Your Pet

Part of your emergency kit should include your PET GAZEBO® to keep your pet safe and out of harm’s way wherever you decide to go. Are you going to be spending some time at a family or friend’s house? If they have other animals or don’t have a lot of space for your pet, your portable pet kennel is a safe place for them. The same holds true for pet-friendly hotels. If your entire family is staying in a hotel, it can easily get crowded in the room. Your PET GAZEBO® keeps your pet in one space where you can easily feed and comfort them. It is also easy to grab and take anywhere with the durable nylon tote bag.

Also make sure to have enough comfortable bedding or blankets for them. Disasters that are a product of inclement weather can leave your pet feeling cold, especially when their fur is not adequate enough at keeping them warm. Emergencies and disasters can easily make your pet feel on edge or worried. You want to create a safe space for them that does not contribute to the hectic and unstable nature of an emergency situation.


Emergency Contacts

Have a list of emergency contacts on hand in case your pet needs medical attention. Where are the nearest vets? What is your veterinarian’s phone number? Do you know friends or family members who could take care of your pet if you cannot find a pet-friendly hotel? Knowing this information ahead of time can make an emergency situation much easier on everyone, including your animal.

A little preparation can go a long way. Advantek Pet’s PET GAZEBO® is light-weight and easy to assemble. Get yours today and add it to your pet’s emergency kit! Are you interested in carrying Advantek Pet’s products in your store? We want to hear from you. Contact us today to learn more.

Why Advantek Pet’s PET GAZEBO® Works All Year

Advantek Pet loves animals and created the PET GAZEBO® with our furry friends in mind to provide a safe, shady, and spacious place for them to relax. In our last blog, we told you why you need a PET GAZEBO®. This week, we are going to tell you more about why the PET GAZEBO® works well all year round – rain or shine!


Cool on summer days. Dry on rainy days.


Advantek Pet takes a personal approach when designing products for our pets. Our portable dog kennel protects your pet from the elements – rainy, windy, or sunny days don’t stand in the way of keeping your best friend comfortable. The PET GAZEBO® is available with a reversible roof that keeps your pet content with temperature control features. In cooler weather, the brown side of the canopy absorbs warmth from the sun, while in warmer weather, the white side of the canopy helps keep your pet cool.


Portability for indoor and outdoor pets.


Designed with pets and backyards in mind, the PET GAZEBO® is ideal for outdoor use to give your pets the luxurious outdoor lifestyle they deserve. You can also select your preferred canopy color to add some style to your PET GAZEBO®. If you have indoor pets or just want to bring your animals inside, the kennel’s portability makes it easy to move and set up indoors. Set up the PET GAZEBO® indoors for dogs, cats, bunnies, and any other small animals you love to spend time with inside.


No hassle for the holidays.


Do you have family and friends over during the holidays? Pets can easily get in the way when you have a home filled with guests and a busy kitchen. Sometimes our furry friends can get curious when there are an abundance of food and people gathered in one area, which can lead to accidents. You don’t want to harm your pet or stall your holiday festivities due to an unplanned trip to the vet. The PET GAZEBO® keeps your pets safe and out of the way when setting up for holiday parties and other gatherings. It also gives them more space to relax than feeling confined in a crate.


Do you leave town for the holidays to go on your annual camping trip? You shouldn’t have to miss spending time with your pet during special occasions and holidays. You can keep an eye on them for the entirety of your trip without worrying about them running off their leash and away from you. It also protects them from other animals on the camping site or any wildlife, depending on your trip’s location.


The kennel gives you the opportunity to take your pets with you wherever you go whether it’s to your camping trip by the lake or to grandma’s backyard.


Be anywhere you want to be with your pet and give them the outdoor lifestyle they deserve. Visit AdvantekPet.com to view our products or contact us if you’re interested in carrying our products in your store.