A non-toxic, no-sting, antimicrobial ear cleanser for pets: Dr. Emmo’s Ear Care Rinse Review

By Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It was love at first sight..... the packaging caught my eye at SuperZoo! I love Dr. Emmo's line of pet first aid products, but to be sure they were Chilly-worthy, I asked my fabulous "Marketing Mutt", Meredith Schneider to give the products a try.  So, in her words, with help from 2 year old, female pit mix, Ari, here's the scoop! With two floppy-eared dogs in our family, we’re used to dealing with frequent (and costly) vet visits for ear infections. Most of the ear washes/rinses I’ve used in the past were prescription products (read: expensive), so I was thrilled when I received a bottle of Dr. Emmo’s Ear Care Rinse to test on my pups. Part of the Dr. Emmo’s Pet-Clenz line of pet first aid products, the Ear Care Rinse (MSRP $12.99 – 4 oz. bottle) is a no-sting antimicrobial cleanser that breaks down and removes wax, debris and irritants from the ear canal and can help prevent ear infections and related problems. The all-natural, antibiotic-free formula kills infection-causing bacteria with safe hypochlorous acid and ...

Don’t Let a Treat Lead To Trouble

By Friday, June 22, 2012

Corn cobs can be dangerous to your pet if ingested! Lately, I’ve been snacking on red grapes—one of my summertime healthy faves. Occasionally, one or two will roll off the counter onto the floor. When that happens, Chilly springs to attention and lunges forward in hopes of capturing one of the wayward, juicy balls of sweetness. It’s hard to believe that a little round grape can be bad for your dog, but it’s true. Grapes and raisins’ toxicity to dogs can cause the animal develop acute renal failure! Not only are some human foods very dangerous for pets, but overindulgence in any treat—even healthy ones, is a huge problem for today’s pets. With July 4th around the corner, many of you may be planning to entertain family and friends with summer barbeques with all the fixins. I thought this would be a good time to remind pet parents about the dangers of over-treating pets and to warn about people foods that can be potentially harmful, even fatal for dogs and cats. Too Much of a Good Thing Obesity is the ...

Half way there…

By Sunday, December 12, 2010

We've driven 994 miles so far, from Tampa, Florida to Bryant, Arkansas.  Chilly and I are taking a break from the road to visit with my Aunt Shirley and Uncle Mike. Great food, warm bed, and family. You can't beat it! If you follow my blog, you know that we are on a holiday road trip as part of the Toytoa PET initiative--to educate pet parents about the importance of using restraint devices designed for pets while traveling by automobile. (Read my Nov. 14th blog entry for more info about the program.) More and more Americans take Fido along in the car, whether it be to run errands, go to the dog park, or to take a family vacation. One in three pet owners admit that they have been distracted by their pet while driving in their vehicle, according to a recent study by AAA and Kurgo.  We all know that distractions can and often do lead to accidents. If you're headed out on a long trip with you dog for the holidays, here's what we've learned works ...