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1-800-Pet-Meds Thermo Kitty Mat™ is Purrrr-fect for Tired Little Tiger-Kitties

Posted on January 4th, 2014

It’s a heated cat bed – yes, a heated cat bed. And your cats will love, love, love it! The Thermo Kitty Mat™, which we received as a donation from the wonderful folks at 1-800-Pet-Meds, has gone over with flying colors in the Smith house.

In fact, the 12.5” x 25” heated cat bed is so popular, I often find Sasha and Tater waiting in line (as much as cats can wait in line) to lay on it, which is on my bed.

We also have, as many of you know, what we call our garage kitty, Maxwell. Max was abandoned in a parking garage in downtown Cleveland in the middle of winter and had humble beginnings there (he used to jump into the cabs of semi-trucks and cuddle in to get warm until they were done dropping off their loads!).

Old habits are hard to break I guess, right? Even for our four-leggers. Max love, love, loves to spend time in the garage still. (Of course it’s warmer in ours than it was downtown in the open air). So we put the 1-800-Pet-Meds heated cat bed out on his little counter in the garage. I plugged the bed in and the very first time he went out there, instead of snooping around and sniffing the cars and playing hide-and-seek behind the wheels with me, he went right to the bed. So cute.Maxxy Heating Blanket

This heated cat mat is so safe and effective that I bought one for my aunt and uncle. They have a senior female cat, Camille, who they used to use a regular heating pad for. Now they use the Thermo Kitty Mat™ heated cat bed under a blanket for her. It’s her favorite spot in the whole house!

This awesome heated cat bed is safe and energy-efficient (it uses less energy than a night light). It also has a removable cover for washing and is thermostatically controlled to warm directly under your pet. Pretty cool, huh?!  The Heated Cat Pad is designed to remain 12 to 15 degrees above ambient air temperature and warms to your cat’s normal body temperature when in use. It is ideal during the winter for senior and arthritic cats because the warm surface helps to relax muscles and reduce joint inflammation and stiffness. *Please note: the heated cat pad does not get hot.

Maxwell, Sasha, Tater Tot and I all give this heated cat mat an enthusiastic four-paws up (well, I give it two-thumbs-up since I don’t have paws)!

Amazing Dog Bed from 1-800 Pet Meds Doubles as “Max Bed”

Posted on September 18th, 2013

It’s comfy, it’s cozy, it’s soft, it’s HUGE, and it’s reasonably priced. And it is – a dog bed – a dog bed that my CAT has taken over… lmbo!

So just where is this ultra-modern, uber-snug, super-affordable CAT/DOG bed from?

None other than our good friends at 1-800-Pet-Meds. Yep! I said 1-800-Pet-Meds. Betchya didn’t know that they have much more than, well, pet meds…. They do!

They have tons of products, including all types of specialty pet beds: heating/cooling beds, cat beds, cat perches, bolster beds, outdoor beds, and luxury and orthopedic beds! Imagine that!

Maxwell, although usually particular to laying on place mats, newspapers, dish-drying cloths, mail, and his carpet square in the garage (he is a total “garage cat;” we rescued him from a parking garage so he LOVES the garage), has so taken to this particular dog bed, a 1-800-Pet-Meds original, that I could not part him from it to give to the Basset Hounds, so here it lays, on the dining room table of all places (Maxwell prefers to be high-up so he can boss around his minions! MOL!).

Maxxy sleeps peacefully on the Plush Memory Sleeper Dog Bed from 1-800-Pet-Meds...

Maxxy sleeps peacefully on the Plush Memory Sleeper Dog Bed from 1-800-Pet-Meds…

The Plush Memory Sleeper (XL) is our dog, aka cat, bed of choice. It ships in ONE business day from the reputable, reliable 1-800-PET-MEDS and is available in five sizes, from XS to XL. You can also choose from three different color schemes, which include a cappuccino color as well as tan with different colored piping. The Plush Memory Sleeper retails for anywhere from around $44.99 to $177.99. It’s WELL worth the price.

The Plush Memory Sleeper is a luxurious orthopedic pet bed offering the ultimate in support. Made with Outlast fabric, which helps maintain a comfortable temperature for your pet, it makes a perfect pet bed to use year-round. Although the Plush Memory Sleeper pet bed is great for all pets, it is especially helpful for seniors and arthritic pets – who often need additional support for aches and pains associated with aging and arthritis.

Check out the additional benefits of the Plush Memory Sleeper:

-          Reduces aches and pains placed on joints and pressure points

-          Contains two inches of memory foam to provide your dog with full body support

-          The Outlast fabric technology prevents the temperature of the mattress from becoming too hot or too cold, which helps reduce pet odor caused by pet sweat

-          3 different color combos available to complement your home décor

-          Made in the USA!

With 4.7 out of 5 stars average consumer review on, you just can’t go wrong with this ortho pet bed.

Maxwell is very grrr-ateful and thinks the “dog bed” is his own personal sleeping space. We can barely get him to move off of this thing (which is currently lying ON TOP of the dining room table).

All opinions in this post are strictly those of the author; author received free product from 1-800-PET-MEDS for this review.

What to Get the Pet That Has Everything… Gifts for Every Pet Personality

Posted on December 23rd, 2012

Everyone who has ever had a pet knows that each one has their own individual personality with unique quirks that make them so incredibly lovable. So when choosing a gift for a pet, why take a one-size-fits-all approach? Shoppers would certainly not take that approach with a husband, daughter, best friend or co-worker and pets shouldn’t be any different.

This holiday, Petco™ is celebrating pet individuality with a gift guide designed to meet the personality of every pet. Read on for their top gift picks:

The Hipster: Have a pet that’s an independent thinker and an edgy dresser? Then you might have a hipster on your hands. A hipster dog wouldn’t be complete without the Petco brand Fashion Bowtie ($8.99), and it’s guaranteed they’ll love kitschy, SimplyShe Holiday Tuxedo Sweater for dogs ($14.99-19.99), a play on the tuxedo shirt. Beards are also a hipster staple, and now envious cool cats can take their hipness up a notch with a Petco brand Santa beard ($4.99) – no more beard envy!

The Health Nut: From a raw diet to an exercise regimen, the health conscious movement has definitely trickled down to pets. Healthy cats will love the Kitty Garden ($9.99); healthy, edible grass in a vintage-inspired wooden planter. The four flavors: barley, rye, oats and wheat not only look great, but help a cat’s digestion and prevent hairballs. The Drinkwell Lotus Pet Fountain ($79.99) has a zen-like feel to it and provides a stylish and convenient supply of fresh, filtered water. Even hamsters can work on their fitness with the Spin City Health Club ($4999), a unique habitat with a wheel that keeps track of how many laps the hamster runs.

The Style Icon: Usually, human fashionistas have mini pet fashionistas that appreciate the latest in haute couture. Pets can travel in style with the BNB“mad about plaid” and passport stamps fashion carriers ($49.99-69.99). They can also be the belle of the ball with the best-in-class Petco brand harnesses($19.99-34.99) that are offered in seven sizes to fit dogs from Chihuahua to Lab in a vast array of colors and prints. Jewelry is always a winner with this set, so a personalized, sparkly Fido Pet ID Tag with crystal accents ($12.00-20.00) is another way to go. And true Parisian fashion, gift a beautiful red or blue Fashion Bow ($8.99) and a Posh Paw manicure service to match mommy’s French manicure.

The Geek: Have a pet obsessed with the latest cutting edge breakthroughs? Cats will love the Littermaid ($129.99-179.99), America’s first fully automatic self-cleaning litter tray. For the family fish that need a new high tech home, the Fluval Spec Aquarium ($69.99) offers a 360 degree view of the tank due to its unique built in filtration system. Reptiles craving an authentic rainforest experience will love the Exo Terra Congo Rainforest Habitat Kit ($199.99). Designed by European herpetologists, it includes a stunning new background design based on the mysterious statues of the dense Congo jungle.

The Foodie: For the food aficionado, The Merrick Holiday Sausage Treats ($9.99) are a beautifully packaged sausage sampler platter that is made with all-natural ingredients, it looks so tasty pet parents can easily mistake it for people food. Foodies can also agree bacon makes everything better and puppies three months or older will agree that the Nylabone Nutri Dent Good Puppy Bacon & Cheese Edible Dental Chews ($7.29-14.99) hits the nail on the head with this good-for-you treat. There are a lot of kitties out there that believe whole-heartedly in the organic movement, so spoil them withBlue Buffalo All Natural Cat Treats ($3.99).

The Philanthropist: For the pet who has everything and wants to lend a helping hand to animals in need, donate on their behalf to the Petco Foundation’s annual Tree of Hope campaign which takes place from November 12, 2012 – January 6, 2013. Donations can be made at the nearest Petco store, Unleashed by Petco store or online at Donations help feed homeless pets in shelters, give lifesaving medical assistance, enable rescuers to grow their resources so that they can help ease the burdens of overfull shelters, and provide venues and grants to help usher those without a voice into loving homes.

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Introducing My New Favorite App – the Oh Kitty App

Posted on December 22nd, 2012

I’ve got great news… another awesome new app just hit the market and it’s totally going to dominate the pet app market I bet… It’s called Oh Kitty and it is bundles of fun, just like your kitties themselves.

Released with perfect timing for holiday cat pictures to be taken, Oh, Kitty! is a fun free app for cat owners and their friends that provides tons of amusement. It allows you to virtually dress-up and accessorize your cat! MOL! How neat! After sending some family members some creations they are all asking me about it!

With Oh, Kitty! you can:

  • Magically bring your kitty into the App using the eraser tool.
  • Virtually dress your cat with over 400 items such as wigs, hats, glasses and more.
  • Place your kitty in backgrounds ranging from The Eiffel Tower to the beach and more.
  • Give your kitty a voice using text bubbles.
  • Share your creations with family and friends using Facebook and email.

For more information and to download, head over to right now!

Available on the App Store (Link to App Store Download ) Oh, Kitty! is bound to be a hit with cat-lovers the world over.

This kewl Oh, Kitty! YouTube video shows a great reel of how it’s done and how customizations can be made to a cat picture using the App and your phone. MOL again!

Furthermore – coming soon, you’ll be able to purchase keepsakes of the creations you’ve made on items such as iPhone and iPad cases, mugs, t-shirts, posters and more. How cool is that?

I highly encourage you to download Oh, Kitty today. I have it and it’s so much fun. I can’t’ stop sending my sister and cousin and best friend my silly cat pictures.’s Pet Holiday Cards Are Spectacular! Pet Product of the Week!

Posted on December 15th, 2012

Use for Sophisticated, Loveable Holiday Cards with Your Pet’s Picture on Them

Awhile back I was introduced to; they allowed me to create some personalized pet holiday cards for free and now I want to tell you how amazing these cards are.

They turned out wonderful! They are classy but fun, sophisticated but funny. That’s why’s personalized pet holiday cards are the Pet Product of the Week!

It’s the kind of amazing that you can’t really see online – you have to see the card in your hand. I ordered a whole bunch to send out to friends and family but am tempted to keep a few for me because I love them so much.

They pet holiday cards, which feature Sasha, Maxwell and Tater Tot, were printed on premium paper that’s so fine. It’s also a bit shimmery – SO pretty.

The front cover of the card!

There are 15 pet holiday cards to choose from at right now.The variety is fun and I must have spent 3 hours just playing around and putting the cats’ pictures in different cards!

The pet holiday cards are inventive; some are cute, some are serious and others will make you laugh out loud.

The delivery of my beautiful cards came with a separate pack of high-quality envelopes wrapped up really nicely in a green bow. The pet holiday cards that I finally settled on came packaged in a saran wrap so as not to let them get bent or let the corners get twisted or crooked. The packaging was super-nice and I was really mesmerized.

I was impressed with the professionalism, originality, fun, variety and packaging that uses. They are a great company and I seriously recommend you take a gander at their array of pet holiday cards – I guarantee you will fall in love with at least one!