One of the Nation’s TOP Pet Experts Shares Tips, Tricks and New Products to Keep Your Pets Happy
As the author of PAMPERED PETS ON BUDGET, Kristen Levine has been striving to make the world a better place for pets for more than 25 years. The renowned Pet Living Expert is renown for sharing her innovative ways to take care of our furry family members. Just in time for National Pet Month, Levine will share some timely information to help people and their pets improve their relationship. Find out the issues and trends affecting pets and their pet parents; which pets are the most popular, and why people who enjoy pets live longer, healthier lives.
A MUST-HAVE SUGGESTION FOR PET OWNERS
My favorite is the award winning myQ Pet Portal that lets pet parents safely let their dog out to potty and play when they’re not home. It is the first smart pet door solution designed to blend in with the exterior of the home, allowing you to manage the potty and play needs of your pup right from the palm of your hand. The connected pet portal comes integrated in a select offering of Kolbe doors that includes a hidden smart-panel that you manage via the myQ Pet Portal app. Two built-in cameras offer live video streaming and 2-way communication through the app so parents can stay connected to pets while away. The professionally installed myQ Pet Portal starts at just under $3,000. For more information, visit www.myq.com/pet-portal
SUGGESTIONS TO FEED A PUPPY OR A KITTEN
When welcoming a puppy or kitten into your family, it’s important to select a complete and balanced food that is specially formulated for puppies or kittens. To help them establish the foundation for a future of good health, Purina offers a wide assortment of quality puppy and kitten food to provide them with the nutrition they need. Great brands like Puppy Dry, Purina ONE Kitten Dry, Puppy Chow and Kitten Chow. You should know that puppies need to be fed puppy food for approximately 12 months and if they’re large breed pups, then puppy food should be fed for up to 24 months. Cats are generally considered kittens for the first 12 months of their life and should be fed a kitten food for that duration. There’s some great information about what to feed your puppy or kitten at purina.com/healthy-start.
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR CLEANING UP AFTER OUR PETS
My tip is to let a robot do the cleaning for you. The Roomba i3+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal is perfect for pet owners, thanks to its self-emptying capability and patented dual rubber brush design that pulls in pet hair and dirt from hard floors to carpet. The robot’s high-efficiency filter traps 99-percent of cat and dog allergens, and when finished cleaning it will return to the Clean Base and empty up to 60 days of debris into an enclosed bag. The iRobot Genius Home Intelligence software even gets smarter over time, offering personalized cleaning schedules and helpful suggestions during pet-shedding and allergy seasons. You can even pair it with a favorite voice assistant device. Just ask Roomba to clean and consider it done. For more information, visit www.irobot.com
OTHER TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR PETS
Kristen’s dogs Chilly and Tulip a life-stage supplement called ALL-IN by Vetericyn because they have reinvented how pet supplements work! These tasty tablets are formulated for puppies, adults and senior dogs to combine the essential nutrients they need with an amazing protein that gets those nutrients absorbed 10 times better than any other pet supplement. Packed with antioxidants, prebiotics and a full-spectrum of vitamins and minerals, ALL-IN supports your dog’s digestion, bones, joints, skin, brain and immune health! This is technology that is not available in any other pet supplement on the market today! Get it at Chewy.com, Amazon and pet stores near you.