Corrugate Cat Toys from Petstages

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New Corrugate from Petstages

Petstages is proud to announce its new line of toys that promote nail health. Durable corrugate is combined with sounds, texture and movement that cats love. Designed to be grasped by front and back paws, these toys keep claws clean and strong during play.

  • Can be scratched using both front or back claws to help keep nails healthy
  • Durable construction for tough play
  • Correctly sized to hug, kick and wrestle
  • Five toys for energized play

New Corrugate Cat Toys from Petstages

New Corrugate Cat Toys from Petstages

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DOGWOOD by Petstages

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DOGWOOD from Petstages

Finally…A SAFER STICK! Petstages is excited to announce its innovative line of DOGWOOD® chew toys.  These toys combine real wood with durable, synthetic material to create a stronger, safer stick.  They won’t split or splinter and, because DOGWOOD® toys contain real wood, they have a natural smell that dogs love!

The non-toxic Sticks, Pine Cones and Mini Acorn Chain are available in a range of sizes, and are sure to keep a dog’s interest.

  • Materials made in U. S. A
  • Safer than real sticks
  • Natural wood smell that dogs love
  • Great for dogs that love to chew
  • Non-Toxic

DOGWOOD from Petstages

DOGWOOD from Petstages

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Petstages announces…CRUNCHCORE

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Petstages proudly announces the launch of CRUNCHCORE™ chew toys. This patented design provides a crunchy layer that surrounds a durable core. For hours of crunchy fun, CRUNCHCORE™ toys are the perfect solution for dogs that love crunching water bottles but become frustrated and lose interest when they collapse after chew.

  • Crunch sound that dogs love
  • Durable inner core keeps shape
  • Great for dogs that love to chew
  • Available in four sizesPetstages CRUNCHCORE
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Thank you, Petco! Petstages is pleased to be recognized as Petco’s Innovation Partner of the Year.

Petstages Products with Purpose

At the 2012 Petco Partner Summit Vendor Awards Ceremony held November 8th in San Diego, Petstages was awarded “Innovation Partner of the Year” by Petco. Petstages will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2013 and strives to bring creative solutions to the marketplace. “Firsts” from Petstages include toys developed for specific stages of life, TPE, mini breed toys, catnip infused, stuffing free, nighttime for cat and, most recently, DOGWOOD Durable Sticks. Petstages is honored to receive this special recognition from Petco and looks forward to continued launches of unique solutions for the pet industry.

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Rules for Good Tug

Rules for Good TugWhen played by the rules, Tug of War can be a fun and natural outlet for energy and provide great exercise for your dog. Use the following guidelines when playing tug with your pet:

  • Never play tug with a dog that shows any aggression
  • Use only one toy for Tug of War and keep it out of reach from your dog unless you are playing with him. This will help to prevent your dog from becoming possessive of the tug toy.
  • The owner must always initiate the game of tug
  • Teach your dog to release the toy on command by using command such as “drop it” or “give”, then give a treat reward to reinforce the release behavior
  • Failing to release the toy stops the game. Do not chase your dog for the toy. Ignore the dog, and do not play tug again until some time has passed, and you can once again initiate a new game of tug.
  • Enforce the rule that your dog or puppy’s mouth must stay on his side of the tug. Any contact between his mouth and your hand should end the game.
  • Do not lift your dog off the ground or dangle him using the tug. This can result in injury.
  • Children who can not enforce these rules should NOT play tug with a dog at any time, and all children should be supervised at all times when playing tug with a dog
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The Trip to Arizona

Greetings, Green Magic Mightie Mouse & Mr. Big Squeak Gator Followers!

We recently returned from a trip to the Ol’ Wild West and we wanted to share -  A few months back, we decided to take a trip out to Arizona.  We went from being pampered at the Scottsdale Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, to the Grand Canyon for some sightseeing, and off to Sedona for more breathtaking views – and got stuck in a pack of prickly pears! (We wish it were the other way around!)

There are so many places to visit out there, so we’ll skip right to the pictures!

Ahh, beautiful Scottsdale! What a fine day! We met a couple of characters in Old Town
Another Character we met in Old Town We made it to the Hyatt Resort & Spa – Gainey Ranch for some R&R
We were pampered by the pool! There was a beautiful rock display at the Hyatt, we decided to bask in its beauty!
We met a new friend named Fletcher! He loved carrying me around and making me squeak!
He almost kidnapped me, but I told him we had a lot more siteseeing to do! We stopped by the Montezuma Castle Monument on the way to…..
THE GRAND CANYON!!
I then chipped my tooth with excitement! :(
Mightie Mouse and I, dangling our tails off the edge of the rocks. The thrill sure felt intense!! We both fell into a spikey plant. That hurt, but not as much as what happened later in the week…
Later that week, we made a trip up to Sedona, this is some beautiful country!Miss Mightie Mouse and I were balancing atop a Cacti!
Every single of one of those prickly pokes hurt! But guess what,my Squeak Chamber still squeaks!
Our last pit stop in Sedona, near the Pink Jeep Tours.We almost went on one!
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Freezing Pet Toys?!

I’m learning so much in my new role as a puppy parent! I recently adopted a 12-wk old pointer mix from the Animal House Shelter in Huntley, IL.  We adopted our cat, Zuri from them a couple of years ago and we know that they’re a great, well run organization.  Here he is:

Our new puppy, Chief!

I knew that I had a lot to learn about raising a puppy and the whole family was excited to jump in and do their part!  I knew that housebreaking was going to be a challenge, but I was sure surprised by his unbridled energy!

As he ran around the house chasing the boys, the cat and everything else that moved I couldn’t believe that he would pick up and chew any and everything that he could get his mouth around.  At one point, I found one of the larger cat toys with some small spots of blood.  I was worried that he had cut his mouth somehow, but then realized that he was just teething.  There are a lot of great articles on the web about puppy teething, but I knew then what I needed to do.  I was off to find the best way to comfort the swollen gums of a chewing puppy that was finishing up his teething.

Petstages to the rescue!  Petstages makes a couple of great products to address the teething issues of puppies and keep older dogs cool during the summer.  I chose the two toys shown here:

Petstages Cool Teething Stick

Petstages Cool Teether

Petstages Cool Teether

I took both toys off the card and had to give them up quickly to get checked out and carried around for a while.  After he moved on, I picked them up and decided to try freezing them.  I’m not sure that I knew exactly what to expect, but I thought that the toys would hold more water.  I guess that a block of ice is not exactly what we’re shooting for here.  When I removed the toys from the freezer a couple of hours later, it was so neat to see that they were cold, but not rock hard.  Boy, the dog just loved them!  He immediately carried the toys to his spot by the door and worked on them until they were back to room temperature.  I’m no doggie mind reader, but it certainly looked like it was very soothing to have the cold toy in his sore mouth.

Kudos to Petstages for coming up with a product with a purpose – to help a teething puppy!  I can’t wait to take these outside and try them out this summer!

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