Aging Pets: Pet Insurance to Stave Off Financial Distress; Pet Diapers for Leaky Pets; Pet Meds; Senior Pet Products; Pet Stairs & Ramps; Pet Memorials & Urns; Pet Memorial Jewelry & Keepsakes - WEEKLY FASHIONTRIBES PET PODCAST - MP3 File
In a recent Fashiontribes podcast interview with pet industry analyst & expert Mike Dillon of Dillon Media, www.dillonmedia.com, he explained that a major trend is aging - both of petowners & their pets. We & our four-legged friends are living longer, which means we'll both have to deal with some of the factors that go along with aging, like health & mobility issues. Here are some products and services that can make life easier:
- PET INSURANCE: Getting older can bring more health problems, which means one thing: get the checkbook out. Fixing Fido's fractured bone can start at $2000, while cancer treatments will run you $3,500+. Pet insurance helps stave off financial stress when misfortune strikes, and allows you to afford the vet's services when needed. www.PetInsurancePlus.com/
- PET DIAPERS: Don't let a little thing like incontinence or bed wetting get you bummed out at your pet. PetDiapers.com sells both washable & disposable diapers for doggies & kitties, Wee Wee pads (yes, that's really their name), and even a Slee-Pee Time Bed for leaky pets which whisks away any stray wee wee to keep the bed dry at night.
- PET MEDS: Better living through chemistry applies just as much to your pet as to you. Treat everything from allergy to heartworm to bad breath at 1-800 Pet Meds. They've got great prices, and even provide a "vet section" full of background educational information to help you.
- SENIOR PET PRODUCTS: Doctors Foster & Smith, www.DrsFosterSmith.com, has an entire page on their site devoted to handy stuff for aging pets. Their popular Joint Care helps arthritic pets move more freely, and the Vita-Min Tabs Senior give aging dogs an added boost of vitamins & minerals. The Quilted Super Deluxe Bed offers "therapeutic support" which presumably means it feels nice on older bones.
- PET STAIRS: If your pet just can't jump up to the couch or bed the way s/he used to, give 'em a helping hand - or paw?! - with some Pet Stairz from Comfort for Pets, Comfort-For-Pets.com. Even available in a leopard or jaguar print. Meow.
- MEMORIALS & URNS: Unfortunately, all of our time is gonna come. Honor the memory of your faithful pal with a lifelike cast memorial, handmade and crafted, and available in a variety of colors. AshesInStone.com even offers custom engraving.
- INDOOR MEMORIAL PET URNS: To keep your memorial indoors, AngelAshes.com has urns designed to look like stately leather-covered library tomes, as well as figurines of dogs, cats, ferrets, parakeets, rabbits & horses. However, the one they're known for is their "Original Edition" angel.
- PET MEMORIAL JEWELRY: Help ease the loss with WhisperInTheHeart.com/with/ memorial jewelry - tiny urns, lockets, pendants & keepsakes all suitable for holding fur, cremated remains, feathers or hair. They're happy to engrave them or personalize them by hand for you in any way.