- Don't share Halloween candy with your pets. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and cats, and other candy could damage their teeth and overall health. Make sure when the kids come back from trick-or-treating, they put their stash out of paws' reach.
- Keep your pets at a safe distance from trick-or-treaters. Having a steady stream of strangers on their turf might make pets anxious and unpredictable.
- As you open and close the door to dish out candy, keep an eye on your dog or cat. Pets can easily slip away in all the commotion and end up lost.
- If you put a costume on your pet, make sure that nothing about the costume could interfere with his breathing or ability to see. Also, check for and remove any parts of the costume that could tangle or choke him. And keep on eye on him the whole time - never leave an outfitted pet alone.
- If you take your dog trick-or-treating with you, make sure that he is on a leash and has the proper ID tags on his collar. You don't want to have to go looking for him, but if he does get lost, tags with your name and phone number make it much more likely that you'll get him back.
- If you have a black cat, or even a dark gray one, keep close tabs on him during the days and weeks leading up to Halloween. If possible, keep him indoors to prevent him from being the victim of a holiday prank.
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One such link led to my discovering Moody Pet and all the various supplies they sell at PETCO. Needless to say, when you only own a goldfish, you don't really find yourself spending a lot of time browsing pet websites. But man, am I ever happy I saw these. What they do is attach comically over-sized items on the end of a rubber ball, so that when your pooch picks up the ball and shakes it around, it looks like it has human facial features; in this case, either a giant tongue or a handlebar mustache. Best of all, these toys are all relatively inexpensive (at least as far as I can tell in my limited exposure to dog toys), going from just under eight dollars up to about fifteen. They're currently on sale on PETCO's internet-only sale, and when you shop through Ebates you'll be earning 6.0% Cash Back. Naturally, you can find all sorts of great deals site wide for all your pets, and you can use any of our PETCO coupons to help sweeten the deal even more.
Find great deals for you and your pet in our Pets category!
July 1, 2009
What sets this site apart from other pet sites I have seen is that they only focus on dogs, so everything is catered completely to dogs and their owners. Products range from health needs to dog coats and booties, dog owner apparel, and a whole array of home accessories. Best of all, they're all modeled by dogs. Plus, with 6% Cash Back, they offer one of the highest rebates of pet merchants on Ebates. So if you're in the company of dogs, check out In the Company of Dogs here at Ebates!
May 22, 2009
Truly a one-stop shop for pets, this user friendly site allows you to shop for a wide variety of animals, and has a generous sale section for each. Aside from cash back at Drs.Foster & Smith, you'll love finding amazing deals like dog toys starting at $2.99, and bird cages starting at $17.99. Between steep discounts and huge sales, there's no reason to shop those other more costly pet sites.
Shop for your pet and earn cash back at Ebates!
March 17, 2009
Today only, you don't need the luck of the Irish to save some serious coin. You can save a ton on a new Roomba to sweep your floors (with or without a feline pilot): buy a Roomba Scheduler at $50 off the regular price, you'll get a free Pet Upgrade Kit (a $30 value), and you'll get it all shipped for free! Act quickly - this great deal only lasts through St. Patrick's Day, so before you make your way down to the pub, head over to Ebates to take advantage of this great deal and earn 3% cash back while you're at it.
Find any number of robots to do your bidding at the iRobot store.
September 18, 2008
If you’ve known me for five minutes, you probably have heard me mention the love of my life, Stephen. Stephen is the most amazing English bulldog that has ever graced the earth. He is pictured at left, if you wanted a point of reference. Look at his kissable jowls. I realize that I sound like a kooky animal lover who rolls her dog around in a stroller and spoils him with lavish gifts, imposing human qualities and emotions on the poor animal who will never live up to the human’s expectations. However, that is not true. Yes, Stephen is remarkably human-like and easy to talk to, but no, I do not spoil him with lavish gifts. So when I discovered the Ebates Daily Double for today is at PetSmart, giving an amazing 8% Cash Back, I got very excited; mainly because Stephen is turning one year old on Saturday, and I have been meaning to get him a gift. I love this Flexa Foam Bill Bull chew toy (just $5.99), probably because it bears a slight resemblance to Stephen, especially when he is sitting. So, pet lovers, do some shopping at PetSmart and earn double the Cash Back!
August 6, 2007
The results are in! We received thousands of submissions to our Cutest Pet Photo Contest and Ebates users voted for the three funniest, cutest and downright best pet photos! The winners have been awarded one of three gift cards: $500 to PetCo, $200 to Shutterfly and $100 to DisneyShopping.com! Come check out the winners!
September 8, 2006
Here in the Bay Area, it's been foggier than a London sauna- without the heat. With fall fast approaching, it's time for dog owners to cover their pups and protect them from the crisp autumn weather.
The ASPCA says if your dog is a short-haired breed, "Consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly. For many dogs, this is regulation winter wear."
I've got mixed feelings about this. There's something slightly annoying about a bichon frise in a dickey, but if it's necessary to keep them warm and protected, then I guess you've gotta do it! Do any of you dog owners dress up your dogs for the winter? Holidays? Bar mitzvahs?
If you're ready to buy some doggie duds, Ebates has a variety of pet stores to pick from! Even if your dog is much too proud to wear pink stripes (like the dog pictured here...and no, that's not Mr. Winkle), Petco has more functional-looking options for the athletic pooch.
August 16, 2006
According to Wikipedia, "'Flea season' is traditionally at the end of summer and in the early fall, but in warmer areas can last year round." For anyone that has a carpet or knotty old wood floor, you know how futile this battle can be! They lay their eggs in the carpet, bite you when you're sleeping and drive your cat or dog into violent scratching fits that make their legs go like this for hours! The little blood-suckers are more stubborn than Mariah Carey's backstage demands. There are myriad ways to keep your cat or dog flea and tick free, but how do you know which way is safest?
The East Bay SPCA says that "flea collars, powders and sprays are ineffective and are not recommended. DO NOT use anymedication or flea-killing agent not recommended by your veterinarian". In fact, on the insistence of the Environmental Protection Agency, Hartz, a popular brand for flea and tick preventives, "has agreed to cancel uses of several flea and tick products that may be associated with a range of adverse reactions, including hair loss, salivation, tremors, and numerous deaths in cats and kittens." It's comforting to know that the EPA has steppedup on this issue. Hopefully Hartz will be able to develop non-toxic alternatives to their current line of flea and tick control products.
The widely reputed safe alternative to flea collars and drops is Advantage topical solution. Highly effective and veterinarian-recommended, Advantage has become one of the most popular methods offlea control for dogs and cats. The East Bay SPCA supports it, saying "Advantage works best for fleas". This kind of effectiveness, however, doesn't come cheap. If you buy Advantage from your veterinarian, you can end up paying hundreds of dollars for a several-month supply (especially if you have multiple cats or dogs)!
If you haven't visited the Pet Stores page at Ebates, take a moment to peruse the deals! You can find great bargains on Advantage that will likely be a lot cheaper than the prices offered by your vet. Most of these stores offer Cash Back through Ebates. Be sure to look at the coupons for each store to compare prices!:
- 1-800-Petmeds: 10% Cash Back
- PETCO.com: 8% Cash Back
- PETsMART Coupons Only
- drugstore.com 5% Cash Back
These are the dogs and kitties of Ebates staffers- click on each one to see a different deal on Advantage!