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A vest that calms pets with pressure, sound, and vibration

I’m really excited about this month’s Fear Free Friday deal. It’s the Petmate Calmz vest, which has helped our Quixote so much when he’s frightened by fireworks or storms.

Calmz works both by applying pressure to specific points on your dog’s spine, and by playing a therapeutic medley of classical music, tones, and gentle vibrations.

For just 24 hours starting at 12:01 AM Eastern Time on Friday, August 3, Fear Free Happy Homes members will get the vest for just $49.95, a full $50 off the regular retail price.

You can learn more about Calmz, the deal, and how to join FFHH (basic membership includes access to the deal and is free) on the FFHH website.

AquaPaw Slow Treater

A magic third hand for when you’re bathing your dog or trimming his nails

Do you ever wish you had a third hand? I know when I’m trying to distract one of my dogs while I’m cutting their nails or brushing them, I definitely do. That’s why I love that 30 percent off the AquaPaw Slow Treater is the June Fear Free Friday deal over on Fear Free Happy Homes.

Here’s how it works: You fill it with peanut butter or another kind of paste-like treat, then attach it to any wall or vertical surface. The silicone “nubs” slow your dog down, so the treat lasts longer than usual “paint on the wall with peanut butter or squeeze cheese” method we use at our house… hopefully long enough to get the dog clean or the nails trimmed!

The deal is only available for 24 hours on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 12:01 AM until 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

To unlock it, you first have to join Fear Free Happy Homes (it’s free!). Just visit the website and register or, if you’re already a member, log in, to get the code.

And tell a friend!

Loading the Slow Treater

peaceful, calm kitten

Fear Free Friday: A soothing deal for pets and pet lovers

Music can be magical to stressed-out pets. Studies have found classical music, easy rock, and reggae — along with audiobooks — are most pets’ favorite sounds. Most Fear Free veterinary practitioners, including me, are big fans of soothing music made specifically for pets. That’s why I’m glad to share with you that on Friday, April 6, you can get 20 percent off any Pet Tunes or Ultra Calmer product from Pet Acoustics.

The Pet Tunes Bluetooth Speaker is pre-loaded with science-based music, clinically proven to reduce stress and calm pet behaviors. Pet Tunes can ease separation anxiety, noise phobias, and thunderstorm fears, and is portable for grooming, veterinary visits, training, and travel.

The Ultra Calmer Collar is a stress relief sonic collar for dogs suffering from anxiety triggered by thunderstorms, fireworks, and noise phobias. At the first sign of agitation, clip on the collar and help your dog’s stress symptoms diminish and your dog settle into a state of calm.

These two products are the latest Fear Free Friday deal, which you can unlock by joining our Fear Free Happy Homes website — it’s free!

How does it work?

This deal will go live at 12:01 AM Eastern Time on April 6, 2018. To redeem the offer:

  1. Be sure you are a member of Fear Free Happy Homes (if you aren’t, join here!) and be sure you’re logged in.
  2. Go to the Pet Acoustics deal page any time between until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, April 6, 2018.
  3. During that window, a promo code and link to purchase will appear in the red button on the page.

That’s all it takes to make soothing music a part of your pet’s life. Learn more and unlock the deal at Fear Free Happy Homes!


Pet Acoustics deal


Fear Free Friday deal: VetSmart Formulas Advanced Hip + Joint Complex

Are you worried about your dog and arthritis? Have you been wanting to try a green-lipped mussel/Omega-3 supplement, to see if it helps?

On Friday, March 2, 2018, for 24 hours only, Fear Free Happy Homes members can get 50 percent off any order of VetSmart Formulas Advanced Hip + Joint Complex as our Fear Free Friday deal. Membership is free!

Here’s what VetSmart has to say about this supplement:

Made for your dog’s healthy joints and mobility, the Advanced Hip + Joint Complex contains a unique all-natural ingredient — Green-Lipped Mussel — found in the clean waters of New Zealand. Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential nutrients that deliver many benefits to both humans and pets, including anti-inflammatory and joint-protecting properties. Research has proven that Green-Lipped Mussels contain more than 30 different fatty acids working synergistically to reduce inflammation 100 times better than traditional omegas and fish oils.

This product is made in the USA and has a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Find our more on the Fear Free Happy Homes website!

Let your indoor cat ‘hunt’ for her food

As we raise our little indoor kitty, Talley, we’re constantly working to make sure she has plenty of opportunities to climb, perch up high, run, play, jump, and have the experiences that are the genetic legacy of the cat. One of our favorite tools is using food puzzles and games to feed her (and all our pets!), helping create the excitement and mental challenge of the hunting experience.

Thanks to veterinarian Dr. Liz Bales, there’s a new food toy that recreates that hunt experience better than any food puzzle or game I’ve ever tried. It’s called the Indoor Hunting Feeder, and it’s from Doc & Phoebe’s.

Here’s how Dr. Bales describes it:

Cats are born hunters. In nature, cats spend 80% of their waking hours hunting for food. Nature made a cat’s stomach the size of a ping-pong ball – the size of a mouse. Cats are programmed to hunt, catch and play with at least 5 small meals a day. Hunting is your cat’s natural, physical and mental exercise. Bowl feeding is overfeeding your cat’s body, while leaving its predatory soul starved.

The indoor hunting feeder replicates your cat’s natural feeding behavior. You fill and hide all 5 mice once a day. Now your cat gets to recreate the seeking circuit. Your cat will hunt, catch and play with it’s “prey” before eating an appropriate amount of food at least 5 times a day, just like nature intended.

Veterinary science has long known that cats need to hunt for their food for their physical and mental health. Bowl feeding is making our cats bored, stressed and sick. These bowl-created problems are making our cats act out – with scarf and barf, urinating outside of the litter box, aggressive and destructive behavior and even waking us up at night to be fed.

As a veterinarian, it makes me sad to see so many bored, under-exercised, over-fed cats — way too many of whom I’d describe as “purring, fur-covered sofa cushions.” On Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, for just 24 hours, you can turn that around by taking advantage of a 20 percent discount on the feeder. You have to be signed up for my Fear Free Happy Homes program (it’s free!) to unlock the deal.

Find out more and sign up here — and tell your cat-owning friends and family!

Indoor cat hunting feeder