Friday, August 12, 2011


Want to make some great treats for your dogs?????  Try this silicone paw shape pan!  It works in the freezer, over and microwave.  EASY clean up. Listen to Best Bets for Pets for some amazing recipes from Andrew with American Pet Treats!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Birthday Cake from K9 Cakery .  

Birthday cake with yogurt frosting!!  YUM!!!!   As you can see from the pictures, my testers devoured this cake!!!   One of testers is extremely picky, so I know if it passes the test with him, it's a winner.  The Dog Bone cake kit makes a large cake, and comes with frosting.  I even have left over frosting!  The cake will probably feed 6 to 8 medium size dogs and is very easy to make.   Listen to the podcast for more details and a trade secret!

Be sure to stop by K9 Cakery .  They have a lot more baking items than just the Dog Bone Cake Kit (frosting, decorating items, pans and more!!).

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's All About Giving Back

Lucky Puppy is a company that is dedicated to giving back and was created with that idea in mind.  Each online purchase of Lucky Puppy hopes to rescue a homeless dog.   Lucky Puppy founder, Sandi Hochman has some adorable designs on the site.  Shop for your infant, toddler or yourself!   Coming soon..... bandannas for your puppy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Keep the bugs away from you and your pets!!

shoo!bug is an amazing product that uses a frequency barrier to repel bugs from animals and people.  It really works well.   I have tested it on myself and my dog - no fleas (on him) or gnats near me.   And the company is very "green" in their business practices.  Learn more about shoo!bug when you listen to my interview with Melissa Rogers.  Go to Pet Life Radio and click on the icon or link for Best Bets for Pets.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Clean and Happy Dog!

Hi Pet Parents and animal lovers!  This is a picture of Zeus - very clean and happy.  And this is why!  This time I washed him with something very different - DERMagic's Shampoo Bar with Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil.   I was skeptical because I have never used a shampoo bar on Zeus, and two......does this stuff really lather and get the dog clean?  OH WOW!!!!!  This shampoo bar was beyond fantastic!!!  It lathered up really nicely, it was very easy to clean off (no residue) and he smelled great.  I also found that it is much easier to wash a dog with a shampoo bar rather than liquid shampoo.  You have more control over the bar and can get the belly area more easily than with liquid shampoo.  And.....the shampoo bar is more economical.  I have used, at times, 1/4 of a bottle of liquid shampoo to wash Zeus (40lbs).  This bar will last a lot longer.  
The founder of the DERMagic line is Dr. Adelia Ritchie, PHD Organic Chemist.  You can listen to my interview with her on Pet Life Radio -look for the Best Bets for Pets link.  She provided some very interesting tips to look for if you suspect your dog has a skin problem.  

The  DERMagic  also has a wonderful salve and lotion in the product line.  Both are very good for taking care of skin rashes.  And all are made in the USA!   As always, check with your vet.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Petey......stuffed toy attack dog!

Petey and Mingo at rest.

Petey attacking poor Mingo!
Petey is very cute - just look at that picture!  You'd never believe how rough he is with his toys.  I normally know where Petey has been by following the pieces of dog toys on the floor.  Can you believe a little dog this innocent could be that rough?  Check out the pics above.   I think Petey just met his match!!! I tried a new toy from West Paw Design called Mingo.  It is an unstuffed plush toy, you can see here:  Mingo .    (On that same page click "Listen" to hear my review of that toy. )  I have also tried other West Paw Design dog and cat toys.  They are very durable.   Hey - if Mingo can last with Petey (and with Petey and Piggy playing tug of war) it is one very durable toy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Faith the two legged dogat the Global Pet Expo

Here are pictures of one of the more unusual furr babies I saw at the Expo - Faith the two legged dog.   Faith was born without her front legs and has well adapted to walking on just two legs.   It is truly amazing to watch her walk!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Global Pet Expo

The Expo is crazy busy! Started off the show at a press conference where I interviewed the Dog Whisperer himself, Cesar Millan!  He has a lot of wonderful new products available for all of our furry canine friends.  We have yesterday's many live interviews posted on the Pet Life Radio li\ve for a short time.  Stay tuned for more info!
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Listen to your Fish!

This week I spoke to Mathieu Giraud from Gymnokidi in Paris, France, makers of the Gymno'com.  The first product developed by the company is the GYMNO’COM, a revolutionary and patented method for talking to slightly electric fish through sensors which decode these electric waves and transmit them onto the internet. This little hi-tech jewel will revolutionize the tropical fish keepers’ world, which has been silent up until now.  Coming soon from Gymno'com......a device that allow you to watch and hear your dog/cat when you are not home.  

Best Dog Bed

Have you bought a dog bed recently? There are a lot of nice ones on the market but one of the nicest and most durable is the indoor/outdoor bed from Kiss My Mutt.   Above is a photo from their website of the bed we tested.  Durable, comfortable and beautiful!!  Don't miss their website - amazing photos!
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Countdown to Expo

Only 4 days till the Expo.
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Global Pet Expo

Hi Pet Lovers!

I am off to the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida.   At the Expo there are exhibitors from all over the world showing their pet products.  This year I expect to find some exciting new items for the show.  Stayed tuned as I blog from the show.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Welcome to the blog for Best Bets for Pets!  This show is all about product reviews.  We discuss products for all types of animals, but most of the products are for dogs and cats. 

Interested in keeping your bedroom looking good?  Want to keep your dog's breath smelling fresh?  Need to keep your dog's (or cat, or pig or horse) paws warm?  Want a soft indoor/outdoor bed for your dog?  We have shows for all of these products and more!  

Check out our show on Pet Life Radio - look for the icon or link - Best Bets for Pets!