Pets Can Give You More Than Just Love - Why and How You Should Get Closer to Your Furry Valentine!
Wednesday - February 06, 2008
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Planning to shop for someone really special this Valentine’s Day? There’s a good chance that someone special is your furry valentine! There’s a reason dogs are known as man’s best friend, but have we gone crazy with the lengths to which we’ll go to please our beloved pooches? Maybe, but if you need a reason to justify that new toy, designer sweater or florescent wig for your pet, consider that our love affairs with our dogs may be more than a simple affair of the heart.
Animals are well known as a source of aid, comfort, and therapy for people. Dogs, in particular, assist humans by contributing their superior sensory and motor abilities as guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for the deaf, and service dogs for the physically impaired. On a therapeutic level, researchers discovered that 12-minute visits with specially trained dogs helped heart and lung functions among heart patients by lowering pressures, diminishing the release of harmful hormones and decreasing anxiety. Recent studies show pet owners live longer and are less lonely
Dogs are a great comfort and contribute to good health. They make people happier, calmer and feel more loved. Simply walking your dog daily means you get exercise too! The studies are out there, but we hardly need them to know instinctively the value of pets in our lives - a 2005 survey conducted by Ward Research revealed that 96% of Oahu residents believed animal companionship is important to quality of life.
Regardless of the obvious benefits, some people still shy away from getting a dog because they worry about the smells that come with a dog. “Doggie smells” also keep many owners from enjoying the closer, more beneficial bond, they could have with their pets if they spent more time hugging them, rolling around with them on the carpet or snuggling in bed.
So how do you conquer that concern or find a way to get closer? You can try fabric sprays for your couch and bed, powders for your carpet, or candles, but these products only provide temporary relief and mask the odors. Smell Goodies, an innovative product invented here in Hawaii, nicks the problem at the source. Smell Goodies is an all-natural tablet that works with a dog’s digestive system to absorb odor compounds from within. Natural odors from digestion are neutralized before they are released through the dog’s breath. Odor compounds that are normally secreted through the sebaceous glands and onto the dog’s coat are amazingly reduced. Odor compounds that don’t get on your dog won’t get on your furniture, carpets and bedding!
Let your dogs climb into bed or relax with you on the sofa - you know you really want them to. Roll around on the carpet and play. It’s good for them and it’s good for you. This Valentine’s Day, get a gift for yourself and your furry valentine, Smell Goodies. Get closer and live longer!
Smell Goodies, now available at Longs Drugs and at selected veterinarian offices and stores throughout Hawaii.
TIPS FROM PET PEOPLE
Co-owner of The Pet Spot
in Ward Warehouse
“I have been in the pet business for almost 20 years and I have never seen a product like Smell Goodies, or one that works so well to help get rid of odors on a dog’s coat in addition to helping with breath odor. My customers are really excited about how good their dogs smell and how clean their fur feels. They also recognize their homes smell fresher. They don’t have to worry about unpleasant odors that come with owning a canine. I predict that this product will be huge as word of mouth spreads on how well it really works.”
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