Look for us at the 40th Houston World Series of Dog Shows!

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Come to the 40th Annual Houston World Series of Dog Shows, the city’s premier canine extravaganza, held July 19-23, 2017, at NRG Center in Houston, Texas 77054.  Hedz UP Pets will be in Booth 511. Come see us and our beautiful dogs, modeling their Watercollars! 

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Update on 3-Year Customer, Nyx, the Labradoodle from Canada!!

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August, 2013 note from Krista W.:

My 1 year old Labradoodle Nyx loves water, though she absolutely cannot swim! She throws herself into the water at the dog park and I lose sight of her completely until she manages to push off the bottom resurfacing for air. I have had a few close calls where other dog owners watching her have asked if she needed help

I knew I wanted something for her to wear all the time while at the park or at the beach because once water is in her sight there is no calling her back. However, in the heat of the summer, having her wear a full lifejacket just wasn’t going to cut it. I found the HedzUp water collar online and knew it was the right choice. She can wear it even in the sun the whole time that we are around water and I know that even if she gets into trouble in the water, the HedzUp collar gives me the time I need to safely rescue her while not putting my other dog in danger (my Yorkshire Terrier, Ernie, who would follow me anywhere). 

Thank you so much for this product. It brings the fun back into the park and playing in the water with my dogs!

Krista

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Update from Krista, April 2017

Wow! Hi Lynne! 

It has been a long time! My dog Nyx is doing excellent. She has worn her watercollar consistently over the years and I couldn’t be happier with it! I recently took her to a pool where a hydro therapist assessed her swimming ability and apparently your watercollar has essentially taught her how to swim! She still wears it when we go to the park (she has a seizure disorder so I can’t risk an accident), but she’s a swimmer now! 

Krista (and Nyx!)

Zsiga, the Awesome Wirehaired Viszla — Doesn’t Seem Amused!!

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This awesome picture of Zsiga, the cool Wirehaired Viszla, is owned by Miriam, who also owns  the Desert Pet Companion Magazine, www.DesertPetCompanion.com, which ran a news story of the Hedz UP Pets Watercollar in 2016. Another dog was used for the story, because, as Miriam said, Zsiga did not look “AMUSED”! She said that her other option would have been to wait until he smiled!! I’m guessing she never caught him smiling! Just had to share this with you.

 

Vacationing Havanese Beauties Learning to Swim

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Tessa and Ella (with the white face)

 These beautiful little Havanese Darlings were on vacation in Florida and needed a little help in learning to swim. Their “mom” said that their life jackets were not working for them, so she found Hedz UP Pets online, and here’s her story.

The watercollars worked great.  We put the little Swimways dog float up to the edge of the pool and they would jump into it.  We then put it in the middle of the pool and encouraged them to jump out of the float and swim to the stairs.  They loved it.  They did not mind either putting the watercollar on or taking it off.  Your device works so much better than the life jackets which were unstable. The life jackets would almost turn them over. 

Susan A., Libertyville, IL, vacationing in Key West, FL

 

 

 

 

Watercollar is Helping Angie Swim Again, Having Epilepsy for 8 years!

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Precious words from Angie’s owner:

Attached are a few snaps of our 15 year old golden retriever Angie enjoying her new water collar.

 As she has suffered from epilepsy for over 8 years and can now hardly walk –  the water exercise is great for her.  She loves swimming but was having trouble holding her head above water as she got older.  This water collar has reinvigorated her.

 Thank you

 Robyn B. from Sydney, AUSTRALIA

 

Time to Start Thinking About Keeping Your Dog Safe from Drowning!!

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Warmer Weather and Summer MAY be around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to think about summer safety for our waggly-tailed fur babies.

We all know that in the heat of the summer it’s so important to provide your dogs access to shade if they are outside, and to ALWAYS provide fresh water, whether they are inside or outside. Dogs can overheat quickly in the summer heat, so keep an eye on them. Don’t over exercise them. Keep them as cool and comfortable as you would keep yourself. And NEVER leave your furry friends in a hot car. Temps can soar up to over 100 degrees in a car in just minutes. Or walk them across scorching hot pavement.


Little Blind Dog Gets Second Chance at Swimming

Many people don’t realize this, but a backyard POOL can be one of the most dangerous summer hazards. Thousands of dogs drown every year in home swimming pools. We at Hedz UP Pets have heard too many heartbreaking stories of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds drowning in pools. Consider changing those statistics and Buy a Watercollar for your precious pet. Just like human swimmers, if they can’t find a way out of water, exhaustion can claim their life. Dogs can drown in less than 20 minutes.

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For you BOATERS out there, the only worry you have if Fido goes in the drink is dealing with a wet stinky beast when you get him back onboard! (Quoted from SAIL Magazine, Nov. 2014, p. 32)

Have a great Spring and Summer, and keep your canine friends safe from drowning!

NATIONAL PET EXPERT ARDEN MOORE REVEALS THE BEST PET PRODUCTS OF 2016

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National Pet Expert Arden Moore Reveals the Best Pet Products of 2016 in Her “Santa Paws”-Themed Show on Pet Life Radio.

Moore Highlights Products That Enrich the Health, Safety and Quality of Life for Pets.

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Hedz Up Watercollars on a pack of water-happy dogs

“I only picked the best of the best pet products for this year’s list–your pets will squeal with delight to receive any of them under the holiday tree.” Arden Moore, National Pet Expert and Oh Behave show host.

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 06, 2016

It can be argued that people these days spend as much time searching for the best holiday presents for their four-legged family members as they do for their human friends and family. As pets have assumed a bigger role in many Americans’ lives, pet parents’ desire to find the highest quality and most innovative pet products has also increased.

For this reason, America’s Pet Health and Safety Coach Arden Moore carefully selected her 2016 list of Best Pet Products that are being spotlighted on her award-winning Oh Behave radio show. Moore’s Santa Paws-themed broadcast airs beginning on December 6th, 2016 on Pet Life Radio, the world’s largest pet radio network.

Moore chose the following pet products as pet category standouts for 2016:

  1. Katris Lynks. These creatively shaped cat scratchers not only look great in any room and can be configured in numerous combinations, but their super-dense corrugated cardboard also mean less shreds fall out than in other shredders on the market. Less shredding equals longer lasting and less cleanup.
  2. Lucy Pet Cats Incredible Litter. Not only does this litter have patent-pending technology that keeps urine-smelling ammonia from forming inside the litter box, but all profits from the sale of the company’s products go to the Lucy Pet Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to reduce pet overpopulation via mobile spay and neuter clinics.
  3. Alcott Adventures Traveler Car Safety Belt. Alcott Adventures recognizes that dogs make great travel mates and are committed to keeping them safe in vehicles. Their Traveler Car Safety Belt can easily be hooked into a universal seat belt receptacle and then hooked to a dog’s harness or collar to keep the family dog safe and in their seat during road trips short or long.
  4. Hedz UP Pets Watercollars. The Watercollar repeats its appearance on last year’s list as the premier pet personal flotation device on the market. Its patented design keeps a dog’s head out of the water at all times, so a dog cannot drown, even if he tires while swimming or if he cannot find a way out of a pool. This is a must-have for any dog who spends time in or around a swimming area.
  5. Carlson Morgan Premium Beef Treats. These high-protein, limited ingredient dog treats sport many raving fans—canine and human alike. Made in California, Carlson Morgan’s Premium Beef Treats are absent of the filler ingredients found in most other treats and have no artificial flavors or colors. These treats are exactly what nature intended dogs to eat, and are available in bulk right now at a holiday promotional price.
  6. Stella and Chewy Meal Mixers. Meal Mixers are a great way to “Kickstart Your Kibble” by adding raw, nutrient-rich meat, wholesome fruit and vegetables, probiotics and antioxidants to a dog’s kibble diet. They are great for enticing picky eaters while also giving dogs some much-needed variety in their diet.
  7. Dry Mate Litter Mat. The Litter Mat’s unique fabric is waterproof while it simultaneously collects litter particles to reduce the tracking of cat litter throughout a house. Cats love the feel of it on their feet, and cat parents love that it’s machine washable and made in the USA.
  8. Alcott Adventures Pet First Aid Kit. Another repeat product from last year’s list, Alcott’s Pet First Aid Kit is a must-have for pet lovers who take safety seriously. Its compact design and 40+ contents include vinyl gloves, hydrogen peroxide, scissors, tape, saline eye wash, and an oral syringe amongst many other necessities to keep your favorite pet (and human) safe.
  9. Solvit Car Cuddler. Anyone who has traveled with a dog in their car knows that dogs can be rough on a vehicle’s interior. Solvit’s Car Cuddler solves this problem by covering the vehicle seat while also providing a plush center section that allows the dog to ride in exceptional comfort.

To listen to the radio broadcast, to learn where to purchase the products, and to find out more about why Moore chose the products on this year’s list, please visit http://www.petliferadio.com/behaveep301.html.

About Arden Moore: Arden Moore, America’s Pet Health and Safety Coach™, is a pet behavior consultant, master certified pet first aid instructor, best-selling author, in-demand speaker and host of the Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio. She also teams up with her rescued dog and cat, Kona and Casey, to conduct pet behavior and veterinarian-endorsed pet first aid classes as part of her company, Pet First Aid 4 U. Learn more about Arden at http://www.fourleggedlife.com and http://www.petfirstaid4u.com.

The Hedz UP Pets Watercollar is Instrumental in Helping Dogs with Paralysis

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We at Hedz UP Pets are learning more and more about dogs with paralyzed limbs, as well as many other medical problems that render them unable to exercise any other way except swimming. With the number of hydrotherapy centers across the country, the Hedz UP Pets Watercollar is becoming their “go to” product to help keep their little (and big!) patients’ noses above water! When the dogs are less focused on trying not to drown, their energies can be used to move from one place to the other.

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“Coco is paralyzed in her two back legs.  She loves her swim time and the Watercollar flotation keeps her nose above the water line!!!! Coco always wears a life vest but her head would occasionally go under, getting water in her ears. We would always have to guide her by the handle on the life vest to help keep her head up and ears as dry as we could keep them.  With your neck flotation device she can swim around, unassisted, chasing her toy and her head stays up and ears stay much drier.  She is a happy girl, despite the paralysis. We are hoping this may improve when inflammation decreases in her spine. She didn’t mind wearing it at all!”

Donna S., K-9 Aquatics, California

 

We loved this acknowledgment in SAIL Magazine!

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PUPPY LOVE

Keep your pet safe offshore with Hedz UP Pets Watercollar, a hexagonal-shaped PFD for dogs that not only keeps Fido afloat, but, even if he’s unconscious, keeps his snout above water to maximize survivability. The collar is made of non-absorbent, closed-cell foam and covered with cotton fabric. Unlike a conventional lifejacket, the Watercollar attached directly to a dog’s own collar with a set of polyurethane straps that allow your pet to see and move freely. Sizes range from small to extra-large. Now the only worry if Fido goes in the drink is dealing with a wet stinky beast when you get him back on board! From $39 Hedz UP Pets, www.HedzUpPets.com or www.SaveDogsFromDrowning.com.

Rescue Road Trips

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We at Hedz UP Pets just found out, through a new customer, about this incredible man who has made it his mission in life to rescue dogs from shelters in the South that euthanize their animals after only a few days if they can’t find homes for them. Greg Mahle, from Ohio, has become a shining light in this utter darkness.  He has created a lifeline for thousands of dogs — currently upwards of 55,000, and counting!

He purchased an air conditioned semi tractor trailer, outfitted it with a huge number of crates, has a crew of people who travel with him to take care of the dogs, and delivers them to the waiting arms of people in towns up and down the East Coast. It is one of the most selfless stories I’ve ever heard.

Here’s what his website says:

“A Low Cost Transport Service for Rescue Dogs in the Deep South and an Ohio based rescue. We are a licensed USDA Class-T Carrier providing loving, humane road trips for homeless, unwanted and unloved dogs facing assured, immediate death in Southern Kill Shelters. We deliver to Loving “Forever Homes” in New England and the surrounding areas.

“We leave Ohio on Tuesdays, passing through Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi and arrive in Texas on Wednesday nights. Thursday, we work our way from Texas, head across Louisiana and then head north toward Tennessee. Fridays are spent getting from the South to above the Mason Dixon Line. Saturdays are the magic days because, after facing death, all dogs with me are about to embark on the most love-filled part of their lives with their forever families. It is a very wonderful, emotional event for all involved. And. Yes. We usually shed a few happy tears. We are home on Sundays for some hard-earned rest. On Mondays, we clean trailers and sanitize crates and get ready to do “that rescue thing” on Tuesday.”

Check out his website (http://rescueroadtrips.com/About_Me.html and his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RescueRoadTrips/?ref=ts).

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