Friday, October 30, 2009

Green Puppy Care


If being green is important to you, there are a number of ways that you can care for your puppy in an environmentally responsible way. Here are a couple tips to make you and your pup an eco-friendly duo.

  • Adopt your puppy. Puppy mills are not only cruel, but they are wasteful eco-dumps. Do not support the puppy mill industry and adopt your puppy from a shelter.

  • Fix your pup. The Humane Society estimates that there are more than 70,000 puppies and kittens born daily in the USA. This rampant overpopulation not only strains resources, but it also leads to neglected animals. Spay or neuter your pet to help curb the overpopulation that leads to the need for shelters.

  • Use eco-friendly products. You can find an eco-friendly version of all things doggie these days. There are durable hemp toys, washable puppy pads for house breaking, and chemical-free cleaning products for bath time. Take a moment to read labels and the green products will be easy to spot.

  • Compost your puppy’s waste. Don’t just toss Fido’s poo into the garbage. Sadly, landfills are incredibly inefficient environments for breaking down materials. Instead, dig a compost area in your yard, away from any vegetables or plants you plan to eat. This will help keep your garden fertilized and also make waste disposal fast and easy.

  • Buy quality food. Buy your pup food that comes from quality, organic ingredients. Most inexpensive dog foods come from diseased or dying cattle and use grains grown with harsh chemicals. If you are feeling really eco-friendly and motivated, you can even use your leftovers to make your buddy’s diner. Stick to vegetables, meats, fruit and grains, because leftover tiramisu is not so good for puppies. Other foods to avoid include raw meat, grapes or raisins, onions, macadamia nuts, walnuts, mustard seed, any form of garlic, mushrooms, moldy food, yeast dough, chocolate or candy, and artificial sweeteners or fats. Coffee grounds, tea and alcohol are no-no’s too. The Humane Society has a comprehensive list of potentially poisonous foods to pets and offers a great list of dog food recipes.

About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading provider of medical supplies as well as quality puppy pads. For more information and to shop medical supplies wholesale, please visit MEDNET Direct.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

New, Washable Puppy Pads


In addition to offering our disposable, bestselling Best Puppy Pads, Med Net Direct is now offering an eco-friendly alternative- Washable Puppy Pads. Washable Puppy Pads are ideal for eco-minded pet owners, and multiple pet owners because they will spend less on re-ordering disposable pads, when washable pads can easily be washed and reused.

Washable Puppy Pads are just as effective as disposable puppy pads! They come in 2 weights and 3 sizes to meet the needs of your pet! The unique Vintex liner protects furniture, carpets and flooring and the superior cotton/poly blend material quickly absorbs any fluids! After use, just toss into the washing machine and reuse! Your pup will smell his/her scent, even on washed pads, inclining them to continue use. In no time flat, you will have a happy, trained pet with washable puppy pads.

Our soft washable puppy pads are also great for other pet uses. Vet offices and pet owners can line kennels with soft washable puppy pads when animals are sick or recovering from injury, keeping them comfortable while protecting against accidents.

Groomers or pet owners can use puppy pads to absorb access shampoo and water when bathing animals, instead of using household towels.

Try Washable Puppy Pads and discover the many ways they can make life for you and your pet easier!

About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading provider of disposable medical supplies as well as quality puppy pads. For more information and to shop medical supplies wholesale, please visit MEDNET Direct.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Introducing The MedSafe!


Med Net Direct is excited to announce the addition of the MedSafe into our comprehensive line of medical equipment. The MedSafe is the most secure medicine safe on the market today. It uses Biometric fingerprint technology to safeguard prescription and over the counter medications, unlike insecure, traditional plastic medicine lock boxes.

The fingerprint technology makes it easy for users to gain access to their medications and eliminates the hassle of remembering pin numbers and passwords, and it's made from high grade steel, so it can't be broken into.

Medication storage devices and even child proof caps won't prevent teen drug abuse or accidental overdoses. The MedSafe's patented tested fingerprint technology is by far more effective in keeping medications safe than traditional methods.

Parents, caregivers and health care workers can now truly safeguard dangerous prescription and over the counter medications and prevent teen drug abuse, and accidental overdoses with the MedSafe.

Learn more about the Med Safe at MedNetDirect, and purchase yours exclusively from Med Net Direct today for the introductory price of $199!

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Winter Care for Your Dog


Winter time is quickly approaching and while the winter months can be lots of fun for you and your dog, there are a few precautions you should take to make sure that your dog is healthy and happy all winter long. Here are some recommended precautions.

  • Increase Fido’s caloric intake. It is wise to increase your pup’s protein intake during the winter months. This helps your dog maintain a thick, warm coat.

  • Don’t shave your dog’s coat. It might sound like common sense, but it is worth stating. Do not shave your buddy down to the skin. Fido needs a winter coat too.

  • Don’t let your dog air dry. Common sense again, but just for the record, if you wash your dog, dry him or her completely before you go outside. Also, when you get home from your walk in snowy or icy conditions, be sure to completely dry your pup’s feet and legs. This is not only for their comfort but also to prevent them from ingesting excess salt and harmful anti-freeze type chemicals. Left alone, wet feet can also chap, crack and bleed.

  • Make sure their bed is warm and insulated. Check their sleeping area for drafts. Give them a warm blanket and pillow to make sure their nights are comfy and cozy. You can also leave them a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel (to prevent burning). Your dog will love it.

  • Get Fido some duds. Sweaters and coats are a good addition in very cold weather. It’s not a Paris Hilton thing; it will truly improve your pup’s quality of life. If you own a short-haired breed think about getting a turtle neck that extends the length of their body, all the way to the tail. They will appreciate it (and look stylin'!)

  • Don’t leave your best friend outside for prolonged periods. It’s cold out there and they will suffer. It also increases their chances of getting sick. Keep your dog inside as much as possible, and when they do go outside, go with them. If you’re too cold, changes are so are they.

  • Keep your buddy on the leash. When the ground is frozen, it becomes easy for a dog to lose their scent, and thus easier for a dog to get lost. Because of this, more dogs go missing in the winter months so make sure they always have their tags on. This is a dangerous time of year for your pup to go on a walk-about. This is especially true if you live near a pond or lake.

  • Don’t leave your dog alone in the car. Just like the summer months, your car becomes a hostile environment in extreme weather. Dogs can freeze to death in a closed, frigid environment.

  • Be careful with your puppy or elderly dog. Puppies cannot tolerate cold the way a full-grown dog can. Same goes for very elderly or sickly dogs. If it is quite cold out, you may need to use a puppy pads for house training and wait till spring to start moving them outside. Older dogs can go outside to relieve themselves if necessary but during extreme cold a puppy training pads is a great backup plan. Keep in mind that the cold can aggravate arthritis, so keeping an elderly dog inside can significantly improve their comfort.

  • Get a winter veterinary checkup. It’s a great time to make an appointment with your vet and check and see how your buddy’s health is. This will help ensure everything is tip-top or make you aware of any conditions that might be intensified by the cold.

  • Seek medical attention if your dog gets ill. Frostbite and hypothermia are the most common serious conditions your pup might contract in extremely cold temperatures. If you get the slightest suspicion that your dog is experiencing symptoms of either of these ailments, see a veterinary hospital immediately. Frostbite occurs when a part of the dog (usually paws, ears, or tail) get so cold that the tissue literally forms internal ice crystals. This can be very painful and cause permanent damage. It is also hard to spot right away so the best course of action is avoiding frost-bite educing situation. Signs of hypothermia are more apparent. Look for shivering, depression, lethargy, and weakness. The dog’s muscles will eventually stiffen and their heart rate will drop. They may even become catatonic. Obviously, this is a scary and dangerous ailment; seek out hospitalization right away.

  • The winter months can be a lot of fun for you and your pet if you take the proper precautions. Have fun and be safe!

    About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading provider of disposable medical supplies as well as quality puppy pads. For more information and to shop medical supplies wholesale, please visit MEDNET Direct.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Many Uses of Puppy Pads


It is well-known that puppy pads are one of the most convenient and effective products on the market for potty training your puppy. They make cleaning up after your puppy fast, easy and convenient. But few pet owners are aware that puppy training pads have a myriad of other uses, making them one of the most versatile pet care products you can find. Here are a few reasons why puppy pads should be a staple in any pet owner's home.

  • Vet Visits. A trip to the vet can be a very unnerving experience for some pets. Your dog or puppy may become anxious or excited, which of course can lead to accidents. Puppy pads provide a little backup when your pet’s nerves get the best of them. Since they are both portable and disposable, you won’t have to worry about any mishaps at or on the way to the vet’s office.

  • Car Trips. Your buddy may love a good car ride, but peeing accidents in the car can become a messy, smelly and expensive issue. Use puppy pads as a protective layer between your puppy and the car seat and floor. The pad will even help pick up hair and mud, while mitigating any accidents along the way. Or, if you travel with a kennel, puppy pads can be used as a liner. You can rest assured that when you arrive at your destination, clean up will be quick and easy.

  • Grooming. Whether grooming at home or making a trip to the groomer, puppy pads not only soak up accidents, but they catch hair trimmings and absorb water, soap and shampoo. If you do your own home grooming, the puppy pad makes cleaning up a breeze.

  • Sick, Convalescing or Elderly Pets. Animals recovering from surgery and elderly incontinent pets can also take comfort in puppy pads. Use it on the floor and furniture to prevent unavoidable accidents.

  • Meal Areas. If your dog is particularly messy or slobbery when he eats (some breeds just are), a puppy pad can be placed in the meal time area to help you keep things tidy.

  • Don’t Forget the Cats and Kittens. Puppy pads are equally effective for kittens, as well as sick or elderly cats. Not only will the pads absorb accidents, but they can also help keep things clean around the litter box (kittens love to toss that litter) and around the food and water areas.

About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading provider of disposable medical supplies as well as quality puppy pads. For more information and to shop medical supplies wholesale, please visit MEDNET Direct.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Female Incontinence: Care and Treatment for a Common Ailment


Female incontinence is a fairly common and manageable condition, but sadly, it can have some severe psychological effects. These affects are amplified if the individual does not obtain the treatment and support she needs. Women who suffer urinary incontinence often report anxiety, shame, a fear of intimacy, a sense of insecurity and loss of control, and low self esteem. Those with adult incontinence frequently withdraw from social situations and can become isolated and depressed. This suffering, however, is unnecessary and avoidable. There are a number of products and treatments available on the market to help with this condition. It’s just a matter of getting the right information, tools, and support.

There are different forms of adult female incontinence which result from a wide array of causes. From aging to neurological injury, to pregnancy and childbirth, incontinence is frequently the result of nerve or structural damage. Stress Incontinence refers to leakage that may occur when a woman does something sudden, such as coughs, laughs, or sneezes. Overflow Incontinence occurs when your bladder does not empty properly due to weak bladder muscles, while Urge Incontinence manifests as a sudden urgency to urinate due to abnormal nerve signals or bladder spasms. Overactive Bladder is also the result of improper nerve signals. Functional Incontinence refers to the inability to physically make it to a toilet and typically applies to the elderly.

Fortunately,today's incontinence sufferers have more options than ever. Helpful information, support and products are available online. Pads and undergarments are less bulky and intrusive than ever. Medical companies offer wholesale pricing and discrete delivery of a wide variety of female incontinence products. There are also a number of effective treatments that you can review with your physician. Bladder retraining and Kegel Exercises are popular. Many doctors recommend “timed avoidance” where the patient adheres to a schedule where you go to the restroom at designated times of the day without fail. Doctors may also prescribe medicines for Overactive Bladder which can help to block nerve signals. In more extreme cases, advanced treatments are available as well, including injections, vaginal devices, biofeedback, surgery, and even neurological treatments.

Please note that this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition, or be taken as medical advice. For more information related to your unique situation, please speak with your personal physician.

About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading supplier of disposable medical supplies for the medical and veterinary industries, including top quality puppy pads designed as a training aid for puppy housebreaking. With over 10 million puppy training pads sold, MEDNET Direct makes medical grade pads affordable for veterinary and home use.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Make Your Dental Practice More Profitable


In these trying economic times, dental practices also feel the sting of reduced consumer spending. Your dental office must be profitable in order to survive – but turning a profit is harder than ever. For this reason, keeping abreast of dental trends is critical to your office’s viability.

  • Opportunity lies in new revenue streams. Even your most loyal clients may be delaying dental care as they tighten their budget. You can expand your offerings with a conscious focus on the market segment who can afford treatment. You cannot reasonably ask your patients to come in for check-ups every two months (wouldn’t that be nice), but you can appeal to their desire for self improvement. Cosmetic dentistry offers everything from whitening to veneers and even smoking cessation programs. These services have a high profit margin and help to expand your market reach. Incidentally, cosmetic procedures generate more buzz than general dental care, thus creating a free yet invaluable residual marketing campaign.

  • Reduce Your Dental Office’s Costs. There is no better time to reexamine your expenses because the internet makes it so easy. What are you paying for supplies? Lever technology and get your medical supplies wholesale online. Finding the right disposable product provider cuts out the retail middle man and can make all the difference to your profitability.

  • Appeal to Potential Patients Online. You aren’t the only one benefiting from the Internet. Consumers use the Internet to research dental experiences, service costs, and demystify procedures. Don’t bury your head in the sand. If you don’t have a website (what?!), get one. If you do, make sure your site is a user-friendly tool for information. Include a blog that covers dental news. Become an authority on the topic (you are – why not let people know it.) Heck, get a Facebook account if you want. Bottom line: make sure your patients and prospects can find your business online.

  • Alleviating dentist anxiety. Remember Little Shop of Horrors? The human villain was a dentist. Fair? Not really. Accurate public sentiment? Probably. For a culture that places a high value on healthy teeth, we are really afraid of the dentist. Countering this fear can significantly increase client loyalty. So, make your office more spa-like with calming décor, music, and videos. Things should feel clean, not institutional. Offer sedation when appropriate. And don’t underestimate the value of a congenial staff. While we’re at it, you should probably make sure your bed-side manner is strong as well. Every touch point needs to reassure your patient that this is going to be a good experience.

While the present market offers real challenges, with the right information, you can really make your dental practice a stronger, more profitable business.

About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading supplier of disposable medical supplies for the medical and veterinary industries, including top quality puppy pads designed as a training aid for puppy housebreaking. With over 10 million puppy training pads sold, MEDNET Direct makes medical grade pads affordable for veterinary and home use.

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