Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

electric pet matIt’s time for Lakeside’s favorites, and we’re focusing on those last-chance winter items that everybody loves. Sure, things are warming up to a balmy, um, 8 degrees Fahrenheit across the Northeast, so most of us are still freezing! While you’re thinking about those ice-cold toes and noses, check out these great winter items at crazy discounts.

Electric Thermo Pet Mat

If you’re cold, your pet probably is too! Which is why we absolutely adore these heated pads for your pooch. The mat is reversible and the cover is removable and washable.  It’s basically a heated blanket for your cat or dog, and a great way to keep them warm for the remainder of the winter.


fleece sheetsFleece Sheet Sets

Have you ever slept in fleece sheets? You think it’s going to be excessively warm and maybe too static-y, but you are wrong! They’re so soft and warm and cozy that you will have no trouble falling asleep on even the chilliest of nights. You might not want to get out of bed in the morning, but that’s a separate issue. Seriously, snag some fleece sheets before winter ends and you’ll never be cold at night again!


Women’s Hooded Contrast Trim Jackets 

Warm coats are a must-have item for the winter season, but it’s pretty difficult to find a fashionable coat that’s actually warm and cozy. Then you’re layering sweaters and cardigans and scarves under your leather bomber jacket wondering how you’ll be able to move your arms for the rest of the evening. That’s why we really love these women’s hooded jackets. They’re cute and fitted, making them a great day or night coat, but they’re so warm and cozy you can even wear them lounging around the house.


footed pajamasWomen’s Licensed Footed Pants

These are just FUN. And everybody needs a little fun! When it comes to bedtime, they’re not the most practical pajama pants, because who wants to sleep in slippers, but if you’re lounging on a Sunday afternoon, there’s nothing better. They’re like footie pajamas you can wear to go get the mail and they’re amazing. Who doesn’t want a pair of pants with slippers attached? Now is the best time to investigate these slipper-sweats as retailers start swapping over to spring styles.

Cable Knit Slippers

And these are for the men and women who can’t get behind the awesome footed pants. You want to wear slippers with your jeans, and we get that. We haven’t left you in the lurch though. These cable knit slippers are super cozy and they’ve got rubber soles, meaning you can actually wear them to the grocery store or that morning yoga class. It’s okay, we won’t judge!


Four Reasons You Should Purchase Pet Insurance

pet-insurancePets often hold the status of family member. They live with us, travel with us, and even are included in family portraits. These wonderful creatures keep us happier and healthier than if they were not part of our lives. Yet as a whole, most people have not embraced the thought of carrying pet insurance.

This valuable insurance could make a difference in the health and welfare of your pet.

Many people however, do not realize or understand the benefits that this type of coverage provides. By reviewing the following list, you will be able to see how pet insurance can be most beneficial to your beloved pet.

1. You Can Use Your Own Veterinarian. Most human health insurance plans require you to use specific providers for services that are within their plan. These insurance policies will not pay for any services that are not provided by their specific agencies. Pet insurance, however, allows you to use your current veterinarian without any pre-approvals or problems. You simply submit your bill to the insurance provider for reimbursement of covered services.

2. Non-Discriminatory. Pet insurance is available for all pets. Breed, size, or age does not matter. All pets can qualify for pet insurance. Of course, policies will be more cost-effective if purchased when you first adopt your new pet, but this is not crucial to obtaining a policy.

3. Helps You Pay For Emergency Care. You never know when bad things will happen. However, you can always agree that when an emergency strikes, it is at the most inopportune time financially. Having pet insurance will allow you to cover these emergency costs without having to place too much strain on your “rainy day” fund.

4. Pet Insurance Saves Lives. Having pet insurance will not only extend the life of your pet by providing you an economical method to maintain their health, it can also save their lives in the event of an emergency. Many distraught pet owners have to put their pet to sleep after an injury due to an accident simply because they cannot afford the treatment. Sadly, these pets could have been saved. Having a pet insurance policy in place, will allow you to provide this type of treatment when or if it is necessary, and be able to afford it at the same time.

Having a pet insurance policy will also provide you with peace of mind. Knowing your pet is covered for anything that could happen alleviates anxiety, especially if you have lost a pet to one of these circumstances before.

Your pet relies on you for food, shelter, exercise and attention. They need you to play with them, include them in your life, and love them without restraint. They also need you to watch out for their health. A pet insurance policy will make sure that you can fulfill that last responsibility with ease.

As a pet owner, Richard Freeland understands the importance of keeping furry family members healthy. Monkey Insurance lets you save money by comparing thousands of pet insurance policies and choosing the one that best fits your needs.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

Is there anything better than sitting at your computer with a purring cat on your lap or watching television with your dog curled at your feet? If you’re an animal lover, you know that pets make a house feel like a home. In honor of the dog days of summer, this week’s focus is on favorite items for your furred and feathered friends. They’re cherished family members too, so show them your love with fun toys, comfortable beds, feeders and pet furniture to make them feel at home.

Make a hammock for your hound or a cradle for your cat with this cozy pet bed. Pets love having their own beds, and this one fits any small- or medium-sized pet. The sturdy folding frame keeps your dog or cat off the floor for cooler naps in summer and warmth in winter. Because the easy-to-clean polyester lining molds to fit your pet, it’s perfect for a puppy who might outgrow a smaller bed or for multiple pets who like to share space. Rabbits and ferrets also like this comfortable bed.

Whether they’re kittens or senior citizens, cats need to climb and play. Without their own furniture, the curious creatures will sometimes make your sofa or counters their playground, whether you want them there or not. Give your kitty a plush loft cat bed with its own scratching post, and reclaim your furniture. The sweet pattern on the acrylic pile fabric goes with any decor and looks neat even with heavy traffic in multiple-cat households. Bring a ball toy to fascinate your feline family member, and this pet furniture cover can be an entertainment center as well as a bed.

Your pets give you unconditional love, but they don’t always give you their undivided attention when you try to correct their behavior. Get a collection of pet behavior modification sprays to do the talking for you. Made for dog or cat owners, these sprays act as a reminder and gentle correction for pets. Spray the products where you don’t want your animals to scratch, dig, mark or go, and they’ll instinctively avoid those areas. Animals’ noses are more sensitive than ours. What you smell as a faint and pleasant herbal aroma, they smell as a vivid warning. Keep your dog from digging up your garden or your cat from sharpening his claws on the furniture without raising your blood pressure by spraying.

Not every creature that enriches your life is a pet, and with a bird feeder, you can catch a glimpse of nature’s wild beauty. Welcome hummingbirds into your yard with a handblown glass bird feeder and enjoy watching your grateful feathered guests eat. Hummingbirds migrate, so you can see different species throughout the year. Because they’re handcrafted, each blown glass bird feeder has a unique kaleidoscope of colors and fits in a metal frame for easy hanging. The drip-free base keeps the sweet nectar in the feeder and prevents it from drawing ants or other pests.

Buyers’ Picks – Items we Love: Pet Food Container

Our buyer’s pick this week  is from our Pet buyer, Tim. His pick is the Pet Food Container with Scoop. This is a great container for dog owners, whether you have a large dog or a small puppy. Here is what Tim had to say:

The Pet Food Container with Scoop has been even more useful than I had expected.  With two dogs in the house, the mutts can definitely move through some kibble in a couple of days.  I can dump a whole bag of dog food in this container which means no more trips to the garage to get the rest of the bag.

The best thing about the container is that because it has an airtight seal it keeps that dog food smell out of my pantry.  I mean, it’s nice that the puppies get fresher tasting chow, but now my pantry doesn’t smell like a pet store.  Other cool features?  I can spot check through the clear sides to see how many noms are left for the dogs.  The included scoop keeps my hands clean during dinner time.  Finally, I can roll this bad boy in and out of the pantry with ease.  The pups now know that the sound of rolling wheels mean it’s time to eat!

Happy National Pet Memorial Day

Today is a happy day to remember all of your beloved pets. Take the day to share those great childhood memories of the family pets. It’s always great to remember the happy times we have we have had throughout the years.

Here are some great tips about celebrating this date. Thank you goes out to this great article I found below:


Tips for Celebrating National Pet Memorial Day

Reflect on your pet’s life – Think about your pets that have passed away and share your memories with family members. Why were these pets so special? You just might dig up old memories that have been long forgotten.

Look up old photographs – Do you have pictures of your deceased pets? Look through old photo albums and, if you have enough pictures, put them together in a memory scrapbook of your pet. If you even have one picture, frame it and keep the memory where it will be viewed often.

Donate to a local charity – Your town probably has a shelter or animal rescue; donate money to your favorite local charity in your pet’s memory or volunteer your time there. Every little bit makes a difference. Or if you are ready for a new pet, perhaps you will consider adopting one of these homeless animals and providing hope with a new life.

Check out Lakeside Collections Pet Memorial pieces to celebrate and remember.