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Like with humans, the growing waist sizes of American pets is quickly becoming a national epidemic. A 2016 survey among American pet owners, conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, found that around 59% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight or obese. ...continue reading "Obesity is a Growing Problem for Pets"

By now I assume everyone with a dog has already heard about the recent Evanger's recall.  For anyone who hasn't heard, perhaps those of you who don't have dogs or don't feed Evanger's/commercial dog foods, all this started back in January after one dog died and others became ill from consuming Evanger's Hunk of Beef canned food.  It was eventually determined that Evanger's canned food manufactured in June of 2016 tested positive for the euthanasia drug Pentobarbital. ...continue reading "My Thoughts on the Evanger’s Recall"

Until recently, I had never heard of the company PinchMe.  Basically they are a company that will send you a box full of free product samples in return for your honest feedback.  I'm the type of person, as I'm sure many of you are, who enjoys trying out new products - especially if I can try them for free!  A PinchMe rep recently reached out asking if we'd help promote their Puppy Palooza giveaway, which was how I originally heard about the company. ...continue reading "PinchMe Puppy Palooza"

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Happy Valentine's Day!  While plenty of Americans will be out looking for love, those of us with dogs don't have far to go to find it.  Your dogs won't care if you forgot to get them Valentine's Day gifts - and who would make a better snuggle buddy than your dog?  He won't even make fun of you if you decide to spend the evening in your pajamas watching cheesy romance movies!  I almost never quote politicians, but in the words of George G. Vest, "The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog". ...continue reading "6 Signs Your Dog Loves You!"

I'm alive - Well, for the most part.  Around the end of the week last week I started feeling really run down.  It had been a pretty busy week, so I originally thought that maybe I had just overdone things a bit.  I figured, since the weekend was coming, that I'd have plenty of time to relax and unwind after my busy week. ...continue reading "Of Pets and the Flu"

Love is in the air!  Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away, and now we can celebrate with the help of our Pooch Perks 50 Shades of Ruff box. ...continue reading "February 2017 Pooch Perks Review & Coupon Code"

Before I discovered essential oil diffusers, I was a big fan of scented candles.  Who doesn't love when their house smells nice?  Unfortunately having pets and stinky neighbors means that our house doesn't always smell quite as fresh as I'd like.  Candles can help set the atmosphere in our homes, serve as decorations, and fill our homes with their pleasant odors.  Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be common knowledge that some candles can also be dangerous and/or not environmentally friendly. ...continue reading "Is it Safe to Burn Candles Around Pets?"

Like most people these days, I tend to spend more time on social media sites than I probably should.  Facebook especially is the one I have a hard time staying away from.  I use it to chat with friends that I probably wouldn't otherwise talk to as often, and I've become a big fan of Facebook groups.  Over time I've joined quite a few pet related FB groups - no surprise there I'm sure.  They can be a fun place to chat with other like minded animal lovers.   ...continue reading "Oversharing Our Pets Online – Where Do You Draw the Line?"