#Tips for Preventing Hairballs – Summer is Hairball Season

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Shedding of your cat’s Winter undercoat,  along with excessive grooming,  can only result in one thing,  HAIRBALLS!   Cats can spend up to 10 percent of their waking hours grooming themselves by licking their fur.  They have an amazing built-in  barbed, self-grooming tool -their tongue- which can result in a whole ‘lotta’ hairballs.  Continue reading

Solvit Sta-Put™ Bolstered Furniture Protectors Review & Giveaway

Solvitlogo3finalIt’s no secret that we may be a bit compulsive when it comes to keeping a neat and clean house.  After Baylie came into our home over two years ago, we had to redefine our perception of clean and neat.  One thing we said we would never do as doggie parents is place ghastly throws on the sofa, but we succumbed.    We are okay with Baylie taking ownership of the sofa, but we needed to find a solution to prevent wear-and-tear and simplify cleaning.

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Montgomery Family’s Dog Recovering After Eating Jerky Treats Tainted With Deet & Amantadine

A local dog became ill after eating the infamous jerky treats we have all read about. We are so happy Buddy is on the road to recovery.  Tests revealed that the treats Buddy ingested included the chemical Deet (active ingredient in many insect repellents) and Amantadine (used as an antiviral drug used to treat Avian Influenza).
Here is Buddy’s story:

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Introducing A #Dog Into a #Cat’s World

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It’s been over two years since I rescued Baylie; a great pyrenees/border collie mix.  She has grown from four pounds to ninety pounds, and I don’t thinks she is done yet. My biggest concern when I brought Baylie into the home was how my cat, Smoki, would adjust to the new addition. I now can say,  Smoki, weighing in at just under ten pounds, and I have established ourselves as the alpha dogs of the pack. It didn’t happen overnight.  It took months of patience and diligence on our part.

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Smoki, at twelve years of age,  didn’t quite know what to think of Baylie when she arrived on the scene but one thing for certain, she wanted no part of this odd creature.  Even though in the beginning Baylie was much smaller than Smoki, I knew the groundwork had to be set to bring cohesiveness between the two since Baylie would grow to be a very large dog. It took repetitive slaps to the face and a lot of fat tails and hissing by Smoki to put her into hierarchy status over Baylie.

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Memorial Day – A Day of Remembrance

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While we are enjoying this long weekend, let us remember the sacrifice given, over many years by many soldiers, so that we can enjoy peace. Please go out of your way  to thank a veteran and those currently serving, as well.  Memorial Day is not National BBQ Day, it’s a  holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. We pay tribute to the men and women who have fought and fallen for our country.  Thank you for our freedom.

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#Summer Safety Tips for Your Dog & Cat

Baylie says bring it on, Summer!

People think we Southerners are accustomed to the scorching Summer heat and humidity.   We are not and neither are our pets.  We take precautions by limiting our activities and that of our pets during the hottest hours of the day and by staying hydrated.  If we are hot, more than likely, our pets are too.

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Before I Was a Dog Mom – Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.  It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in Spring.

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Piddle Place Review & Giveaway

 

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Puppy pads are poorly designed but until now were the only solution for allowing dogs the comfort of relieving themselves as needed.  Now, there’s a better option from the folks at Piddle Place.  Not meant to replace walking your pet, the Piddle Place dog toilet provides a comfortable sanitary environment for your pet to relieve themselves while waiting for your return or when weather permits a trip outdoors.  It’s perfect for house breaking, traveling with your pet on boats or RV’s and condo living.   Piddle Placeis also great for the handicapped or elderly who find walking a pet three times a day a challenge.  It’s also good for cats!

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It’s National Pet Week!

Have you thanked your pet?

Paw Pods – An Eco-Friendly Memorial For Your Pet

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The loss of a pet is something we don’t like to think about.  The folks at Paw Pods have developed a new eco-friendly alternative for memorializing our beloved pets.

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