Enter For A Chance To Win A CritterZone Air Naturalizer!!

Congratulations Lisa C – Winner of our CritterZone Air Naturalizer Giveaway! 

When the nice folks at CritterZone Air Naturalizer called to ask if we would like to try their product, we jumped right on it.  What is CritterZone you ask?  It’s a compact and powerful device that eradicates pet and other household odors from the air.  We pet owners are well aware of the never-ending battle with odors and allergens that come with owning a pet. The Air Naturalization process is a chemical-free, filterless, natured inspired technology.  By producing a natural charged flow to the air, CritterZone gives indoor air the same energy the sun gives outdoor air to clean itself.

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Calling All Cats Bundle Giveaway

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Congratulations to Amy O. – Winner of the Calling All Cats Bundle Giveaway!!!

As cat parents, we all know that urine pH can be used to provide information concerning the health of our felines.  Many health problems are accompanied by a change in urinary pH from a normal to a high (acidic) or low (alkaline) condition.

Our friends at  PetFoodDirect.com introduced us to  LifeMate Scoopable Cat Litter w/ pH Health Alert  by Petsell.  LifeMate is the first scoopable cat litter that contains a pH indicator that will change color to identify common health problems BEFORE symptoms appear. It is not designed to provide a diagnosis  for health problems; only as a possible early  indication.  When you see a change in the urine pH you should monitor your cat’s health more closely and consult your local veterinarian.

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Bye Bye, Mockingbirds, Hello Back Yard

Well, after two days of relentless attacks by mom and dad mockingbirds, I can finally put away the hat that was protecting my noggin from the temperamental birds.  It appears there is no need for mom and dad to protect their cute little fledglings and have moved on.. I’m free to go about my business of patrolling the back yard!

Mushroom Poisoning in Dogs and Cats

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If you live in the Southeast where we have had relentless rain throughout the entire Fourth of July holiday, most likely, you have a prolific crop of these  growing on your lawn.   I have never given them much thought, that is, until Baylie Dog joined the family.  Even though she will eat most anything she can fit into her mouth, she hasn’t shown much interest in the fungi. Nevertheless, when I see any sprout, and they can do so in a matter of hours,  I quickly pull them up just in case her taste for mushrooms may have changed.

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Mushroom poisoning (also known as mycetism) refers to harmful effects from ingestion of toxic substances present in a mushroom. These symptoms can vary from slight gastrointestinal discomfort to death. The toxins present are secondary metabolites produced in specific biochemical pathways in the fungal cells.

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Happy Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July!  Remember to keep your pets safe during firecracker “season”.  More pets  are lost during this time of year than any other.  If possible, bring your pups and kitties indoors.  It’s common for dogs to escape from backyards due to fear of fireworks, so if bringing your pets indoors is not an option, please make sure they are either microchipped or wearing their pet ID tags.

June Is Adopt a Cat Month – Why Not Adopt Two Buddies

We at Baylie Dog consider every month “Adopt a Cat Month” even though the month of June is the  “official” campaign.   We love to see all animals get a second chance for a loving home.  After all, my Baylie Dog  was a canine rescue and adopted by me after she was found on a rural road and covered in fleas, ticks and lice; all four pounds of her.  I also adopted my cat, Smoki, over 12 years ago from a family with a litter of kittens; a three-hour drive one away.  My only regret is that I didn’t adopt two  from the litter.  I think cats miss that bond established by having another cat share their domain.  However, it is so much easier for us and less stressful for the cats to bring two kittens or two shelter buddies into a home rather than to introduce adult cats that are not well matched. As expected, there will be a jockeying back and forth to establish dominance.  But, it can be accomplished; depending on many factors including the temperament of both cats.  As a senior cat,  I’m certain my cat, Smoki, would not adjust or tolerate another cat sharing her home.

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I Feel I Must Explain….

We at BaylieDog.com are a feline friendly, canine friendly community of like pet lovers.  In fact, we love all God’s creatures. You will never see a request from Baylie Dog for personal donations;  “chip-ins”, “contribute to” links  or any type of request solely for the purpose of self-promotion or personal gain.  That is not our mission statement.  We are not a profit-driven community. It is also not our mission to ask you to cast a vote for us in order to place a trophy on our mantle; as public accolades are not our goal or purpose unless your vote has potential for allowing us to make a donation to a named shelter or rescue organization.  Even though we have no plans to offer any Baylie Dog products in the near future, we will never solicit you to purchase any products related to Baylie Dog with the disclaimer that a “portion” of your donations will go to charity “X” without full disclosure and transparency of that percentage of disbursement.

Baylie Dog was created a little over a year ago when this author rescued a feisty little  puppy who stole her heart.  The reason for creating Baylie Dog’s presence on social media was for the sole purpose of  connecting with like-minded pet lovers in order to share knowledge of pet related issues and enjoy a little silliness to help us through the day; not for personal financial gain.

On BaylieDog.com and Facebook page, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to offer product giveaways to our readers that have been graciously donated by our affiliates and peers in the pet industry.  This is our way of showing our gratitude to you;  our loyal readers in our small community of Baylie Dog.  It warms our hearts to be given the opportunity to do so.  Our only regret is that we cannot offer more in these difficult economic times as we know,  firsthand, the ever-increasing costs involved in vetting  and providing quality, nutritional food for our four-legged family members.  If we make just one reader smile or enrich their day through a post, then we have accomplished our goal for the day.  If we provide a brief respite to someone from the trials of their every day life for just a moment by means of one of  Baylie’s silly photo’s, then we have met our expectations.

Even though we are a small community, we feel we can make a difference. If we lose sight of our purpose, as has been the case with so many communities, we encourage you to reach out to us. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for following our journey and hope you will stick around.  I hope we have provided you with as much joy as you have given us.

—-For it is giving that we receive—-
Francis Assisi

Hurricane Preparedness For Your Pets

Now that hurricane season is bearing down on us here along the Gulf Coast, we begin to talk preparedness.  That means not only do we humans need to batten down the hatches, we need to think about our four-legged family members as well.  Pet owners should have an emergency plan for their pets.

More than  358 million pets reside in 63 percent of American households. According to a Zogby  International poll, 61 percent of pet owners will not evacuate if  they cannot bring their pets with them.  However, more and more hotels are becoming pet friendly.    And, in disaster situations, others will relax their no pets allowed policy.
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Doggie Spa Package Giveaway

Winner of the Baylie Dog Spa Giveaway:  Congratulations Cheryl C. !!!  

Our friends at PetsWeekly™ were so kind to provide us with a new  liquid vitamin drink supplement product that’s 100 percent natural called LICKS® for Dogs Signature Joint+Heart  formula. It is packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, vegetarian glucosamine, and vitamin E and is made in the USA.   It integrates seamlessly with your dog’s food or water to help ensure he/she receives the daily supplements needed to maintain heart and joint health. Since Baylie has had some joint problems, I  tried the “Joint and Heart Formula” in her water thinking she would probably turn up her nose and walk away.  Being roasted chicken flavor, I should have known that she would love it.  In fact, she liked it so much she lapped up an entire bowl of water. I had equal success when I mixed it with her chow.     

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