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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K-10+® Supplements For Dogs Review & #Giveaway

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Rethink Your Dog’s Water

As is the case with many large breed working-class dogs, Baylie has a propensity for joint problems. Even as a pup, she began experiencing mild knee problems and was prescribed a joint supplement by her vet.  It was  in pill form and Baylie wanted no part of them.  She caught on right away to my feeble attempt at hide-the-medicine-in something-yummy trick.  She would look at me as if to say, “come on, are you kidding me, this is the best you  ‘GOT’ ?”

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month.  Is your pet heartworm free? Dogs are considered the definitive host for heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis). However, heartworms may infect more than 30 species of animals    (e.g., coyotes, foxes, wolves and other wild canids, domestic cats and wild felids, ferrets,  sea lions, etc.) Feline heartworms are more deadly and difficult to treat.

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CanineTail Docking – A Dog’s Perspective

Baylie Dog here. It is a sensitive subject but there comes a time in a young pup’s life that it has to be discussed.

In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t have much of a tail.    The verdict is still out as to whether it was docked, intentionally, or if it has something to do with genetics.  Bobbed tail is not a trait  usually associated with       my breed;  Great Pyrenees/Border Collie mix.   It’s difficult to know because I was rescued and my humans didn’t meet my canine mom and dad.  Nevertheless, I don’t miss it.  Mom says she doesn’t either.  It’s just less of me to get dirty! However, she hopes that it wasn’t intentional because she is not a fan of cosmetic tail docking and neither am I.

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