It’s National Dog Day- August 26!

It’s here, it’s here!  Yes, it’s National Dog Day.  If you’re wondering about its origin, well, it has been around since 2004.  National Dog Day was created by animal advocate Colleen Paige and has been designated to bring attention to all dogs whether in need or not. Their motto is “Saving 10,000 Dogs – One Day at a Time”. President George W. Bush, a dog owner himself, sent a letter to the foundation in support of National Dog Day.

Paige wanted to give dogs a day to “show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other – for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure – and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life”.

Celebrate by spending time with your special buddy!

Pet on Board – Tips for Safe Travel With Your Pet

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With pet-friendly hotels and restaurants becoming more commonplace, people are taking their pets along to enjoy the fun when they travel.  Once you’ve decided to take your pet along for a car ride; think safety, first.
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FetchFuel™ Review & Giveaway

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As responsible pet parents, we understand that a complete and balanced diet is critical to our dog’s vitality and longevity. In many cases, dog food may fall short on providing the necessary nutrients for dogs to thrive, leading pet parents to turn to supplements for their dogs. However, the expensive pills, powders and fattening treats can be hard and stressful to deliver. Now, there is a solution with FetchFuel™.   FetchFuel™ gives dogs the highest quality nutrition and delivers it in a convenient and delicious way.

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Kurgo Car Seat Covers Giveaway

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For all the talk of walking in a Winter wonderland, we all know that Winter also means mud, icy paws, and snow-dusted fur. When your dog gets back in the nice, warm car, the result is a wet mess.
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Zuke’s G-Zees Cat Treat Giveaway

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In the spirit of the holidays,  and in remembrance of Smoki, we have a new giveaway for all of our cat friends!  We already know how much our Baylie loves her Zuke’s, but we found out that Smoki was just as much a fan of her Zuke’s G-Zees Cat Treats.

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Kurgo Harness Giveaway

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Welcome to another great group Kurgo giveaway—with a fun photo twist! We’re joining some super blogs to help prepare one lucky dog for holiday travel with a giveaway of a Kurgo dog harness.

Since Baylie’s knee surgery three weeks ago, we have been commuting to the vet two to three times a week for hydrotherapy.  A good harness is essential not only to keep her safe while riding in the SUV,  but also to keep a tight rein on her around other dogs at the clinic.  

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Greeting an Unfamiliar Dog – Teaching Kids Dog Etiquette

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Baylie Giving the Green Light to be Petted

It’s typical behavior for dog-lovers to walk up to a dog we have never met to give him a pat on the head. However, this type behavior can invoke fear and provoke the flight or fight mechanism in a dog.   It’s also typical behavior for children to be drawn to an unfamiliar dog. They want to pet every pup they see as if it were a fluffy teddy bear.

Even thought Baylie has never shown any signs of aggression towards children or adults,  I keep a watchful eye,  nonetheless.  She’s a large-breed dog and even playfully jumping on someone can cause injury.  With so many dog bites in the news of late, we all have to be on our guard.    Even if you have the friendliest dog on the planet, a dangerous situation can develop in mere seconds. Although they mean no harm, children can do a number of things to trigger aggression in dogs.

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Memorial Day – A Time To Give Thanks

Thank you to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!

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pawTree® Treats Review and Giveaway

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We always are excited to pass along new products to our readers; especially, good, wholesome, dog treats.  Our new find is from pawTree®. The CEO of pawTree® pulled together a top team of veterinarians and a Ph.D. in animal science and pet nutrition to help pet parents answer the age old question, “What should I feed my pet?” The result is what makes pawTree® stand apart from the rest. Continue reading