Just as we promised, it’s time! Zuke’s #FueltheLove blog hop, hosted by Event Barkers, is on! What is a blog hop, you ask? For the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing Baylie Dog and over 30 other bloggers come together to sponsor some pretty awesome giveaways. We will share news about Zuke’s Performance Pet Nutrition; their Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (DCCFund), eco-friendly practices from the air we breathe to the packaging of their products, and much more! For Zuke’s, sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint while promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle for your pet are second nature.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 4, 2013 – Bailey’s Choice LLC. in Waleska, GA is recalling its 5 oz. packages of chicken treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Sadly, cancer is one of the leading causes of death in dogs and cats. The National Canine Cancer Foundation has set aside the entire month of November to educate pet parents about the causes, effects, and treatments of this terrible disease.
by Malia Ragan
Before Baylie came onto the scene, my house was decorated in the style in which I prefer. It wasn’t long before I noticed the differences in our taste of decor. I like everything neat and tidy. Baylie likes that lived-in look.
Baylie is fast becoming a decorating mogul in the canine arena. Dogs and cats in the neighborhood copy her style. Baylie prefers the outdoorsy, rustic look. She likes the feeling of bringing the outdoors in, literally; cabin cottage, shabby chic all rolled into one. I recognized her unusual talent in interior design as a wee little pup. It is truly a gift since dogs are colorblind and are thought to see only in shades of gray.
No, this is not a chair named after my Baylie; but with a different variation of spelling. It is a specially built doggie high chair of sorts first invented for a dog named Bailey. Bailey was born with Congenital Megaesophagus and went on to live a long and happy life with the aid of his chair. The chair is a life-changing invention created especially for dogs who suffer with Canine Megaesophagus; a condition that is difficult to diagnose and with few medical options. The condition has been reported in humans, dogs, cats, ferrets and other animals.
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.
Calling All Cats Bundle
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.
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.
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.
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.