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.
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.
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.
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—-
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.
Our friends at Pet360 shared with us this cute infographic with the goal of raising awareness of pet foster programs and to encourage pet lovers to consider fostering shelter pets. As you know, my Baylie Dog was a rescue but not in the normal sense of the term. Baylie was a rescue that I had all intentions of finding a forever home after she came into my life the day she was found on the side of the road. I don’t call her a “foster flop” but rather a foster miracle. I decided to cease my search for that special family to give her a home because she was home! Who was I kidding, I had fallen in love with this cute little four-pound ball of fur.
Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March and is named after Saint Patrick; the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. It’s a day Christians attend church services and the Lenten restrictions of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter are lifted for the day.
My mom is Irish, but then again, isn’t everyone on St. Patrick’s Day; the day everyone and everything takes on somewhat of a green hue. In my town, even the court square fountain water is dyed green. So I knew it was inevitable; true to tradition, mom would most surely come up with something green for me to wear today.
Chase With Ella
Baylie here. It was a beautiful day today with temperatures in the low 70’s; perfect day for some quality time with my human at the dog park. My human thinks that it’s all about me when it comes to dog parks, but I’ll let you in on a little secret. She needs the exercise as much as I.
We Have a Winner!
Congratulations Stacy M! You are the winner of the Kumfy Koatz harness by Kumfy Tailz from the after show of #SuperDogSunday by Event Barkers! You have an email waiting from me! Thanks to all who entered and for being my friend! xoxox Baylie
Living in the deep South, it is not unusual for temps to reach triple digits during the Summer months and dip well below freezing in Winter.
Baylie, being a long-haired dog, can overheat very quickly when out on our walks during the hot Summer months. After searching for a way to keep her cool, I discovered a cooling harness by Kumfy Tailz called Kumfy Koatz that works double duty; cool in the Summer and toasty in the Winter.
Kumfy Koatz is the first thermal harness and coat designed to use proven gel pack technology. Each product includes a Kumfy Pax gel pack, which can be heated and frozen. The outside layer of fabric on the Kumfy Koatz warming and cooling harnesses has recently been changed to a mesh fabric, available in numerous colors. Other than the fabric change, the product remains the same. The Kumfy Pax pouch slides easily into its pocket in the chest of the harness to help your dog’s inner core organs warm or cool as needed. Your dog can now spend more time outdoors in Winter cold or Summer heat. To learn more, follow the Kumfy Tailz Facebook page, follow on Twitter, or visit their website to see the new fabrics. Kumfy Tailz are available in a variety sizes and colors online at www.KumfyTailz.com.
Until a few weeks ago, it had never occurred to me that I may have the option of getting my pet’s meds filled at a human pharmacy. That is, until I saw a news story on one of the national news channels warning of the consequences of doing so. I thought everyone did as I have done in the past with my pet’s prescriptions; walked out the door of my veterinarian’s office with meds in hand or as some pet owners prefer to do; order their pet meds online. Why would one choose to have pet meds filled at a human pharmacy, you ask? Cost. Some say you can get them at a human pharmacy for a price much more reasonable than what the vet will charge. I’m not convinced of that theory.