National Insurance Awareness Day: The Importance of Pet Insurance

This post was written by Pet Lifestyle Expert, Kerry Sutherland

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There’s something to celebrate everyday, right? Well, today is no different! Bet you didn’t know it’s National Insurance Awareness Day!! Why does this matter? Well, National Insurance Awareness Day exists to remind us all that things go wrong, and that generally, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan. And, while we take the time and make the investment to insure our homes, our cars and even our art or jewelry in some cases, did you know that only .75% of dogs and cats in the US are insured? How can this be when we all consider our pets as part of our family?
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Zuke’s Kicks Off the 2015 #FueltheCure Fight Against Canine Cancer

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Zuke’s Challenges Dog Lovers to Lead the Pack
in the Fight Against Canine Cancer with #FuelTheCure
Annual “Fuel the Love – Fuel the Cure” Campaign Supports
the Dog and Cat Cancer Fund

Zuke’s is excited to announce the launch of their annual social media campaign “Fuel the Love – Fuel the Cure” starting on May 1 through June 30, 2015.
Proving that a picture can be worth more than just a thousand words, the campaign turns pictures into money – money that will support The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (DCCFund), a non-profit organization dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing canine and feline cancer. Six million dogs and a similar number of cats are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. The funds raised from the “Fuel the Love – Fuel the Cure” campaign will be used to provide much-needed financial assistance to pet parents whose dogs and cats are suffering from cancer. Continue reading

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

Dogswell Live Free® Holistic Dog Food Review & Giveaway

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Live Long. Live Happy. LiveFree. With Dogswell®

A HOLISTIC LINE OF ultra low glycemic, grain & potato free FOOD FOR DOGS

When it comes to nutrition, it makes no difference if you have two legs or four. In order to live life to the fullest, a body needs good, healthy fuel;  not junk.

We are a household of health-conscious eaters and that transcends to our pets, as well.  So, we were thrilled when the folks at Dogswell® offered us the opportunity to sample their LiveFree® ultra low glycemic dog food.  What sets Dogswell LiveFree® Dog Food apart from others?  It’s packed with a boatload of premium  protein with zip, zilch, zero grain and potato fillers. The ultra low glycemic natural formula is made from responsibly-raised ingredients with the #1 ingredient being protein.

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Montgomery Family’s Dog Recovering After Eating Jerky Treats Tainted With Deet & Amantadine

A local dog became ill after eating the infamous jerky treats we have all read about. We are so happy Buddy is on the road to recovery.  Tests revealed that the treats Buddy ingested included the chemical Deet (active ingredient in many insect repellents) and Amantadine (used as an antiviral drug used to treat Avian Influenza).
Here is Buddy’s story:

WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

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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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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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Remember, if it is too cold for you, it is too cold for your pet

bayliescarfBaby it’s cold outside and cold weather can be hard on pets, just like it can be hard on people. Sometimes owners forget that their pets are just as accustomed to the warm shelter of the indoors as they are. Dogs and cats can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia when left in the extreme cold for a prolonged period.  Some owners will leave their animals outside for extended periods of time thinking that all animals are adapted to live outdoors. This can put their pets in danger of serious illness. There are things you can do to keep your animal warm and safe.
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  • Take your animals for a winter check-up before winter kicks in. Your veterinarian can check to make sure they don’t have any medical problems that will make them more vulnerable to the cold.
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Bailey Chair – Changing a Dog’s Life

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.

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Giveaway and Review – VetIQ Minties and Hip & Joint Chews

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VetIQ.com  provides vet recommended products to support your pet’s health at savings to you. VetIQ offers a number of different products to keep your pet healthy, active and happy. Products offered include vet recommended flea and tick control, pet prescription medications and health and wellness supplements.

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