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Friday, July 3, 2020

Dogs Don’t Necessarily Enjoy Fireworks Like We Do!





The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you and your family, friends, and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything BUT celebratory.

Many pet parents assume that if their pet is not afraid of thunder or other loud noises, they will not be bothered by fireworks. This is not necessarily true. Even pets who normally are not bothered by thunder and other loud noises are often frightened and panicked by the cumulative effects of the fireworks, the excited voices outside, and being left alone inside the house.

If pets are left outside and unattended, the noise and raucous often drives them to run away. In fact, the July 4th holiday is a very busy time for animal shelters across the U.S. They report taking in a higher number dogs that run off during firework festivities. In addition, many police stations log higher volumes of stray dog calls and barking complaints on July 4th compared to any other day of the year.

By planning ahead and taking some common sense precautions, you can help ensure your pet is happy and safe this Fourth of July.

Do not take your pet to fireworks displays.

Do not leave your pet alone in the car. With only hot air to breathe inside a car, your pet can suffer serious health effects even death in a few short minutes. Partially opened windows do not provide sufficient air, but they do provide an opportunity for your pet to be stolen. See our previous post: Leaving Pets In Parked Car Can Be A Deadly Mistake. However, if your pet is most comfortable in the car, some pet parents find that driving around with their pet in the car helps to calm their pet.

Keep your pets in your home in a comfortable and quiet area with the shades drawn. If your pet is crate trained, then their crate is a great choice. Some animals can become destructive when frightened, so be sure that you've removed any items that your pet could destroy or that would be harmful to your pet if chewed. Leave a television or radio playing at normal volume to keep your pet company while you're attending Fourth of July picnics, parades, and other celebrations. 

If you know that your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises like thunder, consult with your veterinarian before July 4th for ways to help alleviate the fear and anxiety he or she will experience during fireworks displays. 

If your pet seeks comfort in a bath tub, under a bed or other small space...let them. Do not try to lure them out. If the space is safe and it makes them feel more secure, let them be. 

Never leave pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard or on a chain. In their fear, pets who normally wouldn't leave the yard may escape and become lost, or become entangled in their chain, risking injury or death.

Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags so that if they do become lost, they can be returned promptly. Animals found running at-large should be taken to the local animal shelter, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners. 

Here's to you and your pet having a happy and safe Independence Day! 
~courtesy of TripswithPets.com~
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rest in Peace: My Chloe Girl

12-21-2018

My Beautiful Chloe

I  have started to write this post many, many times.  I am still too fragile to go in to much detail really.  I didn't think it was possible to cry this many tears.  I feel like a part of me went with her.  Thank God I have Juliet and Romey.  I would not have been able to deal with this without them.

Chloe was my very first Bichon Frise.  I fell in love with her the very moment I saw her at ten weeks of age.  She was with me night and day for almost fifteen years.  She followed me wherever I went.  We literally did everything together.  And I do mean everything.  What a special bond we had.  I cannot put in to words how I felt as I said my final goodbye.  

She suffered a seizure here at home.  Rushed to the vet and they said to watch her.  She came out of that one after a little while.  That evening she had another one.  It took her longer to come out of it.  None of us slept that night.  Early in the morning she had her third seizure and I knew.   At this point, she could not see or hear.  She was confused and frightened.

I knew it was her time.

I will treasure each and every single second that we shared.

Had a conversation with Juliet and Romey...and let them say goodbye.

Chloe will always live on in our hearts ... My One and Only Chloe Girl.

Forever and ever.


There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of all its beautiful colors.
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.


When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. 

There is always food and water and warm spring weather. 
The old and frail animals are young again. 
Those who were sick, hurt or in pain are made whole again. 
There is only one thing missing, 
they are not with their special person who loved them so much on earth. 
So each day they run and play until the day comes 
when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! 
The nose twitches! The ears are up! 
The eyes are staring and this one runs from the group! 
You have been seen and when you and your special friend meet, 
you take him in your arms and hug him. 
He licks and kisses your face again and again - 
and you look once more into the eyes of your best friend and trusting 
pet. 

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together never again to be apart.
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Holiday Kisses with Chewy.com!



How would you like to enjoy super sweet kisses from your furry friends this holiday season??  Check out Merrick Fresh Kisses Holiday Mint Dental Treats over on Chewy.com.




These dental treats are uniquely shaped like tiny little toothbrushes!  How cute is that??  Let your pup in on the holiday fun greeting family and friends with fresh smelling kisses that will win them some points!  A very special blend of peppermint, coconut, lemongrass and rosemary helps keep breath fresh and the cute little brush design helps control tartar and plaque.

These tasty chews are designed to be easily digestible with natural peas, gelatin, and tapioca.  The very BEST part is that these dental treats are made right here in the USA with no potatoes, grains, corn or soy...plus NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.



Your dogs will be all ready for the holidays too!

Head on over to the Chewy.com site and pick up some Merrick Fresh Kisses Holiday Mint Dental Dog Treats!

Let's show Chewy some love on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Here's to a super sweet Holiday Season!!



~As an Influencer for Chewy.com, I was provided with samples for my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  This post is written in my own words and Chewy.com is not responsible for the content.~

Thursday, November 29, 2018

#Chewy Delivers: Zignature Salmon



For our Chewy.com Review this month, we are reviewing the Zignature Salmon Limited Ingredient Grain Free Canned Dog Food.





Chloe, Juliet, and Romey just love this tasty food!!  It smells so good, I just might join them for dinner! 


The ingredients are:  Salmon, Fish Broth, Salmon Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Agar Agar, Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, and Folic Acid.

Zignature Salmon Formula for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

Not only am I thrilled to feed my dogs Zignature, I have noticed a real change in Romey's itching issues!  Zignature is truly a very good quality food!  We all highly recommend this brand.  So hop on over to the Chewy.com site and check out what all the other customers are saying about this fabulous brand!  Zignature offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if you or your pet is unhappy with the food for ANY reason at all, just return it along with your receipt for a full exchange or refund.

You can purchase Zignature dog food in all flavors right on the Chewy.com site.  Please follow along with Chewy.com on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!



~As an Influencer for Chewy.com, I was provided with samples for my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  This post is written in my own words and Chewy.com is not responsible for the content.~

Sunday, October 28, 2018

#Chewy Delivery! Taste of the Wild!!



OK guys! I think y'all know that we are Chewy Influencers so we wanted to share with you this FABULOUS new food we got to try!!  It is called Taste of the Wild and it is HIGHLY recommended by us!!

We would like to specify that the one we tried was the Wild Pacific Stream...for a Grain Free Diet.

We headed on over to the website, Chewy.com, for the full scoop!  Here's some of the Key Benefits:

~ Made with real salmon as the first ingredient along with other protein-rich ingredients including ocean fish, in a savory stew for lean nutrition and to help support strong muscles. 

~ Natural recipe with added vitamins and powerful antioxidants from real fruits and vegetables support overall health, while omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids support healthy skin and coat.

~Made with ingredients from trusted and sustainable sources with no grain, corn, wheat, filler, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives makes this recipe perfect for sensitive pups.

~ Nutrient-rich and highly digestible recipe made with probiotic fiber and nutrients from sweet potatoes, blueberries and raspberries.

~ Made in the USA by a family owned and run company with the most scientifically advanced food safety protocols because your pal deserves nothing but the best.



See how big those chunks are??  They sure are TASTY!!  We even eat stuff that is good for us and we don't even know...it tastes THAT good!!

We are going to list out the ingredients because we know that some dogs have allergies and must be very careful what they eat.

Ingredients: 
 
Salmon, Fish Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Turkey, Turkey Liver, Dried Egg Product, Potato Starch, Pea Flour, Potatoes, Peas, Guar Gum, Salt, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Raspberries, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.


Can you see how much Miss Chloe is enjoying her tasty food??  Definitely going to keep some of this food around...it is FABULOUS!! 


**Chewy provided us with a sample in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are our own.**
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Celebrating Fall with Chewy!




~As an Influencer for Chewy.com, I was provided with samples for my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  This post is written in my own words and Chewy.com is not responsible for the content.~




Let's celebrate Fall with Chewy!!

You all know how much Chloe, Juliet, and Romey LOVE their Greenies!!  It is one of their most favorite treats!  Isn't it awesome we can pick and choose different flavors to go with the seasons??

Give your pup the mouth-watering treats that boost dental health with the Greenies Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Dog Treats. Vet recommended for dog dental care, these treats have a unique texture that fights plaque and tartar to keep teeth clean and maintain healthy gums, which means more smoochable moments with your fresh-breath pup. Easy to digest and made with natural ingredients including delicious real pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor, your furry friend will love them as an everyday treat. 

Did you know...Greenies are accepted by the Veterinary Oral Health Council AND proudly made in Kansas City since 1996.

We love it when Chewy makes a delivery at our house!

The fluffs ALWAYS know it is for them!!!!


Friday, August 31, 2018

#Chewy Delivers with Grain Free #Greenies!!


~As an Influencer for Chewy.com, I was provided with samples for my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  This post is written in my own words and Chewy.com is not responsible for the content.~

GRAIN FREE Greenies!!



You all know how much Chloe, Juliet, and Romey LOVE their Greenies!!  It is one of their most favorite treats!  I thought they would like to try the Grain Free Variety!

Guess What??

They LOVED them!! 





Complete oral care is important for your dog’s total body health and can add years to their lifespan. Greenies Grain-Free Canine Dental Chews are proven to clean dogs’ teeth by fighting both plaque and tartar buildup, freshening breath, and maintaining healthier teeth and gums. Their new Grain-Free Chews are formulated with chickpeas and potato for a more natural diet, making these low-fat dental chews perfect for daily treating.



We love it when Chewy makes a delivery at our house!

The fluffs ALWAYS know it is for them!!!!

All Twelve Paws Up for Grain Free Greenies!!