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I don’t know about were you live but, the weather in Ohio has finally started to feel more like Spring. Alright, well maybe not the nights when it was in the 30’s but, the days have been much more comfortable. It is that time to start getting the 2 legged and 4 legged kids out to the parks and get them moving.
One of the ways that you can help add to getting out horizontal kids a little healthier, is to join in on the Purina One 28 Day Challenge. I would like to introduce you to Lola. She is a 4 month old Pit Bull. If you have been following my blog for awhile, you will know that I am a supporter of the breed. Lola is a Purina dog already but, she is switching over to the Purina One for this challenge. I am very excited to get her started! Since Lola is a newcomer to our planet, it’s important that the right food is picked for her. She is energetic, loving, and definitely has her own brilliant personality going. She is smart as a whip too! Lola already knows all of her commands and is house broken.
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Got an adorable pet who’d love a brand new bed, courtesy of Serta? To celebrate Pet Wellness Month, Serta will be giving away a Memory Foam Couch Bolster Pet Bed or a Pillow Top Poly FIll Pet Bed to one lucky pet each week in October. To enter, participants must visit the Serta Facebook page and submit a photo of their pet matching the week’s theme:
• Week 1 – Sweetest Sleeping Pet
• Week 2 – Playful Pet
• Week 3 – Mischevious Pet
• Week 4 – Pet in Halloween Costume
There will be four (4) rounds total, one (1) round per week. Limit one entry per person, per round. Contest
Disclosure: I was not compensated in any form or asked to share this information.
When I was 18 years old, my then boyfriends Golden Retriever decided to have some fun with the neighbors dog, who was a terrier mix, and ended up pregnant. I saw her have the litter and instantly fell in love. I brought home one of the puppies and begged my Dad to let me keep her. He was very hesitant at first but of course, being Daddy’s little girl, I won.
My baby girl didn’t have a name for almost a month. I had no idea what to call her. I wanted something that fit her personality and it took me that long to figure it out. To understand this story, I have to include the fact that I wear contact lenses. To me, it is humorous now but at the time I just sat there and cried.
I don’t believe in leashing my dogs. I never have in my life and I never will. I always trained them to stay by my side. Leashes were only ever used when absolutely necessary, such as walks in the park where they were required per the rules of the park.
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If you are the Mom or Dad of a 4 legged child, listen up! It is almost the scariest night of the year and we want to make sure all of our babies are kept safe! The ASPCA recommends using your common sense and taking these precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1.(Yes, I realize some people are severely lacking in common sense, especially when it comes to their family members who walk on all fours!)
1. No tricks, no treats: Please remember that the candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms, especially dark or baking chocolate, can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candy contains the artificial sweetener xylitol which can also cause severe problems. If you suspect your pet has ingested something, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.
2. Some of the most popular Halloween plants, such as pumpkins and harvest corn, are considered to be relatively nontoxic, however they can produce an upset tummy in pets who nibble on them.
3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.
4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.
5. While i am completely against clothes on pets, I think Halloween can be a small exception. Dressing them up can be fun but consider how they feel about it. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it. For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.
6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or dangerous to them. It should not constrict the animal’s movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also,please be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go ll natural, wear a festive bandana or try a Halloween collar and leash instead!
7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.
8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.
9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside.
10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you
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