Six Signs That Your Cat Is Sick

If you are the proud owner of a feline friend, or are planning to be, then it is a great thing to be. You get an extra part of the family and a friend for life. Cats can be pretty laid-back as far as a pet goes, and they certainly aren’t as high maintenance as a dog that requires a couple of walks a day. Letting them do their own thing, but making time for grooming, play, and bonding time is important. But the only problem with having a pet that is pretty laid-back, is that you might not spot when they are actually unwell. Some sicknesses can make them just want to stay indoors and sleep. And if this is something that your cat normally does a lot, it can be tricky to know if they are ill or not.

If sickness isn’t detected, then it can be pretty detrimental to your pet cat. So knowing the signs and symptoms to look out for, to detect some common illnesses with cats can be a really good idea. Then you can intervene to sort out the illness before it is too late. Whether you’re a new cat owner or not, knowing what to be looking for is really helpful. So here are some signs that your cat could be sick, and what you could do about it.

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Soup Bones for the Dogs and the Joys of a 40 lb bag of litter delivered to my door ~ #ChewyInfluencer

I received these item free of charge from Chewy.com in exchange for my honest review.  Nonetheless, all opinions expressed are my own.

Around the holidays we noticed that some of our friends were Chewy.com influencers!!  Chloe and Zoey, Botsi, Dusty and Max were feeling just a bit left out, but somehow all six of us must have missed the memo, so I did what any good mom would do, and I found out how to become a Chewy Influencer!!  Every month we will get to choose two great products to try.  With five pets in the house, we’re an ideal family to do this!!

I make a lot of soup this time of year, and the cats and dogs are always intrigued by the smell and the ingredients!! [Read more…]

3 Signs That Your Purr-fect Pal Loves To Annoy You

The independent nature of our feline friends can make them the ideal pets for people who work long hours or don’t have the time to dedicate to their canine counterparts. Cats are graceful, elegant and a little bit aloof. It is this attitude that endears them to their human owners. One moment they’ll be enjoying the chin rubs that you’re providing and the next they are turning their nose up at you in disgust and strolling away. Cats know what they want and when they want it. They are stubborn and willful. However, they can also be devious and seemingly conscious of when their actions frustrate the bejesus out of you. Take a look at these typical feline traits and see if your moggy goes out of his way to annoy you.

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Scratching

While you may find yourself lucky and not the proud owner of a cat that scratches every piece of furniture you own, you may have a feline, like the one seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9fX-EA3_JM, who tends to scratch at closed doors. If you put up a barrier between yourself and your cat, you may think that your moggy mate cannot bear to be parted from you and decides to scratch like a beast at the door. Sadly, you’d be wrong. Your cat couldn’t care less that you’re the other side of the door, they simply don’t want to be missing out on any of the action. They like things on their terms and want to be in control of their territory. The moment you reopen the door, you may reach down to give your four-legged friend a stroke, only to receive a hiss in response. [Read more…]

Keeping Your Cat Healthy Made Easy

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Did you know that there are approximately 95 million cats being kept as pets in the United States right now, with many families owning more than one kitty? It seems that we are truly a nation of cat lovers, and if you’re one of us, you’re sure to want to keep your precious pussycat as happy and healthy as it’s possible for he or she to be. Well, here are the basic things you need to do to make that happen:

Brush Your Cat Daily

Taking the time to sit down and brush your cat every day is not only a great way to bond with your kitten, but it will also help to reduce the number of hairballs that are developed in his digestive tract, and which can make him ill. [Read more…]

Frosty Paws: Winter Care Tips For Your Dog

Winter is the harshest season for pets who usually love the great outdoors. Dogs that love to run around outside often find themselves confined to the sofa when the snow falls. It’s not because we make them stay indoors, but they often choose to stay in the warmth and away from the chill of the ice on their paws. Some dogs just don’t care whether it’s snowing outside or not, they want to run around and snap at the snowflakes and bump into the snowy trees. Either way, as a dog owner you have to be prepared for the harsh weather and how your dog handles it. Protecting your pooch is the top priority when those chilly winds start to blow.

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YOUR PUP WILL GO WILD FOR BARK BOX SUBSCRIPTION BOXES!!

DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Nonetheless, all opinions expressed are my own!!

Chloe and Zoey get SOOoo excited any time I return home, and because I am home with them pretty much all the time they’re very attached to me!!  They love me unconditionally, and now that my girls are all grown up I enjoy babying and spoiling my puppies!!  They love to get mail, and think that every package that comes to the door should be for them!!  Bark Box is a great way to do that!! 

What is a Bark Box you ask??   Well, Bark Box is a monthly subscription service for dogs!!    It’s super easy to sign up.  Simply select whether you have a small, medium or large dog, and which subscription plan you would like, and then each month Bark Box sends a themed box filled with treats, chews and toys directly to your home!!   All of Bark Box’s treats are made in the USA & Canada, and are wheat, corn, soy, and filler-free. They do not contain any artificial flavors,  artificial preservatives or weird ingredients so you can confidently give them to your pup!!  Their toys are good quality, strong and durable! [Read more…]

Say Goodbye to Annoying Squeakers with Hear Doggy Ultrasonic Toys ~ Your Pup Can Hear the Squeaker but you Can’t!!

DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Nonetheless, all opinions expressed are my own!!

Chloe and Zoey absolutely love squeaky toys!!  Me ~  not so much!!  Especially at 3 AM or even 3 PM when I am trying to work!!  

Hear Doggy toys by Quaker Pet Group are quiet squeaky toys that we can all agree on!!   Hear Doggy toys are ultrasonic toys that use a silent squeaker that only your dog can hear!!  How cool is that?  Dogs can hear sounds at a higher frequency (0 to 45 KHz) than humans (0 to 20 KHz).  Tuned to an ultrasonic range in the 24-28 KHz frequency, each Hear Doggy! squeaker is out of human hearing range, but still fun for your favorite pup!!   Hear Doggy toys still give your dog the same enjoyment as traditional squeaky toys, and they’re great for all size dogs!! [Read more…]

THE SPIN-A-BONE BY BULLIBONE IS LIKE A FIDGET SPINNER FOR DOGS!!

DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

My pups love to chew!!  They also love to play!!

The SPIN-A-BONE  by BulliBone has provided my little girls COUNTLESS hours of fun!!  This interactive toy spins like a top, is sturdy and durable and long-lasting, and helps clean your dogs teeth as they play with and gnaw on it!!  [Read more…]

PORTLAND PET FOOD COMPANY’S ALL NATURAL GINGERBREAD BISCUITS ARE A FUN AND FESTIVE HOLIDAY TREAT FOR YOUR FAVORITE DOG!

DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Studies show that 95% of Americans admit to buying Christmas gifts for their pets!!  I do!!  They’re a part of the family, and deserve a special holiday treat in return for the unconditional love they give us all year round!!  I also buy little holiday gifts (and birthday presents) for my grandkitty and my nephcat!

Portland Pet Food Company’s Gingerbread Biscuit All Natural Hand Crafted Dog Treats are a fun and festive holiday dog treat!!  They’re a perfect gift for your dog.  They have a super cute gingerbread shape, and they’re made in the USA!!  Now when you sit down to have your milk and cookies at night, man’s best friend can join you with their very own holiday gingerbread cookies!! [Read more…]

5 Natural Dog Treats Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

It is not unusual for dog owners to be concerned about the food and treats available commercially for dogs. Many companies use a lot of chemicals and things to create dog food and this worries a lot of owners. Many have decided to start making their own food and treats. Here are some great ideas to use when making your own dog treats at home.

Before making any food for your dog, make sure to do research to find out what foods you can feed them. There are some very common human foods that you absolutely cannot feed to dogs. Some such foods include chocolate, macadamia nuts, avocado, grapes and raisins, garlic, among several others.

  1. Apple Cinnamon Dog Cookies

One recipe you could try for your pups is apple cinnamon dog cookies. For this recipe you would need water, barley flour, cinnamon, and apple puree. You mix it up into a dough and then roll it out like you would traditional sugar cookies. Use a cookie cutter of your choice, maybe a bone or a mouse, and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake them for 25 minutes, let them cool, and you’ll have a fun, delicious treat.

  1. Honey-Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies

For this recipe you need water, plain applesauce, an egg, brown rice flour, rolled oats, creamy peanut butter and honey. Mix all the ingredients together and then pinch off small pieces and roll them into a ball. Place them on a cookie sheet and flatten them slightly. This will make sure they don’t spread too much when baking. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool before giving one to your dog. [Read more…]