The reasons you will love a shelter cat

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Harley was adopted from a cat shelter

I know, you were probably expecting to see Daisy. But June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and since I myself was adopted from a cat shelter I am the expert on this topic! Read More »

[New Product] Flea5X Plus – Great protection at a great price

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Find Flea5x Plus generic to Frontline Plus at 1800PetMeds

As pet parents, we take on many responsibilities when we open our hearts and our homes to a loving pet in need of a family. While love and affection are delightfully free, the cost of keeping your pet healthy and protected from fleas, ticks and other parasites continues to grow. We always want to give our pets the very best, but it can be tough financially. Finding ways to save on the necessities without sacrificing quality means you can do more for your pet for less. Savings becomes especially important when you have more than one pet to care for!

Save money with products that are comparable to top brands

Using “generic” products is a great way to provide your pet with the same quality ingredients as top name brands without the high price. When you’re shopping for less expensive alternatives to pricey brands, first look for those that say something like “Same active ingredients as (name brand)” or “Compare to (name brand)”.

Next, compare the ingredients on the generic product to those of the name brand product. If the ingredients and their amounts match up, you may have found a great, money-saving alternative to that pricier brand. However, there are other factors you may want to consider, such as:

  • Is the maker of the less expensive brand trust-worthy?
  • Are there reviews of the product available online?
  • Does the maker of the product have a good reputation?
  • Will you have the opportunity to return the item for a refund if you aren’t happy with it?

Flea5X Plus as a money-saving alternative to Frontline Plus

1-800-PetMeds Flea5X PlusFor example, a great new way to save on high-quality flea and tick protection for cats and dogs is with 1-800-PetMeds Flea5X Plus. This convenient topical flea and tick preventative contains the same ingredients as the very popular Frontline Plus, at just a fraction of the price.

You can save up to $50 by using Flea5X Plus instead of Frontline Plus, and be confident that you are providing your pet with the same effective protection against fleas, ticks, and chewing lice. Flea5X Plus for Dogs also kills the mites that cause sarcoptic mange in dogs. And when you buy Flea5X Plus, you can rest easy knowing you’re getting a product that is guaranteed 100%…or your money back.

Providing the best of care for your pet can be done at an affordable price with a little research and the help of affordable alternatives like Flea5X Plus.

Buy Flea5X Plus at 1800PetMeds

Try Flea5X Plus FREE!

We’re giving away 10 boxes of Flea5X Plus to 10 readers (one box each) who are interested in reviewing the product for us! For an opportunity to be a reviewer and receive the free product, leave a comment below telling us:

  • What type of pet you have (dog or cat)
  • Your pet’s weight
  • Why you are interested in reviewing Flea5X Plus

The winners will be chosen on 06/11/2015. Good luck!

How you can make this your pet’s best summer

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Keep your pet happy and healthy through the hot summer months

Summertime in Florida is brutal at times and summer weather has already arrived here well in advance of the summer solstice. The heat is unbearable and just when it starts cooling down in the evening, mosquitoes show up and start biting. A good part of my day seems to be spent putting protective chemicals on my skin for one reason or another. Although I don’t particularly like heat that makes you feel as though your skin is melting off your body, I still prefer it to shoveling snow or having to bundle up in puffy layers just to get out of the house. Truthfully, the bottom line for me is this: when I’m feeling happy and relaxed I can tolerate heat, cold, wet, dry, or pretty much anything that comes my way. When I’m not feeling so great, even the smallest irritation can translate to something huge in my mind.

Happiness is an “inside job” and one of the best ways for me to remain happy and healthy is to surround myself with happy and positive people, eat right, and get enough sleep. Falling passionately in love with another is probably the absolute best way to keep most anyone smiling regardless of the season, geographical location, or temperature extremes, especially when that love is reciprocated. How do I know this? Let’s just say I recently met someone whom I love very much. Just the thought of her throughout the day immediately lifts the stress off my neck, instills peace to my chest, and fills my heart with love. But how do we help our pets cope with summer health hazards?  Read More »

How to get the most out of Hug Your Cat Day

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Daisy is willing to help out on Hug Your Cat day

Ohai. This is my Mommeh. Why is she so happy? Because I’m helping her get ready for National Hug Your Cat Day on Thursday. Humans seem to enjoy giving and receiving hugs, so it is our duty to indulge them (at least on this one day). To help everyone get the most out of this special day, I have prepared some tips! Read More »

Surprising ways pets are affected by relationship troubles

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Moving can be hard on pets as well

Moving into a new home and a new neighborhood is for most people a very stressful event. My recent move was prompted by a few changes in my family dynamic. No matter how much my wife and I tried, we were not able to make it work. After many discussions and tears, we both agreed it would be best to part ways. Our children are grown up now and are pretty independent, we quickly came to an agreement about splitting our assets, and it seemed that everything was going to be easy and amicable until a monkey wrench was thrown into the negotiations: What do we do with our pets?

We have two dogs and three cats that we both love equally, and now the custody battle was not over our human children but over our pet children. After many days of going back and forth, we were able to make the decision based on the preferences of the pets. Duke and Midnight seemed to follow my wife everywhere she went while Daisy was clearly “my dog.” I could almost see Daisy smiling at me when I would enter the room. So as strange as it sounds, we let the pets pretty much decide who lives with whom. Read More »

Have fun, but remember the meaning of Memorial Day

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Daisy shares thoughts on Memorial Day

I hope you are having a nice Memorial Day today! Most of the time I’m all about having fun, playing with toys, eating snacks and just generally having an all-around Good Time (especially on long weekends). But today is actually a serious and important day, because it’s a day for us to commemorate the brave men and women who died in service to our country. So let us take a moment to pause and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could remain safe and have a nice holiday today.

Daisy would like to hear your Memorial Day plans

As long as you do not forget the true meaning of the day, it is still okay to have a good time watching a parade, having a picnic, or just lounging around the house in your pajamas all day. I am wearing my kerchief on account of I am hoping for some barbecue later today and I don’t want to get any sauce on my fur.

What do you have planned for today?

[Giveaway] Your pet will love these reduced calorie treats

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Daisy tries out Lean Treats

Now that I am getting older, it is harder to keep my girlish figure. And I dearly love my treats! What to do? The solution is simple…  reduced calorie treats! But this will only work if the treats are something delicious I would enjoy inside my tummy. And I am very particular about treats. So today I am going to try out these new Lean Treats and report on my findings. Read More »

[New Product] VeggieDent Dental Chews – a toothbrush in a treat!

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C.E.T. VeggieDent Dental Chews are like a toothbrush in a treat

In recent years, we’ve all become more aware of how dental hygiene impacts the health of pets (and humans) in general. Poor dental health causes plaque, tartar buildup, cavities, bad breath, tooth loss, oral lesions and the list goes on.

Teeth cleaning for pets can be a real challenge. Sometimes teeth brushing can fall to the bottom on a busy pet parent’s to-do list. The fact that many pets may be uncooperative during the teeth cleaning process can make brushing your pet’s teeth a dreaded task.

How to get your pet to participate in the teeth cleaning process

So, how do you reduce the time and effort it takes to keep your pet’s teeth sparkling and gums healthy?

Innovations in pet dental care have greatly eased the pet teeth cleaning process. While brushing is always necessary and vital to overall oral hygiene, there are ways your pet can help clean his or her own teeth and gums without even knowing it!

C.E.T. VeggieDent Dental Chews – A toothbrush in a treat!

VeggieDent dental chews

Offering your pet a daily dental chew, such as C.E.T. VeggieDent Dental Chews for Dogs is a great way to reduce plaque, loosen tartar and freshen breath all at once.

When your dog enjoys a VeggieDent Dental Chew, the mechanical action of the chewing along with the tough, chewy texture of the dental chew work to scrape away plaque and tartar, as well the bacteria that causes bad breath.

The less plaque, tartar and food particles left in your pet’s mouth, the easier brushing teeth becomes!

C.E.T. VeggieDent Dental Chews have a special Z-shape design to help your dog get a good grip for chewing, too.

There’s no replacement for regular teeth brushing, but using dental chews like VeggieDent is a great way to keep dental problems at bay while giving your dog a tasty treat.

Buy VeggieDent Chews at 1800PetMeds

Daisy shows off her Mother’s Day arts & crafts

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Daisy shows off her art supplies

Did you have a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday? I did! Do you know why? Because I made something extra-special for my Mommeh. These are some of my craft supplies. I had to wear these denim coveralls so I wouldn’t get my fur dirty. Wait until you see what I made! I am pretty sure that you will be a little bit impressed with me. Read More »

What you should know about “superbugs” and your pet

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We must all be responsible to help prevent the development of superbugs

Ever stopped taking a medication early? After all, the only one who gets hurt if a medication is not taken exactly as prescribed is the patient themselves, right? The answer to that question is actually an emphatic NO. A decision taken by one person can in fact hurt many. The topic of antibiotic resistance is something that affects every single person living on this planet.

There exists something called “superbugs” which are bacteria that are resistant to all kinds of antibiotics. Over half a century has passed since penicillin was discovered by Doctor Fleming; that one drug, in a variety of different forms, has saved the lives of millions of people. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics, however, has created a staph bacteria known as MRSA which can cause very serious illness and even death in a short period of time. These superbugs are extremely difficult to eradicate and are becoming an epidemic that is infecting the old, the young, the healthy, the sick, people, and animals. These bacteria have to be taken very seriously or we may shortly return to the “dark” age before the invention of antibiotics, a situation that we would not wish on our worst enemy. Read More »