Author Archives: Rebecca Symon

We had the BEST Adoption Experience Thanks to Adopets!

adopts appThe last time we adopted a dog we went directly through the shelter from start to finish. It went well, but Adopets moved things along much faster. It made the process fun, simple and stress-free!

We found many benefits utilizing Adopets. First off, the app is extremely easy to use. It’s free to download and only requires a few simple steps to sign up. Once I created my account, I had access to a variety of animals up for adoption from shelters in my area. Each animal has a description, which includes everything from gender, size, breed, age, as well as a short bio. It was great to have all of this information right at my fingertips (and pretty fun too!) I saved a few pups to my “favorites” folder before I went ahead and made any final decisions. The app is easy to navigate and helped me stay super organized.

Once my family decided on the dog we felt was perfect for us, I went ahead and applied to adopt through the app. We were under review for about 24 hours – but soon enough the shelter reached out to us to set up a day to come in and meet the dog and finalize everything. We really lucked out because the dog we found and applied to on Adopets ended up being “the one!” He’s been living with us for a few months now and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you Adopets for creating such an innovative, fun and simple app that connects people with animals that are seeking their forever home. We have been recommending Adopets to our friends and family and will continue to do so!

Dr. Judy Morgan’s Pet Pads are Super Soft, Eco-Friendly & Help Keep our House Clean!

sustainable pet pads

I try my best to live a sustainable lifestyle but as a pet owner, it’s not always easy to be green. This is especially true when it comes to cleaning up the many “pee pee” messes my older lab often has due to her weakened bladder. I’m always on the lookout for alternatives to using paper products, so I was very pleased when I discovered Dr. Judy Morgan’s line of washable incontinence pads.

Not only are these pads designed with fun and vibrant prints, but they are really soft and comfortable. They are nice and big and my Lab loves to lounge on them. We have her own special space gated off in the kitchen and a few of these pads covering the floor for when we are not home during the day. When she does have an accident, these do the trick in terms of absorbing the urine and minimizing leaks. They are easy to wash and hold up well. I’ve washed them many times now! I feel so much better using these over paper pads and paper towels.

Overall, I’m thrilled with this product and will use it for years to come. It makes me feel good to use something that’s benefiting the planet, all while keeping my home cleaner and my senior pup happy and comfortable!

A Happier & Calmer Dog Thanks to Prana Pets CBD Oil

CBD Oil for Pets

My dog Buster has always been a very timid and anxious animal. Unfortunately, it seems as though his anxiety is getting worse as he ages. I was a bit skeptical trying CBD oil for my dog, but after attempting many other natural remedies with not much improvement, I decided to give it a try. After investigating the Prana Pets brand, I felt very confident that their CBD oil was of the highest quality. I was happy to read it is made in America with natural ingredients. The fact that they have a 100% money back guarantee also gave me some peace of mind that they truly care if pet parents are satisfied with their product.

We have been using the Prana Pets CBD Oil for about 4 months now and what a difference it has made in Buster’s overall behavior and quality of life! Buster’s anxiety was pretty much a daily struggle our family has dealt with since day one. The main triggers would include, company visiting the house, thunderstorms/fireworks, traveling by car, or any sudden change in his daily routine. Truthfully, it felt as though any little thing could set him off. Because his anxiety was happening so frequently, we decided to administer the CBD oil daily.

It took about two weeks to really see a real improvement but now the things that would once make Buster shake and hide suddenly downgraded drastically. He still gets nervous in certain situations, especially the loud noises, but his anxiety level is on a much lower scale, which is amazing! He’s generally happier and calmer on a daily basis too. We also noticed an improvement in his energy levels. Although he has not been diagnosed with arthritis, I do believe he has some inflammation of the joints and since using CBD Oil he seems more comfortable running, jumping and playing. Our family loves this brand and I am now a total advocate for CBD Oil after witnessing such a positive change for our beloved Buster!

Pipolino Helps My Dog to Slow Down and Enjoy his Food!

Dry food dispenser

My Chihuahua, Max, has always been a very fast eater, which has caused many problems for him over the years. He normally regurgitates or vomits shortly after gulping down a meal. This has been a nuisance for me because I’m constantly cleaning up his mess around the house. I’ve also been very concerned that this rapid eating will cause other health problems in the future. Thankfully, the Pipolino dry food dispenser has changed my pup’s eating habits for the better in so many ways!

We have been using Pipolino for several months now and the product has held up very well. It’s durable and is very easy to fill with kibble. The best part is that Max loves using it! He seems genuinely happy “working” for his food. He now gets to enjoy each bite, as oppose to stuffing his face in less than two minutes and then feeling sick afterwards. I love that the Pipolino gives him something to do for an extended period of time. It keeps him busy, entertained and active. It’s fun watching him paw and play with Pipolino and then get rewarded with his kibble.

Another amazing outcome since using Pipolino is that Max lost a few pounds! This was not our intention, but I’m thrilled he’s in better shape physically.  Overall, I would highly recommend this product. There are countless benefits – especially for animals that are overweight or eat too quickly!

 

Dog Med Laser is a Game-Changing Product for Dogs Suffering with Arthritis

Dog Med Laster for your pet's aches and pains

I can’t express enough how thankful I am to have discovered the Dog Med Laser low level laser therapy. My 9-year-old Beagle, Lacey, has been suffering with arthritis for a few years now. It’s been very devasting to watch her mobility and quality of life slowly diminish. Dog Med Laser has helped reduce her pain significantly and I finally feel I have my active and happy dog back!

There are numerous benefits of Dog Med Laser. For one, you can’t beat the convenience. Low Level Laser therapy is typically done at the veterinarian’s office. This can often be a pricey, inconvenient and stressful procedure for pet families. Dog Med Laser brings this innovative technology right to your home. Lacey has never been a fan of the vet’s office so this was a huge bonus for us since we can do the treatments where she feels most secure and comfortable. The device itself is easy to use. We notice the best results after using Dog Med Laser twice a day.

Lacey doesn’t seem to mind getting her treatments at all. It takes us about five minutes and is completely painless! In fact, she seems to love the brush attachment which allows for me to give her a nice gentle massage during every treatment. After our first week of using Dog Med Laser, we really started to see Lacey’s mobility improve. She was able to stand up and lay down easier and had no problem climbing the stairs or going for a walk. Although there is no cure for dog arthritis; Dog Med Laser has been a safe, convenient and drug-free option that has given her back the pep in her step we have been longing for. This is a game-changing product that has been worth every penny for our senior pup! Thanks Dog Med Laser!

Pet Krewe’s Mermaid Dog Costume was Perfect for our Pool Party!

Over Memorial Day Weekend my family hosted our annual pool party with friends, family and co-workers. We love to go all out for this event and typically decorate with lots of tropical props as a fun way to kick-off the summer. This year, we decided to include our pup Daisy in on the celebration by dressing her up in an adorable mermaid costume by Pet Krewe.

It’s safe to say Daisy was the hit of the party as she proudly marched around in this truly unique and dazzling attire! Thankfully, she had no problems wearing the costume. I was a bit concerned initially about how the seashell cups and tail would hold up, but to my surprise they fit her like a charm thanks to the Velcro strap. It stayed put all night! A really cool feature is that the sequins tail is two toned and can easily be changed with just a touch – green to blue or vice versa. Our guests thought that was pretty neat!

It seems to be made from good-quality and durable material. We are happy to get more uses out of it for future gatherings or maybe even Halloween. Daisy was an under-the-sea star, featured in many photo opts at our pool party and she loved every minute of the attention! Overall, if you’re looking to make a splash this summer, then this one-of-a-kind and beautiful mermaid costume will be sure to do just that!

Groomit is the BEST On-Demand, In-Home Pet Grooming Service!

Goomit in-home pet grooming service

I’m a busy working mom who is always on the go. Whether I’m rushing home to walk the dog or bringing my son to soccer; scheduling regular visits to the groomers was put on the backburner at one point in time. Our pup’s health and needs are a top priority. However, grooming has always been a stressful situation for him, which is another reason why we began avoiding the situation. A friend suggested a new app called Groomit. After some investigating, Groomit seemed too good to be true…but we decided to give it a go!

Groomit has been absolutely AMAZING for us. The on-demand, in-home service has made it so convenient, especially with our hectic schedules. Groomit has always arrived to our home on time, and we have loved every groomer who has walked through our door. It’s clear they live up to their word and staff qualified professionals. From my personal experience, in addition to professionals the groomers at Groomit have been kind, respectful and real pet lovers too. That is a huge plus!

The best part about Groomit is that I no longer have to witness my dog stressed. He seems to have no problem being groomed in the comfort of his home with his family around. This has been such a relief for us (and him too, I bet!). I definitely recommend this pet grooming service app to pet owners – especially for those with nervous pets. The app is easy to navigate. It’s pretty cool that with a few clicks, a groomer will show up at your doorstep. You pick the time and place and voila! We trust and love Groomit and we know you will too!

 

 

National Dog Mom’s Day This Saturday

National Dog Moms Day

During the second Saturday in May, National Dog Mom’s Day sends out a chorus of yips, barks, and howls of praise for all the dog mommas!

Our dogs are our family members, whether they came into our lives unexpectedly or as carefully planned additions. We adopt them as puppies, adolescents, or fully mature animals with a bit of baggage and yet, we find common ground, a connection and bond like families do. They know our moods, and we know theirs. We care for them, shelter them and share an immeasurable loyalty with them.

National Dog Mom’s Day recognizes the bond women share with their fur kids. When they humor us, charm us or even when they are naughty, they are like any other child to us.

HOW TO OBSERVE
1. On National Dog Mom’s Day make sure to get some extra cuddles.
2. Bake up some yummy homemade puppy treats.
3. Plan for some double pampering – a pedicure for you and paws for the puppers.
4. Then take an extra special selfie with fur baby to mark the occasion.

5. Dog Moms in New York City and New Orleans can celebrate at the FREE official Dog Mom’s Day events with treats, drinks, and praise for dog moms!

Use #DogMomsDay to share on social media.

Win dog moms day gifts! National Day Calendar  + Dig will be giving away free dog mom gifts on Facebook Live on May 12. Prizes will be provided by the following dog-friendly businesses: Amuse Pooch, PetChatz, Paul’s Custom Pet Food, Pet Krewe, ShaggySwag, Gen7Pets, The Big City Woof Walker, Damn Dog, Navé, Dog Is Good AND MORE! Find our full list of prizes at digdates.com/dogmomsday

HISTORY
Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App founded National Dog Mom’s Day to celebrate and thank the dog moms who dedicate their love and support every day to their dogs. It’s a different, special and visceral love that deserves its own day to be recognized and appreciated.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Dog Mom’s Day to be observed the second Saturday of May beginning in 2018.

About Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App
Dog people are always looking for ways to get dogs in their lives. You’ll linger near the dog park’s fence, you’ll repeatedly offer to dog-sit while your friends are away, and you’ll scan every dating app for photos of potential matches with dogs at their sides. If you’re lucky enough to own a pup, you know that things never work out with someone if they’re not as into your dog as you are. So Dig founders Casey and Leigh Isaacson built a dating app that connects dog people based on what’s most important to them. Dig is the best way for dog lovers and dog owners to find a compatible date.

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My Cat Loves Treatibles Dropper Bottle With Coconut Oil!

For years anxiety has affected my cat, Samson. I knew something was wrong with his behavior shortly after adopting him. He would hide more than normal, groomed himself excessively, and showed aggression towards people and other animals. I had him checked out by the vet; however he was very healthy overall, so anxiety was to blame for these behaviors.

Medicating was not an option because I was fearful of the side effects. Instead, I made some changes around the house and decided to try Treatibles PCR Coconut Oil Dropper Bottle. To our surprise, Samson’s anxiety improved significantly! He’s become calmer, friendlier and grooms himself a normal amount. His personality has changed for the better in many ways. It’s been a miracle to say the least! Initially I was skeptical of giving oil extracted from hemp to my cat, thinking that this could get him “high”. But after researching and understanding that Treatibles are safe, non-toxic and non-psychoactive, this put my mind at ease greatly.

I absolutely love the dropper bottles for a few reasons. For one, like most cats Samson is very finicky. However when I administer the oil he does not put up a fight, which makes me believe he enjoys the taste. It’s been much easier to administer than I expected. Secondly, I love that coconut oil is an ingredient because of the many health benefits it provides, like antioxidants. Another huge bonus; Samson recently suffered a burn.  I was thrilled to discover that this oil can be used topically. PCT and MCT coconut oil can help to manage several skin conditions like burns. Samson’s injury healed quickly and I truly thank the Treatibles oil for this.

I’m so happy Samson has taken to the MCT Coconut Oil formula. I highly recommend this product to pet owners. There are countless uses and benefits for pet’s dealing with numerous health-related conditions. Thank you Treatibles!

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Celebrate Your Beloved Pet for September 10th’s National Pet Memorial Day

Established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories, National Pet Memorial Day in an annual event held on the second Sunday in September, to honor our pets both past and present. It’s also a great time to think about and share with others the important role that beloved pets have played and continue to play in our lives. This year’s event will take place on September 10th.

Pets bring an abundance of joy and companionship to our lives, and they teach us many valuable lessons along the way. They don’t care what type of mood we are in or how we look. They are completely non-judgmental, and they are loyal until the end. These are only a few reasons why it can be so heartbreaking to say good-bye to a four-legged friend. The mourning process can be difficult, but it’s something we must face as pet owners.

Here are a few ways to honor and celebrate a pet that has crossed over for this year’s National Pet Memorial Day:

  • Plant a tree or a shrub as a living memorial.
  • Sort through your photos of your pet and make a scrapbook. Frame a few of your favorite pictures to display around your home.
  • If you saved your pet’s favorite toy, ball, or blanket, now would be a great time to revisit those items and reflect on the happy memories he or she once had with them.
  • Make a donation or volunteer at an animal-based charity or rescue. Giving back to animals in need may help you in the grieving process.
  • Talk to someone. Sit down with family, friends, or neighbors who knew your pet and share your favorite memories or stories together with them.
  • Burn a candle so that your pet’s sweet memory will live on. One Fur All’s Furever Loved Memorial Candle is the perfect option to do so. It also makes a thoughtful gift for those mourning a cherished pet.

The One Fur All Memorial Candle features a light and comforting fragrance that combines an array of floral and citrus scents balanced with a hint of citrus honey and golden vanilla. In addition to the pleasant and calming fragrance, the candle has a colorful and decorative design, making it visually appealing and a nice home accent.

On the front of the candle jar are rainbow paw prints in the shape of a heart. This represents the well-known poem, “The Rainbow Bridge.” Through this story it is said that when animal dies, they cross over the Rainbow Bridge where there are meadows and hills for all animals to run and play together. One Fur All embodied this story by using an array of vibrant colors, which they hope will help grieving families remember that their precious pet is in a safe and happy place. The candle jar is also decorated with loving words to describe their pet along with a quote: “Gone from my life but forever in my heart.”

Similar to all candles available at One Fur All, the Furever Loved Memorial Candle is specially formulated to freshen pet-loving homes and is made with 100% natural soy wax. It’s also made with an odor neutralizer and infused with their signature blend of essential oils. Some other beneficial features include: 100% cotton wick, hand-poured, dye-free wax, contains no parafifin/petroleum by-products, and It’s made in the USA. The candle has approximately 60-70 hour burn time and the jar can be reusable (reused or repurposed). Satisfaction guaranteed. Retail Price: $21.95.

Regardless of how you decide to celebrate September 10th’s National Pet Memorial Day, there is no wrong way to honor a pet. This year, take a few minutes to sit down and think about the wonderful animals that have enriched your life. For those who are celebrating a pet who is still alive, be sure to give them a big hug and some extra love and attention on this very special occasion.