NoBowl Feeding System will Benefit EVERY Cat!

The NoBowl Feeding System has been a real lifesaver for our family. This product is absolutely brilliant in so many ways. Initially I purchased the NoBowl in hopes it would help with our cat Pixy’s behavior problems. She was beginning to act out and showing signs of anxiety. A few problems we faced were litter box issues, scratching our furniture and increased nighttime activity.

With the NoBowl, I loved the overall concept of allowing her to hunt for her food; a natural instinct all cats need to do daily in order to thrive. This mental stimulation was exactly what she needed. Within two days of replacing her ordinary bowl with the NoBowl, we witnessed Pixy’s behavior issues decrease significantly, and eventually disappear all together.

NoBowl for cats

Another perk is how easy it is to use and to clean. There’s no special food needed, any kibble will do. It’s simple to fill up and it’s portioned controlled. This allows us to feed Pixy smaller portions throughout the day. Believe it or not, it has helped her to shed some pounds and now, she is at a much healthier weight. We were not expecting that – so this outcome was a huge bonus!

Overall, watching Pixy interact with the NoBowl has been amazing. Not only does she receive more mental stimulation but lots of physical exercise too! The NoBowl has allowed Pixy to get back to her roots, and it has changed her life in so many beneficial ways. Our cat loving family highly recommends the NoBowl Feeding System to all felines looking to live a happy and healthy life! Learn more at: https://nobowlcat.com.

 

 

WiggleLess Helped Our Pet Family To Worry Less And Improved Our Pup’s Quality of Life

Back Brace for Dog - Wiggleless

WiggleLess is an admirable company with products that have worked wonders for our family. Our pup Alice suffered from massive back and neck pain which ultimately led to a trip to the vet and some medication. I was not thrilled with resorting to medication so I went to the internet in search of “natural” ways to help ease her pain. That’s when I discovered WiggleLess Back Brace and decided to give it a shot!

The brace shipped within a few days and it fit perfectly. As soon as I put the WiggleLess brace on, I witnessed a significant difference in the way she was standing and walking. Since getting the brace, Alice is happier and able to move around more easily. Thanks to WiggleLess we never had to use the meds and Alice is back to her old self. I’ve lost sleep many nights worrying about Alice’s back pain and so has she. Fortunately, we can all worry less thanks to this amazing invention!

I noticed WiggleLess offered a comfort shirt and because of our positive experience with the brace I decided to give it a go. Alice does have some anxiety issues, especially during car rides. We started to use the comfort shirt not only for travel, but for some extra comfort under her brace for around the house too. She loves it and we’re thrilled because her behavior has transformed into a calmer, happier dog. The WiggleLess brand has drastically improved the quality of life for Alice. My family is beyond grateful for this innovative product and pet-loving company!

walking the dog

K9 Fit Club® Partners with “Walk With a Doc” for National Group Walking Events on January 7th & 21st

Walk With a Doc - K9 Fit Club

We often start the New Year with a plan to improve our health, but have you ever considered incorporating your pets into these goals too? In America, more than half of the adult population is overweight or obese, and, out of the 68.2 million dogs in America, over half are overweight or obese as well. It seems not only are we becoming a nation of couch potatoes and bad habits, but so are our dogs.

K9 Fit Club®, the nation’s pioneer and leader in human/canine fitness, has partnered with “Walk With a Doc” to host group walking events across that country on Saturday January 7th and 21st at 10:00am. With the New Year and January’s “National Walk Your Dog Month” approaching, now is the perfect time to set goals and commit to healthier habits for both you and your furry friend. Both dogs and their owners will have the opportunity to meet with Master K9 Fit Club® trainers and “Walk With a Doc” doctors in select cities across the country to take part in a group walk. This will be a fun way to socialize with others while exercising with your pup.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third – or 38.7 percent – of U.S. adults are obese, leaving us at risk for hypertension, heart disease, stroke and other issues. Our society today is facing a major health epidemic and our pets are suffering right along with us. A few of the health risks associated with overweight and obese dog and owners include: osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and cancer.

Tricia Montgomery, Founder and CEO of K9 Fit Club states, “Not only have both dogs and owners become a nation of couch potatoes, we want a quick fix for everything. From pills to the latest “new & improved program” or the “magic” gimmick to suddenly lose weight and get in shape” The simple solution and the key for both is combining both nutrition and exercise, eat in moderation, eat healthier and exercise. Taking that first step is the key to you and your dog’s success. A little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing.”

This event is free and a great way for pet families to get up, get out and get moving! Attendees will receive some awesome swag too. For those who are unable to attend, or if there is not a walk scheduled in a city near you, please continue to get out and moving with your dog. All participants are encouraged to spread the word and join the movement by sharing socially using #WWYD2017.

Montgomery, who is also a certified personal trainer, expresses, “Exercise is better when done together; your best workout partner is your dog. They will never cancel on you and they will never complain. Any opportunity to do something, especially, fitness and activity related with you is great for your dog. Dogs are a barometer for our emotions and our abilities. If you’re having a bad day, your dog is having a bad day. If you are working out and including your dog, your mood, health and stamina improves, the same is true for your dog.”

What better way to kick-off “National Walk Your Dog Month” and the New Year for a Better You. Better Dog. Better Life.™ than working towards adopting a healthier lifestyle with your best four-legged friend by your side? Partnering with “Walk With a Doc” and hosting national group walks is a fantastic way to inspire pet parents to make exercise and wellness a top priority in 2017 with Fido!

“Often the simplest answer is the one that’s going to work the best, and we believe that’s the case with walking.” – Dr. David Sabgir, CEO and Founder of Walk with a Doc.

About Walk With A Doc: Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Frustrated with his inability to effect behavior change in the clinical setting, Dr. Sabgir invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park on a spring Saturday morning. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move.

Since that first event in 2005, Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort, with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. [A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace. Healthy snacks, coffee and blood pressure checks are also a standard part of a Walk with a Doc event.] The Walk added an Executive Director in 2009 and focused on building a program that could easily be implemented by interested doctors in other cities around the country. As a result of these efforts, the reach of Walk with a Doc now extends from California to New York with over 277 chapters in between. Learn more at: http://walkwithadoc.org.

Connect Socially:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/walkwithadoc
Twitter: @walkwithadoc

About K9 Fit Club®: K9 Fit Club is the nation’s pioneer and leader in human/canine fitness, dedicated to the health, fitness, and wellness of dogs and their people. K9 Fit Club has created classroom exercise instruction that people do with their dogs. Both the human and the dog benefit physically from the structured physical activities. The proprietary fitness programs are taught in a controlled small group environment by K9 Fit Club Master Trainers in licensed K9 Fit Club locations. As we develop and grow clubs around the country, our efforts also include working with humane associations and animal rescue groups throughout the communities in which we serve. Learn more about K9 Fit Club®

Connect Socially:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K9FitClub
Twitter: @K9FitClub1
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/k9fitclub

 

fresh breath for dogs

Fresh Breath & Lots of Love Thanks to Woofmints!

Woof MintsMy family is thrilled with Woofmints! We absolutely adore our dog Miles, but the one thing that “stinks” about pet ownership, is the unfortunate bad doggie breath that comes along with it. It’s hard to give Miles the kisses and love he deserves when his breath is just too smelly.Woofmints works wonders for Miles and now he’s receiving more love than ever before! First off, we are very happy with the all-natural, vegan and gluten free ingredients. Plus, it’s made in the USA, another BIG bonus!  Secondly, the mix gel caps are very easy to use. What works best for us is to mix it in with Miles meals twice a day. Believe it or not, Miles was not a huge fan of his kibble but now with the Woofmints sprinkled on it, he gobbles his meals all up!

Surprisingly, Woofmints really does last for hours after use. We are all amazed at how well this doggie mint actually works! In the past, we tried regular teeth brushing and different mint bones, but nothing seemed to work. This is definitely the best and safest solution for dogs with bad breath. We highly recommend Woofmints to pet families looking to give their dog a minty fresh makeover and extra loving!

 Find  these all natural breath freshers at woofmints.com or on Amazon.
Pet Care Innovation

K9 Fit Club® Wins Finalist Spot in the Purina’s Pet Care Innovation Prize!

Pet Care Innovation

K9 Fit Club®, the nation’s pioneer and leader in human/canine fitness, has won Purina’s Pet Care Innovation Prize and is now officially a finalist for the grand prize. Purina® announced the finalists at the highly anticipated #BetterWithPets 2016 Summit event held on Tuesday, October 18th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in New York. 

The Pet Care Innovation Prize brings together resources to accelerate exciting and innovative pet care entrepreneurs so that dog and cat owners can benefit from meaningful innovations. The competition was strong, and Purina® looked for companies with qualities such as; innovative potential, traction and scalability, the degree with which working with the Pet Care Innovation Prize and Nestle Purina Petcare could have a positive impact, and strength of the team.

“We are honored and thrilled to accept this award and move forward in The Pet Care Innovation Prize competition,” Founder of K9 Fit Club®, Tricia Montgomery expresses, “Our motto at K9 Fit Club® is: Better You. Better Dog. Better Life.™ As a national organization dedicated to health, fitness and wellness of dogs and their people, we take great pride in our company’s mission because we are benefiting society in a fun and healthy way!”

K9 Fit Club® is one of five finalist who received The Pet Care Innovation Prize. In addition to the $10,000 cash award and support for continuing to grow business; finalists get an all-expenses-paid three day intensive Boot Camp on growing innovative pet care companies. This will be held the week of November 14 in St. Louis, MO, including mentoring by successful pet care entrepreneurs and valuable educational content.

At the end of the Boot Camp, the Finalists will pitch to high level executives to determine the uniqueness and potential of their product, their business plan and their team. While all will receive valuable publicity, one Grand Prize winner will be decided by these industry leaders to get cash and business support to exhibit at Global Pet Expo in 2017.

“We are beyond grateful and ecstatic to have made it as a finalist, but now the K9 Fit Club® team has our game face on and we’re ready to bring our passion and innovation to St. Louis in hopes to become the grand prize recipient!” says Tricia Montgomery.

 

About K9 Fit Club®: K9 Fit Club is the nation’s pioneer and leader in human/canine fitness, dedicated to the health, fitness, and wellness of dogs and their people. K9 Fit Club has created classroom exercise instruction that people do with their dogs. Both the human and the dog benefit physically from the structured physical activities. The proprietary fitness programs are taught in a controlled small group environment by K9 Fit Club Master Trainers in licensed K9 Fit Club locations. As we develop and grow clubs around the country, our efforts also include working with humane associations and animal rescue groups throughout the communities in which we serve. Learn more about K9 Fit Club® here: http://k9fitclub.com.

BarkvilleTV on YouTube

BarkvilleTV YouTube Channel Entertains While Helping Save Dogs in Danger

BarkvilleTV on YouTube

Los Angeles, CA – October 24, 2016 – There’s no better way to bring awareness to rescue pets and promote adoption than to create unique and entertaining videos for the world to see. BarkVilleTV officially launched its YouTube channel worldwide on October 19th and pet lovers everywhere are tuning in and subscribing to this fun and inspirational web series. Subscribe to BarkVilleTV.

BarkvilleTV’s YouTube channel stars everyone’s best friend. With a mission to inspire adoptions and animal rescues, BarkvilleTV produces zany and original canine programming. In short, BarkvilleTV.com will be the #1 place on the web for canine-centric content!

BarkvilleTV Web Series:

PUP CULTURE – Starring The Barkville Players (rescue doggies, of course), in hilarious parodies from iconic movies, TV shows and music videos.

DOGUMENTARY – Heartwarming short documentary films about rescue dogs and everything else pooch-related.

DOGGIE TREATS ­ Delightfully quirky, doggie animated shorts. Founded by director/actress Olivia Barash, BarkvilleTV is the only channel created not just to entertain, but to help save dogs in danger.

Founded by director and actress Olivia Barash, BarkvilleTV is the only channel created not just to entertain, but to help save dogs in danger. BarkvilleTV gives a portion of all proceeds to animal rescue organizations to support dog adoptions.

“Throughout my life I have adopted several rescue pups and I want to inspire others to do the same,” expresses Founder of BarkvilleTV, Olivia Barash, “I’m proud to say BarkvilleTV is not only humorous and amusing for viewers to watch, but we give back to a great cause and that makes this project truly magical!”

You don’t have to be a dog lover to love BarkvilleTV (but you may become one)!

Learn more at: barkvilletv.com.

YouTube: youtube.com/barkvilletv

Connect Socially: 

Facebook: facebook.com/Barkvilletv

Twitter: @BarkvilleTV

Instagram: instagram.com/barkvilletv

 

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AKC Holiday Sweater

AKC Holiday Sweaters are PAW-fect for this Winter Season!

AKC Holiday Sweater
My dog, Nancy, looks absolutely adorable in the AKC Holiday Sweater Collection. We love them so much we purchased one in the navy blue and red color. Nancy is picky about what clothing I dress her in, but she has no problem wearing these sweaters. In fact, she prances around happy and proud whenever I put them on her.
At first glance, these sweaters have a cozy appearance that will put everyone in the winter spirit!  I love the patterns and prints on them – moose, snowflakes and a pine tree. Fun and festive for the holiday season but sophisticated and preppy too. The material is soft and warm, which is great for protecting Nancy from those cold winter days. The quality of the sweaters far exceeded my expectations!
Another fantastic feature is the leash hole on the back of sweater making it nice and convenient to head outdoors with Nancy with no hassle. The best part about the holiday sweater collection is the price. Good quality and awesome designs for just $20 makes this the paw-fect sweater to add to your dog’s wardrobe. This can be a great gift for another pet owner this year too! We are pleased with the AKC Holiday Sweater line and can’t wait to show them off all winter long!
Hallow Pet Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips for our Four-Legged Friends!

Halloween Pet Safety Tips 2016

Halloween has become increasingly popular over the past few years, especially for pet owners. According to the Halloween Spending Survey, an annual report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF), it was predicted that 20 million pet owners would spend $350 million on their pets during the 2015 Halloween festivities. As the pet industry continues to grow each year, there’s no doubt that this year’s pet costume statistics will surpass these numbers.

Although Halloween seems to be a ‘spooktacular’ time for all, it’s important to remember that it can also be a frightful and dangerous occasion for our pets. Let’s be mindful of a few pet hazards present during the Halloween season and make sure to follow these safety tips for our four-legged friends!

  • A tired dog is a good dog! Give your pup a nice long walk before the trick-or-treaters start their visits. With all the commotion at the front door, it’s best to put pets in a secure, relaxing, safe zone. Keeping Fido or Fluffy in a crate or closed off separate room is a smart idea. Provide them with their favorite bed, toys, and access to food and water bowl.
  • Decorate with your pet in mind. Keep candlelit jack-o-lanterns out of reach of your curious pet. This festive decoration can be a real fire hazard if flipped or knocked over. Consider using flameless candles instead. Always secure electrical cords out of reach as well. If chewed, your beloved pet can suffer cuts, burns and even a life threatening shock.
  • The candy bowl is NOT for Scruffy or Fluffy. Bags full of candy and chocolaty treats can be extremely tempting for our fur-friends. It’s important to keep that Halloween candy stash in a safe place, far out of paws reach. Explain to everyone in your home (including kids) how dangerous candy is for pets. Instead, spoil your pooch with a goody that will keep him or her happy and occupied, like a SmartBones® dog chew! This NO Rawhide chew is highly digestible, low fat and 100% delicious! Learn more at: Smartbones.com.
  • Ghosts, ghouls and goblins can cause doorbell anxiety! Strangers dressed in costumes and the constant ringing of the doorbell may be scary to even the friendliest of pets. Fear, anxiety and unusual activities and visitors can all pose threats to our pets during this holiday. The AKC Calming Coat is a must-have product this Halloween for nervous pets. Similar to swaddling a baby, the Calming Coat will keep Fido in a relaxed state of mind during the festivities. Learn more at: MyCalmingCoat.com.
  • Be sure to trick-or-TAG. The front door is a high traffic area during the trick-or-treating hours. It’s crucial to have your pet properly identified with an up-to-date ID tag should they get loose from you or your home. Twigo Pet ID Tags can be instantly personalized and are completely silent, ideal for those who dislike jingling noise. These tags are fun, stylish and will make the perfect costume accessory while keeping your pet safe during Halloween this year! Learn more at: Twigotags.com.
  • Let Fido Trick-or-Treat in style. If you plan to take your pet trick-or-treating with the family or to the local Halloween parade, be sure to keep him or her leashed at all times. A fun way to include your pup is to strap on A Pet with Paws Doggie Backpack before hitting the streets. This stylish, eco-friendly backpack will make a fabulous fashion statement this Halloween and will give Fido the opportunity to carry his own poop bags. In addition, this backpack is the perfect spot for your pup to store his very own treat collection too! Learn more at: APetwithPaws.com.
  • Only dress your pet up if they are safe and comfortable! Did you know 1 in 5 millennials will dress their pets in costumes this year? If your furry friend doesn’t mind dressing up, make sure that you select a costume that doesn’t restrict his normal movements, breathing or vision. Costumes that interfere with these things can cause ligament or joint injuries, and animals are more likely to bite if their vision is impaired.

BH Pet Gear recently launched a line consisting of 7 terrifyingly cute costumes for canines this 2016 Halloween season. These safe, comfortable and adorable costumes include: Devil, Wonderdog, Shark, Monkey, Pumpkin, Elephant and Troll. Whether your pup is a mischievous devil or a playful wild monkey, there’s a costume to fit every dog’s personality. Learn more at: bhpetgear.com.

By staying mindful of these precautions and following some simple pet safety tips, you and your pet-loving family will be sure to have a tail wagging good time this Halloween!

French bulldog with trench coat

The Brown Trench Coat is Warm, Stylish & Perfect for the Fall Season!

Brown Trench coat for petsI couldn’t be happier with this adorable Brown Trench Coat and my pup Luna feels the same! Luna is a Chinese Crested Dog and due to her small size and lack of hair, it’s a real challenge to get her outdoors during those cooler days and especially in the cold months. Covering her up is a must! 
 
I’m always searching for doggie apparel that will keep her warm, comfortable but will also make a nice fashion statement too. This Trench Coat does just that and so much more! She has sensitive skin that’s easily irritated, but thankfully this coat is made from a soft micro fleece lining and we have had no skin problems. She seems very cozy and content in it! Luna is a tough critic when it comes to her wardrobe. She puts up a fight when we attempt to dress her in certain sweaters and coats, which indicates to us that she is uncomfortable in them. Luckily she’s always happy to put on this brown trench coat!
 
We receive many compliments on this coat, and people have asked questions like where I purchased it from. My favorite part is the adorable button detail. The adjustable Velcro closures is great for making sure it’s a comfortable fit for Luna’s small body. I would highly recommend this item. Now that the fall season is approaching, I can’t wait show-off this fabulous coat all while keeping my pup snug and warm! 
Tips for a Pet Safe Fourth of July Celebration

Tips for a Pet-Safe Fourth of July Celebration!

Tips for a Pet Safe Fourth of July Celebration

New York, NY –The Fourth of July fireworks and holiday celebrations may be fun and exciting for you, but the deafening noises and rowdy gatherings of Independence Day can scare the daylights out of your dog or cat. Every year hundreds of pets throughout the country are lost or injured during this occasion. It’s important to plan ahead and to stay mindful of our fur-friends throughout the festivities. Be sure to follow this list of precautions to protect your pet this holiday weekend so that everyone in your family can enjoy a fun, safe and stress-free Fourth of July!

Even though you’re indulging, resist the urge to indulge your pet! As you prepare for the BBQ, keep animal companions away from the grill, charcoal and lighter fluid. Your pet will most likely gobble up anything you share with him but remember foods like onions, salt, avocados and chocolate are fatally toxic to dogs and cats. It’s important we avoid giving into those pleading eyes, and inform friends and family to do so as well.

Dogs love bones, right? Throwing leftover bones to the dog may seem natural, however bones can be very dangerous for pets. They might choke on them, or suffer a grave injury if the bone should splinter and become lodged in, or even puncture the digestive tract. This can be extremely painful and require surgery.

Be sure to secure trash bags or have a pet-proof covered container ready for throwing bones into. Beer and alcohol are poisonous to pets as well. Making sure that alcoholic beverages are stored and placed in an area inaccessible to pets can help prevent accidental ingestion.

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a great time for celebrating, but for family pets it can be an extremely stressful affair. During the 4th, there is a 30% increase in runaway pets due to anxiety and noise caused by fireworks. It’s crucial to keep our pets inside, safe and sound during all of the festivities.

Making sure they have access to their crate or “safe place” is a must. Do your best to avoid the noise by closing windows, playing music or turning on the TV. Our pets take cues from our actions; so going about your normal routine and staying calm is important.

Calm Coat for dogs with anxietyProducts like the AKC Calming Coat for dogs, and Calm Cat for cats are easy and cost effective solutions in treating pets who suffer from anxiety. These coats are designed to apply constant pressure on an animal’s torso, which provides a calming effect for most pets. With the holiday excitement in the air, new guests visiting the home, and the terrifying sound of fireworks; wrapping your pet in a Calming Coat or Calm Cat will help tremendously during the 4th of July weekend.

 

Pet RemedyAnother great item to use for this holiday is Pet Remedy, which has been naturally tackling stress and anxiety in animals with their unique calming product line. Available as a plug-in diffuser or as a de-stress and calming spray; Pet Remedy works like magic thanks to its high quality blend of herbal essences, valerian, sweet basil, sage and vetiver. Before this year’s Fourth festivities begin, spray Pet Remedy on your pet’s living environment or plug-in the diffuser in their “safe place” room to help keep them in a calm state of mind.

Many families plan vacations during this time, which often include trips to the ocean, lake, pond, pool or riding on a boat. It’s a common misconception that all canines instinctively know how to dog paddle in the water. In fact, one in 1,000 dogs drown each year. Not all dogs are expert swimmers so we must stay alert and monitor our four-legged friends around large bodies of water at all times.

AKC Pet Flotation Life VestWhether out on a boat or hanging by the pool, your pup should have a life preserver on – no exceptions! The AKC Floatation Vest is a great solution for keeping Fido safe during water activities. This vest has quick release buckles, and, most importantly, a large nylon handle on the top of the vest to make it easier to snatch your dog out of the water.

It’s also important to protect our pets from the sun with products specifically designed for your dog or cat. Human sunscreen and insect repellent is a no go. Also provide a shady, cool place for them to rest, along with plenty of fresh water for hydration!

Do you know what day is historically one of the busiest days of the year in animal shelters all across the US? It’s July 5th! Whether the neighborhood teens are throwing firecrackers on your street or your entire community is enjoying the big fireworks display, your pet can become frantic and run away, trying to find a safe haven.

More pets go missing around the Fourth of July than any other time of year, and noisy fireworks are to blame. According to the ASPCA, the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy estimates that fewer than 2% of cats and only 15-20% of dogs entering shelters are ever reunited with their families. These are sad and tragic statistics, which is why pet identification is crucial, especially during holidays when pets are at greater risk. All of your pets should have collars, ID tags and microchips, even indoor-only cats.


Twigo Tags are perfect for both the Fourth of July and everyday use. These unique tags are simple, affordable, silent (no jingle noise) and instantly personalizable. All that is needed is a ballpoint pen to simply write, boil in water, and then slip onto our pet’s collar. Twigo is a great option for pet families planning to travel for the holiday since owners can easily create a new tag with updated lodging and contact information in a blink of an eye!

Twigo tags

Pre-Fourth preparation and staying aware during the celebration can save a lot of hassle and heartache for pet families everywhere. Consider engaging Fido or Fluffy with a special toy or long-lasting chew during the party or noisy fireworks. Also, keep in mind exercise helps relieve stress, so schedule walks or playtime before the festivities begin. By following these helpful tips and precautions, both you and your four-legged friend will be sure to have a happy, safe and stress-free Fourth of July holiday!