SmartLeash® is the SMART & SAFE Way to Walk Your Dog!

The Smartleash

My 4-year-old Labradoodle, Bernie, walks well on a leash. Except of course when he sees another animal, which is pretty much a daily happening. We like to walk through the trail in the woods up the road from our house, where there are often other dogs walking and lots of wildlife like squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and sometimes frogs!

I love letting Bernie run ahead of me to sniff and explore, but the standard retractable lead we were previous using was unsafe and left me feeling very uneasy during each excursion. We had a few close calls, when Bernie bolted seeing another animal and it was very difficult for me to control him. I eventually switched to SmartLeash®, which has been a game-changer for our walking adventures both on the trails and through the neighborhood.

SmartLeash® is a retractable leash with a very unique feature. Whenever your dog goes to run or lung the leash automatically stops and locks. It’s like seatbelt but for walking! I am able to let Bernie run ahead of me but once another dog or animal catches his attention and he goes to run, the SmartLeash® locks and stays locked until he releases tension. Then the leash resets itself. It’s a BRILLIANT invention!

A few other things I love about the SmasrtLeash®… It’s comfortable to handle and hold (I love the rubber handle), it’s easy and quick to use thanks to the thumb activated break, and it’s reflective which is awesome for our nighttime walks. Overall, I feel Bernie and I are much safer walking with SmartLeash®. I have told many other pet parents about how wonderful this leash is. There’s no doubt in my mind that SmartLeash® is the smart, safe and best way to walk!

Stay Tick Free This Summer

Stay tick and flea free this summer

Summer is a fun season when pets and owners get to spend more quality time outdoors in nature. However, with the warm weather comes legions of fleas and ticks looking to feast off your beloved dogs and cats. Not only can fleas and ticks cause your pet to feel itchy and uncomfortable, but even worse, these parasites can make your pet very ill. It’s time to outsmart these pesky insects and enjoy summer to the fullest with your four-legged friends!

A few facts about fleas and ticks:

Did you know, fleas and ticks are most prevalent during summer months because they thrive on warm weather and high humidity?

A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that over the last twelve years, the number of Americans bitten by ticks or fleas (and mosquitoes) has tripled. Can you imagine what this number could be for our pets who love to roll in the grass and venture through the woods?

Preventative measures you can take to protect you and your pets:

  • Keep your grass trimmed, as well as bushes and trees with low-hanging branches. This will help reduce shaded areas where fleas and ticks thrive.
  • Consider treating your yard with an outdoor flea/tick treatment. Make sure it’s pet-friendly!
  • Check your pet daily. Between your dog’s toes, in and around his ears and head, his neck and belly and around his tail.
  • Marigolds, a gorgeous yellow-colored flower, actually have the ability to naturally repel invasive pests like fleas and ticks. You can purchase them on Amazon and plant them in your garden.
  • Regular grooming and/or bathing is a must! Purchase a pet shampoo that has been created to help deter pests.

Oxyfresh, the leading provider of safe, environmentally-friendly products for people and pets, has created a Pet Shampoo that naturally safeguards against fleas and ticks thanks to its citrus peel essential oil ingredient. Essential oils come from plants, so it’s only natural that the same plants can also protect you from insect invasions. The citrus fragrance is light and refreshing, not overpowering.

Additional Benefits of Oxyfresh Pet Shampoo:

SOLVES TOUGHEST ODORS– Clean pets are happy pets, and our proprietary, gentle formula is unrivaled in neutralizing pet odors, including pesky skunk odor.

SOOTHES SKIN– Advanced conditioning formula will make the pet feel truly pampered. Free of any harsh chemicals and fragrances that may irritate delicate skin.

SHINIER COAT– Tough on dirt, but not on their coat. Formulated with essential oil and amino acids for an easy-to-brush coat that feels fresh and soft.

Oxyfresh uses only toxic-free, gentle ingredients that are safe for pets and the planet. For over 30 years, vets have loved and recommended their innovative pet care products. Their entire product line is made in the USA too! Not only will this shampoo help to repel fleas and ticks, but the ingredients will give pets a shiny and fresh beautiful coat all summer long. Learn more at: https://shop.oxyfresh.com/products/pet-shampoo/

 

Pawlee Helps Us with All of Our Pet Service Needs!

Pawlee pet sitting service

Pawlee is an awesome platform that I have been recommending to all of my pet-loving friends and family members. We recently adopted a new puppy and I was determined to find a reliable and trustworthy sitter in the area to help us when we are gone for extended periods of time. Pawlee connected me with an experienced pet sitter that just so happens to live less than ten minutes away. She has cared for our pup a few times now and we absolutely love her.

The Pawlee website is extremely easy to use. I enjoyed setting up my pup’s page. It reminded me of Facebook but for pets – it’s fun! After having such a positive experience finding a pet sitter, we decided to go ahead and look for a groomer through Pawlee too. Sure enough, we found a groomer with ease. We only used them once so far, but we are very happy with their services and can’t wait to use them again.

It’s nice meeting and interacting other pet parents, and registering an account with Pawlee is a great way to connect with others who love their pets too. In addition, I can schedule and manage appointments, track pet activities and much more through this awesome site.

Thanks Pawlee for making all of this possible!

Learn more at: https://pawlee.com/

Dr. Judy Morgan’s Wool Cave has Been a Great Addition to my Gerbil’s Home!

Nesting Bed for Rodents

My Gerbil absolutely loves Dr. Judy Morgan’s Little Furball Critter Cave. As any Gerbil owner knows, these little creatures love to hide and burrow. I was thrilled to find a product that helps to meet this very important need!

I’ve owned Gerbils for many years and have purchased various products on the market. I will say that this cave has been one of my favorites! Not only is it visually appealing thanks to its bright and vibrant color, but it has held up very well since I purchased it about a year ago.

Its super unique and made with New Zealand wool. I’m able to wash and dry it with no problem! My Gerbil spends most of his day cuddled up inside of this cave and although I feel I barely see him, I’m happy he feels safe and happy. Thanks for an awesome product Dr. Judy Morgan! I definitely recommend it for other critters who love to hide and stay cozy!

Silicone Dog Bone Shape Baking Pan & Over Mitts: The “Paw-fect” Kitchen Essential For All Pet Owners!

Dog Shaped Baking Pan

I wanted to bake a dog-friendly cake for my pup’s birthday and discovered this unique silicone dog shaped baking pan. I was sold on it because it said it was microwave safe, freezer safe and dishwasher safe. The description also mentioned it is made with an FDA approved non-stick silicone. It sounded pretty simple to cook with, so I decided to give it a try! In addition to the fun bone shaped baking pans, it came with dog head oven mitts – how cute!

My dog’s birthday cake cooked perfectly in this pan. It came out adorable! True to what the description said, there was no sticking at all and the pans are super easy to clean. I love them so much, I now use to them to cook occasional dog meals and treats. The mitts were also very handy and I now find myself using them around the kitchen when cooking for my whole family.

If you’re looking to makes your special pup a special goodie, this dog bone shape baking pan is a must! This has become a go-to gift purchase when I’m shopping for other dog lovers too. Everyone absolutely LOVES it!

 

Buzzn’s CBD Products has Given my Dog Back Her Mobility and Happiness!

CBD oil for pets by Buzzn

I am beyond thankful to have found the buzzn brand! Their CBD oil and treats for pets has worked wonders for my pup’s joint pain and anxiety. Sadly, my dog has developed some arthritis over the years. In addition to this, she has always suffered from separation and travel anxiety; however, it seems to have escalated as she is reaching her golden years.

I heard CBD is the new trend for helping pets cope with both anxiety and pain, so I wanted to give it a try. I was determined to find a company that I could trust, and after thoroughly researching buzzn, I quickly realized that this company goes above and beyond to ensure their products are safe, healthy and made from the purest ingredients. I use the Puppy Potion oil and Chill Bites treats for my dog and I have such peace of mind utilizing both. They are organic, plant-based and contain zero THC, pesticides, chemicals or heavy metals. They also have been third-party tested. Score!

The best part about Puppy Potion and Chill Bites is that my canine has been benefiting from them greatly. I have noticed a drastic change in her mobility and personality. She can get up and down much easier and walks further without showing signs of discomfort. She also seems genuinely happier and calmer when I return home from work each day and during adventures in the car. The oil is super easy to administer and the chill bites must taste great because she gobbles them up!

I am so thankful I did not have to resort to medication. Buzzn’s products seem to be doing the trick in a natural way. CBD is definitely the way to go and this company is providing pet parents with high-quality products that will bring your dog the peace they deserve, while giving you great peace of mind. I highly recommended Buzzn!

 

New Zealand Deer Velvet Senior Formula for Dogs has Helped my Dog Physically & Mentally!

Dr. Judy Morgan's Naturally Healthy Pets New Zealand Deer Velvet Senior Formula for Dogs

I’m a huge fan of Dr. Morgan’s line of natural pet products and this Deer Velvet Senior Formula for dogs is no exception. My senior pup, Harley, suffers from several conditions; most of which worsened with her age. She has some arthritis that has slowed her down both physically and mentally. The arthritis really affected Harley and overtime she has become a more anxious and nervous dog because of it. Many things now trigger her anxiety (separation, noise, travel) and it has been extremely difficult to watch her struggle with day to day activities.

Since using this product, Harley’s mobility and mental state has improved greatly. She is capable of getting up and down with so much more ease and we can now go on longer walks again. I think that has helped make her feel happier – she loves her walks!  She seems calmer during storms or loud gatherings at our home and is comfortable again going in the car for outings. The chews are easy for her to take, which is also a big plus.

I do my research when it comes to supplements and I am very pleased with the high-quality, natural ingredients this formula consists of. It’s been a game-changing product for us and we highly recommend to other dogs struggling with similar issues!

 

Dr. Judy Morgan’s Cat Cave is a Must-Have Product for Cats!

wool cat cave

Like most cats, my kitty (Lola) loves to hide. This wool cat cave from Dr. Judy Morgan makes for an ideal hiding space for cats! Since we purchased it a few months back, Lola has been using the cat cave daily. She enjoys snuggling up in it for a nap and loves hopping in and out of it while she’s playing. It’s been such a hit!

I love that the wool is handmade and is free of chemicals and synthetic material. It’s also eco-friendly, which is a big plus in my book! We did wash and air dry it a few times already and it is still in perfect condition. The product description mentions that it’s made from breathable wool, which provides plenty of room for air circulation. Because of this the cave is suitable for use in both the cold and hot season. Lola would agree because she has used it in the winter and summer months.

When Lola is not in the hiding mood, the cave can be flattened and used as a bed instead. She likes to lay on the bed while looking out of our bay window. It’s the perfect hang-out spot! This is a unique, fun and versatile product that all cats deserve to play, snuggle and lounge in!

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!