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The Furriest Halloween Contest

We’re so excited to announce the 1st annual Halloween Costume Photo Contest!   We’d love for you and your pets to join us!

The rules are simple. Check it out:

  1. Take a photo of your pet all decked out in its Halloween best and email it to me at prmatchmaker at yahoo.com from October 3rd to the day before Halloween, October 30. Use the words “Contest Photo” in your email subject line.
  2. Include your pet’s name, age, breed, and your first and last name.
  3. We’ll add your pet’s photo to the official Costume Photo Album on our NEW Facebook page, Cici the Polka Dot Princess.

It’s your chance to show off your pet in her Halloween best!  We’ve got great prizes for the 3 pets that win!

Prizes include your very own copy of The Sound and the Furry by Spencer Quinn. And to honor the book, please dress your pooch up as an ALLIGATOR…can be a homemade costume, store bought or whatever, use your imagination !  Creativity will be rewarded.

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Spring Naturals dog food and other treats will also be given to the winners.

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Halloween Safety Tips For Pets

Pet costumes are cute. And Halloween can be spooky for dogs. Be sure that your dog is safe in the neighborhood when you head out with her on Halloween. Pets do not always enjoy the sights and sounds of Halloween. Here are a few precautions to take to keep them safe:

1. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with an ID tag with your current contact information and that the microchip has up to date info, too.

2. Keep your pet on a leash. There may or may not be a lot of kids or teens where you live outside going trick or treating door to door. But be safe and control your pet with a leash. You never know when your dog might see a cat or decide s/he wants to chase or run off and scavenge or explore.

3. Make special Halloween treats for your pets. Give your dog a new bone, some doggie biscuits, dog jerky or dog cookies. But do not give candy to dogs or cats. Chocolate, nuts, raisins and candy with ingredients like xilothil and other “sugar-free” chemicals can be life threatening and even fatal for dogs.  

4. When you are at home entertaining trick or treaters or having your own party, keep your pets in a safe place behind a closed door or gate. Otherwise, your pets might quickly get outside without a leash and get spooked, stolen or get into trouble.

5. Pets should stay indoors on Halloween night, especially black cats and even dogs that are outside. There is a high incidence of pets being stolen during the month of October, and you do not want your pets to become a statistic.

6. Have your own Halloween party for your pets and invite the neighborhood pawpals. Give out baskets of pet treats, play games and give our prizes for the best costumes !

BOO ! Share your plans for Halloween, the spookiest night of the year in the comments below and on our Facebook page, and be sure to send us your pet’s photo.

 

 


Blog Hop time…thanks to Life with DogsTwo Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  grab the blog hop  link 

 

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Senior pets rock

September is Senior Wellness month and to celebrate Spring Naturals wants pet parents to know what to do as their dog ages. Below are tips including, what nutrition senior dogs need, as well as what to look for and how to be proactive as your pup grows.

Whole Dog Journal included Spring Naturals on their Top New Dry Dog Foods for 2013 list.

Implementing some these tips now can help your dog live a long and healthy life!

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And we are also doing a giveaway.  Comment here and / or on our Facebook page about your senior doggie, include a photo of your pooch on Facebook and say why they would love to receive some yummy Spring Naturals dog food.   You have until Wed., September 25, 2013 (deadline). Thanks.

Whether you got a puppy or adopted an older dog you want them to live long and healthy lives. To help your pet age gracefully take a look at the tips below for what to do as your dog ages. And even if your pup isn’t at that senior stage quite yet, many of theses tips are beneficial to add to your pet’s routine now and to keep in mind for the future.

·       Maintain a Healthy Weight – Good nutrition is important at every age, and even more important as your dog’s metabolism and activity levels slow down. And extra pounds means more stress on your pet’s body, such as their joints and internal organs. Top veterinarian and senior pet health expert, Dr. Ernie Ward, has commented that, “Proper nutrition can help keep dogs playful and fight signs of aging.” As they slow down pets need fewer calories but they still need a diet that is has protein, good fats and is especially high in fiber. Fortunately, Spring Naturals dinners and treats have all of those healthy benefits because their recipes include whole fruits and vegetables, with five percent fiber, as well as real meat as the first ingredient.

·       Focus on Antioxidants – Antioxidants can increase the effectiveness of dog’s immune system. Antioxidants like fish oil with Omega-3 fatty acids and L-carnitine are beneficial in helping prevent senile dementia in dogs, while vitamin E and beta-carotene help eliminate free radical particles that can cause damage to body tissue. And you’ll find all of those in Spring Naturals’ Senior Dinners, which have the same whole fruits and vegetables in every recipe and provide lots of antioxidants from blueberries, cranberries, carrots, and apricots. The senior recipe also includes chicken for it’s lean protein, salmon oil for its high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, L-carnitine and beta-carotene to battle free radicals, vitamin B12 supplement for energy, and vitamin E for extra joint health.

·       Keep it Clean – It’s not just your dog’s coat that needs to be looked after. It’s important to also make sure areas such as their teeth, eyes and ears are regularly cleaned, doing so can prevent major health issues and also save you high vet bills in the end.

Teeth: Not brushing your dog’s teeth can lead to gingivitis and many other periodontal diseases, which can actually lead to other issues, such has heart disease and diabetes. Regular teeth cleanings can prevent more severe problems in the future as well as help keeping doggie breath at bay. Every week take a look at your pooch’s teeth, making sure the gums are pink and not white, red or swelling. Also, check if there is any tarter on their teeth, if there is you might want to consider getting their teeth cleaned at the vet to avoid future issues.

Eyes: While antioxidants can help prevent vision loss in pets, regular cleanings can also help Fido’s sight. Every few days, using a damp cotton ball or cloth, clean your dog’s eyes by starting at the inside corner of your dog’s eye and wiping outward to remove any dirt that developed around the eyelid. If you do see signs like eye discharge, constant tearing, crust along the eyelids, and unequal pupil sizes take your dog to the vet to get everything checked.

Ears: Checking your dog’s ear consistently will help you dog maintain good hearing. The inside of your dog’s ear should look pink and not white or red. To clean the ear, take a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide and gently swipe it over the inner-ear skin, make sure you never insert anything in your dog’s ear canal. You don’t need to clean your dog’s ears too frequently, but it is important to check them. See a vet if you witness ear discharge, redness, swelling, brown or black ear wax, or dark wax that resembles coffee grounds. If you do see anything like that, get them to a vet, don’t try to clean it yourself.

·       Regular Vet Visits – Taking your dog to the vet is a practice your family should implement regularly, getting an annual checkup or “wellness” visit at least once a year. Each time you go, make sure they do thorough exam where they listen to your dog’s heart and lungs and examine their coat, teeth, eyes, ears, and internal organs. And as they age make sure to talk to your vet about getting checkups more frequently. It’s been recommended that healthy senior dogs should see the vet around every six months. Vets can also advise if your dog could be susceptible to other issues that have to do with breed or location factors, and give you tips on ways to prevent them.

So as your pooch gets older, be sure to keep all these things in mind to help your dog live long and healthy lives, because you already know – life with a dog is always better!

To learn more about Spring Naturals’ fresh, new approach to pet nutrition, visit them atwww.SpringNaturals.com or any of their social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Ingredients: (Grain free) Turkey, turkey broth, vegetable broth, sunflower oil, carrots, peas, dicalcium phosphate, flaxseed oil, calcium carbonate, salt, guar gum, spinach, potassium chloride, carrageenan, lecithin, choline chloride, sodium acid pyrophosphate, salmon oil, dandelion greens, apricots, blueberries, cranberries, chicory root extract, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.

 

 

 

Blog Hop time…thanks to Life with DogsTwo Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  grab the blog hop  link

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bless the dogs & the children contest

be sure to read my guest blog post at Nature’s Logic blog…

http://natureslogic.blogspot.com/2010/12/traveling-with-fido-eight-tips-for.html

Contest * Contest * Contest

unleash your paws and enter our new contest and you might win dog food, dog bowl, dog treats and more…

To enter, just send a copy of The Lost Dogs book by Jim Gorant to the White House as suggested by BadRap, or if you have already sent one, let us know, and you will get a special surprise,  http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/worthy-white-house-literacy-project.html

Mr. President and First Lady Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

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just take a photo of your pet(s) (dog, cat, hamster, goat, chicken, rabbit, snake, whatever) and write a short creative note and send us a copy of the note/photo, jpg/gif copy, and you can win dog food, dog treats and more.

Kids are encouraged to enter this contest with their parents and teachers, they can draw a picture of their dog(s) and send a note to Bo, the first dog, crayon drawings are allowed… poetry is accepted, too… 150 word maximum.  Short and sweet, creativity, best photo and most dogitude will win prizes.

Send a copy of your entry to us by jan 23, 2011 and you can win and be published… do good. it’s that easy… breezy… tell all your doggie friends/pals, friends, family and neighbors…  It’s for a great cause.

http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/worthy-white-house-literacy-project.html

you can win

Some of the prizes include pet food, dog treats, toys, bowls and more…

Some of the yummy prizes:

Nature’s Logic®  has created the first and only full-line kibble, canned, and raw frozen pet food in the world with no chemically-synthesized ingredients. All Nature’s Logic foods are 100 percent natural with no man-made ingredients.

Visit Nature’s Logic and select the food, and flavor of the food, you’d like to receive for your dog. Winner will receive a voucher to be redeemed at local or online retailer. Choose one of the following:

  • one 4.4-lb bag dry kibble or
  • one 3-lb bag raw frozen or
  • five 13.2-oz can

a (3-pack) of Bouncing Bison Scappy Chewz, and a 3 oz liver bark C.C. Barkz Bison Liver Bark w/ Organic SuperVeggies. Check out www.clearconsciencepet.com for additional product info.

Loving Pet bowl and treats yummy treats that Cici barks for, sneaky way to get veggies and fruits into your dog’s tummy and a slobber-proof bowl to eat food out of

www.earthnaturalspetfood.com/

a 7.25lb bucket of food (your choice of which food)

Pet wipes, sprays, shampoos, dog bowls and more!

 

Please join me and the pit bull positive owners, here

http://pitbullpositive.ning.com/profiles/blogs/send-obama-a-copy-of-the-best

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Jonny Justice and Donna Reynolds from BadRap on Rachael Ray

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