It’s the best day ever! It’s time to share my monthly round-up of all the fabulous places I’ve been sleeping the past 4 weeks in my Oh The Places You Sleep Series.
As it starts to get cooler in Pennsylvania you’ll notice I’m doing a lot more blanket snuggling, and curling up. Before you know it I’ll need to break out my heat lamp to keep warm during my napping sessions!
Enjoy Vol. 8 of my Oh the Places You Sleep Series!
Which napping spot is your favorite this month?
Check out where else I’ve been sleeping in my “Oh the Places You Sleep” series!
The other day while out on a walk through the park I spotted something that made me a little crazy.
I claim it was a squirrel, mom thinks it was a leaf, and we pretty much agree to disagree.
We may never really know what was up that tree for sure, but it sure was fun trying to catch it!
Does your dog like to chase things up trees? Any brave squirrel hunters in this group?
I’m so excited to share with you my latest project for my online shop, Flying Hero!
Due to your feedback, I’ve created my brand new 2016 Calendar in a new size and all new images!
Even though in today’s World everyone has calendars and organizers on their phones, it’s still nice to have a happy little calendar to hang on your wall.
And there’s nothing happier than looking at my face every single day!
My 2016 Calendar measures 6″ w x 12″ h and comes punched with a hole for easy hanging on your wall or cork board. (each photo of the calendar measures 6″ x 6″).
The very best part though? I will be DONATING $5 from every sale to the Chester County SPCA. Yay for helping animal rescues!
Each month features a different photograph of me and all photos are printed professionally on archival quality paper. At the end of the year/month the photos would be great for framing and hanging on your wall. (you know if you can’t get enough of me!)
Currently I’m taking pre-orders, and they will begin shipping just after Thanksgiving – with plenty of time for Holiday Gifts!
You can snag one of my 2016 Calendars from my online shop, but hurry, there are limited quantities of these and once they sell out I won’t have any more!
Disclaimer: This post and giveaway is brought to you by NuVet Labs®. All opinions are my own, and I only share products that I think you and your dog will love.
Vitamins, pills, supplements, those words alone are enough to strike fear into the hearts of many. Wether you’re a picky dog that can’t stand the taste of them, or an owner that is tired of your pet turning up a nose at the supplements you think will help them feel better, have no fear! I’ve found a product that not only is beneficial to your pet, but great tasting too!
NuVet Labs® has made it their mission help heal pets when they’re sick and then keep them healthy for years to come with their vitamins and supplements.
Their products are made in a FDA registered laboratory with natural, human-grade ingredients specially compounded to deliver the most effective nutritional health benefits. Utilizing the latest advances in medical and nutritional science, they apply state of the art manufacturing technologies to help maintain a standard of product quality and integrity that is virtually unheard of in the pet industry.
This time around I decided to test out NuJoint DS.
As you may recall, my best pal Trooper suffers from arthritis in his joints. While he’s never one to complain too much, a glucosamine joint supplement such as NuJoint DS can be great for his joint pain.
NuJoint DS supports optimal joint health and mobility, helping to keep your pet pain free for a longer, happier life.
Now the best part about the vitamins and supplements from NuVet is that you won’t need to hide these pills in peanut butter, stuff them inside cream cheese, or disguise them in your dog’s dinner, because these are the best tasting vitamins Trooper and I have ever had.
While this time around I let my buddy Trooper do all the actual taste testing (since I myself do not currently have arthritis), you can see by my desperate attempts to open the bottle that I was a bit jealous that he got to do the tasting.
In fact, they were so yummy (because they are flavored with real chicken liver) that Trooper used them as treats!
NuJoint DS has increased amounts of the active ingredients MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Glucosamine, and Chondroitin. It also includes Vitamin C which is required for the synthesis of collagen (a component of joint cartilage), and it can also reduce free radical damage to cartilage.
So if you’ve got a pet that could benefit from a joint supplement, or even a nutritional supplement then you might want to check out what NuVet has to offer!
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I’m sure this image looks familiar, you suddenly look up from whatever you were doing to catch your dog dragging their bum on the carpet (and in my mom’s case, the nice WHITE carpet!).
Embarrassing, yes. But do you know why us dogs do this?
Dogs have two small internal glands on either side of their bum that typically release a few drops of scent marking fluid whenever your pet defecates. (It’s also why us dogs can tell a lot about each other by sniffing butts). In order for your dog’s anal glands to empty properly they need large firm stools to create pressure during defecation to allow them to empty naturally. (TMI right?)
But when they aren’t functioning properly, Anal gland issues arise and they become over-filled, blocked, or irritated. This is when you’ll typically catch your dog rubbing their butt across the carpet or licking.
Thanks to my friends at Glandex® there is a product that may be able to help!
Glandex is the only product that addresses all of the underlying causes of anal gland problems and works from the inside out to help maintain healthy anal glands.
Using a unique fiber blend, this anal gland supplement helps to create firm and bulky stools which help the anal glands empty naturally every time your pet defecates. Glandex also contains natural anti-inflammatories to help support healthy anal glands as well as probiotics and digestive enzymes to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
Glandex comes in two formulas, powder that can be added to your pet’s daily meal….
…and this soft chew formula with peanut butter flavor.
I opted to test out the chewables this time around, and I found them to be super tasty. Mom started giving me one every day at breakfast in late September.
Before I dive into the specifics on what I noticed while taking Glandex it’s important to note that anal gland issues are much more common in small dogs. Because of this I have always needed to have mine emptied manually by my veterinarian every 1 – 2 months roughly, which basically means mine are not emptying properly on their own.
Sometimes you may notice a horrid smell (like the worst of the worst) coming from your dog, this means that your dog just emptied their anal glands (hopefully not one your white carpet). My buddy Trooper used to do it all the time when he got really scared of something (sorry Trooper, had to spill the beans).
So starting in late September mom started giving me Glandex daily to see if it helped. Prior to this the last time I had had mine expressed by my vet was August 21st. Click on the image above to see a detailed report on my daily business.
General notes – while on Glandex my stools became much firmer, larger, and more regular. And by very late October I started to scoot on the carpet again, but seeing as I was due for my annual vet exam mom decided to have my anal glands expressed at the visit. They ended up being very full (as they normally are).
I did learn while at my vet that some dogs have glands that don’t sit as close to the edge of the bum, and no matter what they will never be able to express them on their own. Some dogs may be able to get some help expressing them with this fiber supplement for dogs from Glandex.
In my case I felt like Glandex definitely did what it said it would, firmed up my stool to help naturally empty my glands, and it seemed to prolong my visits to have them expressed manually. I also noticed I had less gas (unless I eat jerky….that always does it to me!) I’ll probably forever be the type of dog that has to have them manually done, but with Glandex at least I can help avoid those visits a little bit longer.
So if you notice your dog having an anal glad issue, don’t wait to add a fiber supplement such as Glandex to their diet. The alternative to not taking care of the issue can be costly surgeries, and if the anal glands are blocked or overfilled they may not be able to empty on their own, thus requiring expressing by a veterinarian.
To pick up your pet’s anal gland treatment visit Glandex, and help them Boot The Scoot!
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Last week a box filled with packing materials made its way into the shop.
Since I’m never one to pass up the opportunity to play in a box (don’t knock it until you try it!), I wasted no time in jumping right in.
Then I had a thought! Hey mom, since I’m already all packed up you might as well ship me to the nearest pet store. I’ll make sure to tell them to ship me back before dinner!
Happy Shipping and Receiving Day!
When the new FURminator Comfort Edge DeShedding Tool arrived at my door a few weeks ago, I knew just who would be getting a major grooming, my buddy Trooper!
I have to admit, I’m a wee bit jealous of all of Trooper’s glorious hair (he claims he gets his good hair from his mom, the Australian Shepherd). I on the other hand am plagued with Dachshund pattern baldness (it’s a real thing, look it up!), and have to wear coats and sweaters all winter long to keep warm on the farm.
Thanks to our new FURminator mom collected enough Trooper hair to make me a sweater from it! Now who’s good with a loom?
You can check out more great grooming products for pets from FURminator!
I can hardly believe we are so close to the end of 2015! Seriously? Not to worry though, November is going to hold some fun adventures for me….so make sure you stay tuned!
But before we dive into November, I always like to look back at all the fun I had the previous month. First though, let me give a shoutout to my special sponsors & affiliates! Thanks to them I’m able to bring you exciting posts, so make sure you give them some love and check out what great products they carry!
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And now onto my October Adventures…
I went bonkers when the leaves started to fall on the farm.
I kicked off October by celebrating my 7th Birthday – and Birthday Week which went on ALL WEEK LONG!
I shared my Birthday Wish List with everyone.
I gaveaway some awesome prizes thanks to my friends at Barkbox!
I shared a collection of some of my favorite DIY Projects for pets on my blog.
I shared what I did to celebrate my birthday, along with all the presents I got!
I made a DIY Snake Toy for dogs.
I made some DIY Dog Bone Art for my walls.
I shared some unseen footage of me as a puppy. (wasn’t I cute?)
I gave away some awesome prizes from my online shop.
I shared a look back over my past year – complete with a compilation video!
I hung out with some new friends from Martha Stewart Pets.
I took my last trip to the lake until next summer.
I slept in a whole bunch of new places!
I shared a collection of some pretty cool handmade pet costumes.
I shared my adventures in Fly hunting.
I went to my happy place, the beach!
I took a trip to the Fairhill International Event.
I introduced everyone to Mr. Bones.
I got a pedicure thanks to the Dremel.
I shared some of my favorite halloween memes.
I revealed my 2015 Halloween costume as Rocket the Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy.
That was a pretty wild October! I guess I better start planning for next year’s costume! What sort of adventures did you go on this past month?
So it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the reveal of my 2015 Halloween costume! All you Guardians of the Galaxy fans are going to love me as…..
Incase you didn’t catch the movie yet, don’t worry, I won’t give away any spoilers here.
Just know this…..
…with me on duty the Galaxy just got a whole lot safer! Pew! Pew!
Thanks to my mom and her handy glue gun I bet you would never have known that I’m not the real Rocket Raccoon from the Guardians of the Galaxy. I probably had you fooled didn’t I?
Probably a bit more convincing when my best pal Groot shows up to the party though!
Now if you’ll excuse me, me and my pals Star-Lord, Gamora, and Groot need to break out of jail so we can go defend the galaxy.
Happy Halloweenie Friends!
Seeing as how Halloween is just a few short days away, I couldn’t help but come up with some funny spooky inspired memes!
So if you need a little laugh today, or your friend needs a laugh, or everyone you know needs a laugh….then pass these around to everyone you know!
Good for a fun chuckle, right?
Tomorrow is the day that I officially share my 2015 Halloween costume! I bet you can hardly wait! So stick around for even more spooky fun, and Happy Halloweenie!
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