Zukes Dog Treats Wins with Lil Links

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Paws for Thought, Products | 0 comments

If you are a pet owner and haven’t tried a Zukes pet treat with your dog or cat…well…. you are just one treat away from treating smart.  With Zukes, you can treat smart and with heart because these premium treats are healthy and delicious.  Take it from my dogs Abe and Chico.  Just the mention of Zukes dog treats  in our house turns on Niagra Falls. Zukes sources and produces their products in the USA  and uses high quality protein, fruits, veggies and whole grains as their ingredients. Their latest creation, Lil Links, have been flying off of our shelves.  Pet parents are thrilled to see a healthy sausage treat on the market.  Check out Lil Links’ ingredients here.  The first five ingredients are:  Chicken, Apples, Carrots, Potatoes, Maple Syrup.   Now, compare to another sausage treat on the market today whose first five ingredients include:  Wheat flour, beef, soy, flour, corn syrup.  !@?#!  Which sounds better to you? Zukes dog or cat treats are a nice compliment to a high quality, all natural dog food or cat food. Remember…Healthy Pets Wag….or purrrrrr!...

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Cheeky Chats- My New Favorite Tee!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Lifestyle, Products | 0 comments

Admittedly, I am a sucker for cute t-shirts.  Especially if they contain the following criteria:  are pet inspired, attitudish, well fit and adorable.  My latest find is Cheeky Chats.  Check it out.  Especially if you are a cat lover or know someone who is.  I think I might have a problem though.  I already own six tee’s and discovered the site only three weeks ago.  Thanks to my sister-in-law Tamsen for instigating this cheeky obsession! At least I work in the pet world…so they can be considered a uniform…right?  Purrrfect! Wags,...

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Furries and Fireworks

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Paws for Thought, Products, Safety | 0 comments

Grills are fired up, families celebrate and fireworks are displayed on the Fourth of July.  And our pets?  Well, the Fourth of July is the number one day of the year for pets to be lost and end up in shelters.  In fact, some shelters will host pet adoptions on the Fourth of July to make room for all of the lost pets they will receive on July fifth. Here are five tips to help pet parents keep their furry family members safe this holiday. 1.  Keep Pets Cool and Inside– While you are enjoying the holiday festivities, make sure your pets are indoors, cool and safe.  The onset of hyperthermia can happen quickly and put your pet in danger.  This holiday is definitely not the day to have your pets roaming off leash in your yard or neighborhood.  Or worse yet, tethered outside in the heat.  To keep them busy, give them their favorite long lasting treat or toy and have fresh water.  2.  Fireworks Frenzy– Some pets are anxious and nervous at the sound of fireworks.  While many pets will burrow in their bed, others will bolt out of an open front door.  A few products on the market can help ease your pet’s fear such as the, Thundershirt, a calming jacket for your pet, and Rescue Remedy, an all natural calming solution. Be safe, if your pet is a runner, create a quiet room in your home with all of his favorites and keep the door closed. 3.  Pet I.D.’s, a Must Have– In the event your pet does leave your home, increase their chances of a safe return with their pet i.d. attached to their collar.  Make sure contact information is up to date.  If you want to take an extra precaution invest in a pet GPS tracking system so you can monitor your pet’s whereabouts on your smart phone. 4.  Avoid Fatty Foods and Decorations– Although we love roasted meats, creamy salads and chocolate filled desserts, your pet’s stomach may not thank you.  As we all know, some foods are toxic to our pets and overly rich foods can be the cause of pancreatitis.  The same can be true of Fourth of July decor.  If consumed, intestinal disturbance or blockage is a possibility.  Avoid the vet this holiday by keeping your pet on their paw lickin’ good kibble and decorations out of reach. 5.  Emergency Numbers– Have your vet, the local emergency vet and animal poison control’s number at the ready. Best place would be to program them in your cell phone.  In case there is a pet emergency, you know who to call and where the numbers are located.  The ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center hotline number is 1-888-4ANI-HELP or 1-888-426-4435 ($65.00 per case). The charge is billed to caller’s credit card. Happy Fourth of July! Wags,...

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Shansen Jewelry- Good for You and Animals in Need

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Paws for Thought, Products, Uncategorized | 0 comments

You know the saying…if you want something done give it to the busiest person you know.  Two of the busiest ladies I know have joined forces and the result is simply….beautiful. Tamsen Fadal and Shannon Elizabeth When Shannon Elizabeth, actress and animal advocate, partnered with her cousin, Tamsen Fadal,  media personality and author, they were driven  to combine their talents and develop a line of affordable, inspirational accessories.  Each piece is thoughtfully created, has deep meaning and holds a special place in the designers’ hearts.  Hence Shansen Jewelry. Learn about the inspiration behind Libby Love. Why do I love the work of these two phenomenal women?  Well, it is pet related of course.  Shannon and Tamsen have chosen charities such as Last Chance for Animals, to receive a portion of Shansen’s proceeds. In addition to Shannon and Tamsen’s generosity, the jewelry is vegan inspired.  Absolutely no animal products are used. I give this collection and these ladies four paws up!! Congratulations Shannon and Tamsen for creating such a beautifully inspired line and thank you for your love of animals. Wagfully, Jenn...

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Chesty the Bulldog and His Life Jacket

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Excercise, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Paws for Thought, Products, Safety, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I was visiting my family this past weekend on Anna Maria Island and was honored to meet a new relative…Chesty, an 85lb English Bulldog.  He belongs to my cousin Mike and his girlfriend Summer and is named after Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Although Anna Maria does not offer dog beaches, there are several rental homes and apartments that are pet friendly.  Thus, Chesty, was enjoying a week’s vacation…complete with an easy access salt water pool, cool tile floors and three bedrooms from which to choose.  Needless to say, it was hot this weekend.  Certainly too hot for a bulldog to be outside for very long.  But Chesty was determined.  True to his breed, he wanted to be with us all of the time and was snorting and slobbering his way through the day.   That included circling and inevitably being submerged in the pool. There is no doubt he would have sunk like a rock if we weren’t watching.  Luckily, my cousin, Mike, packed his doggy life jacket which enabled Chesty to zip back and forth across the pool…like a true fish out of water.  Life jackets are so important for those dogs not used to water or those being introduced to it for the first time.  For chest heavy breeds like English Bulldogs, life jackets are a must have.  Their bodies simply aren’t made for the water. My recommendation is to have one of these handy if you plan to take your fur kid on a boat or have him around a pool.  Especially if he is top heavy,  terrified of the water, or just so enamored that he could go overboard at any time.  Water + scared/nervous dogs never make a good match. Be safe like Chesty this...

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Cats are crazy for Global Pet Expo

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Excercise, Health & Wellness, Paws for Thought, Products, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whew…I absolutely love the whirlwind that is Global Pet Expo.  I was only able to spend two days at the event but was able to pack so much into that time including time to  identify a few new cat products for the store. Cats will be so very happy with me 🙂  I kept my cat customers in mind constantly as I walked up and down the aisles.  A few things really excited me and I decided to add them to Wag’s mix of natural and holistic products.  Cat customers!  Check out the following: For the catnip crazed…you will have an entire rack full of the famous Ducky World products…and yes… there will be plenty of purrrrrmuda triangles! I also loved the cat scratcher from Scratch Lounge and the live pet grass from Bell Rock Growers. What I might be most excited about are the cat houses by Catty Stacks!  Can’t wait for these to walk through my door.   They are recycled, recycleable and are colored with vegetable based ink! Finally, Kind Kollars are purrfect for the cat on the go.  Personalized, stylish, non stink…this  i.d. collar is just the answer for your indoor or outdoor kitty. Please let me know what you think of these new products soon to be hitting the shelves at...

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