I live in Western New York, so I know what cold is. Winter can be dangerous here – not only because of snow and ice that make driving hazardous, but because the temperature gets so cold that people and animals can actually die. This is a serious issue, and dog owners need to educate themselves about dogs and cold weather. Our dogs are no more capable of surviving in frigid temperatures than we are…so let’s not expect them to! When is it too cold for dogs? Let’s review some of the times your dog is outside in cold weather and see what your guidelines should be. Thanks for watching! Debra
If you’re like me, you like to spoil your pet with lots of toys, gifts and luxuries to make sure they have a wonderful, joyful life. If, like me, you also have owned pets who have serious health issues and require tons of spending on vet bills and medications, than you can surely go broke trying to provide everything for them! So it’s necessary for us to save money on pet supplies however and whenever we can.
Discount Pet Supplies
Like I describe in the video, I have found Ebay to be the cheapest place for pet supplies over and over again. I’ve even found them to be cheaper than Walmart and Amazon, and I also usually find a much bigger, better selection. That, coupled with the free shipping and money back guarantees, makes it a no-brainer to do your shopping on Ebay. And, like I say in the video, I use Ebay for tons of stuff, not just pet supplies.
I Hope This Has Saved You Money!
Please feel free to come back and comment below if you were able to find items for your pet on Ebay for a huge savings. I’ll be happy to hear about it! And please, always feel free to reach out to me whenever you need help or have questions. Thanks so much for visiting! Debra
In this video, I’ll tell you what BarkBox is, how to get it, what’s in it, and how much it costs. I’ll also show you how to save money each month on the subscription. I’ll also let you know about a similar subscription box for cats called, KitNipBox. Thanks for watching! Debra 🙂
BarkBox is a monthly subscription you can purchase for your dog. The dog receives a box each month containing two toys, a chew, and two packs of all-natural treats. You can get a month-to-month subscription, a six-month subscription, or a 12-month subscription.
Watch the video above and let me take you on a tour of the BarkBox website, where I show you how the program works, what it includes, and how much it costs. I’ll also show you how you can save a couple bucks a month on your subscription! You’ll be able to see cute pics of dogs receiving their BarkBoxes. It’s so cute I can barely stand it! LOL
BarkBox Makes a Perfect Dog Gift
If you would like to purchase a gift for your dog for their birthday or Christmas, either a one-time BarkBox or a monthly BarkBox subscription makes a great gift! It’s also a unique dog gift for dog lovers.
Do They Have BarkBox for Cats?
Yes! It’s called, KitNipBox, and the subscription is $19.99 per month.
I Donate 10% to Animal Charities
I’m so excited to feature BarkBox and KitNipBox on my website. I donate 10% of the commissions I earn promoting these two super-fun programs to animal charities. You can see a list of the animal charities I donate to HERE. Thanks so much for visiting, and please share this with your friends who are dog or cat lovers! Debra
In this video, we’ll discuss dog obesity, how to determine your dog’s ideal weight, how to weigh your dog, and we’ll discuss step-by-step things you can do to help your dog lose weight. Thanks for watching! Debra 🙂
Dog Obesity is just as serious an epidemic for dogs as it currently is for humans. Dog obesity can greatly reduce your dog’s life span, and greatly lower your dog’s quality of life. Helping your dog to maintain a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do to increase the quality of your dog’s life, as well as make him live longer (and enjoy his life more!)
How to Help a Dog Lose Weight
As discussed in the video, there are several easy steps you can take to help your dog to lose weight. These include reducing the dog’s food intake to be more in line with the amount of food the dog actually needs to fuel his activity, exercising the dog more (a few minutes of playtime in the evenings or a short walk can do wonders), paying attention to what your dog’s body looks like, and refraining from feeding too many table scraps. In my opinion, the easiest and most effective way to help your dog lose weight is to start feeding them raw vegetables instead of treats.
Dog Obesity is Preventable
I hope you found this video and article helpful in showing you that dog obesity is treatable and preventable. Please feel free to comment below to let me know how your dog is doing on his weight loss journey! Please feel free to add suggestions or ask questions as well. Thanks for visiting! Debra 🙂
In this video, I’ll help you decide if pet health insurance is worth it for dogs. We’ll talk about things you should know before buying pet health insurance, and we’ll go over the pros and cons, as well as the cost, to help you decide whether you should purchase pet health insurance for your dog. Thanks for watching! Debra
If you’ve already watched the video above you know that my opinion is yes, pet insurance is worth the cost. The only circumstance in which I would recommend that someone not purchase health insurance for their pet is if the person is somewhat wealthy and easily able to pay out of pocket for any medical expenses the pet may have – up to and including a serious illness or accident. But if that’s not the case for you, I strongly recommend getting pet health insurance.
Best Pet Health Insurance
I personally recommend Healthy Paws as my top recommendation, mostly because of their outstanding record of excellent customer service. PetPlan is also excellent, and I’d consider them my second recommendation for the best pet health insurance. Click on the links above for each of them to get your free quote.
If you have had pet health insurance in the past, please comment below to share your experiences. It will help everyone!
I Donate to Animal Charities
Thank you for visiting my website. I donate 10% of all commissions I make on this website to animal charities. You can see a list of the charities I donate tohere. If you like this website, please share it with your friends – every purchase helps animals! Debra 🙂
In this video, we’ll discuss a checklist of things you’ll need for a new kitten. We’ll cover practical supplies as well as which food to get for your kitten, how to cover vet bills, getting health insurance for your kitten, and kitten training. Thanks for watching! Debra 🙂
What Do I Need for a New Kitten?
Preparing for a new kitten involves far more than just purchasing a cat bed and a few kitten toys. It is essential that you prepare yourself and your home for a lifetime with your kitten, making sure you are meeting all of the kitten’s needs. You need to educate yourself about cat training. You need information about which food is best to feed your kitten, and what cats should eat. You’ll need supplies for basic grooming. You’ll need to find a local veterinarian and get your kitten established as a patient there. You need to know which shots a kitten needs, and you should make arrangements to have her/him spayed or neutered.
In the video above, I offer resources for cat training, help with vet bills, where to buy supplies for your kitten inexpensively. And I offer good, practical advice, based on my many years of cat ownership, that will help you and your kitten to have a long, happy life together.
Checklist for a New Kitten
Food and water dishes
Litter box and litter
Collar and ID tag
Cat training information
Pet health insurance
Each of these items are discussed in detail in the video above.
Enjoy Your New Kitten!
I hope this article and video have helped you to prepare for your new kitten. Please feel free to comment below if you have questions or need more help. Thanks so much for visiting! Debra 🙂
In this video, I list the foods that are harmful to dogs and cats (and why), plus provide info on what to do if your pet eats something toxic. I also talk about ways to keep your pet safe from foods that are poisonous or toxic. Thanks for watching! Debra 🙂
I was so surprised when I actually researched online to find out which foods are poisonous for dogs and cats. I knew chocolate was bad for dogs, I knew certain plants could be toxic to animals (especially cats), and a few other things. But I had no idea the list would be so long!
Take Steps to Protect Your Pets
It’s our job as pet owners to protect our animals from getting into things that can harm them. Even though they might be begging when we’re eating chocolate, for example, doesn’t mean we should share it with them. They don’t know any different, but we do! We have to educate ourselves so that we can keep our pets safe.
Keep Your Pets Out of the Garbage!
It’s very important not only to make sure you pets stay out of the garbage, but also to make sure we don’t leave food lying around that is harmful to cats and dogs. Leaving candy (especially chocolate) on our nightstand, leaving food on the coffee table…leaving food anywhere our pets can get to it isn’t wise. Even if it’s not toxic, we don’t want our pets eating things other than what we give them (and we don’t want them stealing our snacks! LOL)
Please Share This Information
Please share this article and video with your friends who have dogs and cats and also on your social media pages. If even one precious dog or cat is spared illness (or worse!) because we got this information out, it’s worth it! Thanks do much. Debra
In this video, I’ll give you good advice about taking your dog on a vacation and include tips for traveling with a dog. There’s a lot of info in this video – stick with me and watch the whole thing, because there’s likely to be stuff you didn’t think of! Thanks for watching. Debra 🙂
There’s lots to consider anytime you’re taking your dog anywhere – whether it’s on vacation, on a weekend trip, camping – or even just on an outing for the day. The most important thing is that you consider your dog’s comfort and safety. You have to consider, for example, what you’ll be doing on the trip or vacation and whether your dog is going to be able to join you on those activities – or if they’re just going to be stuck alone in the hotel the whole trip. You also have to consider many (many!) safety concerns involved with traveling with pets.
Is This Beneficial to the Dog?
You have to consider whether you’re just taking your dog with you because you feel guilty leaving him home alone or boarding him, or if the dog is actually going to enjoy the vacation or the outing. Will you be doing activities that the dog will enjoy? Will the dog be safe, both traveling to the destination and while he’s there? And one of the biggest concerns, in my opinion, is Will The Dog Be Scared On This Trip? The truth is, most dogs don’t travel well. A lot of dogs don’t travel well in the car. A lot of dogs don’t walk well on a leash. A lot of dogs don’t stay with their owners and will run away. Many dogs are not ok with being left in a hotel room (most are upset in a hotel even when their owner is in the room with them). Dogs can get upset, nauceous, sick…you have to consider all of this.
I Hope This Has Helped
I hope you got good advice in the video at the top of this article, and I hope you’ll continue to check out articles and videos online to educate yourself about traveling with your dog. And I’m so glad you’re doing this – that you care enough about your precious pooch to make sure you know what you’re doing if you’re considering taking him with you on a vacation or trip. You’re a good dog parent! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting. Debra
In this video, I’ll discuss steps you can take for helping dog’s separation anxiety and ways to actually solve the issue. Dog separation anxiety is a serious problem that needs to be addressed for your dog’s sake, and for yours! Thanks so much for watching. Debra
Dog separation anxiety is a serious issue because it can be terribly upsetting to your dog, and also to you. If your dog is experiencing separation anxiety, then it’s clear he’s not happy, calm and content – he may even be fearful – and this is not healthy for your dog.
I feel the most effective way to help a dog with separation anxiety is to do Pack Leader Training. This is where you take simple steps to teach your dog that YOU are the pack leader, not HIM. As soon as your dog sees that you’re the one in charge, you’re the decision maker, then he’ll know that he doesn’t have to be. That alone is the most effective way to solve virtually any dog behavioral issue. Dogs need a pack leader. They need to know that they can follow your lead and just let you make the decisions. They need to know that YOU are in charge of providing food, of protecting the house, of protecting the family…if your dog knows this, then he can finally calm down and relax, and that includes being able to relax while you’re away from home. My recommendation is to sign up for The Online Dog Trainer,a dog training website that will teach you step-by-step how to do Pack Leader Training.
Please feel free to comment below with questions or comments. I’m happy to help, and I’d love to hear your feedback. Thanks so much for visiting! Debra 🙂