Christmas Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers – Free Video

In this video, I’ll show you ways to save money on Christmas gifts for pet lovers and I’ll give you a lot of great ideas for Christmas gifts for pet lovers that you probably haven’t thought of!  Thanks for watching!  Debra 🙂

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10 Tips When Caring for a Senior Dog

Older dogs have different care requirements as compared to their younger counterparts. But to most people, a dog will always be a puppy even after reaching canine years, or even after their fur turns gray.

But eventually, a time will come when you realize that your dog is panting harder even when taking short walks or is struggling to climb onto the bed or the sofa. At that time, you’ll need to adjust to the lifestyle requirements of a senior dog.

Below you’ll find tips that will help you take care of your senior dog appropriately. Read on to learn more.

1.  Watch Your Dog’s Diet

Senior dogs are less active, and therefore you should avoid feeding them a diet with large amounts of calories. This will help prevent your dog from gaining extra weight that could lead to many health problems. Talk to your vet so you can understand the right diet for your aging dog.

2.  Exercise Your Dog

Exercise is a great way to keep your senior dog lean and maintain a healthy body. Just like people, as dogs age, they are unable to perform certain physical activities as they used to do when they were young. But exercises remain an important aspect of their health and well being.

Therefore, you should involve your dog in certain physical exercises. But you should tailor the exercises to the individual needs of your dog.

If your dog has not been doing exercises for a long time, start slow as you increase the intensity gradually. It is also important to consult a veterinarian to understand the duration of exercise suited for your dog.

For more information, read this article, Exercising Elderly Dogs.

3.  Involve Your Senior Dog in Social Activities

As dogs age, they tend to be less active and some even disengage from social activities. Even if your dog is too weak to go to the dog park, he’s definitely missing his pet pals, and so you should plan for some play dates. Through this, your dog will socialize and enjoy being in a less-restricted environment.

It is also important to take your dog with you when going out for family outings, instead of leaving him alone just because he has slowed down. Create a comfortable space for your pet in the car, drive slow, and book nice a pet friendly hotel.

4.  Have a Vet Check Your Dog More Often

As dogs get older, their immune system also gets weak. It is therefore important to have your dog checked by a vet at least twice a year. Just like senior people need routine care from the doctors, pets will also benefit from these visits.

Your older pet will require additional blood tests, dental care, as well as other examinations. Besides, some breeds have predispositions towards certain health conditions such as hip dysplasia, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.  Frequent visits and early detection will help you discover these ailments before they become life threatening.

5.  Consider Dental Health

It is important to maintain the dental hygiene of your aging dog. Be sure to brush and clean your dog’s teeth to prevent dental diseases, decay, and chewing problems.

If it’s a challenge to brush and clean your dog’s teeth, you can opt for dental toys and dental treats instead.

6.  Watch Out for Any Behavioral Changes

Your dog can’t speak, but looking at his behavioral changes, you can know if he is ailing or not. While a senior dog is usually less active, paying attention to uncommon behavior can help detect problems early. Some dogs get excessively cranky when they are in pain or avoid interaction.

Signs such as decreased appetite, increased irritability or agitation, changes in urination, and increased water consumption could also mean that your dog is unwell.

7.  Keep Obesity at Bay

Overweight pets are at a higher risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even skin disease. You should ask your veterinarian about the nutritional requirements of a senior dog because overweight dogs need a special type of diet that provides the nutrients needed while allowing for weight loss.  

For instance, there are special diets with low calories and high L-carnitine content that can help in slow and steady weight loss.

8.  Provide Special Accommodation for Your Senior Dog

Just like puppies need customized boxes to sleep and stay warm,  you should also provide special accommodation for your aging dog.

If your dog is suffering from joint issues or hip dysplasia, install ramps that your dog can use to get to climb the bed or even the car. Also, ensure that food and water are kept in places where your pets can easily reach them, especially for those with vision impairments.

If you live in cold climates, consider providing your dog with heated beds, especially those with achy joints.

9.  Consider Regular Checks for Arthritis

The American Veterinary Medical Association shows that many pets suffer from arthritis. Therefore, you should have your dog checked for arthritis more often. If you notice signs such as decreased activity, difficulty climbing stairs, difficulty sitting or standing and seemingly stiff joints, you should contact your vet.

10.  Keep Your Dog Occupied with Toys

You can use toys to keep your old dog occupied. This will not only help keep your pets entertained but also help in weight loss. Toys that require chewing or promote activity will also stimulate the aging muscles and keep your dog healthier for longer.

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Gifts for Pets – Buy Online and Save Up to 50% Off Retail! Free Video

In this video, I’ll show you several places to buy gifts for pets online and save a ton of money! And in the process, I”ll give you several great ideas for pet gifts you probably haven’t thought of! Please share this one with friends and family members who have pets. Thanks for watching! Debra 🙂

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How Long Can I Leave a Cat Home Alone? Free Video

In this video, we’ll talk about the dangers of leaving your cat home alone for more than one day.  We’ll also discuss easy alternatives to leaving your cat home alone.  Thanks for watching!  Debra

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When is it Too Cold for Dogs? Free Video

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

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Online Pet Supplies Cheap! Free Video

In this video, I’ll show you how I shop on Ebay to save a ton of money on pet supplies (and almost everything else I buy!) Thanks for watching!  Debra 🙂

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Saving Money on Pet Supplies

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.

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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

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What is a BarkBox? Free Video

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 🙂




what is barkbox?What is BarkBox?

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.

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BarkBox Review

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.

what is barkbox?Do They Have BarkBox for Cats?

Yes!  It’s called, KitNipBox, and the subscription is $19.99 per month.

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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



How to Make My Dog Lose Weight – Free Video

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 🙂

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Dog Obesity

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.

how to help your dog lose weightDog 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 🙂


Is Pet Health Insurance Worth it for Dogs? – Free Video

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

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Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?

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.

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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 to here.  If you like this website, please share it with your friends – every purchase helps animals! Debra 🙂

What Do I Need for a New Kitten? Free Video

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
  • Cat bed
  • Interactive Toys
  • Litter box and litter
  • Grooming tools
  • Scratching post
  • Collar and ID tag
  • Cat training information
  • Pet health insurance
  • Local veterinarian

Each of these items are discussed in detail in the video above.

what do i need for a new kittenEnjoy 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 🙂