Why Health & Weight Management for pets is important

Weight management for pets is vital for their health & happiness

Weight management for pets is just as important is it is for humans

According to a 2016 survey an estimated 58% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. I’m not sure what the statistics are in Canada but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were similar. We all know that obesity can be a health risk for people and the same holds true for our beloved pets. That’s why weight management for pets is so important.


If we want our pets to happy and healthy for a long time we need to be vigilant about weight managements for pets too. It’s not their natural instinct to become overweight when in the wild, but with domesticated animals they need some help from their human family.  [Read more…]

Orthopedic Pet Bed from Brentwood Home Review

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Runyon Orthopedic Pet Bed is Stylish & Comfortable

Joint Comfort is Easy with an Orthopedic Pet Bed

My senior girl is attached to me at the hip. It doesn’t matter what room I am in or what I am doing, she wants to be right there with me. When she began having arthritis problems with her back hips, I knew I was going to have to find her an orthopedic pet bed. I wanted something nice, and one that I could move around easily, from room to room. I found exactly what I was looking for in the Runyon Orthopedic Pet Bed from Brentwood Home!

Brentwood Home Orthopedic Pet Bed with senior Rottweiler Mix

The Runyon Orthopedic Pet Bed would be perfect for her whatever room I was in and the cushioning of the orthopedic mattress would help her protect her joints and aching hips.

I was also excited to see that the Runyon dog bed is made with CertiPUR-US foam, and has no chemical flame retardants, heavy metals, or phthalates! I have done my best to protect my dogs from chemicals in cleaning and bath products, so I certainly don’t want them breathing them, or be in contact with them, while trying to rest!

Brentwood Home Orthopedic Pet Bed

Modern Style to Match Any Decor!

And, did I mention style? The Brentwood Home Runyon Pet Bed is not only comfortable, but very stylish. With its modern design, it fits perfectly with any decor. It comes in 3 neutral colors: Mocha, Raven, and Sandstone. Since I wanted the dog bed for my senior girl Sallie, who has black fur, I opted for the Raven Black. If you are a pet owner, you know exactly why I chose the color! Yes, you thought correctly! The black color of her bed would not show the loose dog hair as badly – just a little house cleaning cheat.

Brentwood Home Orthopedic Pet Bed

Machine Washable Removable Cover!

It is easy enough to give a quick vacuum as necessary and just as easy to wash the covering. The cover of the Runyon pet bed is easy to remove. There are two zippers (one for the arms and back and one for the bottom). Simply unzip and remove the outer cover. Wash in cold water in the washing machine and tumble dry on low.

The inside has a nontoxic waterproof lining which protects the foam from staining and smells. To clean the inside lining, simply wipe with a damp cloth.

I love having an easy was to launder without having to put the entire bed in the washing machine! It makes it much easier to keep the bed clean.

Brentwood Home Orthopedic Pet Bed with senior Rottweiler Mix

Sizes of the Runyun Orthopedic Pet Bed

Sallie is a small-sized Rottweiler mix at 50 lb. The medium size orthopedic pet bed fits her perfectly. She has enough room to stretch out length-wise or rest and lay her head on the end of the bed (one of favorite ways of sleeping). She loves lounging in her new bed!

Brentwood Home Orthopedic Pet Bed with German Shepherd lab mix

While the Brentwood Home Orthopedic Pet Bed has Sallie’s name on it, it doesn’t keep big brother Ozzy from trying to sneak a nap in it. The size medium bed is too small for him, but he doesn’t seem to care. In his mind, if he fits – he sits, or should I say snoozes. He will have time for a quick catnap and then Sallie will be demanding her bed back!

If you have a larger dog, or a smaller one, no worries! The Runyon Orthopedic Pet Bed comes in these sizes:

  • Small: 22-inch X 18-inch
  • Medium: 24-inch X 24-inch
  • Large: 46-inch X 29-inch
  • Extra Large: 54-inch X 35-inch

Brentwood Home Orthopedic Pet Bed with German Shepherd lab mix

The pups and I are thrilled with the Orthopedic Pet Bed from Brentwood Home! It is a nice high quality, and extremely well made pet bed. I’m not sure how it goes at your house, but around here with all these pups, if a dog bed isn’t well made – it doesn’t hold up. I can vouch that the Runyon Pet Bed has held up to all the dogs! Now, if I could just get them to stop arguing over who gets to sleep in it!

Brentwood Home Orthopedic Pet Bed features in a nutshell:

  • Orthopedic support is great for both young pups and senior pets, cushioning and protecting their active joints
  • Modern design and neutral color makes it great for any existing decor scheme
  • Forget messes and pet odors – the cover is removable, washable, and replaceable, with a nontoxic waterproof lining to protect it from staining or smells.
  • Made with CertiPUR-US foam, as always with no chemical flame retardants, heavy metals, or phthalates

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your pup? Show them some love with a new Brentwood Home Orthopedic Pet Bed! They will love the comfort and you will love the style and ease of caring for it. You can find them on the Brentwood Home website under the pet beds.

While you are visitin Brentwood Home, check out their amazing bedding supplies! They offer a variety of bedding items such as pillows, sheets, memory foam mattresses, baby and kid bedding, etc.

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Gather Free-Run Chicken Recipe by PetCurean


Gather Free-Run Chicken Recipe by PetCurean is a hit!

Health conscious pet owners will love the organic, healthy ingredients found in the Gather free-run chicken recipe by PetCurean.

My family is very pet friendly. Ever since I was a kid I’ve been surrounded by all manner of critters, both big and small. My parents weren’t picky about what kind of pets we had, so, we had everything ranging from snakes to exotic birds. For many years we even had outside pets like horses, goats, and chickens/ducks. Needless to say, I grew up to have a great capacity of love for animals and to this day we have our own little army of inside cats and dogs.


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Petcurean GO! Sensitivity+Shine for Healthy Happy Dogs!


Keeping our Dogs in Optimum Health with Petcurean GO! Sensitivity+Shine!

Perfect for dogs that are picky eaters, has dandruff or a dull coat, food allergies or sensitivities!

When it comes to my dogs let’s just say they are more like my children. I have a pack of 7 dogs right now and sometimes feel a like the old woman that lived in a shoe! But, I wouldn’t trade them for the world. They are all rescued babies and I am honored they chose me to be their Mom! Of course, I welcomed them into the pack and with a promise to take care of them to the best of my ability! I have had people ask me “how do you afford to feed so many big dogs”. Truth be known, they probably eat better than I do isn’t that what you do for your babies?! However, I know that nutrition and good quality dog food is the key, and the bottom-line, in keeping my 4-legged babies healthy!

I would much rather feed them high quality nutritious dog food and keep them healthy than need to treat them for illness after the fact. Just like with humans, nutrition plays a vital role in their overall health and helps ward off illness. As members of my family, I want to see my dogs healthy, happy, and enjoying life!


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West Paw Design – Wox Dog Toy Review

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Keep your dog entertained with this Wox Dog Toy. Thanks to the lovely design, it can be used in a variety of ways including tug of war, fetch, and a chew toy.

If you’re looking for a way to keep Fido entertained, this Wox dog toy is the answer. The unique shape gives your pooch a way to play like no other toy around. This is a Powered by Mom Holiday Gift Guide Top Pick.

Read on to find out how team member Amanda and her dogs like the Wox dog toy. 


My Thoughts

The shape of the Wox dog toy sets it apart from traditional chew toys. The unique form allows dogs and owners to use it a few different ways. When the Wox dog toy hits the ground, it bounces in a direction your dog can’t always predict. This makes playing with the Wox dog toy exciting. Above, is our youngest dog, Trixie. She is a rambunctious, full of life, 1 year old pug and black lab mix. Her energy level is the same as a wind up toy. Wearing her out takes a special kind of exercise. Walking her just isn’t enough. That is why I love playing fetch with the Wox dog toy. It keeps her attention because of the way it bounces around. When playing fetch, right before I throw the Wox dog toy, she sits at complete attention, waiting for that epic toss. Once it goes flying through the air, she chases after it determined to catch it before it gets away from her. She has yet to guess which direction it will bounce, which makes playing catch much more fun.

She seems to have a liking to the center of the toy, where she can bite onto it and hold on. This is great because it leaves the handles free of dog slobber and I can handle the Wox dog toy without getting slobbery myself.

In addition to those great features, this Wox dog toy is incredibly durable. It is soft, but has held up to some sharp dog teeth tearing and biting into it on a regular basis for the past few weeks. The only wear and tear I see on this toy is a spot or two of mud.

My Only Issue…

The only issue I have had with the Wox dog toy is that Trixie has had a hard time sharing her new favorite toy with her sister Izzy. Both of my dogs love this toy. Thanks to the design, they can both get in on the fun and play tug of war with each other. Here is Izzy below getting some one on one time with her new favorite toy while her sister Trixie takes a nap. I think it would be a good idea to stock up on a few of these incredible dog toys.

Wox Dog Toy - powered-by-mom

To get your furry friend a new favorite toy, head on over to the West Paw Design website where they have a variety of toys to keep your fur baby busy and entertained.

Thankful for our Dogs

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For dog lovers everywhere not only did we appreciate our family on Thanksgiving but we are thankful for our friends and family all year long. This means we’re also thankful for our dogs as they are an important part of our family too. They give us unconditional love all year long, they are there when we’re happy, sad, grumpy, well they’re just there no matter what, never judging, always just giving us their love and loyalty. Darn amazing if you ask me and it’s no wonder my entire family are animal lovers.


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