Adopting a Pet: Getting Your Children Their First Pet

When, Why and How: Getting Your Children Their First Pet

Adopting a Pet – Adopt Don’t Shop

adopt meAdopting a pet, and introducing it to your children, can be an exciting experience. But, before you begin the process, there are several things you need to understand, and responsibilities you may not have thought about. However, once you understand the process, introducing your pet to your child, and community, will be an enriching experience. [Read more…]

5 tips for bonding & caring for pets

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Tips on bonding and caring for pets

Bonding with your pets is important but remember they aren’t people.

Our two dogs Luna and Little Zeus (aka LZ) and our cat Oliver are an integral part of our family. We love them dearly and our family would not be the same without them but like other families we need to remember our pets aren’t people. That doesn’t mean we don’t think they’re just as important as the two legged members of our family, it means that for them to be as happy and healthy as possible we need to respect their needs and wants. This can and is very different many times from what people think their pets need and want.

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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.┬á [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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