Healthy pets see their vets! #GetHealthyHappy

IMG_3997What makes a healthy pet? Regular exercise, good food, and yes, regular visits with your veterinarian!

According to a recent petMD poll, nearly 2 in 10 pet owners hadn’t visited their vet for a routine checkup in the past year. Sure a visit to the vet can be a bit stressful sometimes, but it’s so worthwhile!

According to Dr. Ashley Gallagher, of Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C., missing your pet’s yearly check up is like missing 5 years of checkups! You wouldn’t go that long without a check up, make sure your pet doesn’t either.

Our dog Baby actually enjoys visiting her “friends” at the vet’s office, partly because she gets to see them so often! We like to make it fun for her by getting her “dressed up” and making a fuss when we get home about what a good girl she was.

All dressed up to visit the vet.
All dressed up to visit the vet.

Baby visits the vet once a month for shots to help her with her back. This is an ongoing problem that she has had since she was a puppy, but that was luckily caught early on during her regular check ups.

Some people put off regular check ups because they worry about the cost, however, regular vet visits can potentially save money in the long run by spotting problems early.

Of course, it’s not just about saving money. We all want our pets to be happy and healthy, and with us for as long as possible.

Did you know that your vet can help you choose the best diet for your pet? There was a time when we had to help our Baby lose weight because she had a thyroid problem. With the correct medication and a healthy diet, she has been at her correct weight for several years now!

downloadHill’s Science Diet is giving away $100 toward a vet checkup, every day for 90 days! They believe in helping pets live healthy and happy lives! To enter simply go to http://blogp.ws/1w2TSJJ  and fill out form!

This post is sponsored by Hill’s and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight Food, but 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

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Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly

Dogs Rule, NonchalantlyHappy National Dog Day friends! Although, if you have a dog you already know that everyday is national dog day!

Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly is a lovely book full of art and words that celebrate everything that is awesome about dogs. Indeed, dogs do rule!

The book was created by renown illustrator Mark Ulriksen, best known for his work for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, with more than 40 magazine covers to his credit.

Mark’s paintings of dogs doing what dogs do best will delight anyone who loves animals. The truths about dogs will also make you smile. One of my favorites was about how dogs are always happy, until you try to leave without them. Boy isn’t that the truth?

I also loved this one, because I have always lived by the belief that dogs do indeed deserve to be quiet spoiled.

Dogs should be spoiled

This is a truly charming book that any dog (or animal lover) will enjoy. Be sure to pre-order your copy of Dogs Rule Nonchalantly now, and maybe pick up a few extras for holiday gift giving too!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. Truly I have fallen in love with it, regardless of getting it for free.

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Giveaway: Clearview Dog Fence Window

This is a FUN product, for you and your dog! The Clearview Dog Fence Solution is a window that you can easily install in your fence so your pooch can get a nice view of the world beyond the yard!

Clearview Dog FecnceThis could be so fun for a dog (or even kids) to have! And yes, we have one to giveaway to a lucky reader. Since our fence is chain link, we haven’t had a chance to try the product personally, but it sure seems awesome!

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Installing the Clearview window is an easy DIY project that can improve the quality of your backyard for your pets. The Clearview will be available for purchase on DogFenceDIY as of September 30th, but you will get a chance to try it before it hits the market! Ready to enter? This giveaway is for those in the USA only. Use the form below to enter:

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Thanks to Dog Fence DIY for providing the prize for this giveaway.

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