Category Archives: cats

Petcam; The World Through the Lens of Our Four Legged Friends

PetCam_cover_4 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the world from the perpective of your dog or cat? What about a cow? Or even a chicken? Pet Cam: The World Through the Lens of Our Four-Legged Friends is full of wonderful photos from animal photographers! And yes, they aren’t all just dogs and cats (although there are many of those).

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We are giving away a copy of Petcam to one lucky reader. The book is not only full of fun, full color photos from our four legged (and two legged) friends, but there are also tips for how to help your pet become a photographer!

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The book is really fun to look at too, with some photos that look as though they were planned, and others that make you wonder what you are seeing. The range of photos is actually pretty amazing.

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My beautiful picture

Would you like the chance to win? One lucky winner will receive a copy of Pet Cam: The World Through the Lens of Our Four-Legged Friends. USA only please. To enter just leave a comment on this post before midnight November 30, 2014. Tell us, what do you think your pet would take photos of?

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Feeling stressed? Try a little #KittenTherapy!

This video is sure to make your day! What happens when you take some stressed out humans and offer them a bit of relaxing therapy? A surprise that is full of adorableness, that’s what! And, it looks like it worked too. Who could stay stressed after playing with a bunch of adorable kittens?

In true SoulPancake fashion, they built the world’s first ever kitten therapy office for chronic
stress cases. “Patients” step into a clear glass therapy office where they are guided into a
peaceful meditation. Once their eyes are closed and their mind is beginning to clear, the
“therapists” (tiny kittens) burst from the wall, providing instant stress relief with belly laughs and awwww’’s. The video is full of squee-worthy moments, urban art installation inspiration, and the feel-good vibes that SoulPancake has become known for. Oh, and did we mention the kittens are beyond cute?!

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ABOUT SOULPANCAKE:
Founded in 2008 by actor Rainn Wilson (The Office), SoulPancake develops thought-provoking
content that encourages people to explore what it means to be human.
ABOUT TIDY CATS:
Tidy Cats, a Purina company, is committed to the welfare of cats everywhere: from providing
free pet adoptions to helping cat lovers find the litter solution that works for their home.

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Spread the Word About Halloween Safety for Cats #AAFPHalloweenSafety

Today is Halloween and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is using this as an opportunity to educate cat owners on Halloween safety.

Halloween Cat Safety

Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for children and adults, however, for a cat it can be a stressful and dangerous holiday. Your cat depends on you for protection, so taking a few extra precautions outlined in our infographic can keep your furry friend safe and calm this Halloween season.

Please help spread the word! Share on FB or Twitter, let’s help keep the kitties safe on Halloween!

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Simple tips for happy pets. #GetHappyHealthy

babybackyard copyWhile regular vet visits and proper nutrition are the foundation, your pet’s mental well being is just as important! Luckily keeping your pet happy can be a lot of fun for both of you. Today we are talking about the special extras. You know, the little things that can really make a difference. It doesn’t take much to pamper your pet!

Here are our top 3 ways to give your pet the little extras that make a big impact! Be sure to read to the end of the article too, Hill’s is giving away dog and cat “little extras” bundles.

dogtreats1. Special Treats. Everyone loves a treat now and then, and pets are no exception!

Baby tends to like fruit flavored treats more than meat flavored treats. Learn your pet’s preference so you can make treat time even more special.

Of course when giving treats it is important to know the right amount to give so your pet will stay healthy and happy. Hill’s has a handy guide for using treats wisely, including how to pick the best treats for your pet.

2. Play time. Play is a great way to bond with your pet. It’s also a wonderful way for your pet to exercise both mind and body! There are even treat dispensing toys to help motivate play! Toys that squeak or have bells provide added stimulation, and will get your pet’s attention. You can even help keep your pet from becoming bored by rotating toys and not putting them all out at once. Baby always loves to discover “old friends” now and then.

Play time doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. One of Baby’s favorite “toys” is a sock. She enjoys playing tug of war with it, chasing it like a ball, and even just playing with it on her own. She also has a favorite ball that keeps her busy and happy. Just be sure to avoid toys that are too small or have small parts that can come off and be swallowed by your pet.

Baby's favorite ball.

3. Grooming Time! Grooming isn’t just about keeping your pet’s coat healthy and tangle free. It’s a great time to bond with each other. Starting a grooming routine early will help your dog get used to, and start to enjoy, being brushed.

But grooming can be about more than just brushing your dog’s coat! You can also have fun with little extras like a fancy collar with a matching leash, or even outfits if your dog likes dressing up.

Win a Little Extras prize pack from Hill’s for your cat or dog
To celebrate little extras, Hill’s is providing a special giveaway. Two readers will win a dog OR cat “Little Extras Bundle”. Here is what’s included in the prize packages:

For dogs:

Stainless steel dog bowl
A bag of Hill’s Science Diet Dental Chews
A bag of Hill’s Science Diet dog treats
Healthier Pets, Happier Lives tote bag

For cats:

Stainless steel cat bowl
Laser pointer toy
Eight micro cans of Hill’s Science Diet Grain Free entrees
Healthier Pets, Happier Lives tote bag

Enter via the giveaway widget below. USA only.
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In addition to the little extras bundles, Hill’s is also offering a $10 off promotion on select Hill’s Science Diet products. Check out www.ScienceDiet.com/GetHealthyHappy to download your rebate today!

And, if you have questions or need advice about any little extra that you’d like to give your pet, visit your veterinarian. Don’t forget about the chance to win $100 towards your next vet checkup from Hill’s Science Diet!

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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