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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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How To Have A Very Bad Dog (and a giveaway)!

Bad DogThis is a hilarious little book all about how to ruin your dog! Or as the cover says, how to ruin your pooch deliberately and with skill!

It covers everything, from how to choose your future bad dog, to what types of accessories to get for it. And yes, what it’s really doing is showing you everything NOT to do, while teaching the right things in a hilarious way.

This fun little book comes from one of our favorite sites, Knock Knock. They have a variety of items to help add humor to your life, while also being quiet useful. I especially love their notepads.

One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Knock Knock, so you too can learn ‘How to Have a Very Bad Dog’, and get some other goodies for your home!

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Can’t wait to find out if you won? Use code ’4THELOVE’ for 20% off your order (one time use per customer, expires 9/22/14).

Thanks to Knock Knock for providing the prize for this giveaway, and a copy of the book for my review!

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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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Purina Beyond Giveaway

We recently received a sample of the new Purina Beyond dog food (and we have some bags to give away for cats or dogs, so be sure to keep reading). We were excited about this new product because it is full of natural ingredients. Real meat, poultry, or fish is the number 1 ingredient. The food is free from corn, wheat, and soy, with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. And no by product meal!

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They even sent us something special, a recipe to be made for the humans! The recipe is based on the fresh ingredients that can be found in the Beyond food for cats and dogs. It was delicious by the way! Baby was a little beggar in the kitchen, she wanted to taste our meal!

Can I have some of that chicken? What about the carrots?
Can I have some of that chicken? What about the carrots?

She was especially excited when she saw the carrots because they are one of her favorite treats. Purina Beyond includes carrots too by the way!

Egg-battered rosemary chicken breast with carrot barley tabbouleh.
Egg-battered rosemary chicken breast with carrot barley tabbouleh.

We loved being able to make something tasty for ourselves using many of the same ingredients in Beyond! Would you like a chance to try a bag of Beyond for your dog or cat? Three lucky readers will win a free bag (it will be a coupon so you can buy which type your pet will love most). USA winners only. To enter simply use the Rafflecopter form below:

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Disclosure: We got a bag of food, coupons for giveaway, and compensation for buying ingredients for our meal, from Purina in exchange for our review.

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