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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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We salute you!

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This Memorial Day weekend we like to take time to say THANK YOU to all those who serve. We are so grateful for our freedoms, and we never forget that they come at a cost. And of course, we give a high paw to all the animals who serve as well.

Take some time to learn about the War Dog Memorial, and read stories about heroic war dogs! There are some truly amazing stories.

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“A blogger saved my life”

This weekend I went to a blogging conference. As usual, it was filled with fun activities, one of which was a concert from Alex Boye. He is an amazing entertainer, engaging the audience the entire time, plus he is just plain talented! You might know him from his Let It Go cover that became a viral hit. I also love his cover of Royals:

So, what does this have to do with blogging? During the course of his concert he talked about how a blogger saved his life. He was struggling to make it as a musician, with a family to support, and then suddenly one of his videos hit it huge. Why? Because a blogger had shared it.

This reminded me so much of what we do as pet bloggers and microbloggers. Many of us share animals in need of homes on our sites, our Facebook pages and our Twitter. We run fund raising for causes that help rescue animals and donate part of our ad revenues to the animal causes we support.

Thousands of dollars have been raised by #NipClub and the original #PawPawty on Twitter. We give comfort to shelter pets through Santa Paws Drive. We could, and probably do, save lives with our efforts.

His message? Don’t give up. You never know the impact you might be having.

As one who has been feeling like my efforts don’t matter, as one who has really thought about throwing in the towel on the whole blog thing before, this message felt directed just at me. And for you too fellow animal lovers. Don’t give up, your voice makes a difference.

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Celebrate a very #GrumpyBirthday with @Friskies and Grumpy Cat!

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There’s really only one thing Grumpy Cat wants for her second birthday – to spread grumpiness! You can join the fun and host your own Grumpy Birthday party to celebrate the grumpiness. One lucky reader will win a party pack full of the following goodies:

• 5 Birthday Hats
• 4 Frowns on a Stick (for humans)
• 2 Frowns on a Stick (for cats)
• 1 Grumpy Cat Plush
• 1 Cat Collar and tag (for Grumpy Cat plush – or your cat!)
• 1 Grumpy Cat Birthday Poster
• 2 Bags of Friskies Party Mix featuring Grumpy Cat

On April 29th, in New York City Grumpy Cat is having a HUGE birthday bash. You too can join in the fun from wherever you might be.

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Are you ready for a chance to win your own grumpy party pack? Use the form below, open to those in the USA only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Party on!

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Purina provided us with a party pack for our review and are providing the prize for this giveaway.

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