03 December 2012

Laser Therapy Treatment for Dogs



A few weeks ago, my dog Bebe was in chronic pain in her neck and arm area. I had not seen her fall or do anything that may have caused injury but it was obvious that she was in pain.

After one too many screaming yelps I called out of work and took her to the vet.

Our vet suggested that we start a series of laser therapy treatments. I gave her a blank stare.

I've seen and heard about laser therapy being used everywhere on humans but never thought that the medical breakthrough was now available for our furry friends.

It sounded expensive to me but in all actuality it was very reasonable. Prices range between $40-$60 a session and a minimum of 6 sessions is recommended.

The best part is that our pet insurance covered about half of the costs.

After the first treatment I immediately noticed a difference in Bebe's range of motion in her neck, and she wasn't crying or yelping. The response to the laser made me cry, cry with tears of joy that my Furbaby was getting better so soon.

In addition to the laser therapy sessions, our vet also have is a prescription for a the generic of Rimadyl which is a pain killer. I gave this to Bebe every night with a belly full of food. As always I use Flavor-doh to administer medication. My dogs think it's a treat with that stuff!

The recommended time in between laser visits is usually once every other day or 2-3 days in between. I was going every two days and in two weeks the therapy was complete.

I recommend everyone to ask their vet about laser therapy as it is used for multiple purposes. Vets use it to speed up healing after surgery, arthritis cases, and for pain among other things.

The type of therapy that was used on Bebe was by the company LiteCure LLC and the machine used was the Companion Laser Therapy machine found here. It is a cold infrared laser.

I urge you to check out their website and ask your vet if they carry laser therapy treatments! Bebe is doing better than ever and I am so thankful that this technology exists! Thank you LiteCure!



03 November 2012

Official NFL Dog Jerseys!


Official NFL Jersey's in PINK?! I'll take them!



Hello fur friends!

With just two short months away from the SuperBowl I am happy to announce that my pups are ready for the games and in style. Last year I purchased the wonderful and adorable blue jerseys from HotDogCollars and this year I was happy to receive an email that the NFL Jerseys were available in pink.

Of course being a NY Giants fan I appreciate the blue, but I love my girls in pink. We will be alternating every weekend!

Happy shopping!


06 September 2012

Best Wee Wee Pads Ever!


How many times have you gone out and purchased a wee wee pad only to come home to a mess? I cannot count the number of times that I have purchased poorly made that claim to be super absorbent. So super absorbent that your fur friend just tinkled and it traveled passed the pad!

I've found myself buying the jumbo sized packs at PetSmart and PetCo, the 100ct ones that seemed to be a bargain at $40-$50 only to come to realize that I was putting down 4-5 pads to avoid a mess. That's not very efficient! One pad should suffice.

Lately I've been obsessed with Fab Pet Thursdays. Every Thursday at 7PM EST they host a selection of discounted pet goodies. That's where I came to discover these training pads. Since the sale initially ran, I've purchased these pads an additional 4 times. 

I actually saw first hand what the absorbency power was on each pad due to a leak in my home. I have a free standing air conditioner in my dogs room (yes they have their very own room, a tour can be found here) that one day decided to leak. I wasn't home but when I did come home I saw that the unit was leaking. To my surprise I found myself looking for where the water went. I than turned to the floor and actually dropped to my knees to examine the two pads I had placed down. They were drenched with the water but were absorbing it to the max. I feel like 1/2 gallon of water was on each pad because when I went to dispose of the pads (I grabbed a large garbage bag and picked up pads by corners of the pad) the bag was very, very heavy!


  • Ultra Absorbent
  • 100-Percent Leak Proof
  • Biobase-Sustainable material made form corn
  • Great for Puppies and Indoor dogs of all ages
These thick and colorful award winning pads (2011 Editors Choice Award for Best Product of the year -according to Pet Product News International-for- Innovation, Function and Design.

Please share comments below if you've used these awesome pads or if you are looking to make a purchase!

18 July 2012

What are you feeding your dog?

Most of you have seen me posting to our Facebook page about the biggest recall in pet food since 2007. It's actually a recall on a top high end pet food company - DIAMOND PET FOODS




Please take a moment to read about and learn about ALL the brands that are affected by clicking here



I want to make my readers aware of the largest pet food recall since 2007 and unfortunately this time many of the foods being recalled were foods we were told the best of the best. This recall includes brands like Wellness, Taste of the Wild, Natural Balance, Canidae, Kirlkland and many more. I don't know about you but I use to purchase Wellness! I thought it was the absolute best for my pet, well I was wrong! You can check the above article to see if you’re food is included in the recall, the list is long so please make sure you check.   

The culprit this time is Salmonella which in addition to causing issue for your pet can be dangerous for you as well.

A few months ago, after finding out that my dogs were both allergic to corn, I did some research and some digging on what the best possible food I could feed my dogs is. I came across Rotations Pet Food. Bebe and Jolie have been eating Rotations for 9 months now and I cannot express the unbelievable change and transformation I've seen before my very eyes. My dogs are 6 and 9 years of age, their energy level is at an all time high, they are happier, their coats are shinier, their stools not as smelly and their breath not as stinky. I haven't done anything different but ROTATE their dog food.

I love my dogs just the same as most people love their children, and after reading about the recall I contacted ROTATIONS and started asking a few questions. I want to know that my pets are safe and healthy. It's scary to read about pets dying after eating treats from brands manufactured in China or reading that a little girl died of Salmonella poisoning after touching her dogs food. These are very serious tragedies that we do not even think about because we think we are feeding out pets organic and quality food.

Well here's a little news lesson, most dog food companies contain organic wheat or soy in their foods. Sure if you are using organic ingredients you can call it organic. However what's the percentage of amino acids that provide nourishment to your pet from these ingredients? ZERO.

ROTATIONS ensure they don’t get recalls like the above and what I found out was really interesting.  
1)      Peroxide Value Testing –  ROTATIONS run peroxide value test all their meats before they enter their facility to ensure they have not begun to spoil. This makes leads to better nutrition, taste for your pets and help prevent microbials like Salmonella
2)      Quality Control Hold – Before ROTATIONS is sent out for pets they put the bagged finished product on hold and send out samples to an independent lab to ensure that there is nothing like salmonella that has gotten into their product.
I was really happy to see that they were going the extra mile to make sure what they produce is safe for my dogs!   They are a family run company and sometimes that makes all the difference.

Now a few months ago ROTATIONS was wonderful enough to provide me with a coupon code for you guys of 10% off so I asked if I could provide my readers with a trial offer and I am happy to say they gave me a great one. 

ROTATIONS are offering exclusively to Prisky Paws members 50% off their award winning 15# rotational pack.

ROTATIONS is not paying me to do this, I am NOT receiving free food for doing this, and I am NOT making any money off of purchases made using this code. This is the only food I feed my dogs, and if you are avid followers you know just exactly how much I adore my dogs. They deserve the very best form of nutrition because I want them healthy for as long as possible.
  • Just click here ROTATIONS PET FOOD
  • Add the 15# rotational pack to your cart.
  • Upon check out enter the PROMO CODE – Prisky  and you’ll get 50% off your order.  
  • This offer is valid for 1 per household and is limited to the first 25 customers.
Here are the dogs choosing the best food, along with some music.



Thank you to each and every one of my followers, I hope that you do enjoy my posts and that I've made your time worth while. Lots of tags and wags - 

04 July 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Here in NJ, we have been having a heat wave lately! Last year it wasn't so humid and hot so Bebe and Jolie were able to go to a summer BBQ.

However this year they stayed in the cool AC with plenty of ice cubes in their water. Always remember, if it's too hot for you than it's that much hotter for your fur friend to be outside.

None the less, the girls showed their American spirit by posing for some pawsome pictures!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!





06 June 2012

Fun in the Sun - Safe Summer Tips for Your Dog!


Summer is finally approaching and if you're like me I try as much as possible to stay out in the sun and enjoy the weather. Being outdoors makes me happy, whether is enjoying a drink at an outside cafe, having a picnic, going to the beach, or taking a bike ride through the park I just want to stay out and play!

With warmer weather approaching you probably will find that more activities are available for you and your pooch - dog beaches, run ups to the ice cream truck, long strolls in the park, dips in the lake, and did I mention top-down convertible drives? As soon as the weather gets warmer I take Bebe and Jolie EVERYWHERE!

However, you do need to remember, and trust me I know that it's hard to do so, but... dogs are not human! They have hair all over their body (my dogs have hair, most dogs have fur) and they have naturally higher temperatures. A human is considered normal at 98.6 degrees. A dog is normal at 100-101!

Here are some tips, tricks, and gadgets that I use for myself and my girls to ensure that they are safe and comfortable in the summer heat!

  1. Freeze multiple water bottles and have portable water bowls handy. Over the years I've collected plenty of travel bowls for my pooch, but if you forget you can always drive to a drive through and ask for a cup of ice! 
  2. Make sure that wherever your pooch is going he/she has a place of shade. Let him or her rest when needed. If you feel that your pooch is not active or slugging around let them rest, give them water and take the spare time on your hands to update your twitter and Facebook status with cute pics of your best friend. 
  3. Test the floor temperature! Is the floor or sand too hot? How do you know? Take your shoes off and walk on it. If it's too hot for you it's too hot for your canine. We don't want burned paws, so walk on cool ground or invest in doggie foot gear! 
  4. Outdoors means ticks and fleas. Make sure your pooch is protected. Spritz a repellant on him/her or get a flea/tick collar. Your vet can also offer you some pharmaceutical grade alternatives. 
  5. Invest in a kiddie pool. Let's say your hosting a BBQ and everyone is outside, let your pooch have a kiddie pool option to jump in and cool off. 
  6. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER leave your dog in the car unattended. I don't care if the window is cracked. I don't care if the sunroof is open. On a hot day the temperature inside of a car reaches well over a hundred. Pair that with the dogs already 100+ degree temperature and leather seats and that is not a good thing. Don't do it. 
  7. Dogs get sunburned too! Don't let your dog stay out in the sun too long. If he/she has short hair they are likely to get sunburned. Spritz some organic sunscreen on your pooch and again have shade and water nearby! 
In the case of a heatstroke please follow the below guidelines and signs provided by the AKC


Heatstroke

Heatstroke can be the serious and often fatal result of a dog's prolonged exposure to excessive heat. Below are the signs of heatstroke and the actions you should take if your dog is overcome.

Early Stages:
  • Heavy panting.
  • Rapid breathing.
  • Excessive drooling.
  • Bright red gums and tongue.
  • Standing 4-square, posting or spreading out in an attempt to maintain balance.
Advanced Stages:
  • White or blue gums.
  • Lethargy, unwillingness to move.
  • Uncontrollable urination or defecation.
  • Labored, noisy breathing.
  • Shock.
If your dog begins to exhibit signs of heatstroke, you should immediately try to cool the dog down:
  • Apply rubbing alcohol to the dog's paw pads.
  • Apply ice packs to the groin area.
  • Hose down with water.
  • Allow the dog to lick ice chips or drink a small amount of water.
  • Offer Pedialyte to restore electrolytes.
Check your dog's temperature regularly during this process. Once the dog's temperature has stabilized at between 100 to 102 degrees, you can stop the cool-down process.

If you cannot get the dog cooled down and you begin to see signs of advanced heatstroke, take the dog to the veterinarian immediately.

Taking these necessary steps and precautions will ensure for a fun day with your pet! Now go out, get active, and have fun in the sun!


15 April 2012

Having our Paws Read with the Pet Psychic!

So this past weekend at Cherrybrook they were having a pet psychic meet and greet and for $25 you could have your dogs paws read, ok not really but it sounds cool. I have to admit that when I scheduled my visit for this I had my suspicions but within minutes of sitting down my suspicions were cleared and tears were in my eyes. Meet Lorraine Moore, psychic and Animal Communicator. She is located in Washington, NJ but occasionally visits pet stores.
A few things that Lorraine immediately pointed out was that I was skeptical and that Jolie was a diva. Pretty spot on if you ask me. Here's a few more things she said:
  • Bebe is Daddy's girl, oh and Bebe says Daddy gives her cheese even though you yell at him not to.
  • Jolie is mad that Bebe had a photo shoot with sunglasses and she didn't (my jaw dropped).
  • Bebe loves the perfume you spray on her, keep it coming she says.
  • Jolie wants to be in clothing everyday and she said that you are slacking.
  • Jolie expects all the attention and toys and she likes her parties.
  • Bebe is very appreciative and loves her cupcake towers. It was this statement right here that made me CRY. The lavish parties that I have thrown Bebe her best photos are with her next to the cupcake towers I make her. Coincidence? Clearly not!
Miss Moore said some other stuff too which I will keep close to my heart, however if you're ever in the tri-state area I urge you to pay her a visit!

03 April 2012

Safe Dog Detergent for Bedding and Toys!

Have you ever cringed at the thought of cleaning and washing your fur babies toys, blankets and bedding with regular detergent knowing that they will put it in their mouth? Have you thought about using baby detergent instead but than realized that baby detergent is mild and doesn't clean up the "pet accidents" the way a detergent should. Well the wait and concern is over - Rockn Green has released a new detergent specifically 
"Doghouse Rock, like all Rockin’ Green products, is dye and phosphate free, contains no fillers, enzymes or optical brighteners and is non-toxic, vegan and biodegradable. Made with recyclable packaging, it’s blended to be the perfect detergent for pet bedding, stuffed toys and pet accidents."
How does it work? I recommend doing a sanitary steam wash for your fur pets dirty bedding and/or toys to get the gooky stuff out. If you have a regular machine you're going to want to throw 2-3 scoops of detergent and do a wash cycle. If you have a HE machines throw 1-2 scoops. If your mess is really big I recommend letting it soak. For a regular machine just lift the lid, for an HE machine press the pause button - soak for 45-60 minutes and than set machine to start up again without adding more detergent. Once finished it smells pretty pawsome and totally clean!
 

20 March 2012

How to Read Your Dog's Blood Work Results


My dogs are going for their annual teeth cleaning surgery this week and prior to surgery the vet does a blood work exam to clear them on if they can be put under with anesthesia. I'm sure that vets use different names for these tests but I am going to be listing everything as it is on my invoice and exam.

On both my dogs the vet drew blood for a Superchemistry and CBC/Differential. These were two separate charges and two separate sections on the blood exam itself which I will get into a little later.

I will be going in order of explaining each item as it appears on my dogs blood exam. As far as ranges are concerned I take that they range differently depending on the breed and the size of the dog. I will be using the ranges listed on my exam as the "Adult Reference Range" from ANTECH diagnostics.

Blood tests are not only used before teeth cleaning procedures, blood exams certify good health and indicate if your pup is healthy and free of disease or infection. Blood exams also indicate the number and type of blood cells present in their blood. These tests can help identify many problems in your pup such as anemia, leukemia, function/malfunction of many organs including the live and the thyroid. Above all these tests are a good way to see if your pup is having an abnormality.

Let's begin!

SUPERCHEMISTRY BLOOD TEST
Unit of Measure

DOG
Total Protein (TP) - Increases indicate dehydration or blood cancer, bone marrow cancer; decreases indicate malnutrition, poor digestion, liver or kidney disease, bleeding or burns.
g/dL

5.0 - 7.4
Albumin (ALB) - Produced by the liver, reduced levels of this protein can point to chronic liver or kidney disease, or parasitic infections such as hookworm. High levels indicate dehydration and loss of protein.
g/L

2.7 - 4.4
Globulins (GLOB) - Decreased levels indicate problems with antibodies, immunodeficiency viruses or risk of infectious disease. Increased levels may indicate stress, dehydration or blood cancer, allergies, liver disease, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes.
g/dL

1.6 - 3.6
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) - An enzyme that becomes elevated with liver disease.
u/L

12 - 118
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALKP) - An enzyme produced by the biliary tract (liver). High levels indicate bone disease, liver disease or bile flow blockage.
u/L

5 - 131
Total Billirubin (TBIL) - A component of bile, bilirubin is secreted by the liver into the intestinal tract. *High levels can lead to jaundice and indicate destruction in the liver and bile duct.
mg/dL

0.1 – 0.3
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) - BUN is produced by the liver and excreted by the kidneys. Decreased levels are seen with low protein diets, liver insufficiency, and the use of anabolic steroid drug. Increased levels indicate any condition that reduces the kidney's ability to filter body fluids in the body or interferes with protein breakdown.
mg/dL

6 - 25
BUN/Creatinine
ratio

4-27
Creatinine (CREA) - Creatinine is a by-product of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. Elevated levels can indicate kidney disease or urinary obstruction, muscle disease, arthritis, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes. An increased BUN and normal creatinine suggest an early or mild problem. An increased creatinine and increased BUN with elevated phosphorus indicate a long standing kidney disease.
mg/dL

0.5 – 1.6
Phosphorus (PHOS) - Affected by diet, parathormone and kidney. Decreased levels shows overactive parathyroid gland and malignancies, malnutrition and malabsorption. Increases with under active parathyroid gland and kidney failure.
mg/dL

2.5 - 6.0
Glucose (GLU) - High levels can help diagnose diabetes and can indicate stress, excess of the hormone progesterone, an overactive adrenal gland. Low levels can indicate liver disease, tumors or abnormal growth on pancreas, an under active adrenal gland.
mg/dL

70 - 138
Calcium (CA) - Blood calcium levels are influenced by diet, hormone levels and blood protein levels. *Decreased levels indicate acute damage to the pancreas or under-active parathyroid. Muscle twitches may occur in decreased level. Increased levels can be an indicator of certain types of tumors, parathyroid or kidney disease.
mg/dL

8.9 - 11.4
Sodium - Abnormal levels can be life threatening. Electrolyte tests are important in evaluating vomiting, diarrhea and cardiac symptoms.
mEq/L or mmol/L

139 – 154
Potassium - Abnormal levels can be life threatening. Electrolyte tests are important in evaluating vomiting, diarrhea and cardiac symptoms.
mEq/L or mmol/L

3.6 – 5.5
Chloride - Abnormal levels can be life threatening. Electrolyte tests are important in evaluating vomiting, diarrhea and cardiac symptoms.
mEq/L or mmol/L

102 – 120
Cholesterol (CHOL) - Decreased levels are found in an overactive thyroid gland, intestinal malabsorption. Elevated levels of cholesterol are seen in a variety of disorders including hypothyroidism and diseases of the liver, kidneys, cardiovascular, diabetes, and stress.
mg/dL

92 - 324
Amylase (AMYL) - The pancreas produces and secrets amylase to aid in digestion. Elevated blood levels can indicate pancreatic and/or kidney disease.
u/L

290 - 1125
White Blood Count (WBC) - These cells help fight infection and respond when an area of the body becomes inflamed. Elevated white blood cell counts indicate infection, inflammation and some forms of cancer or leukemia. Low white blood cells counts can indicate viral infections, bone marrow abnormalities or overwhelming infections and sepsis (blood poisoning). In this situation, the white blood cells are concentrated in the area of infection and are not circulating in the blood, resulting in a low count.
Cells x 103 /cubic mm of blood = /µL

4.0 - 15.5
Red Blood Count (RBC) - These cells are responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. Oxygen is used as fuel for the body and is very important. High red blood cell numbers usually indicate dehydration but can also indicate uncommon diseases that cause an excess production of red blood cells from the bone marrow. Low red blood cell counts are referred to as anemia and can be a result of blood loss, active bleeding, bone marrow disease or excessive red blood cell breakdown that is seen in some immune diseases and toxin ingestion.
In million cells/mcL Or cmm

4.8 - 9.3
Hemoglobin (HGB) - This molecule is responsible for binding and releasing oxygen onto the red blood cells. Without hemoglobin, oxygen cannot be transported. High levels of hemoglobin usually indicate high red blood cell counts and dehydration. Low levels indicate anemia, bleeding or iron deficiency.
g/dL

12.1 - 20.3
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) - This is the average size of the red blood cells. A high MCV usually indicated certain vitamin deficiencies. A low MCV indicated iron deficiency.
femto-liters (fL or µm3)

58 - 79
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH)- This is the average weight of hemoglobin in each red blood cell and is different than hemoglobin circulating in the blood. A high MCH indicates poorly oxygenated blood. A low MCH indicates iron deficiency.
pg

19 - 28
Mean Corpuscular Hgb Concentration (MCHC) - This is the average percentage of hemoglobin in each red blood cell. A high MCHC indicates that there is too much hemoglobin in the red blood cell, indicating a high iron level since an important component of hemoglobin is iron. Iron excess is just as damaging to the body as iron deficiency. A low MCHC indicates anemia.
g/dl

30 - 38
Platelet Count (PLT) - The platelets are responsible for sealing any leaks in the blood vessels. When platelet counts are low, spontaneous bleeding can occur. High platelet counts usually indicate a disorder of the bone marrow or an overwhelming response to an immune blood disease. Low platelet counts indicate bleeding or excessive destruction of platelets caused by parasites or immune diseases.
Total#x109/L or x103/µL
170 - 400
DIFFERENTIAL BLOOD EXAM  
Segmental Neutrophils (SEGS) - These are the primary white blood cells responsible for fighting infections. High levels of neutrophils indicate infection. Low levels can indicate sepsis. The neutrophils are concentrated in the area of infection or are rapidly being used, leaving less circulating in the blood.
Total# x109/L or x103/µL

2060 - 10600
Lymphocytes (LYMPHS) - cancers such as lymphosarcoma. Low levels can indicate viral infections affecting the bone marrow or sepsis.These white blood cells are also responsible for fighting infection and also develop antibodies to protect the body against future attacks. High levels of lymphocytes can indicate infection, viral disease or certain
Total# x x109/L or x103/µL

690 - 4500
Monocytes (MONO) - This white blood cell helps the neutrophils fight infections. High monocyte counts indicate infection. It is unlikely that there will be no monocytes and a differential with zero monocytes does not indicate any specific ailment.
Total# x109/L or x103/µL

0 - 840
Eosinophils (EOS) - allergy or parasite causing illness. Low levels are not possible since zero eosinophils are possible in normal blood samples.This white blood cell is primarily involved in fighting allergies or parasites. High eosinophil counts indicate an
Total# x109/L or x103/µL

0 - 1200
Basophils (BASO) - heartworm. High levels indicate possible parasitism. Low levels are not possible since zero basophils are possible in normal blood samples.This white blood cell is not very common but can be seen in certain parasitic infection, primarily
Total#

0 - 150
   
*Disclaimer*  
I am not a health care professional nor am I trained in veterinary science. Therefore this post should be used for informational purposes ONLY. Any questions and concerns should obviously be discussed with your DVM.  



19 March 2012

Eukanuba Paws In Motion to BarkWorld!

I love my dogs, I love all dogs, and I love to blog!


Here is my entry to blog my way into BarkWorld2012!

Eukanuba, I ask you - shouldn't the winner be someone who has an insatiable appetite for fun, a purse filled with about 3 gadgets that can take a picture/video at any given moment, and someone who cares about providing and being a voice on what products/food are good for your pet?

Did you answer yes? - Well keep on reading!

It's safe to say that I love dogs more than I love humans and how could anyone blame me? Those wet nose kisses and wagging tails just about make my day, everyday. I can never get enough. How can anyone possibly reciprocate the amount of unconditional love that they bring into our lives? Well, we can spoil them with treats and toys, but who is telling us if those toys and treats are safe? Sure you'll read on the packaging "your dog will love this" or "tasty and delicious" but how can you be sure? We certainly wish our dogs could speak but the truth is that they don't so it's important that we find a way to understand what's going on in their head. What better way to do that than put it on video? Here's my dog, loving your product that's actually good for them. Brilliant!

What's important to most people? I'd say it's health and happiness wouldn't you? Well that's my only priority for my pets, to be happy and healthy. We want our little ones to stick around for as long as possible, their lives are already so short!

My friends were my audience to the hundreds of videos and pictures that I was constantly showing. I was often compared to a new mommy because my face would light up and I often refer to my dogs as my girls. I noticed that every time I whipped out my phone that it would make people SMILE. My dogs make people SMILE, how "pawsitely pawsome" is that? My little furball Beebz and poofiepants Jolie just left a smile on someones face, now that's em'paw'ering. I started a YouTube, FaceBook, and Twitter page for them, and guess what, we've got ourselves some fans!

It gives me so much joy to be able to give free smiles and giggles away, I don't know all of my audience but I know that I'm sharing the happiness and joy that my dogs give me and that makes my life whole.

There are people that come into your life and leave footprints in your heart. Well, I invite you to come and see my dogs, who've left their paw prints all over my heart!

Click a paw, any paw!




Just how pawsome is this blogger - click to read a local newspaper article about us!
Spoiled much? - click to ready DoggyLoot's write-up on my girls, Bebe and Jolie

Dogs are capable of causing pawvolutions in people's lives, that is why I would be ecstatic and beyond giddy excited to win the: Eukanuba Paws In Motion to BarkWorld! Thank you so much for taking time to read my entry, I hope and cross my fingers that I am chosen! Have a wonderful and happy day!

27 February 2012

We Love Teafco Cleo Hangers!



A few months ago I shared a quick and easy way to organize your pets closet. Since than my pet's closet has grown and relocated to a room of it's own. Helping me along the way are the Teafco Cleo pet hangers. The ONLY hangers I use. They're sturdy, sized perfectly and skinny so as to take up less space and give me more room for new outfits for my pups. 
Cleo pet hangers were made exclusively to hang precious pet clothing. "Designer clothing for pups is a hot trend – from jackets and puffer vests, to tee shirts and tutu skirts, pets of all kinds are getting dressed and going to town! Designer doggie apparel is expensive and our pet clothing hangers protect your investment. Hanging keeps clothing fresh, clean and unwrinkled - ready to dress your pooch to perfection.   Cleo Pet Clothing Hangers fit most of rods for regular closets."

Each set is priced with affordability and each set comes with 12 hangers in a single color. Our closet has mainly berry blue colored hangers but it is also offered in another 2 semi-translucent colors - petal pink and winter white. You can chose just one color or for a playful effect match all 3! 

Cleo Hangers are made with quality in mind, from strong yet supple polypropylene plastic, and finished professionally to ensure an upscale look.


Have a look!

 

21 February 2012

Henri Bendel - Trés Chic!

So my birthday was two weeks ago and my dear friend Camila gave me a gift certificate to Henri Bendel. This would actually be the first time I had shopped there. I had received gifts and such from there but had not shipped for myself there, EVER.

Turns out it was just my type of store. Fashionable with a dog line. SOLD.

I know what you're thinking too -  that if was my birthday I should have spent it all myself but you see, it was on sale and it was cashmere and it was XS. Do I really need to keep making excuses? C'mon now we all know how spoiled my two girls are! So here's what I picked up, a dog sweater, a bow wring, and a jewelry roll:



After of course being asked who the sweater was for I started bragging and showing pictures of my little princesses. I'll have you know that Bebe's size was not available so don't pass judgement on me!

After the staff saw the picture of Jolie they invited me back for photos with my dog dressed in her new Henri Bendel cashmere sweater. Did I just hear them correctly? Trying to maintain my demeanor and failing successfully i did a butt wiggle and victory dance in the store and happily said "omg absolutely!"

The very next week, after a dog groom and custom made bow, we were back and had the best time.

The sales associates called Jolie their new mascot as she greeted everyone and asked for kisses and belly rubs. Jolie especially loved this store associate - she spoiled Jolie with baby voices, hugs, a tour of the store and so many belly rubs!!




Jolie is seen here in Henri Bendel's puppy travel kit, I thought it was super cute except for the fact that one of the toys, the knotted ball was bigger than Miss Jolie's head! They may need to rethink that toy! Also the cashmere blankie matched Jolie's sweater, super adorable!
Lots of hugs, wag tails and wet nose kisses to our friends at Henri Bendel in the NJ store, everyone as pawsome and great! We woof you guys!

14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Take time out of your day today to reflect and appreciate love in your life. What make you smile and giggle? Who makes you blush? Take a moment and send that person a text and show your appreciation, if your like me and have pets spoil them with some healthy treats, some wet kisses, and lots of belly rubs.

Remember to keep your pet away from any chocolates you may receive today as gifts! Chocolates are toxic to dogs and very dangerous. Put them in a place where your dog cannot reach them.

Later today Bebe and Jolie will be featured in a local newspaper article celebrating love, because love isn't just for humans, it's between anything with a heartbeat.

From one pulse to the other, we wish you a happy and loving day!

Here's the article from the local paper! : Forever in Their Debt...


07 February 2012

I'm not making this into a CIRCUS, you are!

Come one, come all, to the greatest show on Earth! Last weekend I turned 27 and I just wanted to have a fun themed party. If you see the work I put into my dog's birthday parties you can imagine what I would do for myself! This year I wanted something colorful, fun, quirky, and goofy. What better says that than the circus?!

I started envisioning the theme I wanted 4 months ago and than decided that my dogs would have to be a part of it too. Sadly, they weren't allowed into the restaurant with my 30+ guests because of hygiene laws, but that didn't stop me from dressing them up!

Meanwhile I am sure they wondered what the heck I was doing with costumes in February when they had just passed the Halloween month.

Have a look at my fabulous day!
I dressed up as a ringleader and I'm holding a cracked whip here. 
It made the perfect prop for photos!
My friend's boyfriend John dressed up as a clown, I couldn't be happier! 
He even had one of those flower water squirts, it was super cool and thoughtful!
My friend Nicole was quite the attraction. With her red wig and balloons hanging off her petticoat it was perfect. Adorned with pom-poms and neon, glow in the dark fabric paint that read: Happy Birthday P. I have such a super special friend, THANK YOU!
 This were one of my many different centerpieces. 
Each one had a special message written, I asked everyone to read them and have a happy good time!

My amazing cake by Cake Artist Cafe, it was absolutely perfect. Adorned with gumballs and lollipops. 
The cupcakes I made myself. They are vanilla with marshmallow frosting (which is NOT fun to spread) and mini marshmallows on top and edible yellow spray. So cute!









In this photo you can see my clown nose jar, more lollipops and my popcorn bins. I popped 16 quarts of popcorn kernels - over 30 gallons of popcorn popped! The smell is still lingering around my kitchen, let's just say I won't have a craving for it in years! 

Here is Bebe and Jolie in their clown suits. They look absolutely precious. 
Jolie didn't exactly cooperate for a nice pose b/c I woke her up from a nap, oh well.

Bebe struck a pose! She looks stunning in this photo, I love it! 

Well I hope you enjoyed reading about my party, I had the best time planning it and partying with everyone!