Summer bodies aren’t just for humans! As the summer draws closer, it is also important to make sure that pets are at a healthy weight. Thanks to SquarePet, pets will be summer ready in no time. The new VFS (Veterinarian Formulated Solutions) formulas have been designed and created by SquarePet’s team of veterinary professionals including a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and PhD animal nutritionists to provide a portfolio of premium and all-natural solutions-based diet options to help support individual needs.
In particular, SquarePet is offering their VFS® Low Fat Formula. Made with targeted and guaranteed low fat levels to support digestive health, the VFS Low Fat Formula is made with naturally lean MSC Certified sustainable and wild caught Pacific Cod and Ocean Whitefish Meal to create a highly palatable and easily digestible low-fat diet.
Available on the SquarePet website for an MSRP of $24.99 on Small bags (4.4 lbs) and $80.99 for Large bags (22 lbs), the yummiest food is available while ensuring overall pet health is maintained.
National Pet Day is April 11 and here are several destinations that are very pet-friendly! See below for where to travel with your pets.
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Stockton, CA has several off-leash dog parks, as well as the University of the Pacific for Instagrammable pics of your pup.
Siskiyou County has plenty of dog-friendly hikes to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with your 4-legged friend.
Tuolumne County is right outside Yosemite and did you know Yosemite is dog friendly?
With more than 40 dog-friendly trails over 20 miles, dozens of breweries and Botanic Gardens where dogs are allowed, Torrance, CA loves spoiling dogs.
Try kayaking with your pup in Bastrop, TX.
A new Hilton study shows 70% of people anticipate traveling with their pet this year, after so many people adopted during the pandemic so this will be on the forefront of a lot of people’s mind as they book travel.
It started off with a question, I’m taking supplements everyday… Should my pets be taking them too? As a dog-owner and supplement-taker himself, Founder Josh Weiss felt a motivation to educate consumers on the benefits of preventative supplementation for their pets after watching his family dog struggle in her final years. Realizing there weren’t any go-to products on the market, Josh pulled up his bootstraps and started developing his own, getting taste-feedback from local dogs around the neighborhood until the formulation was perfected.
Enter reggie. Backed by science, vet approved and US made, Reggie wellness supplements provide the essential vitamins and nutrients your pup needs to thrive daily.
Meet the Lineup
morning multivitamin: vitamin c, iron + copper support health, immunity and performance
morning hip + joint: glucosamine, MSM + chondroitin sulfate help soreness and inflammation
evening skin + coat: omega 3’s + vitamin e soothe itch and promote soft skin + shiny coat
NEW! anytime calming: ashwagandha, magnolia flower, tree bark extracts and L-Theanine helps keep your pup calm, balanced and happy
Each supplement’s suggested time is designed to coincide with your dog’s mealtime so you’ll never miss a beat. Bonus: all reggie supplements are made in the USA with recyclable packaging.
Roses are red, violets are blue, we want you to love your pets too!
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we are dedicated to show our love and appreciation for our loved ones that we might forget about the love of our four-legged friends? While romance might be in the air, it can often be a pet safety hazard. When it comes to planning a safe and stress-free Valentine’s Day, it helps to plan ahead.
Dr. Machell, Medical Director, DVM, Vetster provides these tips to reduce pet anxiety and keep them safe this Valentine’s Day:
- Paws Off The Sweet Stuff: It should come as no surprise that chocolate is a big no no for pets, with the potential to cause life-threatening illness when ingested. But did you know that most candy has a similar risk? Many sugar-free candy products are made with xylitol which is highly toxic to dogs. Symptoms include a sudden drop in blood sugar, vomiting, and seizures, and can come on very quickly. Be diligent to ensure that no sweets are left out where pets can find them.
- No Lilies for Kitties (Or Puppies): Flowers and Valentine’s go hand in hand, but if you receive a bouquet this year, be careful not to expose your pet to any dangerous flora. Remember, “no lilies for kitties” — the entire plant, from its stem to its flowers, is toxic to cats. Even just a few pollen grains or drinking a small amount of vase water can cause fatal kidney failure in as little as 3 days. Lilies can also cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs, so keep these away from all pets.
- Keep it Tidy: After unwrapping any Valentine’s gifts, be diligent to gather up any ribbons, cellophane, and wrapping materials. Pets love to chew and play with stringy scraps but if any of these get lodged in their throat or digestive tract it can lead to vomiting, choking and even intestinal blockages. Resulting in one expensive visit to the vet.
- Please Drink Responsibly: Many enjoy indulging in a glass (or two) of wine over a romantic Valentine’s dinner. Unfortunately, many pets aren’t picky when it comes to lapping up anything left on the dinner table. Alcohol can cause nausea, loss of coordination, and even coma if enough is ingested. Always keep an eye on your beverages and never keep them at pet level.
- Set the Mood Safely: Candles might set the mood for a romantic Valentine’s evening, but open flames can wreak havoc on your Valentine’s festivities if they get knocked over by a curious cat. If you decide to use real candles, keep them far away from where nosy noses and pawing paws can reach them.
Pet ownership across the U.S. continues to skyrocket. Around 70% of U.S. households own some sort of pet. But while we love our furry family members, the one thing all pet owners can agree on is the ability for pet hairs to work their way into every crack and crevice of not only our clothing but also our sheets, blankets, and everything else we wash and dry.
One of the first things I notice about people is if they have a ton of dog or cat hair stuck on their clothes! We love our pets but we also don’t want to look like we just rolled out of bed. I have always had going-out clothes, separate from my pet/dog clothes. There is something that can help save your clothes in the dryer!
The FurZapper is the perfect gift idea for pet owners this year. FurZapper can be tossed in the washer and dryer with clothing and gear to attract and remove what is left behind from even the furriest of beasts. The non-toxic, reusable, silicone gadgets tumble between jackets, dresses, sheets, etc. attracting fur and lint then releasing it quickly into the water or air stream of the dryer to be washed down the drain or caught in the lint trap.
Featuring illustrated tutorials for drawing dozens of animals, Ten-Step Drawing: Cats and Dogs break down each subject into ten simple steps. All you need to get started is a pen or pencil and a piece of paper! Learn to draw more than 50 cat and dog breeds, including American Shorthairs, Persians, Maine Coons, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Great Danes, and many more!
Learn to draw your favorite cats and kittens, step by step, with Ten Step Drawing: Cats.
The blank page can be daunting, but the fun and approachable books in the Ten-Step Drawing series offer a quick and easy starting point for any doodler, illustrator, or aspiring artist to be creative. Featuring illustrated tutorials for drawing a variety of different animals, flowers, plants, and people, each book in this appealing series breaks down each subject into 10 simple steps. And all you need is a pen or pencil and a piece of paper!
Handy prompts help you learn to draw by encouraging you to express creative individuality, while helpful general drawing tips enable you to try out your drawing skills on other subjects not featured in the book. The projects feature instructions for graphite pencil, ink, and colored pencil, for a well-rounded introduction to drawing.
Learn to draw more than 50 cat breeds, including:
- American Shorthairs
- Maine Coons
- And many more!
The perfect reference for your first steps as an aspiring artist, Ten Step Drawing: Cats is sure to give you the courage to break out a pencil and paper and draw to your heart’s content!
Learn to draw your favorite dog breeds, step by step, with Ten Step Drawing: Dogs.
Learn to draw more than 50 dog breeds, including:
- Labrador Retrievers
- Golden Retrievers
- French Bulldogs
- Great Danes
- And many more!
Designed especially for aspiring illustrators, doodlers, and art hobbyists, the fun and approachable books in the Ten-Step Drawing series encourage new artists to get acquainted with the basic principles of drawing so they can learn to create art with confidence. They are sure to encourage even the most reluctant artist to break out a sketchbook and doodle to their heart’s content. Other subjects in the series include Flowers, Animals, People, Nature, Manga, and Everyday Things. Ten-Step Drawing: Cats and Dogs both publish December 14, 2021.
Justine Lecouffe is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer based in London, UK. She creates digital and traditional hand drawings encompassing fashion, beauty, architecture, and travel for clients in a wide range of industries, from book publishing to branding for jewelry and fashion designers. Her work has been published in a number of books, including Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, and her major clients include Apple, O2, National Trust, NHS, Redbull, Nivea, and Pandora. If you’d like to find out more information or see further examples of her work, find her on Instagram @justine_lcf.