• My Dog Jacob,  New York,  WorldWide

    12 Days of Christmas Giveaways #ComeCleanSoap

    We are hosting 12 days of Christmas Giveaways with Come Clean Soap!  Please enter below anytime between now and Dec 1st.  The Winners will receive an amazing bar of Come Clean Soap + one amazing SURPRISE present!  Check out the list of SURPRISE presents below.

    1. Come Clean Dog Bone Hair Ties (3 sets)

    2. Come Clean Got Some Change Puppy Wallet Set of all 4

    3. The Loving Bowl for flat face dogs

    4. Foobler Interactive Puzzle Feeder Dog Toy

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    5. Inside a Dog – New York Time’s Best Seller

    6. Drypet Microfiber Dog Towel

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    7. Clipper and Brush from ANDIS
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    and 5 more AWESOME SURPRISES!!!  Need I say more? The contest closes Dec 1 so put your name in the draw below! GOOD LUCK!
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  • My Dog Jacob

    10 Must Have Gifts for Pet Lovers

    1. Silent & Unique Identification with the Twigo Pet ID Tag www.twigotags.com

    2. Keep the Pet, Lose the Smell! Critter Zone now has an air purifier you can plug into your car for clean air on the go – for you and the cat and the stink bombs. Great for the hotel room too.  http://critterzoneusa.com/

    3. Stay Calm & Bark (or Meow) On! BH Pet Gear just released the AKC Calming Coat & Calm Cat this Spring to ease your pet’s anxiety from Thunderstorms or other loud noises you may encounter along the way.  http://www.calm-coat.com/

    4. New Interactive Puzzle Dog Toy by CYNJO.com called the Foobler!
    Click here to check out the timer activated toy! http://cynjo.com/products/foobler

    5. The Loving Bowl! Give your pet a knife and fork with the revolutionary Loving Pet Bowl. Great for smushed faced dogs and cats and comes in pink, white and blue. http://thelovingbowl.com/

    6. Delightibles | Delicious Gourmet Cat Treats Your Cats Will Love!
    http://delightibles.com/

    7. Fuji & Friends! Fun dog inspired apparel for the whole family.
    http://www.fujiandfriends.com/
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    8. Jorge Bendersky by M Boutique launches All-Natural Shampoo and Conditioner for Dogs, try it today: http://www.mboutiqueintl.com/31-pets-by-jorge

    9. Great Recipe Books Under $10 from Your Pet Chef, Lisa Hennessey:
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    10. Sit. Stay. Ride – New Side Care Documentary Film:
    100% of filmmaker proceeds from local screenings and 25% of DVD and On-Demand sales will be donated to animal rescue organizations nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.sidecardogs.com/.

  • My Dog Jacob

    Answers to the Top 3 Canine Heartworm Questions

    Answers to the Top 3 Canine Heartworm Questions

    By Dr. Marc Edward, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a pet insurance agency for dogs and cats.

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    1) What are heartworms, and how do dogs get them?

    Heartworm disease, or dirofilariasis, is a potentially serious disease seen primarily in dogs throughout the United States and other areas. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitos, which means dogs that spend even a short amount of time outside are susceptible to the disease.

    Transmission occurs when a mosquito bites an infected host that is shedding microfilariae, or immature heartworms. The microfilariae develop within the mosquito until it bites a new host and the larvae are transmitted. This is important because without the mosquito, heartworm disease cannot be contracted. Once inside the new host, the heartworm larvae migrate and develop until reaching their ultimate destination in the pulmonary arteries. Once in the pulmonary arteries, the adult heartworms start producing microfilariae and the life cycle starts over.

     

    2) What are the signs and symptoms of heartworm disease?

    Due to the systemic nature of heart problems, many different symptoms are possible with heartworm disease. However, dogs with heartworm disease are generally classified into one of four categories of symptom severity:

    • Class 1 animals generally have no clinical symptoms, with the exception of a possible mild cough.
    • Class 2 dogs may experience coughing, fatigue and weight loss, but not heart failure.
    • Class 3 canines may have constant fatigue, persistent coughing, difficulty breathing, liver problems and may experience congestive heart failure.
    • Class 4 dogs have all of the previously mentioned symptoms and often experience liver failure, low blood pressure, shock and death.

     

    3) How is heartworm disease prevented and treated?

    Preventing heartworm disease in canines is very easy, relatively inexpensive and generally safe. Heartworm disease can easily be prevented by administering a monthly preventative heartworm medication. There are a variety of products available in today’s market, but they do require a prescription from a veterinarian. Additionally, many heartworm products also help prevent and treat other types of parasites. Your veterinarian can help you decide which product is best for your dog in your area.

    Treating heartworms in a dog can range from very easy to very difficult. In mild cases of heartworm disease, an animal may be able to be treated with a series of injections to kill the adult heartworms. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the worms. Some cases with heavy infestations cannot be treated successfully.

    Heartworm disease is a common and widespread problem in dogs. I strongly recommend talking with your veterinarian about the best way to control and prevent this mosquito-driven disease. The Pets Best BestWellness plan covers preventative heartworm medication.

    To learn more about Pets Best, visit www.petsbest.com.

  • My Dog Jacob

    The Healthy Hound Cookbook

    As you may or may not know, Jacob has only ate a handful of dog food in his 9 years and mostly has eaten raw or home cooked meals. How do you cook for your dog? Why should you cook for your dog? Is it easy?  What can my dog eat?  All of these questions are answered in the Healthy Hound Cookbook. It is a great way to introduce your pet and yourself to how to eat ‘real food’. Dog food esp kibble is not NATURAL!  Dogs, like all beings, should eat fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables and meats. Check out this book to get healthy this spring! 9781440572821_300dpi

     

    Your best friend deserves the best, and the simple, all-natural recipes in The Healthy Hound Cookbook (Adams Media, April 18, 2014) will make it easy to create healthy treats and meals for your favorite canine.

    Authors Paris Permenter and John Bigley, of the popular DogTipper.com website, have crafted more than 125 nutritious recipes using healthy, fresh ingredients from your kitchen. From Oatmeal Turkey Dog Biscuits to Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Ice Cream, each of these homemade dishes uses only real, whole ingredients like beef, chicken, potatoes, and carrots, so you’ll always know that your furry friend is getting a snack that’s flavorful as well as nutritional.

    You’ll also find information on cooking techniques, recipes for pets on grain-free, Paleo, or raw diets, and a portion calculator to adjust serving sizes according to breed.

    With the whole foods recipes in The Healthy Hound Cookbook, your dog will start living a more natural, happier and more flavorful life.

    More About the Authors:

    Paris Permenter and John Bigley founded DogTipper in 2008, and since then, it has grown into a trusted website for dog lovers. They have been featured in USA Today, The Huffington Post, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Redbook, and Men’s Health and have written over 2,500 magazine articles for publications ranging from Reader’s Digest to Cesar’s Way. As America’s Pet Economist™ and a certified dog trainer, Paris speaks at pet expos and conferences around the country. Paris and John live with their two dogs and four cats near Austin, TX.

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    Get a New Perspective: @Petcube

    Petcube is a home gadget that lets you watch, talk and play laser games with your pet through mobile app anytime, anywhere.

    Petcube was funded with Kickstarter and became the most successful crowdfunded pet product in history. The first batch of gadgets will ship in May 2014.

    • Play with your pet using a laser pointer. Real time, like a video game!
    • Share fun pics and videos with your friends in the process
    • Call your pet up if he or she is out of sight

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    At Petcube we are working on a device for pet owners that allows them to watch, talk and play laser games with their pets through a mobile app. Petcube became the most funded pet product on Kickstarter and got a lot of media attention, raising $250,000 for the gadget back in November.

    https://petcube.com/