Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Puppyhood.com Offers Help With Raising a Puppy #Giveaway #Ad

This post is sponsored by Purina Puppy Chow. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Puppyhood.com, but To Dog With Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. All opinions expressed herein are our own.

If you have a puppy in your life, you know how demanding their care can be.

It wasn't too long ago we were navigating Rocco's puppyhood, and recently I've been helping take care of puppy Sophie, who's just turned six months old.

Sophie has a secret for Rocco!
Now you can find lots of great tips and stories for helping raise a young pup at Puppyhood.com, a new website from Purina Puppy Chow that serves as a go-to destination to help new and future pet owners navigate through puppyhood.

There's lots of helpful content on Puppyhood.com, from tips on nutrition, behavior and training to exercise and games you can play with your pup.

You'll find essentials for any new pup owner such as:
  • Tips to keep your puppy entertained
  • The do's and don'ts of housebreaking
  • Tips for crate training your puppy
  • How often you should bathe your puppy and other grooming essentials
  • First aid tips for your puppy

There's so much to know about raising a puppy it might seem overwhelming, especially if it's your first pup or it's been a long time since you raised a puppy.

That's why we think it's pretty nifty that the Purina Puppy Chow folks are making all this helpful puppyhood information available at Puppyhood.com.

We also recommend registering on Puppyhood (it's free!) so you can create a customize learning experience especially for you and your pup, and take advantage of helpful tools and exclusive benefits and coupons. Members have access to special features including a puppy milestone tracker, expert advice and puppy destinations and resources in your own community.

Win a three-month supply of dog food

One of the keys to raising a healthy puppy is providing complete and balanced nutrition from the start. Purina Puppy Chow offers a unique healthy-start blend made with high-quality protein, plus DHA and essential nutrients also found in mothers’ milk. 

Enter via the giveaway widget below for a chance to win three coupons for a free bag of any Purina Dog Chow formula (up to $16.50 each) plus one $5 off coupon for any Purina Dog Chow formula.

Good luck!

Friday, May 22, 2015

First Look: Healthy Pet Simply Feed from PetSafe

We've been talking a lot lately about the steps you can take to make sure your pet is a healthy weight.  And with more than half the dogs and cats in the country classified as obese or overweight, healthy eating -- and in the correct amount -- is an important topic.

We find that sticking to a consistent routine -- with both exercise and feeding -- is one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet, and yourself, healthy and happy.

But sometimes life gets in the way... you get home late from work or maybe you have too many cooks in the kitchen (translation: your pet gets fed dinner twice because more than one person in the household is doing the feeding!).

Because of all these reasons, when we heard about the new automatic pet feeder from PetSafe, the Healthy Pet Simply Feed, we thought it was worth a look!

Things we love about the Healthy Pet Simply Feed 

Portion control 
Using an innovative conveyor system, the feeder consistently controls the amount of food dispensed for your pet. There are pre-set meal options for both dog and cat, or you can set your own portion size (meal portions are adjustable from 1/8 cup to up to 4 cups in 1/8-cup increments).  This is perfect for folks who think a heaping cup is the same as a level cup!

Scheduled meal times
Keeping your pet on a consistent feeding schedule can help keep things regular... meaning no accidents or 3 a.m. potty breaks. You can customize the times you feed, whether it's twice a day or up to 12 meals a day for pets with special needs.

Hygienic and dishwasher safe
The feeder comes with a stainless steel bowl and most of the parts are dishwasher safe or hand washable.  

Slow Feed option
The Slow Feed option dispenses meals over a 15-minute period to help prevent bloat and vomiting with pets that gulp or eat too fast. 

Convenient storage and time saver
The 24-cup food capacity hopper means you'll need to refill it less often, and it's translucent so it's easy to see when the food level gets low.

The Healthy Pet Simply Feed is priced at $149.99 and is available for purchase on PetSafe.net and at authorized retailers

Rocco will be trying out some of the special features offered in the Healthy Pet Simply Feed during the next few weeks and we'll be back to tell you how it goes. I'm particularly interested in the slow feed option and how Rocco will react to that. He is a SUPER FAST eater so it will be interesting to see how patient he is! 

Have you ever thought about trying an automatic, portion-controlled feeder?
Let us know in the comments below!

We were provided with a Healthy Pet Simply Feed for review. All opinions expressed herein are our own.

The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With LoveSlimDoggy and My GBGV Life to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fido's Freebie Friday Gets Ready for BlogPaws!

Welcome to Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!

This week, we're getting ready for BlogPaws... can't believe it's already right around the corner! I'm sure we'll have lots of fun news to report from there.  So in the meantime, check out the Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Paint your Pet at Painting With a Twist in Atlanta, and Nationwide

Good times at Painting with a Twist! 
I am not an artist.

I have no drawing abilities whatsoever.

So when I heard about Painting with a Twist, a new place in Atlanta where you and your friends get together to paint, drink wine and have a fun night out, I was intrigued... and yes, a wee bit nervous.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How One Pup Gets Ready for Swim Season & Giveaway! #PerfectWeight

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight 10 Week Turnaround, but To Dog With Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

During the past few months we've shared news about Hill's 10 Week Turnaround Challenge, and today we've got some great news to share! A group of our blogging pals participated in the challenge and EVERY ONE of them LOST WEIGHT! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Chicago Dog Walk in Lincoln Park at Belmont Harbor

Rocco and I spent last weekend in Chicago for Mother's Day and we had the chance to meet up with Dolly the Doxie and her mom Sandra for a fun dog walk in Lincoln Park at Belmont Harbor. We're glad we walked the day we did, since the rest of the weekend was cold, windy and rainy. Uck!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fido's Freebie Friday is Back from Chicago!

Rocco enjoys a lakefront walk in Chicago

Welcome to Fido's Freebie Friday (FFF), the weekly giveaway blog hop for all things pet!

We're back home in Atlanta after a quick trip to Chicago for Mother's Day weekend. We had a nice visit and at least one good lakefront dog walk, which we'll talk about more tomorrow for FitDog Friday. Unfortunately, the rest of the weekend was cold, rainy and windy. Even Rocco didn't want to be outside!