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14 Valentine’s Day gifts

We Love Our Pets 

According to the The American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owning Survey 2011 – 2012, there are currently 72.9 million pet owning households and they regularly purchase lifestyle products for their pet, especially for holidays. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day (2/14), Love Your Pet Day (2/20) or both, the sentimental holidays are coming up soon.  Last year, over $120 million was spent on gifts for pets (up from the $90 million recorded in 2008).

Below are 14 suggested gifts for your pets that will show them you care… Each of the gifts have been paw picked and reviewed by Cici and I to make sure that you and your pooches will LOVE LOVE LOVE them… Enjoy !

Loving Pets shows dogs and cats how to dine in style!  Cici loves her Bella Bowl with hearts and I love the ease of cleaning it.

Black Label Vintage Diners:

  • Three-step finish creates vintage styling, such as “aged copper”, and “vintage black”
  • Unique designs complement Craftsman, Mission, and Rustic home decor
  • No-skid rubber bases/feet prevents sliding and tipping

Bella Bowls in New Designer Expression styles:

  • 8 new designs sure to suit any taste or season!
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Removable rubber base prevents sliding and tipping

CritterZone Air Purifier

http://www.critterzoneusa.com/

We have been putting The CritterZone Air Purifier to good use 24/7 for days now. It is powerful, filterless and chemical-free and you can take one with you while traveling. Put one in the car and one in the hotel room and one at home. I was wheezing before using this purifier and Cici’s bugs were making her itchy. Plus, Cici can be a stinky girl. No more doggie smell, no more bugs, no more wheezing ! We love love love this little hard working product.

CritterZone air purifiers are odor neutralizers. They quickly remove the particles from the air that cause odors, restoring it to a healthier, fresher state.  An all-natural process virtually eliminates odors, bacteria and other pollutants such as mold, mildew, E-coli, Staph, Salmonella, Listeria, and more.  It safely and naturally kills germs in the air and provides a surface of protection to PREVENT germ and mold growth.   Featuring 3 settings, you control the amount of natural charged flow to clean your room or vehicle;  Virtually eliminating odors, bacteria and other air pollutants for up to 800 SQ FT!

As a busy pet owner, you may not have time to clean your home top to bottom constantly. That’s where a pet air purifier can help.

CritterZone, an ionic pet air purifier, can get to the root of the odor caused by the smelly cat or stinky dog in your life. It targets the odors and removes them, rather than covering them up. The CritterZone creates a continuous charged flow that restores the air to give it the natural cleaning power it has in the outdoors. The result is that odors are neutralized and removed from the air.

Another benefit of the CritterZone:  It can pull the odors out of fabric and carpet. If your cat or dog had an accident, hold the unit over the spot or set it nearby, and you’ll be able to tell the odor has been neutralized in minutes.

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GIVEAWAY ALERT !!!!

Incognito Pet Carrier in LE prints and solids is styled for pet travel when discretion is required. The design begs the question; “Is it for pets or people?” /Sturdi says, “You decide.”

This gorgeous, comfy red bag is only for small dogs under 40 pounds so Cici (does not fit) and she wants to Give It Away to someone with a small dog … All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us why you’d like to have it and it could be yours !!!! 

There is a double zippered side door entry and top for easy access to your pet. When you are not traveling, your pooch or your cat could use it as a comfy crate house…

When you want to be Incognito, cover the mesh windows with attached privacy flaps and no one

knows what’s in the bag! Additional large pockets on each side will keep paper work dry.

Other features include, slim padded carrying straps, zipper safety security clips, safety tether and a luggage handle loop. A washable fleece comfort pad is included!

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http://sturdiproducts.com/products/incognito-le-dog-or-cat-carrier

Hot water bottle for doggies

Cuddling with pets keep us humans nice and warm and cozy. And sometimes our pets (and we) need a little extra warmth and comfort. We love this hot water bottle… it works!

www.WarmTradition.com offers  some really unique hot water bottles that are great for pets to use. Pets like to curl up on a hot water bottle to keep themselves warm, comfortable and relaxed. Also great to use on dog or cat’s aches, pains or arthritis. Cover is removable and machine washable. Hot water bottle keeps pets warm for hours.

http://www.warmtradition.com/Warm-Tradition-Prints-Fleece-Covered/dp/B004F036CK

Boil water, pour into a hot water bottle and slip it in between the sheets of your bed (perhaps down by the feet where your pet is lying down) a few minutes prior to bedtime.  The hot water bottle will stay warm all night  An eco friendly and affordable way to keep warm throughout the winter.

Zuke’s Superfood Treats 

Cici loves Zuke’s treats, all of them. Super treats, she scarfs them up no matter what flavor.  They are Super nutritious and super delicious and the superfoods keep her going.  The naturally powerful nutrients found in superfood berries, betas and greens are just plain yummy in her tummy.

http://www.zukes.com/dogs/supers-334.html

Zuke’s Z-Bones

Z-bones are grain-free, anti-oxidant rich dental canine chews that breath and clean teeth- perfect for your favorite canine!

http://www.zukes.com/dogs/z-bones.html

Music for dogs CD

Relaxing music for your pooches …  a natural solution to pet anxiety and stress. This is classical music designed specifically to calm pets. You can play a CD for your pets when they are alone, recuperating from surgery, adjusting to new environments, or reacting to foreign sounds such as thunder.  The music is very soothing and all selections have been re-orchestrated using the sounds, chords and harmonies proven to soothe “stressed out” pets – and their owners!

Go listen to samples at the website…

http://store.musicmypet.com/57-mellow-mellodies-cd.html

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Treats galore plus food from Evangers

Evanger’s, America’s only privately-held, family-owned pet food cannery introduces a new Grain-Free recipe and packaging for Nothing But Natural Jerky Treats for dogs.  Cici loves them and does not notice that they are only six calories each !!!

Like every Evanger’s dog and cat food product, Nothing But Natural Jerky Treats have always been prepared without a trace of artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  But now the treats are also Gluten-Free, removing oat flour from its list of farm fresh ingredients.

Available in these delectable combinations:

  • Organic Chicken, Fruits & Vegetables
  • Natural Buffalo, Fruits & Vegetables
  • Natural Pheasant, Fruits & Vegetables
  • Natural Venison, Fruits & Vegetables

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Goat milk soap is for humans, too!  This soap smells soooo good, I wish I could convey that thru the computer, it is heavenly delicious, lathers up like a champ and I love the peppermint lip balm and unscented soap for pets, too.

Goat Milk Stuff, offers these great lathering bars of natural chemical-free goat milk soap for dogs, as well as a wide variety of goat milk soaps and lotions for people and pets.

http://goatmilkstuff.com/Goat-Milk-Soap-Pet-Unscented.html for the unscented

version and http://goatmilkstuff.com/Goat-Milk-Soap-Pet-Scented.html for the

scented. Each Goat Milk Stuff scented or unscented pet bar costs $8 and is easy to use on your dog’s coat. It will get their hair clean, but is a lot easier to rinse off than most other pet shampoos. It is scented with essential oils that are designed to help repel irritating bugs. Plus, the goat milk helps to make it gentle and non-irritating on their skin.

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While candy and flowers typify Valentine’s Day, gifts that pamper can make the day even more memorable. GoatMilkStuff is made by the Jonas family of 10 at their Indiana goat farm, the hand-made Goat Milk Stuff soaps and lotions are great gifts for loved ones and friends in a wide variety of scents.

With mom PJ and dad Jim overseeing soap making and marketing, each of the Jonas children (ages 5 to 16) pitches in to help milk the goats, mail soaps orders and help in many ways in the family’s growing business.

Goat Milk Stuff’s Valentine’s Day gift packs are reasonably-priced from $13 to $20, and each is presented in an organza bag with a variety of color and scent choices.

Online at http://www.GoatMilkStuff.com.

Chews On Belay dog tugs

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Cici chewed up the first one in 5 minutes but then the larger one has lasted and lasted and lasted. It is a tug toy with rope and a ball for chewing and tug fun.

To make these hearty tug toys, they use repurposed/recycled climbing ropes and hand make each and every tug. The tugs come in varying sizes and styles and have a broad range of colors. For Valentines Day, get some “love” tugs. These tugs are all red, as well as reds and whites and durable. Being made out of rock climbing ropes, they stand up to the toughest tug-o-war games. If the dog is a persistent chewer, they do not become stringy like other rope toys, meaning there is significantly less string swallowed as well as around the house. All the materials used are made in USA and the actual tug is made in Estes Park, Colorado. Tugs can be made in any color that is on the website. You can see the products at www.chewsonbelay..com You can also see pictures of the tugs in action on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChewsOnBelay

Doggy sheets

Cici and I both love her Valentine’s cute pink sheets with hearts on it for her bed. One of her beds.

Dogysheets come in many colors including Red for Valentines Day! They are easy to use, soft, pretty, machine washable and also come in different sizes and shapes (round, square, rectangle), made in the USA, 100% cotton and are fitted. Dogs love them!  (What is not to love?)

Get yours at the website at:  www.dogysheets.com

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It’s a pouch and a dog rain poncho, all in one

Travel souvenirs for your pet… This is a cool product that is both fun and handy, to boot. Your pet can use the poncho to keep dry and you can use the pouch to keep stuff in it. Plus, it has iconic graphics of NYC (and other places) on it so you can show off to your friends where you’ve been or would like to go. They also offer doggie t-shirts (NYC) in different colors and sizes, too.

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http://petsenvoyage.com/

Night Dawg collar 

This collar is for the dark, comes in neon colors (Cici’s is hot pink) and you can get your dog’s info inscribed on it, to keep your pet safe at night and if your pet wanders off. This is a nifty and practical gift. Comes in different sizes, small, medium, large.

Here is the link to the website:

http://www.safetygearonline.com/recreational-safety/pet-safety/night-dawg-collar

Send a flying card frisbee

Perhaps you are traveling for V-day and want to send your pooch a message. What better way than send a frisbee with a special message printed right on it ! They will woof it up !!!  This is a great gift for V-day, birthdays, Xmas and more.

 http://sendaflyingcard.com/

Star in a Romance Novel Made in America This Valentine’s Day

Paperbacks start at $39.95; hardbacks at $74.95; ebooks at $14.95, but there are Valentine’s Specials on the site, so it’s best to look for a deal. Photos of the starring couple can be added to the cover for an additional $25. We ship worldwide. Ordering is fast, safe, and easy online at www.YourNovel.com. Order by February 8 for print books in time for Valentine’s delivery. Ebooks can be ordered up through February 14.
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Does not have a specific field for pets but if you want to put your pet’s name in for the space usually used for “best friends” you could do that.

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bless the dogs & the children contest

be sure to read my guest blog post at Nature’s Logic blog…

http://natureslogic.blogspot.com/2010/12/traveling-with-fido-eight-tips-for.html

Contest * Contest * Contest

unleash your paws and enter our new contest and you might win dog food, dog bowl, dog treats and more…

To enter, just send a copy of The Lost Dogs book by Jim Gorant to the White House as suggested by BadRap, or if you have already sent one, let us know, and you will get a special surprise,  http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/worthy-white-house-literacy-project.html

Mr. President and First Lady Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

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just take a photo of your pet(s) (dog, cat, hamster, goat, chicken, rabbit, snake, whatever) and write a short creative note and send us a copy of the note/photo, jpg/gif copy, and you can win dog food, dog treats and more.

Kids are encouraged to enter this contest with their parents and teachers, they can draw a picture of their dog(s) and send a note to Bo, the first dog, crayon drawings are allowed… poetry is accepted, too… 150 word maximum.  Short and sweet, creativity, best photo and most dogitude will win prizes.

Send a copy of your entry to us by jan 23, 2011 and you can win and be published… do good. it’s that easy… breezy… tell all your doggie friends/pals, friends, family and neighbors…  It’s for a great cause.

http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/worthy-white-house-literacy-project.html

you can win

Some of the prizes include pet food, dog treats, toys, bowls and more…

Some of the yummy prizes:

Nature’s Logic®  has created the first and only full-line kibble, canned, and raw frozen pet food in the world with no chemically-synthesized ingredients. All Nature’s Logic foods are 100 percent natural with no man-made ingredients.

Visit Nature’s Logic and select the food, and flavor of the food, you’d like to receive for your dog. Winner will receive a voucher to be redeemed at local or online retailer. Choose one of the following:

  • one 4.4-lb bag dry kibble or
  • one 3-lb bag raw frozen or
  • five 13.2-oz can

a (3-pack) of Bouncing Bison Scappy Chewz, and a 3 oz liver bark C.C. Barkz Bison Liver Bark w/ Organic SuperVeggies. Check out www.clearconsciencepet.com for additional product info.

Loving Pet bowl and treats yummy treats that Cici barks for, sneaky way to get veggies and fruits into your dog’s tummy and a slobber-proof bowl to eat food out of

www.earthnaturalspetfood.com/

a 7.25lb bucket of food (your choice of which food)

Pet wipes, sprays, shampoos, dog bowls and more!

 

Please join me and the pit bull positive owners, here

http://pitbullpositive.ning.com/profiles/blogs/send-obama-a-copy-of-the-best

go to amazon now

Jonny Justice and Donna Reynolds from BadRap on Rachael Ray

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hurry hurry, get your dog gifts

The recession-proof pet-gift industry grew from $28.5 billion in 2001 to an estimated $47.7 billion this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. And a recent American Express poll reveals 31% of consumers plan to buy their animal a gift.

http://www.youtube.com/hotpromoproducts#p/u/19/qpaUICsHJZ0

Our Picks: Twelve Grrrreat Gifts For Your Dog

1. Zen Pawz aromatherapy, yummy eco-friendly aromatherapy spritzers and buckwheat beds for dogs, watch for our upcoming review of these products…

2. Earthbath waterless shampoo and wipes, that’s right I said waterless, watch for our upcoming review, hint: cici hates baths, but waterless wipes, hey, no problem !

3. Slobber bag and travel package from Bergan, your dog needs a harness in the car while you drive plus the whole kit and kaboodle dog travel package, watch for our upcoming review of these products

4.  Dog treats and dog bowls by Loving Pets, see my blog post, It’s a miracle, your dog needs these tasty dog treats (healthy) and bowls, slobber-proof

5.  California K9 Adventures e-guide

Plan your trip to Carmel, Monterey, LA, Mendocino, Palm Springs, San Diego and other pet friendly towns and cities with this 145 page e-guide that features 75+ great places to stay with your dog, rated for dogitude (attitude of dog friendliness) from Ahwanee to Yountville, California and a lot of beaches, deserts, mountains and forests in between. Each listing includes local pet friendly stores, beaches, dog parks, wineries, pet stores and more…

6.  The Lost Dogs book by Jim Gorant

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-gorant/the-lost-dogs-michael-vick_b_716468.html#s139760

On April 26th 2007 police raided a house at 1915 Moonlight Road in Surry County, VA, a home belonging to Michael Vick, who was then the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons and one of the highest paid players in the NFL (10 years, $130 million). The officers found evidence of dog fighting and had soon taken 66 dogs off the property. Within four months Vick would plead guilty to charges related to the dog fighting operation known as Bad Newz Kennels. He served 18 months in a federal penitentiary, entered personal bankruptcy  (He was NEVER charged with animal cruelty)…

7.   Tee shirts from CafeExpress… http://www.cafepress.com/k9cici

8.  Dogbook on facebook, set up an account for your pooch and show off, bark off, wag your tail off

9.  Through a dog’s ear music soothe your dog with the sounds of classical music made just for them, cici fell into a deep sleep, very relaxing

10.  Michael vick chew toys raise awareness about the dogs we love

11. Stella is a Star, a Kid Book by Bernadette Petes about a pit bull who wants to be a ballerina rather than a dog no one likes, awwwwww, get this kid book, http://www.amazon.com/Stella-Star-CD-Bernadette-Peters/dp/1609050088

12.  A gift from the heart, share … Give pet food and stuff to needy dog rescues like Tails of Joy does

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it’s a holiday miracle !

Loving Pets treats and products show that they really do love pets…all of the treats are 100% natural for starters…

Cici is not a big fan of fruits and veggies as I’ve said before… in fact, she has been known to spit them out, if she lets them into her mouth to begin with… but Loving Pets knows how to lure dogs into eating apples, bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots and other veggie and fruit goodies… wrap some chicken around them and Score !

not only did Cici scarf up every treat, but she was barking at me for more… now she loves her treats and cookies as most dogs do, but she does not usually bark at me for more as she did with these…

http://www.lovingpetsproducts.com/pet-treats/gourmet-meat-wraps

and her gorgeous new pink Pupparazzi bowl is delicious, too… slurp-free… cici is a big slobbery eater but this bowl makes her eating a slob-free experience… she also seems to eat slower so between the treats and the dog bowl, these products are a miracle for both me and Cici.

four paws up plus two thumbs up to Loving Pets for these great products for dogs.

Availability: Loving Pets products are available at Petsmart, Petco, and independent pet product stores.

For More Information:

  • call 866-599-PETS (7387)

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