Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Joy of a Healthy Smile - Pixel Introduces New #Milk-Bone Brushing Chews

I love to smile. In all honesty, it is one of my very favorite things to do in all the world! A healthy smile is beautiful and the more smiles you give, the more you get's contagious. Since I love to smile so much, I like to keep my doggie teeth clean and healthy. Yes, dogs need to have good oral hygiene just like humans do. In fact, dental health and oral hygiene is just as important for a dog as it is for a human, so it is essential for pet parents to keep their dog's teeth as healthy as can be.

For years, Mommy has brushed my teeth. It is a routine I am used to, though I'm still not too crazy about the process. So, imagine my joy at learning that Milk-Bone® has introduced a new product that is clinically proven to be as effective as brushing a dog’s teeth twice per week based on the reduction of tartar build-up and bad breath. 
Introducing Milk-Bone Brushing Chews for Dogs!

As soon as I heard about it, I signed up to help introduce it. The new Milk-Bone Brushing Chews for dogs is a great tasting bone-shaped chew treat, covered with nubs and ridges designed to clean like bristles on a toothbrush. The bone has a unique 75 degree twist design that helps dogs maneuver the chew to clean down to the gum line, including hard-to-reach back teeth. 
(Be sure to read through to the end for a special surprise friends!)

Clinical trials demonstrated that Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews for dogs are effective in reducing tartar, plaque and halitosis, aka "bad breath". In fact, Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews are so effective that they have earned the trusted Veterinary Oral Health Council’s (VOHC) Seal of Acceptance, the pet industry’s equivalent of the American Dental Association (ADA), for "retarding calculus accumulation" or reducing tartar build-up. Very impressive! 

Mommy says I've never had bad breath, but not all dogs are that lucky! I insisted that I should try one out. First, I inspected the packaging. The box reminds me of the look of a traditional toothpaste box. The chew bones are in a resealable plastic bag inside the box. Smells yummy to me! As a matter of fact, 99% of dogs who tested the chews showed them to be highly palatable. Ever wonder who the 1% is? Personally, I couldn't wait to try one!

Mommy took a brushing chew bone out of the bag. You could instantly see the twisted shape, as well as the nubs and ridges designed to help clean even hard to reach back teeth. I gave her my best "Pixel Smile" as my way of saying "Please can I have it now".

This is such a nice size bone for me. I'm trying the "Mini" chews for small dogs. To give you an idea of the size, I am an 11 pound Miniature Schnauzer. 
They also have a "small/medium" size as well. 

Now this is what I'm talking about! Imagine being able to clean your teeth just by eating a yummy treat! I bet Mommy really wishes they had the human version of these! 
The chews take a bit of gnawing to really "sink your teeth into them" but that is how they are able to clean your teeth. I'm certainly not complaining. Oral care for dogs has never been so tasty! 

In combination with a veterinary dental check-up at least annually, daily use of Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews helps to ensure good oral hygiene and dental health for America’s dogs. What a fun way to help kick dog periodontal disease to the curb!
So, ask for it by name next time you go to the store. Tell them you want the new Milk-Bone Brushing Chews(TM) for dogs...don't settle for anything less.

Okay, are you ready for the special surprise I told you was coming?? Ready for my exciting news? I've been dying to tell you!

SURPRISE!!! Milk-Bone wants to offer a Milk-Bone Brushing Chew Dental Pack to 15 different winners! The Giveaway will be open through 11:59pm Eastern Time April 30th. All you need to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter below and make sure you do the mandatory entry of leaving a comment on my Blog Post. One winner per household. 

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter! Celebrating the Joy of the Rising Son and Sun

Happy Easter my dear friends! Today we were blessed with the most perfect of mornings. The sun shined so brilliantly through the window as I donned one of my new spring dresses to celebrate Easter in style. The bright rising sun reminded of the reason we celebrate Easter, to remember the rising Son who sacrificed Himself and gave us all everlasting life.
Yes, I believe God saved not only all the humans, but the little dogs, and all the animals too. Indeed, when we all get to heaven, you will so all the animals there too. God loves the animals, he created us all, one at a time, and even during the great flood, God saved thousands of animals with only 7 humans aboard the ark with them. I am not trying to be preachy, I just wanted to share that God loves the animals, and I see proof of it all the time.
So this Easter, and every day, I hope that each of us will think of what is truly important and be grateful for the love and sacrifice that was made for us. Enjoy the sunshine in your day and your life friends. May we each find the joy that is around us.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Joy of Healthy Weight & Healthy Relationships - #HillsPet Metabolic Weight Loss

I love snacking! I think any excuse is a good excuse for a little snack. I even patrol the dining room table area at times in case a magical snack appears for me to delve into. That's just how I roll. But, if Mommy gave into my requests for snacks every time I asked, begged or gave her the sad eyes for one, I know I'd weigh more than I should. Whether you are a animal or a human, carrying around a lot of extra weight can take it's toll on your everyday life. Pets especially have a hard time when they are overweight. It can really weigh a pet down, no pun intended, because one pound on us can be like 10-20 pounds on a human. Think about it...if a dog's ideal weight was 10 pounds, but they actually weighed 12 pounds, that would be the same as a 100 lb person carrying around an extra 20 pounds. That is a lot of extra weight that is putting pressure on a pet's joints, heart, and other important organs. In many cases, a pet's quality of life and relationship with their family can be impacted because that extra weight can reduce play time, impact mobility and affect the lifelong general health of your dog or cat.
My friends at Hill's have created a fantastic and delicious new line of prescription pet food & treats that helps combat additional weight in dogs and cats. Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution pet food actually helps an overweight animal's metabolism change to act more like that of a lean animal. And even after weight loss is achieved with this new Metabolic pet food, the highly efficient change in metabolism is maintained.
Just talking about all this wonderful food makes me hungry, especially since they have dry dog food, wet dog food AND treats. I could talk about the benefits of Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution pet food all day long, but why don't I share a very important video about Bear, a handsome German Shepherd dog whose life was changed by Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution dog food. While you watch it, think about your own pets....could they benefit from this new food?

As the gentleman in the video said, he got his friend back again. Being at a healthier weight enabled Bear to play more, interact more and enjoy life a whole lot more. That's what we want for all our loved ones, don't we? Gracie is another fantastic success story. She is one of the 88% of pets that lost weight in a healthy way by eating Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution for dogs. Just look at these before and after photos of Gracie! Her weight loss diet for dogs didn't feel like a diet at all to her. She had wet and dry food, as well as yummy treats. Go Gracie!!

Remember, Hill's Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution dog and cat food works fast, with many getting to an ideal weight in just 60 days. With an 88% success rate, it's well worth a try! Diet and exercise go hand in paw to help keep us at a healthy weight too. Walking is one of the very best exercises in my humble opinion, and I LOVE to go for walks! Of course I love to run too. PetMD shares 10 simple ways to help your pet get to an ideal weight, which will help make them feel like a puppy again, full of energy and playfulness.
The relationship that pets share with their pet parents is so important, so always stay active with them. We long to be with you, and we need that playful interaction with you. We also need for you to be wise in how and what we eat. We depend on you. Being at a healthy weight will help us pets be able to keep that relationship fresh and new, and will help us stay active longer.
But don't just take my word for can read some reviews about Hill's Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution on their Facebook page. Just enter the term "Metabolic" to read reviews specific to this new food.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pixel's Professional Survivalist Series: Function Meets Fashion - Being Prepared is Always in Style

Pixel Blue Eyes here, taking another break from my hard core survivalist training to bring you new information that will help you become as good a survivalist as I am. I'm currently reporting from my hidden survivalist bunker. I can't tell you exactly where it is, as that is part of my survival, but I CAN tell you that I am still on the East Coast...oh no, I've said too much already. Anyways...

I take my training and what being a "survivalist" means very seriously. As a professional survivalist, I am constantly mastering new ways to better survive in case a tragic cat-astrophy, Army-gettin' or a dreaded Walking Fred attack occurs. Even if something as simple as a Tiger-Werewolf-Monkey escapes from wherever Tiger-Werewolf-Monkeys come from and invades my yard or home, I must be in tip top form to thwart those attacks.
I've mastered my evasive maneuvers, become quite skilled at being a ninja, am adept at "blending in" with the Walking Freds (always keep Strawberry Jam handy), and even figured out how to trade peacefully with other survivalists. I can use tools, I have LOTS of camouflage items, I know how to seek out edible (and not so edible) plants, and I know how to store (as well as wear) pumpkin and strawberry jam like no one else.
But through all of this, there is one very important aspect of being a survivalist that must not be missed. That is the concept of looking good while you survive! Yes, it's often put by the wayside, but I am here to tell you today that function and fashion go hand in hand. Having to survive a "Walking Fred" attack can be detrimental to your self esteem as you deal with everything involved in your survival. But, if you look good while you evade detection, why that just makes you feel a bit better about things.
For example, my camo hat is great for blending into the surrounding trees, shrubs and ground, but it also looks very nice on my head. And my camo shirt is highly functional at hiding me in plain sight when there's snow on the ground, however the nice pink collar really brings out my natural coloring. I feel pretty while I blend in!
So, as you prepare for your own survivalist training, remember these few Pixel Survivalist Training ideas for today:
1. Function and Fashion really can go hand in hand. Buy things that are both helpful and look good.
2. Good self-esteem might help you think more clearly when deciding how to make your escape.
3. Being prepared is ALWAYS in style!
I am taking part in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop hosted by my friends at BlogPaws! Check out some of the other pet bloggers below for some more fun blog posts.