What in the Heck Makes My Dog’s Mouth Staink? #OrateneOralCare

What in the Heck Makes My Dog’s Mouth Staink? #OrateneOralCare

This post is sponsored by Oratene® and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to share information about Oratene brushless pet oral care products for Pet Dental Health Month! We only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Oratene is not responsible for the content of this article. You ever bent down to smooch your pooch, only to get a face full of funk? Staink….what in the heck is going on? My dogs eat organic raw or food that does not upset their tummies. So, I know that they are getting the best of everything to help with their nutrition, and ultimately their gum and teeth health. But what in the heck is all the teeth staink about? To be honest, I have not found staink with my raw eaters too much – that diet can help with pH balance of their tummies, so their breath smells decent. But, they can still get funky teeth. So what gives? Tartar! Yup, dog’s teeth are just like humans – tartar, build up, typical day-in-and-day-out eating, it’s all going to go into your dog’s daily tooth health and…well, you’ll want to make your dog’s mouth more of a wonderland! What Causes My Dog’s Mouth to Staink? Life…life has made your dog’s mouth a stainkland. But why? Just like your mouth, you can’t just go day-after-day, not brushing your teeth and think your breath won’t smell! Ultimately your dog, just like you, will develop gum disease. Tooth decay leads to a lot of diseases…heart disease to name one. And yup, dog’s develop heart disease. So whether your dog likes it or...

TrueBlue Pet Grooming Products Giveaway!

We have a confession to make, we absolutely adore TrueBlue Pet Products – and we have for years! TrueBlue is pure, made with human-grade ingredients – how do I know, because not only do we use TrueBlue on our pups, I use it too. I know – sounds kinda weird, doesn’t it? I mean, when have you ever found a pet grooming product line that deep conditions, smooths, leaves your pup’s fur, as well as your hair, feeling like silk!?! Well, it’s true – and nobody is even compensating us for saying all of these great things. That’s how much we adore TrueBlue! What makes it so special? All natural botanical blends to condition or treat your pet’s fur and skin Developed with Vets from a leading university Tear-free, easy to rinse, no detergents, parabens, phosphates, or alcohol All of the TrueBlue products are safe to use on Cats, when used as directed Cruelty-free Biodegradable Made in the USA “At TrueBlue Pet Products, we’re dedicated to creating the highest quality products for our true-blue best friends. We believe these products should be just as good as the products we buy for ourselves – great looking things, with fashionable styling and quality materials, but respectful of the special needs of animals,” Doug Gleason, Founder- TrueBlue Pet Products. We love TrueBlue so much that we were slightly wanting to keep it all to ourselves….but that wouldn’t be fair. We know that if you are a follower of MattieDog, then you are a pet-lover extraordinaire! So share we must – here’s your chance to win a prize package from TrueBlue. We’ve partnered with this...
Is Your Dog Hungry? We Can Help! Open Farm Pet Food Giveaway

Is Your Dog Hungry? We Can Help! Open Farm Pet Food Giveaway

Do your dogs follow you in to the kitchen every time you go in there to do something? Doesn’t matter if I’m washing the dishes, packaging up the trash… Visiting the kitchen as a solo endeavor is a foreign concept to my dogs. “Are you hungry?” I ask them, looking into their soulful and beaconing brown eyes…. Sucker! I’m pretty sure that’s what they’re thinking as I give them a piece of carrot or an apple slice. Seriously, what does that hurt….except perhaps my role as being seen as ‘Lord and Master.’ Oh wait, I don’t have that role. That coveted title is held by Mattie….sucker is right, but I like it that way. If your dogs follow you into the kitchen and has you wondering ‘is my dog is hungry?’ We can help! Open Farm Pet Food Is Real Food Great nutrition – good from farm-to-bowl! Open Farm puts great care and effort into sourcing only the highest quality ingredients from suppliers they personally know and trust. Open Farm’s entire farm-to-bowl supply chain is audited and certified by third-party organizations specializing in humane animal care and sustainable farming practices to give you peace of mind. No artificial colors or tastes, ocean caught fish, all meat no meal and no fillers, antibiotics or hormones – all of Open Farm’s recipes are free from artificial preservatives and flavors, including Ethoxyquin and recipes are preserved using mixed tocopherols, a natural preservative that also provides anti-oxidants. Giveaway: Win a 6 Month Supply For You & the Animal Shelter of Your Choice You read that right, Open Farm has partnered with us to host a big 6-month...
Fierce Fashion for the Vegan Dog Lover

Fierce Fashion for the Vegan Dog Lover

Fierce Fashion for the Vegan Dog Lover! My husband and I went vegan about three years ago. It was the next natural step in our journey to exploring our human-animal bond relationships. For us, animals are sentient beings, and as such, we try to live a truly cruelty-free life. Luckily we live in Seattle, where living a vegan lifestyle is easy. We often pack up our little camper and travel up-and-down the West coast, from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego, CA with no concerns of finding vegan restaurants. Food is a bit easier than fashion when you are a vegan. And, I admit it…my heart goes thumpity-thump when I see a lovely pair of hand-made Italian shoes. Leather, for me, is hard to part with as a vegan, mostly due to very few, if any, fashionable alternatives. So, I make myself feel better by clinging on to my last bit of leather shoes and handbags, while not introducing any new leather items into my life. One thing I noticed, quality, sturdy dog collars are hard to find, some of the best ones are made of leather…so what is a vegan to do? We have an ‘in’ for you! We discovered some fierce fashion for the vegan dog lover – namely with the new FriendshipCollar line! We absolutely adore the FriendshipCollar vegan line – and to be honest with you, my husband and I have given solid thought to starting our own line of vegan dog collar and leash items, but with FriendshipCollar, we feel that this has become a moot point! Isn’t that the way it always happen….you have a brilliant idea only...
I Love My Pet Valentine’s Day Shopping Spree

I Love My Pet Valentine’s Day Shopping Spree

Valentine’s Day – it’s not just for humans anymore! Whether it’s a doggy treat or kitty cat nip, expressing your love for your animal on Valentine’s Day is a lovely thing to do. And now we’re going to make your critter super happy by giving you the chance to win a $50 I Love My Pet Valentine’s Day shopping spree from Chewy.com! We adore Chewy.com – they make shopping for pet food, treats and accessories easy. You just shop online in the comfort of your home, perusing over 18,000 pet products to find just the right items for your cat or dog. It’s easy, and they have the best customer service, a freshness guarantee and super fast shipping. Another reason we love Chewy.com is that they are dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations that help animals in need. It’s really satisfying to do business with a company that cares as much about the welfare of animals as we do here at MattieDog®. Shopping Spree Contest Entry, Rules and Information   Click on the image above to enter the $50 I Love My Pet Valentine’s Day shopping spree giveaway! This contest is open to US citizens only and runs from Monday, February 1, 2016, to Thursday, February 12, 2016, 5PM PST. MattieDog holds a variety of giveaways in our efforts to help raise awareness for animal rescue and adoption, and spay and neuter programs. By entering a MattieDog giveaway contestants acknowledge receipt of our privacy rules and agrees to receiving future newsletters, discount codes and giveaway promotions via email. Thank you for entering and good luck!     With lub, MattieDog, a little dog making a big impact in this world!®...
Win A RemoteLync Smart Security System from Kidde

Win A RemoteLync Smart Security System from Kidde

As a pet parent who writes about pet first aid, the safety and security of our animals is pivotal to our sense of well-being. If you are a frequent visitor to our website, then we know you love pets and are also likely highly interested in learning more about how to keep your critters safe and sound. In this electronic age pet safety and home monitoring is right in the palm of your hand without monthly fees. This is your chance to win a whole new breed of home security – we’re partnering with Kidde to offer our readers a chance at a RemoteLync™ Monitor and RemoteLync Camera prize package worth $250. Yes howdy people, it’s Christmas all over again! Keep Safe and Rest Assured According to the National Fire Protection Association, a home fire starts every 86 seconds and the chance of a person experiencing a home fire in his or her lifetime is one in four. That is a lot higher than I would have thought, and those figures made me take stock of my home environment – I want to ensure my pet’s safety. Also, the most recent American Time Use Survey reported that the average employed person spends more than 12 hours per day away from home. That’s a lot of time away that you want to make sure your critters are safe and sound. The RemoteLync™ Monitor and RemoteLync Camera from Kidde helps watch over your home and alerts you to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and motion via a smartphone, so your dog can go back to, well, being a dog. #LetYourDogBeADog Social Media Contest To...

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