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...
Save Bucks and Poo on Parasites #SentinelSpectrum

Save Bucks and Poo on Parasites #SentinelSpectrum

This post is sponsored by Virbac® SENTINEL® SPECTRUM® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. All compensation received through this campaign awareness about protection against common parasites found in dogs, is a part of our giving campaign to animal rescues, shelters, and spay and neutering. Here at MattieDog® we only share information we feel is relevant to you, our readers. To learn more about this product, click here. Virbac is not responsible for the content of this article: Save Bucks and Poo on Parasites! #SentinelSpectrum Save Bucks – Yup, And Even ‘Poo’ on Parasites With a Rebate! When it comes to money who doesn’t want to save money? Nobody has money to burn – so here’s my secret. I like things easy, cost effective, and that work. That’s why we truly are enjoying SENTINEL® SPECTRUM®, it is one of the easiest preventative treatments you’ll ever give your pup – and there’s a rebate up to $25 to boot! We dig saving money – honestly, in this day and age, who doesn’t? So join us, save bucks and poo on parasites with #SentinelSpectrum! SENTINEL SPECTRUM is a ‘flavor ta style chew that will your dog will happily take each month – bacon or beef flavor, if your dogs are like mine, they will consider it just like any other tasty treat. No need to ‘hide’ it in something else, the flavor is enticing. To make things easy for busy pet parents juggling a number competing priorities, SENTINEL thoughtfully created a monthly text reminder, so heck it even gets easier – check it out here, we just love it! But Come On Now, What Makes...
Why I Hate Lawn Sprinklers! #DogsComeClean

Why I Hate Lawn Sprinklers! #DogsComeClean

You want to know why I hate lawn sprinklers? Because my dog loves them….and he is a long hair, full coat Shih Tzu, that’s why! My dog goes nuts whenever he hears the electric click that indicates that the automatic lawn sprinkling system is about to start. I mean full excite-oh-mania mode! Now, we’ve shared our lives with about eight other dogs with seven of them being Shih Tzus – not a single one prior to our current fuzzy pup ever got close to water…unless you count the bath time. Not this one – Mook loves rivers, streams, mud puddles, and he puts his face in the lawn sprinkler and chews at the water just like a Labrador. This doesn’t just happen once in a while, it’s every warm day when we are walking around the neighborhood and he spots lawn sprinklers! Mook likes to play in lawn sprinklers, day after day, three times a day… it can get to be much, specially as his wet hair picks up dirt and grit that builds up, not coming out until I wash him. Great, not only does it take a bit of time to wash and dry my sweet little boy – now I’ve got to clean the tub. Oh, who am I kidding – I love the little guy, and he can’t help himself, so what’s a dog mom to do? Scrub, scrub, scrub and then pray the drain doesn’t clog! Recently, we’ve been using Liquid-Plumr to help maintain our drains, help prevent new clogs, and to keep them smelling fresh – it cleans up the shampoo and creme...
Parasites Can Be A Pain In The Rump…Literally! #SentinelSpectrum

Parasites Can Be A Pain In The Rump…Literally! #SentinelSpectrum

This post is sponsored by Virbac® Sentinel® Spectrum® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. All compensation received through this campaign awareness about protection against common parasites found in dogs, is a part of our giving campaign to animal rescues, shelters, and spay and neutering. Here at MattieDog® we only share information we feel is relevant to you, our readers. To learn more about this product, click here. Virbac is not responsible for the content of this article: Parasites Can Be A Pain In The Rump….Literally! #SentinelSpectrum  Most of you know that we live in Seattle in the great state of Washington. It’s a really cool place to live – home to the sparkling Puget Sound, one of the largest ocean inlets in the world, glorious peak-filled mountains, and millions of acres of national and state land. We often take the long drive from Seattle through the North Cascade mountains to visit the Methow Valley. The ‘Methow’ is amaze-balls – it feels like home to our family, nestled in the mountains with numerous glacial-filled rivers for salmon fishing, and thousands of miles of trails for riding horses and skijoring. Nature Is Glorious, and Wild – So Keep Your Pups Protected With #SentinelSpectrum Traveling as much as we do, we rely on year-around parasite protection to help keep our pups healthy – you just can’t be too careful when your goofball, long-haired Shih Tzu’s like to play in rivers and stroll along the trails that often have wildlife critter scat and deer, cow and horse ‘dumps’ strewn, well, wherever wildlife like to roam. Hey, it’s nature – it’s not like you can just pick...
Putting The Wag In Our Dogs Tail #NOWpetsSweeps

Putting The Wag In Our Dogs Tail #NOWpetsSweeps

This post is sponsored by NOW® Pets and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. All proceeds that I receive for helping create awareness about NOW® Pets (and #NOWpetsSweeps) is being donated to Mary’s Place to help with their new temporary housing shelter that allows women, family and their pets! We here at MattieDog® only share information we feel is relevant to you, our readers. NOW® Pets is not responsible for the content of this article. The advancements made in dietary supplements are immense – both for humans and for pets. Everyday, without fail, I faithfully take my minerals and vitamin B12, swallowing them down with a nice cool glass of lemon or cucumber infused water – all of this helps me feel ready to take on the day. My dogs, all four of them, stare at me while I’m enjoying my tasty drink and my health-packed goodies…and I feel a bit guilty. I feed them a quality, mostly raw food diet, but I also want to ensure that they get enough Omega-3. So just to be sure… I decided to search out some great natural pet supplements for optimal animal health. Enter stage right: NOW® Pets dietary supplements Putting The Wag In Our Dogs Tail #NOWpetsSweeps NOW Pets is a new line of quality pet supplements from NOW®, specifically formulated to support optimal health and wellness for dogs and cats. Formulated with the guidance of Dr. Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA, a renowned Midwestern veterinarian and pioneering expert in holistic animal care, the NOW Pets line offers products specifically tailored to address today’s most common pet health concerns. For two weeks I had...
CANIDAE Pet Food Made By Pet People! #HealthyPetHappyPet

CANIDAE Pet Food Made By Pet People! #HealthyPetHappyPet

This post is sponsored by CANIDAE® Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. All proceeds that I receive for helping create awareness about the GrainFree PURE line of pet food is being donated to Mary’s Place to help with their new temporary housing shelter that allows women, family and their pets! We here at MattieDog® only share information we feel is relevant to you, our readers. CANIDAE is not responsible for the content of this article. Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of research to find a variety of quality dog foods for our pups. Quality to us means healthy, nutritious, as close to farm-to-table as possible, and yummy to our dogs. While many people think that dogs will eat anything, that’s often not true – and it’s certainly not true with our little girl, Lulu. Lulu has the oddest of tummies, and she requires proteins that are a bit more exotic, otherwise we’re likely guaranteed to see a bit of up-chuck. Oh, don’t be fooled – being a pet parent isn’t all glamour and mutt struts. When we were introduced to CANIDAE® we were very interested to learn more – we dug what read, and that CANIDAE is Pet Food Made By Pet People™! Why CANIDAE? Just like Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer said to his would be dentist buddy, in-de-pen-dent! CANIDAE is an independent, family-owned pet food company that was started 1996. That’s a very long time in the pet-food industry, you have to applaud Scott and John for keeping things real, and focused on one thing: a healthy pet food. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Well, it is...

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