Padded Harness For Dogs That Pull

Padded Harness for dogs that pull from #MyPetsAmerica.If you have a dog that tends to pull, this padded dog harness is for you, and your dog of course.

I used to hate taking my oldest dog for a walk with the leash hooked to her collar, because she would pull so hard, she started making those nasty choking sounds. I have no idea if she really would have kept pulling if she couldn’t breath, but I didn’t like it anyway.

She also pulls with a harness on, but doesn’t end up sounding like she is dying.  I was still afraid she was gonna hurt herself (or me), but it didn’t bother me as much.

My dog wearing the harness from My Pets America.

This new Dog Harness from My Pets America has sponge filled padding, so it is much more comfortable for the dog, and the dog is less likely to hurt herself, when she pulls. I LIKE that.

It has reflective elements built into it too. This is a good thing to have if you take your dog for walks when it is dark.

The harness is very sturdy and seems to be well made. The material is thick and put together well.  Picture of the dog harness from My Pets America.

It has a handle at the top so you can actually grab the dog to hold her, or even pick her up if you need to.

Latch on the dog harness from My Pets America.

The latches are thick and sturdy too, and do not look to be easily broken.

The harness is adjustable as well so it can be used for several dogs if they are not too different in size.

They come in medium, and large sizes, so you can find one to fit most dogs.

It also comes with a leash. A really nice, sturdy, well made leash.

You can buy this harness on or check out My Pets America for more information.

I received a free product to review.


The Thing Is By Kathleen Gerard Review

Cover picture of The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard.The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard is an interesting read. It is about a dog who is really a sort of guardian angel. I say sort of because he is obviously still all dog too.

I have been depressed myself. Grief can hit you really hard. It took me longer to get over it than it did Meredith(the main character). Perhaps because I didn’t have a dog like the one in this book.

There are some interesting characters in this book. I really liked all the people who live in Evergreen Gardens, the independent living facility where the dog, named Prozac, is a pet therapy dog. Those old folks are feisty.

I really like how they got together to find a way to stay independent too.

The end of the book wasn’t what I expected at all.

I liked this book. I would be happy to read any other books the author writes. Especially if they contain dogs.

About the book:

Can a woman mired deep in the throes of grief have her heart and soul rallied by a therapy dog named Prozac who possesses supernatural wisdom and a canine Mensa IQ?

Meredith Mancuso is depressed. Ever since the death of her fiancé, she has shrunk from the world. Even with her successful writing career, she’s not motivated to work. When her sister, Monica, begs for a favor, Meredith wants nothing more than to say no. But she’s ultimately roped into pet-sitting an orphaned Yorkshire terrier named Prozac.

Blessed with spiritual wisdom and a high IQ, Prozac is an active pet therapy dog. To heal broken-hearted Meredith, he rallies his fan club at Evergreen Gardens, an independent living facility, where he visits each week.

Prozac and the community of resilient older folks challenged by losses of their own propel Meredith, often against her will, back into the land of the living. Meredith learns that most people carry some sort of burden, but it’s still possible to find meaning, purpose, and joy—and even love—along the way.

THE THING IS—a perfect read for fans of General Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Comedy, and Dog and Pet Lovers!

Prices/Formats: $5.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback
Romantic Comedy
February 9, 2016
Red Adept

You can buy a copy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.

About the Author:

Promo picture of author Kathleen Gerard.Kathleen Gerard writes across genres. Her work has been awarded many literary prizes and has been published in magazines, journals, widely anthologized and broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). Kathleen writes and reviews books for Shelf Awareness. Kathleen’s woman-in-jeopardy novel, IN TRANSIT, won “Best Romantic Fiction” at the New York Book Festival.

You can follow Kathleen Gerard on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and her Blog.

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This post is part of a Blog Tour for Tribute Books.  I received a free paperback book to review.

Non-Skid Dog Bowls Make Feeding Easier

Stainless Steel Dog Bowl from Zitriom.Non-skid dog bowls really help with feeding big dogs. My biggest dog tends to push the bowls or plates all the way across the floor. She  hasn’t figured that she can put her paw on it to keep it in place. Guess she just isn’t as smart as my small dogs.

These are big 32 oz bowls. I have been using one for the water, because it holds enough for all the dogs, for at least a day.

They are also made of shiny stainless steel that looks nice on the floor of my kitchen.

32 oz Non-Skid Dog Bowl from Zitriom.There are two in a set, so you can use one for feeding and one for water.

I really like the non-skin rims on these bowls. The size is really nice too.

They are also easy to clean. You can hand wash or stick them in the dishwasher.

These bowls also have a 5 year warranty and a money back guarantee.

I received a free product to review.

Great Solution To Shedding Animals

HandsOn Grooming Gloves.These HandsOn Grooming Gloves are really nice. They have a velcro band on the wrist that is adjustable.

The pair I have fits pretty good and fits my husbands bigger hands comfortably too. He does most of the horse grooming so will probably be using them for that.

I may have to get another pair to keep in the house for the dogs. They work really good for getting all the shedding hair off a dog. I ended up with a fair size wad, even with the shedding slowed down for winter.

These gloves are going to be great for spring. They are supposed to be good for bathing animals too but we haven’t tried that yet. They do a good job getting crusted dirt and dust off.

My husbands horse really likes being groomed with these.

My husband grooming his horse with the HandsOn gloves.There was a small pile of shed hair on her hip after he rubbed down her side.

Picture of shed hair piled up by the HandsOn Gloves.You can see the white hair on top of the brown if you click on the picture (then click again to enlarge).

Dog being groomed with HandsOn Glove.My dog really liked being rubbed with the gloves on. She could not be still. She didn’t want me to quit either.

If you have animals that shed then these gloves are great. Or if you just want to be able to groom AND pet your animals at the same time. I really liked that.

I loved not having to hold anything. They are going to be especially nice in the winter. They can keep your hands warm while you take care of the animals. Good deal!

Buy your pair here. While you are at it be sure to follow them on Facebook, YouTube, Google+, and Instagram.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Want A Cute Shirt For Your Dog?

Hawaiian Shirt from Micha Doggy Wear.Micha Doggy Wear makes some really cute shirts.

The Hawaiian shirt was a bit too colorful for me, so I opted for the Peace shirt.

I got the large because I figured it would fit at least two of my dogs, and I was right.

Micha Peace Shirt on my smallest dog.It fit the smallest dog a bit big, but it does look cute.

Micha Peace shirt on my middle dog.It fit the middle sized dog too.

I decided not to try to put it on the big dog. The big one hasn’t ever had anything put on her like that, and she would fight it. I didn’t want to tussle with her by myself.

Besides which the big dog wouldn’t be wearing it on a regular basis anyway. Most likely the middle dog will.

These are really neat, well made shirts.

Micha Doggy Wear donates a portion of the profits from all sales to the Busan Abandoned Pets Sanctuary (please check out their website and Facebook page), where the dog that inspired the brand was rescued from.

You can also visit Micha Doggy Wear on Facebook and Instagram.

I received a free product to review.

Elimay Pain Care For Dogs Giveaway

Elimay Pain Care softgel bottle.The folks over at Elimay are offering my readers a chance to win a bottle of their Pain Care Supplement for dogs.

If you didn’t see the review I posted you can read it here.

This is a great product for dogs that are suffering from inflammatory diseases or just getting old.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entrants only and will end on June 12th.

To enter fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter and will be emailed. They will have 24 hours to reply and if they don’t reply a new winner will be chosen.

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Elimay Pain Care For Dogs

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Elimay Pain Care softgel bottle.Elimay Pain Care is an all natural nutritional supplement for dogs.

These are safe supplements for your dog as Elimay has been awarded the National Canine Cancer Foundation Seal of Approval.

As you can see in the picture below (click on it-goes to media page-click again to enlarge) these soft gels contain Turmeric(Curcuma Ionga , Boswellia(Boswellia serrata), and D,L-Phenylalanine(DLPA). These ingredients are non-toxic and non-addictive.

Picture of the Elimay Pain Care label.

All of those ingredients help reduce inflammation and pain.

That is especially good for dogs with arthritis or other muscle or bone pain.  It can be a real help for dogs suffering from cancer.

Two of our dogs are starting to have problems. The big one definitely has arthritis in her hips according to the Veterinarian, who said she might end up not being able to use her back legs eventually.

Our smaller dog has hurt herself a couple of times and limped around for a days. She is almost eight years old now and will likely have more injuries and possibly arthritis too.

The larger dog had an abscess recently and was given these Elimay Pain Care soft-gels along with her other  treatments.

I could not get her to just take the tabs and chew them but she seemed to like the taste when it was put on her food.  The soft-gels have a twist off end. Once the end is off you just squeeze the contents out on the dog food.Picture of Elimay Twist Offs.The supplements seemed to help. Our dog was getting more lively after just a day or so and she seems to be moving easier now. I actually saw her running again a few days ago and it had been a long time since she tried to chase our car.

I had thought she was just getting old but it was apparently the pain in her hips that kept her from running.

If you have an old dog or a dog with any kind of painful conditions (including Cancer) you should consider trying Elimay Pain Care.

It could make a big difference.

You can follow Elimay on Facebook and Twitter for more information and news about canine health care.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Stray Dogs Or Possibly Abandoned

A couple of dogs showed up in my neighborhood (near Walcott, Arkansas) the day before yesterday. My neighbor across the street came over yesterday to find out if we knew anything about them.

One looks to be part dachshund and as you can see in this picture he looks almost starved. He is a pretty dog and very friendly. He has a swelling on his side that might be a tumor but he doesn’t seem to be in any pain.

Stray or abandoned part dashund.
The other dog has sort of wire hair terrier look to him. He has cateract in his right eye and looks to be blind in that eye. He is also friendly and these dogs seem to be companions and stick together.

001It is possible they just got out of a yard somewhere and someone is looking for them. I hope that is what happened. I posted their pictures on Facebook and I would appreciate if you all would share them so we can either find their people or get them some new people. Definitely share with any rescue organization that might be able to help these dogs.

We have four dogs already and just can’t take any more. Especially if they might need veterinary care.

They would make great companions for some lucky person though. You maybe?

Please share so we can find them a home.  Thank you!

Doggie In The Window

This is one of my dogs lying in the window. He was actually sleeping there this time but usually they will be up there looking out.

This one is male and he gets up on the windowsill itself sometimes and barks at things. The other dog likes lie up there with her head on the sill so she can see out.

When we moved in here we put my grandmothers cedar chest in this window just so the dogs could get up there and look out. They stay up there a lot when no one is home with them. We know this because the curtains get moved out of the way when they push through them.

Of course we usually keep the curtains open so they won’t have to do that but sometimes we forget.

We have a couch in front of the window on the back side of the house. The dogs like to get up on the back of it and look out that window too.

So yea basically we set up our house for the comfort of the dogs. Guess that shows who is in charge here.

It could be worse. We don’t allow the chickens inside! And my hubby has strongly resisted the intrusion of any other animals. No cats, ducks, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, or anything else that “looks so cute!” has been allowed in the house.

That is probably a very wise decision on his part. If it was totally up to me we might end up living in a zoo.

We do have some happy dogs though!

K9 Cooler By My Kool Dog Review

The K9 Cooler is a great way to carry cool water for your dog (or other pets). The really great thing about it is you can keep the water cool!

Picture of the bottom of a K9 Cooler bowl showing where to put the ice.The bottom of the bowl has a stopper you remove to put ice(or water) in. Just be careful when you put it back because I didn’t get the stopper back in completely the first time and it leaked.

If you do use ice there will be some condensation on the outside just like on a glass, so don’t sit it down on something that you don’t want to get wet. The dogs won’t mind that at all…they like licking the outside too.

Picture of the top part of the K9 Cooler with water in it.The top bowl holds quite a bit of water. There is plenty in there for even a couple of big dogs.

If you filled the bottom with ice the water in the top will stay cool for a long time. I tested this on my back porch. I put ice in the bottom and water in the top and stuck it outside. The water stayed cool for hours! If it was in a hot car it wouldn’t last as long but it would stay cool for longer than a regular bowl (or jar).

The bowl is easy to use too. Much easier than carrying a bottle of water and a bowl like we used to do. This bowl will sit down on the ground or the car seat the dogs can drink easy without spilling.

Once all the water in the top in gone (or gets too hot) you just turn the bowl over (with the lid on!) and refill the top with the melted ice water.

I really like this K9 Cooler bowl!! They are made in the USA too.

If you want to try one for yourself you can order a K9 Cooler at My Kool Dog and during July you get free shipping (US only).

You can also “like” My Kool Dog on Facebook and follow @mykooldog on Twitter.


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