AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog blog has joined with a group of bloggers in a campaign on behalf of Zukes. AMTCTD is publishing a post featuring Zukes products, their corporate values, and their passion to bring a healthy approach to both how you feed and interact with your pet. For those of you not familiar, Zukes is a US company, located in Durango, Colorado that produces and distributes healthy, natural/organic treats and snacks for your dog or cat with – US sourced ingredients of the highest grade. In addition, they have made a commitment to an eco-green environment at their headquarter facility.
Zukes offers a large product line with treats that will please your picky or not so picky eater.
Chazz the Dog is a medium sized 22lb. Terrier/Shibu Ina mixed breed. He doesn’t particularly like hard crunchy treats. Long before this post, we tried Zukes Mini Training Treats. These are some of his favorites. We had mainly used Roasted Chicken flavor. Now Chazz has been enjoying other flavors like Duck, Rabbit, Peanut Butter, etc. He also picked out the Chicken/ Beef flavored Z-Fillets. They tear easily into small bite size pieces and they are yummy.
Most of Zukes treats are smaller sized and very convenient to carry in a treat pouch and use for training. An ingredient list for each type and flavor of treat/snack is available at the Zukes.com website.
We strongly encourage you to give the Zukes brand a try if you have never used them before. Check out the variety of treats they offer:
Z Filets……………………………… to name a few
DISCLAIMER: Adopted Mom to ChazzTheDog Blog has received no compensation for this review. We did receive a box of various treats to use for this review. Our opinions are our own and were not influenced by any other persons.
Hi efurrybuddy it’s AdoptedMom &ChazztheDog after a long break. We want to explain that Mom had some health problems and didnt feel up to posting. But we reslly missed you all and want toreconnect. Hope you are still out there and will welcome us back.
We are going to follow up with a Product Review for ProSense line of dog health products. So stay tuned for that!! Possible GiveAway to Enter & Win!!!
Book Review – Through Frankies Eyes
Author: Barbara Techel
Published: 2013 – Joyful Paws Prints Press, Elkhart Lake, WI
This book tells the story of a life’s special journey that ultimately results in building strength and independence for author Barbara Techel and her special little dog Frankie; with the perserverance of the dachshund who develops IVDD*.
The story follows the evolution of two lives…author Barbara Techel and her dachshund baby girl Frankie. Frankie is diagnosed with Intervertebral Disc Disease* and has to be fitted for her wheels. Barbara, her pet parent is devastated, and has to make the decision to put Frankie in this device. She wavers in her determination; thinking about what others might think of her and if in fact it was the right choice for Frankie.
Opinion/Recommendation- Purchase from:Amazon.com
Please enjoy this wonderful and informative story. For pet parents with a dog suffering from IVDD – this book has some helpful resources for information and support.
ChazzTheDog’s Rating: 3.4 out of 4.0 Paws Up – Chazz believes in the determination of Frankie to continue to live a happy life, moving around and playing like all dogs do. He liked that Frankie went to the local Farmer’s Market with her Mom and showed all the interested people how well she was doing, having fun and walking around even with her challenges.
Disclaimer:The thoughts and opinions published in this post are strictly those of AdoptedMom & ChazzTheDog. They have not been influenced by any outside sources. We received no compensation for this review, other than a copy of the book for review purposes.
Adopted Mom has entered me, ChazzTheDog into DOGTV’s Photo Contest.
I pawmise to be a good representative of da dogs if I am voted the new face of DOGTV!!!
Readers, please take a minute and vote for me. This is the link: http://t.co/OJ6lJIgFqf
First you haf to LIKE the DOG TV Facebook Page
Then you click on the Photo Contest picture.
Then you click on the tab at the beginning of the pictures- Most Popular
I am on the 5th row, the 3rd column is my picture to vote for me.
This is my picture in da contest, please take a minute and vote for me, and fanx!
You only vote one single time, so you don’t have to come back every day. Just please vote for me one time. I am waaayyy behind the leader and could use a halping paw from my furriends.
Thanx for listening…
Sheesh! Mommie has really been messing up. We were supposed to announce the winner of the fantastic book giveaway for If I Should Die Before My Dog by Joe & Cathy Conolly.
We got a nice response to our contest, and it seems readers are very interested in this topic. It is important that’s for sure.
AdoptedMom blog looks forward to bringing our readers more vital information similar to this in the future. So…………….. stay tuned.
So without further delay——–> The Random Picker Machine has selected StephenLee Phillips as our winner!!!
Stephen Lee Phillips please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send us your mailing address so we can ship out your book.
We fell asleep at the switch over here. We were supposed to announce our winner of the Orapup Dental Starter Kit a few days ago..but Mommie was at the doctor’s office and furgetted. I reminded her so here it is.
The Random Thingy Machine picked Radiant Redhead, Mom to Romeo as our winner.
Radiant Redhead please email me at email@example.com with your mailing address so we can ship out your brand new Starter Kit. And Romeo happy licking!!!
ChazzTheDog and Adopted Mom
As a child we had several dogs growing up in our house. My mother primarily cared for the dogs; the kids mostly petted and played with them. In those days they did not know all the things they know now, and the advances in pet health were still around the corner.
I have no memory of my mother “brushing the dog’s teeth”. There was no special attention paid to canine teeth. Baths were the important thing. Especially if your dog had the misfortune of coming into contact with a skunk. Which is exactly what happened with our beautiful long-haired Sheltie Collie…but back to teeth.
Nowadays it is common for new pet owners to be encouraged to brush their dog’s teeth. Pet stores offer shelves of pet toothpastes, toothbrushes, oral sprays, even doggie mints for bad breath.
When I adopted ChazzTheDog, I immediately bought toothpaste and a finger brush. I was told it was the best selling canine toothpaste flavor at the store. Well, Chazz apparently did not know that he should like poultry flavored toothpaste – and did not take to it very well. I found the finger brush more difficult to manipulate. We next tried a vanilla flavored paste which he licked straight off my finger. I got a longer tooth brush, but not a full sized bristle brush. It is actually a rubberized brush with flexible bristle.
I began brushing his teeth about 3 days a week. Since he couldn’t rinse his mouth out; I also purchased an canine oral spray to use following the brushing. Despite our best efforts, I could see tartar and some spots appearing on Chazz’s teeth. Following that, I found out I could have his teeth professionally cleaned. I read that this has been shown to extend a dog’s life between three to five years. Well that was enough for me.
Non-anesthetic teeth cleaning can be pricey. I have seen it range between $160 – $225.00 for a session. Chazz is now 5 years old. He has had his teeth cleaned twice. He is overdue now, but the place I had it done at is now looking for a new vet dentist, so they can offer their canine dental clinics once again. The first experience was eventful. It turned out Chazz had gingivitis; so when they cleaned at his gum line they bled. Chazz swallowed some of this blood. When the cleaning was completed they returned Chazz to me, setting him on the cement floor. Chazz took two steps toward me and promptly vomited. They assured me this was from the blood he had swallowed and nothing more critical. Chazz went back a second time and everything went fine.
Vets say that as in humans, the health and condition of your dog’s mouth, gums, teeth, and even tongue can be indicators of his/her overall condition. As you know readers, we here at AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog Blog are not vets or animal trainer/ professionals of any kind. We do our research, try to educate ourself, and make the best decisions we can. And yes, finances play a part as well. Chazz has all his needs taken care of. Shelter, food, treats, toys, clothes, bed, leashes, and most of all love. I do the best I can with the resources I can spend on & for him.
serif;">Well, now there's something new in the canine dental health products.
OraPup Dog Breath Brush. http://www2.orapup.com/ It comes in a variety of colors, with flexible bristles on a paddle shaped brush your dog can lick. You simply spread about a ½ teaspoon of the flavoring around the bristles and then give it to your dog. My dog, Chazz, a medium sized Terrier/Shiba Inu mix took to it immediately.
There was no forcing or fight to get him to lick the bristles clean. At one end a raised edge works as a scraper for the dog’s tongue.
It’s simple and easy to do. The flavoring in this case Beef/Bacon comes in a plastic squeeze applicator bottle for quick application onto the paddle. Quickly, not only did Chazz understand that the way to get the flavoring was to lick the paddle bristles; but he used one of his paws to hold it in just the spot and position that he liked to get at it.
So stop fighting with your dog to get him to improve his dental health. Get an OraPup Dog Breath Brush and watch him or her jump right on board.
GiveAway for an OraPup Dog Breath Starter Kit
Leave a comment at the end of this post answering the question, How bad does your dog’s breath get? Describe and give example
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Go to Orapup.com and leave a comment
Restrictions: Open to USA Residents only
18 yrs old & up
GiveAway entries accepted April 4th – April 11th
Winner will be announced at the blog on Friday April 12, 2013
So tell us about your dog’s (funky) breath…we want to know what your dealing with!
Good Luck to all the Participants
DISCLAIMER: Adopted Mom To ChazzTheDog received no compensation for this review. The opinions expressed our completely our own and have not be influenced by any outside source. We purchased our own OraPup dog breath brush used in our test. Orapup kindly provided a Starter Kit for the GiveAway.
Book Review: “If I Should Die Before My Dog*
A Dog Lovers Guide to Help Insure Your Pets Are taken Care Of When You No Longer Can
By Joe and Cathy Connolly ISBN 10: 1475124511
Illustrations: Rod Lawrence CreateSpace South Carolina
This combination Instruction Guide and Workbook is a must have for every pet owner who is concerned about the future, when they are no longer around to care for their animals.
Joe and Cathy Connolly have created a wonderful final gift for us to present to our pets next Guardian…
The information and material presented in this book is done so in a simple, straight-forward way. There is an easy Table of Contents to set out all the areas covered. I very much like that it is a workbook with blank pages to complete with specific information about my own dog.
“The purpose of this book is to provide a care plan for orphaned dogs whose lives have suddenly changed, either because a beloved owner has passed away or one who has no other choice then to give them up. This book gives a voice for those who cannot speak, to tell their story.” *excerpted
The reality is if you own a pet and become incapacitated and unable to care for them or worse you should go away permanently….your animal will be lost and confused. A family pet in a loving household becomes bonded to their hooman(s) and when that familiar person is no longer there – they are at sea, emotionally, practically, in every way. To prepare for the time that this happens, Joe and Cathy have asked the important questions to secure the answers someone new will need to care for your furbaby correctly.
Making preparations for this time is the business of every loving pet owner. Leaving these issues to chance or interpretation is not a good plan. You wouldn’t leave any of your other valuables up to a stranger to make choices about. Well isn’t the same most important when it comes to this loving, loyal member of your family? Fur Sure!!
Partial Table of Contents
Where Will I Go Now?
My Name Is
My Medical History
Things that Scare Me
Toys & Games
My Bad Habits
Commands I Know
Words I Know
Riding In The Car
Other Things I Like
ChazzTheDog’s Opinion: I fink dis iz a grreat book for all moms and dads should read and prepare for their furbabies. How iz anybuddy gonna noe what I like to eat and what words I understand, and what my nicknames are when they get me? Dis iz beary impawtent stuff to us dogs and cats! Awooooooooooo If my Mommie can no longer take care of me, or worser she goes away and no come back…I want my next Guardian to noes stuff about me. Teachin’ a hooman from scratch takes a long, long time and much patience. I gib this book 3.75 Paws Up rating out of 4.0
18 yrs of age +
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Giveaway Start Date: 3.27.13
Pals, get your entries in to win a free pawtographed copy of this awesome book.
AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog blog has received no fee or compensation for this review. The opinions expressed are completely our own, not influenced by any outside source. We did receive a copy of If I Should Die Before My Dog for review purposes. ChazzTheDog, decides on his own Paw Rating as well. He is very independent when it comes to his reviews.