We blinked and the end of the year got closer! The Cascadian Nomads have visited Santa and cut our tree but there are still many things we need to do and buy before Christmas arrives. Yeah, buy. And then there's the regular expenses of life with three dogs, a cat and a cockatoo... and saving for future pet friendly travels. We know that extra money makes the holidays (or any days!) extra special. That is why we are co-hosting the Huge Holiday Giveaway for $250 PayPal Cash with nine other awesome pet bloggers.
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Traveling Dog Photos Thanks To Pachyderm POWER 10,000mAh Portable Charger: Review + Giveaway
One of the reasons we have not shared tales of our recent pet friendly travel adventures is that all of the Cascadian Nomads are just so very busy. The other reason is that I have not taken very many photos on our last few road trips. The camping trip when the car battery died because I irresponsibly charged my devices in the 12 volt port followed by the rustic trip where my phone/camera battery ran out just before one of the most spectacular sunrises I have ever witnessed have made me battery life shy. Serendipitously, just before the battery on my phone ran out one evening in the tent a month ago, I was contacted by local (Cascadian) company The Pachyderm Brand about reviewing their Pachyderm POWER 10,000mAh Portable Device Charger/Power Bank. I believe my reply was something like "Typing from a dying phone in a tent in the middle of nowhere so yes! I would be very interested in trying your portable charger. Yes, please!" Now, equipped with Pachyderm POWER, everything about the way I road trip has changed. In fact, everyday life has been made less stressful with the lack of "what if the battery dies" anxiety.
Last minute travel changes with three dogs are not easy so we were very lucky to find a pet friendly place to stay that was safe from the flooding. Once again, Pachyderm POWER 10,000mAh Portable Device Charger/Power Bank came in handy because while our new accommodations were less rustic, there were no extra power outlets to be found. Both of our Pachyderm Brand Portable Charging Devices were fully charged right out of the box. The devices come with a storage bag and are light enough to carry in a pocket. I still cannot believe with how often we relayed on these battery packs, that the blue LED charge indicators only lowered to 50%. Best of all, I took a ton of pictures. And I mean a ton. I captured much stunning Pacific Northwest traveling dog beauty and it is all thanks to the Pachyderm POWER 10,000mAh Portable Device Charger/Power Bank.
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Pet The World's Softest Dog, Learn Quality Fish Oil Matters | Bonnie & Clyde Premium Pet Goods
The multitudes of health benefits of fish oil for dogs is why I have been supplementing my dogs diet with fish oil for decades. Until recently, however, I didn't think it mattered what kind of fish oil I gave them. If they ate it, their skin wasn't too flaky and dry and their fur was shiny, it was good enough. Then I experienced the unbelievably soft fur, completely vanished itching, significantly more alert and active dogs that a high quality fish oil supplement can create. I will never go back to the cheap stuff. Especially since it turns out the cheap stuff isn't that much less expensive than the high quality fish oil, Bonnie and Clyde Premium Pet Goods Wild Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement for Dogs with Natural Vitamin E. The wild salmon oil tablets I have been giving the pets for as long as I can remember cost me approximately 47 cents per day. The Bonnie and Clyde Pet Goods wild fish oil will cost me only 15 cents more per day. With the 90% improved health of my dogs since starting Bonnie and Clyde fish oil, the extra cost is 100% worth it.
Like any educated pet owner, I questioned why Bonnie and Clyde fish oil is so much better than salmon and cod liver oil. I admit to being biased because while I was asking that I was lost deeply petting one of my softer than rabbit fur dogs. Ahh! But back to the fish oil that has made such soft fur possible. A few of the significant differences between the fish oil I had been feeding and Bonnie and Clyde fish oil is that it is formulated specifically with an appropriate amount of omega-3 for dogs. The Bonnie and Clyde omega-6 to omega-3 ratio "may be more effective in managing the skin inflammation" according to the Bonnie and Clyde website as well as the no-more-itching results I have seen in my own dogs. Another benefit to supplementing with Bonnie and Clyde fish oil is the added natural vitamin E. I have supplemented my own diet with natural vitamin E since I was a teenager and I have long known that natural vitamin E, d-alpha tocopherol, is better adsorbed by human bodies. It turns out that the same it true for dogs. Natural vitamin E also has similar effects on dog health as is does on human health, among those benefits are skin and immune system health. The improved dog skin health I have seen with Bonnie and Clyde fish oil is amazing and I look forward to enjoying improved immunity in my dogs as well. A healthy immune system is essential for traveling adventure dogs.
Bonnie and Clyde Premium Pet Goods Wild Omega-3 Fish Oil comes with a pour cap and with a pump. The pump is extremely convenient for dosing the oil for my dogs needs as it delivers approximately 2ml, the recommended dosage for my smallest dog, Wilhelm. After supplementing Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley's meals with Bonnie and Clyde fish oil for over a month, seven pumps per day for all three dogs (and one pump for the cat*) the bottle will likely last another two weeks. Out of curiosity, I recently served the oil à la carte. All three dogs licked the bowl clean so there is no need for the fish oil to be served over food. It has now become a daily treat! I feel so lucky to not only do have discovered a fish oil supplement that the dogs enjoy eating but my sleep is no longer disturbed each night by one or more dogs scratching and I have the softest dogs in the whole entire world to pet. Speaking of that. Enough typing. Back to petting.
*Bonnie and Clyde Premium Pet Goods Wild Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement is formulated for dogs not cats but I did a little research and it is safe for cats. Since I also gave Amelia the same salmon oil as the dogs, I thought I'd see how the Bonnie and Clyde fish oil worked for her. The words of a child who asked to pet Amelia while on a walk yesterday best express how well Bonnie and Clyde fish oil has also worked for my cat. The child stroked Amelia then ran back to her mother and exclaimed "that is the softest cat in the whole world! You have to pet it!"
Do you give your dogs a fish oil supplement? Have you noticed a difference if trying a new supplement? Do you think your dogs health would improve on with Bonnie and Clyde Wild Omega-3 Fish Oil?
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A Quiz? In The Summer? Get Summer Pet Safety Savvy With A Quiz & Eight Lifesaving Tips
When at the vet a few weeks ago with Huxley, the collie relaxed on the floor after having his swollen eye examined for debris. I expressed to the vet relief as well as surprise that the eye problem was likely only conjunctivitis since this dog has a propensity to stick his face in every tree, bush, shrub and mass of weeds that he comes across. The veterinarian and I discussed how nice it must be to live a life oblivious to all of the dangers in the world. I smiled as my giant fluffy dog enjoyed the cool tile floor in the exam room and relayed to the vet how diligent I know I must always be to protect my dogs and all of my pets from all the dangers that they are not aware of. Staying constantly alert to how to keep my pets safe isn't easy, especially when new dangers arise with every change of season. Even though summer is supposed to be full of amazingly fun pet friendly adventures, there's always some pet hazard lurking. Besides time with pets leisure, summer also isn't supposed to have any quizzes. I know. But this summer safety for pets quiz is an excellent way to make sure every pet stays out of danger this season. Try it:
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Most pet summer safety seems like common sense. Anyone who knows anything about dog, cat, parrot, etc care would take precautions to ensure their pet doesn't get lost during a thunderstorm, would never leave a pet in a car even with the windows cracked or go for a summer hike without water, right? Well, with 1 in 5 pets going missing after being scared by loud noises, a news story about a pet dying in a hot car at least once a day and even I, a pet adventurer with decades of experience, am guilty of forgetting or running out of human and pet water on a summer outing pet safety isn't always simple. Then there is my biggest summer safety fear; foxtails. Surprisingly few people seem to be aware that this common weed that can be deadly to pets. Maybe I am so foxtail paranoid because I have a dog who sticks his face in every tree, bush, shrub and mass of weeds that he comes across as well as being covered in fur that loves to collect every bit of tree, bush, shrub and mass of weeds that we pass. Wait. Make that three dogs with velcro fur! Diligently keeping pets safe is never easy. And keeping up on pet safety knowledge goes beyond simply using common sense to feeling like an all consuming, full time job. Like me, I hope that all pet adventurers will never stop learning about pet safety and sharing the knowledge to keep all pets safe. Even if it means taking a quiz in the summer.
How did you score on the quiz? Did you learn anything new about summer safety for pets? Is there a summer pet safety tip we forgot? Please let us know in the comments.
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