Furbaby Finds: National Pet Day & Wellness Brand Dog Food!

Good morning, savvy savers! Did you know that 83% of Americans surveyed consider their pets as family members? These numbers seem very believable to me, as I also consider my fur-babies as family as well! With this in mind, and National Pet Day just around the corner on April 11th, this puts me in mood for all things pet-focused!

As you may know, I am the proud pet-parent, and fur-baby mom to three awesome canines, Roxxie the West Highland White Terrier, Sassy the Shih-Tzu, and Lady the Great Pyrenees puppy.


All of my girls are very near and dear to my heart, but when one fur-baby is sick this seems to throw your entire household into turmoil, and with that said I wanted to share with you an event that recently happened in our home this past winter. Our dog Roxxie, began to lose her coat, and became very lethargic. After numerous exams, three vet appointments, and nearly $1,200 in vet bills later, we were informed that the reason for Roxxies sudden illness was food-induced! Roxxie was allergic to the ingredients in her store-brand dog food. This was a huge shock to me, that a widely-known national brand of pet food that I often purchased, could make my pet ill; this brand of pet food was my go-to brand at my local retailer, and often had coupons to accompany this purchase!

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My vet recommended that I switch Roxxie over to a new brand of food, Wellness Brand Dog Food. This was four and a half months ago, and since Roxxie has been on the mend! So, today I wanted to discuss this brand of holistic dog food with you.

As you know, our pets bring us joy and unconditional love. That’s why they deserve a diet of the highest quality. Wellness® Recipes are formulated with wholesome and natural ingredients, are without fillers, and offer an added boost of super nutrients including antioxidants, omega fatty acids, prebiotics and probiotics; all necessary ingredients for pet health. This brand also does not use artificial ingredients, colors, flavors or inexpensive poultry by-product meals.

Wellness® Dog Complete Health Product Recipes provide:

1) Live Active Probiotics – added after the cooking process to promote a healthy intestinal tract and overall digestive health at guaranteed levels.
2) Omega 3 & 6 Mix – guaranteed levels of essential fatty acids for cellular function and healthy skin.
3) Essential Vitamins & Minerals – designed for cellular health, immunity and disease resistance
4) Fruit & Veggie Antioxidants – a proactive step in improving your pet’s nutrition.

I have found that Wellness® Dog Complete Health Products do not seem to bother my pets stomachs, are available at both my local Petco and PetSmart retailers, or click here to locate a retailer in your area, and though they cost slightly more than my previous brand of dog food, my girls actually eat less dog food than their previous brand, thus saving me money in the long run! An added bonus, since starting this brand I have saved on costly trips to the vets office, as Roxxie no longer needs antibiotics and treatment for her coat or lethargy!

What’s also cool is that you can join the  Wellness Pet Club, which will send you money-saving coupons and offers on their products! Also be sure to check out the Wellness Facebook page for tips pet health, savings offers, and giveaways as well!  My girls love this brand, and hopefully yours will, too!

Click here to check out more about this awesome brand!


Fur-Baby Finds: Save 75% Off Pet ID Tags Online!


Hello again, savvy savers! This week, for my Thursday’s furbaby Finds, I wanted to pass along to you an awesome money-saving tool I found, online pet tags! That’s right, buying your pets tags online, through sellers on Amazon.com, will save you 75% off what you would pay at your local pet store! The tags are also personalized. I have purchased six, and loved them all! They are awesome, and offer a lot of variety! They have stood-up to playful puppies, kittens, and a miserly, but greatly loved black cat!

Here’s to saving!

Sam’s Club: Free Purina One beyOnd Dog Food Sample, Open To Anyone!


Calling all fur-baby parents! Free pet sample alert!

This Sam’s Club featured weekly sample, is now available for everyone to request; not just Sam’s Club members! Be sure to mosey on over here to request a Purina One beyOnd Dog Food sample for free! Just click on the blue button found on the second scrolling banner.

As well, please be sure to allow 4-6 weeks for sample delivery.


Fur-Baby Finds: Hay Toilet Paper Center Treats!


Calling all fur-baby parents! For this Thursday’s Fur-Baby Finds, I wanted to write about a favorite upcycled toy and treat for many of my own fur-babies, a Hay Toilet Paper Center Treat!

I am a fur-baby parent to many different critters, among them are a bunny, four guinea pigs, and a mouse! They were all rescued babies, and in the tradition of living a more budgeted, upcycled, organic lifestyle I have sought ways to feed and entertain my babies, including this super easy treat! I simply take the inside cardboard center, from toilet paper and paper towel rolls, and stuff them with Timothy Hay, and give them to my rabbits, guinea pigs, and mouse! They all seem to love the challenge of being able to pull out the hay, they are also able to chew both the hay and tube, and if destroyed its not a big deal! This is an awesome fur-baby find!


This treat/toy gets a two ears-up approval from my bunny, Benjamin!

Fur-Baby Finds: Barks For Life!


Calling all fur-baby parents and guardians! I wanted to write about a cause very near and dear to my heart, the American Cancer Society’s Barks For Life Annual Fundraiser! Barks For Life, is a fundraising event honoring the life-long efforts of Canine Caregivers, who are cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends.  This event presents an opportunity for people to be empowered, in their endeavors to help fight cancer and raise needed funds through their canine companion partnerships, and in the process help contribute to the American Cancer Society. As with Relay For Life, Barks For Life, helps us all remember that Cancer is not just a lose to families and friends, but to the Canine Companions, Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Rescue Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Cancer Survivor Dogs, and Diagnostic Dogs, who suffer as a result of losing their companions. Pets help by participating by walking with companions during local Relay For Life walks!

As always, this event helps to celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor people lost to cancer, and to fundraise in support of the American Cancer Society mission of eliminating cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

Fur-babies who participate are given the opportunity to play with other pets in Doggie games, participate in Top dog & dress up contests, help aid in Team and community fundraising, encourage Music and Food activities, and help promote caused involving therapy, police or rescue dogs.

This year, Team “Saves a Lot”, will include yours truly, Sassy, my beloved Shih-Tzu, Roxxie, my lovable West Highland White Terrier, and my vivacious Great Pyrenees puppy, Lady!

If you wish to participate, give, or find a walk in your area, click here!

Free Samples of Minties Dental Treats for Dogs!


Vet IQ is offering Free Samples of Minties Dental Treats for Dogs. Click here to request yours free today! Woof!

Free Petcurean Pet Food Sample Or $3.00 Coupon Offer!


Click here and fill out the form to request a coupon via email valid for a free trial-size bag, free can, or $3 off your next purchase of 6-pounds or more of pet food! Enjoy!