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Pet Solutions First Aid Support Review

I am honored to have the chance to review Pet Solutions First Aid Support. Though the bottle says for ferrets and small animals, since I do not have any of these pets, I contacted Marshall Pet Products and asked if I could use this on my Siberian Husky, Maggie. She has terrible hot spots cause by flea dermatitis  She is on monthly flea medication but, if she comes into contact with any fleas her skin becomes terribly irritated.  They said it was fine, and they actually use it on their dog, also.

So, I began to use Pet Solutions First Aid Support on her skin. This is an all-natural product made with   Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water. It is amazing. It must give a cooling sensation because Maggie immediately stops chewing the area. If she begins to chew again, I apply the solution, and she stops. It is helping to heal her skin as well because the hair is starting to grow back after 2 weeks of using this.

Thank you Marshall Pet Products for the opportunity to review this product!

I was given a bottle of Pet Solutions First Aid Support in exchange for my review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions in this post are mine. If you would like to buy this product you can find it at your local Petco!

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Furry Friday 3/15/13

In today’s issue of Furry Friday I’m going to talk about fostering a dog or cat. Many rescues advertise “fosters needed”. People unfamiliar with the animal rescue process may not know what this means.

Foster homes are temporary homes that a rescue ,which does not have a physical shelter building, utilizes to be able to rescue more dogs or cats. Foster homes are the gateway between danger and a forever home. Foster parents provide an amazing service to a shelter or rescue. Without foster homes, the amount of animals saved would be greatly reduced.

Some people may think it’s cruel to house an animal and get it used to your home and family and then give it up. No, I don’t believe it’s cruel. What is cruel is unnecessary euthanization of healthy animals. Yes, the dog must adjust, but if there were no foster homes, the dog or cat would not have had a chance at all.

I’ve fostered a few times and no, it’s not easy. You get extremely attached and it is hard to see the dogs  (or cats) get adopted. However, it is extremely rewarding knowing that you helped a dog or cat get a new home.

My first foster

My first foster, Sosi!

I’m a big advocate for foster homes. It allows rescues to serve many more animals. If you are interested in fostering, contact your local shelter or rescue. They should have more information. You can even search the internet for rescue groups in your area needing fosters and complete the application right on their site.

Every rescue is different but all the ones I’ve fostered for covered all vet bills and provided crates, leashes, bowls, medication, and toys for the dog. One rescue even provided a stipend for food for the foster dog. Even though I’ve never fostered a cat, I’m sure most rules are the same. Visit Foster Dogs for more information on fostering.

So, if you’d like to help a rescue by housing a dog or cat temporarily…  do it! Become a dog or cat foster parent. It’s very rewarding!

 

Furry Friday 3/8/13

Today I’m going to do something a bit different. Instead of featuring dogs and cats available for adoption, I’m going to feature horses, cows, and other farm animals. Sometimes we forget that these animals often end up in shelters and need great homes, too.

The first two animals I am featuring today are horses, Shila and Aspen from Pets Come First, Inc. in Centre Hall, PA. Shila and Aspen are blind and were rescued from a cruelty case. They are unable to be ridden, but, would still make great companions. Aspen is a 10 year old female and Shila is a 9 year old Paint / Pinto female.

Shila

Aspen

 

Next is Zelda, a llama from Southeast Llama Rescue in Lancaster, PA. Her post states that there is not much known about her at this time, but, once she is evaluated there will be more information. She was surrendered along with two other llamas, Ebony and Montana. They would like to keep the three together, if possible.

Zelda

Mr. Bubbles is an adult, male, farm pig from Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, NY.

Marley is a sheep from the Humane Society of Ohio Valley, in Marietta, Ohio. She is a  two year old Navajo Churro Sheep with an awesome dread-lock hairstyle.

Marley

 

Norman

 

The next animal is Norman, who is a Holstein Steer. He is one-and-a-half years old and as sweet as can be. He is well-socialized and would love a home with other animals. He walks well on a lead and loves his chin rubbed and scratched. Please visit his post or MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm website for more details.

The last animal for this edition of Furry Friday is Petunia. She is a farm pig available for adoption from The Humane Society of Wichita County, TX. Visit the shelter’s web page for more information on sweet Petunia.

Petunia smelling a flower!

I hope you enjoyed this farm-friendly edition of Furry Friday! As always, Furry Friday is in no way sponsored by any of the shelters or rescues featured or Petfinder. It is simply my way of showing my readers the many animals available for adoption.

 

Furry Friday 3/1/13

As promised, this week’s Furry Friday will include cats available for adoption in each of the 50 states. I haven’t really been featuring cats a lot lately, so hopefully this will make up for the lack of cat posts.Tony the Tiger

Tony the Tiger is a male Bengal Mix available for adoption from BJC Animal Control Service in Birminghan, Alabama. He is 1-2 years of age. Visit his post for information.

Alaska- Daisy, Calico

Arizona- Bunny, Domestic Long Hair

Arkansas- The General, Domestic Short Hair

California- Pippa, Domestic Long Hair / Tabby Mix

Delaware – Lulu, Calico

Allie is a female Domestic Short Hair cat available for adoption from Polk County Animal Services in Winter Haven, Florida. She has a very striking, distinctive pattern.

Allie

Georgia- Sweetness, Domestic Long Hair / Maine Coon Mix

Hawaii- Cameo, Calico

Idaho- Casper, Domestic Medium Hair

Illinois- Mollie, Calico

Indiana- Ashes, Russian Blue Mix

Pumpkin is a male Domestic Medium Hair cat from Animal Rescue League in Marshalltown, Iowa.  He looks like a cute, friendly, kitty.

Pumpkin

Kansas- Wine, Domestic Long Hair

Kentucky- Comet, Domestic Short Hair

Louisiana- Lucky Girl, Tabby Mix

Maine- Tao, Siamese

Maryland- Sea, Dilute Tortoiseshell / Manx

Massachusetts- Ollie, Domestic Long Hair

Michigan-Frida, Tortoiseshell

Grace is a female Domestic Short Hair cat from Lucky’s Place in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. She is super friendly and loves attention as stated in her post. She just had kittens and will be ready for adoption once the kittens  are weaned.Grace

Mississippi- Dagwood, Bobtail

Missouri- Possum, Domestic Short Hair

Montana- Merlot, Domestic Short Hair

Nebraska- Millie, Domestic Long Hair

Nevada-  Addie, Calico

New Hampshire-  Mick, Domestic Medium Hair

Duke is a Domestic Short Hair / Tabby Mix available for adoption from Animal Welfare Committee in Hightstown, New Jersey. He is about seven months old and his post says he has a soft coat due to his mother being a Turkish Angora Mix.

Duke

New Mexico- Isabella, Himalayan Mix

New York-Sockens, Calico

North Carolina- Copper, Tabby Mix

North Dakota- Grayson, Siamese

Ohio- Mariah, Calico

Oklahoma- Ivy, Domestic Short Hair

Rayne is a Domestic Short Hair kitten available from Cat, Inc. in Sweet Home, Oregon. She is seven months old and spayed. Rayne was rescued from an abusive situation and will need lots of love and care. Visit Cats, Inc. site for more information.

Rayne

Pennsylvania- Apollo, Domestic Short Hair

Rhode Island- Boo, Domestic Long Hair

South Carolina- Sugar, Domestic Short Hair

South Dakota- Fresca, Calico

Tennessee- Merida, Tabby

Texas- Lux, Domestic Short Hair

Sparkles is a Domestic Long Hair cat available for adoption from South Utah Valley Animal Shelter in Spanish Fork, Utah. There is not much information on his post so visit the shelter site for more information on this sweet kitty.

Vermont- Kitten Little, Domestic Short Hair

Virginia- Ophelia, Calico

Washington- Double Take, Bobtail

West Virginia- Brenda Leigh, Calico Mix

Wisconsin- Blanca, Domestic Short Hair

Blossom is a Domestic Long Hair kitten available for adoption in from The Casper Humane Society in Casper, Wyoming. Visit the shelter site for more information.

Blossom

District of Columbia- Bonnie, Calico

As always, Furry Friday is in no way sponsored by any of the shelters, rescues  or Petfinder. It is simply my way of showcasing some of the many, many, dogs and cats available for adoption throughout the country. If you are a shelter or rescue and would like one of your animals featured on Furry Friday, please contact me at laurabellesboutique@hotmail.com

Furry Friday 2/8/13

Since it’s pretty cold here today and we are expecting some snow, I decided to do a Furry Friday dedicated to Northern Breed dogs. If you don’t know what Northern Breeds are I will give you examples of some of them. Of course, my favorite, Siberian Huskies as well as Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyed  Alaskan Eskimo, Akita, Keeshound, and some other breeds that hail from the northern part of the world.

The first dog I am featuring today is from Hillside SPCA, a shelter close to my heart. I’m actually featuring two boys from this shelter today. The first is nine year old Harley, he is good with other dogs but not good with cats, whereas, Rocky a two year old Siberian Husky has lived with cats in the past and loves to play with the other dogs at the shelter.

ADOPTED!

ADOPTED!

I would give Harley a home in a second if I could, but we do have a cat and the shelter advised against it. He has a high prey drive which I suspect was enhanced from being tied out most of his life. Poor guy! I hope he finds a home soon!

The next dog is Benny, an Akita/Siberian Husky mix from Wenatchee Valley Humane Society in Wenatchee, WA. Benny is a stunning boy that has the Husky bi-eye that I love so much.  He was another dog that was tied outside, according to his post.

 Benny

The next dog is, Buddy Boy. If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know I have a Husky named Buddy Boy so how could I not feature this beauty? He was rescued from a high-kill shelter down south and is still a little nervous, but looks like a sweetheart.

Buddy Boy

The last dog I am featuring for this Furry Friday is Mazie, a Samoyed Mix from Briarfield Farm Sanctuary in  Mattawan, MI. Mazie is eight years old and gets along with some dogs. She has a condition called dry eye and requires special drops each day. According to her post, the drops will be paid for by Briarfield Farm Sanctuary. Please take a look at this sweet girl!

As always, Furry Friday is in no way sponsored by Petfinder or any of the shelters or rescues featured on this post. It’s simply my way of showcasing some of the many animals out there available for adoption in the hopes that they will find their forever home.

Furry Friday 5/25/12

Here is another edition of Furry Friday. Since I am helping a friend find a small dog to adopt, I decided to dedicate this edition to small dogs across the country looking for their forever home.

The first little furry friend for today is Angel from Delaware County SPCA in Media, PA. Angel is a 1-2 year old, pure bred, female,  Shih Tzu up for adoption.  She deserves a great home who will give her all the love and attention she deserves. For more information on Angel, please visit her post or the link for Delaware County SPCA above.

The next dog is Louie from For Pets Sake Inc. in Reno, NV. Louie is a 1 and a half year old, male, Wheaten Terrier / Lhasa Mix. His post states “he is a little shy at first, good with other dogs”. For more information, visit Louie’s post or For Pets Sake, Inc.

May is another 1-2 year old. She is a Maltese / Poodle mix from Friends of Animals, Inc. in Junction City, KS. She loves to play and is full of energy. If you want more information on May, please visit her post or click the Friends of Animals link above.

Aubrey is a Chihuahua, from Hardee Animal Rescue Team in Wauchula, FL. who is looking for a home. There is not much information given, but ,visit her post or Hardee Animal Rescue site to get info. on Aubrey.

The last dog for this edition of Furry Friday is Danyel, a senior, Poodle from Old Dog Haven in Fall City, WA.  She is a very mellow and sweet dog and is estimated to be over ten years old. For more information on Danyel, please visit her post or Old Dog Haven’s website.

Reminder: Furry Friday is in no way sponsored by any of the shelters or rescues featured, or Petfinder.com. It is simply my way of showcasing the many animals in need of adopting homes.

Furry Friday 5/11/12

It’s time for another edition of Furry Friday! We are going to stay in PA this week and highlight both dogs and cats.

The first animal is a sweet kitty named Perdie. She is located in Jim Thorpe, PA at Carbon County Friends of Animals Shelter. For more information on Perdie please visit her post.

The next kitty is Genie from Petmatchmaker in Trevorton, PA. Genie is munchkin cat. I’ve never heard of this breed, but her post says she has “short legs”. She is absolutely beautiful with distinct markings. Please visit her post for more information.

The third, and last kitty for the week is, Jinxie. She is another beautiful cat with some unique marks. She is located in Bloomsburg, PA at Animal Resource Center. Jinxie is a young cat with personality! Please visit her post for more information.

Now, onto the puppies. The first dog I’m going to feature today is X’s Nickolas. He is a retired racing greyhound located at Monica’s Heart Greyhound Rescue. I had the pleasure of meeting Nick at a dog walk where I was selling dog treats to benefit the Relay for Life. The handler asked me if we could test Nick with my dog, Buddy Boy, to see if he got along with medium sized dogs. Nick passed with flying colors. He loves other dogs and is such a sweet boy. I was thinking about adding him to our household BUT he does not get along with cats. So, if you are a cat free house and would love to have a greyhound check out Nick’s post. He is such a sweet boy!

The next dog is Abby. She is located at HIllside SPCA, Pottsville. Abby is a 7 year old poodle looking for a home. Please visit her post or contact Hillside for more information.

The last dog for this week is Weatherby. He is a black lab from Haven to Home Rescue in Winfield, PA. He is five years old and good with dogs, cats, and kids. He is a little overweight due to lack of attention and exercise but will slim down with proper nutrition and exercise. For more information on Weatherby, visit his post.

Reminder: Furry Friday is in no way sponsored by any of the shelters, rescues or Petfinder.com. It is simply my way of showcasing some of the many animals looking for their forever home.