For the past few weeks I have written a couple of posts about the emBARK on Pet Health. Your pet’s health is very important. Without regular check ups, vaccinations, healthy nutrition and regular exercise, your pet cannot be expected to live a long or healthy life. As a pet parent you need to be 100% committed to doing all you can to take care of your pet’s health.
I’m the “mom” to six pets – five cats and a dog (some fish too). I can tell you first hand how much is involved in caring for pets. Pets are not something you can expect to “fend for themselves”. They need YOU to provide them with food, water, shelter, exercise and health care. Let me tell you from experience, health care can be expensive but well worth it to keep your beloved pet healthy and to help them live out a long life with you and your family.
We have one cat, Bella, who requires a lot of medical tests, office visits and medications. Currently I am saving up to take her to a cardiologist in New Jersey (we live in NY) because she needs another Echocardiogram with a Doppler. She also needs a scope down her throat to look for any blockage and a test on her Thyroid. The Echocardiogram with Doppler is $577 and the office visit is $165. I’m still waiting on the cost for the other procedures.
People think I’m crazy to spend so much money on my pet’s health. Our pets are a part of our family and therefore we do what we can to keep them healthy. Yes, it can cost a lot, but as long as my family is not suffering then it’s worth it. So what if we have to give up ordering pizza, going to the movies or buying frivolous things. Our pet’s health is worth every penny. A pizza or a decorative pillow is not going to give you unconditional love like a pet would.
Not all pets are lucky enough to have a forever family that will do whatever they can to keep them healthy. There are plenty of beautiful pets living at shelters across the country hoping to find a family that will love and care about them. That is where Sergeant’s comes in. Their emBARK program is going to help supply 5,000 pet care product kits to shelters across the country to help pets in need.
Here is more information about the program.
There are nearly 70 million dog owners and 74 million cat owners in the United States, and while many of these pet owners know it is important to keep their pets healthy, they don’t necessarily think about the things they should be doing on an ongoing basis to ensure that health. Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, a leading pet care product company, and actress and animal advocate Tiffani Thiessen, are joining together to emBARK on Pet Health by educating and empowering these families during Responsible Pet Owners month (February).
The emBARK on Pet Health campaign asks pet owners to take a simple pledge to become more mindful of their pet’s ongoing needs at www.emBARKonPetHealth.com. Each pledge will trigger the donation of a Sergeant’s Pet Health Kit, which – with the help of the American Humane Association – will be sent to help one of the millions of animals waiting for their forever homes at local shelters nationwide. Sergeant’s Pet Care Products is committed to donating up to 5,000 kits, which will ensure that these animals are sent home with all the products they need to get started on a healthy and happy life together after adoption.
Each kit consists of the following products:
- Sergeant’s Whiff Shampoo
- PurLuv Sizzlin Strips
- SENTRY Petrodex Dental Kit
- SENTRY Calming Collar for dogs with Good Behavior pheromone technology
- Sergeant’s Vetscription Joint Eze Plus
- Coupons for Flea & Tick Products
I received one of these kits as well for my participation in this campaign, however I opted to donate mine to our local animal shelter. I figured they could use it more than we could.
If you have even a moment of time to spare please consider making the pledge. It just takes a minute of your time, it’s FREE and they don’t ask for any real personal information. The link is above (emBARKonPetHealth.com).
I also have a giveaway for a lucky reader. The winner will receive the same emBARK kit mentioned above (the same kit being sent to shelters). Thank you Sergeant’s.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on March 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen on their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me a little about your pet/pets.
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify. Extra entries are optional.
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*I am being compensated for my participation in this campaign. I also received a pet kit which I donated to our local shelter. All opinions expressed are my own and were no influenced in any way.