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There is more to Evercare Lint Roller than meets the eye

 

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Do you keep lint rollers in your home? If you have a pet in your home you need something like a lint roller to remove stray pet hairs from your clothing. After all, seeing Fluffy’s snow white fur on your favorite suit at a job interview doesn’t necessarily make a good impression.

We have five cats and a dog. We know all about pet hair. It gets every where. It’s almost like a full time job just to keep on top of it. We have to constantly dust and vacuum, not to mention brush the hair off the pet bedding.

If you have hardwood floors you might even be familiar with the hair “tumbleweeds” – little clumps of pet hair that blows around on the floor. Until recently I didn’t even know how to handle the tumbleweeds except pick them up with my bare hands. They tend to “run away” from vacuums and cling to the broom. They were not easy to clean up.

We have had lint rollers in our home for as long as we can remember. One year as a joke we bought our son a five pack from one of the warehouse clubs we belong to. Our son won’t leave the house – even to go to school – without making 100% certain there is no pet hair on his outfit.

There is more to lint rollers than just removing stray hairs from your clothing. They can be used for other things – one of which is an unexpected use (and very handy too!).

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We have a variety of lint rollers from Butler’s Evercare Lint Roller collection. They come in different shapes and sizes as well as a few which have more to them that just a sticky roller.

Evercare Lint Rollers are great for picking up small things, like pins and needles. If you have ever dropped them on the floor – especially a container of them – you know how difficult they are to pick up.

Lint rollers can be used to aid you in picking up broken glass (just be careful when peeling off the sticky paper).

Lint rollers can also help you to pick up pine needless from your real Christmas tree. In fact, Evercare has a lint roller that is larger than average and comes in a pole to help you reach hard-to-reach places. It’s called the Extreme Mega Stick Roller. This roller can even be used to catch pet hair on the floor – like those “tumbleweeds” I mention earlier. This is PERFECT for tumbleweeds! I can even reach them under the table with this roller.

The surface of this is 10″ which helps you clean up a large area at one time. Replacement papers (roller) is also available.

Evercare makes another lint roller product that is a must have for pet owners. It’s called Evercare Fur Erase Roller. It’s two products in one. One side is the handy lint roller, the other side is a brush. You can use the brush to gather up as much hair as you can from your furniture or carpet, pick it up with your hands (as much as you can) then use the sticky part to collect the remaining hair.

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I have found this product to be especially helpful. We gave the cats our love seat (it has a cover on it) so that they would stay off the rest of the furniture. Needless to say the love seat gets covered in hair. We even refer to it as the “hair chair.” I hate cleaning it because of the hair. With the Evercare Fur Erase Roller cleaning it has been a lot easier.

Here is the unexpected use for Evercare Lint Rollers that I recently learned about – removing fleas and ticks off your pet. I would have never thought to do that.

When your pet has fleas and/or ticks it can be a nightmare. It’s hard to get them. You can brush your dog but the fleas will just jump away. However, if you run a Evercare Lint Roller over your pet you can capture many of the fleas. The paper is sticky so once they get caught in the sticky paper they won’t be able to jump away. The same would happen to ticks too (they are just as fast as ticks).

THANKFULLY our pets have not had fleas or ticks, so I haven’t been able to try it out, but I do think it’s an ingenious idea. I have even told a few friends about it and they think it’s a great idea too.

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Evercare has other products that you might be interested in as well.

Featuring 40 percent larger sheets, the Evercare Pet Plus Giant Lint Roller Extreme Stick guarantees that every spot in the room of the house is free of fur.  Consumers can choose from two comfort-grip handle designs-T shaped, ideal for maneuvering on stairs, or straight-handled for more standard jobs like removing dander and fur from chairs, drapes and lampshades.  The new lint rollers are also designed with an encapsulated, fresh linen scent.

The Easy Reach Lint Roller from Evercare Pet Plus is designed with a customized angled handle to remove pet hair from clothing in hard-to reach spots on the shoulders and back before heading out for the day.

The Extreme Stick Travel Roller is available in a smaller size, though is every bit as sticky as larger size rollers.  Pet owners can store it in a purse, luggage or car to easily grab when stepping out-for business or pleasureThese are so compact that they can easily fit in your purse, backpack or brief case.

I like that the brand offers different products to suit people’s needs. They are also affordable too, ranging in price from $1.49 (travel size) to $19.99 (Extreme Stick Mega Roller). Most products are $3.99 – $5.99. They can be found at many retail locations as well as online at Amazon and on Butler website, CleanerHomeLiving.com.

Do you use Lint rollers in your home? What do you think about using lint rollers for other purposes such as removing fleas and ticks and clean up tiny things around your home?

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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July 11 is All American Pet Photo Day (giveaway ends 7/25/16)

 

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Did you know that July 11th is All American Pet Photo Day?

There are “days” for so many things. It’s impossible to keep up to date on them.

If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that we have a “mini-zoo” which consists of five cats, a dog who thinks he’s a cat and a Goldfish who fears the cats.

I take A LOT of pictures of our pets. Some of our pets are easier to photograph than others. My cats tend to shy away from the camera and our dog used to always be on the go-go-go so it was not easy to get good photos of him.

Here are just a few of the dozens (if not hundreds!) of photos of our pets.

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Fishy (Orange) and Wishy (Multi-colored – Wish passed away two years ago).

These are our cats (Padmé , Kitty, Velcro, Bella and Anakin) as well as our Goldfish Fishy (there are two fish in the photo – the white one, Wishy, passed away two years ago).

And then there is our dog Espn. Sadly, he is not doing well. He has something called Hepatocutaneous Syndrome. It’s a liver disease that there is no cure for. Even with aggressive and expensive treatment the best we can hope for is another six month with him. We don’t have the money for the treatments and we rather not have him have to go through twice a week infusions.

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Our beloved Espn.

Right now he’s home with us. We are hoping and praying that we can at least have the summer with him. Eventually we are going to have to put him down. I hope and pray that day is a long time off. I cannot deal with the idea of putting him down. Even typing it I can feel the tears welling up in my eyes.

We love him dearly. He’s only 9 years old too. He’s not old at all.

If you or anyone you know have (or had) a dog with Hepatocutaneous Syndrome and can shed any light on it and provide us with some hope that would be GREATLY appreciated. In the mean time I would love for people to send well wishes and prayers for a miracle to save our beloved dog and best friend.

One day all we’ll have to remember our beloved Espn by is pictures. Most of our pictures are in our computer and on our external hard drives. I want something more for him.

In honor of All American Pet Photo Day I am getting a framed photo of him from a company called Fidophile. Currently they are only doing photos gifts for dogs.

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Fidophile is a simple, easy to use,  way to celebrate and honor your beloved furry friend.  Simply logon to the website, upload one of your favorite dog photos, choose the breed of your dog, select one of six different beautiful wooden frame options, and within days your personalized photo frame will arrive ready to hang on your wall.

I will be getting one to review. When I’ll do I’ll share my thoughts about the photo, framing and overall quality of the product when it arrives. Be on the look out for that review.

If you would like to learn more you can visit the company online at Fidophile.com.

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In the mean time, in honor of All American Pet Photo Day, Fidophile would like to give a lucky winner a personalized framed photo of their four legged friend (similar to the one pictured above of the puppy).

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 25, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize – or tell me about your dog/dogs.

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.

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. I will be receiving the same prize for free to review at a later time. Fidophile is providing the prize package. 

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Truly “Pawsome” fun and more for your favorite furry friend

 

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Our dog Espn

If you are like me, our pets are a part of the family. Our pets mean the world to them and their health and happiness is our top priority.

Like most people, we love to spoil our pets whenever we can and shower them with a lot of hugs and kisses – not to mention plenty of belly rubs.

Our dog Espn LOVES to check out packages when I receive them. He knows that occasionally there is something in one of the boxes just for him. I think that is why he barks a lot at UPS and FedEx when they come to our door. I don’t think it’s so much the need to bark at the delivery person, but more so to alert me to the fact that we received a package and perhaps there is something for him in one of the boxes.

Thanks to Truly Pawsome, Espn finally receive his very own package – all for himself (he doesn’t have to share it with our five cats or fish).

Truly Pawsome is a monthly subscription box of 4-5 hand-selected natural, eco-friendly and quality doggie treats and toys.

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Truly Pawsome offers doggie parents the chance to select items by size of their dog, that way you ensure the toys and treats you receive are the right size for your favorite pup.

In addition, Truly Pawsome also offers different subscription plans. You can choose from 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or even a year (12 months).

Unlike its competitors, Truly Pawsome differentiates itself by offering free shipping and partnering with one canine rescue center, Rocket Dog Rescue, which receives 10% of all proceeds.

Truly Pawsome was created by Kelly Yuen. Kelly a proud pet parent to a puppy and senior pug. Her dogs help to influence her curation of each month’s box with an awareness of different needs of dogs as they age.

Truly Pawsome sent Espn a box to review. Well… he gets the fun of playing with the toys and enjoying the treats. I get to write the review.

When I first opened the box I noticed cute tissue paper featuring Truly Pawsome’s Pug logo design.

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Inside the box I found a plush toy, plenty of dog treats and a handy spray.

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Here are all the products I received in this month’s Truly Pawsome box.

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These are Espn’s favorite treats from this month’s package. They are Peanut Butter and Blueberry flavored treats. he can’t get enough of these.

Espn is a small dog (around 20 pounds) and these are the perfect size for him.

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To be honest we haven’t opened these yet. We take care of the wild rabbits (a couple and their two babies) that live by our condo. These treats are mad with rabbit and some how we feel it’s wrong to feed our dog rabbit.

It’s OK. These won’t go to waste. Our neighbor is going to take them for his dog.

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These remind me of animal crackers in the way they are deigns differently. These treats are thin and light – a perfect treat for your dog.

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I really like the idea of this liquid “cleaner” for dogs. It’s not always possible to give Espn a bath all the time. This spray is suppose to take place of a bath when one is not possible.

We haven’t used it on Espn as of yet due to health issues. I did check out the scent. It does have a pleasant scent to it. I think this would be great to get rid of the “wet dog” smell we get when Espn is out in the rain. I also plan on using it on his paws and his behind to keep those areas clean too.

Espn’s favorite product from the Truly Pawsome box is a plush “poop” that squeaks. Personally I’m not too keen on the design (it’s poop after all) but Espn doesn’t care. He love to chew on it, squeak it and even use it as a pillow.

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This is a cute idea and I know that Espn really enjoyed his own special package.

I like the quality of the products, as well as the variety.

If you would like to learn more about Truly Pawsome, visit TrulyPawsome.com. You can also check them out on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.

What do you think about Truly Pawsome? Does it look something your four legged friend would enjoy?

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Kimberly

*I received a free sample box to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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New trailer for The Secret Life of Pets

 

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A few months ago I saw a trailer for a film called The Secret Life of Pets. From the first time I saw the trailer I knew I had to see the film when it was released in theaters. I am thrilled to say that the film will finally be in theaters on July 8, 2016. My family and I are already making plans to go and see it.

We have five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. We pretty much know what our Goldfish (Fishy) does all day – swim. We often wonder what our dog and cats do when we are not at home. Sometimes we see signs of their mischief, like things knocked over on the bookcase, fur spots on the furniture and toys all over the place.

Once our dog jumped up on my desk and ate and entire gourmet chocolate bar I was sent to review. You have no idea how much of a panic I was in. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and could be potentially fatal. THANKFULLY he was OK. In fact, he never even got a “tummy ache.” He was fine. We were really lucky.

We have set up cameras to see what our furry family members are up to, but we never catch them doing anything wrong. We just see them sleeping all the time.

The Secret Life of Pets fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. It’s a comedy about the lives of pets after their owners leave for the day.

The film stars the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.

Check out this new trailer for the film.

 

After seeing this new trailer I am even more excited to see the film when it come to theaters in a few weeks.

If you would like to learn more about this adorable film visit the official website, TheSecretLifeofPets.com. You can also follow the film on social media (SecretLifeofPets on both Facebook and Instagram and @PetsMovie on Twitter).

Be on the lookout next week for a special The Secret Life of Pets giveaway which will include a $25 PetSmart gift card and The Secret Life of Pets branded products for your furry friend.

Are you going to see the film?

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Take cat treats to a whole new level with Inaba Ciao cat treats

 

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Padmé , Velcro and Bella on my daughter messy mount of laundry.

If you read my blog on a regular basis you probably already know that we have five cats, a dog and a Goldfish.

People often ask me how it came to be that we own five cats. Our oldest, Velcro, was adopted to keep another adopted cat we owned, Pixie, company. When Pixie died we adopted Kitty to keep Velcro company. Bella, our youngest, was a foster kitten that we chose to adopt. As for Padmé and Anakin, I can’t really explain how they came to be adopted. We met them at our local animal shelter on one of our many visits to talk to the animals and show them some love. We fell in love with them and had to have them be a part of our family.

Providing our pets with the best is a priority for us. We always want to make sure that they are happy and healthy.

I recently learned about a new brand, Inaba Ciao™cat treats, that takes cat treats to a whole new level.

I’m not one to give our cats too many treats. Most treats on the market are made out of artificial ingredients and preservatives. I would rather treat our cats with pieces of real chicken, turkey or fish.

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Our cat Kitty

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Anakin – our crazy cat!

With this in mind, Inaba Ciao cat treats – Japan’s most popular feline treats (now available for American cats to experience) offers premium, natural grain-and-preservative free treats. They are created to be higher in moisture and help provide vital hydration that felines need throughout life. The treats also contain a green tea extract, offering antioxidant benefits.

The one-of-a-kind treats come in two varieties:

  • Grilled FilletsAre made from hand-cut, responsibly harvested tuna from the Pacific Ocean and farm-raised chicken, these tasty treats are lightly grilled and vacuum packed in savory seafood or poultry broth to keep them exceptionally tender. Grilled fillets are available in eight enticing varieties, including ’extra tender’ options, which are especially appealing for teething kittens or senior cats.
  • Churu PuréesAre lickable treats are made with real, ocean-caught tuna or farm-raised chicken and come in five tasty flavors. Packaged like yogurt for kids (similar to go-gurt), pet parents can serve these unique creamy treats to their feline by hand, by pouring the purée into a bowl or adding as a tasty topper to wet or dry food.

I received some of these treats to review with my pets.

I gave them mostly to our youngest cat, Bella. Padmé and Anakin are overweight, so I have to watch what I feed them. Kitty has a sensitive stomach and Velcro is very picky.

The Grilled Fillets are actually fillets of real fish or chicken! I was shocked the first time I opened up the package. They are not little either. It’s a large portion. I would consider this more of a meal than a treat.

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Bella could smell it the moment I opened the package. She came running into the kitchen as soon as I opened the package up – the same way the cats come running when I open up a can of tuna fish.

I had to chop this up for Bella into more manageable pieces (it’s just one large fillet). It would have been a lot for her to tear apart and eat.

The fish smells just like fish too (it’s REAL fish), so if you are not a fan of fish you need to keep that in mind. Thankfully it did not leave a stink in our home.

Bella loved it. She gobbled it right up and was looking for more.

There are four individual servings per package.

There are four individual servings per package.

As for the Purées, I think “Go-gurt for cats” is a good description. These have the consistency of apple sauce, for a lack of a better description.

You can serve them “as is” (I would suggest a bowl rather than a dish so it’s less messy) or add them to dry or canned food.

Velcro, who is VERY picky, actually enjoyed these. He’s an old cat and he’s missing some teeth. I think this was enjoyable for him because there is no chewing involved – just licking. Senior cats often have dental complications and require softer foods to easily chew with aging teeth.

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Just like the fillets, the Purées are not visually appealing for humans, but the cats really enjoy them.

The Purées are not only good for older cats, they can be used for kittens too. For instance, when helping a kitten become acclimated to dry food, cat parents may need to add a wet food topper to help with the kitten with the transition.

If you would like to learn more about Inaba Ciao cat treats, visit Inabaciao.com. There is a store locator feature on their site to find a pet store near you that sells these treats. The brand is also found on social media (all of the links are found on the top of their website).

What do you think about these cat treats? Do you think your cat would enjoy them?

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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‘Tis the season… for fleas and ticks!

 

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I love our pets. They are an important part of our lives. I cannot imagine a life without them.

Being a pet owner is not something to take lightly. You need to provide that pet with plenty of love, attention, fresh food and water and regular vet visits.

There is a “downside,” of sorts, about having a pet – Fleas and Ticks!

Flea and tick season typically runs from April through September – longer in warmer weather areas of the country.

When I was younger our dogs came home with tick often. We lived near the woods and our dogs would spend their day exploring in the woods. I hate ticks! They are so gross!

Fleas were another issue when I was younger. Our dogs had them often too. They especially liked to bite my mom and sister. Their legs would be riddled with flea bites.

It was gross to see a flea jump on you – especially when you were eating!

I am grateful that our dog Espn has never had fleas. He has however had ticks. None have attached themselves to him (we caught it in time) but we have had them crawling all all over him and even found ticks in our home. In fact, I found a tick in our bathroom just a few days ago. It was alive too.

With five cats and a dog if we get a flea or tick infestation it would be catastrophic. It’s one of my worst fears.

Our cats only go out on our balcony (we’re on the top floor). The likelihood of them getting a flea or tick on their own is slim – it’s our dog that can pick them up and bring them inside to infect our cats.

With the weather now warmer, fleas and ticks can be found every where. You don’t even need a pet to pick up a tick. You can be exposed to them by walking in tall grass or in an area where other animals roam.

It’s important to protect your pets from fleas and ticks.

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Hartz can help with preventative and real time protection for cats and dogs.  From the popular HUG Pro topical drops to conditioning shampoos to home and garden protection – Hartz has numerous products to keep pets, as well as homes and families, safe.  Hartz was even awarded the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand in the pet category.

We use Hartz products in our home. Not only do we use them on our dog to make sure he doesn’t get any fleas or tick, but we also use them with our cats just in case. Better safe than sorry!

I like using Hartz Ultra Guard Plus drops for flea and tick protection. Hartz does offer flea and tick collars, which I think are good to use year round, but it’s the skin drops that I like the most.

The drops are super easy to use. They come in pre-measured, individual tubes. Apply one tube per month.

To apply simply open the tube and squeeze the lotion out from inside the tube from your dog’s shoulder blades, along their spin, to their tail. If you have a hairy dog like we do you’ll need to part the hair so that you can apply the lotion directly on the skin. You might also need another person to help you if you happen to have a dog who can’t sit still.

Three monthly treatments.

Three monthly treatments.

After it’s applied you need to let it dry and ideally keep your pet away from other pets for 24 hours. Living in a small condo doesn’t make that easy for us, but our cats usually stay away from the dog anyway, so it’s not a problem.

Each dose lasts for one month. The package comes with 3 monthly treatments.

There are different doses depending on the size of your dog, so make sure you pick up the correct one. It is also not recommended for puppies under 12 weeks of age.

The product kills fleas, Brown Dog and Deer Ticks, flea eggs and repels mosquitoes for 30 days. It rapidly works on fleas after it’s applied to your pet.

I like the this type of protection over the flea and tick collars, but that is just my personal preference. I now plenty of others who prefer the collars. They work perfectly fine too, in fact, Hartz makes those too.

Dogs are not the only ones who need protection for fleas and ticks – cats do too – especially if your cat ventures outside. It just takes ONE flea or tick to reap havoc on your pet and/or home. Hartz has an extensive line of products for cat protection too.

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If you have already found yourself dealing with an infestation, don’t fret. Hartz even has products that you can use to rid your home of these nasty pests including carpet powders, sprays and even a home fogger and a lawn/kennel spray to kill ticks and fleas in your yard.

I WISH our condo board would consider spraying for fleas and ticks. That would help the pet owners in our complex A LOT.

When I think of the name Hartz I always think of flea and tick protection. I think that is because growing up that is the brand my parents used when our dogs would bring home fleas and ticks. Hartz is so much more than that. They also carry awesome pet toys (just ask my dog and cats – they love Hartz pet toys). Hartz even makes products for small pets, reptiles and fish.

Two of Espn's favorite toys made by Hartz. As far as the cat toys are concerned they are all over the place.

Two of Espn’s favorite toys made by Hartz. As far as the cat toys are concerned they are all over the place.

If you are interested in learning more about what Hartz has to offer you can visit their official website at www.Hartz.com. Be sure to check out the coupon section for money saving offers. They also have plenty of interesting articles worth checking out.

You can also check out the brand on social media. All of their links are found at the top of their website.

Don’t let your pet succumb to those nasty fleas and ticks. It’s better for them, as well as you and your home, to protect them NOW – before they pick up a flea or tick. Prevention is key!

Look for Hartz pet products where ever pet products are sold.

Are you a fan of Hartz pet products?

Have you had issues with fleas and/or ticks?

Feel free to share your stories. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I received free products to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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