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New resh Step® Lightweight Extreme Litter

 

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I love my cats. We have five cats and we love (and spoil!) each and every one of them, as well as our dog and our fish. They are not lacking in anything. They have plenty of toys (they even have their own toy box!), food, fresh water, exercise, a huge cat tree, bedding and we even gave our love seat to the cats to keep them off our couch and my husband’s chair.

I love snuggling with our cats and playing with them. After a bad day there is nothing that melts my heart more then having one of our cats hop up on my lap and purr. I call it “fuzz therapy”. LOL!

As much as I love my cats there are some things I dislike about being a cat owner – hairballs, hair everywhere and the litter box. I loathe the litter box. I hate cleaning it but we have no choice.

Due to lack of space we have one massive litter box that we clean out all day long. As soon as one of the cats does it’s “business” someone is there to clean it out immediately. If we didn’t our home would smell and there would be a huge mess to clean out of the box.

We live on the top floor condo. We have three flights of stairs outside and three inside (no elevator). Lugging huge boxes of kitty litter up all those stairs is a nightmare. I usually have to leave it in the car for my husband to help me carry it up.

Due to the number of cats and the fact that we clean the box out several times a day we need big boxes of litter. Sometimes we go through two large boxes a week.

Fresh Step is our litter of choice. We have tried other brands but we always go back to Fresh Step. We like how it absorbs, how it smells and that our cats track less of it through our home then other brand (I hate litter in my carpet!).

A week or so ago I received a surprise package in the mail. It contained some great toys for my cats (they LOVE the feathers on a stick) and a box of Fresh Step’s new Lightweight Extreme litter.

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We’ve used the Extreme litter in the past, as well as regular litter and multi-cat (I tend to pick up the scented multi-cat variety).

The box was 15.4 pounds. Trust me, having to lug kitty litter up so many flights of steps on a regular basis I welcome anything lighter. And since we’re already regular Fresh Step users we don’t have to worry about switching brands. It’s the same brand – only lighter.

The new litter is 30% lighter making it much easier to lift, carry and pour.

I noticed a difference in the scent. Not the clean litter but the wet litter (after a cat went #1). The scent was different then the other Fresh Step litter we use, or at least it was to me. I wasn’t keen on it. My husband said he didn’t notice a difference in the scent at all, so maybe it’s just me. My kids would never take notice of something like that since they try to avoid cleaning the litter box at all costs.

As far as absorbency and clumping go it’s the same as the other Fresh Step varieties, so that didn’t change (thankfully).

For more information visit www.FreshStep.com. You can also find the brand on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

I had accidentally ripped the box open too much.

I had accidentally ripped the box open too much.

 

Kimberly

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

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Rachael Ray ™Nutrish™ for Cats Review & Giveaway (ends 8/18/14)

 

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Our pets are very much a part of our family. We have five cats, a dog and two fish. They are all treated with love and respect. Some might even say that we spoil them a bit too much, after all our dog has his own toy box as does our cats. They also have plenty of comfy bedding all over our home. We even gave up our love seat for the cats and the ottoman for our dog.

We take our pet’s health into consideration all the time. We make sure they eat well, get plenty of exercise, regular vet visits and plenty of love and snuggles.

I’ll be honest with you. We haven’t always read the labels on the foods we feed our pets. We always assumed the food was good for our pets, especially brand name foods. It wasn’t until our vet referred to the food we regularly fed to our cats as “Skittles” – that is was as healthy for them as feeding them a bowl of Skittles. My heart sank when I heard those words from our vet. How could I be feeding what was essentially “junk food” to our pets?

From that day on I have made sure that I know what my pets are eating. I read the labels and try an avoid things like artificial colors, preservatives and ingredients. The more wholesome and natural the better.

Our dog is not a picky eater. He’ll eat any type of food that I feed him (I make sure to feed him the good stuff). I just have to watch out for his sensitive stomach.

Our cats tend to be a bit picky when it comes to their food. With five cats it’s not always easy to find something that they all enjoy.

We mostly feed the cats dry food but a few of our cats need wet food too (our oldest cat has a hard time with dry food these days and our “baby” doesn’t like dry food).

I was recently sent some cat food from Mom Central from Rachael Ray ™Nutrish™. I received a bag of dry food, a few containers of wet food and other goodies.

Nutrish™ is natural food for cats from Rachael Ray ™. It’s #1 ingredient is real meat like fish or chicken (which cats love). Nutrish™ is free from “junk”  like artificial flavors or preservatives.

Nutrish™ foods are made from wholesome recipes your furry friend is sure to love in both wet and dry varieties.

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Some flavor varieties include;

  • Chicken Purrcata
  • Ocean Fish-alicious
  • Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel
  • Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore
  • Tuna Purrfection

I love the fun names they gave each flavor.

I like that they are made with real meat. After all, in the wild cats don’t eat overly processed or fake meats. No way! They want the real deal. They want health cat food. I’m pretty sure the King of the Jungle would rather enjoy real, fresh meat then fake meat.

I’ve checked the ingredients of other cat foods we had in the pantry. Keeping in mind that I am a label reader even when it comes to pet foods. I’m impressed by the ingredients. I also like that Nutrish™ products tend to be a lot more affordable then other brands.

I also like the variety of flavors. One brand I’ve used in the past only had a few flavors. Not only that when you put the other brands wet food on the cat dish it looked like a chunk of liverwurst. With Nutrish™ wet food you can actually see the bits and pieces of meat.

I let all of our cats try the dry food. They all seemed to enjoy it except one. She’s very picky about her food. Statistically speaking if 4 our of 5 of our cats liked the food I’d say it was a hit with my cats.

Fun package I received in order to do this review.

Fun package I received in order to do this review.

I like that the dry food had natural looking colors and piece. I don’t like to see a bowl full of different colored shapes. I’m pretty sure my cats don’t care if they are eating a yellow bone or a red heart. The shapes and colors are more for humans than animals.

Even our youngest cat who is not a fan of dry food nibbled on the Nutrish™ dry food.

Since we only had three containers of wet food to try out – and five cats – we opted to give our youngest cat, Bella, the Nutrish™ wet food. That doesn’t mean that our other cats didn’t want to enjoy it too. Every time I opened the container they all came running – literally!

I made a video and shared it on Instagram of Bella patiently waiting for me to serve her the wet food. Towards the of the video where she stops and looks over it’s because our other cat, Anakin, was making his way towards the food.

You can even see her smelling to food in the video as she patiently sat on the floor in front of the dishwasher while I put food on her dish.

You can see the video here – She Scribes Instagram – Bella & Nutrish video.

Bella didn’t seem to have a favorite. She loved all three varieties and gobbled them all up.

Some of our cats enjoying the brown paper bag that came with our review package.

Some of our cats enjoying the brown paper bag that came with our review package.

In addition to the cat foods I also received some recipe cards to make a  human and cat friendly recipe. I opted to create my own. I made chicken balls (instead of meatballs). I just “tweaked” the recipe for the cat version. I didn’t want to include anything that could be harmful for cats (like garlic).

Here is the recipe I made.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pounds of ground chicken breast (I had to ask the butcher to make me some – I couldn’t find it on the shelf)
  • 3/4 of a cup of breadcrumbs (plain – nothing in them)
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Directions:

  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the chicken, egg and breadcrumbs into a large bowl and mix well together (I used my hands just like I do when I make meatloaf).
  3. Take out of chunk of the mixture and put aside.
  4. Put the remaining ingredients in the bowl and mix everything together well.
  5. Using your hands shape the mixture into small meatballs and place them on a pan. I used non-stick foil on the pan.
  6. With the chunk of meat and breadcrumbs you set aside make itty bitty meatballs out of them and put them on another pan (use non-stick foil if you can).
  7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes and remove the tiny meatballs from the oven. Continue cooking the remaining “people” meatballs for another 5-10 minutes.
  8. Remove the meatballs from the oven and serve. I served ours over some pasta with marinara sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella sauce on top. I served the other (tiny) meatballs to the cats.

Normally I make them to add to soup.

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I didn’t want to add any seasoning or cheese to the cat’s meatballs because I don’t want to risk getting them sick or serving them something that is not good for them.

For more information visit Nutrish.RachaelRay.com/Cat.

If you would like to try Nutrish™ dry or wet cat food check out the “Where to buy” page. You can also download and print out money saving coupons.

You can also check out the brand on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Nutrish™ would like to give a lucky reader some samples of Nutrish™ cat foods to try out with your feline friend. 

PLEASE NOTE: Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Mom Central Consulting.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on August 18, 2014 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 in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win the Nutrish™ cat foods prize package?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats “Treat Truck” coming to NYC in September (giveaway ends 8/17/14)

 

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I know that not all of my readers live on the East coast. That is why I try not to write about area specific events. However there are some events that I learn about that I feel like others would be interested in them.

If you live in the New York City area and have a dog, or if you know a dog owner in the area, you might be interested in checking out the Milo’s Kitchen® Treat Truck. Stop by the Treat Truck to let your dog enjoy some free samples of Milo’s Kitchen® treats. There are several varieties so your pup is sure to find a favorite or two.

In addition you can snap some fun photos with your pet  and receive family portrait photos straight from the Milo’s Kitchen® photo booth or you can take your own selfies. Make sure you show off your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MKTreatTruck.

For New York City the dates are as follows.

  • September 5th – New York, NY, Williamsbridge Dog Park
  • September 7th – New York, NY, Adoptapalooza,Union Square Park

*Dog parks are subject to change due to weather and foot traffic.

If you would like more information or to see if the Milo’s Kitchen® Treat Truck will be in your neighborhood, visit the Milo’s Kitchen® Treat Truck page.

If you are not familiar with Milo’s Kitchen® Treats they are dog treats that are made right here in the United States using real beef or chicken as the #1 ingredient and with no artificial flavors or colors.

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Our dog Espn has a sensitive stomach. Not everything “agrees” with him. We have to be careful with what we feed him and make sure to introduce new foods and treats slowly so as not to upset his stomach.

Milo’s Kitchen® sent us some samples of their dog treats for Espn to try out. He loved them! Notice how I said “loved” – as in past tense. He loved them so much that he would look for the treats every day after we had dinner. If he behaved himself and didn’t beg at the table I would reward him with a Milo’s Kitchen® treat. It didn’t take him long to figure it out – if he doesn’t bed he gets a treat that he enjoyed. He would actually lie in front of the pantry where I kept the treats, waiting for me or another family member to give him one.

We have a few left. We need to pick up some more Milo’s Kitchen® treats for him as soon as we can.

Espn never had an upset stomach with any of the treats, which is a good thing too. I’m sure it has a lot to do with the quality of ingredients used to make the treats.

Each Milo’s Kitchen® recipe is carefully prepared to bring out all the flavors your dog loves. Milo’s Kitchen makes a unique line of mouthwatering varieties for your dog including:

  • Chicken Meatballs
  • Beef Sausage Slices with Rice
  • Steak Grillers Recipe
  • Chicken Grillers Recipe
  • Grilled Burger Bites
  • Chicken Jerky Recipe

You can clearly see that these dog treats are different than others found on the market. They also look like people food. They are not shaped like fire hydrants or mail trucks and they are not found in different colors like red, green and blue. That is because these treats are made without all that artificial stuff.

I’m sure you care about what you feed yourself and your family. Shouldn’t you care about what you feed your dog too?

Would you rather feed your dog a treat shaped like a bone with an orange color like this…

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Or would you rather feed your dog something that looks like this and made without all that artificial stuff.

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For me the choice is clear. Judging by the way our dog Espn enjoyed the Milo’s Kitchen® treats I have a feeling he agrees with me.

If you would like to learn more about Milo’s Kitchen® you can visit them online at MilosKitchen.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook.

Milo’s Kitchen® would like to give a lucky reader a gift pack of three varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats and a $25.00 Visa gift card so you can stock up on more of your pet’s favorites. Thank you Milo’s Kitchen®.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on August 17, 2014 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 in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win the the Milo’s Kitchen® prize package?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

The Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, gift cards, and information have been provided by Milo’s Kitchen®.

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AKC GoodDog! Helpline (giveaway ends 8/16/14)

 

Our dog Espn

Our dog Espn

If you are a parent I am sure there have been times where you wished that your child came with an “owner’s manual”. :-) There are times when you are totally confused and don’t know how to deal with certain situations. It’s OK. It happens to all parents. Thankfully we have friends, family members, pediatricians and specialists to help us out. They are great resources to have.

Have you ever felt that way about your dog? Has your dog ever done anything that left you scratching your head wondering why? Or does your dog exhibit bad behaviors that you are having a hard time correcting? Don’t you wish you had people you could turn to for help? You can always reach out to your vet but often vets want you to bring your pet in for a “consultation” and that can end up costing you a lot of money. Not only that, not all vets are readily available to speak with you on the phone.

The American Kennel Club understands that dog owners sometimes have questions or concerns about their dogs and need to speak with a professional for advice and suggestions. That is why they came up with the AKC Good Dog!SM Helpline.

The AKC GoodDog! Helpline is a live telephone support service from a team of knowledgeable dog trainers who can help provide answers to anything from training a new puppy to improving your adult dog’s manners.

Check out this brief video that explains a little more about the service.

 

It sounds like a great service. You can speak with experts via the telephone or an online chat.

You can take advantage of this service for a one time only payment of $79.99. You can call as often as you want. There are no limits for the amount of calls  you make to the service.

Even the most knowledgeable pet parent has questions or concerns at times. Why take your dog into the vet and pay an office fee to get your questions answered when all you need to do is pick up the phone and dial the hotline number?

AKC GoodDog! Helpline is a handy resource to have whether you have one dog or five, puppies or an elderly four legged friend.

In addition to the AKC GoodDog! Helpline, AKC also offers consumers a specialty box of quality toys and treats called the BFF Box (I love the name). The goodies you find inside are meant to be fun and strengthen the bond between and your “BFF” – your dog!

Our cat Anakin (covered in the feather toy he was playing with) checking out the BFF box for our dog Espn.

Our cat Anakin (covered in the feather toy he was playing with) checking out the BFF box for our dog Espn.

A lot of fun toys and a yummy treat.

A lot of fun toys and a yummy treat.

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This personalized blanket is so nice!

I received to review a BFF Box for our dog Espn (pronounced Es-Pin). Our box contained treats that our dog LOVES, a fun rubber toy (I have no clue where it is! It’s somewhere in our home), a plush toy (he really likes this toy) and unique bubbles made especially for dogs (and cats) that don’t pop for a long time. They are really interesting. Espn and our cats love to chase them around – especially when the fan blows them all over the place. They’ve provided a lot of fun exercise for both our dog and cats.

The box also included a soft, plush, beautiful blanket with Espn’s name embellished on it. We put it on the ottoman where Espn loves to sleep. It’s so lush that my son made the comment about how he wished they made it bigger because he wants to sleep with it. LOL! It’s VERY nice. Even the cats love it too.

The BFF box has a retail value of $60 but sells for $40. The blanket alone is well worth the money.

For a limited time only, get $5 OFF your BFF Box! Promo runs August 4th through 9th, 2014. Use the code BFF5OFF at the checkout to take advantage of this PAWsome deal! To learn more visit http://shop.woofipedia.com/collections/all-products/products/bffbox.

For more information about the American Kennel Club (AKC) please visit www.AKC.org. You can also find them on the various social media sites (links found at the bottom of their home page.

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AKC has generously offered to give a lucky reader a FREE subscription to their AKC GoodDog! Helpline ($79.99 value). Thank you AKC.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on August 16, 2014 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 in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win the subscription to the AKC GoodDog! Helpline?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

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

 

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AvoDerm’s “Glow and Tell” Facebook Contest – Win great prizes! Plus a $5 off coupon

 

Our cat Padmé

Our cat Padmé

Most pet owners treat their pets as part of the family. Like any family member you want your pet to look and feel their best.

We have five cats, a dog and fish. Most of our furry (and slimy – LOL) family members look really good and healthy, except for our diabetic cat. We’re still working with the vet to adjust his insulin doses so that he can get back to his former healthy looking self. Right now the poor old guy looks like a rag. I miss his plump body and shiny orange fur.

Your pets outward appearance often has a lot do to with their health and nutrition. What you feed your pet has a lot to do with that. When you feed your pet wholesome, healthy, nutritious foods their appearance is going to show that. If you opt to feed your pet low quality foods their skin might get dry and their coat loose it’s luster and shine.

I care a lot about what our pets eat. I still remember the day we took one of our cats to the vet and he asked what we were feeding him. When I told him the brand/product the vet replied “That is about the same as feeding your cat Skittles”. That comment stuck with me. Since then I have become a label reader and conscious of what we feed our pets.

AvoDerm is a pet food company that knows that a shiny coat and health skin starts with nutrition. Their foods are made with high quality meat proteins, wholesome grains, antioxidants plus vitamins and minerals for inside health. Their foods also contain an unexpected ingredient – California avocados. Avocados have been shown to help your pet achieve healthy skin and a beautiful, shiny coat.

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Who would have thought avocados could do that for pets?

Avocados are rich in potassium, niacin, folate, essential fatty acids and other nutrients that are needed to promote healthy skin and coat for your pet. Avocados are also great for your pet’s over all health. Who knew Avocados could be so healthy for pets.

According to the AvoDerm website they have been adding Avocado meat and oils to their pet foods for over 30 years. Millions of cats and dogs all over the world have enjoyed their products and no pet owner has reported any adverse reactions to the Avocados used in making the food. That is great to hear because that is something I would worry about, especially with our dog Espn because he has such a sensitive stomach.

If you would like to learn more visit the Why Avocados? page on the AvoDerm website.

AvoDerm makes both dog and cat foods.

If you would like to give AvoDerm a try with your pet you can download and print out a $5.00 coupon when you sign up for the AvoDerm newsletter. The coupon expires one month after you print it. You can sign up here – Newsletter sign up and $5.00 off coupon. The coupon is good on either dog or cat food.

Anakin has a green glow! LOL!

Anakin has a green glow! LOL!

AvoDerm is hosting a fun contest for pet owners. They would love for you to share photos of your pet (or pets) based on various weekly themes. You can win gift cards or the grand prize of a photo shoot with awards winning photographer Mark Rogers!

The contest will have three phases with entry and voting periods for each.

Period 1- Theme: Shine On

The best nutrition makes pets shine with good health from the inside out. Show us your pet’s glow!

Entries 6/25 – 7/8
Voting 7/11 – 7/17

Period 2-Strut Your Stuff (Your Pet in Action)

Optimum nutrition makes a pet feel like kicking up their heels. Show us your pet in action – running, playing or just strutting their stuff.

Entries 7/22 – 8/4
Voting 8/7 – 8/13

Period 3- Friends for Life (Expressions of dog’s or cat’s affection)

You want to feed your pet high-quality food because you want the best for them. And in return, they give you lifelong friendship and unconditional love. Show us how your pet expresses that love.

Entries 8/16 – 8/29
Voting 9/4 – 9/10

Espn has beautiful fur.

Espn has beautiful fur.

Enter the contest please go to the Glow & Tell contest page. The official contest hashtag is #AvoDermGlow in case you want to see what others are saying.

If you would like to learn more about AvoDerm visit www.AvoDermNatural.com. You ca also find the brand on Facebook and Twitter. The contest can also be found on the brand’s Facebook page.

Have you tried AvoDerm before? If so, what did you think of the brand?

Do you plan on taking advantage of the money saving coupon?

I hope you enter the contest. I would love to see your pet’s photos. Feel free to share them with me in the comments section (the links to the photos if you share them on social media).

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with AvoDerm to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in anyway. 

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Dear Parets & Grandparents: Live “Ninja” Turtles Can Make Your Kids Sick or Worse

 

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Every year I like to remind people that they shouldn’t give rabbits as Easter gifts. Instead they should give chocolate rabbits. That is because each year animal shelters across the country receive an abundance of rabbits in the weeks following Easter. Sadly parents and grandparents give the rabbits as Easter gifts not taking into consideration that a rabbit is a living creature and requires daily care just like you would a cat or a dog.

This summer a new live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies will be coming to theaters across the country. I was unaware that the release of the first film back in 1990 resulted in hundreds of thousands of live turtles being purchased as pets. Many people didn’t think their decision through enough and many were killed or released into the wild.

If you have a child or grandchild who is a fan of the popular Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles franchise PLEASE take this open letter from the American Tortoise Rescue to heart.

Dear Parents and Grandparnets:

We’re asking you to save a turtle’s life and perhaps even your child’s.

In August, your children will be enjoying another edition of the extremely popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. This will include a whole new generation of kids who missed the 2007 animated film. It’s fun and great entertainment.

But, we are writing this to ask for your help. Since the first movie was released in 1990, hundreds of thousands of live turtles, mostly water turtles called red eared sliders, were purchased for between $10 and $25 after each ninja movie was released. The result? Many, if not most, were dumped and even deliberately killed or flushed down the toilet. Remember people buying thousands of dogs that ended up in shelters after 101 Dalmatians came me out? Same problem.

Unfortunately, children do not realize that real turtles do not fly, perform stunts or do any of the exciting moves fictional movie turtles do. Parents, trying to please their children, purchased live turtles which ended up languishing in tanks. Or, when the kids realized after a few weeks that these were not ninja turtles, the turtles were dumped illegally into rivers and lakes as well as dumpsters, flushed down toilets or relinquished to shelters and overcrowded rescues. It’s estimated that 90 percent died. As an aside, zoos do not take turtles.

Turtles have been around for 200 million years and outlived the dinosaur. Is this the way we want to treat our precious wildlife? Most of these turtles are taken out of the wild and sold to pet stores, breeders and mercados for profit.

Here’s the bigger problem. Turtles carry salmonella which can make a child very, very sick and can even kill them. That’s why turtles less than four inches were banned from sale in the U.S. in 1974 and still are…tiny turtles easily fit into a child’s mouth. Children also tend to touch the water and don’t wash their hands. It’s an ugly problem. A nine month old baby in Los Angeles got salmonella meningitis from a turtle after its parents touched it and then held the baby. We do not recommend live turtles or tortoises for children under 13 because of salmonella exposure and because the kids lose interest almost immediately.

What can you do to help? Buy Ninja action figures and toys instead of live turtles and save a turtle’s life, and perhaps even your child’s.

Thank you.

Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson, Co-founders

American Tortoise Rescue

www.tortoise.com  @tortoiserescue On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AmericanTortoiseRescue

I have to agree with them. Turtles are a lot of work and can be expensive. My husband and I looked into getting a turtle or two a few years ago. After we learned about the diseases they can carry we decided against it. Not only that the cost to care for them properly can be pricey. For now we’ll stick to enjoying turtles from afar at the lake or the zoo or check them out in the movie theater.

Do you have a pet turtle? I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit of my site readers. The opinions expressed by the American Tortoise Rescue are not necessarily the same as my own. 

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