• Tweedlesmom

During this holiday season in particular, and in an individual or family's daily life, dogs, cats and birds are considered members of their family. It's nice to know that these pets who are dearly loved, are not considered only as "property", but are loved as though they were human. Certainly, dogs and cats are often considered as their 4 legged members of their family. Often times dogs and cats are related to as their boys, girls,

or children.

A person who does not own a dog or cat, may not understand the intimacy that an owner shares with their pet, so it might be hard for them to understand that a pet can

be a substitute for a child.

Any way you look at the situation, a loved pet deserves special presents at this holiday

time. Buy them a special present, cook them a nice meal, clip their nails, give them a massage, give them a luxurious bubble bath, bake their favorite cookies, take them for a long walk, take them to the beach, cuddle them just a little bit more, whisper sweet nothings into their ear. Tell them how much you love them!

Give a little more for the holidays.

  • Tweedlesmom

Most pet owners do not realize the importance of reading labels and understanding why some pet treats cost more money than other treats. The clue in discovering why one treat is better than another is determined by what the first 5 ingredients in a treat are made up of. Ask yourself, is the protein the first ingredient? If so, are there other ingredients containing protein and are they 100% USDA Salmon, Beef, Chicken, Veggies, Grains, etc . Ask yourself if the treats you are thinking of buying contain grains, or are they Gluten Free, Does the treat contain wheat, soy, or corn. Does the treat contain Additives like Glycerin, which many dogs are allergic to. Does the treat contain fillers, bulking agents, animal by-products, steroids, hormones, artificial preservatives, artificial dyes or colors. Does the treat contain added salt or sugar? How is the treat preserved? Are there herbs or spices in the treat? Another question to ask is where is the treat produced? Is it manufactured in the USA, or imported from another country, where monitoring standards and production methods are not the same as in the USA?