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Monday, April 26, 2010

did ya know? and a $20 GC Giveaway

**Giveaway CLOSED**
Congrats He&Me+3!!!

today is Kroger's National Kids and Pets Day.
fun, huh?
sometimes i feel like having four kiddos is about as hard as having lots of pets....
but, then i think that pets just might be the cleanest of the two species.
did ya know that Hubs told Jonah he could have a dog when he gets home????
another hmmm...
anyway, moving on.

i have a bit of interesting info to share.
if you are looking for a new family pet you'll for sure want to read on.
if you like free groceries then you DEFINITELY want to read on!


Pets are such an important part of America's families, and making sure that they are happy and well cared for is a huge responsibility. Everything from finding the right pet to making decisions their health and well-being is a major undertaking that can impact the whole family.

Family Friendly doggie breeds:
*Cocker Spaniel – These lap dogs are sensitive and sweet and enjoy the attention of children. Cocker Spaniels are obedient with training and friendly around people.
*Pug – This affectionate breed loves being part of a family. Outgoing and mischievous, they make playful companions for children.
*Golden Retriever – Similar to Labs in personality, Goldens are mild mannered and enjoy being around families and other people. These dogs are easy to train are gentle with children.
*Basset Hound – This breed is good with children of all ages. They are known for their docile nature and gentleness. Their long backs need to be supported when they are picked up, and an eager child can accidentally injure them.

Tips parents can teach their children regarding safe pet play:
*Teach your children to pet softly, stay away from food dishes, toys and bones, and not to startle your dog or cat when it is sleeping.
*Keep babies and toddlers at a level higher than your dog. Dogs perceive height as representative of their hierarchy. Keep your children off the floor when the dog is in the room.
*Don’t give your dog toys that resemble your children’s toys or clothing. Stay away from fabric stuffed dog toys that resemble your child’s stuffed animals.
*Involve your child in your dog’s care. Even just the presence of your child in the same room while your dog is receiving his favorite things or activities can help build a positive association to children.

For more information on family friendly breeds or additional tips on teaching your children about pet safety, visit Kroger’s Pet Health blog.

Want to have a back-up plan if your pooch gets sick??
Kroger has pet insurance!
Overview of Kroger’s pet insurance offerings:
Offered through PetFirst, Kroger pet insurance policies cover routine care and medical procedures for dogs and cats, and is available at more than 2,400 stores in the Kroger family including City Market, Dillon’s, Fred Meyer, Frye’s, King Sooper, Owen’s, Pay Less, QFC, Ralph’s and Smith’s. In addition to being available in-store, Kroger’s pet insurance can be purchased online. Kroger’s pet insurance works at any veterinarian nationwide, with reimbursement typically occurring within two weeks. Coverage starts as low as $9.95 per month and right now, individuals who purchase online can save $10.

Want to win???
One (1) lucky reader will win a $20 Kroger Gift card good at any Kroger family store!

First, leave me a comment telling what kind of pet your family has. What makes them the best pet ever??? Maybe I can then convince Hubs that we need a Gerbil instead...

You can also leave additional comments for EXTRA entries for

following my blog,
following me, @jonahbonah, on Twitter,
following @PetsOfHealth on Twitter,
tweet about this can say "Enter to win a $20 Kroger Gift Card from @PetsOfHealth and @jonahbonah #pethealth #giveaway",
and thanking a soldier that passes by.

(Don't forget to leave a comment for each!)

the fine print: Giveaway ends on May 4th at 10pm Central time. Winner will be chosen by Open to US entrants only. Winner must contact me within 40 hours to claim prize or alternate winner will be chosen. Please remember to leave your email address so I may contact you once you've won.

For helping raise awareness of National Kids & Pet Day I was provided with a $20 gift card to spoil {the pet in my life} and a $20 gift card to giveaway to a reader so that they could do the same by the Global Influence Network and the Kroger Co. The thoughts and opinions here are my own.


Beki - TheRustedChain said...

And of course I follow you on twitter. :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

We have two dogs, Lilo and Stitch. We love them so much!! They are definitely a part of our family. :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

And I tweeted...

He & Me + 3 said...

I follow your blog.

He & Me + 3 said...

We have a doggie. A mixed breed.

Jessica said...

I don't want to enter and win, but I just wanted to say that I love Kroger! It's the best grocery store, ever!