Amazon Prime Day - What You Need To Know To Save BIG! 0
Amazon Prime Day is almost here! This year, Amazon’s biggest sale of the year will be held on June 21 and 22. The two-day event will feature special savings on thousands of items across all product categories.
From treats to beds to vacuums, doggie parents will definitely want to take advantage of these major discounts, including huge savings on best-selling Doggie Dailies products. Keep reading for everything you need to know about saving big during Prime Day.
What is Prime Day?
Prime Day is Amazon’s yearly mega sale that offers massive discounts on thousands of products across all categories. Whether shopping for your doggie or yourself, you definitely won’t want to miss these deals.
When is Prime Day?
Amazon recently announced that their biggest sale of the year will be held on June 21 and 22. That’s only a few short days away! Deals will go live starting at midnight PDT on Monday, June 21st and will end at 11:59pm PDT on Tuesday, June 22nd.
How to prepare your account for Prime Day:
First, make sure you have an active Amazon Prime membership. You’ll need one to shop during the retailer’s biggest sales event of the year.
If you aren’t already an Amazon Prime member, don’t worry! You can sign up for a 30-day Amazon Prime free trial as long as you’ve never had an account. Once the sale ends, cancel your membership before the trial is over and you won’t be charged.
Once your membership is confirmed, be sure to set up your payment methods, including 1-Click “Buy Now” settings and default delivery. This will make checkout a breeze and ensure you don’t miss out on your favorite deals while they are sitting in your cart.
Make A Top Products List:
If you have your eye on certain items, get prepared ahead of time. Beyond putting pen to paper, there are a couple of Amazon tools to help. Use the Wish List function to collect items you’re already interested in. Also, use the Amazon Watch Tool to flag upcoming deals. You’ll get alerts via the Amazon app when those deals go live.
Also, check company websites for info on their deals. Many will have presale pages to promote their upcoming deals.
Great Deals on Doggie Dailies Products!
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Our lightning deals will each run for 6 hours only or until we sell out. With limited quantities available, these deals will definitely sell out. You won’t want to miss this sale! Check out our massive Prime Day Deals and sign up to be alerted when your favorite deals start.
From Pembroke to Cardigan: A Complete Corgi Guide 0
From ordinary folks to royalty, everyone loves corgis. They are smart, alert, and affectionate. There's no mistaking these pups’ unique appearance: big ears, bouncing butt and short "drumstick" legs. Some may look like a loaf of bread. Others have perfected the “sploot”. Everything about them — from their round builds to their happy faces — is absolutely adorable. What's not to love about this breed? Keep reading to learn more!
An Overview of Corgis
Corgis are the smallest member of the herding group. Their long and low bodies make them quick and agile herders. It’s no surprise that their name reflects their stature. The word Corgi is believed to be derived from the Welsh words “cor”, which means dwarf, and “gi”, which means dog.
What many people don’t know is that there are actually two different types of Corgis: Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. These two types are considered separate breeds because they come from different ancestors (we’ll touch on that later).
However, they do share similarities, both physically and personality wise, that lead to them often being confused. Both types have large heads with long bodies on short, thick legs. However, the quickest way to tell them apart is to look from behind. Cardigan Welsh Corgis have tails, while Pembrokes do not.
History and Background
Delving into the history of Corgis reveals the differences between the two breeds, which originate from different parts of Wales - Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire - and have different ancestral lineage.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of the oldest breeds in the British isles and nearly 2,000 years older than Pembrokes. Their ancestors were brought to Wales from Central Europe by Celtic tribes around 1200 BC. It is believed that they descended from the German Teckel lineage.
The history of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi dates back to around the 10th century and is believed to descend from the Nordic Spitz breeds. However, the theory of their origin is somewhat disputed and includes ties to Flemish weavers, Scandinavian raiders, and even a fanciful tale of being ridden by fairies. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are perhaps best known because Queen Elizabeth II loves the breed.
Both excelled in herding and guarding grazing cattle. Perhaps surprisingly, the breeds haven't interbred, with the exception of a brief period in the 1930s. During this period, these two corgi breeds were considered one breed, Welsh Corgi, by the Kennel Club of Great Britain. In 1934, the two types were separated into two distinct breeds.
They have a lot more going on than their stoutness! These dwarf breeds have almost comically large heads and upright ears. Cardigans are rounder (in both body and ears) and larger, with males weighing up to 38 pounds. Pembrokes are slightly smaller at 30 pounds and feel more rectangular thanks to their straighter spine.
Cardigan coats can be brindle, black and white with either brindle or tan points, blue merle, or red and sable with white markings. Pembrokes, on the other hand, have red, sable or tricolor coats with white markings. However, it's common for dogs of both breeds to have a white stripe down their nose. Technically, the AKC considers their longer coat to be a fault of the breed, but plenty of people love their fluffy Corgis!
There are also a few personality differences between the two Corgi types. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are more outgoing, while Cardigans can take some time to warm up to new people. Pembrokes have more energy overall and stay close to their owners, which makes them excellent walking buddies. However, some people prefer the Cardigan Welsh Corgi's independence and adaptability. They love to lounge at home on the sofa as much as they like to travel.
Caring for the Breed
With their higher energy, Pembrokes may require more calories than Cardigans, especially because the latter breed can easily become overweight. The AKC recommends giving Cardigans two smaller meals each day to aid digestion.
When it comes to grooming, Cardigans need only weekly brushing and trimming of their nails and the fur around their feet. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a bit more demanding because of their double coat — it requires daily brushing with a slick brush and can shed quite a bit. Bathing your Pembroke during shedding season helps to reduce this.
They enjoy a good walk, and Pembrokes especially want a job to do. However, their legs are too short for them to join you on bike rides, so stick to daily walking or jogging. If you notice your Cardigan zooming around the house — an activity known as "trapping" — it's time for exercise. Cardigan Welsh Corgis love toy balls and socializing, and regular trips to the dog park are a great way to give them both! Note that stairs and excess jumping can cause back injuries in Cardigan Welsh Corgis.
Both breeds can benefit from training, which helps them socialize and release energy. Training may include herding, obedience or agility activities. Pembrokes and Cardigans alike love positive rewards, which will help ensure they are well-behaved.
Common Health Issues
Both breeds are typically healthy and have similar life expectancies — 10 to 15 years for Cardigans and 10-13 years for Pembrokes. With proper breeding, many genetic health conditions can be avoided. It is important to have hip and ophthalmologist evaluations to catch potential joint issues, progressive retinal atrophy, and degenerative myelopathy.
Due to their low build, Cardigans and Pembrokes are prone to developing hip dysplasia and back injuries. Doggie parents should avoid letting their pup jump between furniture and the floor. It is also important to ensure your pup’s joints are receiving the nutritional support they need to stay healthy. Look for a glucosamine for dogs supplement and/or omegas for dogs to support their joints and reduce inflammation.
According to legend, Welsh fairies relied on Pembroke Welsh Corgis to work their cattle, pull their coaches, and even carry them into battle! For this reason, Corgis are sometimes known as "enchanted" dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis were named the 11th smartest breed by Stanley Coren in his book "The Intelligence of Dogs."
People think that Corgis and their body parts look like all sorts of food! Their stubby legs resemble "drumsticks," especially from the back. And the Japanese even have a word for their fluffy butts — the Japanese word for "peach!"
Many people are aware of the Queen of England's penchant for the breed. She's owned at least 30 Pembroke Welsh Corgis or mixes in her lifetime, giving them the royal treatment even after they've passed.
Horror writer Stephen King has affectionately referred to his Corgi Molly as the "Thing of Evil" on social media since she joined the family in 2015.
Anime fans might recognize Ein, a Pembroke Welsh with enhanced intelligence, who joins the Bebop crew in Cowboy Bebop. Netflix is making a live action reboot of Cowboy Bebop.
Finally, comic lovers can check out Tori the Corgi and her sardonic munchkin cat friend Samuel in their series on Webtoons.
In its early days, Amazon even had a Pembroke Welsh Corgi mascot named Rufus, who joined his editor-in-chief owner at work!
Corgis to Follow on On Instagram
Ralph the Corgi may be the most famous Corgi influencer with 318k followers.
Geordi La Corgi & Scotty are an adorable duo you don't want to miss.
Don't forget to check out Tibby's fun and festive IG.
What to Expect When Owning a Corgi
Your expectations will differ based on the breed. With a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, you'll have a small, loyal and energetic friend who will keep up with you — and keep you on your toes! The double-coat needs more attention but is beautiful nonetheless.
If you choose a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, you'll have a gentler and more timid dog that loves spending time at home with you. However, it will still require socializing, and you must be watchful of your dog's weight.
Overall, both Corgis make excellent additions to a family or even a ranch!
9 Heartwarming Rescue Dog Tales 0
Did you know that May 20 is National Rescue Dog Day? To celebrate, we've gathered 9 stories about rescue dogs who had to overcome incredible odds to survive. Hopefully, their miraculous stories will inspire you to check out your local dog shelter the next time you're searching for a furry best friend.
It's hard to imagine having to live in a cage so small that it deforms your body, but that's exactly what happened to poor Gargoyle. With no room to grow, this pit bull's legs began to fold in half, and his spine started to curve. Fortunately for Gargoyle, he was rescued and rehabilitated. He even got a new name — Landis. You'll definitely want to check out this sweet pittie's unbelievable transformation here.
According to the vet who treated him, Champ was about 12 hours away from death when a passerby rescued him. Maggots covered his body, and he was so emaciated his body could not regenerate its own red blood cells. To save Champ, the vet had to give him blood transfusions. Fortunately, Champ was a fighter and had an outstanding will to live. His recovery, as shown in this video, was simply amazing.
Born with a neurological disorder, Josh the beautiful goldendoodle has trouble walking and even standing. His life is literally two steps forward, three steps backward, or sometimes sideways. But that didn't stop Kimberly and Andrew Hangartner from adopting him. Despite his disabilities, Josh has a happy-go-lucky personality that has turned him into a true internet star.
When rescuers found this emaciated pup in a Washington, D.C. gutter, they weren't sure he would survive. Tig was so weak that he couldn't even stand or walk. Happily, Tig made a remarkable recovery and also found a loving home. You'll love watching this adopted dog's impressive transformation in this video.
Judy Obregon was driving when she spotted a stray dog, Mercy, on the side of the road and pulled over. It was clear the dog was injured and in need of help. On the 20 minute ride to the vet, Mercy held Judy's hand until they arrived at the vet. Mercy had multiple fractures and could barely walk, but she could wag her tail. Even through the pain, Mercy's bright, sweet personality shined bright. Watch Mercy's incredible journey from homeless and hurt to happy and healthy by clicking here.
When Brian Myers adopted Sadie, he didn't just adopt a dog. He also found a guardian angel who may have saved his life. This touching video describes how the beautiful German Shepherd paid back her rescuer for saving her life by saving his.
Talk about a rags-to-riches tale. Infected with heartworms, Pepsi was just five months old when he ended up in a kill shelter. Fortunately, a professional animal trainer for TV shows and movies found him and saved his life. Today, Pepsi plays Krypto on the HBO Max show "Titans." You can learn more about this lucky pup here.
When rescuers found Pilgrim, he was so severely matted they couldn't tell which end was his head. The poor pup also had a fractured pelvis. As you can see in this video, Pilgrim the rescue dog's transformation from a matted mess to a pretty puppy was nothing short of a miracle.
Poor Ellen was in terrible shape when rescuers found her on the streets of California. Covered in mange and emaciated, the poor Shepherd mix appeared beyond saving. However, with love, nutritious food, and the proper supplements, she would make a full recovery. You can check out her amazing transformation in this video.
Are You Ready to Save a Life?
According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs end up in U.S. shelters each year. And, sadly, around 670,000 of those canines have to be euthanized. Please consider a rescue dog if you are searching for a new canine companion. Not only will you gain a new friend, but you could save a life.
You should start your search for a new furry best friend by checking out your local dog shelter. Another good option? No-kill rescues also have many deserving canines looking for homes.
Before bringing a rescue dog home, you'll want to purchase a few necessities, such as bowls, a leash, food, daily supplements, and a few toys. That way, you'll be able to properly welcome your adopted dog into their forever home.
- Holly W
From Microchips to Pet Friendly Hotels: Tips for Preparing Your Dog For Evacuations 0
March 8th marks National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. It’s a time for all pet parents to assess their disaster plans and ensure their pets are prepared too! Emergency disaster situations, such as fires, floods, tornados, and hurricanes, come with little warning. Being prepared and having a plan can make a huge difference in an emergency situation. Are you and your pet ready for unexpected emergency events and disasters? Check out these smart ways you can prepare your dog for a disaster, starting today.
Microchip Your Dog
If you have yet to microchip your dog, make that appointment right now. The ID data on the chip corresponds to your contact information in a national database. If your pet gets separated from you in the chaos of an emergency, any animal shelter worker can use a scanner to read the chip's information, look up the contact information, and reach out to you so you can come get your dog.
Microchipping has proven highly effective at reuniting lost dogs with their owners. Research shows that 52.2 percent of microchipped dogs get reunited with their families, as opposed to just 21.9 percent of dogs without microchips. Which of those statistics would you want your dog to fall into?
Create a Pet Emergency Plan
Before you can respond to an emergency, you must have an emergency plan. Check with your local government for their emergency response guidelines. Know your emergency exit routes, have ready access to any emergency kits (see below), and assemble your emergency contact list. If a natural disaster prevents you from leaving, lead everyone to the safest area of the home.
Any conditions unsafe for you will also be unsafe for your dog. This is why it is so critical for your emergency action plan to include your dog. Don't assume that you can come back for your dog later.
Follow Safe Pet Evacuation Practices
Evacuating with pets calls for some special considerations. Always play it safe by evacuating at the first clear sign of an emergency. By the time you receive an official evacuation notice, your pet may already face serious dangers from smoke inhalation, rising water, falling debris, or other threats. Early evacuation will also help to minimize the amount of fear, stress, and anxiety your dog experiences.
A disaster might affect your home (and therefore your housebound pet) while you travel or work. Allow for this possibility in your evacuation plan. Have a pet sitter, friend, or family member standing by with instructions on how to evacuate your pet from your home safely in your absence.
Know Your Pet Friendly Hotels and Other Safe Shelters
Where will you and your dog go in an emergency? You need to figure this out long before any disaster actually occurs. Locate all the pet friendly evacuation shelters in your immediate area. This knowledge will help you and your pet find shelter quickly and efficiently without having to travel long distances in dangerous weather.
Pet friendly hotels offer another option if you can travel safely to such a destination. These hotels know how to accommodate both pets and humans comfortably and safely. To boost your safety factor even higher, consult any emergency evacuation maps or procedures maintained by the pet friendly hotel. You can never tell when a disaster's reach might extend to your current accommodations.
Keep a Dog Emergency Kit
Don't assume that you'll have time to assemble emergency provisions and medical supplies for your dog when a crisis hits. Put together a dog emergency kit now, and you'll have less to worry about later.
You can get a head start on the process by purchasing a ready-made dog first aid kit, or you can make such a kit yourself. Include plenty of bandages, adhesive tape, a thermometer, a nice warm towel, syringes (if your pet has a medical condition that calls for them), and other health care items. Add a list of your pet's medication prescriptions and other important first-aid tips. Last but not least, include food, water, supplements, collapsible bowls, a few toys, and your vet’s contact information.
Once you've settled into a pet-friendly hotel or other safe spot, you'll want to keep giving your dog the ongoing wellness care he needs and deserves. Reserve a section of your dog emergency kit for nutritional supplements and other wellness products, ensuring that you never run low (or run out completely) at a critical time.
Disasters may happen, but you can prevent them from having disastrous effects on your dog. Implement these smart strategies today so you can feel prepared for whatever tomorrow may bring!