Help Your Pet-Loving Tween or Teen Explore a Veterinary Career with Vet Set Go!

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Do you have a child or grandchild who wants to be a veterinarian? If so, you’ll want to make sure they know about Vet Set Go. It’s the first and only online community dedicated to helping aspiring veterinarians explore their passion. It’s free to join, and your tween or teen will get access to all kinds of resources, including videos, games, articles and more. I’ve spent the last week or so exploring the site and am SO impressed with everything. Here are some of the highlights from my tour:

Vet Learning Games

Super fun and interactive learning games to help future veterinarians explore everything from dog breeds to animal anatomy. Don’t let the cute illustrations fool you…these games are challenging! I scored 7 out of 10 on my first anatomy quiz and learned quite a bit. And I’ve become somewhat obsessed with the blood works game…super cool sound effects, too!

 

The Meet the Vet video series features all sorts of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of different types of veterinarians and the work they do. This is a great way for interested kiddos to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Zoo Veterinarian, a Shelter Vet, a Veterinary Oncologist, Sea Turtle Specialist and more. Who knew there were so many interesting and exciting career options for animal lovers!?!

Vet Camp for Kids

One of my favorite features of Vet Set Go is their large database of activities including Vet Camps, Zoo Camps, Hospital and Vet Office Tours, Volunteer opportunities and more. You can search by type of activity and location. I was pleased to learn about several opportunities in our area including Zoo Miami’s Conservation Teen Scientist program for high school students seeking to learn more about environmental conservation, wildlife biology, zoo operations, and public engagement.

Vet Set Go Book

The Moms Choice Award winning Vet Set Go! Book is written for 9-14 year olds interested in becoming a veterinarian. Includes tips and advice on how get animal experience, volunteer, learn animal science, meet veterinarians, and connect with other aspiring veterinarians. Full of color photographs and graphics on every page offering checklists, case studies and action plans to help your kid turn their dream of becoming a vet into a reality.

To preview the book, explore the free online community resources and connect with other aspiring veterinarians, visit vetsetgo.com. Also be sure to follow with the Vet Set Go Facebook page and Instagram for news, updates and photos.

4 Ways to Help Animals + Enter to WIN an ASPCA Holiday Gift Pack!

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Daisy Christmas help

I’m getting a late start with Christmas decorations but luckily I have Daisy to help me out. She’s a great helper, and you can see from her smile that she is very happy about getting started!

And speaking of helping, the holiday season is the perfect time of year to spread the word about ways YOU can help animals. Our pals over at ASPCA have put together some tips and infographic for animals lovers with 4 Ways to Help Animals this Holiday Season:

1.       Adopt, Don’t Shop

Make adoption your first option this holiday season! Avoid buying anything from pet stores that sell puppies because most of them come from puppy mills. Search for local adoptable animals by visiting www.ASPCA.org/adopt

 2.       Help Local Shelters

Help your local shelter by volunteering your time or finding out what supplies they need. You can also win a grant for your local shelter by entering our “Home for the Holidays” contest with Dogist and Subaru at www.ASPCA.org/holiday

 3.       Have a More Humane Holiday Meal

If you eat meat, eggs, or dairy, look for certifications that require better treatment for animals on farms, specifically Certified Humane, Animal Welfare Approved, and GAP (Levels 2 and above). Visit www.ASPCA.org/labels to view a label guide and get useful tips and info on how to have a more humane holiday

 4.       Host a Holiday Sweet Swap

Consider hosting a holiday bake sale at your office or with friends and family and donate the proceeds to help animals in need. Find out how to start your fundraiser at www.ASPCA.org/SweetSwap

ASPCA holiday info

To help celebrate the Holiday Season, we’ve got a super cool prize pack for one lucky winner! It includes a whole bunch of goodies you can either keep for yourself, or gift to the animal lovers on your list. The prize pack includes:

  • West Elm Animal Tea Towels: Inspired by some of Instagram’s most famous pets, West Elm will donate $1 for every towel purchased to the ASPCA.
  • Subaru Collapsible Water Bowl & Puppy Dog Cinch Bag: Since 2008, Subaru has supported nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.
  • Walkers Shortbread Cookie Tin
  • ASPCA Pet Throw
  • ASPCA Branded Canvas Tote Bag

ASPCA Holiday Giveaway

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12 Creative and Relaxing Adult Coloring Books for Animal Lovers

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It’s no wonder that coloring books for adults have such a popular trend. Not only do they provide hours of stress relief and relaxation, but they are a fun, whimsical and easy way for anyone to be creative. Whether you are artistically inclined or not, get in on the fun and join millions of adults all around the world who are rediscovering the joy of coloring.

All of these coloring books for adults are super affordable (under $10 each) and are a great way to relax and unwind, so grab some colored pencils, kick back with a glass of wine or cup of coffee and enjoy!

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Animal Coloring Books for Grownups

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Magazine Sale for Animal Lovers: The Bark, Catster + More Up to 85% OFF

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There’s a huge magazine sale event going on right now over at Zulily and you can save up to 85% on a 1 or 2 year print subscription to a variety of popular magazines.

In addition to titles such as Real Simple, Yoga Journal, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Us Weekly, you’ll also be able to snag BIG savings on magazines for animal lovers including:

  • The Bark Magazine 1 or 2 Year Subscription $7.99/$12.99 ($24/$48 reg)
  • National Geographic Kids Magazine 1 Year Subscription $11.99 ($50 reg)
  • Horse & Rider Magazine 1 Year Subscription $7.99 ($60 reg)
  • Dogster Magazine 1 or 2 Year Subscription $7.99/$14.99 ($60/$120 reg)
  • Catster Magazine 1 or 2 Year Subscription $9.99/$17.99 ($60/$120 reg)
  • Animal Tales Magazine for Kids 1 Year Subscription $13.99 ($30 reg)

There are plenty more magazine deals on sale for kids and adults, including Cooks Illustrated, American Girl Magazine, Bird Watching, and just about any other topic or interest you can thing of. Head on over HERE to check it out. As with all Zulily sale events, this one is for 3-Days only, so don’t wait!